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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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Is there anybody that does blender tutoring?

I have a rough knowledge of blender, mainly from tutorials and online courses. Does anybody know of somebody that does paid one to one tuition for blender? I am in the jewellery trade and I can make ...
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Project on a 3D model

I have rendered an image from my 3D model and I do some processing on the image and now I add (lets say) a new point on the rendered image. Is it possible in any way to project this point from the ...
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How to add a embossed/debossed logo to a curved surface?

I’m really having a hard time trying to emboss or deboss a logo / typography on a shape other than a flat plane. For example trying to get a logo on a curved bottle. I already asked something similar ...
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Trouble using Sprytile

After creating a flat 'landscape' surface using textures in Sprytile I find that, after selecting some of the surfaces and pushing and pulling them, when they move some are not connected to ...
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Displace Modifier Bug and Workaround

I never encountered this with previous versions of Blender, so I think this is a bug in the new version (2.79b). To see the bug, follow these steps: BUG STEPS: Open new scene, delete default cube. ...
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Should I retopologize multi object model and if so how

So I have this tower It has many different objects to make it. Now I have just learned that its OK for models to have multiple object but I could not find any place that showed me how to then ether ...
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Any ideas how make this part with animation? [on hold]

Any ideas how make this part with animation? Thank Advance
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Multiple objects or multiple meshes per object

I don't think this particular question has been asked / answered as I have been unable to find it. After following both the beginner and intermediate tutorials from BlenderGuru, I decided I'd try a ...
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How to completely reset blender or find missing files

Something is wrong with blender and it's preventing me from extruding so I reinstalled blender twice but it still won't fix. I'd their any other way you can reset blender?
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Making a cylinder from a plane

I want to make a plane as the shape for a cylinder object and then turn that into a cylinder. This can be done by extruding, which can also be used for straight objects like skirting borders. But ...
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how to extrude along face normals evenly?

Please see the attached pic. I've researched many ways to extrude faces evenly but none of the methods I have seen will actually do it evenly. They all result in face A being extruded far less than ...
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How to disconnect edges

How do I disconnect edges/vertices? I would like to disconnect an edge loop, so can I move them individually. (Splitting the mesh into two is not an option.)
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How do I add a secondary layer to a concave model

I have a low-poly model of a purple crystal and I want to add a thin transparent layer on-top of it, I've tried: Fattening a copy of the model. Scaling a copy of the model. Extruding along normals. ...
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Modifiers array and curve

I have curve and plane with modifiers array and curve. I can not get the exact plane guide on the curve, sharp verticles. Anyone help?
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Front view and side view [duplicate]

Just wondering, is there a way to have a model change depending on the camera angle? For example, in front view, you can see Mickey Mouses ears typically on top his head. But on side view his years ...
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What does 'Mark Sharp' *actually* do?

In the course of teaching myself Blender, I've always been led to believe that marking edges 'Sharp' had an effect only if used in concert with the Edge Split modifier. But then I saw a couple of ...
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How to fix when faces points on a disc are out of sync?

I have a disc where all the black dot points for every slice are in sync, except the one circled in red in the picture above. How can I get that one back into sync where it should be on the face of ...
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New objects “attached” to each other

just started using bleder two weeks ago, I did a few tutorials and it went OK. today I started a new one, but when I tried to add a primitive it kind of related to my first object. it doesn't have an ...
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Object set to solid but some parts are still showing up as wireframe

I recently decided to try my hand at making a mask. I was able to follow along with a video but once it came to the proportional part, I realized I could no long follow considering my object(mask) was ...
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Export obj with tga textures to obj with png textures using blender?

I am new to Blender. Is there a way to export a model with tga textures to a model with png textures. I tried multiple times but to no avail. What I mean is that when I export the model to obj, the ...
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Is there any way to subdivide the faces going around the edge of this so that the curve is smoother?

Butterfly knife trainer The edge on this trainer butterfly knife model that I'm making is very rough (obviously). However is there any way to add more subdivisions so as to smooth it out without ...
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what is the best file format for an entire 3d scene complete with animation and mechanical support? [on hold]

by mechanical support, i mean something like a gear turning/animating, which connect to maybe another gear or many gears, which pulls a rope and lifts up a drawbridge for a castle? Something where we ...
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“Can only make proxy for a referenced object to group”. This message appears when trying to move any object using the 3D Transform Widget

I get this message whenever I try to move any object in Object Mode when using the 3D Transform Widget... "Can only make proxy for a referenced object to group". The "G" key works but not the 3D ...
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Mirrored UV Islands broken when I import them to Maya or Max

i hope someone can help me with this issue. So the problem is: I have a model, lets say a ladder, and for saving UV space i want to mirror the UV islands of the ladder spokes. So i unwrap one spoke ...
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Can't add segments to plane

I have been trying to add segments to a plane, and I am not given the option. I have tried typing F6 or T before adding it, and I am still not given the option to add more segments. This appears to be ...
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How can I improve my work [closed]

I"m 15 and I've been using blender for a couple months now and I'm really getting the hang of the ui and making basic models. Here are some of my best works in the last couple months and I would like ...
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Concave Bevel an Edge

I'm trying to create this lamp: At the moment I've done a flattened cylinder with inset/extrude and then subdivision surface modifier: This is meant for a game so I'm trying to do it as low poly/...
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How to make a round fence out of an array

I am modelling a big fan and uses this image as a reference. If you look closely you see a fence/mesh/gauze before the blades. I cannot figuring out how to do this easily. Any thoughts?
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Domain stays a cube when baking?

