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Using a vertex as pivot point with multiple vertex selected

I am try to transition to Blender 2.8 from Maya. Would love to move but running into so show stoppers for me. Am mostly doing modular assets so grids and snapping are essential. Example. I have a ...
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Snapping tool malfunctioning on aligning faces of the object above (editing) to the Object bellow (Body)

Snapping tool works only on Vertex but the faces go inside the object bellow it, any suggestion?
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Snapping a randomly oriented face to another randomly orientated face?

for the life of me I cannot find an answer to this seemingly easy operation. In CAD there's this command called "align" where I can simply align points on a polygon to the other points of a polygon, ...
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Snap Viewport Camera?

There's a navigation option in 3Dcoat where you can just hold the Shift button while rotating your view and it will snap to nearest elevation (front back side etc). This renders the need for ...
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Animating is a struggle due to my obsessive-compulsive disorder, is snapping bones(ex.) in the air a possibility?

This is my first post here, so I apologize for any possible formatting issues. I've recently gained an interest in animating, and get the basic idea, but it's tediously slow to do due to my obsessive-...
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Snap to closest vertext in object mode goes to bounding box

My blender used to snap to vertex at closest to the object. But suddenly it snapped to closest vertex from bounding box. They said it is an expected behavior, but how to restore the behavior back to ...
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Move and extrude axis locked?

Introduction I am new to blender in general but got half a dozen CAD-Systems in my toolbelt. While I am used to each system having it's own quirks Blenders idea is quite different from a classic cad-...
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Snapping and edge loop cut

What is best way to snapp vertices when I add edge loop in retopology for instance and they don't snapp.I take every vertex and hit G to snap it.
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How to keep vertices from snapping to to wrong-side of mesh when retopologizing?

I've got a mesh that I'm retopologizing as a practice-run to get used to the motions, having followed the method described in this video by FlippedNormals. Using 2.8, and settings are as follows: ...
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Snap to grid lines when moving verticle acros the path

I need create new verticle on path in point where grid and path are crossing. How I make it: 1. Select points 2. RMB and subdivide 3. Select new verticle 4. Shift + V to move across path 5. Trying to ...
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How to change snap UV grid

I'm trying to snap UV into little units. Even if I did mange to change the grid size and snap correctfully in Modeling window, I cannot find a way to do the same in the UV Edit window (even by ...
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“Selection to Cursor” Why it's not working nomally

I made two UV Spheres like this make Constraint-ChildOf insert rotation keyframe of target after few frame, I rotate target sphere and insert keyframe And then, when I try to "Selection to Cursor" ...
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Snap scaling doesn't behave like expected

For some reason I can't snap to a specific point. I want to snap the orange line (with scaling) from the first image, to the line below it. But as you can see in image 2 it scales way too wide. I ...
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Why can't I snap curves vertices to vertices?

Widgets with help of which you deforming curve became orange instead of red. And magnet is on and mode is set to vertices. But vertices can't be snapped to each other.
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How to align and snap objects?

Hi everyone! I have to create this temple on Blender and I have no idea how to snap objects in this precise way. The biggest problem is how to snap the cubes with the green cylinders and cubes with ...
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How to snap and align 2 objects

Hi! I'm a beginner learner and I'd like to know how to snap these three objects. I'd like to snap the two cylinders with the different faces of the cube. The short one on the left and the highest ...
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Add box snapped to other object verticies

I want to add a plane or a box laying on top of the other box or boxes. Like tabletop resting on table legs. In some of the cad or 3d modelling tools I can turn on vertices snapping, and add a box ...
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Python script to snap selected object to cursor

anyone know python script for Object>Snap>Selection to Cursor? (Assuming I have the object selected)
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Snapping using translate

Im trying to translate a vertex in 3D space while it should snap to closest point if it finds one. I have tried with all the snapping parameters listed in the API can’t seem to make it work anyone has ...
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Any way to click and drag the pivot point?

Maya has a great feature that lets you enter a mode where you can click and drag the pivot point to wherever you want. Blender as far as I can tell only lets you move it to 2D cursor or current ...
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Snap all vertices to grid when translating (not center of selection)

I have a simple 3D model where all vertices are on the grid. The model origin and 3D cursor are both on the grid at 0,0,0. I have Absolute Grid Snap turned on. When I box select and translate it only ...
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3D Medical implant designing and Printing - Perfect Adaptation to Surface with Complex Geometry

I want to make a patient specific implant for 3D Printing. I have the stl model of the patients mandible and i have designed the basic shape of the implant. I need the Implant thickness to be 1 mm ...
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Cannot find how to turn off snapping to view?

Trying to snap vertices to faces, which works, using projection. But they also all project to view. How do I just snap as I move down, onto faces?
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Why rotation with snapping is not working?

