Questions tagged [sculpting]

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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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Accessing bpy.context gives a '_RestrictContext' warning, how to fix this?

I got this error message when I try to enable my addon. ...
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Seeing through objects in Game engine

I used sculpting on a plane, and things looks great. However, when I press P to play, the whole ground become a mess. I can see through it in various places, and there are also nasty looking black ...
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Modeling vs Sculpting when to use? [closed]

It's my first time to use blender. I've been looking for youtube tutorials and other use modeling, others are sculpting. I don't know what to use. Modeling seems more precise and more accurate but ...
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How does normal baking work?

I understand that one uses normal baking to bake the normals of a high-resolution (sculpted, in the millions-of-polys range) to an image, which are then set to the normals of the low-resolution (...
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How to fix sculpting ridges?

I ran into a problem I have never seen before and that is when I try to sculpt on a mesh, it sculpts like this: Instead of this: I am using dyntopo with these settings: I feel like theres a very ...
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Shading in object mode differ from sculpting mode?

Here I have a model which I am sculpting. In Sculpt mode it is smooth, while in the Object mode it is not. There are no modifiers or anything, so what could be the problem ? Here is the file for a ...
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Mimic Sculpting Shader/Light setup for Render

I'd like to recreate the shading that is going on in the Sculpting view for high-resolution render. It seems to have a very specific light-setup and way of catching light the soft specular, very thick ...
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Modeling/sculpting hand

beginner doubt here! I've been staring for this hand for a long time and have no idea how I could sculpt that. Does anyone have any tips for me? I've been modeling for a really short time, so anything ...
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Switch between sculpting brushes

When sculpting I often want to switch between brushes. I find this a rather lengthy process. I have to open the sidebar and click on the icon and then click on the new brush I want to use. Is there a ...
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What is the importance of low poly vs high poly?

From the point of view of a beginner in Blender, the vast majority of learning resources & tutorials seem to focus on low poly objects/scenes. Many questions here on blender.SE echo that focus. ...
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How to disable Symmetrize in Sculpt Mode?

I enabled Dyntopo, but Symmetrize seems to have been active already. As soon as I start stroking the mesh, it does it double. I just don't see how to disable it.
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Weird line following my cursor when sculpting

Why do I have this line following my cursor?
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How to make a brush (alpha image) using Cycles

I wonder how to render an alpha image to use for sculpting mode. This alpha image is called Height Map images.
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Button or menu entry to clear the sculpting mask?

A mask has been created: The shortcut Alt+M will clear it. Is there a button in the user interface? Or a menu entry?
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Axis is locked when sculpting?

I am currently sculpting and for some reason I can't add detail to the side of my mesh; it only works for the front and back. If I grab my nose, its axis is locked to X and Z. It can't move on the Y ...
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Why am I getting a jagged brush when sculpting with dynotopo?

I've created a simple mesh consisting of a cube that has been modelled out into a corner by extrusion: I'm now trying to sculpt detail onto it in sculpt mode using dynotopo, however I'm getting ...
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sculpting - Everything is edgy and sharp, but I want it smooth

So I get interested in sculpting lately and tried some of the tutorials for beginers on youtube. The thing is, in every tutorial I have seen, brushes are more smoother and more "plastic" than in my ...
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How to Sculpt a Brick Wall?

I am trying to make a brick wall from this reference image:"Danish Brick wall.jpg" by Grey Geezer CC-BY-SA-3.0 I drew the mortar lines in sculpt mode, but the lines looked too jagged: I changed the ...
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How can I improve viewport performance when using Dyntopo?

I'm doing a Blendercookie course on how to sculpt a Scifi weapon with dyntopo. The fact is that when some piece reach a certain level of compleiity (about 1.1 million tris) the systems starts to lags ...
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How to merge two sculpted meshes?

Is it possible to merge two sculpted meshes? If you want to make a 3d printable mesh, you want to make it hollow... so you copy the mesh and scale it down, inwards. Then you make faces between those ...
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How to extrude an irregular shape into a cylinder?

As the title says, I'm trying to extrude an irregular face into a normal cylinder. There are some pics below to better describe what I want to achieve The tip of the sculpture is round, while the ...
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Create a square block extrusion in sculpt?

Newbie here. I am new to Blender, I am wondering is it possible(in sculpting mode), to model a square indent into the object. Say I have a cylinder or a cube, and I want to extrude a small square ...
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Sculpt tool not working

Ok so I have pillaged google and forums all over and still I am at a loss. I have this blender file and any attempts to use the sculpt tool and it does not effect the object. I have gone in checked ...
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Mirror-Modifier applied, but still mirroring

I made my first sculpt model and I used a mirror modifier. But then I applied the mirror modifier, because I got a strange edge on the mirror line in sculpt mode. Now I modeled it, but it still ...
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Can't change mouse influence in proportional editing mode

I press O and I see it change to Proportional Editing mode, but when I press G and mouse wheel down/up, or arrow keys down/up, it doesn't change the influence area. "You must press PgUpPgDown or use ...
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What is the workflow to sculpt construction lines using the Curve Stroke Method?

