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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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remove poles from sphere?

hello is it possible to remove these poles on the wireframe and somehow structure the wireframe differently? ive tried deleting faces but it still draws the looks to the pole of the modelled sphere. ...
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Hidden wire problem

I'm using hidden wire on the properties panel while doing retopology work and sometimes I accidentally hit a shortcut key where get this: Anyone know what is happening and what can I press to get ...
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How to disable wireframe for a second 3D view when in edit mode?

When I enter Edit mode, all 3d views show me wireframe. I want my extra 3D view to show me no wireframe when I enter Edit mode. It is possible in 3ds max by reference copy.
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Can I control the visibility of edges in a cycles wireframe?

I want to create a (barely) visible seam like this. Beveling that edge to create a face and assigning a darker material to that face is one solution, however it is cumbersome, breaks the topology and ...
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What are the blue lines in a wireframe

so, I've been working on a Blender file for a while, and I forgot what I did to make the wires turn dark blue, like so: Anyone knows what this means?
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Create a self creating box like in this video [duplicate]

I'd like to create a simple line box that draws itself that I can import in Blender's VSE. This can be done in after effects like in this video tutorial: https://youtu.be/YLNmtk67unY What methods ...
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Display object textured regardless of viewport display mode [duplicate]

I'm working on marine gun turret model and trying to use its drawing/blueprint image to make 3d model more accurate. Blender wireframe view mode is great for modelling but when I switching to it the ...
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Fix a Frame of an object in Game Engine

I want to frame an object in Blender Game Engine. The idea is that I need this frame adjust correctly to the object regardless of its size or rotation. Also, if the object is near or further (so the ...
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How to make a grid properly and render it faster?

Should I use grid fill tool and then use wireframe modifier, or subdivide the mesh? I want to make a grid and then use wireframe modifier.
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I cant render this Grid [duplicate]

I'm trying to create my first 3d model with material . so i pick up my radio to be my guide . There is a problem that i cant solve . i tried to create a grid in front of the radio but when i render it ...
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Set wire + draw all edges on as default

Is there a way to enable wire and draw all edges in Object -> Display as default? So I don't have to enable it for every single object. Any help is appreciated! :D
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Creating shapes without deleting mesh?

Use wireframe on sphere can give me a good shape of holes without delete the mesh. I want to replace these holes with other shape like Heart or thunder. A shape of empty heart instead of a hole. How ...
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Modeling a Radiator Heater

I have been attempting to model a radiator heater. Now, my radiator in real life is made out of five vertical pipes with one cross beam arrayed seventeen times along a bottom pipe that carries the ...
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How to make the Wireframes for these lights?

I am trying to reproduce on my CNC a wireframe skull that was etched on acrylic and put into an LED base. It is made by a company called Bulbing; I found it on Youtube. I was hoping that some one ...
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Is it possible to import the outline or profile of something from a picture to use as a line in a wireframe?

I have some engineering schematics for an aircraft I want to make a 3d model of. These schematics includes cross-sections of the air foil at different parts of the aircraft, basically what you would ...
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Wireframe and halo together

I have a simple mesh and like to render it as halo and wireframe. Unfortunately they render only wireframe OR halo. I tried to mix halo and wireframe but i guess it affects only to the color. What i ...
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Edit Mode Wireframe + Translucent View?

I'm trying to texture a model I made with a texture pallet I imported into the Compositing View with Smart UV Unwrap, but when I'm in Edit Mode, the entire model is in a sort of mid-way-to Wireframe ...
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How Do I Save 3d View as a Wireframe Image? (Blender Render)

I have some objects that I want to save their wireframe view as an image file. Someone told me to use the OpenGL render active viewport button on the 3d viewer's menu header, but I just get an error ...
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Wireframe horizontal vertices - retro video game effect

How am I able to recreate this effect? I have used the wireframe modifier to utilise the crossing mesh on existing models but would love to be able to only have a horizontal vertices that hide the ...
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Object became a like a grid, how to turn it back solid?

I was creating an object and a rig when suddenly the object turned into a grid instead of showing off the default grey material. How it looks right now: How do I make it solid again?
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wireframe while everything else is solid

hey I'm new to the site but I am making a game in blender. there is this problem where everything is solid but this one object is stuck in wireframe while the rest is solid. I have checked the maximum ...
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Black wires covering object

Im quite bloody inexperienced in this software, so you might as well call me a noob, but here is my problem: I was modelling a soda can, then I decided to make a stand for it and accidentally pressed ...
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"wire_mat_gui" add-on, how to render wireframe with visible edges only?

I'm trying to render a wireframe combined with solid using this addon, but for some reason it shows some edges that should be hidden. I made some research but couldn't find anything as I don't know ...
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have i toggled wireframe? [duplicate]

Hi I seem to have toggled wireframe and I can't get out of it or is this wireframe at all? I hit Z and nothing changes
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How to modify width of "wire" material type [duplicate]

I'm struggling to model my objects into a 90's retro vector style, with the wireframe and low poly look. Freestyle won't render in a game mode, and it seems to use a tremendous amount of time just ...
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How to keep one object on certain view mode?

