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A general dedicated to the best free & open source 3D modeling suite.

Download it here:
https://www.blender.org/

Learn it here:
https://cgcookie.com/
https://studio.blender.org/
https://academy.cgboost.com/
https://www.cgpeers.to/

Create your boob jiggle with this:
https://github.com/artellblender/springbones

Previous thread: >>896009
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>>901540
>a fucking foot
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Anyone know a way to preserve all the original vertex positions while using catmull-clark subdivision? Like basically a simple subdivision but the new vertices would be positioned smartly to make smooth curves instead of just being the midpoints between the existing vertices?
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>>901594

..when you have a sub-d surface and you want to add new loops without destroying the flow, make a copy of the object, and use this new copy as an shrinkwrap target - the new edge or vert will immidiatly be placed on the nearstes surface point of your target and the more dense the sub-d mesh of your target is, the more accurate the verts get placed.
important is that you place the new loop somewhat in the middle of the two edges to get the least problems with this method, because its sub-d and will use all edges for its calculation, even when they are placed exactly on the original curvature - just test it, then you will see.
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>>901540
>Springbones
Wiggle Bones is better, but it's just as underdeveloped. :^)
Blender really needs a native solution at this point.
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I'm familiar with some blender basics. Downloaded a few scenes off smutbase. As far as coomer workflow, am I essentially just appending different characters into their own collections and posing by their separate rigs?
Any workflow tips, suggestions or guides? I see asset library is a thing now.
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>>901606
>Wiggle Bones is better, but it's just as underdeveloped. :^)
No you're an idiot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTdRGZA4TXA
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>>901632
I haven't seen smutbase stuff myself but the rig quality will probably depend on the author.
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>>901632
Wouldn't DAZ be better for making still renders? Not really an advice, more of a question.
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>>901672
I've used it before but curious about getting started with animation and daz a shit for that.
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>>901672
definitely not. daz is like posing barbie dolls in a dollhouse, and using daz dazmans shitty camera to take a picture. meanwhile in blender you can literally do anything youd like without a paywall. and use a better and up to date rendering engine to do it.
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>>901676
>daz dazmans
wat
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>>901679
hes the owner and board leader at DAZ3D
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>>901636
Bro, did you even watch the video?
Dude straight up says that wiggle bones is better overall. Only edge Spring bones has is it's carries inertia slightly better.
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>>901684
t. coomer
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>>901632
I guess it's going to be trial and error from here on out. While I'm sure such guides might exist (I once stumbled on to a pretty comprehensive tutorial on how to rip daz models into blender for coomer purposes) unfortunately I can't tell you where to find them. But from what I've seen the guys that make good porn put in a lot of work to get decent results. Having some assets is a start, but you've still got a long journey ahead of you. Good luck.
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>>901687
As if tits are the only thing you can use jiggle bones for.
Get real, chump.
Anything with physics can get some use out of them. I use them for springs and suspension stuff all the time.
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>>901684
>Only edge Spring bones has is it's carries inertia slightly better.
Which is exactly why the OP is recommending it for boobs you stupid idiot.
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fox plushie anon from last thread, i fixed her head and tried out some fuzzy hair particles! my CPU is not happy
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sup anon
let's say I'm going to use blender as a reference for my art shit
where can I get free NSFW models for that?
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>>901772
smutba.se or import from Daz studio
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Downloaded this model from Sketchfab to mess around with and noticed all these sharp edges. Can someone what are the common use of sharp edges and their purpose on this model cause in object mode, I can't see what difference they make
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>>901789
it could just be shit they forgot to smooth, or just a random fuckup when they were ripping the model. could be anything when moving models between different programs
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>>901789
seams, buttons, hard edges.
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>>901792
Sorry I'm a beginner but
> seams
You mean for UVs? Why would an edge that's marked as seam also be marked as sharp?
> buttons, hard edges
Like to make them pop up more when rendered?
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Why do people use SFM over Blender's animation tools? What makes SFM better?
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>>901800
sfm's animation tools are better. it's easy to create a loop, and then manipulate it and layer animation on top. also the way it uses "samples" instead of conventional keyframes means the animator doesn't have to think about gimbal lock, space switching or dynamic parenting.
meanwhile blender's animation tools have been stagnated since the big buck bunny movie project in 2008. there's still no proper animation layering despite the NLA editor being there since 2.4X era (but there's a new dev working on it lately).
if you can deal with all the other limitations of sfm, using premade assets rather than making your own, you'll have a much happier time animating in it than blender imo.
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>>901804
>sfm's animation tools are better
No, they're way more limited than pretty much everything at this point. It's early 2000s software. It's easy to get into because you're quickly going to run out of things to learn

>then manipulate it and layer animation on top
It's possible, but there are no tools or non destructive workflow options to make this as easy as you seem to be suggesting.

>gimbal lock
You're forced use the graph editor to get around SFM's limitations, so you will encounter this problem a lot, even if you insist on using the motion editor most of the time.

If you're a beginner, it's great. But if you start with it now as opposed to ten years ago, you're only gimping yourself.
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Is there a command that copies (and /or pastes) ONLY the selected objects, without dependencies? Like a child without its parent.
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Does anyone here use SheepIt? Is it worth it or should I just pay?
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What's the best sculpt tools to fit a skintight bodysuit to a body, guys?
Maybe elastic deform?
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So I was doing some sculpting on joints om Blender but the tolerances weren't well measured, and now I have to essentially cut out the parts that made the joint then reintegrate new joints into the sculpts.

I have a couple questions about what I could have done better. I've seen some demos on zbrush where component parts/objects seem to have saved 'instances' that the sculptor can go back to and edit at will, then if they choose go back to the previous instance but save the current one. Is there any such function (or something like this) in Blender? I've tried searching for an answer but had no luck, and my current workaround was to make copies of the object and put them elsewhere, though I made a lot of changes to the 'final' copy of my model which had the joints integrated in already.

And second, regarding measurements, I worked out a makeshift way to make measurements using Booleans and specific points, and while the model measurements appear to be accurate based on test prints, it'd be good to have wholly accurate and measured shapes. I tried this in free CAD software then imported the models, but based on Blender's listed dimensions it didn't translate accurately. Was there something wrong with the importing, or is Blender or the CAD just confused?
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>>901958
Shrink-wrap probably
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>>901944
Worth it in my opinion.
Think of it like banking your rendering power to use in a burst. Or like offsetting the render time not at the end of a project, but during, or even well before the project starts. Using your off-time rendering to farm up points, then use it when you need it.

If you don't want to farm up the points though, I guess paying for an actual farm might be worth it. Though you can go in the negative on SheepIt by like 20k, without any tangible repercussions, so you can have them render out an animation without actually putting in any work rendering other people's stuff if you really wanted.
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I have another beginner question related to this sketchfab model.
I'm trying to train with rigging and animation but I have a problem when exporting this as an OBJ or FBX file (to use in Maya). The materials aren't properly exported and I end up with a pink mesh. I have two Diffuse BSDF materials when I check the character in Blender. I don't know if I'm supposed to do something else (maybe UV unwrap but I'm not sure since I believe that it's supposed to be done if the textures are showing correctly to begin with in the blend file). Anyone can help with that?
I'm not too good when it comes to materials and textures stuff.
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>>902042
Do you have the texture image files?
Try to export those separately to Maya. You usually have to remake the material depending on what program you're exporting to.
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>>902044
I do. Okay I'll do that but is this normal when FBX is supposed to pack everything the file has to offer in terms of materials and stuff?
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>>902045
It has less to do with FBX packing and more to do with how each programs handles materials differently.
If Maya looks for textures in a material designed for blender it might not find anything and just not bother to import it.
The best I ever got when using FBX to port over materials with models was just the base color.
Importing in general is a pain sometimes. There's no 100% easy flawless way and often you have to work around dumb bullshit.
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>>902046
Ok I see thanks a lot. Mind giving me an early advice regarding materials and textures then (I'm studying all this for gamedev) for assets that are going to end up in Unreal?
I kind of took the path of learning everything related to mesh sculpting and modeling (Zbrush and Blender) and I'll be tackling lookdev very soon (so materials, their creation and same for textures). And mesh theory is obvious and set in stone.
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>>902049
Depends on how detailed your going.
For Physically Based Rendering there's usually
Base Color
Normal Map
Roughness/Specularity (usually roughness)
Metalness
Ambient Occlusion
Heightmaps if you want to use displacement for terrain or other shit
usually the last few can be one texture each being a separate RGBA channel
if you want to get really photoreal human characters you might want a map for the subsurface scattering.
Check out some examples form the UE marketplace, especially the tons of free Paragon shit since its from an actual game.
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>>901735
now i am making furries
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IT'S OUT
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>>901540
I'm getting filtered by the POV-ray extension in blender.
Followed this write up: https://wiki.povray.org/content/HowTo:Use_POV-Ray_with_Blender
but I cant get the materials to actually render with color/lighting on f12/preview mode.
I know povray objects need special materials but the only youtube video that even shows this has an "add as POV code" option that I can't find in the 2.8 editor (even with rendering mode set to pov).
I am definitely rendering to povray as it pops up, shows the render with white objects, then sends it to blender.
Even imported some of the example .pov models but their materials came in borked.

