Questions tagged [modifiers]

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

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Modeling a bullet

So I'm modeling a bullet, the mesh looks at this moment like this: And the tip of the bullet in detail like this: So this with smooth looks rendered like this: There are still some edges visible, ...
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Mirror modifier without seam

I'm using mirror modifier with merge and clipping enabled to create a very low poly model. Generally - every single triangle counts. I'm also a newbie, so this question might be stuipid. Is there a ...
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Passive rigid body physics not working with screw modifier

I'm making a rolling ball animation where the ball will roll around a set of pipes, planes and other objects. I created a spring using the screw modifier and then made a second slightly smaller spring ...
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Why subdivided faces with smooth shading acting weird?

I have this model, and when I add the subdivision-modifier: it seems to be okay, for me (I guess those bumps are there, because of the triangle faces instead of quads): but when I add the smooth-...
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Soft Body hooking stretches instead of moving

I'm trying to animate a soft body in Blender by using hooking, but it doesn't work right. The following is what I do: I create a mesh - in this case it is an elongated object, like a thread/yarn - ...
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When would you use Simple subdivision rather than Catmull-Clark subdivision?

Subdivision is selected as Catmull-Clark by default. However, the Blender development team still includes the Simple subdivision in Blender 2.72. Does it serve a purpose? Why should I use the Simple ...
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Duplicate objects randomly in a delimited zone

Is there a tool (a module or a easy method) to duplicate an object many times, randomly in delimited zone (the inside of a sphere for example) ? Rather like the airbrush tool in a raster graphic ...
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How to prevent a cloth from entering another mesh?

I am trying to create a cloth simulation on a human body. I created a shirt and I am trying to see the pattern of folds and how it drapes on a human. I applied cloth modifier to the shirt and ...
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how to find the data_path for scripted keyframes

I would like to script keyframes for bevel modifier width (and many more later). Here is what I have so far. I've commented out the last line which doesn't work. When I type ...
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How to draw a PostGIS Polygon with holes into Blender using Python

i would like to draw polygons in Blender. The vertices positions are given as a text in PostGIS format. Example : POLYGON((0 0, 1 0, 1 1, 0 1, 0 0)) I already ...
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How can I make a hole in this mesh and not mess it up?

I'm a bit new in Blender and this strange problem came out and I can't solve it: So, I have this mesh and I wanted to put some holes in it, like this: I've used a lot of ways but everytime I do a ...
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Mirror modifier doesn't work properly

I was working on my character's hand when I realized half of the body was suddenly deleted. I am trying to recreate the other half, but it just won't mirror properly in the center. I tried moving the ...
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How to make screw spiral down into a point?

Is there a way to make a screw like object spiral down into a point? Basically I want a screw modifier on an object and as it spirals it gets smaller and tighter until it makes a point.
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Where can I find the code behind the Remesh Blocks modifier?

In this answer by @RayMairlot, I learned how to generate a mesh surface that looks like many small cubes stacked in the shape of a sphere (or other meshes). ...
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Mesh gets deformed when an array of spheres deformed along a curve :(

So I took some edges from another model that I want to turn into a curve for spheres to follow. I did this by duplicating the edges, seperating them into a seperate object and then using the alt + c ...
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Animating multiple columns to sound

I'm trying to make (or at least understand how to) something like this image sort of like a giants causeway and have it move up and down on a per column basis to sound. I know the idea of getting an ...
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How to make the Wireframes for these lights?

I am trying to reproduce on my CNC a wireframe skull that was etched on acrylic and put into an LED base. It is made by a company called Bulbing; I found it on Youtube. I was hoping that some one ...
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fill in hole following curve

I have made a panel for my car dash to 3d print. The problem is at some point I cut out a large hole with a boolean operation so I could test the part easier and save time and plastic. The file is ...
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Material of mesh doesn't match the render because of subdivision surface [duplicate]

The material of the mesh doesn't match the render because of the subdivision surface modifier. I just tried to add vertices but it doesn't work.
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Animate a Bezier curve deforming a mesh, without the mesh awkwardly rotating

I've successfully set up a mesh that's deformed by an animated Bezier curve, with the help of the Animation: AnimAll utility, with one caveat: the mesh rotates inelegantly about the curve as it ...
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How to duplicate an object in 2.8 via the Python API, without using bpy.ops.object.add_named()

I know how to successfully duplicate an object by using bpy.ops.object.add_named(name = 'TemplateObjectName') If the template object named 'TemplateObjectName' ...
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Twist an object along multiple axes like a roller coaster path

I have imported a prefab from unity that looks like this. It is a track for a roller coaster. I want to twist it about the axis in between them such that it forms a roller coaster path like this. ...
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What is the role of Auto-smooth?

I have noticed this: the "Auto-smooth" I can't figure out what is its' meaning. I understand that i can use it combing with the smooth shading. For example: A) FLAT B) SMOOTH C) SMOOTH & ...
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Add bevel to more complex objects

I am creating a lego man and would like the legs beveled so that the edges are not too sharp. This works fine for simple objects like the body. But the legs are made from a cylinder, which is chopped ...
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How to bend a large model?

