Questions tagged [knife-tool]

The Knife Tool cuts new edges into meshes, adding vertices to user-defined points regardless of existing topology. The Knife Project Tool projects the topology of one object onto another, using the current view angle. Use this tag for questions pertaining to the Knife Tool and the Knife Project Tool.

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I dont seem to have the bisect tool

I also checked the add-on list for the bisect tool figuring it was probably unincluded but found no add-on as well so I am confused.
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Changes made to mesh does not appear in final render but appers in viewport render

I did some detailing on a mesh with the knife tool, the details appear in the rendered viewport but when I render it out, either in cycles or eevee the details dont show, it renders the mesh how it ...
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Snap vertex without deforming mesh

Summary of Problem I would like to be able to move vertices, without deforming the surrounding mesh or edge, while snapping to another vertex or move it by a specified unit distance (Not percentage). ...
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Cutting a solid surface to make a overlapping junction

This one is a bit tricky. I'm building a RC submarine in Blender so that I can have it 3d printed. I want to have a removable "cap" so that I can have access to the electronics inside, ...
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Knife Project mesh without faces

Is there a way to cut these dome shaped edges with another mesh/curve? Knife project, Bisect and Booleans only work with meshes that have faces.
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Wierd shading when cutting faces

I'm a blender newbie. I'm trying to build an helmet, and I've got to the point where I have to cut the global object I've built so far to get the visor. After creating the bulk shape (basically a ...
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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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Why do grey faces appear on inset faces after using the knife tool?

When I use the knife tool with angle constrained on an inset face it leads to these weird grey patches appearing on the face and I don't know what they are. Is there any way to use the knife tool on ...
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Knife tool is not working

Knife tool isn't working.It doesn't show any selection when i hover over a vertice to start the cut. Anyone knows how to fix it.
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Using Knife_project in command line

I have developped an addon and I want to call a few function from command line. Everything works fine except when I'm using knife_project. Here is my code: ...
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Editing issues after knife project

After knife projecting, and heading back into edit mode, I find that all the vertices are invisible, and I get a very peculiar way of moving/editing things which is highly inconvienient. Here is an ...
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Is there an addon to improve the knife tool?

I see how to use the knife tool to draw shapes by clicking points along, say, an imported image in the background. But I want to know if there is a way to draw 2d shapes with precise angles (90 degree,...
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Cut/mask multiple planes along a circle at once

My challenge is to create some type of a radial chart so I created planes with an array. I scaled the planes randomly to generate "fake data". Now I want to cut all the bars (planes) along a circle ...
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How to bevel a vertex corner that is between a circle and straight?

Only way I can imagine doing it is by manually adding a circle and editing it into the shape. Which is slow. Same with knife project and that also creates other issues and is also slow. Maybe there is ...
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How knife project a building onto a plane?

I want to knife project my building onto a plane so that I can easily make a roof. However when I knife project the result I get the following result: The steps I take are: In object mode I select ...
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Blender knife tool not working as expected

I'm trying to create vertexes using the knife tool; the object in perspective mode is: in plane after using knife: A point is always created on the back edges: It's incredibly frustrating to have ...
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Cut Custom Shape into Side of Cylinder

I am trying to model a British Sterling L2A3 & I'm having serious issues with modeling the ejection port. The main body of the weapon is a cylinder with many different types of cuts, and I ...
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Blender 2.8 snap, knife tool does not work properly

Here is my question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/60684130/blender-2-8-snap-knife-tool-does-not-work-properly Vertex extrusion to edge with snap enabled has gap (snap vertex to vertex is ok) ...
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Smoothing Uneven Concave Surface

After applying the boolean modifier for the cut, I need to clean up the scruffy looking concave section of this object. There was a method on youtube using the knife tool plus some additional ...
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How to cut extra piece of face on intersection with other face? [duplicate]

There is no common edges or vertices on intersection
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Airplane windshield

I’m trying to create a high detail 787 and I am currently on the windshield part. My question is how do you properly model a knife project object to work on all axis? Here’s my current window cutout: ...
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Knife Tool creates redundant edges and faces

When I use the Knife tool, Blender 2.81 create edges and faces which I don't want. How can I only create the edges and vertices which I draw with the knife tool?
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How do I attach floating vertices to the mesh?

I am trying to make a turbine with cuts in the sides. I did this with the knife tool and copied the vertices made with the knife tool to the areas marked on the picture. At the place where I used the ...
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How to use one object to cut a hole into another one [duplicate]

My issue is that I have 2 objects in edit mode, I want to use the second object to cut the first one to make a hole. I hope the image can make what I want a little clear because I don't find the ...
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The knife tool won't show the exact result that was done before pressing enter

So the first picture is right after I selected where I will cut, and the second picture is after pressing Enter/Space Bar which should apply my previous result to the world. But it is not what I asked ...
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Is there a way to bisect using a compound line or curve?

