Questions tagged [workflow]

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

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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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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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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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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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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 fill a blank keyframe with the keyframe that precedes it(note there are thousands of blank frames)?

the dope sheet shows blank frames at frame 3 and 5
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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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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 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 ...
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High poly meshes causing save time slow down

I've created a complex mesh for the scene I'm working on currently. The mesh consists of about 25k verts, and 12k faces. The mesh is used six times making the total project verts at around 140k, and ...
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Compiling Blender as a Python Module Windows

I'm trying to compile Blender as a python module on my windows machine so I can use an external IDE. In the tutorial on the blender site. I've tried to follow it, however, the instructions are pretty ...
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Python: Using pycharm with the blender API gives errors

I was trying to follow this tutorial to use Pycharm with blender. I extracted the API from blender but when trying to use the bpy library, I get multiple errors. Is there some way to fix this or ...
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How do you create a rounded, inset beveled edge?

TL;DR How do you create a smooth, inset, rounded, beveled edge? Hello! I'm sorry for the mundane question, but I'm a bit stuck. I'm trying to learn Blender and as an exercise I'm modeling a cabinet ...
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Make an add-on with multiple python files

I was looking through some add-ons that ship with blender so I could better understand how to use multiple files for an add-on. I tried running the add_curve_extra_objects plugin's init.py however ...