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can i set the pivot of one object as that of another one?

I have a clock and a dial, and i want to set the pivot point of the dial as that of the clock, so i could rotate the dial freely and its center would stay at the same place. how can i do such a thing? ...
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the axis of measurement of angle using measuring tool

I am trying to measure the bowing of the femur using the measure tool. I drop the line from the top of the femur and when I click in the line to activate the angle measure, it reads 147 degrees . I ...
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PoseBone local rotation values to global with axis changed

I think this question has been ask a few times but haven't been able to produce an answer. So for an addon I'm building I need to send the bone rotations of an armature. Those rotations are expected ...
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How do I rotate every other chain link along their own angled axis? [duplicate]

The second chain link on top was easy enough to rotate in top view, however now I am struggling in rotating every other chain link in the rest of the chain (I copy pasted each chain link). How do I ...
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Problem with extrude along the local axis hotkeys

tell me, I'm going through the lesson, the teacher at 2.82 turns out to extrude two faces symmetrically along the local Z axis through E-S-Z-Z, and for some reason, in my case, in 2.92, E-S-Z-Z ...
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Finger getting twisted with rotation

All the fingers in the hand works perfectly, but the middle finger twist in the middle when rotate the bone on Y, the weight paint is correct, but still twists.
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how to get camera exactly like in the z perspective view [duplicate]

I'm making a text animation,in which in the end i want the camera to look exactly like when i look through the Z perspective view(numpad 7), so that the text seems 2d in the end. how do i make the ...
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Is it possible to change the local orientation of an object without joining it to a “helper” object?

I am creating a building for export to an external game engine. Before exporting, I need to ensure the doors of the building are separate objects and have their local axes aligned to the the plane of ...
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Bevel applied only to one axis! [duplicate]

So the bevel appears to only be applying to the x-axis, when I also need it on the y axis. Any solutions and thoughts would be much appreciated. I have tried with the modelling bevel and the modifier, ...
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Is it possible to project onto face during snapping in the direction of the cursor?

I would like to project the vertices of an object onto the surface of an other. I know how to do that using the snapping tool. However, a drawback of this method is that vertices are only projected ...
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Mirroring object on Z axis not correct

I am making a thor's hammer design following this tutorial:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Yxrke72isQ . at about 1:17:20, they mirror the rune like curves on the z axis. when i try this, it mirrors ...
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Bone rotation problem

I set a bone to copy rotation of the arm bone when it rotates on Z axis to enable a corrective shape key. The problem is that when i rotate the arm on the X axis, the bone that is copying rotation ...
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Problem with the rotation of the object

The rotation of the object comes from the center of the axis, but not from the object itself. How to make the rotation come from the object itself?
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Sticky axis constraints?

The axis constraint hotkeys only work for momentary tweak mode, aka "Transform Modal Map". I.e. one must press G and then immediately press X. Then after performing the transform, the tool ...
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Spin tool in Blender 2.92.0 rotates only around z-axis by default

The documentation says that the spin tool will extrude faces along an arc rotating around the axis of the viewport. No matter which axis my viewport is oriented to, and no matter where my 3D-cursor is,...
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Object says it's zeroed on an axis, but it's not. How do I fix?

I have this object that says it is zeroed out, but it's actually not and I have a reference object to prove it. I believe it started showing this "false zero" because I joined it to another ...
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I locked one axis in edit mode and don't know how to unlock

I just have a simple plane and I can't move it in z axis. even if I rotate it, it just shrinks onto its self. Rotates normal in object mode and the weird lock seams to follow the objects orientation ...
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How to make a car door hinge upwards?

I have arrived in Blender animation hell and I need help. I'm trying to make a car door open by hinging it upwards - the problem I have is that the edge where the car door and bodywork meet is not ...
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How to convert rotation_axis_angle to euler or quaternion via Python?

For my script I need to get the same result that Array modifier produces with Object Offset. In particular, I need to calculate rotation difference between two objects' rotations despite their ...
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Rigify. Question about Axis

I turn on my axis, but it does show on my every bone only one shows at the root Thanks.
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Is there a way to rotate after applying Separate XYZ?

Apparently you can only rotate and move across the axis that is separated (for example [see image]: rotating the X axis and Y axis after having Z axis separated will result in having the Z axis move ...
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How do I make an object spin around it's own axis? [duplicate]

So I have these two wheels parented to the leg of a robot. I wanna make them spin a few times but they're spinning around the wrong axis. With other objects I could just press R, Y, Y to make them ...
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Curve modifier doesn't follow curve in the correct axis

Apologies If I am not using correct words and names for the modifiers. I tried to follow a simple blender plant creation tutorial but in the last section I came across a problem that I cannot solve. I ...
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Bone driver on X location not working

I created a bone and added copy location, and limit location constraint with world space, because when I selected local space, the bone didn't even move, this works fine and the limitations too, but ...
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Axis locking will not work

When I select an object, press G ,S or R and then an axis shortcut X, Y or Z, the object does not lock to the axis. I select an object - Works as expected. I press a transform key, gizmo changes as ...
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How do i make shape key driver only show up when it rotates backwards in the x axis

