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Questions tagged [wireframe]

Questions about viewing or rendering an object in wireframe. Wireframe is displayed by drawing only the object's edges. A wireframe is usually used to view the topology of an object.

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Cannot get out of wire mode (Viewport shading -> Solid / Max Draw Type -> Textured / Shading - Hidden Wire -> Unchecked)

I have this blend file (version 2.79) which comprises several models with armature. I'm trying to edit one of the models, but when I enter edit mode is only displayed in Wireframe even though; View ...
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Back edges keep being selected in wireframe mode

In wireframe mode, while trying to select an edge located on the front side of the object it always keeps selecting the edge that's located on the back side of the object. I have never had this ...
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Imported models from Sketchup usually looks like that? What a mess of wires!

it's my first post here; I'm used to modelling everything on sketchup very fast, so I need to be able to import from it (with model quality). The first question is: Sketchup Models usually looks like ...
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Object are only showing as wireframe, even in solid and material preview mode

My objects are only showing as a wireframe, even in solid and material preview mode. No matter what mode I use, it shows a wireframe. I am not aware of changing anything in my files, I've only opened ...
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Change object's wire display colour

Can the object's wire display colours be changed from black to a colour that I assign? I have set all objects in a collection to display as wires, but I don't see how I can change the colour of their ...
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Why are all faces visible in Edit Mode?

A few moments before everything seemed just fine, but then I must have activated something that lets me see all the faces in a selected object when in Edit Mode. However, I've checked and both Toggle ...
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Export wireframe to PDF in 1:1 scale

As part of a woodworking project, I've made a mesh of some complex shapes I plan to cut out with a jigsaw. To do this, I've made a 2D mesh of what I'd like to cut, with the goal of printing out ...
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Object looks like a wireframe after exporting

I created a solid object that looks solid in Blender, but when I export it to obj it looks like a wireframe. This is how it looks in Blender: And this is how it looks after exporting it: Do you know ...
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Why Is Wireframe Shading Only Showing Object Outline

I'm following a tutorial on Skillshare where the instructor switches to Wireframe Shading by pressing 'Z + Wireframe': Unfortunately when I try to replicate this on my Mac, it's only giving me an ...
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Blender rendering as wireframe

When I render an image in Blender, it appears as a wireframe. Does anyone know how to fix this? 3D viewport (render preview): 3D viewport (material preview): Render:
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Wireframe modifier misses some vertices

I'm trying to create a kind of wire net for an antenna. I drew a bezier curve, then converted that to a mesh. I used a triangulate modifier to create some of the interconnecting lines between the ...
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Blender 3.0 shows backface of wireframe (not X-ray), how can I hide back faces?

Blender v3 seemed to change something in the wireframe view where back faces are showing, simlar to X-Ray mode. Any way to hide / clip back faces in wireframe overlay?
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How do I select only one of two identical objects, on top of each, in edge or edit mode?

Ok, so as shown below, I have these two cubes, and I'm in edge mode. What I'm trying to do is just select the entire Cube .001 so I can use the Alt + S scale tool to scale it down, while keeping it ...
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Wireframe texture not rendering

I tried to make a texture with a wireframe but noticed the wireframe texture doesn't render. It acts like it's not there. How can I fix this? .blend file
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wireframe after the on cage

after i press On Cage button in Subdivision modifier - wireframe is hidden. Did the developer do it intentionally or is it a technical limitation of the program and display the wireframe in this case ...
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Problem with the mobius wireframe

Hi guys I created a mobius strip and applied a wireframe modifier to it. It seemed like that it became a complicated wireframe because I used the triangular prism to array. However, I just want to ...
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What are these lines that extend to infinity and how do I get rid of them?

When I create a wireframe modifier, I get these weird lines extending out of my mesh. I am having trouble finding where they come from because this mesh has so many points. Is there an easy way to ...
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Glitchy/distorted object when exporting to .obj file format but looks fine while in Blender

** I am new to Blender I am trying to model and export a Glock 18 for my game. In viewing in Edit mode, Object mode, Shading or basically every mode in Blender, the weapon looks fine and doesn't get ...
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Wireframe Automatic Activation

Is there a way to automatically activate the Wireframe whenever I switch from Object to Edit mode? That would make the workflow faster and less confusing. Thank you
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Wireframe artifact shows up when rendering close-up detail in Blender 3.0

I have a wireframe problem. When I render close-up detail image, wireframe wrongly show up on the surface of the model. I`ve set the model in smooth mode and subdivision level is high enough and ...
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Object Mesh is not showing the wireframe in solid mode [duplicate]

i was using blender 2,79 and when i upgraded blender to 3.0 i got a problem. The mesh of my object in solid mode ,when i press z to see the wireframe it shows an outline of the object transparent ...
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Why does my donut look different in wireframe mode compared to Blender Guru's donut?

