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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 create macro/record actions while modeling

I'd like to record my actions and create a macro. I've tried allready two things: 1) copying actions from Info panel and pasting them to text aditor. Then adding the lines: ...
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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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Constrained depth of sculpting

In Sculpt mode, I need to fix Adding/Substracting of the object to a minimum/maximum depth, that I've predetermined. I need the whole mesh to be smooth, as if I used normal brush but with a Layer, ...
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Wrapped packaging model?

I want to make a plastic wrapped packaging as shown in the photo. its wrapped and folds on sides towards the back and overleaps. where should i start? I tried playing around with vertices in edit ...
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How does “Max Angle” work when using Tris to Quads?

According to Wiki: This value (between 0 and 180) controls the threshold for this tool to work on adjacent triangles. With a threshold of 0.0, it will only join adjacent triangles that form a ...
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How to setup scene for Isometric workflow? In order to import 2D ISO image to make it in 3D

You know we can make 2D isometric renders of 3D images, right? I want to do the reverse; I import an isometric image and want to use it to create the 3D model. An illustration of the work I'm trying ...
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What is the best way to simulate human body wounds in Blender?

with Belnder, we are trying to emulate crime scene with human figure. While we can get the figure quite easily (from makehuman program), it becomes difficult to simulate wounds on human body. Any help,...
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Customize Default Value of Input Fields

Is it possible to customize the default value of an input field, so that - for instance - when using the Bridge Edge Loop Tool, I can set the "Cuts"-Parameter default value, which is 0, to my custom ...
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Slide vertices based on angle of adjacent edges

I want to extrude a boundary edge such that angles between any given newly generated perpendicular edge and the edges on either side are equal. That is, I want to do this: The gif was accomplished by ...
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Avoid converting to tris when preparing file to 3D print

I created a low poly alien in blender and wanted to print it exactly the way I created it. It's modeled in quads which are converted to tris when exporting the stl. I know stl works with tris but it ...
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How to change the grid snapping values for every axis individual?

I would like to change the grid values per axis, to get individual snapping values direction constrained. Current situation for a grid in blender: Scale for x,y,z = 1 (Objects moves using value of 1 ...
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How to properly make certain areas of a mesh transparent

I'm a beginner in Blender and seeking advice how to properly make certain areas of a mesh transparent. I have a house, which is built out of a cube. In Edit mode I've added planes to represent ...
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Modelling in blender without mouse wheel. How to completely move mouse wheel modal functionality to custom keyboard shortcuts?

How to edit modelling operator modal\contextual hotkeys? I'm using blender with a tablet since the beginning. And it doesn't have mouse wheel. I'm really fond of blender shortcut system, and how it is ...
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Bending array around an object

So I am trying to make the grate circled by red follow the route marked by black, I am not sure how to make it follow the whole path evenly however. How would one go about making the grate fill in the ...
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How to Make a Cinematic Timelapse?

Is there any addon program or plugin, to make a Timelapse look like this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac4qV2uIF3Q
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How can I model the dome in the picture?

I have been trying to model this dome but my result looks exaggerated. I want the bulge out to be subtle as in the picture.
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Want to talk about some strange effects of “mean crease”

Mean crease is one of the best things I love about blender, and I totally think it should be the standard for all subdivision modifier solutions. But here is a strange effect I noticed about mean ...
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What is a good topology?

This question might sound basic but I really can't find the answer to it. Here few examples. Should each mesh be connected together or be loose parts. I see sometimes in tutorials geometries that are ...
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Modeling a Working Clock

I'm wondering about modeling a working grandfather clock. I've been using Blender for a couple months now, and I've had the opportunity to experiment with modeling, texturing, animating, and ...
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Edge loops to multiple faces

I want to select multiple faces and make 4 horizontal edge loops (Ctrl+R) on them. How to do that without doing it one by one? EDIT: When faces are seleced, how to create horizontal loops on them? ...
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How to define own snapping points?

can someone tell me if its possible to define own "snapping points"? I know the poissibility to snap to Volume, Face, Edge, Vertex and Increment - but what i need is the following: I made a small ...
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Merge Two Objects without Applying Subsurf modifier

The UV mapping is trash when I apply the subdivision surface modifier. So I want to export my model without having to apply it. Yet, when I try to merge two models into one I don't want the model ...
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Unable to select vertices, edges and faces since upgrade to windows 10

I'm a newbie both to here and to blender. I have a problem in so much as since Windows 10 auto installed yesterday I am now unable to work on my current project. Problem is: I am unable to select ...
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Preview and final render of grass are different

I am making a park with a path in Blender, but I have a problem with the particles. I've put the emission number at 200000 (for starter). At Viewport Shading - Render the grass looks normal (full), ...
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How to create a sawtooth flange?

For connecting parts I am thinking of a sawtooth flange. How could this be done by modifying a face of a cube or a cylinder? Please note there is a fine but important difference between a sawtooth and ...
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Is there a Blender equivalent to switch layers in 2D animation?

