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Scale object to diagonal line (Line Snapping)

I would like to scale an object (e.g. an arc) to a diagonal line along an axis (x-axis). How can I achieve that? Line snapping seems to be not working in this case because the scaling changes as I ...
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Why is my icing still going inside my doughnut even after I enabled snapping?

There're 3 identical threads without answers. I'm following the Blender Guru tutorial and I've done everything as described in the tutorial, but as I pressed E to add the dribbles for the icing the ...
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User Perspective (Clipped). What does the clipped mean?

It's the first time I see this and I'm quite sure it's something really simple, but I don't know how to fix it. I probably mispressed a key or something. What's bugging me here is the text that says <...
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Confusion with Snap for polygons (pentagons, hexagons, etc.)

Hello everyone The problem with Snap. Guys, explain what this means, why do squares stick normally (cubes too), but pentagons and hexagons don't? I tried both N-gon and triangles and without filling. ...
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How does Snapping's Align Rotation work in edit mode?

In the snapping menu, specifically when snapping to faces, there's an option called "Align to Rotation". In object mode, it aligns the Z+ axis of the object so it's parallel with the normal ...
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How do you rest the origen for my armature

I've started animating and just noticed the my rigs origen is in the wrong place what I'd like to do is move the oregen back to my rig and not the rig to the origen.
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How does Face Snapping work after Rotating Mesh in Edit Mode

I'm trying to delve deep into Blender's 'snapping with' menu, and I got into a roadblock. I realized that with Face snapping set to Closest, if you rotate a mesh in Edit Mode, the face snapping in ...
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Move image plane from it's midpoint to grid

I'm very much new to blender transitioning from Maya. Going through tutorials and docs. Can't seem to get an answer for this. I created an image plane by dragging my image into my viewport. I want ...
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How to create a vertex at an intersection of two edges with TinyCad?

I'm trying to place a vertex at the intersection of two edges using TinyCAD in Blender 3.1.0, but nothing happens when I: 1 - select the edges in edge mode 2 - right-click tinyCAD>V2X Is the vertex ...
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Snapping Bézier handles on Blender 3.1

Previously, in Blender 2.83, it was possible to snap Bézier handles to each other with "Snap to vertex". When I tried to do this in Blender 3.1, not only was I unable to do it, but it also ...
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Weird bug animating with blender

I was trying to make a simulation with some spheres but every time I play the animation, it snaps to a single point. Any idea why this is happening? https://www.mediafire.com/file/ec5hq5ecwnsbqmw/...
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how could I fit this object into this hole perfectly?

Was messing around with an object i was working on and had moved the object highlighted in the picture out of its space by accident, I then saved and quit by accident and now have no idea how to place ...
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How to script a custom grid and snapping option?

After a half-day of work scouring the API (Blender 3.1), I couldn't quite find something that helps me solve my problem. Questions: How can I draw a custom grid floor? How can I create a custom snap ...
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Snapping stopped working properly after restarting Blender

The snapping tool was working properly 8 hours ago, I reopened Blender to keep working on my project and now the snapping tool is only working with increments, regardless of the selected mode (tried ...
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Translating with snapping and align rotation via Python

I would like to translate the center of the selected cube to the face of the other cube via python but have Face Snapping and Align Rotation to Target enabled. But I don't have a clue how. This ...
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How to snap an object using a specific vertex in Object Mode?

I can change the origin point to the vertex I want it to snap with, but i loose the old origin location. In 3DSMax i could do this simply by hovering over the vertex i wanted to use as a pivot and ...
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stitching together 3d scans

I used polycam to make 3D scans of Kiwanis Cabin. I scanned the cabin in 5 different parts because there's an upper bound to how big polycam scans can be. It doesn't tell you when you're approaching ...
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snap to face not working...below surface overlap upper ones

i ma new to blender...i have two faces...while i enable snap to face with tick the project on to self and project individual elements...and hit g and enable proportional editing...the below surface ...
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When snapping to faces, is it possible to snap with an offset?

I frequently use the snap-to tool modifier, typically (but not always) to the closest face, when I'm modeling clothing. While this is very useful, I consistently have to make adjustments afterwards, ...
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Can I snap the cursor to a vertex which has an armature modifier applied?

Hitting Shift+S provides several options in a wheel, including snapping the cursor to the selection. This works in both object and edit mode. However, if I'm dealing with a model that has an armature ...
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Is it possible to wrap a rigged object to the surface of another one?

I don't know if this is possible, but I have these eyes and mouth that are separate rigged objects that I would like to connect and move along the surface of the face. If this is possible I would ...
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Auto snapping behaviour

When using LoopCut, some vertices snap on each other. I don't have snapping enabled. how can I turn off this behaviour :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM5HK3Pi8Qo
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Blender 3.0, Snap to face + Project individual elements not working as expected

I have started my quest on making donuts. I have remade this doughnut several times and keep finding the same issue. When I get to the proportional edit of the icing object it should snap to the side ...
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Snap not working at all in Blender 3.0.0

I need to move the edge vertices of an open semi-spherical mesh to another large mesh, a short distance away, so as to end up with a properly closed single mesh for 3D-printing purposes. I am trying ...
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How to align annotation to the axis?

