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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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How to move 3D cursor to point in bezier circle

Can anyone help me solotions for below questions: 1: I want to move 3D cursor to red point. When left click to red point, I dont know 3D cursor really points to red point or not. 2: 2: 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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3D cursor to selected object automatically as soon as I select them

So is it possible to get the cursor to move to the object center as soon as I select this object?
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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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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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How can I catch Selection event?

I have an idea of how to simulate a dynamic pivot from Softimage or Maya. To do this, you must run the Cursor to Selected command after each new selection. But how do I catch the selection event?
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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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How to get cursor location to update with redo using a Python script?

I am trying to toggle restoring the cursor location using redo, but it isn't working as expected. Any help? ...
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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, ...
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Snap cursor - wrong positioning with three vertices

Again, I have a quite strange problem: my cursor snaps to the wrong position when used with three vertices. For testing purposes, I made an equilateral triangle: As on the third figure, when all ...
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Point Lamp cannot be rotated - Need confirmation

I am using R and trying to rotate the point lamp, but it does not. I came across this answer - Point Lamp Rotate Answer I have a noob confusion - Doesn't a point lamp correspond to light TO A POINT, ...
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Changing an objects origin just changes its location

Whenever I try to set the origin of this patch of grass to the 3D cursor all that seams to happen is it moves the object location to the 3D cursor. Whats happening here?
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What is this cursor? [duplicate]

I've had this cursor for some time now. What is it and how can I make it go away, and get the normal cursor with which I can select objects?
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is there a way to move the 3D Cursor on top of anything?

Many times that I have converted a "View Space" Grease Pencil stroke to a curve, I have found that the curve was created and placed in where the 3D cursor is(not exactly but they have relationship). ...
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Rope and Pulley

I am new to blender and for my project, I must make a Rude Goldberg machine. I am currently struggling with the rope and a pulley part and don't know how to even start it. Can someone please help?
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Cursor to selected not center?

I have several faces selected below. However when I CTRL + S and choose "cursor to selected", it doesn't snap to the exact center of the selected faces - it's just slightly off? See below
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How to keep origin point/cursor on object

I have noticed recently when moving new objects around, it doesn't keep the origin point/cursor on the object. See below - when I move the object, they do not move with the object, which affects the ...
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I can't use the 3d manipulator

I can't use the 3d manipulator - whenever I attempt to drag the handles Blender simply repositions the 3D cursor.
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Is the cursor suposed to do this?

I didn't see this anywhere before, but the 3d cursor is doing something odd, and i didnt know where to post it look at the top please. Thank you.
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Sapling Tree not generated at 3d cursor

Everything but the Sapling Tree is generated at the 3d cursor. I need to create and configure the tree at a specific location and I can't move my scene due to it being geo-referenced. Any ideas? ...
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How change origin from object with collision area without change pivot area of collision?

Please look the pictures. Have a explanation on the pics Please help me if possible.its for spawn correct ragdoll object to position of the box. Thanks
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Set 3D cursor to selected when scaling vertex groups

I currently have a script that scales total length and selects and scales vertex groups of a "whale" mesh. I noticed that the output when scaling vertex groups by a particular scaling factor does not ...
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Change scaling in the graph editor

So I want to scale these points from the 2D Cursor, Like in the 3D view you can change to .
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When I use 'Shift+B' to Zoom in to box, doesn't work

I have V 2.79. I've tried to use keyboard 'Shift+B'and it only has the dotted lines and doesn't form a Box. I've tried the View/Zoom Border command and it forms the Box, but zooms in on the Cursor. I'...
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The easiest way to move an object to 3D cursor

What's the easiest way to move an object to the 3D cursor? The easiest way I know of is copying and pasting the coordinates in the right menu of the viewport. Is there an easier way to do it?
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How to add a model on surface of another object?

I have long shifted to Blender from 3ds Max since about 5 years ago. I am missing one option though, maybe because I haven't researched about it yet and I would like know: In 3D's Max, you can ...
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Snappping the 3D cursor to the surface and find the surface's face it was snapped to

To snap the 3D cursor to the surface of my object, I set the "Cursor Depth" to True in the interface user preferences. How can I know exactly to which face/vertice the cursor was snapped (in code)? Do ...
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Why am I always zooming at center of grid?

Isn't there a way I can zoom into where my cursor is instead? Hope someone has an answer :-)
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3D manipulators unselectable while “Lock to Cursor” is turned on. [closed]

After updating to 2.79 my 3D manipulators started to behave weirdly. I'm not able to select them, because pivot appears in the clicked position. Only when I turn "Lock to Cursor" off, manipulators ...
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Lock object origin to 3D cursor

I have some problems about animating multiple objects since they're not moving at the same speed and because of that it doesn't seem like the objects are connected during the animation but only in the ...
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why i cant rotate to close the lid [duplicate]

I have made the box and the lid. I want to close the box with the lid. I have selected the edge and with the 3d cursor as pivot point im rotating. with the x axis i rotate i hit x twice also but its ...
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bpy.ops.view3d functions not throwing errors but not working

The paste is here, but since the not working part is only one line I'll paste it here bpy.ops.view3d.snap_selected_to_cursor(ctx, use_offset=True) The code used ...
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Move the origin point to the cursor in Edit Mode

I have a model where I would like to rotate an area of the object, in this case a mouth of a ordinary beast along a defined point, marked here with the 3D Cursor. And I am trying to move the selected ...
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Cursor not selecting the correct vertex [closed]

I just started using Blender and tried to select one of the vertex on the torus object. When I left click one of the vertices, Blender sometimes selects different vertex from the one I selected. Other ...
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Center cursor in python script?

I am getting an error when trying to center the cursor in a python script ...
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How do I set the location of the 3D axis?

I am new to Blender, so this is probably a common question. The origin and the 3D axis indicator are in different locations. This affects how modifications applied in edit mode via S and mouse drag. ...
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Copy center of mass of an object to another object

Im trying to mod a model for a game. Theres no way of editing the position in space in the game, so I need to basically copy the position of the center of mass of the old object to the new one. Is ...
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Is it possible to have Blender orbit with pivot point the mouse cursor?

Often, I use the 3D cursor as my orbit pivot, via "Lock to Cursor". This is great, but frequently I need to use the 3D cursor for something else. For example, shifting the 3D cursor to the origin if ...
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game engine hides cursor (windows 8.1/parallels) Also a OS X 10.12.5 issue.

Just installed blender 2.78 on windows 8.1 under parallels. When I start the game engine, the cursor disappears when it enters the blender window. Crtl-alt to release the cursor doesn't help. changing ...