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Questions tagged [workflow]

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

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Texturing mid-large indoor scene/house workflow

I modelled a mid-sized indoor environment (weird house) to be used in the game (specifically in Unity). How do I approach applying textured-materials to it's parts? Here is how it looks: Screenshot #...
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How to “Chamfer” or Bevel Outer Edges of a Plane like in 3DS Max?

I've been following Grant Warwick's hardsurface modeling essentials video on Vimeo, using Blender 2.80. Following the tutorial, I've made a basic hill-type shape by extruding a plane multiple times in ...
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Permission to make a video tutorial/timelapse [closed]

a thought come in my head. Is it okay for us to make video tutorial/timelapse about modeling/etc from an anime/others and upload it into youtube without their permission?
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I want to become a BFCT. Suggestions for self-paced learning? [closed]

https://www.blendernetwork.org/certification/become-a-trainer/ The instructions for becoming a trainer are less structured than those of Autodesk. There's no exam, it's just board review. "...
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How do I create an enumproperty dropdown menu that shows up in Blender 2.8?

I'm trying to get my addon and its categories and dropdown menus to show up in blender 2.8 like this: Simple Asset Manager , but can't seem to get anything to show up, I updated some of the code which ...
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Could a knife/carving tool be added to Blender's grease pencil?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETpas5GnRfc&t=7m56s The above video from 7:56 to 8:10 is the functionality I'm referring to. Instead of erasing and redrawing a line I don't like, or sculpting it, ...
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Bounding Box (how to make it and how to use it for auto holes)?

Hello, its been a long time since i was here... I kinda don't remember how to ask a question here (properly) So I will just ask, I would like to create a bounding box that would be used as a auto ...
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Good strategies for camera matching

I've been blocking out the shapes of a rather visually complex interior. I used fSpy to match the camera to the perspective. I've got some of the shapes blocked out, but finding the correct scale, ...
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Blender 2.79 on windows 10 pc two issues

I've been having difficulty with blender lately, the issues are it is for some reason far laggier than it should be (gives frequent "not responding" messages), and the other issue is sometimes when i ...
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Should I just quit Blender when after two weeks of learning and watching tutorials I cannot model anything? [closed]

I really wanted to start with Blender a long time ago but I was addicted to games and I didn't have enough time. Now, I do have time and I need to know Blender to get onto University so I've tried to ...
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Problem with Boolean modifier-difference

I am modelling a PS4 where I need to make a hole in the console that resembles the PS4 logo. I have tried Boolean difference, it works for P and S but not for 4. Knife project also does not seem to ...
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Problem with Transfer Weight

I'm trying to rig clothes to a Fuse character that was rigged in Mixamo. I do this with ctrl+P -> with empty groups. Then select body mesh + shift click shirt -> weight paint -> transfer weight. ...
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rendering: is a transparent material equivalent to a non-existent part?

I would like to know if assigning a white transparent material on some parts of a mesh is equal to deleting thoses faces from the mesh; regarding the rendering times ? I like to keep faces on my ...
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How do I deform multiple meshes in the same way?

What I would like to do is deform multiple meshes (that are not the same shape) along the same path, or curve, or plane. The best analogy I have is a flag in the breeze made of multiple overlapping ...
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How can I view and edit modifier properties in the viewport in Blender 2.8?

I've just recently started playing around with Blender 2.8 after years of modelling in different software packages. I've memorized the most used keyboard shortcuts and customized most of the stuff, so ...
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Cannot set pivot point for circle

I have a circle This circle was created from long cube using a Simple Deform modifier. The problem is than I cannot set pivot point directly to the center of circle. I've tried all the set origin ...
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is there an inverse function of the circle function (w --> Loop tools) to form a square form a circle?

To create a circle from an edge loop in edit mode, there is the function under the specials menu. Access by W > Loop Tools > Circle. But is there a Function to do the opposite? By now, I pick a ...
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Polygon highlighting

I'm toying with blender 2.8 and as a Maya user there's one thing that absolutely drives me mental. When I select 4 edges or verts the face highlights. How in the world do I turn this off? All I want ...
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2.8 Beta - Save all images “invalid path”?

After texture painting, there is a button "save all images" below the texture slots. However when I click it I get an error "Invalid Path" is there something I need to set up?
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Random color on multiple multi-component objects obtained by applying an array modifier

I have a shipping container made up of around 30 different meshes. I want 3200 containers stacked together, each with a single random colour of a selected gradient (red container, blue container, ...
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Where is the UI menu option for “Separate by loose parts”?

After APPLYing an array, P doesn't load it for me, rather in Object mode it brings up the "Set Parent To" menu, and in edit mode it brings up the "Make parent?" menu. I've tried to create my own ...
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round corners inverted of a plane

this is a face in my object. I initially planned to have it this form and let the white part be transparent. However, because of a few reasons I now want to cut the white part from the plane. How ...
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Effective modelling of polar array

What would be the best way to achieve a quad mesh model of this kind of surface: The object has 12 circular arrays, with 6 holes on the innermost ring, then 12, 18, 24 ... plus 6 per each ring. ...
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Should I duplicate previous scenes?

I am making a short film with multiple scenes, and I was wondering if I should keep my previous scene and just duplicate it, or move on and continue editing the same scene. Is one better than the ...
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Is there a way to integrate other software in a Blender pipeline? [closed]

I'm considering starting a small studio, but the people I know do not use Blender. Is there any known way to effectively integrate other programs into a pipeline like Maya and After Effects with ...
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Is it possible to switch from 2D Animation context to General context in Blender 2.8?

