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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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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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How to give an addon keymap item priority over built in selection tools

I'm currently trying to make an operator that adds new selection methods to the node editor. To do this, I want to bind my operator to click-dragging the left mouse button with: ...
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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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(Blender 3.0) Is there any way you can set the default Axis type of the extrude tool from 'Normal' to 'XYZ'?

In Blender 3.0, the extrude tool seems to no longer save which Axis Type you were using after you select a different tool. Instead, it defaults to 'Normal' mode every time you reselect it. In previous ...
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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 to change default extrusion direction?

With Blender 3.0, it seems the default Blender extrusion direction reverts to Normals rather than XYZ after clicking out and back into the tool, which makes extruding edges a pain. Is there a way to ...
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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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how to use maya's Transfer Attributes options tool in blender?

i am follow this tutorial: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/q9KwGn but in this part of the tutorial where you need to create another uvset, it uses a maya tool called "attribute transfer ...
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How can I change a cross-sectional area of a solid by a percentage?

I have a geometry of an artery that I would like to expand, increasing the cross-sectional area by exactly 240%. Is this possible? The fatten tool allows this expansion only by a fixed dimension, not ...
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Inflate geometry with fixed inlets and outlets

I am new to blender, and I am looking to inflate the geometry of an artery like a balloon. I have used the shrink/fatten tool and it produces the outcome I desired except for the inlet and outlets. I ...
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Blender bevel mitering struggling with very sharp corners

Blender's bevel tool (specifically in my case, the modifier) works pretty well and is extremely useful, however I think I've found a limitation of it. If anyone knows how to solve this problem, I ...
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Am I doing something wrong with the Bisect tool?

I am trying to cut (bisect) an imported mesh, but I think I am doing something wrong or the mesh is just broken. Video: https://youtu.be/mqQdibQdQhA What do I need to do to fix this?
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I am trying to use Machine Tools Smartvert Slide Extend

I have seen a video on this by Machin3, but his documentation is kind of lacking on how to achieve it. Here is the link to the video: Machin3 Twitter feed I would like someone who is knowledgeable to ...
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Fill Shape Disappeares Sometimes

I'm trying to use fill tool with pen and I draw a circle at the top layer. But when I created the fill shape this fill shape suddenly disappeares. I filled the skin, eyebrows or anything correctly but ...
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In tissue tools, I do not have the option to convert to dual mesh

I am trying to follow a tutorial that uses the tissue tools add on. In their tutorial, they have different tabs and options than me. Anyone know where the option went that lets you convert to dual ...
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Object isn't rotating properly

I cannot rotate the wheel shown here properly or the wheel of the car will go above the car while rotating. I can't get the wheel to spin like it should for my project. What could be the issue?
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How do I apply a wireframe modifier as an overlay without it replacing all the shading I've already done?

I made this kind of HUD Earth with the shading tab. I want to add an overlay with latitudes and longitudes, to make it look like a more real-looking HUD Earth. For that, I use the modifier "...
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Problem at using Bool Tool add on

i have a strange problem at using Bool Tool add on, i exactly do what i should but it doesn't work, plz help me, i need to know it to continue my job🥺
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Annoying tool settings overlay [duplicate]

I'm coming from ~18 years Maya usage and I'm relatively new to blender, so I'm heavely used to a construction history, which blender doesn't have. My main problem is: everytime I add a new object e.g.:...
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Rockbottom rank newbie question about the Blender UI (Blender 2.9.0, on a Mac) [closed]

Since this is the only forum accessible to me, here's the question: The term "Edit mode" gets used a lot, but there is more than one layout (arrangement of tools available) for Edit Mode, ...
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Get the active tool in Python

How can I get(not set) the active tool in Python? I know there is: ...
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Bool Tool slice function

Bool tool slice function not working the way I want it to it's removing parts of the mesh instead of just slicing. How I want it to work: How it works:
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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 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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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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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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