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Strombic Hexecontahedron from a dodecahedron

Face instances. TBH not totally sure I'm on track here, re symmetry of desired result, will go thru the process of adding as dupliface objects, aligned to the face normals Enable Add Mesh Extras Addon ...
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Strombic Hexecontahedron from a dodecahedron

This can be done via the UI.. it's relatively destructive, but here goes.. Enable the shipped add-ons Add Mesh : Extra Objects, and Bool Tool Set your Pivot to 'Individual Origins', and your ...
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How to Change Object's local Axis?

You can check Only Origins to only transform the origin point. It's in Sidebar > Tool > Transform, Shortcut: N Then you can rotate the local axis, without affecting geometry.
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How to convert rotation_axis_angle to euler or quaternion via Python?

Via mathutils.Matrix.Rotation constructor. Given an axis angle rotation provides just that, can make a matrix from the components. ...
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Showing object axis in Blender 2.8

You can do one of two things: You can select the 'Move' tool in the toolbar (T) or press Shift+Space> G: If you would like the gizmo to appear regardless of the tool you have selected, click the '...
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Bezier curve taper on independent axes?

You could use a Lattice modifier, it works fine with beveled bezier (just keep in mind that when you create your lattice, adapt its size to the object in Object mode, not in Edit mode):
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Set a polygon's normal's orientation as the objects local rotation orientation (if every polygon is an object)

A much much much faster script to do this EDIT Noticed the edit re other answer from OP, and given zero Feedback thought I'd have another look. As OP noted in answer, Using that many operators is ...
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How can I rotate a mesh about another object using animation node in blender

You can use the Transform Mesh Node where the matrix is a multiplication of three matrices, translation such that the target object becomes at the origin, rotation then translating back.
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how to get camera exactly like in the z perspective view

Top view for camera has no translation or rotation. See. Align camera to view precisely and automatically, without manual fiddling How to convert current view as camera? Oops, realized after making ...
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Only axis preview is moving, object stays intact

You probably have 'Affect only origins' checked on the Transform drop-down I've marked below:
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How to change X location axis for particle system?

There is a rule to give the proper orientation: The particle object is considered along its Y axis and this is the axis that will give you the Z (say Z for now, but see below) on the mesh the ...
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The axes when I move/rotate/scale is different from those of the world

You can choose whatever transform orientation you want to use instead of Local. if you are constraining transforms to some axis with shortcuts x, y, z or middle mouse button, you can just hit it again ...
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Windshield Wiper Over An Airplane's Curved Windshield

You can try bend Wiper by curve object and curve object shrinkwrap on Glass. It depence on what wiper vertices you want to bend you can limited it by Vertex Group. Quick example is not perfect "...
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Extruding faces goes wrong when creating holes in a sphere

EDIT: so I've just realized that all your cones are supposed to converge towards the same point, in that case, as Robin says, you can just press E to extrude then press Enter right away, and scale ...
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question about mesh rotation

The widget is static because your orientation is set to "world"-- and your world isn't rotating. Its X, Y and Z axes are always oriented the same way. If you want the widget to change ...
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How to track a point with axis

The "Clamp To" constraint and the "Track to" constraint can co-exist on the Object Constraints panel. Place the "Clamp To" above the "Track To", so that the track targeting happens from the newly ...
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Scale along Z-axis only

As far as I know object scale can only be done along its own axis (X, Y and Z). So if we have this cube orientation (rotated 45 degrees around Y for instance): it cannot be scaled in the global Z ...
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Weird axis arrows appeared

Basically you have set it so transformations only affect the origin of the object, to disable this setting, go to Options then disable Origins There is also a very similar looking thing that one can ...
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In need of node displacement on z axis only

The "Displacement" node displaces geometry along the local normal. If you want to push the geometry along a definite axis, you can use the "Vector Displacement" node and only ...
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How to create coordinates axis

There are a couple of different ways you can do this...you can create the axis in Photoshop or Gimp and add it as an image on plane and then scale it, or you can use Blender geometry to model it. ...
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Is it possible to change the local orientation of an object without joining it to a "helper" object?

Nowadays, it's: (Object Mode) Header > Options > Affect Only > 'Origins'. (Edit Mode) Select a face/3 verts (Z normal) or edge/2 verts (Y along) you want to align to, and create a Custom ...
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Disappearance of 3D axis from viewport

The Interactive Navigation controls can be toggled by pressing the gizmo icon in the upper right corner of the 3D view or by pressing ⎈ Ctrl` (backtick not single quote/apostrophe).
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Rotating / Twist object not in sync / Transformation Orientation along Normal

It seems the plane at some point stopped being perfectly "flat" which causes problems when you twist on the Z-axis. Select the whole thing in edit mode then press S (scale) + Z (axis) + 0 (...
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Create axis in same location as camera object

You can create a Custom Orientation from your Camera. With that orientation in use, if you ShiftS snap the 3D Cursor to the camera, amd use it as your Transform Pivot Point, you can, for example, SZ ...
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How do I change the axis reference point of an object?

You need to set the object's origin to the center of the circular base. Go into Edit Mode (Hit Tab). In edit mode you can select vertices, edges or faces. To switch the mode to vertices, or edges or ...
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How to change the axis of the Move Tool within Edit Mode? (2.8)

Nevermind. I discovered the solution. All manipulation tools have their own definition of Trasform Orientations that will only respect the TO of the viewport if it is as 'default'. As my Move Tool ...
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How do I swap Y and Z axis on bone?

You can't change the bone local axis, for example the tail will always point to the local Y axis. I think you are confusing the global axes and the local axes. Actually when you choose to display the ...
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vertex slide and snap not working together

GG doesn't snap, perhaps because if you use it on multiple vertices, they all move in different directions.. (I think it still could be implemented, but that's another story) G along a defined axis ...
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KEY MAPPING (v2.8) ~ Is there any way to remap the Y axis hotkey to `C` for a more practical use?

Ok, it seems I just needed to say it out loud to actually guess the solution. Here it is: .- [menu] Edit -> [entry] ...
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Selecting across axis

Click this icon (see image) or shortcut Altz
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