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How to transform 3D text to 2D text?

I'm going to create a typography that transforms from 3D to 2D. It begins from 3D and eventually turns into 2D at the end. I've researched about it, but couldn't find any tutorial. What I found was ...
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Can we move particles along a mesh surface?

Can we animate particles to move along a surface of a mesh? Maybe using Geometry nodes or something? Something like this maybe https://youtu.be/SYz3Pz0m2XM . And it would be nice if we could set a ...
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Cannot Close Rotation Tool

I cannot find the answer to my issue so sorry if the question is a duplicate. I cannot close my rotation tool and am not sure what I hit. See pic please and thank you! M
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Modeling a Product in blender [duplicate]

I got a problem while making a model of a product. I have tried a lot even seen lots of tutorial but did not get the thing that i want. I am using Blender 9.92 and I am just a beginner I got my hands ...
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Is there a delta transform for collection?

I made this guy here, he is made of 29 individual objects, I want to draw over it with grease pencil, but I cant rotate him with the rest of the frames. Its nice that I can use the delta transform to ...
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Blender proportional edit slider gone in 2.8 and above?

I'm using a Wacom tablet and don't have a scroll wheel to adjust spread of my vertex proportional edit selection. My other option are the PageUp PageDwn buttons. I would love to find the Proportional ...
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How to activate different tool gizmos with shortcuts?

When I use S, R, or G it allows me to interact with the object in all directions but I would like that those commands just activate the respective manipulator.
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Blender wrongly thinks I clicks a scale-cage manipulator that closest to camera - which is not the closest to mouse

I want to click the green manipulator, not the red one. However, if two manipulator (red & green) appear moderately close together from the camera, Blender will think that I click the one that is ...
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Manipulator missing for some reason

I was just creating a little roblox GFX for someone. I was halfway done, and I logged off for the day, but then the manipulator was gone, I am not sure why. Here is a picture. Picture https://gyazo....
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Why don't I have Blend Surfaces node in Sverchok?

Why don't I have Blend Surfaces node in Sverchok with the lastest version installed ?
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after each action, the program writes "not responding"

I make a winter forest, but after adding particles to the trees, after each action the program does not want to work. Then you need to wait five minutes after each action until it loads! Help me ...
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Can I switch off the Auto Manipulation when using Transform Hotkeys?

I'm new to Blender and one thing I'm really bothered by is when using the Transform Hotkeys (G,R,S) it immediately starts manipulating my selected object with the mouse movement. Coming from Maya and ...
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Adjust Manipulator/Gizmo Hotspot Blender 2.8

I was wondering if there was a way to adjust the Gizmo hot spots for the axis representers like in Blender 2.79? This is the old setting: This is the new setting: Right now it seems like it only ...
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Is there a way to move objects in the viewport and have them collide with other objects in the scene?

I'm trying to dress a bookshelf setpiece with a bunch of models of books, and it's really tedious to try to get things like slanted books to rest right; to get a book to rest on the edge of another ...
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Draw axis guid line via Python in Blender

I write a little addon that reset location by a single axis (X, Y or Z). I want to add the possibility to view axis guide line in 3d viewport when you select one. Like you have in transformations(move,...
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Align Gizmo with local axes instead of global ones

As shown in the picture, even the cube is rotated, its Gizmo still aligns with global axes instead of local ones. Even when I have set Transformation Orientation to "local". Is it possible to display ...
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Can we translate 3d data into faked 2d data? It seems possible to fake 3d by using 2d images.changing size and shape

There is a some excitement about using an animation platform for web sites. People say it is powerful and fast. So, for employment purposes since I am a software engineer, I have taken the task of ...
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3D manipulator stuck on left side of split viewport

I'm using Blender 2.8. I split my viewport but accidentally moved the 3D manipulator to the right side- I don't know how I moved it nor how to move it back to the left side. The ride side is in ...
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Straight edgeloop

I recently moved to blender from maya to give a try. I followed feew guides and videos to have an idea how it works and makemy first 3D model of a weapon. Now i have the edge loop i made to have like ...
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manipulator missing from project but visible in new ones

iam working on a project and for some reason the manipulator is gone (it was working for some days on the project but it disappeared) i tried all the solutions of the common problems but it did work i ...
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Manipulator Icons Missing in the 3D Viewport (2.8) [duplicate]

I'm not sure if I toggled something and it made my manipulator icons disappear, but I can't find them when I would select an object or face, edge, or vertex. Help?
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transformation mode won't change from rotate to translate

when I click on translate, it won't come out of rotate mode. I can select any object in the scene, but am stuck in rotate mode.
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restricting movements to x,y,z for the handicapped

I know that when you want to restrict movement or scaling to a certain axis you hold down the keyboard key corrresponding to the axis that you want isolate but I have a problem I am handicapped and ...
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How do I select things behind/near the gizmo?

I've looked everywhere but I can't find a way to select things "behind" the gizmo in 2.80. It's like there's a forcefield that gets in the way. I didn't have this problem in 2.7x. Is there some ...
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Can I relocate the manipulator in Blender 2.79?

