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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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Help with rotating at an angle

I'm hoping you can help. I am working with a downloaded drone model. I wanted to animate the blades to spin. I'm having an issue because the arms are at a slight angle. Rotating on the Z angle does ...
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X Axis sculpting is diagonal

I can’t get my x axis mirroring while sculpting to be straight. it keeps mirroring on the diagonal and i can’t find the issue. I’m new to Blender but over tried resetting location, rotation, etc that’...
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How to animate along any axis according to this picture?

I want to animate flipping book to both sides without separate planes. So how do I animate this plane according to the picture? Sorry about my grammar problems. I just trying to tell my problem. I ...
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How do I move a Pose Bone on its local axis?

All I want to do is move the active pose bone on its local z axis with a line of code. I tried many things, but no matter what I can only get it to move in world space or move the whole armature in ...
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mirror axis not duplicating armatures

okay...im not sure what I'm doing wrong, I have x mirror axis on to duplicate the bone as u can see in the image...however it is not duplicating like it should.
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Bounding Box with Python [duplicate]

I wish to obtain the Axis-aligned minimum Bounding Box (AABB) coords from a selected object, or from each object of a collection with a python script. Any references are very apreciated. Thank you.
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Using the bevel tool on a single axis

I am working on a helmet model which has a recessed lower edge, with a more recessed back closing towards the center. I attempted to use a bevel to obtain this effect, and it was mostly successful, ...
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How to convert from Y-up coordinate system to Z-up blender system?

I try to write owner importer for blender on python, but my matrices are made for Y-up system, so how to convert it to Z-up blender system? After importing I rotate my armature 90 degrees on the X ...
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Is it possible to change the default axes in 2D? [duplicate]

In 2D, the axes are set up so that X is horizontal, which is very intuitive, but for the vertical axis you have 'Z', which is counter-intuitive for someone working in 2D space. (As explained in the ...
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Bones' axes rotate differently when moving along a curve

I made a project of a chain of bones moving along a curve. Everything seems correct except the axis of each bone rotates differently when the chain moves on a certain segment of the curve. How can I ...
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If two objects have the same x,y,z position values why are they not in the same exact positon in 3D? [duplicate]

I have 2 cubes, one cube is 1x1x1 meters and the other is 2x2x2, how can I make the object position relative to the bottom face and not to the center of the cube so they both be in (0,0,0) at there ...
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Issues with Proportional Editing and X-Axis Mirror in Blender

Hello Blender Community, I'm encountering a peculiar issue with proportional editing and X-axis mirroring in Blender. When I enable X-axis mirroring (not the mirror modifier, but the X-axis mirror ...
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Using a two button mouse, how do I add a driver to any axis?

With a normal mouse you can easily access another panel when right clicking the specific axis as wished but I am unable to do this because I am using an i-mac provided mouse which despite emulating ...
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Object is not perpendicular to the axis

I have a model which is created by 3d reconstruction and the human is connected to the floor. I found that the human body is not in the same direction as the z-axis, as figure 1 shows. What I want is ...
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How do you align modular instances so they face outward using geometry nodes?

I am trying to align a number of instanced cubes around the perimeter of a grid, and all the cubes should be rotated so they instance facing outward and upward. It is not a perfect grid, the intention ...
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How can I change the bone axis without using the Roll?

If I use the "Roll" option from the properties tab, the Z Axis will always face downwards, which will lead to other problems in a game engine. I've added a picture with my desired result. ...
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Set C-plane (Construction plane) to a surface in Blender

If you are familiar with the software Rhino 7, there's a feature that allows you to set the "construction plane" to the surface of an object. Doing this essentially provides a top-down view ...
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Constraining the amount of movement on an axis in layout view

I have a design where a part can slide on a rod that is aligned with the X axis. I need to move the part around to see how it looks in different positions on the rod. To make this easier, I have ...
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How do you reset the orientation relative to the camera?

As you can see, it is now a nightmare trying to place things in the scene. Is there a way to reset x and y so that everything aligns?
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Plane lock depending on the orthographic view you're using?

Quick Ask: Does Blender offer an adaptive axis/plane lock in orthographic views, similar to Rhino's 'project snapping to CPlane'? Plane locking is using a command like SHIFT-Z to restrict movement to ...
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Rig legging only spins on z axis. x and y axis also only move on z axis

New blender user here. I've searched multiple sites for a solution to this problem, but I haven't been able find one that solves my issue. I have attached a video that shows my issue. https://...
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Vertex slide a specific distance instead of a percentage?

I have a vertex on a 45 degree edge. I want to slide that vertex exactly $0.1m$ on the $x$-axis, but maintain a $y$ and $z$ position along the edge. I can slide the vertex along the edge using GG for ...
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Blender distorts space

I added the camera with default options and added the cube mesh. I made the scale for the cube and applied it. Both camera and cube have the X axis = 0. But the length from the cube to the left and ...
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Symmetry axis is off center when joining

I am new to blender and still learning to navigate the interface. I am working on this model and my axis went off center after I joined the parts of the model. Now I can not work on the model ...
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Orthographic View Alignment on the Y-Axis

If I create a cube, move it away in the x direction, and zoom all the way in toward it (i.e. from either left or right), its center is still aligned with the origin: Same with the z direction. But if ...
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How can I set the Z axis rotation of a text to face a face which is I selected?

