Linked Questions

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How to animate morphing a rectangular plane into a sphere

How to make a grid-to-sphere animation like this?
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4answers
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What is the best way to unwrap a sphere?

After reading How to get perfect UV sphere Mercator projection? It seems that there is no perfect solution for getting rid of the stretch at the poles of UV spheres. According to What is the ...
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How to apply shape keys?

I used shape keys to create a middle shape between other two. Can I now remove shape keys and 'apply' them as a modifier to the resulting mesh?
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Wrap curve around sphere

I couldn't find this anywhere, which is really strange, but I'm trying to wrap a curve, imported from a .svg made with a vector image program around a sphere to create the Earth. Basically, this is ...
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Uv Sphere Unwrap Perfect Square [duplicate]

Hello all i'm trying to do is get this sphere to be unwrapped as a perfect square to fit into the image i've been playing around with the uv settings can't seem to figure it out if anyone here knows ...
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How can I create spherical topology from a 2D image?

I need to create a spherical object with an irregular 3D texture. Think of a globe of the Earth with actual raised topography for mountains, etc. The purpose is to 3D print the object, so the ...
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4answers
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UV maping a sphere to have stripes runing between both poles?

I tried to map a country flag on a UV sphere, but I could not get it laid out the way how I wanted to see it. I used the Poland flag. I wanted to map it exactly as you can see in picture 1. But what ...
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1answer
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Wrapping Landscape to a Sphere

I am currently working on a research project where we are making full sized models of Mars and the Moon. I am looking for the best way to wrap a landscape (preferably given through a height map) ...
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Map equirectangular image to sphere? [duplicate]

Can I map a 360° panorama as equirectangular image to a sphere, so that it resembles the original panorama inside out?
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How to bake an adaptive displacement to a Blender Render displacement map

Blender had the experimental feature set enabled, and the scene has an object with a subsurf modifier set to 4 levels. Its material has an image texture plugged into its displacement socket. A copy ...
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How to uv unwrap a plane

Morph targets: A sphere shape turning into a cylindrical unwrapped sphere shape This tutorial shows how to transform a plane into a sphere. However, it mentions UV unwrapping the plane. how am I ...
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1answer
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Parametric design for pen adapter for 3D printing [closed]

I have this model I created for a little kid who has problems in their hands (muscular and/or skeletal). I was thinking that it would be awesome to release the design so anyone with this problems can ...
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Bug applying Simple Deform Modifier as Shape Key?

I create an animation with a plane is transforming to a sphere by using the method describing by @leon-cheung in this topic. I want to apply the two modifiers (Bend in Simple Deform) as shape key ...
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Wrapping a flat plane around a sphere [duplicate]

What I'm trying to accomplish is to be able to wrap a plane of objects onto a sphere. Think of it as a plane of varying heights. How should I approached this? I've tried using x and y wrap modifiers ...
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Apply Simple Deform modifier as Shape key

I am having the same issue as this unanswered question: Bug with Apply Modifier ( Simple Deform) as Shape Key? I have been able to animate the transition from plane to sphere, but I want to apply the ...

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