Questions tagged [measurement]

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

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Make changes to the Radius of the default Circle?

How can I create a circle with a certain diameter/radius? I know there's a way, but I don't know how to.
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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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how to create metric map and metric buildings/vehicles/etc in blender?

I'm going to create a metric map with scale 1000 x 1000 meters then create buildings and roads and vehicles with the same size as real world size. a project for both animation and export to unity 3D. ...
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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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Measuing an irregular volume from an .stl mesh

I'm quite new to blender so please, any help you can give is much appreciated. I am trying to measure the volume of an irregular object (e.g. a mold of clay) on either a concave or convex surface (...
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Can the scale tool show me the real size of the object instead of a 1 - 0 scale?

when I resize I want to see the real width\length\dept of the object instead of the x=1 y=1 z=1. Is there a way to do this?
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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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What is the unit of measure with the ruler tool?

When I use the ruler tool, it gives a very accurate reading, with many numbers past the decimal point. However, what am I reading? Is it giving me this in meters, centimeters, inches? And is there ...
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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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Quick and Precise Angle Measurement in Blender?

I'm looking for a precise way to measure angles in blender. The ruler/protractor tool is very limited with the snap to vertex frequently failing in edit mode and only showing two digits beyond the ...
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Measure object depth with ray_cast

There is a template script: operator_modal_view3d_raycast.py That show how use the ray_cast() to find the the coordinates of hit face. But I want to measure the distance of the opposite face from the ...
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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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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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How to model with precision [duplicate]

My 3D modeling skills are limited to SketchUp, so forgive my lack of experience. I don't understand how to model something, in programs like Blender, with precision when it comes to measurements. How ...
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Getting grooves of equal width

How can I get a groove of uniform width, both horizontally and vertically, on a door (a plane)? I've used edge loops, subdividing the surface and the knife tool but I can't get the groove to be a ...
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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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How to calculate specific liquid volume?

I'm new to Blender and have a question regarding modeling of realistic scaled objects. I'm modeling a complex shaped bottle and I would like to scale it (using metric values) to hold a specific volume ...
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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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Different axes using completely different measurement scales?

So I have the display measurements addon enabled (I think- I was tremendously ill around the time it happened so I don't quite remember but afaik blender doesn't have native support for edge length ...
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Make the “Ruler/Protractor” measurements to appear on renders

I recently realized that blender have a "Ruler/Protractor" tool for precise measurements. Is there a way to make those measurements appear on final renders? (By the way, is there a way to customize ...
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Ruler/Protractor tool - change snapping values for easier snapping to vertices?

I wanted to use the Ruler/Protractor tool to measure some length for an environment scene. Is there a way to change the snapping values of the Ruler/Protractor tool? or is there a way to easily snap ...
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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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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 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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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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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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