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Modifier: Normal Edit - needs documenting
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This modifier needs initial docs and some example image:

See stub page:
https://developer.blender.org/diffusion/BM/browse/trunk/blender_docs/manual/modifiers/modify/normal_edit.rst

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Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) raised the priority of this task from Normal to Confirmed, High.Feb 12 2015, 8:56 AM

The official effort by the blender foundation for a normal edit modifier is not very useful and is very limited since you can only direct the normals of a mesh towards another object's position in space.

The unofficial normal edit modifier can TRANSFER the normals of one mesh onto another. That is a much better way of doing it- it takes much less effort and you can be very specific on how you want your normals.

Blender 2.71.1 + MOD_normaledit

Are there any plans of implementing a normals TRANSFER modifier?

This exists already, the data transfer modifier…

apologies. I didnt know. You guys are absolutely awesome!!!

Now if we can keep the normals of imported meshes and stop blender from recalculating them, that would be great :D

That’s already the case for FBX. Other import addons need to be updated.