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# Tips and Tricks

A bits of infos that could be useful for everyday design :)

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Reusing Vectary maps

How can I either download the maps used within Vectary library materials or assign them to different parameters? Say for example a material uses a particular map for opacity and I want to use it for reflectiveness; can it be done? I tried dragging and dropping, but that doesn't…

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How to make holes - Bridge method

People ask for the "Boolean function" in vectary for creating holes by subtracting one object from another. This is overkill and is really not needed. I will show you a little trick that is much better and creates cleaner geometry. This is the sample 3D model Im going to…

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Trace Image: z-height tip

Rasmus asked for help with tracing and reference image and he got lost in a wrong workflow he decided to try. So first let me break down what he did wrong and then give show the solution. "The issue" (do not follow this flow) • Drag and drop the image to the vectary workspace …

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Tip: "snap to face" option for 3D text (and objects) in Object mode

Just drag the gizmo in the middle and place it on the object - it will be automatically snapped.

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Tip: Texture in USDZ export is not displaying correctly

Choosing a lower size of the texture can fix the problem.

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3D text add-on, how to identify font

So when you work with vectary's 3D text add-on there is an incredible long dropdown menu where you can pick a 3D font...the thing is all the font names are in the same system font - so you have no chance to identify a specific font - you can use the arrow or mouse, which is…

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Place an object recessed

How can I place an object on a surface with a part of it recessed? Br tcncc

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How to Turn a 2D Image or Logo into a 3D Model

No 3D modeling skills required! All tools used are free and online. The quickest way is to drag and drop a vector logo (.svg) file on the scene in www.vectary.com free 3D editor and have a 3D model out of the box. The .svg file format is a vector image, people often ask "how do…

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How to Fix materials glitches and bad mapping of textures

The 3D assets from Google poly are fantastic, they are light, low poly a there is a ton of search results for every keyword. However sometimes you want to change a color or add texture to these 3D models. Quickly you realise that this is not working out of the box. Don't worry…

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How to mirror or flip objects without add-ons

Until the mirroring add-on is back here is a trick how to mirror your objects with a few clicks. I have used it more often that the old plugin because it is much more faster. 1. duplicate your object 2. select the object you want to flip …

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