Questions tagged [modifiers]

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

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How to control orientation/twist of Skin Modifier?

Is there any way to control the twist (for lack of a better term) of a skin modifier? Here are three different versions of the same initial mesh with Skin Modifiers applied. The only difference in ...
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Problems with weird edges after Subdviding/Smoothing surface, help please

I am modelling my first blender character ever. I modelled one side, then symmetrized it and merged the two symmetrical sides together. I now have a problem. When adding the subdivishion Surface ...
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Looping certain frames

I've been trying to wrap my head around how to go about this and so far have come up with nothing. I'm trying to create a loop out of a number of keyframes in my animation sequence of 130 keyframes. ...
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How to mask certain areas of an object while using tissue addon?

Blend file hereOkay, so I'm messing with tissue and some other techniques to create an object that has two areas blended or have a gradient. The first area will be solid/flat, and the second area will ...
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How can I make radial text sweep?

I added an object - plane, rectangle. Went to edit mode and deleted 3 edges, left only one. Exit edit mode and added screw modifier to this edge. This way I can animate drawing of circle with changing ...
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When I use boolean modifier, appear weird shadow (I even dont know it's shadow or not though)

Version 2.83 Problem ▼before ▼after using boolean modifier It looks like shadow, but when I use light, this black line doesnt move. So it's not shadow I think. I need to remove this weird line.
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How to use Simple Deform to rotate objects? [duplicate]

I was following this video to try and an build a circular wall, however, the Simple Deform modifier isn't working correctly. Instead it just stretches my mesh. Has the modefier changed in the newest ...
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Boolean Modifier Problem

Blender 2.81: I am trying to use the boolean modifier to cut out a chunk of this square. The first time i did it it worked, and then when i tried to cut another chunk out of it, didn't work. However ...
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Animating a plane into a conical shape

How can I animate a plane into a conical shape. Here's an example of what I'm trying to get from a plane I tried using the simple deform modifier using bend which gives me a cylinder But when I try ...
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Curve to mesh option is disabled

I am using 2.80 blender version due to system requirement. I want to convert bazier curve into mesh. I applied mirror modifier on curve. When I tried to apply it on object it gives me message first ...
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Boolean Difference Acts like Boolean Intersect

I don't get what I'm doing wrong. I'm subtracting a simple cylinder from a larger cylindrical object to hollow it out. I've done this dozens of times in this same scene with other objects (Piston 1 ...
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Loop cuts break subsurf

How can I sharpen this subsurf (without creating a separate object and parenting it to the current one)? I'm trying to model this tank :p: What I tried: Adding loop cuts to the mesh but they cut ...
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When I use array modifier to the bezier curve, the last part of the curve was not covered

I was trying to make ice cream, the array object doesn't cover the full curve, whatever I do the last part is not covered. I tried scaling, deleting the last vertices of curve but none covered till ...
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Add Stretch modifier and animation deforms - 2.90 ver

I've made an animation of a leg moving, that animation works fine. As soon as I add in a stretch modifier to the model the animation losses scale, location and size for all the models. My object ...
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How to get access to new faces created by array modificator in Python

How to get access to new faces created by array modificator in Python? Now I use: ...
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Modifier “Adjust Edit Cage” - Is there a way to make transformations relative to modifier result instead of the original mesh?

When I select vertices on the resulting edit-cage, the transform tool appears over the original mesh instead of actual vertices I selected on the modifier result. Similarly, if I move the vertices, ...
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Non-Destructive Mirror of a Multires Modifier Sculpt

I am in the process of modeling a simple couch. I am sculpting in fabric details using the multi-resolution modifier and various cloth brushes. I'm running into a problem after modeling the first ...
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Weird pinched shading from bevel and subdivision

I have this peculiar shading issue on this pipe that I'm making, only apears after I add a bevel and a subdiv modifier, also after shading smooth. In the center of the pipe, I have this ridge extruded ...
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Graph Editor Cycles Modifier Gap Problem

I want to make an analog watch. I set the keyframes for first 5 seconds and I want to repeat it with cycle modifier. So the math says us if we on frame 1440, we finished one minute (24 fps). But there ...
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Booltool addon not punch a hole

With the inbuilt booltool addon. Why i can't punch a hole. The face facing correct. Removed double verts, scale rotation are 1 and 0,. Mesh has subsurf, solidify, mirror modifier. Im using 2.9 version ...
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how to call a floating properties window and display the modifiers tab?

Well, what I want is that after a shortcut, a floating window appear with the properties area sowing the "modifier" tab. I almost get it to work. But I have an error. Here is my code ...
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Blender audio visualization - waveform line?

Alright, followed all the relevant tutorials on Blender audio visualizations but they all involve either scaling/distorting objects with f curves or the bars type visual like this - https://www....
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Why mesh not smooth

Why mesh not smooth, shade smooth & Auto smooth activated. Still mesh have lines over it. Mesh is divide couple of times and also subsurf level-4 applied. Whats missing or why mesh not smooth. ...
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How to make object visible only inside another object?

