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

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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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Save simulation in blender

Why i save my file in 3d blender & exit blender when reopen it is corrupted. I tried to made a simulation but when reopen the file was ruined.
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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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Concave Bevel an Edge

I'm trying to create this lamp: At the moment I've done a flattened cylinder with inset/extrude and then subdivision surface modifier: This is meant for a game so I'm trying to do it as low poly/...
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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 ...
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Materials “stuck” in the Materials Editor

How do I get rid of these two materials that apparently "stuck" in the materials tab? I've tried the "CLEAN SLOT" menu item, I've tried the unlink "fake user", I've tried deleting the NODE's in the ...
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Workflow for multi-subject, multi-angle compositions

I've been tasked to render six different products, from six different angles. The products are similar in shape, but has some variations in textures and meshes. The setup requires that each angle has ...
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Reparent object with transformations of new parent

To begin, I had an empty as a parent of a bunch of objects (think books with many children). I wanted to duplicate this as a set so I followed the following instructions: Select Parent. Shift+G, ...
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Refactoring tools for Blender?

Are there any refactoring tools for Blender that are currently alive and work with the latest Blender releases? By refactoring I mean making changes to data, such as objects and groups, where links ...
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How would industry-professionals approach this? [closed]

I am trying to figure out how professionals in the animation industry would approach this sort of building. If you take a look at the green details of the windows, those are a separate object from the ...
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How do I disable the 'add shortcut/online manual' pop-up?

v2.79b Using Maya navigation with left click select: I recently started getting this annoying pop up menu when right clicking with options to 'add shortcut' and go to the online manual etc. It ...
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How to create a buisness card with an embossed effect? [duplicate]

After I have found this website http://www.desainew.com/2018/01/business-card-mockup-tutorial-in-blender.html it was quite easy for me to generate something similar with my own business card design. ...
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Increase object size/dimension across two axies, while keeping proportions

I am wondering if there is some easy way of quickly scaling an object across two axies (X, Y) while keeping the proportions of the object intact. It's hard to describe so I'll try using some pictures. ...
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How to change the Coordinate Reference System of a model to align with another?

This is my first question on Stack Exchange :) I just can't figure out how to align two models based on different Coordinate Reference Systems (CRS). This is an imported DXF file based on Amersfoort ...
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View Edges connected to a seam

In Autodesk Maya, when you hover over a shared edge then both of them will be highlighted and if you click then they will both be selected. Is there any way to get this functionality in the blender UV ...
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How to make bandages around sword hilt

How would I get this effect on my sword hilt? I would like the bandages to be wrapped around and also have some hanging off for cloth simulation.
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How can I model the Trek Madone 9.0 frame?

I tried modeling a road bike in Blender, unfortunately, I had no luck with it so I decided to ask the blender community. The bike I intend to model is the Trek Madone 9.0 and really I only need the ...
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Use less memory in for faster rendering (32GRAM)

In better way to explain it. I have a project with a lot of details but also a lot of duplicated objects. It took a lot of time just to calculate for rendering and in some computers it showed me 'out ...
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Are there significant differences between Filmic shipped with Blender and its development version?

I've just read that Filmic is not completely implemented: https://developer.blender.org/D2659. Notes: The results appear to be identical to the original Filmic config, but I left out some ...
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Should I create a large map as a single model or in sections to export to Unity? [closed]

I want to start working on some 3D landscapes in the Unity engine, I'm a coder so working on unity has never been the issue but I'm a little lost on how to make the landscapes work. On a large scale ...
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Improving workflow with Dopesheet-Editor

I am working on a lenghty animation with lots of small, consecutive animations. currently all in one scene und very unstructured over the dopesheet-editor. I would like to group-up the single ...
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Particle system emitting upside down

I am doing a Blender tutorial from Blender Guru on How to Build a City (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCEN0qQOsIA) and I'm around the 30 minute mark where you insert your buildings as a group ...
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Change Blender's Python Version [duplicate]

My Blender is running Python 3.5.3. How would I change the python version to another one i.e Python 3.6.
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How can I control the bevel modifier with vertex groups?

I found a good quick tutorial on how to do padded furniture on this question: Model upholstery with buttons? I'm now stuck on points 3 and 4 - I don't know how to use the bevel modifier with vertex ...
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How Do You Make A Suggestion To Blender Developers? [duplicate]

I get it. The Bender Foundation probably gets thousands of suggestions to "improve" Blender's work flow or capabilities. But I haven't yet found where suggestions can be forwarded. Any ideas? I ...
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Workflow using the metric system?

I was wondering on what is the best workflow for combining scenes and characters. Like for example, if you are making a living room scene, should I use the metric system to get the correct ...
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Particle system issue - hair moves at the start of animation even without force fields

I have a sphere with a hair particle system. gravity ON, stiffness 2.500, cache start: -200 I tried to play my animation without force field enabled, the particle system is moving (for sure it could ...