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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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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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Straighten UV Vertices Maintaining Relative Distance

I'm creating long, winding strips as in the illustration below and need to make the edges of the UV map straight at the edges of the grid, so that the texture stretches across its width once and ...
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How to create poly cylinders on all edges easily?

I have a low poly model that I am trying to modify to have a constructed look to it. The look I am going for is similar to this where all edges are cylinders connecting the spherical vertices: (With ...
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Is proportional 3D weighted decimation on cubic objects possible?

i´ve been thinking the last two days how to calculate this problem with blender, maybe im stupid and it´s simple. i need a specific decimation calculation to transform blue into green img.A img.B ...
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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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Removing double edges (reverse edge split) in a script

I have a 2D model of a road that consists of separate rectangles whose ends are approximately lined up. Below an example of a situation where the road turns slightly. There are thousands of ...
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Shading / smoothing - how does it work with edges, faces, vertices? [duplicate]

There are options in edit mode in Shading/UV to mark faces, edges and vertices smooth or sharp / flat, but I don't understand how do they work and can't find it anywhere in internet. I understand ...
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How to get smooth edges on text object?

I'm working with some text objects for some motion graphics. However, the edges come are really rough: Initially I figured it was just caused by lower-res rendering in the 3D view, however, it also ...
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How to smooth a specific edge?

I have had a problem dealing with this edge no matter what I do. As you can see I am trying to make a face and last time I checked nobody has a sharpish edge going down the side of their head. I've ...
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Set the Edges Invisible [Feature-not-yet-supported]

We have a mesh using the mirror modifier. How could we set the central edges (yellow arrow indicators pointing at) used for mirroring invisible during working on the mesh? Like in Lightwave or ...
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Edge won't go away, no matter what I try, and it can't be selected

theres a loose edge in my blend file and i tried delete loose, clean up, remove doubles, EVERYTHING. i worked hard on this model and i can't let it go to waste. anyone help?
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Hard edges in cylindrical shape

I'm having a hard time trying to figuring out, how to add loop or cuts in the inner edges but not adding more geometry to the overall circular shape 'because it will connect in another mesh with the ...
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How to make a frame out of edges

So I have this shape that I want to turn into a sign.I want to make a black frame around this on these selected edges using materials.How can I make the edges look like an actual frame in object mode?
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Why are there dots on Edges?

Why are there dots on some of the edges while other edges do not have dots? How do I remove these dots since they affect the subdivide smooth results?:
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A shape of cubes has “dangling edges”

The shape I made consists of several hundred cubes (generated via Python), with some stacked on top of others, and all joined into one shape using Ctrl+J.However, ...
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Why the inner edge line segments are drawn in freestyle render output

I try to draw a robot arm for teaching, when I rendered the scene with freestyle enabled, I see that some inner line segments are drawn unexpected. See the image shot below: I have only two objects ...
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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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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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boolean modifier leaves cutting edge on face

I have 2 cylinders where I make a difference with boolean modifier. After applying, I see in the Edit mode that there are 2 edges connecting the outsite with the inside. Is there a way to avoid this ...
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Is it possible to slide an edge beyond the two vertices its attached to?

Hey guys! I got a simple, hollow circle mesh that I'd like to gradually fill by using edge slide. Meaning that I want to be able to slide the edge from the top to the bottom of the circle The only ...
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How can I merge two edges in 90 degrees to a one single rounded edge?

I have the following problem and I do not know how to solve. I have two edges I would like to merge them with a curve but I do not know how to do it. Here is an example : In yellow I marked what I ...
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Is there an Edge Crease tool for the Smooth option (similar to that used for the Sub surf modifier) [duplicate]

I know this is a long shot (and I'm going to have to go back and delete/recreate my arrays with a subsurf mod) but since I've already locked in most of them: I was wondering if there is a tool that ...
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How to create an edge loop including an existing edge?

Lets say I have something like this: How could I create an edge loop around the model that includes the circled edge?
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How to undo a Bevel modification?

