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A question about snapping

I am trying to snap my this 3D model to this particular edge using snapping but when I try to do that. Not only does it only move the edge selected, it doesn't snap the two edges together, how can I ...
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How can I Align a Flat Surface to Three Vertices?

I have a grid object (or flat surface) and 3 vertices. I want to align (move or reorient) the surface to 3 points/vertices so the 3 points should be on the surface. How can I do this?
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Collectively snapping multiple selected objects, so their relative positions stay the same

If you have multiple objects selected (meshes, vertices, e.t.c.), and you use the 'Snap To' menu (shift+s), and choose one of the 'selection to ...' options, the effect is the same as selecting each ...
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How to snap during rotation?

I'm trying to complete a tutorial, but have accidentally created something in the wrong orientation. As the aforelinked depicts, I'm creating a structure which necessitates exact alignment. However, ...
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How do I snap object edges to other object edges?

I have two meshes, grass and wall, and I want to snap their edges together so there isn't any holes in the mesh when I combine them. This is what I want to accomplish: . It was done manually and it ...
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How to quickly select object vertex and snap that object to another object vertex

When using AutoDesk Inventor, there is a option called "Grip Snap" where you select a point. Go to another object and select a point. You then move the original object to where you selected. ...
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Basic I know, but how to I extrude and align these surfaces to a face or edge?

I've tried doing a search but can't find anything outside of basic extruding press E. Not sure what terms to use. I'm trying to modify an existing model I have and finally got a block in here, but can'...
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when I zoom in or out the xyz location effect with increasing and decreasing,

I just want to stick with the number 4 meter with the axis if I zoom in or out
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Accurately rotate plan to snap to another

I'm trying to get to grips with Blender for arch vis, having usually used CAD software. The snapping is particularly illogical and seems overly complex. I have two plan drawings which I'd like to ...
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Align rotation to target using the normal of one of the faces of the rotating object

Hello Blender community, I have been struggling with this problem for a couple of days and decided it was time to seek help from more seasoned veterans! I am building a hollow ring segmented into 8 ...
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Shrinkwrap vertex group of modified model to vertex group of shape-key'd Source model

I am working on modding a player character for a video game. I duplicated the character mesh, added geometry and modified it a good amount to make it les generic and more defined for muscle and body ...
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How to unsnap/ detach the pivot point from the 3d cursor

I have tried to search up on this but none of the tutorial I find helps on my situation. The solution I have tried: options in the “Set origin” and options in the “Snap” in the object panel. Video ...
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How to snap bottom face of cone to top face of cylinder

I want to make something similar to an arrow. How can I snap center of base of cone to center of top face of a cylinder? I tried every option near the famous magnet icon and also the combinations with ...
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Fix Snapping Rotation in Edit Mode

I'm using Blender's snapping feature to add hex bolts to an object, in edit mode. I've turned on snapping, Snap with Center, Snap To Face, and Align Rotation to Target. But for some reason the bolts ...
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How to rotate a mesh until one of its vertices touches a face?

How do I rotate a mesh so that one of its vertices snaps to/touches a face? I want to have it end up looking like something in the image. The "mesh" I'm referring to is the selected parts. I ...
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Snap cubes to each other

I am trying to snap the center of the face of the cube to the center of edge of the rectangular prism as shown in the picture but I cannot do it. Can you describe me how? Yes I know the magnet icon ...
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How do I rotate an object to a specific axis?

The object (the weird shape) has been rotated and I want it to line up with an axis again. Rotation in Blender doesn't snap like it does in Sketchup, so I tried snapping it to an object (the cube) ...
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How to automatically snap every vertices around a mesh?

I'm doing retopology on a mesh I sculpted, and sometimes certain vertices aren't placed correctly. Just moving them a tiny bit is enough for them to reposition correctly on the mesh. Is it possible to ...
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Addon or Script to Cycle Snap Type via Keymap?

I have been doing a lot of work recently in blender where i am constantly cycling between Face, Edge and Vertex Snapping, i wondered if there was a way to Cycle through the 3 options with a keymap (...
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Extrude cylinder into complex shape

I know this probably an easy thing, still learning basics of Blender. I have a 3D-scanned object and am trying to create a base for it. I've simplified the scanned mesh as much as I can without losing ...
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Snapping vertices to vertices of different plane

I am looking to create an effect where I have two planes snapped to each other, where, when one scales up on the z-axis, the other one scales down so that the sum of the two (or three, or four) always ...
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Vertex snapping issue

Blender 4 Trying to slide an edge and have the vertex snap to nearest but the sliding vertex just slows down as it gets near the target vertex. I can do it the slow way and not slide the whole edge ...
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How to put flat shapefile of a glacier on top of 3D landscape/terrain

I have imported with the add-on BLOSM the terrain showing a glacier in the Swiss alps. Additionally I imported with BlenderGIS the shapefile of the glacier shown in the terrain. Now I want to snap ...
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Scaling and snapping problems

I want to scale my object so that the red points line up with the blue points. I tried snapping and moving the left points together and then scaling the right red point to the right blue point, but it ...
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How do I snap the 2D cursor to the origin point using python code?

