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 get out of 2D view

I created some UV spheres and my work progressed nicely. At some point I inadvertently must have pressed some button and I see only flat black circles instead of spheres. Also the sidebar shows that ...
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Blender takes too much [closed]

I just started Blender, so I'm not an expert. I'm still working on one object, once I started to add shaders blender started to take too much to do anything, even just zoom in and zoom out (in ...
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Object making everything else in viewport transparent

I have an object that makes everything else transparent in viewport. Here's what it should look like: And here's what it looks like in solid mode: Anyone know how to fix this?
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How do I improve the quality of imported OBJ objects and what blender processes or skills do I need to learn to fix them?

I'm learning how to create 3D models with drones. I have tried importing a 3d model obj from WebODM into blender, however once imported it loses a lot of the detail and it looks a mess. I have two ...
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How to Focus 3D View to Object Origin?

I just did a fresh install of the newest Blender since I hadn't updated in quite a while but forgot about my essential custom keybind. I setup "Shift+J" as a focus on the origin of whatever ...
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Mean crease vs loop cuts

At the moment I'm using a mix of the two; usually try to use the same amout of crease for edges that create symmetry in a mesh and loop cuts when I need to add stuff to said mesh. I'm not familiar ...
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keep greasepencil strokes visible when zooming out (it's fading, not clipped)

I use grease pencil to take notes by hand directly in the viewport. I like to zoom in and out to move around and/or have a full view of all my notes. However, since 2.83, when I zoom out the strokes ...
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Blender crashing when using Cycles [closed]

I just started learning/trying out Blender a few days ago, and I'm taking the Blender Guru Donut tutorial. I'm in the rendering part, but when I switched Render mode to Cycles and moved around a ...
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Blender 2.83 model invisible glitch

https://gyazo.com/b3d840f42a8f57c23fb80645ba9f1e48 Something has happened today while I was modelling. Magically my model became invisible and when I go to the material preview or render view, the ...
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How to Restore "Keyboard Shortcut Focus" to the Viewport Camera after Selecting and Repositioning a Render Camera

We can use the numpad keys to constrain the Viewport Camera to specific orientations when viewing the current scene. Numpad 1 is the front view, Numpad 3 is a side view, and Numpad 7 is the top view. ...
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Cycles render not working in viewport render

After the 2.82 update, Cycles render isn't working in viewport and render tab. In viewport, it looks all white and flickers grey when I move my mouse, in rendering tab, it's always blank but when I ...
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How to show wavefront obj file with textures (in Blender, later in QGIS)

The question Seems like a basic question: How can I show a 3D model together with textures? How can I embed textures? I worked with Wavefront .obj file but probably the principle is more general. I ...
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Rotating Camera moves the skeleton out of the armature (2.49b)

I decided to reinstall my Windows 7 because the install was showing it's age (2015). I reinstalled Blender 2.49b (for Fallout New Vegas meshes) and now have the problem that whenever I turn my camera ...
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Is it possible to temporarily disable UI from updating?

I think we have all been there: we add too many objects or subdivide something too many times and suddenly Blender slows down to a crawl. At the moment my system is so unresponsive that it takes ...
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Make a Blender sphere more convex / bulging

What Blender parameters do I need to adjust to make a UV Sphere more bulging or convex, i.e. to have its center areas look closer to and its outer areas look farther from the observer / camera? For ...
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How to make my mesh/geometry/polygon back to normal

It is looks like distorted mesh/geometry/polygon in first arrow. How to fix it? back to normal like second arrow
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How to show wireframe on shaded object in 3D View?

Is it possible to show wireframe on shaded objects in the 3D View? I'm looking for something like below:
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how to make an hole into my object?

I have an 3d skull face and I got my eyes and nose merge into it. But I can't an hole into my face like carving my nose and eyes. I think it's because I fill my skull face with the beautify grid ...
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In the viewport I see the back part of the model instead of the front

I wanted to weight paint the grass and when I noticed I couldn't paint I switched to viewport and saw this. Render still looks fine. Not working in 2.83 either, hoping I just accidentally activated ...
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Blender Crashes After Viewport Updates in Rendered View and Changing 'Anything' - 2.93.5 (Cycles) [closed]

Simple Scene. 5 spinning cinema tickets. I switched to rendered view - everything was fine.(Even though it took way longer to create an image than in previous versions [Sampling Viewport:16]) Then I ...
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can someone help me with that weird glitch? [duplicate]

so i have been using blender since 2019, and i did stop working on it for a while, but when i came back to work again this glitch thing appeared. i did update it but nothing change, and i did deleted ...
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Eevee viewport and render looks blurry (won't display textures and lights as expected)

I´ve been having some troubles with eevee, the thing is that it looks blurry. It won't display my textures and lights as expected. It just looks like if it was "underwater". Besides, cycles ...
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Why is my viewport frame rate so slow?

My pc has a CPU- Ryzen 9 3950X GPU- Quadro RTX 5000 RAM- 124 GB of G.skill Trident Motherboard- Giggabite Aorus x57 SSD- Samsung 970 Nvme M.2 1TB in it. But, when I use the "Grassgwald" add-...
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Simple keyframing is causing major playback issues [closed]

I'm very new to blender (as in... 3 days) but I am a quick study and I come from a video editing background. However, I need help diagnosing what's up here. I'm attempting to move my camera through a ...
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Is there a way to rotate and pan view while in knife tool and other tools that lock the view ports?

