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 obtain a set of separate objects from an Array Modifier (or other method) and keep their rotation and scale?

I have been looking for methods to create a set of objects from an Array Modifier. Normally one creates an Array, sets an Array Offset and manipulates it so that the transformation propagates to all ...
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How to create a flare lighting up the background [duplicate]

Hello! I am a Blender 2.8 beginner. I want that little sphere at the back to act like a Sun and light up some of the background, kind of like this: But I have no idea how to achieve that. Can ...
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I have a problem with modeling with Shrinkwarp

I am modeling using ShrinkWarp. by the way after applying Shrinkwarp to some part of modeling rather than the whole part using Vertex Group, if I set the modifier order to Subdivision>ShrinkWarp, ...
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Can't seem to move or duplicate a mesh as expected in Object mode. What on earth have I done? [duplicate]

Ok I don't know if I'll explain this properly. I have no idea what I've selected to make this happen but it's messing with my head. In my current project I cannot move a mesh in Object mode, I need to ...
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Bone mesh movements behave differently when exported to Unity

I've been working a lot on a 3D game, for which i model all assets in blender. I've finished a character, but am having a lot of trouble with how Unity translates certain bone movements in from ...
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Why are these edges appearing in the render?

Is there any easy way to get rid of the visible triangles in the final rendering? It seems the subdivison in some places is more intense than in others. Or is the only solution to rebuild the mesh?
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How do I disable cursor tool in 2.79? [duplicate]

How do I disable cursor tool in 2.79. I think I might have the wrong name but this is the only name I know of for the tool. I can't click on my model or move it, the only thing that moves is a circle ...
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Lines on Donut after texture painting

I've been following the BlenderGuru's tutorial, I'm at the last part of level 2. unfortunately I found this weird line (looks like'N's) on the inside of my donut. I've just finished doing texturing ...
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Merging objects while preserving the look of being several pieces?

I'm working on modeling realistic furniture. A real drawer is not one piece, but six; a bottom, side, side, back, and front. Like this: Having six separate objects is difficult to work with. But when ...
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How do I go about creating a shoreline with seafoam and working waves with an ocean modifier on a plane?

My biggest trouble I'm having isn't the water, it's mostly getting the water to come along shore in a good looking manner, I don't even plan on doing animations with the scene, just stills. I just can'...
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How to make low poly -> high poly without loosing the edges?

I am learning blender, and I discovered the Layer brush in sculpt mode - it worked great for what I was after, except I noticed only after hours of sculpting that it didn't use Dyntopo for some reason!...
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Why does the entire mesh move in this model? [duplicate]

I am trying to create my first model in Blender using this tutorial (you can see the files of the model here). In the video (04:25), when one vertex is pulled down, only some of the vertices of the ...
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How can I create complex edge profiles on columns?

I'm a complete beginner to Blender and I'm trying to create an accurate model of the Tuscan Order, based on William Chambers' "Treatise on Civil Architecture" from 1759. So far I've made a ...
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How to make a smooth object look less 'lumpy'

I'm editing an object. Here's how it looks when editing: and here's how it looks when rendered, with a subdivision surface modifier: That outer surface just doesn't look as smooth as I'd like. You ...
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How can elements be selected and moved properly?

I'm having trouble selecting and moving elements in a model. The recording and file is here. Steps to replicate: Select element (i.e. face) Move outward Move inward Tap on first selected element ...
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Sculpting brushes other than the grab brushes aren't affecting most of my mesh

All of the blue and red/orange brushes aren't doing anything when applied to the upper part of my hair object mesh. I've tried flipping the normals and recalculating them, didn't change it. Trying it ...
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Some faces not showing in modelling, but visible in sculpting mode

I'm pretty new to blender. I was working on a model, and after some accidental key typing, I can only see some faces of my model in modelling mode, however, in layout and any mode that won't clearly ...
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Make a hemisphere with creases

I need to model the white hemisphere on top of the telescope tower of this observatory. As you can see, the hemisphere is not smooth, but it has some regular reliefs (I think they are called creases, ...
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Shape key edit mode, transform handles not located at selected vert

Armature character mesh posed into position. made shape key. enter edit mode. click a vert, the movement handles are located at the mesh's original position, pre-armature in the stack. floating in ...
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Blender cloth animation isn't working properly?

I am using Blender 2.8 and I have been trying to make a realistic-looking fabric on my bowl. But it is starting animation early and becoming something like in the photo. I have tried it on a cube to ...
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Why are my objects black?

My models are black in the material preview and render view. The problem arised when I turned on my project. Everything worked before. I added the screenshot below.
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Why are my object's shadows so janky?

I'm trying to sculpt some stylized boulders for use in Unreal Engine. I got something I'm happy with: However, whenever there is light on them, the shadows look pretty messed up: After digging ...
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Is there a tool in blender that is similar to the 'blend' tool in Illustrator?

I'm a graphic designer who's been using blender for fun and making mockups for my projects, and I'm looking to make a textbook model. Now I know there are other convincing ways to model a book, but ...
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Blender 2.83: When I move my object the force field effect does not move with the object

I created a space ship. I used particles and a force field to direct the engine exhaust. It looks perfect after running animation. It renders very well. However, after the selection of all possible ...
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Is it possible to resize faces/edges/vertices to a specific size?

