Questions tagged [modifiers]

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

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2.8 is missing the Carve option in the Boolean Modifier

Was there a specific place to post 2.8 observation? I would like to continue to use 2.8 but used the Carve option in 2.79 which is missing
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How to remove/apply all modifiers of one object in python

Lets assume you have 1 object with 4 modifiers added to it. I am curious how one would approach the task to apply all or to delete all modifiers of a just selected object that has many modifiers ...
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How to apply (make real) a curve generated by modifier in Graph Editor?

I need to apply (or make real) modifier used on IPO curve for next adjustment. In my case I have curve with three keyframes plus Modifier (type Cycles) that repeats eight times this step. I have ...
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To what plane curve does a Catmull-Clark subdivision converge?

1 BU ×1 BU plane, 10 levels of Subdivision Surface modifier set to Catmull-Clark: That's not a circle. What is it? (Mathematically, what's the limit surface of a Catmull-Clark ...
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Object displacement - ocean of hexagon tiles

I want to make an ocean of cubes / hexagon tiles with varying z locations. There was this guy with extrusion images and I wonder how he made it. Like this... however, in the process, mine looks ...
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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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Cannot execute boolean operation with imported SVG

I imported some SVG objects, extracted them and converted them to a mesh. When I tried to perform a boolean difference operation between them, I saw the error message "Cannot execute boolean operation"...
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How to make a bannister for a spiral staircase?

Let's say you have a shape that would act as one stair step: Then you add an empty and both the object and the empty have the same origin point. Then you add an array modifier to the stair step, and ...
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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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shrinkwrap (“decal”) around entire object?

I just want to (shrink) wrap a plane with an image over (around) the entire object, not just one face / plane. [EDIT, after two answers] Many have said that original question is unclear. So now that ...
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How can I find my particle system?

I feel very stupid asking this .... but uh ... I have this brick wall and I gave one of those bricks a particle system. But now I don't know any more which brick. How can I find the brick with the ...
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Lattice modifier deforms object as soon as an object is selected

I have an object I would like to deform with a lattice modifier. I have a lattice prepared that entirely encloses my mesh. I select the modifier for my mesh, but in the modifier window, as soon as I ...
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Is there a way to subdivide a cube while a shape of a sphere is maintained?

Is there a way to subdivide a cube while a shape of a sphere is maintained? When making changes on a cube (with subdivision surface, bevel etc.), instead of pressing AltShiftS, the shape of a sphere ...
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Cutting with Boolean Modifiers

I have a scene where I need to be able to "interactively" cut a mesh. I have set up a bounding box, and the object I need to cut is set inside. When I move the vertices of the bounding box, the ...
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Must bevel be used in every situation?

My question is simple: Should I use bevel on everything to make it look more realistic? On what circumstances should bevel be used? I have been experiencing artifact problems when I bake normals from ...
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Object on curve wont stay flat!

I have attempting to make a fin tube for two days and it is killing me. Fin tubes are pipes that have a tight spiral of flat fins sticking out all around them. The spiral wraps around the ...
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How to preserve UVs when using Decimate?

I have a few meshes in which I load into Three.js using the JSONLoader. The problem is, the huge JSON files take up too much memory so I need to reduce the amount ...
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How to make curved (bent) rectangle, and add material?

This question has two parts. • First – I'd like to know how to make a rectangle with a curve on it. Don't misunderstand me, I DON'T need to know how to make a rectangle with rounded curves. I want ...
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Array with Size Increment / Decrement

I am trying to make a step-pyramid with hundreds of steps and it is far too tedious to size one step at a time. My first instinct is to make an array with reference to a scaled object but this yields ...
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Array modifier with rotation value?

Is it possible to create a turret like mesh like this using the bottom mesh and an array modifier? I want to be able to easily change the height of the shown shingle siding pattern. What I am ...
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Displacement modifier texture not matching color texture

I'm trying out the displacement modifier for bump mapping, and I'm stuck with a problem. The displacement texture doesn't matches my color texture, and I can't find a way to resize it too. Here's how ...
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How to model rounded extrusions

I am trying to create sci-fi doors similar to those that Dan Brown creates below: I have tried a few methods, the closest I can get to the image is using a solidify modifier and then making edge ...
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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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Adding festoon lights

Hi! I’m making a scene in which I’d like to have festoon lights, preferably based of paths so I can change the forms on them. What is the best way to make these? I’d also like the lamps to be rotated ...
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Stairs along bezier path [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out how to make a stair case along a complicated bezier curve. The stairs are just made of wooden planks, so it's simple model, I'm just having trouble keeping them all level and ...
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What is the equivalent of sweep on a rail in Rhino? Bevel is not working for me

I'm a jewelry designer and fairly new to Blender... This is my first time asking a question on the stack exchange. I was trained in Rhino a few years ago and I remember the function "sweep on a rail"...
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How to access data related to individual particles?

