Questions tagged [scene]

Using multiple scenes is a way to split a Blender file into sections for organization (kind of like the tabs in a web browser). The [Game Engine](https://blender.stackexchange.com/tags/game-engine), (pre 2.8) uses individual scenes as levels. Use this tag for specific scene related questions.

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Can I specify default values in Blender for creating a new scene, object or material?

How can I specify default values in Blender for creating a new scene or material? In particular certain things bother me: -I'd like a new scene to default to no units, not meters like has been added ...
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I am trying to change the Units of my scene to 0.01 unit scale, on the tutorial I follow nothing happens to the size or grid, but on mine, it changes

I have a model I am trying to move into Unreal, I am following this tutorial where they change the units, on their scene nothing happens, the object stays the same size and the grid doesnt change, but ...
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How can I link certain scene properties (also camera properties) across multiple scenes?

I have a character rig linked across multiple scenes I need to be rendered from multiple angles for a variety of animations. However, depending on the animation scene dimensions and frame-length ...
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How to only have an object's animation action when linked in several scenes

I have several linked scene copies where I want to animation objects, cameras, and lighting for architectural animations; such as a door-opening during a walk-through, or sunlight and other lighting ...
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Lost the scene collection 'tab'

All of a sudden (yeh I realise that it is my own doing) I have lost my scene collection panel (right of the 3d viewport) and cannot work out how to get it back even after searching the manual and ...
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How to render multiple scenes in succession from the timeline?

I've seen over the internet different ways of linking multiple scenes between each other and using multiple cameras from a single scene, but is there any way to render completely different scenes with ...
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Masking in different scenes

I am a bit confused how to manage my problem. I have got a setup of a building site with several cameras and about 150 objects. Now I want to emphasize one of these objects by using freestyle. Due to ...
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Blender is only rendering a composite of a movie clip that I made and not the full scene, which I want it to [closed]

I am trying to render a scene, but when I render I'm only rendering the keyed footage that I composited initially in the project. Please refer to this video link where I show my project and break down ...
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Render Animation shows blank window [duplicate]

I'm new to blender, I have a table animation but when I go to render, render result is blank. No cameras are blocked in animation tab, all surfaces are on to be rendered. I'm trying to record from one ...
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How do i remove objects within another object's collection?

I have no idea how to phrase this properly, so I hope a gif will be able to show. This is a more a matter of scene collection organization rather than modelling, but its driving me nuts. As shown, i'...
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Spotlights not touching the scene

I'm new-ish to Blender, mostly using it on a casual basis. I have no experience with cycles or nodes but am working with basic geometry to make a floor plan/scene in my spare time. My issue, which I ...
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Light Source to Affect One Single Object in a Scene [duplicate]

I have an object in a scene that uses multiple light sources, however, I only need the lights to hit the object and nothing else in the scene. Is there any way to fix this problem in Blender currently?...
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How can I access scene materials and material_slots in Blender 2,92 [duplicate]

I have a script, which works in version 2.90, in which I get a list of materials in the scene by accessing bpy.context.scene.material_slots and bpy.context.scene.materials. These don't seem to work ...
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More time is spent on render preparation than on the actual rendering. What can I do? [closed]

I'm new to blender and I'm stuck on this giant unsolvable problem that no one seems to have any solution for. I've modelled a quite complex scene in Blender: roads, bridges vehicles, buildings, trees ...
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Can you Paint Materials onto a Landscape?

Is there a way to paint material's onto an object? I'm trying to make a landscape scene, and I want to paint rocks on the peaks, grass on the flat areas and mud by the water. I tried using weight ...
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Better Kitbashing and Asset Management flow, with multiple kits? Organize and browse assets?

I have 2 Kitbash3D kits, which are huge and contain thousands of assets, plus I'm getting smaller Mech parts kits from an artist from ArtStation. I want to create a workflow in which I can open the ...
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how to send property value as a message sent by multiple object?

i was working on a game and i need to send multiple property values from different objects through different scenes using message body set to "property" any ideas ?
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Image overlaping image in Shader

The attached screenshot shows a whirlwind effect appearing behind the moon. I want it appearing in front of the moon. How do I adjust a certain image to overlap another image in Shader ? I want it ...
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What's the best way to use scene management with fully rigged characters

My apologies if this has been asked before but after some extensive searching the only information on scene management I've found is beginner level. As I see it linked uses the same asset between ...
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how to render an image without effect of scene world [duplicate]

I am new to 3d and blender. My question is how can I get an image rendered as on the left side of the image. I can see the Scene World is making the difference. Is there a way to render the image ...
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Object on screen but not showing up on screen collection/hiearchy [duplicate]

I have 2 cylinders and one cube in my scene. The cube is in the hierarchy, whereas the cylinders are not. Can someone explain to me why this is happening? It's kind of a pain to have to select every ...
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Problem rendering additional scenes

I'm relatively new to blender since Dec 2020. Using Blender 2.91 I'm currently working on an animation , which I’ve split over 5 scenes. I made a new scene each time by making a Full Copy of the ...
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What is the proper way to access the active scene in a driver expression? [duplicate]

I tried to access the FPS setting of the render settings in a shader node through a driver expression. The attempt was successful, but I got a warning and a tip saying: WARNING: Driver expression may ...
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How do you turn off an objects interaction with others in the scene, but still show up in the render?

