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Questions tagged [modifiers]

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

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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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2.8. Grease pencil, build modifier seems to be ignored when i render animation

I'm trying to render a grease pencil animation created with the build modifier. the modifier works as expected when i navigate through the timeline, but seems to be ignored when i render animation (...
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Boolean modifier difference not engraving correctly

I am trying to make some custom chess pieces. I am just trying to engrave some images onto the chess piece but when I use the boolean difference modifier, the piece goes crazy and doesn't really ...
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Random position in Editing mode (Python Code)

Okay folks, here's a question for some of you python pro's. I am trying to randomize the position of an object in blender. Here's the catch: The object is a cylindrical array. To put it in another ...
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Boole Cut Surface Material

I have a Boole, which I don't plan to commit, so that it can be animated. I'd like the cut surface to be a different color than the object that I'm cutting. Is there a way to do this, or maybe a ...
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How create a cube with a rippled surface

I'd like to create a cube with one side rippled in the form of a sine wave. Here's what I've done so far: I wrote a Python function to create a sine wave curve I extruded the curve to form a 2d ...
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Bend mesh tire tread

After modelling a tread of a tire and applying an array modifier, Image "e" shows that the modelled tread needs a little bending to to make a everything line up as it should. Tried simple deform ...
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Edges not following the mesh in edit mode?

Maya user moving to blender, not sure why my edges are being overlapped by the surfaces instead of following them. Object mode displays the edges the way I would prefer to edit them.
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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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Create this procedural animation with a script?

Ok, Im making trees using the skin modifier, which has the option to automatically make armatures along the curve when done extruding. (each of the lines turns into a bone) I want to animate these ...
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How can I create dynamic brick/tile-like geometry?

I want to create something like this: The key requirements are: Must be actual geometry. I'm going to be 3d printing this, so I don't think using materials will help me here. Would like to be able ...
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Object alignment/Pattern Object/Smart Guides in Blender

Now I started with blender it's been a couple of days and I haven't found a way to do this, tried searching on google and youtube but couldn't find something that satisfies what I'm talking about. ...
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Can you sculpt over a mesh sequence?

I was curious if there is anyway to sculpt on top of a mesh sequence imported into blender, and the file will remain a sequence and not a still frame. I think it would have some unique results. So far ...
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How to make a centered hexagon door consisting of 6 triangles?

I want to create a hexagonal airlock. It would consist of 6 triangular parts. I would like to use some tool that would allow me to edit all those parts at once. I'd also want it to animate them ...
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Make a wireframe out of an uneven rectangle with even thickness?

Hey I'm a newbie to blender and I want to model rooms of a building. The rooms should be wireframes except the floor, which can be a simple face. But when I use the Wireframe modifier on rooms that ...
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How to remove unwanted tilt from bezier curve path [duplicate]

I'm trying to use an array and a curve modifier to create a simple track along a single bezier curve. I've run into a small issue though when I try to have the path curve around a corner while also ...
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Creating Corners with Mirror / Symmetry

Is there a modifier/tool or plugin to replicate the symmetry/mirror effects like the one at step 12 here: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/3ds-max/getting-started/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2015/...
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Simplification of the topology of a mesh object

Is there a way in Blender to simplify a mesh which consists of multiple triangles without removing triangles? The structure should remain the same, only a few larger ones should emerge from the many ...
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Why is it becomes oval?

Do you have any idea why is it oval? I need it to be like this
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Offset Shapekey Keyframes for Array Modifier

So, I have a ladder-object-thing, and I have the two posts on either side, which are extended using the array modifier. I then have a shape key, which brings the spokes of the ladder from either post ...
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my boolean modifier isn't cutting into my shape correctly

So I'm trying to use the boolean modifier to use shape A to cut into shape B. But shape A just turns light blue and fails to cut into shape B whenever I apply the modifier. Whenever I do press apply, ...
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How to make an array of bones

I've made an escalator, and I want to make it expandable (i.e., cover a greater distance, and add more bones/stairs as the distance is incrementally increased). Each stair is attached to a bone, and ...
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extrusions and boolean modifiers

I'm starting to use blender and I stumbled into a couple of problems. I have several 2d shapes, mostly circles and closed polygons. For the sake of simplicity I started to work with them as if they ...
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Merging things while using array

How to merge those two things nicely?
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Wrap multiple 2D objects around sphere [duplicate]

This is my first project working with Blender. I have an atlas where each country is a 2D object. Each country object is parented to an empty so that they are organized into continents. How can I ...
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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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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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Boolean slow: looking for speedup ideas

I have a Python script that takes a mesh (created from an SVG path) and drills holes in it from coordinates in a file. The whole project is auto-generating models of PCBs I design - but I am only ...
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Update mesh in rigged character?

Hi i cant seem to find any info about this. I have a rigged character that i have struggled with the wheight paint to get a it how i want it. And now i have tweaked and made some changes to the (copy)...
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Make sine wave around a circle?

Ok I found this question with no answers - Sine wave on a ring and How do I make a curve in the shape of a simple wave form (sine)? to make a sine curve. I need what the first question asked for - I ...
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Creating irregular array of grouped object

I have a pretty simple question to ask regarding duplicating objects and creating arrays, however I am very new to blender and am stuck. I want to make a hexagonal array of a grouped object that I ...
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Boolean Difference doesn't actually substract the mesh, only seeems to cut up the geometry

I have huge problems with boolean difference operation. Instead of substracting the appropriate mesh, it sometimes seems to just create divisions in the mesh, but not actually remove anything. I have ...
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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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Random Mesh Distortion Help!

so I cut my model in half to add a mirror modifier. Once applied I select the entire mesh, duplicate and seperate to create a body suit so to speak. To lift it away from the body I Alt-S just like ...
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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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Curve modifier on an already curved model?

Hey there I have a brain neuron model which is already modeled in a curved shape. then I create a Bezier Curve in the same shape and place the Origin to the start of the curve and place the Origin ...
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Sine wave on a ring

I'd like to add a sine wave (like a 3D cut trough this ring) to this ring (along the z-a xis). I found the math extra objects and a lot of other ways (e.g. curve modifier) to add sine waves, but not ...
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Help with a 3d wall

Wanna modelling wall panels, i have 2 samples but i dont have any skills, mb can someone share the technique of execution, i try use displacement with dragons skin on second picture, but I did not ...
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why is add skin data used in skin modifier? I found it always inactive

we find an inactive button in skin modifier named add skin data what is it used for?
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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 ...