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by gaidheal
Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:19 am
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Viewing object properties
Replies: 2
Views: 3181

That's it! Thank you so much.
by gaidheal
Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:28 am
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Viewing object properties
Replies: 2
Views: 3181

Viewing object properties

I knew this one a few months ago, then took some time away, and can't remember how to do it. There is a function in Blender that shows me the properties of an object - x,y,z position, length, width, rotation, etc., and allowed for modifying those properties. It was an very useful feature that let me...
by gaidheal
Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:40 am
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Another camera issue
Replies: 2
Views: 1562

Ah, thank you so much, that was it.
by gaidheal
Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:02 am
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Another camera issue
Replies: 2
Views: 1562

Another camera issue

Sometimes when I render my object, part of it appears, but not all of it. The first time this happened I raised up my object a little, and it all appeared in the render. Now it's upper parts that aren't showing in the render. This is not a separate object, it's just a cylinder, a single object, and ...
by gaidheal
Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:10 am
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Losing camera view
Replies: 1
Views: 1052

Losing camera view

In creating a scene, I like to do test renders periodically to test things out. As my object starts getting bigger from adding components, I need to back further to see the whole thing. But when I start backing out the camera, there comes a point when everything disappears from the render. Move in a...
by gaidheal
Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: Documentation & Education
Topic: Scaling part of an object
Replies: 2
Views: 8633

Yippee skippee, that was it. Thanks. One of these days I will stop being a newbie.
by gaidheal
Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:57 am
Forum: Documentation & Education
Topic: Scaling part of an object
Replies: 2
Views: 8633

Scaling part of an object

I have a torus. I want to scale the inner most set of vertices larger so that they will become flush with the next set of vertices. In edit mode, I select the inner ring of vertices and then press S to scale. So far so good, but when I start the scaling process it affects the entire torus, not just ...
by gaidheal
Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: Documentation & Education
Topic: Objects not showing up in render
Replies: 2
Views: 32345

Objects not showing up in render

I add an object to my scene, which already has several objects in it. I do a test render, and the new objects are not visible. The scene is set up such that the camera is viewing pretty directly in front of the object. The first time this happened I realized that somehow the objects was not created ...
by gaidheal
Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:45 am
Forum: Documentation & Education
Topic: Separating objects
Replies: 2
Views: 18470

I tried what you suggested, but still won't separate. I followed your suggested very carefully, but obviously I didn't do something right, since it didn't work. And I tried it about 4 times before giving up. I was able to remove the unwanted part by going into edit mode, selecting the vertices of th...
by gaidheal
Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:39 am
Forum: Documentation & Education
Topic: Separating objects
Replies: 2
Views: 18470

Separating objects

I have an object made up of smaller objects. I joined the pieces together, then realized I needed to change some parts, and remove others. So I wanted to separate them so I can work with the parts individually. I tried the select>P, does nothing. When I select the part in question, the whole gets se...
by gaidheal
Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:40 am
Forum: Documentation & Education
Topic: Getting stuck in object mode.
Replies: 3
Views: 14581

I made sure I had everything deselected, and just select the one object, but still no edit mode option. And when it happens, it affects all the objects in the scene such that selecting any one of them will not allow me into edit mode. What would cause an object not have an edit mode? These are just ...
by gaidheal
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:28 am
Forum: Documentation & Education
Topic: Getting stuck in object mode.
Replies: 3
Views: 14581

Getting stuck in object mode.

I'm sure this is simple, I'm not really this dumb, I swear. I'm creating a scene, adding objects, and suddenly Object Mode is my only choice. If I create a new object, I can again access modes other than object, and all the panels, but seemingly only for the new object I created. If I delete the new...
by gaidheal
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:00 am
Forum: Documentation & Education
Topic: Cartesian confusion
Replies: 2
Views: 1701

My belated thanks. I think I understand now. Of course, I'm used to design on a pc, not so much paper, but I can see how that relates to older methods of design. Still can't get an intuitive feel for it, but I guess I'll just rely on front, side or top view for my orientation and not work about wher...
by gaidheal
Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:57 am
Forum: Documentation & Education
Topic: Keeping objects separate
Replies: 5
Views: 4590

Ok, I get it now. Thanks for your help.
by gaidheal
Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:16 am
Forum: Documentation & Education
Topic: Keeping objects separate
Replies: 5
Views: 4590

Keeping objects separate

Please tell me I'm not crazy, and idiot, or both... I'm working through the beginning tutorials, on the snowman scene. I create one sphere in edit mode, re-size it, go to object mode, name it, and then add a second sphere in edit mode, move it into the position I want, re-size, and when I go to name...