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Why does the selected mesh or bone not rotate when using the rotation gizmo?

I have a problem with one of my models where the rotation gizmo does not work. If I try to rotate a bone in pose mode or a mesh part in object mode, I move only a thin black line around the rotation-...
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manipulator missing from project but visible in new ones

iam working on a project and for some reason the manipulator is gone (it was working for some days on the project but it disappeared) i tried all the solutions of the common problems but it did work i ...
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Manipulator Icons Missing in the 3D Viewport (2.8) [duplicate]

I'm not sure if I toggled something and it made my manipulator icons disappear, but I can't find them when I would select an object or face, edge, or vertex. Help?
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transformation mode won't change from rotate to translate

when I click on translate, it won't come out of rotate mode. I can select any object in the scene, but am stuck in rotate mode.
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restricting movements to x,y,z for the handicapped

I know that when you want to restrict movement or scaling to a certain axis you hold down the keyboard key corrresponding to the axis that you want isolate but I have a problem I am handicapped and ...
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How do I select things behind/near the gizmo?

I've looked everywhere but I can't find a way to select things "behind" the gizmo in 2.80. It's like there's a forcefield that gets in the way. I didn't have this problem in 2.7x. Is there some ...
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How to set X,Y,Z arrows to appear on the selected vertex? [duplicate]

My XYZ arrows appear like this in the first image, then I select vertices: But I need for them to appear like in this second image: How do I do that?
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Can I relocate the manipulator in Blender 2.79?

I would like to be able to move the 3d Manipulator, in edit mode, so I can manipulate a vertex/vertices, edge or face about another location. In the gif I select a vertex, I then move/relocate the 3D ...
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Are there shortcuts for the manipulators (move/scale/rotate) for Blender 2.79

It seems to me that by now this question would have been asked... many times. I have searched and found many questions/answers that are close, however, they don't seem to answer this specific ...
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Blender 2.8 manipulators

Is there any way to set these manipulators on the keyboard ? How can i set Move, Rotate and scale to W E R keys ?
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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 manipulator disappeared from object

I'm not sure what's happened here, but my 3D manipulator widget (for X, Y, and Z axis) has disappeared from my main object in Object Mode. It shows up in Edit Mode no problem, as well as every other ...
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Animate a face rig based on data from an external source

I would like to know if it's possible to use Blender to make a 3D animation of a person that simulates the spoken dynamic information working with the API of DialogFlow, for an intelligent robot? I ...
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Is there a way of having Blender reset the 'origin to geometery' automatically?

At the moment, when I resize or modify an object, I manually click Set Origin -> Origin to Geometry to recentre the manipulators in the object's bounds. Like so: My desire is to have the origin ...
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Adding new objects in visible plane( not default XY plane)

Blender adds new objects in XY plane ,however if one is working in other planes(eg. XZ,YZ etc), this can be quite irritating having to transform the object to the desired view everytime a new object ...
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3D manipulator not pointing in the right direction

I'm having hard time positioning a vertex properly because the manipulator direction changes depending on what vertex I select. I'm in the front view, but Y axis (green) is pointing at bottom-right. ...
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blender 2.8: where is the “axes” tool for moving vertices visually?

I started using blender 2.8 and I'm not being able to move a vertex on one direction like in Blender 2.7, since I can't find the little visual widget with axes (see below): ↑ the widget in Blender 2....
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3d manipulator not on object, stuck in scene center

Whenever I move an object by the transform manipulator in the 3d view, it disappears when I hold it (like normal) but when I let go, the arrows haven't followed the object. It just sits in the center ...
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Is it possible to interactively control/manipulate objects in Blender Internal/Cycles to have more realistic physics simulations?

I am working on a project which involves some physical interaction between different objects in a scene; Most of the physical interactions could come from manipulating objects in the scene while the ...
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3D Manipulator/Origin behaviour issues due to 'Displayer Modifier'

https://youtu.be/lXeRm33Xi8E The 3D Manipular/Origin of the individual vertices are not correctly visually displayed. After the 'Display Modifier' is checked in an Armature Modifier to display the ...
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I want to move vertices in an accurate way but the 3D Manipulator is missing

I want to move vertices in an accurate way but the 3D Manipulator is missing? How can I reveal that? It's already enabled:
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i can't scale in 2 direction (axis) using 3d manipulator after modifying hotkey

I did change my hotkey setting and at this point, i can't do 2 axis scaling anymore. I mean shift drag the z axis (3d anipulator) , won't scale in XY anymore. I think i miss something here. How can i ...
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3D Manipulator only selects a handful of times

I have tried this fix and it did fix my problem. I have noticed one thing as I've been trying to get the 3D manipulator to work. It is that everything has the manipulator at the a place other then ...
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I messed up with my transform manipulation tool settings

I didn't have any problems earlier, until I noticed that when I drag some vertices, with the Transformation Manipulators, it doesn't look aligned anymore. So, instead of dragging the vertices to a ...
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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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How do i bend a cylinder into a Lshape

How can i bend this cyclinder into an L shape please. I have tried the warp in transform but i seem to end up with an odd windy shape rather than a simple shape. Simon Many thanks
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Impossible to change Translate and Rotate in Transform's panel but Scale yes for one object?

