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Questions tagged [mirror]

Questions about the various ways one can edit objects with symmetry. e.g. the Mirror modifier, scaling by -1, Ctrl + M, the Array modifier, etc.

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How can I make the mirror modifier work right?

When I add a mirror modifier it sometimes doesn't mirror correctly, giving me an overlapping mesh. How can I fix this?
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Mirror modifier is not working, no mirrored object?

I'm learning how to use the mirror modifier and I am having some trouble. When I apply the modifier to my object I don't see a mirrored version of it. What am I doing wrong?
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subsurf splits the mirrored model into two objects

I tried to subsurf this model that I mirrored but when I use subsurf it splits the model into two objects. Before Subsurf: After Subsurf: Any help would be appreciated.
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Mirror modifier mirrors on different axis/axes from the selected one(s)

I have 2 objects a face and an ear. Mirror modifier works fine for the face. But when I use mirror modifier to duplicate the ear on X axis, it duplicates on Z axis. And when I use mirror modifier on Z ...
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Overlapping faces in mirror modifier causing z-fighting

I am using the Mirror Modifier to try to make a cinder block mesh. It is composed of some curves converted to meshes and some manually assembled faces. It appears to be having trouble with ...
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Understanding mirroring and inverting an object

When you look in the mirror you see your face flipped left to right. What you don't see is your skin turned inside-out. That would be horrific! Now if we take the gorgeous Suzanne (Monkey) and tab ...
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How can I fix the non-stitched seam that is present after applying mirror modifier?

I've followed the same tutorial I mentioned in the question I asked yesterday and my boat hull looks pretty good. The process is to make 3D B-Splines increase the resolution and then convert them to ...
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When is it useful to mirror?

Having discovered the mirror modifier I have been assuming I should always use it when modeling a symmetrical object. For instance, take a simple stool. Is it more efficient to model one half with a ...
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How to mirror a bone?

I can't find the bone mirror option. When I used Blender about two years ago the mirror option was tucked away in the rig/object panels, but now I see no obvious options. How can I mirror bones in 2....
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How to do weight paint on one side, even with mirror modifier

I would like to rig a mesh (for example Susanne, the monkey) manually, using 3 bones, and this object uses a mirror modifier and a subsurf modifier. The left bone has 0 vertices assigned yet and the ...
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How do I mirror the faces of a cube (edit all of them when I edit one)?

I'm trying to create a design for a retro-futuristic computer and I need the faces of a cube to look the same and see the results as I edit them, to see how the edges of the cube interact. Furthermore,...
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Can I mirror animations on bones?

I have a model of a dragon. It's mesh was made by mirroring and also was it's bones. I want to animate a wing, but want to make the other wing to animate equally, but mirrored. Is it possible? I'm new ...
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Used mirror modifier to create an object but don't want the texture to be mirrored

So I want to texture clothing for example that I created using the mirror modifier. But I want the 2 sides of the clothing piece to have individual designs for instance but it is not possible since ...
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Excluding part of the mesh from mirror modifier

I'm modeling a car (Napier Railton) which body is not perfectly symmetric I can add a mirror modifier and apply it then add the non symmetric meshes but I don't want to lose the ability to modify the ...
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How can I mirror weight painting?

How can I mirror my weight painting to the opposed side of my character? I know that there is Mirror function, but it doesn't assign the weight to bones on the opposed side. Can I do it manually?
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Scale about true center with Mirror modifier

When I scale vertices of an object that has a Mirror modifier, the points scale about the median of the non-mirrored points only. How can I configure Blender to include the mirrored points in the ...
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How to disable Symmetrize in Sculpt Mode?

I enabled Dyntopo, but Symmetrize seems to have been active already. As soon as I start stroking the mesh, it does it double. I just don't see how to disable it.
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Mirror-Modifier applied, but still mirroring

I made my first sculpt model and I used a mirror modifier. But then I applied the mirror modifier, because I got a strange edge on the mirror line in sculpt mode. Now I modeled it, but it still ...
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Mirror modifier without seam

I'm using mirror modifier with merge and clipping enabled to create a very low poly model. Generally - every single triangle counts. I'm also a newbie, so this question might be stuipid. Is there a ...
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Joining mirrored object causes half of it to disappear

Trying to join my meshes to create a single mesh so it is easier for exporting/ However when I click Ctrl+J to join them all of the mirrored meshes disappear and I am left with half a shape. Any ...
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Why doesn't the mirror modifier work with object groups?

Why doesn't the mirror modifier work with object groups? I have a group made of four objects to which I want to apply a mirror modifier. For me, it's not working. What are the steps to make apply a ...
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Mirrored object doesn't match it perfectly? [duplicate]

Well I retopologized the object and now I am having trouble with the mirror of it. It keeps mirroring int he wrong area and is not matching up equally. Also my verticies at the end of my mesh that ...
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Stripe along center of mirrored model?

I have a stripe down the center of my model and I'm not sure why. I used mirror mod to create the vehicle and have tried reseting 3D cursor and moving the mesh in and out. Here is the .Blend file
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How do I avoid gaps to a mirror modifier when I am scaling a model vertices?

