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

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Morph one object into another and then use same morph on another object to change it into a different shape

I know morphing between shapes has been discussed in other posts, however, I have a particular set of requirements that I'm not able to address based on the information I have found elsewhere and ...
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Why is selected item highlighted in Red? [duplicate]

I am new to Blender. I watched a few tutorials for Blender and I noticed that their selected objects are highlighted yellow. I try to copy the tutorials. I have only ONE object and I want to move that ...
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Rotate Object to a random piont

I've been having a lot of fun animating armatures, but I've ran into a problem. I've been using the NLA editor to play around with repeating animations. Let's say I have an object, that can rotate ...
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Label points in plane and get position after transformation

As I'm a Blender greenhorn, I need your help. Here is my problem: I have a document added as plane. Next, I want to label certain points within the document. Afterwards, I transform (fold and rotate) ...
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Blender 2.83 Aling Objects MISSING

recently started using Blender 2.83 and just now I noticed the Align Objects is missing. When I select one object and then the other one and then go Object->Transform from the menu bar at the top, ...
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Why do the movement arrows move but the object doesn't move? [duplicate]

My first day with Blender and I can't move a cube in the way that youtube claims that I can. I want to be like youtube. To walk you through what I do: Open up Blender. New File > General. Right ...
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How to fix mirroring issues? Trying to mirror but object rotation is wrong [duplicate]

I am trying to mirror across the global YZ plane, so have been using the mirror tool set to the X axis. My pivot point is set at the 3D cursor at the origin. However, when I mirror, the mirrored ...
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Apply scale moves objects

I have a set of eyeballs made up of 2 meshes joined together, a pupil and an iris. When I apply rotation and scale, it moves them in different directions. How can I apply rotation, scale etc. without ...
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Why does part of this mesh “shrink” in Edit mode even after applying transforms?

The left hand of this 2dcharacter_mesh shrinks in Edit Mode . Following steps have been taken to resolve the issue (but no solution) - 1.All mesh transforms have been applied in Object Mode. 2.All ...
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Applying rotation moves objects

I have a set of eyeballs made up of 2 meshes joined together, a pupil and an iris. When I apply rotation and scale, it moves them in different directions. How can I apply rotation, scale etc. without ...
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How to correct an object's arbitrary rotation?

One of many 3d modeling "Holy Grails": You get a model from somebody but you are OCD and want to re-align the entire object such that part of such that an edge loop coincides with a plane ...
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How to get rotation of constrained object?

So let's imagine I have a gun pointing at a target. Gun has copy location constraint to locate to another object that rotates around the same axis as the gun. Gun has track to constraint to keep it ...
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How to Get Object's Coordinates to Display as 0,0,0 when Parented, and Update Transform Values as if Parent was at World Space Origin?

When child object transforms are zeroed out, I want the child object to return to the current world space location of its parent, and report 0,0,0 in the child's location transform fields. In addition,...
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Empties are not transforming

Hi, I was following this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K02hlKyoWNI&t=495s for camera to path. There was a shorcut Alt+G to centre and object. Since I did the same there was some ...
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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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Random times unable to rotate

At random times rotating around an object with the mouse wheel will not work. Sometimes it randomly works again. I've tried enabling/disabling three-button mouse, recentering the cursor, resetting the ...
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Adjust Domain Position After Bake

I am trying to adjust a very large smoke bake to fit other elements. The smoke was baked in a separate file with the reference objects, but I need to reduce the size and position of the domain to fit ...
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Why does rotating an object on its axes in a different order result in a different final rotation?

As in the first GIF below, the result of rotating X first and Y rotating is different from rotating Y first and rotating X. And like the second GIF, the result of rotating the Z of two objects first, ...
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Flip the orientation of all keyframed bones in an animation

i have skeleton A, which i made animations for to use in a game engine. now, i'm trying to import the same character that i made with the same skeleton to another game engine the other game engine ...
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Why does inserting a second keyframe make blender overwrite the first keyframe?

I'm kinda new to blender and also English is not my native language, so sorry for that. The main goal is to animate "Transform Randomization" of multiple objects. So I'm trying to setup two ...
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How do I scale a rigged character without making it move randomly?

I've been trying to scale a rigged character. I applied a new animation to it from Mixamo which works well, but I am unable to scale it. I've literally been trying to scale a character up for two ...
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Jittering when I try to Rotate Eyelids

I don't really know how else to explain this, so I'll post a video, but I get some weird jittering when I try to rotate my character's eyelids. The bottom ones seem to rotate just fine, but the top ...
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Multiply to Combine XYZ vs Combine XYZ to Multiply

I was translating the object's origin by Vector Math node. Though I'm a bit confused of why feeding Multiply & Combine XYZ on a different order yields different results. I thought both vectors ...
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How to get the transform values for objects in constraints?