I created a scene where I have many objects. After many hours of work I note that it is impossible to change the translation and the rotation of one object from the Transform's panel but I can change ...
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Mesh does not stay flat against same degree mesh when rotating on x-axis

I have a lego arm, and the body, but the arm does not rotate correctly. I re-set the object's origin to be the center of the shoulder: But when the object is rotated on the X-axis only, it appears ...
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Weird scaling constraint on 3d model in edit mode [duplicate]

so im in edit mode with my model however when I select a face and try to scale it it scales the model not just the face please help?
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Translate manipulator switched to blocks and does not work

I think I accidentally hit a weird shortcut to make it like this but still can not find the shortcut, now instead of translating it transforms. I can not move anything around unless I just drag it. ...
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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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How to rotate model so it matches X, Y and Z axises

Hey blender stackexchange, I am working on a remake of a game called Assaultcube, and want to use an original gun model as a reference. I found is in usr/lib/games/assaultcube/packages/models/weapons/...
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Manipulate the 3D Axis Locally

How can I change or manipulate the Global 3D Space?.. I know if I click on Local it will change and I can move parts on the axis I need to but I can't rotate. Lever's, Hoses.. all in different areas ...
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Send Object To Origin

What is the shortest way (or a shortcut key if there is any) to move the object to the origin?
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Relation between pixels and blender unit and the grid floor?

everyone I would like to know with fundaments , the relation between pixels and blenders's units for meshes over a custom grid's floor ( In my case I use the default grid floor). I mean this steps (...
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3d manipulators and hotkeys

When it comes to scale, rotation, move, there are two display modes: One that doesn't show 3D manipulators One that shows manipulators. You are in that second mode, say your are in scale mode, with ...
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How to add glitter effect in 3D render

How do you get a glittering effect when navigating inside a 3D-view as shown here SketchFab Post ? As you can see, for some reason the particles around her appear when in motion & almost ...
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Objects all moving together [duplicate]

Every time I use the 3d manipulator it moves all of the other objects in the scene: They are multiple meshes and the image illustrates the way they move at different speeds
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How do I make the 3D manipulator straight instead of sitting at an angle?

How can I make the 3d manipulator straight again after being angled like this: I am now only able to drag verticles diagonally but what I want is to drag them straight along the x, y or z axis.
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Can't Select Manipulators in Edit Mode

I'm trying to edit a mesh in Blender, but I can't select my manipulators in Edit Mode. They work perfectly fine in Object Mode, but in Edit Mode, it'll just make a border select when I try to click ...
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3D Manipulator Axis Constraints not working

I am a Blender newbie, working through the manual trying to learn modeling. I have found that when I create a new document (reload Startup file), the block object appears with the 3D manipulator ...
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Manipulator settings

My Manipulator is rotated with the object in pose mode. How can i switch it back to the standard x, y, z, manipulator. I cant find the solution anywhere!! please help
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3D Manipulator hotkeys or addon?

There was an addon where when you press crtl space it would bring up a menu for the manipulator. I found an addon for it called Manipulator Menu which you could hit crtl space and you could select ...
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Display rotate manipulator controls?

Is it possible to set up Blender to have rotation controllers similar to Maya? Preview of Maya's rotation controllers:
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How to use Blender object rotation style using Maya Navigation?

I just switched to Blender Navigation to test a few things and shortcuts, and noticed Blender Rotation style is different than Maya, when I press R it goes in Rotation mode, when I press R again it ...
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How to Micro Manage Manipulator

When in Edit Mode, I find sometimes I want to move an edge, or at least two vertices, in a direction that would be perpendicular to their orientation along their existing edge. At that moment, the ...
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Transform manipulator is no longer in center of selection [duplicate]

I am new to Blender and i have a very frustrating issue. I find it difficult to get used to all the shortcuts so i may have pressed something i didn't mean to : XYZ axis should be in the center of ...
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Transformation buttons disappeared

I have no idea why but those translate / rotate / scale bottom buttons disappeared and I can't get them back, no matter what edit mode I'm in. When I create a new file, they appear. when loading my ...
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3D manipulator to middle of selection

How do I set the 3D manipulator to the middle of my selection? I am new to Blender and have no idea how it is done. In a tutorial I was looking at, it happens automatically when you do the selection, ...
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Hot Key responsible for changing manipulator doesn't work

As I was reading through Blender Documentation 2.4, looking for hot keys. And suddenly found an interesting one. So I went to Blender to test it myself. Though it didn't work for me. The Hot key I am ...