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An edge is a line segment connecting two vertices.

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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 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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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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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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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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Blender 2.8 I 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Around-Corners Transparency in Cycles?

Using Ray Length I can make the center of a cube hollow. But what I actually want is the inverse - for the outline to be transparent and the inside solid. At a glance it seems this would be a matter ...
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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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How to fix boolean cut failures?

I refer to the Blender built-in boolean tool described here. I am cutting a complex surface > 30 000 facets. All the cuts are along coplanar surfaces. About 50 % of the cuts fail. In the detail of ...
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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 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 cut a mesh at the edge?

Is there a way I can cut by continuing an edge? So I want a cut at the red line, possibility using the knife tool, but I can't use the angle snap, since its not on any particular angle, so is there a ...
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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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How to export fills on Freestyle SVG export?

I have a simple cube object with a blue diffuse color. I enable the freestyle svg plugin and check all the necessary boxes. Freestyle exports the edges to the .SVG but there are no colors present. Do ...
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How do I reduce edge loops without weird geometry?

I'm trying to understand/learn modeling and I'm having problems reducing the number of edge loops I have without super weird geometry or awful triangles. Here's a picture of what I'm trying to ...
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Addon that implements edge/face groups similar to the vertex group feature? [duplicate]

I've found the vertex group feature very handy, but it only saves vertices, making it difficult to save edges or faces. Can somebody point me to an addon that lets me save edge/face selections?
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How can I Bevel this sphere correctly?

I'm modeling this lamp, and when I try to make that curve, with the edge selected in the image at its center, the bevel doesn't limit itself within the other two edges at both sides, it extends as I ...
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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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