Questions tagged [external-applications]

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

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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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How do I set my blenderCLOUD project to public?

Im working on a film project with a few people. Its a school project and the teachers want to be updated on stuff consistantly. I was thinking it would be cool to share my blender cloud project with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Luxrender - How to select API 2.x?

I've searched around for a way to preview a Luxrender render in Blender's viewport but cannot seem to find the solution to this error. When I click the render mode for the viewport it comes up with: ...
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Animated object exported to fbx does not have any animation

I have 2 animations currently on a sword that I have modeled and when I export the object as a fbx into my game engine Unity it seems to not bring the animations along with it. Here are the export ...
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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 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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Is there a way to export an object to Unity 3D while keeping any applied textures?

I exported a .fbx file to Unity 3D, but it retained none of the applied textures. Is there a way to create a textured model in Blender and export it into Unity ...
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Importing python modules and text files

I am new to blender, but not python, and have been asked to create a user-input dependent, stylized animation of a protein network I am working with: text document >> information processed by python-...
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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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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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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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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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How is Cycles different from V-Ray?

From what I know, V-Ray is the most realistic render engine out there. But, I also know that Cycles is physically accurate. How is Cycles different from V-Ray and what are the major differences when ...
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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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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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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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Error when baking molecular script addon

I was trying to make a simulation where two blocks made of icospheres collided, one being completely obliterated, the other intact with pieces of the other sticking to it. I had the entire particle ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to properly export scene to 3ds Max?

How can I export 3D geometry object/scene, camera and textures to a .3DS format? I tried importing the file I created into 3DsMax but it didn't work properly.
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Blender and pycharm

I'm trying to configure pycharm so it can autocomplete blender python. When searching the web, I only found a solution to autocomplete bge. This was done using preconfigurated files though. Is there a ...
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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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Weight paint maps in/out of Blender to allow editing in Photoshop or other

I have seen this thread: How can I use an image texture as a guide for weight painting? and it allows me to use textures as a guide for weight painting... but is it possible to get weight paint maps ...
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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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Arm resets position when exported?

So in edit mode when I export my hand model into unity 3d, the hand resets its position, but when I go into edit mode the hand also goes back to its original position. I have a animation with it, so ...
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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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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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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 ...