So, in 2D software like Anime Studio Pro, there's a thing called switch layers. Basically, you draw artwork on various layers, group them, and can then keyframe switching between them. It's an easy ...
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Why, when I select “self collision” - the model shrinks (cloth simulation)

I have a problem with the cloth simulation. Here is the model's grid: If I don't select "self collision" - everything is OK, but the model goes through itself. But if I select "self collision" - ...
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Blender's Nearest Equivalent to Cinema 4D's Collision Deformer?

What's Blender's best, simplest, and most direct equivalent to Cinema 4D's (now 3+ years old) Collision Deformer? I'm looking for a simple and fast way to have objects deforming other objects like ...
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How can I use cell fracture to a limited section of the mesh?

I want to fracture a mesh to a limited section. It is shown in this sketch: How can I control the width of this section and how can I let the top and the bottom of this mesh unmodified? How can I let ...
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How do I split an edge with a key shortcut?

How do I split an edge by using a shortcut? I've done it many times, but I've forgotten how I did it. In picture below, I've done it manually, but I'd like to know how to do it with shortcut.
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How to offset or loft surface maintaining cross-sectional area?

I have this surface (blue) which I would like "offset" inwards (yellow) while maintaining the same cross-sectional area (red). Loft is probably the correct method, since the cross-sections can be ...
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Why did my physics start working up after adding a face mask?

I am making a ninja, I added a hoodie and put a cloth modifier on it. I put a collision modifier on the body and everything was working great. I moved on to the next step and made a face mask, put ...
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Seeking add-on for notes

I often wish there were an add-on to embed notes in a blender design, tacked to specific points in the model of an object. I mostly do 3D models for mechanical designs that get 3D printed, and ...
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Pull and slide along edges simultaneously

Is it possible to slide multiple vertices along edges that point towards a certain point? As demonstrated in the first picture, I would like to slide the selected along the edges on the direction ...
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(Biological) Cell Surface

I would like to model a cell and I was really impressed by this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSSCj2yD70M Needless to say that it is way to fast to follow it through, but does anybody know ...
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Dissolving faces on objects with holes?

I'm having an issue with dissolving the faces on an object with holes in it - I've read elsewhere that this can be an issue. I'm somewhat of a Blender novice at the moment, so I've mostly been using ...
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How to transfer a shape key between different meshes?

As the title says how would I go about transferring a shape key between two different meshes? The meshes I am using have a similar shape and topology (esp. with area that is affected by the shape key) ...
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How to create stylized polyhedral dices for board games

So I know how to create polyhedral dices (dices used in D&D for example), but I don't know how to "stylize" them. For example, I use a code to create normal ph (polyhedral) dices that I found on ...
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Modeling this older style headlight?

This headlight is from a 67 Ford Mark IV, a LeMans racecar. It's the old style headlight of course with the ridges and so forth. I am not sure how to approach this, if you'd want to go with modeling ...
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How can I make a part of my mesh more round after it's already made?

I bought this model of a microscope but noticed the eye piece is not perfectly round, you can see its made of sides, how can i make it perfectly round? I tried Subdividing but that only increases the ...
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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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Strange blue color in Solid mode

Recently, encountered a problem with this strange blue color in solid mode. It did not harm me until I exported this model, and this blue color combines with any material I add. For example, skin + ...
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How do I model or simulate a “squishy” object compressed inside a container?

I'm looking for a way to create a model of an object squeezed into and compressed by a tight spherical enclosure surrounding it (think a plush toy stuffed inside a hollow ball). I don't want to simply ...
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running a working script from a GUI Button

I'm working on a script for creating Bravais-grids in Blender. The script works just fine when i run it from the text editor, but when I try to run it from the GUI I wrote it crashes within the grid ...
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Blender aquivalent to zbrush's polish-option

i recently followed this zbrush-tutorial on sculpting a character. https://pixologic.com/zclassroom/lesson/the-eyes-part-2 During this tutorial the tutor made use of the polish-option. (ca.4:50 i ...
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Animating sail attached to ropes

I am modeling a viking longboat similar to this one. I would like to use blenders' cloth simulation to accurately model the deformation of the sail such as the bottom two corners of the square are ...
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Smoke/Liquid Ignoring collision object during simulation

I’m fairly new to Blender and modeling in general, and I’m running into trouble with running simulations (smoke, fire, liquid, etc). I’m trying to produce simulations to be used in a projection ...
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Other vertices affected when moving one vertex

I have a mesh that I have not created myself. I took an existing mesh and started modifying it for my own purposes. Suddenly I notice some vertices go crazy when I move (or grab) certain vertices. ...
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How to fix blender particle hair explosion

Hi I'm not that good with hair particles. Somehow it explodes, flies off the head and grows into a huge electrostatic ball of wool. https://blend-exchange.giantcowfilms.com/b/5263/
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Is there a way to tilt all points on a curve torwards the center of the world?

I'm modelling a street around a planet with an increasingly complex Terrain. I used the Shrinkwrap modifier in the beginning which worked well as long as my planet was just a sphere. By adding more ...