Questions tagged [snapping]

Use this tag for questions related to precisely positioning objects with the snapping tools.

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Is there any way to make the measure tool snap to grid instead of only to vertices?

What I've come to realize is that although the measure tool is good, it's not entirely reliable in certain situations, and can give a person the wrong impression about a mesh. For example if you want ...
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Component Snapping?

What are the steps to Component snap? example: Silo hotkey is SHIFT+~ It allows alignment of face, edge, vertex to be moved to the exact height of a different face, edge or vertex even if the mesh is ...
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Where is “Absolute Grid Snap” option in latest 2.8 release?

Where is "Absolute Grid Snap" option in latest 2.8 release? It's not in the snap settings options?
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Snapping a Mesh edge to a plane edge

How can I snap these two edges together? I am new to blender and have searched every question related to this problem, but the solution involving turning on snap mode, making snap target "closest," ...
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DWG/DFX plans snapping and modeling

I have been using 3ds max as my main program for archviz. Due to a change in workplace I no longer have access to a licence and have been looking for a free alternative and found blender. My usual ...
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How do I attach 2 objects if one has been appended from another scene?

I am working on a character and I made the hands for it in another file. I appended it to the file containing the character. I am trying to attach the two together, but they are 2 separate objects in ...
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Easy way of snapping Objects and Faces to vertices? [duplicate]

I`m trying to migrate to blender (2.8) but can't figure out how to simply snap a face or faces or objects or edges etc based on vertices (see example below of how it is done in 3dsmax) as the gizmo ...
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How can I scale a UV Island within a precise border in my low-res texture?

I'm having a bit of a specific issue that I can't seem to find an answer to. For context, I'm trying to apply a low-res pixel texture to a blocky (Minecraft) character model. However, this model has ...
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Snap tool seems not working for edge loop?

i can use snap tool for boundary edge, but for edge loop, it does not work. all the settings were same when it works. And if i select the bottom capping loop, double tap G, the snap tool does not ...
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Snap vertex to face along a non-perpendicular direction

How do I move a vertex along an orientation that is not perpendicular to a target face, and make it snap onto that face? I.e. I want to move along (constrain movement to) an axis that is not ...
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is there any way to make annotations snap to a mesh?

Is there any way I could use the grease pencil snap to the face of a model/plane? For example: but then if I change the perspective the annotation is floating where it shouldn't It would be much ...
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Align object's orientation -rotation, transform, and scale to another object's orientation

I am using 2.8 and am wondering how do you align or snap an object's orientation to another object's orientation that has a different location, rotation, and scale- in a quick tool like way such as ...
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How can I align the 3D cursor to a face / polygon with python

I'm currently trying to align the 3D Cursor to a face / polygon with python on Blender 2.8, to snap one object on the surface, but I don't know how can I achieve that, currently I'm using this as a ...
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Snap transform pivot inside of selection

I'm a Modo user trying out Blender 2.8. This is what I am trying to achieve: Make a selection and activate the Transform(Move) tool Snap the transform pivot to one of the vertices in the selection ...
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Align Empty to center of face (2.8)

I try to snap a Empty to a face. I turned snapping on with the following settings: Here is a video of what is happening (including holding the control key) How can I snap a empty to the center of a ...
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I'm having problem with adjusting the pivot of an Object

How to translate or rotate Pivot of an object and keeps the pivot in the adjusted direction, please help if anybody knows about this.
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vertex slide and snap not working together

How can I modeling these case more efficiently? This post is an extended question from the link above. I have covered the efficient way of doing indent in the previous question. Like the GIF above, ...
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Data Transfer artefacts in Blender 2.79

part of my loop, which I am trying to solder with a mesh is displayed incorrectly. and, if you move the mesh with the DataTransfer along the surface of another mesh, then the loop becomes incorrect ...
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How to use surface snapping on a wireframe in 2.8?

In 2.7x we can snap to the surface of an object with max draw type set to wireframe: However, as of 81a7f6c848 this no longer works; the target object must have a ...
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UV Editor; alignment of two meshes

here is a new topic I can not solve. I am using Blender 2.80. At UV Editor I would like to align vertex from one Object to Edge of an other Object. I tried snap incremental. But each vertex will ...
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How do I snap to an interstection

I have two walls that meet in the corner, one is at an angle and the other is square. I would like to be able to drag the selected edge up to match the angled wall. I want it to align exactly because ...
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Keyframe Snapping Blender 2.8

I can't seem to toggle the keyframe snapping off in Blender 2.8. I'm making an animation with grease pencil and I can't do that with one frame per second so I need to toggle snapping off so I can ...
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Snap to object in another viewport

I'm trying to select an edge/face/vertex of an object in my perspective viewport and snap it to an edge/face/vertex of an object in my left ortho viewport. When I drag my mouse from the perspective ...
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Snap to alignment with other vertices (implicit grid)

I could not find anything like what I'm thinking, though it is hard to search for 'snapping' without getting a lot of mixed results. What I'm looking for is an add-on or behavior where the vertices ...
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Snapping copies of an object to every vertex of another

What I'd like to achieve is a python script that when run, copies an object eg. some tree (preferably not cluttering up the object list), to every vertex of another object that works like a 'grid' ...
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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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Snap all vertices to their closest grid intersection

Is there any way to snap all vertices of a given model to their closest (x,y,z) point where the grid intersects? I know that if you activate "Snap to grid" when moving vertices they snap to the grid, ...
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Can I snap to face during transformation in animation?