Help pls I just want 90s CGI kino.
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I had a brainlet moment and forgot that merge actually merges the vertices together.
What's the best (easiest and quickest) way to go about fixing this fuck up? I have multiple shapekeys and they're all messed up because of this.
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>>902303
I'm thinking knife tool to recreate the last outline and then just deleting the leftovers. After that it's just trying to return it to how it was before.
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>>902303
>>902304
Split the edges and move everything to where it's supposed to be in your shapekeys. Or just reload an earlier file.

This better not be porn.
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>>902276
Just get an old version of Blender and use the BI renderer
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>vertex color baking still fucking broken
Getting real tired of your shit, Ton.
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How can I check how the UVs of a mesh I imported are layed out ?
I downloaded a furniture mesh online and it's rendering correctly in the main viewport but when I open a new viewport with the UV Editor window, I only the default square with nothing on it. If I open the texture (that's in the folder with the mesh), I only get the texture but no shells/islands (demarcation of the uvs)
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>>902334
Ok nevermind, I was in object mode when I should've been in edit mode
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new update is well good innit
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>>901540
First model how'd I do?
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https://www.blender.org/download/releases/3-2/
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>>902341
what is it?
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>An alternative Tweak mode is now available, Start Tweaking Strip Actions (Full Stack) (rB3acbe2d1). The old behavior can be found using Start Tweaking Strip Actions (Lower Stack) and remains the default for the TAB hotkey. This new mode allows animators to enter tweak mode without disabling all the tracks above the tweaked strip, effectively animators will see the "Full Stack". Keyframing will work as expected, preserving the pose that you visually keyed.
Is Blender saved?
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Eevee seems a way slower to load all the shaders now. Viewport performance seems worse too.
Am I missing something here?
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>>902366
ooh shit now we're in godmode. My feellow blender animators. All rise for the animator National Anthem
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>>902341
looks great
>>902357
anvil
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Why does baking to a new UV map only bake when I go to cancel it? I go into cycles, I disable lighting, it's only baking the diffuse map, I click bake, and it will sit at 0% for forever. But if I click cancel it will finish the job in 1 second.
What's up with that?
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>>902402
That sounds weird, have you tried both cpu and gpu render?
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Is there a fast way to rig mechanical things? Like robots for example.

You can't just use Automatic Weights and call it a day, because you can't have robot limbs deform like human limbs do. When I've done robot rigging before, I have to parent with Empty Groups and then go in there and manually assign 100% weight to the appropriate bone and this is incredibly long and tedious. One might suggest suggest parenting an object directly to a bone in Pose Mode, but then this only works in Blender and exporting out YMMV since there are no vertex groups doing it this way.
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Is it possible to use a geometry nodes output attribute as a driver for another value? I'd like to drive the volume slider of a sound item with it.
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>>902493
A good setup should already have vertex isles to simplify rigging and UV skinning down the line.
>surviving export process
That is a different beast, and that is already a complete nightmare. Pretty sure industry do not have a proper standard for binding Center of Gravity as parent bone, or what should be weighted to Center of gravity.
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>>901540
Hi. I'm doing domething where I have to scale all axis to a very specific number. Since I'm doing it for like 300 things I was wondering... Is there a way to scale all of them X, Y and Z) to the same value all at once? Coping and pasting on each seems like a waste of time if there is a better way, which is why i'm asking if one exists.
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>>902522
i expect it should work, barring some kind of dependency graph issue. pipe the output attribute out to the modifier stack, right click the value in the modifier panel and copy as driver then right click on the volume slider and paste as driver
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How do you rotate your brush in textures paint? I watched guide on YouTube but its all sculpt mode, and it doesn't work in textures painting mode?
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>>902589
Select all the objects, and have the object with the correct values selected last (just deselect and reselect that specific one with shift-click).
Right click the scale values, 'copy all to selected'
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Is rutracker a good place to find cgcookie's coursed for free?
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>>902614
Thanks that will help
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>>902341
very comfy, would sit
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What is the "right way" to form armpits and crotch when doing character body with subdiv? I found a video guide but result not looks good (especially in croth area, there is no those V-shaped fold). Also there is my first step, after subdiv it's legs and hands is weirdly deformed? I can fix it with a tons of supporting loops but it makes basic mesh too complex and hard to edit. (I think it can be easily done in Rhino with T-splines but I want to use Blender, maybe there is a T-spline plugin but I can't found it).
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>>902306
Would cycle with some tweaked shaders maybe do a better job?
Most these old render really love reflections and bounce lighting even on shit that shouldnt be shiny like fabric or fur.
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>>902697
For the armpits you want one loop going through the X plane, delete the middle vertex and then extrude, you also want a support loop on the upper arm close to the shoulder. For the crotch it's better if you start with a V shape at the bottom and extrude the legs/hips from that, this will give you edges that are more or less already aligned with the V shape you want.
Note that this topology is super awful and won't animate well. If you want to do it correctly here's a pretty nice tutorial, although it's a bit more advanced so I would recommend getting a bit more familiar with blender before jumping into it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vAqPaFv8QA

If you don't want the hands and legs to deform like that you can delete the faces at the end (where the hands and feet should be).
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>>902594
It doesn't. You can copy the data path, or full data path, no option for 'copy as driver'. I tried using the data path instead but the driver window always reads a 0.0, even though shaders confirm the attribute is working. Ive tried every combination of domain types and such and still nothing. I'm starting to think i'll probably need to use the animation nodes addon or python for something even as basic as this.
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>>902712
Thanks, but there is a very complex base mesh. Is subdiv with simple meshes is bad for characters and shouldn't be used?
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Has anyone here had any better luck with FaceBuilder than me? Unless the photographic subject has autism and no facial expressions it misreads jawlines and does nothing with nasolabial folds.
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>>902697
>polymodeling a character
ngmi retard
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>>902276
>POV-ray
what century is it
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>>902276
>Help pls I just want 90s CGI kino.

Then just view your models in Second Life
>>>/mlp/38698855
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>>901681
Reminder the head of DAZ is some coke addicted faggot from Cricut that the venture capital people installed to get rid of Dan Farr; since being hired he got rid of most of the company's staff, all of its programmers and he's tried to move DAZ into avatars, Unity assets and now NFTs while losing money on all of them.
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What do you mean not yet implemented? I'm just trying to make my object data single user!
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>>902713
figured animatable values would all be usable as drivers, but i guess geonodes aren't hooked to the depsgraph properly yet
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>>902794
>don't make me tap the sign
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>>902776
sounds based
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>>902805
sounds like a retard who shouldn't be running a company
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Can I make it so that "A" deselects all if something is selected already?
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Ok, so I finished my fucking donut and tried my hand at a body. And I am already running into issues on how to model a crotch. Any advice, please?
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Hey, if anyone is available, I'd really love a 3D model of my character in your style or what have ya. I've had some 3D work done before, howbeit, i actually need the dimensions and such for the model, a buddy of mine has a 3D printer, looking to test it out!
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>>903095
If you're taking commission work or just need some projects, please lemme know.
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Am I using the video editor correctly?
>multiple scenes in one blend file
>scenes have their own audio added to the timeline
>make a "video editor" scene to pull all the other scenes together in the video editor
>audio from added scenes doesn't play
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>>903093
download zbrush and quit wasting your time with shovelware
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retard here, what is poly group and what does it do?
I watched some vids but still couldnt quite grasp the concept.
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what happened to that hair curve system in the 3.2 alpha? I was having fun with it but it's just gone in the release version, too crash-prone?
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Is it possible to edit the UVs on a NURBS curve without first converting it to mesh? I'm making some anime-ish hair chunks and want to keep the length and thickness relatively easy to edit, if I find that I want to go back and make adjustments. 2.9 for plugin reasons.
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>>903100
Useless post.
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Anyone know how to fix the fbx import script?

Old version used to import fbx normally with no issues, but now it sets every material to Alpha Blend instead of opaque for some fucked up reason

Workaround I tried was to grab the old fbx import script and just drop it into new blender, and it imports properly again. But then it fails to export.

