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

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File claims it contains 0 faces and 0 vertices but in scene view all object names show

I saved my blender file. When I opened that file the next day it appeared empty; 0 faces 0 vertices. But I see all scene names in the scene tab. Also my file size shows. Why can't I see my objects?
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Where to find menu of a mesh? [duplicate]

I am having problem with Blender: during my work I created a new mesh and suddenly after rotating it I just lost the option menu for the mesh which consists of its size, alignment and so on. Can ...
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Solid OpenGL lights in Blend4Web?

I want to achieve object shading in Blend4Web equal to the default 'SOLID' shading in blenders viewport. Is it possible to use the solid OpenGL lights in Blend4Web? Or if not, how can I simulate it ...
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Blender Model Resizing after being Parented to Rig

I am working on rigging a character in blender but have been running into an issue. Whenever I parent with automatic weights the mesh to the armature, my mesh scales drastically (scale of 10+). I've ...
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Outliner filter or sort by object type?

Is there anyway to filter by object types not separated by layers? For example, i have an imported scene with many cameras, and I would like to see all cameras in now list.
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How can I slice an object horizontally into equal pieces?

My question is how can I split or slice up horizontally a 3D object into ten (or more) equal pieces, and every piece observe and rotate individually? Thanx!
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Any idea how to fit text width to screen

What I need is a way to dynamically fit text to a certain size. So more characters, smaller the text size, less characters, bigger the letter. I tried lattice, drivers, various constranints bit didn't ...
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How to make particle instances the same size as the dupli object?

If I create an object and assign it as the dupli object of a hair particle system on another object, the size of the particles is much smaller than that of the actual dupli object. I then have to ...
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Reset object origin without moving object

I have been working on this sculpt and noticed when trying to mirror that the point of origin for the model has been moved. How do I reset the location of X and all rotations to zero without moving ...
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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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Added object's properties greyed out? [duplicate]

Here's an image of what's happening: I can't change any of the things. Restarting Blender does nothing. This has never happened to me before and I'm unsure to why this is happening now. I saw other ...
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How to save as an OBJ and import to Element 3D

I am trying to create a Ka-Bar knife in Blender. Problem is I cannot figure out how to save the finished product as an .obj file, then import it into Element 3D to use as a 3D object. I don't even ...
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How to extrude equally in all directions?

I am new to blender and I'm struggling with one feature; a strip of metal going near the top of the camera body (Fujifilm s4400). My problem is that the metal strip will not extrude to a continuous ...
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How to make a way to interact with a 3D model in different ways? (Make it rotate and light up)

My goal is to make a program where I can interact with a model based on a Concept Modelling Language - rotate it, to view it from every angle and make certain parts of it light up when I click on it. ...
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How to redefine x,y,z orientation of a model? [duplicate]

I need to reset my model's x,y,z orientation. The back of it needs to be aligned with the z axis so I can use the edge-fade method described here: How do you fade the edges of a model? Right 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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Force Blender to Select rig instead of geometry

I made a very simple ball rig in Blender. Nothing special. I have noticed, however, that it is difficult to select the rig without zooming in, and selecting and moving the geometry can cause issues. ...
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Need help moving the origin to center [duplicate]

I got a logo in blender and im trying to rotate it 360 degrees. But when i rotated it i realized it isnt centered. I found out that the logo got some invisible edge or something, because when i do "...
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Model a Curved Edge

I'm trying to make a lamppost with a curved metal (like in the picture) and I don't know how to make the curved bit on top.
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Blender models adding extra faces in Element 3d

I modeled a logo in Blender and everything is clean. When I export an OBJ and import it into Element 3d, a few extra edges have found their way into the model. Any ideas on why this is happening? I ...
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make blender faster while working. not concerned about render speeds

So, to start off. I'm a member of cgcookie.com. they offered some pretty good tips, like turning of VBO and stuff. Still, I just feel like for having an home built i5 and an GTX970 card and 16GB of ...
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Partitioning/ segmenting a 2D plane [duplicate]

How can I uniformly divide a plane into even segments? I am hoping to split a 2D rectangular plane into a series of smaller rectangles along its long horizontal axis before animating each individual ...
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Start / stop automatically raycast

Blender is used in our business, in our scenes, there are a lot of objects. We need to know the name, material...of the objects ... quickly. The only way is to select the object and then read his name ...
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Spot lamp rotation and dupliverts

Looking at the image above, I would like to replicate this setup but with spotlights rather than cones. Basically I need an "array" of lamps, but lamps do not support modifiers. So by looking a bit ...
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Best way to make a Ghillie suit in Blender?

