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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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 inside cylinder

I am trying to bevel selected faces as shown below: The problem is too many overlapping faces are created (example below) and clamp overlap creates too small bevel. Is there a better way to bevel in ...
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Bevel not working, still got a flat face!

I have this going on with bevel, anyone know whats causing it? I created this shape by copying edges from the main object then filling in the faces. I've tried CTRL + b and the modifier, I've ...
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Low poly curve to a high poly curve ?

i want to make this set of faces more polished , more round , just having more faces forming a more defined curve normally i do a subdivision with the modifier and crease the faces from top and below ...
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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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Specific vertices shoot off in random directions when bevelling

I am currently trying to create a basic wheel-like shape to test out blender and work out some of the key shortcuts on Mac. I am encountering an issue when I try to bevel specific edge loops, please ...
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How to do proportional beveling?

Sorry for the non descriptive title. I don't know what to call this. Basically I'd like to know if there is an easy and quick way to create bevels like this: Essentially what are the good ways to ...
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Object / Edge Bevel with angle other than 45 degrees

Discovered blender 2 weeks ago, so < Noob. Loving it so far!! I'm looking for a way to create an effect similar to the bevel modifier, but which produces an angle other than 45 degrees. For ...
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divide vertex into two

Is there some quick way to "divide" (bevel) one vertex inside a geometry into two making a edge between them like on the picture?
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How to get rid of subsurf overhangs?

Here is the shape I want to achieve, sharp square hole in the cylinder: I did inset, extrude and beveled edges to keep square form. The problem is when I am applying subsurf modifier, it distorts ...
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Subdivision, rounded edges problem

I'm trying to create a door handle with smooth rounded edges, like this: I'm having a problem when trying to bevel or apply a subdivision surface modifier, mainly that I'm not able to correctly apply ...
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Round beveled text [duplicate]

Is there easy way of having a rounded bevel on text… ie like so… It was painful to model this on the text and when I added a bevel I got all sorts of bad geometry and had to rebuild it etc, like so… ...
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Sub-D problem with edges

I want this edge to be hard, but when I try to use the bevel modifier or edge crease, this problem occurs. Also when I tried to add support edges, it still looks bad and creates other unwanted ...
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Edge smoothing problem with solidify + bevel + subsurf

I have started learning blender and I have run into a problem when using solidify, bevel and subsurf together. The problem is that the inner edges of the windows in my object have artifacts: I want ...
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Convert bevel node output to black/white [duplicate]

I want to use the new bevel node to simulate chipped paint along edges. I find the edges by using the cross product of the normal outputs of bevel and geometry nodes. However, the output is blurred ...
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Why is it that the second time I use the bevel tool it locks at the maximum bevel amount?

As an example, I will have a cube, and bevel one of its edges. And it works just fine. However instantly once I have bevel another edge of any model in the scene, it just gets locked at max bevel and ...
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How to get better bevels?

as someone who is coming from modo it's frustrating to use blender's bevels: It can be better if we somehow will bevel concave first: And then bevel convex: All of the above goes to Bevel modifier ...
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How to give the bevel emboss effect to mesh

I have created svg file and imported in blender. I have 2 layers named front and back. Back layer i have extruded but front layer i want to bevel with the reference image (gold). I want front layer to ...
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Beveled cylinder cutout

Despite being more proficient in Blender than last time, I'm still struggling with round shapes. Currently I'm working on a small part of a model - a fluid intake. However, I can't seem to create a ...
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Is there a way to easily blunt a corner vertex into three vertices?

I want to take the pointedness out my corners by blunting them. i want turn the corner vertices into 3. Imagine my drawing to be a corner of a cube... I tried to bevel using CTRL-SHIFT-B but it ...
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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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How can I make a non-handwriting text appearing like if someone writes it?

I followed this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y59O7wunijo making a text with a Grease Pencil and then converting it to Bezier curve so I can control the text appearing by tweaking Bevel ...