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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Where can I find the Decimate modifier?

I need to decimate a 3d-scanned image. I am in Object Mode, but I do not see the Modifiers Panel. The wiki says that F9 will display the Modifiers panel, but this does nothing in my Blender session. ...
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Multiresolution modifier not working

When I try to increase the preview, sculpt, or render, it does not work. How do I fix it to make them increase? I already have the subdivision surface in the modifier stack.
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Intersecting Three Cylinders

You would think this would be very simple, but I've had no luck so far, so I'm posting here. I'm trying to generate this shape (courtesy WolframAlpha). This is simply the intersection of three ...
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Boolean modifier: Carve vs BMesh solver

What is the difference between the solver for the Boolean operator. It is obvious that Carve and BMesh give different result, ...
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Solidify problem with borders 2.79

I take a circle, extrude it, and solidify and obtain a kind of cylinder. If I deform the cylinder, the border becomes skewed. How can I have a flat border as if the cylinder was cut with a knife?
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How do you freeze or reset a lattice?

I have a complex object and I created a lattice around it. Before adding the lattice modifier I manipulated the lattice points so that it perfectly encompasses my object. Then when I add the modifier, ...
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Dependency cycle detected

Older user of 3ds Max, I am a new user of blender. A friend introduced me to your forum to ask my questions. I'm delighted to be here. On this moment, I'm trying to learn the rigging on blender and ...
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Simulating rounded edges on a mesh

I'm looking to create the illusion of rounded or beveled edges without actually adding new geometry as a batch process for multiple types of meshes, from something as simple as a cube to very complex. ...
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How to make the arms of a rigged character slide on the surface of the body

So I saw a pretty good rig the other day of an egg shaped character, but what caught my interest was that when you move the arms around the body (from the shoulder), it seemed that the arms where ...
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Particle system within particle system?

Is there any way to use a particle system within a particle system? I'd like this: But currently have this: I'm trying to avoid having multiple real meshes (as I've done to create the first image). ...
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Can't do subtraction with Boolean modifier [duplicate]

I'm trying to get my hands into Blender after months using Sketchup and facing the limitations of that last one (subtracting shapes is limited to PRO and even in pro, it is still quite limited). I ...
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Multiple holes in object by boolean

I have a sphere with wall thickness that is separated for 3D print to 36 pieces that intersect a little. I need to randomly pierce it by holes. So I a made the 36 pieces a one object, model the ...
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Retopologize mesh to achieve uniform face size

I am trying to use Blender to remesh a vtk/stl file to create uniform face size- I have failed using paraview, meshlab and MIRTK tools- all result in substantial errors on remeshing! I am very new to ...
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Can modifiers be computed and applied from the command line?

For heavy modifiers, the time it takes to compute can range between a few seconds to half an hour or longer. Can modifiers be added, computed, and applied from the command line with some sort of ...
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Cannot add modifiers? [duplicate]

I am following one of Quill18's tutorials for Blender and Unity 3D. I have a very simple model with one object so far and need to add a second object. The first model has multiple modifiers, the ...
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Hooking a series of empties along a curve

Right, so: This is for a game where you can grind rails, and the rails function with waypoints which I generate from Blender empties. So far so good, I've already got a handful of scripts to ...
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Warning when applying modifier via Python?

I am creating an icosphere and subdivide it. When I do it in the GUI console, no warnings. However, when I put these code into a script and invoke it by ...
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How can I duplicate an object along a path?

I created a long mesh object and I selected an edge, hit ShiftD to duplicate then made it a separate object by pressing P. Continued with AltC to convert curve from mesh. So far so good. But I want to ...
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Subdivisions View parameter using Multires or Subsurf modifiers no longer increases object resolution

I can no longer augment the SUBDIVISIONS> VIEW parameter, to increase how the mesh looks on-screen, using the subsurf or multires modifiers beyond "2". Raising the parameter above 2 has no the object'...
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Why do the Boolean options disappear when the Boolean modifier is applied?

Noob question - in ver 2.78 when I hit 'apply' on a boolean difference modifier the properties of that modification in the outliner disappear - it's as though there's no record of the modification. ...
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Displace modifier does not work as described

I am teaching Blender to basic ans advanced students & I am using the book BlenderBasics_4thEdition2011.pdf, by James Chronister in my class. That book can be found at http://www.cdschools.org/ ...
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Boolean modifier messes up material assignment [closed]

I have a car that has two materials assigned to it. When I apply a boolean modifier to the car it tweaks all the colors that were assigned to it. Why is this and what can I do about it?
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How to use bpy ops that take a modifier Enum as an argument?

One issue I'm having is specifically with the bpy.ops.object.hook_assign() method on a currently selected vertex. ...
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Array/Curve: How do I fix array modifier overlap when combining “Fit Curve” Setting with a Curve modifier?

