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How to focus on the selected object?

In Maya if we have an object selected and we press F then the object is brought into focus and if no object is selected then all the objects in the scene are brought into focus. How can this be done ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I measure a distance between two points?

I would like to measure the distance between the yellow points in this image: How can I do it? My goal is to cut the cube using the plane, but I must set a precise distance between the plane and ...
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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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How can I round the edges of a mesh?

I have looked at other similar questions on this site but couldn't answer my question. I have a model made of cubes the edges look very sharp (I would put a picture here but I don't have the required ...
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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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How to import a .mtl file?

I am new to Blender. I downloaded a .obj file of a plant model. When I unzipped it I found two files (.obj and ...
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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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Scale Space Between Multiple Objects

If I have multiple objects selected can I use scaling to make the objects closer together (without rescaling the objects)?
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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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How to distribute objects evenly?

how to distribute different objects evenly in Object Mode? I know about dupliverts, particles, array modifier, etc, but they do not serve as a good, general solution. EDIT: I have a scene with a ...
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How can I generate an object from a mathematical function?

I have a formula that mathematically describes the heart surface in Cartesian coordinates: $$\left(x^2+\frac{9y^2}{4}+z^2-1\right)^3-x^2z^3-\frac{9y^2z^3}{80}=0$$ Unfortunately, I have no idea how ...
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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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How to place any object on the 'floor' of a scene?

I added a cylinder to my scene, rotated, resized, like this: I moved it up, because I want to make a model from this and I want it to stand on the ground: I zoomed in and learned, that this object ...
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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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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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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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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 copy object(s) to another layer

I am building a model for a game and have decided to copy part of it into a separate layer. How do I copy one or more objects to a different layer?
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How to get objects from different files into one file? [duplicate]

When I click open, I get to I wanted to open, but I lose everything else. How can I open two files into one?
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How move object between scenes

I have two scenes in a blend file. How do I move a object from one scene to the other? Not between blend files, but within one blend file but two scenes.
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How can I add a cube?

I am trying to add cubes to my scene. I'm sure there are lots of ways to get a cube into the scene (but for the purposes of this question, I have no idea what they are) - Are there any ways to add a ...
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Create a wire coil

I want to create this: Note that wire lay chaotically, so spiral object not the same thing. There is a cool way to do this task in 3ds max: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAIrlxPUnqM Basically he ...
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How can I make a circular object appear perfectly round?

How do you make a spherical/ovular object in Blender? I can make square objects, and I can make a UV sphere. But how would I make an object that appears spherical in render?
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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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How can I subdivide this plane into even squares?

I have a plane that has a scale of x: 100, y: 5, z: 1, and I want to split it into squares that have a scale of x: 5, z: 5, but ...
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What is an empty?

In the Shift+A Add menu there is an option to add an "Empty". I have tried adding various types of them but they don't seem to do anything. They have no other Interaction Modes (Edit mode, Weight ...
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Is there a way to select the children of a parent object?

Say I have a set of objects parented to another object, for the sake of this example say they are parented to an empty. If I have the empty selected, is there a way of quickly selecting all the ...
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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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Rigid Simulation freezes at frame 250

Any idea of why my viewport preview of the simulation stops at 250 frames? (as you can see on the orange line on the timeline) Am I maybe missing any kind of configuration?.. It's a rigid body ...
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Modelling and rendering an "impossible object"

I'm trying to make an object in blender that look like this: I want to make the final render turn out 3D. Is this possible to do in Blender? Is there some trick to making these objects? This would be ...
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How can I convert a hair-particle system into 3D, editable objects?

Is it possible to 'apply' a particle system so that it becomes workable 3d objects instead of being hair or emitter objects? If that's possible, then I should hypothetically be able to apply another ...
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How can I make my gear simulation in the BGE work?

I have the movement and rotation restrained properly, but the simulation is not behaving like it should. both objects are rigid body objects. How can I make my gear simulation work?
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Is there a way to assign a custom wireframe color for objects?

I deal with quite a few objects with interesting edges, and it's becoming impossible to see which element belongs to which object, when they all have the same color. Is there a way to set custom ...
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How to unwrap multiple objects?

I've built my first 3D model using 2.71. It consists of several meshes including cylinders a cube and a plane and I've animated one of the parts. I'm ready to use the UV/Image Editor to export a ...
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How do I parent another object only to a specific bone?

I have hands model which I rigged, now I want the gun to be parented to the left hand, where the problem occurs as left hand is the same object with the right hand, so by parenting the gun to the bone,...
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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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Create Plexus plugin-like effect

Image Credit How to create the outer nodes effect in Blender Cycles, including the lines? I know this is achieved using a particle system, but don't know how. Also can anybody suggest any plugins ...
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How to add empty object not using bpy.ops?

How to add an empty object with python using bpy and not using any ops? My code so far is doing this: ...
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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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How can I use a Python script to get the transformation of an object?

How can I use a Python script to obtain the exact coordinates of an object? I have not been able to find out how to do this in the documentation.
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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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The easiest way to move an object to 3D cursor

What's the easiest way to move an object to the 3D cursor? The easiest way I know of is copying and pasting the coordinates in the right menu of the viewport. Is there an easier way to do it?
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Where is the smooth / flat shading property of an object?

I know that I can click on the smooth / flat shading buttons in the Tool Shelf panel when I am in object mode. What I would like to know, is where can I find out if an object has smooth or flat ...
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Convert large particle system(s) to one object efficiently

I place leaves on my trees with emitter particle systems. Then, to make a forest, I place those trees with another emitter (or hair) particle system. Problem is particles of particles don't work, I ...
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How can I remove a linked library with Python?

Load and add linked object I'm working on an add-on. The purpose is to link and un-link groups from another blend file. Thanks to stack exchange and the Blender documentation this works pretty well. ...

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