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Changing Normal Faces

I would like to know if there is a way to change normals faces orientation of a figure. I followed a tutorial for making leaves in a tree but it finishes with unity i think. here is a figure: he uses ...
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Move selected object with transformation matrix

I'm working on a script which exports geometry and structure data (BOM and position) from CATIA V5 into blender. Catia V5 delivers as an absolute position for each part an array with 12 elements. 9 ...
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How to find rotation of an object with respect to camera?

I have multiple cameras and I would like to find the rotation of objects in the scene relative to each of the cameras. what would be the right way to do it?
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How to scale one face of a skewed cube in the same skewed axis

I am trying to follow a book on using blender (Blender 3d by Example), however I cannot seem to achieve the same result when following the steps exactly. What I want to end up with is the picture ...
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move the grid origin to object origin

How can I move the grid origin to the origin of an object? Instead of relocating all objects in order to have the origin of one particular object positioned at the origin of the grid? I'd like to snap ...
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How do you get your objects local transformations back after applying them?

Say I have a cube, and I rotate it randomly. I set the transform orientation from Gloabl to Local, and I move on the Z axis. The cube won't move up, it will move in whatever Z axis it has instead. Now,...
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Hold/Freeze Transformation Orientation

I was wondering if there is a way of briefly locking a transformation orientation (TO) Most often when editing shapes, I find myself using the normal mode for TO when I want to move something along ...
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move an object in custom direction using blender API [duplicate]

My greetings to the community. I have a specific task which i have managed to perform using python. I need to do the same task faster and i believe i found a way but i need some help with that. My ...
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The orientation of the mesh is not aligned to the rig. How to fix this issue?

I'm new to blender but I have not found a thread with this exact problem. I imported this file into blender: https://free3d.com/3d-model/manuel-animated-001-dancing-256270.html but the orientation of ...
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Animation object position..origin point, proper pivot

Can someone please tell me a better way to keep objects aligned when animating them. What i'm currently doing is moving the cursor and the origin point to a vertice at the corner of the object and ...
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Slide object straight forward when object is facing a arbitrary direction i.e diagonal

I'm having trouble figuring out how to slide an object straight out of it's socket when it's at an angle due to being on a cylinder. I have cubes that rotate around a cylinder and when the cubes come ...
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Snap vertex without deforming mesh

Summary of Problem I would like to be able to move vertices, without deforming the surrounding mesh or edge, while snapping to another vertex or move it by a specified unit distance (Not percentage). ...
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How to move head of bone to 0,0,0 and have the other selected bones and mesh move equally with it?

My apologies if I have worded this poorly. I would like to move everything I have selected in this image, and I would like to move it all by the bone joint that I have the cursor set to. Is there a ...
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Why is the transform gizmo not aligned correctly to my Python created object?

I am having a little confusion here. Some background: the user perspective faces in a direction, I am trying to make a box that faces the user perspective. That I have been able to achieve (pic below) ...
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Fix Rotation of Origin

For some reason my origin's rotation got terribly messed up. I have been trying to fix it by aligning the origin to a face or a vertex but it only gets worse. I need to make an array and for that ...
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How Might I Go About Visually Reorienting a Tilted Object to Worldspace after Accidently Applying its Rotation?

I have an armature object in Object Mode which has accidentally been rotated a small degree without me knowing it, so that its base is no longer flush with the floor when it is in its T-pose. Somehow, ...
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Maya to blender pivot point location changes

I am new at Blender and I am trying to import a file that has multiple objects and some of them have the pivot point set at a specific place for them to rotate properly (car doors, windows, etc.) The ...
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Store and Recall Object Transformation

Is there a way to store the transformation of an object and recall it later? I have an object which is rotated at a specific angle, and I need to set the rotation to zero for some operations and then ...
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Issue With Rotation On Character Rig

I am having issues when trying to rotate the root bone of my character rig around the z axis. When pressing r, then z, I am able to rotate the rig perfectly normal, but when I play the animation ...
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Scale along face normal

When trying to scale the fire object along the top face normal changing the transformation orientation doesn't get the desperately wanted end result. The local and global axis will not align with my ...
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Changing Local Axes?

It's likely I'm missing on some fundamental understanding here. I'd like to change the planets' local axes to match the global. So in Object mode, I rotate Z90. So far so good. I thought the next ...
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what is the orientation given in the 3d header

What is the orienation dropdown in the 3D header? What orientation does it talk about? I understand the orientation of the 3D manipulator which is to the right of the highlighted dropdown above, but I ...
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Changing the “Pan View” Keybind works in Object Mode, Not Sculpt Mode

I know I sound crazy but try it. Doing this works perfectly in Object mode, but not in Sculpt Mode. To reproduce: Change the Pan View keybind from Shift + Middle Mouse to Shift + Left Mouse button....
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Bone Roll and transform lock, is there a trick to getting bones that face the right way for child's rotation?

