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

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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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Cursor is set to move by increments. how to reset to normal?

My cursor is moving by every selection by large increments! Normally when I use Blender, I am able to select and move objects to any coordinate. Now, all of the sudden, when I select an object or ...
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Cutting a circular hole in a hollow cylinder without distorting the cylinder

Whenever I try to cut out a circular hole in either a cylinder or sphere the polygons around the circular hole always have distorted normals after smoothing. Is there anyway to fix this. I've tried ...
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How to use the Alt + Right click in edit mode in Linux

I am trying to use the Alt+Right Click to select edge loops in Linux Mint but this shortcut doesn't work it is already used for Linux to reduce a window. I have checked the keyboard shortcut but it ...
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How to create a gradient texture?

I am wondering how to recreate some kinds of effects (you can easily do in Photoshop) in Blender. I want to create the gradient textures like ones pictured below, should I render objects and blur ...
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How can I select part of a mesh and make it seperate?

I want to make the teeth a separate child object from the mouth. I want to know the best way to do this. I have tried going into edit mode with Tab and trying to select all the vertices but that ...
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Random sized cylinders with no intersection/gaps

I'm trying to find a way to achieve an extruded version of what the image below shows without having to manually scale every cylinder. I tried particle systems (hair, both vertex and face modes), but ...
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How to set a specific edge length numerically?

I've got this question from one of my best students. The question is the following: Suppose, that we have Edit mode with some edges, vertices, etc. How to set a selected edge to have a specific ...
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Need a way to do a “loop cut” on a triangle fan

Need a way to do a loopcut- ish thingy on the blue line
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Outlining in Blender?

I am currently working on converting my logo vectored as a SVG to a 3D model using the 2.72 version. I ran into a problem with my logo because it contains a black stroke and an orange stroke (see both ...
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Snap face to grid

I need to move an entire object, so that one of the faces is exactly at Z=0. What is the best way to do this? Basically, if I could select Grid or 3D Cursor in the Snap To menu, that would be perfect: ...
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Change radius for proportional editing

When proportional editing is enabled in edit mode, then if you select and drag a point, nearby points will also move with it. The effect has a certain radius. How can you set this radius? According ...
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Overlaying an image to cover a face in a video?

I am trying to make a youtube video and in the part of the video I'm going to have a image of a face on top of my face to preserve my privacy. I tried going frame by frame with a picture that has a ...
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How do I add polygons to fill a face?

trying to recreate this Elijah bottle. I have two sides, one of which is outlined in red. How do I fill that face with polygons so I can then grab the center (that red square dot) to pull it outward ...
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Can't write bmesh object back to mesh datablock

I'm struggling to learn Blender's structures and types and use Python to modify meshes. In trying to sort out image updating, bmesh and mesh data, I copied the following code from the Blender 2.64 ...
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Video and audio strips of imported file out of sync?

I have captured some 1080p video game footage with Open Broadcaster. Now I would like to edit it using the Blender video editor. First of all, if I understand this correctly, I have to set the frame ...
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Removing internal geometry before 3D printing

I am pretty new to Blender but I looked at some tutorials on how to build my own structure etc. I found one Youtube video at about 2:05 minutes, where they select all inner vertices with some clicks ...
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2.8 remove doubles has changed to Merge by Distance

I'm using 2.8 Is there no default short key combo to remove duplicates now? I see that I can quickly add a shortcut for it - but it seems to me that it's something that should be in the mesh (w) ...
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Draw points on screen with bgl? (python)

I'd like to use bgl to draw dots points on 2d screen from 3d vertices in scene. I have lines working by using bgl.GL_LINE_LOOP but I couldn't find the full list of <...
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How can I rotate an object's coordinate system without rotating the object?

I have the following situation with a chimney on a roof: I'd like to slide the chimney around on the plane parallel to the roof. One way I could accomplish this would be if I could somehow rotate the ...
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Extruding outward from center point to create the Bottle Cap Grip

I have a bottle cap that I wanted to create the look of a grip by selecting every few other faces (having used the Select/Checker Deselect option to do that) as seen in the pic below. Now I'm stumped ...
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Is there any good way to snap to intersection?

I'm doing a lot of cleanup work after a bad boolean action, and in this scenario, some vertices are offset somehow and what I want to do is to reconnect them to the edge they are supposed to be ...
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Rendering low and res/high res images [closed]

Is it possible to render in Blender with reduced low res files and then ask Blender to render the final render with 4k high res files? Low and high res files would be numbered identically but would be ...
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Cannot load movie files on Ubuntu

I am starting to use Blender to edit videos on Linux. What it's wrong if I add a movie in avi format and it only works on Windows but not on Linux? In Linux it says that file cannot be loaded. If ...
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What is the fastest way to add vertices to a curve at a specific point?

