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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Align the corner and make the walls symmetrical in edit mode

Is there any way to even out the wall thickness in edit mode? It is important to repeat the distance between the edges so that the angle is symmetrical.
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How to add subdivision to a collection?

I thought there's gotta be a 1 sec way to do it since I come from C4D, but after googling around for half an hour it looks like "link modifier" is the way to do it. Then another half an hour ...
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Modeling tower for 3d print

I am trying to model 3d tower to print it with resin, I want to get this cool brick texture detail, to paint later, as highlighted in attached picture 1 I tried two approaches: model tower from ...
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How do you model a curved boolean like this?

How do you model a curved boolean like this?
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Substance Painter [closed]

I want to place a soccer ball texture on the ball's surface in substance painter. what should I do?
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Correct way of subtracting a plane from a bigger plane

I have a pretty general question. I have encountered this problem several times now (I'm a beginner, by the way). In the case I had two diferent planes (just edges, not faces yet) in the same XZ ...
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My blender script crashes on running

I'm new to all of this and I tried creating a script that redo's certain actions on converting and editing a model in 1 click. It currently seems to just always crash near the end and I got no clue ...
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Right or wrong with vertex, edge and surface? [closed]

I am a beginner and try to build a chair. I think I am starting to understand the principles of blender, maybe. I am not sure yet. So please, would someone have a look at my mesh and tell me, if I am ...
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How to extrude two faces at the same time with opposite direction

I watched this tutorial on youtube at 43:22 and I do not know how to extrude two faces at the same time with opposite. The first one to bottom and the second one to top. Is there any shortcut or the ...
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Why is part of my model wireframe when the rest is in material preview/rendered? [duplicate]

I'm still a bit new to blender so sorry if this is something I should already know, but I'm making a car model and the front wheels show up as wireframe in the viewport and don't show up in renders. ...
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Why there is black appearing when I imported the skin?

I already adjusted the UV map. I am not sure why the monkey face turned black while the body is fine.
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clipping two objects [closed]

I would like to know what's the best way to model complex objects in Blender when i need to clip to objects together. Should I alter the mesh or just let them clip? Examples Altered mesh Clipping
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Is there a limit to number of lights in CYCLES?

I was making a scene using very few lights along with Nishita Sky Texture. The total emissive lights used are - 2 Area lights + 1 icoshpere with Emission shader + Nishita Sky Texture. Just adding one ...
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How to fit an object into an intricate shape

blender noob here. Im trying to precisely fit the bottom object into the top one (please see screenshot just below). So far I had been trying to eye ball it and scale, position the bottom object "...
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Weird Shiny polygons at mesh joining edge

I joined 2 meshes together, adding eye socket to the stalk for the eye on a crayfish. It almost looks like a ghost set of polys are making a translucent layer over the regular polys. The polys above ...
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How do i make the Black edges dissapear?

Im trying to put a heart shape texture on the eye of my robot but there is a black edge. i reused this eye model from my other robot, there i had to select faces assing it and unwrap but i cant figure ...
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Knife Tool Cant Delete Sections [closed]

carving out some pumpkins in blender but I get these strange issues in some areas when deleting faces. Can someone help please.
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Rig ins T pose and Cloth in A pose

I have a rig in T pose and cloth in A pose. And I need to skin to rig. The problem is that I need rig to stay the same, it can't be changed because we use it in Unity And when I change rig in Pose ...
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Particle hair and mixamo

I created a character and added hair using particle systems. Then I exported it and tried to import it again, but the particle hair disappear. After I converted the hair and bread to mesh and ...
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Adding a rotating RGB border to a model

I'm pretty new to blender but I have this model of a card which i've created. I want to add a rotating border similar to those you see with RGB mousemats. Does anyone know of a good way to implement ...
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Donut Icing Clipping through donut. Episode 4

I'm following blender Guru's donut tutorial as a beginner and after following his exact steps an the donut icing still clips to the donut even after project Individual elements and snapping. I'm not ...
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How can I make these circular edges smoother?

I punched holes into a mesh and applied a solidifier modifier to it. The outside looks smooth but the inner circles look slightly faceted. What would be some strategies to make the inside circles ...
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an issue with the face materials [closed]

There's nothing wrong with this face it has four vertices and everything is fine Why does it have that dot in the middle that reflects the light in a really strange way? Update: I've deleted the ...
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How to export blender object with negative spaces to a print ready STL/OBJ file

I'm just learning the basics in blender and wanted to create things I could use to sped up the learning process so I made a custom base for Warhammer AOS chaos figures. The method I've used is mashing ...
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quicker way to damp track or track to a location?

If i am rigging/modelling, i often have the need to align (track to, rotate) an object to a location. e.g. : the blue part track to the 3D cursor. I solve this by giving the blue part an object ...
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Rope/cloth around wood?

