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

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Missing dynimaic transform snapping in 2.8?

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!
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How to use edit mode, vertex snap to a edge/vertex/faces group selection in a proper way?

I'm a 3ds max user, and there are so very much differences in the way that blender implement the snapping tool. I wish to know how to make a simple "move-locked parts(polygons, edge, verts) using 3d ...
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I don't understand the options under “which part to snap onto the target”

Could someone please explain what the options under this section mean? I am specifically referring to the "Active, Median, Center, and Closest" settings. For example, in the image, you can see I have ...
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How would industry-professionals approach this? [closed]

I am trying to figure out how professionals in the animation industry would approach this sort of building. If you take a look at the green details of the windows, those are a separate object from the ...
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How to snap an active vertex to a face

I'm trying to slide an edge along it's normal and snap the active vertex exactly on the face. I'm trying in the GIF with face snapping+active on but it doesn't work. It it somehow possible?
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How can I get Blender to snap vert using grab command?

So I am taking a short course modeling house on Udemi. I noticed that when I use extrude command it is very easy to snap to another vert. However, at one point we need to subdivide (basically one vert ...
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Copy part of a mesh with an edgeloop as starting point

the red circle is the exact same size as the edge loops of the three holes... how can i get a copy of the selected mesh matching rotation and position of the holes...? i tried to snap with all ...
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Attaching faces of 2 tetrahedrons

I've learned some Blender and using it to model geometries with 4 isosceles triangles folded into tetrahedrons. The triangles are not intended to fold into complete, closed tetrahedrons. I'm hoping to ...
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Rotating local axis to 3D cursor

When rotating an object, how do I snap one of its local axes to the 3D cursor? In other words, how do I make that axis point directly to the 3D cursor? A practical example: I want to make the center ...
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Snap to empty point in space

Sketchup has this snap function whereby the cursor can snap to an empty point in space that has the same X, Y or Z coordinate as a certain vertex somewhere else in space. As soon as the cursor comes ...
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Snapping to grid get's messed up after scaling down vertexes

I've been reading about snapping to grid and hopefully I'm doing it right. Switching form units to meter measurements and setting the grid scale accordingly. Turning on Snap during transform and ...
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Vertex snapping with axis constraint (like in 3ds Max)

In 3ds Max there is an option for snapping with axis constraint so I can snap like in the image on the right side. Can I do this in Blender? In this case custom orientation isn't working, only way I ...
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How to snap edges to some other edges?

Consider the following: I want to snap the edges of that smaller part to the edges of the bigger part: Using the snapping tool will let me do this, but will change the shape of the whole part. I ...
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Cursor to selected not center?

I have several faces selected below. However when I CTRL + S and choose "cursor to selected", it doesn't snap to the exact center of the selected faces - it's just slightly off? See below
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Snapping not working at all

I can't get vertex/edge/face snapping (or even grid snapping) to work in one blender file. I have tried this file in 2.79 and 2.79a. If I open another .blend file snapping works fine. I have saved/...
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How do I attach these arms to the torso?

So I have made a torso and arms and I need to attach the arms to the torso. I have made sure the shape of the faces I need to snap together are identical, and they are on the same z level, so I can ...
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moving bone along a mesh - snap to nearest face position & normal angle?

I'm following an face eye-rig tutorial instead of following his manual-route, I chose to use blender's snapping feature to place bones around. Although the bones do snap to mesh's face, the bones ...
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How to snap an object to another object's edge

How to snap an object to another object's edge. I'm trying to find a more accurate way to place this object so that the edges are touching. I want to do this so that in my next step I can perform a ...
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How do I snap objects to edges in version 2.79?

I'm a beginner/newbie. How do I snap objects to edges in version 2.79? Thx for help, Michael
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Precision of snapping to vertex

How could I pick which vertex in scaled object should be snapped onto vertex? I can only snap the other vertex of the arch to the wall vertex I would like to snap like that(i can only achieve this ...
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Modeling and animating bow-tie knotting

I'm trying to model and animate the tying of a bow-tie. I'm using an armature to deform a mesh for the bow-tie. My biggest trouble is controlling the armature carefully enough to get a good result, ...
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Snapping with custom translate modal

does anyone know if it is possible to have a custom modal translate (such as the code below) but also have it respect blenders snapping? ...
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How to change the grid snapping values for every axis individual?

I would like to change the grid values per axis, to get individual snapping values direction constrained. Current situation for a grid in blender: Scale for x,y,z = 1 (Objects moves using value of 1 ...
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How to rotate an object while snapping its vertices to an axis?

I want to rotate an object about the Z axis. But I want the faces and/or vertices of the object to snap to the X or Y axis (or grid?) as I rotate it. I've tried using the 'snap during transform' tools,...
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how do i align these 2 objects?

I was making a gas mask on top of a face, so for it to fit just perfectly, now that it is complete, I have to transfer the completed mask on to the main models face, but I am not able to fit it ...