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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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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Point Lamp cannot be rotated - Need confirmation

I am using R and trying to rotate the point lamp, but it does not. I came across this answer - Point Lamp Rotate Answer I have a noob confusion - Doesn't a point lamp correspond to light TO A POINT, ...
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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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What is this cursor? [duplicate]

I've had this cursor for some time now. What is it and how can I make it go away, and get the normal cursor with which I can select objects?
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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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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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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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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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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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Sapling Tree not generated at 3d cursor

Everything but the Sapling Tree is generated at the 3d cursor. I need to create and configure the tree at a specific location and I can't move my scene due to it being geo-referenced. Any ideas? ...
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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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Change scaling in the graph editor

So I want to scale these points from the 2D Cursor, Like in the 3D view you can change to .
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When I use 'Shift+B' to Zoom in to box, doesn't work

I have V 2.79. I've tried to use keyboard 'Shift+B'and it only has the dotted lines and doesn't form a Box. I've tried the View/Zoom Border command and it forms the Box, but zooms in on the Cursor. I'...
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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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How to add a model on surface of another object?

I have long shifted to Blender from 3ds Max since about 5 years ago. I am missing one option though, maybe because I haven't researched about it yet and I would like know: In 3D's Max, you can ...
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Snappping the 3D cursor to the surface and find the surface's face it was snapped to

To snap the 3D cursor to the surface of my object, I set the "Cursor Depth" to True in the interface user preferences. How can I know exactly to which face/vertice the cursor was snapped (in code)? Do ...
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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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3D manipulators unselectable while “Lock to Cursor” is turned on. [closed]

After updating to 2.79 my 3D manipulators started to behave weirdly. I'm not able to select them, because pivot appears in the clicked position. Only when I turn "Lock to Cursor" off, manipulators ...
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Lock object origin to 3D cursor

I have some problems about animating multiple objects since they're not moving at the same speed and because of that it doesn't seem like the objects are connected during the animation but only in the ...
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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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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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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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Cursor not selecting the correct vertex [closed]

I just started using Blender and tried to select one of the vertex on the torus object. When I left click one of the vertices, Blender sometimes selects different vertex from the one I selected. Other ...
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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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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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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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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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game engine hides cursor (windows 8.1/parallels) Also a OS X 10.12.5 issue.

Just installed blender 2.78 on windows 8.1 under parallels. When I start the game engine, the cursor disappears when it enters the blender window. Crtl-alt to release the cursor doesn't help. changing ...
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How to use script get event 3D Cursor(Position) change in Blender

0 down vote favorite I can't find event change Position 3D Cursor when I left mouse click new position on the TOP screen. When click change other position, system auto print new location(x,y,z). Now ...
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Scale F-curve from time/ 3D cursor

A while ago I saw a demo where the f-curve could be scaled from a specific point in the time line - if I remember correctly determined by the 3D cursor - but I have not been able to recreate it. What ...
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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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Unwanted bone rotation around cursor

I have an rig set up with a control armature, and a deform armature. I have some control bones that I use for IK constraints. When I try to rotate some of these control bones, instead of rotating ...
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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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Change object origin precisely?

So here is my current state: I want to move the object origin (small yellow dot) exactly in the middle but to the right so when I mirror the object it will work correctly. I can't figure out how to ...
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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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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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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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Is there a Hand tool avaliable like in photoshop?

Is there any Hand tool available for blender like moving entire world (I'm not asking about the middle mouse click movement. I'm asking like entire world movement like Hand tool in Photoshop & ...
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Anchoring the 3D view to one object

I saw a tutorial where he used the decimal point on the numbpad to make the 3D view screen kind of anchor to that object so when he rotated the screen it would stay on that object. I tried to do that ...
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Left clicking adds a mirror modifier

I feel as if someone had messed with auto-correct on my phone, and now I can't do anything. Basically, I don't know how this happened, but the left click button only adds mirror modifiers to objects. ...
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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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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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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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Scaling works differently in GUI and from script

I am trying to scale a group of vertices. I changed the pivot point to 3D cursor. I placed the cursor on of the corners of the square. I want to scale the vertices about this corner. When done in GUI, ...
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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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3D Cursor and Resetting View in Quad View

I've been using quad view, and had an earlier issue (Why does changing the 3D cursor move other quad view windows?) with a change in the 3D cursor in one viewport changing the views in the other 3 ...
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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 ...