Anyone else ran into this?
Really shit to have to go change them back to opaque every time
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I'm trying to learn how to bake normals, but I'm running into an issue and I'm not sure why it's happening.

I have two models, one high poly and one low poly. I have a non-color image texture node not hooked up to anything in my mesh's skin material. The node's image is set to a new blank image. I select the high poly mesh, then the low poly mesh, and I hit Bake with SelectedtoActive enabled, the BakeType set to Normal, and the RenderEngine set to Cycles.

It bakes a texture that is mostly right, but there seem to be distortions wherever the high poly and low poly meshes intersect. See the zigzag on the ribcage being projected onto the normal which is seen in-engine.

What am I doing wrong?
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How do I set what point a bone rotates around? I created a bone and named it after the vertex group I wanted it to control, and it does move that vertex group, but when rotating it rotates around the origin of the whole scene instead of rotating around the middle of the vertex group like I want.
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>>903237
You need to get rid of the intersecting parts. I recommend using a shrinkwrap modifier on your low poly with an offset to get rid of the intersections.
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>>903237
use a cage. just duplicate your low poly and scale it up a bit, the cage needs to completely cover the high poly, go into sculpt mode and inflate areas of the model until the high poly is covered.
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>>903206
You can't have UVs without meshes
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>>903242
>>903243
Using a cage worked perfectly. Thank you!
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>>902339
yh inni aha x
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Any tips on making animated blender porn from people who've gone through the process?

I just started learning how to animate and it mostly just seems like putting in the time and making lots of little adjustments to things and key framing them.

Any advice about things you'd wish you'd known starting off?
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>>903093
Was unsatisfied, so I scrapped everything and made everything from scratch. I feel more satisfied with this iteration. Thoughts?
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>>903258
I have no idea, but rule of thumb is that there certainly will be some plugins/addons that will make the whole process way simpler and easier, while removing much needed learning experience.
With that being said, I would look at f95 instead and ask/check there.
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>>903271
Is she supposed to be pregnant?
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Any good tutorials on modeling stuff like houses, medieval weapons etc?
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I tried mirroring an object and it wont mirror, tried to go around it and symmetrize it instead and it still is not doing anything, what am I missing, I have the correct object selected
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>>903363
No, I am just shit at modeling.
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>>903367
Show us what and how you are doing this.
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Been trying to animate a simple arms crossed idle pose. Left is first attempt, right is second. Which looks better?

I'm finding it difficult to fold the arms over each other with such stubby proportions. I kind of gave up wrangling around the hand IK and just shoved it into the arm.
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>>903377
>He is polymodelling instead of sculpting and retopoing.
haha blendchuds do really?
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>>903420
>Making the model twice
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>>903420
I'm still learning, in case it wasn't obvious. Can't spend money without first getting a grasp of the basics.

I don't even have a a clear idea of what retopology entails.
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>>903421
Is it for a game?
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>>903439
Yes, that is ultimately my purpose.
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>>901632
>sarah wearing shitty samus bodysuit with a basically a posed jill
fuck this
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I wish freestyle wasn't its own clunky post-processing effect on the side. It would be nice to see freestyle lines in real time in the viewport and if it had settings, perhaps, had shader nodes. I know freestyle has always been this way.
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>>903443
I mean, I know it has settings, I mean exclusively made a shader step in eevee and cycles to appear in the viewport
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Ok, so it kinda looks like ass, but I am unsure on how to approach the modling of the ass cheeks. Any pointers, please?
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>>901713
You're right, it's the Pareto principle, polishing a render/scene takes a lot of time and effort. It's best to start building up an asset library on a drive that you can put in scenes without much hassle.
Removing as much menial work, such as setting up textures, as you can will help a bunch.
>>901632
I recommend polyhaven https://polyhaven.com/ and ambientcg https://ambientcg.com/ for assets for scene building, also check on open3dlab, the sister site of smutbase.

>>903445
Download some porn models and reference the topology; no topology is king but coomers definitely spend a lot of time working on deforming that region.

>>903443
Honestly, you shouldn't be using freestyle unless you completely need to, e.g. rendering a blueprint layout for clients.
You can get away with using this method for the most part.
https://sketchfab.com/blogs/community/creating-a-cartoon-outline-for-sketchfab/
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>>903421
Yes, that is very basic and common practice you idiot.

By not doing it twice, you are both taking longer, getting a shitter result and constantly begging for help.
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What's a good workflow for UV unwrapping more complex models I cant seem to get the concept of Seams and when I think I get it and try to draw lines they don't match up or are jagged
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>>903445
my god you're still working on the same torso?
just use the sculpting brush
you can find re-topology tools that will make it a lot quicker than what you're doing now
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>>902762
This is a terrible idea. Secondlife's Renderer is actually alot better than that and simply wouldn't look correctly. It also can't simulate the fun weird old raytracing methods in any way that matters, and turning the settings all down means you have no AA at all due to the deferred system effectively replacing it whenever it's on.

In general don't do anything in SL because it's trash. I used it for like 14~ish years and it's done nothing but get more boring.
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>>903464
Okay I wanna know what's up with this picture cuz it's really funny and a vibe I'm enjoying.

I honestly despise doing hair. retopologizing this is a nightmare. is there any sort of easier way to do this or am I pretty much on the right track?
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>>903503
I just now realized there is diapers in this picture and am now horrified.
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why is that you only need to use mirror X and it will mirror everything?
You dont even need to tick the mirror Y and Z axis, just X is enough?
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>>902758
what is your propose then? sculpting then?
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>>903504
Here you go anon, they're just admiring suzanne.

>>903508
Imagine placing a mirror down the centre
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>>903509
uhh, no shit? Why the fuck wouldn't you learn to sculpt?
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>>903490
batch edit .png on the end.

you forgot to enable the option under output that appends filetypes to files
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what GPU can I get to upgrade from integrated graphics below a $300 budget?
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>>903511
but you still need to retopology after that?
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>>903513
rtx 2060, it's a sweetspot for budget and performance as long as you're ok keeping your scenes under 6GB
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>>903515
anything like 1060 but with like, 12 gb VRAM?
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>>903509
poly-modelling a character isn't a big issue honestly. I've been doing it fort a loooong time just because I'm an old fart that learned that way, but it's very doable and a useful skill when sculpting proves to be messy.
The issue alot of people get hung up on with poly-modelling is that they thing things need to be 'perfect' with the topology in the sub-d phase, when in reality you can do some REALLY stupid shit and it just works, especially if you abuse line creasing to get specific body definition.

Something I did with regular old subdivision workflow that took a week in-between work shifts. most of that was just sussing out how to do nice musdcle definition and experimenting with ideas.

I dunno if I'd fully recommend it with faces, but it would be a good idea to have a poly-modelled head base to work with so you can start over more easily if needed.
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>>903518
I keep forgetting I need to actually finish the fucking hair on this. kill me.
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>>903516
It depends what you want out of the card; are you going to be raytracing a lot or just eevee?

You're not going to find anything under $500 with 12GB of VRAM, GDDR6/X is manufactured by a single company and massively expensive.

If a 1080Ti will have 11GB but it's not worth the performance loss compared to a Turing/Ampere card with RTX

>>903518
boy would you look at those melons
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>>903510
did you make this? it's really good
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>>903522
The original tron bonne model is cumminham but I touched it up to look good in cycles.

The background is mostly kitbash with kit ops

thanks though.
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>>903514
Yes, and?
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>>903524
isnt retopology like, just tracing over the sculpted model, with poly modelling? why not poly model in the first place?
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>>903530
That's pretty much exactly what it is, yes.
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>>903530
Because then you're juggling form creation with good topology. If you do that, you're going to have a bad time.

Form first, topology later.
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>>902898
i found out you can just double click A to deselect lol
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Is modelling with tris just a completely retarded idea for a character model for a game? They just have a more natural "flow" to me, and allow me to get into sharp little details while retaining a low polycount.
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>>903553
No you don't, actually. You've clearly never worked with subdivision if you think that you need to keep up with the topology right away.
Personally speaking, I tend to just use whatever dirty hacks I can to make a character form work nicely, and then use, say QuadRemesher and material bindings once I'm done with that to get things nicer afterward.
QuadRemesher is magic and I love it so much, haha.
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>>903565
Thank you for admitting you're a fucking idiot with no idea what you're talking about.
Everyone in the industry will tell you sculpt + retopo is standard practice for organic characters, even for stylized. Fuck off with your garbage ideas, nobody polymodels characters anymore except for morons like you.
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>>903566
It took me very little time to make this. the main body took a day at most, more like a couple hours though. The rest was much easier by comparison.
I don't see what makes my method wrong or why you're getting defensive about it. What's the issue exactly? Just because I started working like... 18-ish years ago doesn't negate my skill or experience somehow. I just know how to do it about as fast as someone who sculpts a character mesh that looks like a sack of walnuts and thinks they're cool.
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>>903567
>It took me very little time to make this
Which is why you're garbage, lmfao.
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>>903569
That's... not how that works. I feel like you don't understand the concept of 'efficiency' if you think being able to do something quickly means it's garbage.
Do you even do work in 3D at all, or are you just parroting things you've heard alot? I'm genuinely curious at this point.
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>>903576
It IS garbage. It's not my problem you're a delusional idiot, trapped in a loop of attempting to rationalize your embarrassingly awful workflow practices, lmao.

