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Questions pertaining to Blender's built in sculpting tools and or plugins.

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why blender create holes in mesh when i go to sculpt mode? [duplicate]

So, I am doing the "blender guru" tutorial, and when it's time to sculpt, my "icing" object creates this holes, anyone knows how to solve it?
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my sculpting tool is kind a hard to use, anybody knows how to change?

So, I am new to blender, actually to 3d softwares and started learning on blender, I was watching a "blender guru" video, was working on modeling mode, object mode etc and when reaches sculpting, in ...
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Is it acceptable to have tris in a retopopologised game character mesh if it's in an area that propbably doesn't need to deform? [duplicate]

I just completed my second sculpt and need to retopologise the model for use in a game engine so I need a particular quad based topology with low poly count. I have sculpted, retopologised, rigged ...
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Retopologising game character with curve-based hair as single mesh

I have just completed the mesh for a game character I am making. She wears a bikini simply because it was easy to make as separate meshes by extracting a mash in sculpter mode and then shrinkwrap and ...
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Sculpting smooth model with jaggered vertex

I've applied Shade smooth to my model and I am sculpting it to make some kind of head (I'm new to Blender!) For some reason everywhere is smooth except for here, any suggestions? Sorry for th vague ...
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Paint high-poly mesh and then bake for low-poly, OR just paint low-poly with normal-map applied?

I recently completed my first sculpted game character including rigging and animation. I am still desperately trying to find reasons to do PBR texture paint in blender 2.8 rather than substance but I ...
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Image importing low resolution

Hey guys total noob here. I am creating an intro for a video and following this tutorial to do so. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiwHhT_JqJs&t=36s for some reason my image that I created in ...
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Blender texture paint problem

I'm starting with sculpting. So after I sculpted I tried to texture paint my model. But there is weird thing: I'm doing this for a first time and I'm very inexperienced. Thanks for answers.
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Is drawing important if you want to be a digital sculptor with blender? [closed]

So I've been working on a story for about a decade right now and I feel that the perfect way to bring it too life would be in 3d through sculpting and eventually animation. But I have been afraid to ...
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Why does this happen, and how to prevent it?

8 and i started modeling a creature using mirror and subdivision modifier. Certain parts of the mesh act weird (see the picture) and i don'tknow what to do. When i apply the modifieres and start ...
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Why cant I sculpt over my model?

I wanted to create a simple dragon/snake thing which I managed to do, but now when I try to sculpt (to add the eyes and some texture and manual smoothing to make it less boxy), my computer lags and ...
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Emulate Numpad prevents Selection Modes from working

I'm working in Blender 2.8 on a laptop, so I enabled "emulate numpad" option in settings. But in this case, the shortcuts for toggling between selection modes (polygon/edge/vert) don't work anymore (...
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Why is my donut not smooth and sculpting it causes distortion?

Im completely new to blender and ive been following this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OTX3ZdYvEA&list=PLjEaoINr3zgEq0u2MzVgAaHEBt--xLB6U&t=0s I started noticing around part 4, ...
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How to add new brush set for sculpting?

I found a good brush set that i have downloaded for sculpting, however in order to use it I have to activate the import brush set but i cannot find that add-on when I search for it in blender ...
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How should i approach game asset design as a beginner? [closed]

I have come back to blender after a long break, and now that 2.8 is here, I thought its a good time to get back into modelling. In the past i have worked on modelling simple objects and animation. ...
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Vacuum inside mesh in sculpt mode

I just started learning how to sculpt in sculpt mode and I have run into a problem. I started with a cube with a subdivision surface modifier and after that I have only used different brushes. I have ...
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Sculpting issues with using Clay Strips

I'm currently trying to model a face starting with a base mesh of a UV sphere. What I have been doing is initially subsurf modify, and then apply dyntopo. All the other sculpting tools work fine, but ...
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Sculpting bad performance

I have an AMD Radeon RX Vega⁶⁴ graphics card and is experiencing slow performance while sculpting. Is there something wrong with the graphics card, or a bug in Blender? This just seems really odd, ...
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Applying Solidfy Modifier throws a “Hide, mask and optimized display disabled” error

I'm on the latest version of Blender 2.8. I'm following a tutorial where you make a donut. When I apply the solidfy modifier on my icing mesh, I get a "Hide, mask and optimized display disabled" error ...
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What is the best view to sculpt in? Is it in the persective or orthographic view

I tried sculpting a human head and according to the tutorials I watched, they normally sculpt in orthographic view and so I did so and in orthographic mode, my head models actually look good but once ...
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Recreate material from blender sculpt mode with nodes? [duplicate]

When you are sculpting in blender sculpt mode you can switch between a number of different materials. one of them is a red clay like material, i would like to recreate this specific material using ...
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Increasing faces using brush

Watching a tutorial, the artist used a brush to increase the geometry (faces/polygons) by turning the brush strength to zero and moving it over the mesh. I can not locate this part. Help would be ...
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Mesh shapes keeps changing while rigging

I have checked everything like double vertices but while mesh still keeps on changing its shape when I am trying to change the rotation of bone. Why the mesh is not retaining its shape? UPDATE- I ...
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How to focus the camera to rotate around spots in SCULPT mode?

