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Linking object data without changing rotation?

I have multiple objects that I would like to all use the same mesh but maintain their individual rotation positions. As it is, when I link their object data, all the objects rotate to the same ...
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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 can I properly wrap complex objects?

I'm having problems with the Shrinkwrap modifier. I wanna wrap this dragon on the objects surface. But instead I get this :( I've tried with Curve too... Can anyone help me? Thanks... And sorry ...
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get radius of mesh primitive

I would like to ask whether there is a way of getting the radius of a sphere (mesh primitive) after it has been added. In other words, does Blender somehow distinguish between different shapes? What ...
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How to transfer a shape key between different meshes?

As the title says how would I go about transferring a shape key between two different meshes? The meshes I am using have a similar shape and topology (esp. with area that is affected by the shape key) ...
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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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How to remove unlinked/disconnected parts of a bigger mesh?

I have many meshes like the one shown below which have some faces/vertices that are not connected to the main mesh. I use these meshes for physics simulation. As result of these weird parts of the ...
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Calculating / Estimating the normal at any location on a face

In a recent answer I employed Object.ray_cast which returns the location and normal of a ray hitting a face. The normal is needed to calculate the rays reflection, ...
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Spawned Enemy Ships Fire Stationary Bullets in the BGE?

I'm making a prototype game of a scrolling shooter game, but I'm having issues with the bullets that the enemy ships will fire. I've set everything up correctly as far as I know, with objects ...
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Multiple Textures on one UV? or multiple UVs? (Large Mesh)

I seriously need some guidance. Iv'e spent hours on google and came up short. I am simply trying to texture a building I've modeled with many different textures (the different colors represent ...
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How to show custom property as enum?

So I have created a custom channel box for animating. And it has all the transforms in it, and can dynamicly update the custom properties per object I select. However the custom properties only show ...
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Detecting misconfigured rotation and scale parameters in textured meshes

I'll preface this by stating that I'm a developer and not a 3D artist, and am still getting my feet wet with 3D modeling, Blender, etc. I have written some software that generates textured mesh models ...
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Merge Two Objects without Applying Subsurf modifier

The UV mapping is trash when I apply the subdivision surface modifier. So I want to export my model without having to apply it. Yet, when I try to merge two models into one I don't want the model ...
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Generate Several thousand duplicates of an object, layed out in a sphere

I am attempting to create a simulation of the formation of the Earths moon. I am totally new to Blender, and need to know how to duplicate an object several thousand times. I have a base object now, ...
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“Chocolate truffles” in Cycles

I'd like to create a chocolate truffle (using Cycles), like in these images: And I'd like to figure out how to have some of the cocoa powder fall off when this 'truffle' falls onto a plane. Sorry ...
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Can I specify default values in Blender for creating a new scene, object or material?

How can I specify default values in Blender for creating a new scene or material? In particular certain things bother me: -I'd like a new scene to default to no units, not meters like has been added ...
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Create object with no self casting shadows, but can cast and receive shadows in Eevee?

How do I create an object with no self casting shadows, but can cast and receive shadows in Eevee? (See image. Green: good! Red: Bad!) In the example, the object on the left has a normal node ...
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Generate 3D Profile of Space Occupied by Moving Closed Objects

The image below illustrates a model of six rigid links connected by six revolute joints. I've written a Python script to make the mechanism articulate around its joints and move relative to its fixed ...
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Is there a way to change the name format of copied objects with bpy?

I'm using bpy. By copying Cube repeatedly, I get Cube.001 to Cube.999, and then ...
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Is there a way to set up a ‘rain’ of cubes (randomly varying in size, starting location etc.) to fall one after the other?

I would like a steady stream of cubes of different scales, starting positions, and rotations to fall one after the other for at least a minute. Is there a way to set this up without manually placing ...
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2 rigs in one object

I would like to rig my object in the style of a two person horse suit. So two separate rigs for one object. I'll be using it for mocap later with two people. I tried just putting two separate ones ...
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How can I snap an object with curve modifier to a vertex?

I need your valuable help in something I am stuck on... As you can see in the image below, a curve modifier has been added to the selected object to follow a specific path. What I'm trying to do, but ...
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Snowmen's hat wave texture problem

I’m doing a CG Cookie snowmen course and I’m stuck on this part https://cgcookie.com/lesson/materials-for-the-scarf-and-hat at 19:31 where he put a wave texture on top of the hat and I’m having ...
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How do i multiply a a sculpt around its own axis?

