Questions tagged [snapping]

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object snaps to absolute zero when switching between axis during translation - help!

When we are translating an object using the middle mouse button - we can move it in a specific direction (x,y,z) but then when we redirect it to a different axis using middle mouse, the object snaps ...
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Scaling (set of stairs) between two edges

Hello Blender community :) I have a slight problem I can't really figure out; How can I scale my stairs equally in the y-direction (green arrow), so that the beginning of the first stair will be ...
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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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Snappping the 3D cursor to the surface and find the surface's face it was snapped to

To snap the 3D cursor to the surface of my object, I set the "Cursor Depth" to True in the interface user preferences. How can I know exactly to which face/vertice the cursor was snapped (in code)? Do ...
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Array / Snapping Help

I've been trying to model a tire recently and got stuck trying to create the tread. I added an array modifier to my tread and set the object offset to an empty I used for the rotation. I ended up with ...
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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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What is happening to my snapping? AKA Snap vertex to vertex in object mode

I've seen many threads covering the topic. But I'd like a simple and straight answer. Is there, in Blender, a way to drag and snap a vertex to the position of vertex in object mode? It's very easy and ...
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How to set my widget to bottom face my object or any face that ı wanted? [duplicate]

İn edit mode: shift + S in object mode: Ctrl + alt + shift + C not helping... In 3dsmax for example there is a button which allows you can play with your widget without interferes with your object. ...
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How to draw straight lines of a given length

I am trying to reproduce the following picture (white outline) in blender, so that I can use the loft command on it. Is there any way to do that shape using straight lines and measuring distances and ...
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“Align rotation with snapping target” not working properly

newbie to Blender here. I'm having trouble using the snapping tool, specifically the "align rotation" one. For some reason when I use it, the object instead of dragging along with the surface as it ...
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Snap to Grid unexpected result

I was working with the Snap to Grid option and due to the unexpected result obtained I would like to show you the case that can be summarized as follows: I take a Cube (2x2x2). Set the Z dimension in ...
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Snapping to face problem

Hello I'm just starting with Blender and trying to make a simple blade but I have a problem when trying to snap spikes onto my blade. They snap to the inside of the item instead of the outside. Any ...
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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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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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Snapping multiple vertex/edges/faces

I try to learn Blender to use on home workstation instead of 3Ds Max. Can't find solution for obvious in 3D max snapping task - select multiple vertex / edges / faces than point some vertex or ...
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Restricting vertices to a 3D grid

I'm trying to prototype models of spaceships that could be built in a voxel based game(think Space Engineers). While this is fairly easy to do manually it would be much quicker if I could make all ...
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Grid Settings for imperial

I am trying to create an 11x14" plane and would like to snap circles onto it in 1/4" spacing. I change the grid to inches and imperial and the scale automatically changes to .0254, which apparently ...
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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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Translation snapping toggle - Specific dynamic snapping

[This is 1 question explained in several questions] (And as notice asking several questions in separate threads is limited to 40 minutes) Can you change the snapping target and element while ...
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Scale with custom snapping increment

I'm making models with pixel art textures, the models themeselves are made up of cubes. The problem is that when the cubes are scaled they are not the proper size to be used with pixel art so either ...
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Move and snap a group of objects

When I have selected the group and click on the part that I want to move and snap with another stand alone object in object mode, I just get one of the objects in the group, the rest is left behind. ...
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Snapping Pose Bones to Vertex 90 degrees Off

I'm trying to snap the tail of a pose bone to a vertex in another mesh. When I hit R or G to start moving the bone, it snaps just fine, but rotates the bone approximately 90 degrees away from the ...
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Power of 2 style grid and grid scale subdivision hotkeys

How would I set up a grid similar to unreal engine 4 power of 2 grid/UDK/GTK Radiant/Hammer, etc in the 2D and 3D views. I also want to be able to decrease and increase the grid subdivisions with ...
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How to set vertex position resolution in the world?

When I translate/scale/rotate complex meshes its vertices are often spread in 1/1000 of a millimeter. From time to time this leads to non-manifold surfaces and other problems. I would like to be able ...
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Grid Alignment system problem in BGE

I'm currently designing a modular road system for use in a game. That, of course, means a lot of by-the-grid design and so on. I've encountered a couple of problems, however and I would love it if ...
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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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Snap to face doesn't work

I've been trying for a good 30 minutes now to simply snap a little object to a neighboring face, by following this simple explanation. Instead of going nuts I just thought I'd ask. The result is ...
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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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Snapping a vertex group to another

Is it possible that the selected vertices of a mesh move at the position of the vertices of another like the image below? (the number of vertices is same.) Thanks in advance
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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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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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How to align two vertices on two planes?

I have 3 vertices here which I try to align, the bigger User Orth view looks down along the 2 which already are aligned over each other. The upper left view shows a sideview and the arrow represents ...
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How do i snap to an intersection of the edge when locking an axis?

What i want to do is pretty simple when using Sketchup : But i can´t seem to do the same on Blender...
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How do I work with touching geometry?

Okay, I'm making something organic; a paw. The problem is, the toes of a paw touch. How do I make them touch and not go through each other. How do I then prevent removing doubles from merging touching ...
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How to not affect UV while editing geometry?

I want to move an edge to a precise point and I don't want to affect the uv. So I use Shit+E Edge Slide or the command Shift+V (same for vertex I guess). But I can't snap to a vertex. The point where ...
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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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Use the “Snap During Transform” tool but with a hover or offset

I have a humanoid character mesh and am trying to model clothes around it. I'd like to use the Snap during transform option, but this makes the vertices I transform ...
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Can't Keep Loop Cut & Slide Where I Want With Measurements

Whenever I'm adding loop cuts to my model, I drag the cut to the edge of the model and type in a value (such as 0.5 meters) and it goes back to the center and works from there..? I'm pretty sure I'm ...
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Snapping vertex to face during proportional edit

I have a human body object. I'm creating a new object that conforms to the surface of the body. I'm using "snap to face" to keep new vertices on the faces of the body object. I want to use ...
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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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Making Two Objects EXACTLY Flush [duplicate]

Note the following image: I am trying to align the object on the left and the one on the right, so that they are EXACTLY flush to each other and there is not flickering overlap. What is the best way ...
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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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How to align exactly more bones in pose mode

I would like to align 10 bones,called DEF_arm bones,to existing bones,called MCH_armSpline bones but I don't know how to do it. I tried selecting all the bones together and a bone at a time and then I ...
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snap / selection the deformation bones of my bird to the cursor does not work as expected

I'm following the piero training course video tutorial and I reached the rigging stage (for who has already completed the tutorial,I'm on the "23_piero_rigging_wing-part_1" on minute 31:00). I'm ...
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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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Object snaps upwards when trying to link with armature

I'm trying to link an armature I made for a model to a different model (with a very similar shape), but when I try to link them together (ctrlp -> Set Parent to Bone) the model snaps upward. I thought ...
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How do I bring this face up and snap to another face?

How do I move this selected faces up along the Z axis and snap it to the unselected faces? They were originally connected together, but I cut them out initially thinking I didn't need them. The ...
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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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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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How do I snap two similar geometric shapes to each other with rotation and scaling?

I have two objects that feature similar shapes on various sides. I want to snap those similar sides to each other in a way that they are matching each other - that is, that they are both oriented so ...