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How do create a mesh on the base of a set of orthodontic brackets I designed like the regular bracket on the picture e

How to.create mesh in the base of a bracket without harm ing the brackets base dimensions k
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Noob question. Join/separate object

Why can't I also separate two object while in Object Mode (while to join two objects, you must go into Object Mode and not into Edit Mode) but I have to go to Edit Mode to do that? Am I using wrong ...
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Is there a way to align the view to a non-active camera?

I have multiple cameras setup in my scene at predetermined locations. Pressing Numpad 0 will align the 3D view to the current active camera. Is there a way for me ...
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Disable editing of multiple objects in Blender 2.8

In Blender 2.8, if you have multiple objects selected in Object Mode, and then hit Tab to enter Edit Mode, ALL the selected objects (both the yellow active object and the orange selected-but-inactive ...
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Masking selected vertices for sculpting

I have 3 questions related to masking in blender. I'm using latest 2.80rc2. Is there a way to mask a subobject or selected vertices inside a mesh? Can we mask a selected vertex group? For example, ...
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Blender objects select [duplicate]

The image attached, when I try to select part of the stadium, the whole stadium is selected, how can I separate this into different parts so I can edit different parts. Thanks
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display face normal direction in blender 2.8

how to know if the normals of an object is flipped or not. cause 2.8 has only the same colors of normals and i cant identify if its a flipped normal. unlike the previous versions that there are to ...
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Bezier Curve: How to see only selected vertex handle?

I am making a complex bezier shape, and handles from other vertices is starting to hinder the selection of desired vertex and handles. I have to view from all angles to understand where is the point/...
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How to create a perfect depth hole?

I want to create a perfect depth hole. I tried using boolean and bevel after, but doesn't work... Here is my reference image:
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Connecting two messy mesh together the easy way?

i have two piece of a sofa right here the problem is that the topology is a mess, and the limit of the two mesh are not the same. what i want is two thing: aligning the two lines of the edges of ...
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Applying Rotation and Scale Deforms my object

Hi i'm just a newbie here in blender. I'm trying apply rotation and scale to the object but it just deforms. How to fix this problem? Thanks!
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Selecting Face selects entire object!

Hi everyone i am a novice to blender and have been watching tutorial by Chic Areon on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj04Pj_Jk7s) i am doing just as she says by chosing select face in edit ...
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2.8 Keymaps for specific selection modes?

Is it currently possible to set keymaps for specific selection modes like vertex, edge, and face. What I would like to do: Select all linked by double clicking a face. Select an edge loop by double ...
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Transforming around cursor doesn't work

I'm having problem with vertex rotating. Rotating/scalling around cursor works fine in object mode, but in edit mode Blender rotates verticies around origin point instead. Rotating aroung bounding box ...
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Problem with moving vertices in shape key edit mode

Does anyone know why a totally unrelated vertex is moving with the vertex that I want to move when I'm trying to build a shape key in edit mode? There are no drivers and no unusual modifiers other ...
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2.8 proportional edit

hey guys so i love using the proportional edit when moving vertices around on a project that i have already sub divided. that way everything still keeps , you know.. the proportional shape that i am ...
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replies to thread box very restricted [migrated]

one can write a question and have paragraphs etc, add images. reply to a reply and hit enter for a paragraph and the typing gets posted ! small little box to type in. also I have to wait 40 mins it ...
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What are adaptive units in Blender 2.8?

What does it do differently than centimeters, meters, inches, micrometers, etc.?
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How to extend face along its natural direction?

How do you extend a face, or extrude an edge tangent to it? In Fusion 360, this operation is called "extend - natural," or "tangent." In Blender, the only way I can think of, is to select the faces ...
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My walking cycle animations get messed up when i try to do some animation in beetween them

It's a bit difficult to explain, but i have this carachter who's going from A to B, but he's going to pick up something in beetween. So when he reaches that middle section i stop him and i also stop ...
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How to copy multiple values between objects

Lets say I have 2 objects and I want to copy the x, y, z coordinates, and scale along the y and z from one object to another. The way I would usually do this would be to copy each of the attributes ...
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Why does editing leaves behind the previous mesh?

I don't know what exactly to ask for but every time I try to edit this mesh, it leaves behind the old mesh; occasionally with a connection to the edit. Please help. I can't find a way around this ...
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Boolean not shown in edit mode

The anvil in edit mode (I put a mirror modifier on the x axis) and the boolean doesn't work on the anvil. The anvil in object mode and the boolean works on the anvil. [3]:
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Proportional editing doesn't work correctly

When I use proportional editing on a certain area of selected vertices it affects the selected area AND some other random area that is outside of the circle and really shouldn't be affected at all. ...
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strange face appears in edit mode (concave quad)

I am new to blender. I have been getting a strange face that appears when I move vertices in blender. You can see it in the attached image. A face still appears even though I have moved the edge ...
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Selecting 2 vertices with the same position

Hello I am using Blender 2.8 (2019/06/15). I have two vertices with the same position. Is there any way how to select these both vertices by draging over them (by selecting tool) without using ...
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Any way to make the mirrored mesh more idiomatic?

