Something has happened today while I was modelling.

Magically my model became invisible and when I go to the material preview or render view, the model turns black and appears to shrink and contort itself.

This hasn't really ever happened, I thought it'll just go away if I restart blender but that didn't happen, I also created another blender file to see if its only something I did in the previous blend file but the same thing happened, invisible object. I looked if anyone has had this problem as well but I couldn't find anything. What's interesting is that despite the actual model and its parts being invisible,the lamp, camera and reference images were completely visible and functional.

I tried restarting blender, reinstalling blender, restarting my computer, nothings worked, I checked if I maybe enabled something in blender that made this happen, but again, I didn't find anything.

I really need help with this, cause I can't really make a model if I can't see it.

  • $\begingroup$ Not sure what's going on, but one more thing you can try - open 2 instances of blender - one with your troublesome file and another empty one (default cube, lamp, and camera deleted). Select all and copy (Ctrl+C) from the file that's acting up, and then paste (Ctrl+V) into the empty project. This will at least tell you if you just accidentally messed up some viewport/project setting in your original file, or if there's something more going on with the models themselves. $\endgroup$ Nov 23, 2020 at 19:48
  • $\begingroup$ Please use the edit link at the bottom of your post (i.stack.imgur.com/lXFuK.png) and use the tools from this site to upload images so that they are displayed as part of your question. See How to upload an image to a post? $\endgroup$
    – susu
    Nov 23, 2020 at 20:02

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I had this same exact problem, so I went into Viewport Shading and was able to see the model.

Then I opened another instance of Blender and copy/pasted there and was able to see it and work on it.


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