Questions tagged [objects]

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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 ...
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How to detect a change of active object?

I would like to perform some action, programmed in Python, when the user changes the active object. How can I get this information?
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Steering Actuator Seek Near Sensor Transition

When an enemy senses a player with the near sensor and starts to seek the player with the steering actuator, is there a way to make the rotational transition smooth instead of instant? Example: I ...
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Duplicating a group - (right now it just puts it as a sub group when you do)

First you make a group from 3 items When you select the "entire group" When duplicating The following happens: The items are not in a new Group. I can understand that when you copy items inside a ...
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How to color objects based on external CSV data?

Is it possible to color vertices according to a temperature data in Blender with Python script? Let's say I have 10 coordinates xyz, which have their own temperature value. 1 is 3°C, 2 is -4, 3 is ...
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How to retrieve context after a outliner.orphans_purge()

I've got a script that joins several object into one at every frame and then do several operations on the duplicated object. However, I know that when a object is deleted in blender, meshes are ...
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How to properly import Image as Plane with Alpha Channel in Cycles?

I am making an 2-D animation using images-as-planes with alpha channel. I am using the Cycles render engine. I am using Blender 2.75. How do i properly import 300 dpi images, with alpha channel? ...
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Objects change position in a frame but their infos about location don't change

I want to make a video of about 1200 frame of a camera moving along a path inside a house, but when I go to frame 1 there are two objects that are not in the position they should be and I don't know ...
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How do you make two planes look as one surface?

Above is the rendered image of two planes merged as one. I am trying to make them look as one surface and not two. Although they are merge, you can see that it has two very different appearances. Both ...
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“Adaptive Skin” in Blender

Zbrush has a feature where multiple objects are merged together into one smooth collective shape with decent topology, called adaptive skin. I tried Googling a way to do this in Blender, but no luck. ...
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How to make joints for 3D printing?

I have a hand that I want to make movable. I don't really understand how to make joints with blender. This is for 3D printing so they need to be outside not just armatures. I think I may need to cut ...
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“Updating Objects Flags”. Best ways to get around long rendering times?

Hey Blender Stackexchange, I'm currently trying to render an animation that taking 15 minutes to render one frame. Whilst watching the render, I can see the stage "Updating Object Flags" seems to be ...
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make blender faster while working. not concerned about render speeds

So, to start off. I'm a member of cgcookie.com. they offered some pretty good tips, like turning of VBO and stuff. Still, I just feel like for having an home built i5 and an GTX970 card and 16GB of ...
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No Light in Object Mode

Whenever I create a new Object all of them are black. I tried to adjust in user preference, but it only useful for old object. New objects are still black. Why?
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Strange behavior when separating by loose parts

I have built a huge tower of blocks by using 3 modifiers that duplicate blocks on the x, y, and z axes. I applied 1 of the modifiers and separated (by loose parts), and this is what happened: The ...
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Move duplicated key frames

I have been searching heavily on trying to move the duplicated keyframes from say 25 objects and paste it to another set of 25(and doing so to copy to over 100 objects) I have been able to copy a ...
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performance question

I have build a huge tower of blocks and floors with the array modifier about 20.000 blocks.However i need to separate them.When i separate them from loose parts the pc does ages and i think that it ...
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Shading problem at loop-cut with subsurf and smooth shading

Hello Blender Pro's :) I am pretty new to Blender and I got a problem here that I can't solve alone. I searched google for shading problems with smooth shading and subsurf. I already Ctrl+N to ...
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Add object won't work in standalone BGE player with linked objects

Here's my test scene setup: Basically, the cone spawns objects every 30 frames. So, the sphere is located in another layer, it is present in the scene natively. Everything works fine in both embedded ...
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Reinstance Physics Mesh

Is re-instancing a game object´s physics mesh possible after moving a vertex in the game engine using python? And how? And if it doesn't work why doesn't it work? EDIT: Ok, so I move a vertex in an ...
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Changing material in a non active scene from python (BGE)

I have two scenes, sceneA and sceneB, which I run in game mode. While I am running sceneA, I would like to change a material in sceneB (but only at a later stage move to sceneB). I can access the ...
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Use X Ray in BGE

How can I activate X Ray to an object in BGE? so, it will always be visible, even when other objects are over. I tried activating X-RAY option in Object tab, Display. I also red about using Z-Offset ...
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How to see inner structure of an object in blender game engine?

My goal is to be able to look the inside structure of a complex object in blender game engine. For this, I am writing a python code that enables me to change the transparency of the object while ...
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Packing all UV Islands when Draw Other Objects is activated?

I wanted to pack all UV islands from separated meshes at the same time while the Draw other Objects function is activated. I already know the function to join the meshes with CtrlJ, but I get size ...
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I can't import materials or textures from OBJ or 3DS

I am trying to import an object and the zip file I obtained had the .OBJ plus the images that correspond to the materials, but when I import it and I go to the materials and/or textures of the object, ...
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How can I parent objects from different scenes?

