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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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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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anybody know how to fix this problem [closed]

when i open blender it says this and im not to sure how to fix it
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should I model my animation assets to real-world scale?

I would like to know what would be considered the best practice when creating assets for animated movies (i.e. I don't need to integrate my models into any live-action plates) When using Blender, I ...
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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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meters become millimeters on export? [duplicate]

Slightly odd but I created a basic bowl shape (imported .svg profile from Illustrator, converted to mesh, spun and exported) but when I exported as an .stl file for 3d printing it registered the ...
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Is there a why to draw a straight rule line outside of object

My object has different parts but overall when it is combine together it need to be specifically 64 cm, so I need to draw a specifically straight rule line to use it as a reference. Is there a way to ...
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What are these time units smaller than seconds: 1/60ths of a second

I am using Blender to edit videos. I see strip time units listed with three colon separators, like: HH:MM:SS:??. So, what are those smallest units? 1/60 of a second? 1/100th of a second. Or should the ...
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When importing stl models for 3d printing the pieces are all scattered, Is there a way to re assemble everything?

This is the result of the imported model. Is the software? Or it comes this way and there is no other solution than manually fixing? Thanks a lot!
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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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Why when importing an obj file nothing appears even when zooming?

I have opened a new blender file and deleted the default cube, then imported an obj file . I did not see any thing so i selected it and i zoomed ,nothing appears.In the outliner i saw the object name ,...
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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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What is the force strength measurement unit?

I am just curious what measurement units does blender use for the force filed strength. An old site mentioned that Wind filed for example uses Newtons. Which is not the case in blender 2.8.2. I tried ...
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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 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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Why text object can't align to Y axis accurately?

i am new to Blender, i certainly set Text Object Alignment in Left Horizontal way and set object's X location to 0 However , the Text Object looks like this ,The left side of "P" character ...
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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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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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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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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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Real world scale size? [duplicate]

I am working on a project that's a bathroom, it's supposed to fit real world scale, the size of the bathroom should be 2,50х1,5 and the height 2,2. How am I supposed to use these numbers in Blender in ...
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How to make the measuring grid larger?

When starting the blender, there is always a cube on the floor. The floor is actually a grid. My question is how to make this grid bigger so that we can measure big stuff?
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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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What is a sensible scale to work with?

I know the unit in Blender are arbitrary, e.g. you can have one unit represent 1cm, 1ft or 1 mile. I'd like to know if there's an advised (community or otherwise) scale that I should work to. Are ...
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What is the unit of measure with the ruler tool?

When I use the ruler tool, it gives a very accurate reading, with many numbers past the decimal point. However, what am I reading? Is it giving me this in meters, centimeters, inches? And is there ...
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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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Exactly positioning and aligning objects [duplicate]

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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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 ...