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UV Mirroring after UV Sculpting

How do you mirror one side to the other topology after UV sculpting? My object already has many shape keys. Is there a solution other than how to apply the mirror modifier?
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Texture mapping, object maps to 1 pixel

I'm trying to add/paint a texture map to an object, and when I do, I'm unable to draw anything because the object seems to map to just 1 pixel on my texture image. Here you can see that the white ...
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How to uv unwrap with boolean modifier?

I was trying to make a ps1 memory card, instead of modelling the Sony's logo by hand, I think it was faster import a png of it and then using the bump node to do the magic. In the UV Editing panel I ...
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Merging vertices in Blender breaks the UV

So, the problem is pretty much self-explanatory and obvious on the screenshots. When I merge vertices (in this case using merge by distance but it also happens with merge to first/last: Sometimes I'm ...
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texturing bug in blender - cant paint anything directly on the mesh

so i was working on this project but the texture paint ain't working at all for some reason i can sculpt and do everything in the image editors and paint there as well but theres a lot of weird things ...
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UVs distort when loading image in UV editor

I have unwrapped UVs that I want to match to an image but whenever I load an image it distorts. Is this a bug?
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Lines and dots on UV Editor

There are some weird dots and lines on the faces I select to resize the texture. I'm not sure how this has happened, and I think it's happened to me before as well. Any thoughts?
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Can't add Mapping Node to UDIM Image Texture

Blender 3.0. If I unmute the Mapping Node, the model turns pink in viewport, presumably because the texture escapes the position of the UV map. It seems that the UDIM setup does not work with a ...
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How do I remove the UV division lines, how do I hide them? [duplicate]

the uv lines are clearly showing and I have no idea on how to hide them, tutorials simply say ''if you did a good texturing job then uv lines shouldn't be visible'' I'm here like : " I was ...
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Display issue in UV mode. Likely zoom is kind of stuck. How to reset view/zoom?

Another beginners question. I have been working on a landscape I then moved to UV Editing and now I cannot properly see my object. I had used it for this project before and it was working. My ...
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Resize Applied to UV Editor does not Save

Hello all. I am attempting to resize the skin textures on multiple models. In this instance, I have clicked on the skin mesh and opened the UV Editor. Navigating to Image Resize, I lowered the value ...
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Non-mapped faces/vertices taking color from pixel 0,0; what is the best solution?

When faces aren't mapped Blender internally collapses them to [0;0] in the UV Editor canvas, i.e. they are going to take color from the pixel [0;0]. (While this can be hard to detect it makes sense.) ...
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After UV unwrapping > Shading > Add image Texture > Object show no image texture

Blender 2.93.6/Windows 10 I am following a demo. I added a material brown color to my landscape which is showing fine. Then I selected my object and UV > Unwrap. Then change to shading > Add ...
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UV Editing not showing vertices on some objects but works well on other objects

getting started with blender and i'm trying to color an object using UV Editing but after going into Edit mode in UV Editing i can't find vertices unlike other objects. So if i press A then S then 0 ...
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How to prevent bleeding on UV image textures in blender?

I created an object in blender and created a UV texture as PNG. However, even though I so carefully line up the edges of the object in the UV editor, I get this bleeding artifact (below). How do I ...
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Flattening a UV-island after UV unwrapping

I have a very simple 3d model (quasi-3d) that I need to unwrap and then the islands need to be flattened into rectangular shapes. I imported an *.stl file, then I unwrapped it along a single seam. In ...
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save the image to "OPEN_EXR" format in "ZIP" compression via python scripts

Manually Adding a new "Image Texture" for Cube and: "UV Editing" >> "Image" >> "Save As" setting 1: ...
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Workflow to UV unwrap the exterior of a real world product with slight defects, given a lack of resources

Ok sorry for the weird title but bear with me on this one! I want to model this bottle from scratch for use in a product animation: which I don't have foresee a problem in the modelling within ...
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Need help with complex texture mapping

I'm new to Blender but have used various 3D tools in past (Alias Wavefront, 3DS4... yes, i'm old). I want to experiment with some new livery for my teams race car. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/...
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Blender 3.0 (or above) texture baking problems

I'm having several bugs when trying to bake textures in Blender 3.0 (or any version above that) for quite some time. I thought something was broken in the alpha version, so I kept using Blender 2.93 ...
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UV is shrinking on the edge. Any solutions?

UV grid is not correct on the bended sides, why?
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Why is my Baked Texture Atlas Black?

Title pretty much says it, I'm pretty new to all of this and I'm trying to follow beginner guides on YouTube. So far I've been able to fineagle things and work them out myself but now I'm at a loss. ...
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How do I see my entire UV map with UV sync selection off?

I'm trying to move a few vertices around on one island only. I want to move them so that they are in line with another island. With sync UV selection turned on I can see the 2 islands but if I move ...
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Mesh not shown in UV editor

I loaded an FBX model in blender (2.93.4) and everything is showing properly. However, if I go to the UV editing view only the texture atlas is shown, but not the mesh. How can I show the mesh overlay ...
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how to use maya's Transfer Attributes options tool in blender?

i am follow this tutorial: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/q9KwGn but in this part of the tutorial where you need to create another uvset, it uses a maya tool called "attribute transfer ...
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How would I make all the edges of my UV islands perfectly horizonal or vertical along pixels without doing it one by one? [duplicate]

What I want to accomplish: I want the edges of the UV islands to only be horizontal or vertical to alleviate aliasing present in Substance Painter. The aliasing comes from the fact that the edges of ...
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Where is the strech tool?

