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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 can I merge an animation (existing bones) with a model?

I imported a model and an .fbx animation file, which I downloaded from Mixamo. How can I merge these bones with the model?
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How do I recreate this shape?

I've been at this shape for a while now and still can't seem to reproduce it. :( A helping hand anyone? A fellow Blenderer gave me these instructions but it doesn't seem to be working. Maybe I'm ...
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Impossible to select edge loops with shortcut

In Blender 2.8 it's impossible to select edge loops with Shift + Alt and left (or right) click. Why?
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Quick Question Regarding Scaling: in Edit Mode, How Can One Scale Each CONNECTED Object Around Its Respective Origin?

I'm fully aware that the option to set pivot point to individual origins exists. But even then, I have an issue that persists (video provided). Let's say you have a pipe. You cut this pipe in such a ...
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Black spot on mmd model's face

Is there any software I can install so I can fix this? I should've added this when I asked on Reddit. All the tutorials either use the wrong version of blender or are outdated. I am pretty new to ...
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How to bulge out a face?

Hi I have the following shape: and would like to bulge out the top face like the side of a pill. I've tried inset faces with proportional editing, but the faces can only become so small before the ...
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Soft body for a round character

I wanted to give a try to create and animated a character i made back in the day and there's a few thing i would like to know to make easier to create it. I completed the body with a few problems ...
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Is there any way to modify transform widget thickness?

is possible to tweak transform tool's thickness?
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I’m having trouble getting blender 2.81 to work [duplicate]

I’m trying to download blender 2.81 I currently have blender 2.80. I can’t find any tutorials on downloading updates but from what I’ve been able to find it looks like once you hit the download link ...
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Trouble slicing object into SVG cross sections (w/ laser slicer add-on)

I'm trying to slice terrain cross sections from a mesh to export in a side by side layout as a .svg-file using laser slicer (http://blendscript.blogspot.com/2019/01/blender-28-laser-slicer.html). I ...
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Move and extrude axis locked?

Introduction I am new to blender in general but got half a dozen CAD-Systems in my toolbelt. While I am used to each system having it's own quirks Blenders idea is quite different from a classic cad-...
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Can't seem to be able to dissolve edges?

Hey so I'm relatively new to Blender. I've been following a tutorial to create a catapult but I can't seem to dissolve the edges on a certain part of a wheel. I've done this a number of times before ...
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Retaining a mesh while deleting vertexes

So, I want to make a sphere with faces similar to what is seen in the image: I though I could achieve this by deleting the vertexes in a mesh, while hopefully keeping the sphere shape, but alas, ...
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Hidden mesh boolean behavior. What is that?

Some day I would like to buy a HardOps add on, however I decide not to do it before i understand the whole work process behind the operations performed with add-on (hard surface modeling) So I would ...
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Vacuum pack plastic around box

I would like to achieve this look. Does anyone know how to do that? Thank you very much.
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How do I Delete geometry? Separate objects are one piece?

I'm new to Blender but versed in Rhino, Sketchup and AutoCAD. That of course means my approach to creation has been influenced by those programs. I read that to delete in Blender I must be in Object ...
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Change the text with TAB [duplicate]

Can somebody change the text in my blend file. From "CINEBRICK...STUDIO" to "(Timeline 100) MARCEL (go to ~250timeline) ANIMATION" I cant because it is a mesh. Link to blend file: https://drive....
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How to follow this maya tutorial with blender [on hold]

I am facinated by this video https://twitter.com/i/status/897416372694777856 I know that the artist is using Maya3d. But I am sure the whole thing can be done in blender as well. I mean I subdivided a ...
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reset view window

hello I would like to reset the view of the main window in 3D, In other words, there are occasions where the view is inverted and I look away. Entocnes: is there any way to reset the 3D view, and ...
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How to hide these lines so i can see only grass texture?

I cant hide or delete this lines on grass so it is looking awful
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How can I model pagoda roof rafters arangement in blender

I want to model pagoda roof like this picture by using modifier, not by manually placing each rafters one by one. anyone have idea about this? P.S : don't recommend array, curved array, object ...
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XYZ Math Surface equations revision [duplicate]

Is it possible to revise XYZ Math parametric equations without deleting the object and starting over?
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Unable to select specific faces in shading mode

I wanna select the faces of the little band around the handle but for some reason when I try to select nothing happens. Not even in object mode I get the orange outline that's usually there. I've ...
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How do I join the vertices of two separate lines

I can't seem to be able to connect these two lines I created using the
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Box Selection: Repeating selection

Blender 2.8. Edit Mode I press the B key and drag out a particular selection. I want to repeat that exact size box selection on another portion of the mesh. How would I go about this? I have a ...
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Sculpting Symetry X Issue

I have started sculpting in Blender and Im not the biggest expert. I have a little issue now. When I started sculping Symetry X was on and it is still on. It worked all perfectly, it did mirror each ...
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Why is my viewport making my mesh disappear? [duplicate]

Whenever I move the line cuts off all of the other objects/mesh. The line stays at the bottom of the screen no matter how I hove around within blender. Any suggestions on how to fix it?
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How can I make a 3D model out of a set of vertices, UVs and faces using a script?

