Questions tagged [snapping]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Blender functions that randomly stop working then start working again [closed]

I have recently experienced two Blender functions randomly stop working, then later start working again with no apparent reason. These functions I use daily and they worked fine for weeks before I ...
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Snap object pivot to object pivot of target?

It's often useful to snap the pivot of one object to the pivot of another. The snap options for snap target are volume, face, vertex etc but no pivot. For the object being snapped centre is available, ...
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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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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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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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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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Can loop cuts be snapped to anything other than increments?

I'm trying to make a loop cut slide along a face and snap to a vertex. However, even though I have "snap to vertex" mode enabled, the loop cut slides on the face only in increments. Am I doing ...
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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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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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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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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 ...