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How to edit Parameters for an Object after it is created?

When you first add a cylinder, you have the option to change the number of vertices, etc, but once you do anything else in blender, it seems you no longer can edit those parameters. Is there a ...
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Cursor is set to move by increments. how to reset to normal?

My cursor is moving by every selection by large increments! Normally when I use Blender, I am able to select and move objects to any coordinate. Now, all of the sudden, when I select an object or ...
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How to use the Alt + Right click in edit mode in Linux

I am trying to use the Alt+Right Click to select edge loops in Linux Mint but this shortcut doesn't work it is already used for Linux to reduce a window. I have checked the keyboard shortcut but it ...
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Cutting a circular hole in a hollow cylinder without distorting the cylinder

Whenever I try to cut out a circular hole in either a cylinder or sphere the polygons around the circular hole always have distorted normals after smoothing. Is there anyway to fix this. I've tried ...
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display face normal direction in blender 2.8

How can I know if the normals of an object are flipped or not? Because in version 2.8 both normals have the same color and I can't identify if it's a flipped normal, unlike the previous versions where ...
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How can I select part of a mesh and make it seperate?

I want to make the teeth a separate child object from the mouth. I want to know the best way to do this. I have tried going into edit mode with Tab and trying to select all the vertices but that ...
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How to set a specific edge length numerically?

I've got this question from one of my best students. The question is the following: Suppose, that we have Edit mode with some edges, vertices, etc. How to set a selected edge to have a specific ...
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Is there any way to remove edges causing a loop?

How do I remove/dissolve the selected edges while keeping the geometry? Every other modeling software I've worked with can do this without any problem but Blender refuses to dissolve/remove them or ...
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2.8 remove doubles has changed to Merge by Distance

I'm using 2.8 Is there no default short key combo to remove duplicates now? I see that I can quickly add a shortcut for it - but it seems to me that it's something that should be in the mesh (w) ...
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Random sized cylinders with no intersection/gaps

I'm trying to find a way to achieve an extruded version of what the image below shows without having to manually scale every cylinder. I tried particle systems (hair, both vertex and face modes), but ...
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Overlaying an image to cover a face in a video?

I am trying to make a youtube video and in the part of the video I'm going to have a image of a face on top of my face to preserve my privacy. I tried going frame by frame with a picture that has a ...
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How to create a gradient texture?

I am wondering how to recreate some kinds of effects (you can easily do in Photoshop) in Blender. I want to create the gradient textures like ones pictured below, should I render objects and blur ...
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How do I Inset a face equally?

How can I inset/extrude a face, so that the outer faces have the same width? Any kind of help is appreciated
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Change radius for proportional editing

When proportional editing is enabled in edit mode, then if you select and drag a point, nearby points will also move with it. The effect has a certain radius. How can you set this radius? According to ...
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What is the fastest way to add vertices to a curve at a specific point?

For example, in inkscape you can double click to add a new control vertex: Is there a way to do that in Blender? The closest thing I have found so far is CtrlLMB, but it just adds an unconnected ...
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Push Faces Like Sketchup

Is there a way in Blender to push faces like Sketchup does? The best I can get is doing a regular extrude and a lot of work to clean the "mess" up... Thank you for your time!
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how to extend an object just on one side along his own edges?

lets say i want to extend the object below just on his right side and it would not have the exact orientation at the x-axis like it has at the foto. so in other word: it should extend on the right ...
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Outlining in Blender?

I am currently working on converting my logo vectored as a SVG to a 3D model using the 2.72 version. I ran into a problem with my logo because it contains a black stroke and an orange stroke (see both ...
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Need a way to do a "loop cut" on a triangle fan

Need a way to do a loopcut- ish thingy on the blue line
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Removing internal geometry before 3D printing

I am pretty new to Blender but I looked at some tutorials on how to build my own structure etc. I found one Youtube video at about 2:05 minutes, where they select all inner vertices with some clicks ...
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Independent Edit/Object mode in splitscreen

When I split screen in two and switch Edit/Object mode, they both change. How to change just one? The intention here is: use one to modelling with numkey view with transparent wireframe and the other ...
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Snap face to grid

I need to move an entire object, so that one of the faces is exactly at Z=0. What is the best way to do this? Basically, if I could select Grid or 3D Cursor in the Snap To menu, that would be perfect: ...
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How do I add polygons to fill a face?

trying to recreate this Elijah bottle. I have two sides, one of which is outlined in red. How do I fill that face with polygons so I can then grab the center (that red square dot) to pull it outward ...
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How to create a rounded cone

I'm really new to Blender and for my next project I need to create a cone with curved edges. I've searched online and messed around with Blender but I can't find a way. What could I try? EDIT Sorry ...
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Clean up vertices/edges with no faces

Is there anyway to cleanup vertices/edges in edit mode? I have been deleting some faces from a mesh but it seems to create a few loose vertices/edges. Update for clarity: So I have a mesh like ...
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How to change the shadow color in Blender Cycles?

