Questions tagged [external-applications]

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

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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.
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Is there a way to use renderman in blender?

The free version of renderman is coming out soon and I'm wondering if it can be pluged into blender. Is there a way to use renderman in blender?
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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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Modify a blend file via console outside of GUI

I have built a little 'smart' robot using a Raspberry Pi and Arduino. Currently it can move around, sense obstacles, determine if it can pass, etc. My biggest problem so far is that it is completely "...
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Is there any tool for fast exporting to unreal engine 4?

In Zbrush you can with one click: generate normals, UVs, make mesh low poly,bake texture and save all of these to files. So only thing is left to import those files to engine. Is there some plugin for ...
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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 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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Import fbx model from unity [duplicate]

Is it possible to import an fbx model, so that I can edit models from unity in blender? I tried and nothing worked, when I open the file I see the default cube when opening blender.
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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 install PySide/PyQt in Blender?

I want to create blender add-on using QT framework, but couldn't find any information about how install it in Blender. I would be grateful for any information!
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External commands sent to Python Interactive Console?

Comrades, I figured out how to open a .blend file using an separate/external Python script, I would now like to know how to send instructions to the Python Interactive Console? The code below is run ...
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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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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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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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How to import NGONS from Lightwave to Blender?

I don't want meshes to be triangulated. Is there a way to keep Ngons when importing objects from Lightwave into Blender
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What should be selected in order to store a pose?

I've a mhx rig (created with makehuman) when I select fingers and 'links' and store a pose in a pose library the pose can't be assigned. With other poses arm/legs (set to IK) etc. this works fine. ...
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How can I import models from Anim8or into Blender?

I am using Blender since I never liked the camera angle in Anim8or. I recently picked up Blender and would like to use the wireframe model I had previously made. I have searched for a way to move ...
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Stretchable pipe (for export to Unity)

I'm trying to create a pipe that will bend and stretch, which I can then export to Unity. Bending I can do, but I have no idea how or if I could stretch. Is it possible? Thanks :) What I'm aiming for ...
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Import camera information from Sketchup

Is there a way to import Sketchup scenes into Blender as cameras? I can get the geometry into Blender without any problems; my issue is that I'd also like to bring along the scene viewpoint as a ...
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Python scripting Blender with Luxrender

Do you know how could I render a scene with luxrender using the python API of blender and luxrender ? I found their Python API, but I don't find a way to render the scene thanks to luxrender with a ...
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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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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 ...