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Why does my object not show up?

This is meant to solve this problem once and for all. What is every reason an object isn't showing up in a render or viewport in when using the cycles render engine?
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AMD GPU Material in "material preview mode" and "rendered mode", is entirely gray as background. Only outline is displayed

I don't know why but now, when i go in material preview or rendered (in solid mode it works fine), my object is entirely gray, or invisible idk, because it has the same color of the background. I've ...
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Gray cone obscuring/clipping the 3D Viewport

When looking at my objects in 3d view I'm seeing a gray cone that seems to be hiding other objects. Can anyone help me turn this off and explain what it is please. Screenshots attached.
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How do I "parent" objects?

I'm looking for a way to have two separate objects be connected, so that when I move the first object the second one will move also. The term parent is used, but how do I parent a object?
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Why are the longer edges being beveled more?

I'll preface this by saying I'm very new to Blender - I'm trying to put a bevel on an edge, looks something like this: As you can see, the vertical side is much longer than the horizontal side. When ...
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Object not visible in render

I have a model which you can see here (camera perspective). In the second image, you can see how the render turned out. I'm at my wit's end trying to figure our why it's not showing up in the render....
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Unable to see anything after importing .obj file

I'm trying to import .obj files from Life Science Database of Body Parts the files contain Polygon Mesh Data. When I import the obj file into Blender, the Outliner shows a new mesh object was added, ...
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Why is part of my model not being rendered?

Why is the selected object displaying in the 3D view, but not rendering? In object mode, it shows up: However, it does not show up in render mode: Why is this so and what causes it to hide in ...
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How to approach the modeling of duct work, piping, wiring?

I'm wondering how to approach duct work, piping, and wiring? In the past, I have used the spin tool to make corners, but I find it very cumbersome. How do you do duct work and piping? I have seen ...
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Missing vertices in Edit Mode

I have append a mesh (rex) from this .blend file. In edit Mode I see different vertices from objcet mode (see pictures). The vertices of belt are missing! OBJECT MODE: EDIT MODE: How can I edit ...
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What is causing disabled options when adding a mesh/curve object to the scene? [duplicate]

Sometimes when adding an object to the scene I see that all options (on toolbar or in window after pressing F6) are disabled. Can anyone tell me when can this happen? What is causing it and how to ...
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Set origin to bottom center of multiple objects

I have a lot of 3D objects of various sizes, shapes in blender 2.76b and I would like to set the origin to the bottom center of the objects bounds. I cannot select the bottom edge and snap to cursor ...
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How to batch import Wavefront OBJ files?

Is it possible to batch import Wavefront .obj to blender? I'm working on 2.69. If I select multiple .obj files, only one gets imported. Also if I hit A on file selection window to select all files (....
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Can I "fill" an empty object?

I have this weird object (vascular tree) which is empty inside, but closed from the top and the bottom: However, it is empty inside, which makes me unable to use boolean on a bigger object (I want to ...
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How to Make Multi User Objects Single User?

I duplicated a few objects with Alt+D and now I want to apply some modifiers to them, however I can't, because they are multi-user objects. I tried U > Objects but I still can't apply the modifier. ...
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How to cut holes in an object using another object?

I'm trying to model a M16 but I have a problem with cutting the holes on top of the handguard of the weapon. As you can see in the picture above, I have tried to cut holes into the handguard (The ...
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How to create a circular shaped grid, similar to a manhole cover

I’m trying to create a circular shaped grid, similar to the one in the pic. That’s my first attempt, created by arranging several cylinders with an Array modifier and then cutting the holes via the ...
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SVG Curve Incorrectly Rendered

It should be noted that this question poses a similar issue to some other questions on SE, but (the ones that I saw) were caused by massively large scaling factors, which (as far as I can tell) isn't ...
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How do I join several objects into one?

I'm creating side skirts for a truck and I am duplicating the frames I want. The problem is it's making the duplicated object into another object. How do I put it into the same one?
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How can I easily animate cutaway views on multiple objects?

I'm trying to create animated cutaway views on multiple objects in my scene. For example, in my car model, the seats and other interior objects are separate objects. This question talks about using ...
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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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Align Object to Vector using python

I am trying to rotate an object using python, inline with a vector which gives me the direction I want (based on the difference between the last two coordinates of the curve I generated). I therefore ...
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Python: How to completely remove an object

How can I completely remove an object (for example a camera) using python scripting? Using something like: scene.objects.unlink(camera) Does not work, since it ...
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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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Low lying fog bounding object rendering as solid

I'm trying to make a low lying fog, and the box I used as a boundary on the smoke rendered as a solid object, blocking everything inside it. How can I fix this?
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How to make a perforated plate?

