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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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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How to load an object from another scene in the bge?

I have a game with multiple levels made up of separate scenes. I'd like to add (at runtime) objects in an "assets" scene containing some generic objects that will be used in each level. After ...
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Make Cycles materials transparent but present in BI

I am using a multi-scene setup to render out some passes in Blender Internal for anti-aliasing purposes. I have a primary scene with Cycles materials, and a secondary Blender Internal scene. The ...
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HDRI? Sun Lamp? Or Emitter Objects?

I am stuck with a problem I can't find an all-over-board solution for. I have a simple room(see the image) with a few windows. Now I would like to actually film an animation in this room (not in 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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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 ...
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Is this example of expressions correct?

First time I use the expression controllers. The near sensor works, I tested it. The keyboard sensor is just triggered by E. So since none of the actuators work I guess the mistake is in the ...
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Hide/Show specific object groups only

Is there a way to hide/unhide objects that are part of a group without effecting anything else? I'm animating a scene (to see what's involved in animation) and since its to heavy to work with I have ...
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How can I achieve this “security camera” effect?

I want to create the following effect: When a keyboard control is pressed the main camera will be switched to another camera that already exists in the scene. At that time till the camera is switched ...
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Object does not show when pasted into scene

As a Blender newbie --Man sometimes it's the stupidest things that get me stumped. I downloaded a skull from blendswap. Changed the material to glass and then copied it, pasted it into a new scene. It ...
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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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File claims it contains 0 faces and 0 vertices but in scene view all object names show

I saved my blender file. When I opened that file the next day it appeared empty; 0 faces 0 vertices. But I see all scene names in the scene tab. Also my file size shows. Why can't I see my objects?
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Motion Tracking orientation error “No object to apply orientation on”

I have tracked a video clip and now need to set the floor and axis orientation, but when I select 3 points and click 'Floor' I get an error - "No object to apply orientation on". What does this error ...
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Change material of object between multiple scenes

I have a car model I am rendering. I have several render layers I am compositing. It is simple enough to render and output the animation, but I also need to render the same animation from two ...
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Best background for cut outs

Often I create a 3D scene in order to save the 2D image and do some post-production in Photoshop. Also in some cases the final result (after post) is an Isolated on White image. What is the best way ...
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Blender crashes when playing (P) a duplicate scene in BGE

I was making a game with objects that contain pretty complicated programming in the logic bricks. I want to make a new level with the same objects but just with a new venue. I just copy the items I ...
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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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Text in the overlay scene BGE

I have this overlay scene The numbers are all part of the same text with spaces among them. If I don't make them into meshes and run the game, some spaces between them get lost so the numbers are ...
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Sub-models in scenes?

I have never used Blender before. Is it possible to create a hierarchical super-model or "scene" that contains the lighting, camera and so forth, and have it reference multiple sub-models stored in ...
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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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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 to import an object across scenes (sort-of) [duplicate]

I have already made the Cyodrake's Gaze for my animation, but I really don't want to have to do it all over again for scenes 6, 7, 31... and so forth. Is there any way to copy/paste an object into ...
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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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how to interact between diferent scenes in BGE

I have a main scene, where i have my character, rooms... Then I have a scene for healthbar, inventory and all that stuff. And I don't know how to interact between those two scenes. For example: When ...
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Combining Video Editor Scenes in One Scene

I am trying to create an animatic in blenders Video Sequence Editor and I have found a tutorial by a Mathieu Auvray on the Project Gooseberry youtube page where he shows a feature where you can import ...
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How can I render different scenes at different frames?

I have 4 scenes, each of which needs to be rendered at a different frame. If I go through each scene and set the proper frame in each scene right before rendering it will render the proper frames. ...
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How to render just one scene?

I have a blender project with 4 separate scenes which get combined in the compositor. Three of them are quite simple and mostly finished, while I am still working on the main one. However, every ...
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When working with different scenes, lower channels fade out

I am using Blender 2.74 with LUbuntu 14.10. In this case preview and rendering acted different, as I explain below. I tried also in Blender 2.69 and in this version preview was showing the same ...
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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 ...
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Copy driver transform object when creating new scene

Is there a way either when copying a scene or even and easy way after, to update the "transform object" of a driver? I've noticed that even if creating a new scene as "full copy" that although all the ...
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Blender 2.73 textures in solid view mode

When I was using blender 2.73, I realized that the option of "textured solid" is missing from the right pullout menu, when in previous versions it was put under "display". I am aware that I could ...
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Rendering a tracked scene without background

I've tracked a scene in Blender so that I could animate and adjust material lighting to an object placed in the scene. Once the footage was tracked, I set up a tracking scene and set the background. ...
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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 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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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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Does Blender consider each frame to be separate scenes, while rendering animation?

While rendering an animation in blender is each frame considered a different scene? I don't have much experience with animations what I do know is that while creating a video several images are ...
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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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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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Making a menu to take me to different scenes [duplicate]

How do I make a mesh clickable so that when I click on it, I go to a different scene? Obviously just making a mouse sensor (left button) > Set Scene (game) isn't working. Whenever I click anywhere on ...
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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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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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Does one scene affect other scenes?

I have 2 scenes in my blend file, one for texturing and rigging, one for the actual animating and rendering. Does the rigging scene affect the animating scene?
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How do I make settings in 1 scene affect other scene?

I am making a game and I wanted to find out, how to make a settings in 1 scene to affect (example, volume) other scene. Is it possible to import data from python and set it to other scene? I need to ...
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Historical city reconstruction workflow [closed]

I'm doing some historical research and I would like to visualize a situation from the past. I have several questions, I would like to make this topic a source for tips & hints when recreating e....
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Blender game bug with Pause menus

I got very weird problem in my game which I am making. To make each level work correct with pause menus, I have made a pause menu for each of levels. I have set the sensors, controllers and actuators ...
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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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Accidently Moved Camera, Get Position Back?

I accidentally moved my camera using "align to View", which I thought was just for the viewport. Is there a way to get my camera back to where it was? I'm doing progress shots, so it's essential. I'...
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BGE: Move character from Scene1 to Scene2 and keeping the character to Scene2

How can the character (red star) go thru a door from Scene1 to Scene2? Scene 1 is the current one and Scene2 is to be loaded after the character go thru the door. Scene1 is the exterior and Scene2 is ...
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How can I change a scene using python BGE

I was working on blender game engine, and I have no idea how to change scene using python. I have an actuator set in to change scene, but I don't understand how I have made a sample blend file . ...
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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 ...