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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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How to convert image pixel values from 8bit to 32bit properly?

I'm testing code from this question: `` import bpy ...
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File output node and output panel both exporting during animation

I have an animation ready to render but there is a small annoying issue. I currently have a basic file output node to export the raw render and a mist pass and they are both set to export to the ...
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How to write EXIF data in rendered images?

I'm trying to render an image in cycles. version 2.83.5. trying to write metadata or Exif data into the image. In the output channel, I ticked every box on metadata. But I didn't find the EXIF data ...
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Volume rendering an image stack in Blender Game Engine

I'm trying to create an interactive scientific visualization tool using the Blender Game Engine (BGE). One of the things I want to include is a volumetric rendering of an image stack. An image stack ...
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How to create realistic blinking/shining stars in BGE?

How to create realistic blinking/shining stars in BGE? I recently heard that the blender team actually removed the stars option but not sure what or where I can get or see this action. My intent is to ...
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Does 'apply camera image' not work for OpenEXR camera background images?

I Recently started using Meshroom to photoscan buildings. While the raw Meshroom output is hardly ever usable directly (with my cheap camera anyway), does provide an extremely nice basis for modeling ...
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Image Texturing - Using cycle's nodes to scale image texture and randomly rotate them

Is there a way to randomly rotate an image texture randomly and keep its mapping scalable? Im sure this has already been asked but can't seem to find it. If someone can redirect me to the appropriate ...
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Black Borders on Reference Images

I'm getting black borders on all the reference images I add and it's making things difficult to work with. Anyone know how I can get rid of them?
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texture mapping without texture being mirrored on other side of object

I have a cylinder I want to map a texture to. To specify the location of the texture I use an empty. In the material node editor I then use the object function of the texture coordinate node and ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Fastest way to move image pixels between Blender and GPU memory?

I want to cudaMemcpy directly into bpy.data.images["my_image"].pixels, is that possible? Right now I am doing this, and it is ...
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Scripting an "open image" button input for image/env. textures?

Is there a way to script out a normal image/environment texture node with the exception of an "open image" button input that can be plugged into a node group and have that button actually be displayed ...
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How to Export a rendered image to RAW single channel

I am trying to create a height map that I can import in Supreme Commander Editor. Other software like softdesk and photoshop seem to manage this but I can't figure out how to do it with Blender. ...
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Viewport Shading, color wont show up on the 3d object in cycle render

Problem Resolved i was following a tutorial online on how to make something and when it came time to add color to it i followed just how he did it. when he added an image into the texture node even ...
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Reconstruct 3D model from multiple 2D images

is there a way to convert multiple 2D image into a 3D model. In other words, does Blender provide a generic tool like SFM reconstruct a 3D model out of images of the object from multiple viewpoints ? ...
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Baked edge mask image behaving differently to edge mask node group

I created an edge mask node group in cycles - baked an image texture from that, when I apply the texture to an object, it behaves differently than the node group: Edit: Added images of the shader ...
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how do I make a tiled UV island without this white line?(node Fraction)

I started learning how to create shaders. I saw an interesting technique on the network, but I did not understand how to remove this white line and why it appears in it. I would be very grateful for a ...
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Import Image as Plane Without Cropping

I'm using the Import Image as Plane add-on to import RGBA PNG-24's. My issue is that the add-on automatically crops the planes, which changes the images' location relative to the world origin. As you ...
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Change image "Color Space" setting from script

I`m loading some images from script and I need to be able to change their "Color Space" setting from python. Some of the images are normal maps and it took me a while to get what was going ...
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How can I cut a plane in irregular way?

I'm trying to do a happy birthday video for a friend, he is a fan of How I Met your mother, and my hope is to make a nice remake of the main intro, with pictures of our group of friends. The first ...
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UV mapped texture being distorted by extruding and rotating

I'm trying to make a castle tower with this rounded stick-out part on the side. I'm trying to add this brick texture image but it's warping at the part where I extruded and rotated. I've tried Smart ...
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How to display an image in my custom node

I have a custom node and I want it to be able to display an image. I know that the node has a parameter show_preview and if you enable it, no image appears.
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Is there a way to hack blender to import .HEIF images HEVC and h.265 codec videos?

