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An edge is a line segment connecting two vertices.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Subsurf modifier rounding sharp edges

I tried to apply a Subdivision Surface on a part of my object. I can't keep the angles sharp, they all turn into rounded angles. The angle before applying the Subdivision surface... ...And after
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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 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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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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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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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 get hard edges when using subsurf modifier?

I am rather new at modeling but I am working on a nicer Porsche 944 model. I have a solid looking hood but there is a part of the hood where it drops a little and with the sub surf modifier I am ...
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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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Is there anyway to snap to vertices while using Edge Slide with Clamp Off?

I am a precision modeler, which means I like to be exact instead of "eyeballing" things when I model. I am very happy to see the option to Edge Slide with Clamping Off in v2.75a, but I don't seem to ...
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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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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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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 are the colored/highlighted edges in edit mode?

I have this .blend file In edit mode there are red and pink edges (see picture). Edit Mode: What colored edges mean? How can I use them?
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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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How to model a ridged dial or gear shape

Having a difficult time finding the correct name for this, but I have some photos. I'm specifically trying to model a sniper scope, and some of the circular rings on it have ridges on them, but I'm ...
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How to set edge bevel weights from a python script

I need to set weights for some edges from a python script. I have tried looping through object.data.edges and setting bevel_weight values but I can't get it right. It only works if I have first edited ...
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How to round the edges of this object?

I need to round the edges of this object. The bottom edges are going to be rounded in conjunction with another object, so, I guess, this should be left out right now. I tried using the bevel tool (...
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How to make a perfectly flat bottom for 3D-printing topographic relief?

I'm trying to print a topographic relief, I'm close to the end but I can't find a way to have the back of my object perfectly flat without changing the top. (I tried to SY ...
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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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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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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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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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edges with thickness and color

Is there a way to vary the thickness and color of lines created by just edges and vertices? I realize that a face can be defined and then color and material applied, but is there any way to apply a ...
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Any feature in Blender which can show front edges and back edges differently like in Sketchup

I have asked on question here: Why the inner edge line segments are drawn in freestyle render output , but it looks like Blender's freestyle render does not works quite well, as it has bugs. So my ...
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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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Modeling a curve edge of a plane

I'm new to blender and trying to model the blade of my helicopter and can't figure out how to make an edge curved (for the red tip and selected edge). The object is a plane, with one loop cut. I ...
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line segments with edges into a curve

I want to give these line segments a continuous cylinder shape, like a Spaghetti noodle. My aim is to make this path visible in render mode. At the moment you are not able to see it in render mode ...
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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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Bridging multiple edges at a time

I try to create a face between two edges, but it always gets a strange looking result. I worked for years with another cad application called "Vector". In this App if you select edges, the software ...
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Custom hard edges in Blender

Currently this is my method to get nice hard and soft shaded edges in Blender. I "shade smooth the whole object. I then go ti it's object data, activate Auto Smooth and set a desired angle." This ...
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How to outset from edges/vertices?

I want to use outset on edges or vertices, as I have made a path with vertices and want to outset it. But it appears inset, with or without the outset option, does not work on edges or vertices. This ...
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Subsurf Modifier artifacts

So I was messing with Subsurf modifier to create a certain sword and then some weird artifacts began to appear (cape-like). I've tried adjusting the Crease, but couldn't achive what I wanted. Basicly, ...
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Blender knife tool options

So I'm 3d modeling a logo and there's one oddly shaped part that needs to be extruded. I am trying to use the knife tool to cut it out, but every time I finish it deletes the face. In the operator I ...
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Blender 2.74 loop tools make circle disappear

I have the loop tools addon enabled and when I click the circle button with these verts selected, it just disappears. Why is that? You can see the selected options in the bottom screenshot. It is ...
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Can't bevel an NGon

I want to achieve a uniform bevel on the top surface of my model as shown in the first image below, but the bevel is spoiled by 2 'extra edges' joining the top edge loops (image 2). No matter what ...
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Why do measurements change when switching from Global to Local in edit mode?

Why does the edge length information shown after ticking Edge Info -> Edge Length under Mesh Display change after choosing Global or Local?
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Unselected vertices and edges move along wth selected ones [duplicate]

I'm pretty new to Blender, but I am stuck on one thing: every time I try to move a particular vertex, or edge loop, or whatever, using the Translation Widget or the "G" key, a number of other vertices ...
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Subdivision surface modifier problem

Hello! I've recently started learning Blender and faced one problem. After applying subdivision surface modifier I have plenty of extra faces. I've watched some teaching videos and I suppose ...
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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 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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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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How to bridge edge loops with a twist of .5?

I'm trying to make a 3D model of a twist-cut torus, like this one: https://youtu.be/3_VydFQmtZ8?t=3m39s The current version of the model costs about $50 in Shapeways. I'm trying to get that down by ...
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How to offset the edges? [duplicate]

I want to offset the edges. An reference.gif is attached. I have done in other software. Can we offset the edges in that way.
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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 ...