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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 ...
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how to extrude an edge that stays connected with the face?

I'm trying to extrude the face to create another wall. It works out well but the vertex and edge are not connected to the floor even though it's level. Anyone know how to extrude so it stays connected ...
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How to move or resize to fit to certain plane?

I've took a model from web (Plottergram from tinkercad.com) and wanted to modify it namely enlarge the table in one dimension. I did't need it to have rounded corners so it's enough to add a cube that ...
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Is there an Addon that positions 3D cursor at the origin of non selected object by clicking it in 3D View?

I've been watching tutorials and trying Addons, that led me to install Sensei Format addon, I didn't like how it changes many of the shortcuts that I got used to, yet one feature grabbed my attention, ...
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Scale with snap to grid messed up after scaling

I've got a - probably - very basic question. I put a basic cube on a scene, resized it in one dimension to 18 units (so it is a long bar now), then used "Apply Scale". Now when I try to use scaling ...
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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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Snap vertices to a grid when moving

Similar to how you can snap UVs to the 2D pixel grid in the UV editor, can I make vertices snap to a virtual 3D grid-space where I could specify the distance between each point of the grid-space?
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Mechanical modeling: placing a bar between two ball joints

Background: I need to place a bar (cylinder) between two ball joints (roundcubes). You might think "Uh! Such an easy task deserves a post here?" Well, the task is less easy than you could think at ...
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Why is snap cursor to active not working?

It works in certain vertices but sometimes I get this.
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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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Everything snapping to grid after some accident hotkey. Precise changes available only when I'm holding CTRL [duplicate]

My cat jumped on the keyboard, and now everything keeps snapping to grid. For example, I create and grab new primitive, or extrude vertex, and if I'm not holding Ctrl, it will not move until I move ...
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Snap multiple verticies simultaneously

I know how to snap vertices to the face of a mesh one by one. Is there any way to snap multiple vertices to the closest mesh all at the same time?
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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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Unable to stack object onto another with face snapping

Sorry, don't understand, how to use face snapping. I have read this http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.4/Manual/3D_interaction/Transform_Control/Snap_to_Mesh but unable to see some reasonable ...
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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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Snapping an unselected face to a different objects edge by moving vertices

I am 'building' a house in blender and currently struggle with the rooftop. I have fixed the very top of the roof and now want to 'snap' the roof both roof parts to the wall below. I try this by ...
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Snap object to another one with a displace modifier

I would like to snap a person i've created with the ground (in a room). I've used a displace modifier for the latter one. It's very inconvenient to do it manually by zooming in ti the max. and then to ...
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Is there a way of snapping to edge or face in one direction?

I would like an edge with two vertices to snap to a face which isn't connected. if I move one of the vertices locked to one direction towards the face with face snaps on, i get a snap all along 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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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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What is the Blender equivalent of snapping a vacuum cleaner's attachment onto the main hose?

You have the main mesh with a hole of a specific shape. All of the hole's vertices lie on the same plane. You have a separate mesh (smaller) where one of its protrusions has an open hole, also of the ...
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Retopology - Snap With Subsurf?

I'm using snap to re-topologize a mesh. I also have a subsurf applied, but it drops the vertices below the target's surface. Is there a way I could have the "applied" subsurf vertices snap to the ...
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Snap UV vertex to a vertex belonging to a different object

I need to line up one side (border to border) of two UV faces in the UV editor. The problem is that these UV faces belongs to two different objects. It seems like snapping only works within the same ...
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Auto-merge is causing all vertices to snap to same distant vertex

I almost always edit with snapping to vertex and auto-merge on, but today when I started a project, no matter which vertex I move, and no matter where I move them, they all snap to the exact same ...
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How to snap two meshes across similar geometry

I have a model of a scene that is split into two sections like so: O____/\__ _/\_____---__ Imagine that the first line is one mesh and the second line is the other half of the mesh of the whole ...
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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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Is there a quick way to snap an object's origin to world origin along a specific axis?

I know that I can select an object in Object Mode and go to the Properties Shelf (N)>Transform>Location and enter a value of 0 in a specific axis in order to snap the object to world origin in that ...
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Has the Control Key + Rotation snapping increment been changed or dropped?

Many sources describe holding the Control key down while rotating to control rotation by 5 degrees increments. I cannot get this keyboard shortcut to work in Blender v2.75. The increment button on 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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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 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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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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Snapping mesh together by a point without stretching the object

I'm trying to snap two mesh together. One is a cylinder and the other is half a sphere. I aligned the 3d cursor to the bottom center of the cylinder where I want the sphere to attach to. I don't know ...
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How to snap two mesh

I have two mesh that are not aligned to the grid. How an I snap and merge these two shapes? The first one is a cylinder, the second is a half sphere. They are at slightly different angles, but they ...
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How to make a bind to Ctrl Key for toggling snapping on/off

I would like to make a bind to Ctrl Key for snapping on/off. When I press Ctrl - snapping should be toggled on/off. Is it possible to make?
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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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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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Planar clipping/merge with Mirror modifier

I am looking at work-flows for building roofs. Below was promising until I hit a snag... Setup Rotated Plane + Mirror modifier. Alt+Space (Transform Orientation) > Normal Ctrl+Alt+Space > ...
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Scale plane to size of grid element

I am trying to make my plane exactely the width / height of a grid cell. I thought I could do that by clicking "Snap Element"->"Increment", but that does not do anything. Can anybody tell me what I am ...
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Wrap cylinder around sphere

As you can see on the picture below, I have this object shaped like a complex tube (selected in picture) that I want to wrap around this other object which looks like a flattened low-poly sphere (...
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Manipulation jumps full blender unit [duplicate]

I am modeling a architecture environment in blender and everything was working fine but must have accidently hit a hot key that I was not aware of. Now when I go to manipulate an object whether it be ...
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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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