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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Combining 100+ Materials

So I have a mesh model obtained from google maps data and we are using it for large-scale site representation. We typically combine architectural models with this google maps data and put up on ...
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Subdivision Surface seam artifact?

so, I'm kinda new to 3d modelling (I've done some simpler low poly people and objects in the past) and I keep running into this issue with the Subdivision Surface modifier where it leaves this seam ...
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Can't get my model out of wireframe mode

I'm new to Blender and this site, so I apologize in advance if I'm not following any of the proper etiquette. I'm no artist, but I'm trying to learn Blender so that I have some programmer art for me ...
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Geometry Nodes and Exporting (Creating a mesh) in Blender 2.92

I'm trying to export Geometry Nodes geometry to an FBX. When I import the file elsewhere, though , there don't seem to be any normals associated with the Geometry Nodes object. Typically, I'm able to ...
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How to deform mesh based on vertex groups or any control points

I want to deform a mesh to be similar to another mesh. I need to use control points for both meshes as the shape of the target mesh is smaller than the original mesh. an example is if I have a full ...
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The Boolean modifier is not working

I'm trying to model an M16, but it's not going so well when it comes to the magazine of the weapon. Next to the magazine is a mesh. I want to cut holes in the mag with that mesh. But the magazine ...
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Why can't I run this Python Script to export the drawn parts to an .stl file?

I'm new to blender as I am trying to create a simple Robot skeleton using the Blender Python API (bpy). However, when I run the python script the console spits out the following error: Traceback (...
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Model is textured fine in material preview but when in rendered preview is messed up

I am very new to blender and only usually do simple posing and texturing of models. I ran into a unfamiliar problem. in the first image it shows it in material view and is perfectly fine and textured. ...
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Stretch/Shrink an object according to two other vertex groups

Consider this cube between the character's hands: I'd like to make it automatically stretch when the arms move: These hands are a part of a rigged character, so they don't have their own origins. ...
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How to put multiple .abc animations on the same mesh?

I have a character that uses .abc as the animation, and I have multiple files with different animations. I would like to put them all on the same model. how can I do that?
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Multiple objects sharing the same name in Blender

I need to have multiple objects sharing the same name in Blender. But Blender is adding a series of number in the name of my duplicates ( object.001 ). Is there a way to delete those numbers at ...
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cannot join shapes as shape keys

I have two meshes that I've decimated to have the exact same number of vertices. but when i try to join them with shape keys I get this error
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Why does my character mesh deform when I animate the camera?

I've run into a problem. So I've got a character that I intend to use in an FPS, I've already done the animations for the mesh (like walking and jumping), and I tried to animate the camera to add some ...
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How to transfer selected Mesh onto another area on the same Mesh

I'm trying to to transfer the selected mesh into the designated area its a curved surface and its making it hard for me to get it in place. What method would be best to get it in place?
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Assign Shape Keys Addon [closed]

I am trying to use an addon called Add Curve: Assign Shape Keys. I watched this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly64vezt0Go to try to become familiar with the addon, it seems it assigns ...
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Un-subdivide in simple areas only?

There’s the decimate modifier which allows one to unsubdivide and there’s the unsubdivide in edit mode that allows you to unsubdivide in certain selected regions. What I’m looking for is to be able to ...
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How to fix bone size compared to mesh size

The bones on my character got shrunk somehow and I'm not quite sure how. I used MBLab to generate the character but as you can see in the picture the skeleton is still connected to the mesh but is not ...
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How to export Bone Weights?

I am editing the default OBJ exporter of Blender (io_scene_obj) to create my own version which supports bone weights, for skeletal animation. I now know how to access the bone weights per vertex in ...
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Right click won't bring up the Object Context Menu

I just started using blender and am doing the new version of the famous donut tutorial. One problem, when I right click the donut in object mode, the object context menu doesn't appear, anyone know ...
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How to get smooth bevel edges with smart bevel operation

I'm trying to perform smart bevel on a cube, but I can't get the edges to be smooth. The cube and sphere have almost the same faces so the Boolean operation doesn't get all messy. What's the correct ...
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Mesh changes on multiple objects while keeping other properties

Let's say I'm modeling a chair. The object is placed in different locations on my scenes, with different modifiers, transform data, and materials. Now I want to make changes to the chair's mesh using ...
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Making a mesh transparent or decreasing opacity so objects inside will be visible

Made a Fire mesh in blender But I wanted to make it transparent so that the inside object can be seen But I tried all possible ways to make it transparent There are certain tutorials to add ...
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Extruded area is not filled

I have a single sketch with multiple vertices and faces. Once I select one face, and press A to select all faces and extrude, the extrusion happens but the volume ...
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Horrible AO Texture Bake

I am trying to bake the AO from a high poly model to a low poly one, however I keep getting a horrible looking texture, I have tried deleting other meshes that may be overlapping with the models but ...
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Relative distance 3d cursor on the right axis

I have a problem and i can't find a solution. I have a face on my object. I want to align a vertice so that vertice is on the same plane of the face. I created a Trasform Orentation on the face so ...
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Creating fur texture for Mid Poly Look on Model?

