Questions tagged [3d-view]

The viewport (also known as the 3D view) is where the user interacts with most 3D elements of the scene. Use this tag for questions related to the viewport.

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How to add item to object parent popup menu in Blender >= 3.0

I am able to add an operator to the Object > Parent menu in the 3D Viewport, however; I would like to add the operator to the ...
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Why does Viewport Render Image in "Rendered" Viewport Shading mode gives black/transparent

Below attached is a screenshot of what I can actually see in my viewport when switched to rendered view with transparency turned on in render settings This is exactly what I would like to have as an ...
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Blender 2.8 Viewport Glitching out

I recently downloaded Blender 2.82a and I've been having some issues with the viewport. I have tried other versions of Blender, such as 2.79 and 3.0 and this issue doesn't happen on other versions. ...
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Strange distortion and low performance using cycles viewport renderer in Blender 3.0 and onwards

Essentially the problem is when in viewport render mode with cycles, if I'm not looking through the camera, objects become incredibly distorted as shown in the first picture. NumPad 0 to align view ...
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Why is my solid and wireframe behave like this?

My solid and wireframe has been behaving like this while my eevee and cycles still function normally. Here I can only see what is inside that weird light gray thing, while my eevee viewport function ...
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Can't select object in viewport but can in outliner as edit mode

While working with a car model, somehow selection in viewport is disabled, but I can select objects in outliner and pressing tab can allow me to work in edit mode. Kindly see my blend file:
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How to change the way Blender shows me measurement information?

Hello everybody! I remember reading somewhere that, the Blender API that shows the measurements in the interface (see left of the gif image) is not exposed. Does this mean that there is no code that ...
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What is the maximum size of an object in the viewport until it can't be seen?

I'm trying to figure out what the maximum size of an object in the viewport is until it can't be seen. The reason trying to do this is because I'm trying to make life-size mountains inside of Blender ...
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How do I grab the header in an area?

I want to delete a context of an area except the header but there's no header method inside of bpy.context.window.screen.areas. ...
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How to put a keyframe on render visibility through python on blender

I'm trying to automate an application that involves a lot of objects appearing and disappearing, then a thought in using python to do this bot I don't know the specific command to create a keyframe ...
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User Perspective (Clipped). What does the clipped mean?

It's the first time I see this and I'm quite sure it's something really simple, but I don't know how to fix it. I probably mispressed a key or something. What's bugging me here is the text that says <...
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Why is my viewport blender image pixelated

When I want to save a picture from the Blender, I use "vieuwport blender image". Then it looses the quality of the image, and the outside lines become pixelated (here especially from at the ...
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blender viewport and render are different

i was trying to follow the tutorial on youtube (Blender 3D - уроки) but my cycles render result doesn't picture water the same as at viewport shading. This happens with other projects as well, the ...
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How to properly combine Rotation Quaternion with Matrix for viewport/RegionView3D manipulation?

(Copy and pasted it from another place since I wasnt getting any replies) Hi, I am working on an addon that uses external application's touch gesture to send information to a socket, which then is ...
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Object are only showing as wireframe, even in solid and material preview mode

My objects are only showing as a wireframe, even in solid and material preview mode. No matter what mode I use, it shows a wireframe. I am not aware of changing anything in my files, I've only opened ...
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How to set up a keymap to use RMB to roll the viewport?

I tried to set a keymap like this: However, while the viewport rolls when I press Ctrl+Alt and drag RMB, it simply resets itself when I release RMB. What's the correct way to set up a keymap to roll ...
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Odd glitching when simply rotating

Probably best described by watching this quick clip: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S0hC9Vj-VZNjMcnOC_erDCnr--o1cug1/view?usp=sharing Basically; simply rotating around the viewport glitches the zoom ...
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how can I go into 'P' mode in normal blender not UPBGE [duplicate]

What kind of mode is when I hit P in UPBGE? Is it 'play' or 'preview'? How can I go into the same mode in normal Blender and not in UPBGE? As I find in this mode, the collision will automatically ...
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Create a surface between two curves [duplicate]

Hi, I want to create a surface between two curves. Please any one guide me Thankyou
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How to move view forwards / backwards

I'm very new to Blender, and am struggling to even move the view / camera I can rotate, pan up/down and left/right, zoom in/out... but I can't actually move forward / backward? Is the only way to move ...
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Mesh shows in other tabs but doesn't in "Layout"

I'm having a problem where a sword is not showing in the layout but is showing in other tabs, the everything in layout are visible and I can't seem to find the solution. Layout Tab: Modelling Tab: ...
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Hello, Is there a shortcut to LOOK AT? [duplicate]

Is there a shortcut to LOOK AT in Blender ?? for example In maya 'A' is the hotkey to Look at, or Alt+L in Alias to look at or zoom upto the model. For some reason I cant find the model or the obj, ...
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Model not showing up in cycles view?

In Rendered view my model shows up but it won't start rendering the textures. Video provided for a better example. https://youtu.be/Apmt2vcUigU
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How do I rotate the view around an object, instead of the middle point?

