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The easiest way to move an object to 3D cursor

Select the object and then bring up the Snap-To menu with Shift+S and then choose “Selection to cursor”. As mentioned by @JoanCharmant, Blender version 2.8+ allows you to right-click in the viewport ...
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Precisely move the 3D cursor

In 2.8+ the 3D cursor has changed quite a bit. Using the default blender keymap in left click select mode the keyboard shortcut to move the 3D cursor is ShiftRMB . There is the "Cursor" tool (found ...
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why i cant rotate to close the lid

You need to change the Transform Orientation. In some case, changing to local orientation will work, but in your case, you need to create a new referential : Create specific Transform Orientation On ...
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Precisely move the 3D cursor

Python Console Can enter values into the python console. C is a convenience variable for context. The 3D cursor is ...
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How to move the 3d cursor in blender 2.8

On a computer: Shift + Right Mouse Click
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3D cursor orientation

Activate the 3D Cursor in the Toolbar T. Open up the Sidebar (N) and, on the Tool tab, change the Orientation to Geometry. Click on the surface of the object to update the orientation of the 3D Cursor....
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3D Cursor Rotation?

In the N properties region of the 3D view, there is a 'Tool' tab for the options of your current tool. If you are using the ShiftSpace > Space 3D cursor tool, you are given options for orientation. ...
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What's the shortcut for hiding / showing the 3D cursor?

There isn't one. You need to toggle a setting in Viewport Overlays. But you can create one, or add a Quick Menu entry. The 3D Cursor is an overlay If you open the overlay menu in the 3D Viewport ...
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Shortcut for setting origin to vertex

Steps 3/4/5 can be replaced by Shift+S (for Snapping) / O. Step 8 can be replaced by T. In general, you can look for underlined letters in such menus. I also wrote an add-on to automate the process:...
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Pivot Point Question

The main trick is to use the Local transform orientation, since you want all objects to rotate according to their own individual axes. In the video below I'm using the 3D Cursor as the pivot point, ...
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Move cursor to center of some selected geometry/faces

All you have to do is SHIFT+S then U. This will work in object mode and edit mode. Related: https://www.blender.org/manual/editors/3dview/3d_cursor.html?highlight=cursor#using-the-snap-menu
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Snap cursor - wrong positioning with three vertices

It's stated pretty clearly in the Blender manual, but if someone omits this source it'll be here: The Cursor to Selected option is also affected by the current Pivot Point. For example: ...
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How do I reset the 3d cursor rotation in 2.80?

You can control the behaviour of the 3D Cursor orientation via the Cursor tool - in early 2.8 builds this was found at the top of the workspace : Enabling the Cursor tool gives you options to set ...
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How can I calculate the distance from the 3D cursor to a 3D object?

Since pretty much all raycast Q&As are deprecated because the method takes in the depsgraph and not the view layer since a recent patch and I couldn't find an exact duplicate, here's how to do it :...
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Why am I always zooming at center of grid?

If you mean your 3D Cursor, then the shortcut is Alt+Home. Otherwise, if you want to zoom into your mouse, then you should activate the option in ...
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3D cursor orientation

I don't think there currently is a global setting or quick toggle for 3D cursor orientation, as such it is configured on a per-hotkey basis, as far as I know. As rdllngr correctly pointed out in his ...
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How do I move my cursor to a mesh's origin?

Select the object and ShiftS > Cursor to Selected
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Snap to cursor on only one axis

With cursor positioned as desired and vertices / edges selected scale it while choosing axis which you'd like to affect on scaling (in this case Global X): Select vertices, set Pivot Point to 3D ...
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How to avoid accidentally relocating the 3d-cursor?

I saw the same question with solution from a long time ago: http://blenderartists.org/forum/archive/index.php/t-236492.html I went to the user preferences and switched "Set 3d cursor" from "LMB" to "...
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how do I put the 3D cursor inside an object?

Press Space and select Add Empty then Plain Axes, or add any other dummy object to your scene. Move the ...
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How to select a face closest to a point in space?

Try this (requires you to have one selected and active mesh object): ...
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How do I set the location of the 3D axis?

The 3D-Cursor is one of the unique and very useful features of Blender, albeit sometimes confusing to new Blender users. The issue you mentioned seems to be because of the pivot center for rotation ...
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Shortcut for setting origin to vertex

Little bmesh helper script. The process to move the origin involves making the new point the origin by subtracting it from all other verts, effectively making the point origin (0, 0, 0), Finally ...
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Blender 2.81 - Copy cursor rotation to an object

Snap to cursor with code Quick little script to copy either or both of cursor location, rotation to selected objects. ...
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How do I rotate the 3D cursor to match the rotation of a camera?

You can also do this without any addon :) Select Camera Object > Snap > Cursor to selected (Shift+S) Look through your camera (View > Active Camera) (Numpad 0) Add your spotlight and choose ...
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How to set cursor location, pivot_point in script?

In Blender 2.80 this should be: bpy.context.scene.cursor.location = (0.0, 0.0, 0.0)
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My 3D Cursor follows my selection cursor everywhere I click. How do I stop this?

You discovered the Pivot Point This is a very useful feature in blender Your pivot point is for example the rotation axis. Maybe you want to rotate something around a Point then select a Vertice/...
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How to set cursor location, pivot_point in script?

Building on dimus' answer and the accepted one further: ...
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