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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Imported Image Displays Too Small

MakeHuman 1.1.1 Blender 2.8a OSX I first created a 3D human model and exported it as .fbx file. Next, I imported the image file to Blender 2.8a, then I found that: the imported image is too small (...
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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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Camera not visible after changing units to mm in Blender

I changed SI units to mm and set the scale to 1,1,1. Now my camera is not visible or it is too small. Need help!
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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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How do you set the scale or size of the work area for modeling objects?

Hello first time here I have a quite embarrassing problem with learning Blender I have no idea of how to set the scale to start my projects. What I mean is "HOW do you set the scale or size of the ...
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Understanding units setup for STL

I don't understand the unit setup. I need to print the model but its just still incorrect in dimensions. I have set up length to millimeters unit scale 1. Exported STL file in meshmixer shows that ...
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how to rotate an object (a line) diagonally x,y

I have defined a line as an object, and I am trying to rotate it end over end, diagonally, 360 degrees, over 100 frames. i havent yet found a way to do this. I tried just using calculations and ...
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internal body is hollow blender

i made a body of the gun but blender is not showing the the internal body it is hollow in inside have i done something wrong (blender v 2.8) the picture is please tell the problem??? BLENDER
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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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Export from Blender to Photoshop with same camera angle

I want to export 3d model from Blender to Photoshop - with same angle and position of camera. I exported as collada and obj, but when I import them in Photoshop, camera is not in same position. How ...
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Why is Blender's default cube 2 cubic meters instead of 1?

I had a very frustrating experience with Blender's UI. In the transform section there is location, rotation and scale and I thought scale would be dimensions, which I found out later it is not. Now I ...
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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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Issue with grid and Blender Unit (Screenshot attached)

I hope all is well. I've been having an issue with Grids and the Blender Unit during my 3D designs. For context, I want to set the Blender Unit (length) to be 1:1 with millimeters. I'm expecting ...
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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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Having changed the scene units and unit scale, how can I change the default size of new objects?

I am using blender most of the time to model things for my 3d printer. So a default unit in "meters" is not really helpful! Within the scene settings it is simply possible to set the units to ...
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Exporting models to Adobe Dimension

I have a question about changing units when exporting to Adobe Dimension. When I export basic cube 2 m x 2 m x2 m from Blender 2.8. as a OBJ file and import it in Adobe Dimension, the cube has 2 cm x ...
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Blender units vs metric

I just started getting into 3d printing. At first I scaled my models down to a few cm tall in blender, but found them nearly microscopic at print time. After some fiddling with netfab, it seems like ...
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Does Blender has input Degrees, Minutes and Seconds?

How can I enter angles in Degrees, Minutes and Seconds in Blender? for example : 30º 23' 45 "
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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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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 ...
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What is the purpose of apply scale option? [duplicate]

I know why we have to apply scale but what purpose does it serve ? Why not keep object scale to always 1 ? Thank you.