So I have a basic T pose female character that I'm using for a sniper game I am creating with a friend. I'd love to have a ghillie suit on her, as It's going to be very stealthy game, and we'd like to ...
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AutoCAD User Converting Rectangular Joints to Curves

I have made a bunch of rectangular joints which i want to convert to curves please see attachment. Any help is appreciated. Thanks]1
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Object changing scale in Rendered mode

As you can see from my model I am very new to blender, but I feel I'm progressing well. But this problem is slowing me down as it's very distracting. I have a scene with various parts and everything ...
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No Light in Object Mode

Whenever I create a new Object all of them are black. I tried to adjust in user preference, but it only useful for old object. New objects are still black. Why?
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How to pin a cloth in blender game engine

Take for example a flag, the cloth is pinned to a pole. I want to do the same thing in the blender game engine.
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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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Pin fur-planes to object

Is it possible to pin an object (lots of planes of fur) to, say a wolf, and make them move independently of each other(have them follow the part of the object they touch)? Or will I have to change all ...
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set mass of objects via python?

I'm scripting this file that generates an environment containing objects of different masses, shapes, sizes and physics types. I'm having trouble setting the mass, though... e.g. ...
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Blender to Poser 10 issue

I am having an issue where I am trying to transfer my weapon from blender to Poser 10 and I get weird shapes in poser that don't match the figure in Blender. Blender with weapon: Then I make it an ...
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Keyframe or parent separate meshes in same object?

I know I can use keyframes and use parent-relations in meshes in individual objects. But is it possible to keyframe or use parent relations to separate meshes in the same object (maybe when I use ...
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Joining text objects and cube

I have a cube and created Text objects on all sides of the cube. After converting the text objects in meshes this is the result: After joining all text meshes and the cube (selected the cube as the ...
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Strange behavior when separating by loose parts

I have built a huge tower of blocks by using 3 modifiers that duplicate blocks on the x, y, and z axes. I applied 1 of the modifiers and separated (by loose parts), and this is what happened: The ...
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Can a model be both smooth and flat shaded?

I wonder is it possible to have 50% smooth shading and 50% flat shading in blender cycles, applied to an created mesh? The 1st image has a smooth shading on it and the 2nd has flat shading , is it ...
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Getting a flat, thin, long, cube (ribbon) to follow Beizer curve?

How do I make a ribbon follow a Beizer curve? I've found ways to make a round pipe out of a curve but not a flat ribbon.
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Replacing part of an object's name with object.name.replace?

So this is a fairly straight forward thing I want to do. Basically I've got a mesh named XXXX_HP and I want it to find the "_HP" and replace that with "_LP" I've looked through the various object....
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Move duplicated key frames

I have been searching heavily on trying to move the duplicated keyframes from say 25 objects and paste it to another set of 25(and doing so to copy to over 100 objects) I have been able to copy a ...
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Operator Panel options grayed out [duplicate]

Yesterday I started to learn blender. Now I want to model a spiral for my hammer. When adding a spiral, how can I access the associated options in the Tool Shelf? spiral options greyed out
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How to create properties for new object types

I try to create some properties for custom primitives in property group classes and I want to access them from an operator in another .py file to create primitives, ...
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Can not access game object added in overlay scene

I have a text object in a scene. That scene is added at the start of the game as an overlay scene. Whenever I try to access the text object, named "HUD.text" (to change the game text) the bge returns: ...
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How to toggle/highlight interactable items?

in many games the items you want to pick change form when you are near or you are aiming at them. Sometimes they change color to a translucent green, sometimes they shine more than the rest objects in ...
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Changing object origin to arbitrary point without origin_set()?

Is there a way to change the origin of an object to an arbitrary point (via scripting) without using the operator origin_set()? I.e., isn't there a method or property on the object to do this? I ...
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What is this 3D Model?

I have come across this model many times. I am sure that this is a very common model, however, I can not find out anything about it. What is it, and Where can I get it?
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performance question

I have build a huge tower of blocks and floors with the array modifier about 20.000 blocks.However i need to separate them.When i separate them from loose parts the pc does ages and i think that it ...
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the opposite of subdivide [duplicate]

So i was wandering is there a way to transform object 2 into object 1, without going into edit mode and deleting all extra vertice from object 2 i tried the un-subdivide option but it did something ...
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Fading and animating objects without materials

I have a scene where I have a lot of particles (> 5000) which are essentially spheres, that I would like to animate in a particular fashion. Basically, the thousands of particles can be categorized ...
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How to properly use git with blender?

We normally save backups with .blend1 and so on (but I will ignore all the .blendNumber files), but if I wanted to have a repository and maybe 2 or more people working on it at the time, how should I ...

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