Right now, the bisect tool only works with a single straight line. I'm just wondering if the the question above is possible and, if so, how?
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Knife Project not available 2.8 (trying to cut two shapes out of one)

For some reason my knife project is not available when I search it, the only thing that comes up is knife, I am trying to cut one shape out of another shape but keep both shapes in tact so I would ...
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Why can't I use my knife tool project wide?

Been using Blender for years, but for some reason in this project I'm working on I can't use the knife tool. Its all low poly stuff and I've used the knife tool in the project since I started it. At ...
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Attach road to terrain in a single mesh

I have the following terrain and road (extracted from OSM) i want to combine them so i can have 'nice' quads for the road and borders mixing nicely with the terrain; and combine everything in a '...
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knife tool not ending

I'm just starting to use the knife tool and, after I finish using the knike tool, I can't seem to get it off of the knife tool. How do I get it off of the knife tool?
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Pushing back part of extruded region after using knife tool

Is there an easy way of pushing back the faces on the left part on the screenshot (selected faces) to the place the original faces were extruded from? Result should be like the one the right side. The ...
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Problem with Intersect (knife) - making extra cuts in mesh

I am trying to make a thread around a cylinder by cutting faces at the intersection. The cut tool makes extra vertices and connects vertices in random places. I also tried using the boolean intersect ...
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Making a hollow cylinder - Blender 2.80

I am trying to recreate the C64 logo in 3D, which roughly looks like this: C= My thought was to create a cylinder the size of the C, then create a second cylinder the size of the inside of the C, lay ...
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How to fix weird edges when doing knife project?

I am quite new to hard surface modeling but wanted to get into it a little bit. I am doing something like a Porsche 911 back and wanted to cut out the bonnet area. Since I thought Knife project would ...
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Cut out everything within a volume. Is it possible?

I have a very large model of terrain, spanning several thousand kilometers, with meshes of buildings and trees scattered across it. I'm only interested in one single area of the terrain, and I want to ...
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knife tool 2.8- used in past with no problems

Vertices are not appearing when I drag with the knife tool across the object in edit mode. Am I missing a toggle somewhere? I would include a picture/screenshot but wouldn't really show you anything ...
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Adding a vertex onto an angled edge in precise X position

I'm designing a part for 3D printing, but I do not know how to cut an angled edge at a precise absolute X position. I marked in red the place where I would like to insert a vertex. It's exactly 2 ...
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Blender 2.8 (Python) - knife project

In Blender/Python 2.8, I am trying to use knife project to cut a circle through a cube. I am attempting to automate a process I can do manually. My code is below; the last line throws this error: ...
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Blender 2.8 carving a circle out of the face of a cube using the knife tool [duplicate]

In Blender 2.8, I am trying to cut a circle out of one face of a cube, but for some reason I can't get it to work. My procedure thus far: (a) Add the cube (add -> mesh -> cube) (b) Add the circle (...
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Beginner Problem with Knife Tool

How can I use the Knife tool to create a line between two vertices? When I try to use it, the tool simply deselects my first vertex.
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3D Jigsaw Sphere

I've made a sphere which is UV wrapped with a picture of a world map, and then made hollow by using the 'solidify' modifier. I was wondering if I can break up this hollow sphere into a 3D jigsaw ...
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How do you cut a clean hole into an object that has been subdivided?

I can't get it to work using any of the existing answers to this question. I have a box that has been subdivided. I want to cut a square hole into it. I've tried using Knife Project and the Boolean ...
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Knife cut with closed sides like boolean difference does

I am using knife project to cut holes into an object. Is there a way to close the sides of the cut so I cannot see the hollow inside of the remaining part? I created the second picture using boolean ...
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Making a printable half sphere with a cutout in it for 3D printing

I made a half sphere which prints nicely. The sphere is to be used as a stencil for marking your golf ball. I used the Knife Project to cutout the F. This however created a lot of non-manifolded ...
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How can I make the knife tool cut in a straight line between two vertices?

If I were to make a sphere and cut between a vertex near the sphere's "north" and a vertex near the sphere's "east," the cut becomes curved in a way reminiscent of the Coriolis effect. I just want the ...
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Why I can't cut there with the knife tool, I want to make a quad out of this n-gons

Why I can't cut there with the knife tool, I want to make a quad out of this n-gons
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Non-manifold, bad contig Edges and Sharp Edges on simple basic geometry

I have had issues trying to produce clean geometry for 3D printing for what is simple geometry. I check wether my mesh is clean or not using the 3D printing addon. Here is a step by step simple ...
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How to make a precise bolt hole in a simpler way?

I'm new to blender and using it to create 3d objects for my printer. Part of this is "cutting" holes for bolts very precisely which I managed to do but my way is so long/tedious I must be missing ...
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How to evenly divide a face when loop cut doesn't work

I have a face. It is rectangular, but has extra vertices linking it to surrounding faces. From what I've read, these extra vertices are likely the reason why loop cut (my go to tool for this type of ...
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Knife tool won't select edges

I've looked everywhere but nobody has this issue, I'm using blender 2.8 and I'm trying to cut a plane model from a top view, but when I press k, select the edge, and then try to cut the inside, it ...