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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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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Selecting the other side of the object in a boolean operation

I am trying to cut an object using a plane into two objects. I am using difference boolean modifier. How can I tell Blender which part I want and which part I don't ...
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Curve modifer has unusual inversion [duplicate]

I'm trying to deform a "chain" to follow a NURBS curve, but there's a weird inversion at the bottom of the loop. I've tried various applies, scales, subdivisions, but the basic issue remains. Thanks ...
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How to change mutiple parts by changing just one?

Let's say I'm changing the scale of one face and subdividing it and whatnot, but I have 20 of those faces. How do I just select all of them and change one so that it also changes all the others in the ...
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setting hook location frame to frame

I would like to animate an object using vertices as anchors. Blender 2.70a implements the Laplacian deformation method for methods. I have the following code to familiarise myself with hooks. As a ...
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How to reset hook position

The image above shows a simple hook modifier setup with the hook object (the empty) moved. At the end of the line there is a small black dot denoting the rest position of the object. How can I get the ...
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Hide subsurf modifier curve in edit mode

I have added a subsurf modifier, and because of that I can see some extra curves in edit mode. I want to hide these curves in edit mode because it is hard to distinguish them from the actual verticies....
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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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Material not displaying on array objects

I have set up my material in the node editor and it showed up fine but when I duplicated it with a array modifier the second object created with the array has no material attached to it. Also applying ...
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Mirror modifier not showing other half of mesh

I always have the same problem when I try to use my mirror modifier: nothing happens. It's very frustrating, and simply can't find how to fix this. Any ideas?
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Cannot Apply Array Modifier

Modifier Cannot Be Applied to a mesh with Shape Keys I have built a rollercoaster track, and in order to continue the build without lag, I must apply the Modifiers. Is there a fast and easy way I can ...
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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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“Remesh” modifier hides my text object

At first, I had a simple text object: Then I pressed Alt+C and selected Mesh from Curve/Meta/Surf/Text in order to convert the text object into a mesh. Now I want ...
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How to create a circle with the Array Modifier [duplicate]

I was trying to create the same as in this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whjFb0xFoLk But when I do exact the same my objects keep regrowing. So each next object will be even bigger then ...
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Cutting Out Volumes

I'm VERY new to Blender here. Now I've been trying to design a set of VERY simple 3D models, comprised of notched cubes occluded by a sphere. A research assistant who is more familiar with Blender ...
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How can I apply all Modifiers at once? [duplicate]

I have a scene that has hundreds of modifiers in it. When I try to render my scene, it takes FOREVER, so long that I cannot even render the scene! Help me please! How can I apply all of these ...
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What is the difference between a subdivision surface modifier and a multiresolution modifier? [duplicate]

I'm currently modeling my game character in Blender (see below picture). What is the difference between a subdivision surface modifier and a multiresolution modifier? I know they smooth the surface ...
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What is the difference between a subdivision surface modifier and multiresolution modifier?

I'm currently modeling my game character in Blender (see below picture). What is the difference between a subdivision surface modifier and a multiresolution modifier? I know they smooth the surface ...
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How can I easily animate cutaway views on multiple objects?

I'm trying to create animated cutaway views on multiple objects in my scene. For example, in my car model, the seats and other interior objects are separate objects. This question talks about using ...
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Setting parent to armature with automatic weights deforms the mesh

I'm following this rigging tutorial. Everything worked perfectly until 10:40, where the uploader asks to set parent with automatic weights. This completely deforms the mesh, as shown below. aa http://...
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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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Make a mould/Remove inner geometry for touching objects (including ones self) [closed]

I'm using Blender 2.7 and new to the whole thing (Blender is immensely brain intensive) and I have managed to produce I model I like. My next step is to put a shell around it, then slice it in half to ...
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How to create a lattice and link all objects to it procedurally?

I've been trying to do that but have got some problems: I was not able to retrieve the reference to a recently created object with bpy.ops.object.add().I had to ...
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Why a mesh deforms when I apply Curve modifier?

I need to move a mesh along a curve. I followed the steps in this tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z0AD_iXr1I because is very similiar to what I want to do, but when I apply the curve ...
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Mirroring Mishaps

I was playing around with the mirror modifier and I found that when I turned off the mirroring, my model turned form this: to this: Is there a way to turn the body of the model to the other side so ...
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How to apply Subdivision Surface for fluent bone animation

I created simple model with Subdivision Surface modifier and I also added some bones to animate it. Now I need apply the modifier in order to have fully prepared model, but I encountered a problem ...
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Repeating objects along a path

Is it possible to repeat my track object along a path? I tried using the method shown here Extrude along path using an array and then a curve modifier, but this happened when I added the curve ...
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Why is the curve modifier deforming strangely?

