Questions tagged [measurement]

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

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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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Getting 0 Volume for object

I am trying to calculate the volume of a 3D scanned object using the 3D Print add on. The object was captured with a structure sensor/ipad and then imported to Blender (version 2.79). The scanned ...
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Showing the dimensions of an object when rendering?

In Sketchup, we can display the dimension of a specified edge as below. Is there a way to do display that in the final render in blender?
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Is there a way to do absolute measurements in edit mode?

What I'm trying to accomplish is something as simple as grabbing a line or two verts (maybe more complex objects if possible) within edit mode and then setting their scale to an absolute measurement. ...
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Is there a tool to check if two meshes will fit together?

I need to make a car from several parts. I created the lower body and the upper body. These parts (separated objects) will be 3D printed. I want to check if the objects fit together. I need a tool ...
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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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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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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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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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Precise scaling in Edit mode impossible?

[ [ I turned on the edge length indicator in Edit mode, but apparently it gives false (rounded) values, since the vertices don't align. In this example I tired joining 3 tetrahedrons around a 345 ...
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Does Blender 2.8 use floating point?

I've heard a lot of people say it does, but 'where' does it say that it uses that. If it does, is there a way to switch it to something a little more precise (because occasionally floating point may ...
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Accessing MeasureIt data with a script

I’d like to dimension and measure corner angles of objects with MeasureIt and then access them with a script so I can output a list of the objects with their specs. At this point I'd just like to know ...
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How to figure “Array” modifier offset when using “Subdivision” modifier as well?

First of all, I’ve seen how using the Subdivision Surface modifier on a cylinder will shrink the radius. But, the Transform pane shows the actual, new dimensions, so it’s easy to fix: type the ...
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Degrees (°) not showing up as expected?

I'm trying to measure a corner to see if it measures larger than 45° for 3D printing. I use the measure tool to recreate the corner of my object but the degrees seem off. A 90° angle is displayed as a ...
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How to determine angle to place people during a dolly in green screen if filmed separately?

I have a blender model of a large room. In the scene, I have several people seated at consoles spread x feet apart (in reality, they are in a green screen studio). I am using a physical chair for the ...
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Virtual prototyping with Blender?

I'm currently designing furniture in Blender and was wondering if anyone has ever used Blender for virtual testing? Specifically, if Blender has tools to ensure that parts will fit, structural ...
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Convert Curve (SVG) to Blender exact imperial units

As a test, I've created a 2D box in Inkscape with the dimensions 1' by 1' (Inkscape shows that 1' is 1080.000px). I import the SVG into Blender, and when observing the dimensions of the curve ...
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Navigate/Measure real objects in real space - possibly with Blender's Motion Tracking

Can Blender be used for solving such a kind of task? Navigate a (real) small boat to the four corners of a (virtual) rectangle on a (real) water plane. The rectangle is about 300 meters long and ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to measure total size of selected objects?

In Blender I have never, except when joining multiple objects together been able to see the total size of objects in the scene. Is there any way to achieve this, without joining multiple objects?
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Why don't the edge lengths update after I've scaled my object?

In Blender you can turn on edge lengths by going into edit mode and then turning it on in the overlays menu. However, whenever I scale up the object,the lengths stay the exact same which should be ...
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rule/protactor: how to measure distances to pointer?

my first post, be nice please. I'm trying to measure exact distance from a vertex to center. It would be better if I would learn how to measure from vertices to pointer, so I would be able to do a ...
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Straighten vertices along a line without changing line lengths

I need to use the circumference of a shape to calculate its height with that circumference as my physical reference. I have a cross section of the shape isolated, but it's a lot vertices in a pretty ...
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MeasureIt is this a bug?

i try to measure my drawing with the "MeasureIt" Addon. The measurement should look like "A". The result is "B". Ok i think, maybe that's because the Verts belong to two different faces. So i copy the ...
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How to set the distance between objects accurately?

I want to have the same distance between all objects.
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How to control/change the unit of measurement precision of the ruler?

How to change the ruler's unit of measurement precision to show only 10ths, 100ths, 1000ths, etc. appropriate to the scene (e.g. architectural vs precision machining). Example: x to y measurement = ...