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

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what is the most effective modeling workflow for abstract curvy shapes?

I'm looking for effective, idealy non-destructive modeling workflows to create non-symmetrical, abstract shapes, like those ones: (all images taken from pinterest.com) The deal here is not to ...
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Right click rotate in edit mode?

I've already assigned "Keymap => 3D View => Rotate View" to the right mouse button but that only seems to affect object view. Is there a way to disable or assign the context menu in edit mode and also ...
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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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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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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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How to extend face along its natural direction?

How do you extend a face, or extrude an edge tangent to it? In Fusion 360, this operation is called "extend - natural," or "tangent." In Blender, the only way I can think of, is to select the faces ...
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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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Using blender as a video editor, what's the best way to add a box around part of the video?

What's the best way of how would I should go about adding something as simple as this?
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How to visually disable (“hide”) Smooth Shading in Edit Mode only?

In Blender 2.8, is it possible to visually disable Smooth Shading ONLY in Edit Mode? I want the surface of my model to soften in Object Mode or render preview, but at the same time, when I enter Edit ...
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Reducing vertex count

I'm making a low poly model of an iceberg and there is a certain part of it that has about a million vertices (which probably got there when I was sculpting the thing). Outside of Edit mode it looks ...
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How do I make a loop cut parallel to an external loop?

I have a mesh and want to create a loop cut between loops 1 and 2, but it should be parallel to the top loop. Sorry if I'm not explaining it clearly, I am hoping someone more experienced with Blender ...
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Recreating the background for retouched photographs

I removed a person from some photographs. How can I use blender to re-add the background and body parts of other people behind the missing person? If you guys have any suggestions on how I could do ...
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How to join edges in the cylinder to the center in a symmetrical way?

I'm starting from extruding a circle along Z to have a cylinder without the basis. I want to create a basis like that in the photo, with all the vertices joined in the middle edge of the cylinder. How ...
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Multiple Object Editing: Affect all with proportional editing

Blender 2.8 allows to select and edit multiple objects at once (see developer task here). When I do that, and I turn proportional editing on, only the object from which the faces I have selected is ...
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unable to switch to edit mode

I'm an absolute Blender newbie and just taking my first steps. I've created some shape and want to apply coloring and texture now, after placing lamps all around my object to see it, I now can't ...
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How to Reset The Pivot Point of a Face in Edit mode

I have model that I've rotated some of the faces and I want to reset the rotation or the pivot point on that face (in edit mode). How would I accomplish that?
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Easy way to carve out displacement from Plane

I am trying to trim all of the vertices or faces off around my displacement, which I applied to a plane. The vertices on the plane are not at 0, so even though they look flat around the main image ...
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Why could this graphical glitch happen in Blender?

I am using Blender for about 3 hours today, and I used it while live streaming. Note that my CPU usage is mostly at 100% because I have a low-end PC. And after that time I have encountered this: ...
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Cant navigate/rotate in edit mode?

I have the same issue as Navigation working in Object mode but not Edit mode? except I'm on Mac with external mouse. Everything is great in object view, and I manually put in shift/left mouse for ...
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Vertexes get slightly offset when extruding or moving an object

In a model I am working on, I have begun to notice a slight offset to the objects' points when trying to move (using "g") or extrude (using "e") an object (see photos below): it is not caused by any ...
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Best way to select parts of a complex model?

I want to make this treasure chest wider ("scale" on X-axis). Is there a good way to select the left and the right part of the model to drag it a little apart? I know of the "b" shortcut to select a ...
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unintended lines in the viewport

I'm getting very frustrated here! I'm creating very simple shapes in blender, but for some reason I keep creating multiple vertices that overlap eachother. When I move my object forward, these hidden ...
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Best way to rotate a vertex selection using a Modal?

I'm trying to figure out how I should set up a modal operator that would rotate a vertex selection in Edit Mode, based on the MOUSEMOVE value, very similar to the default rotation in blender. I'd ...
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“Can only make proxy for a referenced object to group”. This message appears when trying to move any object using the 3D Transform Widget

I get this message whenever I try to move any object in Object Mode when using the 3D Transform Widget... "Can only make proxy for a referenced object to group". The "G" key works but not the 3D ...
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How to cut plane with other object

I would like to close of a model that I cut down using a boolean modifier so it is watertight, which is important for a different programm. Although the images don't show it, the entire car is ...
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poll failed - context is incorrect

Goal Generate several scene from files (csv, yml with parameters) and thus, initialize the scene before loading a file. Bug In my code, I am creating a plane(object mode) and want to subdivide it (...
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Translucent plastic film wrapping object

I created a coil, I want to add a layer of plastic packaging to it. I just started learning blender, I don't know how to implement it, please help me! This is my model. I want to achieve this ...
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Find center of geometry of a set of objects

I have a Blender model composed of several objects. I would like to move the 3D cursor to the geometry center of the model (=> one common points for all objects of this model). I've tried to select ...
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In editing mode, there are layers, as in the object mode?

