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Workflow musings

As a relative newcomer, I'm working on getting a grip on the basics, and it is starting to make some sense. However, although I have a general idea of what the program can do, I haven't come across ...
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What mode to work on when texture painting - Solid / Lookdev / Rendered mode in EEVEE?

Im creating a game asset, and i want to export it to Unity later on. So i have started texture painting this object, but as you can see it looks different when rendered compared to solid or look dev ...
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Stripes and Patterns on object

When I put a Alpha blend at my object it gets stripes as the result of the Material. I am not sure what causes this. The object is unwrap and the faces are showing all the same direction. there ...
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What does the “normal” socket of displacement node do?

I tried searching and there is no information about it. Blender manual says "to do" I did some experiment but still nothing is clear. Thank you.
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Render Viewport

can anyone tell me what I've got wrong with my viewport in render mode that it reduces the image from the second screen shot to the first?. I've looked around the Exchange but I don't see anyone with ...
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Blender 2.8 FBX export doesn't retain material information correctly

I'm using Cycles Node to create materials in Blender. Material has four image textures connected to a Principled BSDF. Base-color, Metallic, Roughness, Normal(through a Normal Map node). Everything ...
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Add-On Dev: Different Memory Address of Operator Instance

This is a pretty obscure question, and I have no idea if this is Blender specific or not, but can anyone help me understand what this means: Within the __init__() ...
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in python I want to select faces in edit mode by the index of for loop

I'm trying to understand how python works in blender , I want to select faces in edit mode by the index of for loop to modify each face separately , I tried different ways but I failed
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Force Field/Rigid Body Rotation

I'm trying to sort of float objects towards the camera and have them drift rotate. I have set up a force field and a turbulent force but they only seem to be effecting the position of the objects and ...
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Create realistic collision

I want to create a collision of two objects when one of them is weighted much more than the other. In the example attached the cube is weighted 150 Kg and the sphere only 1 Kg. I expected the cube to ...
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Can I display scene strips in wireframe, solid, and lookdev mode in vse?

I did some testing and found that SceneStrip can be used for vse, but only displays the renderview for each engine. Version 2.79 of the vse has a scene preview / render tab that allows you to use ...
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Deaktivate Rigid Body Object after a certaine timeframe

due to the jittering of Mesh Collision Shape - I would like to deactivate Rigid Body objects e.g. after a certain timeframe. In blender2.79 I found this Python API for making an object with a ...
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my menu material is different from most people's menus on the internet, how to replace it?

This is my material menu look like meanwhile this is most people material menu look like in most youtube tutorials https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/5/5a/Blender-Diffuse-and-Color.png/363px-...
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Suspend object with ropes on two pivots

I want to manipulate an object on two pivots. Think of it as a long piece of something that is suspended by two pieces of rope. And i I pull up the rope on one side, that end of the object goes up. I ...
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Blender Rendering

Hello I've just started using blender a day ago. When I turn on render mode, the mesh leaves behind this trail. I am not sure fix it and what is causing this problem. Thanks.
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Move camera with python to get an object fully in frame

I'm making lots of small 3D objects that I want to render 4 times each with 4 cameras. I know how to set all of this up, but I'm wondering if there is a way (using object bounding box) to have my ...
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How to make texture coordinates follow curvature of mesh

I'm making this shader where I use generated and object coordinates to create these yellow lines made using gradient and wave textures. I want to know if there is a way to bend the texture ...
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is pixar renderman is useing blender?

I have seen that Pixar Renderman is going to use blender 2.8, I want to know if its right or the person who side that Pixar Renderman is going to change the tool to blender ...?
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Rendering an object within another object

I have setup 2 spheres, and the purple one is inside the blue one. I thought by separating the 2 objects into different layers and adding a light to both those layers through a third layer would fix ...
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“In Front” in Cycles

I'd like to render a certain object so that it is visible no matter what is between it and the camera, rather like the "In Front" viewport option (formerly "X-ray"). Previously this would be done ...
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Light is not illuminating

I'm quite new to this but as I move the light around, it's not illuminating anything. The light is shown as below. As you can see it's all dark. The file is https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/...
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Reverting an object back to mirrored state (for symmetrical editing) after “APPLY” in Modifier panel was used

I created an animal body using planes, extruded it, then mirrored the extrusion. 2. I then clicked "APPLY" in the modifier panel so that I could extrude the legs individually in different positions on ...
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Blender scripts not showing in Blender

Started using Blender yesterday (Blender 2.8 on windows 10 system) and created two small blender scripts. Today I opened blender and the texteditor and I wanted to open a previously made blender ...
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How to I make an animation sequence exportable

Someone else answered a similar question to mine, and I did everything, but it never appeared in my files. How do I fix this?
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How can I connect end vertices of two spiral curves?

I'm fairly new to Blender, using 2.8. I've tried several ways of drawing this spiral image, followed numerous tutorials on youtube that were close...but always something weird happens. Regardless, if ...
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Why is my road offset from it's parent bezier (wrapped to a sphere)?

