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

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How to change shift key to alt key when selecting multiple vertices?

I can't find any option in the preference to change shift to alt for multiple selection. I was able to change the shift key to alt when pan viewing in viewport. Then I made an Autohotkey script: <...
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How to change shift key (pan in viewport) to any other key?

Holding only middle mouse button will rotate the view in viewport. Shift + middle mouse button will pan instead. Is there a way to change the shift key to any other? (for example: if a change the ...
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Getting rid of the little (+) buttons for a clean window

I wanted to have a second window (with a 3D View) totally clean for projection. Anyone have any idea how to get rid of the little (+) buttons on the side, the ones that show up when you press T or N ...
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Is it possible to drape a 3D object/mesh in realtime, without any visualization? If it is, then how should I approach?

I am trying to make a script on draping a mesh without visualization and I don't know how to go for it. Can anyone help me with it?
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How to render the 3D View, Editor view?

This may sounds strange but I want to create a video and show the steps when adding the different effects to te scene. I want to have a high quality picture of the 3D View. Can I make this without ...
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Is it possible to see an object's positions at different frames all at once?

In other frame-by-frame animation software, you generally have an option to display previous frames as a kind of chronophotography (with the farthest the most transparent) Is is possible in Blender ...
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Mesh Displaying Strangely

everyone. I was working on this robot project, following along with the tutorial videos I purchased when I did something that caused the mesh to display strangely. Also, I can now only select ...
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Blender viewport lags while animating

I'm animating a scene in Blender and am experiencing some lag. This makes it hard to preview the animation. I'm in solid mode, I tried enabling frame dropping, I tried turning off visibility for some ...
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What is the size of the default grid floor?

I'm a total Blender beginner. I'm struggling with something regarding the default platform/floor that comes up when you first open blender. Does anyone know the size of that default floor/grid/area ...
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middle mouse key alternative

everything has been great with blender. just one problem at the moment i need sort of alternatives button for middle mouse (the mouse wheel) button for rotating, panning etc. everything that have ...
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Why do I get this two whole different mesh looks depending on method of display?

I'm trying to isolate certain parts of my sculpture but somewhere in the process I realized that the looks of the basic tile frame I was using changed between the wireframe in Object mode and Edit ...
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blender orthographic view problem with large scene scale

If I'm using a unit scale for Unreal Engine (0.01), I can see all edges behind the faces exactly the same as "limit slection to visable" is turned off even though it's turned on. This happens only in ...
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Bypassing Stereoscopic 3D Quad Buffer and achieving a time-sequential result?

Is there a way to use the right-left image in stereo mode, to simulate an animation and export in video format, in this case a static animation because nothing is moving, for example using these two ...
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Can I set the rendered viewport to be a lower resolution on a high resolution monitor?

Is it possible to "scale down" the rendered viewport when using a high resolution monitor without adjusting the viewport frame size? It's a bit overkill and time consuming to have the viewport render ...
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Rendered View very pixelated compared to Rendered Result

I've never noticed this issue before when working. I am thinking I turned on/off a setting by accident. Any help? I set my preview and rendered samples to both the same (16) for comparison.
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Puzzled with clipping mystery — can't control border in meaningful way

I hope a kind person can explain me what is going on in this file: blend-file with objects (seven days from now) (01) In my perception "Clipping-settings" for Camera determines the distance of ...
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3D Stereo Active shutter vision LCS glasses realtime viewport?

Is it possible (or maybe already implemented by someone) to configure the viewport to display stereoscopically at a set frequency dependent on the given screen refresh rate, while having the frequency ...
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How to make dropper tool work across (multiple) blender windows?

Currently the dropper tool only works within the same window it was started with, trying to move the mouse to another blender window with the dropper active results in the tool reverting to it's ...
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I can't split the viewport [duplicate]

So, as is clearly visible, I don't have ay splitting lines or such. I tried CTRL+UP and SHIFT+SPACE but that didn't work. Please help, because this project is nearly impossible without multiple views.
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3D View not showing ortho view even when it says it is?

New here, about 6 mos on Blender, mostly in 2.78 and 2.79... so I'm sure I'm overlooking something. I don't know how to describe this... but Blender's lying to me. I'm trying to go to top ...
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Denoising in viewport?

Is it possible to enable the new (2.79b) denoising feature in the viewport? It works great for me in renders, but I can't find a way to apply it in the viewport.
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Boolean cut-out renders in viewport but not output

I have an animated boolean cut-out that renders perfectly in the viewport 3D View, but doesn't show up in the output render. Can anyone put me right here? Many thanks!
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stl export failing, error text below

trying to make a 3d print for a wolf, and blender is failing to export it what is this error? EDIT: .blend file at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1DMchGNMUrspz8p1WPO67qRL-n38wzoLw
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Interactive clipping plane

In this question, How can I easily animate cutaway views on multiple objects? it was suggested to use the camera clipping distance as a cutting plane. Is there a way to have an interactive cutting ...
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I can't see lamps or selection outlines or anything “orange” in 3D view anymore

I am very new to Blender and I have no idea what I could have done to cause something like this. I remember messing with the CPU and GPU rendering options. I tried downloading other files from Blender ...
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Can I make it the same view port? just press shortcuts?

