Questions tagged [workflow]

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

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How can I tie the Display Face Orientation to a Toggleable hotkey?

I already have the... thing: bpy.context.space_data.overlay.show_face_orientation This accepts a boolean value. I found this out by looking at the Info menu. I think it's called a context ...
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Most efficient way to have different image textures on many similar objects?

What is the best way to create a set of objects that are basically the same, but differ in their (animated) location and their image texture? Approaches considered It is possible to create a ...
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Shape and Texture / material based on database value

I've a question. I have an shapefile with database attached to the file. Let's assume this is file containing all roads in a municipality. As a polygons. With value describing the type of the road -...
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Modelling a modern dome tent

I am trying to model a dome tent with four sides for an outdoor night scene but I cannot figure out the modelling approach. I have seen this question and it helps to make the basic shape, but I want ...
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Workflow overview

I have been working blender trying learn my around the short cuts and get accustomed to modelling. I'm now comfortable i'd like to go through a typical work flow with this model. From what I see ...
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New to Blender and need advice

I'm a beginner on Blender and I start by following Andrew Price's tutorials, including the series on his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPrnSACiTJ4. The file generated after the first ...
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Blender Edge Flow/UV Mapping help needed

I started a project recently with a sewer scene, and I'm trying to make a circular hole in the cylinder I'm using for the wall to make a ladder that leads into the sewer. However, when cutting the ...
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Move forward view while wheel click

It'd be awesome to use the arrows to move the camera reference point with wasdqe, just like in walk mode, as soon as the wheel click is pressed (in addition to rotation (or translation if shift is ...
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What is the most effective workflow to create game assets for a mobile game like Brawl Stars?

knowing an approximate Amount of Tris for each character/background object (considering it will have a similar amount of objects displayed at the same time as Brawl Stars), needing for sculpting, ...
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How to make a interactive 3D scene/environment out of something created in Blender?

This question may not be directly related to Blender itself and it's more like a general 3D question. If it's too off topic excuse me and let me know so I can have it deleted. I've started learning ...
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Select box tool missing from side toolbar (2.8)

Im a beginer, and as I was working on my second tutorial I noticed that My select box tool is gone in edit mode, any clues? I can stil select with B but I would like the tool back.(also when opening a ...
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I can't add a New library in Blender 2.8

I want to create my own library in order to have access to very complicated shading materials in all my projects. So I go to materials, click "+" in Material Library VX, and then when I click "OK" an ...
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Creating cup base

How can I create only the base of a cup, with no sharp edges? I want to make something like this (image taken from this post), but rotated around the leftmost point. The end result will look ...
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How to maintain multiple cameras with different resolutions

I'm developing a scene and want to have a few different camera settings: an isometric camera with render resolution x==y, and a wide-angle perspective camera with render resolution x>y, and maybe a ...
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Thumbnail preview image default to Viewpoint instead of Camera

Is there a way to save a .blend file und generate the thumbnail from the image of the current viewport?
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Is it acceptable to have tris in a retopopologised game character mesh if it's in an area that propbably doesn't need to deform? [duplicate]

I just completed my second sculpt and need to retopologise the model for use in a game engine so I need a particular quad based topology with low poly count. I have sculpted, retopologised, rigged ...
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easiest way to do this? (Amplifier Grid)

i finished full donat tutorial. and im wondering can u tell me the easiest way to do it ? I tried modeling myself with path and using array model but it doesnt look right becouse i cant do it to look ...
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Why has Blender started not responding with every brush stroke I make

I have just recently started using Blender for 3d sculpting. In the first week all proceeded well and I was learning quite a lot. However this week as my sculpt started growing in size Blender began ...
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Workflow musings

As a relative newcomer, I'm working on getting a grip on the basics, and it is starting to make some sense. However, although I have a general idea of what the program can do, I haven't come across ...
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Paint high-poly mesh and then bake for low-poly, OR just paint low-poly with normal-map applied?

I recently completed my first sculpted game character including rigging and animation. I am still desperately trying to find reasons to do PBR texture paint in blender 2.8 rather than substance but I ...
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sending Data or Values to linked Objects in Blender 2.80 / 2.81

I work a lot with linked data and library objects or linked collections. Is it possible to send values or variables between the different hierachical structures ? So for example: SCENEFILE (var = ...
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Isolation Mode and viewport rendering in 2.80

Is there anyway to viewport render in isolation mode like in 2.79. Currently if you isolate an object and go to viewport render, it renders the whole scene rather than just the isolated object. All ...
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Blender 2.8+ set pass index for object?

I am aware that in the Data API region I can locate the objects and set their object pass index but it is a fairly tedious exercise. Is there an easier way?
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How to strip files from a .blend

I am new and following a tutorial. The teacher links his final .blend file that I downloaded, but he uses a few backgrounds/videos etc that I need to strip out so I can use the same for my personal ...
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Different objects selected on different tabs

I am currently rigging a character and every time a make a vertex group for a bone, I want to test to see how it does. However, switching from edit mode from one object, to pose mode on another object ...
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How do I keep in development add-ons under source control and easily reload changes in Blender?

