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

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Skewed Grab or Scale in Edit Mode

Just learning blender here. One problem I stumbled upon is expanding length of an object in Edit Mode, when that object's rotation is not aligned to global axis (e.g. rotation has been applied). Let'...
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Problems with scales

I am making a really precise project and when i am moving parts i use a keyboard to give the number of meters between two components (g+x/y/z+ number). When i do this in edit mode, for example, the ...
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How to keep vertices from snapping to to wrong-side of mesh when retopologizing?

I've got a mesh that I'm retopologizing as a practice-run to get used to the motions, having followed the method described in this video by FlippedNormals. Using 2.8, and settings are as follows: ...
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Video is rendering at different speed than sequencer preview in Blender

I imported all my rendered frames into the Blender sequencer. I am able to preview video + audio in sequencer at 24 fps and it's perfect. When I render the video + audio, the video is not synced. The ...
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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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How do I attach a few cubes via script. Blender 2.79. Pic =>

How to attach a lot of cubes to the nearest vertices of a certain object using a script? I want to attach red cubes to the nearest vertices of yellow objects using a script. Suppose red cubes belong ...
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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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Casting lines on terrain

I have a DXF file which is a 2D file (all lines are on one layer), and I have a 3D terrain model. I'd like to cast these lines on terrain (to keep X,Y axis, and stretch with Z axis automatically). I ...
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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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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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How to limit (mask) proportional editing in Blender 2.8?

I want to prevent proportional editing on certain vertices. Maybe I'm searching for the wrong word or phrase. Limiting editing to a certain vertex group would help. Masking also gives me no search ...
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Move items equally from each other/centre/angles?

I would like to move three copies, or an array of three copies, of a wall section away from each other equally, at 120 degree angles for a hexagon from the centre. Either way will help, or different ...
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Importing second model just duplicates the first one

I have two models, the first one imports fine and I would like to import the second one to scale it to be the same size as the first. The issue arises when I try to import the second model, as soon as ...
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Cannot transform, scale or move (aka edit) vertices, faces or edges - X,Y,Z locked

I'm using 2.8. Yesterday I had no issues editing my mesh. Now, after I select vertices (faces or edges) I cannot scale or move it for editing- it feels locked. I turned proportional editing on and off....
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How to cut at the same height

I want to use the cutting tool add a new edge just above this doorway. I need the tool to cut at exactly the same height all the way around. I don't want to use Ctrl+R as the loop cut cuts other parts ...
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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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Match mesh on top of another

I am making a costume for a character. I have the costume ready, but parts of the modelling mesh keeps on slipping through it. How do I make the costume completely cover the model mesh? This is my ...
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Grease pencil move drawing from a layer

Blender v2.79 won't move a drawing I made in a layer. I need to move the drawing a few millimetres down. I have tried changing mode from Edit Strokes to Object, but I find no option to select the ...
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Wire Edit lines showing over Vertex mode Edge Select?

Hey guys, I've been using blender 2.8 for a little while now and this has me stumped. The only way I can get my vertex mode to show the yellow gradient highlighting connected edges is to display edges ...
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Problem with Fracture Modifier deleting changes to mesh

If I create a cube, plane or grid and then Edit the vertices so that the vertices are displaced, applying the Fracture Modifier deletes those changes. The object returns to its original form. It ...
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How do I get the context menu in the node editor/3d editor (and more) if I preffer to use Right Click Selection?

I know that people with left click selection bring up that menu with right click, however, with right click selection I simply can't find a way to bring up the context menu, and I don't want to change ...
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How to “recalculate” the UV's after editing the object in Edit mode

I made a Brick material on an object, but when I return to editing the object, the UV's get stretched and get Wonky. Is there a way to "recalculate" or update the UV's so the bricks are spread out ...
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Scaling on X axis changes XY axis angles

Change basic cube to a board shape, Z=.1, X=8, Y=.4. Edit mode; grab back left 2 vertices along X axis for a 60 degree angle on the left side of the board. Select all vertices, and do Mesh - ...
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filled faces have weird shadows [duplicate]

when I want to fill 4 selected vertices to get a face to connect 2 different objects, the face gets weird shadows and I also can't sculpt the face. How can I remove these shadows and create a normal ...
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How to reset when creating new video editing file?

