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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 ...
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very simple Z Normal axis rotation

new to Blender, so please forgive if obvious.I have been looking for an answer on this.... Goal: Simple object (e.g. cube) , once rotated 45 degrees, can have rotation on its Z Normal animated. I ...
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Blender rotates objects on wrong axis during animation playback

Recently I asked a question "I have an object that is slanted on all 3 axes, and I need to rotate its bottom on its own axis." And the answer was simple - Local transform orientation. But it doesn`t ...
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Set a polygon's normal's orientation as the objects local rotation orientation (if every polygon is an object)

So, Each of my polygons is a separate object. Their default normals point like this: But their orientation or local axes are like so: How can I make their local axes to be like so, but ...
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Lock axis while rotating along path

I'm trying to keep the z axis (Poles) of the sphere at a certain angle while the sphere travels along it's path. I can't see an option to animate transform in a local orientation. It always animates ...
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About local space in action constraint

As you can see the picture below, if you change the rotation value by rotating the parent object (box), the rotation value of the child object (monkey) is retained. Child objects have their own local ...
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How can I rotate a mesh about another object using animation node in blender

How can I rotate a mesh about another object using animation node in blender My thoughts were to have the circle/triangle mesh node pivot point be the same as the cube piviot point I was following ...
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How to Fix Axis of Armature Without Wrecking Mesh?

I'm trying to rotate parts of an armature with code and finding that pieces of the armature have their axis oriented differently for some reason which makes looping through the pieces and doing the ...
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Align rotation with the snapping target, on a different axis?

I am stacking quite a few tall objects on uneven surfaces. To accomplish this I turn on Snap during transform, Snap to Face, <...
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Spinning single component around axis without affecting the compounding units

I am currently working on my first project with Blender. I decided to make a yo-yo. I am working on the string portion and have it stretched out currently. What I have now is a yo-yo body with a ...
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How to rotate object on axis (planet)?

Ok Im not sure whether this has been addressed specifically but I have some planet orbit rings that I need to rotate ON the axis, meaning they stay at an angle but rotate - so far Ive parented the ...
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Y-Axis is reversed in camera perspective

I'm wondering how I can fix this problem. When I move an object in camera perspective it moves the opposite direction. I also reset user preferences to factory default with no success.
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i can't scale in 2 direction (axis) using 3d manipulator after modifying hotkey

I did change my hotkey setting and at this point, i can't do 2 axis scaling anymore. I mean shift drag the z axis (3d anipulator) , won't scale in XY anymore. I think i miss something here. How can i ...
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Change the shortcurs for axis lock “x,y,z” after transforming ie:. “g”

I´m trying to change the X, Y, Z, shortcuts, usable after transforming something, usually using G, etc. But after some trial and error, and extensive searches on the key binding panel, I'm a bit ...
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Rotate some sphere vertices along Z axis

I am learing blender and would like to get something like this: Some planets twisted-like. I would like to make it in a non-destructive way, if that is possible. I start with an icosphere, then set ...
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Rotating local axis to 3D cursor

When rotating an object, how do I snap one of its local axes to the 3D cursor? In other words, how do I make that axis point directly to the 3D cursor? A practical example: I want to make the center ...
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IK Pole Target directing to wrong direction

I have no idea why the pole doesn't follow the target, instead, the pole avoid it, i've tried to ROLL the bone to 0 degree. The result still the same.
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How to remove the axis constraint after scaling all objects to zero on one axis?

I inadvertently scaled all 3D objects within a layer to zero on the Y axis. Geometry is now constrained to the X Z plane in edit mode. I basically did a S Y 0 at some point during a tonne of 2D work ...
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Axis guide line problem

When translating in edit mode, axis guidelines appear, blocking the view of thin objects and the 3d-cursor hides. Someway to hide the axis guidelines? I mean the blue line in the middle of the screen.
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Assign axis snapping to middle mouse wheel roll?

I have this idea of scrolling through the snapped xyz axis (in move mode) with the middle mouse wheel, as opposed to using middle click. I think this sort of functionality would be really handy for ...
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Gradient material seperate z axis and x axis

So I made a gradient material shown in the picture. It should fade out on Z axis. But on the actual mesh that I applied the texture on. The color faded out to Y axis instead of Z axis. Any solution ...