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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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Is there a rule for where the origin point should be when modeling?

During modeling my origin point, (object origin) has moved and it has me wondering where the best place to put it is. When modeling in Blender is there a general rule or suggestion for where the ...
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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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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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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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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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Camera is offset from path it is following

The camera is constrained to follow a path, and both the path and the camera are far from the origin of the scene. I can see that the camera is being offset from the path with the same offset it had ...
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Move the origin point to the cursor in Edit Mode

I have a model where I would like to rotate an area of the object, in this case a mouth of a ordinary beast along a defined point, marked here with the 3D Cursor. And I am trying to move the selected ...
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move object without changing origin

I have an armature which has its origin at 0,0,0. I want to move the armature so that the lowest zvalue of it's bounding box is placed at 0,0,0 using python as shown below without changing the origin, ...
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Set object origin to minimum Z (set to floor) (using examples from @TLousky)

I'm working off examples found here: Getting global axis value of the vertex with the lowest value (and other from @georges and @tlousky, many thanks!) I'm working off a csv example and an 'set Z ...
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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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Center cursor in python script?

I am getting an error when trying to center the cursor in a python script ...
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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 do I set the location of the 3D axis?

I am new to Blender, so this is probably a common question. The origin and the 3D axis indicator are in different locations. This affects how modifications applied in edit mode via S and mouse drag. ...
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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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Object Transform Origin to Geometry Floor

I have about 400 different Plant models. I need the origin to be at the very bottom of the plant so I can plant them at the correct height when I export them to Unity. Is there a faster way to do this ...
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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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Origin point different in editmode / objectmode

Edited due to comment by Serge L. I'm following a tutorial to make a worm shaft - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVTOSOKpx6I In objectmode my object has it's origin set to the 3D cursor, which is ...
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Send Object To Origin

What is the shortest way (or a shortcut key if there is any) to move the object to the origin?
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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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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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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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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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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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Blender 2.79: Apply location snaps origin to the object's original location

Hi, I am encountering an issue in Blender 2.79 when I try to apply the location of an object. Every time I apply the location, the origin is reset to this random point off to the side. I'm guessing ...
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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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My mirror modifier doesn't mirror on x axis and rotation shows 0°, I applied rotation already

Hello i have a problem with my miirror midifier it currently looks like this: I don't know what's the problem on google it says that i have to applyrotation but i already did and doesn't fix this. ...
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How to add another option to set object origin hotkey

I have a script that sets the objects origin to the center and the lowest point in z of the object. Everything works and I have it in my own custom tab under tools. But how can I add it to the ...
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How can I fix a distorted character mesh?

I changed the origin of my skeleton, and nothing happened at first so I positioned the character as I wanted. But when I advanced the keyframes, it completely messed up the character's mesh and I can'...
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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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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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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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Mirror in the wrong axis [duplicate]

First of all, sorry for bad English... I got a Problem with the mirror modifier... The origin of my object is set to the 3D-curser, which is in the center (0, 0, 0). When I mirror my object, 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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How do I set object origin normal to a face?

I have the following object: How do I modify the origin so that the origin has the X axis normal to the face shown, but the object itself remains in the same position in space?
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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 can I scatter things apart? [duplicate]

How can I select multiple objects and spread their origins apart from each other without scaling the objects themselves? I have several fragments of a shape that I want together at the first keyframe ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Messed up origin point [duplicate]

Sometimes after I do some modifications with model or duplicate and do some modifications then the origin point of the model goes out of the model and it becomes hard to rotate/scale and do anything ...