I was watching this tutorial and around the 5:50 mark he starts cutting (sculpting) construction lines using the Curve Stroke Method. The problem is that I can't reproduce the effect and the Blender ...
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Brushes have no effect

When I change to sculpt mode no brush seems to work and I have no conclusion why this is the case. Maybe It is because of my ATI 6670 Graphic Card? Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
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Masking for sculpting through edit mode

When I am sculpting in dynamic topology I can hide part of my mesh, and it not only works as a 100% mask, but it also hides this part of mesh in dynatopo as well. I find it extremely useful when I ...
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How can I turn off mirroring in sculpt mode?

So, I am extremely new to blender, I am going to say outright. I have tried to fix this, but i can't seem to find any option that would fix the problem. When I sculpt on an object, it directly mirrors ...
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How to achieve this kind of custom brush in Blender?

I am trying to create a brush that allows for seamless alpha textures that can be drawn curved. The result should be similar to what is found in this video. This is what I am currently getting. Does ...
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Can I create a CollectionProperty of brushes?

I want to create a collection property with certain sculpt brushes. Can this be done? I tried: WindowManager.coll = CollectionProperty(type=bpy.types.Brush) But ...
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How to display background images in perspective? [duplicate]

I am trying to find out how to approach a relief type project. I have a background image and a flat plane mesh to sculpt on, but I actually don´t see any changes looking straight on top. When I tilt ...
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Edge outline in sculpt mode

How to disable dark edge outlines in sculpt mode ?
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sculpting and connecting from different bodyparts

I am beginner and sculpt a body at the moment. I guess my way wasn't very effective. I created a body with different body parts. Each body part is a separate object. I sculpt mostly and I realized I ...
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Why is the mesh deformed when sculpted with Subsurf modifier?

I am creating a pillow for my couch. But when I click on my base, it just deforms it like this: Does somebody know how to fix it? After ticking dyntopo it looks like that...
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Sculpt brush size lock in 2.8

Where did the brush size lock go for sculpt mode in 2.8???
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The normal brush in sculpt mode on Blender doesn't work [closed]

I use a mac and would like to know if there is any way to fix this?
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why is this "abysmally" bad topology?

So I was asking for some advice and I got this: retopo this immediately, its abysmal. Use low poly to drive a subdiv or multires, and add geometry as needed. It's literally unworkable at this stage....
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How can I model a skirt?

I’m a Blender beginner and I was just wondering if anyone could tell me how to make a skirt similar to the one in the picture below, just for extra background info cylinders were used to create the ...
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Is there a way to save strokes while painting/sculpting?

While painting or sculpting, user draws strokes. Is there a way with python to save those (with brush parameters and pressure data) and then play them back slowly also with python? Point is to ...
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Tips for sculpting tile-like terrain

I'm looking to make a terrain system sort of like in the fourth and fifth generation Pokémon games. It's just all gridded basically, and reuses the same pieces all over. An example of the type of ...
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SCULPTING: Is it possible to keep base mesh vertices in place while subdividing?

What I'm looking for: a way to stop the starting mesh from melting into an unidentifiable blob of vertices when applying a MultiResolution modifier. Background: I'm currently following a Game Design ...
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Is there a shortcut to switch between Add and Subtract brushes, in Sculpt mode?

I'm working on some sculpting but I hate that I have to go to the Toolshelf and select Subtract, whenever I need that brush. So, while in Sculpt mode, how can I ...
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What is the difference between the SculptDraw brush and the Brush tool?

What is the difference between the F SculptDraw and the F Brush tools in sculpt mode? From what I can see they appear the same:
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How to apply Matcap materials for sculpting in Blender 2.71?

I'm following the instructions found in Ben Simonds' "Blender Master Class" and both the Materials and Textures interfaces seem to have changed significantly since the book was written. I'm supposed ...
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How to import Zbrush brushes(files .ZBP) to Blender

I wonder if there is an add-on to use Zbrush brushes in Blender sculpt mode.
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Is there a way to make stitching?

So other than taking time and sculpting an entire object to make stitches, is there a quicker way to do it? Blender should make a stitch sculpt though if there is no quick way.
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How to make an object have a clay like surface?

I am new to blender and I am trying to add a clay like material to an object in blender. I tried using a material but I want the object to have a rough imperfect dull surface like play-doh. Is it even ...
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Multires Normal Baking Not Baking Normal Data

I smart UV projected a model of the monkey head after subdividing it 5 times and lightly sculpting on it, then baked the normal data based on the multires, but all I get is a flat normal map texture ...