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blender 2.8 grid snapping broken?

I'm working on a tactical game where the grid size is 1.28 meters. The desired workflow is to set the grid size to 1.28 in blender as well. But in 2.8 I'm having unexpected results. I was hoping to ...
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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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Unable to export stl

I am a very beginner in Blender so excuse me if I omit something important in my question. I have somehow managed to design something in blender 2.79 and now I want to export it to .stl to 3d print ...
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How to reset blender icons?

I had stacking over in my blender view interface. I forgot where do I change the settings. I don't see icon for render, render layer, scene, world, object, constraints, modifier, data, materials .........
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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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blender orthographic view problem with large scene scale

If I'm using a unit scale for Unreal Engine (0.01), I can see all edges behind the faces exactly the same as "limit slection to visable" is turned off even though it's turned on. This happens only in ...
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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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dynamic obstacles on multiple floors/levels

I used latest blender, BGE, UPBGE and it looks to me that the current implementation of RVO2 (collision avoidance) cannot really handle multiple agents and multiple floors (the navmesh generates ...
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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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How to change units in 2.49.2?

Everything I read states to change the units in the scene section, but I do not see a units button in the scene section. What am I missing? I want to do 3D printing using Blender as my modeling ...
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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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How to Create Custom Menu in Blender 3D?

How to create custom menu in blender 3D Header ? Look like the image (New Menu) after the help menu. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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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 (...
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Grid Settings for imperial

I am trying to create an 11x14" plane and would like to snap circles onto it in 1/4" spacing. I change the grid to inches and imperial and the scale automatically changes to .0254, which apparently ...
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Understand how to make EXTREMELY large objects if i should?

So intend to make a space colony ship for a VR game I'm messing around with and I'm wondering if i should even be doing it this way. The ships length measurement is going to be 18000 meters obvious ...
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Dimensions dont match between objects

I have 3 models in my scene. One of them has the dimensions like I want it to have: The Z dimension is 1m. However, the other two models have a messed up dimension. They look right, but the panel ...
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Convert Curve (SVG) to Blender exact imperial units

As a test, I've created a 2D box in Inkscape with the dimensions 1' by 1' (Inkscape shows that 1' is 1080.000px). I import the SVG into Blender, and when observing the dimensions of the curve ...
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Why is the camera in the viewport smaller than the focal length suggests it should be?

I launched Blender, in the default "Startup file". I changed the Camera Location X, Y and Z, halving them. Then I changed the "Units" in the "Scene" to Millimeters as you can see in the following ...
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Background images / scale

I have already spent 2 hours figuring out how to position image correctly... So here is the problem: I would like to set background image in such way it fits to the real measure (doing iphone ...
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How many density-independent pixels is one unit of measurement in Blender 2.7x? [closed]

I would like to know how many density-independent pixels it takes to make on blender unit. Please?
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Extrude or move or give length in millimeters

So I have established that I need to work in metric and have set this in scene settings I have also set the units to millimeters. I have then specified the appropriate scaling on the properties ...
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Exact precision on blender grid [duplicate]

Well, I have to do a mesh in millimeters, and amplify the view to begin, and set a vertex in the center (Y=0 X=0), and as you can see, set the top view, and create a square of 10cm but the mesh does ...
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Metric scale on fbx export

I want to export a blender mesh into millimeter using the fbx exporter (ASCII mode). My scene is in millimeter, and the scale option in the exporter is 1. When I read the .fbx I have "Property: "...
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What does 'Cube Size' mean when using Cube Projection UV unwrapping?

I don't understand how Cube Size is handled when doing a Cube Projection. Here is my example scene: my cube is 1m by 1m, applied rotation & scale, so its just a clean, perfect and beautiful 1m ...