How do i make rope or cloth tied organically around 2 wooden logs holding them together? I tried shrink wrap on a cylinder (without caps) but it seems really bad.
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How do I assign a colour to this part only

I need to assign a color to this part: But when I assign it, this happens: How do I make it go only in the selected area? heres the full image if it helps:
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Repairing holes

I have produced a 3D model of a flint (an archeological find) but when capturing the images, the support on which it was placed precludes imaging in that area and therefore shows as a hole in the ...
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Extrude along normals does not do what is expected

I am following a tutorial and I am not able to do exactly what it is showing, when he extrudes the faces come out glued to each other but to me they come out individually separated with space between ...
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Why couldn't I slice correctly with blender? [closed]

Why can't I slice correctly with Blender? Hi I am Japanese so sorry for my English, I changed some places with the 3d data with blender and it failed to slice. I tried several methods, but still the ...
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Why is triangle used instead of Quad?

Why is triangle used instead of Quad? Why is triangle used instead of quad in the first screenshot as in the 2nd screenshot? I thought diamond shaped quads could be used? I'm sorry, because I was ...
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Hair uneven and not sure why

Not sure why the hair on my model is longer on one side. I have the mirror modifier above the particle modifier and have checked User Modifier Stack.
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Is there a faster way for me to create this hair?

I am currently trying to model curly hair on this model. To simulate it I have been placing and duplicating these brown shapes you see here, but its very slow and time consuming. Is there a quicker ...
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Issues with symmetry, possibly Origin?

Doing a sculpture of a face, I'm having issues with the symmetry tool, I've been trying to mirror the left side of the face to match the right side. But every time I do it merges the face weirdly in ...
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Camera keeps jumping after using "Fly Mode"

Whenever i use the fly mode and then confirm the position with left mouse (or ENTER key) the position of the camera changes. This is especially annoying when i am really close to the model. Is there a ...
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How can i subdivide a cylinder so that i looks smooth?

Modelling beginner question: I know i can choose number of vertices of a cylinder before hand. But how can i subdivide a cylinder which is already made? i have this edgy thing here, but i want a ...
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Box Cutter offset when cutting

I am getting an offset when trying to make new cuts in my work file. I suppose it is a setting I accidentally activated because I have been working in this file for quite some time without any issues.
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Why is this surface so weird?

This is a simple object with a coloring material. The image below has no material. I don't change any material parameters except the color. Why one of the faces look reflective? Source File
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How to use UV maps for stickers?

I want to know how to place colourful images on a surface using uv. I want to make such lego heads with different colourful faces/expressions. (The images are transparent pngs, also No shrinkwrap plz)
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Copy Rotation to Only Z Axis Not Working as Expected

I'm trying to get the selected ring in this picture to only rotate on its Z axis whilst tracking the lower mounting to the leg. What should happen is that the ring rotates so that the hydraulic, which ...
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Is there a free (or cheap) addon to scatter objects (manually) onto surface of other objects?

I want to scatter a lot of small objects onto other meshes, with a brush, the best would be using tablet, using its pressure sensitivity to modify brush size/scattering intensity or other parameters. ...
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Icing and Sprinkles problem

[[Doing the Blender Guru's donut tutorial, i'm using V3.3. Have a nice looking donut with sprinkles, but the sprinkles are submerged slightly in the icing, and zooming in I see they're underneath ...
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How to make a model appear and disappear in animation? [duplicate]

So I'm trying to make a model disappear when a certain time hits and replace it with a different object. Some of the answers were to use the transparency node but isn't there any simple solution for ...
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How to rotate a vertex group accordingly to a specific face from that group? (not manual rotation)

I want to make an edge (highlighted with green) parallel to X axis (red arrow) and with that to rotate other edges accordingly as a whole.
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blender api get materials's iamge path [closed]

In Principled BSDF , base color image Texture's path is error,like 1.001.png, but it really is 1.png,i want to use script to change they,i want to Traverse object's materials info and reset it
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Outer faces being labelled as inner faces even after recalculating normals

I'm trying to grasp why some of these faces would be labeled as inner faces despite not actually being so. As I'm learning on my own, best practices for creating meshes are something I'm still ...
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How to make an edge (or several edges) circle shaped?

We have an assignment to make a cup and my teacher made smooth circle shaped edges with only a few vertices in the instructions. However he did not explain how. I've tried with loop tools -> sphere,...
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How do I make the inner edge parallel to the outer edge?

I want the inner edge to be parallel to the outer edge. How do I do it? I tried Vertex Slide but it is still not completely parallel.
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Subdivide mesh terrain generated by ANT. Landscape, in chuck/parts

I need subdivide, my terrain in multiples parts (in chunks, style minecraft), because my terrain is very large, I need subdivide mesh in parts of 16x16 (xz), I need each part is separated object, ...
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Donut tutorial icing, the vertices are inside the donut and I can't see what I'm moving

I'm doing the donut tutorial, but for the icing the vertices are inside the donut and I can't see what I'm moving.
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