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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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Edges don't “stick” to Object in Edit Mode

Whenever I enter edit mode, these lines supposedly are the edges to edit. But they look to be very squared and detached instead of sticking on the object. Why is this happening?
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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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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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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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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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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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Proportional Editing Falloff

Anyone know of any scripts or tutorials to create a new falloff type? I'm thinking something along a sine wave. Here's a screenshot. I've got a lattice attached to a text, and I want to add a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Size of fluid increasing with no understandable reasons

Initial volume: After rotating, size of fluid became bigger:
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retopology mesh intersects with sculpted mesh

When I do retopology in blender, I constantly run into this inconvenience, when I have to constantly turn xray on and off for the retopology mesh. This is how it looks without xray: The vertices are ...
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Edge loops to multiple faces

I want to select multiple faces and make 4 horizontal edge loops (Ctrl+R) on them. How to do that without doing it one by one? EDIT: When faces are seleced, how to create horizontal loops on them? ...
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Is there a way to know which vertice are affected by proportional editing?

Is there an option that will make the vertice that are being affected by proportional editing change colour ?
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How to evenly space edges?

Related to: How to evenly space vertices? However, I want to evenly space vertical or horizontal edges, and this tool does not work for the job.
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How to find and identify keyboard shortcuts?

What is the best way to more easily identify keyboard shortcuts, specifically for the video editing capabilities? For example, a set of keyboard stickers.
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Can someone tell me what an “Editing context” is and how to get there?

I am using version 2.73 under Windows7. This refers to page http://www.blender.org/manual/modeling/texts/introduction.html One can read at the top in the box labelled "Reference", "Panel: Curve and ...
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Can loop cuts be snapped to anything other than increments?

I'm trying to make a loop cut slide along a face and snap to a vertex. However, even though I have "snap to vertex" mode enabled, the loop cut slides on the face only in increments. Am I doing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How Do You Remodel a Low Poly Game Model for a Cinematic?

I am attempting to remodel some the characters from Overwatch to make them look the way they did in the cinematics. The models are very low poly in comparison to the models used for the cinematics. If ...
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Alt-S for shink/flatten is not working in Blender 2.8

I just noticed this. Have only been using it since the official release so I can't say since when it is not working but it isn't. Clicking the tool on the left bar works, shortcut doesn't. Yes, I'm ...
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How to extend face along its natural direction?

How do you extend a face, or extrude an edge tangent to it? In Fusion 360, this operation is called "extend - natural," or "tangent." In Blender, the only way I can think of, is to select the faces ...
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moving vertex is not deforming mesh?

so when i select a vertex and click g to move it, only the vertex/edges move, but the face/mesh stays in the same place. does anyone know how i can fix this/what i'm doing wrong? thanks!
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Using blender as a video editor, what's the best way to add a box around part of the video?

What's the best way of how would I should go about adding something as simple as this?
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How to visually disable (“hide”) Smooth Shading in Edit Mode only?

In Blender 2.8, is it possible to visually disable Smooth Shading ONLY in Edit Mode? I want the surface of my model to soften in Object Mode or render preview, but at the same time, when I enter Edit ...
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Reducing vertex count

I'm making a low poly model of an iceberg and there is a certain part of it that has about a million vertices (which probably got there when I was sculpting the thing). Outside of Edit mode it looks ...
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How do I make a loop cut parallel to an external loop?

I have a mesh and want to create a loop cut between loops 1 and 2, but it should be parallel to the top loop. Sorry if I'm not explaining it clearly, I am hoping someone more experienced with Blender ...