I have two scenes. Particles in one (blender render), text in the other (Cycles render). I need the camera in the particles scene to move with the camera in the other scene - it is for an intro ...
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Light issue when joining two objects?

I'm fairly new to Blender (and modeling in general), and I have an issue that occurs when trying to join two objects! I'm trying to attach a weapon to the hand of a human, but when I do so, the ...
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Is possible use multiprocessing for joining objects in python?

I strongly suggest not to try this code as it will open a number of blender windows out of proportion. This is an example for illustrative purposes of what I would like to understand, that is if it is ...
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Not rendering the background

I've seen people rendering single objects in Cycles without rendering the background I know about the transparent option and I've enabled it, problem is that Cycles still spends a good amount of time ...
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How can I smooth this object?

I have tried shade smooth but it completely torques the object into a weird shape, I tried the subdivision surface modifier but it does the same thing. Any suggestions?
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Delete 30k+ objects

while trying to create some trees together with particles I somehow managed to create 30-50.000 singular objects, of which I have deleted 5000 in the last hour, but I am still wondering if there is a ...
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Problem with removing doubles

So I want connect my skeleton with objects but when I try to do it blender showing me "Bone Heat Weighting: failed to find solution for one or more bones", I decided to remove doubles but shortcut "W" ...
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Custom material preview object?

Like in this question, I am also talking about that material preview. Is there a way to have custom material preview objects? In Blender 2.80 and before, there were a bunch of different objects not ...
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Is it wise to use edge loops and subdivision modifiers on high poly meshes?

in Blender tutorials i see that apart from CTRL + E, loop cuts are often used to preserve edges, despite subdivision surface modifier. Now that I have some experience with Blender and have created ...
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Linked objects between blender files does not transfer vertex groups

Just modified a simple rig on a game character inside a "master" blend file with my character in T position. Had to add a vertex group after subdividing the spine bone. But when creating animation, I ...
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Should I model separate objects for game assets?

I am still new to blender, and making art for a game. When it comes to what is consider "performant", is it better to do it like I've done in the image here, or should each fence post be a separate ...
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How to Create Cypress Tree With Customize Shape

I want to make a Cypress tree model. I tried it self-taught at Blender yesterday. And I don't really understand much about particle systems. Here it looks like my model is almost similar to the ...
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How do I make my mesh look thicker around the collar?

Is there a way to increase the thickness just around one part, the collar, the jacket? It is a seperate abject from the dress. Thank you.
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When Animating, how do we only move the parent of an object without the children moving along its parent?

I was wondering if there was a solution for this. As you can see in the picture below, I parented all the objects to the empty object. However, when trying to move the empty object towards the ...
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How do I set the accuracy of the displayed values?

Good afternoon. There is another problem. I have a wall with a height of 2.6 m and a width of 5.04 m. In edit mode, when the Face Info -> Area checkbox is selected (in the Mesh Display list), the ...
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How do I attach an object to an animated Fps Model?

My goal was to have a rectangular prism under an animated first person shooter arm and track its transformation without it warping. This is the arm that I am using. As you can see there is no ...
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I dont know what I did but now all my object move around when I move one object

Alright what I did is a mystery to me as I'm a new comer to the software and all that but everytime I try move one object (nothing is joined or I dont think it is) everything else follows the object I ...
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Most efficient way to have different image textures on many similar objects?

What is the best way to create a set of objects that are basically the same, but differ in their (animated) location and their image texture? Approaches considered It is possible to create a ...
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Is it possible to fit an object to an arbitrary section of a curve?

Say I have three arrayed objects: one I want to fit to 0-38% of the curve, one from 38-75%, and one from 75-100%. Or even just one that I want to fit to 40-85%. Is this possible? As it is, the "Fit ...
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Blender 2.8+ set pass index for object?

I am aware that in the Data API region I can locate the objects and set their object pass index but it is a fairly tedious exercise. Is there an easier way?
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Help attaching skateboard to legs for character animation

I feel like this should be a bit easier as I've done this years ago in 3ds Max without the same trouble. What I'm wanting to do is model two legs (1 object), a skateboard (1 object), and an arm (1 ...
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Exporting an object as “.json” file, how? (Blender 2.8)

I've searched since hours now on the internet and didn't found any solution for this problem. So, i want to export an object as an .json file for a game, that only uses that kind of file. I've seen, ...
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How can an OBJ sequence be converted to an FBX animation?

for a school project, I am trying to import a series of obj models scanned from a Kinnect and import them into blender as sequence of stills, and then after making changes, export them as an FBX to be ...
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Car model to glTF with multiple parts

I have a model of a car which I have exported to a glTF. How can I group elements in Blender like the wheels so they appear separately in the JSON code? I have created Vertex Groups but they don’t ...
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Making IK with objects NOT bones

I have a robotic arm. Pieces are separate objects. They are right now on a FK Hierechy. Can I add an empty object for target and then turning them into IK? How? I´ve been searching on the internet ...

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