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Questions about Blender involving other applications, such as external render engines.

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Blender image editor path on Linux

I'm running Blender on the latest version of Mint and was wondering how could I set up Edit->Preferences->File Paths->Image Editor path to Krita. I have an appimage installed but that does ...
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The phenomenon where a model created in Blender does not load in VroidMobile

You've successfully converted a model created in Blender to a VRM file and uploaded it to VroidHub. However, the model isn't displaying in VroidMobile on your smartphone. VroidHub and VroidMobile ...
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Accessing C pointers to vertices in Blender's Python API

I'm currently making a render engine in C and C++ for Blender. I want to access the vertices of a mesh from C via a pointer, to reduce the time spent in Python and avoid unneeded data duplication. I ...
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Is anyone using a Nintendo Wiimote on Blender?

I'd like to use a Wiimote to control my camera. To make subtle handheld shots. Except one video from 2014, I don't find any resources. I guess there should be many other good reasons to use the ...
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Exported Blender file to Roblox studio looks hollow

I've been trying to get this scythe I made to work in Roblox studio but whenever I add any of my blender things it ends up looking like this. It comes out looking hollow I guess.
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How to open an image with Krita from within Blender on PopOS?

I am trying to open an image with Krita from within Blender on PopOS. I know on windows you can apparently just point to the .exe, but what to point to on Linux? I tried ...
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Custom/Modified Plugin - Run Batch File After Export

I am looking for a way to easily start a batch/.bat file after the export via a plugin or an edited version of the FBX exporter. I need this to save me as much time as possible. I have already tried ...
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Blender python, how to import external modules to an addon, "Blender3D python win10toast"

I'm trying to import external modules in an addon, but I can't find a way to do it. In the addon install a "virtual environment" where I have downloaded some modules like win10toast that is ...
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Blender TCP connection with another application

I'm completely inexperienced in this topic, however I've done a lot of research on setting up a server in Blender for TCP communication with another application. It seems most examples I've found ...
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Blender rendered videos not able to import to other editing software

I have rendered an multiple kinds of animations with Blender and cant import the file in other programs how Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere or DaVinci Resolve. What ever i tried it was impossible. Tried ...
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What is the best way to send operation from a software to blender?

I want to make addon with C++ and Qt (like arnold renderer) or with python and PyQt/PySide and run blender python scripts. I don't want to make addon in Blender python api. I found some ways but i don'...
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How do I open .blend files AND activate scripts via code?

I want to make a program, in Python or C++ likely, to carry out batch script functions across multiple .blend files. So how do I open a .blend file and have it auto-run a script (the script is already ...
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Is there an API that allows other languages to script Blender

I'd like to use Squeak Smalltalk and take advantage of the dynamic IDE (which could be modified to handle Blender explicitly).
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GTA - How can I add a prop to a character?

I'm just texturing and adding a helmet on to a skin of GTA San Andreas. In Blender everything looks fine and my problem actually occurs in game. So I basically I just Shift +LMB both objects (helmet ...
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BoxCutter and industry standard settings conflict

When using industry standard keys, alt+lmb rotates the view. This same keyboard combo completes the operation of a boxcutter Boolean operation. Basically, you are able to start and manipulate the ...
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How to apply mixamo mocap data to my character properly?

I made a character for an academic project, which most of the pieces are floating. The next step was to upload this model to mixamo and test it with some pre-recorded animations, but I am having ...
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How can I use photoshop files as brushes?

I have some .psd files and I want to use them as brushes for sculpting, but I can not find an way to import them. I've already tried to add the brushes using append,...
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Why my exported UV map is different in size?

I did unwrap my mesh which consists of several parts. I did an export using EPS file format, then I applied several images to all the faces in Adobe Illustrator. When I try to import the texture back ...
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FLIP Fluids - How to include foam & bubbles when exporting the geometry?

I am using the FLIP Fluid add-on to generate a water simulation. I managed to export the animation into .obj sequence but here is the problem now. The Foam & Bubbles particles generated from FLIP ...
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How to co-simulate between Blender and a system modeling tool?

Supplementing the Blender simulator with other tools can enable creating animations not otherwise possible. How can another simulator be co-simulated with Blender?
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Blender in a Jupyter notebook that will be available online

I would like to use Blender in a Jupyter notebook, something like that: https://github.com/panzi/blender_ipython I mostly want it to be available online, using a service like Binder. Any ideas?
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How to use Blender Filmic in After Effects?

Getting Blender’s filmic into After Effects with EXR. When importing the config.ocio file from the Blender’s color management file into OpenColorIO in After effects I get config failed sanitycheck. ...
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How to install import_3dm add-on properly?

I'm totally new to blender - mostly work in Rhino, but am wanting to use it to render models that I build in rhino so am trying to install the "import 3dm" addon. I had blender 2.80 installed. Tried ...
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Can a image be render on planes through scripting?

Setup: Blender 2.82 I have multiple images that i take from a CNN and i want to put on planes I tried like this: ...
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Imported model only visible in orthographic views?

The model was created in Creo. When importing the model into blender I only can see it in orthographic views (Numpad 1, Numpad 3 and Numpad 7) but not in any user perspective. I already checked ...
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How can a cube/ a group of cubes be painted?

