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Scenes are ways to split a Blender file into sections for organization(kind of like the tabs in a web browser). The game engine uses individual scenes as levels.

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What's the quickest, easiest way to point the camera somewhere in blender?

Often I want to just point the camera to an object or a specific area in my scene to get an idea of how it'll look in the render. What's the most painless hassle-free way to do this in blender? A ...
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Is there a way to batch render multiple scenes?

I have animations in 4 different scenes in my Blender file that I would like to batch render. Is there a way to batch render all the scenes, instead of only the scene I am working in?
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How move object between scenes

I have two scenes in a blend file. How do I move a object from one scene to the other? Not between blend files, but within one blend file but two scenes.
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How to easily organise your Blender scene?

When making complex scenes there should be some kind of "folders" (i.e. like in Adobe Photoshop, layer management) in scene outliner, that can group objects together - but this feature seems not ...
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How do I cycle through the camera views?

When reviewing the existing cameras of a scene, is there a way to quickly cycle through the views of all cameras?
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How to automatically join stripped pieces of video?

I'm using Blender for non linear video editor, I'm simply removing dead times (times in which nothing happen) in my video using hard cut (Shift + k) after this process I've got something like this: ...
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Is it possible to export a single object from an entire scene?

In a scene with more than one object, is it possible to export that one object without deleting every other object, exporting it, then undoing the deletes?
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Using scenes and render layers to composite an object isolated on white background with shadow

I composite 3 individually rendered and saved files to achieve the look of an object isolated on white with a proper shadow: image file of object floating with alpha background image file of a render ...
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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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Is it possible to have more than one smoke simulation in the same scene?

If you add more than one Smoke domain in your scene, the first one will not make any smoke. Is it possible to get more than one simulation in the same scene? (For example, duplicating the entire ...
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What is the importance of low poly vs high poly?

From the point of view of a beginner in Blender, the vast majority of learning resources & tutorials seem to focus on low poly objects/scenes. Many questions here on blender.SE echo that focus. ...
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Getting the active region

How can I get the active region (i. e. the region the mouse pointer is over and keystrokes are sent to) with the Python API? Background: I want to manipulate the view_matrix of the region the mouse ...
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How to merge all scene geometry into a single mesh?

I would like to have all the geometry of a scene merged in one mesh. It should include curves, fonts, group instances, particles, with applied modifiers, etc... ...
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How to set active scene via Python?

I have code to make a copy of my scene. bpy.ops.scene.new(type='FULL_COPY') cloneScene = bpy.context.scene cloneScene.name = 'clone' I wish to adapt it so that ...
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How to unlink a material only from a linked object?

I've created a second scene with a linked object but want to replace the materials on those objects only in the second scene. Nothing happens if I choose the material in the outliner and choose ...
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Link full .blend files

I'm trying to split a big .blend into several smaller ones, so that several people can work on different parts. I split it into 5 smaller .blend (~= 200MB and > 1000 objects each), and I created an ...
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How can a rigged model be used multiple times in a scene?

I've created a rigged model and created and grouped the model and rig. I would like to add it multiple times in a single scene. I used File > Append selected the group, made it local L and created a ...
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Generate multiple renders of same scene, each at a different resolution?

I would like to generate several renders of a static scene, each render being a different size (eg 1024x1024, 512x512 etc). ...
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How to remove the default cube? [duplicate]

How do you remove the default cube that appears in the scene upon opening the software? I wish to start with a blank scene when opening Blender.
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Kind of “soft link” of objects between scenes?

I want to reuse the object of one scene in another. So far, I found two possibilities, both with side effects I do not want: Copy and paste from one scene to another. However, if I'll edit / correct ...
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Edit multiple Lights

Is it possible to edit multiple lights? For example I have 8 lights. 4 of them need to be red and the others green. Now when I change settings of one of the lamp's color or strength value, the others ...
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Disable Material Duplication

Anyone who has used Blender for a while has probably tried to duplicate a scene via Full Copy. They would have then found that in the duplicated scene, all of the materials were duplicated as well, ...
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Cycles final render pitch black?

In solid mode with Material or Texture, it is shown fine. But in the Render mode, everything is pitch black. I have a sun, and the Opacity of the scene is set to 100%. I am new to using Blender, so ...
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Copy scene node tree to other scenes

I have a Blender file wih many scenes and I want to copy the node tree of one of them to the other scenes. From Blender interface it is a very simple task, in python I have tried using bpy.ops.node....
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What is the max size of a scene in Blender?

I created a landscape full size in Autodesk Inventor from shapes I traced using AutoCAD. I made it from a chart of Charleston Harbor that was created in 1861. It is about 8 x 10 nautical miles ...
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How to have Denoiser ignore certain objects?

