Questions tagged [axis]

Axis form the basis of a Cartesian coordinate System. Blender has both world and local axis systems, as well as the ability to define custom transforms. Use this tag for questions about axis in Blender.

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Im trying to copy the rotation of a gear to an object but the gear is inbetween 2 axis so cant copy the constrain gear to an exact axis

Hi so I'm trying to copy the rotation of a gear I made to an object but the rotation of the object rotates on the Z axis and I want the gear to rotate on on the X and Y axis at once as the gears make ...
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Crooked spaceman needs straightening [duplicate]

I have an astronaut who needs his rotational axes reset. The model must have been originally exported at an angle. I cannot contact the author to have him zero the rotations in the original program it ...
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how to set current transform as default status of an object in blender

in blender, after make transform to an object, for example, rotate it 90 degree, then it has a rotate transform number there. how to set this number to 0 while still keep the above transform? that is, ...
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Geometry Node: Scale faces along their own individual single axis?

I've been trying for a while to do this task that seem so simple.. I'm still learning Geometry Node so I apologies if the answer is pretty obvious. ^^ I have a bunch of faces, not attached, that I ...
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Blender viewport facing orientation is -Y

when I start a new file in Blender its viewport has -Y axis pointing forwards, X goes right by default, Z is up by default. How can I rotate the viewport orientation to have +Y forwards and X still to ...
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How to get mixamo character to continue falling down and not hit the ground in blender

I have a scene where I have a mixamo character running then jumping off a building. Instead of the mixamo character jumping and hitting the ground I would like for it to actually continue falling down ...
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Extrude along Local axis (Blender 3.1)

Problem: I have an existing object. So when I'm trying to extrude the edges along the Local axis, the program let me do this only along the Global ones. I know how to switch between the Global and the ...
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Symmetry settings have no effect (continues mirroring across Y)

Using Blender 3.0 in Sculpt mode. I have been (intentionally) mirroring across the Y-axis. However, now, I can't turn this off. In fact, no matter what I pick in the Symmetry settings, it continues to ...
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How do I rotate around local axis using python?

pretty straight forward Q, how do I rotate an object around the local axis using python something like this answer maybe
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Basic cube not moving - only outline moves

I got stuck using basic blender - I was learning from this tutorial here However, I'm having a problem where the cube isn't moving anymore, only the outline moves: I have checked and "Affect ...
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Locked axis is hiding edge that I want to extrude

When I extrude an edge in my model and lock it to an axis, the axis appears but hides the edge I'm trying to extrude - As you can see, the edge I'm trying to extrude is hidden. Is there anyway to fix ...
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How to align annotation to the axis?

With Annotate Line. How to align direction to an axis? Using a shortcut and not set an orthogonal view.
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How to lock object permanentely to (Z) axis?

i hope somebody can help me out, as you can see in the video (https://streamable.com/eiqs80). The object got moved a few times and always stays on the Z axis. On the screencast you can see she neither ...
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Why is the Y axis pointing upward? I don't want it to

I am working on a project right now and somehow the axis went all out of whack. When I use the gizmo under global mode, the z axis is the one pointed up. But when I put it under Normal mode, or try &...
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Follow path object not following the path

I added a camera with a constraint to follow a path, but when I slide the offset factor, the camera stays still and there is a blue dotted line moving from the camera to the position the camera should ...
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Meshes are added aligned to the view [duplicate]

Maybe I pressed by mistake a combination of keys, but now all the meshes are added aligned to view and not to axis. How can I remedy this shortcoming?
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Switched Y axis and Z axis in imported FBX animation

I have specific problem. I made animation using Deepmotion.com as motion capture tool. The animation is making arms going through body if I use model I need to use for final render. So I tried ...
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How to edit animation keyframe in graph editor as local axis?

I have this cube rotated 45 degrees in z axis and animated in local y axis And as you can see bottom of graph editor the animated data is stored as global axis. However I've edited local axis, and I ...
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What aren't my X, Y, Z axis going in the right direction?

As you can see, I'm trying to move this sphere up or down (z) axis, but the z axis seems to be acting like the X and Y axis - as in, going from side to side rather than up or down. Is there a way to ...
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How do I move objects randomly on a single axis with geometry nodes?

I am trying to make a wall with lego bricks, and I am trying to move each one slightly differently on the Y axis so it looks more realistic. However, I am lost as to how you can do this. Here is a ...
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Z and Y coordinates are swapped, regardless of the transform orientation?

Whenever I try to resize an object locked to Y axis, it resizes what used to be Z axis. I cycled through all of the transform orientations, but the Z and the Y axis are still swapped. I'm using ...
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Beginners: Navigation/Interface question

I am sorry if this is a dumb question. I am new to blender. I am following a demo. At some point something changed and now I have an object and the interface also shows a small xyz axis diagram on the ...
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What is the best way to extrude edges along the axis they're facing?