I am attempting to create an arena using the Archimesh addon and the curve modifier. I created a set of archways and columns with Archimesh, using the built in "create an array of elements" checkbox. ...
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Ocean modifier with Displace Geometry makes the mesh move up and down

In this question, I am trying to find how to make a simple sphere display small wavelets and ripples to make it look like it's made out of water and subject to tides / wind effect. One of the effects ...
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Generate Mesh Using Boolean Modifier Over Time

I want to create a mesh that is the "union" of an object at it's various locations in the timeline. For more clarification, here is a simple example. If I were to start with a UV Sphere, and animate ...
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Boolean Modifier Disabled in Blender 2.8?

Every time I try to apply a Boolean Modifier, I get a "Report: Error" that reads "Modifier is disabled, skipping apply." Also, the Boolean button appears in red (is this normal?). I am just using two ...
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Floating UI window in 3D view

One can show the modifier stack inside the tool shelve. But would it be possible to show this inside a floating window? F6 opens a window with options of the last command but the window always goes ...
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Python modifier error handling

I have a simple script which performs Boolean union on multiple meshes. I can manually trace modifier errors in the console and exclude meshes which leads to union artifacts. Here's the script: ...
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Knurled pattern on different types of surfaces

What's an efficient way to make a knurled pattern on any surface? I am able to get great results on a simple square surface, but when it comes to anything else it becomes very tricky. Here's what I ...
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Why is the subsurf modifier not creating smooth geometry?

I'm totally new to Blender. Excuse me, if my problem is dumb. I'm trying to model something rather simple from a mesh. A handle. When I try to merge vertices of those two highlighted faces, I'm ...
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Where is Subdivide fractal?

In Blender 2.4 you had the option to do fractal subdivision (I think it was called Random). Is there anything like that or a plugin for 2.6+?
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How to merge two mirrored vertexes?

I have made half of my model and the lips look fine when I set Subsurf to be simple. But if I change it to Catmull-Clark then the lips get a gap in middle. Simple: Catmull-Clark: I used a mirror ...
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Duplicate object and scale across bezier curve

I'm trying to make an object be duplicated AND scaled along a bezier curve, however, the only ways I've found, namely using a lattice modifier or using an empty, both seem to distort my objects and I ...
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Multiple array modifiers and object offset rotation

I have this hexagonal column that I made with an array modifier (with a rotated empty offset), since all 6 sides of it are the same. I need that column (the result of the first array) to be duplicated ...
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How to animate the start position object on the wave modifier?

So I have a scene where my object has the wave modifier and the start position object is an empty axis. Here's my wave modifier settings: Here's what happens when drag the empty nearby: but when the ...
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How can I remove artifacts from a flat surface after using a boolean modifier?

I tried to model a simple keypad, I got this model after using a boolean modifier on an array of cylinders and a cube: The face of the cube had way too much edges and as suggested here Cutting hole ...
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How can I use a block size of 1m for different sized models using the remesh modifier?

I have models that are different sizes, and I am using the Remesh modifier with block mode selected. How can I keep the block size at a very specific size (1m in my case), regardless of the size of ...
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Joining more objects breaks fill

I'm new to Blender, and am building a flat surface to be extruded later (submarine deck). I've designed an outline as a Bézier curve which I then converted to mesh. After that, I iteratively created ...
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Separate in two parts a Mesh using Knife Project

How can I separate this mesh: Using this plane: In two separate parts, the on above the plane and the one under? Objective: What I want to achieve is to separate the mesh in two part like a ...
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Array not following curve

I'am trying to model a tank wheelchair, I have made a curve for tank treads but when I make array of cubes it is not following the curve. What should I do so that my cubes not only follow the curve ...
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Stamp Cut another Mesh

I've imported some svgs, converted them to meshes, and I'm trying to stamp-cut one using the other. Essentially, I have two cookie cutter meshes (no thickness, but has depth) at the same location. I'...
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Height Map Boundary Problem

ver 2.76-rc2 Win64 I'm trying to create a small landscape from 2 screenshots (of a game) that is in total 256 px x 176 px. Nothing too fancy all that's really different in terms of elevation is a ...
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Rotate Models Incrementally

I have 35 objects, and I need to rotate them such that they complete a 180° rotation. Thus, I need each one to rotate n*5.14°. Is there a way to do this easily in Blender?
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How to rotate individual objects in an array modifier around their own origins

I have a Array modifier on an object, and would like to rotate each individual copy of the original object, around it's own origin; without applying the Array modifier, is this possible?
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Spiral array but with fibonacci sequence

I am trying to make a sunflower. The seeds in a flower grow in a spiral. Whenever I add an array spiral and make it follow the curve, it doesn't seem to look quite right. This is because it doesn't ...
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Camera follow object and then stop in place

I would like the camera to follow an object. At frame 300 the camera should freeze at its current position and stop following. I tried using Copy Location constraint (with offset) on the camera. At ...
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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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Can symmetrize by used with the multires modifier?

I was sculpting a hand on a character with a multires modifier, and I hid the rest of the character (including the other hand). Because the other hand was hidden it didn't get effected by the ...
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How to fill a hollow object to make it whole inside?

I have a model of tooth which is empty inside. I need it to be filled. Solidify modifier doesnt work correctly. How can I fill it? I have a camera script which makes camera slowly move forward, so it ...

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