Setup : Blender 2.82 I want to achieve something similar to what was represented below but through a python script. If each cube here represents a pixel, what is the fastest way to change its color ...
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How to install Pyserial for Blender 2.83

I was looking at the answers for other Blender versions but it seems like it's always changing. I don't know if I'm correct but something called "pip" is supposed to come with blenders python in 2.83 ...
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How can I improve my mesh imported from Sketchup?

I have created a mesh in Sketchup Pro, imported using a plugin in an older version of Blender, and then opened the file in the latest build. As you can see the Mesh looks awful. As I plan to use Brick ...
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fSpy starting problems 2.8+?

I have downloaded and installed fSpy for linux and installed the add-on but there is very little detail on how to run and use fspy as an app to import to linux as there is no proper tutorial or ...
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'Unable to read file' when importing rendered video file into Adobe Premiere 2020 [closed]

So I'm attempting to import a rendered Blender video file into Adobe Premiere. However, it just comes up with a message saying 'unable to read file' or something of the like. I have tried four ...
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Merge by distance messes up shading?

I have recently encountered the following problem: I am importing a model from WOW Model Viewer, but it is imported in such a way that faces are not connected, so in order to rig and animate it ...
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How do I give Blender rights to launch software to edit images in Windows 10?

I wanted to edit a texture. I go to preferences file path image editor select the location of Photoshop.exe I go to the UV editor > Image > Edit externally I have other software that can and do ...
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How to enable denoising for my final render?

I have been fiddling around with the LuxCoreRender rendering settings, but both denoisers do not seem to be having effect on my frames that I have rendered. I have re-installed LuxCoreRender ...
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Walking Neural Networks In Blender?

Is there a way to do this in Blender on Windows? If this specific one isn't a capability, are there other neural net things that I would be able to experiment with in/with Blender? With that example,...
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Auto Export Viewport Render to external file

Looking for someway to link the 2.8 viewport with external programs (ie Adobe InDesign/Illustrator etc) that use linked images. You would link a 3D viewport in blender via addon to an external file, ...
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Import Zbrush model to Blender and retain polypaint, materials?

How do you prepare a zbrush model with polypaint and materials so it can be opened in Blender and retain the polypaint and materials. Is this possible? Thanks
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Glitch on First Frame of Animation

I'm having a problem with some of my animations. My main character is an ape climbing a building. On frame 1 of the animation, the left leg gets distorted (see image). Not sure why this is happening, ...
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Import OpenVDB files?

Is there any way to import OpenVDB files into Blender for rendering, exported from Houdini? Will there be an option in Blender 2.8 (stable) or is there any other build that supports Houdini's ...
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How complete is Blender? [closed]

I am really a new guy to blender.My question is how much complete I am with Blender software alone (of course after getting necessary skills).I understand it depends upon what art I want to produce. ...
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Linting Blender Python in VSCode

I use Visual Studio Code (VSCode) as a dev environment for Blender addons. I installed the ms-python.python extension, and enabled the language server for ...
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Is there a way to integrate other software in a Blender pipeline? [closed]

I'm considering starting a small studio, but the people I know do not use Blender. Is there any known way to effectively integrate other programs into a pipeline like Maya and After Effects with ...
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How to rig this character?

I have a model that I have been trying to rig for hours now. I kept getting errors in unity when I used a rig in Blender, so I ran the model through Mixamo. This also had bad results, as the model's ...
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How to rotate a shape in another 3D software so that the rotation matches with the rotation in Blender?

I import a mesh in Blender, export it with setting axis_forward='-Z', axis_up='Y', import in NVIDIA's FleX, rotate it and store it on disk; I call this mesh ...
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Does Blender 2.8 have a working import-export plugin for After Effects?

I know it's still in Alpha but having the ability to render quick visualizations in Evee with camera animation data would be an absolute game-changer in my production environment. Does anyone know ...
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Blender and external files not working, giving error in numpy

I keep running into an issue with Blender, and files I create outside of blender that I then import into my blender file as a library. This seems like an issue with numpy, although i'm not 100 percent ...
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Edit Images Externally With Linux Mint

My Linux Mint version is 18.3 Cinnamon (64) bit I'm using Blender 2.79b (Cycles) This is the path where Gimp.desktop is located: ...
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Why Blender and git seems like working so well together?

Blender and git seems like working exceptionally well together! I took some tests with hundred of megabyte files and versioned these several times.. the result was a git folder of just a couple of MB....
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How can I export a rigged and posed model from Blender to Substance painter without losing the pose?

I want to render it in Substance because Blender's HDRI based lighting doesn't work well with my model.
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Blender - Flamenco local server setup

I am in a process of installing a local Blender Flamenco server on Debian Stretch. So I first downloaded all the source files for key components: Flamenco: https://developer.blender.org/diffusion/F/...
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Controlling robot servo arm (in real-time) via 3d model in blender

I am trying to create and control a robot arm (made of servos) via it's 3D model. I am big fan of Justin Dailey's work -- he was one of the first few people to accomplish this but his 7 year old ...
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