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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Trying to Use a 2nd Curve to Deform Object Vertically

I'm trying to model a bridge with a variable depth, like this: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/96/Natchez_Trace_Parkway_Bridge.jpg I've created a curve for the alignment at the top of ...
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How do I get rid of intersecting lines within objects overlapping eachother?

I'm fairly new to the 3D modeling community and I wanted to start learning Blender to create 3D models for 3D printing so I don't know too much which is why I'm asking about this. When I overlap ...
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why the texture that i import from other blender projects is flat without bumb and displacement?

i am trying to import textures i found online to my projects when i open them on their own they have bumb and displacement but when i import them to my project they lose the Bumbs can anyone help me ...
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Why the mesh is not inset good way?

I have this small triangular mesh. Extracted from the main mesh. The scale rotation are set to 1 and 0. yet to the inset not working good way. I want to have a triangular inset which its not making ...
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I need to export a file in fbx, png and zip format

I don't know much about this, sorry if my question caused confusion, what I meant is that I want to participate in a contest which asks for a 3D character with fbx, png and zip format but my program ...
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Cutting an object in half and deforming it

How can I cut an irregular shape object in half and use the SimpleDefrom Modifier to create a bend? I have an irregular shape object below: That I would like to be able to control the bend like this
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Intersection of alligned faces

I am trying to understand working of Boolean intersection modifier. I am using python script to generate model. I have 2 identical cubes centered at (0, 0, 0) and (0.7, 0.7, 0). I am trying to use ...
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Flatten surface on inclination

Trying to model a Hull of a sailboat, but i get this line in the middle. I use Mirror modifier, and in intersection the line appears. Is there any way to solve this?
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Knife Tool not working in a scene

Strange thing: The knife tool does not work in one scene (meaning I am not able to click anything, the knife just hovers over the mesh). But... it works fine if I am opening another scene and apply it ...
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Is it possible to transform transparent noise material into geometry?

Do any of you know if it's possible to create geometry from an opaque part of a noise material like in the image? Thank you! :)
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Array modifier working, but not doing what I need

I am working on a subway in blender inspired by a Blender Guru tutorial, and when making the stairs, I used an array modifier. But, I had to eyball it to make sure that the relative x,y, and z values ...
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Is it possible to connect shape keys of different objects so they are “activated” at the same time?

I'm pretty knew to Blender. I know how to do a lot of things in theory, but am unable to apply them. I'm not sure if it's my insufficient knowledge or Blender's deficiencies. For starters, I'm using a ...
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How can I fill the face just between the vertices and not the inner circle? [duplicate]

So, as the title suggests, I want to fill JUST inbetween the inner and outer circles, but whenever I fill them in, it'll fill in that inner circle, something I don't want, I've tried different ...
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Why do you like Blender? [closed]

I am currently working on promo video about Blender and would like to know, why blender artists prefer Blender to other 3D software? What would like to see in a Blender commercial? Thank you for Your ...
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Cylindrical Archway Topology

So I'm modelling a castle tower and am putting archways in it. I'm trying to make this one mesh (so I don't want to make the archway separate and make a hole in the mesh, I want to extrude the outline)...
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What do various property highlight color overlays mean?

I have downloaded a free model for my current project and spotted those different colors on Scale, Rotation, Location, and other properties. What do these different colors signify? What is the meaning ...
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Creating dynamic coordinate vectors

I would like to make an animation similar to this one(This was made on manim). The white line from the origin should be a 3D arrow object tracking the position of the blue cube at every key frame.(The ...
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Shearing only working on the 2 axis I don't want

I am making some sort of underground subway inspired by a blender guru tutorial, and I used f-spy to mark out the axis etc. and that worked fine when I imported it in. I positioned a plane and ...
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2.83 glitch with rendered shading

I'm new to getting blender I barely got it today and have encountered a problem I'm not sure if it's been fixed or not but if there
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How can I take these two meshes and properly mold them together proportionately like the reciever of a gun?

So I want to make that rectangle mesh, which is inside of the cylinder to smoothly transition almost like the cylinder mesh is just a smooth bump over the rectangle, I'm probably going at the entire ...
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How can I make video that show the process of my model making?

How can I make video that show the process of my model making? How do I rendered steps of my model making and then combine them into a video?
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Connecting 2 bones together

I need to connect 2 bones together for a game im making. I only know how to parent them together but dont know how to conect them :/ Any help will be appreciated!
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how tocreate a full pbr concrete material [closed]

I need to reproduce the concrete wall in the image, with procedural method: in particular: a procedure for create random small holes effect these irregular straight lines in relief some wet spots ...
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How to make an exact loop cut on an oblique edge?

I did stand for my model, and I want to do support edges on 3mm at all faces. I did this everywhere by this method: I press ctrl + R, created loop cut, bring it to the end of the face and then move it,...
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Beginner resources for character modelling in Blender 2.8 [duplicate]

I'm a beginner in Blender 2.8. I have been following random tutorials on YouTube and even rendered my own project, but they've all been objects, while I started Blender with the aim of modelling ...
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How to add round rim around object?