I have this character with eyes on a body that I want to be able to squash and stretch. I am using "snap to face" when moving the eyes, but when use proportional editing on the body (later on I will ...
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How do I create a nice miter joint between these two pieces?

I would like these two pieces to meet up at the correct angle so there is no overlap and no distance between them. I'm used to sketchup where I would have been able to use the snap to intersection ...
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How do properly snap faces

I have tried over and over to get snapping faces to work. Occasionally it works and I have no idea why. But it seems the main problem is that it always wants to snap to the MIDDLE of an object. Even ...
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Fastest way to snap two faces together by aligning their centers in non-standard orientations?

In the attached example, I moved the origins of the two shapes to the center of the desired faces. The objective is to snap the cube's face (where the origin is moved to) to the slanted face. ...
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Is there any way to rotate a vertex so that it snaps/aligns to a non-radial edge?

I am trying to figure out if there's a good way to rotate a vertex so that it lines up with an edge that crosses the path of its rotation. It's not a radial edge, so I can't just snap to one of the ...
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Object alignment/Pattern Object/Smart Guides in Blender

Now I started with blender it's been a couple of days and I haven't found a way to do this, tried searching on google and youtube but couldn't find something that satisfies what I'm talking about. ...
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What's the shortcut key for snapping pie menu in blender 2.8

Just a quick question, what is the shortcut key for snapping in pie menus? If there is none, how to set one? Really appreciate it, thanks!
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Why are these extra grid lines appearing?

how would i reset the grid so there aren't all these other lines. Sometimes this causes remove doubles to not work and grid snapping sometimes isn't precise. For example i'll add a plane after ...
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Is there a UseCase for Snap to Volume?

By now, I have probably tried every snap-setting that Blender has to offer. I can say that most of them are truly useful. But for the life of me, I cannot figure out a possible use for the Snap to ...
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How to snap plane center to a static vertex?

I want to snap the center of the circular plane to the vertex of the tetrahedron while rotating the cone around the origin (keeping its' peak in the origin). I have made a vertex at the center of the ...
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How to align an edge to another one it's connected to

I'm pretty sure this has already been asked before, but for some reason I can't find any relevant info. I basically have a surface with a certain shape, with an area of faces in the middle of it ...
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Change grid size in blender 2.80 beta?

In older versions the way is the following But in 2.80 beta by default there is no even option "Display" which should contain "Scale". So how to find it?
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Snapping two objects together via vertex selection

I'm a game developer and I'm using the Christmas break as an excuse to finally learn blender. The 2.8 update is fantastic and I'm enjoying it so far. However I have a question and I want to know if ...
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snap perpendicular to an edge/line like in CAD

I want to add an edge from A to B and i want the line to be perpendicular to the target edge. so it should make 90 deg angle like in the image. How to do this ? do i need addons ? Does anyone know the ...
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Edge slide and snapping to vertex on a cilinder doesn't work with the custom transform orientation workaround

So I was trying to slide a vertex along an edge, as shown here Is there anyway to snap to vertices while using Edge Slide with Clamp Off? But my problem is that is not giving me the point of the ...
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Snap to vertex or edge does not work

I want to join two sides of an object. 1. I used Knife Project to mark both sides of the object with a circle. 2.Then I deleted the marked faces. I selected the edges of the hole created from the ...
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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 snap while beveling an edge

In picture 1 I beveled the edge A into a curved one and then added one loopcut aligned with the end of the bevel (red circle). Then, Pic. 2, I am trying to bevel the second edge in the same way as ...
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Snap during Transform - Any way to have it set independently in UV/Image Editor?

It seems snap settings are considered global, that is, changing the setting in one editor affects all other ones. I'd like to know if there is a way of treating them independently between different ...
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Trying to figure out a proper way to Snap

Well, my evaluation of potential switch from Maya to Belnder continues and I got another question and this time about snapping. On the attached picture I want to align all the green verts to the red ...
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How snap in 2.5D like in 3dsmax?

looks like Blender dont have 2.5D snapping, I can make this using Shift - X shortcut for Lock Plane but this is not permanent and i need press the shortcut all time, then my question is if exist a ...
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How snap object to X, Y or Z-axis?

I am a Blender n00b and have this beginners question that I can't find an answer for. I'm following this course by testedpancake on YouTube to model a car. In part 7 of his tutorial he is extruding ...
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How to choose which origin vertex to snap from?

In the picture below I am moving the higlighted cube to the left along y and have closest vertex snapping enabled. This is in object mode. As you can see, Blender has circled the vertex that it is ...