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Questions tagged [workflow]

Questions about any workflow in Blender, or just ways to go about doing something.

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Rendering VDB Smoke in Cycles

I need to export some files from Houdini into Blender to render in Cycles. That being said, I can either export them as [bgeo], [vdb], or [sim] files. I can't seem to find out if Blender can handle ...
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Manage multiple projects for reuse

I hope "projects" is the correct word. I have some blend files like character.blend room.blend The character is rigged and has 2 animations (walking, running) ...
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How do i convert .MAX into an .OBJ file?

I cannot afford 3ds Max, and refuse to waste my time trial sniping. Is there any program out there that can convert .max to .OBJ-.FBX, i ask because Yobi3D is gone, and the creator wont give people ...
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Select Most Recent Report in Info Editor with Python

How would you select the most recent report in the Info editor via Python? I know that the most recent report will have the highest report_index value, but I'm not sure how to tell blender to find the ...
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how to break a scene up into seperate files and keep materials local

I've noticed on scenes over 2.5 gb, blender becomes extremely slow and repeatedly shows the 'not responding' message when doing things as simple as changing tabs in the right hand side panel. To get ...
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Must bevel be used in every situation?

My question is simple: Should I use bevel on everything to make it look more realistic? On what circumstances should bevel be used? I have been experiencing artifact problems when I bake normals from ...
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Functionality like Photoshop's Smart Objects

In modern versions of photoshop, there's a feature called smart objects. The simplest way to describe it is a 'file within a file'. A smart object layer is effectively the final canvas state of this ...
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Will Blender download onto my Chromebook? [duplicate]

Just wondering if I can download Blender to my Chromebook?
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Snap all vertices to their closest grid intersection

Is there any way to snap all vertices of a given model to their closest (x,y,z) point where the grid intersects? I know that if you activate "Snap to grid" when moving vertices they snap to the grid, ...
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Blender 2.8, Coming from Maya, need to disable viewport constrained movement when entering certain tools

I thought this was the "tweak" options. Set tweak pixel value up to max (1024) tried disabling tweak with the move options in the hotkey menus, but no luck. If I manually select the move tool it ...
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From a material's name, automatically “fill it in”, and have it point to a same-named image texture

I am attempting to make it so that I can do the following: Import meshes. These add a large number of materials. already contain the (empty materials). Add all of the image texture files. Make all of ...
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How to create an arch entance with curves designs?

How to model this arch entrance? I have successfully created the overall arch, but adding those curve designs (in the red circle) is my challenge. My final goal is to completely model this entrance.
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How to polish curving edges?

I have 2 questions please: 1. Just wondering how to polish these edges and make it look clean? And make it look more like hard edges. 2. I'm not satisfied with how the curve looks. I'm using snake ...
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Modeling tenement house only using photographs from random angles and mostly useless blueprints, what could go wrong… but I have to fix it

I've got a job and I've got dozens of pictures of an old apartment house and blueprint that let me get mostly basic info like length of some walls so I can model a refurbished object that someone will ...
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Reference image workflow with local view in 2.8?

I am aware that reference images are now empties and must be selected to be brought along into local view (Blender 2.8 Reference images in local view). However, I've set up my scene so that reference ...
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Question, regarding modeling as a process

I've been using blender to do small projects as a hobby, and i have one question, which i haven't been able to find around the internet, so i figured it's a good decision to ask here. I've seen many ...
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Blender 2.80 safe bug

whenever I want to open a saved file (for example: some assets I made), Blender opens and the file too but there are no 3D Models. This happens 2 - 3 times already. What can I do to fix this? Best ...
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what would setting W as the way to default exit out of other tools cause in terms of conflict?

say you set W to not cycle through and only select the plain selector. I find myself always having to mouse to the selector icon to exit out of other tools. example when i use poly build. to exit i ...
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Texturing mid-large indoor scene/house workflow

I modelled a mid-sized indoor environment (weird house) to be used in the game (specifically in Unity). How do I approach applying textured-materials to it's parts? Here is how it looks: Screenshot #...
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How to “Chamfer” or Bevel Outer Edges of a Plane like in 3DS Max?

I've been following Grant Warwick's hardsurface modeling essentials video on Vimeo, using Blender 2.80. Following the tutorial, I've made a basic hill-type shape by extruding a plane multiple times in ...
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How do I create an enumproperty dropdown menu that shows up in Blender 2.8?

I'm trying to get my addon and its categories and dropdown menus to show up in blender 2.8 like this: Simple Asset Manager , but can't seem to get anything to show up, I updated some of the code which ...
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Could a knife/carving tool be added to Blender's grease pencil?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETpas5GnRfc&t=7m56s The above video from 7:56 to 8:10 is the functionality I'm referring to. Instead of erasing and redrawing a line I don't like, or sculpting it, ...
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Bounding Box (how to make it and how to use it for auto holes)?

