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How do I properly work with the grid

I'm working in centimeters because that is what UE4's unit scale is. My problem is when I scale a wall segment to be [304.8cm or 10ft] I'm no longer aligned to the grid properly. Am I going to have to ...
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Snapping two objects by edge in Object Mode

This might be a pretty newbish question, but I've just started learning Blender and I'm having a really hard time doing some precision work. I have two objects and I'm trying to snap them to each ...
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Using Lego Digital Designer and Blender

From what I heard, I think that the Lego Movie made their lego models in LDD, and than exporting the models to Maya, and using maya to make subsurf models. I think that they found a way to make their ...
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Snap Viewport Camera?

There's a navigation option in 3Dcoat where you can just hold the Shift button while rotating your view and it will snap to nearest elevation (front back side etc). This renders the need for ...
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Is it possible to snap 1 or more vertices on a face?

I´m fairly new to Blender and currently model a scope. Now I have the following situation. I have angled faces and a cylinder. I want the vertices marked in the first picture to snap on the faces ...
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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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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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How do I do axis-locking + edge/face intersection snapping? (with screenshot)

I want to move an edge of object A onto the face of object B. I want them to meet where the blue lock-axis meets the face of B. How can I do this? If there isn't a method available, where/how can I ...
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The cursor to selection command doesn't consider the normal direction of the face

gif A) The cursor to selection command doesn't consider the normal orientation of the face. gif B) You can use the Cursor tool with Geometry as the Orientation option to get the normal orientation of ...
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How do I snap a vertex along a local axis?

If I'm trying to move a vertex along any axis other than global X Y or Z, it doesn't snap to another line or face (at least not in a useful way). For example, this is what I want: But trying to snap ...
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Snap object with assigned rotation to surface [duplicate]

I have an object (button), which has been rotated and where the rotation has been applied. I want to align this button to a surface (the blue surface of the cube). The black background should sit flat ...
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How can I snap edges to grid lines?

I am very new to Blender and I'm having some trouble with grid snapping. I have absolute grid snapping enabled. If I select an edge or edge loop and attempt to snap to grid, it snaps in the correct ...
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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 ...
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Snap to closest vertext in object mode goes to bounding box

My blender used to snap to vertex at closest to the object. But suddenly it snapped to closest vertex from bounding box. They said it is an expected behavior, but how to restore the behavior back to ...
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Mesh with Mirror not working in 2.81

I created an object using the mirror modifier around the global x and y axis, but since I started adding cylinders intersecting one of the mirror planes I already applied the modifier. Now I want to ...
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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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Snapping one orientation to another?

I want to be able to move a face, edge or vertex along an orientation and snap it to the intersecting point of another orientation. Is this possible in blender currently?
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Is there anyway to snap to vertices while using Edge Slide with Clamp Off?

I am a precision modeler, which means I like to be exact instead of "eyeballing" things when I model. I am very happy to see the option to Edge Slide with Clamping Off in v2.75a, but I don't seem to ...
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Using a vertex as pivot point with multiple vertex selected

I am try to transition to Blender 2.8 from Maya. Would love to move but running into so show stoppers for me. Am mostly doing modular assets so grids and snapping are essential. Example. I have a ...
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Snapping tool malfunctioning on aligning faces of the object above (editing) to the Object bellow (Body)

Snapping tool works only on Vertex but the faces go inside the object bellow it, any suggestion?
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How to snap the center of a face to another face?

I have a sword handle and I want it centered below a completely differently object that has a face on the bottom with a vertex in the middle. I could also snap a central vertex to the other one but I ...
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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 create one?
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Snapping a randomly oriented face to another randomly orientated face?

for the life of me I cannot find an answer to this seemingly easy operation. In CAD there's this command called "align" where I can simply align points on a polygon to the other points of a polygon, ...
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Why is vertex drawing ignoring grid snap settings?

If I want to draw some vertices on the ground plane, I seem to have to place the first vertex with Ctrl+RMB (not Ctrl+LMB as the manual states), then Extrude the rest of the vertices using E, which is ...
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Animating is a struggle due to my obsessive-compulsive disorder, is snapping bones(ex.) in the air a possibility?

This is my first post here, so I apologize for any possible formatting issues. I've recently gained an interest in animating, and get the basic idea, but it's tediously slow to do due to my obsessive-...
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Move and extrude axis locked?

