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Resources for Blender

Since asking for tutorials, videos, resources, links to other content or downloads is considered off topic here, this is a specifically created Community Wiki which gathers resources for Blender and ...
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How do I set a background image while I am editing?

How do I put a backdrop behind the model that I am creating so that I can compare the picture to the model while editing?
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How can I make the mirror modifier work right?

When I add a mirror modifier it sometimes doesn't mirror correctly, giving me an overlapping mesh. How can I fix this?
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How can I automatically generate vertex groups for an armature?

I've been trying to find this on the Blender Wiki, but I can't seem to find the details. I knew how to do it one time but I forgot how to do so now. How do you generate vertex groups for individual ...
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How to properly unwrap my mesh?

Is there a way to automatically unwrap my character? If not, is there a tutorial or something?
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What techniques are used to begin creating new models?

What are the different methods for modeling something in blender? I know a few like mesh modeling and sculpting, but am interested in other methods to create shapes.
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Add an image to an object

I want to put a 2D image on a 3D object in Blender. How do I do that? I have found the "textures" tab in the "properties" window, but I can't figure out what to do with it. Preferably, I would like ...
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How do I scale my reference images correctly within Blender and is there an easier way?

I am trying to model this car and I got the blueprints and cropped each of the views and check that they were all within the scale of each other. I used these blueprints here http://carblueprints....
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How to make an animation / armature remember poses?

I rigged a character and I can render stills, but I can't make an animation. How to make Blender "know" that I want the arm - as an example - go from up to down? I tried to move my character arms ...
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Is their a way to create half of a model and duplicate other side

So far i have been modeling by making both sides of a model but i got annoyed have to make exact changes to each side. Is their a way to make only one side of the model?
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What is the workflow to create animation in Blender?

I am very new to Blender, and into CGI for that matter. I started with Sculpting, can form decent human face, and now into sculpting body structure. It's true that there are lots of materials ...
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How are texture maps imported into Blender?

How are various maps such as diffuse, AO, cavity, or displacement imported into Blender? I saw the Texture tab has import image, would you do this for all maps and connect them somehow?
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How to Place the Right Seams for UV Unwrapping

Where can I read how UV Maps should look and how to know where to place the seams? Here I have a very simple model I'd like you to suggest where the seams should be placed and why. I have attached a ...
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2d image to a 3d model [duplicate]

Anyone know any add ons or anything that is robust enough to turn a full body 2d image of a person into a 3d model? If something like that even exists. For an example if I took a full body picture ...
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Modeling a Mambele

I am attempting to model a mambelle, a sickle sword, and I am using curves to try and model. I am running into issues where I get the only partial outline, or I get the outline but the model is solid. ...

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