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Move object to 3D-Cursor but only on one axis

I often find myself in situations where I want to move an object to just one specific coordinate of the 3d-Cursor. Like in below example I want to move a wheel along the y-axis to the center given by ...
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Move another mesh along a surface when animating

I am trying to make an animated lock tumbler and the key pins should move along the contour of the key. My goal is to move the pins up when the key passes underneath them by using some sort of snap ...
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None of the other questions about snapping answer my question

I'd like these faces to snap together and they will not do so. What am I doing wrong? Here is a gyazo link to a gif since I cannot figure out how to upload the mp4. https://gyazo.com/...
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Fitting rods into a wooden truss (cut off edges)

I believe to have a very simple problem but I'm somehow too stupid to solve it. I want to fit a wooden rod in between two plates. To do so, I need to cut off the top and the bottom end so that the ...
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Skewed Object Origin

I'm working on some imported files and ended up with an object that has it's origin point extremely rotated. I can't apply transforms to remove the rotation, and I can't find a way to have the ...
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How to align face to face

I have face snapping on. Instead of snapping face to face the mesh rotating and moving here and there. Any addon or good way to align face to face. Which work perfect and easy way. Thanks
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Straightening Lines without Straightening Iron

Thanks for looking this over in advance. Hopefully pictures describe this somewhat well- but I'm looking to take the guess out of my guesswork here and have lines which are "perfectly straight&...
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Set edge of an object at a precise distance from another

I'm totally new with blender, and I want to measure the space that is present between the center of an object and a second object: the first object is a road, and this is its center: the second ...
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How to snap Origin to selection instead of closest element?

I've been trying to get Blender's pivot to work more like Maya's with snapping. What I'd like to do is snap the pivot point of my selected object to a vertex of a target as shown below: However, when ...
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How to snap 2D cursor to vertex in UV editor? [duplicate]

I'm in the UV Editor and I've UV-projected my object there. Now I want to move the 2D cursor to snap to any vertex of that object. How to do it properly? I tried to turn on snap and set snap to vertex,...
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How to align vertex selection to an edge/vert?

TL;DR: how do I get my vert selection to align so that the two circled verts align in the Z axis? edit: to make my question clearer, I'm looking to move all of the selected verts such that the two ...
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How to snap all vertices to face(s) of another object correspondingly only by Z-axis?

Here is what I have: "Grid"-object at the top another modified at the bottom So how to snap 1 to 2? Thanks.
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Snap vertex along axis to edge?

Is there a way to move a vertex along an axis for it to then stop when it reaches the angled edge and snap to it. When I try to using the snap tool, the vertex just goes past or does't reach the edge ...
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How do I cut an unwanted remaining of an intersection? [duplicate]

I have intersected a cylinder with another. I have removed the faces the way I wanted and everything worked. Now I am trying to remove the layer of the 135 ° cylinder that intersects with the other ...
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How do i align diagonal beams?

I want to align the diagonal beam so that the top right part is connected the same way as the bottom left part (as shown in the left picture below), so there is still a bit of the diagonal beam ...
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How to place objects on top of another object and join their geometry

I have 2 objects. I want to put the dome right on top of the cylindrical ring. How do I do this so it's pixel perfect? I need to do this for 3D Printing purposes. Later I plan to join them together ...
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Perfectly snaping and aligning two objects by face center using the least possible steps?

I want to be able to perfectly center and align one piece of geometry to another that is at an arbitrary angle. The following screenshots demonstrate better what I'm trying to do: Does anyone know ...
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How to set snapping hotkeys in blender 2.8

I am trying to set up a few custom hotkeys for ease of access. I want to set up v to be point snap and x to be grid snap. So far if I hover to the snapping menu and try to bind the hotkey there it ...
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Snap vertex without deforming mesh

Summary of Problem I would like to be able to move vertices, without deforming the surrounding mesh or edge, while snapping to another vertex or move it by a specified unit distance (Not percentage). ...
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Align Object to Face & then Center to that Face

I'm trying to align an object (a cylinder in my case) to the 'center' of the nearest face. I attached a gif image of what I got working so far which aligns the center of the object (and it's rotation)...
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cycles render producing only large pixelized images worked fine a moment ago

1)when i try to render a simple image this happens. didn't before. I blender render still allows this to look like a toothbrush. all snapping off target. if thats a clue
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Timeline keyframe interval snap

Is there a way to make it so that keyframes snap to an interval (for example, every 5 frames), and cannot be placed between them?
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How do I use the snap tool without having my objects intersect?

I'm a beginner blender user and I'm trying to do some of those famous shape such as donuts and I'm trying to make the shape of dripping icing, but when I use snap it intersects with the other part. ...
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What is the trick for getting grid snapping to work?