Bevel in Blender is "simulated" by splitting edges into multiple faces. This results in a lot of crap which makes it harder to modify an edge afterwards. What is the best way to deal with it? I would ...
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How to create two edges out of an edge?

I'm having trouble modeling a somewhat simple shape. What I currently have is this: And what I'm trying to get is this: What would be a way to do this? I can't just extrude the bottom faces, because ...
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Orange edges in object mode

i'm having a problem where some edges are shown orange while in object mode and won't go away.
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How to reduce amount of edge lines as in picture?

I am currently moddeling a house using a guide on youtube. Pretty much everything went allright untill I ended up questioning myself on this: In the screenshot below you can clearly see there are a ...
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Cannot continue my model because of unexplained angles in the X Y and Z orientations

Hey everyone (something happened to my account so had to ask this question again), I'm very new to Blender and i'm learning a lot through tutorials. I have come to a part where I cannot continue ...
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How to create a plane about such dimensions as the length of other edge?

How to create the square (plane) about such dimensions as the length of some other edge from the scene?
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How many vertices can I connect to a face?

I was wondering how many vertices I can connect to a face. I mean, when modeling, I can connect as many as I want, but is it allowed to do such stuff? Because I know that if I raise a single point ...
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Vertex connected edge highlighting

I am having an issue where the vertex that I have selected does not highlight connected edges. This happened sometime when I was modelling and it is starting to annoy me. Following this link, It says ...
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How to evenly space edges?

Related to: How to evenly space vertices? However, I want to evenly space vertical or horizontal edges, and this tool does not work for the job.
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How to select faces/edges/vertices on one side of an object?

I would like to select one side of an object, like shown in the image below (this is a very simple object that I created for the purpose of demonstration). I did it in this image by going around the ...
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Cannot rip multiple disconnected vertices

I've searched the internet, and have seen the code which generates this error. While I've been a programmer for more years than I can remember, I'm still quite new to Blender (and I have a feeling, ...
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Create Multiple Edges at once and align them very precisely with extrude? (Watch Video as Ex.)

Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrZU6-jr8VU time at 20:26 - 20:43. I know that you can create an edge with ⎈ CtrlF but how does he manage to create multiple edges at once and align them ...
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refine rounded face

I have model, imported from STL a file, and cleaned up the mess with triangles a little. I removed all doubled vertices and edges. So I clicked together all linked faces manually and made one out of ...
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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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Get a face selected pointing upwards

I am trying to create a script that selects a face that is pointing upwards from a edge selection. It does not matter if you have several edges or one selected i only need to get one face on top ...
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move loop selection to next or previous loop?

I am trying to move the selected loop to next loop (the first selected loop needs to be deselected as well, what i need help with is to move the selection not expand it. Is it any command in blender ...
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Can a local axis be aligned with an edge?

I want to align (make parallel) any of the 3 local axes with an edge. How can this be done? Can such an axes system be made available outside the object the edge belongs to?
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Merge vertex into an edge

I'd like to merge a vertex into an edge without subdivide the edge and merge the vertices; i usually use the knife tool, create a second vertex in the edge, set "cursor to selected" to the first ...
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Offset edges along a plane

How do you offset a series of edges evenly, looped or not? Searching on line I came across http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Extensions:2.6/Py/Scripts/Modeling/offset_edges which seems to be what I'm ...
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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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Connect two cylinders at the corner of a bench seat

I have another problem within Blender. I can't find a way to connect two cylinders at the corner of a bench seat. I have four corners to connect. Here is a picture: Only one of the corners is ...
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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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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 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 change the edge loop direction?

No, i don't mean rotating the faces. I can't understand exactly how could i change the direction of the edge loop flow! And the problem is theoretical - i need to keep quads and i need to change the ...
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Smooth edge loops

A simple example what I like to do: In this workflow I am using the "smooth vertex" operator to smooth the edge loops. For my desired result I need to delete the bridge edges to smooth only the loops,...
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How can I animate an edge loop?

I have a simple gauge that I want to animate to make the green part fill the gauge progressively. The whole gauge is also slowly rotating on its Y axis while this is happening. I tried looking ...