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My walking cycle animations get messed up when i try to do some animation in beetween them

It's a bit difficult to explain, but i have this carachter who's going from A to B, but he's going to pick up something in beetween. So when he reaches that middle section i stop him and i also stop ...
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How to copy multiple values between objects

Lets say I have 2 objects and I want to copy the x, y, z coordinates, and scale along the y and z from one object to another. The way I would usually do this would be to copy each of the attributes ...
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Why does editing leaves behind the previous mesh?

I don't know what exactly to ask for but every time I try to edit this mesh, it leaves behind the old mesh; occasionally with a connection to the edit. Please help. I can't find a way around this ...
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Boolean not shown in edit mode

The anvil in edit mode (I put a mirror modifier on the x axis) and the boolean doesn't work on the anvil. The anvil in object mode and the boolean works on the anvil. [3]:
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Proportional editing doesn't work correctly

When I use proportional editing on a certain area of selected vertices it affects the selected area AND some other random area that is outside of the circle and really shouldn't be affected at all. ...
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strange face appears in edit mode (concave quad)

I am new to blender. I have been getting a strange face that appears when I move vertices in blender. You can see it in the attached image. A face still appears even though I have moved the edge ...
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Selecting 2 vertices with the same position

Hello I am using Blender 2.8 (2019/06/15). I have two vertices with the same position. Is there any way how to select these both vertices by draging over them (by selecting tool) without using ...
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Any way to make the mirrored mesh more idiomatic?

If you turn on the edit cage for the mirrored side, then if you try to move the mirrored side vertices, they actually behave as if you were trying to move the non-mirrored side, i.e. (assuming you're ...
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edit mode show a bunch of weird vertices after loading

I was working on my mesh earlier today and after loading it tonight, I can't work on it anymore. While Object Mode show my mesh as I saved it, Edit Mode does really weird things that I can't even ...
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Compare two mesh objects, highlight differences

As I'm designing various complex items in Blender (for 3D printing usually), I sometimes find that I have two duplicates of an object, and I want to delete one, but can't remember if I was improving ...
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Problem with proportional editing on a curve

I have a curve (which is a loop) that I am trying to manipulate in edit mode. When I use proportional editing with connected mode, a certain part of the curve is not affected. It only seems to happen ...
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Topology Issue on stylized character

I'm currently working on a stylized character. The goal of the project currently was to apply/learn topology on exaggerated characters. I've run into a problem because It seems that I've used the ...
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What are purple lines in edit mode?

I know the red lines are seams. What are the purple lines?
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Denoise missing in 2.79 [duplicate]

Currently I am using Blender 2.79, checked everywhere, and I cannot find denoising. I checked in the correct spots, but can't find it. Am I supposed to download it from https://www.blender.org/...
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Stretch side of half cylinder

I am trying to pull the curved side of a half cylinder, so instead of doing this, The curved side should bend to match where I am dragging the edge, while keeping the base in place (instead of ...
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Punch a face on a model to the first backface of the model and make a hole [duplicate]

I have a model where i need to make a lot of holes. The kind of the problem is in all of them the same. The position and size of the hole(s) is already set by a face and they should not change. So ...
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How to quickly position many different objects (not copies of a single object) in rows with an offset?

Does anyone know a tool or an addon to quickly position many different objects (not copies of a single object) in a scene in rows with an offset? Why do I need it? I make a mod for a video game. The ...
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Mirror modifier changes behaviour of scaling 2.8

I think I'm just doing something wrong here. I looked around here and found several issues pertaining to scaling and mirroring but I couldn't find one that I felt was applicable to me. Basically I'm ...
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How can I fix slight imperfections that mess up the shadows?

How can I fix these imperfections? They have happened to me a lot of times, but this is the worst one. I am making this model for another person so it is important that the model is good.
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Tracing a light ray with paths

I'm trying to simulate optical rays within blender and am not really advanced within coding for blender or using BGE, so I figured I'd come here for help. The setup I'm making involves animated ...
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Delete internals parts of mesh

I have a mesh which has internal parts. These parts can be loose, but can also be part of the mesh. I basically want to delete everything inside the "shell" of my mesh. Lets say this is my mesh: ...
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Gridlines doesn't show in topview anymore (np 7) in Blender 2.8 (Mac)?

