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What is the correct measurement systems for animation?

In animation, which scale or measure system should I use? For example, If I model an entire room and plan on having a character moving about in it, should all the assets and character be done to real ...
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Units in object mode and edit mode are different after applying the rotation and scale

I have been modeling some objects in blender 2.8 and rotated and scaled the objects and finally I applied the rotation and scale. But the dimensions between the objectmode and editmode are different ...
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Forces/Variables in Blender Physics

Is it possible use blender physics for experiments, for example, measuring the impact force of a ball falling on a surface? I can't seem to find a way to extract data from blender. Thanks
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What causes these black streaks along certain (concave?) edges?

I have a model with an open mesh terrain surface and some closed building meshes – when rendering in Cycles I'm seeing black streaks along some mesh edges. On the building models it seems to be ...
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Where did object dimensions go in 2.8? [duplicate]

Anyone seen this panel? Essential for precise modeling.
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Archimesh units do not calculate to project scene units. inches/meters issue

I'm having some difficulty getting Archimesh units to match to the same units in blender's scene settings. Archimesh still adds rooms/walls with a default height of 2.4 units no matter if that is ...
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is .blend file size proportional to the unit settings?

i have created tire treads for my car.added bevel,subsurf,array and simple deform modifiers to it and saved it.file size shows 1286 kb. but when i applied all the modifiers to make it a single mesh ...
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Can I change entire scene scale?

Let's say I created some objects without regard to their actual size. Is there a way to set the scale of the scene such that nothing actually changes other than what blender considers the size to be? ...
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modeling in blender units

Does it make sense to simply model in blender units? My thinking is if I model in blender units and just think of them as inches, feet, mm etc. Now if I want to append a "blender unit" object into a ...
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UV Editor - Use other Units of measurements

This is a follow up to my previous question (related, not a duplicate): Units in UV Editor (Imperial to Metric) I would like to use: Inches cm mm m During the creation or export phase: So I won't ...
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Units in UV Editor (Imperial to Metric)

as per title, is it possible during image export and during editing to use the metric unit system instead of the default imperial system in the UV editor window I'm using blender 2.80.44 Beta (this ...
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How do I get the inch measurement around this cup?

In the scene panel I've selected Inches as my units but I get this 463thou symbol instead. Anyone who knows what I'm overlooking, let me know. Asking for a friend.
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Modeling/editing in imperial units

I am attempting to model in Blender 2.79b using imperial units. Unfortunately, the majority of the objects I'm modeling are based on schematics in imperial units, and converting constantly will ...
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2.8 import scale bug?

I'm working in FormZ using Feet and exporting as such. In Blender 2.79, I have no issue changing units to Imperial/Feet... the objects import properly, e.g. a 20' cube exported from FormZ (.obj) ...
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How do you export an STL using proper units?

I want to export an STL file using the units in my scene (millimeters), however, when importing the STL, the model is in fact MUCH smaller than that. The units in blender seem to only be a display ...
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.blend object appears black on Web4Web Fast Preview

So i got this .blend object from a website and i transported it into my blender file that I'm working. Everything works fine except when i go to blend4web and i pressed "Fast Preview", the object ...
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How to setup scene for Isometric workflow? In order to import 2D ISO image to make it in 3D

You know we can make 2D isometric renders of 3D images, right? I want to do the reverse; I import an isometric image and want to use it to create the 3D model. An illustration of the work I'm trying ...
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The units don't change when I am zooming

When I select metrics in the units toolbar, the units on the top left of the view screen are supposed to change as I zoom in and out. That does not happen for me. It just stays at meters. Also the ...
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video sequence editor seconds milliseconds

Is there a way to see the units in seconds+ milliseconds rather than seconds + frame in video sequence editor? I am trying to sync dialogues from a track in audacity and every time I have to do the ...
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Why does importing a 1m x 1m cube modelled with a file set with millimeters to a default configuration file results in a 1km x 1km cube?

Isn't blender supposed to handle scene units internally? One would think if they modelled a 1m x 1m cube, it should stay that way across blender files. Any insight regarding this would be great. Does ...
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Blender Suggestions [duplicate]

Where exactly can I discuss/suggest ideas/areas where improvement could be made? The problem I am having is finding a place among all the various sites where I can actually submit a suggestion. Can ...
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Is there a way to make the scale an actual representation of the measure system (metric) I use?

I don't know why this is made as it is because it's totally not making ANY sense and broken as well. Why is scale a multiplication factor instead of a representation of real world values? [Metric ...
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extrude works like ctrl + extrude

When I hit e without holding ctrl it extrudes by units. When I hit e holding ctrl it extrudes normally. How to swap that? Sorry for my english and thank you for your help.
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Why is Blender's default cube 2 cubic meters instead of 1?