Whenever I create a new video editing file in Blender 2.8, it already includes a file that I have previously cut and am finished with. How do I get the program to stop including that file and actually ...
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How do i merge a moveable part of an object?

i'm quite new with blender, so pardon me if this question is trivial. I'm trying to import this model to vrchat and realize that the pauldron part is actually separate despite being the same object. ...
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Movie editing: low FPS on preview

[SOLVED] A friend suggested me the solution. The problem was the FILE CODEC. Smartphones often use H264 codec that are awful to decode on the fly, so preview will hang even with a decent hw. ...
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Modeling/editing in imperial units

I am attempting to model in Blender 2.79b using imperial units. Unfortunately, the majority of the objects I'm modeling are based on schematics in imperial units, and converting constantly will ...
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Creation menu in Blender 2.8

Why when I create an object (ex: a UV Sphere or a Cylinder) in a file I am working on, it doesn't show anymore the option of how many vertices/radius/depth etc at the moment I just created it. ...
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Is it possible for individual faces to have separate materials from the rest of a mesh? [duplicate]

I've only got maybe a week's worth of total experience with Blender and I figured it would be fun to attempt something that isn't overly complex, i.e. something cube-like, so I decided to recreate the ...
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cant see edit mode in front viewport blender 2.8

i cant see any vertices or faces or any kind of grid in the front viewport. In 3D mode when i shift around they appear as you can see in picture 1. however when i click '1' in the numpad to go to ...
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How do you control the number of loops on a bevel of a path?

Changing the resolution just doesn't do the trick. How can I control the bevel on a path to change the number of loops it uses to comprise the bevel?
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Is there any way to limit Bevel modifier by both weight and angle?

I have an object that I would like to add a 45 degree bevel to but only on some of the edges. If I limit by weight I can add the bevel to the edges I want but it ends up not being the angle I want ...
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Bevel question: it is possible to bevel in different directions?

Here is a cube with the edge beveled and behind that is a normal cube to better explain. 1 My question is: is there a way to bevel an edge so that is not uniform as in picture 1? In picture 2 I ...
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what's the use of edge made by 'f'?

As you know, edge made by 'f' shortcut across a face do not divide the face. I don't know why this type of edge is necessary in Blender. Is it not sufficient only one type of edges(dividing face) ...
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Extruding two sides at 90° angle

What would you say is the easiest way of extruding the two faces at the first screen so that the model ends up looking like the second?
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Video Editing in blender 2.8 - FFmpeg renders nothing

I'm trying to edit a video sequence in 2.8, tried it in 2.79 aswell but same results. I'm importing a mp4 with audio attached to it and the only thing I'm trying to do is to cut it down and render. ...
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Can't crop image's size in Blender 2.8

Hi I want to make pixel art from my 3D renders and I found that scaling render result in compositor and pixelating it with node gives better result than rendering with low resolution. Problem is that ...
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Render Only Frames With Marker?

I am learning how to storyboard. I have set up a video editing project and added a movie file. I am working my way through the movie, marking each frame that is to become a board in a storyboard. What ...
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Having big issue when trying to move vertices on specific axe

I'm desperate since a few days with my blender project, I can't move vertices on a specific axe, they just don't follow it ! They move randomly creating disasters on my mesh. I've linked pictures. ...
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Any way to click and drag the pivot point?

Maya has a great feature that lets you enter a mode where you can click and drag the pivot point to wherever you want. Blender as far as I can tell only lets you move it to 2D cursor or current ...
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knife tool not ending

I'm just starting to use the knife tool and, after I finish using the knike tool, I can't seem to get it off of the knife tool. How do I get it off of the knife tool?
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Video render is splitting the final video into chunks

I'm totally new to Blender, specifically the video editing aspect to it, so I apologise in advance if I've missed something monumentally obvious. Basically, I have edited together a video using ...
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How do I make all bones occupy the same space?

I have a skeleton here that in edit mode, has all its bones in the exact same area. It might be kinda hard to see. But in pose mode its where the bones should be I have another skeleton, and I would ...
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How to get rid of those edges? [duplicate]

How to get rid of those edges? When i try to disolve them loop cut stops working properly.
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How to model neck ruff (clothing)?

So i have been trying to model a neck ruff similar to the one in the picture, but i'm not sure how to go about it at all, i need to create a neck ruff that can be used within a cloth simulation and ...
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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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“Ctrl B” Bevel operation performance is slow in 2.8

When I bevel anything with less then 30K Vertices, it lags really bad in 2.8. What use to take me 5 seconds to perform now takes me, sometimes, a minute to do. Thoughts?
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Merge Archimesh Rail Window to Wall

I created my holes using the subdivision tool, then I added the Archimesh window and fit it into the hole. How can I join the window to my wall? I want the windows to move with the whole building ...
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How To Rotate some Vertices around a changed Pivot Point?

I switched from Maya to Blender 2.8. In Maya there was the possibility to choose some Vertices and then change the PivotPoint for those Vertices and then Rotate around this Pivot Point. For Example i ...