Questions tagged [tools]

Introduced in 2.8# series tools provide a more visual and direct way of interacting with Blender functions directly on canvas through gizmos and manipulators.

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Automatic multiple bisect and separate export for 3D printing?

I've made a model that's too big for the built plate on my printer. I don't want to scale it down to fit as it's supposed to be big. Instead I'd like to cut it into pieces in Blender and glue it ...
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Fblah's tools in Blender 2.92

I've successfully downloaded and installed the Shape Key Tools by Ajit Christopher D'Monte into Blender 2.92. The tools menu shows up in the right margin as it should. There should however also be a ...
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2D - Blender 2.92 - Fill tool is colouring only the character strokes and not area within the character

I am using the grease pencil to draw my character but when I am trying to use the fill tool, it only outlines the strokes. The 'Color' layer is above the 'lines' layer. I have not been able to find ...
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Missing options in Texture Paint's Active Tool and Workspace Settings

I am following a tutorial on texture painting, and there is no "Texture" option in the Active Tool and Workspace Settings for Texture Painting. There is also no Texture Mask, Stroke, ...
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Why my blender layout area appears a mark like hourglass? and how to close it

I don't know what function I pressed, suddenly, the blender layout area appears a mark that looks like "hourglass"(see the picture below), and it does no effect but just a little bit ...
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How to change the shader of the bone by python?

I would like to change the shader of the bone by python, no add in a bone group, no use a custom Object and change the color of this one and actually if it is possible to change the octahedral mesh by ...
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How to inset an extrusion with the rest of the shape?

Hi I have extruded part of a block but now when I try to inset the top face of that block with the extrusion it insets the top face of the extrusion separately rather than doing it with the rest of ...
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On shrink tool, what does offset even do?

it says "Scale the offset to give it a more even thickness" But I still don't get how this is useful. In fact I just noticed there are some sharp areas on Suzanne.
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BoxCutter and industry standard settings conflict

When using industry standard keys, alt+lmb rotates the view. This same keyboard combo completes the operation of a boxcutter Boolean operation. Basically, you are able to start and manipulate the ...
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on Inset faces tool, what edge rail do?

I don't think I follow Nothing is happening.
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Can't find regular solids menu in 2.9

I've added the extra mesh objects add on but I can't seem to find the regular solids menu anywhere.
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Where can I change “snap to symmetry” tool settings?

In Edit Mode, I can do Mesh -> Snap to Symmetry. The operation is performed and I can see the results. However, the manual shows that there are settings (Direction, Threshold, Factor, Center). I ...
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Flatten option is not available in Blender 2.92

I am following along a this tutorial at the mark 49:05 time, he is using F3 to open Search menu, and types FLATTEN. When I do the same, the search results disappear, and I have no FLATTEN option. I ...
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How to remap “use tool” button?

In the node editor there are three tools available in the T panel, box select, annotate, and link cut. I'm trying to figure out where the bindings for these tools are configured? By default it seems ...
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Custom mouse-driven transform-style UI/input tool?

Is there a way to trigger an interactive, mouse-driven input event— Like the built-in [G], [R], ...
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How to translate(bengali) tabs, tools etc

I like blender alot as it is free and open source for modeling animation which i also like. But the main problem is the language as english is my second language. So is there anything that can ...
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How to create a model from drawings just like Smoothie-3D, Paint 3D or Monster Mash?

I want to find some way to imitate this technique. (draw a curve that becomes a model with a few clicks) The same can be done with Paint 3D as seen here and Monster Mash as seen here. The most I can ...
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What tool do I use to make a part smooth

I have what is on image 1 (the black colors), and i want it to be like the image 2 (orange color legs) I know that there a tool that can do it but i can't find it.
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Gentle Bleach and Darkener Tool for 2D Animation

Tried Draw/Tint and Sculpt/Strength but to no avail. Looking for a Brush or a Tool that would lighten or darken a particular area of a fill or stroke but leaving the rest intact.
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Is there a way to optimize tool panel?

