Questions tagged [external-applications]

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

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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 ...
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How to use MakeHuman materials?

I made a model from MakeHuman. I want to add the color of the eyes, of the skin.... I have these materials on the right side: I don't know how to use them. Thank you
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Is it possible to use SublimeBlender on a MacOS?

I tried installing the blender addon and the sublime 3 package (https://github.com/svenfraeys/SublimeBlender). Installing went all well and I can enable the blender addon to start the connection. But ...
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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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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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Node.js spawn for command-line?

I need blender command-line access though spawn but keep running into an ENOENT error and it is hard to pinpoint what is missing....
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Controling and getting feedback for robots in Blender [duplicate]

Is it possible to control, and get feedback for robots in Blender using the python API? I'd like to have proxy objects in Blender, that I can control, that will control my reallife robot, but also ...
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How to adjust light's strength in LuxRender?

I have just installed LuxRender. I know how to do change the strength of lamps with Cycles but it seems that settings change for each render engine. Could someone please help me to adjust the light's ...
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Yafaray render with hdr image as light gives black and white objects

I've created a modern interior scene with cycles and now I would like to render it with YafaRay. In my original scene I'm using an hdr image as environment texture for the world and as only source ...
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How to enable external rendering engine?

I've been using Blender for about a year now, and have never been successful at enabling any external rendering add-on. I end up with the message below whenever I attempt to do so. Do I need to the ...
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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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Cycles to Luxrender [duplicate]

I am very familiar with cycles and its material nodes. Now I want to use luxrender, because it has a nice net rendering system. Is there any way to convert the cycles materials to luxrender materials?
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Paint on UV'ed model with external editor

The thing is that the guide I'm following uses 3Dcoat to have the texture projected from the one side to the other side. I figured that Blender would be able to do this also, but I'm not quite sure ...
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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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Show sample rate pass on Yafaray

Is there a way to render an anti-aliasing sample rate pass on Yafaray like V-Ray does? This is extremely useful to fine-tune the render settings and have a quality output without cranking the AA ...
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How to use particles in Yafaray

So I'm starting to use Yafaray for my projects, but I noticed it doesn't support Blender's particle system yet. I heard someone say that the best way to have those particle systems to render in Yafa ...
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Can we integrate Sensors to blender

I wanted to Build a physical Game in sense of having an external sensor like heart rate or light sensor sending data to Blender engine and use these data to move object or do something within the game ...
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Which external renderer should I use for architectural visualization?

I use Blender mainly for creating architectural renders. I love Cycles, it's nodes, quality, realism, everything about it, except for it's speed and noise. An indoor night-time scene with a lot of ...
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Custom properties for node-tree/network-style structure

Kind of a generic title, I know, but I haven't decided on any specific implementation at the moment because Blender offers many different potential ways to accomplish what I want. Basically, I'm ...
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CryBlend error: “There is more than one Texture of type diffuse. Please correct that and try again”

I want to export a plant with the CryBlend Addon. In Blender are 2 Textures applied to the model. When I click on export it always returns the following error: "There is more than one Texture of ...
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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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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 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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How to import a rig and animation from maya?

Whenever I export the file from maya to fbx and import into blender, the rig changes and the animation it doesn't work like it should. I tried exporting to a dae and importing into blender, but there'...
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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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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 there any way to connect blender to processing?

I would like to produce processing style effects in blender or other traditional applications, either 2d or 3d. I have been looking for ways to connect the language to blender through blender's ...
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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.