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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 quickly select object vertex and snap that object to another object vertex

When using AutoDesk Inventor, there is a option called "Grip Snap" where you select a point. Go to another object and select a point. You then move the original object to where you selected. ...
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How to rotate and set origin by using command line

I tried to perform a batch operation by using blender CLI. I want to rotate a mesh by X axis with -90d, and then place the mesh to world origin, the operation I performed in the GUI is: press keys: R,...
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How to unsnap/ detach the pivot point from the 3d cursor

I have tried to search up on this but none of the tutorial I find helps on my situation. The solution I have tried: options in the “Set origin” and options in the “Snap” in the object panel. Video ...
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Shading issues in the Mirror and Subdivision Modifier

After removing the bevels I created, it still seemed to be having that pinching. In addition, I tried to make sure the center of the mesh is completely flattened out. Let alone, I still have trouble ...
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Is there a way to make the 3D cursor rotation follow the angle of an edge?

I want my 3D cursor to share the same rotation as an edge of my mesh so that I can slide a vertex along that edge (using cursor setting under "Transform Orientation") but also past the ...
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View of 3D Cursor and Origin

Where in the settings can I add or remove these axes for the 3D cursor and Origin?
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When I try to rotate/ move (R/G) the armature in pose mode, it doesn’t work. It seemed to connect to the 3D cursor instead

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Few questions about pivot points

I'm total noob when it comes to Blender, so sorry about stupid question(s) :) I have noticed that Blender users love their keyboard shortcuts, and there are lot of them! And its a bit overwhelming to ...
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move 3d cursor after enabling emulate 3 mouse button

I use right click to select so i was using alt cursor access option but after enabling emulate 3 mouse button i can't seem to access that emulate 3 mouse button is disabling the alt cursor access so ...
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How do I align the 3d cursor to a rotated edge?

I've been working on creating a race track for a game, and I am currently trying to give the corners camber. The road itself was made with a plane following a path that carved out the shape, and was ...
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Not able to scale or rotate in viewport 3.6 and selection is in red

I don't know how or why this happened but now in 3.6 I couldn't scale or rotate any model and when I select the model it looks red not orange, Also the cursor is a bit thick I tried reinstalling to ...
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Is there a way to set the pivot point directly to the object's origin in the edit mode?

What I always do is: (1)Return from edit mode to object mode (2)Shift+S → Cursor to Selected (3)Return to edit mode (4)Set the pivot point to 3D cursor If I can set the cursor to the object's origin ...
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How to Snap Cursor to Selected, but accounting for the Modifier result?

Snap Cursor to Selected places your cursor at the selected vertex of your mesh (or the mean of multiple selected vertices). The trouble is that sometimes the vert ...
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Extrude along the specified path

In this image, the extruding action is done along those two blue lines that cross the 3D cursor, how did it do this?
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cursor positioning with RMB only in a specific file

I'm using 2.8 blender. Suddenly the cursor moves with my LMB and with shift + RMB. I can't figure out why. if I open a new file it's working well (shift+RMB) thanks for your help.
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How to export model with pivot in the center?

I'm trying to export a model as an .obj file from Blender and import it into Unity. In Blender the object has the pivot right in the center of the model, but when I put it into Unity the pivot appears ...
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How to change move cursor location when in edit mode

So I want to move 2 vetext at the same time but i want to use snap mode and move them based on the location of one of the vertex. How do I change the move cursor? So this for example. What if i want ...
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Snap cursor to view focus?

There's a point your view orbits. I'd like to snap the cursor there but I can't see how to do that, even if I hit the center of the window pixel perfect the depth will be wrong. I can sorta get it by ...
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How can I align 3d cursor orientation to normal coordinates of a vertex or edge?

I need to add cylinder coaxial to randomly oriented edge of the mesh, aligning its top and bottom with the vertices. It looks like I need to add cylinder, previously aligning 3d cursor position to one ...
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Cursor is not following my selection

I must have changed a something, but my cursor stays in the same place if I select a new vertecies, edge or face. I know I can shift s, but that's just a quick fix. Any ideas what I've to do?
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3D Cursor as Transform Pivot Point is not the center of rotation? Old project version fine

I'm trying to rotate around the 3D cursor but it seems to no longer be the pivot point, however it does affect where the pivot point is. I opened an earlier version of my project and it works just ...
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How to automate the orientation process for a 3D Model such that it has maximum alignment with Global Z axis?

