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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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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 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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Why is my object rotating oddly? [closed]

https://youtu.be/ISEo-8k-6gg I'm trying to animate a treasure chest, so I moved the origin to an edge, and now I cant rotate it properly. I know you can do this, but I don't know how I might've messed ...
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What is this orb attached to my object?

I have an orb that just appeared attached to my object in Object Mode. It disappears in Edit Mode. If you zoom in the orb stays the same size and you can see it is attached at a specific vertex. When ...
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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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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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Independent Edit/Object mode in splitscreen

When I split screen in two and switch Edit/Object mode, they both change. How to change just one? The intention here is: use one to modelling with numkey view with transparent wireframe and the other ...
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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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When I sculpt it doesn't show in object mode

I am pretty new to blender. I am working on this character, however, everytime I switch from sculpt mode to object mode, it doesn't show the changes I made to the object in sculpt mode. I believe this ...
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i cant edit collection, no object in collection

i bring some Blend.file for kit bashing. however some of collection doesn't have any mesh or material, so i cant edit. what should i do?
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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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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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Why my feet bones don't want to be moved in object mode?

In pose mode the feet can be moved normally. But in object mode, the foot bones stuck. There's a constraint - child of, in the foot bone. All xyz location and scale tranforms is disabled. Only 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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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 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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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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Blender problems with getting the center of an object. (Origin to center is not the center)

As you will see in this image, the center of the object is not exactly the center of the chair, since the pivot point is slightly up. To verify this, I place the cursor in the center of the world and ...
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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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Blender 2.8 mesh zfighting a mesh thats not overlapping

I have separate closed meshes that are on top of one another, however the one behind still seems to show through unless im really zoomed in, as if zfighting with a mesh thats supposed to be infront of ...
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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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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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Are there faster ways to switch pose modes? Am I missing something?

Here's the problem I'm having with weight painting; Typical operation: Object mode Select rig Select edit Select multiple bones Object mode Select mesh Select weight paint mode Use a function, like ...
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Object becomes invisible after I join them

So I joined 2 objects together and now they are invisible. You can see them in edit mode and in Texture painting but they become invisible in object mode.
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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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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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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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Restore Object Creation Dialog [duplicate]

When adding a new object in object-mode a dialog with settings pops up. I know it is possible to bring that dialog back, but can't remember how?
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Is there a hot key for switching between 3D Object and Sculpt modes?

In the past, I've found the Tab key useful for switching between edit and object modes. But now that I'm getting into sculpting, I'm finding that I need to frequently switch between sculpt and object ...
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Edit a rotated object normally?

(first off I know that I'm using the old Blender, I will switch soon. Functionalities will probably be the same though). I have this object that I rotated 20 degrees in object mode: However, I would ...
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I can't move, rotate or scale in blender 2.8 object mode [duplicate]

I am very new to Blender 2.8. I know that hotkey like G, R and S are essential and very useful but I can't do any of them in object mode. I can only move the origin (the orange thing that for the ...
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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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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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Disable editing of multiple objects in Blender 2.8

In Blender 2.8, if you have multiple objects selected in Object Mode, and then hit Tab to enter Edit Mode, ALL the selected objects (both the yellow active object and the orange selected-but-inactive ...
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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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can't rotate, scale, grab only cube in object mode

as I write in the title, I can't rotate, grabe and scale the cube in object mode in blender 2.9. When I try to grab the cube, the origin (the little sphere) moves but not the cube; I try to unselect &...
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object and cursor moving in opposite directions

I am an absolute beginner with Blender. I have a weird problem for which I can't find a solution: when I grab, the object moves in the opposite direction with respect to the cursor. If I press the ...