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

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vertices are not selected properly, and i cant recalculate normals

vertices,face dots are not selected properly, and also i cant recalculate normals.this is an appended model from a file edited in b3d 2.81, which i need to use it in b3d 2.79b because the game engine, ...
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Attempting to move Vertices in 2.80 creates new ones instead

I have a model that is basically a cylinder. Several vertices on the top are slightly raised, creating a 'bump' which I want to get rid of. I've tried using Slide (Shift-V) to move them, and setting ...
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Can not select object in other collection

I'm using Blender 2.8 (Windows 10). I have two collections. One With a plane that I would like to hold a projection of an image I would like to convert into an object. The other collection with the ...
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Changing select from RMB to LMB makes me click and release first before things are selected

When Blender is set up to select with the right mouse button, I can click a vertex in edit mode which both selects it and allows me to drag it. This happens without me needing to release the mouse ...
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Delete Split Screens on Mac [duplicate]

How do I delete a split screen that I no longer want active? Using MAC with touchpad and Blender 2.8
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can`t remove selected face

I was trying to remove selected face. So I entered edit mode and selected designated faces pressed delete (face) and got below result I don`t know why vertexes and edges still exist How to remove ...
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Soft body for a round character

I wanted to give a try to create and animated a character i made back in the day and there's a few thing i would like to know to make easier to create it. I completed the body with a few problems ...
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Positioning a collection of objects along a curve

Is it possible to automatically position a collection of objects along a curve? For example, I have 100 cubes (all are different) and want to distribute them evenly along a Bezier Curve. I searched ...
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Move and extrude axis locked?

Introduction I am new to blender in general but got half a dozen CAD-Systems in my toolbelt. While I am used to each system having it's own quirks Blenders idea is quite different from a classic cad-...
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Proportional Keyframe editing

Hey guys I've been trying to get a script going for Proportional moving of keyframes to set values on a given frame (to help correct captured data). I've got an action in my scene I've started poking ...
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Skewed Grab or Scale in Edit Mode

Just learning blender here. One problem I stumbled upon is expanding length of an object in Edit Mode, when that object's rotation is not aligned to global axis (e.g. rotation has been applied). Let'...
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Problems with scales

I am making a really precise project and when i am moving parts i use a keyboard to give the number of meters between two components (g+x/y/z+ number). When i do this in edit mode, for example, the ...
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How to keep vertices from snapping to to wrong-side of mesh when retopologizing?

I've got a mesh that I'm retopologizing as a practice-run to get used to the motions, having followed the method described in this video by FlippedNormals. Using 2.8, and settings are as follows: ...
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Video is rendering at different speed than sequencer preview in Blender

I imported all my rendered frames into the Blender sequencer. I am able to preview video + audio in sequencer at 24 fps and it's perfect. When I render the video + audio, the video is not synced. The ...
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How do I attach a few cubes via script. Blender 2.79. Pic =>

How to attach a lot of cubes to the nearest vertices of a certain object using a script? I want to attach red cubes to the nearest vertices of yellow objects using a script. Suppose red cubes belong ...
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Casting lines on terrain

I have a DXF file which is a 2D file (all lines are on one layer), and I have a 3D terrain model. I'd like to cast these lines on terrain (to keep X,Y axis, and stretch with Z axis automatically). I ...
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How to limit (mask) proportional editing in Blender 2.8?

I want to prevent proportional editing on certain vertices. Maybe I'm searching for the wrong word or phrase. Limiting editing to a certain vertex group would help. Masking also gives me no search ...
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Importing second model just duplicates the first one

I have two models, the first one imports fine and I would like to import the second one to scale it to be the same size as the first. The issue arises when I try to import the second model, as soon as ...
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Cannot transform, scale or move (aka edit) vertices, faces or edges - X,Y,Z locked

I'm using 2.8. Yesterday I had no issues editing my mesh. Now, after I select vertices (faces or edges) I cannot scale or move it for editing- it feels locked. I turned proportional editing on and off....
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How to cut at the same height

I want to use the cutting tool add a new edge just above this doorway. I need the tool to cut at exactly the same height all the way around. I don't want to use Ctrl+R as the loop cut cuts other parts ...
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Grease pencil move drawing from a layer

Blender v2.79 won't move a drawing I made in a layer. I need to move the drawing a few millimetres down. I have tried changing mode from Edit Strokes to Object, but I find no option to select the ...
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Wire Edit lines showing over Vertex mode Edge Select?

Hey guys, I've been using blender 2.8 for a little while now and this has me stumped. The only way I can get my vertex mode to show the yellow gradient highlighting connected edges is to display edges ...
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How do I get the context menu in the node editor/3d editor (and more) if I preffer to use Right Click Selection?

