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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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How to change the axis of the Move Tool within Edit Mode? (2.8)

When I enter the editing mode and move a vertex or edge, the tool's axes (gizmo) is always diagonal / sloped. When I manipulate a polygon, the Z axis follows its normal. I can't change the Transform ...
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Candle stand modeling question

How to model this stand? I've tried to use curve, but it doesn't look right.
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Extrude a cylinder from the side of another cylinder

I'm trying to extrude a cylinder from the side of another cylinder. Imagine a 3D stick figure. I want to extrude the "arms" of the stick figure, but they need to also be cylinders. When I extrude, the ...
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no even thickness with solidify modifier

i tryied to add thickness to this and i set the clamp to 2.0000, and i notice that i get even thickness but the thickness value doesnt does anything in a high value, i want more depth with a even ...
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How to make 2 rigid body objects hit and stay together?

Usually, when an active rigid body object hits with a passive rigid body, it will collide and bounce off the passive one, base on physic. But how to make the active rigid body object hits and stays /...
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Are the geometry generated by math functions in blender faster in any way compared to other modelling methods?

As the question says, is an object generated via the blender math function faster in any way than using other modelling methods, especially poly modelling? does it cause faster rendering, view-port ...
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Polar slot in cylinder

Does anyone know how to make a precise curved polar slot in a cylinder? All solutions I have tried in Blender do not have a constant width. And should be theoretically possible to mill on a turn ...
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BezierCurve extrudes too much (Blender)

I'm trying to extrude a BezierCurve in Blender. I do that with pressing e but it extrudes a little too much. Seems like, it is defined how much it should extrude by default. Is there any way to ...
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Blender imports obj with materials incorrectly

I'm just about to import an .obj mesh to Blender and render it all by python script. There are three files: .obj, .mtl, and a texture image. I've checked the three files and confirmed they are in ...
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Locking the selection

I'm not sure that I'm using the right terminology but in other programs, once you have made a selection and it is highlighted you can lock that selection and prevent it from being changed while you'...
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How to create a curved road in blender

I need to construct a track for a racing game. Can anyone suggest some good tutorials for creating a curved road.
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The mug handle is not in the place I expected

I am making a mug in blender based on a picture. I make the make in Front Ortho and it's just fine but when I look at it from different angles it looks completely wrong. Why is this happening? ?
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How would I wrap a texture around a cylinder without it looking off?

Im making a chrome exhaust muffler for a racing game but when I try to texture it, i get this ugly line going down the center and when I look at the uv map it seems that one side of the texture is ...
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Bevel Glitch with Subdivision Surface (Modifiers)

I'm editing some models from an LDraw library (Lego) and I've run into some sort of glitch when I have a bevel modifier and a subsurface modifier active on the object. Here's what it looks like: I ...
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Extrude and Move on edge aligns to normal axis by default

When I use middle mouse button to align the extrude (E) to the axis, the default is the Normal Axis instead of Global like it was in 2.79 and before. Buttons X Y Z work like intended aligning it to ...
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Mirror modifier on the same axis is actually opposite

I have joined two objects: the body, and arms, which i imported from another file, and I'm trying to connect them. Both have mirror modifier, that i would like to keep. When i use bridge edge loops, ...
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How do I bring the cursor and X/Y intersection to the centre of the screen?

How do I bring the cursor and X/Y intersection to the centre of the screen. I asked the question earlier and thanks to D. Dean it only bring the cursor and intersection together but still on the top ...
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How to create an arch entance with curves designs?

How to model this arch entrance? I have successfully created the overall arch, but adding those curve designs (in the red circle) is my challenge. My final goal is to completely model this entrance.
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Can I snap to face during transformation in animation?

I have this character with eyes on a body that I want to be able to squash and stretch. I am using "snap to face" when moving the eyes, but when use proportional editing on the body (later on I will ...
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How to animate a plane along a spherical area

I've been using blender for a few months now and am looking to create a character similiar to the one in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El2lXEz36oQ. So basically, I want a sphereshaped ...
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Why Seams are visible at a distance?

Yes the Seam placement is rather questionable, but anyways... Whats up with this? :P [Edit in response to Rix Yarbrough] Version 2.79b Mesh is consistent if that is what you are asking for. [Edit] ...
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How to I cut a specific part of an object in order to have 2 separate objects?

I'm completely green to Blender. Whilst I've used 3DS Max in the past, I haven't got a clue how to use Blender and it isn't striking me as very comprehensive, so I thought I'd reach out. I've ...
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Need a solution for a solution (Subsurf Pinching)

So I've recently viewed this video to solve my pinching issues with a car bumper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rlMzsBWtPY However, how would one get the bumper lights and stuff back on the bumper ...
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How can i model these grooves in my mesh correctly?

I am fairly new to blender and have been trying to learn on my own with help from tutorials and such, so i still don't know a lot of what to do and how to properly do it. I've been modeling this Iron ...
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How to apply armature/rig transformation to the mesh/shape key?

