Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [snapping]

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

1
vote
2answers
27 views

Snap transform pivot inside of selection

I'm a Modo user trying out Blender 2.8. This is what I am trying to achieve: Make a selection and activate the Transform(Move) tool Snap the transform pivot to one of the vertices in the selection ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

Align Empty to center of face (2.8)

I try to snap a Empty to a face. I turned snapping on with the following settings: Here is a video of what is happening (including holding the control key) How can I snap a empty to the center of a ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

I'm having problem with adjusting the pivot of an Object

How to translate or rotate Pivot of an object and keeps the pivot in the adjusted direction, please help if anybody knows about this.
1
vote
1answer
35 views

vertex slide and snap not working together

How can I modeling these case more efficiently? This post is an extended question from the link above. I have covered the efficient way of doing indent in the previous question. Like the GIF above, ...
2
votes
1answer
20 views

Data Transfer artefacts in Blender 2.79

part of my loop, which I am trying to solder with a mesh is displayed incorrectly. and, if you move the mesh with the DataTransfer along the surface of another mesh, then the loop becomes incorrect ...
3
votes
0answers
57 views

How to use surface snapping on a wireframe in 2.8?

In 2.7x we can snap to the surface of an object with max draw type set to wireframe: However, as of 81a7f6c848 this no longer works; the target object must have a ...
0
votes
2answers
28 views

UV Editor; alignment of two meshes

here is a new topic I can not solve. I am using Blender 2.80. At UV Editor I would like to align vertex from one Object to Edge of an other Object. I tried snap incremental. But each vertex will ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

How do I snap to an interstection

I have two walls that meet in the corner, one is at an angle and the other is square. I would like to be able to drag the selected edge up to match the angled wall. I want it to align exactly because ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Keyframe Snapping Blender 2.8

I can't seem to toggle the keyframe snapping off in Blender 2.8. I'm making an animation with grease pencil and I can't do that with one frame per second so I need to toggle snapping off so I can ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Snap to object in another viewport

I'm trying to select an edge/face/vertex of an object in my perspective viewport and snap it to an edge/face/vertex of an object in my left ortho viewport. When I drag my mouse from the perspective ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Snap to alignment with other vertices (implicit grid)

I could not find anything like what I'm thinking, though it is hard to search for 'snapping' without getting a lot of mixed results. What I'm looking for is an add-on or behavior where the vertices ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Snapping copies of an object to every vertex of another

What I'd like to achieve is a python script that when run, copies an object eg. some tree (preferably not cluttering up the object list), to every vertex of another object that works like a 'grid' ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Changing Key Binding for Axis Snap

The title sort of says it all but I am currently using the 2.8 beta and like to use 'Axis Snap' when rotating around the model as opposed to changing view windows. The only thing is that its set to ...
3
votes
1answer
61 views

Snap all vertices to their closest grid intersection

Is there any way to snap all vertices of a given model to their closest (x,y,z) point where the grid intersects? I know that if you activate "Snap to grid" when moving vertices they snap to the grid, ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Can I snap to face during transformation in animation?

I have this character with eyes on a body that I want to be able to squash and stretch. I am using "snap to face" when moving the eyes, but when use proportional editing on the body (later on I will ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

How do I create a nice miter joint between these two pieces?

I would like these two pieces to meet up at the correct angle so there is no overlap and no distance between them. I'm used to sketchup where I would have been able to use the snap to intersection ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

How do properly snap faces

I have tried over and over to get snapping faces to work. Occasionally it works and I have no idea why. But it seems the main problem is that it always wants to snap to the MIDDLE of an object. Even ...
0
votes
2answers
53 views

Fastest way to snap two faces together by aligning their centers in non-standard orientations?

In the attached example, I moved the origins of the two shapes to the center of the desired faces. The objective is to snap the cube's face (where the origin is moved to) to the slanted face. ...
2
votes
0answers
21 views

Is there any way to rotate a vertex so that it snaps/aligns to a non-radial edge?

