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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Have the view cube not disapear when pressing g

Is there a way to have the view cube not disappear when pressing G? I mean this one as a beginner I'm having problems remembering which color is which axis and having it there when pressing G would ...
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How to check if mouse is in View3D Window from modal operator (2.80)

In the context of a modal operator, I would like to perform an operation when the left mouse button is clicked in the VIEW_3D area, ...
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Want to render a 3D mri image in Blender, either in nii.gz format or numpy array

I have 3D mri images in niftii format that can be converted into numpy array, and i wanted to know what the best way to render them in Blender (or any other 3D software really). Matplotlib and mayavi ...
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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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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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Meaning of selected object outline in 3D view

I was trying new Collections feature in Blender 2.8 and somehow can't get consistent understanding what do outline colors of selected objects mean. Here is my scene setup: created three "asset" ...
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can't edit circle in edit mode

I am trying create a circle in blender 2.79. But in edit mode, I can't see some point (read line in end 2nd picture). Can you tell me how to setting it same with 2nd pictue?
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EEVEE light source reflection trough other reflections

Any light source in eevee render reflects itself through anything in front of it. In cycles, this problem does not exist (obviously) Enabling contact shadows Kind of fixes it, but it creates a lot ...
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2.8 Grease Pencil Depth Order

I'd like to draw over geometry and use it as a reference for sculpting, but I'm having a problem with the depth ordering of the Grease pencil. When it's set to Front, I see all of the line drawing, ...
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What is that? How can I make it disapear?

What is that red line above the cursor? How can I turn it off? What did I press? questions over questions about a red line in the 3d Viewport thanks for helping!
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Project on a 3D model

I have rendered an image from my 3D model and I do some processing on the image and now I add (lets say) a new point on the rendered image. Is it possible in any way to project this point from the ...
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Object disappear when zooming in NOT in camera view

I don't know the reason why but while I was zooming in on my object it has suddenly decided to disappear and now if a zoom even just a little bit I can't see it anymore, both in object and edit mode. ...
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color 'blobs' in normal map - how to fix them?

My normal map I created from a high poly mesh to a retopologized low poly mesh is showing some errors. There are places at the ears, some at the neck, head; everywhere where there are high resolution ...
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Paint setup for uncombined Cycles passes

I am trying to make a painting setup to paint over already rendered Cycles passes and combine them. Specifically, Diffuse and Gloss Direct, Indirect, and Color. This cannot easily be done in other ...
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How do I align the view to the nearest global axis?

Is there a button or a shortcut that will align the view to the nearest global axis? For example: You use the shortcut that will the align view so that you're looking down the X axis. Then you rotate ...
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Operator camera_to_view_selected() doesn't work as expected

Gist: Why bpy.ops.view3d.camera_to_view_selected() doesn't work from a Class method or even a global function, when it's called from any regular method within a ...
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UV pixel bleed from pixel snap in Viewport.

I'm new to Blender and was hoping someone might have an answer to this. I'm currently working on a model that uses pixel art with low poly models. To do this I make tiles in Photoshop, then pixel ...
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View Selected (Numpad .) and zooming out with a single shortcut

Every time I use View Selected (Numpad .), the view zooms in too much in the object I want to center in my view, so I always need to zoom out to have a proper sight ...
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viewport synchronization

is there a convenient tip, or method from within the python console, to echo Ctrl+MMB / Shift+MMB events to several viewports simultaneously. My concern is to pan and zoom in an ortho-top 3d view and ...
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Rendered View port and PNG output color difference

I am performing a render on a scene through the viewport using f12 option and saving the rendered image but when viewing the two images side by side I've noticed that the colors are much sharper in ...
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Display hair thickness in solid view?

Is it possible to display the thickness of hair particles in solid view mode, for ease of work, or do I have to regularly switch to the rendered view to check? Thanks.
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Update viewport after toggle of cycles shadows for all objects

I wrote this little script to toggle the visibility of the shadows of all objects. It works quite well, but at the end of the script, I'd like to update the viewport. I tried the "hack" with the ...
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Aerial view of different "floors" of building model

I have constructed a 3D model of a multi-stored building in Blender, and have managed to obtain a floor plan, i.e. an aerial view, of the first floor of the building (see attached image) by: Changing ...
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Blender Rendered viewport is different from the rendered image in Cycles

I have this scene: It's basically a bunch of particles that have an emission shader. The camera is using depth of field and gives this results using the rendered viewport: But When I render the ...
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Limit selection to visible doesn't work properly

I made a realistic aborygen bust portrait and wanted to make an OpenGL viewport render of it. But when I zoom out from the object the wireframe of the eyeball is getting more and more visible. I want ...
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materials different between render and viewport cycles

Right now I have a scene set up with two emmission shaders on two planes. In the viewport render I get this image But whenever I render it, I get this The viewport render is as desired but the final ...
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How can I prevent the occasional Zoom In / Panning from breaking?

I'm not sure if this is a bug or a feature, but occasionally (usually in Object Mode) while I'm Zooming In or ...
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How do I draw a square in the viewport using python and use it to create a plane?

