Questions tagged [modeling]

Modeling refers to the process of creating 3D objects or entities using a 3D modeling application. This tag is used for anything related to modeling including techniques, tools and tips.

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how to fix a hole in a photoscanned rock?

i'd like to fix the hole in this photoscanned model so it look complete
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Why isn't the edge length overlay showing decimal numbers?

For some reason in my version of Blender 2.8 (from this month of June 2019) it's not showing any decimal numbers after the whole number for edge lengths. I want to know how I can turn this feature ...
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Method for creating a bulge in a fuselage

What method would you suggest I use to create, as best I can describe it, the "bulge" or streamlined c-shape add-on found under some commercial aircraft (see the underside of an Airbus A320, or a ...
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My imported .obj model is appearing as a tiny dot [duplicate]

I wanted to extract some models from ps2 games to blender. I followed this tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHlJ3qO4lys and got through all the steps, extracted my model exactly as shown ...
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Scene is too dark and cant fix it

Im having a problem with this bedroom scene I have setup where the scene is extremely dark and Im not sure what to do about it. It looks extremely gloomy compared to the video im following along with. ...
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Text uv layer texture

I'm trying to do something similar to this is Blender: Animation here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BqQKtNmHsCw/ I've got the shape and animation working, but I can't figure out how to animate the ...
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Random glitches with creating animations

I'm working on a couple projects where I created a mesh and skeleton and tried to animate it and it started having glitches were the Armature would swing wildly when I tried to lift the leg or it ...
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how to fix the edge of this rock so it'll look complete and not just cut off

what would be the best way to make this rock look complete or whole
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How can I get text to stand up straight?

I'm working on an AR project that includes 3D text. The text is done and extruded but I'm having trouble getting the text to stand up straight. I have a two button mouse and I can operate the rotate, ...
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How to wrap cylindrical object around 2 posts

Currently working on a chair and can't get the back rest right. It's essentially a cloth draped around the wood legs that extend all the way up into posts. Anyway, I tried taking a cylinder, extruding ...
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Jittering cloth when simulating

I have this problem where when the cloth plane falls onto the object (A smooth edge square)it jitters a lot similair to how elastic reacts when pulled and released. Im not sure what to do. Any advice?
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Does Blender 2.8 use floating point?

I've heard a lot of people say it does, but 'where' does it say that it uses that. If it does, is there a way to switch it to something a little more precise (because occasionally floating point may ...
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Topology Issue on stylized character

I'm currently working on a stylized character. The goal of the project currently was to apply/learn topology on exaggerated characters. I've run into a problem because It seems that I've used the ...
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How to model a uncontinuously screw like in picture

This is not a continuously screw. Thank you for your great help. Can someone tell me how to create this style of screw?
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How to move 4 objects symmetrically outward/inward on the same origin?

I have 4 cubes symmetrically placed at the 4 corners of a plane and I want to move them along the x/y axis outward/inward the center of the plane witch is also the origin of the 4 cubes? Here is the ...
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Rotate the model when the axes in the edit mode are different from the object mode

I have downloaded this model from sketchfab https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/animated-rat-bone-rigged-l-poly-free-afeeccb10aa8457e9008558e841eda1e I then imported the model in blender. I tried to ...
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Morphing an object around another object [duplicate]

I'm trying to add an Aquila to the chest plate of a space marine I'm modelling. Is there a quick way to morph an object around another object as per the picture I attached?
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Alternative ways to get low poly without baking?

I'd like to turn my 500,000 poly model into low poly to make it game usuable. However I cannot bake due to reasons. How can I do this without losing noticable detail and destroying the uv map
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Disappearing model when rotating

How do I stop model from disappearing when I rotate around it? It happens randomly and I don't know how to fix it. Example would be today when I was in edit mode i selected vertices and when i rotated ...
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Subdivision Surface modifier deforms mesh on 2.80

I'm learning Blender for a university course, although I already have a few years of experience on 3DS Max. I'm having a problem with the subdivision surface modifier.I have this low poly mesh: I ...
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boat structure modeling - shape to curve along a surface

I'm trying to model a boat structure using blender. I'm using curves or a subdivided mesh for the hull (outside shape) to define the outside. For the bulkheads (cross sections) I'm using planes and ...
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While moving head bone,mouth isnt moving along. I dont know what to do next

im modelling a 3d rat.I have attached the blender file here. the mouth has a little gap. While im moving the head bone,mouth isnt moving along but it opens widely.
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Displacement map creates gaps on the corners of a wall

I'm able to create this bump effect using a brick texture on a plane with a displacement map, but when I tried to apply it on my current model it creates gaps or "holes" on the corner. What I want is ...
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How to leave identical ammount of space between each CTRL+R Cut? AND why can I only do 1 cut? [duplicate]

When you've cut something with ctrl + r, but not every cut leaves the same ammount of room inbetween each of the cuts, how do you fix that? (see picture with half assed arrow drawings) And Why am I ...
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How to subdivide the lateral edges of a cone

When creating a cone in Blender, and you want your cone to be circular, you need to start with a number of vertices defining the circular edge. If you also want to subdivide into several levels ...
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Basic question: how to use Transform Median?

