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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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Move object to 3D-Cursor but only on one axis

I often find myself in situations where I want to move an object to just one specific coordinate of the 3d-Cursor. Like in below example I want to move a wheel along the y-axis to the center given by ...
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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 ...
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Move another mesh along a surface when animating

I am trying to make an animated lock tumbler and the key pins should move along the contour of the key. My goal is to move the pins up when the key passes underneath them by using some sort of snap ...
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None of the other questions about snapping answer my question

I'd like these faces to snap together and they will not do so. What am I doing wrong? Here is a gyazo link to a gif since I cannot figure out how to upload the mp4. https://gyazo.com/...
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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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Fitting rods into a wooden truss (cut off edges)

I believe to have a very simple problem but I'm somehow too stupid to solve it. I want to fit a wooden rod in between two plates. To do so, I need to cut off the top and the bottom end so that the ...
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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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How to snap Origin to selection instead of closest element?

I've been trying to get Blender's pivot to work more like Maya's with snapping. What I'd like to do is snap the pivot point of my selected object to a vertex of a target as shown below: However, when ...
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Skewed Object Origin

I'm working on some imported files and ended up with an object that has it's origin point extremely rotated. I can't apply transforms to remove the rotation, and I can't find a way to have the ...
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How to align face to face

I have face snapping on. Instead of snapping face to face the mesh rotating and moving here and there. Any addon or good way to align face to face. Which work perfect and easy way. Thanks
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Straightening Lines without Straightening Iron

Thanks for looking this over in advance. Hopefully pictures describe this somewhat well- but I'm looking to take the guess out of my guesswork here and have lines which are "perfectly straight&...
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Set edge of an object at a precise distance from another

I'm totally new with blender, and I want to measure the space that is present between the center of an object and a second object: the first object is a road, and this is its center: the second ...
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How to snap 2D cursor to vertex in UV editor? [duplicate]

I'm in the UV Editor and I've UV-projected my object there. Now I want to move the 2D cursor to snap to any vertex of that object. How to do it properly? I tried to turn on snap and set snap to vertex,...
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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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How to align vertex selection to an edge/vert?

TL;DR: how do I get my vert selection to align so that the two circled verts align in the Z axis? edit: to make my question clearer, I'm looking to move all of the selected verts such that the two ...
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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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How to snap all vertices to face(s) of another object correspondingly only by Z-axis?

Here is what I have: "Grid"-object at the top another modified at the bottom So how to snap 1 to 2? Thanks.
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Snap vertex along axis to edge?

Is there a way to move a vertex along an axis for it to then stop when it reaches the angled edge and snap to it. When I try to using the snap tool, the vertex just goes past or does't reach the edge ...
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How to place objects on top of another object and join their geometry

I have 2 objects. I want to put the dome right on top of the cylindrical ring. How do I do this so it's pixel perfect? I need to do this for 3D Printing purposes. Later I plan to join them together ...
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How do I cut an unwanted remaining of an intersection? [duplicate]

I have intersected a cylinder with another. I have removed the faces the way I wanted and everything worked. Now I am trying to remove the layer of the 135 ° cylinder that intersects with the other ...
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How do i align diagonal beams?

I want to align the diagonal beam so that the top right part is connected the same way as the bottom left part (as shown in the left picture below), so there is still a bit of the diagonal beam ...
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Perfectly snaping and aligning two objects by face center using the least possible steps?

I want to be able to perfectly center and align one piece of geometry to another that is at an arbitrary angle. The following screenshots demonstrate better what I'm trying to do: Does anyone know ...
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How to set snapping hotkeys in blender 2.8

I am trying to set up a few custom hotkeys for ease of access. I want to set up v to be point snap and x to be grid snap. So far if I hover to the snapping menu and try to bind the hotkey there it ...
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Is there a shortcut to change snapping type?

