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Snapping a randomly oriented face to another randomly orientated face?

for the life of me I cannot find an answer to this seemingly easy operation. In CAD there's this command called "align" where I can simply align points on a polygon to the other points of a polygon, ...
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Animating is a struggle due to my obsessive-compulsive disorder, is snapping bones(ex.) in the air a possibility?

This is my first post here, so I apologize for any possible formatting issues. I've recently gained an interest in animating, and get the basic idea, but it's tediously slow to do due to my obsessive-...
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How to keep vertices from snapping to to wrong-side of mesh when retopologizing?

I've got a mesh that I'm retopologizing as a practice-run to get used to the motions, having followed the method described in this video by FlippedNormals. Using 2.8, and settings are as follows: ...
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Snap to grid lines when moving verticle acros the path

I need create new verticle on path in point where grid and path are crossing. How I make it: 1. Select points 2. RMB and subdivide 3. Select new verticle 4. Shift + V to move across path 5. Trying to ...
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“Selection to Cursor” Why it's not working nomally

I made two UV Spheres like this make Constraint-ChildOf insert rotation keyframe of target after few frame, I rotate target sphere and insert keyframe And then, when I try to "Selection to Cursor" ...
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Add box snapped to other object verticies

I want to add a plane or a box laying on top of the other box or boxes. Like tabletop resting on table legs. In some of the cad or 3d modelling tools I can turn on vertices snapping, and add a box ...
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Snapping using translate

Im trying to translate a vertex in 3D space while it should snap to closest point if it finds one. I have tried with all the snapping parameters listed in the API can’t seem to make it work anyone has ...
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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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Cannot find how to turn off snapping to view?

Trying to snap vertices to faces, which works, using projection. But they also all project to view. How do I just snap as I move down, onto faces?
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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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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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Shrinkwrap snapping wrong way?

Why isn't my new mesh staying above my sculpt? I started around the nose area and it was originally on the outside but very quickly after creating just a few more faces they stopped snapping to the ...
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Aligning 3 complex human faces

I have read and seen tutorials about how to snap faces together in Blender (faces in the 3d-mesh sense, like vertex, edge or face), but I am trying to snap 3 different sides of a human face together. ...
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One object on top of another

When I want to put one object like a tree on top of the other object like a ground, I can do it with eyes and put a little of tree inside the ground, also I can use snapping and align it exactly on ...
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How do I remove overlaps on both same mesh and seperate meshes? v2.8

I have many meshes that have overlaps, some overlap themselves and some overlap others. I think I may be able to get rid of the overlap on two different meshes using the knife tool as a cooky cutter, ...
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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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Is there any way to make the measure tool snap to grid instead of only to vertices?

What I've come to realize is that although the measure tool is good, it's not entirely reliable in certain situations, and can give a person the wrong impression about a mesh. For example if you want ...
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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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Snapping a Mesh edge to a plane edge

How can I snap these two edges together? I am new to blender and have searched every question related to this problem, but the solution involving turning on snap mode, making snap target "closest," ...
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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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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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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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Keyframe Snapping Blender 2.8

I can't seem to toggle the keyframe snapping off in Blender 2.8. I'm making an animation with grease pencil and I can't do that with one frame per second so I need to toggle snapping off so I can ...
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Snap to object in another viewport

I'm trying to select an edge/face/vertex of an object in my perspective viewport and snap it to an edge/face/vertex of an object in my left ortho viewport. When I drag my mouse from the perspective ...
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Snapping copies of an object to every vertex of another

What I'd like to achieve is a python script that when run, copies an object eg. some tree (preferably not cluttering up the object list), to every vertex of another object that works like a 'grid' ...
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Changing Key Binding for Axis Snap

The title sort of says it all but I am currently using the 2.8 beta and like to use 'Axis Snap' when rotating around the model as opposed to changing view windows. The only thing is that its set to ...
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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 on I will ...
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Script/API - Snap selection to grid, but only one axis

by script I can do a snap-to-grid of the selected vertices: bpy.context.space_data.grid_scale = 0.125 bpy.ops.view3d.snap_selected_to_grid() But I need to ...
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Vertex coordinate monitoring during Transform

Is it possible, for example, to monitor the coordinates of a vertex while rotating the mesh? (monitored vertex is moving in a circular fashion, providing it's not on the global/local rotation axis) ...
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Snap to vertex projection while sliding an edge

I have made a staircase by creating a simple mesh with two faces per step. The general volume of the stair is a rectangle as visible in the top-left editor. Then I extruded the top of each vertical ...
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How to find the rotation components between two similar trirectangular tetrahedrons?

I have two trirectangular tetrahedrons like on the following screenshot. My goal is to find the roll pitch yaw rotation components between the two. One of them has its 3 orthogonal edges along X, Y ...
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How to use edit mode, vertex snap to a edge/vertex/faces group selection in a proper way?

I'm a 3ds max user, and there are so very much differences in the way that blender implement the snapping tool. I wish to know how to make a simple "move-locked parts(polygons, edge, verts) using 3d ...
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Copy part of a mesh with an edgeloop as starting point

the red circle is the exact same size as the edge loops of the three holes... how can i get a copy of the selected mesh matching rotation and position of the holes...? i tried to snap with all ...
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Snap to empty point in space

Sketchup has this snap function whereby the cursor can snap to an empty point in space that has the same X, Y or Z coordinate as a certain vertex somewhere else in space. As soon as the cursor comes ...
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Cursor to selected not center?

I have several faces selected below. However when I CTRL + S and choose "cursor to selected", it doesn't snap to the exact center of the selected faces - it's just slightly off? See below
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Modeling and animating bow-tie knotting

I'm trying to model and animate the tying of a bow-tie. I'm using an armature to deform a mesh for the bow-tie. My biggest trouble is controlling the armature carefully enough to get a good result, ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Why is snap cursor to active not working?

It works in certain vertices but sometimes I get this.
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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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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 ...