I have an object that moves and rotates as a result of following a target of constraints (limit distance and tracking) applied to the object. No matter what the new position of the object under ...
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Bug or feature: Apply transform (on parent/child/both) and instancing

Add object A (later:child) Add object B (parent) Parent object A to object B Rotate Object B (by 90°) Result: Object B (parent) shows a rotation of 90° Object A (child) shows a rotation of 0° I ...
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How to scale multiple objects in Blender 2.82+ without a plugin

Blender 2.82+ question. Imagine you have 3 cubes. You want them scaled to exactly 42% on the X axis. I cannot find a way to do this without a plugin. I mean not scaling by dragging the scale handles, ...
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Rotate bone using python

I'm struggling with a rather straight forward operation - rotating a bone. There are tons of examples but can't seem to get it working. I need to rotate the bone in edit mode (if it's mode specific ...
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Is Applying Transforms Necessary? [duplicate]

Is it necessary to apply all transforms? Everything in my character breaks the second I apply transforms... My shader for my character's eyes, the hair, even the rotation of the eyelids ceases to ...
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How to imitate scaling a mesh in Edit Mode without Edit Mode (ie. keeping object transforms at 1, 1, 1 with modal control of the scale)

I have a modal operator that adds and adjusts an array of elements along a curve, but I have a problem with scaling. I'm using the 'Fit to Curve' setting for the array modifier so it automatically ...
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Script to scale objects resets scale when scrubbing through frames

I am writing a Python script for Blender 2.8 in which I replace objects in the scene with new objects. I start by importing the new object as a .FBX and linking the original object data to the new ...
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How to Scale an object and Apply Transforms without selecting it or making it active? [duplicate]

What's the easiest way to scale an object and apply transformations without selecting the object or making it active, or alternatively, how to scale the mesh data directly? Whatever option is easier ...
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Random scale and rotation within range and in circular shape (tree leaves)

I'm doing some leaves meshes in ver 2.82 and want to know if there is a way to apply a scaling and rotation within a limited range so I won't have to do it on every leaves. I want to create some tuft ...
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Can't move objects, only 3d cursor?

When I use any command in object mode like, G or R, I cannot move the selected object, only this orange dot is moved. Not sure how I got here, but how can I get translation commands back to affecting ...
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Set item's axis to pass through world origin

I want to rotate cylinder to make its central axis pass through cursor/origin. How? related Q
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Rotate a part in keyframe

I need some help in Blender 2.8. I am beginner on this program. I want to rotate the part as you can see in the picture. I insert the empty cube and transform the part into the empty cube and am ...
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sliding on 45° on XY axis (translate X and Y same value at the same time)

There is a way to move on x,y,z, but is there a way to move on a 45° angle between 2 axis? like sliding X and Y at the same time from the same value?
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Layout object placement

A noob question: I scaled the default cube to 8m along x. If I set transform to 4m (in x), why isn't the object now just sitting on the ground plane? Isn't the origin of the object in the center by ...
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How to move a selection such that a chosen base vertex aligns with an end vertex?

I know that the SnapUtilities Move add-on had this functionality in previous versions of Blender, but it is not compatible with Blender 2.82. I need an add-on or workflow in Blender 2.82 that allows ...
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Random Transform in edit mode

Q: How can i randomly rotate several separated faces, wich are part of the same object, in z-axis in edit mode? Context: I have ≈150k instances, some are rivets and some are screws, i need to random ...
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How to Mirror Eye

I am fairly new to Blender, but I can't figure out how to properly mirror my characters eye. I tried joining the eye ball and lid to the body and just applying the mirror modifier, but for some reason ...
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Video editing transform strip offset and crop in Preview window

Is there a gizmo that lets me transform a strip position and crop directly in the Preview window? This would be much easier than using the side pane menus.
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How to enable View translate and Zoom widgets/gizmo for Node View

Before I attempt to write a replica widget/gizmo for NodeView. I want to know if there is a simple way to enable this glorious gizmo in a 2d view like NodeView. I need these because the trackpad on ...
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How to snap to a face with axis constraints?

I'm trying to work out a problem that's best described visually: the problem. I'm trying to snap a vertex to where its y-axis contraint intersects the face of another object, which apparently doesn't ...
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Animate Rotation Around an Abritary Axis

I want animate a nut in the attached Blender file (2.82 threading on a bolt at an arbitrary angle. How do I create a custom transformation to change the axis of rotation on the nut to rotate and ...
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Issue With Rotation On Character Rig

I am having issues when trying to rotate the root bone of my character rig around the z axis. When pressing r, then z, I am able to rotate the rig perfectly normal, but when I play the animation ...
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Is there a quick way to sheer an object such that its final transformation is lined up with a target plane?

Say I have 2 different objects that are part of the same overall mesh that should be joined together. For example these 2 cubes should be joined at their nearest faces. One of the objects has been ...
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Rotate does not update dimensions

I'm new to Blender and I'm following some tutorial and reading the documentation. Here is described how to rotate or scale an object. I imported an stl file that is shown rotated of 45 degrees on z-...
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Why size and position changes while changing parent?

I was trying to change parent of an object and while changing, the object seems really big and position changed, even though its transform values are same. I am really new to blender. How can if fix ...
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Scaling the maximum range parameter of BVHTree.ray_cast

I'm currently trying to use the BVHTree.ray_cast function for some distance measuring. The code down below is a minimal example of what I want to do. A plane is spawned and two rays are fired in it's ...
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How to Combine Two Animations with Different Y Locations

I know how to splice together animations if they both start/end on the same point. But this is a little different. Animation A - Starts at Y 0m, and ends at around Y 2m (this isn't reflected in the ...

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