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Questions tagged [modifiers]

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

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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 ...
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Blender fix mesh to work with bool tool or boolean modifier

I am trying to design a case for my raspberry pi and screen in blender to 3d print. I downloaded models for my raspberry pi and screen to use to make the case. I would like to use a difference boolean ...
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Problem with Boolean modifier-difference

I am modelling a PS4 where I need to make a hole in the console that resembles the PS4 logo. I have tried Boolean difference, it works for P and S but not for 4. Knife project also does not seem to ...
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Problem with Subdivision Surface around curves

I've looked high and low for fixes to my problem but have come to the conclusion that I am just not able to word my searches correctly, or that I have a very specific problem. Anyway, what I am ...
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Why clipping not working

I have a simple mesh. To the mesh i have mirror modifier and curve modifier. With the clipping option on. I want to extrude the gap between so that they attach to each other. But they do not. Any ...
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Fluid Obstacle while animated by modifier

I'm new to 3D animation, and was trying out Blender. I've come across an issue that I'm not sure how to fix. I wanted to try throwing fluid onto a subdivided plane, whose vertex's are being moved by ...
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How to get rid of vertice on the same high?

I have a question. How could I get rid of the vertice that is in the same high as the other vertice? I'm using booelan tools, but it's didn't work, because of these vertices. Thanks you.
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Want to undo a step but it is not in undo history [duplicate]

I applied subsurf modifier, saved the file and then quit the blender but when I reopned it I realized that I need to go back but it doesn't undo it and my undo history is empty. Can anyone help me?
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Strange artefacts when using Decimate modifier

While using a decimate modifier, I get these weird shading artifacts: I have managed to narrow it down to the Decimate Modifier causing the problem. What is causing this weird shading? How can I ...
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Why does displacement modifier produce a different (and unwanted) result when applied to a selected plane in a 3d object?

I am trying to model 3d blocks of terrain by adding topography to the upper face of a block diagram.
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Weird edges when using boolean modifier [duplicate]

I am trying to make a mouth on a sphere with the boolean modifier and it works well except for these weird edges/lighting bugs that are left behind! I can't seem to figure out what is wrong!
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Changing Material of mesh as it collides certain other mesh

I want to mesh and apply two materials to it. One when object is free and other when object is collided with other. I want only to change material of that part of mesh that is collided with other mesh,...
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array modifier overlapping

any help? i tried changing the mirage meter but no luck. https://www.dropbox.com/s/d8e3vht6vdg5pl6/s.blend?dl=0 this is the file also its 2.8
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How to remove Triangles and Ngons

I'm new to Blender and 3D modelling in general. I encountered a problem where I can't remove Tris/Ngons after using the boolean modifier (Union) to combine 2 objects to make the handle of a sword. ...
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Array along the curve keeping rotation and equal steps along an axis

Is there a way to control a position of arrayed objects by a curve keeping the rotation mode and equal steps of the array along an axis? (Detailed explanation at the screenshot applied) Thanks!
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Materializing a Boolean modifier in an animation

I'm trying to reproduce David's answer here, and make variations. When I assign a material other than transparent to the Boolean Difference cutting Cube, as in the attached blend file, the cutting ...
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How to add and use renamed Mirror modifier with Python?

In this code for 2.8, that works, I am creating a mirror modifier assigned to a cube. ...
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Using python to change the settings of all subdivision surface modifiers

I found this python script to add a subdivision surface modifier to all objects ...
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Explode modifier size change over time?

When using a particle system, it is possible to change certain values (size, emission rate, etc.) over time using textures. However, I cannot figure out how to do the same when using the "Quick ...
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How would you model a pyramid pattern?

I’m trying to model this kettle with a pyramid pattern on the lower side of the kettle. The problem that I am facing is that I have a Subdivision Surface modifier on the object to give it that smooth ...
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How can I view and edit modifier properties in the viewport in Blender 2.8?

I've just recently started playing around with Blender 2.8 after years of modelling in different software packages. I've memorized the most used keyboard shortcuts and customized most of the stuff, so ...
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How do you calculate Array Modifier with Relative Offset?

The pillar at center's width is 0.2 So I added 0.2 to basic 1.0 value of Array Modifier offeset but it didn't work as I expected. How do you calculate this to close the gap?
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What is the best way to model the intersection of multiple hard-surface pieces?

What is the best way to model the intersection of multiple hard-surface objects? Not technically different "objects" persay - but where different pieces meet visually. What are various ways of ...
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Audio visualisation

I have created a simple grid with a wave modifier, It looks like this right now. I want to have the wave be manipulated by audio. does anyone know how i can import audio tracks into blender and have ...
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animating a transforming elephant's trunk

I have a rather simple 2D model of an elephant. However I want the trunk to behave in very specific way. As it honks, I want the trunk to bend upwards, but then in the second half of the animation ...
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Multires displaying 1 subdiv. in preview, when set to 2-5 [Solved!]

