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

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Why does Select-All in Face-Select mode also select isolated edges?

Blender v2.79. Let's say I have to extrude all faces of this planar construction containing two edges not included in faces, and one isolated vertex: In this object, there are not hidden ...
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Hacks for improving performance on large scenes

Hi I’m using blender mostly doing exterior architecture visualisations. Through previous months I’ve found many problems that affects this software. But the main issue is lack of performance power ...
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Why does bpy.ops.object.mode_set(mode='EDIT') switch to the Object Mode when executed?

I wrote a python script that modifies an existing blender armature that I have and some of these modifications include some commands that are only possible in Edit Mode. I know that depending on what ...
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Why is there slowdown on a high poly mesh in edit mode when all faces are hidden?

I've been wondering this for years now, so I'm working on a high poly mesh and I've hidden all but 50,000 vertices, there's a fair bit of slowdown and I kind of get that but even if you hide ...
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Utilization of RAM and CPU for normal Operations of Blender

Please suggest on how to make my Processor and RAM be fully Utilized by Blender for normal Operations like for example, When I select about 200K faces on a large terrain and try to run "Limited ...
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[Blender 2.8]Why autosave do not save edit-mode data, and how can I auto save them?

In Blender 2.8, autosave said that edit-mode data won't be saved, and I just noticed this after an hour's work lost. So any way to force Blender to save data in edit-mode when autosaving?
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What is mesh - is it a collection of linked geometry or all mesh data inside of the mesh object?

I'd like to know if there's any consensus on naming mesh data as part of the mesh object. For example, if one takes a monkey object (suzanne), it consists of 3 chunks of linked geometry - 1 monkey ...
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How to edit material of grease pencil stroke across all keyframes?

I'm very new to Blender and have a simple question. I have an animated Grease Pencil stroke and would like to edit its color. I don't want it to be changing colors in the animation, I just want to ...
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How to inverse selection in Blender 2.8?

In the older versions of Blender I just have to tap Ctrl+I to inverse the selection,but I didn't find it in the 2.8 version,is it possible to do that in another way,or where can I find it in the ...
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How to use surface snapping on a wireframe in 2.8?

In 2.7x we can snap to the surface of an object with max draw type set to wireframe: However, as of 81a7f6c848 this no longer works; the target object must have a ...
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How to merge vertices without affecting custom split normals?

I have a model with some split edges that I want to merge: Both vertices and edges are duplicated along the selected edge loop. You can see the duplication in there being two vertex normals (blue) at ...
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Slide vertices based on angle of adjacent edges

I want to extrude a boundary edge such that angles between any given newly generated perpendicular edge and the edges on either side are equal. That is, I want to do this: The gif was accomplished by ...
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How to remove unlinked/disconnected parts of a bigger mesh?

I have many meshes like the one shown below which have some faces/vertices that are not connected to the main mesh. I use these meshes for physics simulation. As result of these weird parts of the ...
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Can I scale a mesh with baked physics?

I'm having a lot of troubles with a cloth simulation for a flag flapping in the wind and I'm starting to suspect that my problems are related to small scale at which I'm running the simulation (length ...
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Solve Burr Puzzles in Blender?

There is a great software called BurrTools for the automated solving of burr puzzles, it is however sometimes a little bit cumbersome to work with. I do not think that there is any equal function ...
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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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Redo command doesn't work

Undo command (Ctrl+Z) works fine, but Redo (Shift+Ctrl+Z) doesn't work for me anymore. How to fix it?
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How do you connect the edge so the end of it is connected to the specific vertex below?

[![enter image description here][2]][2] How do I make it that so that line in the middle(which is coming from yellow to orange) is connected to the orange dot. Not to the dot above like it is ...
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How snap PlayHead to start or end of strip in NLA Editor?

How snap PlayHead to start or end of strip in NLA Editor?
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Blender 2.8 Undo like in 2.79

How to undo last actions in Blender 2.8 / 2.9 without undoing actions in Edit mode, Sculpt mode & Particle edit? I.e. how to make Undo work the same way as in Blender 2.79? It often happens that ...
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How To Work On Specific 2d Plane While In Perspective Mode?

To work on either XY , YZ or XZ plane, I have to go to ortho view left/top/front. But if I'm in perspective mode, how can I activate selected plane to work on while still in perspective? To clarify ...
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MMB deletes in edit mode instead of orbiting

This has happened twice recently where I am editing a model and (perhaps sloppily hitting a key that activates this "feature") and the middle mouse button no longer orbits but deletes ...
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Persistence of element tag and select using bound bmesh

For bmesh code I often used tag to flag a visited element. On noticing the tags persisted it was required to "detag" the entire bmesh element collection ...
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Having troubles with edit mode high poly meshes in 2.90

Recently updated to version 2.90 after using 2.79 for several years to get a performance increase, since I've been working with higher poly meshes and blender isnt coming close to using all the ...
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Pressing G distorts my objects

Whenever I press "G" the selected vertices distort. The shape is retain with respect to the viewer but the vertices themselves are massively distorted. I'm assuming I've changed a setting ...
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How to exit “SurfaceDrawing” mode?

