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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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Need help with hardsurface modeling

Please excuse me for this is my first time on stack exchange and also my second time asking for help on any type of forum, so please bear with me. In the picture below (Sorry got this image a while ...
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Model Edge Beveling Problem Please Help, Simple fix?

I was modeling my model in blender, and I tried to bevel the edges of model. I haven't marked all vertices and it didn't make the bevel same on both sides. I realized it but I cant undo it anymore. It ...
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Can you imagine this picture and how will you model this..?

I am really not able to imagine the backside of this picture i modelled the railings but cant move further so please help me by telling me what approach should i take to model this.
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Front Mesh making back mesh impossible to see, help?

I'm modeling a 3d figure from a set of 2d images. I have most of the front done using a background image as a reference and using the mirror modifier. I used a right side reference image to do the ...
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Equivalent of UV Squares in 2.8 to make islands straight?

I'm starting to use Blender 2.8 and have a question : Is there something like UV Squares that I could use to make my UV islands straight? Thank you !
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Is there a way to use meshes as basis for a group of smaller meshes?

Is there a way to do what I mentioned in the title? For example if I have a bunch of smaller highly detailed boxes that act as bricks and one low detailed box acting as a house, is there any way to ...
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Connecting two screws?

I'm new to blender and I am looking for an easy way to connect two screws. Currently I have this double helix structure that I made by constructing two screws from circles: I am looking to connect ...
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Creating pins to connect bones

I have an STL file of the foot that I would like to print. I am new to blender, so am just getting familiar with the basics. I would like to add or create pins to hold the bones together in their ...
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Can someone explain how I can make this corner flat and flow into an incline?

I'm trying to build a track for Assetto Corsa for the first time and I'm having trouble making the corner flat and curve into an incline.
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Black Seams When Rendering Normal Maps in Cycles

as in the images appears: the first picture is the bake normal and rendered, and as you can see it appears some "seams" around it and with a low height, and in the high poly model you can see the ...
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Blender 2.8 Reference images in local view

Is there any way to make reference images show up in local view? They seem to disappear. I used Shift-A/Image/Reference to create it. Is there something I'm not seeing? Or perhaps that feature is ...
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How can I resize a texture in Blender?

It has been a while I am trying to solve the problem. The thing is my Mapping node seems not to have any effect at all on the object. I wish to resize my texture (to diminish it and repeat it), but I ...
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How to make cave pieces modular so they are seamless?

Am trying to reduce the amount of cave models by trying to make them modular, but am not sure how to do the in between of them so they look seamless. I have 2 cave objects (of many) in this image, I ...
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2.8, how to automaticaly merge overlapping vertices

there used to be a button for this, It looked like two arrows pointing towards each other i believe. It made it very easy to snap one vertex onto another. It was located where the snaping and pivot ...
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Subdivision Surface Modifier Problem Blender 2.8

I am having an issue with the subdivision surface modifier in blender 2.8. I am getting this weird spike in my mesh when I smooth it with the modifier as if the vertex is unaffected by the modifier ...
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Armature and Mesh not working together as intended

I'm new to blender and trying to rig a model for animation later. I have made the model, and attached bones to the mesh. However, for some reason, the bones that control the right side of the mesh (...
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Moving objects away from 3D cursor equally like scale, without actually scaling

Basically I want to move all selected objects away from the 3D cursor equally, the same way they would move if I scaled them, except i want them to not actually change size at all.
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how can I get a picture to be as the same proportional and dmensions as blueprint?

so I want to model a bus but I don't have blueprints for the interior and might have to use pictures is there any way to make it the same proportions and measurements as the blueprints. NOTE: I Am not ...
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flip/roll text around horizontal axis?

I mean something like I saw an animation, in which every text has multi-layers, and every layer rolls to a cylinder at different speed thanks
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How can I make a bed canopy?

How can I make a bed canopy? Both the modeling and the material? Looking for something like these:
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merging bended solid tubes organically

being a complete noob in blender, I wisely chose a quite complex object as my first project ;-) - the objects should have precise dimensions (which I managed more or less) - the tubes should have a ...
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Smooth Shading option not working

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1q3kcN4hKMkdARc4XzEbYOsSwoWuhSzKA/view?usp=sharing Here's my Blender File I can make the object active. But when I click the smooth option, nothing happens.
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Bend rectangle along its long axis

I am trying to create a 3D model of a Penrose triangle different angle of a 3D Penrose triangle I am currently following the obvious path which is 3 rectangles with lowered edges at the ends to make ...
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Editing lighting on the sides of a cylinder

I'm creating a simple jar and lid in Cycles, but the sides of lid have this odd gradient effect I can't seem to get rid of. The highlights are only visible along the upper half of the sides. I'm not ...
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Scaling a object is not working

I am trying to make something bigger in blender With the S key but it is not working. So maybe you guys can help me fix this problem, That would be appreciated! Feel free to ask me question if that ...
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How to model Ponies and other stuff? [duplicate]

hello guys i need some help on how to model ponies, i couldn't start because i don't know what to do. Reference image is there, now what? YouTube is lacking of tutorial about modeling ponies. Hope to ...
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Complex Oval Shape

How would you go about creating a model for something like this? firstly, the odd oval-ish shape. secondly, the flat rim part outlining the top circular shape. I was messing with an oval-ish cone ...
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Edges connected in strange way?