I'm trying to snap the 2D cursor to the origin point(u=0,v=0) via python code. Initial state: Final State: Could anyone help me do that using python code?
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Snapping or Shrink wrapping only a part of an object to a specified place on another object

There are many videos of snapping whole objects to another. I can snap a cube to a cube. But it all seems to fall apart if I want to do something more complex like snapping only one face of an object, ...
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problem snapping on the face

I am doing the blender Guru latest Donut tutorial, I am trying to model the icing on top of the donut by proportionally editing it, with the option snap to face activated. The icing mesh keeps on ...
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Blender Grid Scale Setting Issue

how to set grid setting and UV grid setting in blender in power of 2's (1.0, 2.0, 4.0,8.0,16.0)meters for creating modular assets.
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How do I snap an existing edge onto a mesh?

I'm trying to snap this edge onto this face so it can countour onto the mesh, but I don't know how to.
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Snap to Increment while Scaling

Introduction Hi there, I'm using blender 3.6.4, using manjaro linux. When I move the default cube around in a new project, it doesn't snap to anything, when I go into the top bar and enable snapping ...
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Weird snapping when adding loop cuts during retopology

I am new to retopologizing and facing issue with snapping.it seems to be snapping to the mesh according to view and not according to the actual geometry anybody know how to get rid of this or is it ...
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Snap edge to vertex by dragging one side of the edge?

I would like to drag a vertex, in such a way, that the moving edge snaps to another vertex. Below shows what I'm doing now. I drag the vertex to the right until it 'looks okay', but I really want that ...
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Z axis won't line up perpendicular to object's face/vertex when snapping to vertex, how do I correct this?

What I want it to do is on the right (simpler octahedron object) but for some reason, it behaves terribly for the other complex object on the left. Each of the 8 faces behaves differently but to some ...
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Snapping to increment: I'd like both Rotate and Scale to work in the same increment as Move, instead of 1/10 the increment

Basically I'm trying to make Blender work sort of like MagicaVoxel (I have my reasons), making it so that a cube will snap to a fixed increment for Moving, Rotation and Scale, say 10 cm. Moving works ...
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Plane lock depending on the orthographic view you're using?

Quick Ask: Does Blender offer an adaptive axis/plane lock in orthographic views, similar to Rhino's 'project snapping to CPlane'? Plane locking is using a command like SHIFT-Z to restrict movement to ...
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Why is my mesh refusing to snap to a specific object?

As you can see in the image, when I try to extrude the line of edges on the left, all of the edges except for the one piece (Why only that one?) snaps to the object on the bottom, instead of the ...
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Why is the Knife Tool not snapping to specific verticies?

I wanted to make arches for a car. I'm trying to cut the mesh verticaly (like on the second photo), but the knife doesn't snap to the verticles on the arches. Although, it does snap to verticles on ...
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How to align perfectly with snapping?

I have a cylinder below and on the top a sphere. I want the sphere should align on the cylinder so that the sphere below part goes inside the cylinder. Below is the reference image drawing. I tried ...
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How do I turn on snapping for node editors by default?

I really like to keep my nodes snapped to the grid. I am a psychopath about it. But one thing that I hate is that I have to manually turn on snapping everytime I open Blender. Is there any way to keep ...
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Vertex snapping not working in edit mode. Proportional editing is off

Blender 3.6.2 I am unable to vetex snap in edit mode to any vertex belonging to the same mesh. Before the screenshot I had other separate objects in the background and it will snap to their vertices ...
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How do I align my object with the ground?

I'm new to Blender and created a gas stove knob model (to replace an old one that came off) to 3D print, but my model is not aligned with the ground. I think the rotation is slightly off, as well. ...
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How to snap mesh onto another and have all its faces snap onto its surface

I am not quite sure how to word this well so apologies if it comes off as confusing, but I am looking for ways to snap a mesh onto another mesh, but having it snap every part onto the mesh's surface ...
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how to make a radial array on a sphere in blender

I know how to create a radial array on a flat surface. i need someone with skills and imagination to understand I want the array to sit on a sphere and conform to the curve of the sphere(wrap).
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Snap to face problem

I am just startying to learn Blender and I've encountered an issue I can't manage to solve. I'm trying to place a circle onto a curved mesh. Normally it shoul snap onto it but no matter what i try the ...
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Why is vertex snap not working

Snap does not work if the mesh is behind another model. As far as I remember, this was not the case in previous versions, and in X-Ray mode it was possible to use snap, no matter how many meshes were ...
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How do you snap knife to vertices obstructed by faces?

I made this mesh by applying a boolean and now I want to cut parallel with the top of the hole. The Loop Cut command won't snap to the point, so I'm trying to use the Knife tool and cut through the ...
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Ctrl+Right click create in edit mode, not snapping to face when Xray mode is enabled

I'm trying to do some retopology and I use the Xray mode a lot for this. The strange behavior is for example: Have the High poly mesh ready. Create an empty mesh object, and tab into edit mode. ...
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Scaling edges loop along themselves to a plane/grid

I have to move the edges loop along themselves and align them in a plane Is it possible to achieve the same result as in this video on blender? scale constraints edges
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How to Snap Cursor to Selected, but accounting for the Modifier result?

Snap Cursor to Selected places your cursor at the selected vertex of your mesh (or the mean of multiple selected vertices). The trouble is that sometimes the vert ...
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Connect 2 vertices with a cylinder

I'm working on a chemistry project where I want to create some atomic structure. In order words, I have two atoms and I want to connect their centers with a bond (cylinder). I was thinking about ...
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