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

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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.
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How to unlink mesh from an empty?

I have a mesh I downloaded that had a couple empties attached to it and I dont really like it being there. How would I remove the empty but keep the positioning and scale of the mesh its linked to?
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Rotation around an edge (A newbie question) [duplicate]

Is it possible in Blender 2.8 to rotate an object (or a vertex group) around an edge? The edge then serving as an axis of rotation. If so, how is it done?
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Transforming around cursor doesn't work

I'm having problem with vertex rotating. Rotating/scalling around cursor works fine in object mode, but in edit mode Blender rotates verticies around origin point instead. Rotating aroung bounding box ...
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Why can't I move my transform widget in Blender

I am new here and I was following an online blender tutorial. After I followed every step, I cann't move the transform widget to the direction I want. I am stuck here and I don't want to jump to ...
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Fixing starting location for NLA

I am very new to learning Blender so please bare with me on this one! I've read similar questions and tried the suggestions without success! I have two actions I want to merge together using the NLA ...
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How to make object translations in the UV Editor (Scripting, Blender Python API 2.8)

I'd like to to perform translations on objects within the UV Editor via a Python script. Attempts so far have only affected the 3D Viewport. From a user-based, non-scripted perspective, there are two ...
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Manipulator Icons Missing in the 3D Viewport (2.8) [duplicate]

I'm not sure if I toggled something and it made my manipulator icons disappear, but I can't find them when I would select an object or face, edge, or vertex. Help?
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Transform, Move, Rotate, Etc. icons missing

This is probably a easy question for a newb. but did I turn off a view toggle somewhere? Because my little arrows on the face, edge, or vertex I've selected is absent. Is there a toggle switch I ...
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How to scale plane 2d with bmesh and floatproperty in ui?

THe classic method of scale 2d object is like to ...
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Can I make a smear frame from the blender?

https://hocuspocus-studio.fr/tools/product/overmorpher-world-space/ The link above is a plug-in of 3dsmax. I'm an animator. That's why I need a smear frame I'm about to change my main tool with a ...
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Transform object to put two faces into same plane (Blender 2.8)

I have two objects. I would like to transform the left object so that face A of the left object is in the same plane as face B of the right object. In the object properties panel, each of the objects ...
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Is there a Delta version of “Selection to Cursor” to set the coordinates of “delta transform”?

This question is related to manual construction of Tetrix fractal Tree animation. Delta transform demonstration
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New mesh seems to move unrelated mesh [duplicate]

I have created a character's head in 2.8, and I wanted to add a cube. I did so, but when I move the cube down the z axis, it also moves the character's head, even if the only thing I've selected is ...
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Nest complementary objects quick, without having to deform,distort?

These are just simple placeholders for any two complementary objects which would have many vertices placed in the same location. To get this picture I had to distort the tetrahedron and pull each of ...
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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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transformation mode won't change from rotate to translate

when I click on translate, it won't come out of rotate mode. I can select any object in the scene, but am stuck in rotate mode.
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Shatter a object then transform pieces to new object

I’m currently working on an animation project and I’ve been asked to make a solid block fall from the sky, hit the ground, shatter and then have those pieces come together to form a logo. I’ve tried ...
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Homography between two planes with rotation and translation

I generated two camera views using Blender with rotation and translation. Now I want to know how to compute homography between camera view A to B? I found how to compute homography for rotation only ...
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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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How do I rotate an outside model with code?

I'm new to blender, and I'm looking to rotate the central axis of an auger through code. I've seen some answers online that just involve importing a shape from the library, but I don't think it's an ...
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Transforming UV vertices using numeric values in Blender 2.7

How can I perform Move, Rotate and Scale transformations on UV vertices using precise numeric values? Is there an add-on I can use? When I transform most types of spatial elements in Blender, the ...
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Change Pivot Point of Bone Without Changing Child Bones

There is a bone in an already completed and weight painted rig that I want to change the pivot point for. If I move the head in edit mode, the child bones move as well. How do I change the pivot ...
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Transform locks cannot be applied with keyframes

I'm playing around with physics and rigid bodies and I'm trying to make the cube bounce and slide inside a room with rotating walls. Unfortunately, these doesn't work very well. As the cube falls and ...
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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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Snowmobile path creation

I tried a lot of times and different ways to create my path. Its like a tank path.I didnt make it. Just tired to trying a lot of times because when i move my vehicle path deforms.Can someone help me ...
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How to slide one object on another, keeping curvature?

