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

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Axis locking will not work

When I select an object, press G ,S or R and then an axis shortcut X, Y or Z, the object does not lock to the axis. I select an object - Works as expected. I press a transform key, gizmo changes as ...
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How do I Rig this Model?

new here I need to be able to move this gimbal as it would in real life i.e rotate the camera up/down and Spinning it Left/right along with tilting it up/down. Is there any easy way of controlling the ...
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Switching local Z and Y axis for a bone

I am using blender to import a humanoid model into my unity application. I am currently having an issue in my unity application, I have an external sensor strapped to my leg which sends quaternion ...
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Newbie: how to remove tangled vertices?

Been racking my brain and google trying to figure out how to delete the vertices highlighted without putting a hole in it or messing up the mesh. Any ideas? Thanks
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What am I doing incorrectly with the Boolean modifier? *Video attached*

I have two objects that are planes and when I attempt to apply the Boolean, the modifier simply does not work. I have been racking my brain and searching the internet to try and figure out why the ...
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Objects fly away without animation

Novice here. When I slide my cube around my bowling pins, they explode away as soon as the animation starts. To my knowledge, I have not added any animation keyframes to cause this. The pins don't fly ...
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Link Collection: Bad Results

I'm trying to link a collection that has my character and his rig in it. The problem is that when I link it, I cannot select the rig itself. I can make everything a proxy, but I still cannot select ...
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Cannot manipulate UVs in the UV editor viewport

I am unable to select or move UVs through the UV editor. Pressing any of the selection tools (B for box C for Circle and ...
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How to activate different tool gizmos with shortcuts?

When I use S, R, or G it allows me to interact with the object in all directions but I would like that those commands just activate the respective manipulator.
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Is it possible to rotate and move a face in one simultaneous motion?

I'm somewhat new to blender, and I've asked Google in every possible way to find an answer to this, but I'm stuck. My intention is to design a simple cable clip to 3D print. The cylinders represent ...
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Scale randomly changed while sculpting

I'm currently following a sculpting tutorial. Unfortunately, I hit a key (I think space) and the scale of my sculpt randomly changed to aroound 0.01. I have no idea why or how to fix it. Undo doesn't ...
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Move object using coordinates from other objects

Is it possible to move an object using coordinates from other objects? Example (see screenshot): Is it easily possible to move the blue cube in x-direction using the distance from the upper right ...
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Following path cause a lose of rotation axis

I have simplified the scenario on bellow picture: I have line Bezier Curve which I'm using as a path for camera to move along. When camera is on top, it is pointing down, and when it is coming down, ...
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Y and Z are swapped

I have a weird problem and I have no clue how to get rid of it: The Y and Z are swapped in my project. Basically, when I press G + Y, the object is moved on Z axis and vice versa, I have to press G + ...
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Transform Affects Only Origin moves the object in reverse

I have an issue in blender that in object mode when I try to move an object only its origin moves although the Affects Only Origins is unchecked but when I check it the object moves in reverse i.e. ...
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I can't find the ` apply ` button in subsurf modifier [duplicate]

After I made desired shape with subdivision modifier, how do I turn it into a mesh, there is no apply button in modifier.
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How do I set influence radius to a specific size?

When doing proportional edits in Blender is there a way to set the radius of influence to a specific size (e.g. 23) or do I have to use my mouse wheel and just try to get close?
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My object moves with no keyframes

My sphere moves on its own. Whenever I place a cube next to it, it shoots off into the distance. When the cube isn't there, it just falls to the ground. I don't have any keyframes to my knowledge. ...
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What is the point of locking greyed out locations?

I'm doing a tutorial about rigging. Now I'm at the step of polishing the rig. This is locking transformations that are not needed for the rig to work. He also lock's bones that have a parrent, so the ...
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How to add “wrinkles/folds” to tube packaging

I have this model right here that I created. I want to add the "wrinkles/folds" to the mesh to make it look like it's been used a few times, kind of like this Is there a good way to go ...
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3D viewport doesn't update during animation render

I'm trying to render an animation, however the 3D viewport doesn't update to match the frame being rendered, which is an issue as I'm using dynamic painting. In essence, I'm trying to render a laser ...
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Find opposite angle range in radians

Building on this question here I have the range, in radians, of an angle formed by three points on a 2d plane and need to find the opposite range as shown here as range2: The function I am using (...
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Can't insert drive to Transform ​belong to edit mode?