As a dice builder, I want to set Z rotation axis of the text which you see in the image to the face which I selected. But how ?
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How to position numbers on faces

I want to position numbers on a die, and looking for an efficient technique to do that. My current approach is to copy Median XYZ of a face to coordinates of an object, can I do it in at once, instead ...
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How to set the Object local axis as Global Axis

I am following a tutorial of rigging a car in blender for UE5 in that he told me that all parts of car should be oriented to global x and y axis can anyone give me how to change the axis step by step ...
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Add>Line resultant Line does not follow Global Axes

Whenever I add a straight Line from Add > Curve > Line it arrives in an empty scene at angles to the Global alignment axes. Is there an easy way to orient it along an axis?
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Extrude on objects Z axis

I don't know why but sometimes when i try to extrude it extrudes on the objects Z axis but sometimes it doesn't, someone knows why? i need to extrude always on objects Z axis
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How to Xpose a model similar to ZBrush?

How to Xpose a model similar to ZBrush? example: 1) house model with 600 parts. 2) Xpose View to make a flat view. have Each part center pivot and laid out X,Z, axis. 3) Xpose to reassemble.
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How to rotate an object correct

I'm trying to rotate this object on the Z axis but the rotation doesn't do what I want it to do. This bar is connected to a steering wheel so the bar should be fixed in this angle and just rotate and ...
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Bone doesn't rotate correctly

I created a basic armature to test the hands and see if they need something else, and while testing everything was working fine except for two fingers, the three central fingers rotates correctly at ...
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Why does rigify character deform when moving along axis

I have a character that has been rigged with rigify. I have posed in various ways to run etc using pose mode. Total number of keyframes is around 400. I would now like to move the character along the ...
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How do I stop the axis line from covering over my edge?

This one has been driving me crazy or a long time. I have tried every logical setting I can think of, but it will not switch off. I have even turned off every setting in viewport overlays but the line ...
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Transformation Orientation not working

I lost hours trying to make the Transformation Orientation function work, but no way. I tried all different axis, but the gizmo doesn't change the orientation. Why does it not work? I changed to 3.5 ...
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Can the transform axis lines be turned off?

Does anyone know how to disable the colored axis lines that appear when you transform an object or its components? I find it quite distracting.
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In pose mode how do I turn bone to line up with Y axis if I can't type coordinates?

Using the Z axis how do I rotate the bone to match up with the Y axis line in pose mode, because according to transform tab the rotation section is all zeros so I can't just type it down since the ...
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Blender axis at an angle

For some reason when I try to move an object along the Y-axis, it moves at an angle. It's best to see the photo for the explanations.
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Why Normal and Local Orientation is not the same?

Why do the normal and local of the top face of the cube not have the same orientation? Here's the normal orientation of the top face of the cube: And here's the local orientation of the top face of ...
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Gizmo doesn't align with object local axis

I can't seem to utilize the local axis after rotating an object. I've tried applying the rotation and position but that doesn't help. I've linked the file for you to look at, feel free to reward ...
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When i rotate an object on the x axis it rotates on the z axis too

So, I've been working on this car model, but whenever I try to rotate the components of the tyres on the x axis it does a weird rotation that affects the other rotation axis. I'm pretty sure it has ...
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How do you change local axis?

I am fresh off Maya and something I really liked about it was being able to change the local axis of an object to different parts of it. I really want to set the axis in one of my verts since the ...
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Copy Scale constraint: scale Y of cube A equal to scale Z of cube C

I have two cubes: red one (cube A) and grey one (cube C). Cube A has scale X and Z equal to 1 and scale Y equal to 2 or more. So it is more bar then cube. I want to make cube C the same bar, but for Z ...
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How to rotate a pipe in an arbitrary angle along its axis of length

I have a straight pipe that is set in an arbitrary angle and I need to rotate it perfectly around the axis of its length which goes in the center of the pipe. I cannot use global or local x, y, or z ...
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How do I slide the objects away from each other on a axis?

I have these two columns that I want to slide away from the centre on the y axis. how do I achieve it?
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Randomly reduce instances on Z axis

I am trying to randomly reduce instances placed on a grid in the Z-Axis. This is an example for what I am looking for. How can I achieve this using Geometry Nodes? I'll attach my example file, which ...
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I changed some setting and now my movement axis is relative to what angle I am at in the 3d viewer instead of relative to the object coordinates

How do I undo this? What is this setting? I didn't even know how to google this question.
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How to apply only one axis Transform?

I have a model which rotation is x-38. y-30. z-40. (for example) How can i apply only "X" axis ? And keep other rotations the same. Is it possible ?
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How to rotate an object around another object's local axis?

I am making skyboxes for a game, and would like to prototype the skyboxes' rotation angle in Blender. I made a simple vertical mesh line that represents the rotation axis of the skybox, and I would ...
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