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

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Shade Smooth my cylinder

I can't smooth my cylinder. I used "shade smooth" and this is result (left one). If I add Subdivision I got the right one...(yes, object is scaled). How can I fix my problem? Sven
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How do you convert Weight paint to new mesh layer in blender?

I used weight painting tool to select specific area of an dental model object and I want to convert that selection to new separate mesh layer, is there any way to do so in blender 2.8? Please advise.
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How to get 2d camera space bounding box for each particle?

Quick overview: I'm working on some computer vision work where I need lots of simulated images where the rocks have been labeled. Using blender I can easily produce the images I need, and I'm now ...
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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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Can you emit particles from colours within images/planes [duplicate]

I would like to spawn trees, grass etc on map images/planes using colours for the different vegetation. Is there a node setup possible for this?
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Blender FBX/OBJ house export doesn't include interior

I'm not exactly sure how to be able to render this house mode with the interior for use in Twinmotion. I can look 'inside' the house in Blender and see materials/faces/etc, but but it goes into twin ...
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Rendering of objects visible in viewport only! [duplicate]

how do I render the objects visible in the viewport only ie. only the objects with the open eye 👁 in the object outliner. Thank you
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Unlinking something deletes it? [duplicate]

When I unlink an object from a collection it seems to delete it, rather than going to the default parent collection, "Scene collection" ? It doesn't move to any other collection, it's just gone.
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Adding keyframes to multiple selected objects for properties that are not LocRotScale?

Is there a quicker method to add keyframes to multiple selected objects for properties that are not LocRotScale?
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What's this and how do I Merge them all together into one mesh?

I have all these 'Model's and It makes Blender laggy. I was hoping I could solve it by merging it into one. I tried Ctrl + J but it doesn't work. Can anyone show me some examples of merging it?
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Make complex shape without modeling

I want to make an object like this: But it is way too hard for me to model. It dosen't have to be the exact same, just the same look. Is there a trick to modeling it, or some kind of generated ...
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how to delete (or select all) all meshes that have no vertices?

how to delete all meshes that have no vertices? some other software in my pipeline generates lots of these "meshes" that contain no mesh data, Is there build in blender function to select all empty ...
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Reopen the default properties of a new inserted mesh [duplicate]

When you import a new mesh in the left side corner of the screen you have a window with the properties, but after you click
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How do you make an object completely invisible from the outside?

I have this half-sphere that I want the inside to be visible and the outside to be invisible. I've been trying to do this with blackface culling, but at certain angles, I can still see the inside from ...
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connect loose objects

I want to create a kite. Four triangles and one rope but without a connection. Now I want to add a Force Field (Force) but all objects are flying confused. How can I create "one" object without ...
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Smooth shadows between two close objects

Is it possible to avoid this shadow break without merging objects and their meshes? I really don't want to, because it's much easier to work with parts, than one big mesh.
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Blender 2.82 - can't pack .blend “cannot pack absolute file” error

Hello I have a problem with Blender and packing into .blend file (for render farm). While packing I have no errors, but then when I'm trying to upload file into render farm I have a message about ...
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Duplicated planes colour change [duplicate]

I've created a room in blender (one floor plane+ 3 wall planes) by duplicating the floor plane. However, when I change the floor plane colour in materials all the other planes change also. How do I ...
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Why does object grab attach to another object

I am creating a cup and a plate in blender 2.8, and I have such an issue. While I'm grabbing a face of a vertex of the plate it immediately attaches to the closest part of the cup from my vewpoint. ...
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Throwing Objects in blender

I wanna know how to throw objects in blender 2.8 when grabbing and then throwing it while keeping it in place because every time something picks up and i use transform to move the object around, it ...
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creating a video of gif of showing different viewpoints of an .obj file

I have opened an .obj file in blender and want to see its different view and create a video of it minus the black screen behind it. How can I do so in OSX? Maybe another frame in video is:
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How can I create a spiral mesh [duplicate]

I'd like to create a spiral mesh within Blender but I'm struggling. I've looked at adding a curve spiral and extruding it but the edges dont all have the same rotation so the spiral doest wrap around ...
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Why is the default cube on my startup file invisible?

The default cube is completely invisible but highlighted so i know its there. I switch to edit mode and I can now see the cube. I go back to object mode and, again, the cube is completely invisible. ...
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How to select objects by collection from selected objects in the scene with Python?

I just started using python and got stuck. I found this script which is used to take the selected objects from the scene and add them to a list based on the name of the material. I should do almost ...
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Obj Model Position

I am new at Blender, and i don't understand one thing . When i import a obj file( this obj is providing from a 3d model with georefence) the only thing that blender has in consideration is the ...
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Create watertight seal between edges without joining the objects

Hello Blender community, For a CFD simulation I am trying to run, I have created a cube shaped environment with multiple planes. I need the separate planes as each plane has different properties in ...
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object disappears on material mode not clipping problem

Hey all I've encountered a problem on material mode my object is not fully showing I've checked my clipping details and played with it a bit but the object is still not showing could use some help ...
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How to morphing Multiple object in blender?

