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questions about blender's bevel modifier, text beveling, or the bevel tool in edit mode.

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How to create this curved 90-degree-angle quickly

I want to make this: from this: I created the beveled edge by beveling on the cube, then beveling the inner edge, however that resulted in a weird diamond shape: So I ended up disolving edges and ...
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Modeling a twisty tree: How do I twist a beveled curve?

Hello Blender community! First time posting. I’m a fairly recent 3D NOOB playing around with Element 3D and C4D renderer in After Effects, and I have a project that’s allowing me to dig deeper into ...
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Creating “sharp” chamfer in blender fast

This is pretty common way of chamfering hard edges in CAD modelling different product casing. I was wondering is there an addon, script or blender function out there that i don't know that can ...
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Is it possible to get automatic smooth edges with flat faces without adding geometry?

I'm new with Blender and this seems like a simple thing but I haven't been able to find the answer. The only way I've been able to find to get smooth edges while retaining flat faces is to add extra ...
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Mesh won't bevel

I have two identical objects (at least I cannot find a difference), but one can be beveled, the other not. Any idea why? I already looked for double vertices. The blender file (version 2.8) can be ...
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Radius on beveled curve incorrect

The bevel depth (the radius of the tube) is set to 9cm but it actually isn't when compared to the background grid. This is is confirmed by importing it into sketchup and scaling it to the proper units ...
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First time using bevel tool, doesn't bevel evenly. What am i doing wrong? [duplicate]

First off I'll let you know I'm a total noob at blender I've used 3ds Max up until this point, but the company I'm working for at the moment needs me to use blender so I'm trying to make the ...
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Do I need a subdivision modifier to create a hard-surfaced object

I'm currently in the process of modelling a handgun, this is one of the reference images that I am using: Looking at it closely, it looks as if a majority of the edges have a small bevel on them to ...
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Bevel question: it is possible to bevel in different directions?

Here is a cube with the edge beveled and behind that is a normal cube to better explain. 1 My question is: is there a way to bevel an edge so that is not uniform as in picture 1? In picture 2 I ...
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Can a curve with a bevel profile have 2 materials

Dear friends and fellow Blenderheads, could you give me a hand with that profile? I have curve with a bevel profile - basically a lofted cornice. And it should have a cover on top. Is there a ...
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What is the equivalent of sweep on a rail in Rhino? Bevel is not working for me

I'm a jewelry designer and fairly new to Blender... This is my first time asking a question on the stack exchange. I was trained in Rhino a few years ago and I remember the function "sweep on a rail"...
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How do I replicate this asymmetrical bevel?

I am rebuilding this mesh from scratch with primitives, but it has a bevel that is non-uniform: CTRL + B on the top of a cylinder will add a uniform bevel across the whole top of the cylinder: Any ...
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How much should I bevel?

I want to know how the shape, size and material of an object would affect its bevel? (for it to have closer to realistic bevel, for photo-realism) For example in the real world how would the bevel ...
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How to bevel only one end of a cylinder?

I'm trying to make a cylinder with one end beveled and the other end sharp edged, like a bullet shape. But whatever I do blender alway bevels both ends. I tried creating a vertex group with all the ...
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How to apply a bevel modifier, so that it affects only specific edges?

I am trying to apply a bevel modifier to a box with some additional buttons, however, I am struggling to apply the bevel modifier only to the top face and the edges that are connected to that face. In ...
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Built-in Cycles Bevel Shader customization

There is a new feature now in master that can be used by downloading daily build of Blender: https://builder.blender.org/download/ It's bevel shader for Cycles. I tested it and it works great. ...
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Must bevel be used in every situation?

My question is simple: Should I use bevel on everything to make it look more realistic? On what circumstances should bevel be used? I have been experiencing artifact problems when I bake normals from ...
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How can I bevel geometry that approximates a curve?

Consider a mesh like this: This one is created by bisecting a sphere with some planes and then carving out another sphere out of it with the Boolean operator, but for the purposes of this question, ...
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How to bevel selected edges in non-destructive way?

Before submitted that question I have made quite extetensive research and could not find the answer. I am quite new to Blender so I believe there is a chance the answer to my question might be simple ...
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Why doesn't bevel work on my object?

I have made an object out of a cube, that I applied boolean and mirror modifiers. Now when I apply Bevel, I don't see anything. I want it to have slightly rounded edges and corners. It doesn't seem ...
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Modelling a full Windsor knot on a necktie

I'm trying to model the steps involved in tying a full Windsor knot. The very first step is getting the fatter/thicker end through a loop. In my model, towards achieving this first step, I reached ...
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How to create an arch (vault) that is curved inside?

I've been struggling for several weeks' time to get this right. I have ideas, but nothing that is efficient to get the same look. I tried using half-spheres and cuts from spheres to do it, but I just ...
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How to Bend profiled rectangle exactly to 45 degrees?

I have these profiled rectangle. I need to Bend it around Z-axis (Face #2 need to go to right) thus angle between faces #1 and #2 be exactly 45 degress. File:
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How to do beveled curves with changing cross sectional shape along the curve?

CG artist Mike Campau creates what looks like beveled curves (below), but the cross sectional shape changes along the curve. Is there a trick to this or does he take the time and effort to manually ...
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Multiple widths with bevel modifier

I want to avoid to cut all necessary supporting loops into the mesh instead I'm searching a non-destructive solution for multiple widths using the bevel modifier. I tested the various options (edge ...
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How do I create a proper bevel on narrow, pointy shapes?

