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Questions tagged [transforms]

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

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Scale and Rotate Stopped Working [2.8]

I am using Blender 2.80 beta. In Object Mode Scaling and Rotating objects stopped working. How do I enable rotating and scaling again? The button that is referenced in Blender 2.7x does not exist in ...
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How to animate an object rotating on its own axis?

I want to animate a planet spinning on a slight tilt, like the earth does. I want to use a generator (in the graph editor) to have consistent, procedural motion, but animating any single axis of ...
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How to chance radii of many cylinders at the same time?

I want to change radii of the cylinders without moving each one. Now the radius of each cylinder is 0,6cm, I want to make them 0,13cm. Is is possible?
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Move object towards/away from camera in 2.8?

I can't figure out how to make an object move towards or away from the camera view in 2.8. Any help?
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How can I execute renaming objects before calling other functions using Python?

I am making an animated Rubik's Cube. The rotations work as intended. After a layer is turned, the pieces must be renamed to reflect their new location before executing another rotation. This works ...
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How to strip off a final object(mesh) into many separate segments

I have a final mesh and whant strip off it to many separate objects, wanna create parametric furniture. I find video only for 3d max, they used Splines section, how to achieve the same result. Plz ...
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After Shift D, original object wrongly move with the copy [duplicate]

I did the below. Shift D ( Duplicate ) ESC ( cancel Grab ) Move object by Maniplator At 3, not only the copy but also the original object moves. But I want the original object to stay the original ...
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Object rotate in a strange way

today i run into another problem. i dont know how i have done it (probably i clicked sth what i should not click) - anyway - since that moment my objects are behaving totally different when i try to ...
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Conversion of orientation quaternion from ROS / Quaternions.online to Blender

I have an issue using quaternions that are coming from ROS. I have already seen this post (How to use quaternions coming from ros?) but I am unable to comment since I do not have enough reputation yet....
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How can you invert an F-Curve

Basically I have a lamp moving on the Z axis according to a sound baked, then unbaked F-Curve, the problem is it's moving the exact opposite way I need it to, and so I believe I need to invert the F-...
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Object not moving properly after F Curve sound bake, and then unbake

I don't know how to describe it, just watch the video. https://streamable.com/pcwfx
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How can I automate a audio file to transformations?

So I am lip syncing, and I am not exactly doing a traditional mouth, I have a single light, and lets say on it's y axis I set a boundary from 0 to 10, then I get an audio file and say at no volume the ...
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How do I restore the pivot point to the original pivot location?

I am trying to animate a character pivoting on his leg to turn around. I've found that I can click at the center of his foot, use Ctrl+Alt+Shift+C and select Origin to 3D cursor, but after doing that ...
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How to Pinch/Scale uniformly with an edge constraint (Blender 2.8)

I'm wondering if it's possible to scale or 'pinch' 2 parallel vertices uniformly with an 'edge' constraint. It seems I can select 2 vertices, and use the 'Edge Slide' tool which definitely keeps ...
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How to move using precision at a random angle?

In my screenshot I rotate the whole object in edit mode (any random angle so the axis won't line up with the grid). I want to add a segment or edge (blue line in the screeshot). I can do this with ...
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Scale changes when applying curve modifier

very annoying as sometimes it happen and sometime it doesn't (first curve is fine) i just want the cube to stay the same exact scale it has originally... i also apply both scale + rotation on both ... ...
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bpy.ops.transform.rotate ignores pivot point

I want to use python to rotate a vertices selection in edit mode, around the pivot point (z-axis constrained). The following command does not work as intented. It rotates the mesh but not around the ...
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Whenever I move an object a circle appears that also affects other objects [duplicate]

I am not entirely sure how to even describe the issue I am having. I am making a pretty simple animation with two people and a cop car. Whenever I move one object a large white circle appears around ...
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How can I make a frame of fluid domain transform into an object which has disconnected pieces?

I want to make this... A cube for domain, and UV Sphere as Fluid object. When it fall down as fluid and make some waves at some point I want to make a transform that the fluid object turns into a ...
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I can't rotate bones in pose mode when trying to make a keyframe

I've been watching single sapling games' tutorial series on how to make a low poly character, but when I tried to add some keyframes to the idle animation as shown in this video: https://www.youtube....
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Why are keyframes occurring when adjustments are made with transform?

Im making adjustments to with transform over an image in the video sequence and the nothing would perceivably happen until i scrub through and its as if random keyframes have been positioned its very ...
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Maya to Blender FBX Freeze Transformation Issues

I know this is pretty specific, but I thought some of you may have stumbled across this issue at some point. So when exporting from Maya to Blender I noticed, that when you hit the Modify >Freeze ...
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Making sure that faces have the same dimensions

this is my very first try at using Blender so sorry in advance for the noobish question. I have this very simple object (supposed to be a window): I'd like to find a way to be sure that face A as ...
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animating a transforming elephant's trunk

I have a rather simple 2D model of an elephant. However I want the trunk to behave in very specific way. As it honks, I want the trunk to bend upwards, but then in the second half of the animation ...
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Better way of marking a location for an object to copy

In the picture you can see LH and RH these two circles mark where the IK markers(you can see the Right hand IK it is a sphere) for my hands and arms go. These circles are put exactly where they need ...
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how to align object according to specific axes

i've created two obejcts in blender (in different files). Here is the first one The y axis (green) is perpendicular to object surface. Object has no rotation. and i have the second object It has z ...
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Absolute Location of a Mesh with Curve Modifier Applied

I animated a plane moving continuously in the y axis. It has a curve modifier applied, and follows the curving path. A change in the planes x location is not reflected in the plane's object properties....
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How do I adjust bones that are retargetted?

