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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Center and orient mesh of a head

I have a very accurate mesh of my head, captured by photogrammetry (http://ir-ltd.net/) I would like to rotate and translate it so that it is as symmetrical as possible on the x axis. How could I go ...
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How to get a new mesh with modifiers applied using Blender Python API?

I've been scouring the Blender Python API docs for a way to get access to the mesh data that is displayed in the view-port. (with modifiers applied - WYSIWYG) For reference, this was possible with ...
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How to stretch a mesh object over another?

Let's say that I want to make, say, a tarp stretched over some objects (like some tools covered down on a military jeep) or a snake stretched around it's prey (I'm a horrible person, I know :P) or ...
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Switch to vertex, edge, face mode in edit mode via python

Is it possible to switch to vertex mode (and edge, face mode) via python. I know I can toggle between object mode and edit mode in python with ...
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Wrapping a mesh around point cloud with cavities

I have a series of point clouds I want to convert to mesh (there are points inside the object, uniformly distributed, not only on the surface). I want to generate a model of the surface of the point ...
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Which is the better Topology? Left or Right? - [With Image Reference] [closed]

Which is the better topology for swimsuit? Left or right. I am thinking right because legs might move around. But when i combine the meshes and sub-D them the left one looks better. What do you guys ...
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What file formats preserve sharp edges?

I am collaborating on a project with another individual who uses 3DS Max. When he marks edges as sharp, exports the mesh as a .obj file and gives it to me, I don't see any marked sharp edges. Are ...
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Python: process mesh so that longest edge length < x

I need to process a mesh so that all of the edges are below a certain threshold, say x units. (I am throwing a mesh into an acoustic simulator, which requires the longest edge length to be < 1/3 ...
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How exactly does Blender perform a simple deformation?

I would like to understand, in detail, the algorithm used by blenders simple deform modifier, specifically the bend tool. I have found the source code but I do not understand exactly what it is doing. ...
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Unexpected result when using transform.resize API

I have a script that works fine on a non-mirrored mesh but produces a different result on a mirrored mesh. The script emulates the keystroke combination of "s", "x/y/z", "0" using the following line: ...
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3D modelling Wired Designs

I came across this 3d printed item on shapeways, I was wondering how to model this wired design on Blender 2.69. I am fairly new in modelling on blender. Kindly give me one or two pointers.
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How can I ensure a minimal precision of 1cm in my project?

I'm working on a project for some architects. I have following requirement: The maximal allowed error is 1cm. Many people will work on that plan for some years. I think every Object/Vertex may be ...
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Cell Fracture addon leaving unfractured boxes?

I have been trying to make a short clip of a bullet hitting a wine glass with wine in it, but I keep running into the same problem with the add-on. Every time I have used it the result has left me ...
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How to “peel off” segments of a sphere?

I want to make a plant that has long 'slitlike' leaves (long, and narrows to a point at each end). So I made a UV sphere and have removed the horizontal edges so i just have the slits 'on the sphere' ...
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heightmap from textures and hight poly mesh to apply to low polly mesh?

i want the height map from the textures but I also want the heightmap from the high poly mesh so I can apply it to a low poly mesh. I want both in one heightmap but I don't know how to. please help
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Snap to mesh issues with Z and X axis constraints

I have two meshes that I've joined to a single object. I'm attempting to use the snap to mesh feature for each of the 6 vertices on the face of mesh 1 to snap them to different faces/edges on mesh 2. ...
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Bones moving wrong part of mesh?

I have an armature set up, but the bones aren't moving the mesh properly The mesh and armature: The vertex group of the bone I am going to move: As you can see, the circled region doesn't belong to ...
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Mesh has invisible parts after exporting [duplicate]

This is my mesh in Blender: And this my mesh when placed in UDK: As you can see it doesn't have the human head/chest part, parts of the hood are invisible, and it has some white lines. Why?
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Vertex selection without edge highlighting?

Selecting a cube's vertex displays an orange point (sure it is vertex) with its connected three edges (edges highlighted as orange to black gradient). For example, selecting a vertex in 3ds Max only ...
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Re-Polygonize a tessellated / triangulated mesh?

I have this mesh: As you can see, the faces are triangulated. I want to know if there is a way to re-polygonize the entire mesh (make use of NGon support in Blender 2.63+), or a modifier or something ...
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Display values of a normal of a selected face

We want to see the three values of a normal of a face when we select it in edit mode. How to do so? Is there any add-on showing these sort of info realtime? Update: It seems the accepted answer ...
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Is it possible to generate a mesh from a armature

If I make an armature like this: Is there a way to automatically generate a mesh to go on the armature? to make something like this:
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Split mesh into two pieces using bezier curve

I've created a Bezier curve, and used to shrinkwrap modifier to project it onto my object: Now I want to cut along the curve, splitting the mesh into two. How can I do this? If I just use knife ...
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How to repair cylinder mesh with misplaced vertices?

I realized, for the first time, I now have the skill to visualize and manifest a 3D object of some complexity! Do you see this rocket? It looks pretty cool. But, nobody would put this thing on the ...
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Is it possible to convert a procedural texture into actual geometry?

