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Transforms modify the scale, translation, rotation, and shear of a mesh or object

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Texture looks messed up when I change the mesh

When I change my mesh, The texture on the mesh doesn't look good. Here is an example. I have a cube with a texture: It looks ok now but when I scale one of the edges, the texture becomes messed up: [ ...
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How to fit an object into an intricate shape

blender noob here. Im trying to precisely fit the bottom object into the top one (please see screenshot just below). So far I had been trying to eye ball it and scale, position the bottom object "...
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How do I align these two mirror-image objects?

I'm adapting another person's .stl file for my own purposes. In the picture, you can see the left side of the gun, which I duplicated/mirrored successfully, but I need to position these two halves ...
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Rigging a double hinge

So, I am trying to make one of those concealed door hinges. I cannot make it work to save my life. I have tried several things but nothing really made it work the way it is supposed to work. The arms ...
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clearing parents and keep transform in python for thousands of objects

I am currently using the "parent clear" operator with the 'CLEAR_KEEP_TRANSFORM' type to clear transformations when dealing with tens of thousands of objects (see below), but unfortunately, ...
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Satellite rotation

I am trying to make the rotation of the satellite around the Earth. I'm obtaining the satellite's position in the orbit from TLE elements and getting the XYZ of it. So moving along the trajectory (...
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Geometry nodes - Scale using specific Vertices

I'm currently using a "Curve Circle" node and an "Instance on Points" Node to create a ring shape. However I can't seem to join up the outer vertices. I tried using a "Merge ...
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Append from a blender file with different unit scale

I have one architecture project, two blender files. Imperial unit system (feet), separate units (inch) in each of the two files. The idea was modeling different components in different files and then ...
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How can I make Geometry Nodes inverse transforms more precise?

I am transforming a mesh and doing inverse transforms later. In the end I expect geometry to be exactly the same as before transformation. GN tree: What bothers me in the first place is that GN setup ...
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How do I scale a cube to fit viewport camera bounds using python?

I have a shortcut to add a cube to the scene. Usually the cube is way too large or too small and I have to manually scale it (sometimes the scale is so out of proportion it takes me seconds to scale ...
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Understanding (euler) rotation in animation with script

I'm trying to write a script that animates a rubik's cube. I want to rotate the left side by 90°, then the front by -90° Step 1. (rotate left side by 90°): Step 2. (rotate front side by -90°): I've ...
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Replacing duplicate meshes with instances

I've been working on a large city in CityEngine, and I've imported the roads into blender. The roads have street lamps along them, however they are part of the road mesh and not their own object; ...
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Extrude Region offset on meshes reaching impractical values

I have a .blend file that I transferred from my office laptop to my personal PC. I have only started tinkering with Blender so I should have downloaded the same version of Blender altogether (3.3.0). ...
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Dynamic Place in Blender - Live moving objects with physics Interactive rigid body

Is there an add-on or an option in Blender, to have a live objects moving with physics. I have attached here an example with what I am looking for.
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Why is there a red line when I try to connect one node to another?

I'm trying to connect one node to another here, and I get a red line: I just can't figure out why and what this is. What I have tried so far to solve the problem: I made myself a cup of coffee I ...
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How to calculate bounds of all selected objects BUT follow the Active Object's Rotation at the same time?

[ Working code at the bottom, just paste in Blender's text editor. ] There are similar Bounding Box questions out there but this is different, please don't close. I made a script which iterates ...
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Why is object axis broken in Geometry Nodes?

I'm having an issue with Geometry Nodes where the object's Y and Z axes seem to be switched. The object should move along Z axis not Y. Orientation is set to global. How to fix this?
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how to constraint the moving sine wave to the rotating circle? [duplicate]

Can Anybody help to make animation like in the photo
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Size of the instances depends on their position

I need to make some changes to this leaf generator. The size of the leaves should vary depending on the height. This means that the upper leafs should be smaller than the lower ones. (Blender v 3.2.1)...
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Step pyramid scale equally?

I am having a problem that I am sure is something that I just don't understand. Very much still learning. I have this step pyramid (from the "extra mesh addon") and I want to scale the edges ...
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How to scale down a cloth Simulation?

So, I have some clothing attached to a character and I want with some cloth physics. The problem was that everything is with a real world scale and Blender Cloth Sim doesn't like real world scale ...
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Apply scale factor to gltf import in python api

So, I am using the python interface to import a very complex model from a different application that uses cm and not meters, and I would like to downscale everything by 0.01 (still using python) to ...
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Emulating a rifled scaled extrusion: create rim faces between levels

A note on what I would like to end up with: The effect I want to finish with is a kind of rifled, scaled extrusion. But I would like to maximise end-effect editability. The screw modifier represents ...
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Blender Armature Movement Distortion Misshapen Mesh Issue

I'm new to Blender and I'm sorry if this is a noob question. I have tried all sorts of things including manual Weight Painting. I have a giant blob mesh. I need to open and close the mouths with ...
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Difference between Transform: Scale and Transform: Dimensions

