Questions tagged [scene]

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Move a set to another scene even though it’s done

I have finished my video, but I put everything in one scene. There are a total of four sets. Is it possible to move a set to another scene and render that other scene by itself or is it to late?
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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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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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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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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 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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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 do I get a python reference to the viewport camera? [duplicate]

I want do draw a line from one point to another using the blender opengl functions provided in bgl. Both points are in world coordinate system. I found a function in ...
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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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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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What is best workflow for having a scene with multiple light setups?

I have a scene with interior room design and I created several light setups for it (daylight from windows, powerful electric light from the ceiling, moody evening light from floor lamps). What would ...
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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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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 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 get a camera to copy location of character from a different scene in BGE

I have a movable character in one scene (though it is a "2d" game, so it only moves left and right, up and down) and a camera is focused on it, but I need a camera in a different scene to copy the ...
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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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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 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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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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Adding objects in a different scene than controller's

I have a number of scenes in my game; main, overlay, and underlay. I am currently attempting to use scene.addObject() to add an object in the underlay scene. Both ...
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How to maintain multiple cameras with different resolutions

I'm developing a scene and want to have a few different camera settings: an isometric camera with render resolution x==y, and a wide-angle perspective camera with render resolution x>y, and maybe a ...
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BGE Object List within a specified distance

In a script that I'm writing I'm trying to create a list of all the objects within a specific distance of the player which have a certain property assigned to them, but I can't figure out how to get ...
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How to add a game object to another scene at a specific position?

Here is some code for getting a object and adding it to another scene: ...
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Can you link render settings across all scenes so they can all be changed at once?

I have multiple scenes to render and in my "master" scene I have set up the render nodes to output the render of all scenes. This way I only have to hit the Render Animation button once and all of the ...
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How to set the display device to None in a python script? [closed]

I want to set the display device in Blender 2.69 to 'None' rather than 'sRGB' using a python script. I have tried the following: ...
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double instance of sound when using VSE-scene strip in another scenes VSE

This is really strange - but perhaps it's just a setting somewhere. I'm using Blender 2.78c I've created a scene with video+sound (let's call it sourcescene) I'm using this scene as a scene-strip ...
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Sky-only pass with the foreground knocked out?

I'm having some difficulty because even though the Transparent Sky option is just what I need, I don't want it for every pass in my scene - I need the sky to be rendered too in other render layers. ...
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How do I move animations?

I just made an animation that looks like this: It's just an unmoving shaft with an object falling through. I used a physics simulation for the object and then baked it. My problem is that the ...
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Start particles before animation

I have an animation to render, and i want snow to fall. i've achieved that with particles, that are objects spawned from a plane high above, so it isn't visible when playing the animation. The problem ...
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How to create trigger for character to switch scenes in BGE? [duplicate]

Blender v2.71 So working on a game in BGE, I can switch from main menu scene to game scene but how do I get the character to get near an object and that object switches to a new scene? I tried using ...