I have multiple meshes they have equal number of vertices. How to join multiple object as shapes to morphing animation? I know there have method by "join as shapes" to morph one to another, But how ...
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Objects not imported when importing OBJ

When I import my Obj file, which i exported from mineways, my textures are imported but the objects of those textures aren't. I am following a minecraft animation tutorial but wherever i look no one ...
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Is it Possible to Keep the Location of the Origin on an Object the Same Even if “Set Origin” is Used on it?

Not super sure how I could achieve this. Thinking now as of writing it, I could probably just do an armature. Anyway, I set the orgins of a lot of separate objects a lot, so it's easier to select ...
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How do I attach two objects with a physical force?

How to attach 2 objects so that connection would be physical, attached with some force? like gluing two objects in real life, you can detach objects pulling them apart from one another, with some ...
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How to combine multiple objects so adding material affects all objects?

I have 5 objects, one parent and 4 children. I used Cube Projection to unwrap and made sure to unwrap all objects at the same time. However when I apply a material from UV Map it only applies the ...
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In Blender 2.8, how to make an animation with different objects appear at different keyframes

I am new to blender. I have a question related to the animation in 2.8. Actually, I have several obj files, and I import them to get multiple objects. For example, I have 30 objects imported from my ...
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Mesh transparent in solid mode

I don't know why my object looks transparent even though I have not switched on x-ray in blender 2.8 in the above image, you could see that the door is translucent. Is there a way to stop this ...
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Problem/Glitch with Matcap and a normal map

I have a a high poly object that looks normal in the studio viewport (on the right) but when i select any kind of matcap(on the left), the object has this weird effect. At first i didnt think much of ...
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New objects are facing the camera and not aligning to the world

Whenever i create a new object it always faces the camera. I have to manually reset the orientation to align with the world. Can anybody help me how to set the defaults?
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How to apply modifier to collections

Good morning, everyone, I'm currently on a project to make a small LEGO animation on Blender. I wanted to make a city with LEGO buildings as below. The problem is that these buildings are built ...
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Alternative or option to Import .msh (gmsh meshes) into Blender

I am new to blender and trying to create a tool to draw outlines of shapes onto the surface of my 3D mesh in order to assign different properties to the selected part of the 3D mesh later on. I am ...
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A set of 3 spot lights emiting from the same location with 3 different sizes. gets converted to empty and light glare is lost

I created a set of light with an emission/glass shader object and a set of 3 spot lights emiting from the same location with 3 different sizes: 45 deg, 120 deg and 150 deg. to replicate a fading light ...
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Several meshes were deleted without me noticing

I was working in a scene with a few hundred meshes, and I'd just finished assembling it. They're all static, no rigging or animation, physics, modifiers. Polycount is fairly low, no more than 1m ...
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Blender Snapping problems

Does anyone know why The blender snapping is not working correctly for me? I'm trying to snap a cube onto another cubes edge and everytime It "snaps" it goes below it, Tilts it, etc. It never works ...
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Stuck in wireframe

Using blender for the first time, and was just messing around with buttons, I think I clicked one of the physics simulation buttons, and now I'm stuck in this wireframe view. I don't want to make this ...
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Assistance with bool tool

I am making a guillotine in Blender as a random beginner's project to get more comfortable with 2.8 and practice a non-destructive way of doing stuff. However, the boolean modifier (using bool-tool) ...
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partial fracturing

I’ve been looking on the internet but have not found any answers. How to make an object not fall apart entirely when being hit by another object. So that it can still move around with the pieces, ...
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Rotate a group of 6 objects to align 3 points (each on a different object) on a plane

I have 6 rectangular blocks that I want to rotate as a group so the bottom 3 vertices (each are on a different block) end up on the same plane; in this case the global X-Y plane. How can I do this? ...
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How can one be sure that 2 objects are exactly at the same base height level in blender?

How can I be sure that the two objects below have their respective bases at the exact height from the green (y) line or one another in blender?
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Object shadows having lines doubled

The shadows of the objects seems to be doubling up and even when moving the object around it flickers. Eevee Cycles
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Inset does not work correctly. How to fix it?

So I've got this thing and want to inset it But if I inset, i get these artifacts: So how do I fix this?
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(EDITED) My object is disappearing in sculpt mode

After I sculpted my object in Blender and switched to the viewport, I can no longer see it. I tried pressing tilda>view selected. All that happens is a thin orange outline of my object appears, and ...

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