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

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Shrinkwrap a mesh without “squishing it” for 3d printing, blender 2.8

questions similar to this have been asked on here, but either it was prior versions of Blender and buttons are missing now, or it didn't exactly answer it. What I'm trying to do is apply a "decal" of ...
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How to animate folding a paper plane in blender 2.8

I have made a paper plane by folding a flat mesh plain with a mirror modifier. I would like to animate the folding from start to finish. Is there a quick simple way to do this?
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Casting lines on terrain

I have a DXF file which is a 2D file (all lines are on one layer), and I have a 3D terrain model. I'd like to cast these lines on terrain (to keep X,Y axis, and stretch with Z axis automatically). I ...
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Python script to randomize modifiers and their values applied to an object

I’m completely new to blender and python, only having marginal experience with C+. I have a personal project where I’d like to apply randomized generative modifiers, with their values themselves using ...
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Keeping array objects straight when duplicated along a 3D twisted curve in Blender 2.8

i have defined a 3d NURBS curve and want many copies of an object to be laid on the the 3D curve, but without any deformation or rotation on the object. I've tried using a curve + array modifier on ...
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Animating a mouth in 2D with blender 2.8

I am trying to animate a mouth using the time offset modifier. Which, essentialy for all those who are used to doing 2D animation with other software, is a form of frame picker. However, this is ...
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Blender Bend Deform Bot Working

I'm trying to make a circle with the bend modifier around Z axis, but I've got this. Any help, please?
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Wireframe modifier with intersection “nodes”

I want to learn how to add objects (in this case spheres) automatically at all the intersections of a wireframe modifier on an object. I'm pretty new to Blender and wanting to use it to create some ...
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Mirror and flip objects with mirror modifier

I have a environment that is mirrored and flipped along the world origin. I placed an Empty object at the world origin and applied a Mirror modifier for the objects to get mirrored along the Y axis, ...
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Why does a boolean difference turn into a union at certain points?

I have been having an issue while setting up a boolean difference to have a moving object cut away at another. Most of the animation, it works correctly. However, it seems that once the origin point ...
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Rotating object to axis

Is there a way to rotate my object such that it matches perfectly with the axis? I'm trying to mirror a spherical object but the mirrored product is always off due to (what I suspect to be) rotational ...
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is there a modifier to slightly shrink/grow mesh so it doesn't overlap?

I have build a building model in Blender. You can see through it (semi-transparent) to view the floors of the building. Those floors are simple planes that have a boolean modifier on it. The object ...
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Is it possible to fit an object to an arbitrary section of a curve?

Say I have three arrayed objects: one I want to fit to 0-38% of the curve, one from 38-75%, and one from 75-100%. Or even just one that I want to fit to 40-85%. Is this possible? As it is, the "Fit ...
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Specifying modifier valus

This might be a weird question but is there any way to specify a range of values in the modifiers tab specifically the edge split modifier it has a value in degrees which specifies the types of edges ...
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Data Transfer: how do I transfer only non existing vertex from one object to another?

I want to transfer some vertex weights using Data Transfer modifier They are identical. However, from the 'source object' just want only the non existing vertex of the target object. What parameter ...
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Problem: Wireframe on object with modifiers, autosmooth problem

I have Blender 2.8 and I want to ask two questions. I am trying make simple model of "sci-fi bulldozer". Q.1 - Is available to turn off wireframe on objects with modifiers? If i turn off wireframe (...
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Multires baking requires a multires object

I have an object with mirror and multires unapplied, and I want to bake it with higher details while maintaining optimization, but I get the message noted in the title of this post. Here are my ...
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Array With Function - Python

I want to aplly an Array Modifier using a function based on the counter number, for example, X Displace = Count**2, I tried to use ...
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How to conform a mesh ontop of another mesh?

I wanted to give my character a circle of differently colored belly fur, so I tried to place a circle onto the body. I was having trouble figuring out how to attach this to the main body, snapping ...
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Paper double folding - Issue with vertices in curves

I'm still a newbie. I'm trying to make this Paper double folding animation. Though I've succeeded in making it I'm not able to import the .abc file into KeyShot. Error that I receive is "Order 4 ...
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Bevel Modifier is Not Showing in Object Mode

I've applied a bevel modifier, and set the edge data to "weight". As you can see in the upcoming image, the modifier is working; but only in edit mode: When I go back into edit mode, it looks like ...
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How to fill a hollow object generated from solidify modifier?

I have a vertebrae with solidify modifier applied, I need to generate another vertebrae which perfectly fits the inside of the solidified one. I have been trying the Boolean modifier by simply ...
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Problem with Fracture Modifier deleting changes to mesh

If I create a cube, plane or grid and then Edit the vertices so that the vertices are displaced, applying the Fracture Modifier deletes those changes. The object returns to its original form. It ...
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Boolean on two simple bmesh

I'm a newbie in blender and I'm trying to play around with the boolean difference modifier. I have two concentric disks and I want to perform the boolean differece between them. I'm using the python ...
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How to seperate multiple object in Array modifier

I want help about seperating those multiple pins made in array so they can be edited on their own. I watched one tutorial and it says to go in edit mode, then press P to get to separation menu, and ...
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Using array and mirror for modeling

Hi Blenderstack commun:) Trying to create a certain pattern using Array modifier Mirror modifier and like maybe a shrink wrap? I think?... I'm trying to recreate the handle wrap without having to ...
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Where are the Settings for F-Curve Modifiers?

