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Why is blender's API documentation so incomplete

I'm new to blender. I want to write some python script using Python API. But I found API in the official website is so incomplete(for example bpy.data, it has only ONE page). Later, I found I can use ...
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trouble learning to model in 2.8

I have been watching YouTube videos for 2.8 modeling and they are helpful but they are quick and assume I know stuff I don’t. I can’t fine some of the menus etc. they quickly access, and I can’t fond ...
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What is a blend file?

I am 100% new to Blender and to the Blender Manual. Could anyone tell me what a blend file is please. It is discussed at length in the manual except for explaining what a blend file is.
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Documentation on Cycles BVH traversal and intersection algorithm

Newbie to blender/cycles here. Wondering if there are any documents/papers which explain the algorithm used in Cycles for BVH traversal and intersection? Making sense of the code will be much easier ...
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Why is 'bpy.context.active_object.pose' of type 'NoneType'?

It might be my inexperience of reading too much technical documentation or little experience in python, but, I'm having a bit of trouble reading the documentation. The command that triggered this ...
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Can i open and edit reStructedText (.RST) files with Blender?

I write my own documentation for personal use in learning Blender. I use reStructedText and Sphinx. This is plain text in RST files. I used to work in a Blender text editor (and i like it). Is it ...
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Blender Manual URLs: 2.79 vs 2.8 - Not Found (404) for discontinued features

I've noticed recently that the Blender Manual often returns a 404 page since transitioning to 2.8. For example, if you search on Google for "blender game engine audio formats" the top hit is Sound ...
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Patch notes for 2.8 beta?

Where I can see it? Doesnt seem to find anywhere. And new updates are released every day it seems? Should I update Blender every day too? Afraiding of that something will be broke in updates, like ...
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How to download blender manual?

How to download blender manual link on the website is dead, is it mandatory to download the repository and build the manual to have it off line? there is no link to download the ZIP file ever, can ...
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How do I save a Blender file?

I am going through the Blender 2.79b manual online here: https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev/interface/splash.html I don't see my question answered in it. I have Blender open on my Mac. I have ...
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What is the difference between matrix_basis and matrix_world?

I know it is a bad question sorry but I haven't found any information about these matrices expect in the blender documentations. The docs say that matrix_basis is: Matrix access to location, ...
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Retrieving Blender wiki pages that have been taken down

My team has been actively maintaining the user's guides to our plugins using the Blender wiki, but the pages have very recently all been taken down. Who can I contact about at minimum retrieving the ...
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Which Algorithm use Blender for Motion Tracking in version 2.79?

We are using Blender for Multimodal Analysis, the Motion Tracking Module is ideal for our Workflow and we are very happy with the options and functionality of the Tracker. In order to describe the ...
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List of Menu bl_idnames? INFO_MT_file_export, etc

I am loosing my mind here. Every example addon in blender uses bpy.types.INFO_MT_file_export yet not a single doc explains where the hell the name INFO_MT_file_export comes from. The doc for bpy....
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What was the first printed documentation for Blender?

I remember buying a printed documentation from NaN a long time ago. Perhaps it was this one: 2000 "official" documentation for Blender 2.0, source In my memory the book was more in the shades of ...
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What select non manifold is for exactly?

I have some non manifold meshes to heal. And we have: ...
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2.72 version manual

Is there a manual for Blender 2.72 anywhere. I cannot use the latest version of Blender on my computer as the graphics card is not compatible. 2.72 appears to run OK but all the links to the manual ...
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Understanding official blender documentation - reset button in an Addon example

I did the Addon examples of the oficial documentation and there is something I don´t understand. In the section called "Bringing it all together" there is something about a reset button that appears ...
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If Blender API document doesn't provide enough information of a function or class, what should we do?

I ran into a fundamental problem in blender scripting. That is how to use the API document. When I ran into a function I don't know, basically, I will check the document to understand what that is. ...
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Where can I find documentation for the Blender Game Engine? [closed]

where to look documentation for the following? getCurrentScene,hitPosition,worldPosition,and others?
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Using manual offline

Thank you. Once I made a copy of it all in a folder that was not related to My Documents, it works just fine. MY Documents would launch the index but take me to links in a temp directory which told me ...
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Adding a documentation reference for a custom Object attribute

It is possible to assign custom documentation webpages for operators by using a manual map: ...
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How to read blender API manual?

