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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I move the camera on one axis and simultaneously accelerate with sound (subbass)?

I need your help and couldn't figure it out how I'm able to accelerate the camera movement with the help of sound (bass). Is it even possible? Thank's in advance!
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How to move just along the Z axis on Mac (Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Keyboard)?

I've been using Shift+scrolling to move along the Z axis a lot with non-Apple keyboard and mouse. Is there any way to move along JUST Z axis using Apple peripheral ...
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Re-align object axis to global

I somehow my objects got assigned to an alternate grid axis. I am not sure how to reset it. I want the object group to spin and rotate on the global XYZ axis gimbal. Any help on how to reset this ...
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Can Blender in sculpt mode apply a stroke 360° around an axis?

Can Blender somehow make a ring around the sculpt in the axis i want when i tap a brush on it?
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Why does this cube move in the Y-axis even after rotating it?

I'm sure that this is something related to global and local axes but I don't know how to implement that in blender. When you play my animation, you will see that the cube doesn't follow it's new local ...
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Animation, I want to alter all the axis at once in the graph editor

Often times in animation, I want to tweak the handles of the curves of an animation in the graph editor to get the tweening effect I want.(I only move the handles on the x axis most of the time, ...
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I want to keep my local axis when I export it to Unity(+pic)

I changed my local axis like this. And I want the same axis in Unity, but I could see that the local axis doesn't exist in Unity. It changed to global axis there. How can I keep this local axis in ...
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transform.rotate in Blender 2.8

The below script for blender 2.7x is not working with 2.80 How could I fix it? I got the message - "TypeError: Converting py args to operator properties: : keyword "axis" unrecognized". ...
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How do I temporarily change the axis of rotation of an object in blender?

I'm trying to rotate an array of objects (disconnected from each other) that rotate about some other axis initially
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How to get a Collada model to rotate around its own centre axis, when the model is imported into iBooks Author

So I export complex models from Blender into collada format and then import them into iBooks Author. As the images show, the object doesn't rotate around its own centre of axis, it chooses something ...
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Mesh on the wrong axis when exporting?

I am trying to make a mesh for SL using Marvelous Designer and Blender 2.7 with avastar. When I am rigging my outfit to the mesh body everything goes smoothly, I export the .dea file per usual but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...