Questions tagged [measurement]

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

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MeasureIT add-on: how to display edge's projection on an axis

I have a tilted edge. Selecting its vertices as segment for MeasureIT addon displays edge's length. I would like to see the length of edge's projection on the Z axis ("height"). See this ...
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How to scale snapped measure along with objects?

I would like to rescale model according to real world measures. I drew a measure and snapped it to some vertices. Then I am doing rescale of all objects hoping that measure will rescale too, but it ...
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blender shape face angle inside outside measurement [duplicate]

Background: I'm working on an blender exporter python script add-on. I'm processing shapes based on angles between vertices. I'm accessing this angle using: ...
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How to retrieve all face angles and check for certain values? [duplicate]

I am currently trying to run some tests of my mesh before using it for finite element analysis. I would like to check if any faces have any angles (between their edges) that are below 20 or over 150 ...
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How to make measurements on a mesh made from a simple shape?

I've been working on making some measurements on a mesh of a pentagonal bipyramid mesh I made from a pentagonal "cone" as my starting base. I've tried working with the native Measure tool ...
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How to add the measures of the single parts of a 3d object saved in STL format [duplicate]

I've downloaded the STL files of a puppet that should be ready to be printed with a 3d printer and I've used two 3d tools to display the relative components of the puppet's body. First of all I used ...
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How do I measure the volume of water in a certain area?

I want to make a water simulation where I measure how effective a sea barrier is, and at which angle it should be to the water in order to maximize effectiveness. Since I obviously need a quantitative ...
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Applying real life measurements to a digital sculpture

While sculpting a human body I found myself needing to make sure that the main body points are set apart a certain amount of cm to match the measurements of an existing person. Is there a tool like ...
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How to work with measurements [closed]

As per diagram i have model. I want to make the handle of 180mm as mark in red. I have tried so far. Any suggestion or help how it works.
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Units and Measurements

Scene Properties Units are set to Imperial, which makes each square on the grid one foot. Theoretically, that is. The problem: Viewport Overlay will not allow for 12 subdivisions. Instead the grid is ...
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Absurd units, help getting realistic numbers

Long story, bear with me. I'm doing a research project involving ct scans and skull measurements. I create models of skulls (called segmentations) in a software called 3DSlicer and import them into ...
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Move edges to specified Angle

I have googled a lot in the past hour and am not really finding a good answer (I was initially trying to do this Straighten Vertices Along a Line but I have planes at different lenghts and do not want ...
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Use MeasureIt value in driver

Do values from the MeasureIt add-on have a data path we can point to when using drivers ? I've scrolled through the code but couldn't figure it out.
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Extrude by unit amount, not percentage

I've got a simple square plane (Blender 2.83) that is 66 x 66 meters and that I created by first adding a plane, then setting its X and Y dimensions in the n menu ("Item" tab in Object Mode) ...
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Why does Extrude and Inset not use the same measuring units? [duplicate]

Hello there Community, I'm modeling a simple blocky logo and want to inset and then extrude by exactly the same amount, but this doesn't happen. When I inset a face by 0.00115... and extrude then by -...
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Customize bpy.context.space_data.overlay.show_stats

Can I customize the data shown in bpy.context.space_data.overlay.show_stats ? My goal is: if there are 2 selected vertices, then show the distance between them. Same for 2 selected and parallel edges (...
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Measurement tool incorrect against ruler in image by VARYING amounts

I'm writing asking for a little help. I used an image as a template plane underneath my 3D design. Things were going well but then I realized there was a strange phenomenon with measurements. The ...
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How do you place a cut at a specific measurement?

I am learning Blender and come across this instance often yet still can't figure out how to solve it. If I have a wall and I want to cut a hole out using boolean difference, how do I place the object ...
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Is there a way to calculate the volume difference between two objects?

I'm relatively new to Blender so apologies in advance in case this is too basic of a question. Trying to come up with a way to compare two files and identify a volumetric difference between them. For ...
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How use MeasureIt on objects in different layers orthogonally

I want to use the MeasureIt plugin in Blender to make orthogonal measurements on my technical drawing (blueprint). So the measurements between objects (in different layers!) need to be constrained on ...
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How do i change the dimension back to 2m on the starting cube

The main cube is 2m so why is this one off
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My entire object is not straight how did i mange this

I thought everything was ok and spent a decent amount of time trying to figure out how to scale the object but everything I wanted to do has been unsuccessful now I found out its not even straight, is ...
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How can i set a line to be an exact measurement

I want to make a floorplan with exact measurements but cant figure out how to do this All I want to do is be able to type in say 10 feet and have the selected edge change to 10 feet
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Ruler/protractor reports doubled measure

Blender 2.79. I draw a cube entering the measures manually as scale values. Then if I select the Ruler/Protractor tool, I see a measure that is the double value against the entered value. Why?
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Why there is difference in the measurement

