Questions tagged [sculpting]

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How do I separate parts from an object? [duplicate]

I have downloaded an FBX object and now I want to separate the face parts so I can move each part of it.
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Assigning textures to a certain area of the model? [duplicate]

How can I apply textures from the selected areas to the model ?
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How do I merge these objects together while retaining the highest amount of detail?

I'm working on another character model. I've sculpted the hands and feet individually to retain a high amount of detail using a technique in which I crudely construct everything out of spheres, join ...
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How do you model arms you want to animate?

So I've got a model and I want to animate its arms. This is my rough first attempt at creating the arm's basic shapes: Each object is mirrored. I'm only mentioning that in case it's important. What I ...
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Why are these meshes colored differently in sculpt mode? [duplicate]

I've been experimenting with making things out of spheres, joining the objects together, then touching them up in sculpt mode. When I enter sculpt mode, the meshes that were once separate objects ...
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Drop racetrack into terrain

I'm currently messing around with race tracks in blender and have an issue with how the track sits on the terrain (using a subdivided plane). I've used a shrinkwrap modifier on the track, which works ...
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Should I use the bool tool after I have already started sculpting?

I'm defiantly a noob to Blender and I am very cautious. I know that that one of the general work flows for creating a character consist of forming spheres to create a base mesh, then joining the ...
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How to sculpt feathers in blender?

i just can't figure out how to sculpt feathers on top of each other in blender ? my problem is , that the previous drawn feather will collide with new one , i want to find a way to sculpt them on top ...
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How to sculpt the inside of a character's mouth?

I'm fairly new to sculpting in Blender, and I'm attempting to sculpt characters for my animated short. The characters are going to be talking and moving their mouths, so I'm trying to sculpt the ...
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My sculpting is not working

I don't know why but my sculpting does not work, I have tried other files and it works fine there. I have tried other objects in the same file and it works just fine, but this bear just doesn't work. ...
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Precisely moving, rotating and scaling the mesh in the Sculpt mode do not work properly. Is this a Bug?

Here is the default cube with some loop cuts: Now, in the Sculpt mode, let's mask the upper half of the cube, and then use the scale brush to increase the scale of the lower half in the X and Z ...
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How to seperate legs from each other and sculpt?

Well I want to sculpt genitals for my models but I dont know how to do that. I mean what is the method for it? Because I have to seperate them and work there but I couldnt find any way to do that. Can ...
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Small delay before blender starts sculpting

When starting sculpting a stroke it takes a small distance before the mesh is displaced, happens with draw and draw sharp brushes and it makes it hard to draw small veins and such. Is there a way to ...
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What do these colors mean when entering sculpt mode for retopology?

I'm in the middle of doing retopology of a character mesh I've sculpted. When I enter Sculpt Mode for the retopology mesh, I suddenly see different colored patterns everywhere. What exactly does these ...
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Sculpt mode - pink shading

I am trying to do some sculpting on the icing of this donut but when I switch to sculpt mode I get this weird violet shading. Did it happen to somebody before? Rgds
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Objects are Flattening After Saving

I've been sculpting a hand, and after I save it, it is flattened and rescaled when I open it again. This just started in the last few days. I've been playing with it for about a month with no ...
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Stabilizing stroke for lasso mask?

Is there a way to enable stroke stabilization for the lasso mask tool in scultping? I dont see it anywhere in the tools panel for the lasso mask tool.
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How to merge/smoothen the edges in a cylinder?

In a cylindrical object, the edges of the object are showing up in a particular area as seen in the screenshot below. How to smoothen the part of the object so that the color merges with the rest of ...
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lagging when using sculpt in Blender

I'm completely new to Blender following the Blender Guru donut tutorial. Things were going fine until I attempted to start sculpting and faced a lot of lag. Is there any way to solve this? My specs ...
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Cube Sculpting Tool

Is there any way to create a sculpting tool that will deform an object to the extent that the area sculpted will become a cube? So far I've only succeeded in create a tool that uses the layering ...
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Retopology issue- Geometry stretching and I'm not sure why

I made this sculpt in Blender, and then try to do retopology. Thinking I was done, I added the multires modifier, and the shrinkwrap modifier, so I'll be able to project the details from the high poly,...
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Hiding base mesh when posing multires

I finished sculpting this hand and went to pose the armature, but the base mesh is showing though. Any idea why this is and how I can fix it?
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Clay strips sculpting brush cutting inward in certain areas and cutting outward in others

I am making an axe and am using the clay strips brush to make marks in the axe but when I draw over the part of the axe that is carved out the clay strip digs into the mesh instead of adding to it. I ...
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Blender Booleon affecting sculpting geometry

I am following a tutorial made by Grantt Abbitt and I added a Boolean to my axe head and when I enter sculpting mode after applying the Boolean I get really weird object shading. Ive tried different ...
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how to add detailed dynamic topology on to a low poly model

i have created a robot model where all of his cables and wires had been sculpted by hand to give the wires an organic feel to them, though they look really neat at the moment and i still need to ...
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why do I get this oblong shape brush icon in sculpt mode

All the brushes have this oblong shaped profile(blue) when I select the radius via "F" keyword even though the face is parallel to the XZ plane. Is there a setting that I have accidentally ...
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Is there a way to customize/relocate nav sphere?