I am extremely new to Blender and I'm trying to learn how to freehand sculpt using my tablet. I'm a 2D artist trying out 3D. I'm trying to make a single sculpt of a face and then rotate it around ...
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How to get my two objects move natural (trebuchet)?

so I've been working on two types of trebuchet. Following youtube tutorials got me this far: 1 trebuchet is working with a spoon at the end, but the launching object keep falling of even before it ...
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UV mapped texture being distorted by extruding and rotating

I'm trying to make a castle tower with this rounded stick-out part on the side. I'm trying to add this brick texture image but it's warping at the part where I extruded and rotated. I've tried Smart ...
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Do you know how to make this fine dust?

I want to know how you can implement a private layer of dust as shown in the picture.
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Hi, Is there any way to know how many objects are referencing other object?

Example- I have a object named Master. Master object is used as a reference in many drivers and constraints(like master object rotation is used in some driver and it is also referenced in constraints ...
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Why is my blender file 13GB?

I'm somewhat new to Blender and I've been working on a project for the past couple of months. However I've got to the point where the file is practically unable to be opened without crashing (I have ...
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How can I accomplish, that the surface of the Ocean modifier isn't shown on the inside of a drifting transparent bottle?

I'm trying to make an animation that shows multiple transparent bottles(which I used the solidify modifier on), that are swimming in the Sea(a normal ocean modifier surface). On the inside of the ...
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Attaching OSM road data to google maps 3D mesh from RenderDoc

I am trying to attach Open Street Map(OSM) road data to a mesh of the terrain generated using Google Maps + RenderDoc, in order to create 1 single mesh eventually. I have generated the OSM road data ...
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Opaque Objects with Lighting

I currently have a model of an LED Light Ring, only the plastic piece on top of the LEDS can be transparent. All of the other parts have light coming through them, which is an issue. How do I make ...
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Why are metaballs created with twice the input radius?

I am relatively new to working with Metaballs and am confused by something quite basic. In Blender 2.82 (latest release), when I add a new Metaball and specify a radius, the radius that is actually ...
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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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How to improve refraction when object is in a liquid (object)?

To be as simple as possible, I made a martini glass with an olive, toothpick inside of it, and I added the liquid, which is an object with full transmission (Principled BSDF). Made other things and I ...
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Scatter Objects tool distorts scattered objects

Scatter objects tool works in a weird way: I created a plane to be a grass blade, applied texture. It worked. However, when using Scatter Objects tool, the resulting "grass blades" are far from the ...
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How can I select an object in the viewport in 2.8(1)?

I have imported a large model with lots (hundreds?) of objects. The hierarchy of the model is not very logical so I am trying to fix this. Therefore I would like to select objects in the viewport to ...
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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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Build a pile of boxes

I think what i'm looking for is the answer to a chronic problem with Blender but i thought i'd ask before giving up. I simply want to build a random/chaotic pile of various boxes on a floor plane. I'...
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How can I stretch portion of a model along a plane/axis?

Please see image here for what I'd like to do: I want to add stretch a portion of the part by 1mm-2mm right at the location of the plane in the image, along the Y (green) axis. This will increase ...
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Blender 2.80 - Select Multiple Objects Not Working

I tried to select multiple objects using in select box mode, but it is only selecting the active object (the one that the origin point mark is showing). What will be the cause? Is that bug or is ...
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Is Alembic the correct option for me?

I use Blender for Minecraft animations. I make my maps in Minecraft and export them with Mineways in OBJ format. I use quite big maps(around 3 GB). Blender can't open big files or takes a long time. ...
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fluid leaking through obstacles

I'm a beginner to blender, so please ignore my mistakes and be kind enough to guide me through this :) I've scene this question before, but never got a satisfactory answer. I'm working on two ...
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How to make the iris eyes respond to light?

I did a tutorial on modeling a realistic eye: https://youtu.be/n0r0UnaIK_Y Unfortunately, I could not adjust the (iris). How to make the eyes of the iris respond to light so that it narrows? Someone ...
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how do I fix this imported model

I've been struggling on importing models in blender because most of the models that I imported are like this. How do I fix them. Any help will be Appreciated.
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How to divide an object along irregular edges?

I'm trying to design a mold to print on a 3D printer. I've tried several ways including bisect but I think that my need is a little bit more complex. My first try was creating a cube, inside of it a ...
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Object disappear when zooming in NOT in camera view

I don't know the reason why but while I was zooming in on my object it has suddenly decided to disappear and now if a zoom even just a little bit I can't see it anymore, both in object and edit mode. ...
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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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Big scene: deleting, merging, undo very slow

After importing objects from 3DS Max (via fbx), I have a scene with 60M tris, 40M faces 4K objects (of which many empties, some without any children) Around 2.5 gig, without any textures Quite a few ...

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