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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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Set origin to 3d cursor(3d cursor became the origin)

I was want to change the origin to where the cursor is, I did from Object>Set origin>Origin to 3D[enter image description cursor. But after that, The 3D became the origin and I can't change from ...
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Why the surface doesn't repeat perfectly the shape of Bézier curves?

The shoe created by Bézier curves, then surfaces were generated by Sverchok. So, in some parts the surface not corresponds to lines. The surfaces doesn't repeat perfectly the shape of lines. What the ...
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Relative distance 3d cursor on the right axis

I have a problem and i can't find a solution. I have a face on my object. I want to align a vertice so that vertice is on the same plane of the face. I created a Trasform Orentation on the face so ...
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How do I make the cursor reset to the middle of the object?

I have two objects that were mirrored using the mirror modifier. After I was complete with the object, I separated them to begin rigging. For some reason, the object that was separated still has its ...
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object and cursor moving in opposite directions

I am an absolute beginner with Blender. I have a weird problem for which I can't find a solution: when I grab, the object moves in the opposite direction with respect to the cursor. If I press the ...
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Snap selection to x-y component of 3D Cursor

just starting off with Blender, and wondering what the easiest way to snap a selection to part of the 3D cursors transform would be. (TLDR: question below last pic in bold) For example, if modelling ...
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How to centre align a circle to be above another circle in other layer?

I am trying to draw an eye in 2D animation. I am unable to align the centre of the pupil to the centre of the eyeball :-( Selection to cursor (Keep offset) is aligning the side of the pupil to the 3d ...
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My viewport movement is inverted and strange

I'm not sure what I did but when I rotate my view in the viewport, it's like it's inverted or rotating around another object offset from the one I've selected. Any ideas as to what I did to cause this?...
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Move object to 3D-Cursor but only on one axis

I often find myself in situations where I want to move an object to just one specific coordinate of the 3d-Cursor. Like in below example I want to move a wheel along the y-axis to the center given by ...
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Black Dotted line? [duplicate]

New to Blender what is this black dotted line indicating?. No other objects have it when i select them. I tried setting origin to 3d cursor but th eline is still there?.
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How do I disable cursor tool in 2.79? [duplicate]

How do I disable cursor tool in 2.79. I think I might have the wrong name but this is the only name I know of for the tool. I can't click on my model or move it, the only thing that moves is a circle ...
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Lock to cursor not working

I am having an issue with rotating objects to the 3D cursor. The lock to 3D cursor is selected, but when I set my 3D cursor on any object it seems as if the 3D cursor is snapped to an object but when ...
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I can't find 3D cursor Options

I am new to Blender an am following a course on LinkedInLearning 2.8. The tutorial mentions selecting the 3d cursor and then opening the Tools panel and choosing Options/ Align/ Geometry but in my ...
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How to get cursor position in 2.8

So I'm trying to convert the following script in 2.8 I have replaced scene with depsgraph. But I'm getting an erroneous on last line: Scene object has no attribute 'cursor.location' ...
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3D Cursor appears to be invisible while 2D animation mode / 2.82

I recently started using Blender for creating 2D animation scenes. Unluckily, I faced an issue of inability to track the 3D cursor as it is invisible. I was amused that still I felt free to set its ...
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Is there a method to align 3D cursor's axes with selected vertecies?

Is there an option to first line up an axis of the 3D cursor to be parallel to an imaginary line passing through two selected vertices, then without losing that relationship to line up a second 3D ...
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Toolbar “Option” sign [closed]

Basically I'm using blender 2.8 as my current animation software. I was watching a tutorial, but I noticed that the "option" sign in the toolbar is not showing. How can I fix this? Is there another ...
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Can't move objects, only 3d cursor?

When I use any command in object mode like, G or R, I cannot move the selected object, only this orange dot is moved. Not sure how I got here, but how can I get translation commands back to affecting ...
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Blender 2.82a sculpt brush cursor shape not fixed

I just updated to 2.82a and it looks like the sculpt brush cursor shape changes with the plane. How do I change this behaviour so the cursor stays in a fixed circle shape? See below.
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How Might I Go About Visually Reorienting a Tilted Object to Worldspace after Accidently Applying its Rotation?

I have an armature object in Object Mode which has accidentally been rotated a small degree without me knowing it, so that its base is no longer flush with the floor when it is in its T-pose. Somehow, ...
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Enable/disable 3D cursor tool properties from python

I'd like to enable Surface Project and set the orientation mode of the 3D Cursor from python, as if I did it from the header's tool settings. Note that I only want to change its settings, not move the ...
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left click select in edit mode just positions 3D-cursor

in Blender 2.82a I am facing an issue when trying to select with left click in edit mode. In object mode I can left click select. But in edit mode this action just positions the 3D cursor to mouse ...
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2.8 how to move 3d curser like a normal object?

i really like that for moving a object i just press G and then x to snap the movement to the X axisis. i use this feature all the time and would like to be able to simply move the 3d curser along an ...
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Possible to have 2.8 mirror modifier scaling work as in 2.78?

When scaling an edge loop of half of a mesh with mirror modifier enabled, in blender 2.79 it would scale assuming the center of the loop region was the center of the whole mesh. This isn't the case ...
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How to center location of all objects? [duplicate]

All my object have their location at 0,0,0 I would prefer if they have their location in the center of the object. I thought I could just select ht object, go into edit, snap the cursor to the center,...
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is there a simple way to know your mouse coordinates in 3D world space while hovering?

I'm wondering if there is a way to know your mouse coordinates while hovering. Without having to query the position of the 3D cursor? For example to show what I mean, see below image of another ...
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Can't align transformation to 3d cursor

community! I do have a problem here. I have a project and I want to align an object with a 3d-cursor. But whenever I choose an object, it's rotating within its own location.
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What was the [Shift+S > Origin to Cursor] plugin I had before?

Does anyone know what plugin had that feature? I had an issue with my drive, had to format it. I had some plugin that added option to "set origin to cursor" under Shift+S menu. Anyone knows what ...
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Manipulating 3D Cursor + Axis Constraint

Question about manipulating the 3D Cursor. I have vertex snapping on. I use Shift+Right Click to go into 3D cursor movement mode. I release Shift, but continue to hold right click to I don't exit ...
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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 ...