Questions tagged [editing]

Questions pertaining to the usage of Blender's various editing tools and methods

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Sequencer / Linking and updating strips

I'm trying to make a dynamic editing of several strips, but 'im facing two problems to make it work : 1 - I put all my strips (blue ones) end to end. I would like to be able to modify the file of each ...
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How to change texture file names of imported GLTF file when exporting

I have a 3D object with parts of it a particular color and I edited the main texture file to change the color (using Paint Shop Pro tool). Color change works well and I can IMPORT the .glTF file and ...
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Modifier 'Array' and 'Curve'

I have a 'Bezier Circle' and I'm trying to make the object go follow the circle. I add the array and curve modifier then select the circle (scale is set to 1.00 for both the object and the curve) but ...
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selection gets light grey in edit mode, no selection highlight

earlier in edit mode I would see edges same black color, but now only outline edges are seen, and in light grey, which is so hard to see. Also, when I am trying to select edges, vertices, or faces, ...
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Extruding rounded shape from face instead of angular

I am currently following the famous donut tutorial while learning not only 3D modelling but Blender as well. I am currently on this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBtDix7xGOg&t=172s and ...
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How to know which way is up and how to rotate object to a specific place

Two questions but I'm sure they are both easily answered especially the first. Firstly I imported an .obj file (3d image of a timber park bench) rescaled it and output to 'special' giTF for Flight ...
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Why are bones separated from the body during the animation in Edit mode?

I was doing some animations in Blender 2.93, but in "Edit mode", the bone and the meshed body are separated from each other during animation, just as the pic shows. How could I solve this ...
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I wanted to delete a drop, ended up deleting vertices [closed]

I'm a complete beginner. How can I fix this?
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How to copy vertex weights over to the other side?

Below is Edit Mode in which the vertex group "DEF-upper_arm.L" is selected. There are weights assigned. I want to copy the weights over to the corresponding vertices on the other side (that ...
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3ds max: Copy, Instance, Reference - a similar function in the blender. An example of the 3ds max, is in the description

I have a question that I can't find an answer to anywhere. More precisely, I do not know how to ask such a question correctly in order to find an answer to it. I am interested in whether there is ...
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boolen operation is not carried over into stl file upon export

I have attached my modelling approach for cutting out a cylinder with another and then exporting it. For some reason, the stl file does not contain the final cut-out, instead it shows the 2 cylinders. ...
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Error: Invalid Python expression

So I need help again. I am new to blender and am trying to follow a simple tutorial to add drivers to my model. So the guy in the video just put in the expressions and it worked. (And apparently there ...
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how to replicate this move in edit mode from youtube video

I am following this video in constructing an Easter Island figure but at 6min 15secs I struggle to scale the lips in Z as he has shown. I selected just the front faces and side vertices and then ...
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Is it possible to extract part of an object and move it

I have an object which is a single mesh (is that the correct term? - I can only select the entire object) and I would like to actually raise the height of part of the object to match the rest. It is a ...
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How do I lock another UV layout?

In this image have two separate meshes selected in edit mode while in the UV-editor, The goal is to manually match up the unwrapped mesh with another. The one with the red dots is the mesh that's been ...
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Can I make a UV layout with this image?

I have saved this pre-unwrapped UV-layout from an existing texture in the UV-editor which I want to match up with a new head mesh that I'm unwrapping. Is there a way to automatically match this image ...
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Closing holes in solid mesh (not surface)

I have a mesh with a lot of holes. However the mesh is not just a surface, it has 2 sides and I would like to preserve the volume. Right now I would probably for each hole just delete one loop and ...
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How do I fix this vertex pattern?

I accidentally deleted a few vertices on this mesh and tried to fix this by manually creating a new "web" of faces where they were missing. As you can see it ends up looking kinda crooked ...
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Can you use .cub files in blender?

I am looking into a research opportunity with my college and my professor explained to me that he uses a application called Multiwfn and it produces a large txt file of coordinates, I was wondering if ...
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How to properly use Curve modifier?

I've seen other answers saying that I can bend a mesh along a curve with Curve modifier. But I can never make it work as expected. For example: (both objects' origins are at the 3D cursor) bends like ...
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Two issues with pose mode - Can't apply pose as rest pose - IK Bone doesn't keep its connection to the controller

I am having a rather unusual issue with pose-mode in blender. Everytime I apply the pose as rest pose, the armature moves out of its position. Also - edit mode does not "accept" that new ...
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When editing an object in 2.93, how do you stop the other objects from becoming translucent

Very often I need to edit the mesh of an object which lies on top of another object. The definition of the underlying object turns translucent or shaded. Is there any way to stop this. Previous ...
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editing mesh while its rigged doesn't work

I created a base human for my project and fully rigged it the way I wanted to before using it as a template for the other humans. After rigging the character with a basic armature plus IK joints I ...
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Stretch a part of mesh and push the other parts away

For example I have this model: I'd like to stretch the neck part. But if I simply scale it, the head is not moved so the neck will clip into it. If I use proportional editing to scale it, the head ...
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Merging surfaces together to great a Bubble Gum effect with no obvious joins? [duplicate]

I would like to take a string of spheres of varying sizes, line them up into a string so that they are just overlapping, and then joint them together in such a way that their faces merge into each ...
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UV Editor Problem

.....Hi, guys! Today i've started doing the city by CG Geek's tutorial(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW_djQS_N8U&t=590s). So the problem is on 10:17, when he choose "Cube Projection" ...
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Why does this topology cause artifact and how to fix it?

