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Centre-of-mass at a different location from the object's origin?

So I'm modelling objects where the vertices are aligned to the grid, and I snap the objects to the grid often so it is important that the origin is aligned to the grid as well. Of course when adding ...
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FBX files from 3D Studio Max imports with wrong transforms

Files (in my case sourced from CAD) look ok in 3d Studio Max and Unity, but in Blender, all transforms and origins are wrong (it looks exploded, basically). I've found two people with the same ...
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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I am trying to animate a fbx imported file originally made in solidworks, since it was made in solidworks all the parts are in different layers.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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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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Why does the object change its location after setting origin?

I want to apply mirror modifier. My step: For this example random vertex on eye: What's wrong with this eyeball?
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Origin Points (and Colliders) Not Moving with Armature

I don't know if this has already been addressed elsewhere, but I couldn't seem to find any information on this issue. I'm trying to make a chain of rigid bodies using bones and empty axis(s) with ...
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Out of position meshes imported from FBX

As you can see from the picture, I'm having trouble importing a static fbx mesh from 3ds max into blender. I find out it's because linked meshes into 3ds Max. Is there a way to avoid this without ...
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How to apply transforms without changing the origin?

My object is far away from 0,0,0 point, it has to. The origin point also has to be in the center of my geometry. Every time I click on apply my origin goes to back to 0,0,0 ... how to apply my ...
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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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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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Object expanding on rotation

I am making a model with a hierarchy of different parts, with their origins connected to another piece in the model. I am trying to animate with this model, and a piece is expanding upward as it ...
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Object Orientation Widget

I have a file that has 9 separate objects in it. In Object Mode if I set it to Global, Local, Normal, etc... it's all the same arrow direction. If I go into Edit Mode, set it to Normal on the ...
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“Cursor to selected” does not go to the center of selected vertices

I'm trying to set the origin of an object to be at the midpoint of all its vertices. So my technique is: Go to Edit mode Select all vertices (by pressing A) Press Shift + S Cursor to selected For ...
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How to move multiple meshes to the world origin at the same time?

I have about 50 meshes in my blender scene and I want all of them moved to the world origin. I can do this for each single mesh by going into the world and editing the transform. (See picture) ...
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Can a vertex group be used to define the degree of influence that gravity has on a mesh with no armature?

Can vertex groups be used to define the degree of influence of gravity on different parts of a mesh which has rigid body _Active applied to it? Note: I do not have an armature attached to the mesh.
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Rendered image different than expected

I followed the ice-cream tutorial by cg geek. This is my first time trying blender. I completed the tutorial and on rendering the output is unexpected. Can somebody please tell me what my mistake is. ...
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Why Set origin to 3d cursor won't work?

I've got an object, and want to work on mirror modifyer with it, but I have first to change it's origin point. So I put my 3D cursor where i want to set the new origin point. But when i do: Object/...
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Set keyframes and change origin problem

I want to build this simple animation without switching to different collections. https://youtu.be/OXWZ6dNqdLc From frame 1 - 30 change origin, rotate then set keyframe locrot go to frame 60 change ...
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Stuck transforming around scene origin

In Edit mode I can rotate and scale around the cursor or the median point, etc. as normal. In object mode, I can only rotate/scale around the object origin. I cannot rotate/scale around the cursor or ...
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Add new icon in Blender with python

i would like to add a button for the origins/pivot point, so i do not have to open options ->transform only-> origins... how can i add a button in the new blender 2.8 UI, see the image attached? Thanx
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Align origin rotation to object

How can I align the origin's rotation to the "obvious" rotation of an object? For example, you can see here that the origin rotation isn't the same as the rotation of the empty:
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Origin Point is rotating with the camera

I just have a problem with origin point, I searched for 4 days now and this seems to be the only place where people could help. I cant move objects properly because the axes are not static, they move ...
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Origin to geometry does same thing as geometry to origin

Anyone else got this same problem? I got this tower of blocks which with I wanna do some collision stuff and I try to set each block to have its own origin/center, but when I do "Origin to geometry" ...
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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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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.