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Add mesh doesn't respect 3D cursor orientation
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Description

System Information
Operating system: Windows 10
Graphics card: Quadro

Blender Version
Broken: 2.8 2019-03-28
Worked: (optional)

Short description of error
Add mesh doesn't respect 3D cursor orientation

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error

  1. Rotate the 3D cursor
  2. Choose Add - Mesh - Cylinder from the 3D view menu

Outcome:
Cylinder is placed at 3D cursor, but not oriented according to it.

Expected outcome:
Cylinder should be rotated the same as the 3D cursror as well.

Suggestion:
Add a checkbox under the Add Cylinder Rotation options that reads "Use 3D Cursor orientation".

Details

Type
Bug

Event Timeline

Jacques Lucke (JacquesLucke) triaged this task as Confirmed, Low priority.Apr 1 2019, 4:38 PM

Can I suggest that a "3D Cursor" option be added to the User Preferences -> Editing -> "Align Object To" drop down instead of, as is suggested here, a single New Object popup?

Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) closed this task as Archived.
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) claimed this task.

It may be good to add an option for this, but it's not obvious that this would be the most useful behavior. It's more a feature request.

It could also just respect the scene Orientation. If set to Normal, it orients to the underlying normal, but if set to Global, it stays oriented to the Global coordinates, and so on.

Still, it’s not really a bug, more a feature request/design issue.

Just to note there are three or four duplicates of this already as feature requests in Right Click Select, so a little bleed through is not surprising :-)