I have this mesh: When subdivided it causes an artifact here: I'm not sure what's going on. It's not a pole, and all surrounding faces are quads. What causes this artifact? And how can I fix it?
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Knife project not working (Blender 2.93.4)

Like always: 1- select the circle 2- shift select the cube 3- edit mode 4- knife project And it doesn't work Has something changed? What I'm doing wrong?
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Why is my icing still going inside my doughnut even after I enabled snapping

I have enabled snapping but it still does not work. I tried to increase the distance between the Icing and Doughnut but It did not work. And after I switched back from object mode to Edit mode the ...
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"borehole" sink edge workflow

Here you can see how i cut some holes using the boolean mod. My goal is to sink all holes. I came up with a very step inconvenient procedure on my own but my question is how the pro's would apply ...
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Why those big spots appear on my mesh?

I don't know but whenever I go in edit mode those spots appear all over my mesh. Plesase explain me why it is happening and how can I get rid of it. stack.imgur.com/Ut9Q2.jpg
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Geometry artifacts on a mesh

I'm a newbie to 3D modelling, making a 3d mesh. I notices such strange artifacts on my model. Could you please help me to find the reason for it? Applying rotation & scale makes it all even worse....
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What is the easier method to add a pipe line with bends [duplicate]

I have created a model of the Vancouver Harbour docks for MS flight simulator. I would like to add a pipeline attached to the side of some of the docks and wonder what is the simplest and easiest ...
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Does Blender Have a Cycle Select Option?

Sometimes you have two edges that are directly on top of each other, which makes it almost impossible to select the one you want. Does Blender have an option to cycle through the possible edges/faces/...
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Rotate a control point of a curve path (not tilt)

I have a path like this: I'd like to rotate the end point so the cross-section becomes like: Is it possible?
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Trimming the edge of a picture (not resizing)

this might be something I can't do in blender. I know what to do in photoshop etc but i was hoping there was a quick way around having to do that. I have an imported image i want to use on the side of ...
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Changing displace modifier without applying it

I have recently discovered that actual terrains can bee made using the Open-Source GIS addon. From our town, we can see a mountain and I tried to create the same in Blender using GIS. But, the ...
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Why cannot see outline, vetex, and faces in viewpoint shading

I am trying t edit my object through the viewport shading. But couldn't see any vertices and faces from it. Alt+ A gives a too detailed line out. What I wanna see are only the basic outlines.
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Shape key mesh problem

I was using a shape key for the finger joint, I thought it worked but then a new issue showed up. When I go into object mode the mesh looks fine but in edit mode it looks ugly like a wort. Is there a ...
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Scaling and then Scaling Back in Edit Mode

I want to be able to scale things in Edit Mode, like by .1 for instance. Then I want to be able to scale it back again to its original size. The problem is I don't know how to figure out what I need ...
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Edge Split Not In Edge Menu?

I don't know why I can't find the Edge Split option in the Edge menu! Is that option no longer available in the new versions of Blender? I think I'm using 2.93 or something.
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Why my edit mode is bigger than my object

I created a rock by rock generator addon, but when i go to edit mode, the vertices are much bigger than my rock, then i can't export to glb because my object gets deformed. Please helpp, i'm ...
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Vertices move without being selected (modifier issue?)

I'm working on a school project in which I must model a keyobard. The whole modeling process was fine, until i wanted to move randomy some keys to give the look of a keyobard that was used beyond its ...
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How to extrude inwards through face?

I've been trying to figure out how to extrude a face inwards and when hitting another face going through it and removing the face. I basically would want an uninterrupted extrusion. This can be ...
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Mesh can`t partially be edited after joining objects

So I have this Model I made and I joined a few parts with shared materials together, and now I simply can not edit the faces / verts / edges on the joined parts at all anymore. The weird thing is, if ...
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What are the small orange dots which appear next to a selected object

I have noticed ever since I first used Blender (mostly) when I select an object a small orange dot appears near to it and when I select All there are many of those small dots displayed (see image ...
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Why are all faces visible in non-wireframe edit mode?

This is probably a stupid question but it's making me go crazy. I have an object and in object mode, it looks normal. But when I go to edit mode (orthographic), I can see all faces even if I'm not ...
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Remove / Merge / Add vertex where overlapping occurs [duplicate]

I'm currently creating text and applying an offset so that the text/font is a bit thicker. This sometimes creates letters that overlap themselves depending on the font used. After converting the text ...
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How to I remove the white box around my object in edit mode?

When I enter edit mode, I see a editable transparent white box around my mesh/object. How do I remove this box and be able to edit it directly? I'll attach screenshots of the problem.
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Cache button and bake button missing in fluid

[ Bake button is missing in fluid panel. Other tutorials said to change the cache settings, but that too is missing! The picture is fully scrolled, there are no more options How to bake?

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