Idiots like you never learn. Sunken cost fallacy. Every single pro-level modeler in the industry laughs at losers like you.
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>>903577
...I literally do art as a job. I specialize in hardsurface work and I just end up doing characters the same way. I don't get why you gotta say that's wrong when it's just a difference of workflow.

I don't actually know what to tell you here man. You seem upset over nothing. Maybe calm down?
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>>903566
This is like the people who preach "always use quads!" with no understanding of different situations or critical thinking.

Sculpting is good but if your goal isn't high detail normal mapping and you know the topology, you may as well just model it straight. Editing vertexes are more precise and cleaner than fussing with Move brushes too.
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>>903586
Based free-thinker
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>>903586
This here has actually been part of why I never really moved to use sculpting much. The tools just feel really imprecise when I'm desperately wanting, say, a seam line in a specific spot, but it just isn't really wanting to do it, even with my tablet.
If I want a seam on something I'd rather just add it via normal-map detailing in substance or I'd prefer to bevel a set of edges and put a crease value.
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>>903488
Yeah, I have been scrapping the same torso over and over because I want to get things right. I have been getting faster at it, so at least I know I am improving in some way.
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>>903588
That presentation was so good.
I occasionally go back and watch it.
Lots to take away from it while also somewhat entertaining.
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>>903594
You can always just look up timelapse videos of people making models you like and just go through frame by frame to see what they're doing (they usually have input display on screen too, so that helps disambiguate some of their actions sometimes) and it's pretty clear why they're doing what they're doing.
Only issue with this is sometimes they do jump cuts and some details appear and there's no way to see how they did it. usually just a few edge loops etc., so there's a little leg work to get the whole picture.
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>>903579
>...I literally do art as a job.
Your way of writing just tells me you're an insecure idiot. It's not my problem you're too stupid to grasp an essential workflow practice for character modeling, moron.
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>>903608
I think it's funny you would call him insecure for mentioning that he does this as a job, even though you previously pointed out how superior your industry workflow is, presumably because you do work in the industry. That, or maybe you're just an industry wannabe who gets mad at people when they don't larp as hard as you do, but still have a job in spite of not trying as hard. Being that your posts are laced with insults and you accuse others of being insecure, it leads me to believe you're projecting your negative emotions. Take a break from this board for a while, it will help you out a lot.
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>>903622
Nobody in the industry polymodels characters, blendie idiot. Sculpt + Retopo is the universal workflow. You will never have a job, moron :)
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>>903623
>Sculpt + Retopo is the universal workflow
Maybe in South America lmao.
It's okay though. We understand that you guys just got electricity last week. We'll give you time to catch up.
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>>903623
I sculpt and retopo my characters too, but I don't berate people for doing things differently because I don't have a superiority complex.
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>>903623
Original poster here. If you really need an idea of my skillset, I was able to make a working action figure prototype with no prior experience in toy engineering. It doesn't look great given the person I worked with had a kinda wonky 3D printer, but it's still a good notch above what majority of people could manage. This same model I also made into a game-ready mesh, though at the time my workflow for hi-poly was quite sloppy compared to now.
I'm still trying to understand what's got you so angry about this. You've been given evidence towards the fact that you're being pedantic, so what exactly is the problem that's got you so angry? Maybe it's that I use blender?

In that case, this project here was made in 3D Studio Max before I swapped to Blender, which I had quite a few years of working with before ever touching Blender. My workflow became leaps and bounds faster with Blender too, just because Max has significant issues with performance and it's modelling toolset is just all over the damned place. (not to mention it sometimes just outright forgets your crease values)
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>>903589
>The tools just feel really imprecise
But it's a normal in a Fine Arts, isn't it? Precision is a CAD thing. If you more engineer than Artist you can model in Solidworks with NURBS and then export result to Blender for texturing and rendering. Also there is a Rhino with CAD-like modelling with curves but I don't tried it yet and can't advice.
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>>903503
What the fuck man, you retopologize your hair?
I feel like there's always a better way to do hair that I'm not grasping, but your way is definitely not it.
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>>903655
I mean I was gonna have to retopo it anyway for the low poly bake, I dunno why it's weird to do that in the first place.

>>903654
a friend of mine uses Rhino because he works in jewelry, and he absolutely hates the program.
In all honesty I'm not super interested in getting CAD levels of precise, I just need the lines to not end up wobbly and where I can adjust them the way they need to be.
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>>903657
>I just need the lines to not end up wobbly and where I can adjust them the way they need to be.
Maybe you need NURBS? Blender has very limited NURBS toolset but maybe it's enough for your task.
Also, I can sculpt IRL (and like to sculpt bat hate materials) but absolutely have no idea how they do it in Blender with 2D mouse. Wonder why there is still no 3D controllers for modelling.
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>>903657
Just decimate it, it's hair
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>>903662
it's curves, and I need it to bake as one hull properly, and I need to adjust it to not look so messy anyway.
Also don't use decimate unless you know what you're doing. It's by far one of the easiest ways to end up with Street Fighter 5 lumpy clay hair.
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I am very new. Give me a qrd on the whole quads/tris meme
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I am currently trying to resize this in the x axis, but instead of resizing it uniformly as before, the "center" stays the same. What did I fuck up by accident, and how do I set it back?
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>>903682
resize in object mode and apply scale

or merge doubles in edit mode, if you're pivot point is the median of all points then you have doubles
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>>903684
>resize in object mode and apply scale
Yeah, that was it. Thank you.
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Scene appending is still so weird. I wish you could select multiple 'folders' and the contents in them
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Anyone here us a 3D mouse? I got one a couple of days ago, it's great for moving around a scene but has anyone managed to use it as an input for transforming objects? Without janking an object by parenting it to a camera.

>>903686
Use collections https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/scene_layout/collections/collections.html
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>>903625
I already know you're a complete moron. You don't need to keep doubling down on your stupidity, blendie moron.
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>>903650
>If you really need an idea of my skillset
I don't, because I already know you're a jobless, hopeless idiot, regardless of your cope.
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>>903650
What is bevel with crease value? Blender noob here, btw
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>>901540
Does anybody here use the video editing side of Blender? I am particularly interested in that part as I like the idea of being able to make animations all in Blender including editing in Blender's video editor.
Besides documentation what specific Youtube tutorials for Blender's video editor did you find really helpful? Is there a Blender Video tutorials that is the equivalent of the donut tutorial?
>also
Good morning /blend/!
I hope you're all having a good week!
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>>903707
good morning, it's taking me 45 minutes to render and image and i want to die

as far as animating in blenders video editor goes, krita might be a better option if you're hand drawing keyframes
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>>903706
with edges selected, you can open up the Edge menu and use the "Edge Bevel Weight" option to mark edges for bevelling later. You can then delimit the bevel modifier to only use marked edges for nondestructive beveling.

You don't have to set it to 1 either, you can have different bevel intensities on different edges if you need.
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>>903710
>as far as animating in blenders video editor goes, krita might be a better option if you're hand drawing keyframes
I'm not particularly interested in 2D animations in Blender at least as of yet. I'm more interested in editing in post processing effects for animations or sound effects being added post process if I need to or editing in effects that would make my PC (GTX 1060 AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Quad-Core Processor) explode.

Things like that.
[spoiler]and maybe edited memes with some effects like filters or some stupid things like that[spoiler]
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>>903690
Whatever helps you sleep at night buddy. I don't think anything I say can convince you that I do art as my job, you clearly are beyond hope and are just some angry child.
Honestly the way you type you're probably ten years younger than me anyway.
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>>903712
That's actually not the same thing at all. bevel and crease are used very differently.
Crease value is used specifically in Subdivision Surface modifier to define how sharp or smooth an edge or vertex is, which allows you to skip alot of the annoying aspects of hard-surface work, like having tons of supporting edges everywhere.
You'll still need supporting edges in certain fringe cases, but they're significantly less of an issue. This also means it's alot easier to lay out details along curved and organic surfaces, as you won't have supporting edges causing warping or overly hard shapes in the area that you have to adjust for.