With the Measure tool i have draw the line to measure the model. It shows 6.03. Where as in the N panel under dimensions in the z axis it shows 5.18. Why there is difference in the measurement I ...
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Bleder Measure Tool other Scale than Blender Modifyer

I am modeling a grid of fibers and I want to make them thicker. For this I am usung the measuring tool in and the solifify modyfier. Now I am measuring a fiber-diameter of 0.000175 m but by making the ...
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Adjust local space scale to fit object size

I have an I-carrier that I want to have in a certain dimension. I thought about scaling the thing in object mode and then applying the scale. However when I do that, the size of the object in the x-...
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Set edge of an object at a precise distance from another

I'm totally new with blender, and I want to measure the space that is present between the center of an object and a second object: the first object is a road, and this is its center: the second ...
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How to measure the total length of an edge loop? [duplicate]

I am trying to find an easy way to measure the total length of a selected edge loop, without having to manually add up the lengths of each edge given by Blender's Overlay. I have found some ...
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How to display line using Measurelt between two vertex

I'm using Blender version 2.83. I have enabled the Measurelt addon. I can view the distance between two vertex in the Measurelt panel, but I cannot figure out how to display the line and measurement ...
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Why does the measurement tool not snap to vertices?

I want to now the width of an edge. So I tried to use the measurement tool and select two vertices. But to my surprise this it did not snap. Why doesn't the measurement tool snap to the vertices when ...
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Matching blender dimensions to paper cutout [closed]

I just discovered that you can export your blender model as a paper model, that you can later cut out. https://blender.stackexchange.com/a/2353/75504 Github: https://github.com/addam/Export-Paper-...
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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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Delete all measurements

Is there a way to delete a bunch of measurements? I can't seem select them and Annotations Window is empty.
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Can the Measureit Addon measure an animated armature?

https://ephmedia.giphy.com/dbe8121d-4453-4ae0-9569-97093c12948b.gif I am using the Measureit Addon to measure the angle of these 3 vertices. When I parent or hook one of the vertices to an empty and ...
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How can I get the Total Face Area of multiple meshes?

In edit mode, there's an overlay option to measure the face area of selected meshes. The problem is when selecting multiple meshes you get the individual face areas for each mesh. What I'm looking ...
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Exact Measurements - or resize to specific dimension

I’m pretty new to blender and started with sketchup. I find overall that it is much more powerful software that is generally not as buggy - and can be used for many more things. Still, I struggle ...
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How to snap to geometry for the measure tool

Is there some way that I could make the measure tool to snap to points on an object to get more accurate measurement. Like if I'm trying to measure the distance between two object, is there some kind ...
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What is the best way to start modelling in “mm”

This is the first question of this newbie..it is probably a stupid question. I want to learn blender for making models that can be 3d printed later. At this moment I'm only interested in designing ...
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How can one be sure that 2 objects are exactly at the same base height level in blender?

How can I be sure that the two objects below have their respective bases at the exact height from the green (y) line or one another in blender?
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could not create merged face 2.82 suddenly NOW doesn't work

I'm following the youtube tutor4u tutorial of 2.7 blender on making a ukelele. AFTER switching the unit system to imperial, and inches, because having a 19ft ukelele serves no purpose, the entire ...
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Making a model to scale [duplicate]

I just can't understand how to make this model a perfect real world scale. I can't figure out how Blender units work. This is how the model opens when I imported to blender and that is how the scale ...
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Get edge lengths with python

How can I get the length of an edge with a script? I want to identify a face by its vertex group and get the lengths of its edges. I've gotten as far as identifying the vertex group so I can select it ...
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Count of multiple face areas

is any way how to display total faces area of selected faces in Blender 2.8? Manually counting isnt possible...I want count 1000 and more faces...
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Why is it not showing the correct measurement? [duplicate]

Newbie here learning Blender. Could someone point out what i have done wrong? the measurement unit is not showing the correct measurement of the object, the width of the box is suppose to be 180mm ...
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Why the dimension and edge length numbers does not tally when scaling objects? [duplicate]

I created a plane and set its dimensions to 32m x 4.5m. When using the edge length measurement tool, it shows 1m for every edge ...
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How can i edit value in Measure tool 2.8

Is there anyway to edit the measurement scale and align. With the Measure tool i can just scale the mesh. If i want the exact size i cant edit it. For example i need 7.0. With the tool it not fixing ...
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Simplest (fewest steps) way to measure diameter of a circle in edit mode?

Is there a simple (fewer steps) to measure the diameter of a circle in edit mode?
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Measure Tool - How to Copy Measurement Value to my Clipboard (Blender 2.80)?

How do I copy the active ruler/protractor's measurements to my clipboard in Blender 2.80? In Blender 2.79, pressing ⎈ CtrlC could copy the value to the clipboard, but it doesn't work this way in ...
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How can I scale something with actual measurements in meter,cm,etc?

What a want to do is a big cylinder which is going to have a diameter of .285 m and do several cut loops but when I want to do an scale and type the units of that cut loop (for example 0.335 m) in ...