I've been developing Blender add-ons for a while now, and one thing that I've always struggled with is how to keep a single copy of the add-on so that I can make changes to the code and quickly test ...
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Blender 2.8. Random transforms several objects everytime I open a file

I've been working on a project for a few days now and after I exported an fbx Every time i open the project it takes several objects and gives them a seemingly random transform. I put all the objects ...
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Render Smoke split in background and foreground for composite with a recorded image

I'm trying to render a smoke to composite a filmed character in the middle of it, as in the example. I was wondering if there's a easy way to render the back of the smoke in one layer and the front ...
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Blender 2.8 + Substance painter workflow

P/S Just started learning all the 3d stuff. I want to create a human head in Blender 2.80 and texture it in Substance Painter. Are all the steps below correct or is there any easier way to do it? ...
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Auto-Generate Mesh Grid from Contour

I'm currenlty working with this free 3d cloth modeling addon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNXBYI-WPU4), it is similar to Marvelous Designer, even though short on features. One problem is the ...
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How do I transfer a mesh deform modifier to vertex groups

I have a mesh (Mesh A) that is deformed by a Mesh Deform Modifier that is controlled by a different mesh (Mesh B) that is deformed by an armature rig. I want to export Mesh A with a complete rig to a ...
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Importing a model with more than 8 vertex maps

I'm trying to get our office to use blender instead of cinema4D for some projects but I'm finding some difficulties. There is a plugin we use in cinema4D which creates huge 3D maps with textures. To ...
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Creating floorplans with blender?

Are there any plans to add some basic floor plan features to create architectural plans? Some anotation tools, line styles and maybe a way to render straight on paper format would be amazing.
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Blender bones are confusing. How do they work?

. Coming from 3DS max, blender's bones are kind of confusing In green i rigged like i usually would, creating "transition" bones that serve no other purpose than to connect more important bones ...
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Blender 2.80 to Blackmagic Fusion

What is the best way to export camera animation from Blender 2.80 to Blackmagic Fusion. There is a script addon published on BlenderArtists which is perfect however it has not been updated for Blender ...
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how to model human skulls?

i'm trying to model a human skull for a project i'm working on but i could never get the workflow as i have never modeled(or failed terribly enough to give up on) anything organic, some tips would be ...
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Set Object's “Viewport Display” according to Workspace

I do a lot of retopology and I want to make a new Workspace exclusively to it. So it should have Backface Culling (Viewport Shading) and In Front (Object Viewport Display) options turned on. I can ...
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is it possible to use the array modifier to follow an edge instead of going straight?

i'm trying to have this fence follow an edge what is the best none destructive way to go about it
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Saving blend-files straight to server nets 0.5% speed of a windows file copy, how to fix?

Some context: Part of our company (about 3 fulltime people) do ArchViz, we're using Blender 2.79b and are transitioning to Blender 2.8. Tests underneath were done using 2.8. I'm not an artist myself ...
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Low Poly to High Poly, Quad Based Meshes

I'm pretty new to Blender, so I apologize for any obvious questions. My usual workflow when building simple structural, non-organic assets is.. Build a quad based low poly version Duplicate, sub-...
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Export FBX with nested Empties to Unity correctly?

Okay, so basically I got a huge industrial machine with complex and deep hierarchy in blender. The Empties within my hierarchy will later be animated with Timeline in Unity. I tried different things ...
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Car the edge flow

i feel like something is really wrong with this side , I used the edge flow addon but it still only gave me this I couldn't figure out how to proceed from here without making the mesh look all clucky
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Is it possible to design a surgical (dental) implant guide in Blender 2.80?

I would like to know whether Blender 2.80 has a function/procedure/addon according to which a dental arch can be replicated in negative (by a predetermined offset) to design a custum impression tray ...
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Railclone replacement for Blender?

I'm looking for a software package, addon, or possibly even an internal workflow for Blender 2.8 which will allow me to do in Blender what Railclone can do for 3DsMax. For example, filling a custom ...
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Blender Cheat Sheet

I'm retired and cannot afford C4D anymore, so I'm switching to Blender 2.8. Is there a simple, one or two page file that list at least the most used shortcut keys?
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In blender 2.8 how do you make a local instance of an object in use by multiple scenes?

I have created a new scene using linked copies. Now I need to make a few of the object single-user so there is a separate object in the original and in the new scene. Back in 2.79 there was a ...
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2.8 Can't find “Create orientation” in the menus, therefore can't add it to “Add to quick favorites” does not work in Search

Search says "create orientation" is in Transform menu, but it's not there. Where is it ? I did map my own key combination for it, but still. The one from 2.79 , Ctrl+Alt+Space Would be much ...
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How to assign a hotkey to 'set origin' context menu?

How can I assign a shortcut to popup the following menu when pressed? I have looked around and I found that I can right click and "Assign shortcut" on other menus, like this example on pivot point, ...
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Blender Search Option 2.8 On Mac

I would like to know what key or key combination opens the search field in Blender 2.8 on a Mac. Can anyone answer this? "F3" does not do it. Thanks!
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Implement Set Flow and Extrude Edges [closed]

I'm moving from 3Ds Max to Blender. I have two extremely serious questions for Blender's vital tools. 1- Why, by default Blender didn’t the implement a tool similar to Set Flow in 3Ds Max? In ...