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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Why is my Object's Origin corrupting its Surface Deform modifier results?

I'm encountering a super perplexing issue where the Surface Deform modifier I've applied to a low-res mesh mostly works, but results in a few arbitrary vertices ...
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What could be a quick workflow to create this shape to use as alternative to my flawed, beginner's approach

The shape in question is sort of an elongated tear drop (2D representation included). I'm quite a beginner so my attempt didn't turn out great. I attempted to create the shape in Blender on my own ...
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How to bevel edges evenly [duplicate]

I am using version 2.9. I am trying bevel edges evenly, but they don't look right. Any suggestion, please? Thanks in advance. EDIT I just checked x, y, z scales in transform settings. When I right-...
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Animation rotation of an object around another boject's fixed vertices

I have this landing gear bay doors that I am trying to animate with a simple rotation to open at a 90-degree angle. The bay doors are a separate object from the plane. The pivot point is where the 3d ...
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Dark grey artefacts on a simple mesh

I'm modelling a coat for a character, and I have those weird dark grey artefacts on some faces. A few things : As you can see, there's no overlapping faces, no triangles either, it has no modifier on ...
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How do I create a vertex group from selected vertices in edit Mode with Python (Blender 2.8)?

I want to create a small Script that works with any object, but I need to create a new Vertex group of the selected vertices with Python ...
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How can I move many vertices with few dots?

I was looking some blender guides on internet and I've found this So I was wondering how can I do the same thing ? By that I mean manipulate this object that has so many vertices and faces with these ...
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Using knife project method to make a shape into the mesh

I’m practising some modelling methods, although I know knife project method is not the best because it can make a mess of the topology, I couldn’t figure out another approach to achieve this ...
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Backface culling/selection

How do I toggle between backface selection and camera based selection? I mean when I'm in edit mode if I drag-box-select I can only select faces that are facing the camera. I know that if I switch to ...
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Is it possible to Merge Text Together?

I want to know if it is possible to Merge Texts together for easy to move, scale and grab with the Objects. For example; the Fs and Frankfort Stainlesscoin to be merged as one. See the image below.
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How to model a fake grass mat

I'm modelling a scene that is supposed to look like a real life model, not something realistic but something that actually looks like a model. And part of the scene includes this fake grass. It's a ...
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Model Scaling Breaking Animation

I've imported a model with pre-made animations and a rig. Scaling down the model (via the rig) works and the animations are okay, but trying to animate the rig's motion causes the rig to default back ...
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Why can I see though my Mesh (even in renders)?

I have a 3D model of a computer processor and I think I messed up some settings. I can see through the head of the processor and the pins below the process unit are visible and I know that this ...
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How do I make a glass with a thicker bottom than top?

I am trying to make a cup with varying thickness. The top of the cup is much thinner than that of the bottom part of the cup. I have tried playing around with the Clamp but it doesn't get the bottom ...
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Rounding and alinging surfaces

i modeled a bigger ship and the hull part is too edgy. So i want to align this part and make the shape more rounded like 1 fluid line. Are there tools to do this or maybe a workflow. The first is my ...
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How to share my 3d model made using blender?

I have made a 3d model in blender and want to share it with my friend. My friend does not have blender and wants to see the model on his mobile. Is there any function in blender that helps me to make ...
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finger don't moving with the character's rig?

Why it happens in this finger when moving character?
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What is this sub object mode addon in the pic?

I've been looking for this for a long time so that I'm able to select my sub-object modes by holding a button like I do in Maya. I saw this video that is using this but I have no idea what addon it is?...
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how to curve cylinder like image below

I want to curve the cylinder so it would be like a rotating ramp
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Blender 2.8 Array modifier rotating individual parts

I am currently trying to model a snake with the array modifier. I want the snake to go around the pole (as displayed in the picture) but I want the red (belly) of the snake to be in contact with the ...
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Adding plane in between edges/vertices

I am new to blender so I have very basic question. I have made a contour of my desired shape, but there was some extra vertices i did not need so I deleted them, but after deleting them the plane i ...
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Loose vertices in particle mode

I have found that in particle mode when I'm combing the hair the vertices become loose. How do I prevent this?
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Creating a sphere with glowing circle on it

I'm trying to create a sphere with a glowing 'donut' flattened on his front face, this donut is something like a central eye. I'm completely new to blender. What i need is to have 2 different meshes, ...
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How do I remove the orange color that covers the mesh whenever I highlight the octahedral bones

I can't arrange the bones on the mesh properly whenever I highlight the octahedral bones because of the orange color coming from the bone, please how do I remove it.
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Animate objects created from a grid-mesh / plane

My Goal is to animate how a plane can be used to create certain objects using the bend / other modifiers Plane to Cylinder Cylinder to Torus (note: had to rotate the Empty for this to work) Torus ...
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Basic topology & bevel help - How to fix beveling issue?

