Questions tagged [workflow]

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

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How to model clothed characters for games?

I would like to create a character model for a game, but I cannot figure out how to model the clothes in a way that works well for rigging and animation. I tried to model the body first and then ...
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How to model a wheel (tyre)

This is how far I got: But the tyre is not smooth and has some artifacts on it. If I use more subsurf, it gets more weird. The steps I took: The bump map tyre will be of high poly, right? This is ...
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Path constraint switching and timing

I am working on my character animation project. I want to create multiple paths for my character to follow, (do action). For Example, follow the first path from frame (x) and (do action) until the ...
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How do I add spikes my character's arms?

I would like to know how to put shards/rock spikes that face upwards on my character's arms, like the branches of trees face up. (Incomplete character model for reference). Preferably for Unreal ...
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Reflection and Lighting Problem : Donut

The first image is my blender work space but i want it to look like the second image.
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A Simple way to make a wreath

I am trying to figure out how to make a Christmas wreath in blender. The only tutorial I have found is time elapsed and super complicated. I was wondering if there is an easier way to make a wreath in ...
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Best way to make smooth UV sphere with hole through it

keep in mind that I am a blender beginner. How would I go about making this sphere hole smoother. After applying subdivision I get a distorted ring. My goal is to make this circle as smooth as ...
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Combine blender with other free programs to make films

I'm a 13 year old who aspires to be a filmmaker, but I don't have money to spend on software. Luckily, Blender is free, and so is HitFilm Express 2017. I know Express doesn't support 3d models, so is ...
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Font that looks as if made out of ribbons?

Can I use blender to create and render something like the text in the image below? If I were to make my name, using this type of ribbon "font". How can I create these letters?
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Modelling in blender without mouse wheel. How to completely move mouse wheel modal functionality to custom keyboard shortcuts?

How to edit modelling operator modal\contextual hotkeys? I'm using blender with a tablet since the beginning. And it doesn't have mouse wheel. I'm really fond of blender shortcut system, and how it is ...
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Is it possible to select all of one type of node in the node editor?

I have a project where I am pre-rendering frequently via File Output nodes, which are numerous and spread throughout the node tree. Is there some way to select all nodes of a certain type with a key ...
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Blender for Engineering: Numbering and naming objects in blender

I am working on technical drawings with Blender using MeasureIt. I am following for making blueprints of specifical parts this youtube tutorial, and it works great. But when I am producing "big ...
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What is the difference between creating a mesh from a single object to using multiple objects?

I am learning Blender and I am watching tutorials and practicing from them. Recently I've followed two Blender users, Blender Guru and CG Masters, and I've noticed that while Andrew Price (Blender ...
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Sort by Modification Time doesn't work

I just created a file in my computer "test-color.png" that I would like to Import as plane. On my Mac, the file is the last one modified in the folder "other-fabrice": However, when I click on "...
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How to create a vertex group?

Please someone tell this beginner how to create a vertex group.
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Is there a way I can batch Auto Smooth hundreds of objects?

I have well over a hundred objects in Asset Management folders that I need to set as smooth and then set Auto Smooth to 40 degrees. Does anyone know if there is a way to do this so I don't have to ...
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How to position a poncho with cloth physics

I'm working on a character who is wearing a poncho: The poncho has cloth physics, and the character is a collision object. To get the model in that screenshot, I started with a flat subdivided plane ...
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Making a Cutout to in Low Poly Model without affecting the surface flow

I am making a model of Helicopter. Its comparatively low in polygons. I want to create a cutout in it. Deleting faces or doing boolean operation on major portion of model, my model becomes a mess and ...
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How do I join edges in blender?

So I was wondering how do I join these edges, look at the pictures. I have been searching for a while and can not find anything that works, pressing F messes it up. Whenever I move an edge it doesn't ...
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How can I make a smoke simulation look like water bubbles?

I'm working on a scene about a guy diving into the ocean, something like this: I tried particles but this looks unnatural at rendering and it occurred to me to do it with smoke simulation. I found ...
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Extracting 3-d forms for producing organic shaped model from various flat parts

I am a carpenter. Looking for a way to build organic shapes and curves in 3-d rendering that we can then extract 3-d pieces to understand the geometry required to build the form from multiple pieces ...
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Can right click select everything under the cursor, instead of just one thing?

I'm moving some vertices of a mesh to be better aligned to a reference image: The mesh has depth: This involves a lot of box selection (or C): Is there a way to configure Blender to make right ...
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How can I scale these objects without breaking their relationships?

I have this setup: Duplicate part of a big mesh, and separate it into a new object Hook each vertex of the new object to an empty Parent each empty to the corresponding vertex of the original mesh ...
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How to use Blender to size 3D objects based on photograph and a reference object

I am a Blender beginner and therefore hope that this question is not too basic for the pros. I am trying to reverse engineer the dimensions of a riverbed based on a photo taken by a drone and a 3D ...
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Create easily reusable character for still images

I am quite new to blender, so excuse me if I am getting some terms wrong (which might be why I didn't find an answer through google..) I'll start off describing what I want to do, as this will ...
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How do I change the location of the “Temp” folder to be a relative path?

