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Blender render crash when using subsurf modifiers

Essentially, my problem is that I am trying to render a scene, however, blender crashes on me early during the render. I only have about 14 total objects in the scene. (It's not that complex) I tried ...
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Subdivision Surface not making things smooth as they are in the tutorial I am following

I am currently trying to develop my modeling skills, and following a tutorial found on YouTube. The tutorial teaches how to create an anvil. At 19:10 or so into the video, a subdivision surface ...
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Subdivision surface modifier issue [duplicate]

I'm following Blender guru's Anvil tutorial. After using Boolean I cleaned up the extra vertices. Edge flow looks fine on my mesh. However, when I apply a Subdivision Surface modifier my mesh ...
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Mesh causing abnormal results with subsurf modifier

Probably an obvious answer, but I can't figure out why my mesh is causing such a weird crumpled up look with the subsurf modifier. I've gone through to make sure there are no doubles or overlapping ...
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Smooth shading / Sub Surface / Distorted render

I'm new to Blender and have been following along tutorials on youtube and I must say, and loving it. So I've reached a gap in which I can't find any help on. In short, I'm trying to design a grinder ...
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How to subdivide a selection of faces in geometry nodes

In Geometry nodes I am trying to make a selection of where I want the subdivision to be applied, the only way I have been able to do this so far has resulted in the subdivided section being ...
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Mesh sticking to edges when using subdivision surface

Amateur with Blender here, using 2.8, having an issue with the Subdivision surface modifier. I have a very simple shape here and I'm trying to extrude while using the modifier, I have this one part of ...
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Fixing shadows in cycles without increasing subdivision

I'm creating a dune model in blender with cycles and the shadows are kind of messed up. the model is only created from a subdivided plane and then using noise textures. it already has 1.7 million ...
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My subdivision modifier seems to be capped at 2

I'm adding a cube to my scene and then hitting Ctrl+4 to subdivide it 4 times. However, it only subdivides it 2 times (Blender 3.5 and 3.6). After some experimentation, I have discovered that using ...
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Modelling with Subdivide

I am super new to this but decided it is time to learn. For a first project I wanted to model an Easter Island head because I figured that should be easy enough. So far it has been going well but now ...
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How to fix ugly lines in my mesh? [duplicate]

I would like my mesh to achieve similar shape (helmet) like this: The mesh: I know my mesh is far away from look like what I want, but I'm kinda newbie so I'm trying the best with what I got. ...
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Subdivision modifier turns mesh into one dimension object

I get this strange error every time I apply the subdivision modifier. Could you please say what can cause this? Thank you!
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How do I stop vertices being hidden by the Subsurf modifier in Edit mode?

So I'm trying to do a model and I noticed when in Edit mode the vertices and edges are being hidden by the smoothed surface view: How do i fix this?
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Subsurf on a crown. How can I smooth some edges and keep others sharp?

How can I smooth all crown but don't smooth the top of the crown? I did a subdivision surface, but this didn't work. All crown became smooth and changed form.
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How to subdivide this n-gon shape to avoid artifacts?

I have this object which I filled with flat N-gon faces such as this highlighted face. And then I raised it using Propertional Editing. As expected it would ...
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When I subdivide a face, how do I get each face from the result in Python?

For example, if I subdivided a square face so there were now 4 faces, how I do iterate through those 4 faces in a Blender add-on?
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Cylinder has small wierd bumps when using Subdivision Surface [duplicate]

Cylinder has small weird bumps when using Subdivision Surface
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How to fix "Modifier is disabled, skipping apply" when applying subdivision?

When you try to add a subdivision surface modifier you may encounter a problem where it won't subdivide past 0 in viewport. When you also try to directly apply the modifier you get an error message ...
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Problem with subdivision modifier making a hard edge have curves between each vert

I have encountered a problem while using the subdivision modifier I also have on it a mirror modifier (image below of their hierarchy if that is what's effecting the outcome) The outcome is that ...
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Subdivide Button in Blender 2.8

In Blender 2.8 i have been unable to find the location of the subdivide button in any menu in edit mode and have only been able to get it using the search key. The lack of any keybind is also making ...
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When and when not to use subdivsion surfaces?

I am new to 3D modelling and wondering if someone could break down when and when not to use subdivision surface modelling. I am thinking more in terms of hard surface stuff. Why wouldn't you always ...
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Microdisplacements with adaptive subdivision turning black

I followed a microdisplacements tutorial on Blender Guru and I was able to create a texture fine. Here is a picture. And then I turned on Adaptive subdivision. Here is a picture of what happened. I ...
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How to undo applied subsurf? [duplicate]

I applied the subdivision modifier a while ago. But Blender can't take it anymore I really need to undo it! I already start over a bit with the project but I really do not feel like making the wings ...
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Applied Subdivision Modifier, but subdivided plane only appears in Wireframe view?