I've tried every imaginable combination of Roll value and "Inherit Orientation" for both parent and child both Before and After creating the child. When I create my child bone (a horizontal one) and ...
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Instancing not working the way I want it to

I am studying blender and I am at the instancing part and I am literally following the instructions on how to instance step by step and it is not working for me. These are the steps on the ...
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Need help in creating a chain of bones along a custom rotation axis

I'm struggling to find any helpful information. Every other video or forum keeps repeating what I already know about placement and rotation of the bones, including manual rotation of ones axis. I want ...
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Blender 2.8 Bone pose local and global axis mismatch

I need my bone local axis to be exactly the same as global axis. It's not true at least with the Y axis. I already tried applying current pose as rest pose, but it's not helping. In armature edit ...
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Change Bones Axis Blender 2.8

I've had a problem the past couple days with animating my rig on the left side.. every time i upload a animation and rename all the bones to the rig on the right, the axis of the bones are wrong and ...
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get selection orientation by script and apply to another object

With a face selected, how do I get the transform orientation of the face / gizmo(normal) by script, and then be able apply it to an object(after moving another object to selection)? tried the ...
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How to change thge orientation of the object without rotating the mesh

sorry in advance, I don't know a lot of the terminology for 3d and I don't know blender either but I am struggling through it. I have two pictures here, the first shows an Empty (the orange circle) ...
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orient 2 points to another 2 points

Please, Is there a way to orient 2 vertices of one object, to another 2 vertices of another object? For example I need to move and rotate in one step - prism with vertices A,B to the prism with ...
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How to Change Object's local Axis?

How can i change Local axis of this tire to be like the axis in example? I have no idea how to do this. Is there any way i can achieve this? I'm a beginner. If i can rotate the object without ...
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Change Pivot Point Rotation Relative to Flat Face [duplicate]

I'm trying to export this Icosphere into Unity, but I want to have each poly be separate, with its own pivot point on its surface, and with the blue arrow on the manipulator widget facing out at 90 ...
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Procedural Generation of object with random transformation

I am new to blender, so what I am asking may be a very simple thing to do. I am trying to procedurally generate multiples of an object and apply random transformations to it. I have a simple curve and ...
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How do I orient a face so it lays flat?

I have a simple flat face. I am looking at the top view and the face is at an arbitrary angle. The rotation angles show: x=0 y=0 z=0 I am used to other programs that would shows the relative angle ...
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Tracking: orient parallax perfectly based on pre-tracked camera?

Often times, I am able to get a perfect track using external tools and scripts etc... however; I am never able to use these tracks for the reason that I can never figure out how to orient the floor ...
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Seeking better way to add precise hemispherical caps to a swept curve

Given an arbitrary curve swept with a circular profile of a specific radius and side count (controlled using the Depth and ...
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I have input a reference image and it wont rotate. What do i do?

So i am trying to create an image and i have input a reference image but i cannot rotate it on at 90 degrees on the Y-axis. I have changed all transformation orientation to Global but it isn't trying ...
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Fitting (morphing) a high-resolution mesh to a low-resolution mesh

I have a high-resolution surface (of the cerebellum), ~4.5M vertices, ~9M faces: I need to fit this surface to a low-resolution surface: I started by doing an affine transformation to roughly get it ...
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orient transformation along edge

i am new to blender coming from maya. Is there a way i can orient the transformation along an edge, so i can scale them down to a flat surface and keep it parallel to the other surface. like in maya ...
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How to rotate collection instance with reference point

I have a question concerning precision edition of a geometry. Here I'm simply trying to align a window collection instance with a given axis. Logically, with a pivot set to the instance's origin P0, ...
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Local transform gizmo isn't visually matching the selected object. Is this a bug?

Is this a bug? Whenever I have to move around many objects with individual orientations and move them in local mode and dragselecting with box/circle/laso, the object only stays orange and the ...
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Orientation follow direction

I want an object, say an arrow always pointing in its moving direction. Is there any constraint that I can use or do I have to code it? I don't want the object to follow a path. I made the animation ...
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How to set particles rotation to the same as the collection?

I'm working on a cube explosion. My workflow: created a cube (to be the shards) used Quick Explosion on the cube, moved the objects to a collection named shards create an emitter and select the ...
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Align axis to object normals

I have an object rotated around X axis but its own axis pointing in different directions because it was rotated manually for practicing purposes. How do I align the axis with the normals of the object ...
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Rotate object “Like Center Mouse Button”

(I don't even know how to articulate this). Say I start Blender with the default 2d scene - cube and view centered at 0,0,0. I can use the center mouse button to rotate/pan around the cube. Any up/...
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How can I rotate a spherical texture without getting a distortion?

I've tried to search for tutorials but they all say I have to have a Texture Cordinate Node, attach the 'Generated' Output to a Mapping Node, and that one to my Image Texture, and in the Mapping Node ...
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Skewed Grab or Scale in Edit Mode

Just learning blender here. One problem I stumbled upon is expanding length of an object in Edit Mode, when that object's rotation is not aligned to global axis (e.g. rotation has been applied). Let'...
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Animation nodes, instances orientation in a Dodecahedron

I'm trying to orient instances so that they align correctly to form same shape of the Mesh Object Input, here a pentagonal faces Dodecahedron. I've used Vertex Group Input to control the Guides param. ...
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How to call vertex groups in Animation nodes [SOLVED]

I would orient some instances by vertex normals, but i'd like to control orientation by vertex groups, to give z negative values to some instances, like in the pictures.is it possible? i've tried with ...