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A vertex (plural vertices) is the point where two or more edges intersect. Used to manipulate the shape of a mesh in Edit mode.

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How can I add vertices to intersection of two edges?

I need to put a point at the intersection of two edges. Below is a picture with red circles around where I need points to be placed.
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How to reduce vertex count on a mesh [duplicate]

I need a way to fix this mesh. It has way too many faces and when I import the .stl file to other programs it gives me a ...
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How do I select vertices that are directly under the other?

I'd like to select vertices that are directly beneath the one I am selecting to save me the trouble from moving out of ortho view. It's mostly on simple shapes like the cube below. Notice how the ...
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Polygon and Vertices count for Blender 2.9? [duplicate]

How can I find the polygon and vertices count for all the objects in the scene in Blender 2.9? It used to be on the bottom right corner, but in blender 2.9, its not there. Here is a screenshot. The ...
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Vertex count number display [duplicate]

Is there any way to show the number of selected vertices in Edit Mode?
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Split an edge in two?

Is there a simple and quick way to add a vertex to an existing edge? I mean in a similar manner (Ctrl+R) like a loop cut for the whole object? My current workflow is, deleting the edge completely, ...
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Is there a way to show statistic info?

Is there a way to get Statistic info in Blender? Or heads up display? Like when I select a group of vertices, I need a way to know how many vertices are selected and How many polygons "or triangles my ...
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Revert vertex position to Basis Shape Key

How I can revert the position of a single vertex in a shape key to it's position in the Basis Shape Key?
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How can I get vertex positions from a mesh?

I want to read the vertex x and y coordinates with a script or a function. How can I do that? The MeshVertex appears to have ...
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Efficient way to get selected vertices via python (without iterating over the entire mesh)

What's the best/fastest way to construct a list of selected vertices for a mesh object in python? I want to avoid iterating over every vertex in the mesh if possible, since that seems like a really ...
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Blender 2.80 Remove double vertices option gone

I downloaded the latest version of Blender 2.8 beta today. I used to remove double vertices by switching to Vertex selection mode -> Choose all vertices -> Right click > choose Remove Doubles (in ...
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How to evenly space vertices?

I have a edge loop that has vertices on it. Is there a way I can separate the vertices on the the edge evenly without moving the end points? I would also like for the vertices to maintain the current ...
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Creating a single vertex on the cursor position

How do I create a single vertex (not connected to another vertex) on the cursor position?
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How to scale along the local axis of an object?

I have an object which is rotated and not parallel to any axis. The picture shows how it looks if I scale four vertices along the y-axis. How can I extend the vertices along the local axis of the ...
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Can't see vertices, edges or faces in Edit Mode

I was working just fine and suddenly when I changed from object to Edit Mode, neither vertices, edges nor faces were highlighted as usual. I can still select them but can't see them, the object is ...
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Is it possible to render vertices in Blender?

Is it possible to render vertices with materials applied on them? I subdivided a mesh, and deleted all the faces so only the vertices were left. I could theoretically apply cool effects on them (I ...
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What is an efficient way to remove loose vertices?

I have a mesh that has some vertices between edges that do not need to be there. How can I easily remove these vertices without selecting them manually? I tired using limited dissolve but that get rid ...
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Finding vertices in a Vertex Group using Blender's Python API

Is there an easy way to get the vertices in a vertex group? The only way I've found is pretty brute-force - e.g., to find the vertices of object obs[i] in group "e"...
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Show unselected vertices in UV/Image editor?

Is there a way to show all vertices (even if they're unselected in the 3D view) in the UV editor?
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Clean up vertices/edges with no faces

Is there anyway to cleanup vertices/edges in edit mode? I have been deleting some faces from a mesh but it seems to create a few loose vertices/edges. Update for clarity: So I have a mesh like ...
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Would the automatic removal of double vertices ever be undesirable?

While modelling an object in blender it's not unusual to have overlapping vertices that are exactly on top of each other. This happens easily when I extrude and manipulate the mesh and then change my ...
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How to assign a specific weight to vertices? (instead of painting it)

I was wondering that in the weight painting mode, how can I set a specific weight for a certain group of vertices instead of painting it over them?
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How do I select specific vertices in blender using python script?

I have created a plane and have applied loop cut and slide twice horizontally and once vertically( using python script). With this done, I intend to select the top two corner vertices using python ...
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Is there a way to align multiple vertices to another vertex?

I need to align some vertices up with the vertices that is extending out the furthest on the X axis. I want to know if there is a way to make them all aligned in one step. Instead of messing with each ...
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How to convert a single vertex into a plane within a mesh?

I've seen two different videos where the user selected a single vertex and then expanded it into a 4 sided plane. This is a technique I've needed many times but I am not sure how that was accomplished....
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How to change number of vertices in add object in 2.8?

I'm very new to Blender and following tutorials with the old Blender UI is tricky in 2.8 to say the least. I am trying to find how to perform this function in 2.8 Prior to 2.8, Shift + A > Mesh > ...
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Is there a way to do proportional editing only on specific vertices?

