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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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Explain N-poles and E-poles?

what is N-poles and E-pole? I can not understand it. And i read the some blogs they said to E-poles has 5 edges and N-poles has 3 edges. -
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Mesh Ventilation Grill?

How do you proerply model a MESH TYPE VENTILATION GRILL for a PC? In the photo, this diamond shape object is actually a MESH GRILL from COOLERMASTER MASTERBOX K500L chassis. I've tried using a PNG ...
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How to curve the mesh without using bezier? [duplicate]

i have a little problem in blender. How can i curve the mesh like the image below without using bezier. Thanks !
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Wireframe on planes to show edges with a different material

Hey I made a building in blender using the wireframe modifier to display the boundaries of rooms. I want to do the same thing with the floor which is a simple plane. The edges of the floor (dark color)...
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Need help modeling a circle inset on a slanted surface

I'm trying to model this little section of this scope, mainly the slanted hole that the bolt sits into. I've tried to boolean it and that just makes a mess of everything. Is a boolean the best option ...
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Alignment of surfaces to a curve (loop) or vertex…?

New to Blender...great program. Coming from the Rhino nurbs world. Going through a Blender Guru tutorial on making an anvil. Have a question...how do you center a series of faces to a centered "...
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Can't edit primitives of new added mesh

I encountered one problem that you can tell the menu of editing primitives are grayed out when adding new mesh, but when I enable the option of 'enter edit mode' for new object in preference, ...
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Smooth shading artifacts

I'm new to blender and having issues with smooth shading artifatcs in the mesh that I'm building. I'm trying to model a spotlight and no matter what I do I get these stange surface shading effects ...
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Loop cut not loop [duplicate]

Why my loop cut is not a loop? I am trying to make a loop cut with the loop cut tool but it doesn't make it though the entire object.
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How to improve topology around an E-pole?

I'm trying to find a way to make the area around the E-pole less stretched (marked in blue on the pics below) while keeping the mesh geometry as clean as possible. Is there any solution or method I ...
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How can I fix this jagged Shadows?

I already subdividied the surface, but still getting this raw shadows in between of the spheres. What can I do?
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Good head anatomy for cartoon characters? [duplicate]

Where can I studie head anatomy for not only real-life heads but also cartoon heads? I understand learning the anatomy of real heads helps creating cartoon heads but still I'm struggling poiting out ...
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What Would be My Best Option for Connecting the Parts of this Mesh?

I recently bought a mesh from the unity asset store of some really high quality FPS game arms. The mesh is awesome but doesn't come rigged. I was able to rig it up easily enough however due to the ...
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Duplicated objects are moving back to their original position. Is this a bug? [duplicate]

I am making a classroom scene where I am getting some weird bug. As you can see in the file, I am trying to duplicate the chair to put it to the students who don't have it. The thing is I am able ...
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Blender attachment points for Trainz asset

It has taken me 12 months to learn basic blender, my first ever modelling experience, an engine shed for end user "Trainz TANE". Basically model is near completion, and what I want is to attach an ...
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Any idea why my model is getting squished?

It does this when i parent it to the bones with auto weights or envelope Before After
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Blender 2.8 select a part of an edge

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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Map onto Non-flat Earth

How do I put an image (Google Maps satellite view, flat to start with, later to be 3D topology) onto a part of a sphere?. The map is of an Earth region a few miles long, and I’d like to model it as ...
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Are there any tutorials/resources for generating objects in random locations?

I'd like to write a script that places 3 objects of my choosing in random places in all xyz dimensions (with constant size, but varying rotations and locations) and I'm wondering where I should go to ...
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Can't find where to change add primitive operator properties [duplicate]

Though I am new to Blender, I am not new to modeling. Still there is one thing I am not finding in Blender 2.8 beta, and it's frustrating the hell out of me. How the heck do I change the properties ...
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How to Join NURBS CIRCLE

I was trying to do this simple tutorial but when I tried to join the circles but blender never show the Join button. Any one can teach me how to solve this?Thanks so much.
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how to add siding to exterior of building

If I have a building and the walls are one object, is it possible to make the front exterior wall have a stone texture and the back exterior wall horizontal metal siding, for example? Likewise on an ...
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Script or Command for selecting Adjacent Faces in Blender (see image)

I'm looking for a way to automate the selection of adjacent faces through a script, which I could then assign to a hotkey in Blender. I come from Maya, which doesn't have this ability either, but I ...
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Snap to alignment with other vertices (implicit grid)

I could not find anything like what I'm thinking, though it is hard to search for 'snapping' without getting a lot of mixed results. What I'm looking for is an add-on or behavior where the vertices ...
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Smoothing a hall

Do you know how I can smooth the hall of left cube, just like the right one in Blender ? Regards
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How to adjust edit view settings?

I am absolutely new to Blender, moving from SketchUp. I find it hard to see where are my edges and faces are with the default settings. Where can I set how edges and faces are rendered while editing? ...
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Any tips on making hair?