I have several objects in a scene and my goal is to add a background image of some clouds and blue sky. I downloaded a nice HDR and brought it in using add>image>background. Looked nice but it ...
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How to make the grass look more realistic using a particle system [closed]

I'm using a hair particle system to create grass in my scene. I've added 3 different blades of grass and 60,000 particles of each. But still Im not getting a realistic grass effect. Is there anything ...
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Render a scene twice but once it renders with an extra object

Hi i have a scene with a kitchen and i am using the sky texture and a large volume to create godrays, except to make the scene less noisy i am rendering it twice with two identical scenes but one has ...
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How to enable all in viewports? Collection manager right hand side

At the right hand side of the Blender UI there is a collection manager that lists all objects, lights, cameras, etc in the scene with their respective collections. Every single object is disabled, how ...
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Where is gravity settings in 2.91?

I'm trying to find the gravity controls. I need to either turn it off, or change the axis. Everything I have found states its on the Scene tab, but I don't see it at all. but no screenshots, and ...
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Scene-specific NLA

I have a bunch of meshes parented to armatures in one scene (Scene A). All the objects are all nicely set up with their own hair and modifiers etc... And all the armatures have a set of animation ...
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Video Editing - Send a strip to another scene same project file

I am trying to do some video editing and I want to send a metastrip or strip from one scene to another scene. But copy and paste doesn't work because it do not copy the curve animations, just the ...
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Does anybody actually use “scenes”? if so, what are some good/typical use cases?

What can I use them for? Some concrete examples. I feel like I might be missing out on something.
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Can your CPU and GPU render different scenes at the same time?

Can your CPU and GPU render different scenes at the same time? Ex. Can a CPU(3900x) render an image of a car, while your GPU(3070) renders a house in a separate blender scene? Well it probably can if ...
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Cancel the tracking scene, return to default render layer [duplicate]

I did camera tracking and applied set up tracking scene...then it create its own render layers....like it create foreground and background layers....I want to return to default render layers...but ...
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Scene not visible in render

I'm using blender 2.90.1 version Eevee Render Engine. My previous Scenes are no problem. it's rendered. but this file is not rendering. What is this problem? I use particle system, soft body in this ...
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Advice about setting up a long complex scene with a seamless camera move

I’m animating a full 3 minute song in Eevee, and it’s supposed to look like one continuous camera movement, panning around the set between different characters. Each little chunk of the scene has its ...
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My Objects, Planes, Meshes aren't rendering correctly

I started using blender this year in another computer and all worked nicely until I migrated to a new PC. I started making a room for a new scene, then I noticed it doesn't render Then I started ...
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Reload a scene from a frame change handler

I am generating a synthetic dataset in Blender and in order to avoid excessive memory usage I want to reload my scene every now and then to clear all memory allocated to the meshes that I spawn and ...
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CRASHING BEFORE RENDERING EVEN STARTS

I'm using Blender well around 10-11 month. I recently came across an error with one of my important FILE. I am using the newest version of Blender and I did start with that version. THE error is: ...
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How do I make my low poly rocks look more sharp?

I have been making this scene with big rocks/mountains in the background, but from far away, the rocks look bland, how do I make them look more sharp and interesting? For some reason, the rocks in the ...
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Not possible to ADD SCENE at all - Video Editor

No options to add a scene, at all. Either a new one or existent. I have tried with either complex animation and the default cube scene with one keyframe of displacement. In both cases the same ...
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What is the best way to create a background between the sky and my scene?

I'm currently working on a scene with a camera moving all around the character with the nishita sky texture in the background and a grass field. I was wondering what was the best way to make a ...
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Can't get area lighting to show on viewport or render

I can't seem to get the area light to be shining onto the deer head object. As you can see it is there on the viewport and editable but no light is being emitted from the light. Is there some setting ...
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Why does sometimes the model render incorrectly?

I took this in scene view. See the bottom part of my model it is invisble and when i move the view the model cracked. Anyone know why?
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Linked scene copy, unable to remove objects from rendering in that scene [Blender 2.90.1]

I am not sure if this is a bug or a "feature". When I create a linked copy and try to disable some objects from rendering, it disables them globally in every scene unless I make new scene a ...
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Can't get transparent glass in Eevee [duplicate]

So I am trying to make a glassy transparent cup according to a tutorial but I seem to have misclicked something and now every default material when I change the viewport into preview material is the ...
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Blender: How do I unpack a linked instance to make changes to it?

Sorry, but I'm not too sure what the process is called. I basically created an exterior scene full of linked instances by going to: File>Link>Selecting Blend File>Collections>Selecting the ...
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Place objects on the center of the ground plane and maintain structure via python script

I am trying to do what more or less is described in this thread How to place objects on the center of the ground plane via python? the accepted solution seems to work fine if you have only one object ...
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Light Presets .exr

I would like to install light presets for Blender to automate my lightning in my scenes. I have some .exr files (from Greyscalegorilla) but I don't know how to do it on Blender to make it work. Can ...
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How to copy all attributes of one scene to another?

As I don't like the result of bpy.data.scenes['My_scene'].copy() nor does the use of the bpy.ops.scene.new(type= 'FULL_COPY')or <...
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Getting the scene an object is in (blender 2.9)

It's fairly easy to get the objects that are in a scene: dict(myScene.collection.all_objects) # mapping from name to object. But how to go the other way? ...

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