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Questions related to any kind of object. (mesh, text, curve, etc.)

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Exporting .dae file from Blender and import it on Processing

What I am trying to do is export from Blender a .dae file of an animated object and then import this file on processing and use it there. I created a rotating cube, baked action and exported it as ....
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Missing object in blender 2.80

but, after rendering it become like this i already check all the cameras on ray visiblity
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How to Animate The Child while the parent is already animated

Trying to animate the child relative to the parent animation , but the result always offset from the original placed position . Even though I Keyframed At The Same Position (By Using ALT+G) It Still ...
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How should clothing be in relationship to the character? [on hold]

The question is should clothing be a part of the object. Should it be it's own object? Should each piece of clothing be separate? Should hair also be a separate object? If so, why?
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Need help getting objects to fall through one object but collid with another in blender 2.79

I am trying to make a sphere with an extruded stick on the bottom fall through a circle with two extruded sticks but when I use the rigid body feature they go all over the place instead of falling ...
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Looking for advice with dimpling spheres

I am fairly new to blender and am stumbling my way through a project I am working on. I have a few dozen sphere meshes with various different aspects and elements that I am fairly happy with. To top ...
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Difference between instance object and object in dependency graph

I started scripting in Blender not long ago. Even though I have read the API about the dependency graph I still have a question: What is the difference between an ...
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Torus passing through mesh

I have a sphere that I used the bolean modifier to join to a torus so that it looks like a sphere with a loop attached to it. I linked this a long chain of toruses attached to one final and static ...
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Applying a baked normal map - edges too sharp

After I applied a baked normal map from a high poly cube object. The low poly cube adopted the same form, but the edges are sharp, is this happening because I have no subdivisions? Please have a look ...
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Blender 2.8 Object Scatter creates weird triangle faces

Hi I'm trying Scatter Object plugin in Blender 2.8, but it creates weird triangle face as following: Is it a bug? When I scale up the object size and redo the Scatter Object, the triangle stay within ...
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Problems animating rigged model interacting with un-rigged solid object for Unity

I just want to make a player animation consisting of two legs and a skateboard that I can import to Unity. I don’t mind if I have to pose positions on every keyframe of the trick. I just want a jump ...
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Blender 2.8+ set pass index for object?

I am aware that in the Data API region I can locate the objects and set their object pass index but it is a fairly tedious exercise. Is there an easier way?
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Positionning Target's automatic recognition in Blender

thanks in advance for any the help. I'm new to Blender and pretty new to 3D scanning. For a project - which I'd be happy to detail but I'm not sure it is relevant - I would like some specific spots ...
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Where is the “Manipulate Centers Only” button in Blender 2.8?

I have looked just about everywhere on the Internet and I can't find the answer to this question. Where the hell is the "Manipulate Centers Only" button in Blender 2.8???? It's the the double arrow ...
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Help attaching skateboard to legs for character animation

I feel like this should be a bit easier as I've done this years ago in 3ds Max without the same trouble. What I'm wanting to do is model two legs (1 object), a skateboard (1 object), and an arm (1 ...
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Silly question? How do I see data-blocks menu in 2.80?

As subject. The docs mention what to do when you find the menu - but I am unable to find it! Thanks.
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Cut a sized rectangular window into a dome

I need a 'window' of a specific size cut into a UV hemisphere; the edges are spec'ed as parallel lengths of arc of given length (See below). After some tinkering with shrinkwrap and one or two other ...
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Exporting an object as “.json” file, how? (Blender 2.8)

I've searched since hours now on the internet and didn't found any solution for this problem. So, i want to export an object as an .json file for a game, that only uses that kind of file. I've seen, ...
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Unable to select more than one object in Edit Mode

I have created 6 cubes in Object Mode and I can select each of them individually or by box selecting. However when I tab into Edit Mode I am only able to select the last one selected in Object Mode. ...
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Putting objects in a python list

Is there a way to store objects in a list and change their properties? I want to make a for loop and move objects one-by-one using this loop. My attempt so far is below but I get the error ...
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How do you link objects so that they use the same materials? [duplicate]

I was supposed to link duplicate objects but accidentally used the normal duplicate (shift+D) so changing the materials for all of them manually has become a pain. Does anyone know how to link objects ...
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Move items equally from each other/centre/angles?

I would like to move three copies, or an array of three copies, of a wall section away from each other equally, at 120 degree angles for a hexagon from the centre. Either way will help, or different ...
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Normal map covering entire mesh. How do I assign new shaders to parts without overwriting the normal map?

So my mesh is just a person. I've sculpted it, retopologized it and baked a normal map for it. Now the problem is that I want to assign textures to part of the mesh like skin, textiles etc.
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What does 'nanm' mean?