Whenever I bake my domain, it stays a cube. It does work when the fluid object is outside of a hollow obstacle I've placed it in. I've recalculated the normals, and tried resizing the domain, but ...
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How to rotate an object

I have a cylinder and I'm wondering how can I rig and make the two-part of it rotate? Do I have to divide it or there is any solution?
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How can i make an occlusion map of an architecture? [closed]

How can i make an occlusion map of an architecture? For example: a room with all its furniture.
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Black Areas When Rendering (Other questions that have been answered dont work)

When I render this at 32 Samples it goes black on the neck & and the face. Why? https://www.dropbox.com/s/b3fab5ke65yxl67/Goku%20Black%2C%20Black%20Spots.PNG?dl=0 Ambient Occlusion is also at 0....
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Weird problems when I extrude or try to shape vertices

So I start with a normal cube > I Extrude and it doesn't work right ( Grey faces and missing faces ) I try to move a face/vertices with G and right click but it selects some sort of ghost vertices. ...
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Problem during simulation (hooking)

Ok so I was trying to make Naruto themed short simulation/animation I completed the models and the textures and everything is going on fine. So, one of my models was the headband worn by naruto and ...
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How to dupliframe several objects

I have a basic wall lamp made of 3 objects: - a support - a light bulb (emissive half-sphere) - a Blender point lamp I would like to duplicate this wall lamp along a curve. I used dupliframe as I ...
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Delete parts of mesh in a shape key animation?

I have a character with arms, I want to make those arms shrink back and disappear into his body in an animation. I tried using a shape key to scale all the vertices down, but the problem is when I ...
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Align particle to object normals?

Trying to put these objects (as particle objects) onto a slightly deformed tube model. This is it so far, but as you can see the rotation of the objects is different depending on the vertex it is ...
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Selecting stopped working in blender!

So i have this project which was fine till a point where my "A" - to select all, click to select and deselect stopped working. Ctrl click on some objects works. but this is not good enouugh. I ...
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Blender not loading texture colors

Hi I was studying openGL and learning how to load models with an obj file. Right now I downloaded a nanosuit model from here. I downloaded as the fbx file format and loaded it on Blender, with the ...
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How to Get a Smooth Curve?

I have created a long cylinder with lots of loop cuts: When I apply this to a curve, the result is still very 'chunky': My curve modifier is like this: Is there a way to get a smoother curve?
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How to save as .png in the blender composting node? [closed]

Does anybody know how to save as .png in the blender composting node? All of my outputs have a black background.
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Data Transfer to Adjust Normals

I have two sheet meshes, with identical curvature (extruded from the same edge-loop) .. and one has a staircase cut top edge. The cut alters the vertex normals, so they are no longer aligned down Z ...
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Hotkey issues for deselect

I tried everything that I know to do but for some reason, out of nowhere, my deselect all "a" key will not deselect. I have to Shift+B to deselect all. I have a brand new computer and the deselect was ...
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Low poly mesh/Oddly sharp edges on normal map where it is supposed to be smooth

I was wondering if anybody could help me with this problem I'm having with all my models/normal maps. As you can see, it mainly happens on the handles[the handles of a knife model]. You can still see ...
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Extrude Region (vertex normals)

Hi I'm a beginner I just made a couple renders, and I really got into 3D modeling, so I decided to take a Hard surface Modeling course, I was following along and the instructor Extrude the vertices ...
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Tabletop Live Edge Sculpting issue [duplicate]

I've tried to create something like this: I made frame and simple box on top of the frame but had a problem of creating natural wooden edges with sculpting but run into this: Can somebody show how ...
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How to prevent Subdivision Surface from changing the size of a loop

I modelled this hole but when I turn SS on, it becomes too small. Adding geometry around it isnt an option, since I want everything to be as smooth as possible. Scaling it up doesnt work, because this ...
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How to create an anime eye

So i'm learning how to sculpt using this 3d model as a reference: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/3YZ9Y I have the basic shape of the head, now i want to create the eyes for this character. I ...
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How to have retopologized 3D model to have the detail from the high resolution sculpted model?

So, I have sculpted a high res 3D model and also has retopologized it. Now, I've seen some people applying the shrinkwrap with subdivision to apply the detail from the high sculpted model, but that ...
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How to fill holes in Mesh from Curve from SVG

I am new to Blender but have been 3D printing for a while. I am trying to make my own model from an image to print a toy key for a piggy bank. I imported a SVG to get the shape of the key and ...