Questions tagged [sculpting]

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

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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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Continuous stitch sculpting blender

title says almost anything , is there a way to sculpt stitches continuously in blender ? I know that rake option kinda works but that happens with sliced drops of texture and isn't continuous .
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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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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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Model doesn't change after sculpting

Blender 2.91.2 I'm new to Blender and I can't work out how to solve this problem. I've made a model and tried to shorten the neck in Edit mode, but then it created a hole, so i filled it using F. That ...
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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 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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How do I merge different face sets? [closed]

I have started using the new face set tool and have created a bunch of different face sets. I want to combine them into one so that I can extract it as a new object, but I don't know how to do it. Can ...
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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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Darker Object in Sculpt Mode

The object i'd want to sculpt becomes darker only in Sculpt Mode and i can't interact with it. What can i do? I was doing something with Subdivision Surface and after deleting the Modifier the problem ...
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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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Objects not shown in sculpt mode

Blender 2.80 I have a strange effect. In my blend files I have multipe objects. All objects have been sculpted in the past. Now all are visible as objects, can be selected, textured etc. But in ...
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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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While Sculpting how do I stop the Rotate Brush from using the Origin?

First time posting a question. Been using blender and poking around the exchange here for answers and usually find what I am looking for. This time not so much. Currently I am working on a human ...
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Sculpt brush only works sometimes

The sculpt brush only works at the center of the fish I am making. When I try to edit the tail or even the front fin on top of its head, either the brush doesn't work or it only subtracts. This is my ...
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How to sculpt a High Poly Mesh in Detail?

I'm having an issue with high poly sculpting in blender. Here's my mesh. As you can see, it's composed of 11M polygons, which is quite a lot. The thing is, when I want to sculpt little details, I'm ...
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Sculpting not working

I haven't found any solutions to this after searching everywhere. The sculpting just doesn't happen. The brush is showing. But when I try to sculpt, nothing is happening (I have selected the mesh and ...
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In Blender Sculpting, how can I "repeat last stroke" like I can in Curve mode?

When sculpting, after I draw a stroke with my brush, especially with Pinch or Crease, I would like to just duplicate the stroke to increase the strength/depth of the cut without having to manually go ...
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How can make more yellow point for sculpting

I am a newbie to Blender. I try to make the figure of the body. I follow all instruction from this video youtube tutorial. (slow down 0.25 to follow).After finish basic figure turn to the part of ...
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Wacom tablet acting oddly in 2.71

Just putting this out there in case anyone has any ideas. I have an older Wacom Intous2 and it still works great. I'm on Windows7. On Blender 2.71 and earlier, my Wacom tablet always worked perfectly, ...
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How or where can I register for blender competitions? [closed]

I wanna further improve my blender skill and I feel participating in competitions will help. So I just wanna know where I can register for these competitions and what I should be aware before I do ...
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Hide FaceSets Visivility

Is there a way to hide the colours of the facesets we have created without hiding the geometry that belong to them? A sort of a.... Shift +F in Zbrush Equivalent. A toggle to hide or show the mesh ...
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SCULPTING - Blender 2.8 "emulate 3 button mouse" disables ALT+LMB

Im using a graphics tablet, therefore I have "Emulate 3 button mouse" enabled in the preferences. However if I want to sculpt on multiple objects at the same time, I cannot use Alt+LMB to ...
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HDRI does not work properly after opening saved file

Yesterday, I saved a file that had an active HDRI. Today, I opened the file and the HDRI is no longer displayed although shows that it is active in the world properties tab. I tried implementing the ...
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what are the hotkeys for changing the direction of extrusion in sculpting

I have version 2.93.2 what are the hotkeys for these buttons? and how to quickly search for hotkeys in blender?
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how to sculpt precisely in detail

i have a model and i would like to sculpt detail on top of it, the goal is these lines that i would sculpt like tubing all around the model, so since that's the case i want to make the lines straight ...
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Switch Object key "D" not working on sculpt mode 2.92

From what I've seen on the tutorial videos, simply pressing the "D" key on an inactive object while on sculpt mode should swap that object to active for scultping. It does not work for me. I ...
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Metaballs are different colors in sculpt mode

I created a few metaballs and used boolean to combine them with another mesh. The dark purple is what were the metaballs. They are one object, but a different color from the fingers I connected to ...
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Is it possible to make multiple snake hooks (sculpting) at once?

I am sculpting a dragon and I'd like to make it similar to Drogon from Game of Thrones, which has many hooks (I am not sure what's the word for it - thorn maybe). I'd like to make them multiple at ...
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Trying to sculpt seams into a jacket with alphas and failing. Help?

I'm trying to sculpt strips of seams with stitching using alphas into a high poly jacket that I plan to later retopo and bake the normals (I've seen Zbrush users do it here). I can't quite get the ...
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Mesh explodes when saving or undoing sculpt

I have been working on a human mesh and wanted to make a pose for a render and needed to do some slight sculpting after the pose. For some reason when trying to sculpt and then undoing or saving ...
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my scrape brush is weird

When I use scrape brush on right side, that's okay. But let's go into next photo. This is result of the other side from mirror x axis. This is problem. I would expect to show me the same result. ...
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how to replicate this move in edit mode from youtube video

I am following this video in constructing an Easter Island figure but at 6min 15secs I struggle to scale the lips in Z as he has shown. I selected just the front faces and side vertices and then ...
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The objects I've merged/joined are showing (at least in sculpt mode) in different colors. How do I make them monochrome?

I've been struggling for while now with how to disable the "color-coding" of new objects. Ideally they'd all be white. Now I've gone ahead and joined the head and two spheres hoping they'd ...
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3d printing - How to push out internal face so as to reduce infill material

I am attempting to print a head sculpture but discovered that there is too much "wall thickness" which would result in needless internal infill during 3d printing. I have been using various ...
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Sculpting fingers problems

I separately sculpted the hands and fingers for a model, then joined mesh with the body and did voxel remesh in sculpt mode. Then the problem appears: The vertices of separate fingers kind of merge ...
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How to fix potential lags while sculpting?

How does one fix sculpting lags in blender? I finally found the main culprit to why even super low poly count objects lag while sculpting.
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why are there so many crazy lines on my model's head when sculpting while using the mirror modifier?

I am trying to sculpt a cute little goblin and for some reason my mirror modifier seems to be making life harder for me. There are these crazy lines on the goblin's head: Why does the goblin's nose ...

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