If you turn on the edit cage for the mirrored side, then if you try to move the mirrored side vertices, they actually behave as if you were trying to move the non-mirrored side, i.e. (assuming you're ...
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edit mode show a bunch of weird vertices after loading

I was working on my mesh earlier today and after loading it tonight, I can't work on it anymore. While Object Mode show my mesh as I saved it, Edit Mode does really weird things that I can't even ...
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Compare two mesh objects, highlight differences

As I'm designing various complex items in Blender (for 3D printing usually), I sometimes find that I have two duplicates of an object, and I want to delete one, but can't remember if I was improving ...
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Problem with proportional editing on a curve

I have a curve (which is a loop) that I am trying to manipulate in edit mode. When I use proportional editing with connected mode, a certain part of the curve is not affected. It only seems to happen ...
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Topology Issue on stylized character

I'm currently working on a stylized character. The goal of the project currently was to apply/learn topology on exaggerated characters. I've run into a problem because It seems that I've used the ...
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What are purple lines in edit mode?

I know the red lines are seams. What are the purple lines?
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Denoise missing in 2.79 [duplicate]

Currently I am using Blender 2.79, checked everywhere, and I cannot find denoising. I checked in the correct spots, but can't find it. Am I supposed to download it from https://www.blender.org/...
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Stretch side of half cylinder

I am trying to pull the curved side of a half cylinder, so instead of doing this, The curved side should bend to match where I am dragging the edge, while keeping the base in place (instead of ...
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Punch a face on a model to the first backface of the model and make a hole [duplicate]

I have a model where i need to make a lot of holes. The kind of the problem is in all of them the same. The position and size of the hole(s) is already set by a face and they should not change. So ...
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How to quickly position many different objects (not copies of a single object) in rows with an offset?

Does anyone know a tool or an addon to quickly position many different objects (not copies of a single object) in a scene in rows with an offset? Why do I need it? I make a mod for a video game. The ...
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Mirror modifier changes behaviour of scaling 2.8

I think I'm just doing something wrong here. I looked around here and found several issues pertaining to scaling and mirroring but I couldn't find one that I felt was applicable to me. Basically I'm ...
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How can I fix slight imperfections that mess up the shadows?

How can I fix these imperfections? They have happened to me a lot of times, but this is the worst one. I am making this model for another person so it is important that the model is good.
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Tracing a light ray with paths

I'm trying to simulate optical rays within blender and am not really advanced within coding for blender or using BGE, so I figured I'd come here for help. The setup I'm making involves animated ...
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Delete internals parts of mesh

I have a mesh which has internal parts. These parts can be loose, but can also be part of the mesh. I basically want to delete everything inside the "shell" of my mesh. Lets say this is my mesh: ...
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Gridlines doesn't show in topview anymore (np 7) in Blender 2.8 (Mac)?

How do I get gridlines shown in topview (np 7) in latest blender 2.8 for mac? I downloaded a new update and after I cant se the gridlines in topview anymore, what to do? I would be happy to be able to ...
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Slide edges with absolute values

I have a cylinder I wish to adjust the length of. This is simple when aligned to one of the three axes, as I'd just grab the end edges, set the axis, and type the distance to move by. However, this is ...
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Weight paint does not recognize left and right

Any suggestion on what should I do for this to work so blender recognizes left as left and right as right? Would really aprreciate some help with this.
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Boundary smooth like in Recap Photo

I'm fairly new to Blender. I'm wondering, does anyone know if a tool in blender that does what the Smooth Boundary tool does in Autodesk Recap Photo? This tool allows you to select a boundary edge on ...
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best output format [closed]

i'm working in the Video Sequencer and currently outputing using the H264 format. unfortunately it's far too compressed for final product. the AVI uncompressed is way to large. any advice would be ...
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Object -> Edit / Change of position

I've modeled an object, rigged the body and was going to rig the face when I noticed that when i change between "Object mode", "Edit mode" and "Pose mode", it changes position.In "Object mode" and "...
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How to extrude inside with fixed offsets relative to each parent vertices? [duplicate]

Plz look at image. Red sizes (offsets) are different. It's possible to scale (or whatever) extrusion with fixed offsets relative to each parent vertices?
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Cell Fracture Errors

I'm trying to make a cup breaking and the cell fracture add on is making the mesh deformed and creating a lot of vertices. How do I fix this?
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unlocking objects which was locked and saved before

new interface doesn't show "lock in viewport" button. i have created different parts of a car 4 months ago. my habbit was to lock an object when i finished modelling and start a new object. it ...
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Transform orientation Issues

I 100% know that someone has probably asked this question but why is my orientations (Global and Local) all funked up. Why are my extrusions going off in different directions? Photo on what I mean ...