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How to show an object in the 3D View as a specific color?

This isn't about the final render using cycles, but in the 3D view when I'm in Object or Edit (or any) mode. I want to make one object in a tangled mess of object stand out as bright blue (or any ...
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How to connect nodes to node group inputs and outputs in python?

How can I connect nodes in a node group to the input or output sockets? This connection here: I can't figure out how to access the group node_tree, and the Group ...
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How to handle creating a node group in a script?

I am attempting to make a python script that creates a nodegroup based on some scene properties, however the group_make operator needs to be in a node editor ...
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Same mesh with different colors

I have to display several versions of the same object, with only the color changing. My first approach was to duplicate the mesh and add a different material to each. My problem is: when I want to ...
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How to set the socket type in python?

How can I set the output socket type of a nodegroup output socket from python? I don't even know of any good way to do this in the UI.. The only way I know of in the UI is to connect a node output of ...
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How can I create a single Cycles texture with a different image for each object it's assigned to?

For a model I've made I'd like to keep the basic properties of the Cycles material (shader type etc) the same for most of the objects that make up the model, but have a different image mapped to for ...
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Maximum number of materials that can be added in a scene?

I have very large number of planes in my scene and each needs to be assigned a color, and to do that, I am assigning a material to each plane. Blender is allowing 2^15, i.e. 32768 materials. But the ...
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Control several different materials via one slider

I have to set up an exterior architecture scene… to make it more lively I put a lot of silhouettes into the scene. They are planes mapped to transparency with a mask in cycles. Now I have to ...
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Relative reference to object property in material driver?

Is it possible to get a value such as the dimensions (object.dimensions) of an object in the material node editor, without referencing a specific object? In other ...
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How to render world-space surface Normal maps using Blender Internal?

This is a similar question to what I had asked before. But this time I want to render camera view-invariant (world-space) surface Normal maps using Blender Internal renderer. How can I do that? In ...