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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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lock background reference image (Blender 2.8)

I am working in the Jeep Wrangler tutorial (new to blender) . It is extremely difficult to have a dynamic workflow without pressing my reference images while I try to press a mesh. Is it possible to ...
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Setting up an isometric view

I want to use Blender as a sort of reference for making isometric pixel art. My game tiles are 64 x 32: I'd like to create an object in blender using this same view. I know I can move the camera ...
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Can't zoom after pressing Numpad (.) on object - Blender 2.8

I have had this problem previously and have spent hours on google trying to figure it out. Unfortunately most problems don't seem to match mine exactly. So I'm doing a udemy course and the instructor ...
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Local View with background images in2.8?

I am following a tutorial (the tutor using 2.79) I am using 2.8 He can go to local view without losing the reference images. I can not do that. I am aware that if I select them I can actually bring ...
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How to adjust view clipping distance when using object as camera?

When using an object (like a spot light) as the camera for easier positioning (using Ctrl-Num0), it seems like the view distance ...
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How can i view white wire in sculpt mode?

I'm beginner in English and blender3d. When i study sculpting of blender in youtube, there are white wires only in front-face of object in streamer's viewport like below picture. But when i select ...
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How to close/fill an incomplete-surface with a closed loop

I am trying close of this surface with a flat plane. The issue is that the ends are incomplete making it impossible to use a single tool. I believe I am in need of a compound of tools. Thanks for the ...
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Separating Mirrored object; mirroring all of selected

I'm trying to mirror the ball and chain object across the vertical plane there. Everytime I do so it only mirrors part of it (the ball part as seen below). I would like to know how to make it so the ...
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I have view port quality issue (Sorry if this has been asked before I couldn't find an answer)

The image shows my problem it has Choppy edges in the viewport. I looked all over google and this forum but could not find a solution. I have an RTX 2080 and i7 8900k. I fixed it once by creating a ...
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Fire & smoke not showing in render, but only in viewport

I have spent some time playing with fire & blender nodes, once I render a scene nothing shows up sadly. Any suggestions?
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Rendered viewport shading in blender 2.8 is low-res on Retina screens

Apologies for the long post (I feel I should offer a potato). On Retina resolution screens Blender 2.8 is rendering low-res aliased images in the viewport where it should be rendering crisp high-res ...
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Renderview under Default Layout

I'm using Measureit Render to create an image. I go to Default render layout and pick RenderView from the drop down. Then I pick Measureit Image to see it on the screen. For some reason, I don't see ...
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Glitches in Blender

I had graphical glitches in Blender. Please help!
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Absolutely black object in 3D view/texture display

I have a .blender file that works fine on one computer, but when transferred to another one, the model is displayed in black in 3D view. A material and a texture exist, the texture preview shows the ...
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why is playback really slow, but scrubbing really fast?

why is playback really slow, but scrubbing really fast? This is in a scene with nothing but a single character and armature. i'm getting 4 fps when using alt a or pressing play, but when I scrub by ...
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Units display while in Orthographic Blender 2.8

Please tell me you can still display Units while in orthographic in Blender 2.8. I don't like (or want) to use Overlays only in Edit mode. That is clunky. If you don't know what I'm talking about:
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displaying edit and object mode together

I think It'd be very useful to show the edit mode in one viewport and the object mode in another viewport, but this is not available as a feature, Is there are any workaround to achieve this?
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Lag with AMD RX 580 GPU

i replace my dead GTX 780 by RX 580 8GO nitro+ from saphir. I use my GTX 750 ti for the display and the RX 580 for cycle rendering. With the 780 it was working very well, no lag in the interface when ...
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blender viewport unlink

In the 3D view header, we can see a small button that looks like a link chain: What does this button actually do? Please give me a demonstration.
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how can i fix this : i can see through faces with no x ray or other see through settings enabled

I don't know what happened but whenever I'm outside of orthographic mode faces start to go crazy seeing through the mesh with no x-ray, no wireframe or no limit selection turned on. It's both in ...
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How to jump higher in shift+f mode?

I want to make a first-person animation using auto-keyframe method. How can I increase default jump height in shift+f mode? Changing scene gravity just increases / decreases fall time. Maybe some ...
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I see no cube on startup. I can see that the cube is present as well as the camera and the lighting but it is not visible on the screen

I am using Blender 2.80 Beta. I have already tried switching the views from orthographic to perspective projections but to no avail.
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Object showing only in render and not in viewport even though visibility settings are correct

The fluid sim obstacle is visible at the top of the monitor. Before this render I turned made sure that render visibility was set to off. Viewport view, the obstacle is invisible whilst the ...
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How to select Multiple Objects, and merge UV together But remain as spread objects?

How to select Multiple Objects, and merge UV together But remain as spread objects? I know maya and 3ds max has this feature but I want to do this in blender. so step by step information I am ...
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Hole pattern in model when moving in sculpt mode

this is not the first time this is occuring to me and I wonder if it might lead to problems further down the road. I created a metaball as I mostly do when starting to sculpt and as soon as I am ...
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Lost orange object selection outlines

2.8 - suddenly lost my 3d view orange object selection outlines in one file... can still select, but no indication of selected object. Is there some setting I can check?
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Blender 2.8 viewport problems (because of AMD Radeon R9 M295X 4096 MB?)

