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How to model effectively using exact measurements?

I always struggle when trying to create a floor plan or furniture. How do I model using exact measurements.
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Best Place to put Feature Requests?

The only place I am aware of is the Features & Proposals section of the official wiki.
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Blender 2.78 with Windows 10 lags when interacting with the UI

Update This has been confirmed resolved in a later version 376.33 and possibly the update prior. meta Okay, I recently did a computer update. I used to run Blender 2.77 on a Dell desktop (5 GB RAM, ...
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Image Alpha Background Renders Black when using “Import Images as Planes”

I must be missing something here. I'm doing an extremely simple Import Image as Plane using the AddOn and the imported image has an alpha background but it renders (and even previews in the material ...
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Why avoid bpy.ops?

Simple and maybe stupid question: I was reading this lot of time, that "you should avoid using bpy.ops, or "instead of ...
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Flat quads (or, why is my mesh so funky?)

I think my question relates to a fundamental of 3D modeling that I haven't picked up on yet. It's very simple: Let's say I have a flat quad. A plane on the XY plane inserted into am empty blender ...
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How to make a cycles light emisson object invisible to the camera?

In my scene it is required to position the lights close to the main object like this: How I can make the light source invisible to the camera?
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How can I convert a node made material into an image texture?

I have a sphere having a planet material MADE WITH NODES, and I want to convert this material into an image texture; because this material is made with nodes and only works in Blender, but I want to ...
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How to show textures in the 3D View editor?

I have added some textures to objects in blender but the textures don't show up until I render the file. it can be difficult to know what the objects look like without rendering it. is there a way to ...
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Extrude and bevel an imported svg curve

I exported an svg 1.1 file from Adobe Illustrator CS6. I joined all the shapes by pressing Ctrl+J. I set the curve shape to 2D. Then I extruded using the right hand side panel: So far so good. But ...
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Why are the longer edges being beveled more?

I'll preface this by saying I'm very new to Blender - I'm trying to put a bevel on an edge, looks something like this: As you can see, the vertical side is much longer than the horizontal side. When ...
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Where can I get Blender test builds?

I know that Blender.org provides downloads for official releases. I see on forums that people use newer versions of Blender. Where can I get newer version of Blender (nightly builds, alpha versions... ...
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Problems with Curve Modifier

Every time I think I have the curve modifier mastered, it throws me a another curve ball (no pun intended). Why in this blend file can I not get the lights to follow the spiral curve? When the ...
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What's the quickest, easiest way to point the camera somewhere in blender?

Often I want to just point the camera to an object or a specific area in my scene to get an idea of how it'll look in the render. What's the most painless hassle-free way to do this in blender? A ...
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How to make a circular array using offset object as center?

We know that the there is an Object Offset option for Array modifier, but when trying to make a circular array with that offset object as the center of the array circle, it always doesn't behave quite ...
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How to find image coordinates of the rendered vertex?

I have a simple mesh of a cube. I would like to know what are the coordinates of each vertex in the rendered image (i.e. for each 3d vertex I'd like to know it's pixel coordinates). Is there a way ...
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How to blur a texture node in cycles material?

For a Cycles material I need to blur a texture. If the texture where a Texture Image node, I can blur the image before adding it but in my case I need to blur a Voronoi Texture and so I can't do it. ...
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Possible to bake texture to new UV map?

I have a finished model where the UV maps overlap - lots of wood that isn't detailed to be particular to the model. I'd like to re-map the texture so that specific details can be added. I'd like to ...
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Rendering smoke in Cycles?

I am trying to render smoke in cycles, but the relevant blender manual page is designed for Bender Internal. I have everything set up except for the material. I imagine you would set up the material ...
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Export multiple objects to .obj

It is possible to export all object from a scene into different obj files (each object in a obj file separately)?
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Why can't I import a SVG file from Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape?

I've tried multiple times to import a SVG file from illustrator CS5.5 to Blender 2.71 and 2.73. However, I do not see a mesh, curve, or anything pop up in my "Outliner" window. So I know its not so ...
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How to Link/Append a data-block using the Python API?

I'm searching a way to append a group in Python. It should behave exactly like the Append function (ShiftF1) works, all objects should be local and editable. The idea is to append a character (with ...
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Missing vertices in Edit Mode

I have append a mesh (rex) from this .blend file. In edit Mode I see different vertices from objcet mode (see pictures). The vertices of belt are missing! OBJECT MODE: EDIT MODE: How can I edit ...
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How can I add vertices to intersection of two edges?

