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

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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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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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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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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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Isolate or hide specific parts of an object in edit mode

I am just modeling an Audi R8 in Blender. I've already modeled more than half of the car. I've also modeled the front and now I want to model the back. But this is a bit difficult because when I am in ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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How can I join the geometry of intersecting faces/planes and then remove parts?

As a small example, I have two intersecting faces, both part of a larger object. Without destroying the textures, I'd like to connect them (so they share vertices) where they intersect. That way I can ...
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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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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 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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Push Faces Like Sketchup

Is there a way in Blender to push faces like Sketchup does? The best I can get is doing a regular extrude and a lot of work to clean the "mess" up... Thank you for your time!
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How can I add a vertex at the center of a circle?

I have filled circle and I want to add vertex at center of it. After that I want to connect vertices from circle to the center vertex (this part I know how to do).
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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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How do I remove all loose edges?

I have cut a hole in a plane, but I am left with some loose edges. Is there an easy way to select and delete them all? See this screenshot: See this edges siting out with no face?
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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 change the shadow color in Blender Cycles?

I want to change the color of the shadow casting by a cube to green. While it's very easy to do it in Blender Internal (you select the lamp, go to the Lamp data header and change the shadow's color in ...
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How to create macro/record actions while modeling

I'd like to record my actions and create a macro. I've tried allready two things: 1) copying actions from Info panel and pasting them to text aditor. Then adding the lines: ...
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How to Model a Keyboard key?

Keyboard keys sound easy but their particular shape is really weird, and keeps tripping me up. Specifically my keyboard keys, but I'm pretty sure they are similar to other keyboard keys. A few photos ...
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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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How to divide a circle into a square grid?

How can I divide a circle into a square grid? Think of the subdivision of a plane, but with a circular border. It should look something like this, just imagine that the circle select cursor is the ...
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Fake user in UV Editor. What is it for?

I wonder what is the Fake User in UV Editor for. Since I know you can't restore the render result after closing Blender (without saving). Any ideas?
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How to create little flanges on the bottom of the bottle

Can you please help me understand how to do it the right way? :) Trying to make glass can:
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How to do “filter select” in an existing selection?

just want to discuss the better way to filter certain object(s) (either by types or by names, etc) based on a rough selection. For example, I got a crowded downtown scene, there are meshes, lamps, ...
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How to complete this hole with the grid around it?

Is it possible to fill this hole with a grid? I tried with Grid Fill With F fill (but no grid)
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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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Action won't go away!

This is very annoying. I need to delete an action I keep hitting x and clear animation data and all that, won't leave! I have quit and reopened, there is no 0 next to the name.
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How can I create an Empty in Blender 3D 2.73?

In "Mirror changes to side of cube across all six sides", it is advised to add an Empty. However, I cannot find that option in Blender 2.73. How can I add an Empty in Blender 2.73? When I do a Shift+...
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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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How do you unselect vertices without a middle mouse button?

I know with a mouse, you can press b in edit mode and then box select using the middle mouse button to deselect vertices (or edges, faces, etc.) How do you do this if you don't have a middle mouse ...
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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 snap option in object mode?

Trying to use the snap functions, I don't really understand how the "part to snap" option works in object mode and how to accomplish a precise snap. Closest is working as expected. and 3. Center and ...
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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 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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Find users of a material / texture / image which is not displayed in the outliner

How can one search by name for a material / texture / image datablock that is not displayed in the outliner, for example because it's buried somewhere deep inside a node tree? Let me please describe ...
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Switch to vertex, edge, face mode in edit mode via python

Is it possible to switch to vertex mode (and edge, face mode) via python. I know I can toggle between object mode and edit mode in python with ...
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Blender 2.8 I can't see vertices, edges or faces in edit mode

I was working just fine and suddenly when I changed from object to edit mode, neither vertices, edges nor faces were highlighted as usual. I can still select them but can't see them, the object is ...
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How to remove edge creases?

I've creased some edges (applying different values to them) using the Shift+E shortcut. Now I want to remove some of them/all of them. How to do it? I've selected the whole mesh and tried using the ...
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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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Cutting hole into a face with a line loop?

How do I cut a hole in the plane using the hollow line loop in the middle they're part of the same mesh and both 2d.
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How to map the displacement texture?

I've added the Displacement Modifier to my object with a Wood texture for displace. How to change its location, rotation and scale (like you can do with image textures: Map a procedural texture like ...
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How to randomly (with a checkered pattern) select a number of faces in a mesh?

I have an isosphere with 4k polygon. How do I delete only 2000 random polygons but not deleting adjacent of deleted polygon? EDIT -- clarification Imagine a chessboard, let say white = stay, black = ...
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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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Can't see any objects anymore

I went to hit Numpad 5 to switch out of perspective mode but I accidentally hit another key. Now my scene looks like this: All of the meshes are still there: What can I do? I can upload the ....
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lock edge length - editmode?

I want to block the edge length even if you are moving or rotating the edges in edit mode. I did some research, but no one give a good answere. link 1 link 2 link3 link 4 finally I tried to use a ...
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Move cursor to center of some selected geometry/faces

I am making a gun. What I'd like the to do is this Select all the faces that make up the handle Move the 3D cursor to the center of the selection (or center of mass) Set the origin of the object at ...