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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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Multiple instances of one object/mesh

In Blender, I'm laying out a scene. This involves having multiple, identical meshes within the scene. I'm wondering if Blender has a concept of a "prefab" where I can have multiple instances of one ...
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How to model ghamberson

I'm interested in the stitching and the cylindrical appearence. Not the garment itself. You see this sort of thing in blimps and the michelin man as-well.
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Solidify modifier distorts upon applying modifier

I am attempting to apply a solidify modifier to some shorts that has an armature modifier applied to follow a human model. In one of the poses the solidifier modifier looks as expected: When i hit ...
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Snapping two objects together via vertex selection

I'm a game developer and I'm using the Christmas break as an excuse to finally learn blender. The 2.8 update is fantastic and I'm enjoying it so far. However I have a question and I want to know if ...
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Is it bad practice to use overlapping meshes/objects?

I noticed that in a lot of videos people will make objects that have two or more overlapped meshes, such as a gun made of a barrel, magazine, etc. and they look fine, but I would assume this would ...
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Creating duplicated sides on an object

I am trying to duplicate each side on an object. I have managed to mirror as per the image below, however I cannot work out how best to duplicate the other two sides where they're supposed to be (...
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How to add an edge ring around a hole

What is the easiest way to add/extrude an edge loop around the hole in the first image to make it like the second image?
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Loop cut won't go all the way around [duplicate]

I'm new to blender, and I'm trying to make a simple loop cut inside of my model. However, it seems to be blocked? and not going all the way around. How can I fix this issue? Please have a look at my ...
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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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Smoothing groups, Hard / Soft edges very confusing

Asked this on rightclickselect but they said i should post it here : Hi, Its Christmas, so merry Christmas. With it being Christmas it gives me a bit of time to play about in blender which is nice. ...
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Boolean not working :(

I am trying to make the anvil in Blender Guru's tutorial, but it won't let me do the boolean part where he makes a cut in the anvil. When I do the boolean cut the inside has a cut, but there is a ...
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How to smooth a curve from an already existing model?

I'm creating a set of train tracks for a game known as "Garry's Mod". It runs on Valve's Source Engine, and for being an old game engine, it has it's quirks. Namely, the inability to create smooth ...
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My mesh is messed up when I try to add a circular hole in it

It only happens when I enable the subdivision surface, anyone know why it is happening? I am trying to make a studio speaker and I used a knife projection to make that hole in there but that just ...
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Displacement for cube

It sounded so simple to use displacement for a cube, but I found there were a lot of question about that. I would like to model a cube with imperfect edges. So I made a base model like this: It had ...
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Mesh exporting inconsistent with blender

I have a mesh in blender that I have been working with and am having an issue with exporting (regardless of the file type). My mesh looks like this and have a number of poses in each animation frame: ...
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Is there a way to make this edge look neater without using loop cuts?

I am trying to sharpen these edges without getting the overhang artifact you see in the image. I was using the bevel modifier that works for some of the edges as seen in the picture. A loop cut helps ...
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Edge slide and snapping to vertex on a cilinder doesn't work with the custom transform orientation workaround

So I was trying to slide a vertex along an edge, as shown here Is there anyway to snap to vertices while using Edge Slide with Clamp Off? But my problem is that is not giving me the point of the ...
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How do I create and set the depth of a cube in blender 2.80?

So I am in edit mode. I click on add cube, I click on the screen to set the location of the 3d cursor. Then I click and drag to create a rectangle shaped cube ! But how do I set the depth to be the ...
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How to position an office chair's legs?

Seriously. How? There are five of them. Do i just eye ball it and risk getting it all wrong or is there an exact way of achieving it?
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Is there any way to limit Bevel modifier by both weight and angle?

I have an object that I would like to add a 45 degree bevel to but only on some of the edges. If I limit by weight I can add the bevel to the edges I want but it ends up not being the angle I want ...
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Holes in my final render that don't show in my preview

First Image is Shift-z. second is when I click render. This holes only show up in the final. It's like it's not registering part of the off set.
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Modeling a bipyramidal shape

I need to draw some bipyramidal shape in Blender (for a nanohub simulation) but I am completely new to this field. Can anyone help me understand how to model such shape?
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Easy way to carve out displacement from Plane

I am trying to trim all of the vertices or faces off around my displacement, which I applied to a plane. The vertices on the plane are not at 0, so even though they look flat around the main image ...
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Subdivision Surface with a hard edge

problem Hi. I added the side of inside sink later and sub surf causes problem. even if I put loop cuts to align the lines(vertical side) it doesn't help. https://blend-exchange.giantcowfilms.com/ ...
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Help with combining objects

So for this particular project, I need the object to be 1 but the animation to not move the actual machine. When I combine them together in the way I know how to it does this https://gyazo.com/...
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it is really possible make a big terrain(like landscape) for android?

