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Setting origin of empty “group” object

I have an object that consists of 2 meshes. To group them, I have added an Empty object and added my 2 objects as children. I have then put the 3D cursor where I would the origin of the grouped ...
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Reason for twisted rotation?

I have a case, and I want to close its lid. However, when I set the rotation, the lid doesn't close as I expected, but instead rotates in a weird way, and I don't understand how to change this. Here ...
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Origin keeps warping character rig

Every time I try and apply automatic weights to my character's foot, it seems like the origin is messing up the rig. I tried setting the origin for the mesh back to its original place, but to no avail....
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How to move a cube on a plane

I'm using blender 2.8 and my simple scenario is: a plane and a cube mesh. I want to move the cube on the plane without using the G command on the ...
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Is it possible to set an object's origin with bpy.ops.transform.resize()?

I would like to scale an object with object's origin in a certain location. Is it possible to set an object's origin with bpy.ops.transform.resize()? I’ve examined the official API documentation, ...
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How do I change where imported objects appear in the world?

All objects I import go the center of the grid. Is there anyway to change this.
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How to create a pole to follow and empty with arbitrary origin

I want my "pole" follow point B from point A with no stretching, this way Intead of this I get this: How can I follow the point B using the pole, keeping the point A as origin, and keeping the ...
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Change origin of collections

I am trying to animate a fbx imported file originally made in solidworks, since it was made in solidworks all the parts are in different layers. In order to change the rotation pivot I need to change ...
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My mesh goes nuts when I try to move points [duplicate]

In edit mode I select a row of edges (alt+click), when I try to move the row with "G" it pulls points that aren't selected. I have tried to fix this any way I know how. (Including changing the origin ...
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How to move 4 objects symmetrically outward/inward on the same origin?

I have 4 cubes symmetrically placed at the 4 corners of a plane and I want to move them along the x/y axis outward/inward the center of the plane witch is also the origin of the 4 cubes? Here is the ...
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How to set origin to joint location?

I have cut a hand into pieces. Now I wish to set the origin of each piece to the bone joint of the given body part as seen on the picture. I know I can place the cursor on the joint and set the origin ...
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Origin is not in the horizontal middle for a model which I “overlaid”

I'm trying to set the origin of a mesh to the center. Originally the rocket and the launcher were stacked over each other: I have "put" the rocket into the launcher. I have used Object -> Set ...
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Moving an animation parent's origin?

I'm very new to Blender (and animating in general). In the animation I'm working on, there is a parent object with a lot of children. Unfortunately, I placed the origin for the parent in a bad ...
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The origin of object changes when exported as .obj and opened in unity

I have set the origin / center of my mesh in Blender as I need it to be: Then I export it like this as an obj: When I then import the obj in Unity, it looks like this: The center / origin is strange....
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Setting the location of my object

I have accidentally applied the location of my object in blender and my object has now zeroed out. How do i fix this?
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How to move the origin of a parent without moving the children?

I have a parented object and I want to move the origin of the parent to the 3D cursor. However, when I do so, all the children of the parent move in relationship to the origin, even though the parent ...
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Set multiple origins to geometry? [duplicate]

I have lets say 5 individual vertexes objects with the origin all set to the centre of the screen. How could I set each vertex to the geometry of each vertex?
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Setting mesh's origin in python (2.8)

If I create a cube, the origin is originally at the center of mass. I know how to move the origin to the center of one of its faces using the interface, but how can I do the same thing via Python?
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How do I set the origin of a mesh to the center of its axes-aligned bounding box?

Do not flag this as a duplicate. The answers that are out there on similar questions contain shortcuts which do nothing in my version of blender (2.80.0-git.3dc9da3a74ee-windows64). Furthermore, they ...
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How to recenter origins of objects on one axis

I want to use "Origin to Geometry" on multiple objects but only move the objects' origins on one axis. How do I do this?
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how to move origin point to center of object

I'm wanting to move the origin (widget) to the center of this object. The object (mesh and bones) was appended from a previous animation, and it looks the same in my animation. I have tried shift ...
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Location relative to parent's origin?

For a model I'm working on I need three cubes that are parented to each other to form an expandable column that moves on the Z axis. I've got a much more complex model for a robot but to simplify ...
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How to Change the Origin when moving a Collection Instance

I have created an Collection Instance, when I try to move it, the origin(to snap at vertices or edges) is far away from the object, I want to set it. In the image, the Collection Instance is selected,...
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What causes these black streaks along certain (concave?) edges?

