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

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Blender Object keeps moving back to 0,0,0

I am new to blender, and I have just created a island using ANT landscapes, and I have build two boats for this. Two boats on island They are in this place when I am in object mode, but when I ...
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Sculpted object turns into a cube when I enter edit mode

I have just recently sculpted a Mesh Helmet model and I am needing it to export it for another program. When I switch the mesh into edit mode it turns into its original starting cube. Going into ...
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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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Cylinder with no cap ends invisible on the inside

So I'm having this problem with a cylinder. It has no cap ends and the insides don't show up in edit mode. I've already tried flipping and recalculating normals, it did not worked. I've tried creating ...
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How can I modify the mesh of a linked character?

I have a fun problem: In character.blend I have an armature and a mesh with shapekeys inside a Group. In a new scene (pose.blend...
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Align viewport view to object/Move object to viewport view

How do I align the viewport view so it is looking out of a selected object? How do I move an object to the viewport's view? This would be useful for placing some objects like lights where the viewport ...
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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 can I separate a single object file into multiple objects based on closed geometry?

Let's say you have a single obj with a number of separate closed 3D geometries in it. For example's sake, imagine you have an obj called neighborhoodfirehydrants.obj...
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When I link a blend file, why is the object showing up at 1/10th the scale?

I have two blend files. Both files use distance in meters. The first file is a character of 2.267 meters tall. The second file is a single handed axe of height 56 centimeters. When I link the axe ...
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Origin not updating with transforms

I moved the object below with the grab tool and the origin did not update. This occurs whenever the object is moved (with any transform tool, in any manner). Nothing in this scene has parenting. I ...
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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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Blender not exporting Ambient Coefficient in .MTL? [duplicate]

Here are my settings: Export settings: In '.mtl' ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How to import NGONS from Lightwave to Blender?

I don't want meshes to be triangulated. Is there a way to keep Ngons when importing objects from Lightwave into Blender
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Is there a way to look at the inside of a cube or other object?

Is there any way that you can look at the inside of a cube and edit it from the inside? If so is there a way to see textured faces on the inside of a cube so they aren't transparent?
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Slice the top of a cone

So I just started working with Blender 2.6 and the two books I have don't really discuss how to modify objects other than "here's edit mode..." What I have is two cylinders with one slightly ...
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How to duplicate an object without duplicating animation data?

What is the easiest way to duplicate an object without it duplicating the animation as well? I thought I could simply change this in the user preferences by unchecking "action" but this doesn't seem ...
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How to apply transformations directly on mesh data?

I need to load some COLLADA files into a program that does not support any transformations (because it does not support scaling). I want to export these objects from a .blend file. Is there a way to ...
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Scaling the distance between objects [duplicate]

I've got a camera tracked to an empty, and I'd like to add keyframes with constant interpolate to have the camera "click" forward. How can I scale the distance between objects, without affecting ...
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Giving planes thickness in real-time display

I've got a bunch of planes that are perfectly lined up with the coordinate space, so I can't see them when I go to either front, side, or top view. Is it possible to give planes some thickness for the ...
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Removing corrupt object

I have a corrupt object in my master scene. It can't be seen anywhere else than in the outliner. I can select it (in the outliner) but I can't delete it. It happen to be so that this corrupt/lost ...
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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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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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How to subdivide a mesh where it intersects another mesh

I have a grid mesh and two arc meshes. The vertexes in the two arcs and the grid are not connected to each other, it is 3 different meshes in the same object. I want to "merge" in the two arc meshes ...
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Display bounding box around objects

I would like to know how to display a Bounding Box around my objects in Blender, much like the Bounding Box from Maya 3D. All I want to be able to do is determine the outer edges of an object. I've ...
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Merging Multiple .OBJ files

I have a model that has different .obj files for the head and body. How can I merge them into one file? I have tried everything I know. Which isn't much. And I can't find any tutorials online on how ...
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How can I make a duplicated object (Alt + D) a single object again? [duplicate]

I copied the properties from one object to multiple objects and then duplicated these objects with AltD, now I want to convert them to single objects to modify specific ones.
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Multiple Linked Objects with unique Materials / Group Materials override

I want to have a Cube in scene A, and linked in scene B, but with different material. The solution for this problem was found on BlenderArtists. click the material tab and you will see a little ...
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Why does my mesh flatten on the X-axis in the game engine?

I have a little lizard with a bone structure. Currently it has no animation and no game logic set. However, when pushing P, in game logic mode on the mesh, the mesh renders as a very squished version ...
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How to unlink a material only from a linked object?

I've created a second scene with a linked object but want to replace the materials on those objects only in the second scene. Nothing happens if I choose the material in the outliner and choose ...
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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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One side of an object appears normal but the other side is transparent

I have Blender 2.49b and have this mesh: Front: But on the back the mesh is transparent: How to fix this?
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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 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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Is it possible to decrease the face count dramatically so I can continue working without crashing?

I have an issue for the amount of faces I have, I have made a decent looking character with blender (just the head) so far. However, I finally get to the step where I need to add textures and I mark ...
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Scripting - How to create a game property?

I have a bunch of objects and need to create some common properties to all of them like this ...
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Array Modifier creates something that exports as single mesh, how to create same through group/parent/etc?

I'm using Blender for Unity3D game asset creation. The Array Modifier does something great (see below) that I would love to be able to do for arbitrary collections of objects. I'm hoping someone ...
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Imported OBJ will not move to grid

I imported an OBJ from SweetHome3D to the latest version of Blender. When every object is selected (press A), I press "shift-S" to click "Selection -> To Grid". However, the single OBJ object will not ...
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Why is an object stuck to another? [duplicate]

So I created a Cube in Blender and then I created an Empty beside the Cube (in object mode). Now, when I move the Empty around, the Cube follows... Why?
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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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Disable object automatic dragging after duplication

After duplication, objects automaticaly follow the mouse pointer, is there a way to disable this behavior?
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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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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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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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Execute function on object property change

I'm searching an equivalent to the observer design pattern. I want to execute a script function every time an object position changes. To achieve this there might be some options directly in blender ...
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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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Appending an object brings duplicated objects

I have a scene with three sets of three bricks, nine in total. I created eight of them by duplicating the first one and modifying them. In another scene I append one of the bricks. I get the brick I ...
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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 ...