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Questions tagged [image]

Questions pertaining to 2D images in blender. Use this tag for image textures, baking images, and any other question relating to images.

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Easiest way to replicate a picture

I'm trying to replicate a picture in order to replace smoke with animated smoke. It seems simple enough: make the chimey, make a texture from the image and add the smoke and sky. But I can't help but ...
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How to get the correct size of the image texture in Blender 2.8 with python?

Mutant Bob already helped me a few years ago back when I was dealing with Blender Internal materials, but now I am stuck - how do I get the image size from the active image texture now that we are ...
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Multiple instances of same image node?

I'm working on a material for redistribution, and my node setup uses a single black and white mask with different vector inputs to fake a normal map for a simple embossing/debossing effect. The ...
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How can analyze the diffuse texture and normal texture from obj with a mtl , by using python

I want to analyze the diffuse texture image and normal texture image from obj by using blender python api. So I tried ...
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How can I take an image and create a flat 3D model out of it?

So basically I have this game that I've been developing for a while, and it's been making use of heavy alpha cutout in Unity. I've been told over the course of the development about tile based gpu ...
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Create image and textured polygon from python

I am trying to create a textured polygon from python and have it display properly in the 3D View in Texture mode. I can create the mesh, uv coordinates, object, material, texture, and image. If I ...
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Using 3D in traditional illustration

Hi guys! I have a illustration project in my school where I explore the possibilities of using 3D-object in traditional drawing. In the image below I have some objects which I have stumbled into the ...
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Moved folders, now PNGs are pink, how do I restore?

I decided to clean up my desktop and I moved all the folders into one folder, including the folder holding all my Blender files. I opened a Blender file and saw that the objects that are textured ...
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Normal Map Problem (Inverting Color?)

I made this model in Blender and Textured it in Substance Painter. While in Substance I didnt see any problems, but when exporting it to Blender and applying the maps i got weird artifacts and color ...
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Import STL and render image

I am not very familiar with blender, more of a python programmer trying to use blender headless. I want to import an STL to a scene and render an image from different angles. So I botched a code ...
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How are the floats (0.0 to 1.0) mapped to ints (0 to 255) for pixel colors?

I'm fighting somewhat with Blenders image creation module. I struggle to map my calculated colors to the required range from 0.0 to 1.0. I need it to be very precise. For example: I have a value 0.5 ...
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Image as camera foreground

I am trying to see an image through the camera as foreground of the render (i.e., the 3D model is visible through transparent parts), but I only find ways to insert an image as background (i.e., the ...
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How do I delete/remove/replace an image using a script?

I have a script that inserts three images (Image1, Image2, Image3) into a blend and then renders the video. It works great. The images show up exactly when and where they are supposed to. The problem ...
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All i want to do is scale an image vertically

I want to scale a background image vertically so it matches my object height, (it's a 2d side view). I have the length correct but was hoping for something easy like corner boxes like in Photoshop so ...
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SVG file consisting of curves does not import into Blender

Importing https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/46/Bitcoin.svg, a file which looking at the source code appears to be made of paths and have no raster images in it, does not make any ...
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Blender Internal UV mapping - Image Mapping

I can never get the 'Image Mapping' options to work. I give an object a material. I either Generate the UVs or I make them in the UV image editor. I play with the options and nothing happens. My ...
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How to hide Empty in perspective view Blender 2.8?

In 2.79 with background images, it was easy to only allow them to be shown in ortho view, but in 2.8 I'm using empties as reference images, and I can't find how to hide them in perspective view and ...
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fSpy for interior design - Can't get it to work

I'm a beginner(Blender V2.79) and modeled a few things and grasped the basics of modelling. I've been trying to figure out how to adjust camera for an interior scene since 2 days and would love to ...
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Red model when rendering in cycles

I'm new to blender. I was messing with hair on a model and now, whenever I render the image in cycles, I get a dark red model and no textures. I've tried looking up options but they are never for my ...
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add modifier to png image?

Im following this tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF3O4qbaMqs which explains how to curve and animate text. But I've designed my text in gimp and imported it as a png file into blender. ...
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image texture node - Image sequence control by slider

Is there a way, how to change images from image sequence by slider or driver?
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Blender 2.8 reference image disappeared

I am currently working on a 3D model and I was using a reference image to get the proportions right. Sine 2.8 doesnt have the background image feature I was using an empty object as image. After ...
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Can you make reference image appear in render? Blender2.8 [duplicate]

I notice blender 2.8 uses the empty to create reference image. I wonder if there's anyway to make image appear in render. Thanks in advance.
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How to get to work with the image of the camera with python

I'm moving the camera around an object all with python script. Now I want to get the image from the camera and work with it (some image processing) and then save it..Etc Now I'm just rendering the ...
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Weird Glitch when render only normals

Hey guys i dont know whats happening, new to blender. Hahaha...sigh Ok so i am following blender guru tutorial but for the love of god i cant figure it out a render glitch. i am using an Hdri to light ...
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Blender Internal - change png background from transparent to white

I'm actually looking for the Blender Internal answer to this: Change color of PNG background (transparent to color) When I import a png by default the background is transparent. If I turn off ...
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How to read a pixel from an image texture with Python

My Python script needs to read RGBA values from a specific pixel of a texture bitmap. How can I do this in Blender?
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Background Image not showing (Yes, I know it's been asked a lot) 2.79

Okay, so I've been researching this for hours, read multiple forums and everything is saying to switch to Orthographic View. I've tried this and have tried every angle possible. I'm sorry for posting ...
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How to make the Image Input node process every file in a sequence of OpenEXR or OpenEXR Multilayer .exr files?