I have a city model (all one mesh) and a separate curved base plane. I would like to have the bottom faces of the each building in the city mesh flat against the plane and keep each building at 90 ...
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Why is the Array Modifier offsetting this object by 1 in the Z axis when the Z field says 0?

The screenshot below says it all, really. The object is offset in both the X and the Z axes, though only the X axis says 1. No other modifiers are on it, no constraints, no locked axes, and I can't ...
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Create hollow intersecting tubes

I'm trying to create some hollow intersecting tubes as is hopefully clearly demonstrated in these two screenshots. In this one, I've selected the internal parts that are hollow. Note that the holes ...
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How to lock center vertices with mirror modifier?

I'm having trouble keeping center vertices in place while editing a head. Am I missing a lock function?
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Applied Subdivision Surface Modifier To a Mirror Modified Model The Model Enveloped in on Itself

So I was doing a fairly simple model of a Glock hand gun. I had already applied a mirror modifier to the model, that I had so far (which was the grip). Then I applied the subdivision surface modifier. ...
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For realism should I use the maximum number of Subsurf levels?

I was wondering if I always need to use the maximum value of the options from the elements of "Add Modifier". For example, do I need to use the view 6 in Subdivision surface? I know it depends of what ...
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Advanced curving and linking

I'm trying to create a 3 meshes. Each mesh has it's own curve modifier so I can bend them how I want. How can I connect the middle mesh to the outside meshes with face shown on picture and keep 3 ...
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Use Decimate modifier as a realtime LOD generator

I have a very dense scene and I need the objects to vary their polycount in realtime based on camera distance. The idea is to keep objects about 20% (0.2000) of the original polycount when the camera ...
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Soft Body - Preserve Volume when deformed

I'm not seeing a way to preserve volume when deforming a soft-body object. All I can find is the constraint modifier by the same name, but that is not relevant. Surely this feature is supported? It ...
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How do I use Shrinkwrap Modifer with more control?

This is the bust part of a onepiece from another model. The character is also of a different model. As shown that the character's bust is flat. I am unable to simply wrap the entire bust unit on ...
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How to undo applied subsurf? [duplicate]

I applied the subdivision modifier a while ago. But Blender can't take it anymore I really need to undo it! I already start over a bit with the project but I really do not feel like making the wings ...
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How do I avoid gaps to a mirror modifier when I am scaling a model vertices?

I was modelling the torso of a female body using the box model technique. Applied a mirror modifier and started to scale the mid section of it when a gap appeared. How do I fix or avoid this? Mirror ...
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Stripe along center of mirrored model?

I have a stripe down the center of my model and I'm not sure why. I used mirror mod to create the vehicle and have tried reseting 3D cursor and moving the mesh in and out. Here is the .Blend file
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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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can I use ocean modifier on any custom shape?

i am working on a ship in a bottle and want to animate the water inside the bottle with the ship floating on it. Is this possible with Blender 2.7a?
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How to create a floating blob?

I was wondering how would i get a UV Sphere to act like the floating blob in the image? As well as
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How come my mirror modifier messes up when I apply subdivision?

Ok, when I applied my subsurf modifier my mirror modifier messes up... how can I fix this? Here is the mesh before I applied the subsurf modifier.
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How can I create a boolean mesh to replicate the movement of a milling bit?

I'm trying to model a part that has a (helical) milled groove using the boolean modifier and can't find a good way to model the cutting path of the bit. I have tried using the screw modifier but this ...
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Boolean modifier in game engine

How can I use the boolean modifier in GE? When I hit play, both meshes are shown. There is any way to do that? Or can I automatically apply the modifier before start GE?
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How can I make an animation of mesh pieces assembling (something like an explode modifier in reverse)?

I am making an animation, and I need chunks of text that I've converted into a mesh to assemble from behind the camera's view. This is what needs to eventually come together: Any thoughts on how I ...
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Cut object into two objects with a plane

is there a way to cut an object into two objects with a plane without duplicate that object and extruding the plane in both direction applying a boolean operation? My mesh is complicated because it ...
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How to add modifiers using python script and set parameters?

I've found some code that could add a modifier but none can set parameters like Octree.
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Using Boolean Wraps texture awkwardly

I added textures to a minecraft character, but I realized I forgot the holes for the eyes. So I used a boolean modifier to make the holes, but it was unsuccessful. The holes appear except the texture ...
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Apply a modifier as a shapekey into existing shapekey or merge shapekeys?

I am making a shapekey of a model shrinkwrapped to another model. The shrinkmap modifier is too inaccurate to wrap to the model alone. So, my first step was to roughly hand position the geometry ...
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object deforms strangely when using the subsurf modifier [duplicate]

I am trying to make an axe and stomped upon this problem...having no idea how to resolve it. 1st photo is with subdivision. second is without.
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Add a texture to a cut meshface in animation

EDIT NOTE: The other thread had two question in it. One was answered, the the other was not. I split the question into to separate questions and the other one can be found here. I want to animate ...