This is kind of like how the mesh carver draws a square to cut into objects in blender. But I like to do this in edit mode using the 3d cursor as the creation point, of course.
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Background Image - change default opacity value from 0.5 to 1 permanently?

When i add a background image then it is semi transparent. Hard to see. I need to change it to opaque by setting the corresponding slider to 1 instead of 0.5. And i have to repeat this step with every ...
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How can I automate Blender's ability to focus on part of a model while modelling?

To be honest, it's dizzying to navigate yourself around the vertices you are trying to edit while quickly modelling something on the side, I know you can press . to pivot around it, but is there a ...
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Get curve under mouse position

I need to select some mesh or curve from a modal operator. I can do it with mesh by using the template "Raycast View Operator" but not for the curve because they haven't got faces and the raycast ...
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In version 2.77 how do I view textures in different interpolation modes from viewport?

Recently I updated my blender to 2.77a and annoyingly I noticed that the interpolation mode selection from the image texture node no longer takes effect in the texture mode at viewport. Is this ...
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How to stop vertices behind other vertices from displaying

There is a control at the bottom of the 3d viewer that hides vertices, edges, and faces that aren't visible. But only if the view is close in, and that often isn't what I need, I need to be able to ...
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How can I initiate transform operations through python?

I'm trying to figure out how I can initiate transform operations like grab, scale and rotate. I don't want to execute the transform, just activate it so you can use your mouse and keyboard to perform ...
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Why does Blender re-calculate lighting when you pan/zoom/rotate?

This isn't a urgent question, I'm just curious. Why does blender have to recalculate the lighting every time you pan/rotate/zoom in rendered view? The lighting itself is not changing, so why does it ...
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Navigate 3d viewport hovering the mouse (without any button click) with ctrl/alt/shift key combinations

Is this possible to navigate in the 3d viewport just hovering the mouse (or the pen on a tablet) with the existing ctrl/alt/shift key combinations BUT without the need to click on any button of the ...
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How to remove / revert blender object centre view?

Using blender v2.76 for a while, I’ve managed to accidentally lock the camera onto an object (The default cube). This causes the zooming to slow down logarithmically once passing the object / space on ...
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knife_project in --background

I like to use the function knife_project() in a command line : blender.exe --background --python ... but bpy.ops.wm.redraw_timer(type='DRAW_WIN_SWAP', iterations=1) isn't avaible. I try to use ...
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save viewport position?

I would like to know if there is a way to save a viewport view? Not a camera view, but a position in the viewport. I'm designing an enormous mech warrior and the cockpit is difficult to model. I ...
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No Light in Object Mode

Whenever I create a new Object all of them are black. I tried to adjust in user preference, but it only useful for old object. New objects are still black. Why?
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Blender Will Not Select Faces, Vertices, or Edges in edit mode individually

Recently in Blender 2.75 I've come face to face with an inability to select the proper faces, edges or vertices in edit mode individually. Selecting everything with the A button is no problem, but ...
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How to orbit while translating (and otherwise navigate while using modal operators)?

I'm new to Blender and am soo excited to learn. I've noticed that I can't do any navigating of the 3D view (orbiting, zooming, moving) while I'm in a modal operator. But, these are the times that I ...
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Edit/Object mode texture different

I'm having the exact same problem in this thread: Textures appearing different in Edit and Object mode But my mesh does not have any modifiers at all. Anyone has any idea of what else could be doing ...
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Mesh selected, but can not enter Edit Mode

I have downloaded a model from Blend-Swap, that I wanted to study, to try and learn from it. But as you can see in the screenshot, there is no Edit Mode. I selected a mesh in the outliner, but I ...
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Scrolling doesn't rotate around the model anymore, just zooms in and out

I'm not sure what I did, but scrolling no longer lets me "look around" my object, it just scrolls in and out of it. Edit: So this morning, I open up the program, and it's working again. I didn't ...
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How can I get the viewport in rendered shading mode to update in real time during vertex painting in cycles?

I try to use vertex painting in cycles as a factor to mix two different materials, which works perfectly fine. However, while I paint the object in the viewport in rendered shading mode, the viewport ...
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Blender 2.71 Cycles render preview graphic purple (no missing textures)

Some weeks ago I downloaded Blender 2.71 (Win64) from the official website. The version I was using before was the 2.69, which didn´t give me any problem. But the newest version wont let me use the ...
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Numpad View acting different in Edit mode and Object Mode?

Using the numpad to switch views works fine in object mode, but when I switch to edit mode it is a random view and skewed. Here is the front view in object mode after hitting the NUMPAD 1 button ...
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Hiding transform panel from 3D view properties 'UI' Panel from user?

Almost everything is in the question. I've been browsing the web for a while and couldn't find out a way to hide or at least disable the Properties Transform Panel ...
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Switching between pan and orbit while holding MMB

In previous versions of Blender I've used, pressing or releasing Shift while holding MMB would switch between orbiting and panning, without needing to let go of MMB. In my fresh installation of ...

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