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Moving an object along two axes instead of one

One of my friends uses 3DS Max a lot, and he showed me when he was working that there are "angles" on his 3D manipulator that allow him to move (translate) objects in two axes at the same time. Looks ...
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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Is there a way to move objects in the viewport and have them collide with other objects in the scene?

I'm trying to dress a bookshelf setpiece with a bunch of models of books, and it's really tedious to try to get things like slanted books to rest right; to get a book to rest on the edge of another ...
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Align Gizmo with local axes instead of global ones

As shown in the picture, even the cube is rotated, its Gizmo still aligns with global axes instead of local ones. Even when I have set Transformation Orientation to "local". Is it possible to display ...
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Can we translate 3d data into faked 2d data? It seems possible to fake 3d by using 2d images.changing size and shape

There is a some excitement about using an animation platform for web sites. People say it is powerful and fast. So, for employment purposes since I am a software engineer, I have taken the task of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can I rotate objects the with 3 orbits around it like in Unity or SketchUp?

I have a really hard time percieving depth on screen so after I move or rotate an objects it ends up anywhere but in the place I wanted. The problem with moving the object is easily solved by holing ...
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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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3D manipulator stuck on left side of split viewport

I'm using Blender 2.8. I split my viewport but accidentally moved the 3D manipulator to the right side- I don't know how I moved it nor how to move it back to the left side. The ride side is in ...
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Arrows do not appear at selected point on mesh

I attached an image to explain what is going on. The center of red, blue and green arrows should appear at the white point inside the red circle when I chose the white point to edit it. And if I hold ...
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Can I switch off the Auto Manipulation when using Transform Hotkeys?

I'm new to Blender and one thing I'm really bothered by is when using the Transform Hotkeys (G,R,S) it immediately starts manipulating my selected object with the mouse movement. Coming from Maya 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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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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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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Grabbing circle doesnt disappear [closed]

this white circle doesn't disappear, it's not the resizeable grabbing circle, which is activated by pressing g, this one doesnt disappear when selecting different lines and it does grab thing i dont ...
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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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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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after each action, the program writes “not responding”

I make a winter forest, but after adding particles to the trees, after each action the program does not want to work. Then you need to wait five minutes after each action until it loads! Help me ...
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3D rotation rubik's cube problems and movement assignment [duplicate]

The object in question is a classic rubik's cube and I have to carry out the classic movement of the cube, the problem is that every single cube is an object. I can't move a whole section together. ...
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Adjust Manipulator/Gizmo Hotspot Blender 2.8

I was wondering if there was a way to adjust the Gizmo hot spots for the axis representers like in Blender 2.79? This is the old setting: This is the new setting: Right now it seems like it only ...
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Pivot point will not snap to selection

I'm having a problem where my pivot point will not snap to the selection I need it to, the highlighted plane as you see here. I'm unsure why and have already tried every other pivot selection. I have ...