I'm very new to Blender, and I'm confused by scale and dimension. If I create a cube with the scene length unit set to inches, I get a 24" cube. It's 2m if I leave the default units. If I change ...
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How to scale an object along its length

Does somebody know how to control the scale of an object along its length? I'm trying to control the scale along the length using the float curve node to set values. However in my setup I'm only able ...
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Is there a difference between local and global sizes? [duplicate]

So this is a bit of a "hard to formulate a title for" question, but the thing is, i have two mesh objects. Both of them sit at the same position in Z when i select them in object mode and ...
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How to morph one shape into two separate ones

Is there a way to animate one shape splitting into two separate ones? For example, in the scenario below I have one mesh which is just a cube, and another mesh which is two ellipsoids that are ...
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Blender Python Script issues, can someone explain the script?

I'm trying to model Hypoid Gears for a model that I'm making. I'm doing the model in AutoCAD/Inventor, but the only decent free tutorial that I've found for modeling Hypoid Gears is meant for Blender. ...
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Merge 2 Blender files with different scales loses animation

I'm trying to merge 2 files, one that I made and another one with an animation. The problem is that they have different object scales so when I resize the objects, the animation doesn't work with the ...
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rotation and scaling is not working in edit mode in blender 3.2.2

Can anyone please tell me why it's not working?
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Script measuring bounding box size of selected objects, and copying those values into the objects' viewport colors (XYZ = RGB)?

I'd like to find a simple scripted way how to: measure the bounding box(es) of a selected object(s) take the XYZ values, and convert them into 0 to 1 numbers with the correct ratio Feed these three ...
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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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Can't scale this face uniformly no matter where I put the origin point

I'm trying to scale the inside face of this object evenly so I get a more sloping bevel at the edges. However it refuses to scale evenly. The top edge barely moves inward. I've reset all transforms. ...
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How to unwrap/unravel the curved face of a cylinder to become a rectangle [duplicate]

Just to give a bit of background; I generally create 2D animations using Apple Motion on videos, but I'm looking to do a small number of 3D animations. I have no prior experience with 3D animations, ...
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Why does my IK rigged mesh deform when the object is moved or rotated?

My mesh is rigged up and works perfectly in Pose Mode, but when I move or rotate the object in Object Mode the IK parts deform in some really hideous ways. It's as if the IK control bones aren't ...
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How to Bake down all data to a single object

Can anyone please suggest how can I bake all the data into a single camera object? I have exported a camera track from 3dequalizer. When I import it inside blender this is the structure that I get. ...
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How do I change the frame size?

I've been trying to make a camera view more of this room for my scene. To specify, I don't want to change the FOV. I can't zoom out by moving the camera further because there are walls behind it, and ...
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Use grab tool towards mouse cursor

I want to improve my workflow and move objects without having to tipe the negative sign before moving them. Is there a way of making things move towards the cursor direction?
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Align multiple vertex to edge

I need to move the selected blue vertex, along to the green edge.
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How to reset object rotation without shear in Geometry Nodes?

There are two cubes: Cube_1 is non-uniformly scaled and rotated in object mode. Cube_2 has same rotations but in edit mode with uniform object scale (1,1,1). The task is to get a rotation vector ...
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Particle system (hair) orientation problem

I have a hair particle system set up with an object, (feathers). I change how the feathers sit by editing them in particle edit mode. The changes to orientation are not reflected when I leave particle ...
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Moving multiple objects in increments

I have set "move" to snap by increment. It works perfectly with a few objects. But the moment I start to add many objects together, the snap is not aligned anymore to the grid. I have ...
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Permanently fixate the Gizmo to my mesh

Good Morning. How do I permanently attach the Gizmo to my mesh, so that as I rotate my mesh the Gizmo rotates with it? Whenever I add a new mesh, it's easy to rescale and readjust on every axis, but ...
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Spline parameter (factor) and instance on curve (No influence)

I use the Factor value of the curve to set the scaling for instances. This also works well. But when I use the node Translate Instances in the next step to change ...
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Copying and rotating object via Blender Python API

I'm new to the Blender API, so I've been doing a lot of playing around with it. I'm having some issues trying to do something that should be simple. My goal: make a copy of a "base" object, ...
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Can I change the default translation plane? (v3.2.1)

When I make a selection and then press G for the translation tool, it defaults to using the viewport plane as the translation plane. Is there a way I could change the default behaviour to something ...
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geometry node-adjust radius of cylinder to scale with a cube for halfpipe

This is difficult to explain, likely to do with the way i went about my project and im not very good with math. I created a procedural halpipe skate ramp with geometry nodes. I used a cylinder to ...
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Animate mesh by Geonodes and noise texture

How I can animate my object (separated mesh) with geonodes and noise texture?
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How to animate ripples on a sphere using python scripts

I've been trying to use python scripting to make the squares of a UV-sphere ripple, with the plans of linking it to an audio input. So far, I've been using scaling to make the squares go in and out, ...

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