I found a 12 sided object that I really like, but I have no idea how to make the rim that is on there, and I am wondering if anyone could show how to achieve that same result of the rounded rim in the ...
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Rounded 3D Text Style?

I am attempting to make some text which is not flat, and has a circular bevel and spherical caps. I found a good example of what I am trying to make: As you can see, it is mainly composed of "...
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Objects in Viewport go haywire and showing weird things

I've started learning blender recently. Currently, I'm doing the apple tutorial by CGBoost. In the viewport, the objects go out of control and showing weird thins, as shown below. However, when I ...
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Move Object aroud curve withot deforming

I have an Object that should simulates a piece of fabric and bend around a bezier curve wenn moved. On the top of that Object I want to have pieces of wood, that are connected (glued) to the fabric. ...
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Non-manifold seam?

Im trying to model Oogway from Kung Fu Panda, and Im having an issue with his shell. Im using a mirror modifier to create a symmetrical shell, but it seems that the seam in the middle of the shell is ...
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How to keep UV after remesh

How do I keep the my UV after remesh I searched around and can't seem to find a good answer to my question any help will be appreciated hopefully someone has a solution for me
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Why Won't this Object UV Unwrap?

I'm using Blender 2.83.1, and one of the objects in my scene won't UV unwrap. Every other object in the scene is ok, except the one. I've: Applied Rotation, Scale, Position Cleaned up the mesh ...
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how much RAM needed to model a large city? [closed]

I plan to model an entire large city using this technique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_XsmoZJmG8 How much minimum PC RAM will I need then? Thank you for your help
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How to model this 3d characters? [closed]

so i'm new to blender 3d modelling and I wish to model something funny, a character that is funny. I found a picture online which is like this and I wish to know how did they change a picture from ...
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Issue when extruding inset windows on low poly cars

I am following the Imphenzia make 10 cars in 10min tutorial. At https://youtu.be/YALV3HqfdLY?t=600 he insets then extrudes inwards the windows of all 10 cars at the same time. When I extrude the ...
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Insert Face equally from all sides [duplicate]

I've been seaching for the past few hours and cant find an aswer that still works in blender (all the answers I can find on SE seems to be weofully outdated?) How do I insert a new face with equal ...
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Parts of Mesh are missing when importing .blend object to unity

I've made a 3d object and tried importing it into unity for use. It seems just fine in blender but after import this happens: This is what it looks like in blender Does anyone know how to fix this? ...
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Procedural eyeball and armature

I created an eyeball with procedural textures by following a CGCookie tutorial and got a decent result, but as it turns out it is unusable with armatures because the texture coordinates are set to ...
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All the objects are visible through others [closed]

I added eyebrows on his head but its also visible from through his head.
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High Poly to Low poly normal bake looks weird

I baked a normal map using cycles from my High Poly Mesh to my Low Poly Mesh. I have no idea what could've caused this as I don't have much experience and nothing on the internet has similar results ...
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How to take away the wrinkles on the tentacles?

so I have just started on blender 3D modelling and have a question regarding it. Now, I'm planning to create a 3D Octopus, and I'm stuck at the tentacle's suckers. After I shade smooth the tentacles, ...
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Split concave into separate convex meshes?

I know Mesh > Cleanup > Split Concave Faces splits the mesh itself into convex shapes, but I want to split it into separate objects so I can import it into ...
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how to make this shape? [closed]

how to get the shape on the right, using only array and curve modifiers on the small rectangle. blend file
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Why does vert count Increase when joining different objects into one?

I have multiple objects, and I decide to combine them so that I can animate it in one Armature, but when I export it to FBX it drastically increased in vert count, I go back in the other save before I ...
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How to place a bone on top of a face with same direction?

How do i place a bone on top of a face like on the picture?
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Problem with unwanted sharp edges using edge crease and subsurf

I made a object that uses subsurf modifier and i want a sharp edge (like part of image that marked) And i made sharp edges using edge crease. But, unfortunately an unwanted sharp edges appear like ...
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Why is moving a vertex messing up my mesh?

I am doing a lesson from the Blender Guru (Making a donut). When I move a part of the icing, my mesh gets totally messed up. The icing had a bit of sculpting. I made it a bit thicker. Would it be ...
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Add Meshes like in 3ds Max

How can I create objects like in 3ds Max? Like creating a cube, the first click and drag defining the start of the cube, the release of the drag giving the size of the base and the third click giving ...
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How do you use blender [closed]

Like i have no idea what to do. However i won a comp where i made a magnificent monkey face. The judges got blown away by its hideousness. i just won a thousand bucks.
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Creating a parallel ellipse border? [duplicate]

Simply put, I've created an ellipse from rescaling a cylinder primitive to make a basic shield. Next, I used the inset to create an inset (obviously) and finally I extruded said inset on the z axis to ...

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