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Questions tagged [dimensions]

Questions related to dimensions, size or scaling of objects, curves (Graph Editor), viewport, render, image, movie, ...

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Get the exact half of a mesh with bpy

I have to select the exact half of a mesh in Blender 2.79 thorugh a Python script. I tried obd = bpy.data.objects[actor_name].dimensions for a selected object but ...
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How to move(without scaling) objects from center of those objects and preserving dimensions

I had a problem this morning and I don't know how to make it. I have multiple cylinders that are placed in circle every 20 degrees. I would like to move all of them at once far/near the center and ...
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The length of the edge doesn't show correctly!

What did I do wrong? Any suggestions?
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Can't zoom where I want in scene

I'm new to Blender, so I'm stumbling around. Sometimes when I open a project, I can't zoom into what I want. I can zoom out... way outside the model (like an apartment), but when I zoom inside it, I ...
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Render dimensions

How can i extend my render resolution. I tried changing the X,Y values under the dimensions tab. However changing them only results in an Y length increase/decrease. X dimension stays the same. This ...
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Get dimesion of selected part of mesh?

is there a way to get the dimensions (bounding-box scale) of a selected part of a mesh? Right now I have to do the following steps to get that information: duplicate the selected part of the mesh ...
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How to modify something in two dimensions at the same time?

One of the biggest mysteries which I cannot understand is how do you modify something in two dimensions at the same time. I tried to solve it myself by pressing two keys at the same time but ...
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UV and 3 or 4 Dimensional point

in shader programming it's possible to use the w and z dimension of the uv coordinate to. Basically, uv coordinates are in shader an 4 dimensional value. But the last two dimensions are won't be used ...
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Different camera sizes in same file

I know render dimensions are tied to the render settings, but for my architecture scenes it would be very handy to have the option to assign different aspect ratios to different cameras, all in the ...
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Z dimension insanely skewed?

My model shows dimensions of 1.35, 3.9, and 100000000000000000.000000. It looks perfectly fine in my viewport though. The z size is very similar to the other dimensions. I have applied all ...
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Added Objects Are Generated In Much Greater Units Than What Is Preset [duplicate]

I am utilizing Blender for 3D Printing purposes and the 3D Printing software uses the metric system (specifically mm and cm). I have already established preset units in the Scene tab: Millimeters ...
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Snaps to centimeters in stead of millimeters [duplicate]

Under the Scene tab, I have set "Units" to millimeters. Under "size" the cube object is indeed showing the expected dimensions ("20 cm, 20 cm, 20 cm"). However, the snap function (like in ctrl+G) ...
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Understanding Proper Scaling for 3d Export dimensions

Hey im using the latest version of blender as of march 2018 I made a custom wall plate for a relative to 3d print. I made sure to set units to "Imperial" and "Inches" as i needed a piece that is 1.5" ...
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I can't create new vertices in 2D view while in rendered view

I am still amateur at Blender, I try to make a new profile pic (better than what is shown for my profilepic). I want to make a 2D mesh that symbolises a dragon and I made a plane mesh that has the ...
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Show decimal point digits on Dimensions tool

I'm trying to work with precise values in Blender and I found this weird thing where the Dimensions tool only shows the full decimal point value when selected. Now I know I could change the unit ...
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X dimension of text object reported inconsistently

I'm running Blender 2.79 on Windows 10 and came across what seems to be an inconsistency in the bpy library behavior. I run the code from a Text Editor screen. The code prints to the system console, ...
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How to prevent legs from stretching when moving other parts of body?

I wanted to move this part of the leg as highlighted in the image As you can see this part of the leg becomes stretched and thinned really weirdly. Does anyone know how to prevent the leg from ...
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Is there a way to get the dimensions of the camera?

I want to know the width and the height of my camera in blender-units. Therefore I've written a small script: ...
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Scaling (set of stairs) between two edges

Hello Blender community :) I have a slight problem I can't really figure out; How can I scale my stairs equally in the y-direction (green arrow), so that the beginning of the first stair will be ...
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How to calculate the cross-section area of an object?

I have a 3D model that is sized according to actual dimensions in the real world. I'd like to use Blender to calculate the cross-sectional area of the object, because the cross-section/cutaway shape ...
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How to use Blender to size 3D objects based on photograph and a reference object

I am a Blender beginner and therefore hope that this question is not too basic for the pros. I am trying to reverse engineer the dimensions of a riverbed based on a photo taken by a drone and a 3D ...
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Object measurements are not the same

I am using Blender 2.79 and appended an object into the view port and its dimensions are all wrong. I am using feet for my units and made a cube that was 9 feet tall which gives the correct dimensions ...
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Objects over 100m doesn't show decimals? (Blender 2.79)

So, I saw this when opening my .blend file. I immediately noticed something wrong with the decimals in the Dimensions box. It now says in Blender 2.79 "458m", unlike in Blender 2.78c, where it said "...
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Understanding Blender Scale

I've opened up the default scene in blender and from what I understand 1 Blender Unit is equivalent to 1 meter. Now I exported a cube where I had the scale set to 0.025 on all axis. 0.025 is roughly ...
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Where is the dimensions option?

