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Questions tagged [modifiers]

Modifiers are automatic operations that affect an object in a non-destructive way.

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Interior Vertexes and Faces Post Boolean

I am attempting to model a screw so that I can 3d print them if my son looses them. I thought this would be a good time for me to play with the new blender 2.80. (why do people keep calling this ...
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How to edit or hide modifiers in 2.8?

Can I edit the modifiers applied to an object? https://ibb.co/9stPR5L There is a subsurface modifier applied to the orange part and I'd like to hide it to work on the shape better. After applying a ...
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Engrave, Boolean Modifier

how are you? . i am modeling a soap with engraved text on it, as shown in the attached image. but when i use the Boolean modifier on the soap with the wanted text the whole mesh of the soap mess up as ...
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black cracks/ fragments across multiple objects in final render

In my render I have been working on there are multiple objects which have black "cracks" traveling through them, despite not being parented or part of the same mesh. The normals are not inverted, the ...
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Align normals to camera with material nodes

I am using the Normal Edit modifier (aka Set Split Normals) on directional mode to align an object's normals towards the camera. This gives me some of the shading that I want. However, it causes me to ...
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Can Array modifier work in global coordinates?

These two black marked object are joint together, I want them to multiple with array modifier in red axes, but unfortunately array modifier copies the object in blue axes. How can achieve this?
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Problem with a simple physic simulation using python scripting

I am very new at blender and I want to make a simple simulation in blender. I used boolean operation to model the bowl-like shape. And I dropped the cube into the bowl. When I play the simulation via ...
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Boolean Modifier not working at all

The Boolean Modifier isn't working at all, just leaving these weird lines:
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merging bended solid tubes organically

being a complete noob in blender, I wisely chose a quite complex object as my first project ;-) - the objects should have precise dimensions (which I managed more or less) - the tubes should have a ...
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Subdivision Surface Modifier gives unwanted results

I've designed a Formula 1 steering wheel. At the back of the real thing, there are screw holes which I want to add. The steering wheel object has got a Subdivision Surface Modifier turned on. When I ...
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Animation Nodes and Boolean Modifier

Using this setup in animation nodes I created a phantom effect for my text with a wave modifier, but when I apply a boolean modifier it gets rid of the transparency of my text. Is there a way to apply ...
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How to engrave text without boolean modifier?

As the boolean modifier messes up my image texture and cannot re unwrap. I need to find another way of engraving my text.
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python : creating 4D simplex by connecting all vertices with ever possible triangular face

I'm creating higher dimensional shapes (4+ dimensions) and for a simplex, every vertex is connected so that any 3 vertices you pick form a triangle. this is simple to do with shapes with a low vertex ...
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How to strip off a final object(mesh) into many separate segments

I have a final mesh and whant strip off it to many separate objects, wanna create parametric furniture. I find video only for 3d max, they used Splines section, how to achieve the same result. Plz ...
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Using Wave Modifier instances in Animation node

In animation nodes is it possible to take an object data path output and run it with an instancer? I am trying to give a ghost type effect to the wave modifier on text. Throught the wave of the ...
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Wave modifier Propagate Vertically

I might just be trying the wrong tools for the job. But im trying to get a wave modifier to propagate it's waves vertically without having to model at a 90 degree angle.(i like the assigned rotation ...
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Curving mesh to other mesh

As a note: below images are a massively simplified representation. The actual objects contain way more vertex. With a lot of manual labour I can reach my goal but since I need to process lots of ...
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How to create rounded shape of the grill?

Hello and best regards to everyone viewing this post! I am quite new to 3d art and blender in particular, so seeking for some help out here. I am creating a 3d model of B&W 803 D3 speaker The ...
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How to simplify or aggregate a mesh with 20.000 tris?

How can I simplfy or aggregate a mesh which consists of more than 20.000 tris and faces into an object with less tris? I have tried the decimate modifier to collapse, which removes some tris (not ...
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Can you have linked boolean modifiers that update with source file changes?

So, I'm currently using Blender as CAD software for 3D printing. (yeah, I know, but I'm on Linux and FreeCAD is essentially unusable, so I'm making do.) I've got a large set of prints I'm working on ...
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How can I use a block size of 1m for different sized models using the remesh modifier?

I have models that are different sizes, and I am using the Remesh modifier with block mode selected. How can I keep the block size at a very specific size (1m in my case), regardless of the size of ...
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non-linear scaling of STL-files along the Z-Axis

I have an STL that is about 400mm in Z. I would like it to scale for example 2% for the first 100mm and 1% the rest of the 300mm. This should work for objects that are shorter than 400mm but still ...
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Array Modifier Object Offset acting odd

I'm pretty new to Blender so I apologize is this is a silly issue or has been answered before.. I'm trying to make a wagon wheel, but whenever I add the array modifier and apply 'Object Offset', in ...
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Trouble boolean joining objects. Blender export perceived as separate objects.

I'm working on a ring I am willing to print out. I've sent my stl export to the printing place, but they claim that mesh I've sent consists of 3 separate objects. But when I'm working on blender, ...
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Array modifier - why is the source object tripled?

