I'm sure there is a way to view the normals, but I can't find it anywhere. Can you please tell me where to find this option? Thanks!


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Edit Mode > Viewport Overlays > Normals.

In 2.8, the normals display settings are in the Viewport Overlays menu found in the top right of the 3D view by default, under Normals. Note that you must be in Edit Mode:

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    $\begingroup$ I'd like to see an update to this answer that applies to Blender 4.0 $\endgroup$
    – Wyck
    Commented Dec 24, 2023 at 4:38

In the 3D-View, while your Mesh object is in Editmode, open the properties area with N or the little plus sign on the upper right.

Find the panel called "Mesh Display". It has all you need.

Mesh Display Panel

  • $\begingroup$ It has "Show Weights", but not normals (the little perpendicular lines). Am I still missing something? $\endgroup$
    – pixelfoot
    Commented Feb 6, 2018 at 4:01
  • $\begingroup$ @pixelfoot, the button is right below "show weights". Click the third button under "Normals". $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 6, 2018 at 4:11
  • $\begingroup$ If the answer solves the problem, please consider marking it as solved $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 6, 2018 at 7:33

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