I really like the "Pie-menus" addon, it allows me to change my editing setting really quickly. It's awesome. I also love snapping, it's so snappy and fun, but I need a better way to change the ...
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Snap vertex without deforming mesh

Summary of Problem I would like to be able to move vertices, without deforming the surrounding mesh or edge, while snapping to another vertex or move it by a specified unit distance (Not percentage). ...
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cycles render producing only large pixelized images worked fine a moment ago

1)when i try to render a simple image this happens. didn't before. I blender render still allows this to look like a toothbrush. all snapping off target. if thats a clue
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How to snap to a face with axis constraints?

I'm trying to work out a problem that's best described visually: the problem. I'm trying to snap a vertex to where its y-axis contraint intersects the face of another object, which apparently doesn't ...
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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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Align Object to Face & then Center to that Face

I'm trying to align an object (a cylinder in my case) to the 'center' of the nearest face. I attached a gif image of what I got working so far which aligns the center of the object (and it's rotation)...
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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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Enabled grid for 2d animation

Absolute beginner here. I would like to make a very simple 2D animation using Blender, but am stuck at the very basic level, I don't even manage to enable a grid. I have searched the internet a lot ...
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Timeline keyframe interval snap

Is there a way to make it so that keyframes snap to an interval (for example, every 5 frames), and cannot be placed between them?
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Center cursor in python script?

I am getting an error when trying to center the cursor in a python script ...
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How do I use the snap tool without having my objects intersect?

I'm a beginner blender user and I'm trying to do some of those famous shape such as donuts and I'm trying to make the shape of dripping icing, but when I use snap it intersects with the other part. ...
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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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In my Blender 2.82a the snap function is not working

I was trying to learn Blender starting from the beginner tutorial of Blenderguru on Youtube where he tries to make a doughnut. In one part he tries to use the snap function to make the icing droop ...
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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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What is the trick for getting grid snapping to work?

Using Blender 2.90 now, with hopes that it might be more functional than 2.83. All I am trying to do is have objects snap to the grid when moving, rotating, and resizing them. Here are the steps I ...
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Snapping to face doesn't work

I"m following BlenderGuru's tutorial for begginers. I'm at [This video] [1] [1]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmSgsaNSQ6s&t=2s . But I can't snap the vertex to the face. I have snap to face, ...
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Snapping by increment doesn't seem to work in blender 2.8

I'm new to blender, but my problem is that when I use the snapping tool, it doesn't always work in blender 2.8, and idk why. Nearly every video is on an older version of blender and says that holding ...
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Custom Snap On Mesh

I'm new to Blender. Is it possible to create a custom snap (in unreal this would be a socket, in Revit it would be a Pipe Connector)? I want to create some pipe fittings so it would be useful to ...
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Snap to Midpoint

Is in Blender has ability to snap to midpoint without any additional manipulations like cutting or some else? Like this in 3ds Max. I found that " Knife tool " has midpoint snap when holding Ctrl ...
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Is there an addon for making the timeline BPM-based?

I've found one called Rhythm 1.0 but it seems it no longer exists. Anybody know of something similar? Thanks!
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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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How to sculpt mesh while enabling snap to surface?

In Zbrush, apparently there is a feature where user can sculpt with snap to surface enabled. Are there any same alternatives that I could try on blender? I want to use this technique to retopologize ...
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doesn't seem like absolute grid snap works for Imperial units

It doesn't seem like absolute grid snap works for Imperial units. Please see video... https://www.dropbox.com/s/cyu2clfrax2mc8c/OtwEw7f4e0.mp4?dl=0 Perhaps i'm missing something
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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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Snapping multiple vertices but picking which one is primary

I'm having trouble figuring out how to snap multiple vertices but selecting by which one the position of all of them is adjusted. Right now I can't be precise because I'm not able to align edge to ...
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Multiple Reference Points for Grease Pencil Guides? [2.82]

I was just wondering if it's possible to add more than reference point to a guide for grease pencil objects. With one reference point, the radial guide basically snaps your strokes to a one-point ...

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