I would like to be able to move the 3d Manipulator, in edit mode, so I can manipulate a vertex/vertices, edge or face about another location. In the gif I select a vertex, I then move/relocate the 3D ...
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Are there shortcuts for the manipulators (move/scale/rotate) for Blender 2.79

It seems to me that by now this question would have been asked... many times. I have searched and found many questions/answers that are close, however, they don't seem to answer this specific ...
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Blender 2.8 manipulators

Is there any way to set these manipulators on the keyboard ? How can i set Move, Rotate and scale to W E R keys ?
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How can I make manipulator/gizmo stay visible when doing a transformation?

I have googled a bit and searched on here, as well as looked at settings and preferences, but have yet to find an answer. Currently working in 2.8 Beta. When I am moving a mesh in object mode, I ...
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3D manipulator disappeared from object

I'm not sure what's happened here, but my 3D manipulator widget (for X, Y, and Z axis) has disappeared from my main object in Object Mode. It shows up in Edit Mode no problem, as well as every other ...
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Animate a face rig based on data from an external source

I would like to know if it's possible to use Blender to make a 3D animation of a person that simulates the spoken dynamic information working with the API of DialogFlow, for an intelligent robot? I ...
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Is there a way of having Blender reset the 'origin to geometery' automatically?

At the moment, when I resize or modify an object, I manually click Set Origin -> Origin to Geometry to recentre the manipulators in the object's bounds. Like so: My desire is to have the origin ...
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Adding new objects in visible plane( not default XY plane)

Blender adds new objects in XY plane ,however if one is working in other planes(eg. XZ,YZ etc), this can be quite irritating having to transform the object to the desired view everytime a new object ...
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3D manipulator not pointing in the right direction

I'm having hard time positioning a vertex properly because the manipulator direction changes depending on what vertex I select. I'm in the front view, but Y axis (green) is pointing at bottom-right. ...
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blender 2.8: where is the "axes" tool for moving vertices visually?

I started using blender 2.8 and I'm not being able to move a vertex on one direction like in Blender 2.7, since I can't find the little visual widget with axes (see below): ↑ the widget in Blender 2....
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3d manipulator not on object, stuck in scene center

Whenever I move an object by the transform manipulator in the 3d view, it disappears when I hold it (like normal) but when I let go, the arrows haven't followed the object. It just sits in the center ...
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Is it possible to interactively control/manipulate objects in Blender Internal/Cycles to have more realistic physics simulations?

I am working on a project which involves some physical interaction between different objects in a scene; Most of the physical interactions could come from manipulating objects in the scene while the ...
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3D Manipulator/Origin behaviour issues due to 'Displayer Modifier'

https://youtu.be/lXeRm33Xi8E The 3D Manipular/Origin of the individual vertices are not correctly visually displayed. After the 'Display Modifier' is checked in an Armature Modifier to display the ...
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I want to move vertices in an accurate way but the 3D Manipulator is missing

I want to move vertices in an accurate way but the 3D Manipulator is missing? How can I reveal that? It's already enabled:
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I have to use control+left click to move an object using the 3d arrows

Part of why this is an issue is that when I hold down the control button and use the movement arrows it turns on snapping for that object. I also have to use control+left click to connect things in ...
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i can't scale in 2 direction (axis) using 3d manipulator after modifying hotkey

I did change my hotkey setting and at this point, i can't do 2 axis scaling anymore. I mean shift drag the z axis (3d anipulator) , won't scale in XY anymore. I think i miss something here. How can i ...
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3D Manipulator only selects a handful of times

I have tried this fix and it did fix my problem. I have noticed one thing as I've been trying to get the 3D manipulator to work. It is that everything has the manipulator at the a place other then ...
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I messed up with my transform manipulation tool settings

I didn't have any problems earlier, until I noticed that when I drag some vertices, with the Transformation Manipulators, it doesn't look aligned anymore. So, instead of dragging the vertices to a ...
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I can't use the 3d manipulator

I can't use the 3d manipulator - whenever I attempt to drag the handles Blender simply repositions the 3D cursor.
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How do i bend a cylinder into a Lshape

How can i bend this cyclinder into an L shape please. I have tried the warp in transform but i seem to end up with an odd windy shape rather than a simple shape. Simon Many thanks
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Impossible to change Translate and Rotate in Transform's panel but Scale yes for one object?

I created a scene where I have many objects. After many hours of work I note that it is impossible to change the translation and the rotation of one object from the Transform's panel but I can change ...
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Mesh does not stay flat against same degree mesh when rotating on x-axis

I have a lego arm, and the body, but the arm does not rotate correctly. I re-set the object's origin to be the center of the shoulder: But when the object is rotated on the X-axis only, it appears ...
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Grabbing circle doesnt disappear [closed]

this white circle doesn't disappear, it's not the resizeable grabbing circle, which is activated by pressing g, this one doesn't disappear when selecting different lines and it does grab thing i don't ...
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Weird scaling constraint on 3d model in edit mode [duplicate]

so im in edit mode with my model however when I select a face and try to scale it it scales the model not just the face please help?
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Translate manipulator switched to blocks and does not work

I think I accidentally hit a weird shortcut to make it like this but still can not find the shortcut, now instead of translating it transforms. I can not move anything around unless I just drag it. ...
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Can I rotate objects the with 3 orbits around it like in Unity or SketchUp?

I have a really hard time percieving depth on screen so after I move or rotate an objects it ends up anywhere but in the place I wanted. The problem with moving the object is easily solved by holing ...
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