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How to find python code of a built-in python operator?

To my knowledge, some built-in operators are written in python. This could be handy if I wanted to create a modified version of an operator for my add-on, since I could probably just copy the code and ...
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Why is Blender not procedural?

best example, changing the vertices after you add a circle, same with cylinder, sphere segments and so on. I think it is in the most 3D software like Maya, C4D and Houdini of course. Has it something ...
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Looking for Blender source code of version 2.79.7

Where can I find the source code, corresponding to this exact build 2.79.7 blender-2.79 e045fe53f1b0 ? - https://download.blender.org/release/Blender2.79/latest/
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Is it possible to create editable 3D templates in blender?

I hope someone can help me: Is it possible to turn animations created in blender into editable 3D templates that can be used in websites or apps where users can edit the scale and add textures etc I’...
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How to check the code of a Blender Operator?

So we can access UI element of blender's python code, but what If I want to inspect, check or study the code of existing operator in blender? Is it accessible anywhere?
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How to have multiple same editor panels (eg. two user preference window) with different states?

I want to have two user preference windows so that I can quickly search for short cuts In one of them, and change themes or other settings in another one. The problem is, all user preference panels ...
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How to remove the upper tabs from the UI?(i.e Layout, Modeling, Sculpting etc.)

I want to streamline the UI of Blender from the source, so I was wondering where I could find the code concerning those tabs because all of them are very overwhelming and I would prefer to either ...
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Visual Studio can't read submodule definitions in Bpy

OS: Windows Python version: 3.7.4 (is in path, system wide install) Blender version: 2.83 (from current source) Issue: I can't get Visual Studio to show code suggestions past the main bpy level. ...
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open source code development [closed]

I want to develop the application engine in the blender but I will improve the open source how to improve it as you will recommend the book , site , lesson , video anything. Please can you help
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running the blender on a single node of a cluster

Does any one know how to keep blender alive without doing any job on a single node of a cluster? because the addon (CrowdRender) I used to build render farm requires the access to a blender-running ...
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Code behind the Simple Deform Modifier

I would like to improve the documentation of the Simple Deform Modifier. Therefore, I have inspected the source code (click here to view online. The math is 'do-able'. For example: the transformation ...
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Where is the core code that makes up Blender's ShapeKey? [closed]

I'm looking for the core C / C ++ code that makes up Blender's ShapeKey. I'm looking for Blender standard features, not add-ons. I know Blender is open source, but I'm an amateur about Blender. ...
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Find implementation of specific class in source code

I am trying to find the following classes in the source code: SCREEN_OT_screenshot EXPORT_MESH_OT_stl However, I have no idea ...
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Vertically align toolshelf

I want to vertically align the toolshelf, so the main UI looks that way: If you noticed, I've already moved the navigation gizmo and associated buttons, but I've been digging into the source code and ...
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Tool bar icons in the source [duplicate]

I am looking for tool bar icon files either .svg or in any other picture format. But I couldn't find them. Other icons are in the blender_icons.svg file in "release\datafiles" Where are the tool bar ...
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Do Cycles nodes run on CPU or GPU?

I've been looking through the blender source code and noticed that nearly all cycles shaders are programmed in OSL. However, the Wiki mentions the following: It is also possible to create your ...
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Can I change a Thumbnail image without having to click on it (change it by code)?

I'm creating an Addon for Blender 2.8 where use a thumbnail panel: Here is my code: ...
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Can I build Blender source code using CLion?

I'm pretty new in Blender coding. I'm only did some small things using python scripting so far. I'm facing a problem where I wish to see more about the UI components of Blender (panels, icon viewers, ...
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Blender Physics constraint implementation sources

I wanted to know where exactly in sources, Blender implements the Bullet Physics for its rigid body constraint solving. That is, where does it pass the arguments such as Rigid Bodies, their ...
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Retrieve Ray Tracer data

I need to be able to, given a scene in Cycles, extract the values of direct lighting intensity and angle of incidence for every light ray that hits a mesh. The final goal is to use these values to ...
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How does a denoiser work?

Recently I tried blender+cycles with denoiser turned on, and it's just awesome. I can use much fewer samples to get a better image. I became curious how does a denoiser work internally. I guess it's ...
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Where can I find information on how to control stepper motors with blender?

My goal is to build a robotic arm I can control with blender. I've seen videos showing that blender has the capability to control thing in the real world, so I know this magic can be done. I just can'...
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Viewport output on videocard

we are currently looking into the possibility of adding monitoring of a fullscreen viewport on SDI videocards, like the Blackmagic Decklink or Blackmagic Ultrastudio. Blackmagic Design has a SDK, with ...
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Nodes increment by 0.1, can this be changed?

I was looking at the sliders on nodes and I wanted a more dynamic change. When, for example, on the Fresnel node, slide it up and down it will increment or decrement by 0.1. Is there a way to modify ...
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Modify code - translation

Can you give me tips, how I can get the blender open source code, change text field to the Russian translation and publish it as an kind of addon
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override object color on Linked Group

I have a linked library I am creating with a bunch of assets. Example. A modular house sections ie. types of roofs and so on, each section made of multiple meshes. I need to quickly make houses and ...
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How to build blender with Outliner Branch (or any other branch)? [closed]

I build blender with "Add OptiX device implementation to Cycles" (https://developer.blender.org/D5363). I get it, everything is fine! But! But I want build blender with outliner branch I'm doing ...
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Where should I start to learn the internals of Blender?

I have tried the new blender 2.8 canidate version and am impressed so much. I would like to learn more about the internals of it. Could you guys point me some links ? I will appreciate it. Thanks! /...
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Do i Build Blender for every change I make in the code?

I want to see how the BVH import script in blender works. I was thinking if i could print the values of the variables at different points in the code to the console then it would help me a lot.(just ...
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Making my own Modifier : Make Texture operate as mask on vertices

I’m would like to perform on operation in blender that I don’t think I can yet, I would like some help on how I can develop it in the right way. I would like to delete geometries depending on a ...
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Can i run blender as on a server as a binary source code?

I want to be able to run blender on a server and use it to render images without having to install the GUI on the browser. Is such possible in blender ?
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Using the node editor in a private project

Developer question: Is it possible to grab the Node editor (i.e. the one used for compositing) and define my own elements for a totally different project? I'm just looking for the nifty graphics and ...
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