I am a beginner at Blender. This sculpture is my very first.

I have completed the sculpture and retopology.

This is the sculpture: https://twitter.com/DariaWinnicka/status/1516069031673012224

This is the retopology: https://twitter.com/DariaWinnicka/status/1575455988655734786

During retopology, I followed this step-by-step video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuQzPDs99yM&list=WL&index=32&t=605s


  • I'd like to delete the original mesh from the file (I create a copy of the file after each stage is completed - the last stage was retopology).
  • However, if I move or delete the original mesh, the retopology mesh experiences errors.

Please watch the video to understand further: https://youtu.be/6YHAv5M-hbU

I appreciate all the help.

Thank you.


1 Answer 1


Apply (Ctrl A) the shrinkwrap modifier before moving the original sculpt.

  • $\begingroup$ I applied all modifiers (inc. shrinkwrap + mirror + subdivide) and that worked wonderfully: youtu.be/1qRH7xmCRCc I appreciate your help very much, thank you. $\endgroup$ Sep 29, 2022 at 16:07
  • $\begingroup$ Subdivide modifier is better to mantain unapplied, generally speaking. $\endgroup$ Sep 29, 2022 at 16:45
  • $\begingroup$ I was able to return to the previous stage and keep the subdivision modifier unapplied. That's very helpful of you, thank you. $\endgroup$ Oct 9, 2022 at 15:51

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