I know that people with left click selection bring up that menu with right click, however, with right click selection I simply can't find a way to bring up the context menu, and I don't want to change ...
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How to “recalculate” the UV's after editing the object in Edit mode

I made a Brick material on an object, but when I return to editing the object, the UV's get stretched and get Wonky. Is there a way to "recalculate" or update the UV's so the bricks are spread out ...
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filled faces have weird shadows [duplicate]

when I want to fill 4 selected vertices to get a face to connect 2 different objects, the face gets weird shadows and I also can't sculpt the face. How can I remove these shadows and create a normal ...
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Creation menu in Blender 2.8

Why when I create an object (ex: a UV Sphere or a Cylinder) in a file I am working on, it doesn't show anymore the option of how many vertices/radius/depth etc at the moment I just created it. ...
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Is it possible for individual faces to have separate materials from the rest of a mesh? [duplicate]

I've only got maybe a week's worth of total experience with Blender and I figured it would be fun to attempt something that isn't overly complex, i.e. something cube-like, so I decided to recreate the ...
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cant see edit mode in front viewport blender 2.8

i cant see any vertices or faces or any kind of grid in the front viewport. In 3D mode when i shift around they appear as you can see in picture 1. however when i click '1' in the numpad to go to ...
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Extruding two sides at 90° angle

What would you say is the easiest way of extruding the two faces at the first screen so that the model ends up looking like the second?
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Bevel question: it is possible to bevel in different directions?

Here is a cube with the edge beveled and behind that is a normal cube to better explain. 1 My question is: is there a way to bevel an edge so that is not uniform as in picture 1? In picture 2 I ...
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Render Only Frames With Marker? [duplicate]

I am learning how to storyboard. I have set up a video editing project and added a movie file. I am working my way through the movie, marking each frame that is to become a board in a storyboard. What ...
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Having big issue when trying to move vertices on specific axe

I'm desperate since a few days with my blender project, I can't move vertices on a specific axe, they just don't follow it ! They move randomly creating disasters on my mesh. I've linked pictures. ...
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How to reset when creating new video editing file?

Whenever I create a new video editing file in Blender 2.8, it already includes a file that I have previously cut and am finished with. How do I get the program to stop including that file and actually ...
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knife tool not ending

I'm just starting to use the knife tool and, after I finish using the knike tool, I can't seem to get it off of the knife tool. How do I get it off of the knife tool?
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Any way to click and drag the pivot point?

Maya has a great feature that lets you enter a mode where you can click and drag the pivot point to wherever you want. Blender as far as I can tell only lets you move it to 2D cursor or current ...
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Scaling on X axis changes XY axis angles

Change basic cube to a board shape, Z=.1, X=8, Y=.4. Edit mode; grab back left 2 vertices along X axis for a 60 degree angle on the left side of the board. Select all vertices, and do Mesh - ...
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How do I make all bones occupy the same space?

I have a skeleton here that in edit mode, has all its bones in the exact same area. It might be kinda hard to see. But in pose mode its where the bones should be I have another skeleton, and I would ...
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How to get rid of those edges? [duplicate]

How to get rid of those edges? When i try to disolve them loop cut stops working properly.
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How to model neck ruff (clothing)?

So i have been trying to model a neck ruff similar to the one in the picture, but i'm not sure how to go about it at all, i need to create a neck ruff that can be used within a cloth simulation and ...
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How To Rotate some Vertices around a changed Pivot Point?

I switched from Maya to Blender 2.8. In Maya there was the possibility to choose some Vertices and then change the PivotPoint for those Vertices and then Rotate around this Pivot Point. For Example i ...
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Some weight painted faces not effected?

As you can see in the image above the red area, there is a sharp corner I can't smooth out, I've tried painting it various different ways but no dice. It's like there is a ring around the mesh or ...
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blender video how to add color border to an item in a video

I would like to ask for help with adding some color borders/edges around an items(tools) in the video. People will hold tools and moving with them. I want to show on the video particular tools. I am ...
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Unexpected Edge Loop selection in Blender 2.80

I'm creating my first donut in Blender 2.80, to get used to the new release of the program and become better at modelling. That also means getting accustomed to new/ altered keyboard shortcuts and the ...
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low framerate and crashes in the viewport by using not even up to 30% GPU and CPU

Hello im new in blender and wana ask is that normal by my PC that it this scene if i play it for the first time i got 1 to max 15 fps . And my GPU and CPU usage is not even by 30% . And if i for ...
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Radial Symmetry in Editing a Single Object

I am a intermediate beginner in Blender: I have a moderate knowledge and understanding of the interface and am capable of modeling and rendering simple forms, but if skill is a percentage I'm at ...
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What is the shortcut for edge rotate or location in keymap list?

With topology management a vital tool would be the rotation of edges and I would say that it would be even more vital to have a shortcut for clockwise and counter clockwise rotation. In 2.81, is there ...
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How to make object invisible in edit mode only?

I would like to make an object, especially the wire frame - invisible in edit mode, probably permanently. As it is a very large lighting spheroid and lights great, but in edit mode the wire mesh makes ...
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Cannot find how to turn off snapping to view?

Trying to snap vertices to faces, which works, using projection. But they also all project to view. How do I just snap as I move down, onto faces?
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How to constrain edge slide to axis?

Trying to do a simple edge slide but it keeps twisting at angles when moved. I am trying to just move them along its connected path whilst keeping the vertical alignment. Because the top is curved, ...
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How can I edit the values of modifiers on multiple objects at the same time?

When I select multiple objects, an active object is selected automatically which gets the modifiers changes. How can I select multiple objects to edit their modifiers all at once?

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