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An edge is a line segment connecting two vertices. An edge always connects two vertices by a straight line. The edges are the “wires” you see when you look at a mesh in wireframe view. They are usually invisible on the rendered image. They are used to construct faces.

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How to solidify edges

I have a complex mesh with only vertices and edges that I want to solidify. The problem is I just want to solidify edges (not any faces) to have some kind of fat wireframe model (i.e. just every ...
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What are the light blue lines on my imported objects

So recently, I have been noticing neon light blue lines on objects I import, in place of the the normal orange selection lines. Maybe I was supposed to be getting this variant of line before hand or ...
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How to merge two edge loops

This is a Q&A so I answer it myself. I searched for an answer to this question for ages and didn't find anything so I'll add this here if anybody else struggles with the same issue. So, how can I ...
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Split an edge in two?

Is there a simple and quick way to add a vertex to an existing edge? I mean in a similar manner (Ctrl+R) like a loop cut for the whole object? My current workflow is, deleting the edge completely, ...
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How to evenly space vertices?

I have a edge loop that has vertices on it. Is there a way I can separate the vertices on the the edge evenly without moving the end points? I would also like for the vertices to maintain the current ...
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Can't see vertices, edges or faces in Edit Mode

I was working just fine and suddenly when I changed from object to Edit Mode, neither vertices, edges nor faces were highlighted as usual. I can still select them but can't see them, the object is ...
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What are the colored/highlighted edges in edit mode?

There are red and pink edges on my mesh. What do these colored edges mean? How can I use them?
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why does loop-cut-and-slide ignore some faces but not others?

why does the loop-cut-and-slide operation ignore certain faces but happily cut others?the model is symmetrical so it is a bit strange to pick 3 faces that won't get cut. I tried applying it to see if ...
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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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Why can't I transform faces, edges, or vertices without transforming the whole object? [duplicate]

My problem is that I sometimes lose the ability to independently translate or otherwise transform any parts of a single mesh. If I try, for example, to just translate several faces, edges, or vertices,...
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I can't seem to select faces and edges?

I'm following this tutorial to get started with blender: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp1sH6Cm1ww When I try selecting an edge or a face, the program does not let me. However, I can select ...
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How to merge overlapping edges into one?

I have two overlapping vertices. I want to merge these two vertices into one. How can I do this automatically? I have a large model with a lot of overlapping edges like these. It will be also very ...
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Snapping two objects by edge in Object Mode

This might be a pretty newbish question, but I've just started learning Blender and I'm having a really hard time doing some precision work. I have two objects and I'm trying to snap them to each ...
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Set edge as axis for surface rotation

Before making a dodecahedron animation I want to construct the lower half as a static object. In my screenshot you see the initial, flat construction, for which I've rotated five pentagons around the ...
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Is there a simple way to cut a face or add an edge to an existing face?

Subdivide takes a single face and divides it into quads. I only want to add a single edge to the face off to the side. Most of the answers I found on the internet recommend using the Knife tool but ...
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How to create a face out of edges

Is there any way to create a face out of these selected and enclosed edges in the screenshot? I have tried using the F key but the face overlapped part of the model. Any help is appreciated. :D
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Alt + left-click not working anymore in Blender 2.8?

I don't know why but it seems Alt+LMB is not working for edge loop selection in blender 2.80. Is it a bug? Or is there's a new shortcut for that?
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Smooth shaded model has odd shading

I'm currently working on a model of an X-wing that I'm intending for use in a game and running into a bit of trouble with the shading of the mesh. The upper nose is rounded off where the sensor cone ...
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Modeling Waffle Shape of Cone

So I have completed a model of an ice cream cone, but I'm stumped on how to achieve the waffle pattern. What would be the best way to go about this? Is Sculpting with an alpha good? Or can you ...
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Extrude edge along roof angle

I'm trying to extend an edge from the existing roof face axis. How can I do this? I want it to go all the way down to the lower part of the building. It must connect there (I want a edge there too so ...
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How to introduce an edge where two faces intersect [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to introduce a cut to a plane where it is intersected by another plane. The plane is a single face for simplicity. Here's the setup: Add a plane Add another plane and rotate ...
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How to control which edge loop is selected?

Sometimes when I'm in edit mode, there will be maybe 3 or 4 possible edge loops I can select. About 95% of the time it selects the edge loop which I don't want. Is there anyway to control which edge ...
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Cycles nodes: is it possible to get distance to nearest edge?

I want to create a procedural texture that will be based on the geometry of an object. How can I get distance to the nearest edge for the current pixel of an object in Cycles nodes? I hope it is ...
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How to merge two unconnected edges into a single one

There are several questions on merging connected edges and edge loops, but I can't find the simplest case where we just have two edges: and want them to be merged like this: I don't have a ...
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Make quad face from where two edges will meet?

