Questions tagged [workflow]

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

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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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Which workflow can I choose for my project? [closed]

I'm beggining a new project and I wondering which is the best way to make it. It's about a virtual reconstruction of an existing town in the 15th century. like this : https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance....
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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 ...
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Blender Cloud Attract Tasks Not Showing Up

I have question regarding Blender's production management software, Attract. I set up a bunch of Assets with various tasks yesterday. Today, when I go to check on my assets, none of the tasks are ...
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Sculpting Performance Workflow

I'm new to Blender and using it to sculpt a character. I have been using Dyntopo for the majority of the mesh up to the point where i got to maybe 1 mio vertices, where I have started to subdivide the ...
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Question about workflow

I have been fiddling around with blender on and off for a while now (I'm still a complete noob.) My question is about workflow, more specifically what should be done in which order. Obviously you ...
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Render metal signs from svg files

I have 300 signs exported as a 2D svg file. I would like to build a scene in Blender and exchange the SVG in the background. Maybe build a script that change the SVG and than renders the scene with ...
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Noob question. Join/separate object

Why can't I also separate two object while in Object Mode (while to join two objects, you must go into Object Mode and not into Edit Mode) but I have to go to Edit Mode to do that? Am I using wrong ...
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Disable editing of multiple objects in Blender 2.8

In Blender 2.8, if you have multiple objects selected in Object Mode, and then hit Tab to enter Edit Mode, ALL the selected objects (both the yellow active object and the orange selected-but-inactive ...
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what is the hotkey to change noise distortion types in the displace modifier?

Is there a way to quickly toggle between the different types of noise distortions and Basis' ? Id like a faster way to switch between them, ideally scrolling through each one for 1s, to see result ...
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UV Mapping - During or After Building Process?

I'm in the process of modeling a stave church, I've built it [3] times already. I had to because I'm learning from my mistakes while learning new things about blender each day. My question is should ...
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Copy/paste in edit mode in Blender 2.8

Normally, I would agree that copy/paste is not necessary with the duplicate functionality (shift+d), but in this case, I think I have a legitimate reason to ask it. I am working on a game that ...
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2.8 Keymaps for specific selection modes?

Is it currently possible to set keymaps for specific selection modes like vertex, edge, and face. What I would like to do: Select all linked by double clicking a face. Select an edge loop by double ...
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Blender 2.8 RC UX issue - bringing back the window to edit mesh parameters [duplicate]

I am new in Blender, I just installed the 2.8 RC and started to follow some tutorials. Very quickly I encountered a simple problem which I am not able to solve, and which looks for me that it is ...
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How can I map SHIFT key to mouse and make it work in Blender?

I'm trying to sculpt in blender on my tablet PC just using the mouse and stylus. To do this I activated 3-button mouse emulation and set my 5-button mouse to ALT, CRTL, and SHIFT. Using these settings ...
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How to extend face along its natural direction?

How do you extend a face, or extrude an edge tangent to it? In Fusion 360, this operation is called "extend - natural," or "tangent." In Blender, the only way I can think of, is to select the faces ...
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How to organize different animations when you didn't finish your scene yet?

I want to have different scenes to create different movements of my objects. When I create or change an object, I want it to be created or changed in all these scenes. Only the animations shall not be ...
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How to assign different scenes for workspaces in Blender 2.8?

In 2.79 I could select a workspace, choose any scene and easily switch between workspaces - for example I had one scene for modeling and another one for VSE. But in 2.8 I can't find a way to do so. ...
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What are the keyboard shortcut for Knife Tool and Reroute Node for the Node Wrangler for Blender 2.8?

For the Knife Tool, it used to be holding the Ctrl key and dragging across a node connection to cancel the node connections, while to create a reroute node, it was holding Shift and dragging across a ...
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Bake and export texture

After i textured my object in node editor(using image textures-PBR-Diffuse,Nromal and Roughness) how can i export those textures to use them Unity/Unreal to texture the model ?(I know that this ...
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How to adding detail to low poly style model for game engine

Want to add some detail to a low poly style castle Wall model, make the bricks some variation, move in and out and cut some corner, build a scene in unity and found that with a direaction light, ...
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Punch a face on a model to the first backface of the model and make a hole [duplicate]

I have a model where i need to make a lot of holes. The kind of the problem is in all of them the same. The position and size of the hole(s) is already set by a face and they should not change. So ...
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Any way to add shortcuts for texture painting blending modes in 2.80?

Being able to quickly change blending mode in texture painting would be a HUGE efficiency improvment. I've been looking for a while to achieve this but didn't manage :( Even if its not possible to ...
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How to model a pitched roof?

I need help modeling the roof part: I'm trying to make that cube a wedge. I've tried the knife tool (both with Z and E) And I'...
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Baking color texture from high poly to low poly

I wanted to ask if there is any way to move diffuse map from high poly to low poly. I have a high poly model with textures and would like to move them on the low poly model. Can u help me?
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How to bake roughness into green channel only for usage with GLTF (Blender 2.8)

I've got a node setup that uses the red channel of the diffuse map for the roughness. I've described this method here. This works really well for wood textures. The node setup looks like: I want to ...
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Edit mode overlay/ not normal transition blender 2.8

I have never seen anything like this. I was trying to follow a tutorial on how to use the new 2.8 interface, but when I switch into edit mode, it looks nothing like the 2.7x mode. My screen has what ...
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Low Poly Model Creation Workflow

Hi from a new total newbie blender user. I want to learn how to create at least “fine” low poly models, something like here. I have heard that some people create high-poly models and then create low-...
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Blender 2.8 Outline Width is still thick on setting 1?

I truly wish I could avoid having to ask for help on things like this... In Blender 2.8 object mode the wireframe displays with an extra thick outline. If I go to the outline width (default 2) and ...