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Transforms modify the scale, translation, rotation, and shear of a mesh or object

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What is the right way to change elevation of racetrack after designing it

I have been trying to create my first racetrack for the game I am developing. I have a question and I would like to hear your advice. What I am trying to do is to add elevation of my racetrack mesh. ...
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Why do all pieces of a model suddenly turn during Animation?

I have a 3D-model in the collada (.dae) format. Its a class hierarchy of pieces. All rotation modifiers and correct parenting have been applied to the model previous to starting animating. The model ...
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Is there any way to modify transform widget thickness?

is possible to tweak transform tool's thickness?
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Why the scale parameters of this object is 2000 times bigger and there is almost no difference between the two?

I have those two objects that have dimensions that are pretty much the same. Normally the bigger rectangle should be much more bigger because the scale is 2000 times bigger. Here is the .blend file : ...
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How to disable 'only origins'

So, I'm using the latest build of Blender 2.81 (November 15 2019) on Mac. There is this nifty new feature that allows origins to be manipulated freely without affecting the actually object's transform ...
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Value sliders are too fast

I've been trying the spin tool in new Blender 2.81. I was trying to change the axis value so that I can get my desired result. But the value sliders for changing the position of the faces are ...
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Weird problem when moving objects

I have a simple blender file (the Pokémon models are copyrights of Game Freak). This is the original render: If I move any object, the others will completely bug out: Here is my Blender file.
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How to move selected vertices on Z axis by 1mm

I'm very new to Blender and I'm having difficult doing what I would of assumed to be a basic thing - yet I'm not finding how to do it. I have several vertices selected and I would like to move them up ...
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Simple transform distorting loop cuts

When I try extend the outermost edge of these panels using proportional editing (or simple transform for that matter) the loop cuts distort. Can someone help me understand why—and how to workaround ...
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Setting exact coordinates on multiple vertices on same object

Is it possible to transform by the absolute value all those vertices at once? Currently, it is set on median but I would need absolute one instead of the median.
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How to melt an object into fluid and then morph into another object?

I am a beginner in Blender. I really want to accomplish a short 3D animation, I have built the models but I don't know how to deal with the animation. I watched many tutorials about fluid simulation ...
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Transform matrix on a scaled object

I have to create boxes, cylinders and spheres, to scale them and to rototranslate them in space by using a matrix transform. This is the code for a box: ...
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How to rotate all Collection's hierarchy in the Transform Panel in 2.80?

so I want to rotate all objects on one of my Collection (say 90-degree on the x-axis)... while I can do so manually through the Rotating tool...it's hard to get the exact 90-degree value and too much ...
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Grease pencil move drawing from a layer

Blender v2.79 won't move a drawing I made in a layer. I need to move the drawing a few millimetres down. I have tried changing mode from Edit Strokes to Object, but I find no option to select the ...
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Exported animation from Blender to UE4 is inside floor

I use plugin "Mr Mannequins Tools" to generate full rigged mannequin from UE4, but after exporting some animations(without mesh), it shows them in floor. It seems it has problem only with another ...
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Scale & Rotate function not working in object mode

I've been making a donut and coffee cup via Blender GURU 2.8. However now back in object mode my scale and rotate is suddenly not working. I can move items but scale and rotate seemed to have locked? ...
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Blender and 3dsmax Scale conversion

At my work we use 3dsMax and are trying to transition to using Blender. One thing we've run into is that when we import a Blender model as an fbx, the scale is 100 times the size in 3dsMax, but the ...
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Modeling a curved ring projected to a circular top

I'm trying to model a ring with a special form. On one axis, the sides wider towards the top and at the same time the top part is making an oval like in this drawing: edit: here is an actual picture ...
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Having big issue when trying to move vertices on specific axe

I'm desperate since a few days with my blender project, I can't move vertices on a specific axe, they just don't follow it ! They move randomly creating disasters on my mesh. I've linked pictures. ...
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How to get a hover craft effect (Object over Landscape)?

I have made a hilly landscape using the Landscape addon in blender 2.8. I have an object which I want to animate across the landscape by following the surface contours and maintaining a small distance,...
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How to seamlessly loop/time remapping a single rotating object?

I have a sphere with textures. It's part of a big project with other animated elements so I cannot use time remapping "old" to solve my issue you will read ahead about. Animation playback starts on ...
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How to use Bend Modifier to create perfect polygons, (pentagon, hexagron, septagon, etc…)?