How do I get gridlines shown in topview (np 7) in latest blender 2.8 for mac? I downloaded a new update and after I cant se the gridlines in topview anymore, what to do? I would be happy to be able to ...
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Slide edges with absolute values

I have a cylinder I wish to adjust the length of. This is simple when aligned to one of the three axes, as I'd just grab the end edges, set the axis, and type the distance to move by. However, this is ...
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Weight paint does not recognize left and right

Any suggestion on what should I do for this to work so blender recognizes left as left and right as right? Would really aprreciate some help with this.
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Boundary smooth like in Recap Photo

I'm fairly new to Blender. I'm wondering, does anyone know if a tool in blender that does what the Smooth Boundary tool does in Autodesk Recap Photo? This tool allows you to select a boundary edge on ...
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best output format [closed]

i'm working in the Video Sequencer and currently outputing using the H264 format. unfortunately it's far too compressed for final product. the AVI uncompressed is way to large. any advice would be ...
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Object -> Edit / Change of position

I've modeled an object, rigged the body and was going to rig the face when I noticed that when i change between "Object mode", "Edit mode" and "Pose mode", it changes position.In "Object mode" and "...
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How to extrude inside with fixed offsets relative to each parent vertices? [duplicate]

Plz look at image. Red sizes (offsets) are different. It's possible to scale (or whatever) extrusion with fixed offsets relative to each parent vertices?
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Cell Fracture Errors

I'm trying to make a cup breaking and the cell fracture add on is making the mesh deformed and creating a lot of vertices. How do I fix this?
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unlocking objects which was locked and saved before

new interface doesn't show "lock in viewport" button. i have created different parts of a car 4 months ago. my habbit was to lock an object when i finished modelling and start a new object. it ...
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Transform orientation Issues

I 100% know that someone has probably asked this question but why is my orientations (Global and Local) all funked up. Why are my extrusions going off in different directions? Photo on what I mean ...
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How do I add objects on selected polygons?

I am trying to create a primitive pipe and I need to add a small cylinder on each selected polygon (see screenshot) to make rivets. How do I do this ?
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Deform a curved mesh to become straight

I have a mesh of a straight tusk, it was surface scanned while it lay on a tabletop. The mesh includes the tusk geometry + the underlying table. Due to accumulated scanning error, the mesh has ...
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Match mesh on top of another

I am making a costume for a character. I have the costume ready, but parts of the modelling mesh keeps on slipping through it. How do I make the costume completely cover the model mesh? This is my ...
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moving vertex is not deforming mesh?

so when i select a vertex and click g to move it, only the vertex/edges move, but the face/mesh stays in the same place. does anyone know how i can fix this/what i'm doing wrong? thanks!
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Where can the angle for Select Sharp Edges operation be set in Blender 2.80?

Angle value for function "Select Sharp Edges" in Blender 2.79 is here: Select sharp edges what's the angle value Where is it in Blender 2.80?
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How I can remove extra vertex?

I filled some faces, but I had some vertex in the middle of the filled edges, how can I remove them? I tried to delete it normally, but the faces around are removed too :/
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Extra points on “faces” in edit

I just loaded latest build of 2.8. In edit, face view, I have sixteen reference points in each face. Is this a setting I have off with this clean load or is it a bug?
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Scaling/Moving doesn't work properly

recently I decided to learn and use Blender as my 3D editor Well, all this things were working fine... until a few minutes I made a mirrored object, but, when I press the "S" scale button, doesn't ...
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How do I select things behind/near the gizmo?

I've looked everywhere but I can't find a way to select things "behind" the gizmo in 2.80. It's like there's a forcefield that gets in the way. I didn't have this problem in 2.7x. Is there some ...
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Cannot find toolbar in header - blender 2.8

Hi, I cannot find the toolbar in my blender and when I search toolbar it shows like this in the second image
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How to move a selected mesh in to another collection in editmode?

So right now i have a couple meshes in the 3d view that I want want to move into another collection. When I am in object mode and select it all the meshes are highlighted. So when pressing m and move ...
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Flatten the base of STL file & cut it into a regular shape

I want to flatten the base of my STL file & cut it into a regular shape (e.g., round, square...). The results I expected should be the same as this video shows (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Imported WRL not showing in render, initially also hidden in editor

I have created a WRL file, that I Import into Blender with the X3D importer. Some very strange things happen: The object does not show in the editor. But if I go to Edit Mode, it suddenly shows up, ...
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Can not edit object after failed Normal Map Bake

Using Blender 2.79 I am attempting to create a ferret to animate. The body has been created in two versions. Both low poly and high ply objects which are located in the same space. The low poly has ...
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How to toggle the transparency view on edge selected mode in Blender 2.80?

The edge selection lines/outlines are partially obscuring part of the mesh I'm working on, so I would like to be able to make these lines more transparent as to more easily see what I'm working on ...
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Why is my text turning into A's in Blender?

I have an Emperor's New Groove custom font, and I wanted to use it in Blender. But when I type something in it, the characters are all A's.
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Joining two curves in edit mode

I'm trying to get rid of some gaps in my mesh. In object mode it looks like this So it is one object. When I switch to edit mode it turns out that splines are subdivided. How do I join them?
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Colors in object mode are different to render mode

Alright so I have been trying to figure this out when I am in object mode making materials for my low poly island when I texture a face the color is dark that when I would be in render mode. When I ...
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white lines in edit mode

I am new to blender and I love it. This model now for some reason has white dashed lines all over it and some solid black lines too. I know the black lines are supposed to be there but i have no idea ...