I am not such an expert, but also not completely noob and want to make animation like in this template: https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/new-business-corporate-promo-hl-kj1ijhk2tf55tw And want ...
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No more vertex groups on most modifier

Hi I've noticed that on blender 2.8 I could use vertex groups for all the modifiers but now on 2.9 it seems it doesn't have this feature anymore, at least not on every modifier. I need the vertex ...
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upgraded to 2.9 bool shortcuts changed?

I've just updated to 2.9, and can't use the Ctrl numpad - shortcut to make a bool difference anymore, manually adding a modifier works fine. The ...
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Unbend object bent with simple deform modifier

Basically, if I bend a subdivided plane on the Z axis 180 degrees with the Simple Deform modifier and I've applied the modifier, is there any way to undo that bend? I have a mesh that looks like A, is ...
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Why is the boolean difference modifier not working on joined meshes?

I have gotten the boolean difference modifier working on basic shapes, however, when it is applied on joined meshes (with correct normals and no duplicate vertices) the boolean difference modifier ...
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Walls on cross section of a solidified object look hollow

When I cut a solidified object (with Alt-b) to see how it looks inside - its walls look hollow (see picture) on the cut plane (but remain solid were they were not ...
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Array modifier - edit base object

I have a cylinder which I arrange in a grid, using 2 array modifiers: 1 to multiply along the x-axis and a second one to multiply along the y-axis. I do this twice, and I can't get around why those ...
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Hole at the edge leaves empty faces (boolean difference)

I am cutting a whole into a block using a cylinder and boolean difference modifier, exactly at the edge of a block. This cuts 50% of the cylinder from the block. The problem with cutting a whole right ...
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Adding a Hook to a Nurbs Path with Python

Python scripting I would like to add a hook to an Nurbs Path while scripting In Layout : delete 'Cube' Add Curve -> Path change to Edit Mode select a Vertex ctrl+h all set and done Scripting: ...
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What methods should be used to model the curved lip on this model?

I'm about 6 weeks or so into learning blender, and I'm working on this model for a scene I'm doing. I've used what I've learned from the few tutorials I've done so far and got this far. I'm stumped on ...
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Use of Curve Modifier to Make G2 Timing Belt

I have been trying to get a G2 timing belt to work in Blender. All in all I think this is conceptually a pretty easy task as outlined by https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:411517. Make a core ...
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Connecting cylindrical hallways cleanly

I'm a newbie modeler and having trouble connecting two cylindrical hallways. Appreciate any help given! So here's the problem, I have a torus and a cylinder both acting as hallways in an environment I'...
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Apply boolean operations and modifiers in 2.9 [duplicate]

I started recently to work on a spare part to print with a 3d-printer and I repeated my workflow that was successful in prior versions of blender and then i noticed changes in the with the bools. I ...
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Animation of proportional editing deformation (cylinder to figure eight)

I want to create simple animation where cylinder gets deformed into figure eight. I can do this by proportional editing turned on and moving both edges to the center, but animation keyframes won't &...
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Apply a modifier with python [duplicate]

I' ve written the following function to apply a shrinkwrap modifier ...
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Is there a way to change min value for Remesh modifier > Voxel > Voxel size property?

I have to remesh with a voxel size less than 0.1 mm, but there is a hard limit set to 0.1 mm (0.0001 m). bpy.context.object.modifiers["Remesh"].bl_rna.properties["voxel_size"]....
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Particle system not linking particles at the object origin

I'm attempting to make a cherry tree in blender, but the particle system displays all of the cherry blossoms inside the branch despite their object origin being on the very tip of the stem. How do I ...
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How to set the Origin to the center of an Array?

This sounds simple, but apparently it is not: I want to rotate the resulting array by its center (without having to set the origin manually). That's the original object: And that's the resulting ...
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Amount of bevel before or after boolean modifier

probably there is a good explanation for this, but i failed to find it anywhere. I noticed (at least on 2.9) that the "amount" of bevel (via modifier) you can get on an on object after a ...
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Radial wipe using mask modifier

I have an animation of a needle going from left to right. So as the needle Animates in a semi circle, the Mask follows the animation of the needle revealing the background image. The problem I'm ...
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How do you place a cut at a specific measurement?

I am learning Blender and come across this instance often yet still can't figure out how to solve it. If I have a wall and I want to cut a hole out using boolean difference, how do I place the object ...
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change multiple boolean text at once

I have a 3d model that requires a single text stamp in multiple locations. I need to change the text every day for serialization while 3d printing. Right now I am deleting the previous mesh, ...
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How to have a clean slice

With the Booltool addon. Im slice the mesh to get a top part separate. Im looking for this type of battery opening. I tried to add a sphere and with booltool i tried to slice the mesh. The mesh get ...
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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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Fluid simulation not appearing after baking in 2.9

I made a fluid simulation and the fluid does not appear. I have baked both particles and mesh. I also tried to rebake but still, the fluid simulation does not appear. I also am getting errors like '...
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Why i cant punch a hole through the mesh?

With the BoolTool Addon why i cant punch a hole. Why its making a groove. I check the orientation of both the faces. Scale and rotation are also 1 and 0. Any suggestion whats going wrong. Thanks
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How to flatten a mesh around an object [duplicate]

I would like to flatten a terrain mesh I generated using a racetrack mesh so the terrain appears flatter around the area where the track runs through, I've tried a few different modifiers for this and ...

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