I need to put a point at the intersection of two edges. Below is a picture with red circles around where I need points to be placed.
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Some vertices don't move along with the rig

I follow this tutorial which uses rigify and I have run into some issues. Not every vertex moves along the rig. Any idea what could cause this? I applied the location and rotation for every object. ...
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How to Straighten Curved UVs into Straight Belt [duplicate]

Showing the actual 3D model of a curving ramp. Shows the UVs of that model that blender did automatically. Shows the UV image that I need. I am going put a road texture on it., but round faces are ...
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Some areas of the mesh are dark

I've been modeling a hermit crab and I don't know why but some areas of the mesh are really dark on some spots, like the legs and the claws. I hope you can help me fix it.
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Curve Bevel function, scale?

Is there a way to scale up the bevel object on one end of a curve, a little bit over each point? I notice the vertex "weight" slider will tweak how much influence each vertex has on the others, is ...
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Cycles : shadows on smooth shaded mesh, strange behavior

I wonder if this is a bug, or if I missed something... When a light hits tangentially convex surfaces with "smooth shading", the shadow on this surface seems to "partially ignore" the smoothness of ...
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Best video format to use for multiple resavings

Okay, I'm making a video heavy on special effects and each clip will probably be run through Blender at least four times. Once for de-interlacing and setting the frame rate to 30 (I might use ...
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How can I make a more realistic glass shader? [duplicate]

Here's a sample scene: A room with a window, a point light to project light into the room, an HDR environment outside the room and a nice Image by Rembrandt that should be somewhat reflected on the ...
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How to get perfect UV sphere Mercator projection?

I'm trying to unwrap a UV Sphere and I can't seem to get a perfect Mercator projection. What process should I follow to get a perfect UV unwrap that looks like the black grid lines in this image?:
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No file output after rendering?

I usually am able to render successfully to the c:\tmp folder, but when I came into work today, I rendered out the image on my work laptop, and everything seems to ...
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How to place a .png texture with transparency over a material

I am trying to create a low poly face with a face from a .png file. The issue is I already have material placed for hair and skin, as shown in the picture below. I have created a .png file with a ...
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Transparent textured planes produce black artifacts

Having problems with hair transparency using cycles. I ported over a model from daz studio (have done this a few times before with no issues). Using a simple mix shader, transparent top, diffuse ...
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How can I recreate geometry using a photograph?

I am trying to change the floor covering using a picture. How can I define the floor?
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Are Groups or Sketchup-like components feasible in Blender?

Apart from testing it myself, I've seen a few posts here and there, including from Sketchup users like me, sort of circle around this topic but never ask this question directly. How can I overcome ...
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How do you share a blender.file?

I am new to blender and have been working on a project that displays "fire" in texture but doesn't show up in render and so, I need to "share the project with others by making it a downloadable link ...
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Can't find the palette to alter new objects

When you add a new object into the blender scene, normally on the tool shelf a window will become available where you can put in the objects size or number of vertices etc. These options: For what-...
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Glow with depth in Blender?

What would be a way to create a glow in Blender. For that purpose I've been always using the compositor. However, that is pixels work, which means it is a 2d work. To make a 3d one, do I have to use ...
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How to cut an object along a curve?

I want to divide this model into separate pieces to prepare it for the next stage of a project. The divide needs to be made down a curved line (which I hope is visible in picture). , I figured out ...
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How do I prevent object distortion when applying a curve modifier?

This is the profile of the object I'd like to wrap... Here is the object's profile after being wrapped... Is it possible to prevent the distortion? The following post here: http://blenderartists.org/...
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Duplicate objects transformation applies to both objects

I'm facing this frustrating "feature" that I can't seem to remedy; when I duplicate an object (and now, even when I create two completely new objects), their transformations/scaling is synchronized. ...
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Applied boolean modifier leaving shading artifacts with flat shading

I tried to manipulate a cube with the Boolean modifier. I tried to cut out an edge of the cube with a cylinder. Also, the shading result looks awful in FLAT SHADING mode, so I turned on SMOOTH SHADING....
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Where is the operator panel in Blender 2.8?

The tutorial I read is based on 2.79. So I'm not sure if it's still the same name in 2.8. But I can't find anything providing similar functionalities.
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How do I animate time?

I have created a storyboard where I frequently switch between slow-motion and normal motion. The scene involves a particle system, several animated objects and an animated camera. How do I animate ...
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How to align a cluster of points?

If you have a cluster of points selected like this: how do you align the points so that they create a flat plane?
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How to simulate a rope?

I'm trying to simulate a rope (that later might get pulled on the ends*) that interacts with some obstacles. So far I created a plane as the floor and a cube as an obstacle, and activated "collision" ...
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How do I make a 3 dimensional character out of flat picture?

I have a cartoon character (a lion) that is part of my business logo that I want to put into Blender and animate it somehow. Is there any way I can take a flat picture (JPEG) and transform it into a ...
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How do I straighten UV maps?

How can I straighten ALL the vertical UV lines at once? Is there a hot keyshort cut? Or if I have to do them one by one .. is there at shortcut for that? Thank you!

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