Questions tagged [mesh]

A mesh is a collection of vertices, edges, (composed of a connection between two vertices), and faces (composed of 3 or more connected edges). Meshes are the most commonly used object type in Blender.

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Why do I keep getting a 'No faces filled' error when using the Face-fill tool?

I'm new to Blender (yes, I'm working on a donut) and I'm trying to get my head around the Face-fill command. I cleaned up an SVG of a logo and imported it to Blender, then converted it to a mesh. Now ...
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Seperate mesh component from model and colour it

I can't figure out how to separate the helmet mesh from the rest of the soldier model. I select all the faces of the helmet and then I think you need to choose one of the 'Separate' options (not sure ...
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Export Model after sewing

after we sewing a model then I want to export the model, is the model exported before sewing (means still naked without the clothes attached) or after sewing (means the clothes is already attached to ...
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triangulate mesh in python

Is there a simple way of triangulating all faces in a mesh in the python API? I am already aware of that you can do it in blender by selecting an object in edit mode and pressing ctrl+T, but I need to ...
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Terminology for a certain mesh phenomenon [duplicate]

What is the terminology for this abomination, where the face folds in on itself and requires triangulation to function? I'm assuming it has to do with something relating to normals, but I'm not sure ...
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Fluid mesh disappears when I save

I am brand new to Blender and this is the first project I've made. I am using 2.83. I am following this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zOjJfc6ZJI to make a fluid fill a container. ...
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Issue with armature deformation

So I've been working on a project in which I need to rig multiple characters. I downloaded Fuse off Steam as a quick character generator, I tried MakeHuman but I didn't like the realism. I used the ...
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How do I distribute hair particles evenly using guiding curves? (Ponytail with Hair Dynamics)

I tried increasing the steps under both the viewport and render tab, messing with the guiding curves, and amplification under the Children tab. No method I've tried so far has been able to ...
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Add polygons to extruded 2D object

After watching so many tutorials I thought I could quickly pose a short question here. I want to add some topography to an extruded object which I imported from a 2D vector file. The problem is that ...
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Uneven colour on mesh

I am making a low-poly fox and wanted to make it very bright orange like this one But I couldn't get this colour from just from shaders, so I tried to brighten it up. The effect was quite good but I ...
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Where is the panel to change parameters for gears created using the Extra add-on?

Gear is added but I can't find the the panel that lets you change number of teeth, diameter etc. Sorry for being dumb. Can sb guide a dummy?
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Create Mesh from texture shader or or particle systems

Blender has algorithms to generate mesh surfaces for a fluid simulation. Is there an API to use this algorithm with other data? For example, is it possible to mesh a surface based on a volume shader (...
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Does Blender have a tool similar to Smooth Boundary in Meshmixer?

Meshmixer has a feature called "smooth boundary" where parts of a mesh can be selected and then deformed such that the border of the selection is smoothed along with the unselected portions of the ...
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How to move vertices closer together without actually scaling them

Animation of what i mean with that title https://youtu.be/akbRkCu_t4o I tried the origins only but that didnt work at all. Please only 2.8 solutions so that it becomes easier to everyone to ...
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how to get dimensions, surface area and volume of all the objects using python text editor in blender? [duplicate]

I am fairly new to blender. I have very little knowledge using python interface with blender. How to obtain a list in excel containing the object name, dimensions, surface area and volume of mesh.
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“active object is not a selected mesh” error

Trying to join different meshes together. In object mode, if I select a couple of objects and try to join them I get the error active object is not a selected mesh...
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What is the technique or method blender uses to calculate surface area of mesh from print 3d tool box?

I know we can obtain the surface area and volume of mesh from print 3d tool box. I want to know what is the technique blender uses to obtain them.
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Shading issue on instances by vertices

I am making some railings and instead of use the array modifier to repeat them, I choose to do it using instances by object's vertices. My problem is at the point where instances connect. I have this ...
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How can I rotate one by one the normal of each vertex?

As you can see at the image below, I have added some columns using instances by object's vertices. My problem is that I can't rotate each column separately. I am looking if there is any way to rotate ...
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Animating a sphere along coordinates? Blender/Python

I'm extremely new to blender. I'm trying to animate a sphere along a path created in a csv. The idea being that once I manage this, I want to animate several spheres across a landscape. I've found ...
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Procedural character generator based on blendshapes

For my work I need to merge lots of different characters into one animated alembic. For that I use models generated with Character Creator 3 which share the same mesh data. Joining them as shapes ...
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Problem with displacement on edge

I have a problem with displacement on edge. How can i solve this problem? I use this setting for the cube. Thanks
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How to Export a BoxCutter mesh into a renderer?

Blender beginner here. I'm playing with MasterXeon1001's amazing BoxCutter add-on in Blender2.8, and I'm getting undesired results when I try exporting my cut-up model into Octane (see image). Is ...
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Transparency disappearing act

Running Blender v2.79b. Created a number of meshes. Have one mesh that sits above the others, which I want to be semi-transparent; it has an alpha of 0.07. However, I cannot see all of the other ...
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How to clean up a mesh in order to export a freestyle vector for a 3D engraved lamp?

