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Blender Global undo is very slow on complex scenes

When I'm working with complex scenes (a few million polygons with +- some subdivision), say you're making a weapon highpoly model, the Blender's Global Undo becomes extremely slow. Even with simple ...
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Strange graphics glitch when working with very small units(milimeters)

It all works nicely until one point, then everything looks like on the image (both in edit and object mode). Even when I save and reopen the file. :S
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Why is object mode slow but sculpt mode fast?

I am currently sculpting a mesh with 500,000 triangles; the object mode has very noticeable lag but sculpt mode is a silky smooth 60 fps. This is very unusual and I don't know why it is doing this. ...
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Strange Lines Appearing In Object View Wireframe Mode

I'm new to Blender, having learnt about it from watching YouTube videos. I have created a model of a shoulder pad for use with a scale model, with a view to 3D printing it. The model itself looks fine ...
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How to undo <Ctrl+G> in Object Mode? Green color selection

I'm an absolute beginner in Blender. Now I've accidentally pressed Ctrl+G in Object Mode, the selection color turned into Green selection. How could I make it back to Yellow / Orange color please? I'...
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Undo suddenly stops working

I have a file, that has A Mesh and an animated armature in it. Working with the mesh in Edit Mode is fine, Undo works. But as soon as I selected the Armature in any way, may it be in pose mode, edit ...
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translate (change location) in object more or edit mode?

What is the difference between translating (i.e moving an object) in object mode and achieving the same thing by selecting all mesh elements in edit mode and then moving those? Why would one chose ...
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Move and rotate an object according to travel distance and direction between objects

I need to rotate the target object an equivalent distance to the distance between two objects in the direction of the travel distance between them. I've tried to subtract them and get the ...
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Scaling Bezier Curves in Edit Mode vs Object Mode

If we create a bezier cruve ([shift]+[a], "Curve", "Bezier") we get a slightly curved curve with two nodes along the x-axis. If we enter edit mode, select ...
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How can I prevent the occasional Zoom In / Panning from breaking?

I'm not sure if this is a bug or a feature, but occasionally (usually in Object Mode) while I'm Zooming In or ...
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How to distribute overlapping objects?

Let's say we have many overlapping objects. Why are they overlapping? Could be any number of reasons, but most likely because they were generated from a script and the script put them all in the same ...
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When I duplicate multiple objects they are still linked

Pretty self-explanatory. I have some toilets and stalls that I duplicated and linked so that I can adjust them as I go. I want to duplicate some of these objects without linking them but the only way ...
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Objects not moving equally?

I looked for a relevant topic but couldn't find one. It's not easy to explain, but my objects don't move at the same 'speed' when dragged/moved. When dragging an object it doesn't directly follow my ...
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Adding objects does not work

Setting the object does not work when added to the scene. Also, the return of actions Ctrl + Z does not work. Re-entering the program does not help. How to fix? Version 2.79
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Segfault when going back to Object Mode, on unrelated data

I am writing an Addon. I have a list of Vectors: centers = [p.center for p in obj.data.polygons] In a later section of code, I do the following to a different ...
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How do you refresh Object Mode after quitting Edit Mode

When I switch back to Object Mode from Edit Mode, the displayed model still looks the same as it was before I changed the polygons (Texture, Rendered and Solid view, makes no difference): Is there ...
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How can I select and move only one primitive?

I have a model which currently consists of two basic primitives. I want to select and move only one of the shapes, but while in object mode it seems to be treating them as one object. Must I switch ...
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Can't write bmesh object back to mesh datablock

I'm struggling to learn Blender's structures and types and use Python to modify meshes. In trying to sort out image updating, bmesh and mesh data, I copied the following code from the Blender 2.64 ...
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I imported an obj file into Blender and cannot add an uv wrap from a png file

I'm use to modeling in Fusion 360 and then export the file into an obj. I practically use Blender as a rendering tool because Fusion isn't as powerful. Overall still learning how to model in Blender ...
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How do I move the pivot point of an object?

I know there are other questions and answers that cover how to set the origin to the center or to the 3D cursor, but let's say I have the pivot point almost where I want it and I just want to move it ...
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Blender selection in viewport suddenly slow

Since a few weeks I suffer from the issue where I have to wait up to 6 sec after selecting an object in the viewport. The time depends on the amount of hidden layers (and hence the amount of objects ...
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Python: How to select one 'BoolVectorProperty' value at a time unless 'shift' key is held

I am trying to overwrite the bpy.ops.object.move_to_layer operator in Blender so that I can move other objects when the selected objects are moved. When I try to ...
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Mirroring in Object Mode, taking rotation into account

I have a turret, displayed below, which I would like to duplicate and mirror across the global Y axis. I can do this in Edit Mode, using Shift D, Enter, Ctrl M, X, which shows what I'm looking for: ...
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How to change object color in viewport in 2.8?

Is it possible in Blender 2.80 to change the color of objects in the viewport? Like this in the previous versions.
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Why are my Verticies/Edges/Faces locked from moving up and down?

