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SUBDIVIDE as in Owl Tutorial Does Not Create Boxes V2.92 [closed]

If you follow the "owl" creation tutorial, right at the beginning, the second box is created, then scaled, then subdivided 2X. The subdivide command from the menu does not produce the same ...
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How to ensure the selection direction using Alt Select

When you use alt select on say a sphere. The selection can go one of two ways. It can either select the latitude or longitude route around the sphere. How can I choose which way I want the selection ...
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Edit mode vertices getting dragged?

Blender 2.79: I have this problem in edit mode, when I try to move this vertice, it keeps getting dragged away for some reason. I'm trying to create a corrective shape key for this area, the mesh ...
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How to tweak verts while in Anotate tool active?

In this video retopology is done with addon b-surface using annotation to create mesh, https://youtu.be/FkWvgT75SbA?t=793 at 13:13 he moves vertices while having Annotate tool active. Bottom left ...
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How do I hide wireframes of other objects, showing the wireframe of only one?

As pictured: What setting did he toggle and how do I do it so it looks like his layout too? Edit: My current layout is to the right, his is to the left
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Is it possible to edit bone positions on the posed (not rest) stance?

EDIT3: Apparently my question is harder to solve than than I expected, so here's my Blend file. I have a model which is A-posed at rest ("rest", arms closer in angle to the cape bones shown ...
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Is it possible to lock a bone in pose mode while removing the influence from the parent?

At first I assumed an issue like this would be rather simple, but it seems anything but. My goal is essentially to have a bone locked entirely in place (Imagine a lizard's tail resting statically half ...
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How do I make a cut parallel to an edge?

How do I make the cut in the picture parallel to the active edge? How do I also make sure the thickness of the cut of area is a certain value (in this case 3mm).
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Blender Basic Bevel is Flat - Not Curved [closed]

Basic scene with mesh cube. 4 parallel outer edges are selected to round the cube. A bevel is applied but here is no curve to the bevel. Why? And what tiny settings do I need to correct? And where ...
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A shape I haven't included keeps appearing, don't know how to fix it

The issue I've been having is: this shape (the half-empty green "pyramid") wasn't meant to be there. I was using proportional editing to lower pieces of land (grid object) to make it look ...
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add vertex to an edge in edit mode [closed]

When I want to add a vertex to an edge in Edit Mode at first it works, but when I want to add two other vertices it messes it up. The following images will make you understand more
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Link vertex's in single object

Have created a wheel and want to move vertex's inside the wheel. There are five holes and each hole has 266 vertex. When changing/moving any vertex from any hole the other four vertex's from the other ...
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When I try to dissolve a border with B while insetting, nothing happens [duplicate]

I'm doing blender gurus tutorial and in his tutorial, he says to click b during an inset in order to dissolve a border, but when I click b nothing happens can anyone help with this?
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Wrong shading after Shade Flat

how to fix this? This happened when I used Flat Shading on top faces
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Where can I change “snap to symmetry” tool settings?

In Edit Mode, I can do Mesh -> Snap to Symmetry. The operation is performed and I can see the results. However, the manual shows that there are settings (Direction, Threshold, Factor, Center). I ...
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I was sculpting a donut, to give it a real shape I dented it in the middle but then when I went back to layout, the vertices were disconnected,why?

I was working on a donut through a YouTube video of Blender guru, after finishing the basics of donut in layout, I went on to sculpting it. During the sculpting, I dented the middle portion of the ...
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How do I edit a character's face vertex to skim the eyeball's curvature?

I want to contour my character's face to its eyeballs. I wish I didn't have to do 1 vertex at a time as that is what I am doing now visually, I move a vertex towards the eye then I would pull back ...
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Flatten option is not available in Blender 2.92

I am following along a this tutorial at the mark 49:05 time, he is using F3 to open Search menu, and types FLATTEN. When I do the same, the search results disappear, and I have no FLATTEN option. I ...
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Mesh object gets destroyed after move in edit mode

I have a mesh object that behaves fine when I move it in object mode. But if I go to edit mode, select all faces and move them just a bit, the mesh gets destroyed - some faces disappear. What is wrong ...
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How to do you make the verticles to make the triangle curved?

Im quite new to blender and I am wondering on how to make these triangles look curved?
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how do i make the rotation and scale for the X,Y,Z, red, green, blue in the object properties window like in the layout menu instead of it being grey

how do i make the rotation and scale for the X,Y,Z, red, green, blue in the object properties window like in the layout menu instead of it being grey
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UV Unwrap texture scale problem

I have built a modular road system for a low poly city I am working on. I textured it with PBR materials and intend to bake the result in one 2048 by 2048 image in order to have a low poly version ...
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How to cut the end of this cylinder flat?

I want to generate a cylinder (which I apply some modifiers to) which goes to the centre of the mirror (which I then bool difference to get rid of the intersecting part), and then generate another ...
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Offset the bone in edit mode so animation isn't offset as well in pose mode?

