Linked Questions

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Precisely move the 3D cursor

The 3D cursor can be moved by simply LMB clicking anywhere in the viewport. Is there a faster and easier way to position the 3D cursor?
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1answer
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Can blender export 2D curves to svg?

Is it possible to convert/export 2D curves to an svg? I know you could render it to a raster image and then convert it with inkscape/potrace, but it would be nice ...
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2answers
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How to batch import Wavefront OBJ files?

Is it possible to batch import Wavefront .obj to blender? I'm working on 2.69. If I select multiple .obj files, only one gets ...
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3answers
8k views

Is there a way to restart a modified addon?

I'm currently twiddling with an old addon and insert some print statements for debugging. Currently I'm restarting Blender each time to see the new messages. Is there a way to 'refresh' an already ...
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3answers
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How to make the file manager default to sorting by modification date?

I often want to find files which I've modified recently, so I'd like to set the file manager to sort by modification date automatically. Is this possible?
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1answer
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Addons: Only some .zips will install

Why is it that if I go to install an add-on from User Preferences > Add-ons > Install from File... and choose a *.ZIP, some add-ons will install, while others will return me to the User Preferences ...
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4answers
6k views

Blur video track in Video Editor?

How do I blur a video track in video editor? I want to animate a video track from sharp to blurred. I already solved the problem in an inelegant way (by blurring the source video track in VirtualDub ...
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2answers
767 views

Modelling a Rhombic triacontahedron

The rhombic triacontahedron is an Archimedean solid, which consists of 30 Rhombuses I need a model like this to be a base for one of my projects. I thought about creating a solid with 10 hexagons as ...
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2answers
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“Install from File” not working to install addon

I'm facing a problem with the installation of a downloaded addon. I press Ctrl+ALt+U to access preferences panel in addons I select INSTALL FROM FILE Then a choose caliper script and press INSTALL ...
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1answer
508 views

Creating a shortcut for changing the solidify thickness

I would like to create a shortcut for changing a solidify modifiers thickness much like changing the amount of subdivision with Ctrl + number or hitting the S key and typing the number for scaling. Is ...
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1answer
4k views

Exporting Motion Tracking Data from Blender to After Effects

Is there a way that I can track footage in Blender, and export it to After Effects? I don't have money for specialized tracking software. For reference I would like to do everything up until 2:21 (...
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1answer
582 views

How to batch import images as brush textures?

I have a folder with some b&w images that I want to use as brushes textures while sculpting. Is there a way to automatically load these images as brush textures, or do I have to do it one by one?
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2answers
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Cannot find SMD export buttons

I go into Blender, and under File > User preferences > Addons > Install from file and select io_smd_tools-1.8.5. Then I'm trying to find an Import/Export menu item but I can't find it. Please help.
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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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1answer
539 views

Select Active Rigid Body Parts

I am doing this tutorial and try to learn how Rigid Bodies work. I have selected the center parts of the brick wall and made them active. Somewhat later I want to reselect the active parts but how ...

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