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Any good free materials libraries online? [duplicate]

I'm wondering if there's any addons or online libraries of materials I can download. I've found one called online_mat_lib, but then discovered it was from 2008 and ...
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5answers
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Where are some places to get reference images for modeling?

I'm a newbie. I've gone through a number of tutorials and want to get some actual experience with modeling. But, I don't know where to go to get good reference images for modeling with front/sides ...
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2answers
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How do I make a 3 dimensional character out of flat picture?

I have a cartoon character (a lion) that is part of my business logo that I want to put into Blender and animate it somehow. Is there any way I can take a flat picture (JPEG) and transform it into a ...
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3answers
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How do I change the mode of perspective?

I'm working on a scene that, currently, is much more convenient when the view is.. not the correct perspective. There's a word for this, but I have no idea how to phrase it and my tries to look it up ...
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Blender resources for architects?

My interest in Blender comes from wanting to use it to model physical structures and produce architectural drawings; what I have so far is really impressive, but there doesn't seem to be too much ...
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1answer
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How would I attach text to a tracked point on video clip

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 and Blender 2.72b. I've got a video clip where I want to display some annotation-like text next to some potatoes on a white table. The potatoes move a little in the video so I ...
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2answers
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How can one have axis-view?

I can't find a single guide/tutorial or any reply to help me out on this one. So how to reset your view so that you can see the selected and focused object from "axis view" so that you can inspect it ...
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1answer
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How to make a grainy material in Blender Cycles?

How can I make a grainy/noisy looking material in Blender Cycles? I want to have a node set up where I can create a grainy material of my choice of color, with a noise variable so that I change the ...
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1answer
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Delete frames from a video

I'm new to editing videos with blender. How can i delete selected frames from a video?
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Weird Black "Shadows" On Rendered Image

I'm getting these weird black shadows on my rendered image of this mailbox I'm making. Here's a link to the file and a link to YouTube so you can see what's going on. I was able to mess with the ...
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3answers
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How can I access the video editor?

I just downloaded the software and don't know how to get to the video editor. All I see is a 3D maker or something.
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1answer
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What are some 3rd party rendering engines available for Blender?

What are some 3rd party rendering engines available for Blender? I am using the internal blender render and I keep hearing in tutorials (blenderguru) that it is better to use an external render engine....
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2answers
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Basics of Cycles shading

I have been using Blender for few months on and off. I keep learning and forgetting how to do things. The problem is I don't have a solid understanding of few key things in blender especially about ...
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1answer
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Resource for Blender addons?

Trying to keep track of the updates to all the great, user-developed add-ons is fairly frustrating (at least for me). Is there currently a centralized resource where all these amazing add-ons are kept ...
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1answer
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How do I add polygons to fill a face?

trying to recreate this Elijah bottle. I have two sides, one of which is outlined in red. How do I fill that face with polygons so I can then grab the center (that red square dot) to pull it outward ...
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1answer
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How to make a jelly material?

I want to create a jelly bear in Blender, but I don't know how to set the specific parameters. Does anyone know how to make a jelly material?
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1answer
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Black areas in glossy surface

I have three curved objects which I would like to render with a glossy surface. Unfortunately I can't figure out why my cycles render gives me these black areas. If I render the objects individually ...
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1answer
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GIS data import

I used to work in the mapping industry and I'm interested in seeing what capabilities Blender has in importing GIS based data sets and blending them together. Ideally I would like to be able to ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to get the exterior surface of a complex model in Blender?

I have an stl-file with a 3D scan of a small unmanned aerial vehicle that I want to use in a physics simulation software, but before I can use it I need to clean it up a bit and fix non-manifolds. The ...
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3answers
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How do you download a blender addon

So I wanted to download the blender add-on sapling, but I can't figure out how to download it. I would really appreciate if someone could clarify how to download the add-on.
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Is Blender right for me? - A photographer creating 3d renderings [closed]

I am looking to replace photography with Photo realistic 3d Renderings. In almost the same way and reason Ikea did. (http://www.pixatecreative.com/ikea-3d-rendering/). They use 3DStudio Max and V-...
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1answer
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Can this low-light animation in Cycles be rendered sharply and in HD, and how?

I am directing a series of animations in Blender in which the camera floats around dimly-lit rooms to reveal its contents. The scenes are usually lit only by a couple of elements in the room, ...
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1answer
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Is there any significant difference between 2.67 and 2.73 in terms of 3D printing?

Brand new to blender, have not even downloaded the program yet. I am considering ordering the DVD DVD Training 12: Blender for 3D Printing, 2.67 after I download to help learn the program. I'm ...
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1answer
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Which external renderer should I use for architectural visualization?

I use Blender mainly for creating architectural renders. I love Cycles, it's nodes, quality, realism, everything about it, except for it's speed and noise. An indoor night-time scene with a lot of ...
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Are there any resources for learning CG related math (especially the math used by Blender)? [duplicate]

I want to get involved in developing Blender, maybe writing add-ons and stuff for the community. As far as I can tell, there's a lot of math involved with this (generally stuff like matrix/vector ...
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0answers
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Rendering Animation in background?