It basically makes any hi-poly workflow trivial and fun. I'm suprised most people don't know to use these.
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>>903734
To give the best example of it's use, this type of transition is awful to to in normal subdivision work, yet here it takes seconds. This is the absolute best use case you can get for using crease values in your hard-surface woorkflows, and it makes adding hard details to character's a breeze.
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>>901540
help
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>>903753
why his craniuim so big?
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>>903754
Skulls are a bit rounder, anon.
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>>903768
yeah but i am so confused, none of the tutorials use a reference
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>>903753
just download a head basemesh and deform it to what you need.
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>>903730
>I don't think anything I say can convince you
You're right, you can't, because I already know you're a jobless idiot suffering from sunken cost syndrome.

No professionals polymodel characters. It's an outdated practice only morons like you still do.
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>>903793
would kinda defeat the purpose of practising then and i want to master poly modelling because i don't want to be a booleanlet
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>>903799
and i give up, guess i will try tomorrow
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>>902341
man i'm following that rn after picking up blender after months again lmao
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Any idea what setting makes it so the edge of this render always is brighter than the rest of it? I've messed with Eevee/Cycles/AO/Lighting and it seems no matter what I do the edge is always lighter.
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>>903878
It's not super noticeable with just 1 tile but here's an example of them placed together. All the bright edges stand out.
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I'm happy with the model itself but how do I make this look pretty with lighting? The variation in shading feels very bland right now.
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I suddenly can't select more than one vertices at the same time while the X-Ray is toggled on. I can do it fine when it's off, but turning it on makes me select everything one by one. Edge and Face select doesn't select anything, so it seems like it's just limited to one.
This defeats the purpose of X-Ray
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>>903885
nvm I am a fool who had ALT+B enabled.
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Is there a life cycle setting for fluids? Or some way to fade them out in eevee?
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How do I

>render a sequence of images
>load them onto the render layers
>left arrow / right arrow scrub my images while seeing the changes i made to the lightgroup aov and other aovs

I tried with image node -> image seq but i lose the ability to use lightgroups, which i need
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>>901540
I got the Manhattan kit off Persia for Blender, and I am having trouble dealing with it due to being so high poly. Even if I pare it down to just a few large buildings, it is still to slow too select. I try to add a plane to a scene, and it takes something like 20-30s. I can't work like this.

What am I supposed to do here? Join the objects and place a decimate mod that is disabled during render time? Export the individual objects into Clarrise and do my work there? Get a better computer?
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>>903962
https://youtu.be/B79bGW7F8N0

I am going to go with Clarisse this time as Blender does not have proper proxies.
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>>903962
I'm searching for urban japanese packs, but can't for the life of me. Dead links everywhere. Any ideas where to find something like the ones that nonecg made?
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>>903988
CGTrader – Japanese Architecture Pack
Kitbash3D – EDO JAPAN

I just typed 'japan' into Persia and found these two.
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How do I export materials from Blender to Unity? I'm being filtered hard by the unpacking
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>im noob retard to blender/3dcg in general
>spent a bunch of time rendering an animation but i forgot to set the output as a video
damn
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>>903734
Is there a good (really good) manual for working under subdivide? Those I see in YT looks not so good because of this
>having tons of supporting edges everywhere
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>>903922
anyone?
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>>904024
if the materials are procedural, you'll have to bake the color/roughness/metallness/normal maps first
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>>904028
If your output was images, you can create a video out of them.
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>>903878
>>903879
I feel I will never find a solution for this and will have to create an in-engine shader or something to handle it. I believe it has to do with how shadows are handled from the light source but I don't understand why the shadows always create a lightened edge no matter the type of light or where it seems to be placed.
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So, when I switch modes in Blender (Layout to Modelling for example), the view changes. Is there a way how to make that go away? I want my view to stay the same through the modes.
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>>904075
You definitely don't want that. There is options for each mode however if you click on them.
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Here's my dumb question.
When you make something using geometry nodes, can you set up some values to be alterable from the modifier section instead of going into the nodes to change values?
Basically, can you future-proof your assembled nodes against your own lack of memory.
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>>904106
Yeah, by using the group inputs. Once you use the secondary inputs they'll become active in the modifier.
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>>903991
Those are definitely not what he was asking for. Urban implies modern japanese city, not edo period
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>>904049
It's a very weird situation, because it seems people just outright ignored OpenSubdiv when it came out, despite it being the biggest boon of hard-surface work in general. Blender outright has Opensubdiv in it since 2.78 or 2.79 or so, but all the videos talking about it ONLY mentioned that it speeds up animation on hi-poly meshes.

The best I can really tell you about the workflow is that for hard edges, you want to stick to crease values of around .35-.45, as going higher or lower than these can lead to things being TOO sharp. The other thing is that it's important to have evenly spaced quads along a surface regardless, just because it helps keep things looking nice and not having some crease edges look different than others due to stretching. You also wanna do this just for the fact that having extra quad space means you can chuck in extra details whenever you feel like.
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I'm adding details to a mesh by placing smaller meshes on its surfaces and joining them. Some of the smaller meshes have materials for some surfaces that map images. When I join the meshes, the surfaces retain their materials, but the image is weirdly scaled and skewed. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong here? The oscilloscope-looking screen thing in the pic is an example (left is before the join, right is after).
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>>904130
Probably one of the meshes have more than one uv map or material is using object coordinates.
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>>904136
>or material is using object coordinates.
Thank you, that was what I didn't understand (it was actually hooked up to the "generated" output of the Texture Coordinate node, but basically causing the same problem).
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im flattered that the mods thought my barbie doll with crappy particle hair was lewd enough to delete.
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>>904108
Thanks, anon.
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Need someone for a quick few edits of a model in blender I've got for a 3d print I need done soon. Very quick and easy job, but you need a little experience working with faces. I'm too smooth brain to work with blender myself so here I am.

Hit me up. Modest compensation provided.
Cinnabuns#8507
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I am absolutely new, so this question will probably be seriously retarded, but how exactly does texturing of an object made from multiple primitives (like multiple cubes) work in Blender? Do you need to clean up the mesh beforehand, ie.: join the objects, get rid of extra parts/clipping, etc.? Or is there some tool for it?
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moving to blender today since there's a lot of tutorial compare to other program
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Want to make a late 90s/early 2000s inspired PC game and have been teaching myself Blender in order to make the models. Started with this lad.
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>>904537
Also managed to rig him and give him a basic animation.
I am aware the lighting isn't quite crusty enough to be authentic, hopefully whatever game engine I use it with will allow that.
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>>904534
90% of what you see in blender tutorials applies just fine to 3dsmax or maya, and vice versa. With the exception of addons and some minor features, the skills you learn in one program will transfer to others.
That said, yeah, there's a LOT more blender tutorials nowadays.
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>>904537
>>904540
Oozes with SOVL, good work anon, keep it up
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>>904562
Thanks anon, that's what I'm aiming for.
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>>904540
feels absolutely weightless
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>>904564
In my defence it's pretty much my first walkcycle...well, ever. Also I don't want it looking TOO good, given the style. It could use some improvement though I'll agree- I don't want him looking too heavy as he's meant to be a stout chap.
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Are there any good videos to get started with environments/interiors? I’m just about ready to work on an animation, but that’s the last subject I have yet to approach.

