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Please use this tag only for questions related to the render engine; don't use it for questions about Blender's internal code or Python API. Blender Internal (also known as Blender Render, Blender Internal or BI) is a biased rendering engine built into Blender version 2.79 and below.

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Can Blender render pngs with the background transparent?

I would like to render an animation as a series of .png images with transparent backgrounds for use in a video. Is this possible?
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How is Cycles different from Blender Internal?

How does Cycles work and how is it different from Blender Internal? Which is better?
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How do I convert materials from Blender Internal to Cycles?

I know this may be a tough or confusing question, but I have numerous existing materials I created and reuse for a project, which were all prepared for Blender Internal. Now, I want to start the ...
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Applied boolean modifier leaving shading artifacts with flat shading

I tried to manipulate a cube with the Boolean modifier. I tried to cut out an edge of the cube with a cylinder. Also, the shading result looks awful in FLAT SHADING mode, so I turned on SMOOTH SHADING....
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Smooth transition between two materials

I need to make the transition smoother between the 2 different colored objects in my scene, somehow like one of the colors fades into the other one, while still keeping the line between them.
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Why is the node editor showing different kinds of nodes?

I have been following this tutorial until I started adding nodes. The problem is that he has completely different nodes than I have. Even nodes that are created at start are different (I have Material ...
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How can I get a Depth of field render pass?

How can one make a render pass with black and white data to display depth of field based on the Settings > Camera dof settings? I want to blur or defocus in the compositor, similar to the way it is ...
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White background with filmic blender

When I tried rendering the scene with white background in filmic blender, I'm getting grey coloured background. But I'm able to achieve this with standard colour management options. P.s: I have ...
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How to set render engine in blender?

I'm new to blender. How do you change the render engine? According to this video, the button should be along the top. I've searched google, and the blender documentation with no luck. https://www....
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Matcap materials as a material for render?

Is it possible to use Matcap materials as an actual material for a model so that I can render with it? There are certain parts that I want to apply specific Matcaps textures to but I want to actually ...
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Can I use Cycles materials with Blender Internal?

Is it possible to have a mesh coloured and textured in cycles and then have it displayed in internal? The only reason I ask is because I am building a log cabin and want to put some windows in. When ...
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How do I align my grid to background footage?

I have a background-image set up and now I want to align my grid to it? How do I do it. I remember watching a video where I could simply rotate it like an object?
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Rendering with wireframe

I'm making figures to illustrate some details about how meshes work. I'd like to render my scene normally, but overlay all of my meshes in wire mode. The only solution I've found which works is ...
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Convert Materials from Cycles to Blender Internal Render

I want to use Freestyle for a scene with lots of different Cycles Materials, is there an easy way to change them all at once to Blender Internal? It would be nice if the materials are somehow ...
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Python - Set material to material slot

I am using the Blender Internal render engine. I have an material slot with no material assigned to it. How can I assign a material to a slot using python? This should work in edit mode as well. ...
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How can I make a rounded indentation on a cylinder? (Cosmetic Plastic Bottle Lid)

I'm trying to do a cosmetic bottle in blender but i don't how to do this thing in the image. How to do this round edge on the cap. Can anyone help me?
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Render Halo material with tranparent background

I make a "shockwave" using Halo material. It looks nice only for the black background. If I check "Shading > Alpha > Transparent", render result is breaks down. How to fix it?...
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Render shadow on transparent background with Blender Render [duplicate]

I need to render a model on a transparent background. The models have a light source so they should be casting a shadow on a surface (the XY plane). The purpose for this is to overlay the rendered ...
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Texture mapping with multiple UV maps

So, as a newbie relatively new to blender, I started doing some texture mapping (blender internal Render). I created a texture for the main object and a couple of transparent decals to decorate it. (...
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Black screen when creating movie

I've rendered about 300 frames for a short clip. The frames look fine, but when I compile into a movie all I get is a black screen. I haven't been able to find anything to solve this problem. The ...
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How to display and use Vertex Color from OBJ model

Recently, I found this funny site, that allows you to generate a 3D model from a 2D image. It works very well and you can download an OBJ file. Vertex are colored and when I import it using Blender, ...
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Blender cycles won't render halo particles [duplicate]

I am an inexperienced user of blender, and created a scene of a manikin using blender 2.69 and rendered it using cycles to produce a .png image which I was very happy with. I wanted to progress ...
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Creating Inky-looking characters in Blender

I'm involved in a project to do with ink animation and experimentation. I found this incredible piece of animation: Chinese Ink Style Animation I originally thought this was some sort of After ...
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What are the differences between lamps in Cycles and Blender Internal?

I've noticed that if I have an existing scene setup for Blender Internal and I switch to cycles, the lighting is completely off. I sometimes have had to start a new scene and import the models I want ...
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How do you create grass?

If you were using a plane as a terrain, how would you add grass to the plane and make it bend and flow like there was wind. Also, how would you make the grass color vary in shades of green so you ...
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How to prevent memory leakage in Blender?