I'm a beginner to blender, but know the basics. I am having trouble with my performer rig (animated test.bvh) re targeted to my puppet rig. The motion is transferred well, however the arms, and ...
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I can not find Rotation Numbers in EDIT mode

I can not find Rotation Numbers in EDIT mode. I can see them in Object mode, but I do not want to rotate the entire Object, only certain Edges / faces. Can you tell me where they are, or are they not ...
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Change pivot point to selected point [duplicate]

In the attached picture, that the model is in the center of the point. I want to change from pivot point to point, where I want to picture it. In Maya 2017 Student version works like this, when it is ...
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Type coordinates for an object and move all other selected objects accordingly

I have a scene with several objects connected to each other. I need to put one of the objects at position (0, 0, 0) and all other objects should follow it keeping the relative offsets. How can I do ...
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Transform rotation different from Manual rotation

When I only change the Y rotation value under the transform settings, it rotates my propeller at a strange angle. However, when I manually press R and then Y, it works normally. Also, when I manually ...
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Solution for constraints - need help

Hi fellas I have a problem with solving an issue possible to find in the .blend file provided. If You open the file there is a simple scene with constraints applied to the AXIS parenting two objects. ...
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Local Space does not work with Transformations Modifier

I'm trying to rig an object's wheel in a way that when I translate a bone of it in positive Z LOCAL axis, that wheel object to rotate accordingly on the positive X LOCAL axis. The problem is that ...
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How to get the speed of a Camera with Python?

I'm currently working on a project in 2.79b containing multiple shots that require several cameras (2+ keyframes for Location with a ...
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Blender 2.8. Hotkey for selecting transform manipulators

How to bind hotkeys to transform manipulator in Blender 2.80? I want to customize them like in Maya, but i can't find them in input tab
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How to change angle between two faces of an object?

I'm struggling finding a way to fix an issue, that seemingly seems trivial, but for which I still don't have any answer. I'd like to change the angle (make it 90°) between the two selected faces as ...
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How to rotate a shape in another 3D software so that the rotation matches with the rotation in Blender?

I import a mesh in Blender, export it with setting axis_forward='-Z', axis_up='Y', import in NVIDIA's FleX, rotate it and store it on disk; I call this mesh ...
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How to transform a cube into this

I've got a cube and I want to transform it into the object shown in this picture:
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Object seems rotated altough it isn't?

I have encountered a weird issue; Blender shows that both of my objects have 0 on all rotation grids but when I look at them closely I can see that one of them is rotated, I haven't changed any of its ...
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How can I change the X, Y or Z transform values of all a curve's control points at the same time?

I'm trying to change the X, Y or Z values of all a curve's control points at the same time (while I'm in Edit mode). What I do is to select all the curve vertex points and then on the X, Y or Z fields ...
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Transformation matrix problem with matrix_world, with different results based on the same values in different form

When I created a matrix transformation in the console as follows, blender file ...
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Why does the Transform's Z not change for an object constrained to an object that does move along Z?

I have a "motorbox" object (just a plain box for now) animated to move vertically. A "rod" (long thin cylinder) near it has a Copy Location constraint to copy the Z coordinate. When I scrub the ...
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How to spin or rotate same shape

I'm making a Ferris wheel. I want my single mesh to rotate in same shape. I array and with the empty I rotated its going in different direction. Any suggestion on how to rotate the same shape? I ...
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Camera rotation in Blender

I'm trying to export camera from Rhino, as soon as the OBJ does not have camera information in it what I'm doing is just copy-paste the camera coordinates and rotation. With the rotation I have ...
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Rendering does not reflect the new rotation of my character after using Blender's Python API's rotation_euler function

Want to render a character in different direction using scripts, set the character standing on a plane, and use the code like following: ...
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What is keeping the translate arrows from working on the 3D Manipulator Tool

I can't figure out why my translate arrows are no longer working. If I use the tool bar or the hot keys I can get the rotate and scale to work as I would expect, but I can not get translate to do ...
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Bone rotation behaviour based on hierarchy of individual bone axis like Maya

There's a feature in Maya which I don't know if Blender can do regarding bones. In Maya you can select a Parent Joint (or bone in Blender), and afterwards if you select every child joint (bone) in ...
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Extracting vertices data after transformations

I'm using few rotations and scale changes in a model and then export the location of the vertices after the change, but when I do so, the vertices extracted are those of before the transformations and ...
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How do I scale a Torus's minor radius?

I have created a Torus and I've already been working a lot on it. But now I realized that its minor radius is too big and I need a way to scale it down after it has been created.