I'm trying to edit my model but I found that when rotate any edge or move vertex from left/right side, the other side is moving too ? Like there is a mirror but there is not !! I think something is ...
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Making an hanging object with ribbon tape

I'm a beginner of Blender, so cannot find out where I have to start. I've searched several tutorials but it is not matched with what I want to make. I have to make object like a photo(hanging object ...
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Mixamo character in Blender - changing the position of the body

I'm totally new to Blender. I managed to download and add two Mixamo animations in Blender to create smooth transition between them (yay!). I would like to change also a character a little bit - ...
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Why doesn't beveling work on both faces of this model?

I need a shape that goes from horizontal to vertical with a smooth curve
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How to fake the appearance of engraved text with a height/bump map? [duplicate]

I have a height map of my texture already. But I don't know where to go from there.
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python : creating 4D simplex by connecting all vertices with ever possible triangular face

I'm creating higher dimensional shapes (4+ dimensions) and for a simplex, every vertex is connected so that any 3 vertices you pick form a triangle. this is simple to do with shapes with a low vertex ...
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With all the new major format changes will Blender move more twards a model like Autodesk? [on hold]

Spending a lot of time trying to learn this software and wondering if the format changes will be Similar to 3Ds Max , Maya and the Character Creator as this is the primary reason I'm doing this ,I ...
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My model has a strange line on it and the mesh seems seperated

I've started learning blender, and I'm trying to make a mug, but it has a line on the object mode view. It seems to be because part of the mesh is seperated, but I don't remember doing that. Help?
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New in Blender (coming from Modo)

I am trying to give it a try to Blender. After the 2.8 update I got totally in (visually) at least. I am trying to explore the UI and I find a few differences that I am trying to understand. This is ...
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Groups: Ok, I give

Looking for an answer but cannot find one so far... So, ok... Blender doesn't do traditional "groups". Most very program I've ever used lets you hit "ctrl-g" or something which results in a single ...
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How to engrave text without boolean modifier?

As the boolean modifier messes up my image texture and cannot re unwrap. I need to find another way of engraving my text.
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Blender smoothed everything

I am new to Blender and started to create a low-poly character. I was working on the hands when suddenly Blender smoothed everything out. I googled a bit but i couldn't really find a solution to this. ...
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How to wrap tape around a object?

So via the use of Curves > Curve spirals > Archimedian I've made the following: Now I want to wrap the tape around the handle to fit the baseball bat mesh perfectly... problem is I can't seem to ...
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Surface area of an object

How do I go about getting the surface area of an object in cm^2 in blender ? Is there a tab I can find it or will it require a script?. Any help would be appreciated
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What is the best way to model the interior of a vehicle as accurate as possible and what source should I use?

so I want to model a bus a bus in blender and I already know how to model the exterior with blueprints however with the interior I'm not sure where to start since it is so complex and I want to model ...
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Sculpt tool not working

Ok so I have pillaged google and forums all over and still I am at a loss. I have this blender file and any attempts to use the sculpt tool and it does not effect the object. I have gone in checked ...
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How do you type fractional lengths into blender?

No, not 1/{number}, {number}/{other number}. Every time I try and type a fractional transformation into blender, it forces me to only type 1/{something} when the reality is most people want as much ...
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Please help me get started with modeling a solid surface fuel tank for a tractor

I need help getting started modeling this solid surface fuel tank for a tractor. I am having problems with the right to left scale while maintaining the flat bottom. Thanks.
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Looking to hire an expert-level blender user that can walk me through creation of specific images [on hold]

Looking for an expert blender use to teach me how to create specific 3d images. Unsure how many sessions via phone or online chat but each session will be compensated with payment for the time ...
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Tips For Modelling From Google Maps?

So, I'm trying to model this building from Google Maps, however, I have a hard time getting the proportions right.. Attached are the images I used as references. Does anyone else model from google ...
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How to strip off a final object(mesh) into many separate segments

I have a final mesh and whant strip off it to many separate objects, wanna create parametric furniture. I find video only for 3d max, they used Splines section, how to achieve the same result. Plz ...
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The easiest way to model a person [on hold]

I'm curious what is the easiest way to make a person in the blender from 0. I mean the easiest way to understand and implement. I'm not interested in being top quality yet, but look good.
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Blender 2.8: how to cut non visible edges?

I'm using the knife tool (shift + spacebar + K) to cut a cube. I would like to reach the edges that are behind my current view also. What is the procedure?