I want to insert a drive into the transform of the bone's head or object's vertex, but I can't insert it. Is it impossible to insert itself? 2020-12-20 updated I found a way to drive the object's ...
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Lock Rotation of Face

When I rotate a mesh, I'd like the rotation of one face to stay the same but the rest of the mesh to rotate, is there a way I can lock the rotation of the face? Thanks!
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How to set an objects rotation to default rotation after applying it to something else

I have a rocket model which i rotated to a certain angle and then (By mistake) applied the rotation,the situation is that i cant undo my actions :) so now i cant rotate my rocket back to the default ...
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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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N panel transform rotating wrong Z axis (world instead local)

https://streamable.com/nb9nca Rotating manually on viewport gizmo is fine, but slider for Z rotation in N panel seems to be using invisible world Z axis instead local. Applying rotation helps with ...
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Why is this code not capturing the mesh of the armature transformed object

I am trying to capture the mesh of an object modified by an armature. Below is an image of the object before being modified by the armature. The object is parented to the armature using "Armature ...
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How would I move these wheels closer together? They're one object, should I split them into 2?

I'm making wheels for a character design and I'm not sure how to move these wheels inwards closer together as one object. Should I just split them to different objects? I plan on making animations too ...
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Switching transform tools mid-operation using hotkeys

I’ve been using some basic tutorials, and think I’m following them OK. But there’s one thing that’s bugging me. When I see the instructors moving vertices about, or extruding faces, it seems as though ...
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shrink_fatten on GPencilStrokePoints

I am trying to run bpy.ops.transform.shrink_fatten(value=0.3) while I have a point on a grease pencil stroke selected (in edit mode), but I am getting the error: "Operator bpy.ops.transform....
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Rotation angle for transform around arbitrary axis

I'm trying to programmatically rotate an object around a special axis, but I need to figure out the angle of rotation. I have an object, axis of rotation, and a special vertex. I want to rotate the ...
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Change rotation point in grease pencil

If I have a stroke with 3 vertices and I select the right 2 vertices then rotate it rotates from the middle of between the 2 points. Is there any way I can have it rotate from the middle vertex?
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Transform masked area in sculpting mode

I'm trying to rotate a masked area in sculpting mode, but the pivot is right at the center of the world(scene). Is there a way to move the pivot in sculpting mode? What I'm trying to do is to move the ...
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How to animate the particle hair size?

I have made a sphere and assigned a hair particle system. I'd like to scale the hair particles in one area when higher than that of another area and would like to animate that too. Q: How to animate ...
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How to tweak a custom transform orientation in blender 2.79?

I am trying to precisely align an empty mesh onto the center of a face on another mesh. Mostly, I have no problems. I select the face, snap cursor to selected, then select the empty and snap to cursor....
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View transform pivot point while moving geometry in edit mode

Is there a way, to view the transform pivot point while moving geometry in edit mode? I was trying to move a circle, so that its center would be aligned with another part of the model, it would have ...
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parent object to vertex in python - transformation change

I've tried parenting object to vertex in python. However, when I change the object, the object transformed to another location. I found the related post: Python automate Assign parent relation and ...
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Origin of individual faces don't show up

I have a cool model I'm making, but I want to move faces of my model outward along the normals of the faces, so I set the pivot point to individual origins and the transform orientation to normals, ...
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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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How to have collection where collection origin is not world origin? [duplicate]

I'm trying create a set of modular 3D pieces in one blender file that I can use to build scenes. My idea was to create a single file with the modular pieces and then create a second blender file that ...
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Rotate with reference in Blender 2.9

I am using Blender 2.9. I would like to know, how can I align already rotated object with the global axis by choosing an axis (ex. axis defined by two vertices) and align that axis with the global ...
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Rotate by a given relative quarternion

So this is a classic question, I guess, but still I couldn't find an answer to my specific variation: I have an object where I select a surface with a given normal vector. I then want to rotate the ...
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blender datetime transformations

I need to move 2 objects based on datetime, lets call it position x. Once they're moved to position x, I'd want to refresh the script to get the current date, and only move the second object to the ...
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How can I move separate edges towards each other at the same time?

I know I can move each edge separately pressing the G and then the Y keys but how can I move the edges toward each other at the same time? After the edge move it would look something like this.
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I can't move objects with the mouse

Somehow I've ended up not being able to move objects with my mouse the way I expect. In some cases they will move, but only by grid lines. I also can't rotate. I can still move them by typing a value ...
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Bending object gives it a tilt

I will ask again because I didnt get an answer last time. Im trying to bend and object (for example 90 degress turn to the left). That works fine with blender spin tool. But when I try to bend it to ...
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Move object along it's normal axis

I am following a tutorial and I have an issue moving an object along it's normal axis, the one perpendicular to it's face. I tried Global and Normal gizmo and it didn't work. I am stuck. How can I ...
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STL File Exporting with Incorrect Origin Point

I'm trying to set a new origin of rotation of a STL file using Blender. I've imported the STL file into Blender and changed the origin (using Origin to 3D Cursor), which allows me to rotate the object ...

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