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How to constrain an object to one of it's local axes?

How can I make it so that when I move it around, it will only move on it's local Y axis?
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Why is my Array Modifier not curving my mesh like a square mesh?

I have done the procedure on YouTube about curving meshes with the axis,when I want to create an 8 pedal type of flower guard rotating on the y axis like the refrence photo my sword would create 3 ...
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Symmetry and Alignment

I'm creating a snowman while watching a tutorial so I got these 2 eyeballs on him how do I make sure that they are on symetrical spots on the huge snowball of the head, and how do I make sure that all ...
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Symmetrize from +X to -X

I'm using Blender 2.8 and want to symmetrize my sculpted model. I've tried Modeling -> Mesh -> Symmetrize but this only offers to symmetrize from -X to +X. How can I symmetrize from +X to -X instead? ...
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How to parent animated object to animated object

I want to show bond 2 rotating and the bond 1 also rotating. So basically parenting 1 to 2 is what I want to do. But when I animate in a particular axis using local axis it is rotating in all axis. ...
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Parenting rotations on local axis

How can I animate objects along local axis ? It is animating in all axes even though I added keyframes in one particular axis. I tried with parenting empty to the object and animate. It is not ...
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Problem with the orientation of the axes when exporting in FBX

I have a problem with the local orientation of the axes in pose mode. This does not allow me to rotate a part of the model in the correct way in unity. This is the orientation of the axes of the head ...
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Local axis of imported objects

I'm fairly new to Blender, but have come from a 3DS max and Inventor background. I have imported a model done in Inventor, in OBJ format. This is quite a large model of a steel structure with approx ...
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Realigning the Axis to Geometry

Okay so like many other people I have asked this question into google and gotten back some VERY complicated answers on how to do this. All I want to do is have the XYZ axis move itself into position ...
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Can't get the right rotation in Unity

I'm currently having problems getting the rotation right with my model from Blender into Unity. I have a very simple dresser with a drawer, and I've tried following suggestions by rotating it at -90 ...
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KEY MAPPING (v2.8) ~ Is there any way to remap the Y axis hotkey to `C` for a more practical use?

MY ISSUE: I use the Z/X/Y axis shortcuts a lot when modeling, rather than visualizing the transformation gizmo. I'd like to have the three shortcuts in a single row ...
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Move object selection to cursor in only one axis [duplicate]

Is it possible to move selected object to cursor using ⇧ ShiftS on only one axis? How do I center multiple objects on one axis?
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How can I draw a line between 2 specific points?

I want to find the center axis of the inner irregular cylinder below. I want to determine 2 points and draw a line between them so I can find the central axis. Is there a way to do this?
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Change the Coordinate System for Unity Export? [duplicate]

How to change the axis Z and Y? Make it so that it was like in Unity or maybe this can be done in Unity?
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vertex slide and snap not working together

How can I modeling these case more efficiently? This post is an extended question from the link above. I have covered the efficient way of doing indent in the previous question. Like the GIF above, ...
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How do I swap Y and Z axis on bone?

For some reason Blender 2.8 creates bones with Y axis going vertical (up-down) and Z axis going horizontal (front-back). I need to align bone axis to global axis, where Z is up-down and Y is front-...
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show viewport axis while transform in 2.8

I really like the new interactive viewport axis in blender 2.8 but I don't want it to disappear while im transforming something is it possible to always show the axis? thanks :)
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Changing Key Binding for Axis Snap

The title sort of says it all but I am currently using the 2.8 beta and like to use 'Axis Snap' when rotating around the model as opposed to changing view windows. The only thing is that its set to ...
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Can't Unlock from Constraint Z Axis

I am a very big noob at Blender. I make GFX for a game called Roblox, and I am currently working on a project to help a friend learn Blender. As shown in the picture, I was able to get the arm to bend ...
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Axis is crooked

The axis for all of my object manipulations seem crooked.
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How to change the axis of the Move Tool within Edit Mode? (2.8)

When I enter the editing mode and move a vertex or edge, the tool's axes (gizmo) is always diagonal / sloped. When I manipulate a polygon, the Z axis follows its normal. I can't change the Transform ...
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Extrude and Move on edge aligns to normal axis by default

When I use middle mouse button to align the extrude (E) to the axis, the default is the Normal Axis instead of Global like it was in 2.79 and before. Buttons X Y Z work like intended aligning it to ...
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What is the differences between Object AXES and Edit Mode AXES

What is the differences between Object AXES and Edit Mode AXES Image Reference
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Creating orthogonal axis in blender (geometric model)

I'm not a blender expert, so I don't know how to do this quickly. Is it possible to create quickly something like the following? Regardless of the "Blend4Web" or "Blender" I'd literally like to ...
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How to track a point with axis

I want an object's axis always to face an empty while subject to a clamp constrain. Any suggestions on how to do that?
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animating on local axis

This could be a duplicate question, if so I do apologize for wasting your time. I did some research, but couldn't find the answer for my question. That's why I posted it here. I've modeled an ...
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Mirroring issues

