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I have made a model in Sculptris which is a 3d sculpting program from the Zbrush team. And I have separated my whole character body from hand, feet and eyes. I exported it to .obj and what I'm trying to do is to "merge" all the separated parts I have sculpted.

But my problem is that it was exported as a single object so there's a clear separation between forearm and hands, feets and legs. And i don't know how I have to proceed in Blender to "merge" them together. Here's an image to illustrate my problem.

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I have never used blender. (it's my first time with sculptris too :p). So please be as precise as you can if you know how i can fix this. Thank you.

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  • $\begingroup$ It's not that clear whether you separated arms, body and feet into different meshes or no, but it would be easier to export them all as a whole one mesh (as it should be after sculpting). This would allow to skip these steps with repairing sculpting which may be complex; also such exporting could provide good possibilities for rigging. $\endgroup$
    – Mr Zak
    Jan 12, 2016 at 17:53
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    $\begingroup$ You need to Tab into Edit Mode, RClick to select a vertex on the hand, press Ctrl L to select all the connected (Linked) geometry, then H to Hide the hand geometry. This will let you see what's going on with the arm underneath and you can select then delete the faces of the arm stump. Then Alt H to un-Hide. Repeat this for the arm and delete the faces on the wrist of the hand geometry. Then you can use Merge (Alt M) or Fill (F) to connect the hand to the forearm. Whether modeling in Blender or Sculptris, it's better if you can sculpt all as one piece in the future and avoid this extra work. $\endgroup$
    – Mentalist
    Jan 12, 2016 at 18:03
  • $\begingroup$ @Mentalist Thank you, it does the work. And yeah, i was thinking to make it easier for sculpting i would use several pieces and this would make it easier. Good i didn't seperate everything (Torso, neck, head,...). Lesson learned haha $\endgroup$
    – J.Doe
    Jan 12, 2016 at 19:17
  • $\begingroup$ @J.Doe I'm glad you learned something, and glad it's working out for you now! Happy Blending. $\endgroup$
    – Mentalist
    Jan 14, 2016 at 15:26

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Since user hawkenfox suggested it, I will post my comment as an answer:

You need to Tab into Edit Mode, RClick to select a vertex on the hand, press Ctrl L to select all the connected (Linked) geometry, then H to Hide the hand geometry. This will let you see what's going on with the arm underneath and you can select then delete the faces of the arm stump. Then Alt H to un-Hide. Repeat this for the arm and delete the faces on the wrist of the hand geometry. Then you can use Merge (Alt M) or Fill (F) to connect the hand to the forearm. Whether modeling in Blender or Sculptris, it's better if you can sculpt all as one piece in the future and avoid this extra work.

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