This is only the description of my problem, with a solution in case someone runs in the same problem and hasn't the luck of stumbling over the answer. Problem description I've had this weird problem,...
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How to do an automatic wavy pattern on a random shape?

I need some help with this project, where I am comming up with 3 different wavy designs. I was thinking about another way of doing the pattern instead of what I am doing now, so I have more control ...
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How to quickly fix (or avoid) the n-gons caused by boolean operation?

I'm trying to model a pistol slide with grooves in it which is supposed to look like this: What I did was creating an array of cubes and subtracting it from the slide with boolean modifier. This ...
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Export an animated modifier… To unity

I am trying to make a turntable diorama for Wallpaper engine, and I want to import it to Unity. But I am having problems with the fact that I used modifiers to animate leaves. I tried to bake the ...
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Is there a way to change the default Booean operation type?

I use the Boolean modifier a lot and almost always use the "Difference" option. It would be great if I could make that the default rather than "Intersection". Is there a way to do this?
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Close hole after using screw modifier

I am trying to create a specific kind of look on a mesh, as to be seen on the following picture: https://www.bz-berlin.de/data/uploads/multimedia/archive/00375/Merida2_375848a-724x432.jpg Doesn't ...
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Why is there a crease in my mesh when I enable subdivision surface?

I have a dinosaur mesh (more or less thanks to this). Around the 11:55 mark or so, he shift+d's the toe from one side of the foot to the other. However, I observe that whenever I turn on subdivision ...
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Apply particle system (Beta 2.80)

I have a particle system on a sphere. The particles are another object (small spikes). I supposed that convert in the modifier panel would apply it to my object. But when I export as an .fbx or .obj ...
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Creating a 3D printable 2- part mold which are separable for a curved shell

My Question is about creating a 3D printable negative mold for an irregular concave mesh/object which has an outer convex and inner matching concave surface with irregular outline/edge. I have made a ...
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Solidify modifier thinner near edges

I have a house that I'm trying to make it seem normal by attaching the solidify modifier to it. After doing this, the thickened faces seem to be thinned out when near edges. look here. In the last ...
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Can't thicken parts, slicers don't recognize said parts

I'm trying to 3D print a statue of a character that has a thin skirt. Problem comes in when I export and load it into a slicer, both Cura and S3D, it doesn't recognize sections of the skirt and won't ...
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Curve- and Array Modifier won't align with the curve [duplicate]

I am a bit desparate with one problem. I am having a bezier curve, which I want to add some meshes to with the array modifier, in combination with the array modifier. Problem is, no matter which axis ...
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Should you ALWAYS use Blender's subsurface modifier? [closed]

I'm creating a spaceship right now and was wondering if it's always necessary to use a subsurface modifier? I've used the modifier in my mesh so far, but it would be much easier to not use it. I hate ...
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Plane to 3D Object

absolute beginner here, I'm trying to get a 3D printable .obj or .stl file by using a displacement modifier from a greyscale heightmap on a simple plane in blender. In order to be printable, the ...
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Absolute Location of a Mesh with Curve Modifier Applied

I animated a plane moving continuously in the y axis. It has a curve modifier applied, and follows the curving path. A change in the planes x location is not reflected in the plane's object properties....
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Array not looking smooth in render along a path

I have an array modifier attached to a curve with a curve modifier. I want to make the crease in between each cube smooth but it's not working. I've applied the array modifier and smoothed the faces, ...
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2.79 Multiple displace mods with different uv-maps and textures

I have a model of a glass. I want to create three different displacements: one along the rim one in the middle one at the bottom. I nearly succeeded there - I assigned a new material to, say, the ...
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Shading after Boolean

How do i fix this kind of shading after using boolean mod? EDIT: I can make the shading better by applying the modifiers and fixing the topology this way.
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Bevel modifier buckling bug

I've noticed on the bevel modifier that edges at vertex junctions of three or more bevels actually buckle in and out when using a profile of 1. I want these to be straight and not bow out/in since I'm ...
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Is there a way to change the phase of a wood texture?

Is there a way to change the phase of the wood texture that is used for a Displacement Modifier?
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Is it possible to “pack” a .mdd mesh cache animation into the .blend?

I've successfully loaded a mesh cache .mdd file to create an animated mesh. However, if I choose File > External Data > Pack All Into .blend the mesh sequence ...
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Animate a plane that transforms to a mesh? [duplicate]

How could I animate a plane that transforms to a sphere using Blender ? I know you can transform a cube to a sphere using shape keys, but is this possible for a plane ?