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Why does Extrude and Inset not use the same measuring units?

Hello there Community, I'm modeling a simple blocky logo and want to inset and then extrude by exactly the same amount, but this doesn't happen. When I inset a face by 0.00115... and extrude then by -...
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Measure length of “curve” (or similar) by drawing on mesh

I know there are a million answers on here about measuring the length of a curve (like this one, which is pretty much what I want to do) but I feel like this situation is a tiny bit different. I have ...
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How to set Dimensions Unit and Metric unit on the same ratio?

How you can see, on the Dimensions (metric) it says my cube is 2x2x2 but on the Scale tab it is 1x1x1. How can I set it so, that the metrics are same as dimensions?
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Hi I'm following this tutorial and I can't see the “modified cube” in the final render

Hi I'm following this tutorial and I can't see the "modified cube" in the final render. Here's a link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icMn25j2yy0&t=823s attached is how it looks on my ...
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Change units to Pixel units?

I'm trying to do pixel art textures but whenever I attempt to do it uniformed with the snap to unit measurements I get some texture stretching. I'm wondering if its possible to change unit measurement ...
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Blender 2.9 Extrude by 3ft Manually Problem

I've been getting back into Blender after a long time away from it. I used 2.79 a lot before, but since I'm using 2.9 right now, I'm having trouble accessing some features I use to use. I need to ...
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Set unit precision and decimals

I'm working in millimeters and I don't need anything smaller than 1mm. When I extrude or move a plane etc to say 100mm, I notice it's actually something like 100.22mm after checking the measurement ...
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How to view larger objects in blender

I have imported a large topo surface inthe DXF format it's area is around 10000 sq meter . When I have imported the DXF file is not visible but the properties of that DXF file is available in ...
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Export to .STL Format In Correct Scale - Inches

I've tried and tried to 3D print models that I have created, and I need them in .stl format. When modeling in Blender, I change the units in Blender to Imperial - Inches. However, whenever I try ...
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When I save my work then quit and rejoin, my materials aren't showing

in the menu its showing that i have the color/material selected but on the object itself there is no color/material, thats the best way i can describe it, i tried online googling but that didnt give ...
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setting scene unit size for very small scale

Coming from a Softimage background - attempting to using Blender for a cellular explainer. It makes sense to use Micrometers as a length unit, so in the SCENE I have set: Unit System to: Metric ...
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Using the UE4 mannequin for scale in Blender

So I am rather new to Blender, UE4 and modelling in general and am currently about to create a modular pack to import into UE4 and create a scene. I have done reading on units and scaling in both ...
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Adjust local space scale to fit object size

I have an I-carrier that I want to have in a certain dimension. I thought about scaling the thing in object mode and then applying the scale. However when I do that, the size of the object in the x-...
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DXF file not to scale in Blender

When I open the DXF file in LibreCAD, then it shows the correct size of an object, but when I import that file in Blender, then the size of that object becomes very large.
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How to snap 2D cursor to vertex in UV editor? [duplicate]

I'm in the UV Editor and I've UV-projected my object there. Now I want to move the 2D cursor to snap to any vertex of that object. How to do it properly? I tried to turn on snap and set snap to vertex,...
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How do you lock the unit system?

Sorry completely new to Blender and currently trying to figure out how to change my unit system from metric to units. I am able to get to the menus that enable me to choose what unit system I want to ...
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Default position of new stroke changed

First image is where the default stroke appears in grease pencil Second image is where the stroke appears now. I really need help to reset this position. All new objects are appearing in the new ...
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How to customize default sizes new created objects [duplicate]

I work with metric system and units in millimeters. But all new geometry from Shift+A is 200mm. How can I change it?
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Can't switch from metric to imperial units [closed]

I'm new to Blender and I'm trying to switch units from the default metric to imperial. I go to Scene => Units => Unit System and change it to metric, but after I edit anything, everything switches ...
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None of my dimensions never come out the same size? (Units-Inches)

I have certain dimensions and measurements that need to be applied to an object. The height is 79 inches. Whenever I add a cube and go S-Z-79-ENTER, the sizes are never correct. As you can see in ...
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How do I get vertex coordinates in the same units as the scene units?

I want to get the coordinates of a vertex in the correct units, millimeters in this case for the current model, to do some calculations in external to blender module. When changing the units of a ...
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Struggling with Small Objects (Subsurface and System Units)

I'm a beginner with Blender and may be missing something or just wrong. I'm an experienced professional product designer and have years experience with Rhino,Solidworks as well as Maxwell Render, ...
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How to use array modifier with units? [duplicate]

Pretty new to Blender, I'm trying to learn how to make a studded wall. How do I use the array modifier to use imperial units? For example, I would like to create a stud, and have them spaced 16 ...
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How to use the array modifier with imperial units

Pretty new to Blender, I'm trying to learn how to make a studded wall. How do I use the array modifier to use imperial units? For example, I would like to create a stud, and have them spaced 16 ...
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meters become millimeters on export? [duplicate]

Slightly odd but I created a basic bowl shape (imported .svg profile from Illustrator, converted to mesh, spun and exported) but when I exported as an .stl file for 3d printing it registered the ...
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Is there a why to draw a straight rule line outside of object

My object has different parts but overall when it is combine together it need to be specifically 64 cm, so I need to draw a specifically straight rule line to use it as a reference. Is there a way to ...
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What are these time units smaller than seconds: 1/60ths of a second

I am using Blender to edit videos. I see strip time units listed with three colon separators, like: HH:MM:SS:??. So, what are those smallest units? 1/60 of a second? 1/100th of a second. Or should the ...
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When importing stl models for 3d printing the pieces are all scattered, Is there a way to re assemble everything?

