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Blender 3D 2.49 Architecture, Buildings, and Scenery by Allan Brito

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3D Cursor

When you are just get started with Blender, you will notice a small icon in the 3D View window that looks like a target. This is the 3D Cursor, which is an important component in Blender because it determines the place where objects are created. To place this cursor at another point of the 3D View, just click with your left mouse button anywhere in the screen:

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Another function of the 3D Cursor is to become the center for object transformations. When we need to rotate an object, using a specific point as the center of the rotation, we can use the 3D Cursor as the center.

Cursor Snap

To work with the 3D Cursor and selected objects, we can ...

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