I created a corrective shape key for a quadruped leg, for when i move it backwards. I want the shape key only to appear when the leg rotates backwards in the X axis, but it shows when i rotate the leg ...
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Why are all the correct axis's are blocked on my follow path?

why the only time my character is in right position it is on a blocked axis? I have tried changing the offset. I have tried every combination of forward and up. I have tried unfollowing the curve and ...
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Shape key driver not working with IK bones

Blender version 2.79: I configured a shape key driver for when the leg rotates in X, to repair the "shoulders", but the problem is that the repair shape key shows all the time, even when the ...
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Understanding axis locking and local coordinate systems

I'm having trouble understanding axis locking methods, specifically in regards to local coordinate systems. I have three questions about this topic. In most explanatory threads on the internet its ...
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Eyebrows not fully rotating with head

The eyebrows and the rest of the body is one object. The eyebrows, eyelashes and eyes are not connected to the body. The eyebrows is the only part that doesn't fully rotate with the head when moving ...
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Y and Z are swapped

I have a weird problem and I have no clue how to get rid of it: The Y and Z are swapped in my project. Basically, when I press G + Y, the object is moved on Z axis and vice versa, I have to press G + ...
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how to fixed axis for an object?

I want to rig a car,so I used bone constrain trasform which will rotate a bone accrding to another bone's traformation,now I'm getting problem when i rotate the source bone it changes the axes ...
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How to rotate Local Axis?

How can I rotate the Local Axis of an object. I ran into this problem when I tried to use a downloaded object from the internet and it turned out the angled parts Local Axis stand same way as the ...
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Align origin and axis to custom vertices

Let's say you have some vertices which are places randomly in space. You want the origins to be aligned based on these vertices. I struggled a lot with it previously so I want to share the easy method ...
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Scale the Skin Modifier on a Specific Axis

I'm trying to learn how to use the skin modifier effectively, and realized that it would be beneficial to understand how to scale the modifier on specific axis, instead of in general, without having ...
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View transform pivot point while moving geometry in edit mode

Is there a way, to view the transform pivot point while moving geometry in edit mode? I was trying to move a circle, so that its center would be aligned with another part of the model, it would have ...
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Why is my rotation reversed in 2.91?

For some reason, now that I've installed 2.91, all of my rotations are reversed. If I press R and type a number, it goes counter-clockwise. The angles in the Properties Panel N are also flipped. When ...
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I am trying to model a Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, but I can't make the structures above the deck symmetrical on any axis

So in this photo, the oval-ish structure in the front isn't completely lined up with any axis. It kinda looks like its a smidge to the right of the deck Can anyone explain how I can make part of my ...
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Show Local Bone Orientation Over Global

I'm new to blender, go easy! I want to display the local bone orientation, but all I see is the origin displaying x/y/z instead of per bone. Cant figure this out for the life of me!?
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How do I check if a line or a linear object 3d is perfectly straight along the X axis for example?

Being a not too complicated question I have found a myriad of similar questions about it but it seems to me that they do not fully answer what I am looking for, which is actually much simpler than it ...
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Understanding mirror modifier

I'm quite new to Blender but certainly having fun! I dont always feel like documentation is always as clear as i need it to be. Probably because i haven't fully grasped all the consepts just yet. ...
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Constrain particles to one axis?

I can't figure out how to generate particles on a plane geometry and constrain the random movement of the particles only in the x axis. Any suggestions? Couldn't find anything on youtube or google. ...
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Make correspond rotation to preview

I'm trying to rotate a star (made of multiples spheres) but my star is downsized before restored to normal size ,causing me troubles. Here is the rotation I performed (and looks fine in preview) And ...
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Problems with rotation animation keys baking

I have a problem with animation curves after animation baking and after animation export. So you can see before/after. Before After It's rotation data. They're rotates on 180 degrees in X and Z-axis,...
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How to move multiple objects to central point

I'm trying to move multiples objects next to the central point but without success is there anyway to do it without doing one by one but all objects at once ? (...
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Is it possible to Highlight all Animation keyframes in the dope sheet and make all frames stick to a specific location, all at once?

I downloaded two animations from Mixamo and imported it into blender. Both animations are an idle animation and a random action animation. The action animation starts at a completely different ...
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How to set Dimensions Unit and Metric unit on the same ratio?

How you can see, on the Dimensions (metric) it says my cube is 2x2x2 but on the Scale tab it is 1x1x1. How can I set it so, that the metrics are same as dimensions?
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select specific axis to drag bone before SHIFT+S to snap to cursor

I have a bone that needs to be snapped to a cursor selection, but with a constraint. I understand how to select the tip of a bone and then SHIFT+S and then select Selected to Cursor to move the bone ...
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Possible to snap rotation to custom axis?

Is it possible to rotate an object and snap to the orientation axis? Similar to what "Align to transform orientation" does... but on a single axis. Using the example below, I've set a custom ...
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Bezier curve taper on independent axes?

In the simplified example below I have a straight bezier curve with a bezier circle specified as its bevel object to give a cylinder. I've added a taper object to vary the cylinder's width along its ...