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How to scale all axes at once using the scale gizmo?

When modeling, it is sometimes good to be able to use the handles instead of using shortcuts. In Maya, you can scale the object along the X, Y, or Z axis using handles or you can scale it along all ...
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Gizmo (manipulator) is missing for some reason

I have a problem with gizmo (I am not sure what it called but it is the three arrows of axes when you scale, rotate, move). it disappears sometimes and I can't get it back unless I open a new ...
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How to switch to new gizmo in blender 2.8?

I'm stuck with the 2.7 gizmo while running 2.8. How do I switch to the new gizmo in blender 2.8?
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How to load custom icon into 2d gizmo in Blender?

I would like to load custom icon for a button displayed on 3d View (GIZMO_GT_button_2d) in my add-on. Looks like "icon_value" way does't work here - it works only in panels. Is there any ...
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Copy a mesh along an oblique direction and scale

I have to copy the rail panel along the dashed yellow lines and then scale it along the same direction in order to create a new smaller panel and end the stairway. I have tried Sh-D / GG / C but does ...
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How can I move the pivot/gizmo to (0,0,0) in a Python script?

I'm brand new to python, and blender scripting. I'm just trying to make a simple script that will move my current selected object(s) pivot to (0,0,0) in world space -- ie. move it to the origin. I'm ...
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Hard to catch a vertex because of the gizmo

Edit: Ok so it has been fixed by RJG, thanks to him, I had the same shortcut for select vertices and select gizmo, which seems the case by default? and I had to came back to right click for selecting ...
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Extrude tool, add gizmo for a along axis not just normal orientation?

How can I add gizmo to extrude function so I can extrude along the axis not normal? The yellow plus is 'normals orientation' and white line freehand.
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Always getting negative Y front view (on gizmo) by default when pressing 1 on the NumPad

Preface: the course I'm watching now is covers Blender 2.8, but I going through it using the latest 3.3 Course side: I'm watching the Blender Launch Pad course. I've noticed that when the author ...
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How do I bring back the orbit gizmo in the top right of the viewport?

I've been looking this up for a while now, I'm new to blender. I've been working on a project for a while now in 2.8 and I'm pretty sure I hit some shortcut but in that specific save file in the ...
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Trying to move an object moves the texture on the object instead

So I have somehow turned this on and I dont know how to turn it off again, the gizmo that usually moves an object is now moving a bigger version of itself, and I dont know how to change it back
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Image Editor 2D gizmo name?

Hi I am trying to create a tool that has a gizmo in the 2d/Image-editor view. When adding a gizmo I use the self.gizmos.new("GIZMO_GT_dial_3d") to display ...
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Why can't I see the transformation gizmo in the 3D View?

I have a problem with gizmo. I already turned on gizmo but it doesn't show in the view port, when I move, scale, rotate the objects. How can I solve this problem..?
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Gizmo culled depth doesn't take effect when mouse is hovered on it

I have created a GizmoGroup with the option DEPTH_3D enabled, which, according to the docs, "Supports culled depth by other ...
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How to show local axis of objects/gizmo when animating?

During animation gizmo axes isn't being shown. It is only shown when an object is clicked. Is there a way to always keep the gizmo axes shown?
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How to enable View translate and Zoom widgets/gizmo for Node View

Before I attempt to write a replica widget/gizmo for NodeView. I want to know if there is a simple way to enable this glorious gizmo in a 2d view like NodeView. I need these because the trackpad on ...
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Custom tool, modal gizmo, and non-modal operator (2.8)

I’m prototyping an addon that will have several custom Tools and, when those tools are selected, a bunch of custom Gizmos in 3D views for manipulating various aspects of objects created by the addon. ...
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How disable strange axis view?

Don't understand how disable this axis view
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3D Viewport Gizmo - Axes are missing, but zoom, pan buttons are visible

Navigation Gizmo - 3d axes are missing - but not the zoom, pan buttons. Could you please tell me how to fix this?
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How to change the transform orientation to a specific angle/edge?

Alright, so, I've modeled a wing-like object, and I want it to rotate at the angle of the selected edge: I tried snapping the cursor to the selected and then moving its origin to the cursor. However, ...
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Navigation gizmo missing after loading a file

I am using Blender 2.82a on Mac, and it seems every time I open this particular file, my navigation gizmo (viewport top right) along with the zoom, pan, and camera buttons that are usually below it ...
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How to create gizmo such as Radius/Strength F/SHIFT+F shortcuts from sculpt mode in python?

I was wondering how to imitate this blender feature with python, using F/SHIFT-F to change properties such as this below
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Replicate value stored in object into properties of new one

I would like to duplicate, for example, a cylinder with its number of vertices stored in its properties, and tweak this value if needded. To do this, I click on a gizmo, and a new cylinder is created,...
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Axis Bands of Rotation Gizmo Difficult to See

When I have an object selected and switch to the Rotation Tool, the axis bands on the gizmo are so thin I can barely see them. Is there a way to increase the thickness of these lines? THX
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Blender 2.8 - I want to ALWAYS see the axis gizmo when moving an object

When I am moving an object in Object Mode, the axis gizmo disappears. This is very unhelpful. Is there a way to make it always visible? I want to always see this gizmo:
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How can I get back the gizmo

I moved the eyes and the eye bones on an existing (purchased) Rigify rig. The rig still works and I can move the controls by selecting and hitting G or R. But the gizmo no longer shows up. I re-...
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Disable resize gizmo of area light in viewport?

