Questions tagged [modifiers]

Modifiers are automatic operations that affect an object in a non-destructive way. Use this tag for questions pertaining to modifiers and their usage inside of Blender.

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What is the easiest way to add decals to a complex model?

I am adding some decals to my model and used the subdivide and shrink-wrap modifiers but am running into a few problems. First, I want the logo to lay across two separate surfaces that are right next ...
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Topology for a disk with circular holes?

I'm trying to create the center body of a grinder. I always start of with a cylinder and tried variations of high-low vertices/different fill types in different attempts at the beginning to star off ...
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Create stair volute from profile

I have about 12 handrail profiles to turn into a volute/monkey. Just wondering what the best way to approach this would be. The one on the left is a default model from our stair programme and the ...
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Boolean Modifier making original object disappear

I have a cube that I am trying to cut a hole in. The star shaped long piece is two scaled cubes joined together as one object. Originally, this cube had a Nurbs curve modifier as well. What I'm ...
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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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Rigid Body not working with Passive / Animated / Mesh / Deforming

I've read other issues that look similar but this doesn't seem to be what I'm experiencing. I'm making a conveyor belt type thing. The conveyor belt is a long array of blocks (array modifier was ...
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Is it best to UVW unwrap before or AFTER applying a 'bend' modifier?

So I'm creating modular pieces and then bending them into a curve to make a corridor. With 3DS Max I could simply tell it to preserve the UV's but I'm not sure if Blender will do that or deform them ...
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How do I make it so when I apply my boolean modifier, the space just fills in?

[ Hi, when I apply my boolean modifiers to my building, it just fills a block of mesh where it used to be, i'm confused and don't know how to fix this. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
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“Apply modifiers” button not appearing?

I am attempting to follow a youtube tutorial for decimating a model - I need to do this for a continuous LOD in a game I am creating. However, in the tutorial, he uses some "Apply modifiers" button, ...
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The intersection part of a plane

I have a cube sliced by a plane: I would like to get the part of the plane inside the cube. So I figured a boolean modifier would the trick. Whether I apply it to the cube or plane or chose union, ...
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How to Flip a Mirror Modifier

I can't figure out how to flip a Mirror Modifier along the Y axis, after it is mirrored. Would love some advice on how to achieve this, per the below images:
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Is there a tool, addon or modifier that creates a 3D model from Grease Pencil just like Smoothie-3D / Paint 3D / Monster Mash?

I want to find some way to imitate this technique. (draw a curve that becomes a model with a few clicks) The same can be done with Paint 3D as seen here and Monster Mash as seen here. The most I can ...
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Remesh modifier causes texture to go flat/disappear

Hey Blender community, I've been trying to add the remesh modifier to create even quads to allow for my textures to better displace. But when I add the modifier my textures become flat (See the image) ...
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Bool tool leaves parts after slicing

How can I cut out the slice(bite) without leaving any teeths? Select teeth Select fish Bool Tool - Slice Delete the slice I can't see any face orientation problems (shown in screenshot above) I ...
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How to shrinkwrap without losing sculpted details

I want my sculpted model to follow curvature of a sphere but after applying shrinkwrap modifier all the sculpted geometry gets lost (picture 1). How do I set the shrinkwrap modifier so the model only ...
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Subdivision + Solidify + Bridge Edge Loop

I try to create a chair following the youtube tutorial. Could you guys tell me why the object seems like broken, not a smooth rectangle after I use solidify. Also, the same happen again when I use the ...
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How to make hair dynamics work with surface deform modifier and cloth simulation to make a blanket with tassles?

I'm trying to 'drop' a blanket with tassels onto a sofa using cloth simulation and am having trouble making the tassels behave realistically. I am using the surface deform modifier to deform the ...
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How can I fix these artifacts?

I am trying to model this hammer. I used Looptools instead of Boolean as less destructive but it seems these artifacts are inevitable. I included the .blend file. It was mainly a combination of ...
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Mesh Deform Modifier Missing / not visible [closed]

When I use a modifier, they work fine, but when I use the Mesh Deform Modifier it is not visible for some reason. When I move any other modifier, it becomes visible; if I let go of it, it turns back ...
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Shrinkwrap moving below the surface

I am trying to use the Shrinkwrap modifier to wrap clothes around my model but some of the clothing is moving below the surface on some of my model. If I use a negative value for the shrinkwrap the ...
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How can I slice with the bool tool without leaving any remnants? [duplicate]

Select teeth Select fish Slice Delete the slice Result: Moving the teeths before applying the slice tool alters the remaining teeths without leaving any clues why Teeth object: Face orientation:
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Copying a meshes intersecting outline from the top down view

I have a sliced shape that I would like to copy it's outline as it's seen from the top down view (looking straight down on it). Example: I have an equation that is sliced by a plane using the ...
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How to pass a soft object through a narrow channel?

I found an excelent Q/A about Some examples of shape key sculpting vs lattice?. @moonboots suggests in his answer to use a Lattice in order to deform an cylinder object: How does that work? How can I ...
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Filling/hollowing between two solid objects

I have two objects (with solid modifiers applied) one is a shirt, the other a body. These will ultimately be 3D printed in various forms. The below image is a temporary intersection Boolean across ...
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F-Curve Modifier editor not showing

I'm trying to use an f-curve noise modifier, but it was a bit too harsh for me. I was going to turn it down a bit, but the noise modifier was not showing up in the compositing modifier menu panel. (...
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How do I get rid of the small line that appears in-between offsets when using array?

