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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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How to change the snapping increment in different units?

I would like to know how to change the increments used for snapping transforms. This would be useful in a number of situations but my problem now is that when I change the units it does not scale the ...
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Snap entire selection to the 3d cursor in edit mode

Is there any way to snap an entire selection to the 3d cursor in edit mode? Shift+S > Selection to Cursor snaps each individual vertex to the cursor, so the shape is lost:
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Place objects on mesh using snap with Python script

I'd like to place objects on a mesh using snap with a python script in Blender 2.79, preferably on places where the gradient (steepness) of the mesh (terrain) is not too steep. From the snap ...
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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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Snap face to grid

I need to move an entire object, so that one of the faces is exactly at Z=0. What is the best way to do this? Basically, if I could select Grid or 3D Cursor in the Snap To menu, that would be perfect: ...
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How to snap the right edge of a strip to the playhead instead of the left in video editor

I am making a fade out on a shot. I am using a gamma cross from the shot to a color strip. I have positioned my playhead on the place I want the right edge of the color strip to be, but when I make it ...
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How do I snap one vertex to the position of another vertex in a different object?

How do I snap one vertex to the position of another vertex in a different object?
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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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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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Is there any good way to snap to intersection?

I'm doing a lot of cleanup work after a bad boolean action, and in this scenario, some vertices are offset somehow and what I want to do is to reconnect them to the edge they are supposed to be ...
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Dupligroups and Snapping

When I import dupligroups from an object .blend into my master .blend scene, I can move the transform of the dupligroup parent fine. However, I really miss the ability to snap to other scene geometry....
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Imported object shows aligned to the wrong axis

I was doing fine with importing an obj I made in Marvelous Designer into Blender for rigging. The dress would settle nicely on my SL avi. Now when I import the object; it is perpendicular to my ...
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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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Cut straight lines with knife tool

How can I get the knife tool to snap to the same spot on another edge to get a straight cut. Here is an example of what I want to do: When the line turns green the cut is straight. How can I do this ...
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Can snapped vertices be automatically merged?

Two vertices snap together when snapping during transform is enabled with snap onto self : How could both vertices be merged?
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How to fill ngon with quads?

Using knife project I have created a custom mesh for a modular Unity asset so it works for my use case. I now have a n-gon that creates a really ugly topology in Unity: I would like create quads from ...
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how to snap several vertices to the same z.position [duplicate]

I encountered a little problem. Say I have a mesh an the Vertices on top are not in the same Z-Position. I am looking for a method to have them all aligned in Z. My approach is to select the 3 ...
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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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Snap to cursor on only one axis

How can i move selected edges/vertices to the cursor on only one axis? The selected edge in the image should have the exact Y position like the cursor while retaining the X of the two vertices. I ...
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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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Choose Snapping Point?

I have a building block that has a cube for the ceiling, walls, and floor. It also has a blast door that overlaps the walls to fit into the next building block. The problem is that when I align the ...
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How to get vertex snapping to snap to one vertex [duplicate]

The following image is my failed attempt to make a sword handle's surface meet the blade's bottom. How can I snap the blade's bottom to the handle?
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How to snap part of a mesh to the grid?

I have an I-Beam where one end is on the grid and the other end is between grid lines. When I turn on "snap to grid" and moves all vertexes in the other end it snaps in grid increments, not to the ...
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Can I snap to the center (midpoint) of an edge?

I'm trying to use the center (midpoint) of a particular edge in a mesh as the snap target. I have two mesh objects. The first has an edge aligned with x axis. The second also has an edge (different ...
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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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Snap two objects face to face in object mode?

For the love of god how do you snap two objects face to face? I've read on this forum and I've seen videos but I'm missing something fundamental about blender. I'm thinking it can't be this hard, so I'...
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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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Smooshing faces against each other: Making features coplanar, while preserving surrounding geometry

How can I make the base of the pyramid coplanar to (smooshed up against, so they are flat against each other) the slanted face of the wedge (pictured below)? The objects and their origins need to ...
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How to align imported mesh to grid?

I've imported a mesh to blender and it's not aligned to the world so to speak and I need the symmetry. How do I get rid of that rotation?.
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Quick way to move an object some distance from one external vertex to another external vertex?

I'm trying to move away from Autodesk Max, but I work with a lot of 2d plans, and one thing that I do very very often is to move an object ( or vertices of one object ) a distance x, taking as ...
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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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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, ...
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object flips while snapping to another object with align rotation, using face snapping

I try to snap the object that is selected in the screenshot onto the object behind it, similar to the one seen on the left edge on the screenshot (from which I copied the selected object). I want it ...
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Why does a vertex not become part of the edge it was snapped to?

I have tried for tinyCAD, Dynamic Space Bar, Intersect Tool and EdgeTools, Automerge and other stock options, but if I create a new vertex (Shift+D) and constrain it to an axis and I snap it on ...
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Aligning rotation to target along z axis

why brown object not snapping to face like other gray object in scene while i turn on all required setting.i locked rotation setting to avoid unnecessary rotation. object should rotate along z-axis ...
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Align and snap one object to a slanted and rotated other object

How to align these two objects correctly? I've tried snapping option but origins normal is off. Is there a way to change it?
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Selected to cursor on one axis

I have a problem that I still haven't found an easy solution to, I have ways to handle it but it would be interesting to know how people handles this. Basically I have a situation where I want to use ...
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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?
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Why is vertex snapping with auto merge enabled not merging vertices?

I am watching this tutorial on youtube: At the moment, the tutor is merging the hand's vertexes to the arm's vertexes; the problem is that when I try to merge them like that, they don't really get ...
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Lining edges up: Make features collinear, preserving surrounding geometry

How can I make the leading edge of the left wedge collinear with (so that the edges lie within the same line) the leading edge of the right wedge (pictured below, edges highlighted)? The objects and ...
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Matching point locations: Relative translation, preserving surrounding geometry

How can I move the tip of the pyramid so that it sits at the top of Suzanne's ear (pictured below, the noted point is highlighted)? The objects and their origins need to stay the same. If all of the ...
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Snap FK/IK does not copy the motion

I have had an amazing problem about IK and FK mode. Snap is used to copy the animation from IK to FK or from FK to IK. So, normally, When i do an animation using IK and FK mode, I can finally run it ...
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How to spread/Scale Vertexes by world constant range?

For example i have a tube with 2m diameter, if i select Vertexes of one end, and Scale them using Snapping \ Increment \ Absolute Grid Snap, I get 2.6m diameter on that end, but if I then scale them ...
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Snap to face problem: object is flipped 180 degrees and snapped to inside faces

I'm trying to use the snap to face but when I move the object is snapping to the inside faces. I've checked all the face's normal and there are all aligned correctly. The backface culling is checked. ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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. ...
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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....