is there any possible way to lock a vertice into on specific axis? like say i select every vertecie in my project and i want to smooth them, can i select a few vertices and make them so the cant move off a specific axis or even move at all? thanks in advandce
I don’t believe so. I don’t think vertices in Blender can have individual properties applied to them, but I could be mistaken on this. I would be interested if anyone knew of a way to do this.
Tip: Vertex = singular, vertices = plural Its a common mistake.
Your question is a little hard to understand. But I think I know what you are asking.
Select the “base” vert (the one you want to stay) and hit Shift+S > “Cursor->Selection”. On the toolbar for the 3D window look for the Rotation/Scaling Pivot drop down. Click that and select 3D Cursor from the list (the others include Active Object, Median Point, etc).
Now if you scale along a single axis, the other selected verts will move, but the “base” one will not.
Tell me if I was not clear enough, or if that is not what you are looking for.
I don’t know if this will help, but you can lock an axis while moving your vertices, allowing it to move along the other two.
- In object mode, TAB for edit mode.
- BKEY to select your vertices.
- GKEY to enter grab mode.
- SHIFT-(axis letter key) to lock that axis. (e.g. SHIFT-XKEY to lock the X axis.)
A simple way of moving some vertices and not others is to select a group of vertices, then SHIFT-RMB to de-select certain ones that you don’t want to move. If you accidentally de-select the wrong one, just SHIFT-RMB again to re-select it.
ETA: the final sentence.