Here are my current User Preferences under the File tab: I'd like to make the "Temp" folder a relative path, sitting somewhere under the application's directory. So in this case, rather than it being ...
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How make a character climb rocks and blocks in the BGE?

I am trying to do something like that image below... But no more ideas... It's for a semi-platformer game that uses simple jumps, this grab ledge above and some other. I already know how to do a ...
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Is there a way to hide all particles in a scene?

Pretty straightforward, I am looking for an option or key command to hide all the particle systems in the current scene. Is this possible or do I need to write a script?
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How to switch to another camera in blender game engine

This might have already been asked but how do I switch cameras in blender game engine? What I would like is to play a camera sequence perhaps a panning view around a map and then towards the end ...
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Making Diagrams and Blueprints for Engineering

In comparison, a lot of Autocad products are based on Architecture and Engineering, like making graphs and complex but easy to read blueprints. Does blender have any such features, or are there any ...
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Export unfinished image render

My render is "almost" complete... It took almost 5 hours to render the center object, and from now on Blender will render nothing but white pixels of the Emission background all the way to the edges....
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How do you rig a character made out of linked parts?

I've modeled a character that I want to rig. Various parts of the character are mirrored (e.g. left and right arms), so I want to at least partially link them to make iterating on the model easier (...
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How can I globally disable specific ray visibility settings on multiple objects at once?

I have a little scene and wanted to check the differences in render times and visuals by changing some of these cycles settings: However, the scene consists out of many objects and it would take a ...
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How can I rig telescopic parts to move one at a time?

I'm trying to rig a telescopic model. I'd like the segments to deploy "one at a time" (like at 38s here), such the the first segment is almost completely out before the second segment starts moving, ...
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Graph editor view zooms too far

My problem is that after scaling the axes to show the curve I wish to work on in the Graph Editor, as soon as I try to grab a handle on the curve (or click anywhere in the window), the view zooms ...
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Blender over SSH crashes with X Error

I am using Fedora 26 PCs and ssh to connect from one PC to the other. Blender version 2.78c cannot run over a SSH connection, but surprisingly version 2.77a has no problem with that! When I run ...
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Working around the UV Maps limit

Since the maximum amount of UV Maps is eight per object, (I'm not quite sure why), a workaround is most likely my only option. For this problem, I have a single object that has 55 materials. There ...
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How to place duplicated objects at various locations/rotations in a scene?

I've got a model that I'd like to duplicate at a variety of locations; at the rectangles here: I wondered if I could create a parent mesh, with a vertex at each place I want a duplicate: The problem ...
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How do we move subdivided things “correctly”?

Is there a nice way to move my edges, so that the active vertex' position is exactly (0,0,0) when SubsurfModifier is active?
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Low Poly Art Deep Zoom Animation

I am interested in playing with blender to do some low poly stuff, I just like the style of it. Anyway my question is how are things like deep zoom handled in low poly. Let's take a tree or grass. ...
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Cannot create Loop cuts

I have lost the ability to make loop cuts. When I press CTRL+R, nothing happens. I am not aware of any changes I'd made. It stopped working on BOTH my Macs, both running Sierra 10.12.5. I tried ...
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How can I twist part of my mesh into a Möbius strip shape?

I have this basic shape, made from two cylinders, and I want to know how I can twist the curved path, highlighted here: Rather than curving the whole path, I only want one small 180° twist on the ...
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How to model a dumpster wheel?

I have been trying to model a dumpster wheel in Blender, but it turned out to be trickier than I thought. In particular, I just can't figure out how to do the central part (with the holes). I have ...
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How to unset multiple values from Bezier objects?

I'm creating poly hair using Bezier Curves. I set the bevel Object to create a solid object but right now I want to unset that value from multiple objects curves. Why? because some curves really looks ...
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How can I distribute various objects based on their size?

Are there any techniques or tools in Blender to help make an image like this? There are a few things in this image that I'm specifically interested in: size: big objects at the top, small objects at ...
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Proper inheritance rotation

Just curious, is it possible to make a proper rotation without tweaking after? From Too
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A quick method to make beveled gaps?

So I am trying to get from figure 1 to figure 2 in the image below, but the way I do it takes a lot longer than I would like so I'm interested in other methods to achieve this affect to help my ...
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How to add edge in a cylinder so that only the end can be scaled?

How can I split the cylinder so that I can scale only the end of the cylinder, like in the bottom image. (Not to scale all of the cylinder.) What I have now: I want it as such:
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Does blender have a layout system for architectural modeling?

I just started a modern house project and I want to start with a layout of the house. Is there any feature in Blender that basically lets you draw your layout? (Sorry if this question is a no ...
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Scale a vertex group in edit mode

For the sake of increasing work speed, I am looking for a way to setup quick scaling of solidify thickness in edit mode. The context is that I'm making mesh hair consisting of lots of different ...