I can't understand some type definitions like bones Type: ArmatureBones bpy_prop_collection of Bone, (readonly) link: https://docs.blender.org/api/current/bpy.types.Armature.html#bpy.types....
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Blender User Preferences: Images Draw Method: DrawPixels

I performed searches on the web and here in Stack Exchange but I cannot find information about the differences/advantages/disadvantages of using the various Images Draw Method choices, in particular ...
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Inverse Kinematics Documentation

I am currently writing a thesis and for the practical part I use blender to simulate something with the Blender IK Solver ( and iTaSC). Are there books etc about the implementation or the usage of the ...
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Best place for Blender add-on user's manual

I am wondering if the current best format and place to put new Blender add-on user's manuals is as extension scripts in the blender wiki: ...
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Blender 2.78 Manual for offline use - how - where?

Blender Help says I can download the Blender 2.78 Manual for offline use - how - where?
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I want to make a Final year engineering project in Blender. What is the scope of Blender? [closed]

I have been using Blender for a few months for animation and game development and am well versed with python scripting used in blender too. I am a 3rd year engineering student and was thinking to make ...
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Is there a Blender Certification?

Could you please tell me if Blender offers a certification like Java Language, HTML, CSS or other software?
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How do I find words in Blender online manual?

Looking for a manual that I can search and find words. A big pdf book. Or instructions on how to find words within the online manual. Or maybe I have visited the online manual many times now and ...
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Hot Key responsible for changing manipulator doesn't work

As I was reading through Blender Documentation 2.4, looking for hot keys. And suddenly found an interesting one. So I went to Blender to test it myself. Though it didn't work for me. The Hot key I am ...
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Books or web resources for blender-python (bpy)

I want to create 2D or 3D object that is mathematically created (all vertices and faces are generated by python). I heard blender can create objects via Python. I already know Python and would like to ...
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How to use PropertyGroupItem

I was browsing the docs when I ran into something interesting: bpy.types.propertyGroupItem This is what the doc says about it: Property that stores arbitrary, ...
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Unwrap with Margins - Space out Islands

I'm unwrapping a deformed cube, so I've set all edges to be seams. When I unwrap, I get 6 polygons as expected, but I'd like there to be a gap between them on the UV map. Currently, they are all ...
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How can I find help learning Blender? [closed]

I was wondering if there would be anyone willing to tutor or teach me to start with blender, and get a decent way into it...I find the wiki and video tutorials somewhat difficult because I'm not very ...
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Documentation for accessable object properties

I'm looking at an export script and I see where it extracts the various 3d properties from an object named "me" like these 3 lines: ...
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Can someone definitively describe the difference between the sculpt flatten, polish, and smooth brushes?

Documentation for the sculpt brushes seems to be a bit spare. In particular, I'm having trouble properly understanding the difference between flatten, polish, and smooth. Also, hitting Shift seems ...
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How to install Blender sub-process modules to run Blender in background?

Does anyone know how to install BlenderAsPyModule on a Linux machine? As a beginner, I don't understand how to do it. Is there a simplified guide?
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Cannot enter edit mode or change to orthographic view?

I'm a beginner to all this video creation thing and started reading the "Introduction" and "Starting" of the Doc. 2.6 Manual. At the end of "Starting" there is "Your First Animation" where I tried "1/...
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Resources for Blender

Since asking for tutorials, videos, resources, links to other content or downloads is considered off topic here, this is a specifically created Community Wiki which gathers resources for Blender and ...
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Disparate versions of documentation for Python API

Usually I search for help on Google, rather than navigating from the Blender homepage. I frequently find documentation targeting 2.59, e.g. http://www.blender.org/documentation/...
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Is there a way to locate where options are in the interface?

I'm new in this and I'm working on the gingerbread man tutorial. My problem is that sometimes I don't find some buttons and I would like to know if there is a tool for finding them.
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Where to report and discuss UI “bugs” and inconstancies?

As UI/design inconstancies are not considered bugs (rightly so), they are off topic on the bug tracker. Is there a place where these sorts of things can be reported and discussed? Or a place to ...
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How do I cite Blender builds/release correctly for Publications using Bibtex?

I am writing articles and would like to cite Blender correctly. How should I do this? EDIT If you run R, and type citation(), you would get the following ...
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What to do with potential bugs? [duplicate]

Prompted by my previous question, what should one do if they find something that might be a bug but aren't sure? Should these be reported? Ignored? Is there somewhere where there is a "tracker for ...
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A question about Manual errors

I found this misleading entry in the latest Manual (2.68): The '7' should be '11', but as there is no way to enter a key twice, it should be G. The 'Edges' should be 'Delete' as there is no option to ...
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Best place to put bug reports?

What websites or other resources do users of Blender have available to them to report bugs or problems with the program? I would like to get this issue cleared in Q&A format so that we can link ...
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Best Place to put Feature Requests?

The only place I am aware of is the Features & Proposals section of the official wiki.
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Is it possible to download the manual from the Wiki and integrate it into the help menu?

Is it possible to download a PDF/HTML snapshot of the Blender Manual from the Wiki and integrate into Blender's help menu?