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Questions tagged [modifiers]

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

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Extrusion for 3D printing

I am trying to make this into a solid object so it could be 3D printed. In other words I am trying to make this into a rectangular prism with the trench engrave in the prism. So I want to extrude the ...
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How to avoid faces overlapping when bridging edge loops

I want to create a bottom wall and to do it i add a circle and then use "bridge edge loop" But the result is strange: I don't want a face also inside circle (beacause it will be a hole). I hope can ...
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When printing an Object (with Cura) the Hole disappears

I created an object (gear with hole) to print with my 3D printer. I don't know the reason but when I want to print it, the hole of gear disappears. .blend file:
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Boolean modifier - Difference, doesn't cut both sides of a cylinder

Create two cylinders and difference the smaller one from the larger cylinder. Then construct rectangular cubes to cut across diameter of the hollow cylinder created above. The cubes only cut at one ...
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Boolean Union couldn't be executed

I have two meshes which I believe to be manifold. Blender union says it can't be executed. In searching for an answer, interior or duplicate faces were suggested as a problem. I don't remember ...
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How to apply shrink wrap modifier on part of mesh? [duplicate]

as you can see I applied shrink wrap modifier on the towel but I don't want it to apply below the knees.
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Can't undo subdivision surface modifier

After I was done modelling almost all the parts, I increased the view count in subdivision surface modifier and applied to all of the meshes. Now when I toggle to the edit mode, there are thousands of ...
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Modifier: Remeshing with blocks. What's the algorithm?

In Blender there is a function representing your object with cubes (where you can find it: see attachment). This makes the object look like Minecraft style (see attachment). This "Minecraft style" is ...
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Heatweighting issue - Can't resolve it (armature) TOO MANY VERTICES

I'm kinda desperate here. I had a project due tonight and I can't animate this teddy bear. I have over a million vertices and I have no idea how. I already tried to remove the doubles, did the boolean ...
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Plane mesh with curve modifier problem

I have a problem with a plane mesh and a curve modifier. When I start an animation the plane is moving as a red arrow shows but I would like to that the plane would move as a blue arrows shows (...
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How to duplicate an object in 2.8 via the Python API, without using bpy.ops.object.add_named()

I know how to successfully duplicate an object by using bpy.ops.object.add_named(name = 'TemplateObjectName') If the template object named 'TemplateObjectName' ...
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How do I construct this japanese bowl?

So I'm pretty new to Blender and I want to create a model of this Japanese bowls that aren't uniformly round, instead they have these larger polygons on the outside, as you can see in the picture. I ...
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UV Mapping a face that has Subdivision modifier on it?

Here is a UV Map of the face: You see that the letters come all the way to the edge of the hexagon. Here is what it looks like, OK? Ah, but that’s with “Display modifier in Edit mode” turned OFF. ...
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How to figure “Array” modifier offset when using “Subdivision” modifier as well?

First of all, I’ve seen how using the Subdivision Surface modifier on a cylinder will shrink the radius. But, the Transform pane shows the actual, new dimensions, so it’s easy to fix: type the ...
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Blender 2.8 Subsurf Modifier really weird

when I try to use the subsurface modifier in 2.8 the object gets totally deformed. Is this a bug because I know this works in 2.79. thanks
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Can't find active f-curve panel

I just started Blender 2 months ago and i'm having a great time. I'm trying to add a noise f-curve modifier to my camera movement to create shakiness for a toaster animation kind of thing. However ...
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Morphing 3D objects in Blender

I'm thinking about morphing a frog into an octopus in an animation. So I was thinking about modeling/sculpting the two animals, then baking them onto low poly meshes with vector displacement (...
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Real time symmetry modeling

In maya there a way to move vertices or whatever in symmetry without using a modifier. That is usefull in making changes after a model with its uvs for example are already made and you want to tweek ...
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How to make a thruster flame in blender?

I made an Iron Man Model but I want to make thruster for his palm and foot. His palm has a 5cm circle while his foot has a 7cm one for the thruster. Palm Foot I tried from this video: https://youtu....
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Boolean Difference failed - Give me an alternative

I often model separate pieces and modify them with boolean operations to get to a final result. I'm stuck with a quarter of a cone intersecting with a hollowed cube (think of an inverted tray). My ...
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How to model a ridged cone (using modifiers)?

See the picture at the bottom for what I want to model. I’m using Blender 2.8 Beta. I was thinking an open cone (that is, bottom face removed) with some modifiers applied, and a creative texture, ...
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Remove Parts of a Flat Plane

I'm trying to start my model with a basic flat plane to represent a floor. It isn't a square room, there are alcoves and other things that make the room irregular. I've been trying to work out how ...
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Engraving went Wrong

I dont know what happened the rest worked well but the main one didnt and its has done this weird glitch sort of thing.
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Arrays: Different image texture

I've been looking around a little but could not find a definitive answer for this: Can I setup my nodes in a way that allows for randomly selecting one out of multiple image textures using an array? ...
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Blender Crashing

So, as I was going through some of my Blender files changing the render time Subsurface values from 4 to 3 and enabling the 'Use OpenSubdiv' to speed up viewport animations, Blender would just freeze ...
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Problem with Boolean-difference modifier – or – How to model a cuboid with two cylindric holes

Simplified: I want to generate a cuboid with cylinders as holes in Blender. When I add with a difference-modifier, I come to pretty common problems/limitations. There are lots of tips or advice ...
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Boolean modifier not working for simple objects

I am trying to make a floor plan which I can 3D print. I started by using a base cuboid, and then added rooms of specific dimensions with the hope of using the Boolean difference to remove the volume ...
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SVG file with curve modifier possible with curves?