I have too many addons so there are many tabs in the tool section. I would like to organize those somehow
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Blender 2.91 convert to Grease pencil and preserve only outlines

I am pretty new to Blender and what i want to do is to convert my entire mesh to grease pencil. When i do this it shows all the edges and vertices with it i want to only keep the outline of the object ...
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Enable show keyboard-shortcuts in Toolbar?

Is there a way to preview the keyboard shortcuts of a common command in the standard toolbar much like this? I've been told I should use the F3/spacebar search options but retrieval adds time to ...
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How make “CustomTool(WorkSpaceTool)” call modal with specific “property”

i am making a custom tool, i would like to have different behaviour if i use the tool holding Alt, Ctrl, Shift.... in the templates there is an Half/example in the UItool simple. But i cant make it ...
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How to unwrap overlaping UV island vertically

I need to automatically unwrap UV vertically keeping UV island stacked together. I've created some trim textures and I wish to use them on columns of different heights. Is there any tool/add-on I ...
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How can I precisely set my mouse location for tools which use it?

I'm learning the bend tool. It works by having you start with two points in space. One of them is the 3D cursor, and the other is your mouse cursor. The line that connects determines what your ...
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What free tools make Blender work like SketchUp? [closed]

I'm coming from SketchUp and want to find tools, that are free, to make Blender work like SketchUp. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Has anyone made any that convert Blender into a user-friendly CAD ...
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“Drag”, “Pencil” or “Line” Selection

After looking around and Googling alot I couldn't find what I'm looking for, hence I'm asking here. I'm looking for a tool that is similar to Lasso Select in some ways, but instead of : Drawing a ...
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Curve Tools not showing in Edit tab

I'm trying to enable Curve Tools but it is't showing up in the edit sidebar. When I enable the tools in preferences I have a warning icon and not sure what this means. I can only see Curve Info and ...
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How to move the gizmo of a section?

How to move the gizmo of a section of to make a scale (NOT relative to the center of the selection)? When I do it with the cursor it crushes all in 1 single point
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Gizmo missing in version 2.90.1

I'm in version 2.90.1 and my gizmo (manipulator) is missing. Does anyone know how to get it back? I checked and the check box is checked. Restarting didn't resolve anything. Does anybody have a clue ...
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using subsurf modifier to object with boolean undoes boolean

I know what the correct answer to this is, which is don't use boolean modifiers lol. Unfortunately, I learned that a little too late... Anyway, my problem is not the common boolean and Subsurf problem ...
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Can't use Knife Tool to cut across specific loop side

Trying to use the Knife tool to cut a box out of these 2 edge loops. Problem being, the knife doesn't add a single cut when LMB on top of them. It does, however, work when i do the same thing on the ...
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Does every tool or feature in Blender have a keyboard shortcut or hotkey?

Is there a shortcut hotkey for every tool or task in Blender?
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How can I activate various eyedroppers using script

Now, in order to find an eyedropper I have to click a tiny button, scroll, click another tiny button, click the eyedropper, and THEN I can finally pick a color. I'm aware that with 'E' I can shorten ...
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How to Inset Text/Curve Mesh?

I am wondering if there is an easy way to inset mesh that is generated from text/curves? When I convert text to mesh it generates a bunch of uneven triangles that don't inset properly. My only ...
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Graphics tablet

I’ve been trying to sculpt and I realize that I am horrible at it. I am using a mouse to sculpt in blender and I think it would be easier to use a graphics tablet. I have a touch screen 2 in 1 ...
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Incorrect selected tool circle. box. or lasso

When I select vertices, edges, or polygons with the circle, box, or lasso tool in Edit Mode, spontaneous vertices are selected all over the mesh. example: I select the vertices on the legs, and the ...
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Why isn't Face Sets painting all the faces under the brush in Sculpt Mode?

In Sculpt Mode, when using Face Sets Brush on the mesh, the mask does not apply correctly to all faces below the brush. Some ...
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Change Sculpt Tools Layout

Simple question. I have done it before but don't remember how how to change the Sculpt Tool layout between one and two columns.