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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Make gap even thickness?

I have two panels: Between them is a uneven gap, in some places it is very narrow, in other places it is wide. How can I make it so that the gap is consistent width? for testing on.
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Snap to face not working

Snap to face isn't working. After enabling it, I selected the face I want to snap to and pressed enter (which I think is supposed to be done) and my snap to bar on the bottom looks like this. I want ...
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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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Can I snap an objects so their edges line up?

I want to make the cube snap precisely to the corner of the plane, so it looks like this image: (This was done manually and is not a precise snap, just an idea of what I want to accomplish) I'm ...
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Can I change the view(pan/rotate) while performing an action?

As an ex-C4D user I often need the function to zoom in and out, pan or rotate during or while I'm editing a vertex. When I use the vertex snap over an DWG drawing, I had to snap an intermediate point, ...
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How do I force objects to follow another object?

I'm trying to add a ring of diamonds to a character's wristwatch in a game, and it all works well until I get to testing it in-game, where the diamonds don't really follow the path of the watch at all....
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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 ...
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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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How can I snap to the projection of a mesh element?

I am trying to model a car seat. I would like to be able to Grab the selected edge (marked with the red arrow) and translate it to an arbitrary location. However, I would like to constrain the median ...
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Differences between Center and Median options of Blender snap target menu?

As title: what are the differences between the "Center" and "Median" snap target options? The Blender manual explicates with pictures only one of the two options I'm trying to compare: the "Median": ...
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How can I change the snapping?

I put snapping on, but would like to snap objects with increments of .6 meters(60 cm). is there a way to change the snapping? I am working with lego bricks I brought in from Ldraw. Since ldraw ...
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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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Snapping Vertices to One Vertex on a UV Map

I am following the tutorial for Creating a Lowpoly Concrete Barrier. At about 29 minutes and 4 seconds he begins snapping the first two pieces of the texture in the UV map. I believe I have the ...
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How to define own snapping points?

can someone tell me if its possible to define own "snapping points"? I know the poissibility to snap to Volume, Face, Edge, Vertex and Increment - but what i need is the following: I made a small ...
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Center (snap) hole in object

Trying to center a hole in a door, on the vertical axis only. What is the fastest way to proceed? I've read this answer from Cegaton Can I snap to the center (midpoint) of an edge? Someone asked if ...
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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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UV/Image Editor grid snapping

What is the way of emulating the Snap to Grid feature from the 3D Viewport in the UV Image Editor? In my case, vertices of my mesh are never aligned with gridlines, which in turn results in some ...
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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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Is there a “get individual”?

I have a grid and a plane which are not parallel. I'd like to move (G-key) the selected set of points down so that the value on the z axis of each point after moving is the same as the value on the ...
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Snap to own mesh

I know this is possible and I have probably activated something by mistake and now I can't figure how to reverse it. When I use the "snap during transform" it only snaps to vertexes/lines/faces in ...
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Aligning/joining two objects (Head/Body) with matching edge list

I want to align two objects with Blender because for whatever reasons, the head was exported by another program in random orientation. I can easily generate two edge lists which perfectly fit. Knowing ...
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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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Scale and snapping … something doesn't work

I have a problem with snap and scale. I follow the tutorial on this forum. but it doesn't work for me because when I try to achieve the border that I want to reach, my object goes on another ...
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Vertex snapping with axis constraint (like in 3ds Max)

In 3ds Max there is an option for snapping with axis constraint so I can snap like in the image on the right side. Can I do this in Blender? In this case custom orientation isn't working, only way I ...
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Constrain vertex to its face

Here is a screenshot: I want to use the scale tool to move the selected vertices closer to each other, but I want to do so without affecting the shape of the face. The normals of the two face may not ...
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Clipping border doesn't work properly

I'm doing a retopology of an object, which has vertical cracks. I used a clipping border (Alt+B) to display only one half of the mesh and tried to retopologize the crack, but all the vertices are ...
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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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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 ...
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How to move a mesh to an exact location

I have a body model where the fingernails are separated from the hand, and I was wondering on how I would go about on accurately connecting them. Like, is there a way to snap the fingernails to the ...
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Guidelines equivalent alternative in Blender?

Many 2D graphic editors have "guidelines" (Corel Draw) or "guides" (Adobe Illustrator) feature. These are temporary invisible geometry, useful for snapping. Is there similar feature in Blender? Or ...
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Snap object to the center of another object face

Hi I got a Cube and a Cylinder. What is the fastest way (minimal steps) to move the Cylinder, so the center of the bottom face of the Cylinder will snap to the center of top face of the Cube ?
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'Snap during transform' not doing anything

I've encountered a strange problem with the snap during transform setting, where it seems to be being ignored. I've tried toggling it on/off, using the different snap modes (to vertex, edge, face, ...
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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 ...
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Translating vertices orthographically

I'm a change over from AutoCAD. One of the CAD like features that I am really ingrained with is what is called orthographic mode. In orthographic mode I would be able to move the selected vertexes by ...