I would like to edit my imported SVG file with a Curve Modifier. However, the bottom line of my g does not match the rounding of the circle and on closer inspection this problem occurs with every ...
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adding a boolean modifier to a rig/bone character

so I was doing animation and wanted to add boolean to a character but I can't find the modifier tab is there any way I could add a boolean modifier? I've searched the web but couldn't find anything ...
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Array modifier not duplicating around an empty

I am very new to Blender but I have spent at least eight hours trying to solve my problem using You tube tutorials with no luck I am trying to use the array modifier to put treads around a torus. In ...
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How to show (only) portions of Wireframe modifier? (Version 2.8)

I’ve modeled a group of rays emerging from a single point by using the Wireframe modifier, then cutting off the ring on the bottom via a Boolean Difference. But how can I show just some of the rays, ...
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How can I use Mesh as a Tile on Geometry?

I am currently developing a scene and some assets to work with. I'm not using any UV mapping or texturing as I'm going for an old polygonal 90's look. I have a 'Grass' mesh that I want to use as a ...
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Boolean Difference not working as expected

I'm three days into Blender (and loving it!) so please don't be too harsh. For my small project I decided to create a lightbulb and I'm struggling with the base. My goal was to model a screw thread ...
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Blender 2.8 Array Circle along plane

I still have no good solution on how to create an array modifier for an object to 1) Rotate in a circle (I know it can be done with an empty that is rotated) but... (see 2) 2) The objects should ...
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F-curve modifier animation - whole values only

Is there a method to have the graph editor only use whole values between key frames? I've tried linear interpolation as to remove any ease in/out. For example: I have key frames at frame 1 and 100 ...
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Separating Mirrored object; mirroring all of selected

I'm trying to mirror the ball and chain object across the vertical plane there. Everytime I do so it only mirrors part of it (the ball part as seen below). I would like to know how to make it so the ...
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How do you edit an f curve modifier?

I added a noise f-curve modifier to a graph, but it's too jittery. How can I lower the amplitude and frequency of the noise?
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Blender can't add armature anymore

So I recently encountered an error where I cannot add an armature to my mesh, so I reinstalled Blender and the issue still persists, I've tried looking up other answers, there's no vertex weight ...
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Array of planes with different static textures

I'm designing and rendering a deck of cards. Right now, I have a fan that looks like this: [removed] So my main goal is to do the same thing, but have it show the individual faces of the cards. I ...
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Build modifier - Bake object or Halt animation

Is there a method of baking an object so it holds it's current state? For example at frame 60 (60% built) on the time line the object is what I would like to hold for re-animating. The actual build ...
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How do I change the render order in the blender 2.8 2D animation tool

I started experimenting with the 2D animation tool yesterday but while using the array modifier to make a crowd I had the problem that all objects that overlapped overlapped the exact opposite way you'...
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hair explosion in blender 2.79

Following some advice from other forums when i searched for a solution i have been able to reduce the amount that the hair has exploded, which was terrible, the entire frame was filled with hair, but ...
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Join text to object

I'm new to Blender and 3d and I have a question. I have followed a tutorial about chipping wood to a text animation. I.e it's a block of wood that gets chipped and then reveals a text in it. This ...
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Deformations when using subdivision surface

I'm really happy with this model because its simple and low poly, but when i try to use a subdivision surface modifier, some places where i kinda cheated the result, like merging vertices or whatever, ...
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How to access Fracture Cells / Fracture Modifier in Blender 2.80?

I recently switched to Blender 2.80 and while trying to do some modelling using old online tutorials, I found that Blender 2.80 doesn't seem to have Fracture Cells / Fracture Modifier feature at where ...
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How to combine faces of an array (roof)?

The goal is to combine the faces, instead of having them overlap. That overlap of faces actually is very chaotic and difficult to combine if I make the object that I'm arraying (a spherical fragment) ...
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Can a Mesh Deform modifier be successfully used with a fluid simulation?

At the bind event of the Mesh Deform modifier there is no warning yet When the frame is changed a warning is issued in the Mesh Deform modifier ... verts changed from 8888 to 8800 ... two different ...
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How to create solid height field from image?

I want to simulate caustics generated by free form lens using Blender and Lux Core Render as a geometric optical simulator. I know how to create height field surface from a gray scale image using ...
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Modeling the grooves of a key

I am trying to recreate the usual grooves you'd see in a common machined key at the area shown in the image: So far, I have tried both beveling an area and extruding down and even resorted to a ...
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See vertex count of subdivided object before applying modifier

There are answers about the info bar (by default at the bottom right of Blender 2.8) but it seems it only shows current stats on the selected object (when in edit mode) and not what the stats will be ...