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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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An improved version of "to sphere" in geometry nodes

I need an improved version of the To Sphere tool. The existing tool does its job well, but it does not adjust the distance between vertices at all. With the new ability to turn geometry nodes into ...
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What is the best method to snap the vertices of an edge loop to a curved face in a single operation?

I'd like to project the vertices of an edge loop onto a curved face to adjoin two separate pieces into one mesh. What is the best method to extend the vertices along its relative axis onto a curved or ...
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Why Clay Strip Tool destroy my mesh in sculpt mode?

I think I had disabled autosmooth in Clay Strip tool, and already remesh my mesh using Remesh tool in sculpt mode, but when I use the tool, it destroy my mesh instead of making clay strip on it What ...
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How do we add the Mesh: Snap_Utilities_Line tool to Object Mode?

How do we add the Mesh: Snap_Utilities_Line tool to Object Mode? We can create full 3D shapes with it. It's an object creation tool as well The ...
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In 3.68 Why is the picker and translate gizmo has been swapped with transform gizmo

Why are gizmos mixed up in 3.68 mixed up? Select tool is using "Transform" gizmo which gets in way of selecing, Move gizmo doesn't appear after choosing, missing. 3D cursor is also showing ...
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How to adjust tool via mouse after first use?

Say for Blender 3.x+ versions, while using edit mode tools such as scale, bevel, extrude, etc, a side operator menu shows that allows customization and extra control over the tool's behaviour. Now ...
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Wired overlapping of two bar

Two bars overlapped, and I could not read the info under them. Any solution? PS: For a certain reason I have to use 2.93.5
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Right Click on tools not working right

When i click on a tool in the toolbar like extrude will open this and the menu that is supposed to apear with the different extrude options is not showing
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Header option gone?

I've used Blender a couple of times since the new Blender 4.0 release. It did not have any problems until recently when I opened Blender the header option was gone. The essential tools to edit are ...
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The Active Tool Tab in the Properites Editor is Entirely Empty

I was doing some sculpting and went to change some of the settings on the tool I was using, but the Active Tool tab was entirely empty. I don't know what could have caused this and I couldn't find ...
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lines with color appearing on screen when using tool

i have a problem,everytime i try to use the rotation tool or the tool to move random lines appear on me screen, the things i tried and didnt worked are: -Reinstall blender -Delete the folder Blender ...
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is it possible to reorder the sidebar?

I have a few add ons and each one has its own sidebar tab I use some of this addons more then others is there a way to arrange them at all as I have not found out how to do so so far I am refering to ...
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Move Tool scales Reference Image

Blender 3.6.2 - I can use the Move Tool on the Default Box and slide along the axis's by grabbing the arrows in a new file. However I can't do that after importing a Reference Image. After bringing in ...
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Why can't I separate in the Object Mode

As the video did, the vlogger separated the door into parts, and I want to separate the desk which I joined before as he did, but I can't find the separate tool in object mode, it only appears in mesh/...
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How to enable Edit Tool handles when Middle Mouse is Pan?

Something about the way I've created a quite 3ds Max like navigation system in 3.6 has meant that I can't operate the handles of tools like Shrink/Fatten. Is there a setting that enables some other ...
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The items of Object mode tool bar

Why is the number of items in the toolbar in the Object Mode different? I followed a beginner tutorial of Blender, and I found that the number of toolbar of mine is 9 while the blogger's is 11, and I ...
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Fill tool isn't working even with gap closure

I'm having issues with blender's fill tool. I can't seem to get it to work properly to fill the character's mouth. How do I get the fill tool to work properly in the gif? The loop of the character's ...
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Bevel tool refuses to add edges to model

today I wanted to add some edges to my model, but unfortunately the bevel tool doesn't bevel properly. This is the result I get with it affecting edges only. While this happens when I make it affect ...
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Bridge edge loops with merge does not work in two directions

I have two tiles created using heightmaps in my project. The terrains don't completely line up, so I'm trying to merge the vertices together to make it seamless. I've found a few methods to do this, ...
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How to fill a planar inside selected vertices?

I am trying to find a way how quickly create planar shapes inside selected vertices. Is it possible to get the same result with 1-2 actions or some addon like in the image below?
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Trouble with edge spacing and relaxing with loop tools

These are the bevel edges that I want evenly spaced over the curve. Here is what the book says to do and my goal When I try do do the spacing after selecting only the parallel edges, nothing happens....
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Proportional editing change size problem

can anybody tell me please how can I change "proportional change size mode" on blender 3.5 to older one. I mean until I apply a proportional size that suits me(L-mouse button) it won't save. ...
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Fill only outer ring of `6` on face [duplicate]

I have a bunch of meshes everywhere with 6/9. When I select the mesh and press f to fill, I fill the whole ...
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Create a Workspace Tool with Modal Operator?

I have an add-on that I want to use as a Workspace Tool (similar to the Bevel Tool). How can I set up my operator's modal call to only run the operator once and ...
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Tools are connecting to cursor

I'm a beginner to blender and while working on my character I think I somehow messed up a few of the settings, one of them is that it won't allow me to use the tools normally and they all seem to be ...
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How to add scrollbar in my nested panel and add delete button?

