Questions tagged [3d-cursor]

The 3D cursor is a generic cursor which exists in 3D space. It's used for many things, from precisely positioning and snapping objects to marking the clone source while painting with a clone brush. It can also be used to define custom pivot points for rotational tools.

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Why is the transform control at the 3d cursor and not at the selected vertex? How do I fix this?

I just want the controls at the selection. I know I can hit G then axis but I would still like to know how to get the controls at the selection. This is blender 2.9.
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Align Edges at 45 Degree Angle

How can I align these crease edges at 45 & -45 degree angle?
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The red and white circle around 3d cursor has disappeared

The red and white line around my 3d cursor has disappeared. It looks like an empty but when I shift right click it the circle comes back and disappears as soon as I start navigating again how can I ...
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Reset object axes to object's axes of symmetry

I am not quite sure how, but I have managed to set the object normals to be the same as the global normals: Axes in 'Global' mode: This is expected. Axes in 'Normal' mode: I would expect one of the ...
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Why is the default axis of 3d cursor rotated by around 45 degree in Blender?

When I shift + right click anywhere in the viewport, the 3d cursor will be placed there. When i rotate the screen I can see that the 3d cursor is rotated by around 45 degree. It is not in ...
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Grease Pencil - Can't move 3d cursor with pen tablet, can't specify new hotkey

I am using Blender 2.9 & 3.0 with right-click select mouse button preference and a drawing tablet without pen buttons. By default, the 3d cursor moves with Left Mouse Button click. By default in ...
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What's the shortcut for hiding / showing the 3D cursor?

After reading the long list of shortcuts in blender I don't see it.
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3D cursor not moving

I don't know quite what happened. I was modeling and I suppose accidentally clicked on something, and now the 3D cursor (The thing in the middle with the red ring around it) stays in the middle. I've ...
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How to fold a box?

I posted a question yesterday, today I'm here again with another stupid problem. I'm sorry for the dumb questions, but I'm trying my best to learn how to use the program with what I have (I'm def ...
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How to rotation according to face normal?

I want to place cursor with copying face rotation (Normal?) First i did place cursor to where door handle will be placed And create circle object to where cursor is placed. I want to rotate my ...
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How to remove the behaviour of 3D cursor

The behaviour of holding shift and right click moving the the 3D cursor ? Can't find anything in keymap, like it don't exist. Any ideas ? I want to change hotkeys. ps - I don't want this behaviour, ...
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The circle for proportional editing shows up around the cursor instead of the vertices I'm selecting. Any ideas as to what could be happening?

So something happened to the file I'm working on where the circle for proportional editing is snapped to the cursor rather than the selection. It's only specific to this file as well and I'm not ...
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Hide 3D cursor's axes

I accidentally turned on my 3D cursor's "axes" on the viewport. Now it looks like this: It's really annoying and I have no idea how I turned this on. How to get rid of it (but still shows ...
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Set origin to 3d cursor without rotating it

The origin of this mesh is at the center. I'd like to move it to the top surface. First I move the 3D cursor there: Then I set origin to 3D cursor: The problem is, not only the location, but the ...
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3 Circles Around 3D Cursor/Origin Point

What are these three circles around my 3D cursor/point of origin, and how do I disable them? They are definitely linked to my model because when I select the model the circles glow orange, when I ...
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How can I calculate the distance from the 3D cursor to a 3D object?

I want to determine the distance from the cursor to the surface of the grey object following the y-direction. I tried to do this with ray_cast, but this doesn’t give any solutions. How should I handle ...
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How to place 3D-cursor through a transparant object?

I want to place the 3D-cursor on the face of an object (object A), so I can import an extra object at that specific place. To know where to place the cursor I use a transparent object above object A. ...
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"Selection to cursor" not working in blender

This is how my blender model looks like. I have inserted an uvsphere and a curve and i wanted to attach that curve path to particular point of sphere. I changed the center of curve path to the end (...
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Having issues with rotating/moving objects, as it's selection/pivot point is different from actual object [duplicate]

Currently following a tutorial for Blender, as I'm still relatively new to it. Ran into an issue where I realized that the actual selection/pivot point of the object, in particular, was moved away ...
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attaching a child object to a parent object "error:Select either 1 or 3 vertices"

I wanted to attach that red object to the lip of parent object. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGwyE1w8iZg&t=353s I have followed this tutorial Everything is good until 4:48 seconds, when he ...
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I'm following a tutorial but finding that my trim lasso tool is performing inconsistently when generating the depth of new shapes. Please help

I'm following along with a creature tutorial and the instructor is using the lasso trim tool no problem with the same inputs as below. Sometimes when making a new shape with the lasso, it is flat, ...
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How do I update the cursor matrix in a Python script properly?

I am using the line below to change the cursor location in my addon script. It works but the change is not shown immediately, I can see the new position if I change the frame. ...
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"Cursor to Selected" Puts 3D Cursor to the World Origin Instead of Center of the Object (STL File)

This is an STL file I imported to Blender for 3D print. I have similar problem when dealing with most STL files (downloaded from Thingiverse and a like). I have 3D cursor sets in the middle of ...
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Why my blender layout area appears a mark like hourglass? and how to close it

I don't know what function I pressed, suddenly, the blender layout area appears a mark that looks like "hourglass"(see the picture below), and it does no effect but just a little bit ...
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Is there any way to save Cursor movements to history?