I find myself running into variations of this problem with increasing frequency, where I have a narrow, curved, pointy shape like the one exemplified below, and I can't figure out how to create a ...
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Blender 2.83 : Edge Bevel not round

I'm new to Blender. I'm using Blender 2.83 and I saw in some youtube tutorials that you can make a cube's edge round using bevel (edit mode), however I wasn't able to replicate it. Here is what I did:...
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Beveled Plane Not Circular

I'm going to be creating a large number of 2D rectangles with rounded (beveled) corners. I was all set to use Ctrl-Alt-B on the corner vertices of a plane when I found that the bevels created are not ...
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How to fix an artifact affecting a bevel modifier

This is me yet again. I am trying to work non destructively with the use of bevel modifier. I managed to bevel only by weight and adjust the weight of desired edges. However, now when I try to ...
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Bevel Object Question

Hello whenever i tried to bevel my object using the fast carve add-on option Bevel object in blender 2.8 my geometry got mess i have attached the pic of my object with bevel modifier but its not ...
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Combining Edge & Vertex Bevel

I'm trying to combine an edge bevel with a vertex bevel using the bevel modifier. I've watched numerous videos about hard surface modelling but all the different options are confusing me. I thought if ...
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Bevel Shader with a Gradient Texture

I've been trying to recreate Gesy Bekeyei's clever trick (scroll below to see what I'm referring to) in using a black and white gradient texture to influence the Bevel Shader's radius to create custom ...
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Using existing topology to model details and grooves

I'm trying to model the Five-Seven handgun, which as you can see in the image below has some grooves running along its handle. So far, I have blocked out the lower part and am trying to add in ...
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Seam on middle of Bevel with modifier

When applying bevels (or, in my case, exporting meshes with Bevel modifiers), results are best with an even amount of bevels (2, 4, 6..). However, the seams are always transferred to the outer edges ...
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Is there a possibility to create non rounded corners with bevel tool or bevel modifier?

Is it possible to create sharp / pointing vertex with bevel tool or modifier the way it is shown on the right cube? I am able only to create the type of bevels as on the left cube - to get the ...
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Is there any way to limit Bevel modifier by both weight and angle?

I have an object that I would like to add a 45 degree bevel to but only on some of the edges. If I limit by weight I can add the bevel to the edges I want but it ends up not being the angle I want ...
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What is causing n-gon to have smooth shading with unexisting bevel weight?

I accidently found that Bevel modifier with weight option somehow improves n-gon after subsurfing, but don't understand what does it actually do. There is no real bevel weight applied to the edge. ...
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How to model slice shaped circular wedge?

I tried with bevel, but I can only do one side of the object. Do you have idea how to make whole object?
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Can I make tubular hole at the edge of the face without bool operations?

I wonder if this process could be done some other way. Lets say I want to get this result, but without boolean. I could think of only one way and it is beveling. I make loopcut, then push one edge ...
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How to model the needle/spiral of a badge/button?

I try to model a badge/button and now I’m having some trouble to model the half-spiral of the needle (see picture). My result is ok I think, but it was hard to get there via two circle paths, then ...
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corner radius or bevel on a complicated triangulated mesh

I have a mesh that is created based on a cylinder that I cut using a Boolean modifier 'difference', against an stl file representing a natural object. The stl file of this natural object consists of ...
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Beveling a rounded corner until the beveled edges meet at a point

I'm trying to continue beveling this rounded corner until it meets at a point without beveling too high on the z-axis. If I use percent and set it to 100.00% it only works on the two long sides and ...
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Having problems with the bevel tool

I am trying to learn how to use Blender, and tried to create the chest of this tutorial : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICBP-7x7Chc I am encountering a problem when it comes to beveling, in order ...
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Rounding Evenly the Edges of a Scaled Cube

I have a question about rounding the edges (of a cube). For example, I have a simple cube. What I don't get is how do I round the edges (like on an iPhone): I tried to do something like this, but ...
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How to properly smooth edge

What is a proper way to make edge (marked with marker) seamless in a situation below. I can't bevel it, also bevel modifier does nothing. Tried cutting it and bridging it back together. Removed ...
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Bevel just a face

As I was watching a tutorial from Daniel Lepik on his Instagram, I noticed a pretty nice trick where he seems to bevel a face after Inset/Extruding inwards, which enables him to make a circular or ...
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Bevel edge rounds more on 1 side than another side [duplicate]

I am trying to bevel a rectangle edge to make rounded edges but when I bevel, I am rounding more of one side compared to the shorter side of the rectangle. How can I bevel the same amount on both ...
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Tricky Bevel - How to get better bevels?

The Security Access Tuner in Alien isolation caught my attention due to its tricky top left corner. Any ideas how to replicate this?
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Bevel concave corner

I am trying to bevel an object like this: However, when I hit CTRL+SHIFT+B to bevel, the following happens instead. The convex corners bevel as expected, but the convex corners give me a weird ...
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Bevel (modifier) each individual vertex

Is there a way (addon or similiar) to bevel vertices individually. The Bevel modifier clamps all vertices the same, I would like it to clamp each vertex individually. This is the behaviour I would ...

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