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How can I use imperial units when entering measurements?

I've set my units (UnitSettings.system) to Imperial in Properties → Scene → Units. I can now see my measurements in imperial units. For example, I see ...
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.blend object appears black on Web4Web Fast Preview

So i got this .blend object from a website and i transported it into my blender file that I'm working. Everything works fine except when i go to blend4web and i pressed "Fast Preview", the object ...
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numeric input does not adapt to scene unit setup? [closed]

choosing cm in scene > units > length does not have any effect when beveling an edge: pressing 1 results in 100 cm just like pressing 1 with meters results in 1m. the correct behavior should be to ...
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how to move object to same location of another one [duplicate]

I have two of the same objects. Now i moved object 2 lets say...how can i move it back to the same location and size of object 1 ? is there any way to copy this from object one to object 2 ?
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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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2 = 1 Why are values I enter in Blender getting halved?

After I enter a value of '1', it gets divided by '2'. Why does this happen, and how do I get rid of it? This happens everywhere where I enter a value. Enter '4' it becomes '2', enter '16', it becomes '...
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how do I get blender to stop rounding up my dimensions?

I'm using 2.8 and If I have an object that is say 10.75 on the z axis the read out will change to 10.8 once I've hit enter. It doesn't change the dimension to 10.8 and if I click on the box again it ...
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how to create metric map and metric buildings/vehicles/etc in blender?

I'm going to create a metric map with scale 1000 x 1000 meters then create buildings and roads and vehicles with the same size as real world size. a project for both animation and export to unity 3D. ...
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How to set a specific distance between two vertices?

I'm on Blender 2.79 and could not figure out how to set distances between vertices(or anything) in Blender. I'd like the distance between the two selected points in this image to be 77cm or in my ....
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Ruler disagrees with vertices

I select a point in edit mode, and it gives me some reasonable xyz Vertex values in the "Transform" area (for example 955, -455, 100). I select another point and I also get reasonable values (for ...
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What is the correct measurement systems for animation?

In animation, which scale or measure system should I use? For example, If I model an entire room and plan on having a character moving about in it, should all the assets and character be done to real ...
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What causes these black streaks along certain (concave?) edges?

I have a model with an open mesh terrain surface and some closed building meshes – when rendering in Cycles I'm seeing black streaks along some mesh edges. On the building models it seems to be ...
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is .blend file size proportional to the unit settings?

i have created tire treads for my car.added bevel,subsurf,array and simple deform modifiers to it and saved it.file size shows 1286 kb. but when i applied all the modifiers to make it a single mesh ...
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Can I change entire scene scale?

Let's say I created some objects without regard to their actual size. Is there a way to set the scale of the scene such that nothing actually changes other than what blender considers the size to be? ...
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UV Editor - Use other Units of measurements

This is a follow up to my previous question (related, not a duplicate): Units in UV Editor (Imperial to Metric) I would like to use: Inches cm mm m During the creation or export phase: So I won't ...
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Units in UV Editor (Imperial to Metric)

as per title, is it possible during image export and during editing to use the metric unit system instead of the default imperial system in the UV editor window I'm using blender 2.80.44 Beta (this ...
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How do I get the inch measurement around this cup?

In the scene panel I've selected Inches as my units but I get this 463thou symbol instead. Anyone who knows what I'm overlooking, let me know. Asking for a friend.
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How to stop Blender from slowing down zooming and panning?

I am working with Unreal Engine so I have entered unit scale of 0.01, and now I have realized that when I want to zoom into an object, it gets really slow well before I reach the object's surface. Is ...
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Understand how to make EXTREMELY large objects if i should?

So intend to make a space colony ship for a VR game I'm messing around with and I'm wondering if i should even be doing it this way. The ships length measurement is going to be 18000 meters obvious ...
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How do you export an STL using proper units?

I want to export an STL file using the units in my scene (millimeters), however, when importing the STL, the model is in fact MUCH smaller than that. The units in blender seem to only be a display ...
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The units don't change when I am zooming

When I select metrics in the units toolbar, the units on the top left of the view screen are supposed to change as I zoom in and out. That does not happen for me. It just stays at meters. Also the ...
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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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Blender Suggestions [duplicate]

Where exactly can I discuss/suggest ideas/areas where improvement could be made? The problem I am having is finding a place among all the various sites where I can actually submit a suggestion. Can ...
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Is there a way to make the scale an actual representation of the measure system (metric) I use?

