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So I was cleaning up an object in blender (mold I'm making of an eyelid to 3d print and pour silicone into) and things started going haywire. I filled a hole in some faces and the new face became purple (In solid mode, whether in object/edit mode) and I read online that could be because the faces didn't align properly. So anyhow I selected everything and recalculated normals, and now my mesh is dark grey (Pictured) enter image description here

I read that dark grey faces could be directly because of the normals (make sense) but I can't fix it! I'll recalculate them, look at them in face orientation mode, etc.. and they're still dark grey. Help!

Blend file if you're interested:

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  • $\begingroup$ Isnt that because of material setup? (viewport color, second material slot) Please attach your blend via blend-exchange.giantcowfilms.com $\endgroup$
    – vklidu
    Commented Dec 10, 2020 at 20:19
  • $\begingroup$ I had read that on other answers on here (that it could be because of material setup) but neither object in here has materials, and one isn't dark grey. I just tried to attach the blend on that link, THINK its processing at the moment? $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 10, 2020 at 20:34
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    $\begingroup$ It's not processing... it's waiting for you to press "upload" $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 10, 2020 at 21:36
  • $\begingroup$ @ChristopherBennett it is processing after you hit upload. JoeCrozier - try it again ... $\endgroup$
    – vklidu
    Commented Dec 11, 2020 at 9:47
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    $\begingroup$ Search for "Reset Vectors" operator $\endgroup$
    – vklidu
    Commented Dec 11, 2020 at 13:41

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Go into your objects Data tab and click "Clear Custom Split Normals Data" This should help it look correct within Blender.

clear custom normal data

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XRAY Top right side of the screen. That's what worked for me.

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    $\begingroup$ Hi, thanks for the post. This site is not a regular forum, answers should be substantial and thoroughly explain the solution and required workflow. One liners and short tips rarely make for a good answer. If you can edit your post and provide some more details about the procedure and why it works feel free to restore it, otherwise it may be deleted or converted into a comment. Perhaps add a few images illustrating the workflow and final results. See How do I write a good answer? $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 5, 2021 at 2:46

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