We are creating a animal model that has fur for a new game. We are creating it in Blender and will import it to Unity. We are going for an midpoly aesthetic similar to Breath of the Wild/Everwild We ...
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Any idea why my mesh is doing this when I shade smooth? [duplicate]

I've been trying to fix this for hours from remaking the inside of the mouth and deleting any accidental extra vertices but it still has this problem and appears transparent when I export it to Mixamo
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how to give my 3d model the illusion that its a 2d cartoon character

I have for a very long time wanted to create stories with cartoon 2d characters, however I am terrible with 2d animation, and I know more about 3d characters just a little more, so what I would like ...
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Is there a way to convert blend's from 2.4 to 2.9x via CLI

As you can see im using linux and I have some addon for blender2.49 for opensource game and I have .blend files from 2.49 version of blender and when I open them in blender 2.5 everything is nice mesh ...
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Seam Issues when Posing Model

Good to be here. Am just getting used to this lovely app. Guess I have ver. 2.83. I have learned how to rig bones and fix bones, add textures, not to mention a handful of other things related to ...
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I can't see my objects in Solid mode, but I can see them in Rendered Mode

My object disappear in Solid Mode but when I turn to Rendered Mode they appear back but cannot select them.
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Decimate and dissolve don't remove triangles!

I can't lower triangle count in my obj I brought in from Daz 3D. Right now there's no textures. I tried multiple numbers on Decimate and limited dissolve. I tried everything on these two other pages: ...
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un-ghosting or un-meshing my model [closed]

I'm trying to switch back to solid view on my model... At the moment I have this... And I want this.
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Animating while sculpting using keyframes

The only way to animate a mesh in blender is using the shape keys(As far as I know)... Is there a way to be on a keyframe, sculpt the mesh, hop on to another keyframe, sculpt again..and keep going, ...
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How to return name of meshes that are inside of another mesh with python?

I have a problem with some files I've received. I have two sets of models, compartment bounding files (just empty boxes that represent a space) and some geometry that will go into those spaces. Worth ...
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Object is missing geometry in edit mode

One of my objects is using an array modifier but when I go into edit mode it seems like there is a small percentage of the mesh that should be there Blender File. Any help would be appreciated.
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Checkered texture layer after applying boolean modifier to join 2 meshes

**UPDATE: But what other methods can I use to attach the 2 meshes without any of them losing their appereance, are there any? Attached the talon using boolean modifier, the body gets all checkered ...
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Smart Boolean Behaviour

What determines the behaviour of the smart Boolean operation, I have some images which depending on how many Booleans are inserted into the main shape the bevelling gets modified if position the ...
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How to deconstruct a ready-made model to view the inside? [duplicate]

okay, so i recently bought the transportation addon from here https://blendermarket.com/products/transportation and i realised it was intricately built.. to the point that the seats, entertainment ...
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Model a simple 3D spiral shape?

I need to model a simple spiral shape. I imagine the best way to do this is with curves, but I am unsure how to create a perfect spiral shape with curves. What's the best/easiest way to make a spiral ...
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Change model to separated parts that can be seen in usdz [duplicate]

I described what I want to to here. I found out that usdz files (used in iOS RealityKit) can have "children" (different parts of model). I am using this extension to export my model to usdz ...
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Donut Mesh is clipping through the icing in Render

I have been following BlenderGuru's Doughnut tutorial and since I am new to Blender I am unable to figure out as to why the Doughnut mesh keeps clipping through the icing mesh.The first render pass of ...
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trace line not showing in plane

I am using Blender v 2.8.2a ans windows 7. I am a beginner at this so I will explain as good as I can. I trying to make a water plane for my farm sim map that has a river. I have imported that map ...
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Same faces for different objects

I am new to Blender. I have 2 objects (e.g 2 box mesh) I would like to export their properties as obj file using python scripting. I would like to export the vertex of both objects firstly, followed ...
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Track to object's surface

I have a camera which is following a path. This path is surrounding a "large" u-shaped object (it's not a large object, but the camera is following it closely. Think of somebody scanning a ...
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Nodes won't save? [duplicate]

I have a mesh of a person that I'm trying to put textures onto. I have a diffuse, normal and micronormal texture to add. Here's what nodes I've been using MICRONORMAL - Texture coordinate>Vector ...
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Fluid go through container when it's moving

I'm having a problem. As you can see on the pictures, my liquid simulation passes through the glass when the glass is moving. I tried to invert normals, to increase the surface thickness of the glass, ...
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How to make better topology on curved surface to make circles on mesh

I have a section on the mesh I want to make circles on, so I'm trying to make clean topology on the mesh, I tried a few methods, and only one seems to be clean (Blue rectangle selection) when I add ...
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Rigged mesh rendering differently to viewport (AFTER EDIT)

I have a rigged character with a sort of "belt strap" across his body. This has been rigged and weighted so it moves correctly with his poses. In the pose I'm wanting to render his belt ...
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Why is the model being all glitchy after i open it?

This thing looks like it came straight out of hell, i don't know what is going on with Rain's model on the viewport, a glitchy black color appears on the mesh, and then when i try to orbit or move to ...