My setup i5 2500K processor @ 3.3 GHz and 24GB ram. Using Blender v2.79b I have rendered out a set of 11 frames in OpenEXR and OpenEXR Multilayer format. Each set is produced from rendering a ...
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Blender adding image / texture on object does not show up in .obj document

I've watched some tutorials on how to add images to an object in blender. There are different ways to do it but I choose to do it as the following: with UV image editor and making a material and after ...
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Combining Texures into one

I got a model in Cycles with several materials, each with their own diffuse and normal map. Is there a way to combine them all into one file so I can use just one material without having to redo the ...
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Images As Planes Broken Line

A broken line appears at the top of the plane, when I use Images As Planes. The line is depicted at link below. However, the solution suggested there of setting the texture to clip, rather than to ...
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Reference image not showing up?

I've seen tons of other posts on this, but they don't help. I'm following a certain Youtuber's tutorial on modeling, and he uses a reference image of a mug to help him model his mug, so I decided to ...
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“Correct” way to add texture for a photo print in a scene. Fix “over-exposure”

Total beginner to Blender here, so please pardon my general ignorance. I'm trying to render product shots of some photographic prints for my wife. I've bought an interior scene from evermotion which ...
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Is there a way to tell Blender NOT to load certain images during render?

So I have this problem, renders take too long because its loading unnecesary images. I'm working on an animation and I'm using very large Images with all the character frames. And I want to somehow ...
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UV mapping: fit image to cylinder projection

I want to map a beach panorama.jpg to the inside of a cylinder such that it makes a room with a circular beach wall in my virtual environment. I've gotten this far. I need to either mold the image ...
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How do you get Rid of The Noisy Stuff?

I was wondering how to make it not noisy. I looked at the one there already was and It didn't work.
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Put picture from imported pic as vertex paint and engrave / extrude the shape from other object

What we have: We imported image as a plane from PNG. Originally white presented on this import supposed to be transparent but after import it appears white. What we need: How to embed the image from ...
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Is there a way to crop Image Empties?

I've been using Image Empties to have image references for my modeling. Every so often my image reference is several points of view in one image and it just makes things messy when I set up the ...
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How to load/import a PNG image as plane via Blender's Python API?

I have the following snippet to load an image as plane; however, this seems to be obsolete in newer versions of Blender such as 2.79. ...
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Render Result doesn't match my background image in Camera View

So I'm making a movie where I'm compositing my animated characters into a real life scene by compositing them into a picture like Augmented Reality! So it's just an image but for some reason the ...
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Painting over a texture doesn’t save?

When I paint over an old texture after UV Unwrapping it does not save and if I close the file after saving it is gone. Sorry I couldn't provide a file.
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Looping background (png image) in Blender for a car chase scene

While animating a car chase scene I need to have a background image (that includes trees, buildings etc) which moves from right to left and gets repeated in loops. I Couldn't find any driver or ...
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Why is there no motion when adding clips into Image texture node in Cycles? [duplicate]

No matter what I choose, it shows me only the 1st frame as if it was a single image although I choose the Movie option and the number of frames is more than 1. How can I fix it? I tried different ...
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Blender 2.8: How to output renderings in real time just like what is shown in the viewport?

I just was able to start up Blender 2.8 with some of the example projects on the website, and I'm able to pan around and see the real-time render in the viewport, but how can I OUTPUT this real-time ...
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Civic art project: 5'H x 5'W 3D heart shape sculpture. Can Blender map a 12" grid on it? From photos?

Please forgive my intrusion into your amazing Blender world, I downloaded Blender in the hope it might help but, as a artist in the physical world it's all Greek to me so I am hoping someone here can ...
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What is wrong with my UV image repeating?

So i was making an object and following a tutorial on unwrapping and texture painting. I followed everything correctly and got to where i am. As i was going to start with the gif making process (...
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BPy Image_Editor - remove Image completely problem

i have a big problem in the Image_Editor/UV to remove completely a Texture. her a screen: I don't think I have to say anything more about that. i hope anyone can me help.
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How to generate fake Normal map from an image texture inside Blender Cycles?

Back in a day when I worked with Blender Internal render exclusievely there was a slider called Normals, I simply cranked it up and the texture started to look voluminous. Struggled to find the same ...
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How to save a texture paint material as png image?

I made a texture with Texture Paint, but it didn't work out as expected, so I want to edit it in Photoshop, but when I want to open it in Photoshop a error message is shown. Here is how I tried to ...