Ive been using blender 2.79 without problems for some time. I've recently downloaded blender 2.8 in which a very basic problem appears. In cycles, when in rendered mode, the viewport behaves very ...
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Blender 2.79b Crashes High Sierra MacBook

I'll try to make this as short as possible, but it's gonna be long. Problem: Blender 2.79b crashes my early 2011 MacBook 15-inch running High Sierra during viewport rendering. Operating theater: 2.2 ...
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Match Orthographic along normals?

If i were to rotate cube 23 degrees then go to orthographic view, it would be difficult to line up the viewfinder (in orthographic) to be flush with the object. Is there a function that makes this ...
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How do I get rid of this wireframe on my object? [duplicate]

My low poly log cabin has a strange wireframe showing through the solid view making it difficult to select certain faces without selecting ones behind it.
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Explicitly defining property values in popup window?

I have been experimenting with manipulating popup dialog windows to have operators and dynamic UI but I do not know how to work with properties explicitly. I already know how to set default values ...
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Smoke renders, but not fire in 2.79 Cycles. However, both are fine in rendered viewport [duplicate]

I have a scene with a rocket launching, so obviously fire is pretty important. However, after setting up the shaders and simulation, I can't get the fire to render. Strangely, the smoke is still ...
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How to add viewport

I got a new laptop the Microsoft Surfacebook 2 and now when using blender there aren't the little plus boxes in the corners of my viewports to allow me to add more viewports. Anyone know why this is ...
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I don't know where 'A vertex (in UV editor)' is at the 3D view [duplicate]

English is not my first language, So I use the google translator It is annoying when I unwrap the UV for complex object. When I use 3Ds Max, if I select some vertices, edges, faces in UV editor, I ...
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no way too see vertex color of all the scene in 3D view ? [Blender 2.8]

I only work with vertex color for my models, but i can only see the colors if i go to paint mode and only for one object. I want to see all my objects in my 3D view scene in vertex colors. and in ...
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Why all my numpad don't work?

It supposes when I press 1,3,7 the view will change automatically to top, side or bottom, but somehow it doesn't work. And then I find non of my numpad work. I'm using 2.8 by the way.
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Blender 2.8 slow viewport animation render

I am using Blender 2.8 and I have very simple scene, doing a viewport render animation(Playblast) in Full 1920x1080 resulotion and it is very slow compared to maya playblast. I have i7 cpu with GTX ...
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How do I align a view to the plane intersecting selected vertices

new to Blender, working through this tutorial. I'm about to extrude out the trunk of my elephant, but one vertex from my extrusion face (see screenshot, the bottom right one in the selected loop) ...
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Blender 2.8, Coming from Maya, need to disable viewport constrained movement when entering certain tools

I thought this was the "tweak" options. Set tweak pixel value up to max (1024) tried disabling tweak with the move options in the hotkey menus, but no luck. If I manually select the move tool it ...
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2.79 LMB Box Select & Drag

after following this video by Cédric Lepiller my flow is quite good. One last thing I'd like to fix is using LMB to both box select and grab. I'm not familiar with the shortcut system and I tried ...
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Blender 2.8 Shader not applying to live render

Hi every time I make changes to any attributes on nodes, no changes are seen unless i press Cmd + z or Ctrl + z. Why ?
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Dolly Zoom breaks orthographic view (Blender 2.8)

Is there a way to dolly zoom in an orthographic view without it switching to a 3D perspective view? I much prefer to work with a dolly zoom over a mouse wheel incremental zoom.
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Are the geometry generated by math functions in blender faster in any way compared to other modelling methods?

As the question says, is an object generated via the blender math function faster in any way than using other modelling methods, especially poly modelling? does it cause faster rendering, view-port ...
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Objects ONLY showing up in Render Viewport Mode [duplicate]

Can anyone help me fix this? My scene is only visible in render view, and not in shaded, texture, wireframe, or any other viewport. I'm sure I've pressed a key accidentally to do this. I've tried ...
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Transparent objects block objects behind them when not selected

In renders this the transparency works ok. But in viewport in materials view something is very broken. When I selected the transparent object the object behind it shows up ok. When I select nothing ...
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removing the white border in material 3d viewport when selecting alpha blend or alpha clip

i'm trying to get these leaves to show correctly in the 3d viewport (not render) with the transparency applied and no white border around the leaves, i had to choose alpha clip or alpha blend to get ...
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Where is the “Virtual Pixel Mode” option?

I'm searching for an option to make shown wireframe thicker. I found one solution there What is the setting that changes wire frame thickness?, but I can't find that Virtual Pixel Mode switch in my ...
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Change active View Layer with Python

I'm currently trying to figure out how i can change the active view layer with python. The change to 2.8 made sourcing for documentation quite difficult. I'd be thankfull for any help!
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Blender shaded mode view problem

I am very new to blender and might be asking a very silly question, I am using blender 2.8 ..in shading workspace or in lookdev mode all the objects appear black..but when rendered it appears fine. ...
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Modeling tenement house only using photographs from random angles and mostly useless blueprints, what could go wrong… but I have to fix it

I've got a job and I've got dozens of pictures of an old apartment house and blueprint that let me get mostly basic info like length of some walls so I can model a refurbished object that someone will ...