I have to load lots of objects/meshes(50k) in Blender and render them for which I have written a Python script. My meshes have lots of vertices/faces (in the range of ~[10k, 70k]). I noticed that ...
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Striped Sphere - hide backfaces

I created a sphere and colored its faces in several horizontal stripes like blue, transparent, blue, transparent... etc Pretty much when in Object mode & Viewport shading set to Material the ...
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Is there a way to have one material for cycles and the BI

Is there any way to make a material work in cycles and the blender internal? I'm looking for a way to have only one material in the material slot, but a different material for cycles and blender ...
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How to make a sun in Blender?

How do I make a nice sun in Blender? I am not looking to change a lamp into the sun, I am looking for an actual sun that can be seen in my scene. Back in high school, I had a project on making a sun ...
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How do I properly set up a spotlight cone?

I'm having a problem while rendering a searchlight-style spot lamp (i.e. I want to see the "light cone" in the final render ("Halo" option is checked), a.k.a. volumetric light). It appears that the ...
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Brightness dependent texture on mesh

Andrew Price showed in one of his tutorials how to use a white material node in the Blender internal render to get the brightness of a point and assign the texture accordingly. In this case: Point ...
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equirectangular rendering for Blender Internal?

Can such frames/videos be rendered in Blender Internal as well? If not, how indirectly? EDIT: The below solution is great as long as you can write your own Python script and only render solid objects....
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Texture appears pink in Blender Render

The tree on the left is always purple, whenever I try anything, like changing the material, texture etc. it always turns out purple. It's fine in cycles: I've been following a tutorial by CG Geek on ...
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How to get indices of the faces to which a material has been applied, using Python?

I have many objects similar to this and I import them into the scene using bpy.ops.import_scene.obj(filepath='model.obj', split_mode="OFF") to do some renderings ...
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Can I incorporate audio into my output avi render?

I am using blenders video sequence editor to put together a video with overdubbed audio. I have dragged a video clip and and audio clip into the sequence editor. BUt when I render, it is only ...
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Changing active camera will yield an incorrect rendering (camera view not reflected)

I have defined a Blender class to help me abstract out details for rendering, object manipulation etc. I setup my scene using this class and put 12 cameras in it. Then I start rendering objects by ...
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Object appears in Object mode but not in Render [duplicate]

Learning Blender 2.8. Frosting with sprinkles Object appears in object mode but not in render. Any help would be appreciated. Another note is that when I toggle to edit mode on the mug or plate I can ...
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Smoke Generator does not work

When I try to run the smoke simulator in Blender 2.62 I get no smoke at all. When I attempt to render, the only output is a black screen. What am I doing wrong here that is making the smoke simulation ...
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Rendering and materials are black

This questions has already been asked a million times, but nothing solved my issue so far. Situation I'm using Blender 2.72b. I'm not using nodes, just the plain old vanilla settings. But ...
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Baked normal map from high poly bad corners

I'm trying to bake a normal map from a high polygon model to a low polygon one. It's a very simple domino shape. When I use the normal on the blender render, I get this strange shape at the border of ...
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Why does my scene preview look so different than the render?

In my 3d scene view, with display mode set to "textured", my texture looks fine. But when I render it the texture stretches all over the place. All my settings are at default, just a single sun object ...
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Graphics Card Not Avalible in Blender Internal

For some reason Blender does not use my GPU when rendering, even though I have my card selected in the user preferences When I render, my CPU usage goes up to 100% and MSI Afterburner shows no ...
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Batch renderer stops after one render

I am trying to batch render few sequence like 1 to 10 and then 30 to 50 but rendering stops after completing one sequence. ...
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surface area of a mesh using Python code in Blender

How to find the surface area of a complicated mesh using Python code in Blender. The mesh can be .obj .ply or .stl .
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How do i add material/textures to only one face of an object? [duplicate]

I just got Blender and I don't know how to add textures to only one side. I've tried finding an answer but i can't. It adds the texture to all sides of the object. I just want the blue on one side of ...
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Why is the alpha channel not working?

I was trying to make a really low poly flower, basically using 2D planes and applying textures with an alpha channel (Targa, 32 bit). However when doing the UV mapping and applying the texture as ...
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Rendering artifacts in blender internal

I'm experimenting with drawing textures onto the model. I'm trying to render what I've got so far, but my renders come out with these strange black or white rectangles all the way down the blade edge. ...
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Mesh generation from PointCloud?

The figure below is the pointcloud imported as .ply file into blender. However, I would like to perform triangulation on it to produce the surface as seen in picture below(Accomplished using ...
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How can I make a coil with relief (volute)?

I'm trying to model a facade of an arch and I need to create a spiral as shown in these two photos. I tried using the addon "Add curve: Extra objects" to create the spiral but I can not remove the ...
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Cause of Alpha or Black Artefacts in Render

This is my Minecraft Animation. It is made in Blender Internal and is intended to be rendered in Blender Internal. The animation consists of me running infront of Minecraft trees. These trees are ...
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