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2D solidify. Is it possible?

Is there a way to make some "2D solidify" from edges to faces. (It's about creating roads from GIS data). I've tried Skin modifier, converting to curves with depth and back to mesh, but all the ...
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5answers
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Cutting a circular hole in a hollow cylinder without distorting the cylinder

Whenever I try to cut out a circular hole in either a cylinder or sphere the polygons around the circular hole always have distorted normals after smoothing. Is there anyway to fix this. I've tried ...
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1answer
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Cutting *only* existing geometry with a circle

Is it possible to cut only the existing geometry of an object using a particular shape (for instance the circle in red) to add vertices only where the shape bisects an existing edge?
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1answer
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How can I open a circular window in a cylinder?

Just like in this picture.. This is a cylinder with a circular window. Please notice that the frame is evenly distributed along the cylinder and I want to achive the same result, any tips?
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1answer
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Cutting a shape out of an object with another object [duplicate]

I'm trying to recreate these F holes in the body without cutting into the bodies mesh The F holes and body are two separate meshes. I am completely lost as to how to cut out a hole in my main body ...
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2answers
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Inscribing text into an object [duplicate]

I have a cube, and I would like it to have a text inscribed in it, so the text would be in the cube but we could see it. Is it possible to do this?
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2answers
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I can't find the Retopo menu

I am very new to blender but have made some good progress recently. I have a curved surface that I need to cut a precise hole in and from YouTube videos it seems that the Retopo method is the way to ...
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1answer
375 views

3D printing “be like the 3D view”

I'm a newbie learning to use Blender to produce 3D printable objects, since it is the most flexible software tool on the planet for 3D printing. However, in doing so I realise that I am using only a ...
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1answer
239 views

Why isn't limited dissolve working?

I was trying to google a way to merge overlapping meshes and everyone keeps saying Limited Dissolve, but it's not working for me for some reason :< ... I just want to make one n-gon without ...
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1answer
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“Boolean” operation on bézier circles

I would like to make a cross section like this (only the hatched part) (image source) using bézier curves/circles, to then use in a screw modifier and make a drill bit. I initially thought I could ...
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0answers
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Embedding vertices onto a plane [duplicate]

Say that I have a collection of points, as shown below with the circle, and I have a plane that I want to merge them onto. The points and plane are perfectly parallel, and the end goal is that the ...
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0answers
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maintaining quads when cutting circles into mesh

After using either boolean, knife project or something, how can I change the mesh to keep it as clean quads rather than having alot of ngons, which results in terrible geometry after applying a ...
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0answers
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How to cut a mesh with a plane? [duplicate]

I'm trying to cut the mesh in grey with the plane in yellow to get a rounded face. I tried with the Bolean Modifier but no way it doesn't work. I'm using the version 2.7. Thanks for your help.
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Wrong result applying boolean modifier to an object [duplicate]

I'm new to Blender, I have the object shown on the first image (the one that is NOT selected) and I would like to create on it some holes using the boolean modifier. So I created the eight cylinders ...
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2answers
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Why won't the boolean modifier work properly?

I want to cut out the "cylinder" inside this shape I made to create a coffee cup, but after choosing Difference as the operation and the cylinder as the object, all I'm left with is the cylinder. ...

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