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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 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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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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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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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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How to use FBX file into Blender using python script?

I need to import FBX file to blender using a python script. Does anyone know how we can do that? Thanks
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Exporting to Daz3D help

So I mainly use Daz3D for most of my model/3D needs. But they are expensive and i figured I could do it my self for simple things such as fish. fish are easy. I made the model no problem. even managed ...
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Blender to Autocad, units issue

When I export from Blender to Autocad as DXF, it does not keep my units the same, I choose meters for example, when I export to auto cad its says 2.000, when i check the units it says unit-less, when ...
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Translations are halved?

I just started Blender and for some reason whenever I manually enter in translation values they are half of what is actually intended. For example, normally when a translation of an edge on the Z-axis ...
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Change Unit/Increment Sizes

So I was trying to figure out how one would go about creating some sort of Minecraft based animation. I am accustomed to Blender's workflow, and I was wondering if you could change the snap units (the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Problem in units

My goal is to make metric system adjust to my zoom of the scene automatically, as i've seen in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdXzw225KVU 02:30 . But this does not work for me and i get ...
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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 ...