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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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DXF file not to scale in Blender

When I open the DXF file in LibreCAD, then it shows the correct size of an object, but when I import that file in Blender, then the size of that object becomes very large.
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How to snap 2D cursor to vertex in UV editor? [duplicate]

I'm in the UV Editor and I've UV-projected my object there. Now I want to move the 2D cursor to snap to any vertex of that object. How to do it properly? I tried to turn on snap and set snap to vertex,...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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How to customize default sizes new created objects [duplicate]

I work with metric system and units in millimeters. But all new geometry from Shift+A is 200mm. How can I change it?
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Can't switch from metric to imperial units [closed]

I'm new to Blender and I'm trying to switch units from the default metric to imperial. I go to Scene => Units => Unit System and change it to metric, but after I edit anything, everything switches ...
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None of my dimensions never come out the same size? (Units-Inches)

I have certain dimensions and measurements that need to be applied to an object. The height is 79 inches. Whenever I add a cube and go S-Z-79-ENTER, the sizes are never correct. As you can see in ...
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Struggling with Small Objects (Subsurface and System Units)

I'm a beginner with Blender and may be missing something or just wrong. I'm an experienced professional product designer and have years experience with Rhino,Solidworks as well as Maxwell Render, ...
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How to use the array modifier with imperial units

Pretty new to Blender, I'm trying to learn how to make a studded wall. How do I use the array modifier to use imperial units? For example, I would like to create a stud, and have them spaced 16 ...
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How to use array modifier with units? [duplicate]

Pretty new to Blender, I'm trying to learn how to make a studded wall. How do I use the array modifier to use imperial units? For example, I would like to create a stud, and have them spaced 16 ...
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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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