For a camera object, under Transform/Location, the x,y,z values are all nanm. What does that mean?
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Exported Obj not showing up

I just got blender yesterday so I don't know much. I tried exporting a 3D model and it is not showing up. I don't even know how to move the camera. Can someone help me figure out what went wrong?
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How can an OBJ sequence be converted to an FBX animation?

for a school project, I am trying to import a series of obj models scanned from a Kinnect and import them into blender as sequence of stills, and then after making changes, export them as an FBX to be ...
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Car model to glTF with multiple parts

I have a model of a car which I have exported to a glTF. How can I group elements in Blender like the wheels so they appear separately in the JSON code? I have created Vertex Groups but they don’t ...
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Selecting backfaces

When I box select in 3DS Max. I have a option to include/exclude backfaces in this selection. Any verts/faces/edges that are in my box selection are selected independently of visibility. This is the ...
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How to undo the “join” command without pressing control or command Z?

How can I "un-join" curve objects that were joined with the Join command without having to convert them to mesh objects? If this is not possible, why hasn't it been implemented?
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Importing 3DS into Blender 2.79

When I import, all the mesh parts are exploded all over the screen instead of being a cohesive model. Any ideas?
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Move objetct perpendicular to the viewport

The easiest way to move an object (G key) moves it parallel to the viewport. BUT, is there any way to move it PERPENDICULAR to the viewport? That is, in depth but not just constrained to the XYZ ...
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How Can I Achieve This “image bleed” Background Effect?

I am new to blender and I'm trying to figure out how to get objects and images to bleed onto a background. Video E.G.: Look at the background and how objects are being printed onto it I ...
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How to make a proxy (low poly object just for display) in blender 2.8?

i'm wondering how to make proxies in blender. in all other software, a proxy object is a low poly object displayed only in the viewport, for replacing a too demanding asset just in the viewport. in ...
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Worms crawling under skin

I wanted to create a scene where you can see a worm crawling underneath the skin of a person's belly. I've tried it with the tools provided in Blender like the deform modifiers (mostly I tried with ...
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Cloths cant see imported models?

Both the Human figure and the slab are imported. even after setting them as collision object, the cloth passes through them and settles midway (ref. pic). I have made another slab and added a cloth ...
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Importing .obj file containing lines doesn't render until I go into edit mode in blender 2.80 (worked in 2.79)

When I import an .obj file containing lines in blender 2.80 it doesn't render the obj file (doesn't render in local mode either). The only way I can get the polygon to show up is to select it and go ...
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Object Controlling using Arduino

I am working on my project for haptics. For this purpose, the task is to create a virtual finger and control its movement using Arduino. The problem now is that I am using Blender 2.80 and the cannot ...
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How do I manipulate two spiral ribbons to join them together?

I'm new to Blender. I've looked through previous questions and other forums, YouTube videos, and tutorials. I've spent close to two full days trying to figure this out. It's probably a simple problem ...
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Can you Cut Copy and Paste like this in Blender? [duplicate]

I want to know if there's a quick and easy way to copy and paste faces or geo in general like I could in modo. I literally would press control C, Control v and paste or copy to my hearts content ...
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pasted objects disappearing

When I copy and paste one blender file to another, it works fine but then when I change the frame to animate it, it suddenly disappears. I'm quite new to blender so there is not much I know to try.
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Making IK with objects NOT bones

I have a robotic arm. Pieces are separate objects. They are right now on a FK Hierechy. Can I add an empty object for target and then turning them into IK? How? I´ve been searching on the internet ...
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Can I add new vertices to an object on a per-keyframe basis?

I would like to have a mesh 'grow', so to speak. For that, I need to be able to add vertices at certain keyframes. I understand interpolation between keyframes would be difficult so for now, a frame ...
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How do i merge a moveable part of an object?

i'm quite new with blender, so pardon me if this question is trivial. I'm trying to import this model to vrchat and realize that the pauldron part is actually separate despite being the same object. ...
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Command Line OBJ Model Merging and Texture Applcation

I would like to use the command line to take 2 obj files and merge them while also merging their associated material files. I would also like to be able to in the same command line apply a texture to ...
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How to make objects not pass through each other?

I have a field with plants, and some plant's leaves are cross over with each other. How do I add collision/or is there any other way to solve this problem? I need that effect, cause I'm creating a ...
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2.8 box selection does not select everything, tiny objects not selected?

I have a lot of problems with box selection on objects, there are always not all objects selected !! I don't have any fancy collections or wrong settings in the outliner, also when I zoom in - I can ...
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Object selection error

I have noticed there are two different options to select an object: what is the difference between the "brown" selection and the "orange" one? By using a script how can I select an object? ...
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Is it possible, with Python, to select an object by its scene graph path alone?

So I've been a programmer for a long time, and a modeler for a while now, and I've just gotten started on using Python in Blender. One thing bugs me about the interface and I'm hoping I'm just ...
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2.81 How to re-center a pivot to object center?

TRANSFORM ORIGIN!Blender Today Live #74 youtube.com/watch?v=fCxnrwbsdlw&feature=youtu.be&t=193 After moving the pivot from the center of object 1, how to recenter the pivot to object 1? is ...
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Origin of object in a werid postion, and im unable to change it [duplicate]

Blender is setting the origin of the object to a weird position that is not centred, is there any way to fix this?