I am having issues with mirroring modifier. Essentially after having shaped a cube into a primal face shape, I wiped half the vertexes out on the left side so that I could mirror the right side. Well, ...
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How can I spin and morph a curve(mesh) to another curve(mesh) together

I have done a 180°Spin around one axis of a transformed curve I got from a svg file eg. a square. But when I want to spin the square and morph it into a semicircle I got stuck. I can spin the circle ...
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adjusting axis of 3d cursor

i have a tube and want make it going around an edge. I usually know how I have to do that but in this case, i cant because the axis of the 3d cursor which I use as pivot point a distorted. how can I ...
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Object has its own set of axes that are affecting all symmetrical functions

Blender 2.8. My retopologized mirrored(applied) Multi-resolution(not applied) mesh has its own local axes even when I set them in the viewport to global. These axes are only annoyingly affecting ...
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Change axis of rotation (animated)

I want to rotate an object around some axis during one period in my animation and rotate it around another axis during another period. What is the easiest way to achieve that? Example: flip dice ...
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symmetric movement of 2 objects

how can I move 2 objects always symmetrical? I want to move a right and left wheel of an object symmetrical outward/inward. Icould do it by putting the exact y values on each but I was wondering if ...
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Adapt dimension axis of an object to viewport

i run into following problem: i try to make a wheel out of a cylinder. after creating the cylinder i rotate it 90° on x-axis. now i want to adapte the width of the wheel. unfortunately the object ...
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How to rotate/line up an object to an axis

I am trying to rotate the below object against an axis so that it looks like in the second image In the second image I rotated the object manually, however I know this isn't ideal as it may not be ...
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Extruding along y-axis is not working in the expected orientation

I'm trying to extrude along the y-axis pressing 'e' and than 'y' but it doesn't follow the y-axis as expected (see screenshot). It should connect to a flat surface but it's kinda diagonal and I don't ...
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Grease pencil 2.8 stroke placement problem

i'm currently working on blender 2.8, and i'm importing some mixamo models for drawing over them, my problem is when i draw strokes that if i move the view: the strokes move too like a 3d object, on 2....
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Script/API - Snap selection to grid, but only one axis

by script I can do a snap-to-grid of the selected vertices: bpy.context.space_data.grid_scale = 0.125 bpy.ops.view3d.snap_selected_to_grid() But I need to ...
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Gizmo constraints are not constraining? [closed]

I've been using the bleeding edge 2.8 builds and downloading the latest build every day from Blender.org. On top of this, I've also been heavily tweaking shortcuts and trying to get myself as ...
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Lock one axis of particle rotation

I'm using grass objects in a particle system to create a small field and need to animate it with the turbulence field. When applied the grass objects in the particle system sometimes rotates in the Z ...
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changing rotational axis

this setup is rotating anticlockwise like a screw (I've added the keyframes for the rotation) but now, I want to slant this set up a bit (30 degrees) when I do so, keyframed values are not working ...
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how to align object according to specific axes

i've created two obejcts in blender (in different files). Here is the first one The y axis (green) is perpendicular to object surface. Object has no rotation. and i have the second object It has z ...
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How do I get rid of this annoying axis?

I'm working on a Roblox rig in Blender. Everytime I set the pivot point (origin) to the selected mesh of the bones, an axis seems to be following it and showing up anywhere I set the origin of the ...
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How to find initial orientation of a bone's local axes relative to world axes?

How to find initial orientation of a bone's local axes relative to world axes? I.e. what sequence of xyz rotations I need to apply to global axes to get to local axes?
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2.79b YZ rotation widgets are using incorrect AXIS

I have an issue with rotation, using the 3D manipulator is rotating wrong, The Y manipulator is rotating on the X axis, The Z manipulator is rotating on the Y axis, X axis widget appears to be fine. ...
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How do I change the axis reference point of an object?

I wanted to create a cone, but when I changed its dimensions, It randomly put the axis reference point at a weird location that makes the positioning of the object (using the numerical location tool) ...
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weird bone axis/rotation problems (from blender to UE4)

i'm quite new, to unreal engine en blender. (installed both 1,5 month ago) and i start working on my first game/interactive experience. and i have run in a lot of problems sinds ;p (of course ;)) but ...
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Numpad view not working properly [duplicate]

This is making me go nuts. Whenever I'm trying to go to the numpad view, instead of going into the 2D and showing only 2 axis, it's trying to show and think about the depth of the third axis. This is ...
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How snap object to X, Y or Z-axis?

I am a Blender n00b and have this beginners question that I can't find an answer for. I'm following this course by testedpancake on YouTube to model a car. In part 7 of his tutorial he is extruding ...
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Why can`t Blender move appended objects normally?

Every group of objects I append from another project can't be moved in a normal way. It CAN move normally only on X axis but if I want Y or Z, every object goes it's own way, moving away from each ...
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Bone rotation behaviour based on hierarchy of individual bone axis like Maya

There's a feature in Maya which I don't know if Blender can do regarding bones. In Maya you can select a Parent Joint (or bone in Blender), and afterwards if you select every child joint (bone) in ...