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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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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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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Short-cut for “cursor to selected”

Can I program a direct short-cut (keyboard) for the functions "cursor to selected" and "selection to cursor"? Couldn't find them under the User Preference/Input tab. I know they're under Shift+S, but ...
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Undo cursor move?

How can I undo when I move the cursor, Ctrl-Z doesn't work? I would prefer a keyboard shortcut, but any method will do, although I'd like to avoid scripts if possible.
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Hotkey for changing pivot center?

I frequently go forth and back between "3D cursor" and "Median point" as pivot center. Are there any hotkeys for this?
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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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Transforms moving around the 3D cursor? [duplicate]

I think I accidentally pressed something to make it like this: See how the XYZ arrows are at the 3D cursor instead of those vertexes I've selected? How do I fix that? Whenever I select on a vertex ...
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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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Move cursor to center of some selected geometry/faces

I am making a gun. What I'd like the to do is this Select all the faces that make up the handle Move the 3D cursor to the center of the selection (or center of mass) Set the origin of the object at ...
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What does left clicking in the 3D view do?

I don't understand what the white circle with the cross is for. I can change its position by left mouse click in the 3D view. Why does it change its position and what it is for?
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3D cursor orientation

in 2.8 it looks like my cursor orientation is set according to view. How do I change that to face/normal. When I click on an object I would like it to orient according to the normal of the surface.
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wacom tablet right mouse and 3D cursor

just got a new wacom tablet , mapped the right mouse button for selecting ,everything great but how can i get rid of the 3D cursor,wich is following my pointer the all time ??? (disabling it in ...
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Set 3D cursor to stay at center at all times?

I don't use the 3D cursor much and it usually causes more problems then it's useful to me. I know ShiftS moves it to center, but is there a way I can keep it there (even if I accidentally press LMB?)
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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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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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How can I stop the 3D cursor hopping around when positioned in top, front, and right view?

I've been trying to precisely position the 3D cursor, something I've always done by positioning it in one of the 3 standard ortho views, and then switching to another and positioning it again. Today ...
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Manipulator widget appearing where the 3d cursor is [duplicate]

Something weird is happening where the manipulator arrows moves where ever the 3D cursor is. I don't want this.
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Lock to Cursor no longer centers view automatically?

Before, checking the "Lock to Cursor" option in the "View" tab, permanently locked my 3D-view to the cursor, meaning wherever I clicked, the view would automatically center to and rotate around. Since ...
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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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how do I put the 3D cursor inside an object?

I want to change the pivot point of an object through quad view, but when I try to position it inside the object, the 3D cursor just jumps to the area/spot where I clicked on the face of the object. ...
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Uses of the 3D Cursor

I know the 3D Cursor can be used to position new objects, or snap existing ones to a certain location - but what else can it be used for? An exhaustive list of every possible use would be great (...
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How to select a face closest to a point in space?

I use cursor depth to snap the 3d cursor on my object. I want select the face corresponding the 3d cursor. There is a tricks with Blender python API ? Exemple (Before/After) :
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What are the new 3D cursor features introduced in 2.73?

Just noticed that while dragging the 3D cursor values for constrained axis can be entered, and the cursor can snap to faces. The status header shows MEDIAN,Global,FACE how can these properties be ...
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According to what method is 3D cursor's location in 3D View determined when left clicking?

When left clicking to position the 3D Cursor in 3D View, when in User Perspective view or User Ortho view, and more precisely when there's no object under the mouse, the position of the 3D Cursor ...
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When I snap a curve's vertex to the 3D cursor the handles disappear

I found out my handles disappear when I snap to cursor. How to add handles back to the curve vertex? I've hooked the end of my curve to an existing empty, it moves with the empty but when I rotate or ...
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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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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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How can I determine/calculate a circumcenter with 3 points

I wanted to calculate the circumcenter of an object (for example of an cylinder). For this purpose I use Z-mode to see the grid of an object and mark three points that are on the same circle. After ...
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Snap to cursor on only one axis

How can i move selected edges/vertices to the cursor on only one axis? The selected edge in the image should have the exact Y position like the cursor while retaining the X of the two vertices. I ...
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Why does changing the 3D cursor move other quad view windows?

Just discovered the quad view option (CTRLALTQ) and love it. However, I have a problem that I have not been able to find a solution to. When I change the position of the 3D cursor in one window, 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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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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Is there a way to snap face to the cursor without all its vertices collapsing to a point? [duplicate]

I am making a structural latticework, the kind of supports you see on the back of radio telescopes or radar dishes. It is a lot of small struts in triangular and square configurations. It would be ...
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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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My 3D Cursor follows my selection cursor everywhere I click. How do I stop this? [duplicate]

This happens to me every now and then in different projects and I never know what causes it. Anywhere I click, my 3D Cursor and Selection Cursor both move to that point and I cannot separate the two. ...
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Wrong 3D Cursor - Far away from the scene

I'm using Blender 2.76 under Windows. Every time when I try to position the 3D Cursor, one coordinate is set too far away from the screen - e.g.: I load the startup file. I press Numpad 5, Numpad 1 ...
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Use an object change to trigger Python script

So I'm fairly new to the Blender API, and I have a script that needs to be run every time the 3D cursor is moved. I can get the current location with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Center cursor in python script?

I am getting an error when trying to center the cursor in a python script ...
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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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Cannot edit vertices, edges or faces [duplicate]

I cannot edit vertices, edges or faces because of the 3d cursor. When in edit mode with the appropriate vertex, edge or face icon selected I try to click to select, say a vertex which I want to drag ...
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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, 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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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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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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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?