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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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Blender is rendering an image texture instead of the camera view

Had my scene working fine, suddenly the blender render is only displaying one of my image textures instead of the actual camera view. How can I get it to render what the camera sees again?
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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 ...
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weird stripe in image plane

Why is it that my .png leaf has these striped lines? It is really hard for me to image colorramp this image since the striped lines always interfere with it I'm a beginner in 3D and I don't know ...
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Baking existing image texture and other materials doesnt work?

Ok Ive followed tutorials and am just trying to bake multiple materials on an object (2 are image textures, others are just basic diffuse) to 1 image texture for exporting to another program. I ...
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Blender Empties? [closed]

I have a front image and rear image of a car I'm modeling. When I view the front view, it displays only the front view of the car. This is working correctly. When I view the back image, the front ...
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lost a background image after an animation render

I created a simple scene with a planet in space. I texture-painted a plane as the background and that worked fine, just a black plane with lots of colored glowing dots.In the first picture renders it ...
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image texture is not visible on object

I have problems with texturing the grey part of the calculator I have been working on recently. If I try to texture the same part of the model with an other picture it works perfectly well. blender ...
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How do I make a render with a background image in Blender Render?

How do I render an image behind my objects using Blender Render? Let's say I have a cube. How could I render this cube with a background image shown. Like when you press Numpad 0 with a background ...
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Cropping UV image

I'm very new to Blender! I'm trying to UV map a sphere as a number of strips, rather like a beach ball. It all seems to be working nicely, but Blender seems to expect the UV map to be a certain ...
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How to delete an image that was drag and dropped instead of added with Images as planes?

i accidentally added an Image by drag and drop into 3d viewport instead of adding it with add images as planes .It shows up only in orthographic view and in camera view but i can not select it and ...
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How to distort effects with equirectangular projection

I have a 360-degree panorama(rendered in Blender) and want to composite a glare effect onto it. The problem is that once it is viewed in a 360 photo view the effect seems distorted due to projection ...
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Animate location (or strength?) of alpha / opacity mask to suggest motion along arrows

I have a globe depicting trade winds: The trade wind arrows are an image with alpha. I am in cycles, using this node tree for the earth material: I would like to animate the opacity of the arrows ...
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Is it possible to slice a 3d object into many 2d images?

I made a script that turns images into Minecraft .schematic files so they can be imported as pixel art. A simple modification would allow it to use several files stacked up to make a 3D object. The ...
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Image Textures don't apply properly

So I've UV unwrapped my mesh and created and baked the texture I desired. But when I go into another Blender project to test my new textures, one of my meshes(This is separate mesh and is not a part ...
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Importing Images as Planes

I am attempting to create an image transition that appears like a "morphing" effect to use for an age progression video of my granddaughter. I found a video tutorial online that shows exactly what I ...
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How should I go forward with camera/perspective matching motorcycles?

My question is: how should I camera match with motorcycles? I am familiar with camera matching cars, but as for motorcycles: I'm not really sure where to start. For some clarification, by camera ...
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Why is png image in video fade out pixelated?

I have used a png image in a video and added a fade out in VSE using the Gamma Cross. I just have another audio layer in the video. See attached images. I am using Blender-Render engine. I am ...
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Bounding box not visible in render mode!

Following the leads from other questions,have figured out drawing bounding box around objects. However, is there a way to retain the bounding box around the object (Human models from makehuman) even ...
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How to animate a texture (sequentially show image textures) in Cycles?

I have 14 PNG images that I need to animate (show) sequentially on a plane material in Cycles. What options do I have? I figured 2 solutions, but they are rather cumbersome workarounds. Solution 1: ...
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Environment Map renders wrong

When I'm on Solid view, I can see the environment map. However when I render I get this glitch with my image. I'm in Perspective view, I removed transparency, the image is showing until I render. Why? ...
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Setting particle color with generated m x n image texture

I have a large particle system in which the particles (stars) are colored according to a generated image texture. The image texture was originally 119,617 wide and 1 px high. No matter what I did, ...
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Image on principled [duplicate]

I want to place a single logo on the bottom half of the bin, whilst preserving the color of principled. What am i doing wrong here?
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image texture unaligned on uv map

i exported my uv map as an image, and painted onto the shapes in fire alpaca. when i tried to apply the texture back into blender by dragging it onto my uv map, it was off to the side and only partly ...
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When i tile textures, every other tile on the y axis renders black

Clearly the texture should be seamless and it's pretty hard to screw up the mapping on a plane (which isn't the problem, I tried giving it thickness) Here is the .blend file with just the floor and ...
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Images Crashing Blender [closed]

I have a late 2013 Macbook Pro running on High Sierra but any time I try to open an image file on any part of Blender it crashes. I can't open an image texture, background image, etc. I've tried ...
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Decimal places in RGBA values of Python-generated image?