Every time I try to transform an area light I end up clicking on the edge of the light icon and resizing it. This is really messing with my workflow. Is there a way to disable this behavior? I want to ...
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Reset move gizmo to object face or geometry

After rotation has been applied to an object, is there an easy way to re-align the move gizmo back to the object geometry? NOTE : All gizmos in the image are LOCAL, not global. A shows the desired ...
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Gizmo UI looks too small

In Blender my Gizmo looks like this: But everyone else's seems to be like this: I don't know what I messed up. I went over Preferences > Themes but only found settings fo Gizmo colors. How can I ...
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How can I hide just the custom gizmo icon on with a checkbox instead of all gizmo's as my script does?

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Python: Create GizmoGroup for VSE (Video Sequence Editor)

I am currently trying to create a gizmo for the transform effect in Blender's VSE (2.8). However, I can't seem to get it to work. In fact, even though I call window_manager.gizmo_group_type_ensure() ...
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How am I supposed to move only Gizmo when in Edit mode?

Yes.. I know cursor to origin funtion with 3D cursor. but i can't find way to only changing pivot in Edit mode. I want move Only Gizmo in edit mode... like zbrush transform tool. There is no snap ...
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How do I enable custom gizmo display when I move?

I am currently working on a custom gizmo for my add-on. I have a function to move the object (transform.translate). At this point my gizmo disappears and a normal ...
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How to fix transforming an object and its gizmo together in Blender 4.0?

My issue is that I can't transform an object and its gizmo together. Does anyone know how to solve this issue (in Blender 4.0)?
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Operator for 2D button gizmo is not called

I have a simple GIZMO_GT_button_2d that should invoke an operator when clicked upon but this is not happening. I can call the operator directly with ...
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Movement/transform gizmo isn't "flat"

I'm a complete newbie to Blender and have been following a couple tutorials about viewmodel animation. An issue I've run into though is that when I select anything, be it a model or a part of an ...
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Now to adjust the line thickness of the gizmo without changing other thicknesses?

I would like to increase the thickness of the lines in the gizmo, since on some pc/monitor/mouse is really hard click on the 1 pixel lines to do something. I know that there is the property for the ...
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How to display measurement lengths in Blender 2.9?

I want to get this result in Blender 2.9: However for all the tutorials i searched online, all i could find were how to achieve this in Blender 2.8 as shown: I assumed it would be under the gizmo ...
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The gizmo line display is strange

I am using a translation. sorry for the inconvenience. I am using Blender 2.83. The gizmo line display is strange. I'm seeing a bug like the image, but I'm not sure why. I would be very happy if ...
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How to keep gizmos visible when moving objects?

I was wondering if it's possible to keep the axes gizmo visible while moving objects. I know it would be easier to learn was color is axis X and what color is Y, but having the gizmo visible would ...
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Adjust Manipulator/Gizmo Hotspot Blender 2.8

I was wondering if there was a way to adjust the Gizmo hot spots for the axis representers like in Blender 2.79? This is the old setting: This is the new setting: Right now it seems like it only ...
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Align Gizmo with local axes instead of global ones

As shown in the picture, even the cube is rotated, its Gizmo still aligns with global axes instead of local ones. Even when I have set Transformation Orientation to "local". Is it possible to display ...
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View Rotation locked

for some reason, blender locks the view rotation. I can pan with middle mouse, but i can't rotate the view. Neither the rotation with the rotation gizmo (new in blender 2.8) in the top right corner ...
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Transform Gizmo Disappears during Animation (Blender 2.8)

In 2.7x series, when animation was playing, the transform manipulator was visible on the active/selected object. In 2.80, no matter what settings I pick (active tool, widget overlay etc) when the ...
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Make the axis gizmo disappear

Where do I turn off this enlarged axis display?
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Permanently fixate the Gizmo to my mesh

Good Morning. How do I permanently attach the Gizmo to my mesh, so that as I rotate my mesh the Gizmo rotates with it? Whenever I add a new mesh, it's easy to rescale and readjust on every axis, but ...
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Gizmo not always visible

I want to have the gizmo shown when I zoom in (on purple square) on the object further down, in this case. Sometimes you need to be up close when you rotate for precision. I get that the gizmo follows ...
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How to move the gizmo of a section?

How to move the gizmo of a section of to make a scale (NOT relative to the center of the selection)? When I do it with the cursor it crushes all in 1 single point
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My Gizmo is stuck in one place

I am a little new to Blender's controls, but I learned the basics of 3D Modeling in Maya. My gizmo suddenly stopped automatically moving to the faces I was selecting while I was in the middle of ...
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3D axis are gone

The little 3D axis in the upper right corner were gone for months for me, I've tried everything with no results. I hoped that in version 4.0 it would be fixed but still nothing. I have all the gizmos ...
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