I have some previous experience from both Hexagon and 3DS Max. And you can easily resize a face, edge or a group of vertices to a precise number in both platforms. For example, you can create a 2x2x2 ...
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How to create old looking/ cracked glass

I am looking for old looking cracked glass for a window in a shack scene. I have looked everywhere but can find a tutorial or material or model on this please can someone help me on this thanks
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grab issue in blender 2.83.1 [duplicate]

I have upgraded from blender 2.79 to 2.83.1, and then I can not grab mesh, only the origin dot is moving but the mesh stay in place. This was working with 2.79 version.
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Making a mouth in sculpt

I've been making a dragon head in sculpt and the head has no hole where the mouth cavity is. I already made a mouth cavity inside the head. is there a way to join them together so the exterior of the ...
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Animating a model but parts are separating?

I'm developing a mod for Pokemon Sword that replaces a Pokemon with Orpheus from the Shin Megami Tensei series. I reassigned all of the different parts of the model to vertex groups to be used with ...
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How can I make a repeating wave?

What is a good way to make a repeating wave without having to manually select every other face and drag it along an axis? I'm trying to make a very long wave and it would save me a lot of time on this ...
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How to make balls fall in Blender without passing through each other?

I am trying to make an animation to look like this. Do you have any suggestions on how i can make many balls like this fall down on to each other? I do not want them to pass through each other and ...
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Animation object position..origin point, proper pivot

Can someone please tell me a better way to keep objects aligned when animating them. What i'm currently doing is moving the cursor and the origin point to a vertice at the corner of the object and ...
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Background image not displayed [closed]

I'm a beginner in Blender 2.8. I tried adding a background image using the environment texture, but it isn't getting displayed. Can somebody please tell me what to do?
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Embedding a sphere within a hemisphere

I am new to Blender and would like to create a model for my chemistry students where I show a section of a 2s orbital. Basically this means creating a fuzzy sphere of one color embedded at the center ...
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Derformities in mesh: This is what happens after I Shade Smooth + Subdivision Surface

I'm a beginner in Blender. I'm currently following a tutorial for a character mesh, and I'm following it very closely. I ran into an issue with the foot. To close the sides of it with a face, I was ...
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Which 3d software is right for me? [closed]

I know this place is a Blender community but i wonder what is the best 3d software for me. The reference of the my work I want is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02k126v3Zu4 / https://www.youtube.com/...
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Strategy for creating this model in Blender from scratch

I'm quite new to Blender and decided to start by trying to model a fairly simple part from scratch, but it is proving to be much more challenging than I anticipated. I modeled the part in Fusion 360 ...
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Strange deforming Hand with Subdivision Surface Modifier

i followed a Tutorial for a female Hand and everything worked well so far and helped me lot with Topology. But now i try to make the third finger. Sadly no they deform in a way i dont expect. I tried ...
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How can I Bevel this sphere correctly?

I'm modeling this lamp, and when I try to make that curve, with the edge selected in the image at its center, the bevel doesn't limit itself within the other two edges at both sides, it extends as I ...
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Object must be linked but can't delete it

I haven't been modeling long and completely fubar'ed my model so i had to go in a clean it up but i can't seem to to get rid of this one piece. I tried unlinking, didn't work & if i try to just ...
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Fog in Blender? [duplicate]

I have a quick question. I started using blender 6 days ago and decided to create car model and animate it. I did and decided to set it in a city scene. All good but i didn't find any good textures ...
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how to cut a sine shape on a cylinder

Trying drawing a sinelike shape on a cylinder Hi, I am trying to draw the picture below. I tried using boolean modifier on the cylinder but, I couldn't create an object that would like on the picture ...
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How to model spherical corners

I am looking to recreate the object shown below but with a better topology. However, I cannot work out how I would model such a shape. The important details I am trying to achieve is having the ...
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Rigid object behaving differently in Object and Edit mode

Hello, plese help. How to fix this issue. In edit mode it look good, but if not..
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Hard Ops/ Box Cutter Add-On weird artifact on screen

After installing HardOps, BoxCutter and MiraTools Addons to blender from this tutorial HardOps/BoxCutter Installation when i switch into edit mode i get strange artifacts on the object selected and if ...
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vertices are not aligned on top view and side view

I'm modelling a car which isn't completed yet but my question is that the circled vertices are aligned from the right side of the car as shown in the picture below but from the top view they aren't ...
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Why is blender smoothing almost everything, but not everything?

I'm new to Blender, but I really wanted to take advantage of the sculpting. I exported a OBJ file from Maya, so I can sculpt more details on to the model. However, when I switch to sculpt mode, some ...
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When using snap to face, vertices on other side of mesh go to random positions and mesh becomes a crumpled mess

I'm new to blender and trying to follow this tutorial, but the snap to face tool ends up making the mesh all crumpled and vertices go to random positions for no reason. Is there any way to fix this?
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Proper modeling to sculpting process

So here is the issue I am facing. I first model my ... well.. model and I then bring it to sculpting and at around 1milion+ polygons ( or tris and other stuff) I start getting really laggy. I mean my ...
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Objects flying around head / effect

I am making a 3D character model for a short film based on a painting I did a while back and I want to create and effect for the hair that simulates things flying around his head, like this - https://...

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