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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, ...
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Many shortcuts don't work in Blender 2.8. Are these bugs?

In blender 2.8 it looks like all the 0-9 keys were remapped to numpad only. Wondering why the viewpoint changes could not be done, I customized the keys back to my upper row or digit keys 0-9, because ...
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Industry Compatible keymap

I recently started using a Blender 2.8 I try to use the "Industry Compatible" keymap but I have some question about that. I tried adding some hotkeys from default Blender keymap like Add Mesh(Shift+A) ...
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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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Hard to catch a vertex because of the gizmo

Edit: Ok so it has been fixed by RJG, thanks to him, I had the same shortcut for select vertices and select gizmo, which seems the case by default? and I had to came back to right click for selecting ...
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How can I change tool option hotkeys

I have a serious problem and I will be so appreciate anyone who can help me about this. I tried to change my hotkeys to what I prefer as a maya user to make blender more familiar whit myself. but ...
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Can't rotate objects in edit mode in Blender 2.8

So I had this problem before but in Blender 2.79. The problem was that I couldn't rotate objects in edit mode. This happened due to a shortcut i didn't know about. However there is a button in 2.79 ...
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Holes appear in object mode but not in edit mode

As I was working on making a rendering better I change some settings on blender and ended up with holes in my object that do no appear in edit mode. Increasing subdivisions helps but does not clear it,...
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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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Why 'bridge edge loops' do not cut holes in my work?

I know that faces enclosed by loops disappear after 'bridge edge loops'. But in my work, square caps still exist after bridge edge loops. Why they didn't disappear? In this example square caps did ...
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Newbie from 3DS Max. Ignore Backfacing ? Limit Selection to Visible ? 2.80?

Veteran user of 3DS Max, I'm one day into learning Blender 2.80 but am struggling with selecting ALL faces of an object including those which are backfacing. My searching has mentioned that there is ...
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Is there a way to lock edge lengths of a mesh in edit mode?

I want to edit a mesh without distorting it, so that only the angles between the edges change but not the length of the edges. I basically need this to model realistic clothing where I model the 2d ...
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How do I make it smoother when I'm using random proportional editing?

I'm following a tutorial and when random proportional editing is used, it is smooth. But when i do it, the lines are jagged. How do I change it? The bottom image is what it's supposed to look like. ...
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Although they no need to be ,why some edges of imported object is 'sharp marked'? [duplicate]

I've made a classroom scene in 3dmax and exported it(*.fbx) to import in Blender. After importing it, when I edit it I found that there are two kinds of edges. Picture's here. Due to another post, ...
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What's the meaning of the colored edge? [duplicate]

I've made a classroom scene in 3dmax and exported it(*.fbx) to import in Blender. After importing it, when I edit it I found that there are two kinds of edges. Picture's here. What's the meaning ...
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Weight Painting in 2.80 in edit mode

I jumped from 2.7 to to 2.80 and I am having trouble with the new weight painting workflow. What I would like to do, is to weightpaint specific vertices and faces in edit mode while seing the color ...
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What's the use of tool, 'Sort Elements'?

Because I'm not good at English, no matter how hard I read Blender manual, I don't understand the precise meaning of the tool, 'sort elements'. What's that tool? There's no tutorial about that ...
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How to separate faces of an XYZ function mesh?

Blender community, I'm looking to export a blender object for physics simulations in a program (simscale) that accepts .stl files. For my simulation, I want to create a "cylinder" where the radius is ...
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How to separate hollow cylinder into rectangular cubes

I have a hollow cylinder shown below. How do I cut them into rectangular pieces? I tried the seprate by loose parts but it doesn't work since all objects are in a single mesh.
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Mesh select with numberpad emulator

How to I use mesh select mode in ver2.8 if number-pad emulator is enabled? In edit mode, you are able to switch the select mode by using 1,2 and 3 but since the number-pad emulator is enabled, it goes ...
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how to create a maze with curved walls

I am trying to build a maze similar to the one shown below. This was made with basic urdf models on pybullet physics simulator. However, if you look at it closely, some pair of walls have gaps in ...
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Inside of mesh is see through when trying to make a hole?