It seems there are many tools, such as the knife tool, that cause the viewports to lock up when you are "in" the tool. By "lock up" I mean that while in the tool I cannot rotate, pan, or zoom the view....
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How do i close the windows i opened using horizontal in 2.8?

i am not able to close these tabs. Using version 2.8. Can anyone help?
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Why do I get black dotted lines on my mesh when switching to look dev mode?

I just modeled this thing, but when I switch to dev look mode these black lines on the side of the mesh. What are those and how do I get rid of them? I used the knife tool to add edges to get clean ...
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Can I see two different frames on two different viewports of the same scene?

It is possible that I can see in two different viewports the same object, but on different frames? E.g., I move a cube from frame 0 position 0/0/0 to frame 100 position 100/0/0. So I would like to ...
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Middle mouse button does not move the user perspective

I'm new to Blender and 2.81 is way too different. I was using the press & hold middle button normally, tried to create a new plane with PBR materials (previously prepared with Youtube tutorials). ...
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Why are my Procedural materials showing up black in rendered view?

I was following a tutorial on YouTube on generating materials procedurally with cycles but after I tried baking a few textures everything turned black in the rendered viewport shading and gray in ...
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Why is my 3d viewport is different from my f12 cycles render?

So I made a little scene a while ago, put it on the shelf, bought a new computer recently, and tried to enter the project and work some more. Its a plane flying through some clouds, the clouds come ...
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How can I assign Rotate View Direction to SHIFT + mouse wheel instead of SHIFT + Numpad 4 or 6?

Currently in Blender 2.93, probably since blender 2.7... there's no precise way of rotating blender viewport like displayed in the screenshots... except for the keys Shift + Numpad 4 and Shift + ...
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How to rotate viewport camera without moving it in Blender 2.90?

I'm working on an in-door scene in Blender 2.90 with rooms and hallways. In the 3D viewport, the viewport camera by default rotates around a focused object (select an object and press numpad ...
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Blender Viewport Texture Limit Size affects render resolution

I am not sure if this is a bug or a wrong setting. I have quite a big scene with a bunch of textures, therefore in the Preferences I set the Texture Size Limit for the Viewport to 1024px. Otherwise ...
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Stuck in viewport

When I try to zoom using the scrollweel in viewport,I get teleported to another galaxy, the only way to get back is by pressing (number pad . ). Help?
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which texture should I connect to which input in BSDF [duplicate]

I have a 3D bottle & 6 texture maps such as alpha.jpg, bump.jpg, color.jpg, color-blur.jpg, env.jpg & roughness.jpg . So I want to mix my texture maps in the shader nodes of Blender To achieve ...
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Viewport Posing Problems

I'm having issues moving my rig in my viewport. For some reason when I move a bone, the mesh doesn't follow. But when I let go of the bone to finalize it's transform, then the mesh shifts to the ...
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the colour disappeared after split view

i was working on the donut tutorial in the part of material and lighting in "split view" and after i closed one screen the colour disappeared and i had left with just the black and white ...
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Display bounding box around objects

I would like to know how to display a Bounding Box around my objects in Blender, much like the Bounding Box from Maya 3D. All I want to be able to do is determine the outer edges of an object. I've ...
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Closing a STL surface

Happy new year! Problem explanation I am trying to modify a STL model generated by a CT scan (skin model), in order to close the surface. I am using this in brain simulations and in order to add ...
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When i'm in my viewport, rendering with cycles just looks like eevee

I'm making the donut from the Blender guru tutorial series, but when I went to switch to cycles, it was supposedly already rendering in cycles even though it looked like Eevee. when I was working ...
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Viewport and Render Image not matching

Help please, I've been trying to figure out a fix to this problem for hours now but can't seem to find it. Every time I render this project, it doesn't seem to match the final render from the viewport....
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How can I make camera axis use "perspective mode by default?

When I use the keys "1, 3, 7" etc I get the frontal lateral view etc. And if I use "5" key the camera changes to perspective view. Is there a way to make the axis use perspective ...
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Problem with x-ray mode

So, I started using blender 2.8 for a while now. And couple of months ago I started experiencing some really weird white dots on x-ray mode in the view-port shading. I use this mode a lot to model ...
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Object disintegrates into shadow and pieces when I change viewport? [duplicate]

im a noob trying out blender. All was going well until suddenly when I change the view port it disintegrates? I dont know how to describe it. I was just changing viewports when that happened, how can ...
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change origin points of multiple objects to same z coordinate

How can i change just the origin points of multiple objects? I know, how i can move them, but i want to set them all to the same z-coordinate. If i choose this: I can move them with G -> Z ...but ...
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Switch between turntable and trackball rotation

New to Blender. Working exclusively in User Persp window on 3D viewport (which is how I always like to work in 3D Studio). Looked everywhere, no info: Where is the menu setting or key combo to lock ...
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Show object names in viewport render [duplicate]

I'm using Blender 2.92 I have 26 objects in my scene which I've enabled 'Show: Name' under the Viewport Display settings of the Object Properties tab. The names appear ok in the viewport display but ...
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Drag & Drop custom mesh formats into viewport

I have an add-on for importing/exporting a particular mesh format. Is there a way I can have drag & drop of this file type from the file browser into blender viewport automatically trigger my ...
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Weird viewport when X,Y,Z coordinates are really high [duplicate]

I have a mesh that is geo-referenced using some global reference where my X, Y and Z coordinates of the center are really high. When I Align my view around the 3D cursor (same as the mesh center), I ...

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