For example, in inkscape you can double click to add a new control vertex: Is there a way to do that in Blender? The closest thing I have found so far is CtrlLMB, but it just adds an unconnected ...
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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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Position all selected vertices to the same place [duplicate]

Can I position all selected vertices to the same place? I basically want to set all of their x positions to 0.
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How to resolve ugly artifacts bending joints after posing?

Just learning here... I created a model in Makehuman and imported it into Blender. When I pose the model I get really ugly creases where the mesh appears to overlap: How do I clean this up or avoid ...
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How can I use imperial units when entering measurements?

I've set my units (UnitSettings.system) to Imperial in Properties → Scene → Units. I can now see my measurements in imperial units. For example, I see ...
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How do I Inset a face equally?

How can I inset/extrude a face, so that the outer faces have the same width? Any kind of help is appreciated
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Cannot select vertices from different object while in edit mode

Whenever I enter edit mode, with 2 separate meshes (cubes), I can only select vertices/edges/faces of 1 mesh. Example (the screen shot did not include the mouse cursor): Also, when I enter edit mode ...
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Strange graphics glitch when working with very small units(milimeters)

It all works nicely until one point, then everything looks like on the image (both in edit and object mode). Even when I save and reopen the file. :S
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How to set a random value for multiple shape keys?

My question is related to my previous asked one: How to set a specific value for multiple shape keys? I have about 300 shapekeys and want to set the random value for all of them . How to do it using ...
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Is there way to move one vertex and make another move with it proportionally? [duplicate]

I'll try to explain in this gif. I am doing this manually in 2 steps - rotate, scale. And I select all vertexes. Is there instrument rotate them in one step or can I move one and make other move too?
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Any shortcut for proportional editing mode and the falloff types?

I know the O button is the shortcut for enabling the Proportional Editing mode. What if I want to change its type to Connected type using a shortcut? Are there any shortcuts for enabling the ...
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How to cut a mesh by specifying the angle [duplicate]

I wanna cut a mesh by specifying the angle, but knife mode only cut 45° with C key. I want to cut by the angle around specifying the vertex.
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How can I cut off tip of a cone? [duplicate]

I have a cone and I want to cut of top piece of it. How can I make cut face flat?
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Problem with creating edge rings on a model

I always mess up my model in blender. At some point I manually add vertices on edges with subdivide and then I connect them with J, and sometimes I have to fill faces with F. As you can see my model ...
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How to outset from edges/vertices?

I want to use outset on edges or vertices, as I have made a path with vertices and want to outset it. But it appears inset, with or without the outset option, does not work on edges or vertices. This ...
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Axis is locked when sculpting?

I am currently sculpting and for some reason I can't add detail to the side of my mesh; it only works for the front and back. If I grab my nose, its axis is locked to X and Z. It can't move on the Y ...
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Is there a way to shrink-wrap only a section of a mesh?

Is there a way to shrink-wrap only a selection of mesh to another without effecting the whole mesh? When I shrink wrap a mesh to another mesh, sometimes I lose a lot of data on the other side of my ...
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Tapering a tentacle mesh with uniformly scaled suction discs

How can I taper the tentacle while maintaining the circular shape of the suckers along it's length? I have modeled a simple tentacle using the array and curve modifier. Imagine the tentacle as a set ...
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How to create a rounded cone

I'm really new to Blender and for my next project I need to create a cone with curved edges. I've searched online and messed around with Blender but I can't find a way. What could I try? EDIT Sorry ...
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How do I scale from one side side only?

How do I scale from one side side only? I want to keep the left side of a object in place, but scale it smaller from the right. See this screen shot: I want it to end up like this: But I had to ...
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Select touching/joined vertices/edges/faces

Is there any way to select touching/joined vertices/edges/faces in edit mode?
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In Edit Mode, is it possible to invert selection?

I wish to select areas of a mesh, but it would be much simpler to just select the ones I don't want selected (because they are easier to access), and then inverse the selection. Is this possible?
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Clean up vertices/edges with no faces

Is there anyway to cleanup vertices/edges in edit mode? I have been deleting some faces from a mesh but it seems to create a few loose vertices/edges. Update for clarity: So I have a mesh like ...
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How to remove (unlink) all the grease pencil layers?

I have plenty of grease pencil sketches in my blend file. Is it possible to remove all of them very fast?
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How to create a 3D virus envelope like this in image below?

I got the lipid bi-layer but just a plane of it, I need to make a aspherical envelope of virus, how can I recreate it in blender? Link
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Is it possible to work on two or more files at the same time (or open multiple Blender instances?)

I know Blender is pretty resource intensive on less mighty hardware, but supposing that I have the hardware to handle it, can I open two files in different Windows, or open different instances of ...