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

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changes in edit mode not showing in object/sculpt mode

i'm trying to make a simple character and i'm having some problems with the ankles i keep scaling down and no changes what so ever take effect in sculpt and object mode here's some pictures : could ...
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Window settings 'Last Used Tool' F6 (automatic appearance)

During working, we often use the basic modeling tools (Extrude, Bevel, Loop Cut And Slide, etc.) After applying these tools can be tweaking (hotkey F6) Is it possible make it so that this window ...
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How can I dissolve these remaining edges?

I can't dissolve these two edges because it's a looped surface, but is there a way?
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How to get 'Keep UV and edit mode mesh in sync' UV vertices

I'm trying to switch from Keep UV and edit mode mesh in sync, but keep the UV selection. After switching sync off, I also trigger ...
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Merging isn't working, when I merge two points it stretches to the middle, how do I stop this?

this is what happens as I try and do this, I don't know it is the character or if its something else, I really don't want to start the it again and would really like some help thanks Thank You To ...
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Mode problem after reopening blend file

I have a problem with the mode after reopening a blender file (using Blender 2.74.2). When I run the following code: ...
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Is it possible to restore a project that I didn't save?

I created a blender model using blender and exported it as an .obj. I the clicked File > Open and opened a Blender project. My project before was gone. Is is possible to get it back. I didn't save it ...
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Move object and follow it in edit mode

Is there a way to, while moving an object in edit mode, move at same time the 3DView camera? I don't mean a camera as an object, I mean the view in 3DView, I use this a lot in Unreal Engine, while ...
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Fill a frame with a sphere

I want to create a smooth round surface onto a rectangle frame...without having strange appearances on the surface of the object. As seen on the pic, the inner circle should fill the whole frame that ...
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What causes this tearing and how to repair/avoid it?

After some initial modeling if I move into sculpt mode and use various brushes, sometimes the object starts to tear apart (see below example). This has happened to me on multiple project files. Here ...
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Exploding an OBJ file for export to 3DS

I have a file created in Delftship that I want to import into Sketchup. I exported it to a 3DS file but the file (3.27mb) crashes Sketchup every time. This has happened before and there is a part of ...
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Mesh selected, but can not enter Edit Mode

I have downloaded a model from Blend-Swap, that I wanted to study, to try and learn from it. But as you can see in the screenshot, there is no Edit Mode. I selected a mesh in the outliner, but I ...
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Is there a way to display the geometry of the Subd. surf. modifier together with the original geometry?

Is there a way to display the geometry of the Subdivision surface modifier together with the original geometry in solid view in edit mode? Lets assume that the image below is a screenshot from that ...
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Removing geometry with different geometry

I have a question that is the next step I am working on. I created a pattern on a shape with a Displacement modifier. But I want to remove some the displaced parts of the mesh. I tried using patience ...
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animation quality goes very low after rendering

when i do rendering my image quality goes very low than what should i do?? i am using blender 2.8. i am inserting a 3d model than i had done rotation on this 3d model. the texture of the 3d model not ...
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Animation loop keeps playing when editing in 2.8

I'm messing around with blender 2.8 & everytime i am in either edit or object mode, in the initial tab. The animation loop keeps starting in the bottom window, I thought I had solved it by ...
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Very bad frames in the video editor, after importing video

I decided to come to Blender to use as my video editor, however when I import video, the frames are very bad. It goes down to 4fps, and up to 35, which is strange considering the video's only 30fps. ...
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High poly to low poly and changes are not saved when exporting

Hi there ! Let me ask you this little question. I´m trying to reduce the faces from High Poly to Low Poly to an already shaped low poly object (I need to make it on paper, via Pepakura). This stl ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Straight edgeloop

I recently moved to blender from maya to give a try. I followed feew guides and videos to have an idea how it works and makemy first 3D model of a weapon. Now i have the edge loop i made to have like ...
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How to make faces assemble mesh gradually from one side (build modifier and reverse explosion working from one side to another)?

I am trying to get an effect like the build modifier, except the faces will start transparent and go form an object (like a reverse explosion), but instead of doing it all at once, the faces on the ...
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Audio Missing - Blender 2.8 Video Editing

How can video be rendered with Blender 2.8 to include sound. Each of my attempts have failed: - Render FFMpeg - Render AVI Jpeg - Sounds encoding checkbox cannot be checked because sound encoding ...
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How do I manipulate two spiral ribbons to join them together?

I'm new to Blender. I've looked through previous questions and other forums, YouTube videos, and tutorials. I've spent close to two full days trying to figure this out. It's probably a simple problem ...
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Editing/scaling rigged model

I have a rigged model that I want to turn into a different body type (I want to make the arms shorter, etc). I scaled the arms and it looks fine, but the rig stays in its original position below the ...
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flattening a 3d object to make a 2d stencil?

long story short im trying to figure out how to take this 3d Bracer I modified and flatten everything almost to a sheet of paper. There are pepakura programs that will do this if you are making things ...
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Beginner here, How do i re-enable transform handle dots? Version 2.8

The little dots attached to the handle lines are gone completely. The dots in node editor are missing also, I'm sure I've hotkeyed them away by mistake. Can anyone help me get them back? Thank you.
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what's the use of edge made by 'f'?

As you know, edge made by 'f' shortcut across a face do not divide the face. I don't know why this type of edge is necessary in Blender. Is it not sufficient only one type of edges(dividing face) ...
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How do i merge a moveable part of an object?

i'm quite new with blender, so pardon me if this question is trivial. I'm trying to import this model to vrchat and realize that the pauldron part is actually separate despite being the same object. ...
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How to set select UV edges to specific value or make the selected UV edges same length?

I want to distribute my vertices evenly after editing my UV mesh. However even though there are some edit addons they don't work for UV components. Is there any addon or way to set UV edges to same ...
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Remove engraved text

I'm total new to blender, I'm trying to remove an engraved text I'm in edit mode, pressed Z. I cannot dissolve faces (error : could not create merged face)