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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do you combine a sculpt mesh with primitives for 3d printing?

I created a crystal mesh 130mm x 120mm x 250mm high for 3d printing using sculpt. Now I want to add a tube within it and add some scaffold primitives to the inside of the mesh joining the tube for ...
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Making a character, but when i attach the head to the body, via the “boolean” tool, it crashes

I'm making a character, but when i try to attach the head to the body, via the boolean tool, it crashes (it loads forever). What could be the reason for this? I have tried using the decimate tool to ...
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boolean difference working weirdly

So I am making a cassette tape the body of the cassette tape (yellow outlined in the picture) is a single object I added boolean modifier to the body and set the white cylinders protruding in the ...
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How to create circular array of curved windows around ellipsoid without scale change?

I have this ellipsoid: With a shrinkwrapped rounded plane. I want this plane to surround this ellipsoid. But when I put an array modified behind the shrinkwrap modifier, the plane progressively gets ...
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How to make a cylinder smooth without smooth shading?

I want to 3d print a .stl file of a cube with a cylinder coming from it, but blender's default cylinder isn't smooth, and smooth shading is just an optical illusion. I don't know if I should just use ...
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Shadow artefacts when rendering with bevel-modification

When rendering with bevel-modification some parts appear non-beveled on the shadow side of the object. This doesn't appear when using the "manual method", ctrl-b. File attached: spraycover....
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The difference boolean doesn't seem to work on a specific area

I am trying to build a pc in blender and I just updated my blender to 2.91 but the boolean modifier doesn't seem to work as expected on a specific area.I am attaching a video below https://streamable....
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Help needed, bevel-modifier: Some edges produce very sharp cornes

The problem: Some edges produce very sharp corners while other are OK. Please see images. I cannot get this object right (part of a larger piece) and guess I still do not quite get the modifier. Seems ...
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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 does boolean cut out some shapes and not others

I want to design a TV unit and for that I am using a Boolean modifier to cut out different elements. I have two symmetrical geometries (they are in the same object) and one of them works perfectly and ...
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Texture UVs and Array modifier

EDIT: Jachym Michal provided an answer that gets very close but doesn't quite solve the issue. The following screen shot shows that along the top (and bottom) of the large horizontal pipe the texture ...
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I want to apply a difference boolean using a collection and not an object

So basically I am pretty new to blender and so far I have finished only 3 projects using some tutorials. Currently I am trying to build a cabinet for pc. I created a cube and also created a collection ...
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How change color of flying parts from Quick explode?

How to make the flying parts from Quick explode change color depending on Lifetime/Age? For example, there is Suzanne with Musgrave material. And I need these flying parts to gradually change their ...
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Is there a way union two separate meshes with two separate material

I used the skin wrap modifier to create gloves and added material to them, and then added a different material to the second mesh. However, when I try to use the union tool, one of the materials ...

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