I have been looking around the new Blender 2.8 interface now that it is approaching a finished state, and I've noticed that in order to to use the 2D Animation context, you have to actually create a ...
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How do I close a circle without having to deal with tris and ngons?

Here's the circle: I've always been extruding and then scaling the circle inwards. But when I then make a face, there's an ngon. It's not very noticeable, so I've been sticking to that method all the ...
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Update Scenes with changes, while keeping their settings different

I am using a workflow that needs to render the same objects with different render engines. Since you cannot set different render engines by render layer, it needs to be done by Scene (unless you right ...
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Update an imported FBX file [duplicate]

In Blender there is the fabulous option to link or append objects across multiple .blend files. We're a small team and are working with Blender AND Maya. Is there any option to "link" objects from ...
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Instant Way To Set Objects' Distance In Circular Pattern

Is there any automatic way to convert this pattern To this one? I have trying to use Scale with Manipulate center points ...
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Will blender 2.8 official realise be able to run on computer with graphics driver that is lower then OpenGL 3.3

I have seen videos on the upcoming blender vision 2.8 and I would also like to expand with blender like everyone. I hope the developers won't let my laptop limits to keep me from developing my skills. ...
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What is the detailed order of how to make a high-to-low-poly 3D game-ready rigged character?

I believe this has probably been answered in bits and pieces, but I was looking for a comprehensive order in which how to model, design & set up animated character from start to finish (coding-...
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What's the fastest / least destructive and most scalable way to create a step pyramid?

I want to create a step pyramid. Not a smooth three dimensional triangle with five faces, but a pyramid with "steps", like this: Requirements: Creating the pyramid should be fast! You should be ...
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how to make water a different color when touching an object?

In this tweet https://twitter.com/i/status/975848052551507970 the water is white when touching the walls and the plants how could I make this effect?
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Will this help program my 19 button mouse?

I have a Left index finger that is fused at the second knuckle , therefore I bought a 19 button mouse to compensate. The box said it has programmable buttons.( Utechsmart Venus). I'd like to use the ...
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Arrow Flow Animation [duplicate]

Hi I really need a water flow animation exactly like this, please help. I already using follow path, curve and array modifier but the result not as expectation here's the exact sample I wanted: My ...
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Micro Displacement how to make it to look better, or is there a better solution (5 questions)

Recently I've been working on personal projects so I decided to give displacement map a go [I am trying to take images of wall carving, ornaments, or patterns and make it 3d, but I have so far ...
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What's the best way to sculpt or texture without a drawing pad?

I need to make custom sculpted or textured things, and I notice the restrictions of using just a mouse versus having a drawing pad or display tablet. The workflow is very jotted, unnatural feeling, ...
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Is there a best way to build a mesh if a bevel is to be applied

I have been attempting to create a bracket and when I apply a bevel to the object, the corners produce a weird pinched distorted effect. After spending a lot of time trying to alter settings and such ...
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Mass dissolving of quads into a single point

I have created a mesh via sculpting, then converted all of the resulting tris into quads. However, it left me with a less-than-ideal overall layout. The problem, as you can see, is that while most of ...
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Blender not saving proxy location, scale and rotation

I'm working on a game and I have my workflow setup in this way: I have an assets.blend file which contains all my assets and a file for each map where I use these assets (map1.blend, map2.blend...) ...
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Modeling a car wheel arc: Move vertex to form an arc

I'm really noob with Blender and 3D modelling in general. I started modelling a *very* low polly car, and I wasn't careful at all about the topology, little by little I started adding some more detail ...
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How do I add a secondary layer to a concave model

I have a low-poly model of a purple crystal and I want to add a thin transparent layer on-top of it, I've tried: Fattening a copy of the model. Scaling a copy of the model. Extruding along normals. ...
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How to make water wall effect?

Go you have any ideas how to make this sort of an effect? I've tried to achieve this using water simulation, but it didn't turned out well. Using a texture looks like rational, but I have no idea how ...
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How to create an anime eye

So i'm learning how to sculpt using this 3d model as a reference: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/3YZ9Y I have the basic shape of the head, now i want to create the eyes for this character. I ...
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Apply a pattern of objects to the outside of some other geometry

I have a pattern of objects I intend to represent in Blender as cameras (so I can simulate viewpoints from where the objects would be). The pattern is defined by angular offsets around a circle, i.e. ...
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Introduction to blender [duplicate]

Hey everyone I am new to this page and I would love to learn Blender. So my question is what can you guys recommend me to start working with Blender, because I am a bit confused and I do not know the ...
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Crowd Scene: Generating many characters with random clothing objects

I'm working on a small crowd scene and trying to figure out the best way to set it up from a workflow perspective. I have addons or particle systems to place the characters, but I need to generate a ...
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Node Editor: Custom Label Shortcut

I want to create a keyboard shortcut to quickly label a selected node. The ideal shortcut would bring up a text box to show input, and then pressing Enter would assign the text as a Custom Label.
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Making Objects in the file or appending/linking them? [duplicate]

I've been learning about the append and linking function to bring in objects from other Blend files to the current one being worked on, but something keeps nagging at the back of my mind: Aside from ...