I tried to follow this, but I'm failing at seeing where the F-Curve modifier Settings are displayed. Once more, the Blender UI is failing me with its logic. According to the Manual they should be in ...
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How can I create a non-self-intersecting mesh from a line mesh?

I am currently working on creating a 3D model of a Lorenz system. I want a result fairly similar to the following picture from the Internet, minus the stand: To accomplish this, I created a C++ ...
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Boolean Modifier (Difference) Issue Persists Even After Applying All Transformations, Recalcing Normals, and Fixing Non-Manifolds

I've been wrestling with this issue for the past couple of hours. Here's the gist of it (version 2.8): I'm trying to "shave off" a piece of my mesh, and have a designated "knife" object. I intend on ...
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Exporting UV layout with modifiers applied

I'm trying to export an UV layout with subdivision surface modifier on to paint it in photoshop, but I'm failing to do so. Whenever I export it it gives me my lowpoly model UV map
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array and curve modifiers - rotated planes [duplicate]

I have created a simple road using path, array and curve modifiers. As you can see planes on the corner are rotated: I would like to create a road which change direction on the z axis but without ...
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Rigid Body stops at the upper surface of a hollow cube

I am very new to blender and so forgive me if the question sounds vague. I am trying to create a scenario where I have a hollow bin with cloth on its edges and drop some objects into it (In Blender 2....
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Modeling a curved ring projected to a circular top

I'm trying to model a ring with a special form. On one axis, the sides wider towards the top and at the same time the top part is making an oval like in this drawing: edit: here is an actual picture ...
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How do you create a slice of ocean with an animated surface in blender 2.8?

I am trying to do this... ... as featured in this post, but in blender 2.8. The only way that I can get anywhere close is to create an ocean slightly larger in X & Y than the cube, but shorter ...
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Is this a boolean, and if so how would I do this exactly?

Never done 3d modelling before. Using Blender 2.8. what I have is an outer wall (blue) with an inner room red), both with open doors. I want to add a floor (green) in the middle of the blue room ...
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Curves and curve modifier is a nightmare [duplicate]

I try to learn the basics about curves and curve modifiers. To do this, I tried to make a zipper. It was a catastrophe. Doesn't matter what tutorial i follow, the following things (one, more, or all) ...
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Array circular patern

So ive looked for answers but this is odd, my Rotation scale and location is all applied and fine but when i array my mesh around the axis it becomes smaller and rotates in an unpredictable way. Any ...
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Boolean creates open mesh / hollow

I have been trying to modify a STL file from thingiverse to hold a boat I modeled up. However, when I use the boolean difference operator it creates a hole in the mesh rather than forming around the ...
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What is the role of Auto-smooth?

I have noticed this: the "Auto-smooth" I can't figure out what is its' meaning. I understand that i can use it combing with the smooth shading. For example: A) FLAT B) SMOOTH C) SMOOTH & ...
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How can I use the curve modifier with curves that have sharp corners?

is there any way that I can get a mesh to follow sharp corner better. I'm using the array modifier and the curve modifier. As you can see from the image, the corner is very messy, so any suggestions ...
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How do you use the Boolean Modifier on an Ocean Modifier to cut a cube in half and apply a material to the bottom half only

I would like to create a cross section of a patch of ocean (animated surface at the top, terrain at the bottom and water in-between), the starting point is to create this... ... how can this be done ...
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Imported SL rectangular mesh doesn't allow edge loops after decimation modifier

OBJECTIVE : Import a rectangular box (Panel) from Second Life and use edge loops to cut a doorway/window through the panel, in Blender.. HISTORY : I have a rectangular box that I imported from Second ...
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Merging vertices and other tools ignoring SubSurf in 2.80

I'm trying to connect two shapes in blender but whenever I try to connect the vertices, whether it's through merging them individually (alt + m), using the bridge tool, or through Remove Doubles (now ...
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Difference Boolean 2.8 not working as expected; Weird shading and not removing face

I'm only on my third day of trying out Blender after hearing about 2.8 changing the workflow. I followed the classic donut tutorial and now I wanted to try a simple project of my own. I'm trying to ...
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Set active control point in script

How do set the control point of a bezier curve to "active" in script in 2.8? Like so: I want to hook it to a new object like so: ...
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How to bend and use on mesh (as shrink wrap)

I have mesh and i added array and tried with simple deform method. Did not work for me. With the shrink wrap modifier i tried that also did not work for me. I want to curve the mesh with array ...
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Cutting animation with moving objects

blenderartists! here is the problem that is can’t solve as for now, so maybe you guys can help me. here is an example of what should be done, at least it should look closely to that video: https://...
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why fit curve not working

I have a mesh with good verts. I want to fit it to the curve. I have set all the parameters. I dont want to have array and adjust the curve. Whats missing why its not taking the turn and making copies....
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Boolean + Particles to make randomly distributed pores throughout a mesh

I am looking to make a random distribution of pores throughout a mesh. The most straight forward approach (in my mind) is to model a few random pore shapes in a collection, use emitter to randomly ...
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Boolean Operation with Mesh From Bezier Curve

I am fairly new to blender but here goes. I am trying to make a mould for 3D printing and have encountered an issue. My mould is in several parts and along the seam of the parts I want to create a "...