When I use the middle mouse button, the view rotates around [0, 0, 0]. If I would like to select this cube and rotate the view around it, how would I do it?
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Random wierd flashing colors in viewport shading

Pretty sure its a pc related problem since when i change pc in the office i get the same result. Any file open and then view in viewport shading will get me a bunch of random colors kind of like a ...
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Unable to reduce the number of points

Unable to reduce the number of points. i create terrain in terresculptor 2 moved this terrain to blender tried to reduce through the decimate command, for some reason this command does not reduce the ...
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Why are all faces visible in Edit Mode?

A few moments before everything seemed just fine, but then I must have activated something that lets me see all the faces in a selected object when in Edit Mode. However, I've checked and both Toggle ...
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Can I use Blender to CREATE an iOS app?

I'm just a beginner in both Blender and Xcode, but I wanted to know if I make something in Blender, could I eventually TRANSFER it over to Swift to make an iOS app or is this not possible? My ultimate ...
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Viewport vs. camera view performance really awful

I’m trying to compose an amimation. Scene is comprised of several buildings, trees, woods, lo-poly cars etc. Moving around the viewport works super smooth, can’t say how many fps, but it’s smooth ...
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View not front on

When I'm in side view, I now see the sides of the object instead of it being flat like it was before. I've downloaded the most recent version of Blender, and now it's stuck like this, and I can't ...
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Viewport Statistics & FPS display permanent

I think it's important to always see statistics for vertices/faces count overall, and also for the selected object, and always the viewport fps . And yes it exist statistics, but its unfortunately not ...
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How to Frame All but without margins?

When I Frame All in the Object Mode my object fills the viewport but depending on the scene resolution there is always some margin/dead space around the object. It is as if the Frame All zooming is ...
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Why is the hair sprouting from the world origin?

So I have this problem on a project I'm working on. Tried troubleshooting inside a fresh piece and the same things happens to default cube: Before converting, "hair" is only visible in ...
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Is there a setting to outline child objects when the parent is selected?

I'm still newish to blender. Is there a setting to outline child objects when the parent is selected? In Maya, when you select a parent object, all the children objects are highlighted as well. In ...
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How do I remove these bounding box outlines?

At some point these popped up and I’ve been unable to disable them. They are tied to the models as newly created objects don’t have them (see the sphere next to them). I’ve looked for a physics ...
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Blender smoothing in Obj mesh in 3D viewport but not a ply mesh

So, I have an obj mesh which I convert to ply from Meshlab (with normals ofc). When I import the two meshes in blender side-by-side, I can see the obvious difference in the 3D viewport. What's ...
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viewport shading : how can I enable light presets in the viewport?

I'm watching a tutorial an noticed that its author has a default light setup enabled (HDRI in the background, two spheres in the right bottom corner). I would like to use this, but cannot find it in ...
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Blender viewport facing orientation is -Y

when I start a new file in Blender its viewport has -Y axis pointing forwards, X goes right by default, Z is up by default. How can I rotate the viewport orientation to have +Y forwards and X still to ...
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Viewport Render Animation - From the Command Line

Inside of the 3D Viewport, there is an option available to perform a 'Viewport Render Animation'. My understanding of this feature is that it performs a full render, using viewport settings across ...
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How to insert an eyeball texture into an eyeball mesh

The Problem When I try to adjust the texture of the eyeball with the resize eyeball object, the eyeball always appears black. I am currently at a loss.
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Why Does Viewport move on CTRL+ALT+Numpad0 press?

I can't figure out why my viewport moves around and captures a shifted view when i press CTRL+ALT+...
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Convert 2D SVGs to 3D Models not working correctly

I simply want to convert a SVG into a 3D Model. Steps: import SVG Convert it to Mesh Extrude everything Export The problem is that my SVG's are not displayed correctly.. Here is my SVG: https://...
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How to extend the Camera View pan limits?

At the moment I have to produce a rendering measuring, 15552px x 864px so to say an 18:1 ratio. But I'm running constantly into the problem that the Camera View (NUM0) is limited: Can't zoom out ...
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Object with Modifiers always shaded smooth and not flat

In my example I am having a simple path and using Screw and subsequently Solidify modifier. I cannot display it shaded flat. (Object > Shade Flat). See Screenshot. When I convert the object into a ...
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Mesh transparent until mirror modifier is applied

Mesh is transparent in solid preview, as well as in mat preview. It's only like that in edit mode and it disappears once mirror modifier is applied. It looks like this, so it's not x-ray mode (⎇ AltZ)...
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Are GIS add-ons compatible with iMac

I have an iMac computer running Monterey version 12.0.01 I have downloaded blender version 2.83.20 When I download the GIS add-ons I get a warning triangle next to the '3D view: Blender GIS', the '3D ...
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Material viewport display glitches when using alpha less than 1

I modeled this eyeball and I wanted to make the cornea sligthly transparent. I never used this before but I thought I would use the viewport display color since it has an Alpha channel. But as soon as ...
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Rotating the viewport

Is there a way to rotate the 3D Viewport as if rotating your head? I don't want to "rotate around the current selection" or around where I click, etc. Something like when you move the mouse ...
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How to debug low FPS with empty viewport?

I'm working on a big scene. From one point I noticed a drastic change in the viewport performance. To find out what was draining FPS I tried to exclude every collection from the layer and all the ...
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Blender renders invisible black object in my scene that I cant get rid of

I have been working on a dystopian city environment for some time and when test rendering, there is a huge black cube in the middle of my scene. I have tried using Alt + H and Shift + H to unhide ...
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