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

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Incredibly hard time rotating and aligning objects

I'm sorry for the long winded question but I'm at my wits end. I have created this in a 3d printer: (its a nanoparticle superstructure for a chemistry professor here on campus, don't know exactly ...
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Applying Transforms

I appended the object you can see in the picture. I don't seem to be able to rotate part of the object in the direction I wish, despite having applied the rotation transform. Any idea why this is ...
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Wrong camera pose with respect to scale of objects in the scene

I am using the urban canyon Blender scene "Multi-FoV" Synthetic dataset from University of Zurich to create camera trajectories. However, I see that the camera pose given by Blender doesn't match with ...
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Simple rotation… impossible?

I'm feeling crazy, why is it so hard to just rotate objects predictably in blender? No matter what setting I use, I cant get things to rotate how I want to. Watch these two webms. Imagine the front ...
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Rotate group of objects over an edge

What I am trying to do is similar to what was asked here: Set edge as axis for surface rotation I am hoping to use an object's edge for rotation, but instead of simply the one object rotating around ...
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Twisted Cylinder (Hyperboloid of one sheet)

I want to create a mesh like this: with a vertex on every edge-crossing so that every face is kite (nearly rhombus) shaped. The above image was created just by rotating the top of two cylinders in ...
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Aligning shapes and quantizing distances between shapes on the plane grid?

I want to straighten the alignment of the angles of shapes so that they are straight running parallel with each other and aligned with the plane grid. Where do I get to either reset and/or specify ...
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Unwanted fractures in render [duplicate]

Hope you can help. I am experiencing strange fracturing of meshes when rendering, as below. This happens with geographic data that is far from the origin, ie X = 421,546 Y = 224,657. If I move it to ...
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Unexepected results from dragging number buttons

When using the Transform panel, I can drag a number so far in millimeters, but after a certain point the numbers stars incrementing in meters and the object flies off the screen.
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How do I create a cable coil? [duplicate]

Hey I'm wondering how I would go about creating a cable coil in Blender? I don't even know where to begin..
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how to set default transform, rotation setting, to 0,0,0 when adding mesh object

when adding a mesh object, default settings for rotation were at (0,0,0). something changed, and now when I add a new object it's rotation settings are different. how do I correct this? Thank you for ...
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Imported model scales when I translate

I made a little program for animating coordinates. It worked fine with a cube. Then I imported a .dae model that I had exported from SketchUp. It imported fine, but when I tried to use the program on ...
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Animate & Transform (active - rigged object)

I have a simple cube with physics (an active rigged object), standing on a passive plane.On the plane there is a simple ramp (rotated plane in 45 degrees).I want to let the cube transform to the ramp ...
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Scale and snapping … something doesn't work

I have a problem with snap and scale. I follow the tutorial on this forum. but it doesn't work for me because when I try to achieve the border that I want to reach, my object goes on another ...
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Transforming shape created by Molecular addon

I used molecular addon for create dynamic falling "plane" but this plane it's composed of balls, so it doesn't have a smooth surface (because of the balls). And what I need is to connect a copy of the ...
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How to make a Python operator as a Slider- Scripting an Addon

I am in the process of finishing an add-on I have been making and I am trying to work on some final tweaks. I am wondering how I can make a Python operator that is a Slider which controls the x, y, or ...
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How can I linear increase to Location Value

I want want to lineer increase to Location Value. How can i do that? For example i have a car and i need to go 100 meter. But i just know this car can go 20 meter. I want to go 20 meter and again ...
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Reparent object with transformations of new parent

To begin, I had an empty as a parent of a bunch of objects (think books with many children). I wanted to duplicate this as a set so I followed the following instructions: Select Parent. Shift+G, ...
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Operating on an object heap created by Molecular

I am very new to Blender, I can' find the proper way to advance in this situation. My objective is to animate an archimedean screw operating into an heap of objects (they can be spheres or polyhedra)....
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How to write rotation data of all objects to txt-file? [duplicate]

I want to export the rotation of all objects to a .txt file, but I dont know the actual python ommands in Blender. Made some try with google's help: ...
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How do unparent my model from plain axis(object) while keeping rotation

There is a empty plain axis that is like parent of my model(s), id like to unparent the model(s) from the empty plain axis but if i delete the plain axis my model gets rotated 180, which is something ...
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Loop mesh to form rubber band

My end goal is to create rubber bands that changes with my animated mesh (not physics). What I tried was to create a rectangular mesh and use the curve modifier to have it be circular. The issues ...
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Objects duplicate strangely when joined

I am trying to join together a mesh of a cup and many small mesh objects inside the cup using Ctrl+J. For some reason, along with joining the objects together, this ...
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Randomize Proportional

I'm trying to make a donut from the Blender Tutorials and I came across an issue I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but I followed all the instructions from "Bender Goru" on Youtube. Whenever I try ...
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Video Transition? 3 Parts of a Pic?

first of all sry for my bad english. :/ I want to know if there ist any tutorial for Blender to made an Transition VideoSequence or something for a Twitch/Stream Szene change, dont know if Transition ...
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Mesh axis wrong

Wanted to move mesh on X axis, but the X axis is diagonal for some reason. Any help would be appreciated.
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Making a Sail-Shade— Plane with curves [duplicate]

So here's the thing. I'm trying to make a sailshade. I'm going to be making many of these over time, so I want to find a fast and accurate way of doing this. Basically, a sailshade is normally 3 or so ...
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how to interpret the camera world matrix?

