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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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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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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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 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: At ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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What is the replacement for scene.update()?

It seems the following is no longer available in blender 2.8 api bpy.context.scene.update() How do we update objects in the scene that have been changed by the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to get all collections of the current scene?

I'd like to get all collections in the current scene and can't find a way to do that. I found bpy.data.collections to get all collections stored in the blend and <...
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How to copy and link collection to other scene?

How to copy collection to other scene ? And how if i want this collection to be linked, so if i change the collection setting in one scene , it will update automatically in other scene.
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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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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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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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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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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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How to create a “linked copy” scene in Python without using ops?

I'm trying to figure out how to create a new scene which is a "linked copy" from Python without relying on context/ops. The ops version would involve setting the type to ...
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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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My camera turned invisible

It might be a dumb question but I didn't find the answer anywhere on the internet. I really don't understand why my camera is all of a sudden invisible in my scene. I know it is there when I push ...
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Multiple instances of one object/mesh

In Blender, I'm laying out a scene. This involves having multiple, identical meshes within the scene. I'm wondering if Blender has a concept of a "prefab" where I can have multiple instances of one ...
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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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Render Speed up (cycles)

Edit: Recently I've been rendering a fairly geometry dense indoor scene, with one window. I was finding that even at 524 render samples, the scene was grainy, and also really REALLY slow! I had a ...
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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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