I somehow got into this mode: And I can't get back to normal Edit Mode anymore. Evey I switched to Edit Mode, the options on the header are something like "Stroke Selection Mode" instead of Vertex/...
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Proportional Editing Heat Map viewport

Does anyone know of an add-on that would allow you to toggle the viewport of proportional editing? I have an image showing what I mean. But in 3DS Max when in proportional editing they show a heat map ...
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Fill large hole in mesh

sorry, I don't know what to search for here. I've downloaded an obj. It has a large hole in it that I would like to fill with mesh so I can sculpt it to fit in with the rest of the figure. I've filled ...
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object with low vertex bend like having high vertex

this is a leg of a fox in mcprep add-on it dont have many vertex as you can see. when i move one or some vertex, it didnt work like normal but act like this. i want to know how to make an object/model ...
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Edit Mode - XRay Clutter - Edges/Faces/Verts

The picture on the left is a subdivided Cube in a fresh new project in edit mode. The picture on the right is that same cube in edit mode but in my current project. As you can see: obscured edges are ...
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How can I select an object in the viewport in 2.8(1)?

I have imported a large model with lots (hundreds?) of objects. The hierarchy of the model is not very logical so I am trying to fix this. Therefore I would like to select objects in the viewport to ...
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Bool Tool - overlap threshold (v2.8)

I am using the bool tool really a lot and have been struggeling with that tools in 2.7 for quite some time... My first impressions of 2.8 showed no real difference in the boolean modifier - the ...
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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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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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can't edit circle in edit mode

I am trying create a circle in blender 2.79. But in edit mode, I can't see some point (read line in end 2nd picture). Can you tell me how to setting it same with 2nd pictue?
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How to open closed eyelids on pre made models

I'm "kind of" new to Blender and rigging/animation in general, but I like to jump out in the deep part of the pool. (Sorry) What I mainly want to do is rigging and animation, so I've kind of not paid ...
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Other vertices affected when moving one vertex

I have a mesh that I have not created myself. I took an existing mesh and started modifying it for my own purposes. Suddenly I notice some vertices go crazy when I move (or grab) certain vertices. ...
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Rotation not working properly - what are we doing wrong?

We recently switched to Windows 10 in our lab at school. Since the switch we can't get rotation to work normally in Blender. We have tried 2.79, 2.79b, and 2.78c and all behave the same. When we ...
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Unexpected Selection Behavior- Selecting Random Faces of a Sphere

No experience in 3d modeling what-so-ever. Trying to make a pill object. Doing this by creating a sphere, cutting off the bottom, duplicating/rotating, and connecting it to a cylinder. I've aligned ...
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Scaling Bezier Curves in Edit Mode vs Object Mode

If we create a bezier cruve ([shift]+[a], "Curve", "Bezier") we get a slightly curved curve with two nodes along the x-axis. If we enter edit mode, select ...
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Is there a way to do absolute measurements in edit mode?

What I'm trying to accomplish is something as simple as grabbing a line or two verts (maybe more complex objects if possible) within edit mode and then setting their scale to an absolute measurement. ...
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Is there a way to mirror faces without the normals being flipped?

I need to create a mirrored version of my mesh. In edit mode I press M plus the axis. But the normals on the mirrored faces are flipped, so I have to select all faces and recalculate/flip the normals. ...
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Can I triangulate complex or non-manifold geometry in a consistent pattern?

I need help, I'm trying to make a Model like Hyrule Field of TLoZ OoT, but I don't have idea to make that triangles like in the picture, I tried to create a grid and press Ctrl + T, but it doesn't ...
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Symmetric adding of verts on a Mesh

I am using X mirror to move vertices, edges and faces on one side of a mesh, and i get the other side automatically adjusted, provided the mesh is symmetric of course. However, while this works great ...
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How do I position a donut onto a cube with the corner hanging in between the donut hole?

I am trying to get the project on the right to look like the left. I am still in progress but ran into a positioning problem. I can not get the cube in the middle of the donut shape.
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showing only a part of the object during an animation

I am trying to model a moving wave and i want that the object should be seen during the animation only in a given region to give the desired effect. Could anyone help me out with it. Below is a ...
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How to hide all display selections in edit mode?

Hello, is it possible to hide all the ways to display selection in Edit Mode on Blender? I've already disabled all Meshs Display Selections, but it still shows some selections. OBS: I do not want to ...
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Vertex moving other vetices (not proportional editing)

I have not have enabled proportional editing.
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How do I edit a face symmetrically, or copy and mirror it?

I want to cut out the shapes seen in the background of the image below, onto the plane: I want to do it symmetrically, preferably using the knife tool. The mirror modifier won't work here; I only ...
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Problem about text (letter not complete)

I have a problem with the letter "s" and the number "5" (the same form) with this font on Blender :/ It is not complete and don't appeared on my render. [Pardon my English] Thanks

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