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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...