So I added a jaw bone thinking it would help me to model/give some consistency to Key 3 Visemes/shape keys but now I don't know how to proceed from here:
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Objects spawn on cursor rather than in the origin

Hey I just got Blender like 3 days ago, and I messed something up. When I create a new object, it spawns where ever my cursor currently is. But instead, i want it to spawn at the original world origin....
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How to reset scroll settings?

I searched for the answer in another post that recommended shift+B to reset scroll lock. I tried it and it still felt strange to navigate, unlike a new file. I can shift+B, then select a window to ...
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how i bake a normal map without needing sharp edges?

as the title says, i am having a issue when trying to bake this object as a test that i done myself (and graciously thanks for this test i found this unexpected bug), so i have been using this addon ...
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mirror modifier leaves a gap

My mirror modifier leaves a gap and I can't move the edges in to close it. What's the fix?
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Duplicate along curve without transformation in Blender 2.80

I looked at the lessons for version 2.7. In version 2.8 I cannot find the Dupliсate tab in the object properties and the Frames button in it. Does anyone know how to duplicate along curve in Blender 2....
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What is edge extrude technique for modeling

I recently read a word call edge extrude method of modeling but content I can't find on internet please help me to get there and which aspects of areas are we can use this method of modeling.
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Cursor stuck in (Box select?) Mode

I don't have any idea what's going on https://gyazo.com/41ae3432ea76837f06e3ecfb288efd00 I can click on some things but not anything like file (to save my project) or tick and boxes. What's wrong?
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Weird Shading glitches with models

I'm having some weird results when I try to render. Here is the preview, but it looks the same in final. These spheres suddenly won't smooth shade anymore, the tops are glitching, and some results are ...
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I need help making a non realistic spider web so I can 3D print tokens for a game

So I have this and need it to look like a cartoon spiderweb so I need to inverse each of the curves and I'm not sure how to. I'm very new to 3D modeling and blender. I'd like it to look like this
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Static-looking model upon importing to blender from rhino

I'm trying to import from Rhino to Blender but I always seem to get this same issue where the model looks blotchy. I'm relatively new to blender so I'm not sure how to trouble shoot this. I'm ...
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Find 3d point in space

In lots of 3d modeling packages it is selection radius functionality. It means you can select nearest point of the geometry without intersection. In my 3d package I have mouse ray and origin ...
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Object uneven scaling when using remesh/lattice

I was hoping on turning my mesh into lego bricks by using remesh modifier, so here's what I did: +create a cylinder object +add remesh modifier to that cylinder object +set the remesh mode to block +...
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How to design a table and other pieces of furniture?

I am a 50 plus year old. I an trying to learn blender, so I can design tables etc, I have tried to watch videos but cant find the right ones. I know i am the problem, I am a slow learner and do not ...
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3D cursor to geometry generated by a modifier

I need to set the 3D cursor on a point generated by an array. I tried with "Adjust edit cage to modifier result" and "Display modifier in edit mode", but when I select the point with the little circle,...
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How to polish curving edges?

I have 2 questions please: 1. Just wondering how to polish these edges and make it look clean? And make it look more like hard edges. 2. I'm not satisfied with how the curve looks. I'm using snake ...
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How to pose cloth

As seen on the picture the cloth is folded twice with one corner hanging behind it or being "pinned" to the backrest of the chair. What I have tried is to use two armatures: One to create the fold on ...
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Modeling with math or procedural methods? [duplicate]

I am looking to create a mathematically correct parabolic dish in Blender. I have played around by using proportional editing and whatnot, but in my experience this does not provide the precision that ...
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Is there any principle about using “edge loop” when building a model?

I'm trying to build a laptop this time, and edge loops disturbed me somehow. Edge loops will create "useless" verticies and edges at the position where I don't need them. Should I remove them with "...
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Objects have been duplicated into immovables

I am trying to replicate Claude Monet's bridge over a pond but everything has been duplicated into immovable objects that I can't edit or even select. Here's a screencap of it. https://i.stack....
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3D In Ear Monitor Shell Outline shape change to fit custom faceplate

Very new to blender here and having an issue finding a hopefully simple solution to my problem. I have 3D stl file of a hollow in ear impression that has already been smoothed and sculpted to be a ...
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Can't delete face

This face won't delete and it doesn't have any vertices. It is like an undetectable thin plane. Any help would mean so much, im just new to blender. Here is the blender file:
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Shrink-wrap not conforming to X-Axis

I'm trying to shrink-wrap a simple rectangular shaped object onto another mesh. The vertical-axis works fine but it will not conform on the horizontal. Strange as the text in the middle worked fine. ...
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Can't bevel edge

I'm modelling a lego brick and I cannot bevel this edge. The edge still stays sharp. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm only new to blender.This is the blender file:
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Undo is not working 2.8!

I'm desperate! Someone help. I was just 3d modeling as usual and I enabled the Archipack blender addon. Everything was fine until I tried to undo something and it didn't work. I went to a new project ...
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How to add “Sag” to cloth simulation?

I am trying to create the net of a soccer goal using blender's cloth simulator. Right now the net looks really rigid and unrealistic. The cloth is a plane with subdivision and a wireframe modifier. I ...