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Selecting Visible Objects Only in Blender 2.8

I can't seem to be able to select the visible objects (in object mode) only without selecting the ones hidden behind other objects, toggling X-Ray mode doesn't make any difference. Just create two ...
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Smoke is not casting shadows in Eevee

Smoke is not casting shadows in Eevee render. The blend file is given below.
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Handling a deep hierarchy of empties imported from C4D

I have a project with a lot of parts that I organized using null objects in C4D, which are interpreted as empties in Blender. It's quite a deep hierarchy, think 6000 objects with 800 null objects as &...
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Invisible Plane that catches light from emissive surfaces

i am trying to make a lighsaber in blender 2.81 to add to some footage. i am trying to make a light emission from the lightsaber onto a plane directly behind it, but i dont know how to make the plane ...
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Edit Mode - XRay Clutter - Edges/Faces/Verts

The picture on the left is a subdivided Cube in a fresh new project in edit mode. The picture on the right is that same cube in edit mode but in my current project. As you can see: obscured edges are ...
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How to go back to previous Collection visibility setting?

Edit: Still a legitimate topic for 2.9. Let suppose that I have a complex visibility setting, with some collections visible and others invisible. If I want just one collection to be visible I press ...
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Update viewport after toggle of cycles shadows for all objects

I wrote this little script to toggle the visibility of the shadows of all objects. It works quite well, but at the end of the script, I'd like to update the viewport. I tried the "hack" with the ...
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Aerial view of different “floors” of building model

I have constructed a 3D model of a multi-stored building in Blender, and have managed to obtain a floor plan, i.e. an aerial view, of the first floor of the building (see attached image) by: Changing ...
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is object visible?

Object.is_visible or Object.hide is not sufficient to tell me if the object is actually visible in the viewport. Is there a function that will tell me if the object is truly visible or not, taking ...
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Can I check (in Python) if a pixel is visible to a particular camera?

I need to know if a pixel is visible to a particular camera. I don't need to know if it's blocked by another object (as is the case in this answer), so I'm thinking the answer might be simpler. For ...
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Subdivision modifier hides points and edges in edit mode

I added a subdivision modifier. While in edit mode edges and points are now sometimes hidden by the subdivided surface. Obviously I need to see points and edges always. Is there a way to turn this on?
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Little black wireframe globes?

I'm new to Blender, using 2.78. I choose ALT + H because all my eye icons are mysteriously gone in my Outliner window, and that was supposed to be how you get everything visible again. But now I have ...
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Selected vertices in editmode are invisible in objectmode

When selecting vertices in edit mode, the objects verticies become invisible in object mode. When selecting only a face it gets invisible too.
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Can't undo disable render

I keyframed the render visibility for an animation. The object was supposed to not show for first half of animation and then be rendered for the second half. However, the object never appeared again. ...
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Exported FBX appears transparent in Unity

I'm trying to export an FBX into Unity. In blender, the materials are opaque and have no transparency. However, when I export it into Unity, the object appears transparent. I have made sure to ...
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how can i fix this : i can see through faces with no x ray or other see through settings enabled

I don't know what happened but whenever I'm outside of orthographic mode faces start to go crazy seeing through the mesh with no x-ray, no wireframe or no limit selection turned on. It's both in ...
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How can I make manipulator/gizmo stay visible when doing a transformation?

I have googled a bit and searched on here, as well as looked at settings and preferences, but have yet to find an answer. Currently working in 2.8 Beta. When I am moving a mesh in object mode, I ...
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object visible in viewport but not when rendered

As the title says. The object you see selected in the picture is clearly visible in the viewport but vanishes once in the rendered viewport. I've tried a few common solutions I found online such as ...
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Get information whether a surface is visible from a point light source or not

I am working on an optimization problem where I want to find information about the amount of faces of a mesh visible from a set of randomly distributed points. Ideally, I would like to index the faces ...
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Can't disable lighting in blender render

I've been working with cycles for most of the time I've done blender, and now that I'm trying to use the default engine for something, I can't figure out my problem. I have a scene with some objects ...
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How do I keep objects hidden/shown when switching between animated actions?

I've a character who wields a two-handed sword. I've animated 2 walk cycles, one with weapon sheathed and another with the weapon drawn. I'm going with the approach of using two individual meshes for ...
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Is it possible to make linked object local when it is invisible (Restrict viewport visibility is turned off)?