So I set the 3d cursor to 0,0,0 and move the object's origin to the 3d cursor. Then I select an edge and G, X to move, then type -2 into the Z median. Object snaps to -2....which isn't aligned to ...
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Can't find any tutorials on Body Edgeloops [duplicate]

I can find plenty of tutorials on good edge loops while modelling the head, hands, feet but nothing on the main body itself, any help please?
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Having trouble making an indent using the Boolean modifier

I am very new to blender, and I was wondering if there was a way to fix this issue that I have been having. For my Gameboy model that I have been trying to make I need to create an indent where the ...
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Is there any way to make the measure tool snap to grid instead of only to vertices?

What I've come to realize is that although the measure tool is good, it's not entirely reliable in certain situations, and can give a person the wrong impression about a mesh. For example if you want ...
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is there a simple way to connect new crossed edges that need vertices?

I have an open plane that I bridge edge loops. I find that when I start the shading process the new faces produced by the bridge loops need perpendicular edges run across the plane for a better look. ...
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How to unwrap a cylinder to rectangles instead of a circle?

I currently made a Model of a Can and wanted to Unwrap the Body, but it always shows up Round. The Model I made earlier though, shows the Unwrap as rectangles, and I would like to do that in my latest ...
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solid mode vs. sculpt mode

I was just wondering why I can't sculpt on my solid model is a way to turn a solid model into one that you can sculpt on? Can you combine or add a sculpted part onto a solid without worrying about ...
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inability to select points in edit mode

As I continue to learn blender I am becoming more and more frustrated. The latest problem... I am working on a relatively complex model in 2.8 and at some point, I lost the ability to select points, ...
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Create a curved circle with precise dimensions

If you imagine the external edge of a torus, all the way around, or you imagine a uniform cylinder where you then bend the vertical edge in uniformly to create a circle - that is what I'm trying to ...
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Why is snapping to the Grid in Blender 2.8 not (always) reliable for precision for centimeters?

I've modeled objects that I wanted to adjust some vertices for so that way the edges would have an even measurement. (I use the Measure it tool to determine the distance between vertices.) However, I ...
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I baked a normal map on this mesh, but now it reflects light in a weird way. What can i do to fix this?

I baked a normal map on this mesh, but now it reflects light in a weird way. the upper part turns dark! Normal map Wire frame And nodes. My intintions are to have the light bounce off the plain as ...
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Marvelous designer garment gets dimples on export to Blender

Ok, as disclaimer this pertains to MD in totality but I figure the people on Blender stack exchange are the people also knowledgeable about MD + Blender. When I reduce particle distance on my garment ...
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Newbie Question about modeling cockpits

I'm pretty new to Blender and I would like some advice. I have a CAD model of a cockpit but it's waaay too detailed to be inserted into a flight simulator. So I want to downgrade the model a bit in ...
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My manipulate axis is skewed

I must have accidentally hit a shortcut for a setting, but my axis is off and when scaling, I'll press X to scale on the X axis and my shape will be skewed. My 3d manipulator tool is off at an angle ...
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Tracking Problem with floor and wall and other things [duplicate]

I'm try to track a video with a garage. I tracked the garage and the solve error is 0.11 because there is no movement, and now I want to model a sci-fi door that will be placed instead of the garage ...
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How to quickly position many different objects (not copies of a single object) in rows with an offset?

Does anyone know a tool or an addon to quickly position many different objects (not copies of a single object) in a scene in rows with an offset? Why do I need it? I make a mod for a video game. The ...
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Backface culling has weird glitch (Squares wont show up from culling)

So I like to use backface culling when I make my cars to showcase the topology. When I turn backface culling on though, it doesn't show any squares in on the backfaces. Instead they just disappear. On ...
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Is there a way to enter a precise amount of length or width for the measuring tool in Blender?

I'm specifically talking about the Measure tool with the protractor icon. I wanted to resize my mesh to a specific length, but I'm having to tediously move the anchor points on it which is time ...
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Can't automatically deselect object when i press outside it

This might be a stupid question. But you know how in Blender 2.8, unlike in Blender 2.79, we can automatically deselect object just by pressing outside it, for instance by pressing outside a cube or ...
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How do I make my transform values match up to the ones on the Object Properties window?

Whenever I transform something in Blender 2.8, there is a little transform box that shows up; but the values in there don't match up with the values in the Object Properties Window at the right. I ...
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How can i create a seamless blend between two objects and give the illusion of rubber stretching?

I'm trying to recreate this seamless, stretchy illusion between the character and environment as seen here: but have no idea how to do it? I've tried extruding particular faces of the floor plain ...
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Vertex sliding along line until intersection

Is there a way to slide a vertex along a line until an intersection of another line, which has no vertex at said intersection like it is shown in the picture? I am a total beginner in blender and ...
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How to fix strange rendered texture?

i recently purchased the realistic nature asset pack and realistic tree pack from CG Geek, however when I append them and look at them in a rendered view they show with weird pinks, blues and purples ...
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How to heal many thin gaps

I am working with a mesh that has a series of thin gaps. Ideally this appear sheet-like. I would like to avoid manually adding faces. Any help would be appreciated
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Mirror modifier changes behaviour of scaling 2.8

I think I'm just doing something wrong here. I looked around here and found several issues pertaining to scaling and mirroring but I couldn't find one that I felt was applicable to me. Basically I'm ...