I'm trying to create meshes for a 3D illusion lamp that is made through laser engraving acrylic. Like the one on the below picture. As I'm new to 3D modelling and I mostly do architecture stuff or ...
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How to create diamond pattern on object?

I'm trying to make a pendant covered in diamonds and I can't figure out how to get the diamonds to go on the surface clean. I've tried shrink-wrap and the results are awful. The pendent base is ...
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Exported fbx and obj files getting hidden faces in substance painter

I keep getting these "missing faces" when I export from blender to substance painter. Is this caused because I exported the object in the wrong way or is this an option in substance painter that I've ...
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Bones can rotated/move only in Graph editor?

I am using Kinect to record moves in real time. I have made object and parented it with "retargered" rig which I got by appending ready Kinect-armatures "Capture Armature", "...
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Mesh problems in texture painting

im having an issue when texture painting my mesh, as you can see that areas have a diferent tone and shape, whenever i try to paint something, even a little thing fills all that area. Before texture ...
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Is there a way to invert a wireframe?

Im curious if there is anyway to invert a wireframe so that it makes cuts in the mesh rather than form a wire, if anyone has a solution that would help in the scenario without using the wireframe ...
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Fluid mesh isn't showing in Mantaflow simulation

The blue preview particles are showing, but whenever I tick the "Mesh" box under the physics properties on the domain, nothing happens. I've done multiple bakes with the box ticked, but it ...
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How to move an element symmetrically in edit mode

I want to ask how to move an element symmetrically in edit mode. Like this pic, I want this object be wider in both sides, all I know is to do grabbing for both sides relatively, but this is not smart ...
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Exporting a UV Mesh from an Existing Model

Fairly new to Blender so I have a straightforward question. I have created a fern which I will be exporting into Unreal Engine. I created the fern texture inside of blender using 2 images - one for ...
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New to blender trying to figure out how to make a text have a cylindrical side shape

Hello I am trying to add a cylindrical side shape to a 3d text. I am trying to remove all of the parts outside of the cylinder as shown in this picture.
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Need help with subsurf topology issue where large curve disrupts near by edges

I have a mesh that has a long distance between edges to get the required curvature using subsurf modifier. Directly below the centre edge loop of the "large curve" is another set of surfaces ...
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How do I bend a scanned .stl object with several complex features

I'm trying to make a cylinder out of this textured slab. One side is flat while the other side is textured with an intricate pattern.There are several triangles and vertices. I would like to ...
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Constraints tool for Blender 2.8

I am new in blender. Now I watch tutorials and try to make it. Have problem with making this tutorial (He create a glass and destroy it with the bullet). To complete it I have to use the "Bullet ...
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How to use transform orientation in several scenes?

I've created a custom transform orientation based on object Z in scene A. I also created a scene B where where I also need this orientation but object Z has no instance. I know, that I can link object ...
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How to UV Correctly?

I cannot find any useful tutorials somehow. My model has awful UVs and I want to know how to fix them. What is the workflow to fix this type of thing or a useful tutorial for it. I do not know much ...
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I need to turn curve into a mesh using modifier

I need to turn curve into a mesh using modifier so i can work non-destructively, and be able to make boolean with curves without convert it to mesh then export curves to cnc Here is the situation: I'm ...
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Replace all 3d markers with 3d meshes

I have got a bunch of 3d trackers, and for the specific thing i am attempting to do, i would like them to all be replaced with planes that still follow along the tracked motion.
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T POSE CLOTHING PROBLEM

I am trying to apply a T posed mesh Top to a somewhat different T posed static mesh. It is a mesh for Sims 3 and I am saying that because even though I have managed to make the cloth hug the model ...
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Invisible mesh on blender 2.80.75 [duplicate]

So, i opened blender 2.80.75 and ALL my mesh became invisible, i tried everything but nothing works, anyone knows how to solve this problem?
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What is the coding alternative for double edge loop select?

Suppose I want to select the entire mesh boundary. Alt + RMB on a boundary edge would select one edge loop (left image), while Alt + double RMB yields the desired result (right image). How would I ...
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Why is my armature not symmetrical?

I tried duplicating one side of my armature and mirroring it to the other side with Shift+D, S, X, -1. It works except that in pose mode, the arm and the leg are not symmetrical to the other side. Is ...
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How can I fix these artifacts?

I am trying to model this hammer. I used Looptools instead of Boolean as less destructive but it seems these artifacts are inevitable. I included the .blend file. It was mainly a combination of ...
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How do I modify the diameter of a circle on an imported .obj file

I have a F360 drawing I imported to Blender 2.9 I have a hole all the way through the item which is 2mm diameter I want to modify the hole to 1.5mm diameter. Thank you for any ideas or tips.
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Shrinkwrap moving below the surface

I am trying to use the Shrinkwrap modifier to wrap clothes around my model but some of the clothing is moving below the surface on some of my model. If I use a negative value for the shrinkwrap the ...
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Create internal mesh for object

How can internal meshes be created for object like shown in the answer for this question - Soft Body - Preserve Volume when deformed The answer provided a manual process that only works for object ...
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How come when I subdivide an edge, it only continues to subdivide one side?

I'm trying to create more vertices in an edge so I subdivide it, but for some reason, after I subdivide it once, it decides to only select one half of the subdivide. This messes with my faces when I ...

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