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What does the term "support loop" specifically mean?

I want to enter a 3d modelling contest of a game for the skin of a character and one of the guideline was to "Remember to keep support loops for joints in the same place." What does that ...
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How may I get a single stripe of color to flow along an object?

I'm toying around and trying to get a single red stripe to flow along the length of a cylinder. I'm trying to copy ideas from this tutorial, but I can't quite get it right. I made a gradient with ...
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Alt + left-click not working anymore in Blender 2.8?

I don't know why but it seems Alt+LMB is not working for edge loop selection in blender 2.80. Is it a bug? Or is there's a new shortcut for that?
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Marble rolls in a cylinder smooth animation

I have tried everything. To smoothly get the marble into the cylinder and that it rolls through the cylinder. And then goes out of the cylinder again. I also tried to animate frame by frame but then ...
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How can I turn this into a perfect cylinder

During modeling, I often find myself having this problem. How can I turn the following face loop into a perfect cylinder?
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Can you easily make an edge loop go through a triangle?

Is there any way to do something similar to Maya's insert edge loop tool, where the edge loop wraps around the triangle? (Using Ctrl + R makes the edge loop stop before the triangle)
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why N-Gons can subdivide some times and some times no?

as far as i know n-gons cant be subdivide by adding edge loop but i discover that some times it can be : i tried to make loop cut again but it doesn't done , i know it should good thing to cut Ngons ...
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How to do Trammel Of Archimedes Animation?

How does one make a Trammel Of Archimedes? Trammel of Archimedes A trammel of Archimedes is a mechanism that generates the shape of an ellipse. It consists of two shuttles which are confined ...
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shift alt left click for loop select doesn't work in 2.8 anymore. What did they change now?

The title says it all. This is so incredibly, unbearably annoying. mesh.loop_select doesn't work now... and I can't figure out that they've made it into. Even when reset to default settings I can no ...
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Looping rain on window effect

I want to create a rain on window effect for an animated wallpaper. For this reason it needs to loop. I am going for something like this: In the end, it doesn't need to be exactly the same but I ...
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If animation is 40 frames, should I cut it off at 39?

If I am making an animation loop that is 40 frames and I start it at 0, do I need to end it at 39 or 40 to make it loop right? Another way to ask the question might be, does the last frame count as a ...
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Particles in render not matching preview (Blender 2.8)

I have implemented two identical particle emitters back to back so that i get a looping animation depicting low-poly smoke. I use a blend texture to resize the particles as they go through their life. ...
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Bridge edge loops maintaining quad topology?

Blender's bridge edge loops feature does not produce quad topology in some situations it could. Say I want to bridge the selected edge loops: "Bridge edge loops" produces something like ...
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Tilt a loop cut without affecting the whole form

I want to rotate a loop cut from this: to this: If I simply rotate it, it would affect the whole form: which isn't what I want. I know in this particular case, I could've use a knife tool to cut ...
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Edit mode bevel cylindrical hole, loop slide only work on a subset of edges

When trying to bevel in edit mode, the loop slide feature as described in the documentation, only applies to some edges. Demonstrated in the attached image. I have no idea what distinguishes the edges ...
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Creating diagonal loop cuts in a cylinder?

I'm trying to make the hilt of a sword, and I'd like the grip to have diagonal lines across it rather than horizontal. IS there an easy way of doing this? See picture MY reference material shows a ...
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Change spacing between loop cuts

What is the best way to achieve loop cuts like this please:
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How to create an arch with bridge edge loops consistently

I am trying to create an arch. I followed the instructions from 2:49 time at How to use Array to build an arch - Blender 2.8 Tutorial and got it to work, but then after that, it failed to work again ...
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How does one seamlessly loop an animation containing a Noise modifier?

I've searched and found some ineffective "solutions" to the issue I am experiencing. I am animating a flickering candle flame and there is probably a much easier/more effective way to do this, ...
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Fast way to create loops between existing verticies

I have this mesh I need to create loops between the selected vertices around the top of the part, keeping the spacing between the loops the same as the source vertices. I know how to do this 1 at a ...
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Animation Nodes - instance objects over time

I am trying to create an animation where torus's emanate from a centre at regular intervals (like the RKO Pictures radio wave animation). This means creating new instances over time. I have managed ...
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Loopcut into many objects at once

Hey guys i am building a city and i want to make a loopcut into every single building from the bottom in the exact same point! Lets say i want every building to have a loopcut at 3 m from ground ...do ...
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iterate over edge indices list and remove the non unique pairs

I have generated some random points on the xy plane. I want to connect a spline to the closest pairs but not having more than 1 spline connected any one point. I have used the "Find Close Points&...
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Bevel Clipping/Stopping Point?