If I check the world-matrix of a camera, that views the default cube from the negative world y-axis location:(0, -6, 0) I see ...
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Scripting the “AddMIDI” Add-On to Control Basic Transformations

I would like to create a script that will enable me to control parameters of a key set via input from a MIDI keyboard. When key x is pressed on the MIDI keyboard then the X, Y, and Z scale of mesh ...
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How to make a perfect orbit?

I am making a space game in BGE and I need a planet to orbit around the sun without having the origin point inside the sun (this is because I want it to have a Collision bounds). How can I do this? ...
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Python rotation does not produce the same than manual rotation

I have 3 plank forming an equilateral triangle, I want to rotate them according to the triangle gravity center (where all the height intersect). By hand I select them all, Shift+D, Enter, R, Shift+Z, ...
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Exporting an empty's animation from Blender to After Effects?

Anyone know how to get an Empty's transform animation to After Effects? The intention is that I want to parent a Trapcode particular (particle plug-in)'s emitter to this empty.
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Apply transformations does not work in automated process

I am facing a strange problem with Blender. I start Blender with a script as parameter which is supposed to apply all transformations to an imported fbx model. The import itself works fine. Part of ...
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Connecting the Endpoints of 2 Tubes while only moving one

Hello Community, i stumbled upon one very wierd problem on my journey to learn Blender. I want to connect the ends of 2 tubes accurately together while not needing to move/rotate the red one. I ...
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Set local axis parallel to edge

When rotating an object, how do I snap it so that one of its local axes is parallel to a particular edge in another object? This allows an object to be aligned with a certain part of another object.
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Rotating local axis to 3D cursor

When rotating an object, how do I snap one of its local axes to the 3D cursor? In other words, how do I make that axis point directly to the 3D cursor? A practical example: I want to make the center ...
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How to export without needing to move object to center?

so I have a seemingly obvious question. I am needing to export multiple meshes in the same scene one at a time, and as they are, the meshes are placed all over the show. It seems to me that I need to ...
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Proportional Editing - Limit to selected?

This seems an obviously desirable option for proportional editing: to be able to transform only selected elements, using, say, the active element as the center of falloff. Is there a Blender way to ...
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Cursor is set to move in decimal increments, how to reset to integer increments?

My cursor is moving by every selection by decimal increments rather than the normal, whole number increments. Normally when I use Blender, I am able to select and move objects to any coordinate in ...
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Horizontally align objects in front or side 2D views

Is there a way to horizontally align the "red object" in the exact centre of the blue lines?
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Align an array of vertices to vectors with python

I have an array filled with points that should be aligned to a random coordinate system. The direction vectors of the coordinate system are known, as well as the direction vectors that form the points ...
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Scale & Snap to Fill Space

I'm working on making a building and the terrain around it (two separate models) for importing to Unity for a game. I first made the building in another program than blender, then scaled it around a ...
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how can i transform a sphere into a plane

I want to make height maps and color maps to make planets in a game called ksp and I already know how to he maps with a plane but I need polar distortion so I thought I could model it on a sphere but ...
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Convert mouse movement into rotation value (not in bge)

Trying to produce similar behavior to the standard Blender rotate operator, for a modal operator I'm building. This stackoverflow post seems to be on the right track but I'm confused as to how I might ...
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Is there a way to reset global orientation to view?

I have an earth in space scene and I've found a shot that i like but i cant animate the camera properly because the global orientation is skew. Is there anyway to reset the orientation to maybe the ...
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I can't move objects

I imported an object into my model, and now I can't move anything! I can scale and rotate just fine, but whenever I try to move an object, it acts like the arrows aren't even there!
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Maintain object transform after animation

I wanted to animate a revolver but I got stuck on something (to me) rather silly. I have an animation that rotates the drum x-degrees (enough to rotate to the next bullet) but looping it will result ...
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Point features to 3D models with same scale of object

Object Link Data Approach: as suggested in this given link: Is there any way to replace an object? I have uploaded my screen shot of my workspace. IMPORTED SHAPEFILE- using BlenderGIS Addon:- yellow ...
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Is it possible to project an object onto another object's surface?

What I wanna do is not like a shrinkwrap modifier, but move the the entire object like this:
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Constrain Transforms Empty to Sphere Vertex (Not Sphere Itself)

I'm very new at this, and have found how to constrain an empty's transforms to an object...but I'm unable to constrain an empty's transforms to a specific vertex of an object (I'm using solidified ...