I am working on a tutorial for Blender involving modeling a low-poly character model, but when I try moving the arms or head around in Pose Mode, the ears of the model create unintentional duplicates of themselves, and it's very annoying to see. What do I do? If you rotate the left arm in Pose Mode regularly, a duplicate of the right ear moves out of place, and vice versa.

Here is the tutorial I am working on, though I'm working on a fireman instead of a police officer.


Here is a screenshot of the problem I am talking about...

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And here is the downloadable file of the project I am working on from my Cloud account...

Any help will be appreciated.

  • $\begingroup$ I can't see the duplicated ears you're talking about in the file you share $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Commented Sep 8, 2021 at 17:53
  • $\begingroup$ This is what I'm talking about. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 8, 2021 at 21:51
  • $\begingroup$ Whenever you rotate the arms with regular rotation in Pose Mode, you'll see a duplicate of the ear move with it. If you move the left arm, the right ear is moved, and vice versa. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 8, 2021 at 21:52

1 Answer 1


In the Object Properties you can set Viewport Display > Display As to Bounds. When you do this for the mesh object after you've selected it you will see a large box. That's your model displayed as a box. And yes, it's way too large:

screenshot of the box

Reset the setting to Textured again. Then zoom out and you will see the problem:

screenshot of model

The fix is easy. Select the model's mesh, go to Edit mode and delete the "extra ears".

  • $\begingroup$ Where do I find "Object Properties"? $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 9, 2021 at 15:11
  • $\begingroup$ It's the tab that is selected in the screenshot on the right (orange "square" icon above the blue "wrench" icon) in the properties sidebar. To see the Viewport Display section you need to scroll down a bit. If you hover the icons a tooltip displays the name of the icon. $\endgroup$
    – Blunder
    Commented Sep 9, 2021 at 15:16
  • $\begingroup$ Where do I find the icons? $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 9, 2021 at 16:32
  • $\begingroup$ It's one of the icons that are arranged vertically on the right side. I've added a screenshot to the answer. (1) is the Object Properties tab and there (2) is the Viewport Display section where you can activate the box model. $\endgroup$
    – Blunder
    Commented Sep 9, 2021 at 16:54

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