I do kinda want the hair to flow, but I'm keeping it low poly on account of the scale I intend my game to be, but I would like to know if I'm going about it the best way. currently, I'm modeling the ...
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Align by vertex / faces?

In blender there was an add on called, align by faces, I don't see it in the blender 2.8 add on list. Is there any other way to align two faces as in an intersecting wall?
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Brush is blocky and noisy to sculpt with despite quite low dyntopology detail value

Image shows a tutorial I attempted to match with my settings, and yet still couldn't find a way to naturally sculpt the mesh without making it increasingly blocky.
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how to insert a height map to a sphere and create a high poly planet?

https://www.renderhub.com/users/w/i/r/wirecase3d/3d-model-earth-globe-hd/ that is Earth which is what I wanted to create. I want to know how I can possibly create Earth like this, very high detailed. ...
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Is it possible to add key frames to initial shape setting?

when you first create a shape it asked you what you want to input for creating different variation of a shape, but one you click away those setting are gone forever. Is it possible to insert key ...
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Subdivision surface creating face where it shouldn't

So the thing is i'm modelling or trying to model a toilet, but when I'm going to use the subdivision surface modifier it kind of tries to close up the toilet, well, entrance, openning, whole... How ...
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How to model a flial? [duplicate]

How can I rotate them correctly? I want it with a patricle system so i can quickly add more spikes if needed
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Bevel and Subsurface makes concave corners weird

In hard-surface modeling there are often sharp edges and smooth, flat areas side by side. To get smooth areas, subdivision surface modifier is used. Edges that need to stay sharp, must be surrounded ...
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Flip normals on Metaballs?

I would like to use metaballs for interior design (cave) via backface culling. Is there a way to flip their normals? :p
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How to make low poly water? [duplicate]

I'm creating a game in Unity3D and I'm using blender as my main modeling software, The problem here is that I don't know how to make a low poly water cube, I've seen that a lot of people makes this ...
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Does material count cause the blender run slow in material mode?

I'm currently working on modelling a game-ready building asset.. Asset only has a 22k polygon count and around 17 materials.. After it reached to around 20k poly, blender has started running really ...
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How do I join these two objects without causing non-manifold edges?

I am trying to design an arch shaped fan guard. I created a long "cube" and then used the simple deform>bend to turn it into an arch shape. Then I created a plane, removed the centre, extruded ...
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Missing Option tab in tools?

I'm missing my options tab in the tools. I've reset the interface to default and also tried opening previous files that I know I used the options tab, but still no luck. I have no Idea where it went? ...
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Bones do not move geometry

I have brought an IFC of a crane into blender. The Jib (The arm with the hook at the end) is one group and I am trying to use bones to make it so I am able to lift the jib up and down. I have ...
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can anyone help me with me carving a ring

hi i need help to carve a ring, i got the ring down to the proportion i needed but i would like to engrave it with celtic runes. my original idea was to create two seperate object here's the ring: ,...
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topography mesh from 2d lines

I've got contour lines (from AutoCad) that represent a topography. The lines are already in the correct z (height) position. What's the best way to create a mesh out of this in Blender? What I'd ...
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Fluid simulation not baking with fluid object

I've been having a little bit of trouble getting the fluid simulator to cooperate with me. I have a relatively simple scene setup with plain rectangular objects that are scaled to realistic sizes. ...
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How to reroute faces in blender 2.79 what is (ctrl a) shortcut stands for?

do you know about rerouting faces in blender by pressing (crtl+a)can change faces route to form or change face shape, it joins or rotate faces to form a face as required by artist i have an video link ...
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Slicing an object in 4 parts

I want to cut a model which otherwise would be too big to 3D print in 4 parts . I use the fastcarve add-on and use a plane to slice the model in 2 in the y-axis (|). When I then select a half and use ...
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Strange flickering while modeling in Blender 2.8 beta

So, while modeling simple building, I came across some strangle flickering on faces, which is strange for me. There is no overlapping, so "z-fight" is not the cause here. Flickering is visible with ...
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Mesh from CSV data

I trying to create a mesh from GPS lat&long coordinates combined with WiFi RSSI data. When imported the data looks like this I've been playing around with different ways to create a solid mesh, ...
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how can I change the eyes and add other textures like eyebrows to this model

I use a Blender page called Build_A_Bod to make my male and female models as they have a zillion shape keys but I cant figure out how to add eyes and other textures to these models , anyone have any ...
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Is there a simple way to attach a skin texture to a humanod mesh?

I thought this would be a relatively simple thing but it turns out nothing in Blender is simple and it appears to be a maze of information where I cant even find the trail let alone follow it.
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Bending / simple model with material

I am trying to do a relatively simple thing but can't make it, so if anyone is willing to help, here is the problem. Have in mind that I am very new to Blender (5th day:) It's a foldable paper gift ...