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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 to get the mirror image of an empty?

I have a rotated empty object, and I want to make a mirror image of it, relative to the global X-axis. I placed the 3D cursor at the axis origin, selected the empty and used Ctrl-M X. But the result ...
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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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Cutting centered hole in mirrored object with subsurf

My problem, as you can see on the image below, is basically that the subsurf interpolation of the centered hole in that mirrored plane does not transform into a circle as intended. I know that this ...
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Why do normal map ridges become grooves in mirrored object?

My model has a pair of objects, one a mirror image of the other, like bookends or a pair of wheels. They use the same cycles nodes material involving a normal map. Ridges on the one object appear as ...
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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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Mirror an object via modifiers on a point(instead of a plane)

I would like to use modifiers to mirror and rotate an object. Or simply, mirror on a point, not a plane. Left on the image is the simple mirror modifier using the x-axis. I want to have the situation ...
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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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Orthographic camera mirrored in viewport?

I'm trying to render a building using an orthographic camera. The first side of the building works fine, but when I mirror the camera to the other side of the building the camera is in the right ...
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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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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 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?