Also, will the renderer for the background affect my gpencil layer?
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i give up, im uninstalling blender and deleting all my files
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>>904064
Are you using an HDRI image to light the scene?
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I love making procedural materials. I think it's one of the most fun parts of 3DCG. It's just fun to me to try to match colors and imperfections.
>>904657
What's wrong? What are you trying to accomplish? Need more info besides feet pics.
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>>904661
The light source is just a sun
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>>904663
Okay, I'm pretty sure I know why it's happening then, and I think I know a way to fix it. It's getting late, so I'm going to test something tomorrow, and I'll post here if it works. Does your sun face straight downwards towards the mesh, or is it at an angle?
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>>904666
It faces it at an angle, but I also tried it straight down, and changing it from sun to point/spot/etc.
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>>904667
Okay, that info helps.
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>>904662
this is a living nightmare i give up making feet or modeling anything at all
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Any idea why holdout seems to not effect geometry nodes? I have a plane with geometry coming off, and if I add another plane to cover part of it with holdout it works on the plane but nothing coming off of the plane from geometry.
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>>904693
Nvm I figured it out, I guess my object wasn't really above the nodes enough to affect them.
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>>904662
Can you share a high rez of that node setup? Looks pretty good for beat up metal surfaces.
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hi. new to blender. i'm trying to model a head with wheels (yeah), but i can't seem to figure out how the hell to model the facial features. i tried using multiple loop cuts to make the faces easier to manipulate to no avail.
also, how do i merge two solids after extrusion? thanks
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>>904734
This is not a good shape. Topology is bad and you have too many subdivisions for how simple this shape is.
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>>904736
thanks. how do i get rid of the subdivisions? and how do i model the face after getting rid of them?
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>>904738
select a vertex, edge, or face and press X, then experiment with the "Dissolve" options. Dissolving tries to remove things without altering the shape. It's one of those things you have to just try and get comfortable with
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>>904740
thanks. i'm getting the hang of it!
>>904736
>Topology is bad
what exactly is topology? all i know about topology from a math textbook i read a while ago is that donuts and mugs are the same. how do i improve the topology?
>This is not a good shape.
the proportions (if you're referring to them) are supposed to be bad!

how do i begin modeling a face? i'm very lost. or should i sculpt the face? thanks so much, anons.
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>>904667
1/5
Okay, so I think the reason you're getting bright edges is because you don't have grass tiles surrounding that tile to cast shadows on the edges, where as the rest of the grass has shadows on it. Pic rel. Look at the right hand side. No shadows = brighter edge. It's not a great demonstration, but it shows why it happens.
>>904710
Yeah, had to remake it because I didn't save. Remade it from my screenshot, so it should be 99% accurate. Will post in just a sec.
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>>904777
2/5
When you add a tile to the other side, you get the shadows that you would expect to be cast from a neighboring tile.
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>>904778
3/5
In this pic, I changed the sun angle to be at 45 degrees and come towards the camera. I made a grass tile and made 9 instances of it (by default, the particle system is identical between copies). I made the surrounding instances invisible to the camera. They still cast shadows and contribute reflections, but they can't be seen my the camera.
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>>904779
4/5
Here are the shadows the instances cast. Notice how they are most visible around edges. This is what will darken the edges and make the light uniform through out the tile.
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>>904780
5/5
And this is the end-result render. Notice that there are no bright edges. This obviously increases the memory requirements of the scene, which is the only real draw back I can see. I like the drag all of my instances and camera 20 or 30 meters up on the Z axis so the original collections don't interfere with the lighting. I also realize the lighting on this render isn't great, but hopefully these posts demonstrate the concept well enough.
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>>904710
And here's the material. Like I said, it should be 99% accurate to what is in the first post. If you have questions about any of the nodes or why I used them, just post them.
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>>904781
And a side note. If you keep all of the instances visible, and position an orthographic camera above and set it up such that it only captures the central instance, you will have a grass texture that tiles without any post processing whatsoever, since the data repeats. The only thing you might have to do is use a tileable dirt texture below the grass.
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Anyone have any resources on how you're supposed to use the Animation Layers addon in an actual animation?
All the videos I've seen just goes over how the addon works, and not how you're supposed to use it in the context of a longer animation.
Like it's supposed to replace/augment the NLA editor, right? So what am I supposed to do with an action when I'm finished with it? Bake it down and put it in the NLA? That kind of seems like it makes the non-destructive workflow of the layers pointless.
Any solid info on how to actually work this shit into an animation that's not just a single walk-cycle or something would be useful.
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>>904802
Like what I had hoped was to make a bunch of different actions to use, and use the addon to tweak things where I need to, but mainly put the actions in the NLA editor to make up a larger animation.
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>>904777
>>904778
>>904779
>>904780
>>904781

I will test this out later, thanks for all the info.

We actually ended up solving our issue in 2 different methods (well same method one in-engine with a shader and one in blender).

I ended up creating holdout planes that made hardlined edges and turn them on/off depending on the tile thats being rendered. In our engine we can use a similar method with selecting anything with color alpha at a certain point and cutting the edge off.

Attached is a sample of it.
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>>904810
and here's a super quick mockup using like 3 of the tiles showing it works.
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>>904784
Thanks anon
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>>904810
>>904811
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Is it possible to blur the result of the shader to RGB node? Trying to create a specific soft toon shading effect.
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>>904819
Color Ramp not doing it for ya?
Might want to change the attenuation of your actual lights then. It's the "size" value that you want to play around with.
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>>904742
bumping this. help would be very appreciated. thanks
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>>904537
>>904540
S O U L keep it up
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I'm just a noob dicking around after seeing a bunch of tutorials and I made this tower using extrusion and bevelling, but I want to make it an octagon now. To do this, I wanted to subdivide and then skale every other point out until it's an octagon. However, this bitch refuses to subdivide properly. What's the reason for that? sometimes I cant even subdivide a single edge between two points.
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>>904842
And as a follow-up question: I extruded this from a flat octagon, but every time I bevel, it breaks the pillar's octagonal cross-section into more foaces. Why is that? Is there a way to keep the number of perimeter vertices the same?
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>>904843
forgot to add the pic
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>>904540
the point where the animation loops back to frame 1 is janky. consider adding a few more to smooth it out
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if i don't have a good front view of the character, am i fucked? i only have a proper side view
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>>904853
learn anatomy
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>>904853
You've got enough reference. Just use proportions, Use the head as a measuring unit to figure out the proportions of the body.
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>>904534
same anon, rate not my first doughnut, don't have the pic from 2 years ago
>can't use spoiler text on /3/
geometry node actually fun, but my blender always crash when i try to go to edit mode
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>>904853
Draw your own. You could even photoshop the front view of a different character to fit (or in this case, you could take mix the face and body from the left sides of those reference sheets)
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>>904854
yeah i am practicing it but this is a stylized character
>>904856
yeah this is what i thought
>>904858
also true if plan a falls through, i will try this
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>>904856
>>904854
>>904858
another thing, should I model the base mesh first or model with the pants like ps1 and ps2 models?
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>>904811
soul
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>>901540
In 3.2 Blender keeps crashing after a few minutes of using Cycles, taking down the OS with it. Does anybody else have the same problem?
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How would one approach modeling cartoony scale armor like this?
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am i supposed to make subdivisions and then use the G key to model a face? thanks
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>>904862
you dont need to model the body under the clothes for low poly models
but you've basically modeled the pants already, just put a loop around the ankle and scale it up
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So I'm trying to rig a character's walking animation.
Got the model, the bones, the Inverse Kinematic, it follows the circle path, all great.
But, if I try to move the character around the area, the IK empties start moving way too far in that direction. Like, for every increment I move down the Z axis, the IKs move 2 increments.
Anyone have a clue?
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>>904847
how does the top of the cylinder look before you bevel it? It should work if you only select the edge around the ledge
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So I'm reading through the OP at the moment so I'm sorry if this is a question in the OP has I may not have reached it yet. But I have a friend who is interested in vtubing and wants a model. I know literally nothing about 3d modelling or rigging. But I figured ripping the 3d model from a game should be simple enough no? Surely I can learn that much and hand it off to him to do whatever he needs with it. How does one go about ripping a 3d model from a game? Also is it an issue ripping a model from a game via an emulator like RPCS3 or PCSX2?
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Is there a way to apply the Shade Smooth function to ambient occlusion? When I make the AO strong enough it perceives the edges and vertices on lower poly models as corners to put occlusion on.
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Hello, how long would it take me to do models like pic related? Not exactly but definitely a bit downgraded, I require them so that I can use shaders on them?
Buying these would be too expensive since I need like 10
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>>904954
These types of questions are completely meaningless.
No one knows your skill level.
If you were an intermediate or advanced user, it could take a few days, who actually knows. If you're a beginner, it could take months if you only tried to aim for that exact result and nothing else. More likely you'd probably need half a year to a year if you're a complete beginner, since you'll have to learn the program, on top of anatomy, and proper edge flow and topo.
Again, no one fucking knows because it's different for everyone. And no one knows what speed you learn at or pick things up. If you're a complete retard or hyper-schizo autist you might never reach that level or a competent result.
Not to say what you've pictured is extremely hard (it's a low poly human), but to a complete beginner it might as well be forcing a toddler to run a marathon right after it learned to walk.


