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Minor Blender Issue

I'm asking this on behalf of a friend who finally is trying out 2.8. Does anyone know how to stop the grid axis lines from passing through an object when viewed in X-ray mode? I'll link a screenshot demonstrating the problem.

  • Why? For nostalgic reasons? X-ray now is a global setting (for all objects in the viewport). in 2.7 it wasn't really x-ray, it just gave you the possibility in Edit Mode to select something at the back of an object. (it took me about half an hour to try and find x-ray in 2.79...)

    But to get this effect, you can simply put the X-Ray slider to 1 (in the Overlays dropdown):

    I hope your friend is happy!

    • Oh I'm certain he will be. It seems like such a trivial issue, but for some reason having the grid axis pass through his object really annoyed him. We all have our quirks eh?

      Thank you very much for your help.

  • Actually, the grid axis lines don't pass through objects. The grid floor shows through, but not the axis. If you look at the screenshots below (or even take a closer look at your own screenshot) you'll see that the only difference between having x-ray on and x-ray off is the vertices showing through from the other side of the object.

    Turning the grid floor off does, however, keep that from showing through.

    Or have I misunderstood what you're asking?

    • @rontarrant  I think you misunderstood the question. With the Wireframe set to 1 (like I said) the axis don't go through, but with the default 0.5 setting they do pass through the object. The screenshot that sshisou posted is from 2.78 and, if I understood correctly, that is how his friend wants it: not passing through, but then in 2.8.

    • Indeed, I do believe there was a misunderstanding @rontarrant  and spikeyxxx had the correct solution. However thank you for taking the time to lend your assistance. It is much appreciated.