I don't understand why is the source object: BaseDeco 1, tripled when I apply the array modifier, with offset based on an Empty (BaseDeco 1 Empty)? It is tripled - there are 3 sources from which the ...
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Intersecting Three Cylinders

You would think this would be very simple, but I've had no luck so far, so I'm posting here. I'm trying to generate this shape (courtesy WolframAlpha). This is simply the intersection of three ...
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Moving All Verts Equal Distances

I'm creating some clothing for my game for my NPCs. When working inside blender everything is perfect and shows no character mesh showing through until I get into Unity and start animating the NPC. I'...
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Mesh distorted/stretched out with Array along curve

I have tried all the solutions on stackexchange for this issue, but I still cant get it to work. I have a wire segment that I am trying to duplicate along a curve with the Fit curve option. The wire ...
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Boolean tool won't consider any other objects

I'm trying to make a model that requires the Boolean tool. For some reason, the menu to select the object to Boolean doesn't display any of the other objects at all. When using the eyedropper tool, it ...
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I want to make a flatened cube take the shape of a face

I am hoping to get some assistance in something I need for a project. I am needing the cube here in the photos to actually take a fairly accurate impression of that face into the cube. for my images ...
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How to emboss and export 3d dwg file

I have created a vector logo in Coreldraw and exported as svg and imported in Blender. How can i bevel this type of bevel. I want to engrave on wood so the company need 3d dwg file with 6mm deep with ...
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Opposite of Cage Deform

Is there something like cage mesh deform, but instead of the cage being larger, it is smaller than the mesh to deform? The only similar effect I know is the envelope deform that armatures can have, ...
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I can't find the modify option

when i select my model i dont get a modifier thing to appear, i am very new to this. what am I doing wrong? (picture shows what im seeing in properties with my model selected)
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Solidify modifier distorts upon applying modifier

I am attempting to apply a solidify modifier to some shorts that has an armature modifier applied to follow a human model. In one of the poses the solidifier modifier looks as expected: When i hit ...
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Can't apply any modifiers [duplicate]

as you can see it says modifiers can not be apllied in multi user data what is the meaning of that?please someone help me
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Boolean not working :(

I am trying to make the anvil in Blender Guru's tutorial, but it won't let me do the boolean part where he makes a cut in the anvil. When I do the boolean cut the inside has a cut, but there is a ...
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Only one wall are not displayed holes. I use Boolean Modifier (Difference)

Got a problem with one wall. At the walls I use Boolean Modifier for my sockets on one wall I see the holes for the sockets, on the other wall i see no holes. I don't think the problem is Blender, ...
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Boolean non working, shows red box in the modifier panel

I'm using Blender 2.79 with factory defaults. I select the default cube, then Add Modifier > Boolean, it shows a red box in the modifier options. I then duplicate the cube, select both, again Add ...
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How to use different offset for each duplicate created with array modifier?

I would like to generate several copies of an object, but place them at specific locations. One way I thought I could do that was to use the array modifier, but have it use different relative offset ...
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How to modell this shape?

I am trying to modell the shape on this image. But as you can see the middle part on the image is more narrow than what would come out of the boolean operation in my modell. How do can I modell the ...
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There is no data transfer in modifier

I am currently using Blender 2.70 And I've noticed that there is the "data transfer" tab missing in my blender. If not, where else can I find that?
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Displacing a grid of objects

I would like to displace a grid of objects based on a black-and-white image. This seems simple, but I need a path to making this happen. Original example at the top, general output below. Thank you.
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How to merge two objects in edit mode without shading and UV errors?

So I've been modelling a club chair and i need to connect these two together without causing shading errors: I tried merging vertices, but it causes shading errors which cannot be fixed via edge ...
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fps drop Multiresolution modifier

The Situation I modeled a Human mesh for an RPG-Game and created severel animations. I reworked the mesh and sculpted ( the first time ) using The multiresolution modifier like in a tutorial. ...
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Is there any ways to extrude(or offset) faces that already have mapping?

Hello would anyone please advice any good ways(modifier?) to extrude the existing faces that with mappings like the following picture shown? I want them extruded proportional. The picture shown was ...
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Freaky subdivision with n-gons (2.8)

I'm modeling a GoPro camera, and am using circular n-gons to make a set of nested depressions for the lens. The model without subsurf looks like this: (n-gons in question are around the outer edge of ...
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How convert particle system to mesh blender 2.8

I tried convert my particle system to mesh but I don't have any convert button under modefier setup. What did I do wrong?
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Problem with Curve Modifier in Animation Nodes

I instance a curve on the vertexes of a circle mesh. I create a plane with a curve modifier and instance it. I loop through the curve and plane instances, assigning each plane a curve to the modifiers[...
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Problems using joined objects as a boolean cutter

I used 3 objects to create the shape I wanted to create a hole in another object. I joined the three objects into one but when I do the boolean operation it leaves a hole that looks like I used the ...
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Is it important to model a car to be subdivided in all quads or will tris work?

Merry Christmas Everyone I'm having a hard time modeling a car. My true question is, is it a must that my car model will be made only of quads? I tried this method but it seems like I'm creating ...