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

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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 ...
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Some weight painted faces not effected?

As you can see in the image above the red area, there is a sharp corner I can't smooth out, I've tried painting it various different ways but no dice. It's like there is a ring around the mesh or ...
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blender video how to add color border to an item in a video

I would like to ask for help with adding some color borders/edges around an items(tools) in the video. People will hold tools and moving with them. I want to show on the video particular tools. I am ...
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Unexpected Edge Loop selection in Blender 2.80

I'm creating my first donut in Blender 2.80, to get used to the new release of the program and become better at modelling. That also means getting accustomed to new/ altered keyboard shortcuts and the ...
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low framerate and crashes in the viewport by using not even up to 30% GPU and CPU

Hello im new in blender and wana ask is that normal by my PC that it this scene if i play it for the first time i got 1 to max 15 fps . And my GPU and CPU usage is not even by 30% . And if i for ...
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Radial Symmetry in Editing a Single Object

I am a intermediate beginner in Blender: I have a moderate knowledge and understanding of the interface and am capable of modeling and rendering simple forms, but if skill is a percentage I'm at ...
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What is the shortcut for edge rotate or location in keymap list?

With topology management a vital tool would be the rotation of edges and I would say that it would be even more vital to have a shortcut for clockwise and counter clockwise rotation. In 2.81, is there ...
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How to make object invisible in edit mode only?

I would like to make an object, especially the wire frame - invisible in edit mode, probably permanently. As it is a very large lighting spheroid and lights great, but in edit mode the wire mesh makes ...
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Cannot find how to turn off snapping to view?

Trying to snap vertices to faces, which works, using projection. But they also all project to view. How do I just snap as I move down, onto faces?
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How to constrain edge slide to axis?

Trying to do a simple edge slide but it keeps twisting at angles when moved. I am trying to just move them along its connected path whilst keeping the vertical alignment. Because the top is curved, ...
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How can I edit the values of modifiers on multiple objects at the same time?

When I select multiple objects, an active object is selected automatically which gets the modifiers changes. How can I select multiple objects to edit their modifiers all at once?
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Green faces in edit mode

I pressed something and then The faces of my object appear green in edit mode. How can I revert that? Newly added objects appear with gray faces in edit mode. It is not a matcap a material a ...
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Saving a file as .mp4 [duplicate]

I´m trying to save a file as a video, but I can´t find any way to download as a .mp4 file. Is there any other option or a way to save as .mp4? The version im using is 2.80
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Straight edgeloop

I recently moved to blender from maya to give a try. I followed feew guides and videos to have an idea how it works and makemy first 3D model of a weapon. Now i have the edge loop i made to have like ...
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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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What does 'nanm' mean?

For a camera object, under Transform/Location, the x,y,z values are all nanm. What does that mean?
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I want to make inset face planar

I make left geometry using inset faces(using 'depth' option) and after many tasks I want make inset face planar like right geometry(removing only 'depth' effect and moving only inner face). Is there ...
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Question about modelling birdcage

I have been trying to model a fancy birdcage, similar to the one seen below, but I have run into a problem: I have created the bottom and the bars, the problem is I want to place the bars in a perfect ...
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How to obtain/enable Blender 2.8 “shortcut properties”? [duplicate]

I'm trying to add a custom shortcut that enables selecting vertex/edge/face mode inside mesh edit mode. I'm trying to do this inside a custom keymap preset. The image shows two instances of the same ...
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How to make faces assemble mesh gradually from one side (build modifier and reverse explosion working from one side to another)?

I am trying to get an effect like the build modifier, except the faces will start transparent and go form an object (like a reverse explosion), but instead of doing it all at once, the faces on the ...
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Audio Missing - Blender 2.8 Video Editing

How can video be rendered with Blender 2.8 to include sound. Each of my attempts have failed: - Render FFMpeg - Render AVI Jpeg - Sounds encoding checkbox cannot be checked because sound encoding ...
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How do I manipulate two spiral ribbons to join them together?

