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Questions tagged [snapping]

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

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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 ...
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Is there a Snap option in the Graph Editor?

I want to move my vertice #2 up to the Y position of my vertice #1. Is there a Snap option that would allow me to do it? I can't see it on the horizontal menu bar, perhaps I'm blind... Thanks in ...
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Missing dynamic transform snapping in 2.8? [closed]

I have downloaded the Blender 2.8 Alpha2 from the 21 September 2018. There I tried to snap my object to the current visible grid. This was supported in 2.79. Also the documentation of 2.79 confirms ...
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Vertex coordinate monitoring during Transform

Is it possible, for example, to monitor the coordinates of a vertex while rotating the mesh? (monitored vertex is moving in a circular fashion, providing it's not on the global/local rotation axis) ...
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Absence of snapping (coordinate matching) in nested platonics

Is there a way to easily snap vertices known to lie on the surface of a sphere ? In these cases the Z axis vertices are aligned at spawn, and no snapping occurs at the selected vertex, while rotating....
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Snapping vertices in a particle system

The idea is to snap the four (selected) polar vertices to each other while scaling the particle (meeting snap point, in this case, is the coordinate center). Eventually I'd like to make the sphere ...
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Snap cursor - wrong positioning with three vertices

Again, I have a quite strange problem: my cursor snaps to the wrong position when used with three vertices. For testing purposes, I made an equilateral triangle: As on the third figure, when all ...
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snap edge to edge in edit mode

Pls see my attachment , i'm in edit mode and i want to move the selected edge along the red arrow direction so the edges will perfectly snap and overlap to target edge ( vertex A will snap to B). I ...
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Fixed scale snap increment

How do I lock the scale snap increment to +/- a specific value? While scaling a object using snap to increment, the increment is 10% of the current scale. For example, with a object with scale [0.1, ...
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How to snap to the point of intersection? [duplicate]

This is what I'm trying to do - Thanks!
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Align orientation in Pose Mode

I'm trying to do a simple manipulation that I'm doing every day at work as a professionnal animator. My experiance is with Motion Builder and 3dxMax, but I'm learning Blender on spare time. I just ...
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What snapping technique to scale edges out to be exactly upright in this case?

I'm wondering if there's a snapping technique I could use to get a scaled edge ring to be exactly straight up and down? I can just scale and guess, by eye, that the edges that get scaled out are ...
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Snap to vertex projection while sliding an edge

I have made a staircase by creating a simple mesh with two faces per step. The general volume of the stair is a rectangle as visible in the top-left editor. Then I extruded the top of each vertical ...
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snap to object with mirror modifier

i create a simple shape (see the attachment ) then i just simply apply mirror midifier to have a complete closed object (the original object is the one in wireframe shading). Now i add a plane and i ...
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how to move an edge along it's normal but snap in world space?

Here's my example. I have a vertical plane and above it a plane angled at 30 degrees. I want to move the horizontal edge of the sloping plane along it's normal, keeping the 30 degree slope intact, ...
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Problem with Snapping

So, I'm working on this house with oblique walls. I can't properly make the vertex just move along the Y axys and snap to the lower line, as it snaps along the Y axys but doesn't stop exactly ON the ...
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Align rotation with the snapping target, on a different axis?

I am stacking quite a few tall objects on uneven surfaces. To accomplish this I turn on Snap during transform, Snap to Face, <...
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What is the best steps to snap the torus to floor level?

I create a basic torus and at default setting the torus will not lay on ground level (z=0). So i tried couple way to snap it to the floor and couldn't get the efficient way to do it. Can someone show ...
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Draw perpendicular extrudes by left button mouse clicking?

Blender has this cool feature where you can select an edge and left click anywhere on the grid to produce quick extrudes. However, the extrudes can't snap to a perpendicular ( 90° corners) shape. Is ...
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Snap object to the center of another object face

Hi I got a Cube and a Cylinder. What is the fastest way (minimal steps) to move the Cylinder, so the center of the bottom face of the Cylinder will snap to the center of top face of the Cube ?
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Move and rotate STL assembly to snap similar faces together

I apologize if this has already been asked, I did a quick search but couldn't find it. If so please link me. I have created an assembly of stl files that when 3d printed look like this: (object in ...
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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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Can't snap two objects without space between

I can't snap two objects. It's always make space between them. I found this answer, but these 4 steps taking me little long. So i am asking, if there is faster way to do this. Snap is on vertex and ...
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Retopology - move vertex + snap to model

I am attempting to retopo a face using bsurface, this is working ok for now but i would like to know if it is possible to ajust the position of the vertecies while it is snaped to the face the ...
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Scale and snapping … something doesn't work

I have a problem with snap and scale. I follow the tutorial on this forum. but it doesn't work for me because when I try to achieve the border that I want to reach, my object goes on another ...
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Selected to cursor on one axis

I have a problem that I still haven't found an easy solution to, I have ways to handle it but it would be interesting to know how people handles this. Basically I have a situation where I want to use ...
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How to find the rotation components between two similar trirectangular tetrahedrons?

I have two trirectangular tetrahedrons like on the following screenshot. My goal is to find the roll pitch yaw rotation components between the two. One of them has its 3 orthogonal edges along X, Y ...
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Is there an addon for making the timeline BPM-based?

I've found one called Rhythm 1.0 but it seems it no longer exists. Anybody know of something similar? Thanks!