Questions tagged [3d-view]

The viewport (also known as the 3D view) is where the user interacts with most 3D elements of the scene.

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Lookdev mode is showing objects as only black and white

as the title says not sure why its happening. I'm very new so sorry i can't add much more info. Any help would be appreciated. image of whats happening.
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How can I decrease x-ray alpha in 3D view?

Is there any way I can decrease alpha opacity so the edges in the back are less visible?
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swap “disable in viewports” and “disable in renders”

I'm working on a big project and to improve performance I have hidden a lot of modifiers and objects in viewports. But now I want to see how the current full version of the project looks like in ...
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Viewport rendering stops after camera movement?

This scene doesnt use much memory and while viewport rendering eveything seems fine but after a little bit of camera movement the render stops and just says cancel like in the image. Pressing the ...
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(2.79) Why is Grid Subdivisions box disabled, when using metric units?

I'm trying to get grid, divisioned by any number of [2, 4, 8...] geometrical progression, but setting workspace length to Metric makes it constantly uncomfortable 10. Is this something hardcoded? I ...
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Hide Transform Widgets Display Panel

Greetings. Is there a way to hide this Transform Widgets Display Panel within the 3D Viewport, using python or otherwise? Also get it to stretch along it's width wider than it will go? I have multiple ...
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Orange Outline/Selection Problem

I've been learning and making some stuff on blender 2.79 for a few months now... But, like 3 weeks ago, I don't know what happened, but when I was making a shirt in a base, it appeared a orange ...
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Weird rendering in blender

When I import this 3d-model from the internet, it looks fine in 3ds Max but weird in Blender. Is there any quick way to fix this?
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Viewport fps drop when Dyntopo mesh has more than 200k tris and Zoom-in/out is a temporary fix

When I enter Dyntopo mode for a model with more than 200k tris my viewport gets slow. That also happening when I save the scene, do undo and choosing some other brushes(like Draw and Draw Sharp) in ...
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Rendering applies weird squares over my model

When I do the final render its all good until 99% and when it reaches 100% then it shows out of nowhere this random square. How can i fix this? this square doen't exist in my collection. also i have ...
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Appended objects from 2.49 show bounds box. How do I remove it?

When I append an object from an old blender file (2.49) in my new Blend file (2.79) the 3D viewport shows the bounding box (as a dotted line). Is there any way to remove this? I have the bounds ...
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Noob Question - Why does my screen look like this?

Hey Blender Community, I have a noob question. It's very hard to google my specific question because I seem to lack the correct terminologies to things. Here is the question. When following a ...
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Preview in viewport using OpenGL shader

I am trying to apply a custom shader (OpenGL, but if that's not possible I can learn OSL) to a STL. I will not use any lights, cameras, I'm not going to render it eventually. I would like to have the ...
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How to create fbx file from a numpy array 3D (x,y,z) by Blender

Actually, I am pretty newbie of Blender and I have some problems in my first project relevant with it. I have 3D array with shape (10,100,100) they are Z,X,Y dimensions respectively. How can I ...
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Is it possible to render as it is displayed in Material Preview?

I am trying to render an image. When I am in Material preview, it displays the objects in the scene without any lighting or shadows. All that can be seen is the texture. When I render it however, what ...
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SOLVED - Strange behaviour - object is hidden behind grey “wall”

I bought a model that has .obj, .fbx and .max formats. I use Mac, so I'm not able to use .max, so I decided to import .obj in Blender. After I imported the file, I saw that a part of it hidden as if ...
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what's the issue in my steps for The Fire simulation?

I'm new in blender don't know if it's bug or it's a miss understanding how it's work the Fire or smoke simulation. The fire or smoke doesn't show up in EEVEE engine and in the Cycles engine ...
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How do I stop Blender from forcing an existing key position while I'm trying to move the object/bone to set a new key position?

How do I stop Blender from forcing an existing key position while I'm trying to move the object/bone to set a new key? This seeming position/screen refresh is slowing me down. (Note: "Snap to..." is ...
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Opened viewport now project has no colour

I opened a viewport and couldn't close it again so I closed my project. I've loaded it up again and my project has no colour. Can anyone help? Am I still in a viewport? How do I close it because it's ...
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How do I bring back the orbit gizmo in the top right of the viewport?

I've been looking this up for a while now, I'm new to blender. I've been working on a project for a while now in 2.8 and I'm pretty sure I hit some shortcut but in that specific save file in the ...
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Selecting axis under view port display with track to constraint imposed on an object doesn't work

I added a monkey and added a track to constraint with light as the object as per 31st video of the blender fundamentals and then went to view port display to check the axis option to display the axis ...
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When I preview render with EEVEE, I get these colorful particles that aren't noise

When I preview render with EEVEE, I get these colorful particles that aren't noise. I have no particles, as this is a fresh file, this glitch is preventing me from doing previews.
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No smoke in viewport

I'm sorry to ask about something what seems to be a stupid problem but I can't help myself and can't find a tutorial or someone who has the same question here: I have a complete new and clean ...
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Assign material breaks viewport

Whenever I try to assign multiple materials to a mesh the view port displays the mesh as a mess of black faces. This happens on all the models I've tried. It does not effect cycles rendering but it ...
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Blender knife tool not working as expected

