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Is it possible to export a single object from an entire scene?

In a scene with more than one object, is it possible to export that one object without deleting every other object, exporting it, then undoing the deletes?
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How do I keep an individual part of a rig completely still while the rest of the rig continues to move?

I want to animate a character punching, but I want the fist to stop at the impact while the rest of the body continues to move. Is there some sort of anchoring mechanic? How do I put that into the ...
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How to save editing normals?

I started learning about editing normals. I'm currently using a proxy for this Example To save memory I apply the modifier But why when I use the modifier subdivide All edits are lost How can I save ...
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How to get correct rotation of bones with copy constraints on a Curve deformed Mesh?

I am trying to make a plane with a few loopcuts, for correct deformation, to move along a Curve deform that I want to use as its animation path. however I want to implement it into a game with a set ...
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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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Can't see mesh objects using Atomic Blender (PDB/XYZ) importer

On blender 3.0.3 I can use the add on Atomic Blender (PDB/XYZ) to import an xyz file of a collection of atoms and transform them into a mesh of spheres. One mesh per each file imported. It works great ...
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Need help in creating this chain link

The first picture is my attempt at creating the shape in blender by using these measurements x70,-70/ y70,-70
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Continue baking after changing modifier and adding a new object

blenderers! I want to write a Python script to simulate two clothes being dropped on top of a cube. Here are the steps that I want to take: I want to drop the first cloth and simulate the physics for ...
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Corrupted UV map on exported and re-imported object

I have a problem with an object texture I import the object as obj and it's fine with the texture. But when I export the object and import it again with another form or type it's texture gets corrupt ...
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how to separate mesh with armature

I'm trying to separate a mesh with armature animation into two by selecting vertices and press P in edit mode. But the separate mesh is all messed up and does not animate accordingly. Is there any ...
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Converting a 3d model into a square-dominant mesh with same sized faces

I need to create a quad-dominant mesh for a 3d model such that all quads are approximately squares and all non-quads are triangles. An additional requirement is that all square faces have to be close ...
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Objects and Meshes not showing up on collections tab

Hi non the new meshes that I add to my scene are in the collections tab could someone please help with it, I’m sorry if I’m missing something super obvious but I am a newbie and don’t really ...
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My character legs keeps getting stuck in a location

walking Cube project I'm trying to create a walking creature with 4 legs but any time I try to make it move from a location it always seems it's locked or linked in place. I cleared the location and ...
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Game Engine: Can I load objects and scenes into memory?

Is there an option to load objects/scenes I want to memory to prevent lags? I don't want to let all objects spawn to buffer them or other tricks. How can I do this? And is it possible to remove them ...
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Driving an Objects animation from a Physics Simulation on another Object

I am a Blender beginner but very familiar with 3d workflow with a background in After Effects. I have a very high poly/face count mesh Ball that I am trying to animate using simple physics simulation ...
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How can I make one character carry another character?

I'm trying to create a battle scene where one character is injured and must be carried off the field by a comrade. How can this be achieved without having to continuously reposition the wounded ...
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Export of Georeferenced 3D .obj File

I am exporting a 3D model in .obj format.I want to georeference it. I require the export to be in the Global Coordinates System (UTM) The problem is that I am getting coordinates like:- v 0 0 -0 v 0 -...
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Select all meshes with similar dimensions

I have a large number of meshes similar in overall shape, but with slightly different dimensions, and completely different orientations and locations. For this example, do the following (or enough of ...
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How to render distortion around an object

I was trying to make a distortion effect around a moving object like this one I'm not sure if there is a way to achieve this in blender or simply I have to use some editing software. Will appreciate ...
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How to avoid gap after merging two objects

I tried to merge two objects A and B, before merging, I use the snap tool to snap each other perfectly along the edges as shown in the screen shot, After merging, the A and B become one object, then I ...
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Cylinder spacer with rhombus cross-linked bracing

I would like to make a spacer for 3D printing that is not solid but braced with a rhombus shape to reduce material requirements. My problem is that I don't know how to cut the parts marked in yellow. ...
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How can I fill this without filling the holes?

I'm trying to convert an image to a 3D object, I wanted to make it solid but I can't figure out how to fill it without filling the holes with it. Any help is appreciated. This is the geometry I want ...
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Weird "dents" in mesh [duplicate]

A model I'm working with has these weird dark spots in certain places. I've tried methods from recalcuting normals to sculpting with the smooth brush, but nothing makes it go away. Here's an image of ...
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Generate equation from surface

Does Blender have already a way to generate equations from simple surfaces? In my case, I have a bowl and I want to find out the inner surface xyz equation of it. I've seen that you can do the other ...
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Join multiple objects that all use the same material, which has a randomized input

I'm new to Blender, I created as an exercise a wall made out of bricks, each brick uses the same material with a color ramp that takes the random field of the Object Info node to achieve an effect ...
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How to smoothen edges of a part of one object with triangular faces

i'm trying to make a pillar where the triangular parts joining the cylinder and cube together are curved (like an arch shape), but I can't figure out how. I've tried bevelling, subdividing and using g ...
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Eyes clipping through eyelids. Any solutions?

