Questions tagged [measurement]

Questions pertaining to measurements in Blender. Real measurements as well as Blender units are acceptable.

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How to model effectively using exact measurements?

I always struggle when trying to create a floor plan or furniture. How do I model using exact measurements.
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How do blender units and meters, feet, or yards correlate?

If I'm using blender game engine, how do blender units work in relation to gravity, acceleration, or weight? Is there a rough physical world equivalent?
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How to get selected edges length?

I have a female model and I want to know her waist width, so I select the edge loop, then use what tool? Is this only possible with python?
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How do I measure a distance between two points?

I would like to measure the distance between the yellow points in this image: How can I do it? My goal is to cut the cube using the plane, but I must set a precise distance between the plane and ...
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Texture scaling to real world measurements?

Is there a method to scale a texture in relation to the measurements of the model? For example, consider an architectural model with a concrete paving. Its image texture is a "real world" photo ...
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Get surface area of a mesh?

How do I get the surface area of a mesh? Preferably no python involved.
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How to compute the centroid of a mesh with triangular faces without using Blender's built-in functions?

I do not want to use Blender's built-in functions for computing centroids as explained here as it seems that they do not give me the kind of centroid I expect to get. I want to compute a new centroid ...
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Is it possible to display volume of a mesh object?

How can I display volume of any mesh object? I can display length of an edge, the area of the face, but nothing for volume. Is it possible?
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Picking two points on the 3d model surface to measure distances

I'm a blender n00b and this may be a wrong tool for the job, but I've found some great features in Blender (like the caliper add on), so I'm pretty sure there's a way to easily (or at least bit easier)...
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Move object in inches instead of feet?

Whenever I move an object in blender in unit mode(Imperial), it always make it in feet. For example, if I type G Y 12, it will move 12 feet. How can I make it move 12 inches instead?
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Is there any way to measure angle between edges/faces, or change the angle so that the mesh changes according to the angle we input?

These features are available in some CAD software packages. I haven't come across these features in Blender. Are they available as built-in features or add-ons? I want to be able to build a model, ...
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How to get the dimension of multiple objects?

I have downloaded car models where each model consists of multiple meshes including some modifiers. I would like to determine the dimension of the set of all these objects (window, bumper, trunk, ...)....
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Total length of a complex curve

I have a complex curve which is a series of vertices and I would like to find the total length of all the vertices. MeasureIT can show me the length of each segment in the curve but does not seem to ...
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Render image and mesurements?

Trying to figure out how I can get the mesurment tool in blender 2.8 to render with my image?
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How do you access the ruler?

No matter what I select or where I look I can't find the ruler anywhere. I'm using Blender 2.74, what am I doing wrong?
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How do you set the scale for a specific project?

For my current project, I've decided to use metric units. I am trying to work at the millimeter level, but when I create a new object (Cube) it's set to a one meter scale by default. How do I tell ...
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How to show more digits in blender when working at a small scale

How can I get more digits in the user interface for modeling. Of course we can scale up the scene always, but that is just annoying, I like to work in millimeters for example which is possible with ...
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How do I delete a Grease Pencil ruler?

In the grease pencil menu there is an option for adding rulers and protractors. Now, as far I understand, I can remove all rulers by pressing ESC but if I press ENTER instead rulers get saved. In ...
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How to measure face size in meters, centimeters or any units which is set?

How can I measure the size of a face in edit mode?
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Measurement of the “Straightened” length of a path

So, I'm having a bit of trouble with scaling. An object I'm making involves the use of a path to form a curved surface, but I need the resulting curve to be within about 1% of an exact length. So, if ...
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How to preserve measurements when manipulating an object

I’m making kitchen cabinets for a project of mine and here’s a problem I ran into: The cabinets should have spaces in between them and at the same time the measurements are supposed to be preserved ...