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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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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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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 ...
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Precise scaling in Edit mode impossible?

[ [ I turned on the edge length indicator in Edit mode, but apparently it gives false (rounded) values, since the vertices don't align. In this example I tired joining 3 tetrahedrons around a 345 ...
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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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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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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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Does Blender have the equivalent of Photoshop Smart Guides?

I'm doing my first blender tutorial. I want to extrude a face to create an upper lip but I don't want it to be larger than the lower lip as I extrude. In photoshop this is easy because the smart ...
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Fixing fake rotation

I've got a model, which after importing from CAD has wrong rotation, but in blender it has rotation equal 0,0,0 . I need to correct "visual rotation" to correct model rotation. Do you have any ...
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How to copy a surface of an object

just simple and quick question, is there a way to make a plane object like text to copy surface of another object, like in the picture?
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Grid size missing in 2.80.75?

According to this answer, it should be located in overlays: But I don't see it there: Where can I change grid size? Edit: It seems this bug (or feature?) manifests only in Quad View. In other views ...
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How to turn off snapping while tumbling (3d rotating) in sculpt mode?

When I 3d rotate around my model as Im sculpting (I do this with middle mouse button), it does this annoying thing where it snaps to front side and 3/4 angles... I searched the forums and manuals ...
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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 with 'median' part has a bug in 2.80?

I know that snapping with 'median' option works like above picture. But it works differently in Blender 2.80 like below picture. Is snapping buggy in 2.80?
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Is there any way to snap a face of object to other face of other object without addon?

I tried to snap red face to blue face without addon but failed. Is there any way for me?
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How do you change where an object is placed when it is created?

When you add an object in blender (cube, plane, etc), it always positions the object at the 3D cursor. I know you can move the cursor or snap it to another object, but I wanted to know if there is a ...
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snap object by using its vertex as reference

i attach the screenshot. There's a box and a yellow dot (next to the box , near top left corner/vertex) . The yellow dot is the origin point of the box itself. I want to move the whole box by using ...
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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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How to snap to vertex on an unstraight/uneven axis?

I'm trying to mode the selected edge so that it's aligned with the vertex below. As you can see all the similar edges are uneven, made with the knife tool. If I hold the red arrow on the gizmo I can ...
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How to get cursor snap status in python?

Is there a way to determine if the cursor /object is currently snap on object? In this case on the face:
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How do I limit the movement of an object to two directions?

I'm trying to get a 'rigged' mechanical arm to move in 2 certain directions: Some other objects in my Blend-file are able to go in a certain direction using transform constraints. But this won't ...
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Component Snapping?

What are the steps to Component snap? example: Silo hotkey is SHIFT+~ It allows alignment of face, edge, vertex to be moved to the exact height of a different face, edge or vertex even if the mesh is ...
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Where is "Absolute Grid Snap" option in latest 2.8 release?

Where is "Absolute Grid Snap" option in latest 2.8 release? It's not in the snap settings options?
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DWG/DFX plans snapping and modeling

I have been using 3ds max as my main program for archviz. Due to a change in workplace I no longer have access to a licence and have been looking for a free alternative and found blender. My usual ...
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How do I attach 2 objects if one has been appended from another scene?

I am working on a character and I made the hands for it in another file. I appended it to the file containing the character. I am trying to attach the two together, but they are 2 separate objects in ...
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Easy way of snapping Objects and Faces to vertices? [duplicate]

I`m trying to migrate to blender (2.8) but can't figure out how to simply snap a face or faces or objects or edges etc based on vertices (see example below of how it is done in 3dsmax) as the gizmo ...
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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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Snap tool seems not working for edge loop?

i can use snap tool for boundary edge, but for edge loop, it does not work. all the settings were same when it works. And if i select the bottom capping loop, double tap G, the snap tool does not ...
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Snap vertex to face along a non-perpendicular direction

How do I move a vertex along an orientation that is not perpendicular to a target face, and make it snap onto that face? I.e. I want to move along (constrain movement to) an axis that is not ...
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is there any way to make annotations snap to a mesh?

Is there any way I could use the grease pencil snap to the face of a model/plane? For example: but then if I change the perspective the annotation is floating where it shouldn't It would be much ...
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Align object's orientation -rotation, transform, and scale to another object's orientation

I am using 2.8 and am wondering how do you align or snap an object's orientation to another object's orientation that has a different location, rotation, and scale- in a quick tool like way such as ...
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How can I align the 3D cursor to a face / polygon with python

I'm currently trying to align the 3D Cursor to a face / polygon with python on Blender 2.8, to snap one object on the surface, but I don't know how can I achieve that, currently I'm using this as a ...
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Snap transform pivot inside of selection

I'm a Modo user trying out Blender 2.8. This is what I am trying to achieve: Make a selection and activate the Transform(Move) tool Snap the transform pivot to one of the vertices in the selection ...
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Align Empty to center of face (2.8)

I try to snap a Empty to a face. I turned snapping on with the following settings: Here is a video of what is happening (including holding the control key) How can I snap a empty to the center of a ...
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I'm having problem with adjusting the pivot of an Object

How to translate or rotate Pivot of an object and keeps the pivot in the adjusted direction, please help if anybody knows about this.
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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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Data Transfer artefacts in Blender 2.79

part of my loop, which I am trying to solder with a mesh is displayed incorrectly. and, if you move the mesh with the DataTransfer along the surface of another mesh, then the loop becomes incorrect ...
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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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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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How do I snap to an interstection

I have two walls that meet in the corner, one is at an angle and the other is square. I would like to be able to drag the selected edge up to match the angled wall. I want it to align exactly because ...
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Snap to alignment with other vertices (implicit grid)

I could not find anything like what I'm thinking, though it is hard to search for 'snapping' without getting a lot of mixed results. What I'm looking for is an add-on or behavior where the vertices ...
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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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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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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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How do properly snap faces

I have tried over and over to get snapping faces to work. Occasionally it works and I have no idea why. But it seems the main problem is that it always wants to snap to the MIDDLE of an object. Even ...
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Fastest way to snap two faces together by aligning their centers in non-standard orientations?

In the attached example, I moved the origins of the two shapes to the center of the desired faces. The objective is to snap the cube's face (where the origin is moved to) to the slanted face. ...
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Is there any way to rotate a vertex so that it snaps/aligns to a non-radial edge?

I am trying to figure out if there's a good way to rotate a vertex so that it lines up with an edge that crosses the path of its rotation. It's not a radial edge, so I can't just snap to one of the ...
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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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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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