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Re-topology is the process transforming messy meshes into quad-dominant topology without altering object shape, often after sculpting.

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Close areas sticking each other after the remesh

guys when ı use remesh close areas sticking each other. How can ı fix this?
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Retopology Clothing After Knife Project

I'm working on modeling some clothing in Blender using the SimplyCloth plugin. To actually create the mesh itself, I'm using the technique of starting with a 100cm x 100cm plane, subdividing it into a ...
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how do i make better topology for my Alastor model to be rigged?

im making an alastor model, ive been modelling for a few years on blender now but i never really got the hang of face topololy, on the account of me only doing robot characters lmao, i just wanted to ...
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Small Gaps Between Edges When Using Solidify Modifier On Retopologized Mesh

I'm currently working on a model for a cat head in Blender and am trying retopology for the first time. I used the technique from this tutorial. This is my second attempt and I'm having the same ...
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The mesh stretches when the bone is rotated

An example of stretching mesh: Example of stretching a mesh close-up: Automatic weight has smoothed the situation a bit, but it still stretch, here is an example: ...
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What's causing the shrinkwrap artifcting on my model?

I'm trying to retopologise a very messy and destructively created mesh that was non manifold. However, after giving it a shrinkwrap and subdivision modifier, I'm noticing some strange indents that ...
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Creating game-ready undercut hairstyle on a model without particles

I want to create an undercut like these, but I don't want to torture my PC or the game engine by using particle hair. I'm okay with particles used in the process, only to get converted into something ...
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How should I retopo an object with multiple cylindrical arch-type structures properly?

This piece is not going to be edited other than UV for textures for baking. Is retopo even necessary on this model?
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How to automatically snap every vertices around a mesh?

I'm doing retopology on a mesh I sculpted, and sometimes certain vertices aren't placed correctly. Just moving them a tiny bit is enough for them to reposition correctly on the mesh. Is it possible to ...
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I have two versions of my hand retopology. Is it normal to have loops like this? Which one will cause me less problems to UV unwrap?

Here is the first version of the hand retopology. I added more edge loops and changed the edge flow so it could match up with the wrist. Is it normal to have lines that look like this when I use the ...
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Is this retopology worth salvaging or should I start over from the beginning?

I feel as though I have a lot of unnecessary vertices following through my model. I also have uneven amount of faces, so it's hard for me to close gaps. Some points are in the back and others a ...
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Too many faces after retopology

I finally finished my retopology, but really confused about applying modifiers to make it smooth. After applying Multires and Shrinkwrap i have so many faces and triangles and it leaving me really ...
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What should I do to a quad remesh only on specific parts?

I'm new to blender. What I'm trying to do right now is to get the poly counts of the face of my character down, but leave the poly counts of the eye, nose and lip areas untouched. I've tried doing a ...
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Snap to face not working on mirrored vertices

Please excuse my ignorance, but I've searched this issue all over the web and have yet to find a fix that works. I'm a beginner working through a character modeling tutorial on YouTube and am at the ...
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Messed up topology: Do I need to fix it?

I was trying to connect the neck to the body after I tried to model the neck bones on my model. However, the no. of edges of the torso were greater than that of the neck so I messed up with the ...
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Why I can't see objects on top of retopology?

I have created a retopology mesh of a duck, but the eyes haven't been retopologized yet. I am trying to place the object of the eyes on top of the retopology mesh, but it's not visible. I am wondering ...
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I am having trouble doing retopology for the hand, and I'm running into issues

I am having trouble doing retopology for the hand. I have a few links/tutorials pulled up, but I can't seem to get it right. As you can see here, I have 12 loops that make up the arm, and 8 loops ...
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How to join two meshes with different number of loops

I have modeled the head and the body of my character separately, and I’d like to join them. However, the number of loops in the head is signficantly higher than in the body. The only way I have found ...
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Does the highpoly mesh have to have a clean topology, or the exact subdivided version of the lowpoly for which it will be used as a baking source?

I dyntopo in sculpting a lot and use that Dyntopoed high poly mesh as the baking source for the retopoed lowpoly. I have tested it a few times, never had issues with with the results. But I was ...
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How can i fix this kind of mesh problem?

I am attempting to model a car. While filling in the vertices, I noticed a shading issue in the mesh. Bad topology. I attempted to resolve the problem by deleting vertices and remeshing it myself, ...
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How do i get my textures back after retopology?

After retopology i get this , i try to transfer data and stuff , but nothing happens , how to i get my texture back? FILE: https://filebin.net/k1hx9vtyhpfyz0vf
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Where is the option for facets view or face triangles?

There is the facets view in 3DsMax that allows you to see the triangles that cut every quad in two, and in Maya there is a "face triangles" option which does a similar thing but with doted ...
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What is the workflow for adding details to low poly to bake using normals

I'm attempting to add sort of hard surface modelling details to an existing model in counter strike. So far I have imported the model provided by valve, added the details I want and now need to bake ...
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How to fix spiraling during retopology?

I was following tutorial on retopology, and somehow, I ended up with spiral topology throughout the bottom half of the model. I am not animating the character but posing. I don't want it to be a ...
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How to bake a normal map on to a mesh

I have made my retopology model and transfer the sculpting details trough a normal map node and now I want to add materials to my new low poly mesh. My fear is that if I move or change the previous ...
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How to do retopology for narrow spaces?