I need this desperately but can't find it. Am I doing something wrong?
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Resize 2 parts of object with different ratio

. Hi all :) I've an insole corresponding to a certain shoe size. I need to resize this insole in order to have the right width for another shoe size. The problem is that I've to resize (in x) the ...
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How to scale dimesions proportionally to a specific size?

I modeled a man and would like to scale him down to be exactly 6' tall (Z dimension), however I cannot find a way to do that. I know I can go to front ortho view and and use the normal scale (s) key ...
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Is it possible to lock the scale when entering dimensions?

I have a Grid Floor with an area of one square kilometer and an origin at (0,0,0). I would like to add a wireframe cube centered at (0,0,0) with a with dimensions 250 m by 250 m by 250 m. On the ...
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How to get original height and width of video strip in python?

Here is the context : I call blender by the command line like so : blender -b -P myscript.py In the python script i am doing something simple, i add a movie strip with no sound and then print orignal ...
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Finding an object's location/scale with values set to zero?

Is there a way to find the exact location, rotation, and scale of an object that has these values set to zero, possibly through clear object transformations? I ...
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“Dimensions” not shown under “Transform” panel

I'm just trying to edit the dimensions of a cube, and I've hit 'N' to open the properties panel, but there's no "Dimensions" that I can edit under this tab, just "Median", "Vertices Data", and "Edges ...
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Precise measurements not adding up to scale

I'm using blueprint data in conjunction with imperial units to, hopefully, create 3D models of machine parts, which I will later attempt to fit together. Beginning with an eccentric shaft, I input ...
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Dimensions dont match between objects

I have 3 models in my scene. One of them has the dimensions like I want it to have: The Z dimension is 1m. However, the other two models have a messed up dimension. They look right, but the panel ...
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Camera dimmensions different than render dimmensions

I have a camera in my scene which is placed at the ideal position. With the button I look through it and with the settings for camera I calibrated the dimmensions of the camera viewport (the orange-...
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Python: How to get object's true length?

I need to calculate object's 'length factor', for example: ... To achieve this, I need to get object's true length: ... But the 'dimensions' vector contains dimensions of bounding box, so it's ...
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How can I get the dimensions of a newly-created material node via Python?

I am using a Python startup script to add repetitious details to a scene. Arranging the nodes of the network for a new Cycles material is cleaner if I know the size of each node as it is created. ...
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Dimensions panel: how to proportionaly get all 3 dimensions entering just one

Is there a way to proportionaly scale an object entering a specific value in only one of the 3 dimensions? Basically I need to "link" the 3 values inside "Dimensions" so if I enter a specific value in ...
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Change the “major dimension” that Orthographic Scale affects? [duplicate]

I have an orthographic camera to capture a plane of width 1. When I set Orthographic Scale to 1, the camera captures 1 unit of the space in the height dimension. Can I change the "major dimension" ...
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How to “letterbox” a video to a wider aspect ratio?

I have a source video file that was shot for TV (4:3 ratio), and I would like to resize it for 16:9 ratio displays. How can I add the appropriate amount of black letterboxing on the sides so that the ...
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I deleted a preset, but can't reobtain with Load factory settings

In the recent version of Blender, panel Properties, Render tab, Dimensions section, I deleted a preset, but I can't reobtain it. I tried this: File > Load factory settings, but it doesn't affect the ...
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Modeling with metric units (cm)

I want to model a cover for my key with exact proportions in centimeters. What tool I should use and how should I do that?
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Render resolution lock

I wonder why this hasn't been implemented yet. Cinema 4D has a lock ratio so you can change the X size and Y will resize accordingly. I know I can use the percentage but this is not accurate if you ...
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How do I change the size of the bounding box without it effecting the object selected?

I want to make the bounding box to have a nice fit around the object e.g the cube when you first open Blender. anytime I import objects into blender, the bounding box seems to always be bigger the ...
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How to make a text object show dimensions of an object?

I'm working on a way to make a semi-automatic system for visualisizng dimensions One last thing I need is to make the text boxes automatically contain the wireframe cube's X, Y and Z dimensions (not ...
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Why does the Remesh Modifier change object outer dimensions?

I am trying to use the Remesh Modifier to reduce the number of polygons in a hemisphere shape (and simultaneously convert the tris to quads), as shown in the Blender page on the topic here. Note how ...
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Sizing a file from Blender to Shapeways

I have designed a model in Blender I want to print through Shapeways. Here are the dimensions of the object in Blender, and the Scene's Units settings: After import in Shapeways, the sizes are wrong:...
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Object dimensions changing but not changing

I am having a simple problem with Blender 2.76b using Python 3.4.2. I'm trying to change the dimensions (not scale) of a mesh, and then put another object next to it, depending on the new size. ...
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calculate height, width and breadth of a object

Primary Question I need to somehow place 3d objects besides one another using python script or command line Secondary Info Optional Reading I am creating a project named "text to scene" where user ...
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Transforming multiple objects to have equal dimensions

I created several planes scattered around the scene, but I created them individually. I also extruded several planes to create an expanding curve, without realizing that I was scaling on two axes at ...
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Can I use blender to create a model and 3D print it for some real device

I want to create a 3D model which can be used in real life. When given some real life dimensions, can we make models in blender with the exact same measurement down to the millimeter? For example I ...