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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 ...
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how to rotate an object (a line) diagonally x,y

I have defined a line as an object, and I am trying to rotate it end over end, diagonally, 360 degrees, over 100 frames. i havent yet found a way to do this. I tried just using calculations and ...
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Exactly positioning and aligning objects

I'm trying to get productive with blender. Now I have this challenge I can't solve. I imported parts of a cnc chair I'm designing. Precisely positioning the parts is my goal. How can I do this ? So ...
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internal body is hollow blender

i made a body of the gun but blender is not showing the the internal body it is hollow in inside have i done something wrong (blender v 2.8) the picture is please tell the problem??? BLENDER
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Blender 2.8 Resize face

I am trying to resize a face in Blender 2.8. I can use the scale tool but that only uses percentages (I can keep a calculator open but it is useless if the object has been resized already). Does ...
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Setting exact coordinates on multiple vertices on same object

Is it possible to transform by the absolute value all those vertices at once? Currently, it is set on median but I would need absolute one instead of the median.
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How can I scale something with actual measurements in meter,cm,etc?

What a want to do is a big cylinder which is going to have a diameter of .285 m and do several cut loops but when I want to do an scale and type the units of that cut loop (for example 0.335 m) in ...
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Blender and 3dsmax Scale conversion

At my work we use 3dsMax and are trying to transition to using Blender. One thing we've run into is that when we import a Blender model as an fbx, the scale is 100 times the size in 3dsMax, but the ...
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Export from Blender to Photoshop with same camera angle

I want to export 3d model from Blender to Photoshop - with same angle and position of camera. I exported as collada and obj, but when I import them in Photoshop, camera is not in same position. How ...
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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 ...