I want to make a character that has no actual face but just a pair of goggles that will slide around on his front to show in what direction he is looking. He is round like a cylinder but its not ...
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restricting movements to x,y,z for the handicapped

I know that when you want to restrict movement or scaling to a certain axis you hold down the keyboard key corrresponding to the axis that you want isolate but I have a problem I am handicapped and ...
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Transform from ortho view to normal view

I designed a character, for that, I used a blueprint. The object looks very good in ortho view (when you press 5), but when you go back to the normal view, it looks strange. How can I transform the ...
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Object moves back into origin everytime i open the blender file

When i open the blender file the object seems to move back to origin and scales back down.... I tried to apply location but it gives me an error. Any idea whats happening or what can i do to fix it ?
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Alignment of Segmented Teeth along curve and Animation

I am working on a small project that involves drawing a curve over a set of misaligned teeth then transforming/ aligning them accurately along a curve that is drawn over the teeth as a guide to their ...
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Randomize Transform

I used to use the randomize transform feature in 2.79, however in the latest build of 2.8 it doesn't seem to do anything. It used to show a dialog where I could tweak properties from but now it doesn'...
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Custom Rotation for a tilted aircraft flap

I've been modeling an F-15, but when I rotate the flaps on Y-Axis the Flaps offset from the wing and they look like they are about to fall out, so I end up correcting it by rotating in the X and Z-...
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How could i make rotating tiles animation like in this video

So i've been triyng to replicate something that you can see in this new game of thrones intro starting at the 10 second mark, where the ground is made of these slabs/tiles and they rotate in this sort ...
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How to fix irregular cross section and shape-stretching while curving a mesh?

I am trying to create a finger ring made of connected hexagons. The steps I followed were: 1. Create a mesh of 7 connected hexagons lying side to side 2. Bend that mesh using simple deform around a ...
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Verticles translation using automatically calculated vector

I want to translate vertices with some vector. I found out that I can press a G key and then an Enter key to get such panel: I would like to calculate translation vector automatically and pass here ...
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Scale following the location of another object

I am making an animation and I need the z scale of an object to follow the z location of another object. Can anyone help me with that, please? Thanks in advance!
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Rotating Object doesn't work quite right

Every time I try to rotate something in a certain direction, it only rotates it on the X-axis.
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How to make a transformation from a sphere to a “nut” [duplicate]

So I'm trying to make an animation in which a sphere transform into a nut. I noticed about shrinkwrap modifier and watched tutorials but it doesn't work. Here are the models :
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Overriding Context for bpy.ops.transform.shrink_fatten

I can't seem to get sufficient context for calling bpy.ops.transform.shrink_flatten() without this error: ...
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How to combine two meshes to average with unequal number of vertices

I'd like to combine these two human models into a model that is averaged. But when I use a shape key, it says that selected meshes must have equal numbers of vertices. I don't know if it's appropriate ...
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How to animate a propeller on the axis of rotation?

I want to animate this propeller spinning in Blender 2.8. I have oriented the local axis of rotation as described here. Here are the reference images at a larger size It appears to rotate correctly ...
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Snap transform pivot inside of selection

I'm a Modo user trying out Blender 2.8. This is what I am trying to achieve: Make a selection and activate the Transform(Move) tool Snap the transform pivot to one of the vertices in the selection ...
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How to scale primitive shapes in Blender so that they are within a [unit] sphere?

I wonder how is it possible to scale all shapes so that they are within boundaries of a [unit] sphere? I know how to do this for a cube: if radius of the sphere is S...
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make an object's z axis parallel with another object's normals

I have a ball that's rolling around in a bowl, randomly, using rigid body physics with the rigid body motor constraint motor on the ball making it roll around. I've put a cap on the ball by ...
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Check if object position and rotation are zero

I want to check if all object transforms are at zero with python. What I have so far is this: ...
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Why aren't parented object transformations backwards compatible in 2.8?

I created some new characters for my animation recently. I modelled them on Blender 2.79 and copied them to 2.8. For the characters' eyelids, I have them applied to Lattice modifiers, and the eyelids ...
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What is the between normal and local space?

So I get the difference between global space (or world space, whatever you want to call it) and local space-- global space looks at locations in a 3D Cartesian Graph that has a fixed orientation/...
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invert R+R rotation mouse movement

I'd like to invert the behavior of the mouse movement when R+R rotating so that when I rotate a sphere from the inside, the sphere follows the cursor rather than going in opposite directions. I've ...