I'm new to Blender. I've looked through previous questions and other forums, YouTube videos, and tutorials. I've spent close to two full days trying to figure this out. It's probably a simple problem ...
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Editing/scaling rigged model

I have a rigged model that I want to turn into a different body type (I want to make the arms shorter, etc). I scaled the arms and it looks fine, but the rig stays in its original position below the ...
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flattening a 3d object to make a 2d stencil?

long story short im trying to figure out how to take this 3d Bracer I modified and flatten everything almost to a sheet of paper. There are pepakura programs that will do this if you are making things ...
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Beginner here, How do i re-enable transform handle dots? Version 2.8

The little dots attached to the handle lines are gone completely. The dots in node editor are missing also, I'm sure I've hotkeyed them away by mistake. Can anyone help me get them back? Thank you.
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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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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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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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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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How to Show Face Center Dot in Blender 2.8 Solid Viewport Display Mode?

I rely on the face center dot to know at a glance I'm in face selection mode. In Blender 2.8, these dots appear on all faces when the viewport display mode is set to wireframe; but for me they do not ...
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How to set select UV edges to specific value or make the selected UV edges same length?

I want to distribute my vertices evenly after editing my UV mesh. However even though there are some edit addons they don't work for UV components. Is there any addon or way to set UV edges to same ...
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Remove engraved text

I'm total new to blender, I'm trying to remove an engraved text I'm in edit mode, pressed Z. I cannot dissolve faces (error : could not create merged face)
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How to select closely spaced objects in Blender 2.8?

In Blender 2.8 when two or more objects is close to each other you can click near some of it couple times and selection will be toggle between those objects. How can I do the same to select closely ...
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Insert face equal thickness [duplicate]

I am inserting face on a rectangle. I want to create a picture frame and I want equal thikness for all "the outer faces" (not like my print screen)[![enter image description here]
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Blender 2.8 - How can rigid bodies be moved after physics simulation?

So I tried to follow this tutorial because I want to make myself a gold texture. After I have done the physics simulation I realized, I cannot move or duplicate the coins in any way. They snap back to ...
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Message “cannot-change-old-file-(file-saved-with-@)” trying to copy objects

If I try to copy an object, I get this message: "cannot change old file (file saved with @)". Googling, I see several people getting this message in a variety of circumstances, but none on copying an ...
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By using proportional editing, vertices are moved in the wrong axis

So I am following Andrew Price's 2.8 Donut tutorial but sometimes (not always) when I move vertices with Proportional editing, it moves the vertices around it really unpredictably (see screenshots ...
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Weird faces- any tricks

Is any fast fix for this? without doing retopology or deleting this part and doing this manually.
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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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viewport only shows a small area of my scene [duplicate]

I have some issues with my viewport. It only shows a small area of my scene with solid shading. Also only vertices within this area can be selected. In object mode a pyramid shows up. It limits the ...
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How do I copy selected faces on a rigged character to a new file?

I want to copy to another file selected faces from a mesh. This has always been a pain and I assume that this is the the only way to do it. You CTRL-C the selected object that has the faces you ...
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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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Undo in 2.8 started to undo different action than last one and fails to do this correctly

When I go to edit mode in modeling tab then select part of mesh, separate it to another mesh, then go to object mode in layout tab and move some other armature around and hit ctrl + z somehow that ...
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How to “widen” a mesh modeling from scratch

I am a 3d noob. The captured image is taken from the back of an existing figure (Daz3d Genesis 3 in low res export) for which I am trying to create clothing. As the faces go upwards, they split in a ...
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How to remove/separate Body Groups from a SFM model (.qc)?

first of all I am a complete beginner and I have no experience on Blender (although I have some experience on Maya), I downloaded it to convert a model from SFM (.qc) to MMD (.pmx) by following a ...
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How do I rotate the video in blenders video editing feature? [duplicate]

It keeps placing my video sideways and I need assistance on how to fix this please. I cannot seem to find a way to turn it back to its proper angle.
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My NumPad only responds to hotkeys and not normal typing

So a few weeks I started changing my interface so it could be more easy to use, then when I started a new project, I wanted to type some numbers in the scale/factor/resolution and any other space that ...
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can't delete faces

I have imported curves from Adobe illustrator and converted to mesh and create a face (F). I can't delete "windows" faces of the arches. (deleting face doesn't work) I tried to transform my curves to ...
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How to display hidden objects in editing mode?

I follow the tutorial to make a model, in editing mode, the demonstrator can press H to show the hidden face, but I can't... Version 2.80 Thanks
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How to model multiple windows in a building walls?

I am currently going to model a building from a reference The image i found. I have an idea on how to go about modeling it but what I'm looking for is some help on what would be the best way to go ...