I'm currently combining this tutorial with this answer in an attempt to make something like this: Instead, I'm getting something like this: I'm using two simple deforms in order to turn the bezier ...
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can't scale only at Z

I cant scale the Z but at X and Y it still works fine it made from extruding cylinder and try to scale down the Z from 3 edge sorry for bad english, im also new
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Customizing Move Hotkey

I'm new to Blender and I'd love for Move to be M not G. I've done edit> preferences > Input > Transform Modal Map > Mode > changed the input to M instead of G. And it has had no effect. I even made ...
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A slightly messy mesh in blender 2.81 beta

I'm following the famous tutorial of the donut and the coffee cup from Blender Guru. I just noticed that some vertices of my object are slightly out of place. I don't know how that happened but I ...
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Gloss independent from material color

I got basic object with basic purple/yellow material, and two colored light sources. The problem is: The gloss from the light color is affected by material color. Purple + orange, gives blue. Yellow + ...
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ReferenceError: StructRNA of type Object has been removed between modal and execute

I want to create locator and move it with my mouse, and eventually correct its position with floatProperty. But I get error in execute : ReferenceError: StructRNA of type Object has been removed What ...
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Texturing help for elevator interior

I'm extremely new to Blender. Just learned the basics over the weekend. Texturing is easily one of the aspects I'm worst at. I need some help making a texture for the inside of an elevator. The metal ...
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Tentacles Curve Wave Effect

Anyone have any ideas on how to animate curves to perform like a wave effect instead of this side to side animation I did? Took me a while to find an example but found one by James Curran:
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How to “Hide a Collection in viewport” but not “Disable in Viewport” via script in Python

Hi Blender coders and artists. I am updating one of my add-ons for Blender 2.8 and have run into some issues finding the appropriate way to hide a collection that is added to my scene. I want to ...
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blender 2.8 how duplicate view3d area into new window from script

Is there a way to duplicate view3d area into a new window from a script? This is how it's done through the UI: blender docs. I want to have a separate window with only the 3d viewport. found this ...
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How can I show the Search Area box on a tracking point?

This has never been an issue until just now but consulting the official documentation it appears that there should be a search box which is distinct from the pattern area. https://docs.blender.org/...
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Normal map seams showing on mesh

First of all, I've seen tons of questions about this already but none of them solved my issue. I've tried: Rebaking in Marmoset with custom padding (8, 16, 32, no success) Make mesh smooth shaded ...
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Property set/get example for operator needed [duplicate]

Still trying to wrap a property into my Addon where I can dynamically control the values of the resulting variable. Take the default operator_mesh_add example and alter the definition of the width ...
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Modify Boid collision distance with hard boundary - v2.80

Hello hello Blender community! This is the first question I'm posting, similar ones have been asked before but I was unable to get something working from the answers/comments on the questions most ...
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issue with grease pencil and tablet pressure

After creating a new 2d animation project i started drawing with my tablet (xp-pen artist 12) and i noticed this: as you can see the newer line is covered by the older path. I don't know if this is ...
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Save Backups to Subdirectory

Is there a way to set the backup directory for Blender 2.8? Previously, I used the addon from this question, but it is deprecated for 2.8. Has a builtin way been implemented?
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Sculpting smooth model with jaggered vertex

I've applied Shade smooth to my model and I am sculpting it to make some kind of head (I'm new to Blender!) For some reason everywhere is smooth except for here, any suggestions? Sorry for th vague ...
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Mantaflow not going hires

I'm using the blender 2.81 mantaflow beta build and, I've set up a smoke scene and, as I understand it, the "Noise" setting is the equivalent of the "High Resolution" setting before so, when I check ...
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Material does not react to light and looks shadeless

I have a problem importing old Blender files that I created with Blender internal. I am now using Blender 2.8 and a Principled BSDF. When I render the object or set Viewport shading to Rendered, I ...
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Unique light techniques needed for an animated music video in Blender 2.8

I'm working on an AMV in Blender 2.8 and I want a special form of lighting for certain lows and highs in the music track I'm using. Shown below is a concept created in Adobe Animate CC. Light ...
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Is there a python command to package all the files in an existing .blend without it being opened?

I was wondering if there was a python command that packs existing .blend files, without having to open them. For example having a folder full of 3d models with textures, videos , music, inside, I was ...
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EEVEE incorrectly applying transmission, transparency to both materials

When I set the Blend Mode to Additive, the material that has transmission set to 1 correctly gets transparent, but the other BSDF material also becomes transparent even though the transmission is set ...
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is there a way to see what bone a object is parented to in bpy?

I have a need to unparent -> apply scales to objects -> reparent however the objects are parented to armature bones, making the 'reparent' part tricky. is there a way in bpy to find out what bone a ...
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Reflection-edge and pixels artifacts

How do I get rid of the double edges and pixel blobs in this image created with Blender? I used reflection and transparency to create the "membrane" with a glossy look; enhanced using multiple lights. ...
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My Stuff Won't Show

I'm a bit new to unity and yesterday I had a background image, lighting, etc done. It's all still there but I can't see it in my layout tab. My water is still shaded but only when in shading tab, my ...

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