Questions tagged [snapping]

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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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lining two objects up

I have two 3D scans of a tunnel that I made polycam. The tunnel has two corridors that run parallel to one another. The problem is that I can't get them to run parallel to one another in blender. Here'...
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vertex snapping gives constant spoecae between two objects

i have enabled snap vertex vertex and why does the model snap after leaving some constant space https://drive.google.com/file/d/143CwGySMbXsEKMI2IPVawxatC8LToxaV/view?usp=sharing
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How to fold a box?

I posted a question yesterday, today I'm here again with another stupid problem. I'm sorry for the dumb questions, but I'm trying my best to learn how to use the program with what I have (I'm def ...
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How can I reattach her hand?

I created a new hand for my character but I can't seem to reattach it perfectly. I've tried snapping the vertices of the hand with the character and it won't snap. Is there a way to attach the arm so ...
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Snapping won't toggle, stuck on 'Increment' behavior

Out of the blue, I have been encountering an odd behavior when using trying to switch between snapping modes. No matter what snapping mode is selected (Face, Edge, Vertex, Volume, etc), the snapping ...
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How do I merge extruded faces with an existing face

I am modeling a head shape to make a helmet and I want to merge two faces together to fill a gap. I’m using the mirror tool on half of the face so everything is even, and on the front of the face I ...
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How can I rotate at custom snap increments?

I need to rotate multiple objects in set degree intervals, rather than typing it out for each object, but I would like it to be bigger increments than the default 5 degrees. Is there a way to change ...
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auto-align during snap to face. Surely there's a trick

there's not much snapping going on. can not even incrementally, vertex by vertex, achieve an semi auto-align
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Restrict vertex movement to surface

I have some messy boolean geometry that I would like to bevel without retopologizing* (similar to this). This requires moving very small or skinny triangular faces to avoid overlapping faces. I've two ...
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How to exlude something from snapping without hiding it

is it possible in edit mode to exclude a mesh object from snapping without hiding it? I need it to be visible as a reference but without being snappable. I have seen others asking that in this forum ...
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Is there a quick way to snap a mesh to the cursor, at the selected elements of the mesh?

I find myself often needing to align meshes to a certain point that isn't one of the mesh's origin. It would be convenient if I could use the selected elements of a mesh as if it were the origin of ...
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Changing grid size affects only move snapping but not ring cutting

I would like to snap rings to increments of the grid. I changed the grid size in Overlays (blender 2.93.) and turned on "snapping to increments". While the snapping works correctly for ...
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Aligning\snapping something to the world\global axis?

In Blender, is there any way of automatically aligning something to the global axis, automatically snapping it to it, or restricting movement to it? I'm looking for something that's the equivalent of ...
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Snap isn't working properly

I can't understand what's going on. I used snap to face with project individual elements, and I used proportional editing to stretch the vertices; but it doesn't work. Here are screen grabs showing my ...
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can't snap using blender

it's really driving me crazy when I followed the tutorial he was making the icing dribbling but it didn't work with me, it was like stretching but the part where I pulled the icing disappears, I can't ...
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How to disable snapping for knife project?

I am trying to cut two different meshes A and B with the same polyline P so that I can join A and B afterwards with no holes or anomalies. I am using the knife project tool and this works quite well. ...
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An equilateral triangular pyramid from four equilateral triangles - Using Snap [duplicate]

An equilateral triangular pyramid from four equilateral triangles. How to model this type of object using the snap function in Blender? Please, share your expertise regarding this type of modeling. ...
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How to get the array modifier to snap to vertices?

Overview I've created 9 tiles I can snap together to form a surface with a hexagonal pattern. I can manually snap them together, but this is quite tedious. The Array modifier seems promising, but I'm ...
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how to use snapping?

