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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Laying (linked) pentagonal tiles - trouble snapping

I am pretty new to Blender, having previously used Form•Z Free (which is pretty good for modelling when it doesn't crash). I am looking to tile a 'floor' in Blender 2.8, using a pentagonal tile (...
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Hold gizmo axis transformation shortcut

In 3D Viewport constructions is usual to rotate the visualization often, so as it's gizmo stay at top-left side of application I observed me moving the mouse a lot. There would be a keyboard shortcut ...
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Is there a quick way to orient the 3D cursor to geometry in Edit Mode?

Blender 2.8 introduced the nice feature that the 3D cursor can be automatically aligned to geometry when clicking on a surface in Object Mode, if 3D Cursor > Active Tool "Surface Project" and "...
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The cursor to selection command doesn't consider the normal direction of the face

gif A) The cursor to selection command doesn't consider the normal orientation of the face. gif B) You can use the Cursor tool with Geometry as the Orientation option to get the normal orientation of ...
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Blender Pivot Point and Zoom Location Stuck Exclusively on Cursor Location

I have no idea why I can't change from pivoting around the cursor to pivoting around my selection in blender 2.80 or 2.81. I used to be able to pivot around the selection. In the navigation ...
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2.8 Pivot Point trouble

Hi and thanks in advance. I have a project in which I can't seem to zoom in enough (anymore) and the pivot point does not seem to work as desired. I have tried setting both the 3d cursor and pivot ...
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My 3D cursor's xyz is all messed up and doesn't align with the grid, how do I fix this?

for some of the vertices I select it's even upside down sometimes. This wasn't a problem until I pressed some random keys by mistake. Can anyone help?
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Blender 2.81 - Copy cursor rotation to an object

I see in Blender 2.81 that cursor has rotation informations. I would like to find a way to use cursor's Orientation and apply it to an object. Is there an easy way to do that ? Thanks !
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3D Cursor always goes to where I click [duplicate]

Doesn't matter if it's selected or not, but whenever I click LMB, the cursor always appears there. It's also preventing me from selecting objects by clicking; I can only drag select, and it sucks ...
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Isnt any solution to move the 3d cursor and origin to pivot?

I want to place the 3d cursor at the particular place but i just able to place the pivot at that point, i have no idea how to move the 3d cursor and origin to the point. Seek for help
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Why Set origin to 3d cursor won't work?

I've got an object, and want to work on mirror modifyer with it, but I have first to change it's origin point. So I put my 3D cursor where i want to set the new origin point. But when i do: Object/...
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Set 3D cursor position while left-click selection is enabled (2.8)

I decided to switch to the new Blender 2.8 default selection mode, left-click. But then... How do I set the 3D cursor position ? left click does nothing, while right click brings a contextual menu. ...
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Blender 2.8 not allowing me to change the 3d cursor

I been trying to change the 3D cursor and when i change the world origin and press shift + S and select any of the options that would move the cursor, it just doesn't move it. Do you guys know of any ...
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Any way to click and drag the pivot point?

Maya has a great feature that lets you enter a mode where you can click and drag the pivot point to wherever you want. Blender as far as I can tell only lets you move it to 2D cursor or current ...
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Cursor to Selected not snapping precisely to 3d widget in edit mode

Occasionally the Cursor to Selected does not snap precisely to 3d widget in edit mode. I typically set Pivot Point > individual origins with success, but I've also tried all pivot point options and ...
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Why is the cursor not at the expected position?

In this configuration, where the bottom edges of this object are at world origin coordinates (0,0,0), and this edge has a length of 0.196m, why is the cursor not at the expected position when I give ...
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Adjust 3d cursor movement speed?

I have this annoying issue. I am trying to position my 3d cursor with accuracy of about a cm (half inch) but the 3d cursor movement speed is waayyy too fast to get any kind of accuracy. The way I am ...
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How to get 3d cursor location through script in blender 2.8?

I have seen this question for some older versions of blender. But I can't figure out what's the way in 2.8. Someone, please help. I've been looking at all the corners of the API documentation I can't ...
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How to move a cube on a plane

I'm using blender 2.8 and my simple scenario is: a plane and a cube mesh. I want to move the cube on the plane without using the G command on the ...
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3D Cursor Rotation?

I thought the 3D cursor was pretty lame when I first started using Blender - another strange thing Blender was doing differently than every other program. But it seems like I find a new use for it ...
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Can't select objects anymore

I seem to be stuck moving a '3d cursor' and can't find the way to return to the default object selection mode. Every time I click in the view, the cursor (picture down below) moves around and I can't ...
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How do you change where an object is placed when it is created?

When you add an object in blender (cube, plane, etc), it always positions the object at the 3D cursor. I know you can move the cursor or snap it to another object, but I wanted to know if there is a ...
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Does Blender2.8 havea Zbrush-style cursor for sculpting?

I mean that cursor of ZBRUSH thats projecting on the mesh .
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3D cursor orientation

in 2.8 it looks like my cursor orientation is set according to view. How do I change that to face/normal. When I click on an object I would like it to orient according to the normal of the surface.
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How to move the 3d cursor in blender 2.8

This question may have been asked already, but I couldn't find it. So, my question is pretty straight forward. With the new movement controls in blender 2.8, I can no longer move the cursor using left ...
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How can I get text to stand up straight?

