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Vertex count number display

In 2.9 version of Blender, you can also have the stats in the 3D viewport, using an option in the overlays:
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What is the fastest way to add vertices to a curve at a specific point?

You can script this functionality with python and install it as an addon. I have created such a script. Curve Edit Tools Github download link To use the addon, press I in the edit mode of a curve. You'...
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How to remove edge creases?

You may remove the edge creases by selecting the whole mesh or only the desired edges, and then opening the properties panel with N Then change the mean crease to 0...
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Can't see vertices, edges or faces in Edit Mode

The problem is that OVERLAYS is turned off, this feature is added in Blender 2.8, press the icon that looks like two intersecting circles next to Overlays. In your image, it appears at the bottom of ...
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Vertex count number display

Here's a 2.8+ answer with some visual reference and additional info. 1. First, make sure Window > Show Status Bar is enabled 2. Next, to see the stats for selected geometry (Verts|Faces|Tris|...
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2.8 mesh select mode hotkey changed

1,2 and 3! I found them by looking in the User Prefs and searching for "mode", got the feeling I will be searching here quite a lot.
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How do I Inset a face equally?

You have to Apply Scale to your mesh first in Object Mode. Ctrl+A > Scale. Now try I to Inset Faces again.
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How to model a teardrop shape

You can use Proportional Editing. Start with a default UV sphere Move the top vertex upwards Check ✓ Proportional editing, Falloff > Sharp and adjust to your liking
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2.8 remove doubles has changed to Merge by Distance

As of writing this answer, the option is not present in Blender, or at least not searchable through F3 and buried somewhere deep. What works instead, is merging by distance by either of these methods: ...
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How to set a specific edge length numerically?

This feature is now in an included addon in Blender 2.79 called Mesh: Edit Tools 2. You have to enable the addon in the User Preferences. Go to Add-ons Search "edit" Click the box for Mesh: Edit ...
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How do I fade music in and out using Blender?

I trust your using the video sequence editor in Blender? Load your video strip and sound/music strip into separate channels. Select the music strip press the N key to access the properties panel on ...
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Overlaying an image to cover a face in a video?

You can track a point in your footage and overlay an image in the compositor. Common practice is to blur a face, when wanting to preserve the privacy of someone in a video. I will explain this first, ...
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How to create an arch (vault) that is curved inside?

Edit: While this method may be suitable in some cases, at the time it was written, there was no 'Bisect' option in the Mirror modifier. Since there has been, there's a better way of doing this: here, ...
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Can't change mouse influence in proportional editing mode

I'm adding an answer here because effected users might overlook what is written in the comments: If you're working with large scale models to scale (say at a distance 100Km), the influence radius will ...
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How to make a vessel appear half filled with stones

Sounds like a use case for a Particle System. First you need to prepare the surface where all the stones should be. Create a plane and subdivide it appropiately: Now lets shape the conveyer pile. ...
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Is it possible to de-bevel all or parts of a mesh?

If I didn't use a bevel modifier but I beveled directly the shape edge of the mesh with Ctrl+b, I usually use this procedure: In edit mode, set the Pivot to Active element; select all edges I have to ...
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Edit a rigged mesh in pose position?

In Armature Modifier panel enable both Display modifier in Edit Mode and Adjust edit cage to modifier result buttons.
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How to divide a circle into a square grid?

This is how I do it: Create a circle and put it a little over the grid plane; In Object mode select the circle first, then add the plane to the selection, by pressing ⇧ Shift RMB (the order is ...
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How to edit Parameters for an Object after it is created?

As already mentioned in other answers you can't edit operator options after the fact, Blender doesn't have native "parametric primitives" or an editable "construction history" yet. ...
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How to create a 3D virus envelope like this in image below?

The virus model and the animation of the merging into a cell wall can be generated using animation nodes. Overview The virus is formed from 3 meshes for the exterior surface, the interior surface, ...
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display face normal direction in blender 2.8

Go into edit mode Select the overlays drop down and click on the button shown in the picture below You will see blue lines in the direction the faces are facing
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Difficulty navigating shoelaces

Shoelaces are typically a work for curves in my opinion. You just need to bevel your curve in the Properties panel > Object Data > Geometry > Bevel. If your lace is a bit more complicated ...
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How can I move an object along it's local axis?

I can thing of two ways: 1) In the 3D view Editor header you can choose the transform orientation 2) lets say you want to move in in the local x axis: hit G X X
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How to change the shadow color in Blender Cycles?

With the Cycles renderer enabled select the cube, give it a new material and set the material nodes as pictured below. Use the Is Camera Ray of the Light Path node as a factor for mixing the Diffuse ...
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How to create little flanges on the bottom of the bottle

You may do it fast using the inset tool. Add a circle with 72 vertices- set it in a Tool Shelf (T). Extrude it inwards (E) and add two edge loops (Ctrl+R). Select the whole face loop with Alt+RMB, ...
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How to model a teardrop shape

The Screw modifier is still a great choice for this style of object. Make sure Merge is turned on to fix the shading at the wide end. It lets you control the profile with a single curve of vertices, ...
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How can I cut a UV sphere in half?

One way.. (I'm always using this for mirroring) Alt-LMB select edge loop V rip, with your cursor on the waste side of the loop. Hover, and L select connected under cursor X delete faces. .. which ...
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