I am trying to figure out if there's a good way to rotate a vertex so that it lines up with an edge that crosses the path of its rotation. It's not a radial edge, so I can't just snap to one of the ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Object alignment/Pattern Object/Smart Guides in Blender

Now I started with blender it's been a couple of days and I haven't found a way to do this, tried searching on google and youtube but couldn't find something that satisfies what I'm talking about. ...
0
votes
1answer
334 views

What's the shortcut key for snapping pie menu in blender 2.8

Just a quick question, what is the shortcut key for snapping in pie menus? If there is none, how to set one? Really appreciate it, thanks!
2
votes
0answers
68 views

Why are these extra grid lines appearing?

how would i reset the grid so there aren't all these other lines. Sometimes this causes remove doubles to not work and grid snapping sometimes isn't precise. For example i'll add a plane after ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

Is there a UseCase for Snap to Volume?

By now, I have probably tried every snap-setting that Blender has to offer. I can say that most of them are truly useful. But for the life of me, I cannot figure out a possible use for the Snap to ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

How to snap plane center to a static vertex?

I want to snap the center of the circular plane to the vertex of the tetrahedron while rotating the cone around the origin (keeping its' peak in the origin). I have made a vertex at the center of the ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

How to align an edge to another one it's connected to

I'm pretty sure this has already been asked before, but for some reason I can't find any relevant info. I basically have a surface with a certain shape, with an area of faces in the middle of it ...
0
votes
1answer
103 views

Change grid size in blender 2.80 beta?

In older versions the way is the following But in 2.80 beta by default there is no even option "Display" which should contain "Scale". So how to find it?
1
vote
0answers
62 views

Snapping two objects together via vertex selection

I'm a game developer and I'm using the Christmas break as an excuse to finally learn blender. The 2.8 update is fantastic and I'm enjoying it so far. However I have a question and I want to know if ...
1
vote
2answers
62 views

snap perpendicular to an edge/line like in CAD

I want to add an edge from A to B and i want the line to be perpendicular to the target edge. so it should make 90 deg angle like in the image. How to do this ? do i need addons ? Does anyone know the ...
2
votes
0answers
48 views

Edge slide and snapping to vertex on a cilinder doesn't work with the custom transform orientation workaround

So I was trying to slide a vertex along an edge, as shown here Is there anyway to snap to vertices while using Edge Slide with Clamp Off? But my problem is that is not giving me the point of the ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Snap to vertex or edge does not work

I want to join two sides of an object. 1. I used Knife Project to mark both sides of the object with a circle. 2.Then I deleted the marked faces. I selected the edges of the hole created from the ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

Script/API - Snap selection to grid, but only one axis

by script I can do a snap-to-grid of the selected vertices: bpy.context.space_data.grid_scale = 0.125 bpy.ops.view3d.snap_selected_to_grid() But I need to ...
1
vote
0answers
38 views

How to snap while beveling an edge

In picture 1 I beveled the edge A into a curved one and then added one loopcut aligned with the end of the bevel (red circle). Then, Pic. 2, I am trying to bevel the second edge in the same way as ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Snap during Transform - Any way to have it set independently in UV/Image Editor?

It seems snap settings are considered global, that is, changing the setting in one editor affects all other ones. I'd like to know if there is a way of treating them independently between different ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

Trying to figure out a proper way to Snap

Well, my evaluation of potential switch from Maya to Belnder continues and I got another question and this time about snapping. On the attached picture I want to align all the green verts to the red ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

How snap in 2.5D like in 3dsmax?

looks like Blender dont have 2.5D snapping, I can make this using Shift - X shortcut for Lock Plane but this is not permanent and i need press the shortcut all time, then my question is if exist a ...
0
votes
1answer
100 views

How snap object to X, Y or Z-axis?

I am a Blender n00b and have this beginners question that I can't find an answer for. I'm following this course by testedpancake on YouTube to model a car. In part 7 of his tutorial he is extruding ...
1
vote
0answers
75 views

How to choose which origin vertex to snap from?

In the picture below I am moving the higlighted cube to the left along y and have closest vertex snapping enabled. This is in object mode. As you can see, Blender has circled the vertex that it is ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

Is there a Snap option in the Graph Editor?

I want to move my vertice #2 up to the Y position of my vertice #1. Is there a Snap option that would allow me to do it? I can't see it on the horizontal menu bar, perhaps I'm blind... Thanks in ...
1
vote
1answer
546 views

Missing dynamic transform snapping in 2.8? [closed]

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

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) ...
0
votes
2answers
74 views

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....
1
vote
1answer
40 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
287 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
81 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
166 views

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, ...
1
vote
0answers
42 views

How to snap to the point of intersection? [duplicate]

This is what I'm trying to do - Thanks!
1
vote
1answer
29 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
134 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
90 views

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 ...