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

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I've stopped vertices from appearing

While trying to turn on Proportional Editing, I accidentally disabled vertices, lines, and faces from showing, leaving a blank outline. How do I fix this?
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How can I parent objects so that only position and not scale is applied to the children when scaling the parent?

I've got this fairly complex setup of a tom-tom drum here. My goal is to be able to scale the drum to different sizes and have the models around it scale and move into position as required, so that a ...
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bevel problem, how can i fix a gaps in an object?

I always had the same problem whenever i try to bevel an object My object looks like it had a gap on it, is there any possible way to fix this kind of thing? thank you for answering!
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Display Audio Meters in Video Sequence Editor?

Is there any way to display audio meters in the Video Sequence Editor? I mean something like this: Pretty much every NLE has one, but I'm unable to find one in Blender's VSE.
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Make Video Sequence Editor (VSE) playback in real time? [duplicate]

How do I make the Video Sequence Editor (VSE) playback in real time? I have some 4K video clips that I want to edit, however, I'm unable to do so because when I hit play I get about 2 FPS playback (...
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Tilt a loop cut without affecting the whole form

I want to rotate a loop cut from this: to this: If I simply rotate it, it would affect the whole form: which isn't what I want. I know in this particular case, I could've use a knife tool to cut ...
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Loop Cut won't go around object

I have a cube that has been divided and reshaped. Some faces have been deleted and recreated along the way, but there is a currently a face on all sides and I have all quads. I can't figure out why it ...
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Objects at different locations at Object/Edit Mode

Is there a way to have exactly the same meshes in edit and object mode? I have the problem that I can't get the Origin or Cursor Point not in the center of a cube which is on a curve. Because the ...
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How do I create new objects in the current viewport instead of at (0, 0, 0)?

I'm working on details in a location on a scene that is not close to the origin. Right now, my options for adding a new object in the current area are: Add the object, zoom and pan until the origin ...
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Collection of .blend files [duplicate]

Where can I find some large and free collection of working .blend files for download and modification ?
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Assigned material only shows up in Edit mode?

quick question. I've assigned a material to the rim of the windows in the picture in Edit mode, but in Object mode they are overwritten. Why is this happening and how could I prevent this? Window rim ...
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How to fix inconsistency of mesh into the “body” in 2.80?

I am relatively new to Blender 2.80. I am making a hair mesh when I see this: You can see the yellow arrows pointing to the "outstanding" faces, which just looks weird for a hair. Hair ...
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The difference between Factor and Image: How can I combine them?

I do not understand here what is the difference between Fact and Image: Inputs Factor Controls the amount of influence the node exerts on the output image. Image The background image. The image size ...
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Python Script Only Applying to Specific Game Objects - No Output for Error

I am currently trying to get every game object have a position related to the origin in order to have pathfinding work on our tile set. The issue is that the script we are using is causing some major ...
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Bending a model with Simple Deform vs Lattice that's Simple Deformed

Why shouldn't I use the Simple Deform modifier directly to bend a mesh? Details I made a low-poly shield that's flat. To bend it, the tutorial I followed suggested to use either Proportional edit (...
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Cursor keeps selecting vertices through the mesh without X-Ray on

When i try to select vertices on the side of a mesh, the vertices on the other side of the mesh is also being selected, as if i had X-Ray mode on. I cant figure out what could be the problem. Here's a ...
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Is it possible to reproduce Maya/ Houdini target/ point weld operators inside of Blender?

Both Maya and Houdini have an operator called target weld (point weld in Houdini) that essentially is the same as Blender's Merge at last operator, but they are done in one step and are continuous ...
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Why do I have to use negative solidify values when the tutorial does not?

So, I was following this blender tutorial and the first time I did it, it went swimmingly. Now I have a problem: whenever I copy the top of the doughnut and solidify it for the icing... the thickness ...
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On blender 2.83, my 'enter' does not seem to work?

I saw tutorial saying, press 'S', 'Z', '0', followed by 'enter' to set selected vertices Z coordinates to "ground" (zero). On my blender 2.83, when I do the above sequence, I see the 'scale' ...
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Edited picture-setting to new color

I have edited with Ctrl+left mouse click a small area of pixels (see the snippet below) which yielded the small dark rectangle in the l.h.s. half of the blue bottom picture. Now I wanna to set this to ...
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Changing color of a part of an object [duplicate]

I cannot find a way how to change a color to another, say "yellow" of a quadrangle on the torus surface. I'm also interested in the possibility of changing an entire concentric circle of ...
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Copy, paste and moving

Suppose that I have 2 identical objects created by copy and paste. How do I move one and left the other stay at its position ? What are the hot-keys for this and clicking options in the Blender's ...
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Tiling the plane being too repetitive

Does anyone know of any tips to tile a plane without it being really repetitive? I'm trying to make a big ocean. I am following this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwJrb3vjAaA, but the way ...
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How do I show the left hand side bottom box [duplicate]

How do I show the left hand side bottom menu which is present right after Shift-A added object Torus once I've closed it? It should be labelled Add Torus in this case.
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Why is this plus sign in a yellow circle appearing on the selected face? [duplicate]

I am new to blender (about a week working after work). And I face this problem that I have this plus sign in yellow circle. And I am not sure how to get rid of it. I have no idea what is the name of ...
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Deforming the initial cube by mouse

I would like to move one or two vertices of the initial cube in Blender so that it becomes a bit rhomboidal (deformed) by dragging the captured vertex with the mouse. I cannot find the right place in ...
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How do I rotate to see my object from a different angle?

