Questions tagged [loop]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
11 votes
8 answers
25k views

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?
10 votes
3 answers
2k views

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 ...
  • 325
8 votes
3 answers
978 views

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 ...
  • 477
6 votes
2 answers
357 views

Bridge edge loops difference between 2 circles and the same circles extruded

I'm still fairly new to blender and can't manage to understand what's happening here. I have 2 circles: one has 12 vertices, the other 60 (multiple of 12) if I loop select both circles and use the '...
  • 111
6 votes
2 answers
466 views

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 ...
  • 63
6 votes
1 answer
347 views

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 ...
5 votes
2 answers
402 views

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 ...
5 votes
1 answer
628 views

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?
  • 249
5 votes
4 answers
9k views

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 ...
  • 979
5 votes
1 answer
566 views

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)
5 votes
2 answers
125 views

remove clipping

I don't know what this problem is, i'm following this tutorial. My extrudes leave these artifacts after adding loop cuts. I can add loop cuts to the very corner but that will remove the bevels. I'm ...
  • 53
5 votes
1 answer
226 views

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 ...
  • 123
5 votes
1 answer
58 views

what's the hotkey to move a loop edge?

I'm trying to move a loop edge on a sphere to make an eyeball. I'm able to select the loop edge but when I move it the sphere starts to lose shape which is not what I want. how do I move the loop edge ...
  • 157
5 votes
1 answer
221 views

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 ...
4 votes
1 answer
413 views

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 ...
  • 1,793
4 votes
1 answer
4k views

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. ...
4 votes
2 answers
895 views

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 ...
  • 193
3 votes
1 answer
179 views

Loop Cuts - How to Stop Bending Outwards?

I'm an amateur games developer looking to make my first set of modular buildings for a new game in Unreal. In this screenshot I'm looking to add some detail to the roof overhang by extruding some ...
3 votes
1 answer
163 views

How do I add a loop cut to sphere around its pole?

I am trying to model human eye. I am following this tutorial. My current design looks like this: At this point, I need to create the pupil of the eye. But even the closest loop to the center of the ...
3 votes
1 answer
79 views

What is difference between merge at center and scale along axis = 0 for 3 vertex which are collinear?

I performed an operation where I selected 3 collinear vertices and scale x=0. Then I performed the loop cut and it worked as desired but when I used merge - at center command, I was not able to ...
  • 223
3 votes
1 answer
137 views

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 ...
3 votes
2 answers
122 views

How to I create edge loops on an Irregularly shaped Blocks in Blender?

I used the Blender GIS Add-on to import some buildings. I now need to refine some of the buildings and in this case remove a rectangular block from the centre of this block. I initially tried to use ...
3 votes
1 answer
330 views

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 ...
3 votes
1 answer
138 views

Change spacing between loop cuts

What is the best way to achieve loop cuts like this please:
3 votes
4 answers
3k views

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, ...
  • 31
3 votes
1 answer
382 views

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 ...
  • 153
3 votes
1 answer
65 views

Fast way to create loops between existing vertices

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 ...
  • 1,650
3 votes
1 answer
37 views

How to add a loop cut not along an axis?

I'd like to add a loop cut but have it be at an angle. I'm used to houdini, so the best comparison I can make for this is to use a clip node in houdini and just rotate the plane to the angle I want. ...
  • 31
3 votes
2 answers
213 views

How can I bridge these two loops?

Hope someone can help please. Starting with a dirty 3d scan of an object (a thick walled container) I've remodelled the object with the aim of cleaning it up and making some adjustments. I've modelled ...
  • 55
3 votes
2 answers
560 views

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 ...
2 votes
3 answers
258 views

Geometry nodes - Why is "mesh to curve" extending the selection of nodes?

I'm trying to thicken a loop automatically with geo nodes. I created a vertex group from the target loop and uses it as input within geometry nodes. But the "mesh to curve" node creates ...
  • 205
2 votes
2 answers
196 views

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 ...
  • 21
2 votes
3 answers
124 views

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&...
2 votes
2 answers
660 views

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 ...
  • 1,184
2 votes
1 answer
401 views

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 ...
  • 169
2 votes
1 answer
105 views

Loop cut inside a circle creates dots, not nested circles

So, I'm following this tutorial on YT, and got stuck when trying to add loop cuts inside a circle. What I've done is adding a circle, in Edit mode extruded it inward and merged at centre. Then I need ...
2 votes
1 answer
120 views

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 ...
  • 35
2 votes
1 answer
28 views

Animated Particles Loop Pausing Issue

Setup a animated particles loop found a few videos on YouTube. Plane > Particles > No Gravity Particle Properties 1 Frame Start -50 End 50 Particle Properties 2 Frame Start 50 End 150 but it ...
2 votes
2 answers
276 views

An infinite, recursive zoom on Blender?

I've seen this amazing video and, like most people on the comments, am wondering how to achieve this effect... an infinite zoom on smaller and smaller objects with a loop! Recursive zoom, Blender ...
2 votes
1 answer
114 views

How could I setup a « video feedback » effect ? (camera filming its own output)

Someone asked me about a great challenge here: is it possible to create a « video feedback » effect in Blender; like this one: My scene setup: camera A pointed on a human. Behind the human, there is ...
  • 2,130
2 votes
1 answer
57 views

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 ...
  • 291
2 votes
1 answer
3k views

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?
2 votes
1 answer
36 views

Topology Edge loop problem

How to solve this topology issue? I want the edge to be sharp but i dont want the sharpness on the surface.
2 votes
1 answer
167 views

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 ...
  • 23
2 votes
1 answer
924 views

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 ...
  • 31
2 votes
1 answer
57 views

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 ...
  • 21
2 votes
1 answer
488 views

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 ...
2 votes
0 answers
164 views

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 ...
2 votes
0 answers
55 views

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 ...
2 votes
0 answers
59 views

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 ...