Can I render a scene in Blender in background while working on another scene in foreground? Rendering takes some time, but I do not want to watch an hour of animation rendering while I could edit the ...
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3answers
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Rendered object Blender 2.74 can't be moved

I have rendered an object, but cannot move it around, rotate it to see all sides of the object. Is it possible to move it?
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2answers
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How do I make a flattened sphere shape?

I'm trying to make sort of a flat spherical shape. It is the shape of an M&M. I have looked all over the internet but have not found anything.
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4answers
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How to import in a scene from FormZ?

I am going to work together with an architect who works in FormZ. The idea is that I take his output and make 3D visualisations in Blender. FormZ can export .obj, <...
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4answers
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Should I use Blender 2.44 rather than the latest version of Blender?

Should I use/learn Blender 2.44? I know I will probably catch flak for asking this question. But I have not continued my self-paced Blender training with any diligence ever since the interface ...
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1answer
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Where can I find a full and comprehensive knowledge about all nodes?

I am new in 3D and blender. So far I am amazed by its possibilities however there are many areas where It's hard to find any logic behind, especially for beginner like me. One of topic which I would ...
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1answer
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What's the difference between addons, plugins and builds?

These words are often used in reference to new features that aren't in blender by default, but are they all the same thing?
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1answer
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How to control materials on the Brick Texture? (Blender 2.8)

I made a basic brick wall using Texture Coordinates (Object) ⇒ Mapping ⇒ Brick Texture ⇒ Material Output Now I want to refine that by adding surface bumps and better PBR texture rather than just "...
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2answers
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How do you select one of several meshes created in edit mode

Is it possible to select and edit a torus that has been added to a cube? Start Blender Go to Edit Mode and select a cube face. Shift-S and "Cursor to Selected" Create a Torus. This produces a torus ...
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printable keyboard shortcuts

Is there a good printable keyboard shortcut sheet (that looks like a keyboard) for Blender 2.75? I found a really nice one here: Blender 2.4 Hotkeys, but that was created for version 2.4 in 2005... ...
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1answer
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How to quickly separate and/or delete extra faces created by extruding?

I have made a giant plane and subdivided it with 100 cuts. I am extruding the surfaces to make a "room" if you will. If the areas are not extruded in the same extrusion, a wall is left between the ...
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1answer
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Material controls are missing [duplicate]

While looking at a tutorial on the Anisotropic shader I got stuck. The controls it tells me to use are nowhere to be found. One of the first things is tells me to do is to add an hdr file for some ...
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2answers
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How can i get a smooth rendered surface (without weird vertex lines)

The problem is, i want to render a smooth surface smootly, i use shade smooth but somehow it looks weird, i just want to have a polished curved and smooth sureface without that weird shading caused by ...
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1answer
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Getting started with blender [duplicate]

I have 0 experience with any 3D application. I was told to start looking into it as I have been looking for a quality hobby. Today I found Blender that seems like it might be a good place to start (...
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1answer
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Is there any place where I can find .blend files of car interior parts

I want to know website where I can find 3D .blend interior car parts like steering wheels etc. Please answer as soon as possible. I need this urgently for my fyp project.
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1answer
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Blender Video Editor: How to move a picture or movie from place a to place b and capture the movement into the video?

Let's say I want to move a picture in the Video Editor from place a to b, over 100 frames. A way to do this is to create 100 pictures and adjust the coordinates of each one in each frame. It's gonna ...
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Tutorial for facial animation toplogy? [duplicate]

I am trying to retopo a face and I would like to animate it, making smooth facial expression if possible. I'm not a very experienced user but I do my best and try to learn as much as i can. Having a ...
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0answers
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Where can I find a better manual for learning Blender than blender.org [closed]

I can do Maya because I learned where everything I need is located. However with Blender nothing. Example: First thing I needed to learn is how do I hide backfaces? So I check the manual on blender....
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1answer
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Reversing a 3d model [closed]

I want to know how to reverse a 3d model,for example some guys develop scripts and tools to extract 3d models from video games and then convert them to obj and stuff.I have no knowledge in these ...
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How to scroll down

The plane that I'm modeling is at the bottom of the screen. I would like it at the top. How do I do this? The scroll wheel makes the view go in circles; I just want that plane part that I'm working on ...
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How do I become better at using blender? [closed]

I've started using blender 2.82 for almost 3 months. I've pretty much learned the basics of its interface however I'm still struggling to pull off good 3d art. I feel that my skills are not that good ...
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1answer
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how to animate a gradient moving over an object

Improving on this tutorial, is there a way to animate the gradient so the colours move across the object?
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Blender 2.8 Render Farms

I've just created an environment to be used in a 360 degree video in Blender 2.8 and was planning on rendering with cycles and using the help of a render farm. I was in contact with one render farm ...
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Is there a way to edit around another object?

Sorry for my poor english! I couldn't find an answer for this since I wasn't sure what words to use to find the solution. I'm trying to make a mesh around another mesh without editing the mesh that I'...
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Will rendering on linux decrese rendertime?

I am on a Windows 7 Ultimate computer with 2.75GB ram and an Intel Pentium (I know, ancient) T2390 1.87 GHz dual core computer. I have an animation I would like to render, however the estimated time ...

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