Questions tagged [external-applications]

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

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How to check whether the Blender application is focused / on the foreground / active (Windows and Linux) in Python

Is there a way to check whether Blender is currently focused / on the foreground / active (in both Windows and Linux)? We're sending data to Blender, and this would help us determine which Blender ...
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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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Loading Open VDB Sequence failed

I would like to purchase Embergen. There are free open VDB sequences available at https://jangafx.com/software/embergen/download/free-vdb-animations/ but after importing a .VDB sequence into Blender I ...
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Using 3rd party modules and APIs in an add-on

I want to use 3rd party addons and APIs such as the YouTube API in blender. Is there any way to install these dependencies with the addon?
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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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Problem with real-time multiple renders and sending them to an app

The problem: In my application I have a simple Blender scene consisting of: 4 cameras (all parented to a single object) some lights a couple of meshes. As a rendering engine I use EEVEE and custom ...
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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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I want to create a blender-like environment with a camera orbiting a video of a spherical object

The project I am working on involves simulations of spherical caps moving around on the surface of a sphere. This is some actual data but I am simulating them in Blender. The problem with having ...
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How can I export a complete scene to After Effects?

How can I import my complete model with lights, cameras, materials and textures in After Effects? I have set all the materials and lights. I can export in obj, and import but no lights, materials or ...
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How to harness Facebook’s new 3D Photo feature?

So, like most of you, I’ve been seeing a lot of Facebook’s new 3D Photos feature sprouting up across my newsfeed—it’s a bit different than the typical 360/panoramic ones. From my research, it looks ...
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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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Hovered editor triggers AppleScript

The name of the game here is to let Blender trigger an AppleScript file when I hover over a window. It's clear that Blender keeps track of the active editor, seeing as how the top of each editor ...
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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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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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Running Blender via Python

I'm learning blender and want to create my own module with a custom UI. I'm stuck at the gate just trying to import Blender to run through independent python scripts: ...
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What tool can I use to explore a scene created with blender?

I want to use a generic tool/game/app (either on PC, or on Android, or as a web page) that loads a scene, and allows me to move around in that scene at eye level, and look around. It's not just for me,...
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After Effects Track (Script) to Blender mismatches the scene and the video footage

Following this tutorial, I successfully tracked my footage in AE, which looked like a really good track. I downloaded ATOM_AE2Blender27_05302014.zip from this website and ran that script ...
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How to use the new render pass API for an external renderer?

I am developing an addon for an external renderer and want to register custom render passes. Last time I implemented this feature I had to resort to images because Blender only had hardcoded render ...
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how to make a line break in a text object from an external file

So I am controlling a test object's text property from an external text file with this code ...
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Importing a 3d model already texturized with substance painter in blender

I'm trying to learn the substance painter tool. So,I have a question to ask. So, I'm planning to texture a model using Substance Painter and will render it using the Cycles Render Engine. Is there a ...
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Auto-Rig a character with another tool like maya and import the mesh and the armature in blender?

I'm looking for a good tool to auto rig the characters made in Blender in a few clicks. I found some great auto-rigging tools,like ...
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How to properly transfer Blender animation to Maya?

I found this Curiosity rover from NASA, which is actually animated and is in blender format. I want to use this rover in my personal student showreel. That's the reason I want it to export, along with ...
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Why when importing an obj file nothing appears even when zooming?

I have opened a new blender file and deleted the default cube, then imported an obj file . I did not see any thing so i selected it and i zoomed ,nothing appears.In the outliner i saw the object name ,...