Questions tagged [external-applications]

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

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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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Blender to After effect rigging

Is it possible to make a 3D character in a blender and then rigg it using After Effects expressions
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No textures when Importing from Blender into Unity [duplicate]

Recently I tried to import a .blend file into unity and see if everything would load up properly. It simply created a empty game object in unity and there were no textures at all. I then tried ...
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Stop motion animation/CG Environment compositing question

Hypothetically, I’m creating a stop motion animation short with CG environment plates produced in Blender. I want to create a tracking shot in which several composited stop motion models are ...
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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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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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Is it possible to load and riggify FBX format from not Blender software?

I'm trying to buy some models from some sites, but models that I want to buy doesn't support Blender. Fortunately, looks like they also provide FBX files so that I can import from Blender, but there ...
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How can I render something made in blender in maxwell

Is it possible to make a whole scene in blender and after it's all done to just import it somehow in maxwell and render it there?
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TCP Server inside Blender [closed]

I'm trying to implement a tcp server inside blender with a time operator using asyncio. but the code always crash the UI. I know there is a way to do this inside blender since some people have ...
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Grain on transparent edges after applying external edit in paint mode

When I use external edit feature to hide seams on my textures I get some really weird noise on the edges of the fragment, which covers the seam part (the way I do it in Photoshop is to create a new ...
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How to create custom Web panel?

We try to create connector between blender and our database system. How to create custom WEB (online) panel? May be my some wraps by Python / QT? And call from Web some blender action like open ...
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Use Visual Studio for Blender Python scripting

I'm starting to understand how can scripting make the use of Blender easy. However, I'm accommodated to Visual Studio's Intellisense and I don't know the Blender python API so it would be beneficial ...
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Procedural Snow with Particles

Basically, I want to have a quick way of simulating snow. My plan was to use particles to simulate where snow would fall, but I can't figure out a workflow. The only tutorial/article that I could find ...
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Can I import Autodesk Inventor 2016 models?

I am working on a new video game idea and am well versed in Inventor 2016, but, new to Blender. How might I import my Inventor models into Blender 2.77?
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How to install Mitsuba renderer?

I try to install Mitsuba render engine. Mitsuba comes in .zip file. After the installation process, I can not find the renderer (neither in the render section nor in User Preferences). What's the ...
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Fixing non-manifold edge for 3d printing

I need to print out a toothed ring but it prints out as a disk, ie with the ring filled in. On checking the stl file in blender it has non-manifold edges and I think these confuse the printer. I can ...
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Yafaray: Shadow-catcher

I have tracked footage in blender and placed a tank in the scene. To get more realistic results, I switched over to Yafaray v3 render after setting up the tracking scene. It seems that Yafaray can'...
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accessing Blender objects from external Python IDEs

I would like to manipulate Blender objects from Spyder (not using the internal Python editor). Basically I would like to have Blender running and Spyder running as well, and then interactively access ...
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Image path '.' not found, image may be packed or unsaved

I'm trying to use the Image -> Edit Externally menu option, but I get the error message: ...
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Objects in Blender are not joining properly

I have a model of a tomato plant that I am using for a game. I can't get the objects to join properly although I have tried a bunch of different things and different conditions for exporting. There ...
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How to Run blender from a python program?

I was wondering how is it possible to have a blender program run exclusively from a python program? I am wanting to create an application that calls a python code to run blender. But is it even ...
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How to install yafaray for blender 2.77+?

I'd like to install/enable yafaray renderer on Blender 2.77a. Every time I try to enable the Add-on, it returns an error. I tried reinstalling Blender, nothing. Any idea what's wrong?
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Wacom Intuos Draw CTL490DW Digital Drawing and Graphics Tablet compatible with Blender?

I need to be sure before buying this Wacom tablet. Is it compatible with Blender for painting, 3D modeling, and blueprinting?
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EEG Keyboard Emulator

I am using an EMOTIV Epoc to emulate a keyboard. EMOTIV is a company that develops sophisticated brain-monitering devices. One can read about them here. My device sends the keystrokes just fine into ...
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Have blender automatically monitor textures for changes?

Currently my workflow consists of photoshop on one monitor and Blender on the other. Whenever I save in Photoshop, I have to manually switch to blender and do Alt-R to reload the texture which can be ...
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Maya compatibility

I need to know if Blender will import Maya model files with Shaders and rigging? I am having a model produced and they use Maya for rigging.
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Where is Bleders bpy Python library located

I've been a text editor (Visual Studio Code) and somebody made an awesome add-on that lets you deploy python, and for that its great! but to be able of read an external api you need to tell some file ...
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How to run an external command, showing its progress without locking Blender? (Escape to cancel for eg)

Currently if you run an external process from Python the command and locks Blender until it finishes, eg:subprocess.check_output(["sleep", "2"]). Whats the best ...
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“wire_mat_gui” add-on, how to render wireframe with visible edges only?

I'm trying to render a wireframe combined with solid using this addon, but for some reason it shows some edges that should be hidden. I made some research but couldn't find anything as I don't know ...
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Export Model With Material Colors to MeshLab

I would like to export a model from Blender with the colors and open/import it in Meshlab. Here my model: I read about it a bit already and did not find any conclusive answer. I know that the info ...