I watched a youtube tutorial way back that did this using a circle as a reference onto a plank, and depending on the number of loop cuts, you could create a perfect polygon easily and if the two ends ...
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Flat arc to 3D curve

I have a task to create a 3D model from a paper-based plan, part of which illustrates a curve to be cut from aluminium and then bent into an arc for use vertically – easy in life, perplexing (so far) ...
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Re-align object axis to global

I somehow my objects got assigned to an alternate grid axis. I am not sure how to reset it. I want the object group to spin and rotate on the global XYZ axis gimbal. Any help on how to reset this ...
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Proportionally move stack of objects

I'm using Blender 2.8 and I have a stack of sicks that I'm trying to compress evenly. I thought I'd be able to use the proportional edit feature to do this but I feel like I'm doing something wrong: ...
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Box Mask won't Translate

I'm compositing movies, a man on a green screen over a beach scene. I have used a Box Mask to exclude some rubbish in the edges of the green screen shot. This all works fine - see screenshot. Of ...
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Wobbly gear ring needs fixing

Any suggestions on cause/fix for this wobbly gear ring? Seems that while rotating on y axis it wobbles quite noticeably. Couldn't find anything obvious in mesh but I'm somewhat of a newb at this.
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Rotate point A and B on a sphere to point C and D on a sphere

I have two points on a sphere, $A$ and $B$. They are fixed on the sphere: if the sphere moves, the points will move with it. Now, i have two other points on the same sphere, $C$ and $D$. I need to ...
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Where is the “Manipulate Centers Only” button in Blender 2.8?

I have looked just about everywhere on the Internet and I can't find the answer to this question. Where the hell is the "Manipulate Centers Only" button in Blender 2.8???? It's the the double arrow ...
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What does 'nanm' mean?

For a camera object, under Transform/Location, the x,y,z values are all nanm. What does that mean?
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Blender 2.8. Random transforms several objects everytime I open a file

I've been working on a project for a few days now and after I exported an fbx Every time i open the project it takes several objects and gives them a seemingly random transform. I put all the objects ...
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Beginner here, How do i re-enable transform handle dots? Version 2.8

The little dots attached to the handle lines are gone completely. The dots in node editor are missing also, I'm sure I've hotkeyed them away by mistake. Can anyone help me get them back? Thank you.
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Blender 2.8 (Python) - resetting camera rotation to (0,0,0)

I am trying to set the camera rotation to 0,0,0. It is not known in advance what the X,Y,Z rotation angles are before doing so. My thought is to get the current rotation parameters using ...
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How do i merge a moveable part of an object?

i'm quite new with blender, so pardon me if this question is trivial. I'm trying to import this model to vrchat and realize that the pauldron part is actually separate despite being the same object. ...
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Why does the selected mesh or bone not rotate when using the rotation gizmo?

I have a problem with one of my models where the rotation gizmo does not work. If I try to rotate a bone in pose mode or a mesh part in object mode, I move only a thin black line around the rotation-...
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Python 2.8 - transform/resize UV map instead of object

I am trying to replicate with scripts a manual procedure that works well. Using Smart UV project manually, my object stretches the texture too much; I have found that if I resize the UV map (scale up ...
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Lock transformation in local coordinate system

I want to lock the transformation to certain axes only, but when I just lock the axes in the Transform panel, they seem to lock global coordinates, even when Transform Orientation is set to Local. ...
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Why does pressing a transform hotkey not display the axes on the selected object?

I open Blender 2.80 (official release, not a beta or RC) and get the new scene with the usual 3 objects present (camera, light and cube). I select the cube, press 't' for the tools menu and click on ...
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Move linked asset

I want to move a linked asset. I believe it is now possible to move linked assets somehow in Blender 2.8 without making a proxy or appending it?
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transform dialog boxes

I am trying to access transform tools dialog boxes without having to move the mouse around. Eg. Bevel tool. Desired behavior. Select edge - click bevel - view dialog box for measurement input. Current ...
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How can I translate vertex coordinates relative to the 3d cursor's coordinates?

When I move a vertex by entering the coordinates in the transform (N-key) it moves relative to (0, 0, 0) in world coordinates regardless if I have "Local" or "Global" active. But I wish to make the 3d ...
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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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Encountering Possible Gimbal Lock with Quaternions

I'm learning Blender by animating a Rubik's cube model. Each cube is an individual object with the rotation mode set to Quaternion. However, I am still encountering Gimbal Lock when the cubes are ...
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Transform Gizmo Disappears during Animation (Blender 2.8)

In 2.7x series, when animation was playing, the transform manipulator was visible on the active/selected object. In 2.80, no matter what settings I pick (active tool, widget overlay etc) when the ...
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How can I find a mesh's position when affected by a constraint?

So basically, I have a mesh that is moving via a constraint. However, because it is a constraint movement, I can't find the position of the mesh. So, is there any way I can find the current position ...
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Make a free scale on objects using python

I would like to know if it's possible with python to make a free scale on objects. To make something like that.
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How to set local and global units the same?

I can not figure out how to set my local coordinates the same. You can see in the images below when I toggle from global to local, the median units go from centimeters to meters (sometimes kilometers) ...
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Create Transform (pie menu and temporary)

I can create a custom transform although I do not see how to add it to my pie menu (shortcut key ,) Also, is it possible with shortcut keys to set a temporary custom transform without having to add ...
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How do I apply delta transforms to normal transform?

How do I apply the delta transforms of a couple hundred objects (in a collection, if it helps) to normal transform? I can't even find an option to clear delta transforms. There's the ...
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What is the purpose of apply scale option? [duplicate]

I know why we have to apply scale but what purpose does it serve ? Why not keep object scale to always 1 ? Thank you.