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How can I remove a linked library with Python?

Load and add linked object I'm working on an add-on. The purpose is to link and un-link groups from another blend file. Thanks to stack exchange and the Blender documentation this works pretty well. ...
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Corrupted UV map on exported and re-imported object

I have a problem with an object texture I import the object as obj and it's fine with the texture. But when I export the object and import it again with another form or type it's texture gets corrupt ...
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get radius of mesh primitive

I would like to ask whether there is a way of getting the radius of a sphere (mesh primitive) after it has been added. In other words, does Blender somehow distinguish between different shapes? What ...
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How to transfer a shape key between different meshes?

As the title says how would I go about transferring a shape key between two different meshes? The meshes I am using have a similar shape and topology (esp. with area that is affected by the shape key) ...
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How can I properly wrap complex objects?

I'm having problems with the Shrinkwrap modifier. I wanna wrap this dragon on the objects surface. But instead I get this :( I've tried with Curve too... Can anyone help me? Thanks... And sorry ...
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Calculating / Estimating the normal at any location on a face

In a recent answer I employed Object.ray_cast which returns the location and normal of a ray hitting a face. The normal is needed to calculate the rays reflection, ...
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Spawned Enemy Ships Fire Stationary Bullets in the BGE?

I'm making a prototype game of a scrolling shooter game, but I'm having issues with the bullets that the enemy ships will fire. I've set everything up correctly as far as I know, with objects ...
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Detecting misconfigured rotation and scale parameters in textured meshes

I'll preface this by stating that I'm a developer and not a 3D artist, and am still getting my feet wet with 3D modeling, Blender, etc. I have written some software that generates textured mesh models ...
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Merge Two Objects without Applying Subsurf modifier

The UV mapping is trash when I apply the subdivision surface modifier. So I want to export my model without having to apply it. Yet, when I try to merge two models into one I don't want the model ...
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Armature with automatic weights problem. Object not following the bone properly

I tried to parent bones with automatic weights and 1 part of my model is working properly(the green one), while other is kinda "broken"(the red one) when I try to move bones. I don't know if that's ...
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Generate Several thousand duplicates of an object, layed out in a sphere

I am attempting to create a simulation of the formation of the Earths moon. I am totally new to Blender, and need to know how to duplicate an object several thousand times. I have a base object now, ...
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“Chocolate truffles” in Cycles

I'd like to create a chocolate truffle (using Cycles), like in these images: And I'd like to figure out how to have some of the cocoa powder fall off when this 'truffle' falls onto a plane. Sorry ...
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How to improve refraction when object is in a liquid (object)?

To be as simple as possible, I made a martini glass with an olive, toothpick inside of it, and I added the liquid, which is an object with full transmission (Principled BSDF). Made other things and I ...
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Scatter Objects tool distorts scattered objects

Scatter objects tool works in a weird way: I created a plane to be a grass blade, applied texture. It worked. However, when using Scatter Objects tool, the resulting "grass blades" are far from the ...
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How can I select an object in the viewport in 2.8(1)?

I have imported a large model with lots (hundreds?) of objects. The hierarchy of the model is not very logical so I am trying to fix this. Therefore I would like to select objects in the viewport to ...
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Looking for advice with dimpling spheres

I am fairly new to blender and am stumbling my way through a project I am working on. I have a few dozen sphere meshes with various different aspects and elements that I am fairly happy with. To top ...
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Build a pile of boxes

I think what i'm looking for is the answer to a chronic problem with Blender but i thought i'd ask before giving up. I simply want to build a random/chaotic pile of various boxes on a floor plane. I'...
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How can I stretch portion of a model along a plane/axis?

Please see image here for what I'd like to do: I want to add stretch a portion of the part by 1mm-2mm right at the location of the plane in the image, along the Y (green) axis. This will increase ...
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Blender 2.80 - Select Multiple Objects Not Working

I tried to select multiple objects using in select box mode, but it is only selecting the active object (the one that the origin point mark is showing). What will be the cause? Is that bug or is ...
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Is Alembic the correct option for me?

I use Blender for Minecraft animations. I make my maps in Minecraft and export them with Mineways in OBJ format. I use quite big maps(around 3 GB). Blender can't open big files or takes a long time. ...
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fluid leaking through obstacles

I'm a beginner to blender, so please ignore my mistakes and be kind enough to guide me through this :) I've scene this question before, but never got a satisfactory answer. I'm working on two ...
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How to make the iris eyes respond to light?

I did a tutorial on modeling a realistic eye: https://youtu.be/n0r0UnaIK_Y Unfortunately, I could not adjust the (iris). How to make the eyes of the iris respond to light so that it narrows? Someone ...
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how do I fix this imported model

I've been struggling on importing models in blender because most of the models that I imported are like this. How do I fix them. Any help will be Appreciated.
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Object disappear when zooming in NOT in camera view

I don't know the reason why but while I was zooming in on my object it has suddenly decided to disappear and now if a zoom even just a little bit I can't see it anymore, both in object and edit mode. ...
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How to remove unlinked/disconnected parts of a bigger mesh?