I extracted a character's armature along with it's mesh model from a game's asset files, and when I import said character into Blender, some of the bone's location and rotation are messed up, they are ...
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How to model text with ridges (car badge) [duplicate]

So I've been learning some blender the past few months but up until now I have never really used edit mode or made some hardsurface modelling. I am trying to replicate this First I used solidworks to ...
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Apply Rotation on downloaded, appended eye model resets original rotation and it's driving me crazy

I’ve downloaded a very simple eyeball with a jpeg texture, and when appending to a file I am unable to apply the correction rotation. When I apply, the eyeball flips exactly 180 degrees. Thus I am ...
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How to fatten body parts in blender [duplicate]

I need to thicken ("fatten") some parts of my mesh. I tried to scale X but it deforms and make a mess. How do I solve this?
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Option to export directx (.x) is missing (Windows 10) (Blender 2.69) [duplicate]

i have a problem with my Blender on Windows 10 and hope you can help me. So i use Blender for Building Objects like houses etc. . The objects have to be exported in directx (.x) format. With my old ...
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problem with deformation of curve modifier

i was want to make cylinder with holes i make this plane and then i add array and curve modifier as shown : you can see the mesh is not connected even when merge is enabled so i apply the array ...
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How can I voiceover in blender video editing?

I am beginner in blender. But I am using blender. Because blender is free for all. I am a premire pro user but I love blender for their good functional option in blender. I can not voiceover in ...
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How do I see all vertices in edit mode?

I have a simple example: start a new project, go into edit mode, click the cube, click Modifiers, and add a "Subdivision Surface" modifier. If I up the "Levels Viewport" above 0, I ...
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Added .FBX doesn't follow armature “head” bone

(newbie here) I have an rigged character and I am trying to add additional .FBX props on top of that. Steps followed: Import FBX prop (a branch in this case) Add Armature modifier and linked it to ...
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How do you create a dashed circle in blender? [duplicate]

How would you create a dashed circle in blender with an empty circle object? I want something that looks sort of like this: Related: How do you create a dashed line in Blender?
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How can I best combine different objects in a way that reduces vertices and edges?

New to Blender. Let's say I have a cylinder and rectangular prism that intersect each other along their long sides, like so: I want to merge these shapes in a way that eliminates the intersecting ...
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Merge separate vertices residing at the same coordinates [duplicate]

Is there a way how to merge vertices that are exactly at the same X/Y/Z coordinates? I mean like: select all vertices and make it for all at once (not going one-by-one pair manually as there may be ...
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Clip stops at frame 100

I added a clip (19s) by drag and drop in Blender (Layout). When I press the play button, the clip works normally...till frame 100, then the picture stopped but in the timeline it moves forward. Frame ...
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Boolean modifier doesn't work

I want to cut holes into my lantern for some glass, which I will then put in there as surface, with some oldish gold design. But the modifier doesn't work. Maybe it is because of the "opened mesh&...
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Control edges for lofting

I have 3 edge loops like so: I can loft between 2 of them using Bridge Edge Loops or Loft from LoopTools I'd like to use the third edge as a guide for the loft, like in most CAD programs. So the end ...
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OBJ File Stops Being Smooth After Edits In Blender

I'm having someone modify a perfectly smooth OBJ file of a can for me (blue). But no matter what settings he uses in Blender, his modified OBJ file of a can (purple) gets sent back to me and renders ...
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Can you easily make an edge loop go through a triangle?

Is there any way to do something similar to Maya's insert edge loop tool, where the edge loop wraps around the triangle? (Using Ctrl + R makes the edge loop stop before the triangle)
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Spin tool in Blender 2.92.0 rotates only around z-axis by default

The documentation says that the spin tool will extrude faces along an arc rotating around the axis of the viewport. No matter which axis my viewport is oriented to, and no matter where my 3D-cursor is,...
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What is going on with selection?

New scene. Enter edit mode. Use the bisect tool to slice the Cube. Only the new vertices appear to be selected. Enter object mode. In the console: ...
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Blender video to .mp4 [duplicate]

I'm very new to blender and are using it to edit videos. I slapped 2 osu clips and a end card together but for some reason it only wants to save as a .blend file.
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How to create dynamic 2D text overlay that follows and tracks objects like this example

Does anyone know how to create a text overlay that seems to track and extend to the objects it's pointing to like in this example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz8i43E2tk4 I'm not sure what program ...
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Inexplicable darker reflecting face shaders after duplicating

I am currently getting the same issue several times. I think it usually happens when I duplicate some vertices/face/edges within an object. The resulting face shaders appear to be more darker and ...
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Why Shift R doesn't work properly? [closed]

When I am trying to use Shift + R (repeat action) after rotation, it works in the wrong direction. Why is this happening?
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How to undo split normals?

Is there a simple way to undo split normals? It seems that it can be done with Python code like described in Clear Custom Split Normals Data on all objects but how to do this for one object using the ...
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Vertices not showing in vert select mode, and I cannot manipulate or transform anything

So, I'm in vert select mode, and I cannot select anything except for pressing A, which selects everything. Also when I'm in vert select mode, the edges are bolded like if I was in edge select mode. ...
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How to use transform orientation in several scenes?

I've created a custom transform orientation based on object Z in scene A. I also created a scene B where where I also need this orientation but object Z has no instance. I know, that I can link object ...
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I locked one axis in edit mode and don't know how to unlock

I just have a simple plane and I can't move it in z axis. even if I rotate it, it just shrinks onto its self. Rotates normal in object mode and the weird lock seams to follow the objects orientation ...

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