It seems if I have a linked object and it is invisible (Restrict viewport visibility is turned off in the original .blend file) there is no way to make it local, because make local (as other commands ...
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How to control the visibility of many planes with a single material and different images

I am rather new in blender - (max and maya before) And I would like to create lets say a 50 planes with the same material but with a different image source file. And then, joint every plane´s "...
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I'm experiencing severe lag and long delays for pretty much all actions

So I just installed Blender today, and the problem didn't start till about 2 hours into my first donut tutorial attempt. At first everything felt fine and responsive, but as I got further along ...
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Objects disappearing in animation render

I made a short animation with the camera following a path in between some floating objects (zooming in effect) When I go to render, the objects disappear whilst they should still be in view of the ...
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How to make the weight vertex visible in “Object mode”?

How did he do it so that in "Object mode" he can see the weight vertex? - Video
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Making Background Images Invisible in Blender 2.8 and Up

In Blender 2.8 onward, there is a way to make background images visible on on the aligned axis. The problem is that every time you rotate the view, you can still see the black outline of the ...
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Missing Mesh. How to recover?

Suppose to be there is a dress shirt/vest there that serves as the body but it went missing after I saved, closed, and when I reopen its not there anymore. The mesh names and elements is still there ...
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Newly added objects dont appear on render

I have started a forest scene with a small log cabin. For a long time everything was normal until today. When I try to add any object to the scene (Be it an instance of an already existing object or ...
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Floor plane is not visible when I switch to Material Preview or Rendered mode

I have been trying to follow this awesome tutorial by CG Geek: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hymtATx1QXw For some reason though, when I switch to Material Preview or Rendered mode, all meshes in the ...
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How can I use animate/toggle render visibility on objects using one property?

I have a group of objects all sitting in the same 3D space. I want to be able to assign each object a number and by inputting that number into a field have only that object visible on that frame. Then ...
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I can't see dope sheet summary and key frames?

Please can someone help me figure out why I can't see the dope sheet summary (i.e. the blue bar where it says Stroke and the various layers underneath with the key frames etc.) Occasionally it just ...
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Why is my object culled when I have backface culling turned off?

As you can see in the first image, The object is selected so it has a selected box around it but you can clearly see through it. In the second image, you can see it from the top side. How can I get it ...
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How to make an object visible in only one view in blender 2.83?

How to make an object visible in only one view in blender 2.83? For example let's say i want to view a cube only from top view , whenever i switch to front or side view the cube will not appear. ...
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Object not visible in render with hair particles enabled(!?)

In Viewport everything is okay and visible like it should. Hair and the body. But when I hit render (in Evee and Cycles both) only the hair is visible and not the body. While searching for the issue ...
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How to lock visibility of scene panel elements?

When switching between Layout, Modeling or Shading panels, the scene panel elements like Select and Disable in Viewport (the eye icon) aren't consistent. Is there a way to always show all of the ...
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Selecting all faces visible by camera

I need to select all faces that are visible from a certain camera, optimally via script because I have to do it very often. And actually, I already wrote a script that is doing this... in theory. But ...
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Why my geometry disappears when switching to sculpt mode?

When I go into the sculpting tab the meshes are not visible. The only things I see is camera and light. Layout tab: Sculpting tab: Q: How to get the cube back?
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Imported an FBX model, why does it look different in the 3D Viewport and in render?

I downloaded an FBX file from here (Needs a free account to download the file). In the ZIP file, it had two directories: "source" and "textures". After some trial and error, I have found that I must ...
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Object/model is invisible in render and stays that way despite trying a lot of solutions out (v. 2.8)

As the title mentioned all of my objects are invisible whenever I render or look at a rendered view of my objects through the camera perspective. I made sure that: no object is hidden and unhid ...
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How can I find 'Visibility panel' in Object tab?

▲ I want to find Visibility panel in Object tab like the pic above. ▲ But I can't find it. Visibility panel is omitted. How can I find Visiblitiy panel?
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Edit custom properties cycles_visibility

After boolean operation with BoolTool addon new line appeared in cycles_visibility under custom properties. After that, object is no longer visible on render. How to remove this line?
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How to show and hide an object for different animations

Is it possible to show and hide an object on different animation strips? I have an Attack strip for my character where he's holding a gun. However, I don't want this object to show in his idle, jump ...
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Is it possible to keyframe visibility of every object in the scene at the exact same time in Blender 2.79?

I have a huge scene and there's a glitch where everything becomes invisible to the camera and I want to keyframe everything to be visible without going 1 by 1.
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How to make disappear object in animation without visibility for Game Engines?

Toggling "eye" icon in animation is not working in Unity. I found some alternative solutions such as scale down to super little or move it to very very far away. Actually I already did second option ...
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Lamps still showing on render

I have a problem with the lamps in my animation. I have used multiple sun lamps to animate welding so these lamps are switched on and off at the right frame throughout the animation. However, after ...
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Where's the sculpt radius?

When I go into sculp mode the radius that defines your brush isn't appearing. I don't know if it's because I turned it off but it makes it hard to sculp without it. Edit: Never mind it just got ...