If you have at least some knowledge of what you're doing, you're probably better off buying 1 or 2 that are on the more generic side, and editing them to be different instead of buying 10 different models.
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>>904878
why did you increase it by so much?
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>>904878
how do i model the clothes? do i select then just separate it and model the collars and all?
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>>904973
also is it supposed to look ugly?
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>>904975
forgot pic
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>>901540
never posted here before, but i popped in bc i just this second finished this model and rig and made a test render, thoughts? not one of my best i think but not the worst either, just middle of the road
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>>904950
Geometry node > Pointiness
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>>904978
it has slight appeal however i wish it was textured and a lot higher poly (subdivided better)
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Is there a way to make boids rest on an object/objects near their goal?
Or, more specifically, I want to write text and have the boids come to rest on the letters so they spell it out.
As it is now, I can only make them cluster at the origin point.
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>>905000
I guess you will have to make each letter a leader and have the boids have the rules follow the leader and flock. Maybe geometry nodes ? Have only used boids for small fishes and moths so far
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is there no sculpting bruh equivalent to the zbrush's move topological. that thing's really handy.

if you don't know what it's supposed to do:
https://youtu.be/Onions-qg-saoQ?t=15

is the workflow to replace this, just mask-based?
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>>905004
proper link:
https://youtu.be/Onions-qg-saoQ?t=15
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>>905004
>>905005
jesus fucking christ the s - 0 - y filter is breaking this goddamn link:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S[[[[[[[0]]]]]]]]]y-qg-saoQ&t=15s
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>>904842
can nobody help me with this? I'd really like to subdivide my creations without having to laboriously select every single line
as for
>>904843
>>904847
I figured out that insetting and then manually moving in the octagonal tower pieces upwards does not further subdivide edges as bevelling does. It's a tiny bit more time consuming but it works well.
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>>905000
>>905002
To anyone interested :
I tried making the letters emitters and setting the boid goal as their 'spawn-point' with the idea being that I'd flip the key frames and thus they'd go in the right direction.
Problem is, I don't know how to keyframe particles. More research to be done. I'll post my solution if I find it.
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>>904976
i am slowly losing my sanity, how do i make low poly clothes? i cant even make a proper looking collar
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>>905017
this is reference
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>>904842
Your geometry is screwed up at the first and the second levels of your tower, and that's preventing it from subdividing nicely. Edge loops are defined by quads, so you generally want to have only them unless you know what you're doing. That makes subdivisions and adding new loops easy.

In this case, you should just scrap that tower and star from scratch. Create a plane, extrude it upwards a few times to create the levels. Then use ctrl+R to add two loops along the walls. Select the loops with alt+click, and scale them along X- and Y-axes by pressing S and shift+Z. Now you have your octagonal tower.
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>>905017
Make high poly clothes first. Then you can figure out what kind of geometry you need and what can be painted on.
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>>905027
give me an example or a video, i didn't quite get you
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>>905024
>quads
I dont know what that means
I tried again, i created this tower with the method I mentioned earlier: inset, move up along Z-Axis, then extrude again
Why would I add loops if I already extruded a few times, why can't I just use those?
Here I have the issue that SOME of the faces simply will not be selected and thereby subdivided if I select all points along their edges. I heard somewhere that I can choose a "select faces mode" but I cannot find where to do that
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>>905049
>>quads
>I dont know what that means
Quads are faces made up of 4 vertices
N-gons are faces made up of 5+ vertices.
It's easier for the computer to handle quads (or tiangles I guess? I'm not that advances) than N-gons.
I didn't follow the entire conversation, but there ya go for that bit.
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>>905017
You might want to look up the definition of low poly.
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>>904687
Good riddance, loser. That's what you get for being a retard trying to model a character before learning the fundamentals.
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>>905017
>>904976
fuck off and learn the fundamentals before trying to model a character then begging /3/ for help
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>>905093
Not that anon, but shit, I've just been learning stuff wily-nily.
What are the fundamentals I'm probably missing?
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>>905081
sorry i meant clothes in general but my jacket is still under 1k poly
>>905093
are you fucked in the head dude? how do you think people practice fundamentals? you cant learn shit unless you actually apply the fundamentals and get into errors. can't believe crabs exist in /3/ as well
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>>905120
i have done character modelling before and i haven't done clothes that's why i was begging on /3/ to help me
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>>901540
Does anyone know how to create shadow maps with Blender's material nodes?

https://web.cs.wpi.edu/~matt/courses/cs563/talks/shadow/shadow.html
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>>905125
everyone and i mean everyone in the industry uses MD then bakes

t. MDbro
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>>905162
>muh industry
fuck off
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>>905173
get with the times
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>>905162
md is one of the easiest software i have used but anime characters don't wear realistic clothes
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>>905120
>are you fucked in the head dude? how do you think people practice fundamentals?
By not starting with polymodeling characters.

Modeling a character off the bat and begging /3/ for help constantly shows you're a fucking moron.
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>>905195
tf are you talking about dude? there is no way you can better at poly modelling without actually practising
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It's me again, the noob with the octagonal towers.
I noticed that in layout mode, I cannot move my towers independently. Both of these towers were added to the scene (or whatever it is called) as separate pieces, one as a cube, one as a 8-sided circle, but they always move as one. I thought it might have somethign to do with "collections" and looked that up online but in the tutorials, the individual pieces of a collection could still be selected individually, these cannot. if I select one tower, the other one will always also get highlighted.
Can someone help me figure out what this is and how to undo it?
And since I'm here and keep coming back:
What's a good collection of tutorials online that teach the use of different tools/parts of blenders rather than the typical "how to do everything in blender with just one tool in five minutes" video where one guy creates some amazing object with undefinable motions and shortcuts. For now, I am mostly interested in just shaping stuff, I intent to use this mostly as a cheat-sheet/reference for drawings
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>>905216
holy shit nigger, literally do some introductory tutorials instead of flailing around in the dark like an imbecile.
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>>905221
holy shitt nigger, that's kind of exactly what I'm trying to do by posting this question here.
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>>905216
You have one object called Cube.001. That object contains a mesh called Cube.001. That mesh actually consists of two different towers. The reason they move together is because they're literally parts of the same mesh. To separate them into separate objects, go to edit mode and press P and select "by lose parts".

But honestly, you should just watch the dougnut tutorial by the doughnut guy: https://youtu.be/nIoXOplUvAw This is such basic level stuff that you could have learned all of it by following a tutorial for 15 minutes.
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>>905227
thanks and thanks. that's kinda what I was looking for.
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One fucking question
Why is blender not fucking working and not fucking panning?
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>>905271
panning how?
Locked to an object in motion?
Or using the mouse to do it?
Anywho, the best advice I can offer (as I'm a noob) is to reset your camera with the numberpad shortcuts (particularly the "." key to zoom in on stuff, that ones great)
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>>905273
I cant drag around my mouse
I installed it again and its still not working
I am this close to getting another program
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>>905274
Just in case, you know it's shift+middle mouse button, right?
Other than that, I got nothing. Like I said, I'm just a noob.
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>>905198
and like the braindead idiot you are, you continue to miss the point.
When you're a beginner to drawing, you don't start with gesture, you start with basic shapes and observation. The same principle applies to 3D; you don't jump straight into character modeling without learning the fundamentals of topology and anatomy.