I want to change the color of the shadow casting by a cube to green. While it's very easy to do it in Blender Internal (you select the lamp, go to the Lamp data header and change the shadow's color in ...
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How can I use imperial units when entering measurements?

I've set my units (UnitSettings.system) to Imperial in Properties → Scene → Units. I can now see my measurements in imperial units. For example, I see ...
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Video and audio strips of imported file out of sync?

I have captured some 1080p video game footage with Open Broadcaster. Now I would like to edit it using the Blender video editor. First of all, if I understand this correctly, I have to set the frame ...
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How to Bend profiled rectangle exactly to 45 degrees?

I have these profiled rectangle. I need to Bend it around Z-axis (Face #2 need to go to right) thus angle between faces #1 and #2 be exactly 45 degress. File:
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How to set a random value for multiple shape keys?

My question is related to my previous asked one: How to set a specific value for multiple shape keys? I have about 300 shapekeys and want to set a random value for all of them. How to do this via ...
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Can't write bmesh object back to mesh datablock

I'm struggling to learn Blender's structures and types and use Python to modify meshes. In trying to sort out image updating, bmesh and mesh data, I copied the following code from the Blender 2.64 ...
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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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Is there any good way to snap to intersection?

I'm doing a lot of cleanup work after a bad boolean action, and in this scenario, some vertices are offset somehow and what I want to do is to reconnect them to the edge they are supposed to be ...
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Draw points on screen with bgl? (python)

I'd like to use bgl to draw dots points on 2d screen from 3d vertices in scene. I have lines working by using bgl.GL_LINE_LOOP but I couldn't find the full list of <...
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Selecting vertices within a box defined by exact coordinates

I have a mesh with lots of densely packed vertices. I want to select all vertices within a bounding box defined by (x1,y1,z1) and (x2, y2, z2) exactly without selecting other vertices outside. Is ...
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Extruding outward from center point to create the Bottle Cap Grip

I have a bottle cap that I wanted to create the look of a grip by selecting every few other faces (having used the Select/Checker Deselect option to do that) as seen in the pic below. Now I'm stumped ...
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How can I rotate an object's coordinate system without rotating the object?

I have the following situation with a chimney on a roof: I'd like to slide the chimney around on the plane parallel to the roof. One way I could accomplish this would be if I could somehow rotate the ...
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Cutting rectangular hole in a cylinder with subsurf modifier?

I have a cylinder and I want to cut a rectangular hole in it,I do it but when adding a subsurf modifier to the object and add some proximity loops but I fact this problem as you see here how can I ...
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Objects in edit mode are all black

I have created two bezier circles, then converted them to meshes. When I press tab to enter edit mode, the objects appear completely black. You can see the exact tutorial I am following at 6:20 of ...
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Rendering low and res/high res images [closed]

Is it possible to render in Blender with reduced low res files and then ask Blender to render the final render with 4k high res files? Low and high res files would be numbered identically but would be ...
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Cannot load movie files on Ubuntu

I am starting to use Blender to edit videos on Linux. What it's wrong if I add a movie in avi format and it only works on Windows but not on Linux? In Linux it says that file cannot be loaded. If ...
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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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Tapering a tentacle mesh with uniformly scaled suction discs

How can I taper the tentacle while maintaining the circular shape of the suckers along it's length? I have modeled a simple tentacle using the array and curve modifier. Imagine the tentacle as a set ...
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Changing color of objects not working, can't see materials in viewport

I am having trouble changing colors of objects. I've changed the color of the material but it isn't making any visible changes and preview is unchanged in the viewport.
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Vertex count number display [duplicate]

Is there any way to show the number of selected vertices in Edit Mode?
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2.8 mesh select mode hotkey changed

The hotkey for mesh select mode (vertex, edge, face) while in edit mode Ctrl + Tab has been reassigned in 2.8. Is there another hotkey assigned for this?
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Move cursor to center of some selected geometry/faces

I am making a gun. What I'd like the to do is this Select all the faces that make up the handle Move the 3D cursor to the center of the selection (or center of mass) Set the origin of the object at ...
Nicolas Martel's user avatar
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Position all selected vertices to the same place [duplicate]

Can I position all selected vertices to the same place? I basically want to set all of their x positions to 0.
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Select touching/joined vertices/edges/faces

Is there any way to select touching/joined vertices/edges/faces in edit mode?
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Pressing "W" turned my cursor into a circle

I was editing a curve for hair, and pressed W to bring the specials menu and Subdivide it, but instead everything but the curve I had active dissapeared, and my cursor turned into a circle like the ...
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