I use blender 2.9, i'm trying to create a donut, everything works fine until I try to stretch the vertices of the icing in order to create a dribbling icing, I used snapping face with project ...
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Is auto_snap's functionality publicly extant, or do I have to implement it?

bpy.types.SpaceDopeSheetEditor.auto_snap is an enum of different modes describing how transformed keyframes should behave. However, it does not seem to auto-apply ...
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How to snap faces of two objects perfectly

I'm trying to align the "rope handles" foot to the plank, so that the two faces are perfectly aligned, I believe its called. This is tricky because there might be answers in forums but I ...
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Not snapping properly in edit mode

Recently I’ve been doing the donut tutorial by the blender guru. But when I try to make the icing, it goes through the dough part. It seems that only the vertices are snapping to the surface.I’ve ...
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Snap to volume doesn't work

I can't seem to get snap to volume to work properly. It snaps to face instead and toggling with the options doesn't work either. Any help? I'm trying to rig a character and the bones snap to face ...
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How to snap two solid cylinders together

I want to join two solid cylinders ('rods') together (end to end) without the need to move one using Grab via trial and error. I tried using Snapping>Vertex also Edge and Face without success. I ...
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Rigid body - objects randomly snapping together

I've tried playing around with substeps and solver iterations, and the collision shape + margin. Nothing helped yet. The size of the objects are 0.08 x 0.01m
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Trying to snap child objects's vertex groups to bones pose

I got a model in a stiff pose full of properly named vertex groups and an armature with a pose and an animation that have the bones with the same names as the vertex groups, but all of the bones are ...
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Why is my "Align Rotation To Target" Option no longer showing?

Above is the snapping options menu open. For some reason, the option "Align Rotation To Target" is no longer showing. It should be between "Backface Culling" and "Project ...
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How to handle the light(area)

Now I'm practicing the blender. There is problem when I handle the light I want fit the plane light to the window, but I can't snap the light vertex. Is any other way to adjust the light to the ...
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Apply map topography to my NurbsCurve?

I'm a newbie and I'm working on a race track based on my neighbourhood. So I used GIS addon to download my area as an object with topography. Then I made NurbsCurve following the track I'd like to ...
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"snap to face" going nuts on me

so i'm following the Donut tutorial from Blender Guru (on youtube) and everything is fine except "snap to face" option behaves a bit weird. things look completely normal from my point of ...
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how to move one object and snap this object of center pivot to another? [closed]

I'm a blender freshman.I'm curious how to move one object and snap this object of center pivot to another?
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How to use Snap to assemble objects together

Firstly I am using v2.92 and have viewed the suggestions listed after I entered the title in which I could not find an answer. I have now, at last, created all the parts to my VERY FIRST 3D object (...
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What is the fastest way to snap a bone to an object origin?

The GIF I took above shows how to snap bones to the origin of objects using a 3D cursor as a medium. But at some point, I felt tired of this manipulation. In other common modeling or placement cases, ...
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Why snapping works so strangely?

I want to snap this plank's face to another plank's face, but I have distance between them.
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How to snap object back to its original position

After moving some objects particularly along the Z axis I would like to be able to snap them back to their original position. I have found a previous thread for 'snapping' an object back to it's ...
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Aligning and snapping two cylindrical/round objects by their central axis [duplicate]

What is the sequence to select two cylindrical (or round) objects, and snap together with their central axis aligned? Thanks!
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Restricting surface area for snapping to other objects

Sorry, new to Blender, but not to CAD or other 3D programs, but not familiar with terminology used with Blender. I would like to be able to define "snap points/surfaces" that would allow me ...
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Snapping issue with rotation turned on

I'm having an issue with the snap tool. Everytime I try to snap two objects together, if I'm using the option "align rotation to target", the one I'm trying to snap goes through the other. I'...
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Object rotated in the wrong direction while snapping

I'm relatively new to Blender. I'm trying to snap an arch for a door into a face of a building (a cylinder), but everytime I try, it goes sideways. Im'm using snap to face (closest) with "align ...
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Snap rotation doesn't work

I am trying to rotate the object precisely on the z axis. I have activated the increment rotation snapping but it looks like it snaps it to the wrong axis: The object was made by spinning a Bézier ...
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how to change snapping degree

I want to snap my object (cylinder) like this But what i got I use snap to face, snap with closest, and the align rotation & project individual element is on. I tried to move the main point (the ...
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How to set a different snapping option for Translation and Scale

I need vertex snapping: closest, scale active, move I really struggle to enable the closest and active options, they either turn on while closest or active... I ...
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Is it possible to project onto face during snapping in the direction of the cursor?

I would like to project the vertices of an object onto the surface of an other. I know how to do that using the snapping tool. However, a drawback of this method is that vertices are only projected ...
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Clipped Icing in Blender Donut Tutorial

I am having an issue with Blender Guru's tutorial. When I try to make the dribbles with face snapping and proportional editing, my icing clips. I have seen a few work arounds but I really want to find ...

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