Alas, you're incredibly stupid. Stupid people never learn, you'll just keep crabbing away and begging /3/ for help every 5 minutes.
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>>905275
You really think I dont know that? I dont want to be rude.
But it doesnt work, even after reinstalling this shit.
Any alternative to blender?
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>>905296
Turn on "emulate 3 button mouse"
Might not fix the problem, but using alt instead of MMB will save your fingers.
After that, pan should be alt+shift then just click and drag.
alt+drag to orbit, ctrl+alt drag to dolly.
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Is there a way in Sculpt Mode to prevent vertices from moving only along a particular axis? I know masks can be used to keep them from moving at all, but I still want the sculpting tools to move these vertices, just not along the X axis (I want to keep them at the origin on X so my mesh will still look good mirrored)
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Will probably do materials for this tomorrow.
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>>905307
Yeah but what about selecting entire loop chains, I cant do that I might as well be doing nothing
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>>905284
anon what I am trying to say is that I already know the theoretical side of the fundies but applying them in real-life situations is a practice of its own. you can only learn where to place poles for proper lineflow by trail and error
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>>905322
I use alt and can select those no problem.
Alt+right click.
You are using right click, aren't you?
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>>905316
Yes. You can lock each axis individually in this menu.
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How do I make this in blender
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I'm new to Blender and I have a question. Is there a way to add more bone nodes to rigify's metarig? And will that fix the folding of the elbows and knees?
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>>905508
You can even create your own metarigs from scratch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JSFcSxsaTs&list=PLdcL5aF8ZcJv68SSdwxip33M7snakl6Dx&index=2
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god blender extrude make me seething, if you press right click you will fuck your extrude
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When sculpting do you use a drawing pad or a mouse?
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>>905544
depend, if it's simple sculpt i'll use mouse, if it's it hard i'll use drawing pad
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what are those yellow pixels and how do i get rid of them?
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>>905584
I'm not an expert, but looks like noise.
So more denoising?
The settings should be in your render properties tab (the TV underneath the screwdriver&wrench)
If I'm wrong, then sorry, but I know answers can be slow to come, so I figured I'd take a stab at it
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>>905587
i've played around with the noise threshold slider and moved the lights around, i think it's the light reflecting from the glass, not sure why it looks so weird though
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>>905589
figured it out. it was the roughness on the texture
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>>905593
Congrats, I was just gonna suggest uping the number of sampless
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What is the best way to do simple character's hair for printable model? And should I use Blender for it or it's for photorealistic renders only, not for solid bodies modelling?
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Can anyone tell me why this is happening, and how to keep my mesh centred in the lattice?
https://files.catbox.moe/vvsrcl.mp4
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>>905665
Problem solved.
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>>901540
i made this recently. 5 hours maybe.
first thing thats not a donut
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>>905683
good job anon
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There's one vertex connecting the legs of a character I have in blender. How would I go about seperating this so it isn't connecting both legs together? Most methods I've tried just left a large hole in one of the legs
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>>905711
v
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why are these eye lashes like this ahh?!!
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>>905744
it looks fine in the viewport shading mode
btw that other screenshow was from the cycles render
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>>905746
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>>905747
>>905746
So what's it look like in eevee then? Eevee would be the viewport view or should be.
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>>905752
yea
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So, i was told to follow the donut guy tutorial and up to part 4, everything was working just peachy, but now I'm at maging stuff snap and I just cant make it work like he does.
I watched the video over and over again, but the icing stuff just wont snap to the face of the donut like in his video.
Did I miss something? is there some extra button I have to press to make it scale? I already have the magnet icon selected and set to "snap to faces". I even tried deleting everything refollowing the entire damn tutorial again, and the icing STILL disappears below the geometry of the donut
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In the animation i'm currently working on there are a couple of screen billboards in the background and they are fucking with me because i need a slow mo speed ramp at some point, i assumed i could just use the time remapping feature but for whatever reason it doesn't work for them in cycles just in eevee.

In eevee it does stagger and goes to a third speed holding the frames accordingly but in cycles it just ignores this and the image sequence keeps going as normal totaly ignoring that everything else having been slowed down. Is there something im missing to make the image sequence respect the timing in cycles? I've looked around and can't find anything to do about this.

And if it's just not supported is there a way that i can make my image secquence just go slower inside the shader itself using the nodes instead of having to re-render and reimport all the files at a third of the speed one by one?

Please and thank you.
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>>905747
similar to a problem I had some time ago - play with alpha blend modes
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A long time ago there was Anon who told me that anime characters is better to model with subdivs.Anon, if you here can you link me some lessons about bodies or give an advice? I have a trouble with base topology and a very few lessons I found in YT doing something not good.
Also I can model face that I really like, thank you for advice! (May looks not so good but it's my first work and this is what I want. Hair is just crappy 1-minute mesh only for demo.)
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>>904954
is that george floyd?
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>>905830
Maybe I should combine subdivs with NURBS patches in hard places like a crotch and armpits? Sibdivs is nice for tubular organic forms like an upper body but there is a very hard to form desired geometry of the splittings.
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>>905826
added mix shader and transparent bsdf but the face turned out black
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>>905797
I decided to sleep on it and try again in the morning and nope, it still is fucked up.
I dont know why the glazing always dents like this, I am not moving it inward and there are no faces it could snap to.
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>>905899
I haven't watched the donut tutorial in a long time, but if it's just that vertex, you can grab it with G and press Z to lock the movement to the Z axis. that way it'll only move up and down.
Mind you it look like it' a few face, that should work reasonably well too.
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>>905887
I don't get it. That texture for you eye lashes doesn't appear like it's on an alpha, it's just on a black background (see the pic I posted) . I don't understand how they can appear transparrent in the viewport.
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>>905887
Have you tried the alpha clip mode?
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>>905911
yep, looks the same, black
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If I link a bunch of shit, blender eventually grows less responsive. Anything I can do about that? Aside from just appending what I need.
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>>905698
thx

now i am working on this
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>>905926
okay try this
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>>905972
benis
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I feel like I must be doing something stupid but I genuinely can't figure this out and google isn't helping

Why is the bevel going straight up instead of forming an angle between the two faces?
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>>906096
"Shape" must be 0.5 for rounding, 1 is for corner, middle values for something between. And it's 0.5 by default. Just correct it.
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>>905989
I've tried it
Tried this method too
There are two lashes textures, one is brown and has the bulky edges as seen in the render result
while this one has it black and white and detailed. (should I not mess with this one?)
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Blendchads, I need help. I'm trying to use shape keys to create facial expressions. Currently I'm learning how to use them by starting with a basic blink pose. After finishing my mesh I applied the mirror modifier and started working on the blink.

I have my Basis with the resting pose, then I have a LeftBlink key for the left eye being shut. I'm trying to mirror the key for the right eye. What I did was select LeftBlink, click NewKeyFromMix, then renamed it to RightBlink and selected it, then hit Mirror Shape Key (Topology).

Doing this mirrors most of the vertices, but it does say it failed on several of them. I'm not sure why those vertices fail because the entire mesh is just mirrored geometry. Just to be sure I tried mirroring the mesh and reshaping the key again; same issue. Looking at the statistics, selecting one side of the face and then the other shows the same number of vertices selected.
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>>906186
Nevermind, got it. Trying again without the (topology) command mirrored it correctly.
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Apparently it is impossible to export something from Blender to FBX without something breaking.
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I am following the donut tutorial and currently I'm at the weight paint part. I didnt like how my original weight painting looked like so I changed it, but I have the feeling it's not applying it, instead still using the old weight paint or none at all,a ctually. The Blender guy then did a bunch of values and renamed them and added nodes and I have absolutely 0 idea what he is doing and I tried to follow it and now my shit's all fucked up.
WTF is going on?
How do I get my stuff back? do I need to just delete every single node and start the whole geometry stuff over?
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>>906240
HE CALLED THE WEIGHT PAINT GROUP "SPRINKLE DENSITY" AND THE DENSITY FACTOR "WEIGHT PAINT" I AM ABSOLUTELY LOSING IT!!!!!!!!!!!
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>>901632
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1IU5UHdyxE
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How do I cut an object at exact position with snapping to grid? Whenever I choose loop cut it places the cut in some random arbitrary position instead of directly where my mouse cursor is. I need to cut this triangle exactly where it's intersecting with other object (red dotted line). I don't want to cut it at other position and moving the vertices because there is no way I am gonna maintain the slope and I am gonna end up with two wonky faces.
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>>906299
Put a plane there and boolean it.
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gonna need some advice here. I have to add skeletal teeth to the bottom of the face mask, Im considering two approaches, one is make the mask, subdivision and solidify then sculpt the teeth out of the mesh. or go full mesh edit
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What's a good place to download assets especially buildings/parts of buildings? I tried Polyhaven but it's kinda barren, I have to say.
I am looking specially for wall segments with various door- and window-frames, boards for floors and walls, roofs, all that stuff, ideally fantasy-themed
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Kinda new to this and I'm looking to rotate, distort or otherwise transform the image before it gets applied to the object as a bumpmap. In this case, i want the board-texture to run along, not across the board. I might also want to squeeze and stretch it some
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I am getting sick and tired of this shit. I've been through so many tutorials and none deal with this shit:
Why is the "point" of any object always put on the centre of the space? I dont want to rotate or scale or whatever this object around some stupid point in the middle of nowhere, i want to rotate it around itself. How do I set the centre of this object to be itself?
And while I'M at here: how can I rotate or move an object so that a specific face aligns with another specific other face? So I can set two cubes to end at exactly the same point or two specific faces perfectly perpendicular/parallel to teach other?
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>>906346
shift+s

pick one

probably cursor to active. or selected. retard
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>>906349
>probably cursor to active. or selected.
Nope, tried that, it keeps the cursor at the world origin there on the right.
I noticed the little orange dot there. I tried applying scale, location, rotation, any transform really, but nothing helped.
In the end, i rotated it by selected every vertex in edit mode (hovering + L) and then I could rotate it around its own centre, but it still sucks and I'm still amd about it.
Also, for some reason, the object that started as an 8-sided circle doesnt neatly snap to align with the grid.
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>>906351
works on my machine.
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so when you're trying to get sharp edges on a mesh, are you supposed to just throw ctrl+R in every corner or am I doing something wrong
in the tutorials I watched edge crease is a bad thing or something



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