Using Blender 2.90 now, with hopes that it might be more functional than 2.83. All I am trying to do is have objects snap to the grid when moving, rotating, and resizing them. Here are the steps I ...
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Snapping by increment doesn't seem to work in blender 2.8

I'm new to blender, but my problem is that when I use the snapping tool, it doesn't always work in blender 2.8, and idk why. Nearly every video is on an older version of blender and says that holding ...
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Snapping to face doesn't work

I"m following BlenderGuru's tutorial for begginers. I'm at [This video] [1] [1]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmSgsaNSQ6s&t=2s . But I can't snap the vertex to the face. I have snap to face, ...
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Custom Snap On Mesh

I'm new to Blender. Is it possible to create a custom snap (in unreal this would be a socket, in Revit it would be a Pipe Connector)? I want to create some pipe fittings so it would be useful to ...
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In my Blender 2.82a the snap function is not working

I was trying to learn Blender starting from the beginner tutorial of Blenderguru on Youtube where he tries to make a doughnut. In one part he tries to use the snap function to make the icing droop ...
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How to sculpt mesh while enabling snap to surface?

In Zbrush, apparently there is a feature where user can sculpt with snap to surface enabled. Are there any same alternatives that I could try on blender? I want to use this technique to retopologize ...
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How to snap to a face with axis constraints?

I'm trying to work out a problem that's best described visually: the problem. I'm trying to snap a vertex to where its y-axis contraint intersects the face of another object, which apparently doesn't ...
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doesn't seem like absolute grid snap works for Imperial units

It doesn't seem like absolute grid snap works for Imperial units. Please see video... https://www.dropbox.com/s/cyu2clfrax2mc8c/OtwEw7f4e0.mp4?dl=0 Perhaps i'm missing something
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Multiple Reference Points for Grease Pencil Guides? [2.82]

I was just wondering if it's possible to add more than reference point to a guide for grease pencil objects. With one reference point, the radial guide basically snaps your strokes to a one-point ...
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Snapping multiple vertices but picking which one is primary

I'm having trouble figuring out how to snap multiple vertices but selecting by which one the position of all of them is adjusted. Right now I can't be precise because I'm not able to align edge to ...
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Attach STL to object with gravity for best fit

Hi I am an orthodontist (I straighten teeth with braces). I have an stl file of a brace and I want to attach it to an stl file of tooth. I want the simulate gravity of the brace along it's z axis so ...
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Retopo: automatically snap newly created vertices?

When creating new edge loops during Retopology is there any way to automatically snap the newly created vertices to the surface? Right now I select each newly created vertex and make sure it is ...
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How can I make snapping and select face 3D

My snapping isn't 3D. When select for eg. Face the square (in the photo) isn't 3D, and that makes snapping so hard, because my icing passes through the donut.
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How to change the sticking side in Snapping?

I have such an object How can I change the side of gluing ???
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Snap snapping object centre to face rather than face to face

I'm doing Blender Guru's donut tutorial to learn blender. I have added the plane and now want to get the bottom of the donut to touch the top face of the plane. However I have tried many different ...
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Enabled grid for 2d animation

Absolute beginner here. I would like to make a very simple 2D animation using Blender, but am stuck at the very basic level, I don't even manage to enable a grid. I have searched the internet a lot ...
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Annotation not snapping in EDIT mode, works fine in OBJECT mode (using Bsurfaces addon in Blender 2.8)

https://youtu.be/47LF4o0hkXY?t=611 Im using Bsurfaces addon like in this tutorial in Blender 2.8 At 10:11 if I draw an annotation in EDIT mode does not snap to the mesh. It works fine in OBJECT mode....
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Cannot precisely shrinkwrap with subsurf on

I modeled a skin of an animatronic whale to build. I need to shrinkwrap stringers and formers onto the skin for a precise fit. All meshes have subsurf modifiers on. If I put the shrinkwrap first, ...
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How to snap to geometry for the measure tool

Is there some way that I could make the measure tool to snap to points on an object to get more accurate measurement. Like if I'm trying to measure the distance between two object, is there some kind ...
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Blender Snapping problems

Does anyone know why The blender snapping is not working correctly for me? I'm trying to snap a cube onto another cubes edge and everytime It "snaps" it goes below it, Tilts it, etc. It never works ...
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Snap Peel Object

can somebody show me an example of what exactly does the "Snap Peel Object" for Volume option in the Snap Option menu, what changes in snapping behaviour when I check on "Snap Peel Object"? Thanks to ...
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Rotate a group of 6 objects to align 3 points (each on a different object) on a plane

I have 6 rectangular blocks that I want to rotate as a group so the bottom 3 vertices (each are on a different block) end up on the same plane; in this case the global X-Y plane. How can I do this? ...
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Blender : can't snap to absolute grid

I have a single vertex (point) in 3d space. Its position is random, somewhere in 3d space. Now i just want to snap it to any grid point (grid on ground level or Z=0). I activate 'absolute grid snap' ,...
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Is it possible to snap to grid when doing an inset?

When insetting a new face is it possible to have it snap to grid? I've got everything else (moving, rotation, scale) snapping to grid. Thanks!
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Weird Face Snap During Retopology

I have apply decimate modifiers on a sculpt and trying to retopology, but i have experienced some weird face snapping while i want to move the vertex as shown in the gif, may i know what may be the ...
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Snapping to vertex outside selected object

Modeling a house, say I have to copy lots of the same window to openings all the same size. The modeling of the actual window is slightly complex: frames, grilles, sill etc... When the time comes to ...
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Is there a way to move objects in the viewport and have them collide with other objects in the scene?

I'm trying to dress a bookshelf setpiece with a bunch of models of books, and it's really tedious to try to get things like slanted books to rest right; to get a book to rest on the edge of another ...

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