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Many parameters have restricted ranges and if you input a value higher than the maximum, it'll snap back to the maximum value.

Examples include:

  • speed in a fluid simulation is limited to 100.
  • energy of a lamp is limited to 10.
  • etc.

Is there any way to override these restrictions?

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    $\begingroup$ Related: blender.stackexchange.com/q/2832/599. This works for lamp energy. $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Jul 1 '14 at 6:47
  • $\begingroup$ I think others (like fluid speed and domain size) are hardcoded in. There might be some technical reason why those are the max allowed values.. $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Jul 1 '14 at 6:53
  • $\begingroup$ Interesting, I wonder what the benefits to the code of those limits are. From a user's perspective, they seem to get in the way sometimes. $\endgroup$ – Garrett Jul 1 '14 at 6:54
  • $\begingroup$ No kidding.. :P $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Jul 1 '14 at 6:55
  • $\begingroup$ Typically the hard-limits are set quite high, what setting was $\endgroup$ – ideasman42 Jul 1 '14 at 9:05
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In short, there is no way to override internal limits.

However blender has 2 limits per setting:

  • soft-limits: which is for number button mouse motion
  • hard-limits: allow you to type in more extreme values, but there still is a limit.

These let you enter lamp energy of 10000000.0 for eg.

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