I'm trying to model a hangboard and I'm having a hard time getting my bevel to work. Can someone explain to me how to correctly bevel the top edges of this? Below is a couple images of it, followed by ...
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Loop cuts create issues

When adding loop cuts to my mesh (supposed to become the hood of a car), this creates a little mound in the middle of it. Does anybody know how to avoid this? Thanks in advance :)
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Regarding Normal Map sculpting details

I have made a high poly hammer model, added sculpting details into it . created a normal map after baking, the sculpting details are missing in normal map of handle while the sculpting details are ...
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How to draw or copy a image as realistic texture for 3d models? [duplicate]

How to draw or copy a image as texture for 3d models? I've tried to copy some images from Internet but they can't fill my model smoothly since they aren't seamless texture. So I want to draw my own ...
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Is there a way to disable the strength circle in the sculpt brush?

In blender 2.79 there was only a circle for the size of the brush. I've switched to blender 2.8 and I found that there is a smaller circle in the brush that tells how strong is the brush that I'm ...
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Design dyson roller with unknown broken area

I am new in Blender, and doing hard to learn that. I was trying to made a Dyson vacuum cleaner parts by Blender and I made it, but the final model has a problem that I don't know why and how to fix it....
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Linked objects ? two objects in the view port. but one has no properties of name why?

I have a Piston object composed of two parts. The piston container has a name in the outliner qa.001.a. but the second seems to be totally invisible in the outliner and can only be selected and ...
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Can someone help me understand why my bevel modifier messes up my mesh?

I'm trying to model this hangboard here: It's the Beastmaker 2000. I'm doing this for some hard surface modeling practice (I'm not even 2.5 months into Blender). I scaled up and extruded the basic ...
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How to remove this seam effect

I am working with a shape which was a primitive cube , made into some geometry , but now the problem is that i have 3 modifiers , Mirror , Subsurf and Bevel in this order but i am getting this type of ...
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UV Unwrapping is eneven

I am trying to unwrap a object (shirt) in the blender by marking seams. I added new uv grid image using image texture node. But for some reason the pattern on unwrapped image is not even on both side....
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How do I get rid of this crease when joining/creating new faces? [duplicate]

So I'm trying to create the face of a character model by starting around the eyes and mouth but when I try and join the edges to connect it creates this weird crease. I want to smooth it out but I can'...
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Should I be using loop cuts near edges to give my game models harder edges?

The title pretty much explains it all. I've been modeling various different things for a personal game I'm working on, and I'm trying to keep the poly count low. That lead me to wonder if the method ...
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How do i make a mesh into a cube again? [closed]

I wanted to make part of a mesh into a cube shape. I have tried looking at the tools but they dont really help.
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rigged character fbx from Blender not working with mixamo

So, I found a character rigged and I changed some details in it's mesh, then I exported an fbx file in order to use mixamo to animate it, and i got this in result in mixamo an orientation problem or ...
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How to get textures of blender model (png or jpg format)

I've been a bit confused on how to get the texture from my .fbx file (get the texture seperately as a png or jpg) wavefronts only have .mtl which isn't an image and is very outdated i would like to ...
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Face texture gone after adding hair particle system?

I've been practicing my human models lately, and I made this little kid. It was going quite alright, but then I tried to add hair, and somehow the hair texture kind of... overrode the face texture? ...
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Why Hard edges on icing of Donut?

Following Blender guru donut tutorial, I am on the section of icing but the icing are looking somehow sharp, what could be the possible reasons and how to tackle this problem?
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when i rotate a face it rotates the entire thing [duplicate]

when i rotate a face it rotates the entire thing so like when i want to rote the face it rotates the rest of the mesh, i just want to rotate that singular mesh i am following a tutorial by tech guru (...
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Splitting / matching faces on cone to get the faces to match when wrapped around

I have a cone that had a hole in it and I'm trying to get all the faces to match / wrap around correctly / evenly. I tried joining vertices with "J" but I get a message saying "could ...
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Find number of faces with 3 verts? [duplicate]

I would like to know if my model has any faces that are not quads. Is there a way I can find the number of faces that have only 3 vertices?
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My Character arms intersect and overlap with the body. How to fix it?

Arms are intersecting with the Body,They belong to the same object mesh. How can I fix this. I tryed to make it rigid body and it didn't change at all. Did some research couldn't find any answer. Im ...
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Is there a way to delete double faces all at once [closed]

I don't know why but often I have doubled faces. Is there a way to delete all of them at once? Merge vertices by distance didnt work :(
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Random vertex selection

When ever I make selections in Blender to select some vertices it select some random vertices with it which is not even close. I am not able to edit any vertex without looking at wire frame mode I ...
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How to make the Arrow (EMPTY) appear?

I am making a project that would require me to use an empty which is an arrow however when I add one I can't see any arrow on the screen on ta yellow dot.
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How to Extrude Edges separately along different axis

How can i Extrude a Plain like this in Blender, I just transitioned from maya to blender and I never had to deal with this problem till now, I couldn't get the extrude individually tool to work for me

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