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How can I reuse existing materials, objects, etc from an existing .blend?

I have created several designs for a particular project and they are related, but I don't want to have to keep recreating any similar elements, such as shared materials or textures. How can I use the ...
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Blender rendering automation (build script)

I would like to automate the proccess of rendering images (sprites). What I want to do is to render an image of the same model with different textures, ideally the texture filename would be passed as ...
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Can blend files be queued for animation rendering?

I would like to be able to render several files one after the other, when I am not using my computer, e.g. at night. Is there a way of doing this?
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How to use blender command lines in OSX?

Update: NB: This is a revised and updated version of my original question. You can also see the relevant discussion on meta as to why it was closed and reopened. On June 29th I asked what I thought ...
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Generate multiple renders of same scene, each at a different resolution?

I would like to generate several renders of a static scene, each render being a different size (eg 1024x1024, 512x512 etc). ...
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Setting render options from the command line

I was hoping to render blender using the command line mode on linux. However, I do not no how to set the output resolution and H.264 as the encoding. Both these options work in the GUI mode but I wish ...
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Is there any open software to provide cloud rendering via P2P?

I'm thinking about the idea of doing a distributed rendering via internet but i don't know where to start. Is there any sort of open software to provide P2P rendering or something like that?
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How can I batch render multiple blendfiles consecutively?

How can I batch render multiple blend files consecutively? Are there different ways of doing this? If so, what would be an easy method? I'm guessing there will be a command prompt method of some ...
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How do I set a specific render engine while launching blender?

I have noticed that Blender Internal Render Engine is the default engine that is set when launching Blender. Users can change this behavior by setting a different engine and saving the user ...
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Mapping an algorithm to an animation

I have written an algorithm that can compute fingering of piano scores. Now I would like to have a 3D animation of a pair of hands playing this score. Each finger is already assigned to a key. How ...
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Workaround to keyframe the world setting?

I'm experimenting with HDRIs and I need to render a still frame of the same scene but with different world settings. I would like to automate this instead of changing the world setting manually, wait ...
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Can movie data from a movie strip in the VSE link to data in a texture?

In one scene of my .blend file, I use a frame from a video file in a texture. In another scene, I have a movie strip in the VSE that uses the same video file. Since this is Blender, I assumed that I ...
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Is there a way to export each render layer seperate but as animation?

i'd like to render in one Blender File different videos at once. Is this possible? I chose for each animation an seperate Render Layer Thx for your help
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Is there a fast way to render an obj+mtl file to PNG

I'm using command line blendering an obj+mtl file to PNG this question. However, it takes 2 seconds to render a scene. Is there a faster way to do so? Because, I need to render hundreds of output ...
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Blender as a VSE - can I separate my editing into multiple scenes and render as single video?

I'm using blender just for the VSE functionality. As such, I have created two scenes each with some movie clips. I'm trying to render the output into a single movie using: ...