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How to import 3D buildings from OpenStreetMap to Blender

As an OpenStreetMap (OSM) user, but pretty newbie regarding to Blender (I know the basics, but never used in depth because I get lost) or developing, I would like to 3D print some buildings stored in ...
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How to extrude inwards without leaving faces?

Here is the image to explain what i want left box shows how i have set loopcuts (green is the face that i am extruding and moving). Middle one is what i want to get. The right is the issue with ...
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Extrude and bevel an imported svg curve

I exported an svg 1.1 file from Adobe Illustrator CS6. I joined all the shapes by pressing Ctrl+J. I set the curve shape to 2D. Then I extruded using the right hand side panel: So far so good. But ...
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How to extrude an irregular shape into a cylinder?

As the title says, I'm trying to extrude an irregular face into a normal cylinder. There are some pics below to better describe what I want to achieve The tip of the sculpture is round, while the ...
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how to create and extrude a bmesh face

I would like to programmatically create and extrude polygons. I've found several examples of code (e.g. here), but none of them are currently working for me. As a simple example, I am trying to get ...
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What is the fastest way to do a cut extrude / inward extrude?

Let's say after a knife project I have a nice region that I want to extrude. Extruding outwards along the normal works fine. Extruding inwards along -Z however does not work the way I want it to. ...
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How to extrude (revolve) 2D shapes axisymmetrically?

I would like to draw a 2D shape and extrude it axisymmetrically (rotational symmetry). Is it possible? (source)
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Inward extrusion is not working

I am new to blender, while making a cup i was doing an inward extrusion but it is not working. I was extruding the upper face of cylinder inwards to make it hollow like a cup but instead it's ...
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What is the equivalent of sweep on a rail in Rhino? Bevel is not working for me

I'm a jewelry designer and fairly new to Blender... This is my first time asking a question on the stack exchange. I was trained in Rhino a few years ago and I remember the function "sweep on a rail"...
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SVG Curve Incorrectly Rendered

It should be noted that this question poses a similar issue to some other questions on SE, but (the ones that I saw) were caused by massively large scaling factors, which (as far as I can tell) isn't ...
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How do I extrude this cylinder?

I'm a bit new to blender and I am trying to make a model, but I need to extrude the faces like this: (The picture shows the inner cylinder) I currently have this: When I try to extrude, (I want all ...
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Which tool can best extrude two angles from the same face?

I've been teaching myself to model for a few months now, and recently a friend asked me if I would be able to create this hair pin for her. At first I thought I thought I could make a simple moon ...
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Is it possible to export a 3D object made in Illustrator to Blender as a mesh? [closed]

I've got a logo I'm making in Blender and Illustrator. I am currently arranging the logo in Illustrator and then I save it as an SVG and import that to Blender where I extrude it. But the process of ...
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Extrude the outside of a cylinder using a grayscale image

I'd like to create model of a ring with a relief for 3D printing. The relief should be a raised, but degrading text (like its very old and used). I'd imagine to create a grayscale image and use the ...
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How to extrude and leave the original in place?

How can I extrude a part of a surface, while leaving that part in place? That would mean the extrude function makes a copy. For example, when I subdivide a face of a cube in 9 squares and extrude (E) ...
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How to scale proportionally

I'm extruding the faces selected on the screenshot. With the selection active I press Alt+E (region vertex normal). the result that I'm getting is shown in the animaiton above. The extrude isn't done ...
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Extrude Region (Vertex Normals) stopped working properly

in one file i used to be able to create bulky pieces like these by applying extrusion along normals on the loop of faces like that: at some point in started working like the regular Extrude Region, ...
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Extrude level to other element

In the picture I have extruded the left cube. How can I extrude the right cube to exactly the same height as the left cube? I could copy the coordinates of the left one to the right one, but that is ...
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How can I create a realistic stack of pages? [duplicate]

I'm really new to blender and one thing that I'm finding difficult is how to create pages on a notepad so when it is viewed from the side you can clearly see pages and image bleed (see picture in link)...
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Blender How can I extrude a cylinder outward

I am trying to make a bullet casing. Here is an image of what I am trying to make. If you have a look at the shell, not the bullet, you will see that it is a cone and it has an angle that goes ...
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Why does my extruded text go wonky like this? Why does my text go weird when I convert it to a curve?

I am making a 3D logo. When I create a text object and use solidify mod to make it thicker it does this: When I don't use the solid mod, and instead convert it to a curve to do a curve extrusion ...
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Using Spin causes rotation

I am using spin on extruded faces but for some reason it twists as it rotates. This is what i have before i press spin: So when i press spin i get this result: Why does this twisting happen? I am ...
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What happened to Ctrl-Click in Blender 2.8?

In previous versions of Blender, I was able to go into edit mode, and CTRL-Click as an extrusion shortcut. Now, in Blender 2.8, when I do this, I accidentally select other objects, even though I'm in ...
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How can I make a twisted cone?

I've looked everywhere on how to do this shape, and the closest I can get is to a spring shaped item. Whenever I try to manually do it by extruding I don't get the exact look I want. Anyone know an ...
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Extruding straight down

I'm new to blender and I don't even seem to be able to extrude my faces straight down. I'm creating the base mesh for a shirt, but I keep extruding faces at different angles. Some help would be ...
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How to extrude with steps

I'm doing an extrusion with a bunch of connected edges in the same direction. In order to divide the new faces into several faces along the extrusion direction, I have to do several extrusions. Is ...
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How to scale Faces evenly?