I have 1 UV .png, and 3 numpy arrays that I will describe below: Vertices: An array that has many triplet float values eg. [1.1, 2.1, 3.1] Faces: An array that has many sextuplet integer values. eg. [...
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Printing parts that inlay in other parts…clearance

I will try and explain this the best way I can. I have the letter "T", and I want to print a white letter T and have a red letter T inlaid inside of that. How can I make the inlay smaller, without "...
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CTRL+R vs Pyramid

Ctrl+R gives to cube additional loop edges, but after i merge four it's vertices and turn it into a pyramid, Ctrl+R doesn't work anymore. How can i add loop edges to the pyramid the same way?
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How to sink roof

How can I extrude this middle part of the roof down so that I can start putting tiles on it? If I extrude + scale down it looks weird, same if I try extrude + move. I simply want it to become thinner, ...
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Problem editing text converted to mesh

I have a problem with my text. When I press the TAB key I can not change the text from "CINEBRICK STUDIOS" to "******* STUDIOS". It just shows like a wireframe. The text was previously converted to a ...
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Problems with scales

I am making a really precise project and when i am moving parts i use a keyboard to give the number of meters between two components (g+x/y/z+ number). When i do this in edit mode, for example, the ...
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Why isn't the Loop tool add-on turning the selection into a circle?

I'm trying to do a circle in a cylinder, I unchecked flatten as it was explain in the forum but it does nothing. I probably forget something. It doesn't work if I put 100% influence, see the result:
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Unwanted Folds in Mesh when using Cycles

I'm currently modeling an X-wing for an animation, but when I try to use Cycles for rendering it creates these folds. What am I supposed to do to fix it?
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modelling question regarding smooth curved and flat surfaces

im fairly new to 3d modelling and im having trouble in getting the smooth curves and flat surfaces I want on a watch strap ive designed. attached are two picture, the first showing the 3d model in ...
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How to keep vertices from snapping to to wrong-side of mesh when retopologizing?

I've got a mesh that I'm retopologizing as a practice-run to get used to the motions, having followed the method described in this video by FlippedNormals. Using 2.8, and settings are as follows: ...
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How to make an animatronic eye [duplicate]

I was wondering how to make two colors in one mesh. I know how to do it, but I don't know how to make the circle like this:
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Moving an edge without “humps”

I need to move an edge back along Y axis (as you can see on picture), but on that part's appearing humps. How can I get ride of them and keep it straight?
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Awkward reflection on mesh

I have made an object using 2 different mesh. On the top of the sphere, I'm getting a shape which reflects looking like some sort of sun with its rays indicated within the red ellipse. And also I've ...
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How to subdivide a non-rectangular face?

Hi guys, I am creating a leaf using reference picture, I started from one vertex and kept extruding until I got the entire outline of leaf. Then I selected all vertices and press F to fill them with a ...
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How to have gradient type effect

Im made a Hud background. And i want to make the center part blur (transparent) and from center it should go unblur like a gradient effect. Is it possible with the camera or other way .Any suggestion ...
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View Sub folders - Just installed new user [closed]

Absolutely starting new user. Just want to put some text on an STL. Go to import, open master stl folder, can't see any sub folders. How do I see sub folders/ navigate to folders with stl's? Is there ...
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Value sliders are too fast

I've been trying the spin tool in new Blender 2.81. I was trying to change the axis value so that I can get my desired result. But the value sliders for changing the position of the faces are ...
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Construct a 3D-model from the real 2D-object with exact dimensions in blender

I have captured multiple images of an object from different views, I want to convert that object(images) into the 3D model with exact dimensions and send that 3D file to 3D-printer. I have an idea: ...
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How do I make this a 3d shape in blender?

I'm brand new to blender and I'm trying to make this a 3d model in blender 2.8. I tried to warp a UV sphere and then cut it up but couldn't really get the desired results I wanted.
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Problem texturing a complex model like the interlaced leaves of a palm tree

I have several models of palm trees that I have to texture. As you can see on the picture, selecting the polygons is problematic. Most of the leaves are interlaced with other leaves and large parts of ...
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black edges scatter around my imported mesh

I have recently imported my new base mesh for my model from maya. I tried to apply materials but even with the default mat, i could still see through my mesh. this happened with several quads around ...
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SFM to Blender Conversion

I was wondering how to convert the files for sfm models, such as .vtx, .phy, .mdl, and .vvd into a Blender 2.8 compatible format.
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Softbody is clipping and shrinking when it comes in contact with an object (with collision enabled)

I've recently been trying to make a softbody animation, and I have ramps that the ball falls down into. It rolls down fine, but when it reaches the end of it, the ball immediately shrinks and is ...