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

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Snap to mesh issues with Z and X axis constraints

I have two meshes that I've joined to a single object. I'm attempting to use the snap to mesh feature for each of the 6 vertices on the face of mesh 1 to snap them to different faces/edges on mesh 2. ...
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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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Poor precision when editing? [duplicate]

I have a recurring problem with Blender 2.64: I import a model, I start to edit it then suddenly the precision decreases drastically so that I can't move anything where I want to (there are huge gaps ...
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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 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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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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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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Trying to put color on part of object

I'm trying to make pokemon but I have some problem, i use circle select tool - C in edit mode to select part of object and then I put white color on that part but there are just some stains on the ...
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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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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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Remove part of a plane

I am trying to build a pool on top of a plane, the pool goes below the plane, How can I remove the part of the plane that is in the pool?
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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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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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Edit face triangulation without actually adding edge

If you make a plane and move two vertices on opposite corners, you will have a non-planar face. This will be rendered with an "invisible" edge along either of the opposite pair of vertices. Or in ...
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Problem with creating edge rings on a model

I always mess up my model in blender. At some point I manually add vertices on edges with subdivide and then I connect them with J, and sometimes I have to fill faces with F. As you can see my model ...
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Help with Axis Placement when extruding

I am just learning Blender. I am going through the second part of the coffee mug tutorial on YouTube. The first part was good. I was able to follow it. Coming from SketchUp, it is taking some ...
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Making indented panel lines for 3d printing

I'm quite new to Blender but planning to use it for 3D printing, so I'm looking for a solution which will actually modify the geometry. I have created a couple of aircraft. I need to detail them with ...
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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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Un-hiding faces and double sided textures

Typically if you look at the back of a textured face you don't see anything but a transparent square. Is there any way you could make the front and back of the face textured without flipping the ...
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How to select a group of vertices in edit mode?

Is it possible to select all faces of one of these groups in edit mode? I tried my luck with this extension, but i wasn't able to figure out how that works. It just says "No Group" when i select a ...
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How to duplicate an object without duplicating animation data?

What is the easiest way to duplicate an object without it duplicating the animation as well? I thought I could simply change this in the user preferences by unchecking "action" but this doesn't seem ...
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Scaling the distance between objects [duplicate]

I've got a camera tracked to an empty, and I'd like to add keyframes with constant interpolate to have the camera "click" forward. How can I scale the distance between objects, without affecting ...
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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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Is there way to control opacity of selection/active color in 3DView?

In the user preferences, color for selection and active object can be set, but there is no alpha slider, i.e. opacity is always 100%. I want to match a slightly distorted texture onto an object using ...
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Is it possible to de-bevel all or parts of a mesh?

Is there an easy way to un-bevel parts of a mesh that have been beveled? e.g. Convert this: into a normal cube? Edit: Is this possible with perhaps some trick of calculating where the original ...
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Array Modifier creates something that exports as single mesh, how to create same through group/parent/etc?

I'm using Blender for Unity3D game asset creation. The Array Modifier does something great (see below) that I would love to be able to do for arbitrary collections of objects. I'm hoping someone ...
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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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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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Why is Limited Dissolve irregular?

Why is Limited Dissolve irregular? Tested on a simple circle: It removes vertices, but not evenly as one might expect on a perfectly symmetrical mesh.
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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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Can I change the view(pan/rotate) while performing an action?

As an ex-C4D user I often need the function to zoom in and out, pan or rotate during or while I'm editing a vertex. When I use the vertex snap over an DWG drawing, I had to snap an intermediate point, ...
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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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Is there any good way to snap to intersection?

I'm doing a lot of cleanup work after a bad boolean action, and in this scenario, some vertices are offset somehow and what I want to do is to reconnect them to the edge they are supposed to be ...
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Does Blender have a file locking feature?

Is there some way to lock files with a password or to lock open files to prevent them from being edited by others? Use case examples: A: Jack wants to sell Blender models, but wants to ensure that ...
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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 ...