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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 ...
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How to smooth adjacent faces

I'm a first time blender user trying to make an engagement ring from scratch. While making the ring I did a boolean cut, along the inside of the ring, which I think added some hard edges into my ...
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what is the most effective modeling workflow for abstract curvy shapes?

I'm looking for effective, idealy non-destructive modeling workflows to create non-symmetrical, abstract shapes, like those ones: (all images taken from pinterest.com) The deal here is not to ...
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I accidentally deleted a vertex

So I'm relatively new to blender, and I've been following a tutorial to get started. I'm at a part of the tutorial creating a mug, but I accidentally deleted one vertex on the lip on the mug: (which, ...
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Symmetrize panel does not does

When I select all on my mesh I try to symmetrize but it is always -X to +X. There should be a panel that shows up in the bottom left but it doesn't. Has anyone had this issue? Is there any place in ...
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get rid of stretched faces on models?

Here is the scenario, for a project i'm working on i need to stretch a uv sphere into a long spike and then apply a displacement on it (let's for convenience sake say i'm using the procedural voronoi ...
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X and Y axis rotation only working as Z axis rotation

When I try rotation x(red) axis rotation or y(green)axis rotation, it always uses z(blue) axis rotation. i.e. instead of it rotation down it rotates left and right instead. Is this a bug or am I just ...
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Sphere with curved faces or sphere of spheres

I'm very new to Blender, so I think this should be an easy question to answer, but after a few hours of Googling and experimenting, I'm no closer to a solution. I'm trying to model a blastula for 3D ...
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Right click rotate in edit mode?

I've already assigned "Keymap => 3D View => Rotate View" to the right mouse button but that only seems to affect object view. Is there a way to disable or assign the context menu in edit mode and also ...
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Traceback error code while animating in 2.8 2d aimation

I was animating in blender 2.8, I was using the 2D animation default features. Im fairly new to blender, and don't know what this error code means, has anyone else ever had this error? I searched a ...
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How to reflect individual bone axis?

I don't want to change the bone roll, that doesn't accomplish anything. When I have a bone, I want the Y and Z axis to stay the same, but I want the X axis to reflect across the local Y axis. If I ...
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Hair particle editing not working right

I am trying to brush hair on a character and suddenly the hair brush and other tools in particle edit have started affecting hairs on the opposite side of the mesh. This means whenever i make an edit ...
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How do I smooth out two objects (with low poly) that have been unioned in blender 2.8?

I'm creating a character for a new game I'm developing and the character is supposed to be very round with plump arms and legs. When i tried to boolean union the round head with the round body it ...
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how do I make it so that I can select stuff in edit mode

I am having a hard time selecting more then one object in Edit Mode and can't figure out how to. but I've seen tutorials that are able to. I am using Blender 2.79.
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“Ctrl B” Bevel operation performance is slow in 2.8

When I bevel anything with less then 30K Vertices, it lags really bad in 2.8. What use to take me 5 seconds to perform now takes me, sometimes, a minute to do. Thoughts?
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Why is half of mesh transparent in edit mode?

So this mesh (downloaded) looks like this in object mode - Then in edit mode looks like only some of the faces actually exist- There's no modifiers on the object. What is this?
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Blender 2.8 | Exporting UV Layout problem

Today I have exported an UV Layout from Blender 2.8 and imported in Photoshop in order to build a simple displacement map. After have imported the UV MAP I noticed, that all the UV lines are not black ...
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How can I smooth out my model's sharp geometry after doing a boolean union on blender 2.8?

For this model I had several separate smooth objects and then I joined them together with the boolean modifier. After that my model became sharper and jagged at the points it connected. The 2nd ...
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how to flatten out the middle part of landscape

I made a landscape using ANT landscape add-on. Here's what I have: What I want to do is to flatten out the middle part, to render sth like a valley. Specifically, the area that I circled below: How ...
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When in quad view alt-key in 2D views makes perspective view change when emulating 3 button mouse

Having problem selecting loops in edit mode with trackpad and alt keys whilst in 2d view as very occasionally it'll think I'm wanting to rotate perspective view. Using 2.80 on Windows 10 laptop. I ...
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2.8 Bone editing and pose problems, cant select single bones

I´ve built a rig in 2.8, however when I try to select a single bone in edit or pose mode, i can´t. All i can do, is doubleclick the first bone i created to cycle through the other bones. I have tried ...
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How can I draw a parallel line to other edge in a face?

I wanted to divide a face with line b parallel to a. At first I tried 'loop cut and slide' but it did not work for unknown reason. Next time I tried 'edge slide' line c to the position b but failed ...
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Adding UV to object

I am new to blender. I downloaded a blender file and there's the object that I downloaded but it's in gray color. I look at the UV editing and I can see that there are already preset colors, I just ...
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Key bindings problem

Changing key bindings in preferences affect nothing. I'm changing bindings, saving, but controls remain the same. I also tried reloading blender but this never helped
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needing subdivide other then using loopcut in blender 2.79b

in blender 2.79 how can i subdivide selected? first i select with B hotkey now its selected vertices (and their edges) now i want something like loopcut, but i have just selected the top vertices ...
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Align a vertex on a diagonal line

I have a diagonal line that's been subdivided, so it has a point in the middle. I want to move this point so that it vertically aligns with other another point along the global Y axis, but so that, ...