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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the name of this function?

I press shift+R in sculpting mode
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...