I have a scene with some objects that have image textures. Denoising the entire scene makes the image textures on certain objects to look less sharp. How do I get Blender to denoise an entire scene ...
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Modify render settings for all scenes using python

I have some basic render settings (border off, resolution, etc.) that I would like to have applied for all scenes in the .blend file using Python, via the -P ...
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How to Relink a Linked Object?

I have to replace a linked object with another one but it would be nice to keep all object transformations of the old proxy. What is the common way to do this?
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Linking an armature to a scene

In my script I tried the following: import bpy arm = bpy.data.armatures.new('SomeName') bpy.context.scene.objects.link(arm) and I get the error: ...
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Multiple scenes and material with pass index

I am trying to create the effect where something is bigger on the inside than on the outside, just like the Doctor Who's Tardis. I have two scenes, one inside which is just some objects and one ...
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Removing corrupt object

I have a corrupt object in my master scene. It can't be seen anywhere else than in the outliner. I can select it (in the outliner) but I can't delete it. It happen to be so that this corrupt/lost ...
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Copy camera position/rotation to another scene

I want to copy a camera from one scene to another, keeping the perspective. In the scene I copy it from the camera is animated to follow a path, in the second scene it should stay still. How can I ...
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How to toggle to camera view via python?

Is there a way to programmatically achieve the same thing as pressing the 0 key the numpad?
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Can I set render settings by individual scenes?

I have a .blend file with two scenes in it. Can I set different Properties panel > Render tab settings (dimensions, frame rate, etc.) for different scenes in the same .blend file? Thanks.
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Scripted scene building - where to begin?

First off, I'm very much a novice Blender user. I use Blender mainly for building mock-ups of PCBs that I design for customers to see how the designs will look when finished. (Yes, most professional ...
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help with exporting game as .exe

I've been working on a game with levels. I know how to use scenes and transferring to scenes for the levels but it's getting laggy and slow. I know I can just do 'Start Game From File'. That will ...
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Can I change Info bar colour on scene change

I am trying to write a script to set Interface colours for individual scenes. When I switch scenes in the Info bar drop down menu I want to change the Info Bar background colour. This gives better ...
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How to delete a scene with its content?

I have two scenes and I want to delete one of them. So I use the right-click menu to delete. It works, but the problem is that the objects are still in the blender file. As we can see below, if I ...
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How to add an object to the scene through python

I have an object that I got by accessing bpy.data.objects[] by its index. I later call .copy() on this object to copy it and it ...
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Best Way to animate lake

I have created a water simulation and set a cube inside the domain to fluid. I was wondering what the best way to make a big lake of water (with realistic ripples) would be. No tutorials seem to go ...
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Changing the units in blender breaks camera view

I changed the scale in blender so exporting to unity would be less of a hassle. I followed this tutorial to do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnAb1w-Dmuc. The problem is that after changing the ...
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Get current frame of objects scene?

I've been working on an add-on that manipulates text data called randomiser https://github.com/BenSimonds/Randomiser My problem is a bug I'm trying to resolve with getting the correct "current frame" ...
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Driver based on Render Layer

I want to drive a property in a Cycles material based on the current Render Layer or Scene being rendered. Is there any such property? If not, is this something that could be made as an addon, or is ...
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How to place objects on the center of the ground plane via python?

I put a model at the center of the scene using this method: bpy.ops.object.origin_set(type="GEOMETRY_ORIGIN") but I can't put model over the scene after this ...
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Message actuator/sensor across scenes?

In the BGE, I'm trying to send a message from one scene to an overlay scene. The subject in the main scene's actuator matches the overlay scene's sensor. I've also made sure I'm sending the message to ...
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Blender Sunset Scene

How to create sunset scene in blender 2.78? I need sunset scene such: animated without using any image captured sunset look like this: All videos and tutorials creates sunset using sunset images. ...
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Change a Driver based on which Scene is being Rendered

I am looking to drive a property in a material node based on the current Scene when rendering. The purpose would be to mix between two different parts of the node tree so that one Scene renders one ...
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How to move objects to new Render Layer?

This question has been asked several times before, but one thing is not clear. There are Render layers. Each Render layer itself seems to have Scene and Layer slots. It's not clear what each is. ...
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How to set frame rate to 25 FPS as default?

Is it possible to set a default frame rate to Blender? I usually use 25 frame per second. If I started a new scene it would be useful to have 25 FPS as default.
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How do I make my camera render more of the scene?

When I go to render an image of my scene it only captures whats in the outlined area box. what I want is to capture what I see in the scene. example picture below , I want to capture the ring and the ...