Questions tagged [external-applications]

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

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Messed up Blender models when exporting to Unity3D

I have modeled a simple pocket watch in Blender. Every time I import it into Unity3D, regardless of whether I export it from Blender as an FBX or 3ds file, it always comes out missing faces! Why is ...
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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 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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Camera facing backwards when exported as FBX and imported to Fusion 7

Similar to this question: I exported a motion tracked camera and some geometry from blender to be opened in Fusion 7. I used the FBX exporter using the default settings (-Z Forward, Y up). Scene in ...
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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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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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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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How can I import an obj sequence into blender?

I have an obj sequence of a fluid simulation from Realflow. I've found a few tools that can import an obj sequence into blender, but most are outdated and don't work. Are there any scripts or plug-ins ...
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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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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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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 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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What are some 3rd party rendering engines available for Blender?

What are some 3rd party rendering engines available for Blender? I am using the internal blender render and I keep hearing in tutorials (blenderguru) that it is better to use an external render engine....
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How to project an image of high dynamic range? [closed]

Versions: Blender 2.7.6.2, Gimp 2.9.3 (development version) I am trying to make a texturing workflow based on using projecting images from camera to a model. In the menu in Texture mode there is an ...
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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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External image editor not found?

When I try to quick edit in texture paint I get an error saying that it couldn't find an image editor even though there is one (see photo)
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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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Exporting fbx animations to ue4

I am using blender to animate a skeletal mesh and then export it in FBX format. I exported with Z axis as up and positive X as forward There are certain problems with it. Importing only the mesh ...
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Is it possible to increase the dynamic range of 'External Quick Edit'?

I use Tools -> External-> Quick Edit in the Texture Paint mode to enhance baked textures. While the renders I overlay are in 32-bit dynamic range the Quick Edit image is 8-bit. Is it possible to ...
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Zbrush model, Blender animation

I'm new in game modeling and animation, and i really liked how zbrush works, but blender is better in animation, much easier, but too difficult with modeling. Can i animate a model made in zbrush ? if ...
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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 ...