I'm new to blender and was following along a tutorial but when I got to using the array tool on my model I noticed that mine was different to the video. When I use array with relative offset I can ...
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Getting instanced particles to follow paths of hairs in particle system with hair dynamics

I've created a plane with a hair particle system and with hair dynamics on. I then used a particle instance modifier to add a custom cylinder to each hair particle, and turned on both 'create along ...
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Boolean Union not removing intersecting geometries?

I need to merge a few objects and remove the resulting internal meshes/geometry, to be able to 3D print it as a single object. I'm pretty new to Blender but I understanded that Boolean Union should do ...
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Boolean affect UV

I use substance painter to paint textures and apply it into blender. Everything was good until I use boolean modifier to punch a hole. The punching hole process is an animation, so I cannot use ...
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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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Adding cloth displaces mesh geometry

When I add a Cloth modifier to an FBX-imported mesh ("thread004"), the mesh suddenly jumps to a new location distant from its origin. Is there a way to prevent this? The "thread004&...
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Armature Uneven deforming with Modifiers?

I've had a very vexing issue for some time now and I can't seem to find a fix. I have an armature set up with a mesh (mostly done) but some parts of the mesh deform entirely out of sync, and this ...
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Creating a noise distortion along the edges of an object only (for a hologram effect)

I'm trying to make a distortion/glitch effect driven by noise along the edges of my object. I'll cut the mesh in half to just have the front face, and then I want to push back the outlining vertexes ...
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Booleans are extremely slow [duplicate]

Why are boolean operations so slow? If I try to cut into an object that has subdivisions or I array the cutter, Blender will freeze for up to 10 seconds, even though I have a 12 core CPU and a ...
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Boolean modifier just remove my object

I wanted to apply a modifier between two cones. Here is what you can see before I make it visible: and after: As you can see, the bigger cone just disapeared. I tried to update the normals (Shift-N ...
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The Boolean modifier is not working

I'm trying to model an M16, but it's not going so well when it comes to the magazine of the weapon. Next to the magazine is a mesh. I want to cut holes in the mag with that mesh. But the magazine ...
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Data transfer modfier transfer weird edges

Hi so I recently been using data transfer modifier more but I been getting this one problem that completely messes up my work any help will be appreciated! Here is the two objects I'm using as you ...
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How to add a modifier to a collection(group? linked objects? IDK) which it has modifiers inside

I'm a beginner to blender and I'm trying to make a cnc model using some different objects which have mirror modifier inside the group(e.g. the bars). And now I want to add an array modifier to let it ...
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How to solidify (cylindify) a screw a with cylinder instead of a rectangle?

I need twisted cylinders instead beveled rectangles. Can I modify my current model or must I restart from scratch? The twisted cylinder tunnel I'm looking for:
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How to create twisted wires in Blender

This object was created in Cinema 4D. How can you recreate it in Blender?
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Blender Boolean errors with texture Object

I'm a blender newbie. When i use Boolean to disapear and apear object , Some frame render have texture of Object apear on cube.I don't know is this error of Blender? anybody have this problem? Thanks!...
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boolean modifiers working in viewport but not in renders

I think this is a simple fix with a setting somewhere that I have missed but I cannot for the life of me figure out why the boolean modifiers are not working properly in my renders. Here is the ...
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How can I create these grooves?

I want to model the grooves on this gun: What's the best way to go about this? I want to know how to do it with booleans as well as how to do it without booleans. The challenge is that this gun part ...
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How do I copy the shape of one object to another?

I have tried to make the "microphone grid", like on this picture: So that array of curves "envelops" the invisible cylinder. I used several modifiers, such as cast modifier, ...
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Paper shredding effect

I am trying to create a scene where a passport gets shredded up when it hits the bottom of an escalator (a slightly true story.) Still at the 'learning Blender' phase where I have to use tutorials for ...
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why Booleans slow my computer more than expected

Hi, I'm on a 3.2Ghz 6core AMD processor, 16Gb Ram, GTX 1050Ti vid card. Blender 2.91, via Steam ( so auto updates) usually works fine, so I'm suspicious of how i'm working. The mesh was a curve, ...
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System is Slow when using booleans [duplicate]

Just started doing some of Blender Tutorials and was wondering why things are slowing down. Not things like pan and orbit, they're fine . But moving booleans around is painfully slow. Like when you ...
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Boolean modifier applying, making holes in one object to connect it later to another /3d printing/

I have a problem with a Boolean modifier. I’m making a board game asset – stables in Blender v.2.82. The building is made by two parts – fundament And roof Initially there was one only one object. ...
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Applied modifiers are not visible

I have an object with two solidify modifiers added, but the modifiers are not visible in the view pane. How can I see the applied modifiers. This is in Blender 2.91
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Weird intersecting mesh on final render (w/ Boolean modifier)

I'm using a Boolean modifier set to Exact (Blender 2.91.0) to create a rather simple shape to merge a disk and and another half disk (see attached), and while it all looks fine in the render preview, ...

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