I want to do retopology for a model. I don't know, how I should handle the space between teeth and the mouth. This is my model: And I'm refering to this space: It's almost impossible to move the ...
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retopology overlapping problem

I'm very confused, I finished my retopology and tried to apply it through the tutorial so then I could rig it, but when I disconnected In Front it became "static". Basically its overlapping ...
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When importing a CAD model into Blender, is there a way to make the surfaces split cleanly?

I usually use IRONCAD (CAD for mechanical design) in my work, and when I import a model created with this CAD into Blender, it is imported with a dirty division of the surface tangent to the curved ...
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Get perimeter of a plane (Geometry nodes)

I've been learning geometry nodes and am working on a room layout generator, and my floors turn out like this: I want to extrude the mesh upwards to create a volume, but the extrude node also draws ...
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3DsMax's Optimize tool in Blender

I've been looking for something similar to 3Dsmax's Optimize too, Maybe an addon. Being able to connect verts by holding and dragging over the topology on the fly or holding another button to weld or ...
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Is there a way to retopo a model that is already rigged and textured without losing said rig and texture?

So, weird question I guess, but I have this model that is fully textured and rigged, but the topology is a mess. (it's a ripped game asset, not sure if... that's allowed...) Is there any way for me to ...
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Retopoflow 3: symetry issue

I am sculpting my first Character and i have to do Retopology since I reached + 3M Polycount. The character is mosty symetric containing some asymetric parts. My Idea was to do the retopo on a ...
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How do I elegantly build this sort of mesh?

Good day fellow blenderers. Not so much a question of ' how do I do exactly this thing?' but more of a ' is there a best practice approach' type of question. When you have an irregular shape that you ...
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Keeping Mesh Volume

I modelled a figure and already retopologized it. Then I add some subdivision modifiers to increase the details and shrinkwrap to match the volume with the sculpted one. What I want to know is, is ...
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Questions about Remeshing (Voxel) in the user manual

in the user manual: https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/modeling/meshes/retopology.html Under Voxel Size, it mentions that "a value of 0.5m will create topological patches that are about 0....
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Retopology and reflections issues (wrong normals)

Retopology and reflections issues (wrong vertex normals) I've started retopology. But I've noticed a problem. Although the topology seems to be clean, the reflection is completely broken compared to ...
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How should I go about the shoulders on this exceptionally noodly character?

Everything else i've figured out about other shoulders really isn't helping here. I'm going to rig and pose this after this step is done
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Strange subdivision behaviour at Verts, folding faces

I've encountered recurring (recursive?) frustration in the process of retopologizing one of my meshes (very new to retopo, new to modelling & blender). Context: After eliminating several artifacts ...
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Retopology after sculpting

Been sculpting for a while and watched vids on retopolgy but absolutely none explain what to do after it. None explain what to do after retop is done in preparing it for animation or exporting it to ...
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Glitch(?) - Script to Replace All Selected Objects with Active object

I'm creating some ways to 'retopologize' CAD assemblies with low-poly objects. I came up with a function that takes all the selected objects and replaces them with the active object, while retaining ...
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Weird snapping when adding loop cuts during retopology

I am new to retopologizing and facing issue with snapping.it seems to be snapping to the mesh according to view and not according to the actual geometry anybody know how to get rid of this or is it ...
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Retopologize high poly geometry-nodes-generated shape to low poly

I have this geometry that I generated using geometry nodes. It is super high poly and I need to reduce the number of polygons to as low as possible. What would be the most optimal way to do this? I ...
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Transfering UV and more after retopolgy

Some time ago i decided to finally buy Quad remesh , so i can work with light versions of super duper heavy characters in animations. But after remeshing those , all data ( uv , textures ) are of ...
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How to retrace this topology?

I have got my hand on this mesh with a very clean topology recently and I want to learn how the creator did it, to no avail. The hardest part is where the groin joint with the thigh. The thigh loop ...
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Re-topology Strategy Needed for Complex Organic Model

Problem: How to conceptualize a strategy for re-topologizing a complex organic shape (e.g. morel mushroom) in Blender 3.6 I sculpted this morel mushroom and now I need to create a re-topologized mesh. ...
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How do i make these black lines go away?

I'm trying to retopologize this model in Blender 3.6 with the polybuild tool. I'm specifying it's 3.6 because everything's different from version 2.93, obviously, which is what I was using before. In ...
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how do I make the retopology mesh easier to see?

I'm trying to retopologize in blender. Even when I have the 'In Front' option selected as shown in the screenshot, the retopology mesh is hard to see as parts of it hide behind the highpoly. How do I ...
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How to make holes in chair like in this picture?

Does anyone know how to properly make this holes in chair ? Without boolean. With good retopology.
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Duplicating topology over a mesh to save time (duplicating topology for fingers)

I have a hand which I am trying to retopologise. And I would like to duplicate the topology on the index finger over to the middle figure. But I need to be able to 'tweak' the topology since the ...
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How do you automatically close gaps in a complicated mesh?

I'm adjusting a complicated mesh, and I'm a blender noob. I cut the mesh to break the one mesh into two seperate objects, but now I'm trying to figure out how to reseal or close the area I cut. In the ...