In edit mode, you can easily hide or show interfering elements. But when you switch to the object mode, they are displayed. How can they be hidden in both cases? But let them remain in the model.
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Cleanup Low Poly Model for both Pepakura and 3D Printing

I have a low poly helmet model that was auto generated by a tool. I am attempting to learn Blender which I think is probably the best free tool that I can use to accomplish my goal. My goal is to use ...
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how to make that two different objects have the same number of vertices

I'm trying to join as shapes two objects that don't have the same number of vertices. The white shape is a FBX face object that come from the brekel pro face 2 and it contains the shapekeys / joints ...
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The proportional editing seems to be mirrored in some way?

I'm trying to move the vertices of the left leg of my character all around the armature (created by the Manuel Bastioni LAB) with the proportional editing tool,but when I press on G and then X,also ...
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How can I make my curves settings permanent?

How can I change Blender settings inside the installation directory to where when I create a curve, It will automatically be on Resolution of 32 Depth of 3 and Fill Full Mode ? Also is there away when ...
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Missing edges in edit mode

Why there is no edge inside red circle and why the edges seems to be raised inside blue circle though i didn't extrude those edges? And i didn't use any modifier. It's just in edit mode.
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How to curve cube/rectangular prism along path? Problem with distortion

Ok, so basically I need to create a low poly cord, where the actual cross section of the cord is always the same square shape/size but it can turn/bend at angles as I choose to model it. Ive looked/...
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Separating and Attaching mesh, Discoloration UV Map

Guess I should have uploaded a picture of the main issue. The problem wasn't that the meshes were darker without materials. So since that wasn't the issue I've cleared up my question a bit. So the ...
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The clip distance in edit mode keeps resetting

When I enter edit mode the far clip distance is 7.5m I set it to 500m , exit edit mode, re-enter edit mode and it goes back to 7.5 The same when in object mode except it resets to 100m no matter what ...
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Blender command Z is slow?

Alright I'm on mac latest OS, latest blender 2.79 and really just with command Z (this is just since updating) - it takes a WHILE like good 30s to undo something. Modeling, everything else pretty ...
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sculpt mode STILL glitchy

using blender 2.79 When i use sculpt tools like inflates/deflate some faces inflate like they should, and HALF of them just so wherever they want... I've been having troubles for months, and been ALL ...
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How to deform object using script

I am writing a script to deform a Plane gradually and save files each time of the deformation. I could do it manually, using edit mode as below. Then, I wrote code to see how works as below. ...
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How to add a 'Limit Selection to view shortcut' for edit mode?

Could anyone suggest how to add a shortcut for limit selection to visible toggle in edit mode? I am not able to find this in the input section of user-preference. Thanks in advance!
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Why does my mesh get distorted when switching from edit to object mode?

Whenever I create adjustments to a mesh in edit mode (covering body with clothes for example), when I switch back into object mode the mesh distorts weirdly as shown below and shoots out in all ...
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Can the Tilt of a Bezier curve “wrap around” from 360° to 0°?

I'm trying to create a Bezier curve in the shape of a Möbius loop with a full twist of 360°. One of the end points has a Tilt value of 0, while the other has 360°. When I connect them, the curve ...
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How do I position a donut onto a cube with the corner hanging in between the donut hole?

I am trying to get the project on the right to look like the left. I am still in progress but ran into a positioning problem. I can not get the cube in the middle of the donut shape.
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Is it possible or desireable to allow a color to be assigned to vertex groups in edit mode

Is it possible or desirable to assign vertex groups a color in edit mode. It might make it easy to decifer the rats nest of a complicated model. Thanks
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OS freezes while using Blender (in edit mode)

I am very new to Blender and ramping up my learning. But I am constantly facing a problem in Blender. Whenever I am modelling a cylinder (with just 8 vertices and mirror+subdivision surface+smoothed) ...
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Split object after Boolean - difference operation

I've created a cylinder which, after applying the "boolean - difference" operation with another object (which was an stl file), consists of 2 parts because the other object was through the entire ...
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How can I attach the ear to my model?

I'm fairly new to blender and have been trying to make a some what cartoon looking character. I've gotten on quite well however, when it came to the ear I can't seem to get it to attach and then look ...
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Shrink/Fatten: offset and proportional size values

I'm trying to use shrink/fatten tool for a 3D model in engineering. what is the unit for the "offset" value? Is that a unit length or a relative measure? How can I modify the units? what does the "...
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Snapping multiple vertex/edges/faces

I try to learn Blender to use on home workstation instead of 3Ds Max. Can't find solution for obvious in 3D max snapping task - select multiple vertex / edges / faces than point some vertex or ...

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