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How can I carry over a custom transform orientation that I made in Blender to Unity? [duplicate]

I made a plane in Blender and on that plane there are angled wings with control surfaces. In Unity I want the plane controls to actually move the control surfaces. The problem is that if I use the ...
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Why is the grass (hair particle) going into the mesh?

I have a simple scene (deleted almost everything from the blend to upload it), and for some reason the hair particles are going straight into the mesh. I tried playing with the transforms, the normals,...
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Why is the transform control at the 3d cursor and not at the selected vertex? How do I fix this?

I just want the controls at the selection. I know I can hit G then axis but I would still like to know how to get the controls at the selection. This is blender 2.9.
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Align Edges at 45 Degree Angle

How can I align these crease edges at 45 & -45 degree angle?
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How to change the transform orientation to a specific angle/edge?

Alright, so, I've modeled a wing-like object, and I want it to rotate at the angle of the selected edge: I tried snapping the cursor to the selected and then moving its origin to the cursor. However, ...
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Reset object axes to object's axes of symmetry

I am not quite sure how, but I have managed to set the object normals to be the same as the global normals: Axes in 'Global' mode: This is expected. Axes in 'Normal' mode: I would expect one of the ...
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Determining camera orientation from an image/render

I try to recreate certain scenes in blender from renders and images, and I'm having a hard time setting the camera correctly and accurately. As of now, to set up the camera position of a scene I want ...
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Laser-Beam Constraint over moving Mirrors? [duplicate]

For a newbie, how is it done to bounce the red line accurately based on the current position of the moving mirroring objects in the scene? I want to play around simulating mirror positions and seeing ...
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Can't select the actual object

i have no idea what did i do, i can't select objects anymore well i still can select the object, however everytime i tried to transform it a yellow dot appeared and i just can transform the yellow dot....
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Blender API, path following. Controlling rotation with respect to global reference frame

I am trying to create an animation where I have fine control over both the position and orientation of an object. I have coordinate files that express this object's position and orientation with ...
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Animate plane while keeping objects attached to it

I have a plane and a bunch of spheres that lie on it. I want to be able to animate the plane (translation+rotation) between frame 100 and 200 while keeping the spheres on during that time. I cannot ...
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Apply all transformation issue

I have received this file from a friend and I can't understand the issue that is happening when applying all transformations. (attaching the file) Two pots on the left has a strange behaviour when ...
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How to make the local orientation to match the global orientation?

My local orientation looks like this: My globals like this: I know I could rotate them but I have to do it for multiple objects so I was wondering if there's a shortcut
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Snapping won't toggle, stuck on 'Increment' behavior

Out of the blue, I have been encountering an odd behavior when using trying to switch between snapping modes. No matter what snapping mode is selected (Face, Edge, Vertex, Volume, etc), the snapping ...
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How to map the X rotation of one object to the Y rotation of another object?

I am trying to make the X-rotation of one object directly affect the Y-rotation of a second object. I tried using the Tranformation Constraint, however I was only able to map the X-rotation of the ...
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Armature moves in 3D view but location info not updating

I'm new to animating and am trying out retargeting. My rig follows the motion captured sourced rig, but her limbs' location info doesn't update. Yet her torso updates accordingly. How do I get the ...
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Keyframes are messing with my plane properties

So i have this plane that i want to spin in one direction for a pair of seconds, and as soon as i started using keyframes, weird things started to happen to the plane. First, the rotation is not ...
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Change object orientation so that the Z-axis is inclined

i would like to move the pointers on the measuring device so that they go back and forth. Due to the inclination of the main object, however, I cannot simply change the rotation of the Z-axis, because ...
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How to apply transformation constraint on objects having different orientation?

I want to rotate wheel having its own custom orientation. When I apply transformation constraint, that wheel rotates according to global orientation but I want it in custom. Can anyone help? Thanks
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Align viewport rotation to normal vector like Shift+7 in edit mode

I know this question has been asked and answered before but the behavior I want is what ⇧ Shift + Num 7 exactly does in edit mode which is to align the viewport to "face" the element ...
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How Blender sets its reference frame?

I would like to know how Blender defines its global reference frame, and if it is possible to modify its definition. By reference point, I mean the x, y and z axes that we can see at any time when we ...
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How to offset armature bone - Blender to UE4

Is it possible to change the rotation values of an armature without actually moving the rig? We're trying to export an arm rig from Blender and import to UE4 but need the axis to be offset so that it ...
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Make Object Fall Over Correctly

So I have a small shack made out of Legos in blender that I want to animate to fall over, the only issue is that the z rotation doesn't work as expected. Here is a explanation in pictures. This First ...
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Is it possible to change the local orientation of an object without joining it to a "helper" object?