I can't seem to figure out the right term, but basically I have a mesh like this: and I want to make a face, but when I press F I get a triangle like this: When I want it to make a quad like this: ...
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How to convert edge selection to outer edges only?

I have a selection of edges. I would like to convert my selection to the outer edges only. How do I do this automatically.
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How to make an edge loop that is parallel to one of the sides of the face loop?

How to make an edge loop that is parallel to one of the sides of the face loop? Not this - But this -
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Geometry Nodes Terrain LOD system. Stiching holes on LOD borders

Currently I'm trying to develop an LOD (Level of detail) system for a terrain mesh based on geometry nodes. I use a Separate Geometry node to split a grid into circular LOD regions and subdivide the ...
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How to select edge rings between two edges?

Holding Ctrl you can select the Shortest Path between two selected egdes. This essentially allows you to select a range edgeloop. Like so: Ctrl+Alt+LMB will allow you to select and edge ring like so:...
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Making edges render with Cycles

I'm using the Laplacian Lightning Generator, and have figured out how to make the generated lightning renderable in Blender Internal. While I (probably?) could use this, there's a few issues with me ...
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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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Creating lots of random cuts on a surface

Here's an image of a cube with lots of edges added. It was created using knife tool and lots of clicking: What would be the best way to randomly generate such cuts with less effort...?
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Is there a way to make a five sided bolt out of a 32 sided disk opening?

I am somewhat new to blender and I am trying to hone my modeling skills with a focus on good topology. I am modeling a fire hydrant currently and the end of the pipe openings or valve attachments has ...
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Slide two edge loops away from each other

I've been looking for this feature in Blender, either upon the time of creation using Edge Cut and Slide or afterwards, in just editing the mesh. I'd like to know if it's possible to evenly slide two ...
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How can I automatically extend edge loop selection?

I have a cylinder that I erased some faces near the middle of it on the side like this. However I when I Alt click the edge of it, it doesn't go completely around the new edge like this: What I ...
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What is the difference between an edge loop and an edge ring?

I've heard the terms "edge ring" and "edge loop". What do they mean and how are they different?
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How to deal with bad contiguous edges for 3d printing

I was trying to model my object for 3d-printing and faced this problem. I use 3D Printing Toolbox in Blender v2.79. And checking ...
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How to set absolute bounding box dimensions of a group of selected elements (vertices, edges or faces)

In Object Mode you can change the absolute Dimensions of the selected object, which are connected to the object's relative Scale....
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Straighten edges not on axis

I have some edges that are not on the x, y or z axis. What is a simple way to straighten them? For example, I can scale and then use Shift+Z to straighten on the x and y axis. Any shortcuts other ...
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How to scale a side of already subdivided prism?

How can I go from this: To this? How can I shrink one side of the prism and/or enlarge the other side after a subdivision? So is there a way of proportional scaling the edges? I didn't apply sub ...
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How can I make a plane's edges taper inwards?

How can I deform one edge or multiple edges of a plane or cube so they are tapered in and rounded equally?
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Shader: Rounded edge between the two intersecting faces?

Is there way to do "Rounded Edge Width" in Blender? It's familiar for me from Modo. Anyone know the trick? Like Modo's Rounded Edge Width. Couple links for reference: From the modo documentation: ...
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What is the quickest way to add pairs of edge loops?

I need to create many pairs of edge loops on different objects. The way I do this is shown in the animation below. There is a further step I often do which is moving the edge loop using its ...
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Divide a face into multiple vertical edges

Blender newb here. I want to divide a face into multiple faces (vertical edges). From: To: Naturally, I can use the Knife tool and do it manually, but if I have many divisions to create this seems ...
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How can I make holes on a wrist strap?

beginner here. I'm currently modeling my wristwatch and I'm running into some issues making the holes in the strap. I attempted to use the boolean modifier with a cylinder to get the holes out, and ...
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Select edges by length?

Is it possible to select all edges with a specific length? I have a very exotic problem. In a computer game model, there is audience projected on several billboards, and depending on a billboards ...
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How to get adjacent vertices of a vertex? (with Python)

How can I get a list of vertices that share edge with a given vertex over script? I need this to work in edit mode.
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How to make peeling edges of a paper

I want to model a piece of paper that has curled edges, similar to those created when one keeps a sheet of paper unprotected for a long time, the edges will somewhat shrink. I tried creating a thinned ...
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How to use absolute value in Loopcut and edge slide?

I want to make for example edge slide by 0.5 unit. How can I achieve this ? I don't want to use in edge slide fraction (from -1 to 1), instead real slide value. I found that in previous versions of ...
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