I'm trying to create vertexes using the knife tool; the object in perspective mode is: in plane after using knife: A point is always created on the back edges: It's incredibly frustrating to have ...
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My viewport render does not match the final render, it's more zoomed in for some reason

This is what my viewport render shows This is what happens when I render the first image
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Viewport Render results from Python

I have a python script that receives data over a socket and uses that data to update a scene. The resulting render of that scene then needs to be sent to an output socket. This needs to occur in ...
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Flat surface not being shaded consistently across quads

I've been working on a mesh and realised that part of it is not being shaded consistently across the borders of each quad. I've isolated the section into its own blend file and cannot figure out what'...
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Objects appear deformed in Object mode but normal in Edit mode

At first I thought it was the mirror clipping causing it, but I deleted the modifier entirely and it wasn't fixed. Then i thought it might have been caused by "rogue" edges that were on the "empty" ...
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A volume of the Rain File 4 is clipped - What is happening? [duplicate]

There seems to a rectangular volume in the 3d view that is clipping anything outside of it. I'm trying to follow along with Julien's retopology method in the Rain tutorials on cloud.blender.com, and I'...
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Can't use pen to navigate in viewport

When I middle click, as soon as the pen is in hover distance, the blender viewport starts to rotate, and if I were to try to rotate again, the rotation will snap depending on where on the screen I put ...
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How to set up accuracy of edge length overlay?

Is there a way to somehow increase a number of digits in the fractional part of the edge length? For example, real length of the edge on the picture is 1.215mm. What can I do to make Blender display ...
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360° HDRI map issue in Evee

I installed the new version and the world (default HDRI maps of world) doesn't appear correctly in viewport shading. I can see it in viewport just like in ortho mode or some kind of. How can i fix it? ...
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Faster way to rotate top view by 180 degrees

When working in top view I would prefer the view to be 180 degrees rotated along the Y axis like in the image. I can rotate the view when in top view by pressing numpad+6 a bunch of times, but it's a ...
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Higher Resolution Viewport Render

I'm trying to render a black/white wireframe image of my scene and have perfected how I'd like it to look in the shading viewport, but I can't figure out how to save out that viewport at high ...
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Mesh looks transparent and is streaky in some places

Does anyone know what is wrong with the mesh and how to fix this?
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Everything is glitchy (objects are invisible and/or glitched)

I am having this weird problem since almost two weeks. I don't know how to explain it, but objects have become invisible (even though i'm in solid mode and xray is off), like this Also, if I add ...
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I can't see the original content of my viewport

I accidentally removed the original screen of my viewport when I clicked the cursor in the split screen view. How can I see the original state of my viewport? The one that has colors because I already ...
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How to close multiple viewports [duplicate]

Pretty straight forward my question.
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3d View layout closer

Is there any way to move some of the top items in the 3D View to the left? On my laptop they are covered when I have a layout including side views (Outliner on left and Properties on right.) I ...
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how to view 3D viewport material preview with background?

I'm in the shading layout, looking at the 3D viewport. I switch to preview material mode, and turn off Lighting->Scene World. The background shows only a lightly gradiented multi tone color. Is there ...
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How do I render with the viewport lighting? [duplicate]

Blender noob here. I'm trying to make some renders, but when I do the render looks really dark. I can add lights, but that's not what I want. I just want the render to look like it does in the ...
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In Blender 2.8, can I reset 'My View' to the initial perspective used when a brand new project file is opened?

Blender 2.8 offers several numeric keypad shortcuts for changing the perspective: ...
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How do I make faces and vertices invisible in viewport?

I started learning Blender recently, however once I got to a point in a tutorial, it showed faces and vertices being invisible (2nd image), my view doesn't show this, despite, as far as I'm aware, ...
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Modeling With Single Reference

My question is? how to model this kinda complex model with single reference? and its rotated about 20degrees that even more harder, any pro tip,advice, help will be highly appreciated
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Access for Shortcuts or Quickselection for Advanced Selection: new, extend, invert, intersect

Is there an GUI way (e.g. Assign Shortcut) to have quick access to advances selection methods? Or if not, is there an existing script or addon for this? I'd like to get it into Hotkeys, PieMenus or ...
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Objects invisible in the rendered viewport and render

I'm using blender 2.81 and I'm reasonably new to blender so I was following CG Geek's forest tutorial. Anyways, eventually I noticed that some of my objects weren't appearing in the rendered viewport ...
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Blender Quick Smoke works on one machine, broken on another

On both machines, I am simply starting a brand new project, selecting the default cube, pressing F3, adding quick smoke, then pressing "play" on the timeline. On one, a laptop with integrated ...
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How can I add a 2D image heatmap on a 3D surface from a specific perspective?

How can I add a 2D image heatmap on a 3D surface from a specific perspective? What I did now is that I roughly looked where the heatmap is drawn on the image (left) and texture paint it on the 3d ...
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Change the lens unit for viewport

I found FoV is much easier to understand than lens length. For a camera I can set the display unit as such: It's all good. Except I failed to find the corresponding option for the viewport: Is it ...

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