Questions tagged [experimental-features]

Use this tag for questions about features either not yet in the current release of blender, or those only enabled through the "experimental features" option in the properties area.

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Objects Unselectable and Invisible in Solid View

This file uses displacements and adaptive subdivision, (experimental mode on). In this scene certain simple objects seem to disappear in anything but the rendered views, and they are un-manipulable (...
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Forces/Variables in Blender Physics

Is it possible use blender physics for experiments, for example, measuring the impact force of a ball falling on a surface? I can't seem to find a way to extract data from blender. Thanks
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EEVEE light source reflection trough other reflections

Any light source in eevee render reflects itself through anything in front of it. In cycles, this problem does not exist (obviously) Enabling contact shadows Kind of fixes it, but it creates a lot ...
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Material painting in Blender in 2019 (like Unity terrain)

Is it possible to do material painting in Blender as of the beginning of 2019? The most common scenario for this is landscape painting where you want to paint some part of the mesh as grass, some as ...
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Blender 2.79b daily builds mark seam missing

I really like the 2.79b daily builds. 2.79 has been out for a while now and it is darn stable by now. I love it that they still provide daily updates for such an "old" piece of software. But recently ...
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Where can I download previous builds of Blender 2.8?

I want to follow a tutorial that uses a build from July 13th, but the layout has changed a bit.
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Microdisplacement and Adaptive Subdivision is not working

This is my Node Setup. I have a Subsurf Modifier that's set to adaptive with a dicing scale of 1 pixel and the displacement settings on "True". Despite all of that there's no displacement in both the ...
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Greeble Cube Microdisplacement - how to prevent edges from opening up and becoming black

Hi I am trying to create a greeble cube with hi res texture. But when I use microdisplacement it make the edges open up and create unsightly dark border - I have tried using bevel but then the edge is ...
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Edit mode when use Subdivision only show wireframe 2.8 [closed]

I want to ask about how to show the model when use Subdivision surface on blender 2.8. Here is the difference when you use blender 2.79 vs 2.8 edit mode. Blender 2.8 (11 August 2018 built) Is it a ...
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2.8 Where have the 'other' tabs gone?

Anyone know where the other tabs have gone in Blender 2.8?
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Alpha 2.8 - Mirror in edit mode

I'm currently discovering the reworked UI of Blender 2.8. I have some kind of cube, cut in half, mirrored to a full cube again using the mirror modifier. In edit mode, I've noticed some changes that I ...
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A script to render each frame as image (not render animation) in 2.8

This request is to be used as a workaround for a problem in the current 2.8 build. Everything works perfectly until using the render animation function, some frames are wrong with objects randomly out ...
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Cannot find Background Images feature in Blender 2.8

Cannot find Background Images feature to add in a photo in Blender 2.8 Where is it?
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How do I switch form Object mode to Edit mode, Weight Paint, Vertex Paint or Sculpt Mode mode in version 2.8? [closed]

Pressing the ↹ Tab key does not toggle object and edit mode in 2.8 How can I access and exit edit mode? How do I access Weight Paint, Vertex paint or Sculpt Mode mode in version 2.8?
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Why so useful functions are not in official build?

Why so useful functions are not in official build: Bevel node in cycles: Apply properties disabling in Apply scale: These functions have been implemented for a long time. Relay, are these ...
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blender 2.8 switch between cycles and eevee

I know 2.8 is not yet released. However I am at the limits of what blender 2.79 can do. So I wonder how to set the recent 2.8 builds into cycles mode?
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Adaptive subdivision texture distortion

I'm curious to know if the issue I'm experiencing in the included renders is the same as the issue described here. My mesh is shown here: Standard subdivision surface with texture here (what I ...
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Eevee performance benchamark

Are there any figures for the system requirements of the new Eevee renderer, measured in something like stream processors/face given a certain material? The current viewport has worked for me on low ...
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How do I create a new object using Python in Blender 2.80?

As part of an existing add-on, I'm trying to create an object and add it to the scene using Python. I followed a Blender Cookbook tutorial found here: Three ways to create objects. I use the following ...
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Viewport shading in Blender 2.8 (want to select vertices like old method)

I want to be able to select back faces/vertices of an object like in the older versions of Blender. The issue is that I cannot switch between view modes like we were able to in the older versions ...
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Cycles true displacement magnifies mapping

When I attempt to use true displacement in cycles render it looks correct under the "materials" viewport but, when I render/Pre-render it looks like it magnified the map/procedural texture. Any ideas ...
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Blender EEVEE render engine not working [closed]

The material shader is not showing or not able to change. Only blank black shader is visible. blender 2.8 test release.
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Can models with experimental features be exported?

I was following a guide to create a model of a rope, it uses some experimental features available in ver. 2.78, mainly - displacement. What I'd like to know is whether it is possible to export a model ...
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What are the denoising passes useful for in 2.79 experimental feature set?

In 2.79 when experimental feature set is activated, there are some new passes available to the compositor if Denoising is enabled. The new passes that are there after rendering the denoising pass ...
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Negative Displacement Missing in Blender Cycles [duplicate]

I believe it was once possible to set negative displacement (inward) in blender, I have always considered 0,5 to be the value associated with NO displacement, anything below that negative (inward) and ...
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True displacement mid level value

I'm trying to use the Experimental True Displacement feature, but it seems that a grey value of .5 is not the default mid level? I tried using a gradient map and also generated a displacement map for ...
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Bad geometry when subsurf

I use Blender 2.78c in Experimental feature set. In order to use microdisplacement I added subsurf to my object but set everywhere mean crease 1.00 for preserving original shape. But when I do preview ...
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What's the purpose of the EEVEE rendering engine?

Is it an alternative to Cycles, or just for the 3D viewport?
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Smoothed shading surface looks triangulated

Surface of my subdivided and smoothed mesh looks triangulated. The surface isn't flat it's displaced by Displacement output node with the Vertex Paint and some random values. How to make it look ...
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What are the limitations of Blender for Mac?

What (if any) limitations are there with the current (2.78) and soon-to-come (2.79) versions of Blender for OS X? I know in the past there have been some features that weren't fully supported (Open ...
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Cycles SSS not working on AMD Radeon GPU

From my google fu I leanred that SSS has been implemented on GPU for Cycles since 2.72 in the experimental kernel. I'm on 2.78b and I'm just getting a black shader like when it doesn't work. I ...
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Update microdisplacements in render preview

I'm using the viewport's render preview. The micro displacements don't update on node tree changes. The subdivision stays the same even when altering the scene. Can I force all objects to update ...
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Getting really fine details without taxing too much VRAM?

Alright, so I've used Photoshop to create a displacement map for some tire tracks going off trail (A crashed truck) Blender registers this fine using this node setup: I also have Displacement set to ...
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Are there any viable ways of using the particle system with micro-displacement?

I've watched a couple of videos dealing with micro-displacement. On one of them, the author had mentioned that it doesn't support the particle system as of now. I know this is an experimental feature ...
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Do you have to download a special version of Blender to use experimental features?

I seem to be having problems enabling experimental features in Blender 2.78. I have tried using regular Blender and the experimental "developers only" version, but they both do the same thing. There ...
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Z-depth of Microdisplacements and Adaptive Subdivision Surface

In Blender 2.78, there are two very cool features called Adaptive Subdivision surface and Microdisplacements. BlenderGuru has a great video on it. If you don't have time to watch the video, here is a ...