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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Cycles - rendered viewport really slow in Blender 2.8

So since months I am experiencing that cycles is getting slower and slower for me in Blender 2.8 and I thought with the release coming it might become better. However when I have a very simple scene ...
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Armature Invisible?

So, in my project, I have a rigged model that I'm attempting to animate. However whenever I make a new 3d viewport (like when switching from default to animation mode), that viewport won't show the ...
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Lost in Blender space

I was working on something and I must've zoomed out and moved too far and now I cannot find my object I was working on.
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Blender 2.79 problems with zooming

key "." works, shift + ctrl works. but when zooming with ctrl only or shift only - it stops for example on a screenshot while zooming out that brown cylinder - it shows black squares like your render ...
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Selecting only visible

I am using box select tool and it selects everything inside...is there a way to only select objects that are visible in view and not those which are behind or inside other objects... Thanks
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blender 2.8 on mac - motion tracking and shadow catcher

I followed the tutorial for motion tracking in 2.8 here All went very well, but in the final render, the ground plane is opaque and blocks the background. I'm on a MacBook pro, 10.13.6 and using the 2....
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Is there a way to align the view to a non-active camera?

I have multiple cameras setup in my scene at predetermined locations. Pressing Numpad 0 will align the 3D view to the current active camera. Is there a way for me ...
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How to change object color in viewport in 2.8?

Is it possible in Blender 2.80 to change the color of objects in the viewport? Like this in the previous versions.
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Disable editing of multiple objects in Blender 2.8

In Blender 2.8, if you have multiple objects selected in Object Mode, and then hit Tab to enter Edit Mode, ALL the selected objects (both the yellow active object and the orange selected-but-inactive ...
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Blender 2.8 issues with 2.79 blend file

Whenever I open a blend file that's from 2.79 in 2.8, all of the hidden objects from the blend file are grayed out but I can't unhide them. But other times layers from 2.79 that become collections are ...
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2.8 sharp color over seam color

Is it possible to change sharp edges beeing displayed over seams, like in the 2.79? Right now in 2.8 seams are on the top of the sharps.
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Transparent color node displays incorrectly in texture viewport, but correctly in blender render viewport

I am trying to make the eyebrowse mesh visible through the hair mesh "in textsure" view mode. So, I am trying to apply transparency through material color nodes. But, the transparent part displays ...
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Why doesn't my model show up in a separate 3D view?

I haven't done anything too weird to this model. I set the unit of measurement for the scene to mm and that's about it. It's about 100mm wide. In the default window I can still see the model. But when ...
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How to unlink mesh from an empty?

I have a mesh I downloaded that had a couple empties attached to it and I dont really like it being there. How would I remove the empty but keep the positioning and scale of the mesh its linked to?
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Can a Driver be set on the the Disable in Render button

If I set up keyframes on the enable\disable in render, or the enable / disable visibility in viewport. Is it possible to set a driver, that will copy the keyframes from one setting to the other. Or ...
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Where is “view selected” inside Blender 2.80?

Do you know inside which menu "view selected" is located in Blender 2.80?
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Bezier Curve: How to see only selected vertex handle?

I am making a complex bezier shape, and handles from other vertices is starting to hinder the selection of desired vertex and handles. I have to view from all angles to understand where is the point/...
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Shadow catcher blocks background image in latest builds of 2.8

This question has been asked before but not properly addressed. In the latest beta builds of Blender 2.8 including the release candidate, the shadow catcher is acting in an unexpected way in the ...
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2.8 Solid view turn off transparency?

I am trying to figure out how to disable transparency in solid view. I can disable it in LookDev via the node editor, but not sure in Solid... The transparent surfaces are sitting on top of ...
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How do I pan the view in Blender?

I'm trying to navigate in Blender, but I can't pan around the scene.
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How to match orthographic camera to orthographic view (get information about current view)?

I'm trying to make a simple WYSIWYG viewer addon for 3D objects in blender and I want to match the output of the camera to the view in the window so it's easy to position the object for rendering. ...
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How can I rotate the view while using another tool (like extrude) in 2.8?

Add any object, select a face and press E to extrude. Now try to rotate the view while extruding. Normally middle mouse does this but while extruding middle mouse does not work. How do I use the mouse ...
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Why can't I “Double-click to rename” layers when a separate window is in 3D view? [closed]

I've never had an issue naming/renaming render layers until all of the sudden. I was sifting through the code in text view. I was thinking about what could possible be the cause, then I hopefully ...
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Align Object to fit Video

I am tracking an object in a video, which I want to replace with a 3D object in Blender. After tracking, I solve motion, and apply an object solver to the 3D constraint. However, I still have to ...
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Blender 2.8 status bar

I am writing with the help of Google translator.  In the blender 2.8, the status bar went down (there is information about layers and vertices). How to raise the whole thing up? Is there any addon or ...
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Distance to Viewport View-Camera