I am currently running Blender 2.9 (but this would apply to 2.8 as well). In the upper right corner is a nav sphere, but it may be called something else. I have searched for weeks looking for an ...
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Is it possible to make the 3d print add-on module available in sculpt mode?

Currently I have to frequently switch to edit mode to check for overhangs with the 3d print tool when I am sculpting. Can this add-on be somehow made available in sculpt mode? Thanks
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2.93.5 - only Grab and Snake Hook tools working correctly in Sculpt

I uploaded 2.93.5 update to my MacBook Pro mid-2012 running macOS 10.15.7 today. Now only the Grab and Snake Hook sculpt tools work as they should. Some draw tools appear to have some impact on the ...
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Multires modifier sculpt base mesh option disabled

I am unable to select this option, I've tried multiple different solutions but nothing worked, including deleting/applying my existing modifiers besides this one, trying on a different mesh, trying on ...
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How to make my mesh/geometry/polygon back to normal

It is looks like distorted mesh/geometry/polygon in first arrow. How to fix it? back to normal like second arrow
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Is it possible to dynamically draw a bezier curve around an object without stopping -2d/3d mouse

I attempted to draw "vines" on top of my object in a spiral fashion via the bezier curve using the draw tool. I was striving to get one continous curve as I dynamically rotate my model . ...
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How do I use MultiRes modifier here?

Figured out I had to use MultiRes modifier in order to use alpha brushes with image as textures, and that has worked for two other files. However, with this one it just isn't working. Did I use the ...
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Curve Stroke Option in Draw tool does not appear in edit mode

I am having difficulty replicating the modelling process for the Draw tool in edit mode as shown in this video at 58sec. https://youtu.be/CjdH1CnX_yw?t=55 I am interested to get access to the "...
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Slicing problem with line project in sculpt mode

I have been, up to now, successfully using the line project to slice my mesh so its flat for the print bed. However, for this model I have getting this "flat area" mesh.You can see it when I ...
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Why can't I get my alpha brush to paint textures using images?

Alpha brush not showing texture, tried with different files and images, all make the same unwanted effect. The example below is what a simple click and drag does, this is with the strength at 1.0 but ...
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How to scrape/pinch a mesh in the center?

I am a noob when it comes to sculpting in blender. I am trying to recreate a similar shape to this image I found on Pinterest: What tools would work best for this?
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creating low poly rocks using Voronoi texture

This video shows a quick way to create rocks using a subdivision and displacement modifier with the voronoi texture. However @ 17secs I cannot see how it manipulates the rock via the transparent box ...
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Can I lock a reference-image to view?

Can I lock this reference-image so it stays in my view like a sticker on the screen when i move around in the viewport? It would be really helpful when looking at my references without having to move ...
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How to deal with this coarse mesh for sculping after boolean operation

I forgot to sufficiently refine the mesh on the boolean cylinder to be used on the target geometry. The target geometry now looks like as attached. I tried a general remesh but I lose all my sculpting ...
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How to create a curved strip texture that goes along mesh?

I am attempting to model/sculpt a snail and I was wondering how I would go about giving the shell some lines that bump up and down so I could bake the texture to a lower poly model. Something like ...
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How to create a certain tree bark geometry and wrap it around a hollow cylinder

I would like to model a tree bark for 3d printing as attached. I am aware of these tree bark textures that one can import and use with a displacement modifier but I find it doesn't work well for 3d ...
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I'm following a course on sculpting, but for some reason the retopologized version of my fish is showing up in front of the sculpted model. Why? [duplicate]

I'd first noticed this whenever the guy doing the tutorial had re-enabled the old model's eyes in order to continue sculpting with the eyes visible. I had turned the visibility of the eyes back on, ...
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remeshing in sculpt mode creates a mesh across the gap

I have a single mesh object to which I have assigned armature. Upon a remesh in sculpt mode, an additional mesh is created across the gap which I dont want. Is there some tolerance setting that needs ...
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real frog video to animation

I'm a behavorial ecologist, and work with an animal that does a visual display. I came upon blender as a way to make 3d models to animate and test receiver response - for example, showing an animal ...
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How to sculpt through/ignore "backface culling?"

I'm basically creating a sort of dug out bunker and everything is going great so far.. However - I've started to sculpt the walls and, due to clipping, I've enabled backface culling so that I don't ...
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vertices or corner nodes are not coincident after boolean operation

I have boolean differenced 2 legs with a base stand so that I can further sculpt however I see that the vertices of base are not coincident with those of the legs. Is there a setting I have missed? I ...
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Geometry stretching while posing, while it should be smooth

I'm pretty new to Blender and have just been getting into sculpting and posing. Now when I am giving my meshes more extreme poses, I start to see more big vertice artefacts where I suppose the model ...
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How do I add keyframes to an object that I want to sculpt at time intervals?

Is it possible to have blender follow key frames based on sculpting differences of an object? I have a glacier in Blender that I am trying to sculpt at time intervals on my timeline, but blender does ...
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Is there any way to unmerge meshes such as toes after remeshing?

So, after remeshing to 0.01, for my human body, my toes ended up merging. When I tried to use the lasso trim tool to separate them, it just freezes my program and I'm forced to close down my program ...

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