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What does 'Cube Size' mean when using Cube Projection UV unwrapping?

I don't understand how Cube Size is handled when doing a Cube Projection. Here is my example scene: my cube is 1m by 1m, applied rotation & scale, so its just a clean, perfect and beautiful 1m ...
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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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Scaling for games

I looked and didn't find exactly what i was looking for. So my question is: does size matter in Blender when making stuff for games (Unity, UE...)? If some stuff would be scaled wrong in Blender for ...
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Problem in units

My goal is to make metric system adjust to my zoom of the scene automatically, as i've seen in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdXzw225KVU 02:30 . But this does not work for me and i get ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Unit ( Metric) Problem : Not able to get full 20cm

im looking for days now ... I changed my Scene to be Metric, with Degrees and Scale to 0.001. Objekt Display / Lines: 50 / Scale: 0.01 I need an Icosahedron with 20cm long Edges. I get 20.019cm or ...
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Can I use blender to create a model and 3D print it for some real device

I want to create a 3D model which can be used in real life. When given some real life dimensions, can we make models in blender with the exact same measurement down to the millimeter? For example I ...
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Remove texture from object

I have a little problem, I deleted texture from Texture tab, but it still appear on my object and if I save it and reload it still here. I think it's a stupid thing but I'm using blender since ...
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How can I force input to be interpreted as millimetres instead of metres?

In Sketchup for example you can chose default unit. If you chose cm, you type in 17 and the line will be 17cm. Or you can choose to type in 1.7 and the line will be 1.7cm. Or you can change to metres ...
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Timeline Jump Distance Change

Pressing Shift+Up arrow/Down arrow causes marker to move 10 frames in a given direction. This being in the timeline that is. What I'd like to have it do is jump 12 frames to accommodate half second ...
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Animation in blender [closed]

How to animate like the animation in this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_1Hzl9o5ic) at t = 58 onward. Any suggestion or any guide.
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How to render individual objects (one per frame)

I have a quick question for anyone who may know... I have in my scene multiple objects and I want to render each of them individually. Is there any possibility to render each of them individually ...
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my model is much bigger than the 3d and 0-1 space

I am new to blender and 3d. i have a model i'd like to UV map with a custom design. However the model is huge compared to the 3d space and 0-1 space. what do I do or where do I go to get an answer? I ...
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Where to start in blender? [duplicate]

I have recently learned all the basics of blender from modeling to rendering, I am little bit confused about where to start 3d designing in blender. please suggest...
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cycle units measurement through hotkey is it possible?

i find imperial is much easy or convenient to setup with camera distance from object a to b and eye level height i want to set a hotkey that cycle through units ( metric , imperial ) hitting same ...
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Blender bug with metric units

When I set Blender to metric units with scale '0.01' (centimetres) or any other scale, except '1', I meet a bug. Sometimes, Blender displays some values in meters. If I click into value and then ...
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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 can I change the snapping?

I put snapping on, but would like to snap objects with increments of .6 meters(60 cm). is there a way to change the snapping? I am working with lego bricks I brought in from Ldraw. Since ldraw ...
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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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How to change the grid's length values? [duplicate]

I have a model of a gear that should be in the millimeters but when I scale it to that size it becomes so small that I can't zoom in to see it. Right now the grid is in metric and each grid is 1m x 1m ...
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How to make Blender remember STL export settings as default

I model in millimeters inside Blender, for 3D printing. Every time I want to Export STL, I have to untick Scene Units and change the Scale to 10.0. These settings ...
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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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Location of object wrong?

So I just realized some strange stuff is happening when i export my object, and I realized the original object made in blender is not at center, but the weird part is that its origin is at the center ...
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Can the scale tool show me the real size of the object instead of a 1 - 0 scale?

when I resize I want to see the real width\length\dept of the object instead of the x=1 y=1 z=1. Is there a way to do this?
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Scale plane to size of grid element

I am trying to make my plane exactely the width / height of a grid cell. I thought I could do that by clicking "Snap Element"->"Increment", but that does not do anything. Can anybody tell me what I am ...
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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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How to simulate a real camera with blender

I have a camera with a fisheye lens. I need to simulate it on blender to get the same images camera properties: sensor size: 2/3". image resolution: 1360*1024 fisheye focal: 1.8mm H*V (FOV): 185*185 ...
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large scale modelling, numeric problems?

I would like to create some models on the scale of 1-10k blender units. I remember reading somewhere that modelling on that scale can cause numeric problems. Is this correct?
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How would I scale an animated scene? [duplicate]

I am making a new animation for a company, based on their previous version that I have received. The previous version is at some arbitrary scale, but since I am updating and adding geometry (new ...
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Is there a way to “unprotractor” a mesurement with the ruler/protractor tool?

I sometimes accidentally protractify a measurement when using the ruler/protractor tool. Pressing ⎈ CtrlZ does nothing (I guess being a model operator it doesn't have undo implemented). Is ...
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Mesh only moves in Blender units [duplicate]

Im new to blender, so please explain the answer clearly. I don't know what I did, but now, my meshes only move in Blender Units - it's understandably annoying. The only way they move more or less ...
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How do I get the selected object's distance from the camera? [duplicate]

I need to precisely visualize one object's distance in order to properly tune 3D sound properties. How can I measure the distance between me (the camera) and said object?
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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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What units does the cycles SSS scattering radius use?

As a sort of follow-up to this question, what units does the scattering radius use on a cycles subsurface scattering shader?
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Blender python math operations on vertex

I can print a vertex in Blender, but how do i do basic math operation; Like add multiply or divide them with other 3d coordinates ? As here the last line doesnt work : ...
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Move object in inches instead of feet?

Whenever I move an object in blender in unit mode(Imperial), it always make it in feet. For example, if I type G Y 12, it will move 12 feet. How can I make it move 12 inches instead?
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How to lock texture tile size while painting?

I am a new to the blender. While I was painting texture to the mesh surface, I noticed that if I move camera(view) even a little bit and paint again, the new painted area texture tiles are different ...
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How to measure face size in meters, centimeters or any units which is set?

How can I measure the size of a face in edit mode?
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How to calculate specific liquid volume?

I'm new to Blender and have a question regarding modeling of realistic scaled objects. I'm modeling a complex shaped bottle and I would like to scale it (using metric values) to hold a specific volume ...
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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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How to set font size in points?

I am using Metric and want to type text to export as a STL for my 3D Printer. Is there a method of knowing or setting up the text size in points (pt)? In all other programs I select the size and know ...
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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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Changing the units in blender breaks camera view

I changed the scale in blender so exporting to unity would be less of a hassle. I followed this tutorial to do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnAb1w-Dmuc. The problem is that after changing the ...
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Real world to blender modeling [duplicate]

I'm new to blender and I am trying to create basic shapes/models of few basic objects like - water pot, bottle, tea-cup etc. Now I'm trying to create an iPhone model. So, when I started modelling, I ...
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Does the setting for domain size make a difference if the units are set to something other than None?

I've been trouble-shooting a fluid simulation and something that kept sticking in my throat was that my Fluid World scene size was set to 0.5 meters when my domain was actually much larger than that. ...