I've been using blender for a few months now, but I'm new to this community. I need to design a circular plate with a pattern of round holes. Here is the plate I need to make, and the pattern. I made ...
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How to put a unique material on duplicated objects separately?

I've a sphere and then duplicate it. In object tree they are displayed as three siblings. I selected one of them and created a green glass material through node editor however this material was ...
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What are these black dotted lines? [duplicate]

In Object Mode I sometimes see these black dotted lines starting at some of my objects and ending in some random spot in the space. What are they, how do I manipulate them, and why?
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How can I select part of a mesh and make it seperate?

I want to make the teeth a separate child object from the mouth. I want to know the best way to do this. I have tried going into edit mode with Tab and trying to select all the vertices but that ...
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Is it possible to group several objects and then manipulate them (scale, rotate, translate) as one?

I've never been quite able to figure out how groups work in Blender (at least not since 2.5/6x). Is it possible to group several objects and then manipulate them (scale, rotate, translate) as one?
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Setting the pivot point of an object [duplicate]

I have a sword that currently rotates around a pivot point thats off of the actual object. Im new to blender and im not sure how i would go about changing it so that the sword rotates around the ...
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Update viewport while running script

I have a script, which creates multiple objects through a loop. However, the script freezes the viewport until it is done. Instead, I would like every object to be seen in the viewport one by one as ...
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Objects not rotating or scaling in viewport

My issue is that I have a blender file in which cameras and lamps do not move when I attempt to rotate them using the mouse. If I select the objects (in object mode), press R, and move the mouse in ...
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Straighten Vertices Along a Line

On a line, I need to line up the bottom vertex points in relation to a top reference vertex point. How could I reset the X Y and Z coordinates of these vertex points to essentially line them up all ...
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How to intersect objects and delete leftover internal planes?

I'm trying to find a simple way to create vertices where two objects intersect and delete the leftover internal planes + then join the meshes so that I have one hollow mesh to sculpt. The reason I ...
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Save the 2D bounding box of an object in rendered image to a text file

I have a blend file with a moving object and want to save the object's bounding box positions (x, y, ...
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Is it possible to give a texture thickness?

I have a plane with a texture with both transparent and opaque elements. I would like to give that texture thickness. If I solidify the plane, the texture is only on the faces, not 'through' the ...
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How do I align my grid to background footage?

I have a background-image set up and now I want to align my grid to it? How do I do it. I remember watching a video where I could simply rotate it like an object?
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Missing objects when opening old file in blender 2.8

I just got a updated to blender 2.8 and my objects that were in hidden layers are gone now, the collection layer tells me that they are in the scene but I cant unhide them also the collection is ...
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2.8 remove doubles has changed to Merge by Distance

I'm using 2.8 Is there no default short key combo to remove duplicates now? I see that I can quickly add a shortcut for it - but it seems to me that it's something that should be in the mesh (w) ...
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Removing dotted assist lines?

When I open the file directly from my desktop, these assist lines don't seem to show. But when I Append it, these random dotted lines appear that seem to point to its parented object. Is there any way ...
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How do I make multiple Blender objects into one?

Situation I have obtained some blender files & licences for 3d models of transit vans and some trucks. Currently, when I export these objects to .obj files they are rather large, take a while to ...
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Is it possible to apply modifiers to multiple objects at once?

You can copy modifiers from one object to other objects with CtrlL> Make links > Modifiers, or the Copy attributes addon. However, is it possible to apply modifiers to many objects at once?
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Rotate objects around their origin along a global axis (scripted) without bpy.ops

I have read so much about Blender rotation in the last two hours that my head is spinning, but I can not understand how to rotate strictly in global coordinates without using ...
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How do you get an object's position and rotation through script?

I'm working on a project that requires me to get some of the position and rotation values to give to an Arduino via pyserial, but after sifting through the Blender documentation I can't find how to ...
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How to make one object gradually disappear as it passes through another object

How to make one object gradually disappear as it passes through some object (e.g. teleportation gates)? How to make it gradually appear in other gates?
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Lamp Posts: correctly oriented instances on a 3D curve

I'm trying to create a row of street lights, both the lamp pole and a spot light. Since i can't simply join these two and use an array + curve modifier to set this up (using an array modifier + a ...
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How to use an object as a mask?

I have a 4 point plane (quadratic) that I would like to use as a mask when rendering.I need this so the mask will be transformed correctly when I move the camera. This plane is covering the area I ...
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Merge multiple meshes into one single mesh?

Is there any addon that will allow me to merge multiple different meshes into one solid mesh? I've spent a great deal of time constructing a fancy window frame, but I made it out of multiple ...
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How to add custom objects to the "add object" menu?

I want to add things like basic tables/chairs/houses I have made over the past year to my ShiftA menu. Is it possible to do this?
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