I'm trying to simply move any vertex/edge/face up or down but visually it does not move. I see values changing when i'm moving them but ultimately nothing occurs visually. Additionally, if I try ...
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Bones move out of mesh when changing from Edit mode to Object mode

I imported a mesh to play around with it and I tried to animate it so it put bones in it. When I am in editor mode everything looks right but when I change the mode the bones of the torso are moving ...
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Use Pose Mode or Object Mode to move whole model

I've been animating a set of 2D images against a long strip background (flower, bird). I have been splitting up the animation between Pose Mode and Object Mode. I set the character's gestures in ...
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Changes in edit mode not showing up in object mode

long time lurker here. I've been trying to create a character mesh, and it looks fine in edit mode. I can edit, make changes, and save with no problems. However, in Object mode it appears as a ...
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How to align objects to the center of another object

I am new to Blender (2.8) and trying to model a kind of turret, to try and learn by myself. I am encountering a rather simple problem : I have placed 4 cannons relative to one another, and would ...
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How do I get rid of the tear in the middle of my object after using the mirror modifier?

I'm sorry if this question has already been asked, but I was following a tutorial and after sculpting, I reapplied the mirror modifier but my mesh looks like this: Is there is any way to fix this ...
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API: How to hide faces, edges, vertices of an object in Object Mode?

I am following this tutorial for a custom GUI, accessible in the Object Mode, working in Blender 2.8.0. There, I have a several collections with one object comprised of one mesh each. Currently, I ...
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Has anyone got the Oscurart tools Add on to work in Blender 2.8?

I've enabled the Oscurart tools add on through Preferences and can see/right click to access the list of its functions/options. Its "Remove modifiers" function works, but I can't seem to get the "...
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viewport only shows a small area of my scene [duplicate]

I have some issues with my viewport. It only shows a small area of my scene with solid shading. Also only vertices within this area can be selected. In object mode a pyramid shows up. It limits the ...
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Hidden Objects Wont Un-Hide? [duplicate]

So I'm having an odd problem, I've spent a decent chink of today making a hollow knight charm in 3D and the way I made it involved making a lot of separate objects and a lot of the time I end up ...
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unable to switch to edit mode

I'm an absolute Blender newbie and just taking my first steps. I've created some shape and want to apply coloring and texture now, after placing lamps all around my object to see it, I now can't ...
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Why could this graphical glitch happen in Blender?

I am using Blender for about 3 hours today, and I used it while live streaming. Note that my CPU usage is mostly at 100% because I have a low-end PC. And after that time I have encountered this: ...
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Small difference in Texture UVs when in object mode :(

when i have my mesh in edit mode it looks fine: (look at the concrete seams). But as soon i switch into object mode they get distorted: I just dont understand why. I had a bevel modfier applied ...
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Materials not showing in object mode or render view [closed]

For some reason, my materials only show up in edit mode, but not in render view. It WAS working before, but I have no idea what I did to mess it up. I can't seem to find a solution that works after ...
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How to choose which origin vertex to snap from?

In the picture below I am moving the higlighted cube to the left along y and have closest vertex snapping enabled. This is in object mode. As you can see, Blender has circled the vertex that it is ...
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Selection in files with many objects

Selection seems to work in wierd ways. I have a 3D File with ~4.000.000 Tris and ~120.000 Objects. The file results from a CAD software and needs to be further processed. My idea was splitting the ...
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Object Claims to be Appended But Not Showing Up in Viewport [duplicate]

The title is pretty self-explanatory. When I append the object, the data seems to come through but it isn't showing up in the viewport. The original object was an imported .fbx if that makes any ...
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How to edit two objects in edit mode? [duplicate]

I have been following tutorials to help me make a player model. But somehow while making a hand to connect to the body I made it into 2 separate cubes so only one of them can be in edit mode at a time ...
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cant select any object in blender (not even in a new file)

I don't remember everything I did, but I do remember trying to delete my lamp and I couldn't select it. I tried moving an object around on the map but I couldn't even select it. the A key still select ...
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Why does my mesh get distorted when switching from edit to object mode?

Whenever I create adjustments to a mesh in edit mode (covering body with clothes for example), when I switch back into object mode the mesh distorts weirdly as shown below and shoots out in all ...
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Collection for New Object? (Version 2.8)

This is driving me batty! When I create a new object, it appears in some collection, sometimes one that is hidden, so I have to go hunting for it, expanding each in turn until I find something that ...
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Selected to cursor on one axis

I have a problem that I still haven't found an easy solution to, I have ways to handle it but it would be interesting to know how people handles this. Basically I have a situation where I want to use ...
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How to disable 'only origins'

So, I'm using the latest build of Blender 2.81 (November 15 2019) on Mac. There is this nifty new feature that allows origins to be manipulated freely without affecting the actually object's transform ...
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Where did the tool bar go in object mode? Blender 2.8 [duplicate]

I am adding a torus and in previous versions of Blender, when you added the torus, there was a tool bar on the left hand side where you could add or subtract segments. I have moved to Blender 2.8 and ...
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i can't see nodes

as you can see I have opened node editor panel and I also clicked new but I can't see nodes
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Object Disappears in Camera View Even After Clipping Distance Adjusted

I am having a hard time getting an object to show up in my scene. I already checked the clipping distance and I have messed with the layers to make sure I can view all the layers. Any ideas?