Oftenly i do change cursor's position by mistake and i cant undo it. Are there any ways to add the cursor movements to history ?
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Array object does not placed on the wanted location?

I just learned to use blender. I wanted to make an array rotation, and I learned that you have to place empty on the scene as the "reference" for the object to array. But I wanted the pivot ...
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3d Cursor Always auto-snapping to the selected active object / vertex / edge

I am using Blender 2.9 with Blender 2.7x hotkey preference setting (Right Click for selecting object, LMB for 3d Cursor Placement) I know the cursor is supposed to go wherever I click with LMB, and I ...
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How to make playhead / transport / cursor return to start position in Blender?

Like DAW does? I need this to be able to test animation comfortably. Or how do you do this?
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Is it possible to project onto face during snapping in the direction of the cursor?

I would like to project the vertices of an object onto the surface of an other. I know how to do that using the snapping tool. However, a drawback of this method is that vertices are only projected ...
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In 2.92 how do I show the 3D cursor in 2D drawing mode?

I am trying to rotate a stroke object in 3D space, but I need to rotate at the 3D cursor. In 2D mode, you never see the 3D cursor, and clicking the 'cursor' Icon doesn't display anything. I can see ...
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My camera is tilted

My camera has a tilt to it and I'm not sure why it does. I also don't have a number pad so the number pad shortcuts wont work. Can anyone help?
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View jumps around when clicking with 'lock to 3D cursor' enabled

Does anyone know what the intended behavior of this is? When I set 'Lock To 3D Cursor' enabled in the 'View' tab and I middle click to pan or rotate the viewport camera it changes the distance of the ...
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Build Modifier: Can I make pieces fly in?

I think I might be stretching what Blender is capable here. But I enabled developer options so that I could use sort elements for the build modifier and build by cursor distance. That's great, but now ...
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Position 3D cursor in X without changing to oobjects surface Y

Im trying to position the 3D cursor to a specific coordinate inside an object (not the center). when I move the cursor to where I want it in the X plane, it moves the Y coordinate to the surface of ...
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How do I rotate the 3D cursor to match the rotation of a camera?

I want to place a spot light right where my camera is and at the same orientation. If I wanted to place, for example, a spotlight where a cube is and in the same orientation that I can easily do but I ...
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My objects will not move, only "orange" cursor moves when I try movement by the axis

I wanted to know if anyone could help me with this problem. I only can move the little "orange ball", not my object. in the workspace settings I selected the "affect only" and ...
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The Pivot point of every object is glued to the 3d Cursor

Sorry for that, but I have to interrupt your hopefully beautiful sunday, before I'm goin crazy.. :D In one of my projects (I'm a newbie) somehow I glued the pivot point of rotation to the 3d curosor (...
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Model doesn't rotate around pivot point after importing scn. into Xcode

I export my model from blender via Autodesk into scn. file to use it in Xcode. Once I want to rotate the object on my phone it rotates perfectly horizontal around itself but for some reason not ...
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Pivot point is binded to the 3D cursor, scale with G only works with Ctrl

I'm a moron, I know. This is my first real project in Blender I have a goal, and I'm walking through it step by step I'm fighting with Blender, my old crappy pc, I find out not just how to do it, but ...
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Origin point moves every time I try to select an object [closed]

I must have messed up either the 3D cursor or the origin point, as every time I try to click and select, to move the object or rescale, the origin point moves along with my mouse wherever I click?
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Why the manipulator is not in the center [duplicate]

I want the manipulator to be like in the picture: But when I select the car the manipulator is not in the center of the object. How can I do this? the manipulator is visible in the center of the ...
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How to set origin to selected vertex for 2D shapes (fast) ? (blender 2.8 +)

is there a way to set the origin to selected vertex faster? (for both shapes and objects) there are a lot of steps to do it right now and it's frustrating. I found a similar topic but it's old and not ...
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How can I precisely set my mouse location for tools which use it?

I'm learning the bend tool. It works by having you start with two points in space. One of them is the 3D cursor, and the other is your mouse cursor. The line that connects determines what your ...
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Struggling to rotate in the correct axis It seems simple but gets strange when I keyframe [duplicate]

I bought a model and I have separated the blade and now I wish to animate it! Problem is when I set it to median point it's sky high. I played around with a few different settings and eventually ...
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Object disappears when trying to set origin to geometry

Im trying to get the cursor to the selected object. The Cursor wont move to the selected object. I tried resetting with all transformations, and tried origin to geometry, but my object disappears and ...
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How to move the gizmo of a section?

How to move the gizmo of a section of to make a scale (NOT relative to the center of the selection)? When I do it with the cursor it crushes all in 1 single point
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Array modifier - duplicate around a circle produces strange results

According to various sources on the interwebs, the process for duplicating an object around a circle is thus: Move the 3D cursor to the centre of rotation Create an empty at that point Move the ...
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snap 3D cursor to closest vertex in 2.8

I'd like to put the 3D cursor on a vertex with a single action rather than a series of actions. Currently, I have to switch to edit mode then switch to vertex select then select the vertex then cursor ...
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Scaling from 3D Cursor works in object mode but not in edit mode

I'm trying to scale down my model using the 3D Cursor pivot point, so I wrote this script ...
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move 3dcursor to pivot point in edit mode

I created a sphere then move it to random 3d position, then go to edit mode, delete all the vertices. There's nothing left except a visible dot (pivot/origin point). Now inside the edit mode , this ...

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