So i have created this custom panel (thanks to people from this community who helps me out tho )which shows list of objects based on the category i have selected from the dropdown ,i want the list in ...
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How do I enter edit mode every time I use the transform tool icon

I have a small question , how do I enter the edit mode every time I click on the transform tool. my current strategy is to delete the actual transform tool from the toolbar (already done that) and ...
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Blender freezes when using the move tool on fedora 36 [closed]

Often when I use the move surface tool blender freezes my entire computer for a period of time, sometimes it unfreezes and sometimes it crashes. the computer I'm testing it on isn't very powerful, duo ...
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Help with GUI Blender - Outliner and Properties area disappeared [duplicate]

So I'm new to Blender, and I got stuck. I was trying the interface of the program, and my tool area on the right side by default just disappeared. I was reading about this in the documentation and on ...
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Tool-panel transform controls locked to origin

‘Must have pushed something’, as grandma says during her daily smartphone meltdowns. I’ll be more patient with her next time! In edit mode, the move/scale/rotate/etc color arrows are wherever I click ...
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Help!! Blender wont Zoom. Says moved object to master collection instead

Really need help here. Blender wont zoom in. It will zoom out all I want but when I scroll to go in it just gives me a message at the bottom that 'objects moved to master collection'. Anyone know how ...
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Where is the Offset Edge feature in Blender 3.2

quick question: Im trying to find the "Edge > Offset Edges > Offset" in blender 3.2 while in edit mode having selected a 2d mesh, does anyone know where its gone; Image below shows ...
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Creating planes when remeshing/Topology

As a newbie I'm following a tutorial that makes really fast work of creating planes when remeshing on top of a UV, but I cant figure out for the life of me how to create planes like in the video. The ...
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Architectural modeling and sketching directly in blender

I used to make sketches directly in Sketchup desktop but now i'm moving to blender due to better free freedom. BUT, the sketchup workflow is way more productive to start new model and change it than ...
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How to drive a modal operator from a class TerrainSculptWorkspaceTool(bpy.types.WorkSpaceTool):?

I've created a modal operator that I currently start by pressing a button in a panel, but want to adapt it so that I can use it from a workspace tool button instead. I've written a test script that ...
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How making only small hills flatter in landscape?

I have a landscape where I only want to make the small hills and bumps much smaller. However, the basic shape and larger rocks should be preserved. Is there any tool etc. with which you can only make ...
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"Shortcut rotate" and "rotate option" in toolbar rotate object in diffferent directions

System Versions: Blender Version: 2.93.9 LTS System: macOS Monterey, Version 12.4 If I rotate using shortcut R with the following parameters: Angle: 10 degree Axis: Y Orientation: Global Blender ...
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How to correct weird geometry after boolean?

I have created a mesh with boolean operations (bool tool) and I need to have it ready for 3d print. Now I've noticed some weird geometry happening but I cannot determine what it is. You can see in the ...
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Bisect tool will not let me select any vertices

If I am understanding the Bisect tool I can take my mesh, say a basic sphere, in edit mode, nothing selected on my mesh. Select Bisect, choose my fill and clear inner/clear outer options and draw a ...
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How to proper scale around the center of a object while using mirror modifier

Often I have something that looks like this: In the image above I have the mirror modifier applied to a 12 vertices circle (or a 7 vertices half circle with the mirror modifier applied). Imagining ...
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Sculpting tools don’t work

None of the tools seems to have any effect on the object , all the tools seems block … i use a graphic tablet ….I been trying everything . I stay at this point whit subdivisions . I change the brush … ...
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How to create a face in between two already connected edges?

Basically I'd like to create a new face right in that selected edge to achieve something like this: Does Blender have a tool/option to do this or do I need to recreate all of that manually?
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Draw tool in Sculpting mode paints like the brush is highly scattered. Click and hold paints single dots every once in a while. Maybe a bug?

I've searched all over and it seems like I'm the only one who has had this problem. I have a sphere with plenty of geometry, no modifiers, and every other sculpting tools works totally fine. However, ...
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Any suggestions on what size to make my animation characters? [closed]

What are the best sizes that an animation character's XYZ scale measurements average? I am teaching myself how to use the Blender app. By default, the XYZ scales are 1.000 but I think that's too small ...
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Loop cut + Wheel does not work (does not add edges) [duplicate]

I cannot find what I am doing wrong during loop cutting: I want to add some edges, but the wheel enlarges the view area instead of adding ribs. Sometimes it works as it should - I select the Loop Cut ...
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Is there any out of the box solution to cut diagonally a mesh with multiple cuts?

It is my third day using blender and well, the first time I have asked a question in a stackoverflow-like forum, so bear with me. I have added a round cube to my scene which I have turned into a sort ...
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Rotating objects different when using Python

For some reason when rotating a group of objects with a python script (transform_rotate) I get a different outcome than rotating the same group using the rotation tool Before attempting to rotate I ...
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How to bring back the tools menu under editor type?

so this might be a stupid question but as I am a complete beginner I will need some help with this - I have no idea how to bring back the toolbar under the Editor type - I am not even sure of the ...
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Vertex Slide (GG) Doesn't Work Properly on Complex Shapes

I am trying to slide all the vertices of the object shown below using vertex slide (shortcut G,G in Blender 3.0.0). It works great on simple shapes like a circle of a triangle but for something ...
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How can I reset a tool to its defaults?

Each tool has various settings associated with it. For example the Inset Faces tool has the following in Blender 3.0: When following a tutorial, the teacher does not always show the tool settings ...
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