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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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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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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CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+C Is not working for me

I have a model I need to rotate around the center. I have put the 3D cursor in the center of the grid. I've hit the hot keys and selected "Origin to 3D cursor" but it does not move. At least not while ...
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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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Change origin/pivot point without using 3D cursor (or basically the GUI)

Is there a way we can change the origin or pivot point for a rotation/scaling activity in edit mode without using the 3D cursor, as I'm trying to run blender from a command-line without GUI and hence ...
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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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Is there an Addon that positions 3D cursor at the origin of non selected object by clicking it in 3D View?

I've been watching tutorials and trying Addons, that led me to install Sensei Format addon, I didn't like how it changes many of the shortcuts that I got used to, yet one feature grabbed my attention, ...
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Extruding around 3d cursor

Is there a way to extrude around 3d cursor like this I know about spin but that doesn't serve my purpose. Or any other way to do it with accuracy.
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Delay in showing menus, tooltips, 3D cursor: Actually, delay in showing everything

So, where do I start. When I click on a menu, what I expect to happen is to see the menu expand so I can see all the options. You know, like every other program out there? Instead, nothing happens -...
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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 ...
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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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any way to deform normals?

These meshes need to be scaled up or moved along their normals. ZZ works pretty well but they, obviously, go straight on their directions... Any way to deform these normals to follow a circular path ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to make elements of mini cooper (door, hood, fender, bumpers, side panel) and their transitions smooth?

I'm making a mini cooper at the moment, and the modeling goes pretty ok. I model the mini cooper by using front, back, side and over view and match the mesh to these images and make elements of the ...
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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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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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Snapping mesh together by a point without stretching the object

I'm trying to snap two mesh together. One is a cylinder and the other is half a sphere. I aligned the 3d cursor to the bottom center of the cylinder where I want the sphere to attach to. I don't know ...
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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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Problem with bone animation with 3D cursor as pivot

EDIT: I solved it by simply making smaller rotation increments with more keyframes. Would still be interesting to know the cause and if there's a better solution though. So I'm trying to simply ...
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Why won't the pivot point/3D cursor move to center of object anymore?

When I started using Blender whenever I clicked an object the pivot point would immediately be at the center of whatever I clicked. Now it just stays where it was last put and doesn't move until you ...
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remapping left click in 3D view

I'm using Blender 2.73 with a 3 button mouse on Windows. In the User Preferences I've changed the mapping for Set 3D Cursor from Action Mouse to Alt Action Mouse. (Like many Blender newbies I keep ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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