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Does scaling a mesh/curve object to 0 remove its render impact?

I'm currently using the latest build of Blender 2.8 as of this post's timestamp, and I noticed I can't keyframe the viewport visibility parameter (see above) in the Outliner like in 2.79. The render ...
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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 not visible when rendered [duplicate]

An object is missing when rendered. It is not restricted, clickable, and can be seen in the 3D View. I have searched the internet, and this forum as well but found nothing. I have provided 2 ...
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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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How to make an object appear and disappear repeatedly in a certain area?

I am animating an atom and I don't want to use a Bohr model so I am trying to make radials. For this, I need to define a boundary, and then have an electron (shown as a sphere) to appear and disappear ...
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How to set visibility on view layers via python?

What was obj.hide in Blender 2.79 is now obj.hide_viewport in 2.80. This is different from the newly introduced visibility on view layers, which describes visibility on different viewlayers, and is ...
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Selective ray visibility

In the Object Properties tab I can choose the ray visibility of that object. In other words I can choose if that object is visible on camera, if it casts shadows on diffuse shaders, on glossy shaders, ...
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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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Object disappear from 3d view but show in outliner and edit mode is disable [duplicate]

Object disappear from 3d view but show in outliner and edit mode is disable what happen ? hundred of object are invisible export to .stl and it still exists
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Toggle Visibility under blender 2.8? [closed]

I understand blender 2.8 is still under development. But i was wondering why the toggle visibility seems to be buggy. Even tried giving keyframe to toggle visibility, doesn't seem to work. Is this ...
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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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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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Object exists but are not visible [duplicate]

I just started learning Blender and something happened. I have couple objects Cube, 2x Planes and Camera. But now all objects but Cube disappeared. If I choose them (in the right side panel), they ...
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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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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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Does having objects behind other objects slow render times down in Cycles?

When creating an object, like an A/C unit in my case, there are a lot of objects that are only partially visible because of the view or because they are behind other objects, and some are not visible ...
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Outlines display option “visible layers” does not work. How to fix it?

When i select display mode of "Visible laters" only in outliner, it still shows objects that are on other layers, that are currently not visible. Even when current layer is empty. How to fix that?
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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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World background color/HDRI was transparent in render [duplicate]

I disabled world background for the camera, and made some renders. But then I decided to use HDRI and it doesn't work. It's still transparent in renders. I see it on reflections and through the glass ...
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Mesh is not visible in viewport or render

I am missing mesh from the viewport/ final render. Tried recalculating normals as I have looked into the other questions before asking and that was not the issue, I have the eyeball and camera ...
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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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Boolean object visible in rendered image

Having a problem that is really frustrating me. When I render an image, the two boxes that I used for making sinks with a Boolean modifiers are appearing in the picture. I have deleted those boxes ...
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How can I keyframe multiple (like 300) objects' show/hide property?

I would need to know how to keyframe multiple (like 300) objects' show/hide property?
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My model is translucent in solid mode [duplicate]

I have had this problem since I fixed my previous problem of have my model disappearing when I closed in on it. I have tried the "Limit selection to visible" at the bottom of the screen and some other ...
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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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Visibility ON/OFF in the BGE via Python

I'm trying to make a simple Asteroid game with the BGE, using Python when necessary. I want to make 'visible' the ship trails when I press 'W' to increase the speed and make them 'invisible' if 'W' is ...
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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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Change modifier visibility for multiple objects at once

I want to turn modifier visibility on/off for all objects in my scene at once. Is there a way?
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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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Bone selection hidden in side view

I am using Rigify and created an armature. If I select anything on the left side of the body (arm or leg bones) thee selection is not visible in the side/right view. What could cause this? I tried ...
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how to get back a hidden part of the mesh when alt+H is not working?

I was (am) working on a mesh. I selected part of it, hid it. moded the other part, then hit Alt+H and nothing, go into object mode it shows the entire mesh (object) go into edit, I cannot get it to ...

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