In a tutorial to make an anvil, Andrew uses a UV - strech tool. It appears in the UV-Editor by pressing N. Where can I find this in the current version (2.93.5) ?
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Cant draw on character

I know the question has been asked many times, but I could not find a solution to my problem. I have created a character, but in Texture Paint Mode i cant draw on the image: I added a UV map and ...
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Smart UV Image getting pixelated

I apply a image texture to this Smart UV unwrap and the image comes out pixelated in some areas of the UV. The image is completely fine and has no visible pixels to it. What can I do to get rid of ...
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3D Viewport & UV Editor: Tool settings shows up under header in UI

I keep having this incredibly annoying situation where the tool settings show up under the header bar. I haven't figured out any pattern to why and when it does this but I would like to know how to ...
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UV Editing - How can I access the flat image mode?

In older versions of blender you had that flat display in UV Edit mode, whereas now, I see my mesh appearing in 3D when I open an UV Editing window. I want to create an image just like in the anvil ...
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Is there any method or plug-in that can display the pixel value?

In Blender, you can click the LMB to display the corresponding value of the pixel. Can there be a way to display the corresponding pixel value when zoomed to a certain ratio like tev? Although ...
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Minimize stretch tool gives inconsistant results

After straightening out UV islands, I often find that there is a lot of "Noise" in the positions of the vertices in my UV map. This results in small distortions when applying a texture to ...
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Does Blender have these simple UV mapping options?

I'm new to model building and UV mapping in Blender. I used to do my modeling/kit bashing in 3ds Max. 3ds Max has a simple way to 1) clear existing UV mapping from objects; 2) apply a UV mapping ...
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How do I get the value in the screenshot in python?

How to get the values (in the screenshot) when i have the whole object selected in python? How do I get the value in the screenshot in python?
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Image texture on one mesh resets when image texture is chosen for another object

I am on WIndows 10 and using Blender v2.93.6. I am running into an issue that can be summarized as this: I am using an image texture on one of my meshes, then texture painting on top of it. When I ...
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Texture/UV edit complex shapes and tile/repeat

I'm trying to build a level in blender. The shape of the mesh is going okay but the texture behaves strangely. As you can see the door texture is distorted. I'm missing something but I don't know ...
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2D Pictures on 3D Pages in Book Animation are stretching

I am a blender newbie and I'm trying to animate a storybook opening, a few of the pages turning, and then the book closing. I have the animation keyframed, and I have 2D jpeg illustrations that I have ...
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My UV mapping changes when switching from edit mode to object mode

I'm trying to create a bottle with a label I made in illustrator. I exported the Label as a Png, and then wrapped it around a section of the bottle. I really like how it looks in edit mode, but when I ...
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Scale UVs in metric units instead of percentage

[TASK] I'm trying to create a script that gets the current UV unwrap of an object and then fits it into the UV 0-1 square WITHOUT REARRANGING IT and only set the distance between the borders of the UV ...
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Extract the current UV image as generated by Blender [duplicate]

I have a simple scene of a reflective sphere and a plane, which is visibly reflected unto said sphere. See the top-right of the sphere where the reflection of the purple plane is visible. . I want to ...
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Is it possible selecting only edges with edge selection mode in the UV editor like in edit mode?

Using edge selection in edit mode you can select adjacent edge loops and use individual origins as pivot point to edit them separately, for example. Meanwhile, edge selection mode in the UV editor ...
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How can I apply a seam position?

Whenever I import an Image texture for this toothpaste tube, the seam appears on the top of the tube, not the side. In Edit Mode I have tried 'Marking a seam' and it shows as a red line, but the image ...
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im having difficulty with normals

i have a character in a lot of detailed, however has just under 300,000 faces, i want to place it onto a backup model before it was detailed which has 9000 faces, so pretty low poly compared, i have ...
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UV Mapping - using Material from Shader editor

Does anyone have any hints on how to make sure one is using a predefined texture from the Material Editor when unwrapping meshes? The only way I have been able to unwrap is by manually choosing ...
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UV islands won't align correctly

I'm having issues with unwrapping a mesh with no seams. It should be a very easy process but I've been trying to solve this issue for a couple of hours. As you can see from the images above, it ...
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UV Maps rendering with 90 degree skew

I'm a 3DSMax head from way back adopting Blender as my tool of choice. For the most part, I'm bumbling through, but have one strange issue. When trying to UV map a very simple object, I've been using ...
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How to get my uv maps to not stack everything together? (FIXED)

hope y'all having a great weekend. I'm pretty new to blender but these uv maps are KILLING ME! First, they'd disappear when I'd join two together. Now when I load them, the uv map is all smashed and ...
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Image-editor refuses to load (or show) entire imagesequence

I am doing a short animation of a bomb with lit fuse in Blender 2.93.4. Underneath the bomb it says "Ceci n'est pas une bombe" - so it's a parody of the famous Magritte painting. When the ...
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Is it possible to "stick" a texture onto a model? [duplicate]

I'm attemping to apply a set of lines from a different texture. Is there any way I could just tell blender to put those lines on the front part of the model, kinda like a sticker?

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