How can I get the distance between specific points in the 3D View and the virtual camera of my viewport? Using the distance, I could select the closest or furthest (farthest) vertex/object from my ...
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Where is Ctrl-Alt-Shift-Mouse Wheel discrete rotation in 2.8

I can't find this in 2.8 and it was really useful. For instance in 2.79 you could Ctrl-Alt-Wheel to roll rotate the view based on your current. The only way I could do this in 2.8 was with the ...
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Camera shaped Vision problem in 3D view [duplicate]

I have clicked wrong keys and now im not able to turn it off and now i only see what was in the camera shaped box.
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Rotate Around Selection not working

I have Rotate Around Selection selected in Interface > Preferences but although it was working as expected previously, it now does not. Specifically, the view rotates around a specific mesh vertex ...
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Get 3d cursor location from mouse position

I need to find out the location of the 3d cursor given the mouse position. That is: if the user were to click at the position (x, y) on 3d viewport, what would be the location of the 3d cursor in 3d ...
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I can't drag it over and over agagin

I can't drag over and over again. On blender 2.7, when i dragged things i dragged something across the viewport it would go to the other side but, it wouldn't do that in 2.8.
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why do i have a black and white mesh on solid view mode? 2nd post [duplicate]

I didn't use the program for like a week or so when opened it, it was like this and didn't know what had happened, when started to look around my files they were all like that checked all the ...
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why do i have a black and white mesh on solid view mode?

I didn't use the program for like a week or so when opened it, it was like this and didn't know what had happened, when started to look around my files they were all like that checked all the ...
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Renders not matching viewport Eevee

Blend file: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ap5fvhgmwgbjunc/AAAm6tXEgm2aHz-nrEMEt_MMa?dl=0 When I render this animation I get 2 issues, the particle system doesnt have the same color or location as the ...
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Cycles Render displays wrong UV wrapping in material mode

As stated, the textures do not follow the settings in the material. They seem to repeat no matter what while in material mode of the 3d-view, but render fine. Nothing in the material seems to change ...
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How to highlight as object in the 3d View/Outliner?

In a script of mine I want to make an object stand out among the others in the 3D View, so that the user can see which object are affected by it. I'm open to suggestions, but I was thinking about: ...
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How do I display the ~bounding box~ of a Render Border that is already created?

A beginner's mistake, but it's driving me crazy. How do these bounding boxes work? Sometimes they appear, sometimes they do not. I can not figure out how to enable them in order to resize manually the ...
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How to select all objects of a certain viewport draw type in blender 2.8?

Due to having bool tool a lot in my recent work, it the cutting objects' draw type to box. I now need them in wireframe mode but due to the mixture of objects with several draw types in my scene, it ...
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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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Transform, Move, Rotate, Etc. icons missing

This is probably a easy question for a newb. but did I turn off a view toggle somewhere? Because my little arrows on the face, edge, or vertex I've selected is absent. Is there a toggle switch I ...
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Camera to behave as the viewport?

One of the things I haven't learned about using Blender is how look from a camera and use the exact same commands to pan, rotate and zoom with the camera as I do with the viewport. I'm used to doing ...
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Painting in 3D window shows up on the other side of my model from where I paint

I've been having trouble getting the texture painting to work right. My problem is when I paint directly on my model in the 3D view the paint stroke goes to the back of where I painted, like if I ...
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How To Lock A 3D View From Being Roatated ? (2.8)

What do I need to do to lock my Front and Right 3D views from being rotated? I am using the quad view (Ctrl + Alt + Q) in the meantime but I only want to work with front and right views only and the ...
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xray in blender 2.8

Most of the new features in blender 2.8 are very good, but, some features of 2.79 were better. In particular, the x-ray option was very good in the old .79 but, now the x-ray seems to be global, ...
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Where's the option to right click drag to rotate the viewport?

Yesterday I came across what appeared to be a new option in the 2.8 beta that offered me to the choice to automatically configure Blender to use a viewport control style with Right Click drag to ...
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Refresh text in Python

TLDR When I change the 'obj.data.body' of a Text object in Python, the viewport doesn't update. How to update it? Longer explanation I have a script in which I work with a text.data.body, something ...
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How to change camera clip start globally and not just in one workspace?

Nothing relevant in body. Remove the requirement to fill body. Btw. I could fill this body with: I DON'T WANT TO CHANGE THE CAMERA CLIP START ON EVERY WORKSPACE/WINDOW/WHATEVER!! And I wanna change ...
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Make Explosion Out Of Blocks

I am trying to make an explosion out of legos like you see in the lego movies, I have seen a bunch of tutorials for houdini but none for blender. I tried adding a remesh modifier to a smoke simulation ...
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How can you make it automatically invisible to render if its already invisible in viewport?

The objects i make invisible in viewport i want them to automatically be invisible to render. Is there any cool way to have this option ?
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2D zoom in 3D view

I'm translating my Maya animation knowledge to Blender, is there an equivalent to Maya's 2D pan/zoom that allows you to 2D zoom in a 3D view? This is really helpful if you're animating a character ...