I'm working on an AR project that includes 3D text. The text is done and extruded but I'm having trouble getting the text to stand up straight. I have a two button mouse and I can operate the rotate, ...
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Change hotkey for pivot point

The default hotkey for median point is Ctrl + , and I want to change it for just ,(comma). How can I do that in Blender? I did not find this shortcut in preferences?
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Rotating Around 3D Cursor (Object vs Edit Mode confusion)

In object mode, if I rotate an object about the 3D cursor it acts exactly as I expect. It rotates around the cursor in a circle, like this: But in edit mode the behavior is completely different. I ...
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How to not make scaling snap to 3D Cursor?

Whenever I try to rescale the points in my cup, they always scale in the direction of the 3D cursor. How can I make it so that they are scaled independent of the position of the 3D cursor? Sorry if ...
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How to move the origin of a parent without moving the children?

I have a parented object and I want to move the origin of the parent to the 3D cursor. However, when I do so, all the children of the parent move in relationship to the origin, even though the parent ...
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2.8 Cursor Orientation

Since the interface to 2.8 is now frozen, I think this is a fair question? In previous demonstrations and answers concerning the behavior of the cursor in Blender 2.8 I have seen the option (by ...
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Center 3D cursor with script

I am trying to set the 3D cursor to the center using a script, so that when it then imports an FBX it is based on that cursor location. So far I have this: ...
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How to move 3D cursor to point in bezier circle?

Can anyone help me find solutions for these questions: I want to move 3D Cursor to red point. When I left click to red point, I don't know if 3D cursor really points to red point or not. I want to ...
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Camera pivoting onto 3D Cursor rather than selected object

Through the viewport, by pressing the NumpadPeriod (the decimal point on the numpad), the camera focuses on the 3D Cursor, rather than the vertices I have selected, how do I fix this issue? I am ...
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3D Cursor follows Mouse Movement

The 3D cursor follows me everywhere and does not let me select any other tool. In my scenario, when I use the edit mode, the 3d cursor doesn't let me select the vertices,edges or faces. I am ...
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Shortcut for setting origin to vertex

I find myself doing the following quite often: go into edit mode select a single vertex press Space to enter the search menu type cur select ...
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Changing Grease Pencil stroke placement? (2.8 Beta)

So, I'm trying to re-draw something I made in the annotation tool (while projecting to the 3D cursor) with the new grease pencil tool (in a grease pencil object, of course), but it doesn't seem to ...
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Cannot move 3D cursor or click to select objects

When I left click, the 3D cursor no longer moves anywhere; it instead stays stuck wherever it is in the scene. When I right click on anything, Blender zooms into whatever object is currently selected. ...
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How do you move the 3d cursor along an edge?

I have my 3D cursor snapped to a vertice. What is the best way to move the cursor n units along a given edge?
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Objects spawn on cursor rather than in the origin

I just got Blender 3 days ago, and I messed something up. Whenever I create a new object, it spawns wherever my cursor currently is. But instead, I want it to spawn at the original world origin. Any ...
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3d cursor x,y,z does not move with mesh

I have a model that has a root (main) bone added to rear of pelvis. The root bone is for movement (animation) of model. When I'm in pose mode and move model forward using the root bone, I noticed ...
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3D cursor to geometry generated by a modifier

I need to set the 3D cursor on a point generated by an array. I tried with "Adjust edit cage to modifier result" and "Display modifier in edit mode", but when I select the point with the little circle,...
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How to put 3d cursor in corner without corner?

When i try to use 'g' key in 3dcursor mode, it doesn't work. I can only use right mouse click, than i can use snapping on z axis. but it's not accurate! the cursor moves when i click on it...How can i ...
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How can I make manipulator/gizmo stay visible when doing a transformation?

I have googled a bit and searched on here, as well as looked at settings and preferences, but have yet to find an answer. Currently working in 2.8 Beta. When I am moving a mesh in object mode, I ...
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3D cursor always placed despite not being selected tool

At some point in the inbetween versions i started placing the 3D cursor regardless of having it selected as a tool. I was wondering if there's an option to disable that as i am myself yet unable to ...
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Snap 3D Cursor to Grease Pencil Surface (Blender 2.8)

Is there a way to snap the 3D Cursor to a grease pencil drawing? With User Preferences > Interface > Cursor Depth checked, the 3D cursor will snap to the surface beneath it. This works with ...
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How do I reset the 3d cursor rotation in 2.80?

I'm currently working with the Blender 2.80 beta, and although I can snap the 3d cursor to objects easily, and tweak its precise position with the 3D Cursor UI, I can't figure out how to reset its ...
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Arrows show wrong axes [duplicate]

Arrows show wrong axes. Something went wrong with the axes and they began to show absolutely wrong directions. Maybe someone know how to fix this?
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Assigning shortcut to “Lock to Cursor”

How can I assign shortcut to "Lock to Cursor" which is an option on the left pane in 3d viewport? I want to be able to toggle it, like enable when disabled, disable when it is enabled. thanks
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Moving the 3D cursor while in Blender 2.8's Grease Pencil Draw Mode

Does anyone know if it's possible to move the 3D cursor when you're in the Draw Mode of Blender 2.8? I'd like to be able to draw and move the 3D cursor to change where the drawing is done in depth, ...