I am trying to make a basic X shape. I am wondering the easiest, most efficient way to do that. I want to extrude the edges along normals like I would with faces or have the edges snap to the axis as ...
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Make Soft Body more rigid in one direction

I want to make a soft body simulation that is very stretchy along Y and Z axis, but almost doesn't deform along the X axis - doesn't bend when pushed or doesn't squish. Think of a tube or a ring that ...
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Only axis preview is moving, object stays intact

Sorry for a noob question, but I really cannot not find the answer for some time now. I pressed something in Blender, and now my objects do not move / do not rotate / do not scale. All I see is just a ...
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Duplicating a object; glitch; Axis

just starting out on blender and had a small issue when trying to duplicate/move a linked object. So Im trying to duplicate/move a cylinder mesh, but every time i try to duplicate it (Shift + D) to ...
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How can you change which direction it is facing when you look directly from the Z-Axis?

Probably not the best choice on how to word the question but it was the only way I could figure out how to word it. My problem is probably a relatively simple one but I have tried messing around the ...
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Display of world axis and grid is broken

In Blender 2.83 the world axis and the floor grid display seems broken. I'm new to the software and I'm not sure what is the cause of this problem. I don't want to continue working on a corrupted file ...
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how do I get this menu box up please?

I'm very new. I'm trying to follow a tutorial as a newbie on Blender but since the update I think the UI has moved around a bit but I want to get the menu in the image. How can I get it please?
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Create axis in same location as camera object

I feel like I've been searching for the wrong terms. Appologies if so. I have a camera object retuned from fspy. I now want to work IN this view axis, not in the origin or files axis. So how do I ...
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Red and green lines

I opened a file that I was working on and there are tones of red lines and green ones I opened up a few different files and that didn't have it does anyone know a fix?
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How to reset axis without losing rotation?

For some reason , when I press G and Z to move the selection up, the AXIS aren't all pointing upwards, it looks like they are pointing in the direction I rotated the objects in, which now makes ...
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how to rotate something about a non perpendicular axis?

observe the following airplane model how do I rotate this control surface about where it joins the rest of the model? also since the rotation has to be replicated on the other side is there any way ...
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How could I "re-align" grease pencil vertexes on one axis?

let's say I have this line: How could I "re-align" vertexes on one axis so it would become a line ? On a regular mesh, I would have set the pivot point to 3D cursor, then scale X 0; and ...
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How do I move mesh up and down at weird angle?

How do I move the knuckle's up on my model while matching the odd angle its at? Just in case in the future if I ever encounter this problem again and not only do I need to move it up but down too.
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Determining camera orientation from an image/render

I try to recreate certain scenes in blender from renders and images, and I'm having a hard time setting the camera correctly and accurately. As of now, to set up the camera position of a scene I want ...
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How do I change the length of the bone?

I'm planning on making multiple bones for each finger but I want to change the length for each of them while still keeping the angle intact. How do I do that?
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How do I Stretch ring of vertices?

I'm trying to fatten up the vertices outward that are in a circle, but I want to maintain its position and angle how do I do it?
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When applying location of a translated object with mirror modifyer the global axes are used

I really don't know how I archived this. Can anybody tell me how to get the mirror modifier to use local axes when applying the object's location?
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How to align Camera such that the selected object is in its View, and the Camera is placed in a specific plane

The task is to click snapshots of front/back/right/left of a 3d Chair objects. To automate it, we first align all the Chairs such that the height is along z-axis, y-axis is the horizontal axis, and x-...
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Moving multiple objects at once

I'm trying to move a set of objects along say x-axis, I select them all and try to shift them, but all of them are aligned to the different axis, so they move along different axes. How do I quickly ...
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Rotating / Twist object not in sync / Transformation Orientation along Normal

I'm trying to rotate / twist (note: the twist is used because it will be extended up in 3D to twirl around ) an object in sync but after I did an extrude on the edge using ...
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Aligning\snapping something to the world\global axis?

In Blender, is there any way of automatically aligning something to the global axis, automatically snapping it to it, or restricting movement to it? I'm looking for something that's the equivalent of ...
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Keyframes are messing with my plane properties

So i have this plane that i want to spin in one direction for a pair of seconds, and as soon as i started using keyframes, weird things started to happen to the plane. First, the rotation is not ...
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Extruding faces goes wrong when creating holes in a sphere

I want to draw a porous sphere following @Robin Betts' cool answer (Geodesic Domes); after succesfully doing the "inset faces" I want to extrude them all inside the sphere, so that I have ...
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Strombic Hexecontahedron from a dodecahedron

The purple is what I want, the grey is what I have. Somebody already helped me on the Blender Discord server, but if you can see, there is no "symmetry", as the pyramid orientation angles ...
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Two origin points for simple deform

I want to bend a beam keeping the endpoints rooted on the x-axis but curving upward on z-axis. I tried to set two origin points on each end of the beam but was unsuccessful. Is there an alternative ...
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Have rotation for the object the same as the face

Hello so I have the following problem. I created a door as a seperate object. I combined this then with another on. I got it to the point where I want it but now I want it rotated a way. That it is on ...
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Orient Custom Shape addon stopped working in versions above 2.9? [duplicate]

Unfortunately the Orient bone shapes add-on either downloaded from GitHub or from developer.blender.org does not work anymore for whatever reason. I have tried to install those scripts on Blender 2.90....
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How to change orientation of axis in Blender?

I'm trying to get parity between the axis orientation between UE4/UE5 and Blender and I am noticing that the two programs flip +X with -X. Observe my image. Is it possible to change the orientation of ...
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