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Is there a way to move the symmetry plane in the Voxel room? I have an object that, for some reason, has it's symmetry plane way off into space.

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or unlock the symmetry plane (in the "s" menu) then mouse over geometry and hit "tab" that will move the plane to wherever the mouse is. Its not perfect for mirroring but it might help. I think Greg's answer might be a better solution.

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"To Global Space" worked. I don't know why I didn't see that before. Sorry. I hate it when I miss something like that that I can answer myself. I just didn't notice it.

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Does this happen with the symmetry plane because 3DCoat places it in the center of the bounding box of the object and not on the origin? I assume that is what the "No center snap" does when importing-- maybe we could ask for a feature request to make it ON by default? I mean if we are importing existing models to work on, I think we know well enough to place our objects on the origin. I really don't get the idea of using a bounding box for symmetry - maybe that is more useful when sculpting something out of nowhere? But if that were the case I think I might still start with a primitive on the origin and then turn symmetry on at the origin....

Also, I find the symmetry plane's size to be arbitrary, sometimes it is much smaller than the object - why is that?

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In this case, I was creating my model from scratch as a Voxel, so there was no placing of the pivot point at the origin. I'm not even sure how the symmetry plane got offset in the first place.

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BTW don't feel bad that you didn't know about "To Global Space" I've been using 3DC a while and I didn't know about it until Greg said so. There are SO many things that a little tricks hidden. Seems like the "To Global Space" should be in the symmetry menu as well.

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Does this happen with the symmetry plane because 3DCoat places it in the center of the bounding box of the object and not on the origin? I assume that is what the "No center snap" does when importing-- maybe we could ask for a feature request to make it ON by default? I mean if we are importing existing models to work on, I think we know well enough to place our objects on the origin. I really don't get the idea of using a bounding box for symmetry - maybe that is more useful when sculpting something out of nowhere? But if that were the case I think I might still start with a primitive on the origin and then turn symmetry on at the origin....

Also, I find the symmetry plane's size to be arbitrary, sometimes it is much smaller than the object - why is that?

is my assumption here correct?

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