Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange
Join us in building a kind, collaborative learning community via our updated Code of Conduct.

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

1
vote
0answers
7 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
34 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

ui previews dynamic enum error

in the ui_previews_dynamic_enum.py from the templates script i have an error, the error happen when i load the path and remove the path and replace with the same path(the path that i previously ...
0
votes
1answer
8 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
43 views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
23 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
70 views

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: ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
26 views

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"...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Image Object not showing up in render view?

Doesn't show up, how would I fix this?
0
votes
0answers
25 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

Rematch a UV map to an Image Texture after separating a mesh section into a new object

The scene has a large terrain. I cut part of it out and made a new object of it. The image texture that was part of its material stayed in place as I wanted, but after cutting bits of it out and then ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

How do i remove images that are dragged onto an object?

at the moment i am modeling a Honda s2000 and setting up a render for it. However, i have accidentally dragged a blueprint of the car onto one of the pieces of the car and i don't know how to remove ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Low resolution of texture when I paint on my model

I have very bad resolution if i paint or change all texture of model.
0
votes
1answer
50 views

How should I retouch videos (repaint areas)?

Let's say I have video on some frames of which I have some objects that I would like to cover up. I would put video on plane as texture and put some objects in 3D scene before this plane and move them ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

Picking the dominant color of a image texture of a mesh within a specific area via python

I have a cube(that has Image Texture material) in a (wired) cube. The wired cube is the specific area where I want to get the dominant color of the image texture of the cube. Here's an image for ...
2
votes
0answers
29 views

Solidify modifier: have a rim material that takes account of alpha

I'm playing with sprites within Blender. My goal is to display a 2D animation in a 3D world, and to give thickness to my drawings. The thing that I would like to achieve is to give thickness to my ...
1
vote
1answer
157 views

Can Blender open .DDS files?

I'd like to open some .dds image files in Blender as I've extracted some files from a game and wish to view them... Does anybody know if it's possible (either by default or through an addon) to open ....
1
vote
0answers
23 views

Help adding color to an image texture

I have done much texturing so bare with me... Im making a car and wanted to texture the brake lights with an image like this (pic 1). I don't want to project the image, I want to use this as an ...
0
votes
2answers
39 views

How to mix material and texture to single mesh? [duplicate]

I'm making a ceramic plate and on the top surface I want to show a painting of flowers which I have in .png format. The ceramic texture is on top and I added a new texture layer below it. I have ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

How to access map images

With the help of Texture tool Addon it can create bump map images (diffuse, normal & specular) without jumping to other software or online website. How it works Question : After the map images ...
1
vote
0answers
16 views

Render result showing something other than camera view?

I was following this tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbHqIDLa39I) on how to make an animated creek, but I'm running into problems rendering. As I render the image, the actual scene as seen ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

How to block alpha in the image editor

In the 3d view i can paint with the alpha blocked, but when i paint in the image editor the alpha is afected even if i click on the color (not color+alpha) option. How can i avoid painting over the ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Everything is gray

I have a bunch of scenes and there all correct but there's 1 that is broken. When I render its just all grey. There's nothing but grey. My preview samples: 10 My render samples: 35 My GPU isn't that ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Background Image Geometry

I've decided to embark on my first background image model and I'm off to a rough start. My Blender geometry doesn't line up nicely with the image geometry. Everything is fine with the rotation but ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

How to save image texture externally, after editing it in material node editor?

After modifying the RGB curve of an image texture in the material node editor, I now want to save the modified image externally. I know for the compositor, I can open the viewer node in the UV/Image ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

Video Transition? 3 Parts of a Pic?

first of all sry for my bad english. :/ I want to know if there ist any tutorial for Blender to made an Transition VideoSequence or something for a Twitch/Stream Szene change, dont know if Transition ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

UV Unwrapped Blender texture image is either rotated or stretched, cannot get it to be straight and not stretched

I am completely new to Blender. I am making a photo frame in Blender 2.65, and I used a plane to be the 'photo' in the frame, and added a texture to it using a real photo. When I did this directly ...
1
vote
2answers
82 views

How to render WITH the default checkerboard as background? [duplicate]

Ok there are a ton of questions on getting a transparent background and NOT having background be checkerboard in final render, but what if you WANT this checkerboard pattern as your final background? ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

How can I map/drape an image onto an object/grid using Blender?

I sincerely apologize for any and all ignorance. I am a developer with almost no 3D modeling experience :) Thank you all in advance for your help; you all are wonderful. I currently use a third-party ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Rendered image has black outlines from imported image [duplicate]

Second day of using Blender, I was trying to make a flower but the rendered object has a black base from the image outline. Here is the before and after image. Any suggestions?
0
votes
1answer
68 views

Image texture not showing up on glossy material

I added a material to an object, put a gloss bdsf on it and for color i selected image texture. I selected an image and it's not showing up when i click render. What should i do?
0
votes
1answer
62 views

Nvidia Quadro M2000 4GB - does this grapic card meet system requirements?

Does anyone know whether the Nvidia Quadro M2000 4GB meets Blenders minimum system requirements and is compatible?
1
vote
2answers
60 views

Why is my PNG texture messed up after I import it? [duplicate]

I made a leaf texture in photoshop and exported it as png and I hope to use it in a tree model I'm making in blender. However after I import it using the add-on "Import Images as Planes", this is the ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Video on “Empty Image” doesnt show in Render?

I added in different random videos (behold first screenshot) on an Empty Image Plane to see if it was the video or its position but the rendered view doesnt show my video even though it runs fine in ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

tracked overlay image on live video

I tried transparent overlay image of eye on my eye surgery video on the VLC media. Of course the image was stationery and the eye in video was mobile .Can I make a 2D or 3D image overlay on the video ...
2
votes
1answer
56 views

Scaling a math function from a specific vertex

I have a model developed through a math function as shown below in the figure. I would like to scale the figure as shown in the figure without changing the vertex position. Explanation of the figure: ...