I modelled a part of a bicycle chain added an Array and a Curve Modifier everything worked nicely until I added cogs and translated and scaled the chain parts to fit the cogs. I tried to apply ...
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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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Subsurf Modifier artifacts

So I was messing with Subsurf modifier to create a certain sword and then some weird artifacts began to appear (cape-like). I've tried adjusting the Crease, but couldn't achive what I wanted. Basicly, ...
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Twist Text-Effect

I want to transform a text as seen in this video from 0:00 to 0:03. Can anyone help me?
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Apply all modifiers, .poll() a bpy operator with keyword argument?

I would like to apply all modifiers to an object with python. for mod in ob.modifiers: bpy.ops.object.modifier_apply(modifier = mod.name) This works fine, ...
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How to let Mesh Deform modifier work as expected

I wanna use the Mesh Deform midifier. I created an own cage mesh and set the modifier, but it seems not working. I don't know what the problem is. There is a pic: The cage: http://speedy.sh/xaajq/...
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How to have a clean flat surface after boolean modifier for adding materials

I've got a cylinder that I've cut up into different sections from using a boolean modifier, when I go into edit mode to add my textures/ UV images onto the surfaces I have lines/ edges going across ...
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Why doesn't the boolean modifier work for me?

I want to use the top half of the circle to make a cut but whenever I apply the boolean modifier, the circle just stays there and becomes attached to my other object. I've managed to make the cut in ...
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Bevel modifier not working properly

I have an object on which I want to apply a bevel modifier. After applying, no matter how high I increase the Width, the bevel stays the same. About the object: I've imported a .svg and then ...
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Changing Size from small to big in array or duplication

i want to have a couple of spheres from small to big along a curve/spline. Is there an easy way with modifiers etc. to do this? Thanks a lot!
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Array Modifier deforming mesh

I am using an array modifier to create a long fence along a curve. I have modeled a small section of the fence so that I can use an array modifier to fill in the rest. I am using a curve as the path ...
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How to create a Pacman-esque clock icon

I'm trying to create a flat plane icon of a clock that can start full and over the course of time have it's outer edge swing 360 degrees around it's center point and then terminate when it's gotten ...
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Duplication along curve with Mirror modifier

After i created a duplication along a curve with this method I want to mirror the whole thing. If I add a mirror modifier on the curve and the object it doesn't the object is not transformed along the ...
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Applying Array Modifier - Still instance?

I got a short question: If I apply the array modifier, are the objects still instances or are they converted to real objects? I also don't want to change these objects.
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How to separate objects created using mirror modifier in Blender?

I am using Blender 2.56. I created all body parts of humanoid model. I used mirror modifier on individual body parts separately. Now I have to merg all the parts to make full body. Now my question ...
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Array Modifier - Fit Curve too short

I want to create a simple road. To do this I first want to apply an 'Array Modifier' which fits the curve. So in the Array modifier I changed the 'Fit Type' from 'Fixed Count' to 'Fit Curve'. But now ...
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Create flat coil

I am trying to make a flat coil/helix out of a cylinder like this: I have tried playing with the screw modifier but couldn't get anything close to the image. Is there a modifier to do this or will I ...
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How do I create a circular slide (similar to a water park slide)?

I have been trying to use a combination of bevel object and the screw modifier and I keep getting all kinds of interesting shapes but none are what I need. I'm sure there is an easier way than just ...
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How to copy Modifiers

I must be doing something wrong, I select my object which has two modifiers, press space, search for "Copy Modifier", and select it. I get the error message "The object the data pointer refers to is ...
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How to distribute an object to a hexagonal grid?

I want to create a hexagonal Array (in other name: honeycomb) of this object: It is very important: I don't want to "join" the distributed objects, I want to leave them as dynamic as possible (so I ...
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Create sharp crease in smooth Mesh [duplicate]

While modeling an Audi R8 I have the following problem. The thing I want to create is seen in this image: I want to create a sharp crease (outlined in red) which starts around the first exhaust and ...
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How exactly does Blender perform a simple deformation?

I would like to understand, in detail, the algorithm used by blenders simple deform modifier, specifically the bend tool. I have found the source code but I do not understand exactly what it is doing. ...
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How to edit a rotated mesh in pose mode

I want to edit a mesh of a rotated object in pose mode. But when I select a rotated object with edit mode, it is restored to its original condition. I want to make an animation process of folding, so ...