I have a model with an open mesh terrain surface and some closed building meshes – when rendering in Cycles I'm seeing black streaks along some mesh edges. On the building models it seems to be ...
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How to rotate only origin?

how to only origin rotate ? The object will remain in place. I want it in the picture example.
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Change armature origin in 2.8

How can I change the origin of an armature without the body melting? I'm working on a FBX armature in 2.8. I've tried all the set origin choices but nothing works.
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Origin of selected group of vertices is in odd position, why?

The pictures are pretty much self explanatory: Points of the circle are clearly equally distributed but still when I select them all in edit mode the origin of selection is not at the center of the ...
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Scale edge loop

I've been out of Blender for over a year and trying to catch up on it again. I have created some bent tubes by following a Nurbs Curve path with a circle and then solidifying it. After doing other ...
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Shortcut for setting origin to vertex

I find myself doing the following quite often: go into edit mode select a single vertex press Space to enter the search menu type cur select ...
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What is this dot?

I think this dot is the object's cursor. This is a cornice profile that I want to attach to a curve (path) and bevel. It appears the dot attaches to the curve path. Can this dot be moved to the corner ...
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how to print the centroid/origin of an object?

I am trying to re-center an object that I have imported into blender. I have set the object origin to the Center of Mass of the object, now I want to translate the object so its' center of mass is ...
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Trying to animate but its animating all objects

So I'm trying to animate this robot and I had the animation down, it worked just fine, then I went to go to another animation and when I got back to this one it was all wonky. It was like it was ...
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Common origin of multi mesh character

I want to set the origin/pivot point of a multi mesh character to the feet of the character. I tried making an empty object as the parent to all other objects (and armature) of the character and have ...
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Blender 2.80 - Select Multiple Objects Not Working

I tried to select multiple objects using in select box mode, but it is only selecting the active object (the one that the origin point mark is showing). What will be the cause? Is that bug or is ...
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Is there a way of having Blender reset the 'origin to geometery' automatically?

At the moment, when I resize or modify an object, I manually click Set Origin -> Origin to Geometry to recentre the manipulators in the object's bounds. Like so: My desire is to have the origin ...
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Cannot set pivot point for circle

I have a circle This circle was created from long cube using a Simple Deform modifier. The problem is than I cannot set pivot point directly to the center of circle. I've tried all the set origin ...
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Exporting to Unity - Origin problems

I've noticed all my objects exported from Blender (FBX) have completely wrong origins when in Unity. My Blender scene is made up of multiple objects which are spread out all over the place. What's ...
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Why cannot I override the context for bpy.ops.object.origin_set()

I ran the following code to reset the origin of Cube: ...
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Why does parented to bone object copy location of tail instead of the head?

If you parent any object to the bone in pose mode ALT+P and then clear its origin (ALT+G, ALT+O), object moves to the Tail, which is a bit strange, because Head is the origin of bone's transformation. ...
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Move origin of all objects to same Y value

I am making a Font in Blender. I have modeled it as OBJ files for my 3D Rendering Engine, however I discovered the centers are all incorrect... the origins are at the origin of the world i modeled ...
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How do I reset the transforms of an object to the original values?

I think I accidently pressed something, and now I have the origin of the object away from the origin of the world, although, my other objects are working fine, and they "originate" from 0,0,0. I tried ...
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How to efficiently flip and copy a part?

I'm trying to make a tank and after I finish one of the catapillar treads, complete with all the wheels, I need to mirror it for the other side. What I'm planning to do is set the origin to the middle ...
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How to fix relationship lines?

Sorry i'm new to blender so i dont know how can i word this question better. I just learned that these dotted lines relationship lines. So i guess they show parent-child relationship between objects ...
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Placing cameras on the scene

I am trying to place my cameras generated, on the scene. Instead it is being placed on the origin. I am stuck here and need guidance as to how to place on the scene in 4 different locations on the ...
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the faster way to move pivot or origin in object mode

Pls see the image, It should be simple : In object mode, i want to move the pivot (transform handle) to the other end of the curve. I'm thinking this should be done by simply drag the axis (transform ...
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Why does the bottom face of my box render black in Cycles?

My scene has a box 45 m × 45 m × 10 m in height. The bottom face is located at Z=0. In the viewport render the bottom face renders black, when it should render white like the other faces. If I move ...
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Changing an objects origin just changes its location

Whenever I try to set the origin of this patch of grass to the 3D cursor all that seams to happen is it moves the object location to the 3D cursor. Whats happening here?
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Armature Origins Wrong?

I feel like this question must have been answered, but I can't seem to find the answer here or on blender artists. Maybe I don't understand the issue well enough to google the right terms. I'm having ...
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3D Manipulator/Origin behaviour issues due to 'Displayer Modifier'

https://youtu.be/lXeRm33Xi8E The 3D Manipular/Origin of the individual vertices are not correctly visually displayed. After the 'Display Modifier' is checked in an Armature Modifier to display the ...