I have been stuck on this issue for a while and haven't been able to figure what I've been doing wrong. So I was hoping someone here might have the answer to my question.
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Dynamic color of wireframe in freestyle

I am using freestyle to export some wireframes into svg, but the colors are always solid. When viewing the wireframes from the camera view, the line colors are varied based on lighting (i think? See ...
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How to turn of this strange partial X-ray on orthographic view? [duplicate]

There's this strange partial X-ray when I'm in orthographic view and I can't seem to turn it off. As you can see X-ray is off, wireframe is off, and it doesn't do this in perspective view. Any ideas?
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wireframe modifier +file size

I am trying to add wireframe modifier to a 119 MB 3D scan model on blender. The modifier gets added however does not get rendered. Is this because the model is too big?
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dotted wireframe in solid view

This is my first post in Blender! I downloaded a asset from Blender Studio tutorial, and it showed dotted wireframe in solid view like below: You can see that: in solid view no wireframe in viewport ...
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Missing Vertices

I'm new to blender and have run into an issue trying to make a glass of liquid. I duplicated the middle of the cup to make the liquid inside and continued developing the liquid. Only when I noticed ...
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How to render curves (or a faceless mesh) [closed]

I'm experimenting with geometry nodes in Blender 3.1 alpha, and used the following spaghetti of nodes to draw a trefoil: The result is what I expect, shown in the viewport from the camera angle here: ...
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Animating grid lines forming into a big grid

I am trying to animate lines into forming into a big grid something similar to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPwP_CPVwqM How can I achieve this type of animation? At first I was thinking of ...
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The Wireframe Modifier Messes up the normals

I'm using the Wireframe modifier on a very simple Mesh that consist only of cubes On some of the edges the wireframe is just messing up the normals and is creating some sort of double faces and on top ...
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Strange Outlines in Blender Render

I'm seeing these lines display over my render when I render it. They don't show up in the viewport and appear in both Eevee and Cycles. Also double checked to make sure Freestyle was disabled. Any ...
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join wireframe smooth surface

Im trying to join two elements. Black with smooth surface and second with wireframe. The problem is that: first join option Im loosing wireframe effect second join option Im adding wireframe effect ...
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how to create wireframe structure for modelling a Tree

I cannot figure out how to extrude a single vertex so as to create a wireframe structure as shown 35secs into the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgiJHxaTank&t=57s I believe there is an ...
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How do I achieve this look? [closed]

I'm trying to get a quite distinctive look to show off a model, like this: It's sort of like a silhouette, but with the lines showing. I can add the glow and texture in photoshop, I'm really just ...
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How do I render specific Cross Contour Lines in different colors?

I am trying to render an object that shows only specific wireframe lines and color them differently, like this: These lines need to be part of the object because I will throw in modifiers to bend and ...
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How do I create 3d wireframe lettering

Hello, I have this album of Garbage, and curious about this design in Blender. Thanks Eric
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Blender better visibility for wireframes

I am trying to follow this simple tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zkg7Ol2jEjs But I have found that when I change to wireframe view the object becomes completely transparent instead of a ...
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Why is the representation of the mesh different from the actual mesh?

I think early on in my modeling I did something that is causing the wireframe representation of some of the lines to show up in a different place than they are on the actual mesh. I've applied all ...
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How do I reduce the numbers of lines of the wireframe modifier?

I have a sphere with a wireframe modifier on it. Is there a setting that allow me to change the numbers of vertical lines created by the wireframe? I want about 24, on my sphere there must be about ~...
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1 vertex pulls out and ignores subdivide / smoothing

Sometimes i have a vertex that isn't cooperating with subdivision and smoothing. In image u will see 1 vertex ignoring the smoothing process. Whenever i have these it creates creases and is a pain to ...
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How do I apply a wireframe modifier as an overlay without it replacing all the shading I've already done?

I made this kind of HUD Earth with the shading tab. I want to add an overlay with latitudes and longitudes, to make it look like a more real-looking HUD Earth. For that, I use the modifier "...
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Extruded area is not filled

I have a single sketch with multiple vertices and faces. Once I select one face, and press A to select all faces and extrude, the extrusion happens but the volume ...
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Making a mesh transparent or decreasing opacity so objects inside will be visible

Made a Fire mesh in blender But I wanted to make it transparent so that the inside object can be seen But I tried all possible ways to make it transparent There are certain tutorials to add ...
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Is the Wireframe modifier supposed to connect adjacent vertices even if they are excluded in the Vertex Group?

Just some heads up: I'm a beginner. I was trying to outline some edges on my model with the wireframe modifier since I thought that was the easiest approach. I used a vertex group to tell the modifier ...
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Show individual objects as wireframe in 3D viewport

In Viewport Shading settings, one can make all objects shown as wireframes: But is it possible to only show a certain object(s) as wireframe, while keeping others in Solid or Material mode?
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Can't turn off Wireframe in Viewport all modes (It's a bug?)

Is already off "Viewport Overlays/Geometry/Wireframe" Is already off [Object Properties/Viewport Display/Wireframe] It don't have Wireframe modifier, either node wireframe. Suddenly it ...
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How can I create a 3D spacetime grid animation?

I want to make this kind of animation GIF. It has to work in Eevee with multiple objects. Unfortunately I couldn't do it via wireframes modifier and proportional editing. Do you have any suggestions?
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Faces disappearing when in Wireframe and in STL export

So bit of a newb here. I have started to design a phone holder that will be later 3D printed. I have basically used cube meshes and have bevelled the edges. I though i would export it as an STL to ...
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Is it possible to hide the wire in the edit mode?

I am working on models made by photogrametry so I had really dense mesh. I wanted to know if it is possible to hide (or make it transparent) the wire of the mesh when I m in the edit mode? I m using ...
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adding vertices in a mesh

so i am a beginner to 3d modelling and am using blender. i want to add vertices inside a cup and i dont know how to do that. further steps include making the liquid inside the cup. need help. a ...
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