Questions tagged [workflow]

Questions about any workflow in Blender, or just ways to go about doing something.

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Any ideas on how to model and animation a whirlpool [duplicate]

Does anyone have a good way of modelling a water vortex? I watched this video and I think its great: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np5aC97wZCg. If I could, I'd add an ocean displacement modifier to ...
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Airdiffusor water bubbles

I want to create a watersurface with airbubbles and white foam + wave produced by the air bubbles. I know i can use particles for air bubbles underneath the watersurface. But how to get the little ...
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Link camera animation between scenes

I have two scenes that are composited together. Scene A has a camera with animation. I need the camera in scene B to have the same animation but different camera settings. I know this should be simple ...
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Artifacts when using the union Boolean modifier on modeled mesh. Workflow to add Nails/combine Nails in a sculpted hand model?

I'm currently learning Blender and aim to do stylized Eevee animation, so I'm currently modeling a high detail hand to hopefully later uv wrap and use. My problem is that I decided to polymodel the ...
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Marble rolls in a cylinder smooth animation

I have tried everything. To smoothly get the marble into the cylinder and that it rolls through the cylinder. And then goes out of the cylinder again. I also tried to animate frame by frame but then ...
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How to obtain a simple and effective rendering without having to create a complex material?

Here is my problem, I would like to be able to render a scene without having to tamper with the material nodes each time. These days, as I decided to focus only on learning modeling, when I create an ...
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link nested collections

I'm trying to get blender working with my coworker so we can both work at the same time. I've got a model that will have Lots of parts. The data is from Rhino an is very high mesh. So I want to keep ...
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How to make curved windows using Archimesh?

I'm on blender 2.83.1, and I'm using the archimesh panel window to model windows because its easy to just stick in. However for the main bay window of my house (there's 6 windows), when I change the ...
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Best strategy for complex hard-surface sculpt retopology

I have been having a huge amount of trouble finding the best way to go around retopologizing a model I made. It has many curves, as well as many flat surfaces. There are also "seams" that ...
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Archicad workflow for Blender? [duplicate]

I used to be able to save project in Archicad as a 3D Studio (.3DS) file and open directly in blender, what happened to that functionality?
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Importing from World Creator 2 to Blender 2.83 - Best Practices

I am at a stalemate here. The goal is to bring in a landscape from WC2 to Blender and have it look as photorealistic as possible. Is it better to create as much as possible in WC2 (mesh, texture, ...
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Should objects added in edit mode be merged together or can they exist as separate objects? [duplicate]

Are unlinked mesh islands of the same object considered bad modeling? And, when should I merge meshes and when should I keep them separate?
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What are the best ways of designing sword topology?

I'd like to model the sword in the reference image below, but I'm not sure how to design the topology of the blade while avoiding the use of (1) a triangle at the tip or (2) a quad with two vertices ...
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Modelling or sculpting mode? [duplicate]

I need your thoughts. Worked on this 50s radio that I found in an antique market yesterday. I'm trying to do a mic to go with it. I've tried every possible shapes, cylinder, Square, stretch, beveled ...
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Any Suggestions On How To Model It, I tried few but couldn't find the perfect one?

I am able to layout the shape using vertex extrusion but not able to give like width to it.
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Is it possible to reproduce Maya/ Houdini target/ point weld operators inside of Blender?

Both Maya and Houdini have an operator called target weld (point weld in Houdini) that essentially is the same as Blender's Merge at last operator, but they are done in one step and are continuous ...
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Blender using loads of main drive space while using it

Dear Blender Community, To begin with some background information, I'm using windows 10 home edition, blender 2.82 and a screen recording software called: "Active Presenter". I've two drives ...
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How to solve 3D Printing Artifacts?

I'm having a trouble with 3D printing. I do not own a printer and I'm sending to someone for printing. So, the problem is, when they open the model to print, it appears like in the image, with lots of ...
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I think I changed the way I “orbit” in the viewport: how to restore it?

I think I have pushed a key that changed the way I "orbit" in my viewport. It feels weird with the mouse. Don't know how to explain that. It seems that it is not focused on the 3D cursor ...
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Does Blender have a way to simulate skin and muscle?

I can't find any solid documentation on it but the technique is: Instead of building the entire mesh like you normally would, you would model the muscles and bones only. Then you would use a cloth to ...
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Connect a folding door with an armature without deforming the door panels

I am building a horizontal folding door with segments that open like a concertina. Method: I first select the door segments then the armature. Cntrl + P "set parent to" / Armature deform/ ...
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Blender 2.83 UDIMs for every layer question

I am new here and couldn't find an answer to my question around so decided to ask. I have a tank model in blender 2.83 and because it will be hero asset the mesh is kind of dense. Also, I will be ...
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Is there a way to group or organise keyframes for a complex animation?

How do you do complicated animation sequences in Blender? I'm only just starting out with Blender. I can do simple animations, no problem. It's easy, right? Move an object, keyframe it, change frame, ...
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Is a Directional/Flow Map Necessary for Hair Cards?