Hello, its been a long time since i was here... I kinda don't remember how to ask a question here (properly) So I will just ask, I would like to create a bounding box that would be used as a auto ...
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Good strategies for camera matching

I've been blocking out the shapes of a rather visually complex interior. I used fSpy to match the camera to the perspective. I've got some of the shapes blocked out, but finding the correct scale, ...
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Blender 2.79 on windows 10 pc two issues

I've been having difficulty with blender lately, the issues are it is for some reason far laggier than it should be (gives frequent "not responding" messages), and the other issue is sometimes when i ...
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Should I just quit Blender when after two weeks of learning and watching tutorials I cannot model anything? [closed]

I really wanted to start with Blender a long time ago but I was addicted to games and I didn't have enough time. Now, I do have time and I need to know Blender to get onto University so I've tried to ...
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Problem with Boolean modifier-difference

I am modelling a PS4 where I need to make a hole in the console that resembles the PS4 logo. I have tried Boolean difference, it works for P and S but not for 4. Knife project also does not seem to ...
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Problem with Transfer Weight

I'm trying to rig clothes to a Fuse character that was rigged in Mixamo. I do this with ctrl+P -> with empty groups. Then select body mesh + shift click shirt -> weight paint -> transfer weight. ...
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rendering: is a transparent material equivalent to a non-existent part?

I would like to know if assigning a white transparent material on some parts of a mesh is equal to deleting thoses faces from the mesh; regarding the rendering times ? I like to keep faces on my ...
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How do I deform multiple meshes in the same way?

What I would like to do is deform multiple meshes (that are not the same shape) along the same path, or curve, or plane. The best analogy I have is a flag in the breeze made of multiple overlapping ...
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How can I view and edit modifier properties in the viewport in Blender 2.8?

I've just recently started playing around with Blender 2.8 after years of modelling in different software packages. I've memorized the most used keyboard shortcuts and customized most of the stuff, so ...
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Cannot set pivot point for circle

I have a circle This circle was created from long cube using a Simple Deform modifier. The problem is than I cannot set pivot point directly to the center of circle. I've tried all the set origin ...
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is there an inverse function of the circle function (w --> Loop tools) to form a square form a circle?

To create a circle from an edge loop in edit mode, there is the function under the specials menu. Access by W > Loop Tools > Circle. But is there a Function to do the opposite? By now, I pick a ...
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Polygon highlighting

I'm toying with blender 2.8 and as a Maya user there's one thing that absolutely drives me mental. When I select 4 edges or verts the face highlights. How in the world do I turn this off? All I want ...
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2.8 Beta - Save all images “invalid path”?

After texture painting, there is a button "save all images" below the texture slots. However when I click it I get an error "Invalid Path" is there something I need to set up?
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Random color on multiple multi-component objects obtained by applying an array modifier

I have a shipping container made up of around 30 different meshes. I want 3200 containers stacked together, each with a single random colour of a selected gradient (red container, blue container, ...
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Where is the UI menu option for “Separate by loose parts”?

After APPLYing an array, P doesn't load it for me, rather in Object mode it brings up the "Set Parent To" menu, and in edit mode it brings up the "Make parent?" menu. I've tried to create my own ...
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round corners inverted of a plane

this is a face in my object. I initially planned to have it this form and let the white part be transparent. However, because of a few reasons I now want to cut the white part from the plane. How ...
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Effective modelling of polar array

What would be the best way to achieve a quad mesh model of this kind of surface: The object has 12 circular arrays, with 6 holes on the innermost ring, then 12, 18, 24 ... plus 6 per each ring. ...
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Should I duplicate previous scenes?

I am making a short film with multiple scenes, and I was wondering if I should keep my previous scene and just duplicate it, or move on and continue editing the same scene. Is one better than the ...
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Is there a way to integrate other software in a Blender pipeline? [closed]

I'm considering starting a small studio, but the people I know do not use Blender. Is there any known way to effectively integrate other programs into a pipeline like Maya and After Effects with ...
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Is it possible to switch from 2D Animation context to General context in Blender 2.8?

I have been looking around the new Blender 2.8 interface now that it is approaching a finished state, and I've noticed that in order to to use the 2D Animation context, you have to actually create a ...
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How do I close a circle without having to deal with tris and ngons?

Here's the circle: I've always been extruding and then scaling the circle inwards. But when I then make a face, there's an ngon. It's not very noticeable, so I've been sticking to that method all the ...
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Update Scenes with changes, while keeping their settings different

I am using a workflow that needs to render the same objects with different render engines. Since you cannot set different render engines by render layer, it needs to be done by Scene (unless you right ...
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Update an imported FBX file [duplicate]

In Blender there is the fabulous option to link or append objects across multiple .blend files. We're a small team and are working with Blender AND Maya. Is there any option to "link" objects from ...
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Instant Way To Set Objects' Distance In Circular Pattern

Is there any automatic way to convert this pattern To this one? I have trying to use Scale with Manipulate center points ...
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Will blender 2.8 official realise be able to run on computer with graphics driver that is lower then OpenGL 3.3

I have seen videos on the upcoming blender vision 2.8 and I would also like to expand with blender like everyone. I hope the developers won't let my laptop limits to keep me from developing my skills. ...
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What is the detailed order of how to make a high-to-low-poly 3D game-ready rigged character?

I believe this has probably been answered in bits and pieces, but I was looking for a comprehensive order in which how to model, design & set up animated character from start to finish (coding-...
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What's the fastest / least destructive and most scalable way to create a step pyramid?

I want to create a step pyramid. Not a smooth three dimensional triangle with five faces, but a pyramid with "steps", like this: Requirements: Creating the pyramid should be fast! You should be ...
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Will this help program my 19 button mouse?

I have a Left index finger that is fused at the second knuckle , therefore I bought a 19 button mouse to compensate. The box said it has programmable buttons.( Utechsmart Venus). I'd like to use the ...