I am trying to make a hole in this mesh: but when I delete the verticies/faces, this happens: How can I delete the top and bottom in the middle without this happening? I want the inside to look like ...
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Connect Overlapping Faces/Verticles

Hello! I have problem to connect this column to the base like in the photo. I would like to connect that parts as one connected edges. Please help :(
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Subtitles As Text Objects

How do I make subtitles as text objects without all of them appearing at once, and keeping their .srt timings. Also, how do I change the titles of text effect strips to correspond to their actual text,...
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How to bend extrusion along a sphere

I have this extrusion I made out from the side of a curved mesh (not as in "Curve" or "Path", but just generally at a curve) and when I extrude it out, the it comes as a bar from the face I extruded ...
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How to remove parts of character models

I'm trying to remove the head of a character model I download. I tried deleting the faces but I cannot select the inside part of the head. Is there anyway to select just the head and delete it ...
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Imported Scene is Very Slow – Deleted and Undoing Takes Forever

After importing a model from Google Poly (via fbx), I have a scene with 8.8k tris 4.6k faces 24k vertices There are no modifiers active, and adding / editing / navigating are working very smoothly. ...
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What is the popup called that appears lower left when you manipulate a mesh?

What is the name of this pop out? It only appears when you start changing the shape of a mesh.
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How Can You Turn a Low Poly Game Model Into a High Poly Model for a Cinematic?

I have extracted a couple models from Overwatch, and they are very low poly. My goal is to make the models look cinematic worthy I read in this as to how Blizzard made them look good for cinematics. ...
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How do create a mesh on the base of a set of orthodontic brackets I designed like the regular bracket on the picture e

How to.create mesh in the base of a bracket without harm ing the brackets base dimensions k
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Noob question. Join/separate object

Why can't I also separate two object while in Object Mode (while to join two objects, you must go into Object Mode and not into Edit Mode) but I have to go to Edit Mode to do that? Am I using wrong ...
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Is there a way to align the view to a non-active camera?

I have multiple cameras setup in my scene at predetermined locations. Pressing Numpad 0 will align the 3D view to the current active camera. Is there a way for me ...
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Disable editing of multiple objects in Blender 2.8

In Blender 2.8, if you have multiple objects selected in Object Mode, and then hit Tab to enter Edit Mode, ALL the selected objects (both the yellow active object and the orange selected-but-inactive ...
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Masking selected vertices for sculpting

I have 3 questions related to masking in blender. I'm using latest 2.80rc2. Is there a way to mask a subobject or selected vertices inside a mesh? Can we mask a selected vertex group? For example, ...
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Blender objects select [duplicate]

The image attached, when I try to select part of the stadium, the whole stadium is selected, how can I separate this into different parts so I can edit different parts. Thanks
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display face normal direction in blender 2.8

how to know if the normals of an object is flipped or not. cause 2.8 has only the same colors of normals and i cant identify if its a flipped normal. unlike the previous versions that there are to ...
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Bezier Curve: How to see only selected vertex handle?

I am making a complex bezier shape, and handles from other vertices is starting to hinder the selection of desired vertex and handles. I have to view from all angles to understand where is the point/...
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How to create a perfect depth hole?

I want to create a perfect depth hole. I tried using boolean and bevel after, but doesn't work... Here is my reference image:
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Connecting two messy mesh together the easy way?

i have two piece of a sofa right here the problem is that the topology is a mess, and the limit of the two mesh are not the same. what i want is two thing: aligning the two lines of the edges of ...
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Applying Rotation and Scale Deforms my object

Hi i'm just a newbie here in blender. I'm trying apply rotation and scale to the object but it just deforms. How to fix this problem? Thanks!
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Selecting Face selects entire object!

Hi everyone i am a novice to blender and have been watching tutorial by Chic Areon on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj04Pj_Jk7s) i am doing just as she says by chosing select face in edit ...
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2.8 Keymaps for specific selection modes?

Is it currently possible to set keymaps for specific selection modes like vertex, edge, and face. What I would like to do: Select all linked by double clicking a face. Select an edge loop by double ...
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Transforming around cursor doesn't work

I'm having problem with vertex rotating. Rotating/scalling around cursor works fine in object mode, but in edit mode Blender rotates verticies around origin point instead. Rotating aroung bounding box ...