This is the result of the imported model. Is the software? Or it comes this way and there is no other solution than manually fixing? Thanks a lot!
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Can't achieve 1cm unit scale, it's always larger

I have the default settings for everything, and in the scene I went to set up units to metric, 1.000 and centimeters, but the grids are 100cm large and if I move an object with the snap to increment, ...
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Is it possible to have inches as the default imperial unit?

I work with imperial units quite a bit in Blender. For me it would be more intuitive if the units would default to inches, rather than feet. For example, if I were to use fractional inches in the ...
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parameter limited dissolve doesn't remove vertices!

sorry just starting to use blender 2.8 limited dissolve does not want to remove unnecessary vertices
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What is the force strength measurement unit?

I am just curious what measurement units does blender use for the force filed strength. An old site mentioned that Wind filed for example uses Newtons. Which is not the case in blender 2.8.2. I tried ...
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How is the amount of displacement calculated?

I need to know how blender calculates the amount of displacement it applies to a vertex. I use the following configuration: Cycles renderer displacement node (scale = 1.0, midlevel = 0.5) 8-bit ...
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How to precisely set orthographic scale

I am trying to get an orthographic render out of Blender with precise accuracy. The scale that I would like is 1"=1'. To prepare my scene, I have changed units to Imperial with separate values. I then ...
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Why text object can't align to Y axis accurately?

i am new to Blender, i certainly set Text Object Alignment in Left Horizontal way and set object's X location to 0 However , the Text Object looks like this ,The left side of "P" character ...
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What metric unit does the force field use?

What unit does the blender physics 'Force Field' use, e.g: The 'Strength' in 'Force' ? I'm using the metric(The answer doesn't have to include only metric) preset.
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Blender 2.8 dimension and transform numbers are not making sense

I have a model of a car (I'm a blender noob), it is set to Metric, and things look good, in the image below you will see the tire is 0.669m in the Y dimension, that is about right, I then select ...
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How to setup large scale scene units, scale, camera, etc in Blender 2.8

If I set Unit Scale to 1 and Length to Miles, then insert a 1 mile by 1 mile cube, I run into all sorts of problems. First the ...
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Real world scale size? [duplicate]

I am working on a project that's a bathroom, it's supposed to fit real world scale, the size of the bathroom should be 2,50х1,5 and the height 2,2. How am I supposed to use these numbers in Blender in ...
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How do I change Blender's dimensions to display in inches?

I'm am trying to scale an object but the dimensions are "m"? Is that "meter"? Too big for my printer. I'd like to change it to inches. Is there a setting for that?
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Respect unit scale when link or appending objects

Appending/linking the same object with the same metric size from Blender files with different unit scales in Blender 2.8 results in objects of different sizes. It seems, Blender respects only the ...
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Can we translate 3d data into faked 2d data? It seems possible to fake 3d by using 2d images.changing size and shape

There is a some excitement about using an animation platform for web sites. People say it is powerful and fast. So, for employment purposes since I am a software engineer, I have taken the task of ...
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Imported Image Displays Too Small

MakeHuman 1.1.1 Blender 2.8a OSX I first created a 3D human model and exported it as .fbx file. Next, I imported the image file to Blender 2.8a, then I found that: the imported image is too small (...
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Imperial & Metric Proportional Editing Behaviour

Does anyone know why the proportional editing values are dependent on the scene units, such that you have to enter different values to get the same result? See attached. As 1.21ft = 0.369m I'm ...
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What's going on with the scale/length here in edit mode?

I am working on a 3D model for printing. I have my scene set to a Unit Scale = 0.001 and Length = Millimeters. This makes it the ...
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Camera not visible after changing units to mm in Blender

I changed SI units to mm and set the scale to 1,1,1. Now my camera is not visible or it is too small. Need help!
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How do I change the units to meters or create an object that is X mm wide?

So I want to make a model for 3D-printing and searched for a guide on how to change the units to metric units first of course, but the guides I found were totally outdated, because there seems to have ...
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Using a vertex as pivot point with multiple vertex selected

I am try to transition to Blender 2.8 from Maya. Would love to move but running into so show stoppers for me. Am mostly doing modular assets so grids and snapping are essential. Example. I have a ...
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How do you set the scale or size of the work area for modeling objects?

Hello first time here I have a quite embarrassing problem with learning Blender I have no idea of how to set the scale to start my projects. What I mean is "HOW do you set the scale or size of the ...
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Understanding units setup for STL

I don't understand the unit setup. I need to print the model but its just still incorrect in dimensions. I have set up length to millimeters unit scale 1. Exported STL file in meshmixer shows that ...