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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My imported .obj model is appearing as a tiny dot

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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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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Selecting Verts I dont want

When selecting vertext points with the drag and select option, Blender will select Verts outside of the area I am trying to cover. I've been looking through multiple forums and they all say the same ...
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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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Blender Character Modeling and Gravity

Working through some modeling courses for Blender and had a couple of questions. Still fairly new and not sure on terminology (hence my trouble googling this) so forgive me if these are already asked ...
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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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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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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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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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Modeling/editing in imperial units

I am attempting to model in Blender 2.79b using imperial units. Unfortunately, the majority of the objects I'm modeling are based on schematics in imperial units, and converting constantly will ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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 create a Tetrix/Sierpinski Tetrahedron fractal radiating from 0,0,0 ? Python or nodes

Mesh. I want to create it not by dissection of edges, but instead by splitting 1 into 4, or should I say, add 3 more to the original location before moving all 4 away from Local 0,0,0 , and then doing ...
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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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Path set to cyclic becomes twisted at the join?

I have created a path and set it to be cyclic. However, instead of just appearing smooth there is a twist where the ends meet. I can't seem to find a solution.
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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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Blender 2.8 select a part of an edge loop

In Blender 2.79 I was able to select a part of an edge loop selecting one edge and then with CTRL and click on another edge. With this method Blender was selecting the edges in between. I was not ...
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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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meshes being generated at target instead of at 0x0y0z

I'm having trouble. I'd like to have a cube pop in at 0x0y0z instead of popping in at the left click's target's location, it wasn't always like this. Can you help?
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Cannot remove specific polygons

Here is my first model I cannot figure it out how to remove "ears". I made something and these polys/edges/vertices become unselectable but still visible in object mode I just want to remove them to ...
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Put picture from imported pic as vertex paint and engrave / extrude the shape from other object

What we have: We imported image as a plane from PNG. Originally white presented on this import supposed to be transparent but after import it appears white. What we need: How to embed the image from ...
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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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Helpful tutorials for Modeling, sculpting, and shading [duplicate]

I have been using blender for about two years. And i am still lagging in molding, sculpting and shading knowledge would any one have some good wholesome and helpful tutorials?
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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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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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Changing geometry in linked duplicates

I have a parent object with numerous child objects and made also a bunch of linked copies (via alt+D) of said parent object inside my scene. As it turns out, I need to merge the child objects into ...
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how do you reduce the space between cuts when you use 'loop cut and slide'?

how do you reduce the space between cuts when you use 'loop cut and slide'?
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Why is Ctrl + J not doing anything?

I'm trying to follow this tutorial: Create a Realistic City - Blender Tutorial At timestamp 6:38, he selected all of the objects (using A) then joined them together using Ctrl+J. However, when I use ...
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why does loop-cut-and-slide ignore some faces but not others?

why does the loop-cut-and-slide operation ignore certain faces but happily cut others?the model is symmetrical so it is a bit strange to pick 3 faces that won't get cut. I tried applying it to see if ...
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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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ANT Landscape erode option?

I have just updated to Blender 2.79 and was playing around with the updated ANT landscape add-on when I noticed a new option called Landscape Eroder, this has the potential to be really cool but I can'...
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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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Why does mesh not follow bone perfectly?

My mesh is parented to an armature. But when I rotate the armature upperarm, the mesh's upper arm does not follow the armature fully. What are the likely causes and how to fix this? Thank you very ...
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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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Bevel (modifier) each individual vertex

Is there a way (addon or similiar) to bevel vertices individually. The Bevel modifier clamps all vertices the same, I would like it to clamp each vertex individually. This is the behaviour I would ...
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How do I Select Vertices in 2.8 Beta?

I was using Blender 2.79 for a little bit before I downloaded the 2.8 beta. So I'm still a beginner. But I'm a little confused. For some reason, when I'm in edit mode, and in vertex mode, when I try ...
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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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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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Blender 2.8 Subdivision Surface on planes not sharp with creases

In Blender 2.79, creasing the corner of a subdivided plane generates the expected sharp corner: When using Blender 2.8, I can't replicate this behavior without triangulating the face and creasing the ...
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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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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 ...