(sorry for bad english) hi, there is a way to make a terrain like landscape for android? without using landscape ofcourse. my limit is paint texture on a big extension of static mesh using blender or ...
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How to modell this shape?

I am trying to modell the shape on this image. But as you can see the middle part on the image is more narrow than what would come out of the boolean operation in my modell. How do can I modell the ...
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Is it possible to subdivide a surface without increasing the number of visible polygons?

If I have a low poly animal and want to put some kind of a pattern on it, can I subdivide the mesh without making the subdivisions visible? I've tried using different subdivision modifiers but it just ...
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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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How to merge two objects in edit mode without shading and UV errors?

So I've been modelling a club chair and i need to connect these two together without causing shading errors: I tried merging vertices, but it causes shading errors which cannot be fixed via edge ...
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Fill Gaps between Meshes with smooth surface

I've been trying to attempt modeling on my own for my 3D Designs after going through tutorials, but I am having an issue smoothing the gaps between meshes. In the image below I have added to UV ...
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How to fill the inside of the Flange

I need advice how to fill the inside of this flange ,so the holes and ellipse to be empty.A step by step advice or a video will be helpful. Thank you.
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Newbie Render Question

I'm having trouble rendering this object and was wondering if anyone would mind taking a look. For some reason whenever I go to render it the vertex on each end seem to distort and the lines on my ...
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I can't get my texture to apply to my object. Blender 2.8

I created an object in Sketchup, saved as a .dae, imported into blender--and now I am trying to do texturing. It isn't working. The object comes out as a solid color with no image texture seemingly ...
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Do all the parts have to be linked?

The title may confuse some, but I ask, Do all the little parts of the mesh have to be linked? as in, my model consists of many shapes that would be a bit tedious/hard to connect. like multiple un-...
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How to view the Console [duplicate]

December 23, 2018 Blender 2.79 Installed the Add on Trainz Exporter and it is on my Blender Window: I need to Install the TrainzMeshImporter however; to get it to work. The console will tell you ...
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Wacom Cintiq pen input stops working when I launch Blender

I have a basic understanding of blender but don't know the ins and outs at all so I'm definitely a noob. Right now I have a Mobile studio pro connected to a dell xps 15 via usb-c. Whenever I open up ...
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Help with curved groove on curved surface

Been struggling with this for awhile, and finally decided to ask for help from the experts. I have a cylinder onto which I'd like a groove at goes across it diagonally and also vertically down the ...
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Is it important to model a car to be subdivided in all quads or will tris work?

Merry Christmas Everyone I'm having a hard time modeling a car. My true question is, is it a must that my car model will be made only of quads? I tried this method but it seems like I'm creating ...
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Should I just quit Blender when after two weeks of learning and watching tutorials I cannot model anything? [closed]

I really wanted to start with Blender a long time ago but I was addicted to games and I didn't have enough time. Now, I do have time and I need to know Blender to get onto University so I've tried to ...
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How to use Bridge edge loop to create arch

I tried to use bridge edge loops to connect two faces into the arch, but it behave quite weirdly. Could you suggest how can I fix it? Thanks, Robert
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How to move(without scaling) objects from center of those objects and preserving dimensions

I had a problem this morning and I don't know how to make it. I have multiple cylinders that are placed in circle every 20 degrees. I would like to move all of them at once far/near the center and ...
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Subdivision surface modifier issue [duplicate]

I'm following Blender guru's Anvil tutorial. After using Boolean I cleaned up the extra vertices. Edge flow looks fine on my mesh. However, when I apply a Subdivision Surface modifier my mesh ...
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I pressed a hotkey and it made my orbit controls act differently

I accidentally pressed something and now when I orbit around it almost feels like turntable instead of trackball but that's not whats wrong. Also whenever I press . on the numpad now it goes to the ...
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Anvil, extra lines thingies [duplicate]

As you can see at the bottom of the anvil are a little bit more shape down there, I am sorry I forget what you call them, but if some one could help me and get rid of them, that would be nice.
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Lithium rock texture

I'm trying to recreate this lithium texture. I've already tried sculpting it in Blender but I can't really get the sharp edges & the ridges to look nice without having a really dense geometry. ...
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Texture not showing in viewport

The texture are not showing in 3ds viewport how can i solve? thanks guyz Update: Details of Material/Texture thanks Update:Attached file Suzanne.blend Last Update: It works when i put an light ...
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Decimate mesh without losing smooth shading

I have an fbx file of a car model I purchased from unity store. The mesh is triangulated and vertex count is 120K. I need to bring it down to 30K . Here is the things I tried. 1) used instant meshes ...
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?Question from a Computer Engineer?

:) I am a retired (Sort of retired) Electrical and Computer and Graphics Artist soon to start my PhD in Physics. Something I really don't understand. Why is "Draw Curves" broke? I use the switching ...
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Is marking and labelling topo points possible?

I have a topo surface created by using a a heightmap as displacment modifier which does a nice job as below. My question part A is can I add a marker (say like the circle, or it could be just a dot) ...