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Sometimes I get confused about in what order shape keys take into effect. Namely:

  1. Do shape keys change the mesh "one by one", like the modifier stack, or they're more like "blended" equally?

  2. Do shape keys take into effect before or after modifiers?

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  • $\begingroup$ shape keys, if the Relative option is activated, will cumulate their effect if you push up each value. And I think they take effect before modifiers. $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Jul 14, 2021 at 18:45

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Shape keys are essentially a special modifier at the start of the modifier stack, so they are calculated immediately before other modifiers.

Order of evaluation for the shape keys is irrelevant. Shape keys just add a displacement vector to each vertex in the mesh. The displacement is the difference between the key and the basis shape.

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