I'm currently creating hair cards for my character and from what I've researched, it seems that I need to create the following hair cards for everything to look good: (1 Diffuse/Albedo map (2 ...
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How do I become better at using blender? [closed]

I've started using blender 2.82 for almost 3 months. I've pretty much learned the basics of its interface however I'm still struggling to pull off good 3d art. I feel that my skills are not that good ...
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Modelling and texturing a hole/crack in a wooden floor

I'm fairly new to blender and I'm trying to model a wooden floor (floorboards etc) including shading/texturing with a crack/ hole in the centre of the floor. What do you think is best way to go: model ...
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Cryptomatte material masks export

Is there a simpler way to export all separate masks of materials using open exr multi-layer format for post processing in photoshop using the exr-io plugin? I always end up in a time consuming node ...
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How do I create PBR game assets in Blender?

I’m wondering what kind of workflow is a good one to start learning how to create pbr game assets. I will be using other software like substance painter down the line. Any ideas?
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Non-weighted tangents

This has been asked a few years back, and it seems it has not been implemented yet. It is one of the most useful features in Maya in particular because you are not constantly manipulating handle sizes ...
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How do I change the mouse mode in Compositor?

To be more specific, I have a scene I'm almost finished with, and am touching up by adding sunbeams in the compositor. However, at least as of Blender 2.82, every time I add the sun beams node, my ...
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How to create 1 texture and 1 combined normal of a collection containing 100's of objects (that can not be Joined)

I am building a model for a flight sim, and have the objects and animation done. (Just for context, there are over 500 objects spread over 20 collections, and a large number of empties driving part ...
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how do I stop blender from randomly creating multiple (often disconnected) vertexs in the same place? ver 2.82a

While trying to create a low poly standing model I keep finding (while loop subdividing or while grabbing individual vertexes) a face has been lifted off with two (often) disconnected vertexes ...
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2.8 sculpting fine details

I am trying to sculpt a close up of an eye for practice because I struggle with them when sculpting faces. My current understanding of the 2.8 sculpting workflow is to primarily use the new remesh ...
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Blender modelling workflow compared to Fusion 360

How is blender modelling workflow (with advanced boolean addons like Hard-Ops and BoxCutter) compared to Fusion 360 in product design? I'm interested in using blender as my main modelling software and ...
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How to make jagged geometry smooth/diagonal?

Often times I select faces from my character's body and then duplicated them and grow them up in order to create clothes. However, sometimes this results in jagged clothes with hard edges. Is there a ...
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can you rotate two edges symetrically without mirror modifier?

For example, if I have two edges like these: and when I rotate them, I want them to rotate in opposite directions, like when you use the mirror modifier so that it looks ike this: I was wondering if ...
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Pack specific external file

How can I pack exactly 1 specific file into the .blend on Blender 2.82? In external data, I have many texture files. Some I use in all my ...
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Circular selection tool is stuck on the cursor after pressing alt+c

I am modeling a car. While modelling I pressed Alt+C instead of C for circular select tool. The circular select tool came anyway but now I'm unable to exit the tool. It has got stuck to the cursor. ...
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Is there a way to rotate view by 180 or 90 degrees with 1 command?

Most of the time I use the "hold alt + drag middle mouse button in a direction" to rotate the view. There are often times when I want to see the top or bottom view and then rotate the top/bottom view ...
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Blender 2.79B won't open [duplicate]

I am getting this "AL lib: (EE) UpdateDeviceParams: Failed to set 44100hz, got 48000hz instead" when I'm trying to open blender now. Any help would be much appreciated
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sculpt brushs only go in a flat way?

In sculpting mode, the brush behaving as a clay brush whatever I enlarged the strength value. thank you for your reading
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How to randomize holes in a mesh, like with a particle system?

I'm building a bush that has been ravaged by caterpillars. I am working with a set of leaves, see attached image, and some of them I have created holes in the mesh, you can see in the mesh which is ...
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Is there a way to place a single edge in the same way you place an edge loop?

I want to be able to press a shortcut, then hover over an edge, click it and then place a single edge (not an edge loop) just the same way I press Ctrl+R to place an edge loop. Also would be great if ...
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Blender is not displaying anything when startup

So I got this new desktop PC (albeit second-hand), and I begun moving my old stuff from my laptop to here, including Blender 2.79. When starting up the program, I was greeted with something I call a ...
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way to toggle between active editors?

I'm trying to speed up my workflow and something that slows me down is having to mouse over the editors in order to activate the shortcuts for that editor. for instance if I want to select something ...
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Assistance with bool tool

I am making a guillotine in Blender as a random beginner's project to get more comfortable with 2.8 and practice a non-destructive way of doing stuff. However, the boolean modifier (using bool-tool) ...
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Good workflow for “ready to use” character actions in other scenes

I have a character ready to animate. I want to be able to append this character and its actions library (walking, running, sitting etc) in different scenes, with the less amount of calculation ...
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Is there a way to make my numpad be just a numpad?

I use my numpad to type in exact parameters. Quite often I've not quite gotten my field selected and when I hit a number my view changes to some weird angle or restriction I can't get out of and it's ...
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How do you make flat shading for games?

Just wanted advice on how to make flat shaders/renders like this for game characters. Especially transparent ones like the frog's raincoat and the glass cover of the terrarium. Any help would be ...
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How do I stop zooming in and out when I move my mouse? I just want to zoom with the click wheel. Explanation in Text

Example: I leftclick on a model to select it. While I'm moving my mouse to any button to do something with the model, the whole view is zooming in or out at the same time. I always have to hit escape ...

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