I wrote a Python script to generate several image textures for use in Image Texture nodes. All the calculations yield values with many decimal places (some being on the order of 1e-7). Printing the ...
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Pack external files - with photoshop files?

Ok I know you can pack external images into your blend by packing external data, but I this doesnt really work with photoshop files. I have several images as planes that link back to .ai files that ...
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Size limit of generated texture images?

I'm using generated texture images to set the individual colors, emission strengths, and sizes of 119,617 stars imported from the Hipparcos catalog. My texture images are each a single row of 119,617 ...
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Multiple instances of a single image node, each with a different vector input

I need to use an image node for multiple different color inputs, but each with a different UV vector assigned to it. This issue is quite hard for me to explain, so here's a drawing of what I'm ...
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Compositor: How to crop an image into multiple versions?

For cases where we want to batch process an image into multiple versions, it's fairly straightforward if only changing the scale. But if we want to vary the cropping things get complicated. This is ...
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How to fix stretching issue with Image Mapping?

I'm having trouble of trying to fix this as I'm still new to Image Mapping, does anyone know why stretching happen? I'd be very grateful for someone to help as I've been stuck for several hours on ...
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Getting msg “could not write image: no such file or directory”

This suddenly started today when I attempted to save an image file (save as image). I have tried different directories, different blend files, and still it will not save the file. Any suggestions ...
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Why does my imported image appear without color in the compositor viewer?

I had imported a movie clip into the compositor and began adding another image, when I noticed that in the compositor backdrop viewer, the image appeared black and white, even though the original ...
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image deformation by UV mapping it on an object

I have an image of a person, and 2 .obj files of that person. The first object file depicts the person, and the second object is a deformation of that person (e.g. the same person but with a different ...
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Dynamic Paint Image Sequence

How can the Blender User produce more usable bandwidth when creating images sequences from Dynamic Paint? As an example I may want to use a different color where wave data is active. Histogram. ...
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How to uv map a high resolution rectangular texture in blender python on a simple plane with the right scale predetermined?

When I map a huge resolution image texture on to a plane only part of it appears on the plane when I uv unwrap the texture. Is there a way to programmatically find the right scale and uv map the image ...
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Mesh surface using image textures need to be unwarped everytime when assigned or changed in cycles

I'm having an issue with image textures. Everytime i change the picture or texture coordinate or anything connected to the image texture, i need to unwarp the mesh to make the changes displayed on ...
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Why is transparency not working on this transparent image texture [duplicate]

My image texture looks like this: And yet when I try to add a transparent BSDF shader it doesn't work properly, and the result looks like this: I've tried many things; changing the BSDF color to ...
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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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Random Image Sequence Start Frame

I'm making a movie that has a scene that kind of imitates the speech scene in Star Wars 7. https://youtu.be/MPhHl2DpD4E?t=1m1s Note how the storm troopers all perform similar motions but they are all ...
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Image reference decreases in quality after opening it in Blender

I decided to make a new car project from an image that would find myself. After a few searches, I found a picture: https://drawingdatabase.com/audi-a6-2018/ The picture is a hi-res one, however, ...
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file browser : how to always turn on the display thumbnail?

When trying to load image from file browser, the default mode always back to 'list' . Everytime i change it to thumbnail, it wail always go back to list mode . This is so annoying. Is there any ...
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Shading On Mesh Looks Poor

New to blender. Joined three meshes together. Shading looks awkward on the face. Is there any way to make the shading more consistent with the entire entity?
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Compositor : export output node when we want ?

is there a way to save output file , after the "F12" render is done for example , i created an output node for my passes ,and the way it work is that the passes are automatically saved when the "F12"...
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How would I go about turning this object into a 3D model with the same colours? [duplicate]

I've been using Blender for educational purposes for the past few years making some general models like figurines and furniture but for my next project I want to make a 3D model of this image and I ...
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How to applay a different image for each view [duplicate]

I don't remember but i think i could, how to apply an image for each view (front, side, top...), while I'm making a 3d object i would like to have an image for his front view, another one for his side ...
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Alpha Brush Image Problems

So I have a huge problem with my alpha brushes that I made in photoshop. I'm working on a small personal project for my gf and for a piece of the model I want to put her name on it and a little symbol ...
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Image Object not showing up in render view?

Doesn't show up, how would I fix this?
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How Do I Add An Image Onto An Object?

I'm trying to make a flag, and I read online that to add an image to something all you have to do is drag it from your computer onto the block, which I did. I then checked to see if the image rendered ...