I'm trying to keep my reference image that I important as a plane in Material mode while I can still adjust the object I'm modeling by switching between Wireframe and Solid (by using Z). Every time I ...
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How to use modifiers in Blend4Web

I've been trying to export a wireframe (wire material assigned) object in HTML with Blend4web and it won't work. Am I doing something wrong, or is it not possible to do? Any advice is welcome.
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Render wireframes with hidden wires?

I need to render my models in wireframe (no solid). I first turned to the Wireframe modifier, it works great. Only I can see through to the wires at the back of the model. I need to render only the ...
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Wireframes with Square Cross-Sections?

I am trying to generate thick wireframe meshes that do not appear so pointy. The modifier generates faces at acute angles (see cross sections below) where I am trying to get square cross-sections. ...
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How to get solid render with wireframes and no shading

I got this by using the advice here... How to display the edges of a mesh while in Object mode? Basically, use object mode and check "wire" and "display edges". Then I adjust materials until I can ...
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Blender Internal Bake Wireframe

I am trying to bake a texture for a mesh, a simple diffuse material with the wireframe on top of it. I'm trying to get the effect you can see here: https://youtu.be/7dK1VVtja5c?t=9s. I need to bake ...
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Wireframe modifier resolution

Basically I am asking what was already asked a year ago in this thread: Create a rounded wireframe? The question is basically unresolved an I thought that since a year ago someone might have an ...
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Is it possible to use different object interaction display modes on different objects in the same scene?

I have a scene consisting of multiple objects, some of which are objects incorporated in the scene. The other objects are not incorporated in the scene, for example, the lamps, the cameras and certain ...
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"Curve From Mesh/Text" not working on wireframe of cube

I was following this link on solidifying edges. When I went to convert the mesh to a curve, nothing happened. Here's what I starting with a new file: Select cube Tab to edit mode Ctrl + F > Wireframe ...
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Hide wireframe in edit mode

I am editing a very dense mesh. It looks great when viewed as solid faces, but it's just a black blob when viewed as wireframe because there are so many vertices. When I switch to edit mode to select ...
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Wireframe thickness like sketchup and color without rendering

Is there a way to change wireframe color and thicknes on 3d objects without rendering them? The default wireframe appear is only one pixel, so I would like to increase it and also change color. If ...
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How to display all mesh wire in flats faces?

I want to display all wire in a mesh, but if the edges are in a flat face that are not shown... Here's a little example: Do you know how to do that?
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How to render as only wireframe in Cycles?

I need to know how to render a object on Blender Cycles but only as a wireframe, for example, like this: Also, it is possible to vary between the smooth wireframe object and the polygonal wireframe ...
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Wireframe only when rendered

When I render my model I get this: But I want it to look like a rendered version of this:
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How can I make a 3D wireframe object hollow?

For instance, if I want to make a wireframe snowman out of three spheres, I would like to trim the spheres so that only the outermost surfaces are shown. That is, if sphere 1 and sphere 2 overlap, I'd ...
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Hide specific wire line

In this model using 2.70 with toon-rendering and freestyle some edges (circled in red in the image) are rendered that should not be rendered. I am a old man came from very old blender, so please be ...
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Can the 3D viewport be set to draw smooth (anti-aliased) wireframe?

When I create mesh etc the wireframe looks so jagged. Coming from other applications I've used, most of them seem to have smooth wireframe (Maya to name one). Are smooth wireframes possible in ...
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Change objects to soild view [duplicate]

When I download some files from blendswap they look like this. I want the silver/gray solid view.
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Set wireframe only view

In this tutorial, the author says to set the view to wireframe at 10:08. In blender 2.7, the menu looks slightly different. When I set to 'wireframe' I do not see the same results. How can I ...
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See background image through solid shading in edit mode

I am modeling a person's head and face using front and side reference images. I have set the reference images as Background Images for the "Front Ortho" and "Right Ortho" views, respectively. For the ...
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Is there a way to display the geometry of the Subd. surf. modifier together with the original geometry?

Is there a way to display the geometry of the Subdivision surface modifier together with the original geometry in solid view in edit mode? Lets assume that the image below is a screenshot from that ...
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Why does the wire-frame material fades across the object?

Why does the wire-frame material fades across the object? Here is what I did - I created a new material and I selected on "Wire" and I made it shadeless. Then, I created a new material and assigned ...
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How to render an object as a transparent wireframe?

I'm a psychology student (and 3D design noob) who's been tasked with designing items for a test of spatial ability like this example... I've been playing around with Blender, and I've gotten this ...
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Is there a way to render a wireframe independent of its topology?

Lets say I have an object and I want to render it in squarish wireframe in orthographic view. Here is what I mean - I am not looking for a specific topology in the 3d view, but what ever the ...
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How to create a material that is part solid, part transparent wireframe? [duplicate]

For a 3D rendering of an organ, I would like to make part of it a transparent wireframe so the contents become visible (similar to this image, only I would like to have a much smaller area as the ...