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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Change 3D cursor tool property (python)

I'd like to enable Surface Project and set the orientation mode of the 3D Cursor from python. I tried bpy.ops.view3d.cursor3d(use_depth=True, orientation='GEOM') ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Odd behaviour origin to 3d cursor

I'd simply like to set the origin of some meshes to the 3D cursor which is centered using SHIFT + CTRL + ALT + C. For some reasons that doesn't work anymore with some of objects the character I'm ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to avoid accidentally relocating the 3d-cursor?

Is there anyway to help avoid accidentally relocating the 3d-cursor? You have all of these complex keystrokes in Blender like (CTR+ALT+SHIFT+C), but yet all it takes is a simple accidental left ...
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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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Precisely move the 3D cursor

The 3D cursor can be moved by simply LMB clicking anywhere in the viewport. Is there a faster and easier way to position the 3D cursor?
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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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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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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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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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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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How to set cursor location, pivot_point in script?

I am trying to set a cursor location and pivot point with bpy.types.SpaceView3D.pivot_point='CURSOR' bpy.types.SpaceView3D.cursor_location = (0.0, 0.0, 0.0) and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Where is Enable 3d manipulator option in user preferences?

I didn't find the Enable 3D Manipulator option in User Preferences > 3D View > 3D View Global in Blender. Thoughts?
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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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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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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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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 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 ...