I had a very frustrating experience with Blender's UI. In the transform section there is location, rotation and scale and I thought scale would be dimensions, which I found out later it is not. Now I ...
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Get Location of Particle Keys with real unit size

I get my location of all particles with this script. ...
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set distance between verticies

I'm on blender v2.79 and could not figure out how to set distances between vertices(or anything) in blender. I'd like the distance between the two selected point in this image to be 77cm or in my ...
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Viewport Artifacts when working with big scales

Has anyone encountered those lines which look like z-fighting already? They only occur when the scale that is being worked on is relatively big. When switching to orthographic this problem does not ...
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Change units , and respect the scale of the scene?

i got this bad idea to set up my blender in meters and when i draw architectural plan , everyone use cm so then i tried to change my units right now its like that : my guy is 1.7meters tall , so ...
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Is it possible to make nanometers or angstrom a default unit to work with?

I'm trying to make nanotube models and molecules in Blender but I'd prefer if I can work with the defaulted units as nm or angstroms.
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Blender unit conversion without scaling relative to the scene?

I'm a fairly new employee and Blender user (long-time Maya user). I may have gotten myself into a bind and hoping you all can help me out... As a new employee, one of the first things I asked was ...
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Use custom values as units?

Does Blender have any way of using custom units? Say I create a "unit" called depth and set it to equal 5mm. I set an object to have the dimensions (1 depth, 5 depth, 3 depth) which would equal (5mm, ...
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Create Vertex at Intersecting Edges [duplicate]

For creating my simple mesh, I need to outline it first with vertices and edges, and then fill in the polygons. I am struggling to do simple things that should be the basics and foundations of 3d ...
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Added Objects Are Generated In Much Greater Units Than What Is Preset [duplicate]

I am utilizing Blender for 3D Printing purposes and the 3D Printing software uses the metric system (specifically mm and cm). I have already established preset units in the Scene tab: Millimeters ...
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Snaps to centimeters in stead of millimeters [duplicate]

Under the Scene tab, I have set "Units" to millimeters. Under "size" the cube object is indeed showing the expected dimensions ("20 cm, 20 cm, 20 cm"). However, the snap function (like in ctrl+G) ...
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What units are the hair particles' diameter are measured in?

I'm creating characters in Blender and using the hair particle system for the hair. When I use the particles, the strands sometimes render too thin or too thick. I saw some tutorials on YouTube and ...
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The width and height of the plane does not correlate with the displayed units [duplicate]

I cannot figure out how the blender unit is working. The width and height of the plane does not correlate with the displayed units. How is this possible ? Here is a screenshot of my work.
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Why do measurements change when switching from Global to Local in edit mode?

Why does the edge length information shown after ticking Edge Info -> Edge Length under Mesh Display change after choosing Global or Local?
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Is there any parts repository available for blender?

In autodesk, sketchup there are some specific parts repository to import directly. Is there this kind of repository for blender?
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Depth in meters for rendered images

How can I get the depth in meters? I need the "real" distance from the camera to each pixel. As the next picture but each pixel values representing the distance in meters to the camera. I am ...
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Why do we apply location, say after we moved an object

Why do we apply that location. If I have multiple objects in blender, I can relatively see each coordinates, and add new one based on existing. If I reset all will be zeros, so nothing to compare.
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Setting metric/imperial as default units [duplicate]

I know you can set the units and scale of a scene to metric/imperial. Since I recently got a 3D printer and now need to model after exact measurements, is there a way to set the default units to ...
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Render Blender's object with size defined in pixels

Let's say I have a 3D scene in Blender - I need to make an orthographic image where 1 Blender's unit will be exactly 1 pixel. Camera from above the scene, looking down (vector (0, 0, -1)). Please don'...
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Python commands listed in the info area do not exist

I'm a Blender beginner just trying to find my way around, with the end goal of fully automating a number of rather pedestrian 3D manipulation tasks. While experimenting with various Python commands I ...
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Is there any way in Blender to animate two scene in same view port

I need to animate a short movie like: One person talking to other over phone. Seller in a shop And one person in Home. Please see first person in first scene below image. Similarly the other person ...
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Not seeing dimensions of parent object?

I want to change the dimension of multiple object as whole. I moved them to parent object. But how to enable the dimensions of parent object. My purpose is if I change dimension of parent object than ...
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Should I model my animation assets to real-world scale?

I would like to know what would be considered the best practice when creating assets for animated movies (i.e. I don't need to integrate my models into any live-action plates) When using Blender, I ...
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Extracting exact distance information for an animation

so basically what I want to do is have the exact distance between my Camera and an object, preferably in the metric system, for every frame of my animation. I have been looking into the camera ...
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Is it possible to lock the scale when entering dimensions?

I have a Grid Floor with an area of one square kilometer and an origin at (0,0,0). I would like to add a wireframe cube centered at (0,0,0) with a with dimensions 250 m by 250 m by 250 m. On the ...
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Blender Units to Unreal 4 Measurment?

So when I make something in Blender units then try to import it to Unreal it is so tiny I can't see it at all. I even went back and change blender to metric. Adjusted the model and then re-exported it ...
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Relation between pixels and blender unit and the grid floor?

everyone I would like to know with fundaments , the relation between pixels and blenders's units for meshes over a custom grid's floor ( In my case I use the default grid floor). I mean this steps (...