Sometimes I bevel two edge loops right next to each other that will end up touching each other. This means that when I bevel them they will eventually meet, and they will have the potential to ...
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Animation Nodes loops and Python

I am starting with the animation nodes and I am trying to replace as many nodes as possible with Python code; it is especially nice for the math. However, now I am stuck with the looping. Is it ...
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I am getting incomplete loops with broken faces/vertices

I am trying to Alt + RMB select a couple of loops but certain faces or their vertices don't get selected for some reason so the loop is left incomplete. Clicking Alt + RMB on them also does nothing. I ...
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Non Manifold geometry preventing loop cuts

I am modelling a simple treasure chest, shown in the screenshot below. However, I am having issues with loop cuts not cutting through the whole model. As you can see, the yellow line is the loop cut ...
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Impossible to select edge loops with shortcut [duplicate]

In Blender 2.8 it's impossible to select edge loops with Shift + Alt and left (or right) click. Why?
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Why a new 'merged' mesh is created when adding multiple loop cuts?

I'm just introduced to loop cuts which add more vertices to the mesh but for me it seems to be creating a new 'merged' mesh. I have no clue why especially since I can account for all the the meshes in ...
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How can I loop a 2D grease pencil animation within a longer animation?

My goal is to create an animation of a boids particle system. Each boid should be an instance of a 2d grease pencil animation. The problem is that the grease pencil animation stops before the boid ...
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UVs disappear once Loop Cut is done

I couldn't figure out why my models UVs were not showing up, so I went step by step with a new object to see when it would happen. Create a box, open UV Editor, the UVs are there. Do a Loop Cut ...
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How to use bridge edge loops to make a pipe bend in Blender 2.8/9 [duplicate]

I'm trying to bridge two edge loops in Blender 2.8 to make a curved pipe. I was able to do this in 2.79 but I cannot get it work in 2.8. After setting profile to 0. Setting it to -1 makes it look ...
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Dust vortex under helicopter

I have a helicopter model and I have it flying above a desert. It is stationary but with the blades moving over a desert with an ocean mod. How do I create a realistic dust and wind vortex on the ...
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Is that the right approach for modelling this shape?

I'm a beginner with Blender and I'm doing some basic hard-surface modelling exercises. I am struggling with understanding the right approach to take. The rules of exercise are: use only quads do not ...
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What is the theory behind loops? How can I select the entire edge loop in this case?

I fail to develop an intuition when it comes to the working of loops in blender Geometry created from manipulating a cube, all the faces are quads All the inner loops are continuous, in both the ...
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Edge loop select in linux [duplicate]

In Linux Mint pressing the Alt+LMB moves windows. How would I select an edge loop in this situation?
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Extrude edge loop along the 'average edge normal' direction

I have a following setup: a curve aligned to one of the main axes (e.g. z), so every vertex of that curve has z = same value. I want to extrude and offset the new vertices along the direction locally ...
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How do I distribute objects along an edge loop?

I am modeling a leather chair with a curved back. It is like a chaise lounge. I hame modeled the wooden frame and the curved leather cushion. I modeled the cushion and on the back side created an ...
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How to cut at the same height

I want to use the cutting tool add a new edge just above this doorway. I need the tool to cut at exactly the same height all the way around. I don't want to use Ctrl+R as the loop cut cuts other parts ...
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How can I snap edges to grid lines?

I am very new to Blender and I'm having some trouble with grid snapping. I have absolute grid snapping enabled. If I select an edge or edge loop and attempt to snap to grid, it snaps in the correct ...
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Is it possible to shift faces by using "square" loops

Is it possible to shift faces using a square loop? Is there a better way to accomplish the animation that is below, using Blender I made an animation in Octave of what I'm trying to accomplish in ...
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How can I tell a For Loop to do something based on an object's custom property?

I have two spheres, both have a MATTYPE custom property, one has MATTYPE: A, and one has ...
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Slide Edge Loop along Sphere's Edge

I am new to Blender. I am taking a class, and in the class the professor was demonstrating how one might start to model a Tie Fighter from Star Wars. So, using the reference images that he showed in ...
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Scale an edge loop to match another

I were trying to scale edge loop A so it would be the same size as edge loop B: Intuitively I scaled and snapped like this: But now A is slightly bigger than B. My snapping settings and pivot point ...
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Make Evenly Spaced Out Loop Cuts

I have a trapezoid shape and I want to make loop cuts. but the problem is, is I want the loop cuts not to go across the shapes... "normal"? I guess is what you'd call that. How can I get the lines to ...
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Attempting multiple loop selects with Alt+LMB; faces are being selected in some parts as well?

Why is this only occurring on the top/bottom of the model, not on the sides? How do I avoid this happening? (I only wish to select the edges while in edge select, not the faces also) I'm using v2.81....
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How to modify the uneven space between separate loop cuts, while they are already cut?

While I noticed how to entirely remove edge loops (by dissolving) and simply creating them anew. I'd like to know if there's a way to modify the amount of space between each and between specific of ...
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Seamless Noise Loop

I´m trying to seamlessly loop the Vector Noise Node in Animation Nodes to displace the vertices of an object. I was able to somewhat loop the time that is used for offsetting the noise. My biggest ...
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Making Multiple Loop Cuts

I have a cylinder that I want to make many loop cuts in so I can reshape it. (Loops cuts are around the perimeter, i.e. rings) I'm using Blender 2.8. Every tutorial tells me I can add a loop cut, ...
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Loop cut stops at quad

How come this loop won't connect all the way around? The direction and topology seems to be correct. There are 6 vertices selected here with a box select, and I've done "Merge by distance" ...