Press J to jump to the feed. What’s going on and how can I do what I want to do? The period key beside the comma not one on the numpad sets the pivot point to cursor. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Blender 3D cursor for rotation 0. Hello, Blender newbie here. How do I rotate a surface around the 3D cursor in Edit Mode? By jayanam on November 5, 2016 Videotutorials. Navigation¶. The effect I’m trying to create is that a piece of paper is folded in half. Despite the fact that clicking anywhere is jerky as hell, that is (in fact) 100% what I asked for. Your (and Metsys’) video tutorials are by far the best resource for learning blender.
I guess the experienced Blender users know how to use this, but for beginners this can be a new and useful information.
To be able to work in the three-dimensional space that Blender uses, you must be able to change your viewpoint as well as the viewing direction of the scene. /r/blender is a subreddit devoted to Blender, the amazing open-source software program for 3D modeling, animation, rendering and more! Not sure what you mean, but if you don't want to manually shift your camera to rotate around a specific object (and don't want that set by default in the options), you can select anything and then hit , on the numpad. If I need to rotate around something specific, I go to the front view, put it in the center of the screen, then the left or right view and center it again. Instead it rotates around some other mysterious point that I haven’t been able to identify (not the pink dot). I specifically don't want to rotate around selection.
Maybe I was having a fever dream at some point, but isn't there an option for rotating around the 3D cursor? Now I just move the 3D cursor to whereever, then a quick alt+c . The is also a selection box in the 3d window header to change the pivot mode (hover for the tooltip). The blender docs is often a cause of frustration, but those tutorials were fantastic. Thank you!
Edit: Scrap that, if I move the cursor around, it’s not consistent. It’s been 3 days so far and all has been well. One of the most underrated features of Blender 3D is the 3D cursor. This basically indicates the origin point for any new body that is added into the Blender 3D file. rotate a vertex point around the cursor, but when I try to rotate my rootbone, it doesn’t. My scene is fairly simple. I’ve got a piece of paper. Along the way, I found another option that (after reviewing it and this one) I think I'll use instead; Preferences -> Input -> 3D View -> Center View to Cursor -> Remap to Alt+c (because I never used the other hotkey).
I'm in object mode and I can't click a single thing. I’ve hit a point where I can find a certain, presumably simple, solution.
Well, I'll be damned. While it is very convenient when you have multiple layers to play around with, there are times where yoy accidentally left-click on the screen and move the 3D cursor to an unwanted location. Yes I know, that’s what I meant with setting the rotation pivot to cursor (sorry for messing up the terminology). It’s been 3 days so far and all has been well. I hope you or somebody else find the time to cover some of the other areas of blender (like the animation system) as well. PS.
Now I want the character to rotate on the ball of his foot. I place the cursor at the pivot point I want (ball of his foot), set rotation pivot to cursor, select the root bone and rotate it around the z-axis and voila, it doesn’t at all do what I expect it to do (namely rotate around the ball of the foot). Google, Youtube, the Blender Wiki, and the search function on this site have been serving me quite well. Rotate around the 3D cursor in Edit Mode.
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