I've rigged a human with Rigify. However, when I move the eyes they clip through the eyelids.
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how I could extrude an object so that it is not a 2D object?

Beginner in blender. Wanted to know how I could extrude this object so that it is not a 2D object. In other words I want to make this object able to be printed in a 3D printer.
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Object not showing on render view

My object is not showing in render view and a all the videos on Youtube that I could find are not helping. what is the problem? I am a beginner in Blender.
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Join curves with Python by color

I'd like to group curves by color, so I'm try to join them together. I used an override from this solution. Everything works splendid inside Blender but in my external program I have ...
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How do I set two object locations to be exactly the same?

I have sculpted a character and retopologized it. I wanted to place them at the same location, so I set both their origins to the 3D cursor and moved them by 'geometry to origin', but both of them are ...
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Set x-ray of two objects inside another object

I have a mesh 'Suzanne' parented to an armature 'Armature'. Both are located inside another mesh 'Cube'. I want both 'Suzanne' and it's armature 'Armature' to be visible in the 3D view through 'Cube'. ...
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Calculate Faces from Point Cloud with Python

I have a bunch of vertices in a point cloud stored in an obj file (i can change the file if need be). How do I calculate the faces from the point cloud using python? Example: ...
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How can I move (attach) one object to another exactly without doing it manually?

I have two hexagons, I want the side of one to exactly coincide with the side of the second. Doing it with your hands is crooked and inconvenient. Is it possible to somehow move one to the other in a ...
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How can I join two objects together?

I am trying to edit an STL file to make it slightly wider at three different points on the object. In the following image, you can see where I added three bisections and moved each piece the correct ...
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Trying to combine all my materials into one with my UV maps being seperate

So Im trying to export my materials into one texture which I could then use in Unreal engine for that object. The problem is that I only have 1 object and I have unwrapped it multiple times at ...
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How to set up driver via python script between Custom Properties of objects?

I want to set up drivers: from Custom Properties of a Camera to Custom Properties of selected object. Based on a script from 6 year old post: How to put together a driver with python, I manage to ...
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How do I make the model/bones in this scene work correctly on this curve so I can export the model and animation as FBX?

I have been trying to make a model of a roller chain meant to animate along a curve so it goes from 0 degrees X-axis horizontally over the 90-degree curve to 0 degrees vertically on the z-axis. I have ...
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UV Editing not showing vertices on some objects but works well on other objects

getting started with blender and i'm trying to color an object using UV Editing but after going into Edit mode in UV Editing i can't find vertices unlike other objects. So if i press A then S then 0 ...
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Object not outlined in Viewport despite Outline Selected enabled

I'm working on some models someone else made as part of a project. The .blend files they've given me have several objects that get no selection outline in the viewport despite Outline Selected being ...
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AttributeError: 'Context' object has no attribute 'object'

Dears, I am trying to create a simple empty room using Python scripts. But when I tried to reach the object using "bpy.context.object" to scale it, the compiler stops and give me this error. ...
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Weird Object Shape in Solid Mode

My object behaves weirdly in Viewport's Solid Mode, it's shown like this in the Solid Mode: But when I render the scene, it's shown well (as it should be): It only has a Bevel modifier: The object ...
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When sculpting cloth nothing happens, object turns dark

I'm new to Blender and I'm following Blender Guru's tutorial on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlrgFS8AMMU at about 11:59). So far everything has worked according to plan. First I added a ...
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How to make this chess piece's necklace?

Hi, I'm trying to model this chess piece following this concept art to practice modeling. I have modeled the body of the King. This is what I have done so far: I tried to make this "necklace&...
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How to join objects with Python?

I try to do this: bpy.ops.object.select_all() bpy.ops.object.join() in my script. It selects all the stuff like CtrlA but fails on ...
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Getting the last object created

Is the last object to be created always the last element of the bpy.data.objects list? This wouldn't be necessary if all operators which create objects returned the object(s) created... Right, so bpy....
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Alt-H Not unhiding anything at all

I hid most of my 11k objects scene using shift-H, then alt-H didn't work. I could unhide them manually in the outliner but that's not really smooth if they are so many. Apparently you also cannot ...
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Environment map affecting only one object in blender

I have three objects in a scene, and I would like only one of them to be affected by an environment map. Is this possible in Blender?
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How to make joints for 3D printing?

I have a hand that I want to make movable. I don't really understand how to make joints with blender. This is for 3D printing so they need to be outside not just armatures. I think I may need to cut ...
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particles flying far away from the emitter

I am following Ian Hubert's lazy moth tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imkSdlbXB_U). Everything was going well until the particle system part. My moths are just exploding and flying very far ...

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