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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Apply face normal orientation to object Local Pivot Point orientation?

Is there a simple way to "apply" a custom transform orientation to an objects pivot? The purpose is to set the faces normal as the new pivot of the object. Duarte Farrajota Ramos' cube merge trick ...
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I Cannot move my meshes any more whats goimg on?

I try to move meshes but the just won't translate. I don't know if I hit any key. The translation values just vary between 0 and - 0 on any axis
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How can I fix the rotation for this hand?

I'm making the rigging for a hand, but for some reason after I do the Ctrl+N, choose the Global +X. Not all of my bones stay on the same orientation, how can I fix this? I want all of the Z axis to ...
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Align orientation in Pose Mode

I'm trying to do a simple manipulation that I'm doing every day at work as a professionnal animator. My experiance is with Motion Builder and 3dxMax, but I'm learning Blender on spare time. I just ...
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Object Orientation Widget

I have a file that has 9 separate objects in it. In Object Mode if I set it to Global, Local, Normal, etc... it's all the same arrow direction. If I go into Edit Mode, set it to Normal on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I orient a pre-made feature to a selected face?

I am trying to break up a large, branched stl model that I want to 3D print so that it is more manageable. My plan is to cut off the branches and model a joint and socket onto the exposed faces, but I ...
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Driver input as location in other object's transform space

I would like to have a driver input variable controlled as the location of some object in another object's transform space. Is there an easier way of doing this than having input variables for all of ...
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How to get a Collada model to rotate around its own centre axis, when the model is imported into iBooks Author

So I export complex models from Blender into collada format and then import them into iBooks Author. As the images show, the object doesn't rotate around its own centre of axis, it chooses something ...
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How is the local bone orientation calculated based on head and tail position

I went through the Blender's source code, but wasn't able to find how the local orientation of each bone is calculated based on its the head and tail (I thought I should specify that I'm talking about ...
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How to transform edge or face along the normal to the cast of global position

In the print-screen below I would like to grab edge along y normal but exactly to the red line, which is the global position of y axis (half of the edge of a cube in the base). Unfortunately, if I ...
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How do I make my transform values match up to the ones on the Object Properties window?

Whenever I transform something in Blender 2.8, there is a little transform box that shows up; but the values in there don't match up with the values in the Object Properties Window at the right. I ...
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How to scale properly after rotate the mesh without using apply rotation?

i know we could use apply rotation to correct this, but here is the situation, i have mesh A and B that are joined with Ctrl + J. i just rotate the A and then want to scale along the mesh A's length ...
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Change Orientation of Bones

Hello Blender Community, I have rigged a robot-arm and now I want to import the Rotations for the Animation with a python script. However The Normals of the Bones aren't convenient for the Animation ...
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Animation Node Addon

I require some help please. Blender 2.8 Animation Node Addon. I am using the "Object Transforms Output". Here I can rotate and move objects, but in the 3d viewport I cannot do anything. I would like ...
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Extruding along y-axis is not working in the expected orientation

I'm trying to extrude along the y-axis pressing 'e' and than 'y' but it doesn't follow the y-axis as expected (see screenshot). It should connect to a flat surface but it's kinda diagonal and I don't ...
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How to Rotate Normally in Blender?

I have an object that is slanted on all 3 axes, and I need to rotate its bottom on its own axis. I used the word normally because that's how this function would be called in Wings 3D software.
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Using Local Transform Orientation for Vertex Rotations

I am creating a script to rotate a vertex selection in a very specific way. I have so far figured out how to set the pivot point to ACTIVE ELEMENT, following a hint from this thread on context ...
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UV Unwrapped Blender texture image is either rotated or stretched, cannot get it to be straight and not stretched

I am completely new to Blender. I am making a photo frame in Blender 2.65, and I used a plane to be the 'photo' in the frame, and added a texture to it using a real photo. When I did this directly ...
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Problem with retargeting BVH bones

I am trying to retarget bones (armature) from BVH file to my armature of the low poly model and I have a small problem. After retargeting my bones twist in the wrong direction. How to fix this? I ...
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obj.rayCast() not working as intended

In the game engine, I've got a function which uses rayCast in asteroids. It doesn't work as intended, as even with x-ray turned on, it often doesn't see through objects without the desired property: <...
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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?