I have a scan of a banana-like object. For the time being, let's assume I'm importing the STL file of a 3D-scanned Banana, which is bulbous on one side (is heavier on that side). It gets imported into ...
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Tree Sapling Generator - How to change default insert location from world origin to 3D cursor

I'm trying to change to insertion or spawn location for the tree (or curve) from the default world origin to a new desired 3D cursor location. I can't find where to make this change. Thanks, Darren
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How do I change the position of the moving cursor for it to be over the object after importing that object to another blend file?

This is the upper part of the arm of a robot. In its original blend file the moving cursor is over the object. After exporting that object as obj, and importing that obj to another Blender File, the ...
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move 3d cursor if i have enabled select with right click

I want to move 3d cursor using shift + right click but i have enabled select with right click instead of left click. i don't want to use cursor tool is there any way to move cursor without using ...
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Object's origin moves with 3D cursor

This is an unfamiliar behavior but it may just be that I'm working differently than usual. When I set an object's origin to the 3D Cursor and then move the cursor, the object's origin moves with it. ...
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What is the shortcut to snap 3D cursor to grease pencil stroke in draw mode?

What's the shortcut for snapping 3D cursor to points on grease pencil strokes while in the draw mode? A yt tutorial showed the shortcut to be SHIFT+RIGHT CLICK but nothing seems to happen when I do. ...
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Don't know what the dotted line means [duplicate]

I have a dashed line in my model to "a coordinate origin" or something similar. Can you describe me what it is? Is this correct or do I need to move the point in my model? How can I move it? ...
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How is Cursor To Selected calculated in this scenario?

I have four (4) objects and when I select all of them and press tab to go into Edit Mode, I can select the top face of each object. Then when I do Shift+S > Cursor To Selected I would have expected ...
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Viewport Z rotation relative to 3D cursor

I'm trying to append an object so that it is placed at the 3D cursor and rotated in the Z axis so that it is facing the viewport. I can set the location easily like this: ...
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Rotate the 3d Cursor by 90 degrees relative to view using hotkeys

I want to rotate the 3d Cursor by 90 degrees relative to the view. That way, I can change the position of the Grease Pencil Canvas more easily. If I have to rotate the cursor I have to switch tabs in ...
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3D Cursor acting up

When I do any transformations to an object in blender it seems to be locked to the 3D cursor. How do I fix this? Here is a link to a screen recording which shows the problem https://youtu.be/...
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Move image plane from it's midpoint to grid

I'm very much new to blender transitioning from Maya. Going through tutorials and docs. Can't seem to get an answer for this. I created an image plane by dragging my image into my viewport. I want ...
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How do I move my cursor to a mesh's origin?

I'm struggling with how to put my cursor to a mesh's origin point (all axes XYZ), not just in front of the mesh.
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Can I snap the cursor to a vertex which has an armature modifier applied?

Hitting Shift+S provides several options in a wheel, including snapping the cursor to the selection. This works in both object and edit mode. However, if I'm dealing with a model that has an armature ...
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Pivot Point Question

Been wondering how to do this for ages but I haven't been able to find a solution, or phrase a search correctly, please link if it's out there. Here's two abstract flower petals, I want to pivot them ...
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drawing bezier at 3d cursor draw on some plane

I followed 3D cursor orientation (adapting to 3.0.1 UI) to set the 3d cursor to some surface, when I rotate/pan, looks like the 3d cursor is correctly placed (but I don't know is the Z axis is the one ...
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How to move cursor with a sphere and move it to tangent of the base's upper face?

I am trying to move a sphere onto a face of the base rectangle. I moved 3D-cursor to tip vertex of the sphere and open snap-magnet and active object with align properties but I could not move sphere ...
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Disabling Cross Hair

I'm trying to remove a cross hair that appears when I'm using the free roam camera view (SHIFT + tilda) perspective. I had already disabled the 3D cursor (cross hair) but this particular cross hair (...
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How to fix the wrong positioning of the 3D cursor.?

I got this problem in the version 3.0, when I try to position the 3D cursor with SHIFT + RIGHT CLICK it's in the wrong place. As you know when using this method the cursor should be positioned on the ...
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How to turn on snap, how to enter global xyz-values for origin points and 3d-cursor and more

I'm new to Blender but used to work in Softimage and Maya for many years. I have a few questions: Is there a way to turn on snapping, so that when I move my selection it will keep snapping to ...
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Is there a standard way to move 3d cursor with axis constraints?

Let's say I want to snap the cursor to the face of the cube moving only along the X axis from the origin, preserving its Y and Z. It looks like all I need is to enable "snap to face", ...
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Why is the transform control at the 3d cursor and not at the selected vertex? How do I fix this? [SOLVED]

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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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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