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

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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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How can I project an image on a face for editing

I have the following face: I want to put an image on it to use it to trace a pattern on it that I will later extrude. Everything I keep finding is to put an image for rendering, but i want to do so ...
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Editing posed mesh for blend shapes

I have rigged, weight painted, and posed this model so that the arm is raised. I have the Display Modifier in Edit Mode and the Adjust edit cage to modifier result turned on. My question is, when ...
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First Person/Fly mode camera is moving by itself

I tried searching but didn't find this problem. I've been having problems with the Shift+F mode as of a few hours ago. Never had the problem before and I haven't installed anything new, so I'm ...
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Switch into edit mode during for-loop

I'm iterating through a list of vertices. The for-loop is for selecting each vertex and translating it separately. However whenever I switch between the modes during the for-loop the selection of ...
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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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video playback for edited clips is black and no audio or video

I am editing a montage video for youtube, and I am doing this with many individual clips that I link together. Everything has been going fine as I've done this a few times before already, but I ...
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My armature is twisting my mesh and not sure why this happens when automatic weights is applied?

this happens when i apply automatic weights and have tried many things but still no luck and any solution to this would be very much appreciated. The image here shows a before and after of whats ...
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Wierd Spikes in blender

I am very new to blender and I am doing a tutorial of a donut which is my first project. When I try to move the frosting towards the donut, lines start to stick out and when I view them, they show as ...
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How do I remove a cloth pinning at some point of the animation?

I'm quite new in the blender world. I'm animating a balloon that has three fix points when it inflates/deflates and I want it to fly away at a certain point of the animation following the physics I ...
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How can I scale the marked faces similar to inset?

I've got these faces extruded "into" the mesh: and I would like to scale these faces equaly much from the boundry of all the faces. I mean from the not selected edges that you can see. So ...
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Problem extruding gpx file

I am trying to extrude a gpx file which I created at alltrails.com. I am following the tutorial below but its not extruding. You'll see that when the file is rendered it doing something and not ...
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Loop Cuts not working on previously hidden faces

Sometimes when using the Loop Cut tool (on something like a cylinder made of quads) I'll hide some faces because I don't want the cut to apear on all of them. When I make the cut and then un-hide the ...
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Duplicating in Edit mode and cancelling the action deletes duplicate

was working just fine a couple minutes ago, duplicate faces in edit mode, release, and the duplicate remains layered on top of original, this allowed me to do other functions were i want to keep the ...
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How to copy an armature between two scenes without linking the armature to itself?

Title might be vague -- When I make a "Full Copy" of a scene, it's not really a full copy apparently. I re-rigged a duplicated armature and edited the duplicated mesh it was a parent of - it ...
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Loop-Tools Relax Iterations always at 1

I'm making a lot of shape keys for my project and I need to do a lot of curves. And the best way to do it was always taking some edges and dragging them and after that select two more vertices from ...
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edit mode grab tool doesn't work as expected

I thought this would have been a common problem to encounter but I hasn't seen any questions about it being asked. It may have been me clicking the wrong shortcut but my grab tool doesn't work as ...
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Vertices Disappeared

I've created a UV Sphere and started modifying the vertices via the various editing tools. When I finished editing and went back into Edit mode, I noticed that some of the vertices have disappeared. ...
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Separate weakly connected objects

I'm facing a problem that I'm sure Blender is capable of solving. I want to individually separate weakly connected 3D objects (see an example in the picture). I thought of the following idea: Remove ...
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I've stopped vertices from appearing

While trying to turn on Proportional Editing, I accidentally disabled vertices, lines, and faces from showing, leaving a blank outline. How do I fix this?
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bevel problem, how can i fix a gaps in an object?

I always had the same problem whenever i try to bevel an object My object looks like it had a gap on it, is there any possible way to fix this kind of thing? thank you for answering!
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Display Audio Meters in Video Sequence Editor?

Is there any way to display audio meters in the Video Sequence Editor? I mean something like this: Pretty much every NLE has one, but I'm unable to find one in Blender's VSE.
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Need help understanding how to execute a solution/function

I am trying to perform the same thing as the person in this stack exchange question: Rotate a particular bone in edit mode without offsetting animation? I see someone gave a possible answer that looks ...
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Assigned material only shows up in Edit mode?

quick question. I've assigned a material to the rim of the windows in the picture in Edit mode, but in Object mode they are overwritten. Why is this happening and how could I prevent this? Window rim ...
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Python Script Only Applying to Specific Game Objects - No Output for Error

I am currently trying to get every game object have a position related to the origin in order to have pathfinding work on our tile set. The issue is that the script we are using is causing some major ...
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On blender 2.83, my 'enter' does not seem to work?

I saw tutorial saying, press 'S', 'Z', '0', followed by 'enter' to set selected vertices Z coordinates to "ground" (zero). On my blender 2.83, when I do the above sequence, I see the 'scale' ...
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Tiling the plane being too repetitive

Does anyone know of any tips to tile a plane without it being really repetitive? I'm trying to make a big ocean. I am following this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwJrb3vjAaA, but the way ...
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Is Blender capable to edit 4K video yet (the year is June 2020)?

I downloaded a 4K demo video for testing video editing with Blender. I have found questions & answers regarding Blender 4K video editing that are dated back in February 2017 (not recommended) and ...
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Anyway to have stripes of different textures without making a lot of geometry?

I have 2 materials that have the same texture, but different hue node values. I want to have stripes that are only in specific areas of the mesh and I want to have the orange stripe repeat after every ...
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Suddengly laggy although it worked completely fine with the same model before

Searched around first but nothing helped, also mostly outdated stuff. System: Windows 10 pro, Ryzen 7 2700x, RTX 2070 Super, 16gb Ram I just wanted to add support edges. Theres a subd modifier with 1 ...
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Transparent material acting wrong when in object mode

It's hard to explain, would be the best to show you In the first image i'm in the object mode when everything is deselected, as you can see i can only see a back fan and some random shape, while what ...
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Object suddenly and randomly turns translucent in edit mode

the xray function is off and I have no idea what I did to get it to be like this. It happens even in new projects (such as default cube)
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Bugs in Blender 2.83.0

I am getting this type of effect in edit mode in letest version of Blender 2.83.0 Should I switch back to 2.82.7 or is there any solution to this bug?
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Flickering faces in Edit mode 2.83

I have this issue from the 2.83 update. I tried a couple of things but nothing seems to fix it. Here is a short video of how it looks. Video Also if I move my mouse over the XYZ on the top right the ...
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How to assign verts to bones (2.79(

I want to assign this vert to this bone When i try weight painting it just isnt as accurate
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No Edges in Edit Mode

I came across a strange problem while sculpting a model. Seemed that it happened when using the edit mode in the sculpting tab, after returning in the normal layout tab all the edges in edit mode were ...
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There's a problem with meshes in my Blender

I'm relatively new to Blender, but have become pretty good at modeling in the past month. But each time I edit a mesh, a problem occurs. Let's say, if I wanted to remove vertices in Edit Mode, It'd ...

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