I'm sculpting for the first time and instantly ran into a problem, that I faced before on Edit mode. When I navigate, zoom and rotate to different spots, the camera sometimes gets too far away from ...
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why sculpt not visible in render or preview mode

I have sculpted little and in solid view i can see what i have sculpted. In preview or render view i cant see the detail or sculpt done on mesh May i know the reason why i cannot see it. Any ...
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How do I get my brush to follow along the geometry of my sculptur?

I'd like my brush to follow along the shape of my sculptur, rather than it being 2d from the perspective of my viewport. like in the picture above. the green circle being the brush, it's facing the ...
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sculpting - How to get rid of the bumpy surface?

When I normally sculpt in blender using subd (without dyntopo) the surface looks clean after applying some strokes, but when I enable dyntopo the surface gets bumpy quickly, I guess because of the ...
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OS X Sidecar & Blender?

Will Blender work in sidecar? The idea of Sculpting in Blender with an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil sounds Amazing! Cheers!
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Problem using Multires sculpting!

I am trying to Sculpt a character using multires and i tried to shape general forms in lower Sub and move on to higher subdivisions step by step but after forming the basic shape that I wanted ...
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Hole pattern appears when in sculpt mode [duplicate]

I was following along making the Blender Guru Donut® when I found that when I switch to sculpting mode a pattern of holes appear on my icing. I thought it couldnt hurt, maybe it was just for reference ...
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Why are there holes in the icing?

I tried to follow the new Blender 2.8 tutorial from Blender Guru. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OTX3ZdYvEA When entering "Sculpting" with the icing there were suddenly alot of holes in it. Why is ...
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Lazy way to make variations on complex sculpt?

this might be a stupid question but since I have only a few months of experience in 3d art I'd thought it's better to ask. I'm making a complex sculpt of an african elephant, it's got a lot of detail ...
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Would like to know how to use the mirror modifier to help sculpt limbs

Good evening, I'm a novice to blender,and i'm trying to play around in it a little bit by making a few character sculpts. However, I have no idea how to sculpts the limbs in a way that is has ...
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Sculpt Mask Color - is it possible to change it?

well simple as this: I need sculpting mask to be another color, because dark-gray tends to mix up with shadows from matcap. (I need to make it like in Mudbox) bright blue. Thank you.
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Strange Vertices/Faces from Sculpting. Non Manifold?

I am using blender 2.8. Hello, I have been messing around with sculpting and have began noticing some strange and problematic geometry appearing on my vertices. Points are appearing and connecting ...
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sculpting is slow on high dpi display

I was about to learn sculpting in blender, and I noticed it's very slow. Just the sculpting. Navigation and everything else is very performant. I tried scaling the blender window so it's 1/4 of my ...
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Is there a move topological brush in Blender?

I can't find a way to change falloff to use the distance on the topology rather than the absolute distance. It is very difficult to sculpt things like fingers. When I grab one finger it automatically ...
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Sculpting Brush Strength Falloff via Distance?

General question: Sculpting Brush Strength Falloff via Distance, is that a thing? maybe an addon? Considerations for such would be: Distance from "Focus point" to the "view-port camera" position. ...
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Why are there fewer objects when I use “dyntopo” to sculpt small objects?

I don't press CTRL. The little object gradually disappeared.
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Blender 2.8 - Sculpt mode hides all objects (Except the mesh being sculpted)

My map structure looks like this: ...
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How do i remove distorted vertices inside of my 3D object?

I used mirror to make a character body from skin mesh and applyes some subdivisions my character look like this now i tried to use cleand up but no sucess, someone can help me ? how can i make this ...
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can’t symetrize my mesh

Hi so I started to use dynotopo on my object or character. I realized it hadn’t been mirroring well. Or hasn’t overall. So some parts are off, I tried to snap to symmetry on edit mode. Ends up with ...
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Can't smooth my retopology correctly

My second attempt to make a retopology and it's killing my nerves again. smoothing vertices result also tried to recalculate normals same problem Please send help, i don't know how to continue ...
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Rotate brush on Blender 2.8 changed behavior of the center point of rotation

I noticed behavior of Rotate brush on Blender 2.8 is different from Blender 2.79. Previously the center of the rotation of the brush was where the stroke was initiated and the center point did not ...
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what is the most effective modeling workflow for abstract curvy shapes?

I'm looking for effective, idealy non-destructive modeling workflows to create non-symmetrical, abstract shapes, like those ones: (all images taken from pinterest.com) The deal here is not to ...
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Symmetrize panel does not does

When I select all on my mesh I try to symmetrize but it is always -X to +X. There should be a panel that shows up in the bottom left but it doesn't. Has anyone had this issue? Is there any place in ...
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How do I delete sculpting brushes in 2.8?

I downloaded a popular sculpting brush pack and included/appended it in my default startup file. The textures somehow went missing. How can I delete the, now useless, brushes from my project?
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Mesh disappears when activating dyntopo

Using Blender 2.8 My mesh is slightly edited and disappears when activating Dyntopo. However a current workaround is to add an empty mesh and join your broken mesh into that one. After that you can ...
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What is this weird thing when i'm trying to merge the head with the body on a sculpt and how do i fix it?

i'm new to blender and sculpting in general and well as you can see i don't know how to merge the head mesh with the body mesh but i found a way to do it with the boolean modifier but when i use it ...
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Why won't my sculpture show up when I go into Object mode? 2.8

So I have an alien project that I'm working on. So far I've been just working in sculpting mode, but when I went to see what it looked liked in object mode it just went back to the original state of a ...