As we now have volumetrics in cycles, it's possible to render procedural textures in 3D. For example, you can render a cube: Like this: However, is it possible to generate an actual mesh based on ...
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How do I copy the normal axis orientation from a mesh face to an Empty hooked to the face OR a bone parented to the face? [duplicate]

EDIT: Ok, my question/explanation doesn't seem to be clear enough, so I'll try to restate my goal. The end result I'm trying to achieve is to hook an empty or bone to each separated face, BUT using ...
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Can I subdivide vertices in a single direction?

Is it possible to almost duplicate or split vertices but keep them part of the edge that that they're on? Subdividing basically works, but if I try to do multiple edges at once, it does it in all ...
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X-Ray Mode is Not Working

I'm new to Blender and still learning how to make a simple character, but when I started creating the Armature the X-Ray Mode is not working probably. I enabled it and I can't see the bones. That ...
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Choose 10,000 random points inside mesh

I'm going to be throwing a mesh into a BEM acoustic simulator. There is a well-known resonance problem with BEM acoustic simulators --if you test for a frequency that matches one of the resonance ...
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Cutting an archway in a wall of a model of a building

I am a newbie at Blender, but love it. I am trying to create a model of a building which is to be constructed. There are several arched openings in walls. I am having a great deal of trouble being ...
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How do I remove all loose edges?

I have cut a hole in a plane, but I am left with some loose edges. Is there an easy way to select and delete them all? See this screenshot: See this edges siting out with no face?
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How to create an equilateral triangle base prism

I'm trying to make a triangular prism in blender, my first idea was to select the top 4 verticys of a cube and merge them at the center but this made a single point on the top instead of a edge. I ...
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Position all selected vertices to the same place [duplicate]

Can I position all selected vertices to the same place? I basically want to set all of their x positions to 0.
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Clean up vertices/edges with no faces

Is there anyway to cleanup vertices/edges in edit mode? I have been deleting some faces from a mesh but it seems to create a few loose vertices/edges. Update for clarity: So I have a mesh like ...
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Splitting pieces of a mesh into a new object

I've just made a set of armor by using a male body mesh model I downloaded and selecting certain faces from the model and duplicating them to create viable armor pieces. Since the pieces are just ...
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How to iterate through all vertices of an object that contains multiple meshes?

I've learned that an object may contain multiple meshes. I want to export all vertices from all meshes. How do I iterate through them? Also, is there a simple way to know in advance the total count? ...
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How to weld two objects along a common seam?

Using the knife project tool I have been able to scale my entire mesh to TWO resolutions, cut out (and delete) the ear from the low-resolution model, cut out the ear from the HIGH-resolution model (...
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Use vertex path on one mesh to cut a hole in another mesh

I am attempting to prepare a mesh for an acoustic simulation that requires a maximum edge of 4mm, with 1mm resolution at the ears. The original mesh is @ 1mm res. I'm aware of two techniques: ...
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High Poly Mesh UV Mapping

I am still in the learning stages of Mesh modeling, but I've just sculpted two well looking Mesh Sci-fi helmets and I wish to have them textured by a Friend. I tried to UV map both of them but they ...
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mesh won't deform (in pose mode) once parented to bones

So I followed this tutorial: riggify to the letter and once I go into pose mode, my mesh will not move/deform with the bones. Only the bones move, without any of the mesh. I have tried parenting to ...
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Multiple meshes per object

I'm fairly new to blender but I've write some python to import some old models from triangle data with UV texture images. Some of the models have more than mesh so each mesh has its own UV texture. ...
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How to generate a deformed mesh based on applied texture

To make bump effect it is easily done by applying a proper texture and adjusting displace parameter to a given good resolution ...
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ReMeshing two vertex groups to different resolutions

Some modifiers allow me to select a vertex group upon which to operate. The remesh modifier doesn't. I've got a 3-D mesh of a head, and I need the ears remeshed to a very high resolution and the ...
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Sculpted object turns into a cube when I enter edit mode

I have just recently sculpted a Mesh Helmet model and I am needing it to export it for another program. When I switch the mesh into edit mode it turns into its original starting cube. Going into ...
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Part of rigged mesh doesn't move with the rig

I created this mesh, then made a rig for it and did everything right with the IK rigging. As I go to test it I turned the head and half of the face doesn't move with it. I kept trying a multitude ...
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Cutting a circular hole in a hollow cylinder without distorting the cylinder

Whenever I try to cut out a circular hole in either a cylinder or sphere the polygons around the circular hole always have distorted normals after smoothing. Is there anyway to fix this. I've tried ...
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Spin duplicate gives parts - how to spin a complex part of a pipe?

I wanted to get the stretching and pulling out of the mesh with using the spin tool. The curve tool got used first but the stretching in highly bended areas was way to much. With spinning it seems to ...
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Simplest way to add/insert an image to a plane/mesh with python

Hi: I keep trying to put a jpg image on a mesh, but its being far too complex, and I was thinking there must be an easier way. I have tried to edit the following code to do that, but I keep failing (...
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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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Simplify mesh by cutting out inside parts

I have a mesh that I created with a particle emitter and it's just a bunch of cubes randomly rotated. Here's a picture: What I want to do is simplify this mesh so only the exterior parts are left. ...