With Annotate Line. How to align direction to an axis? Using a shortcut and not set an orthogonal view.
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Can someone tell me why my vertex is not properly snapping to other vertex

I am trying to rig a Minecraft character and today I am trying to make sharp 90 and 127 degree bend. I made 90 bend very easily but in 127 bend I got this problem.
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Snapping to orthographic views on MacOS

Like the title says, I am wondering if anyone knows how to snap orthographically on MacOS without having to press on the gizmo in the top right (or use the numpad) On windows, while tumbling the view, ...
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Snap individual vertices onto plane

I'm trying to snap a selection of vertices (along their individual x-axis) onto the face of a plane. I'd rather not move each vertex one by one. I've tried a number of things from the snap menu but I ...
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Snapping an object in the center of two vertices

In some youtube videos i saw how they selected two vertices of two different objects to snap the object between the selected vertices. But the symbol on the snapping tool doesn't look like something ...
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How to grid objects

I'm trying to make these objects follow a grid to make it symmetrical. Is it possible in blender?
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Can I snap bones only to bones in edit mode?

I'm trying to edit a rig with the mesh visible. When I use snapping, the bones want to snap to the mesh (which figures because they're inside it, so the mesh verts are in front of the bones). Is there ...
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How to Copy Shapes to Keyframes or snap the deformed vertices of the bone?

blender file Demo Join as Shapes: Incorrect results due to pose Vertex Snapping: the result is not normal how to do this?
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What can i do against the slight rotate while snapping one object on another?

I tried practising kitbashing with some small objects. When i want to use the snapping tool, to put an object in place, it rotates slightly. What can i do, to prevent this? the origin is on the ...
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Is there a way to snap geometry?

I am trying to model a protection fence, but there might be an easier way. I want to snap to the other geometry instead of adding vertices and doing it by hand. Is it possible?
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Auto merging/snapping vertices

I've done this a million times and in my current project - i have a L shaped mesh, extruding to fill in with more mesh if this makes sense. i've attached a picture, the 2nd vertice snapped to the ...
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Snapping not working correctly in object mode

So, I'm having this problem that I'm sure is just some setting that I'm missing but I'm not able to find anything about it. So when I want to align the rotation of an object with the angle of another ...
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How to move cursor with a sphere and move it to tangent of the base's upper face?

I am trying to move a sphere onto a face of the base rectangle. I moved 3D-cursor to tip vertex of the sphere and open snap-magnet and active object with align properties but I could not move sphere ...
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Snapping to surface (face) doesn't work as expected

I am new with blender and I am currently following the donut tutorial but I got a little stuck now. I am trying to snap a point to a surface but it just doesn't work. I have spend a lot of time now ...
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Snapping to empties (Plain Axes) doesn't work at closer distances

I have to measure the distance between two Plain Axes empties due to the Measure tool. There should be a 1-inch space between them. But using the Volume snapping method, which seems to be more useful ...
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What happened to "Project onto self"(under snap)

I am following a tutorial from before 3.0. At some point it comes to snapping options, and Project onto self is missing. Or is it hidden somewhere? Help
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Rotating / align a dodecahedron face to a flat plane face - unexpected results

I'm trying to rotate a dodecahedron face to align with a flat plane face. I watched a video see below and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhx6C6wGVns When I rotate a dodecahedron's face to align with ...
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How to snap my mouse cursor to vertex for the first click?

I want to cut my model half. How to snap my mouse cursor to vertex for the first click?
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How to turn on snap, how to enter global xyz-values for origin points and 3d-cursor and more

I'm new to Blender but used to work in Softimage and Maya for many years. I have a few questions: Is there a way to turn on snapping, so that when I move my selection it will keep snapping to ...
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Issue blender 3.0: Snap to face (can't find any working answer anywhere)

I am on Blender 3.0, new to it and there is something that I quite don't get. I changed the snap settings as the image bellow. And my selected object won't snap to the top face on the Z axis of the ...
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Snap Vertex to Edge (2.93.2)

I'm trying to orientate a dice. The vertice A should be on top. I'm trying to achieve that by adding a cube and then orienting the edges along the cubes. I want that the vertice (A) snaps to the edge (...
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How to snap/align to an edge procedurally?

With the srinkwrap constraint I can snap/align one object to another object's face (aligning with it's normal) or vertex. How can I snap/shrinkwrap an object to another object's edge aligning the ...
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Making the texture brush snap to the surface and lower distortion on stroke

I've been searching for some kind of option or addon for making the texture brush snap or slide across my mesh to make any lines made equal in size/thickness, but it seems like I just can't find the ...
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Weird snapping - can't seem to connect the sides

I'm new to Blender and I'm trying to edit an object I extracted from wow. I have successfully extended sides and snapped points to others but when I try with these they end op floating or jumping in ...
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Is possible to use "snap to grid" when using a camera in perspective?

"snap to grid" only seems to work if I'm using the orthogonal view, if I use it on perspective mode, my objects move way too much. Or, there is a way to move objects only cm by cm in ...
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Align one set of Vertex to another set of Vertex

this is my very first question to the group and obviously a new-comer here. I have been searching for a way to do this but cannot find an answer (i might be asking the wrong questions). I have two ...
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