• Sunday , 31 May 2020

New 3D Cursor – Blender 2.8 Code Quest

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Seems like even the classic 3D Cursor is getting some love in Blender 2.8!

Learn more about the Blender 2.8 Code Quest on https://code.blender.org

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  1. jay Omae wa mou shindeiru
    June 21, 2019 at 12:57

    I'm not seeing how to add objects with the new cursor orientation. After I set the cursor, I Shift+A to add cube and it just keeps it's usual vanilla orientation with origin at where the cursor is.

  2. Atomkey Sinclair
    June 21, 2019 at 12:57

    I used to be able to move the 3D cursor around while still being able to select objects (left/right click). Now I have to click on the 3D icon on the tools menu on the left to be able to move it. What the heck? I move the cursor as often as I select objects. Now when I right click it pulls up an "object context menu" that I never use… Is there a way to make the right mouse click move the dang cursor?

  3. John Smith
    June 21, 2019 at 12:57

    How do you select a group of objects and centre the pivot point of those objects so you can scale them up from the centre? In Maya you hit the insert key and you can transform the pivot point anywhere in the scene using 3d transforms.

  4. SOARING Simulator
    June 21, 2019 at 12:57

    Super Awesome! How to orbit around the cursor?

    June 21, 2019 at 12:57

    Woohoo thank you so much this makes life so much easier testing it out now and not having the best of luck but I'll try it some more before I ask any question or search the comments.

  6. Igor Schmidlapp
    June 21, 2019 at 12:57

    Amsterdam developers must be smoking the GOOD stuff…. ;-P

  7. Ahmed Soliman
    June 21, 2019 at 12:57

    This is a so heavy powerful coding…. I want to say thanks to blender community for making such an excellent free program like blender but blender game engine needs more improvements and I hope you make blender game engine more advanced than unreal engine and get the first place in the top game engines' list

  8. Stamatios Psarras
    June 21, 2019 at 12:57

    Was this really the problem with the 3D cursor? I really like "…yeah…and they are a little bit of a hassle to add each time…" The whole 3D cursor is a hassle! Microstation (which I don't like) has a similar functionality with the 3D cursor called AccuDraw. However, they've implemented it in a complementary way of existing methodologies for drawing, not build everything around it! Rhinoceros3D has nothing like it but has a comprehensive set of snapping options, all drawing functions give you options on how to draw shapes (3Point, center, 2Points etc…) which makes aligning thinks and making accurate drawing extremely easy! Please consider having each tool define the cursor in two steps and adding snapping options!

  9. rice art
    June 21, 2019 at 12:57

    and how to Snap Cursor to Center? Shift C does not work.

  10. josh
    June 21, 2019 at 12:57

    Can some one explain the use of the 3d cursor? Its just seems like an overly complicated pivot point that I can do the same thing in other 3D packages much easier/quicker. Also why not just make the 3D cursor toggleable by holding down a key + the right mouse click? This would work alot better and gives the ability to use the default right mouse click for something much more useful like a context/ radial menu. Its a reason why all other 3D packages reserve the right click for some sort of menu. Never understood why Blender decided against it.

  11. Cícero Moraes
    June 21, 2019 at 12:57

    I love you, man! lol

  12. MetalGearMk3
    June 21, 2019 at 12:57

    Hey guys, how about a workplane for Blender 2.8? There's an addon for 2.79 but having native to 2.8 would be great step up!

  13. John Light-Knight
    June 21, 2019 at 12:57

    So niccccccccce!

  14. ZELFOR
    June 21, 2019 at 12:57

    Eu esperei por isso por muito tempo!!!

  15. Edward Hitten
    June 21, 2019 at 12:57

    Blender is becoming a great contender to big softwares. That's great.

  16. Samuel Junus
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  18. Netanel M
    June 21, 2019 at 12:57

    This is fantastic

  19. Timothy Drew Films
    June 21, 2019 at 12:57

    Who disliked this!?!?!

  20. Magnificent
    June 21, 2019 at 12:57

    This is so cool well done guys

  21. Alex Bodnarchuk
    June 21, 2019 at 12:57

    Is it Python coding?

  22. Digital Dope
    June 21, 2019 at 12:57

    Keep up the great work guys!

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