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I am trying to change the Units of my scene to 0.01 unit scale, on the tutorial I follow nothing happens to the size or grid, but on mine, it changes

I have a model I am trying to move into Unreal, I am following this tutorial where they change the units, on their scene nothing happens, the object stays the same size and the grid doesnt change, but ...
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Height in Object mode does not match the height in edit mode? [duplicate]

I wanted to simply create a cylinder with height of 1cm and a radius of 10cm. So I set the corresponding scales in the toolbar: After that I went into edit mode, I enabled the edge length overlay ...
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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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How to import DXF file with exact scale in blender

I have import the DXF file in blender. The walls have 6 inch thickness in the CAD file. And when i imported in Blender the scale looks wrong. DXF file Note : I do not want to scale down the mesh and ...
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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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how to set vertical FOV for a fixed horizontal FOV, pixel width and height in blender?

By using the blender camera, I want the following settings . Pixels width x height = 500x 290 which can be set in resolution x and y of the properties section and horizontal FOV is 120 which is set in ...
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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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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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Issues setting units to 0.01 meters

When I set the scene units to 0.01 meters several issues appear, and I hope there's a simple solution. When set to adjust origin, the origin access icon is ridiculously tiny (this would be a ...
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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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Can someone explain STL export scaling? [duplicate]

I like to work in inches in Blender. When I export a mesh STL I have to scale the object by 3.28 to get the correct size STL object. Why 3.28?
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.OBJ lacking “apply unit” scale option

I'm working on models that are much smaller than the default cube, which seems to lead to a number of issues (auto-merge kicking in too liberally, color ramp coverage being squished towards the center,...
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height and scale units not equal

So i made an object that is 2 meter wide and placed it 2m high on the z axis, but compared to the grid in the background it is twice as long as the height of it. What am i missing here?
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Change Dimensions on Project

can anyone quickly tell me, how can change the dimensions of my whole project. For example: If I am building a skyscraper and it is to big to navigate, it would be much easier to just put in the ...
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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 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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When changing object properties, units won't stay as “Imperial”

When adding in any object, is you go to change the object properties in the tab that pops up upon adding it (with units as "imperial" instead of "Metric"), once you change the ...
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texture coordinate imperial units

I understand that by default, 1 blender unit = 1 meter. Setting "Scene Properties -> Units -> Unit System" allows me to model in some other units. I tend to use inches. So that's ...
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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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UV Warp distance units in blender 2.92 not scaling correctly

Using blender 2.92, I have my scene units set to: Unit System: Metric Unit Scale: 1.0000 Length: Centimeters Then I have imported a lego man who is about 5cm and dimensions in "Item" panel ...
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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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How remove face? [closed]

How can i remove that face on angle ?
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How to show more digits in blender when working at a small scale

How can I get more digits in the user interface for modeling. Of course we can scale up the scene always, but that is just annoying, I like to work in millimeters for example which is possible with ...
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Blender Scale and Unit problem, how to fix?

Just a brief info about myself, I am using Alias AutoStudio professionally for almost 5 - 6 years at my work to model yachts and in rare occasions cars. I used Rhino as well, so I have some knowledge ...
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blender python insert keyframe matrix from exported data

I have default humanoid rig, and exported animation data using following code reference to csv file. NOTE: I am not using blender's in-built copy animation data as I am planning to modify code further ...
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My objects “exploaded” instead of playing the animation [closed]

So I'm new to Blender and doing my first project. This is the one I'm following: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpvh-9H8S1g But the Tear It Down part for me looked different. Instead of playing the ...
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Respect unit scale when linking 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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How to save correct units into STL? [duplicate]

I drew some shape and it's length is 1 meter according to Blender. Then I have exported it into STL and opened it in SolidWorks. Now it's length is 1 millimeter. How to fix?
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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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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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Blender's import scale and units

I want to import STL files which I know to be in mm, but blender displays it in meters. I know that I can change the units in properties->scene, but this converts the the units (1m->1000mm), so ...
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how to convert shape to volume?

I have a 3d model (.stl) of building and I want to use it in other software. The walls of the model are built with shapes, and I need the walls as volume. There problem is that the model was made by ...
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Unexpected size for script generated mesh

I'm using a script to generate a mesh: https://gist.github.com/dwatrous/efa2ea82fc2269e59afa182bf5ced0df I have my scene units set at millimeters with a scale factor of 1 For some reason, when I run ...
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Units and Measurements

Scene Properties Units are set to Imperial, which makes each square on the grid one foot. Theoretically, that is. The problem: Viewport Overlay will not allow for 12 subdivisions. Instead the grid is ...
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How to get Accurate Scaling When Making New Objects? [duplicate]

I seem to be running into an issue with creating new objects? Could someone please help me? The Set Up I am building a packaging mock up, that requires multiple boxes that slide together. the new ...
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Blender Units of scale and solidify modifier

I have my units set to metric, centimeters, and unit scale to 1.0, meaning that each grid square ecuals 1 cm. My object its about 17 cms long, so it is about 17 grid squares long. I all makes sense ...
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Why does Extrude and Inset not use the same measuring units? [duplicate]

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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Extrude by unit amount, not percentage

I've got a simple square plane (Blender 2.83) that is 66 x 66 meters and that I created by first adding a plane, then setting its X and Y dimensions in the n menu ("Item" tab in Object Mode) ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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