Is there a way to modify the source code, or other hacks, to import images in HEIF format or h.265 video (like pictures and movies made with iphones and other samsung phones) into Blender directly? I'...
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Textures are missing (colored magenta) in Material Preview, yet show up in Rendered View

I have a model that I'm overlaying several images over. Each of these images are texture-painted masks and, through a mix shader, are being assigned different textures - all within a single material. ...
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Depth of Field on Particles Disappears in Front of Plane

I created a simple animation with an image plane and a particle effect. The particles are an image of a flower petal with transparency mapped onto a plane. I used the Eevee render engine. I wanted to ...
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How can I make these mesh normals smooth?

The UV image seems like a paper and not perfectly round I duplicate the bottle's front and made it the label of the product. But how can i make the unwrapping perfectly smooth?
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Why is my Image Texture set as 'Map # number' format?

Like the tittle above, why does my Image Texture show as numbers although I already re-linked it from a specific folder with a specific filename? Is there anyway to convert it back again to its ...
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'image as plane' is always low quality than the original image

How can I render 'image as plane' with the same quality as original image? The quality of image is always blurred and has a faint color. This is how I did it. (*Increased the resolution of the ...
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Workflow for using A LOT of reference images at precise angles?

I am going to sculpt a human head based on a model whose image is captured at VERY precise angles for this purpose. I think the angles those images are taken at are increments of 11.25 degrees: {-45....
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Image texture is not showing on imported objects

Using Blender v2.8. When importing Vavefront obj or Stl and trying to assign an image texture, it doesn't show properly. At the same time, a native Blender object, like a cube from the screenshot with ...
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Blender Rendering Image but produce blank in result?

Please help Y I would get this result in rendering image. For the process it rendering with content but blank at final. Pls check the video for more details. Y it would happen and how to fix it? ...
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render frames stuck at single frame but frame no. goes on

I decided to render an animation and when I put it on render after 2-3 frames Cycles stuck on rendering single frame every time and just no. keep on increasing. Cycles keeps rendering the same image ...
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Why does my rendered image not have the resolution I set in the 'Dimensions' panel?

I have set the resolution in Blender to 11811 x 5906 and 100%. This you can see here: After I press F12 it starts to render. When it's finished I go Image> Save and save the image at a special ...
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Want to render a 3D mri image in Blender, either in nii.gz format or numpy array

I have 3D mri images in niftii format that can be converted into numpy array, and i wanted to know what the best way to render them in Blender (or any other 3D software really). Matplotlib and mayavi ...
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Cycles viewport render blank

Hi so I'm completely lost on why this is happening in my viewport render in cycles but the image comes out completely grey. I've tried about every setting I can find and through these posts Render ...
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Applying image texture to UV Map

I know how to apply an image texture to a UV map, but the result is unpredictable and often looks terrible. Let's say I have a texture I want to apply: ...and lets say that, since it looks like a ...
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Why is the image on the mesh warped while using the UV Project modifier?

I'm using the UV project modifier to project an image from a projector. This projector is also a camera with the coordinates obtained using fSpy. Blender stackexchange user Cegaton taught me how to do ...
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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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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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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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Use batch generated preview images for template_icon_view

I want to build some sort of library(like Pro Lighting for excample) for the products of a customer. Since the products only have product numbers, I would like to include the batch generated preview ...
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Is it possible to extrude a PNG image?

Is it possible to extrude a PNG image in Blender? (Perhaps using animation nodes or sverchok?) If Blender can read the alpha, wouldn't it also be possible to draw curves along the edges? (assuming the ...
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Apply mask in material with condition

I'm trying to do a led panel in Cycles. The "leds" have a Image displaced by object position. I would like to filter te color of the led if in the object-material is more or less white region, to get ...
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How to use Blender to size 3D objects based on photograph and a reference object

I am a Blender beginner and therefore hope that this question is not too basic for the pros. I am trying to reverse engineer the dimensions of a riverbed based on a photo taken by a drone and a 3D ...
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How to script Blender drag and drop texture image replacement

I am trying to work up a script that takes an object that already has an image texture, and replaces the image that is in the texture with an image that is dragged into Blender from my computer. In ...
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How to apply lens polynomial distortion to an image

I have seen in the internet that it can be done using the Movie Clip Editor. So I import an image and introduce the parameters needed, but for some reason nothing happens and distortion does not apply....
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How to find image's users

thanks for click my question. In the past, when the oops Schematic function is present in the blender, we can found users of datablock very easily. (oops schematic was remove since 2.49b.) But now, ...
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Display Images with bgl

I'm trying to display an image external to blender in the 3d view with python and bgl. Is it possible not to load an image in data.images and display it? The following code display an image from the ...

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