I have split several chains of vertices into groups in an attempt to access only one chain at a time for modeling, and it seemed to work yesterday. Today I can't isolate them when I use proportional ...
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Why can't I transform faces, edges, or vertices without transforming the whole object? [duplicate]

My problem is that I sometimes lose the ability to independently translate or otherwise transform any parts of a single mesh. If I try, for example, to just translate several faces, edges, or vertices,...
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How to read vertices of quad faces using Python API?

Preferable in object mode. I have a mesh I know is made of quads only. I want my script to iterate through each quad and do something with the coordinates of each of the four vertices. I have read ...
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What is the difference between dissolve and limited dissolve?

On the delete menu with vertices selected, I am presented with two options(among others), dissolve, and limited dissolve. What is the function of each, and when should I use each?
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In UV map can't move shared vertices independently

After I unwrap my model, whether or not I set seams. I can't move each vertex independently on the UV map. I was able to on the first model, but now when I open that model, this no longer then case. ...
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How to merge overlapping edges into one?

I have two overlapping vertices. I want to merge these two vertices into one. How can I do this automatically? I have a large model with a lot of overlapping edges like these. It will be also very ...
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How do I space quads evenly?

Is there a way in blender or an addon that allows me to select a bunch of faces (or verts) and evenly distributes (or relaxes) them into quads clean quads. Without screwing up the vert ID/order. ...
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How to input location of selected Vertex using keyboard only

Anyone with sufficient mouse and chair miles will confirm that learning the keyboard short-cuts for frequently used operations vastly speeds up a workflow. Today I realized that there are things I ...
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How to keyframe mesh vertices in Python

I'm updating all the vertex coordinates of a mesh frame-by-frame in python and need to animate but can not figure out how. Here is a small abstracted script - the python isn't pretty, but it makes an ...
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Is there a hot key that automatically makes a group of vertices into a circle?

I know that SZ0 makes vertices straightened on the z-axis, but I'm wondering if there's a way to make vertices into a complete circle on the z-axis with a hotkey?
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How do you unselect vertices without a middle mouse button?

I know with a mouse, you can press b in edit mode and then box select using the middle mouse button to deselect vertices (or edges, faces, etc.) How do you do this if you don't have a middle mouse ...
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Add a simple vertex via python

How can I add a Vertex from a script? I'd like to create a line from the extrusion of a vertex. This is my script now: ...
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Why am I unable to delete vertices?

I've got a ship model For the purpose of a simplified collision model (My archers won't be running into the sails), I would like to remove all the sails, the rigging, and the strings. However, that ...
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Extrude in same angle?

I have 2 vertices I would like to extrude, but the previous vertices were not straight vertical or horizontal. I am not sure which angle I extruded them in. Is there anyway to extrude these 2 in the ...
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Remove vertices based on texture

Is there a way to apply a black and white texture to a object and remove all vertices mapped to a point where the texture is black? I want to build a hollow earth globe and remove all vertices where ...
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How to merge two unconnected edges into a single one

There are several questions on merging connected edges and edge loops, but I can't find the simplest case where we just have two edges: and want them to be merged like this: I don't have a ...
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How can I sort vertex positions sequentially indices in a closed area?

I need to sort the vertices sequentially to make an effect, something like this video. I know I should draw them by hand, but sometimes when I subdivide edges, vertex indexes will change. The vertices ...
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Is there a way to check a mesh for problems?

Is there a way in Blender to check a mesh for missing or duplicate faces, mesh abnormalities, or other issues that might cause problems when it is exported and used as data for a real-time application ...
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How to make a square out of a rectangular face?

I want this face to be a perfect square, I know about the addon looptools and Circle does make it square but also rotate the face which I don't wont. I know I could set my 3D cursor in the center of ...
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How to add edge between two vertices?

How do I add edge and one vertex between two vertices in Blender 2.8? I put a red dot where I'd like to have the new vertex:
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How do I shrinkwrap an object to a curved surface cleanly and efficiently?

I have a sphere and two eyes. I want to shrinkwrap the eyes onto the sphere's surface cleanly. The only way I know how to shrinkwrap ANYTHING is via the Shrinkwrap modifier, which crumples up the ...
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Proportional Editing moves whole object

I'm trying to follow a video tutorial to learn how to modelling a character in blender. I've reach the point where he explains how to use the Proportional Editing. I'm tryng to do what he says, but ...
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Blender 3.0 geometry nodes - how to edit vertex normals?

One of my favorite techniques in Blender is editing vertex normals to make stylized trees like in this article: link The technique works in a nutshell like this: create leaves texture and model in ...
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How to get vertex coordinates after modifier in python?

simple scenario: I have a cube with a wave modifier and I would like to get the vertex positions with python. I'm trying with bpy.types.MeshVertex.co, but it gives ...
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