I'm a complete beginner to Blender. I would like to know how do I rotate in 3D (to see it from different angles from top bottom and sides) with mouse the initial 3D cube I can see in the initial ...
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Is Blender capable to edit 4K video yet (the year is June 2020)?

I downloaded a 4K demo video for testing video editing with Blender. I have found questions & answers regarding Blender 4K video editing that are dated back in February 2017 (not recommended) and ...
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Anyway to have stripes of different textures without making a lot of geometry?

I have 2 materials that have the same texture, but different hue node values. I want to have stripes that are only in specific areas of the mesh and I want to have the orange stripe repeat after every ...
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Suddengly laggy although it worked completely fine with the same model before

Searched around first but nothing helped, also mostly outdated stuff. System: Windows 10 pro, Ryzen 7 2700x, RTX 2070 Super, 16gb Ram I just wanted to add support edges. Theres a subd modifier with 1 ...
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Transparent material acting wrong when in object mode

It's hard to explain, would be the best to show you In the first image i'm in the object mode when everything is deselected, as you can see i can only see a back fan and some random shape, while what ...
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Switching multiple objects to sculpt mode easily

Is there any way to quickly move all my selected objects into sculpt mode? The reason being, I'd like to navigate between them by Alt-clicking them while sculpting. If I select multiple objects, then ...
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Object suddenly and randomly turns translucent in edit mode

the xray function is off and I have no idea what I did to get it to be like this. It happens even in new projects (such as default cube)
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Making manifold meshes from Google Map data imported from RenderDoc+MapsModelsImporter

There's a Blender addon called MapsModelsImporter which imports data exported from Google Maps via RenderDoc. Using this, I extracted parts of a city, resulting in 1.7 million or faces. Most of the ...
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Re-topology setup: in-front attribute

I'm learning how to re-topology and I learn from a tutorial that the best way is to set the new mesh as "in front" so it can be viewed "over" the original mesh. The problem is that this "in front" ...
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Carve Hole in A metal water bottle model

I am making a 3D model out of my stainless steel water bottle but I can't get right the carved part on the bottom of the bottle I tried using the boolean modifier coupled with a bevel and a ...
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Intersecting shapes in edit mode to create single shape

For example use the olympics circles logo. Add 7 circles like in that logo. Now how do I make it into a one object like this: This is an ugly manual example tho. How do I get intersections with ...
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Bugs in Blender 2.83.0

I am getting this type of effect in edit mode in letest version of Blender 2.83.0 Should I switch back to 2.82.7 or is there any solution to this bug?
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Flickering faces in Edit mode 2.83

I have this issue from the 2.83 update. I tried a couple of things but nothing seems to fix it. Here is a short video of how it looks. Video Also if I move my mouse over the XYZ on the top right the ...
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How can I get the Total Face Area of multiple meshes?

In edit mode, there's an overlay option to measure the face area of selected meshes. The problem is when selecting multiple meshes you get the individual face areas for each mesh. What I'm looking ...
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How to assign verts to bones (2.79(

I want to assign this vert to this bone When i try weight painting it just isnt as accurate
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No Edges in Edit Mode

I came across a strange problem while sculpting a model. Seemed that it happened when using the edit mode in the sculpting tab, after returning in the normal layout tab all the edges in edit mode were ...
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Subdivision modifier hides points and edges in edit mode

I added a subdivision modifier. While in edit mode edges and points are now sometimes hidden by the subdivided surface. Obviously I need to see points and edges always. Is there a way to turn this on?
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There's a problem with meshes in my Blender

I'm relatively new to Blender, but have become pretty good at modeling in the past month. But each time I edit a mesh, a problem occurs. Let's say, if I wanted to remove vertices in Edit Mode, It'd ...
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How do I create vertices that form square faces on a rectangle?

I need to do this so I can build terrain properly. This is what I am trying to get square faces on: I tried deleting everything but the corners and this happens: And this is what I want, square ...
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Can't select vertices/faces/edges?

For some reason I am not able to select the vertices/edges/faces on Blender. I also cannot join the objects in Blender. When I try joining them it says "Active object is not a selected mesh," despite ...
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Moving Cube in Object Mode leaves Outline of the Cube on Screen

When I want to move my cube in object mode, I see another cube. This seems to be the same cube but in edit mode. Here are two screenshots, when I tried to move the first cube in object mode. NOTE: ...
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Moving full-thickness of a part of the side of the skull

I imported a skull (skull.obj) into Blender. I want to select the part of the side of the skull and move it, so that now there is a hole in the skull from where I moved the selected part. To do this ...
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Edit Mode is not available

I imported a model from the "Blender-Kit" Addon, but there´s only Object mode available. There´s also no "Material" Propertie on the right side... Is it possible to fix this, or can´t be Models from ...
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When I try to move a model everything in a circle around it moves as well [duplicate]

When I try to move a model everything in a circle around it moves as well. I was not having this problem and now I am.

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