I have many meshes like the one shown below which have some faces/vertices that are not connected to the main mesh. I use these meshes for physics simulation. As result of these weird parts of the ...
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Big scene: deleting, merging, undo very slow

After importing objects from 3DS Max (via fbx), I have a scene with 60M tris, 40M faces 4K objects (of which many empties, some without any children) Around 2.5 gig, without any textures Quite a few ...
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color 'blobs' in normal map - how to fix them?

My normal map I created from a high poly mesh to a retopologized low poly mesh is showing some errors. There are places at the ears, some at the neck, head; everywhere where there are high resolution ...
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Is there a way to put a driver on Emission Count in a Hair Particle system?

I am working on a way to populate random details along a single edge (like windows doors, garage doors, ..etc), in an attempt to create semi procedural buildings. So far I have found that using a hair ...
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Why do Blender objects have a type?

To the outside it appears at least superficially as if an object was not much more than it's location, rotation and scale values and the datablock handled the rest. That's obviously not the case and ...
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How to start modeling a van (the inside frame)?

I'm new to Blender, and have a specific request... Something I'm struggling with in Blender. I'm first, sorry for my grammar, english is not my native language ! I hope you'll understand everything ! ...
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Trying to add muscle to a 3d skeleton model

I have a 3d model of a atlasaurus that I imported to blender as a .obj file and it comes up, but I do not know how to add muscle to the existing static skeleton. I have searched online and all of the ...
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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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Creating a boundary between objects (python)

So I'm trying to create a visual line that is used between 2 objects. A basic example here: Where the white lines represent a boundary between the 2 objects (the 2 blue lines) These boundaries ...
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Is there a way I can batch Auto Smooth hundreds of objects?

I have well over a hundred objects in Asset Management folders that I need to set as smooth and then set Auto Smooth to 40 degrees. Does anyone know if there is a way to do this so I don't have to ...
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Rigging a wishbone & piston suspension with bones?

I ultimately want to export this from Blender to Unity, and I know certain rigging parameters don't translate to that very well via .fbx format. The wishbone and piston should interact with the z-...
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Replace objects with correct rotaion

I have a shoe file with stitches. The default stitches in the obj file have high polygon count and thereby increasing my file size by alot. I have made a simpler stitch that i want to replace all the ...
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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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A Soft body (Nurbs Circle curve) collides with a Plane but doesn't do it with Cube & other objects

The case is this: A soft body (Nurbs Circle curve) falls on the floor and on one more object. The floor is a Plane mesh, the object is a Cube mesh. Collision physics is enabled for both. The soft ...
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Display object label (using blenderGIS addon) in final render

I'm using the blenderGIS addon for some bathymetry data to show to clients with sample locations. It's brilliant but I have a small problem. I can fix it manually but it's tedious when there are many ...
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Create vertices with python

I'm new scripting Blender but I could write the following: ...
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File much larger than expected

I have a file that has 25 MB, but in the scene I just see a mesh with 6000 vertices. How can I find out where all those MB are coming from? Edit: It turned out there were several textures packed. One ...
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Multiple Textures on one UV? or multiple UVs? (Large Mesh)

I seriously need some guidance. Iv'e spent hours on google and came up short. I am simply trying to texture a building I've modeled with many different textures (the different colors represent ...
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Move/rotate object depending on another object

I have an object Cube with copy transforms constraint targeting another object Empty. The constraint is disabled, so when I ...
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How to show custom property as enum?

So I have created a custom channel box for animating. And it has all the transforms in it, and can dynamicly update the custom properties per object I select. However the custom properties only show ...
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changing value for multiple objects

i'm trying to make a panel grouping some button changing the display of object in the viewport (wire , subsurf optimal display, smooth shading). It works "ok" for one object, but i'm trying to make ...
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Set x-ray of two objects inside another object

I have a mesh 'Suzanne' parented to an armature 'Armature'. Both are located inside another mesh 'Cube'. I want both 'Suzanne' and it's armature 'Armature' to be visible in the 3D view through 'Cube'. ...
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Limit object info node random behaviour?

I ran into a problem with the random node, I'm hoping I can find an answer too. Does any body know if it is possible to have the "object info> random" node not effect stacks of objects? so it would ...
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Create custom bone shapes from vertex groups

I have an armature parented to a mesh. The mesh is constructed from a set of cuboids which I created around each bone, where each bone controls only the vertex group around it, and these cuboids ...
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BlenderGIS shapefile import convert to sphere objects

I have imported a shapefile of XYZ coordinates into Blender using the BlenderGIS plugin. The result is a cloud of vertex points in space which looks great (see image) I would like to convert these ...
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python - get bones location in pose mode in world-space coordinates

I want to get the offsets between a bone's coordinates in pose mode and its coordinates in object mode. My exact situation is that I have multiple rigged characters with same the orientations, but ...