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How to Set Up a Scene with Large Units of Scale

So recently I've been getting into these "Spaceship" scenes where smaller ships are flying around a much larger ship. And I was wondering there was anything I could do to adjust the units of scale in ...
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Issue with grid and Blender Unit (Screenshot attached)

I hope all is well. I've been having an issue with Grids and the Blender Unit during my 3D designs. For context, I want to set the Blender Unit (length) to be 1:1 with millimeters. I'm expecting ...
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why my object turn white after turning on the matcat in blender

Can any one please help me. When I turn on the matcat option in the blender my object become white and it don't switch as the matcap color as I selected.
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Blender 2.8 Boolean inconsistencies

I'm trying a simple boolean add. I select the first object (sphere) then add a boolean modifier (cube). In first attempt with sphere in position 1, the results are as expected. When I move the sphere ...
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How to scale Blender units into centimeters on Freestyle SVG export?

I made a blueprint in Blender and I need to export it into SVG for a laser cut. I tried units and centimeters. I have 50 cm\units long plane. When I use Freestyle SVG exporter, neither Adobe ...
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Having changed the scene units and unit scale, how can I change the default size of new objects?

I am using blender most of the time to model things for my 3d printer. So a default unit in "meters" is not really helpful! Within the scene settings it is simply possible to set the units to ...
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Viewport millimeter scale in 2.8

I'm having essentially the same issue as the one posted in Change the scale of the viewport but I am unable to find all the relevant dials to turn. In short, the items I'm modelling require ...
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Are cloth simulations affected by scene units?

I am working on a character scene and I want them to have dynamic clothing. While working on this I suddenly realized that the character is gigantic in scene units, about 47 feet high! The cloth ...
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How to change unit scale for all future meshes

I am new to Blender. After import any mesh to Unreal the size is bigger twice. So I changed Unit Scale to 0,5 But whe I add a new mesh it is bigger twice. Both has scale 1x1x1. Am I missing ...
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Exporting models to Adobe Dimension

I have a question about changing units when exporting to Adobe Dimension. When I export basic cube 2 m x 2 m x2 m from Blender 2.8. as a OBJ file and import it in Adobe Dimension, the cube has 2 cm x ...
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Does Blender has input Degrees, Minutes and Seconds?

How can I enter angles in Degrees, Minutes and Seconds in Blender? for example : 30º 23' 45 "
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Solidify thickness doesn't make sense

I'm using a cylinder with cap fill type set to nothing. I usually add solidify to get the cylinder wall depth. I've been calculating it by knowing that a value of 1 completely fills in the cylinder. ...
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What is μm? It shows up when I add some modifiers

I set the default unit of measurement to mm. The only way I've ever learned to use mu is as a symbol for averages. It seems out of place here to me. What does it mean? I expected it to be the default ...
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What is the purpose of apply scale option? [duplicate]

I know why we have to apply scale but what purpose does it serve ? Why not keep object scale to always 1 ? Thank you.
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numeric input does not adapt to scene unit setup? [closed]

choosing cm in scene > units > length does not have any effect when beveling an edge: pressing 1 results in 100 cm just like pressing 1 with meters results in 1m. the correct behavior should be to ...
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Units and measurements and such 2.79 and 2.80

I am trying out both 2.79 and 2.80 and notice the behavior being the same. I set the units to imperial and then changed the size of the default scene cube to something reasonable like 5cm. Then I ...
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how to move object to same location of another one [duplicate]

I have two of the same objects. Now i moved object 2 lets say...how can i move it back to the same location and size of object 1 ? is there any way to copy this from object one to object 2 ?
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Does Blender 2.8 use floating point?

I've heard a lot of people say it does, but 'where' does it say that it uses that. If it does, is there a way to switch it to something a little more precise (because occasionally floating point may ...
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how do I get blender to stop rounding up my dimensions?

I'm using 2.8 and If I have an object that is say 10.75 on the z axis the read out will change to 10.8 once I've hit enter. It doesn't change the dimension to 10.8 and if I click on the box again it ...
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2 = 1 Why are values I enter in Blender getting halved?

After I enter a value of '1', it gets divided by '2'. Why does this happen, and how do I get rid of it? This happens everywhere where I enter a value. Enter '4' it becomes '2', enter '16', it becomes '...
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Blender models export to unity rotation problem

If I have one simple object in blender its okey with this settings If I have one parent and all childs in that parent its also with that settings all objects are correct position and scales 1,1,1 and ...
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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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How to set a specific distance between two vertices?

I'm on Blender 2.79 and could not figure out how to set distances between vertices(or anything) in Blender. I'd like the distance between the two selected points 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.