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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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 get scene properties working without an initialize button?

I have created a basic addon that loads text files and applies some game logic. In its script form it works fine, no problems, however when I try install it as an addon I get the ...
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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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Short animated film in Blender in single room environment with several acts - single scene or multiple scene setup?

I'm animating a short animated film that takes place in a single room. There are 3 acts, with multiple characters, with the room in different states between each act (objects moved/added/removed, ...
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Is there ever a reason to set the scene camera to a non-camera object?

Set Active Object as Camera a simple function, CtrlNumPad 0, used to change the active camera yet such a problem for so many. I know the use of it for cameras (quickly switch between multiple cameras)...
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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 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 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 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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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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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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How do I light up a dark scene correctly in Cycles?

How can I light up a dark scene correctly in Cycles, so it looks as in a dark room with only one light (as a lamp, for example)
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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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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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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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How do you add an object from another scene in the BGE?

I have several scenes that will be using the same objects over and over. So I created a directory scene so I can pull objects to their places (while the game is runing) with no problems. But I don't ...
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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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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 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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Is there a way to make a project directory for all the external files, including textures and render saves?

I have been using blender for several years but I have never figured out if blender has a way to pack all the files from a scene, including blend files, textures, and render save files, in one folder ...
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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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When I create a scene as a Linked Copy, is it possible to have certain objects not linked?

When I create a new Scene which is a Linked Copy. Is it possible to remove specific objects from being linked between scenes?
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How to understand the scale of blender lighting values?

Is there a standard comparison for light power / values in Blender Cycles? What I mean is that under a certain value lights tend to have a weak effect, but over a certain threshold the interplay of ...
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How to unlink / remove an object from a scene?

There is an object shared between Blender scenes. So the same object appears more than one scenes (see below). Is there a way to unlink the object from a specific scene? In my case I would like to ...
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How do I fix a scene with zero users?

I'm using blender 2.83 beta and I'm in the middle of a nightmare with a blender project that is randomly considering my scenes as 0 users datablocks. It gives a red background on the scene name and a ...
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How do i turn multiple of the same object into instances?

I have need to render a scene but have been running into trouble because it would run out of memory. The scene has a lot of leaves (999 to be specific) and they are all identical. How would i turn all ...
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Append python script for Blender 2.8 [duplicate]

I'm trying to write a script to append an Object or a Collection from a blend file to a new file. Can someone please point what I'm doing wrong? ...
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Is it possible to copy data from one scene and paste it into another within the same .blend file?

I want to create a variation of one of my earlier scenes in one of my games, and I was wondering if it is at all possible to just copy that original scene and then paste it in as a new scene or inside ...
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What happened to the selection and camera toggle buttons in the Scene Collection Window? [duplicate]

There used to be all these icons for each of your object in the Scene Collection window. In this picture, there's the visibility, selectability, and a computer and camera icon (not sure what those ...
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Cannot add scene strip in VSE

I want to add a scene strip in the Video Sequence Editor but the list of scenes is empty despite a scene existing and having a camera. See the image below. Can it be some bad combination of settings ...
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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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Composite two scenes for only a short period?

I have a scene with a particle emitter and a second scene with the actual particles. I separated them so I could have more control over motion blur. When I try to render the animation, it renders ...
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Load .blend file into Blender as Python Module [duplicate]

I am using Blender as a Python module. Now I am trying to load a scene into blender. Unfurtunately the obvious function bpy.ops.wm.open_mainfile(filepath) does not ...
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How to assign different scenes for workspaces in Blender 2.8?

In 2.79 I could select a workspace, choose any scene and easily switch between workspaces - for example I had one scene for modeling and another one for VSE. But in 2.8 I can't find a way to do so. ...
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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 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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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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Python: Obtaining Object Contour Pixels

I would like to obtain the pixel coordinates of an object's outline in the currently-rendered scene, using the bpy module. I found this, which is related, but I'm still not sure how to do it. Has ...
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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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Trying to add a scene in the video editing mode I get “No Items Available” [Blender 2.8]

I'm trying to add a scene created in the 3D viewport to the video editor.. this works in Blender 2.79, but in Blender 2.8 it doesn't work. When I try to add a scene created in the 3D viewport to the ...
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The imported object does not become the active object in the scene

I import an object into the scene via bpy.ops.import_scene.obj. Before adding this object I have added some other objects in some other layers. However, after ...
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Default lightning, or how to adjust materials properties correctly

Situation: I always adjust my materials by hdri environment map. This method work well for me. But what if I want to share my materials, or sell it? I search for some default lightning setup and I ...
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Could I have a camera complete an animation then follow a path?

Currently I have a camera following a car moving across the scene. The car's animation is repetitive and the camera only follows the car for one repetition. Once it's done with the first repetition i ...
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How to redirect to a specific scene on start-up, but allow redirection afterwards in BGE?

I have a game with multiple scenes. I'd like it to always redirect the user to the scene "Opening Scene" on startup, no matter what scene is currently open. I could use an always sensor hooked up to ...
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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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Linked scene in VSE doesn't run Python script

I'm making a short movie in which one scene, I hide part of the mesh of a character using some python code in a Register .py file, like this: ...
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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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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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