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

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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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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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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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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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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)
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How to select closely spaced objects in Blender 2.8?

In Blender 2.8 when two or more objects is close to each other you can click near some of it couple times and selection will be toggle between those objects. How can I do the same to select closely ...
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Blender 2.8 - How can rigid bodies be moved after physics simulation?

So I tried to follow this tutorial because I want to make myself a gold texture. After I have done the physics simulation I realized, I cannot move or duplicate the coins in any way. They snap back to ...
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Message “cannot-change-old-file-(file-saved-with-@)” trying to copy objects

If I try to copy an object, I get this message: "cannot change old file (file saved with @)". Googling, I see several people getting this message in a variety of circumstances, but none on copying an ...
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How do I copy selected faces on a rigged character to a new file?

I want to copy to another file selected faces from a mesh. This has always been a pain and I assume that this is the the only way to do it. You CTRL-C the selected object that has the faces you ...
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Undo in 2.8 started to undo different action than last one and fails to do this correctly

When I go to edit mode in modeling tab then select part of mesh, separate it to another mesh, then go to object mode in layout tab and move some other armature around and hit ctrl + z somehow that ...
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How to remove/separate Body Groups from a SFM model (.qc)?

first of all I am a complete beginner and I have no experience on Blender (although I have some experience on Maya), I downloaded it to convert a model from SFM (.qc) to MMD (.pmx) by following a ...
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My NumPad only responds to hotkeys and not normal typing

So a few weeks I started changing my interface so it could be more easy to use, then when I started a new project, I wanted to type some numbers in the scale/factor/resolution and any other space that ...
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can't delete faces

I have imported curves from Adobe illustrator and converted to mesh and create a face (F). I can't delete "windows" faces of the arches. (deleting face doesn't work) I tried to transform my curves to ...
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How to display hidden objects in editing mode?

I follow the tutorial to make a model, in editing mode, the demonstrator can press H to show the hidden face, but I can't... Version 2.80 Thanks
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How to model multiple windows in a building walls?

I am currently going to model a building from a reference The image i found. I have an idea on how to go about modeling it but what I'm looking for is some help on what would be the best way to go ...
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How to smooth adjacent faces

I'm a first time blender user trying to make an engagement ring from scratch. While making the ring I did a boolean cut, along the inside of the ring, which I think added some hard edges into my ...
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Symmetrize panel does not does

When I select all on my mesh I try to symmetrize but it is always -X to +X. There should be a panel that shows up in the bottom left but it doesn't. Has anyone had this issue? Is there any place in ...
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X and Y axis rotation only working as Z axis rotation

When I try rotation x(red) axis rotation or y(green)axis rotation, it always uses z(blue) axis rotation. i.e. instead of it rotation down it rotates left and right instead. Is this a bug or am I just ...
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Traceback error code while animating in 2.8 2d aimation

I was animating in blender 2.8, I was using the 2D animation default features. Im fairly new to blender, and don't know what this error code means, has anyone else ever had this error? I searched a ...
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How to reflect individual bone axis?

I don't want to change the bone roll, that doesn't accomplish anything. When I have a bone, I want the Y and Z axis to stay the same, but I want the X axis to reflect across the local Y axis. If I ...
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Hair particle editing not working right

I am trying to brush hair on a character and suddenly the hair brush and other tools in particle edit have started affecting hairs on the opposite side of the mesh. This means whenever i make an edit ...
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“Ctrl B” Bevel operation performance is slow in 2.8

When I bevel anything with less then 30K Vertices, it lags really bad in 2.8. What use to take me 5 seconds to perform now takes me, sometimes, a minute to do. Thoughts?
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Blender 2.8 | Exporting UV Layout problem

Today I have exported an UV Layout from Blender 2.8 and imported in Photoshop in order to build a simple displacement map. After have imported the UV MAP I noticed, that all the UV lines are not black ...
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How can I smooth out my model's sharp geometry after doing a boolean union on blender 2.8?

For this model I had several separate smooth objects and then I joined them together with the boolean modifier. After that my model became sharper and jagged at the points it connected. The 2nd ...

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