I am creating a building for export to an external game engine. Before exporting, I need to ensure the doors of the building are separate objects and have their local axes aligned to the the plane of ...
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My entire model/rig teleports to a new set position when switching to edit mode from pose/object

The whole model seems to move together. I noticed the transform gets set to some predetermined value, but when I reset it to 0 on location and rotation then go back into edit mode those transform ...
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Rotating an image in a scene

After looking at other solutions on this, I'm not sure how to proceed, as I'm just new to Blender. I have an image mapped onto a picture frame asset and I'm changing a parameter but it's not the ...
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Orientation in geometry node

I would like to orient all instances to follow the path of the main object. As you can see on my screenshot, first one is oriented as it should be...but after couple of curves, orientation messed up (...
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How to align local coordinate with object?

I created hundreds of cylinders, joined them into a single object, then splitted back by mesh -> separate -> by loose parts in Edit mode. The splitted-back ...
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How do you extude along a specified axis?

How do you extrude along a specific axis?
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My objects will not move, only "orange" cursor moves when I try movement by the axis

I wanted to know if anyone could help me with this problem. I only can move the little "orange ball", not my object. in the workspace settings I selected the "affect only" and ...
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Objects have same Transform but actually don't?

Can someone explain to me why these two objects have the same transform but the origins are clearly offset and local orientation is different too? thx ._.
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How can I create a proper rotation for the dial

I have those dials that I made, and they are slightly tilted, so they are not perfectly aligned to the axis. When I try to rotate the dial, it doesn't work as I want it to. I try changed the "...
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how to fixed axis for an object?

I want to rig a car,so I used bone constrain trasform which will rotate a bone accrding to another bone's traformation,now I'm getting problem when i rotate the source bone it changes the axes ...
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custom transform orientation doesn't align with object

I'm following along a tutorial how to custom transform orientation. The cube which I select and apply the custom transform, doesn't follow the angle of the cube I want it to align with. Rather it ...
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How to delete a group of shape keys? And how to set bone rotation to 0

I'm fairly new to blender, and I've been following some tutorials on rationalizing materials and blendshapes, etc. I don't make models, but I do need to modify some I've gotten from asset stores for ...
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Scale Rotated As If Not Rotated

I am trying to figure out how to scale some rotated geometry as if it was not rotated. I'm not sure if that makes sense, but imagine this situation: Let's say I have an oblong cylinder that is rotated ...
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Reset move gizmo to object face or geometry

After rotation has been applied to an object, is there an easy way to re-align the move gizmo back to the object geometry? NOTE : All gizmos in the image are LOCAL, not global. A shows the desired ...
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Copy a mesh along an oblique direction and scale

I have to copy the rail panel along the dashed yellow lines and then scale it along the same direction in order to create a new smaller panel and end the stairway. I have tried Sh-D / GG / C but does ...
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How can I apply curve modifier to a mesh without it changing position? [duplicate]

Basically I have 3 meshes connected to each other I want them to rotate in the positions they are in but I also need them to bend at a certain point. The rotation is fine the problem is with the ...
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How do I set scale pivot point to cursor in Blender 2.90.0?

Here's my problem, I'm trying to pivot around where my 3D cursor is located in the picture. I've tried to set "orientation" to cursor in multiple places, none of them seem to do anything. ...
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Child changes position, rotation upon import in Unity

I am trying to export a model from Blender (2.9) to Unity via FBX. Location, scale and rotation are applied to all objects in the model, but still the eyes rotation and position change upon importing. ...
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How to align view to 3D cursor orientation?

I am getting into some more serious hard surface modelling right now and came to think, that it would be a REALLY helpful to speed up things if there would be a specific feature, that I can’t seem to ...
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Change Origin and rotate the frame of a mobile robot

Apologies for a basic question posting. I don't have any experience with blender so its hard to search for solution with relevant keywords. I have a robot model which actually is translated and ...
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Change face instance orientation

I'm trying to use the face instancing workflow, but I would like to rotate the instance orientation for some of the instancer faces. Using Alt+N (flip) will rotate the instance orientation 90 degrees, ...
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Blender problems with getting the center of an object. (Origin to center is not the center)

As you will see in this image, the center of the object is not exactly the center of the chair, since the pivot point is slightly up. To verify this, I place the cursor in the center of the world and ...
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Python api - Rotate selected around vertex using bpy operator

I want to rotate a selected item around a specific vertex like this: vertex.select=true bpy.ops.transform.rotate(value=1) This code basically rotates at the ...
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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 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 ...