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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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Where can I change “snap to symmetry” tool settings?

In Edit Mode, I can do Mesh -> Snap to Symmetry. The operation is performed and I can see the results. However, the manual shows that there are settings (Direction, Threshold, Factor, Center). I ...
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After applying transform, face snapping no longer working

After I applied the transform, then I duplicate this cylinder the snapping behaviour goes strange(sideways), I guess it's something wrong with the local axis, but I don't know how to fix it
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Snapping while proportional scaling

I've been using the blender for so long, but today I was faced with a very annoying problem. Please have a look at the gif below and tell me why snapping to vertices while scaling does not work as it ...
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Snapping multiple vertices from one mesh to the z axis of another mesh's vertices

I have a mesh that is mountenous terrain. I also have an svg dataset with the houses that belong on that terrain. But that second dataset has no height invormation. Now I got my mountainous terrain as ...
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Snapping doesn't work properly with collection instances

I'm trying to use collection instances (I think, the whole collection stuff is strange, confusing and in desperate need of a rework from the ground up, but I'm pretty sure that's what I'm doing) as ...
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Snapping faces: wrong orientation

I'm a new Blender user. I have a shape which is a cube section (I made it with the boolean modifier and two planes). Then, I set its origin on the center of one face, which I want to "glue" ...
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How do I use blenders python .transform.rotate() snapping function

I just want to use this python script to snap the rotation of a plane to another plane. ...
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New vertices snap to wrong position, can't change the snapping distance

I scanned my car with photogrammetry and moved the pointcloud from colmap to blender, to reconstruct the faces by hand. All worked fine in version 2.79. I had the pointcloud visible as orientation in ...
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Snap two nearly identical objects exactly together

I have two objects that were originally the exact same object. I duplicated one, and then made changes to it, rotated it, cut it, etc... I'd like to overlap it with the original (both objects ...
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how project onto itself works?(snap)

I cant think of projections that how it works own my own I don't know why projection needed in snapping I want to know how projection works in snapping.
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I need to snap a the face of an object without changing the relationship of the origin point to that object

I have a unfolding object here I created using the Origamify add on. this add on allows me to fold and unfold this object and I need to keep that. If I move the origin point folding mechanism no ...
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How does face snapping work?

I am new to blender and I was following this tutorial to make a donut. But when it comes to the cream on top I cant deform the mesh on top to make it creamy so I end up with two ugly meshes. I did ...
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Snap one (active) vertex in a selected curve + move all vertices in curve by snap amount?

I have four vertices arranged in a curve. Is it possible to snap just one point in the selected curve (e.g. the backmost one) to some vertex on another mesh and automatically translate all the other ...
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Snap or project bezier curve to mesh surface

I've got a curve which follows the edges of a mesh. This curve is done manually, and I'd like to keep it this way. The mesh has no edge loops that I can use to duplicate them and separate them to be ...
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How can I snap two vertices of different objects while rotating?

What I want to do is to snap vertex "A" of selected object to vertex "B" of an other object, while rotating. Any idea how can I do this?
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How can I snap an object with curve modifier to a vertex?

I need your valuable help in something I am stuck on... As you can see in the image below, a curve modifier has been added to the selected object to follow a specific path. What I'm trying to do, but ...
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Snap vertices to nearest face along normals

Do I have to use the shrinkwrap modifier to achieve this? I have two objects, an ornament which goes on a basin. There is only a very narrow gap between them, but visible if you zoom close enough. I ...
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Snapping one mesh to another while rotating

I'm using Blender 2.91. I've snapped the Mesh A onto Mesh B at point 1. I've made the pivot point of Mesh A to be at 1. I'd like to be able to rotate Mesh A on the X axis and have it snap to Mesh C ...
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Snap group of vertices into one vertex individually

Instead of snapping each vertex individually, is there a fast way to snap multiple vertices into 1?
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Snap multiple objects to face

How can I snap a group of objects to a face instead of individually selecting each one then snapping it to the face.
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How to add single vertices onto the surface of a mesh?

When Ctrl + Right Mouse Button clicking to add a single vertex, how do you make the vertex snap to other existing geometry? In the depicted example I need to add ...
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Snap to Vertex of Wire Objects?

There is something i don't understand. Currently I'm modeling a real life object with precise measurements. I create a cube and changed the viewport display > display as > wire instead of the ...
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Clipping while Snap is enabled

I've been following the Donut Tutorials from Blender Guru and have come across a roadblock. I have the snap feature on and set to face, which presumably is supposed to prevent objects from clipping. ...
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Align internal parts of several meshes to the exact same “height”, for 3d printing

My plan is to 3d print a giant scaled up version of the bones of a hand, complete with ligaments, tendons, and magnetic attachments. Lets say I've embedded "holes" for magnets inside of the ...
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snapping not working correctly

I'm pretty new to blender, and am having trouble getting snapping to function properly. In object mode the snap to grid function works fine, but all the others fail to snap unless I get the origin of ...
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Why is the sculpt tool snapping to my mesh's vertices?

I have a mesh. I am trying to sculpt it, but the tool keeps jumping around, snapping itself to the mesh's vertices. I don't have snapping on. Reset brush doesn't fix it. What causes this?
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When I disable snapping and try and move a point it still snaps to another vertex

I'm trying to move a vertex. I turn off the snapping icon. But when I move the vertex, it still snaps to another vertex.
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My plane gets deformed and gets weird edges with Shrinkwrap

I'm following a tutorial for a Mercedes G-Claas. In the tutorial he shrinkwraps the plane and it looks good. If I try it my plane gets deformed and gets weird edges. That's the tutorial with timestamp ...
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Blender snap forcefield to vertex?

Is it possible to snap a forcefield to a given vertex ? I want to assign different forcefields to different vertices of a cube so that if the cube moves, the forcefields move with it, but I don't know ...

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