I am trying to snap edge in edit mode to selected object and can't do it easily though. It only snaps in one view. I've tried to enable/disable "Align rotation with snapping target", but still ...
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How to snap an object onto a face of another object?

I have a pentagon with a square inside of it with a very specific position inside the pentagon. I need to duplicate the pentagon 12 times and snap it into faces of a dodecahedron, which is a solid ...
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Precise scaling in Edit mode impossible?

[ [ I turned on the edge length indicator in Edit mode, but apparently it gives false (rounded) values, since the vertices don't align. In this example I tired joining 3 tetrahedrons around a 345 ...
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Using Lego Digital Designer and Blender

From what I heard, I think that the Lego Movie made their lego models in LDD, and than exporting the models to Maya, and using maya to make subsurf models. I think that they found a way to make their ...
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Why is vertex drawing ignoring grid snap settings?

If I want to draw some vertices on the ground plane, I seem to have to place the first vertex with Ctrl+RMB (not Ctrl+LMB as the manual states), then Extrude the rest of the vertices using E, which is ...
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How to snap an object to another without moving origin?

Say I have two cubes. I want to move one entire cube so that one of it's vertices snaps to a vertex of the other cube, WITHOUT having to faff around moving the origin of one of the cubes. Is this ...
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Shrinkwrap snapping wrong way?

Why isn't my new mesh staying above my sculpt? I started around the nose area and it was originally on the outside but very quickly after creating just a few more faces they stopped snapping to the ...
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Aligning 3 complex human faces

I have read and seen tutorials about how to snap faces together in Blender (faces in the 3d-mesh sense, like vertex, edge or face), but I am trying to snap 3 different sides of a human face together. ...
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One object on top of another

When I want to put one object like a tree on top of the other object like a ground, I can do it with eyes and put a little of tree inside the ground, also I can use snapping and align it exactly on ...
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Does Blender have the equivalent of Photoshop Smart Guides?

I'm doing my first blender tutorial. I want to extrude a face to create an upper lip but I don't want it to be larger than the lower lip as I extrude. In photoshop this is easy because the smart ...
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Fixing fake rotation

I've got a model, which after importing from CAD has wrong rotation, but in blender it has rotation equal 0,0,0 . I need to correct "visual rotation" to correct model rotation. Do you have any ...
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How to copy a surface of an object

just simple and quick question, is there a way to make a plane object like text to copy surface of another object, like in the picture?
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How do I remove overlaps on both same mesh and seperate meshes? v2.8

I have many meshes that have overlaps, some overlap themselves and some overlap others. I think I may be able to get rid of the overlap on two different meshes using the knife tool as a cooky cutter, ...
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Grid size missing in 2.80.75?

According to this answer, it should be located in overlays: But I don't see it there: Where can I change grid size? Edit: It seems this bug (or feature?) manifests only in Quad View. In other views ...
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How to turn off snapping while tumbling (3d rotating) in sculpt mode?

When I 3d rotate around my model as Im sculpting (I do this with middle mouse button), it does this annoying thing where it snaps to front side and 3/4 angles... I searched the forums and manuals ...
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How do I properly work with the grid

I'm working in centimeters because that is what UE4's unit scale is. My problem is when I scale a wall segment to be [304.8cm or 10ft] I'm no longer aligned to the grid properly. Am I going to have to ...
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Snapping with 'median' part has a bug in 2.80?

I know that snapping with 'median' option works like above picture. But it works differently in Blender 2.80 like below picture. Is snapping buggy in 2.80?
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Is there any way to snap a face of object to other face of other object without addon?

I tried to snap red face to blue face without addon but failed. Is there any way for me?
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How do you change where an object is placed when it is created?

When you add an object in blender (cube, plane, etc), it always positions the object at the 3D cursor. I know you can move the cursor or snap it to another object, but I wanted to know if there is a ...
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snap object by using its vertex as reference

i attach the screenshot. There's a box and a yellow dot (next to the box , near top left corner/vertex) . The yellow dot is the origin point of the box itself. I want to move the whole box by using ...
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How can I snap edges to grid lines?

I am very new to Blender and I'm having some trouble with grid snapping. I have absolute grid snapping enabled. If I select an edge or edge loop and attempt to snap to grid, it snaps in the correct ...
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How to snap to vertex on an unstraight/uneven axis?

I'm trying to mode the selected edge so that it's aligned with the vertex below. As you can see all the similar edges are uneven, made with the knife tool. If I hold the red arrow on the gizmo I can ...
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How to get cursor snap status in python?

Is there a way to determine if the cursor /object is currently snap on object? In this case on the face:
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How do I limit the movement of an object to two directions?

I'm trying to get a 'rigged' mechanical arm to move in 2 certain directions: Some other objects in my Blend-file are able to go in a certain direction using transform constraints. But this won't ...
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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?