Here I have created a rectangularly-shaped object. I applied the scale using Ctrl+A and then selected the bottom face. I press E to extrude, tap enter and then S to scale. I hold the Shift+Z to scale ...
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How to Extrude so That Extruded Face Isn't Parallel

I just had a quick quick question. So in the image, you can see that when I extrude from an edge loop, the extruded edge that comes out of it is always parallel to the original edge loop that I ...
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What's going on with my boolean difference Modifier?

Instructable Hey All I am trying to recreate something I saw in an instructable a while back I can't figure out how to do it. They used Maya. So I create the basic shape( the left one) and used the ...
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Extruding the camera block for my phone model

I want to do in my 3D model a bulging camera block. Of course, I know this can be done using the "extrude" tool. But I can't use subdivide modifier, consequently I can't do that. And I want to do a "...
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Where are the extrude and scale values?

To be specific, if I extrude by pressing E and I type 40 (for 40mm), where do I look up this value on Blender? Same for when I scale; I'd press S and type ...
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extruded curves changing orientation on render

I've followed the usual steps to extrude a curve upon a path. All looks well in the viewport. https://www.dropbox.com/s/h5iqnmbl5p0a87a/Screenshot%202015-12-14%2015.32.11.png?dl=0 Upon render, I ...
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What's better: adding new primitives or extrude from existing? [closed]

This is a very general question. I wanted to know what the advantages and disadvantages of extruding from an existing primitive be over adding a new primitive. To give an example, I have started ...
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Slide vertices based on angle of adjacent edges

I want to extrude a boundary edge such that angles between any given newly generated perpendicular edge and the edges on either side are equal. That is, I want to do this: The gif was accomplished by ...
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Quick Way to Extrude Line to Make Ledges?

I'm not sure how to explain with words so hopefully the images can do it justice, but is there an easy way to essentially duplicate vertices/lines such that the new set will remain attached to faces ...
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bmesh - extrude face and end up with closed mesh

When you extrude the only face of a plane via the GUI you get a (closed) cube. If you do the same thing using bmesh you get a cube that is open on the bottom side. ...
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Does Blender have the equivalent of Photoshop Smart Guides?

I'm doing my first blender tutorial. I want to extrude a face to create an upper lip but I don't want it to be larger than the lower lip as I extrude. In photoshop this is easy because the smart ...
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How to create a cube from two united planes?

I just started with Blender This image is a left view from a model made from extruded cubes. Normally, when I extrude a cube from its face, 4 new vertices are created and the other 4 are already ...
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How to extrude outwards?

So I'm watching this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVPcT0dJmoY And at 42:37 he instructs us to "Extrude outward". I'm not sure how to do this, because just scaling seems to not do what he'...
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Add peg hole to each face of a model

Is there a way to add a peg hole to each face of a model? There are a lot of faces, so it would be best if it could be done as one action (perhaps using a script). Note that faces are not all aligned....
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Smooth Shading artifacts on low poly model [duplicate]

So when I'm extruding inwards, there comes this weird shadow. But it's only when in smooth shading, if I put the object to flat shading it looks fine. There isn't any modifications and I tried the ...
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Extruding a form along a curve + rotating it [duplicate]

Is there a way to control the rotation of the extruded mesh along the curve? To show what I want to do: And this is what I got so far Don't worry about the overall proportions and the mat (still ...
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Is it possible to use the Extrude or Spin tool to get something to rotationally extrude along a curved path?

I'm trying to model a bow and would like to create the upper limb in 2D, then extrude it to make it 3D and lastly mirror it to make a bottom limb. Can I rotationally extrude the outer edges around the ...
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How do I perform multiple extrusions around a spiral?

I managed to select the same edges on most of the objects using select>select similar by face angles. Is it possible now to extrude all of them straight outwards from themselves? [
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Efficient method to extrude curbs [duplicate]

Very often I need to extrude a shape inwards or outwards to create a curb/wall or simply another edge loop. I move the verts around manually and it's a painful and long process. I'm looking for ...
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Long error message when try to extrude and input box is empty? (I can now no longer use blender)

I was making a house in blender using a tutorial. I have not messed with the settings I have only ever added some addons. Today when I went on blender and tried to extrude a circle it did not work and ...
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(Beginner) Inset weight “extruding” faces individually

Pardon the terminology in the title, just to be clear I don't want to extrude at all, but I have an inset I want to do following along with a tutorial where I have the back of an engine I'm modeling ...
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How to make a fluid animation / transformation of a simple cube?

I recently try to get into shape keys and I wonder if I can animate something like which is shown in the gif below (just a random example, it does not have to be exactly like that). Whatever I try, I ...
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Help with modelling rocket fin

I'm trying to model a simple rocket but got stuck at the fins. I've made the rocket body, then proceeded to extract two faces from the place I want the fins to be attached to and converted the faces ...
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How to select extruded vertices in bmesh?

I'm just messing around with bmesh and was trying to create a script that would extrude the edges I mark as sharp. Here's my code: ...