I don't know why this is made as it is because it's totally not making ANY sense and broken as well. Why is scale a multiplication factor instead of a representation of real world values? [Metric ...
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extrude works like ctrl + extrude

When I hit e without holding ctrl it extrudes by units. When I hit e holding ctrl it extrudes normally. How to swap that? Sorry for my english and thank you for your help.
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Depth in meters for rendered images

How can I get the depth in meters? I need the "real" distance from the camera to each pixel. As the next picture but each pixel values representing the distance in meters to the camera. I am ...
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Change units , and respect the scale of the scene?

i got this bad idea to set up my blender in meters and when i draw architectural plan , everyone use cm so then i tried to change my units right now its like that : my guy is 1.7meters tall , so ...
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Is it possible to make nanometers or angstrom a default unit to work with?

I'm trying to make nanotube models and molecules in Blender but I'd prefer if I can work with the defaulted units as nm or angstroms.
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Use custom values as units?

Does Blender have any way of using custom units? Say I create a "unit" called depth and set it to equal 5mm. I set an object to have the dimensions (1 depth, 5 depth, 3 depth) which would equal (5mm, ...
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Modeling with metric units (cm)

I want to model a cover for my key with exact proportions in centimeters. What tool I should use and how should I do that?
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Create Vertex at Intersecting Edges [duplicate]

For creating my simple mesh, I need to outline it first with vertices and edges, and then fill in the polygons. I am struggling to do simple things that should be the basics and foundations of 3d ...
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Added Objects Are Generated In Much Greater Units Than What Is Preset [duplicate]

I am utilizing Blender for 3D Printing purposes and the 3D Printing software uses the metric system (specifically mm and cm). I have already established preset units in the Scene tab: Millimeters ...
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What units are the hair particles' diameter are measured in?

I'm creating characters in Blender and using the hair particle system for the hair. When I use the particles, the strands sometimes render too thin or too thick. I saw some tutorials on YouTube and ...
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The width and height of the plane does not correlate with the displayed units [duplicate]

I cannot figure out how the blender unit is working. The width and height of the plane does not correlate with the displayed units. How is this possible ? Here is a screenshot of my work.
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Why do measurements change when switching from Global to Local in edit mode?

Why does the edge length information shown after ticking Edge Info -> Edge Length under Mesh Display change after choosing Global or Local?
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Is there any parts repository available for blender?

In autodesk, sketchup there are some specific parts repository to import directly. Is there this kind of repository for blender?
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Translating or extruding in inches

How can I translate or extrude something in inches? If I hit E or G then type a value, it's taken as feet, and if I try to type in ", it's simply ignored. I live in metric land, but I do understand ...
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Why do we apply location, say after we moved an object

Why do we apply that location. If I have multiple objects in blender, I can relatively see each coordinates, and add new one based on existing. If I reset all will be zeros, so nothing to compare.
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Setting metric/imperial as default units [duplicate]

I know you can set the units and scale of a scene to metric/imperial. Since I recently got a 3D printer and now need to model after exact measurements, is there a way to set the default units to ...
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Ideal camera settings to approximate human eye?

As far as things such as Focal Length, Sensor Size, etc., what are the ideal camera settings in blender that most closely approximate the human eye? Right now, everything in my scene seems like it is ...
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Render Blender's object with size defined in pixels

Let's say I have a 3D scene in Blender - I need to make an orthographic image where 1 Blender's unit will be exactly 1 pixel. Camera from above the scene, looking down (vector (0, 0, -1)). Please don'...
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Python commands listed in the info area do not exist

I'm a Blender beginner just trying to find my way around, with the end goal of fully automating a number of rather pedestrian 3D manipulation tasks. While experimenting with various Python commands I ...
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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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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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Extracting exact distance information for an animation

so basically what I want to do is have the exact distance between my Camera and an object, preferably in the metric system, for every frame of my animation. I have been looking into the camera ...
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Is it possible to lock the scale when entering dimensions?

I have a Grid Floor with an area of one square kilometer and an origin at (0,0,0). I would like to add a wireframe cube centered at (0,0,0) with a with dimensions 250 m by 250 m by 250 m. On the ...
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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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Why is my object in blender bigger by approximately a factor 10 than in my CAD program?

I export my CAD models, which I create on Creo 2.0 (originally called Wildfire 5.0) as STL files, and import them into blender. But when I compare their sizes, ...