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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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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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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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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Merge vertex into an edge

I'd like to merge a vertex into an edge without subdivide the edge and merge the vertices; i usually use the knife tool, create a second vertex in the edge, set "cursor to selected" to the first ...
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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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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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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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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 to perfectly align an object to another using the mirror modifier?

I'm trying to model a bird and I'm having a lot of trouble when I try to align correctly the right eye with the left using the mirror modifier. I use the option in the menu: Object> Transform> Origin ...
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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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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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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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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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Does Blender2.8 havea Zbrush-style cursor for sculpting?

I mean that cursor of ZBRUSH thats projecting on the mesh .
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 MB Click is setting the origin of the object

I appear to have changed a setting and I can't figure out what the hell I have done... On clicking LMB the cursor moves BUT it also sets the origin of the object... Any ideas? I am half way through ...
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Disable Functions Of 3D Cursor

The 3D cursor is a real pain for me. Is there any way to make it so whenever I select an object, the 3D cursor moves onto it? I hate having a model in one place and having to move the cursor all over ...