I've applied the 'Subdivision Surface' modifier to my plane, but the subdivisions only appear when I'm in Wireframe View? I also cannot seem to select individual faces in Edit mode either. I've ...
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How to add extra loop cuts without affecting subsurf

I'm trying to model an iPhone. I have made the base shape for the phone by using a cube with subsurf modifier. Im now trying to make a button on the side but I cant do this without adding loop cuts ...
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Force subdivision surface to pass through control vertices

When creating a subdivision surface from a low poly quad mesh, I get a very smooth and rounded surface all over on the subdivision limit surface. However, the limit surface does not pass on the quad ...
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Perfectly even quad sphere

I want to make a perfectly even sphere out of quads in blender. but everyone keeps just making cubes and adding subdivision surface to them, which is not a perfect sphere. Do you guys know how to make ...
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UV stretching when subdividing - how to avoid

I made a mesh with a decent topology, gave it a subdivision before UVing and UVed it after. Even still, when I subdivide it again after UVing I get some very ugly distortions on my checker textures. ...
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Why does the Subdivision Modifier leave a Gap between Original and Final Shape?

I found this thread but there is no solution. I have a model and can't prevent it from losing its original dimensions. I simplified the problem with a simple mesh. What is the technical reason for the ...
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How to Cut or Extrude a Cube/Rectangle from a Cylinder/Curved Surface

I am trying to have a rectangle extrude from a cylinder. I can get that working fine, but as soon as I add a subdivision surface I get smoothing that creatives overlapping vertices. I don't know a ...
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Unable to edit subivided version of mesh object

I 'm new to Blender and recently I started creating objects by using Edit Mode. Selected cube Subdivided cube Changed mode to Edit Mode Now I can't edit the object face
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Merge vertices while inseting ver. 2.82

I have issue with inset feature, works fine on regular shapes, but when the faces has odd shapes, there is a lot of faces overlapping. I have read that there is an option that allows to auto merge ...
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object deforms strangely when using the subsurf modifier [duplicate]

I am trying to make an axe and stomped upon this problem...having no idea how to resolve it. 1st photo is with subdivision. second is without.
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Are weird shading artifacts normal with the subdivision modifier in edit mode?

TLDNR: Are the circled thingies in the picture normal with a subdivision modifier while in edit mode? (note: subdivision set display modifier in edit mode) I've been trying to create a character that ...
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Pinching problem with Sub surface modifier

I tried to make the compensator for an AK-74, but I encountered the following problem. I don't know how to solve it, bevel doesn't work as it's supposed to because after using bevel some verticals ...
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Wire with SubSurf doesn't follow surface in Edit mode

How do I smooth the grid along the mesh? I've been looking for the answer all day and I couldn't find anything.
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cant get the sub-surf right (Blender guru beginner modeling tutorial) [duplicate]

So I have been following the Blender Guru modeling tutorial with minor changes every thing looked OK till he added the sub-surf modifier and I have no idea how to fix (followed tutorial https://www....
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subdivision surface display

when enable my subdivision surface looks like that: I have seen a video with this display for the subdivision surface on edit mode (the edges are no longer straight and we don't see them with ...
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Subdivide in GUI vs Subdivide in Python

When I subdivide edges of selected faces using the GUI, it ends up looking like this: On the other hand, using python, it looks like this, only generating vertices and not faces: Here is the code - ...
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Bending a ping-pong racket

I want to bend a ping-ping racket. I tried to use a curve modifier and I faced a problem which I think it's solvable only in Python scripting. I hope there is an easier solution without any ...
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Subdivision problem during modeling [duplicate]

I'm a beginner at Blender. I'm trying to model a wrench, which looks like this without applying the subdivision modifier: And like this after using the subdivision modifier: A closer look of the end:...
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Subdivision surface modifier creates pinching at corners

mesh1.blend I've only been 3D modelling for a few days now, so this may just be a newbie mistake: However, because this model is for use in a game I am trying to stay away from proximity loops for ...
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Random shadows - Flag & Cloth Simulation

I'm trying to make a flag but it shows me some random triangle shadows. I've tried to add subdivision surface without any success. Does anyone know why this is happening ? Thank you
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How to include vertices to subdivision modifier?

I created all the 3 faces attached to the extruded cube with shift+F. I tested some variations and the results were prettym uch the same. It uses some edges to make a nice smooth subdivision and it ...
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Blades of grass didn't turn out what I wanted [duplicate]

I was following a video on how to make your very own blades of grass and put it as a group then in the particles system. I wanted this to be that. I fallowed the steps but got this I didnt miss ...
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How would you model a pyramid pattern?

I’m trying to model this kettle with a pyramid pattern on the lower side of the kettle. The problem that I am facing is that I have a Subdivision Surface modifier on the object to give it that smooth ...
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How to subdivide triangles into four triangles with Geometry Nodes?

I need to subdivide a mesh of equilateral triangles so that each triangle gets subdivided into four new equilateral triangles. I want to use Geometry Nodes because I want to set the subdivision level ...
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Billions of loop cuts

Been modeling for 1.5 month now, and realized that my biggest struggle in every model are proximity loops cuts. Particularily in this model when I wanted to "cut-out" sound pickups (green) I had to ...
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Toggle Subdivision modifier and smooth shading with one key

Is there a hotkey, script or addon to globally toggle smooth shading and subD? When modeling with subD's I like having the shading faceted, but obviously want to see it smooth when I turn the subD ...
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How can I sub divide an equilateral triangle into many smaller equilateral triangles

The title just about sums it up how can I sub divide an equilateral triangle into many smaller equilateral triangles. I need all of the faces to be the same size and shape. Like a 2D pyramid made of ...
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