I would like to create simple drivers to manipulate individual data points for things like Particles and Array Modifiers. Just as an example, when I create a particle system, if I create a driver for ...
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Problem with curve modifier

When I am in Edit mode, the curve modifier doesn't work but when I go to Object mode, the curve modifier works but the object (the rail) moves to the left. Any ideas? Thanks. Here is the file:
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How to duplicate modifier on same object?

I am using lattice modifier on an object and I just want to duplicate the modifier on the object its already applied. How do I do it ?
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Multiple materials on subdivided face resulting in displacement

I subdivided a face to apply multiple materials to it. However after assigning them, they look displaced in edit and object mode, as well as in the rendered picture. What did I do wrong? I tested ...
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Curving an object

I'm modelling a light saber, and I want to curve the grip in the middle around the base. What is the best method of doing this? I've tried the screw modifier, and the simple deform modifier, but ...
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Problem with curve modifier on zipper

I'm trying to create an animation of a zipper unzipping, and I'm having some problems with the curve modifier. The flat planes on the sides of the zipper are deforming to create a crease in it. The ...
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Weird joins coming up with subsurf

I am finding that at certain spots in my mesh, when I've applied subsurf modifier, I get these weirdly sharpened / extended edges on some joins, but not on others. See the photos for what I mean. I'...
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Cannot change curve modifier after pressing 'Apply'

Sorry for my trivial question. I'm a newbie and I'm walking through a cave tutorial. I can deform a mesh with a NURBS curve but I can't further edit the deformation through manipulating the curve ...
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How could a gap between array modifier created objects be closed?

Repeating a segment of a tire with the Array Modifier along a curve creates a litte gap. Are there other options besides changing the the Array Modifier's relative offset? (This would require ...
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How to make a wiggly animated curve?

I'm trying to make a curve move in sort of a worm-like fashion, and I'm not able to get it to move properly with F Curve modifiers. Basically, I want it to move in a looped "s" shape pattern. How ...
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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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Why can't the Data Transfer Modifier be applied?

I am using the Data Transfer Modifier to make a flat bevel appear like a curved bevel. There is an original object and a beveled object. The beveled object has the modifier on it. The modifier is ...
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Multiresolution subdivisions are creating curves down the middle of my model

I am currently doing some character modeling and I decided to add a multiresolution modifier to my model. However, when I add subdivisions to my model I get a bunch of curves down the middle of it. My ...
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How to apply “duplicated” child object? [duplicate]

As you can see I made ChildObject (sphere) a child of ParentObject (arrow), and in object data of the ParentObject I set Duplication/Verts. That's looking ok to me, but I would like to edit one of "...
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Subsurf modifier creating mesh irregularities

I'm working on an armchair, and I recently applied the Subsurf modifier to it. All was well until I noticed an irregularity that I simply cannot fix, here's a picture with and without the subsurf: So ...
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Why are modifiers not applied to child objects?

If an object has one or more children or other descendants, you would expect that when you apply a modifier to that object, it would apply to the descendants as well. At least for the Array and Mirror ...
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How do I know the number of polygons after adding a subdivision surface modifier without applying it?

How do I know the number of the polygons after adding a subdivision surface modifier without applying it? I have the number of poly after applying.
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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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Is it possible to use curve modifier without stretching these holes?

As you can see in the second picture the holes are stretched. Is there a workaround to this?
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Create Topography map lines

I'm curious if there is a better way to draw topography than what I'm currently doing. My process seems really convoluted and long as seen below. is there a better / easier way to achieve this? as ...
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Create 3 curves/pipes that intersect holes in multiple objects and are equal distance from each other

I want to create 3 metallic rods (solid pipes) which start from the solid block on left, pass through the holes on the other two stands and a few more off-camera, and end in a similar solid block. The ...
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reorder modifier/constraints stack order in python

Is there any way to set a modifier or constraints index in the stack without using bpy.ops? The idea is to easily reformat the stack order of constraint. An example ...
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Creating an object out of other objects

I was wondering if I could make an object out of other objects. Example: The surface area of a cube will be made out of small hexagonal prisms. I was wondering because I would like to create an ...
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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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