I was modelling the torso of a female body using the box model technique. Applied a mirror modifier and started to scale the mid section of it when a gap appeared. How do I fix or avoid this? Mirror ...
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Applied Subdivision Surface Modifier To a Mirror Modified Model The Model Enveloped in on Itself

So I was doing a fairly simple model of a Glock hand gun. I had already applied a mirror modifier to the model, that I had so far (which was the grip). Then I applied the subdivision surface modifier. ...
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Mirror modifier doesn't work properly

I was working on my character's hand when I realized half of the body was suddenly deleted. I am trying to recreate the other half, but it just won't mirror properly in the center. I tried moving the ...
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How come my mirror modifier messes up when I apply subdivision?

Ok, when I applied my subsurf modifier my mirror modifier messes up... how can I fix this? Here is the mesh before I applied the subsurf modifier.
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Mirror Modifier making ugly smoothing on mirrored faces

The model is vivisected right down the middle along the z axis. The right leg is rendering funny and I assume if I can get that fixed everything else will fall into place. I tried flipping normals, ...
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Why does mesh behave like mirrored in Edit mode without Mirror modifier?

This is probably a very simple question, but the Mirror modifier keeps mirroring my model though i've applied/deleted it. I read somewhere that I have to disable symmetry lock, but I'm assuming that ...
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Mirror Modifier Overlapping Faces

I am trying to model something and when I mirror it, the faces in the middle overlap. Should I just move the mirrored faces or am I doing something wrong? This is what it looks like after I apply the ...
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How to make trilateral (3-fold) symmetry?

I know how to use the Mirror Modifier to make an object mirror over an axis, but I don't know how to do trilateral symmetry, like this: Is there a way to configure the Mirror Modifier to do this, or ...
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Is there a way to mirror an object without using the mirror modifer?

Is there a way to mirror an object without using the mirror modifier? I have a left foot that I want to make into a right foot. I use the mirror modifier and it uses a crooked bounding box and ...
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Mirroring object across global axis using mirror modifier?

I'm having trouble mirroring an object across the global X axis. As it stands the mirror modifier uses the local object center. Is there any way to use global axis as the pivot?
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Scaling a mirrored object

I have a simple cylinder which is mirrored on both the X and Y axis. When I scale it along the X axis, the two halves of the cylinder overlap, rather than scale as it would before the mirror modifier ...
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How to make a real mirror on blender with cycle engine [duplicate]

I need to add a mirror object in Blender. I'm looking for the existing objects, but can not find any object. I am wondering how I can add such an object.
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Is there a way I can make a hollow object solid?

Yesterday i managed to create this shape that is similar to a teardrop. Front view: Side view: I then mirrored it on the Z axis using the mirror modifier like this: But the shape is hollow from ...
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Keep Mirror Sides Bridged?

When I use the Mirror modifier and move vertices away from the "mirror," the top "face" splits, making a large hole between the faces. Filling the hole voluntarily is quite annoying. Mirrored... ...
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How to mirror a mesh on x-axis on pivot point with python?

I've an object with pivot point in the centre (0,0,0). I want to mirror it by python on the x-axis and do it for all objects in my current scene. I tried this, but the second line seems not to be ...
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Full UV wrapping on a mirrored Mesh

I have an object with a mirror modifier in X and Y direction. Is it possible to unwrap all the 4 quadrants as a big single UV map and then have this UV map to apply to the object as it was a single ...
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Is there a way to mirror and duplicate in one action?

I have this cube: When I mirror it around the x-axis I get this: but I want this, so that the object is mirrored and duplicated: Currently, I can do that by copy-pasting the cube then mirroring the ...
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Interactive mirror (Ctrl + M) doesn't mirror object

I'm trying to simply mirror an object (maybe for the first time) So I want to use the mirror command CtrlM for it. When use it, blender asks to select the axis I want to use for the mirror ...
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Is there any way to disable the mirror modifier temporarily?

I'm currently modelling a creature with a different spikes locations on his back. I use mirror modifier to model the rest of his body because the only different part that is not symmetric are the ...
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Mirrored object not perfect aligned after adding mirror modifier

I'm trying to mirror my character but the alignment is not perfect. First of all I have configured the origin point doing the following steps : 1) in edit mode I have placed the cursor at the bottom ...
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How to flip the mirror modifier? So I may edit the mirrored side

So using the mirror modifier, I understand I manipulate the components of my object in edit mode. This gets reflected to the mirrored object. What I want to know is if there is an option to use the ...
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Information about the side of the mirror (left or right) while using mirror modifier?

Is it possible to obtain the information node (with value 0 or 1) about the side of the mirror modifier? For example, I have a mirrored object and I'd like to have the possibility to use one set of ...
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How to merge two mirrored vertexes?

I have made half of my model and the lips look fine when I set Subsurf to be simple. But if I change it to Catmull-Clark then the lips get a gap in middle. Simple: Catmull-Clark: I used a mirror ...
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Delete unused Empty

in my scene I had an object with a mirror-modifier attached. I made several copies of it. Now I discovered that it also copied the empty I used as the mirror object. I want all new objects using the ...
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Mirror Modifier is visible in object mode but disappears in edit mode

I made a circle in Blender and added a mirror modifier to it after deleting one-half of the circle. The mirror showed while in object mode, but when I switched to edit mode to start sculpting my ...
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Texture mirror in paint mode

i'm wondering is it posible to mirror texture in paint mode after i apply mirror modifier and unwrap uv's, like symmetries model in sculpt mode but in paint with texture? Also i have turned on X ...
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Pose mirroring wrong

Blender newbie here. I have a problem mirroring poses that's giving me a headache. When I mirror, for example, the left leg, the right leg isn't correctly mirrored; it's rotated for some reason. I've ...