Introduction I am new to blender in general but got half a dozen CAD-Systems in my toolbelt. While I am used to each system having it's own quirks Blenders idea is quite different from a classic cad-...
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Snapping and edge loop cut

What is best way to snapp vertices when I add edge loop in retopology for instance and they don't snapp.I take every vertex and hit G to snap it.
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How to keep vertices from snapping to to wrong-side of mesh when retopologizing?

I've got a mesh that I'm retopologizing as a practice-run to get used to the motions, having followed the method described in this video by FlippedNormals. Using 2.8, and settings are as follows: ...
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Snap all vertices to grid when translating (not center of selection)

I have a simple 3D model where all vertices are on the grid. The model origin and 3D cursor are both on the grid at 0,0,0. I have Absolute Grid Snap turned on. When I box select and translate it only ...
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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 ...
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How can I scale a UV Island within a precise border in my low-res texture?

I'm having a bit of a specific issue that I can't seem to find an answer to. For context, I'm trying to apply a low-res pixel texture to a blocky (Minecraft) character model. However, this model has ...
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3D Medical implant designing and Printing - Perfect Adaptation to Surface with Complex Geometry

I want to make a patient specific implant for 3D Printing. I have the stl model of the patients mandible and i have designed the basic shape of the implant. I need the Implant thickness to be 1 mm ...
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Snap to grid lines when moving verticle acros the path

I need create new verticle on path in point where grid and path are crossing. How I make it: 1. Select points 2. RMB and subdivide 3. Select new verticle 4. Shift + V to move across path 5. Trying to ...
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How to change snap UV grid

I'm trying to snap UV into little units. Even if I did mange to change the grid size and snap correctfully in Modeling window, I cannot find a way to do the same in the UV Edit window (even by ...
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“Selection to Cursor” Why it's not working nomally

I made two UV Spheres like this make Constraint-ChildOf insert rotation keyframe of target after few frame, I rotate target sphere and insert keyframe And then, when I try to "Selection to Cursor" ...
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Why can't I snap curves vertices to vertices?

Widgets with help of which you deforming curve became orange instead of red. And magnet is on and mode is set to vertices. But vertices can't be snapped to each other.
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Snap scaling doesn't behave like expected

For some reason I can't snap to a specific point. I want to snap the orange line (with scaling) from the first image, to the line below it. But as you can see in image 2 it scales way too wide. I ...
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How to align and snap objects?

Hi everyone! I have to create this temple on Blender and I have no idea how to snap objects in this precise way. The biggest problem is how to snap the cubes with the green cylinders and cubes with ...
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How to snap and align 2 objects

Hi! I'm a beginner learner and I'd like to know how to snap these three objects. I'd like to snap the two cylinders with the different faces of the cube. The short one on the left and the highest ...
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Add box snapped to other object verticies

I want to add a plane or a box laying on top of the other box or boxes. Like tabletop resting on table legs. In some of the cad or 3d modelling tools I can turn on vertices snapping, and add a box ...
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How to snap an object to another without moving origin?

Say I have two cubes. I want to move one entire cube so that one of it's vertices snaps to a vertex of the other cube, WITHOUT having to faff around moving the origin of one of the cubes. Is this ...
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Python script to snap selected object to cursor

anyone know python script for Object>Snap>Selection to Cursor? (Assuming I have the object selected)
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Snapping using translate

Im trying to translate a vertex in 3D space while it should snap to closest point if it finds one. I have tried with all the snapping parameters listed in the API can’t seem to make it work anyone has ...
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Any way to click and drag the pivot point?

Maya has a great feature that lets you enter a mode where you can click and drag the pivot point to wherever you want. Blender as far as I can tell only lets you move it to 2D cursor or current ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Cannot find how to turn off snapping to view?

Trying to snap vertices to faces, which works, using projection. But they also all project to view. How do I just snap as I move down, onto faces?
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Why rotation with snapping is not working?

I am trying to snap edge in edit mode to selected object and can't do it easily though. It only snaps in one view. I've tried to enable/disable "Align rotation with snapping target", but still ...
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How to snap an object onto a face of another object?

I have a pentagon with a square inside of it with a very specific position inside the pentagon. I need to duplicate the pentagon 12 times and snap it into faces of a dodecahedron, which is a solid ...