Can I make it the same view port? just press shortcuts? Use Joint Area, and divide view... it is ok. But it takes time.
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Why an object looks darker after Applying Scale and how to fix it?

I was trying to create a symmetric wall by doing: Shift + D to duplicate the wall on the right side and move it to the left. Change the Scale of Y of the duplicated object to -1. Ctrl + A to apply ...
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Weird wireframe display on viewport when in camera (or certain angle maybe) [duplicate]

Weird wireframe display on viewport when in camera (or certain angle maybe) It happens with a certain camera, but it is not like this in perspective view, and I do not think this is overlapping ...
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LOD in particle systems

I've already checked this two questions but neither solve this problem: Level of Detail of Particles System? How to access data related to individual particles? Both posts derive to use animation ...
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Separate texture in viewport

Is there a way to assign a separate texture for specific 3D View? Like if I have some texture in material node, but want to see UV checker in viewport without changing material itself.
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How can I manipulate shapes in order to have similar results as in this 3D max scene?

What I mean by this is, after applying an array, or adding cuts to one mesh, being able to modify the hole thing by one vertex, continuosly and as easy as that
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How do I reset the 3d view from this state?

I am new to Blender. I have some experience with 3DS Max though. I was trying to use the little triangular widgets at the bottom left and top right of a tab, and eventually ended up with 18 of them ...
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Grid Alignment in Viewport when Numpad Keys are used

I have some experience with 3DS Max, and am switching to Blender. I am a retired Software Developer, so this is solely for self-education and mental exercise. I have an object I originally created in ...
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3D View Glitches and Jumps around

I'm hoping someone has come across this before. I was working on my project and things were fine, then all of a sudden they weren't. In the 3D view my mesh seems all screwed up and my camera movement ...
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How can I view the object in 2D in the front view

I'm a newbie to Blender, so sorry in advance if my question sounds stupid -and I'm sure it is-. I'm working on a tutorial where I have to create one cube beside the default one. and then I have to ...
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How to get dynamic updating of quad views on multi-monitor screen?

I'm using blender 2.79 on Ubuntu 18.04 with a dual monitor setup. I currently have my left monitor set as the main 3D view and the right one set to quad-view. When working on a model I normally ...
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Where did my spotlight go?

Is there a checklist of things to check when an object won't show in renders or 3D view? I have one spotlight parented to an object that moves during animation. The spotlight has a node setup to ...
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Why is Blender selecting the object furthest from the viewport camera in object mode?

If I have two objects or more overlapping, RMB will select whichever is furthest away in the overlap. This seems counterintuitive. Is this how selection operates by default or is this a setting I've ...
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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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The Properties Shelf is empty after scrolling over the area. How can I remedy that?

I'm using shelf transparency but I hope you can see the Shelf and that it is absent of anything. It happened when I was scrolling over the shelf unintentionally. I'm using the latest daily build of 2....
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Specific View Layers Visible in Specific Viewports Respectively in Blender 2.8?

Since layer function transforms to View Layer in 2.8. I don't know how to achieve it What I want is modeling in one viewport where the model is properly set. and see the change of instance of it in ...
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What are the zoom related commands? How do they affect the standpoint, the view point and the focal length?

Let me provide an introduction to put things in perspective and delimit the topic before asking my question. Just move to the next section if you prefer. Introduction Among zoom commands I know: ...
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Permanent button when rendering active renderlayer in viewport

Cycles provides button for limiting render only to active layer, but this button appears only after the start of actual render (green highlight) You can see that in this answer viewport render wasn't ...
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Bounding box not visible in render mode!

Following the leads from other questions,have figured out drawing bounding box around objects. However, is there a way to retain the bounding box around the object (Human models from makehuman) even ...
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Image texture rendered badly in Blender cycles

The texture looks correct in the preview but renders badly with vertical artefacts and looks very low resolution. What's going on here? This render, focussed on just the label (128 samples) shows the ...
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How to make the grid infinite in User Ortho Views?

If you go to the Top Ortho View and try to roll it from there (Numpad 4 or 6) to reach 90 degrees, the grid sort of becomes no longer infinite.
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How do I change the 3D View rotation mode? To be more like edit mode

I am new to blender, and I would like to know, is there a way to change blender's default rotation mode? If there is, please let me know. Here is an example of what I mean. P.S I imported a .obj ...
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How to enable Grid in User Ortho View?

I need the grid to be enabled after rolling a side view with Shift Numpad 4/Numpad 6. How do I enable it? Thanks.
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Cycles - how to do mist AND emission glare?

I cant even get mist to work in compositing, and my attempts having glare as well as mist are failing- despite following tutorials exactly I just get a render that is all one color, instead of mist/...
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Weird distortion in bezier curves [duplicate]

I created an logo in Adobe Illustrator and then exported it as an svg using the export option feature. I imported it in blender. I used extrude option in the curve layer menu. I get this weird "...