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Mesh problem when smoothing intersecting cylinder in object

Im very new to blender so sorry if i don't explain very well. I made a hole in my object with a cylinder using the boolean intersect modifier but when i smooth the figure using the sub surf modifier ...
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Crack in my wine glass

I am doing this tutorial to make a wine glass with the spin tool. After applying the spin tool, a subdivision surface modifier and the solidify modifier my glass looks like in the image. Somehow I did ...
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Modeling a pointy mesh

I want to model a pointy mesh but I don't know what the right method is, because I have tried multiple of them and they doesn't seem right. I tried to do it by linking every vertex to a single vertex ...
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Read image metadata from Python

I know that it's possible to display metadata in the Image Editor, but I need to access this info from Python, eg. in the form of a dictionary; is that possible at the moment? If not, is there a ...
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How can I move a child object to a target position using python?

I want to be able to move the child object to any known position. Find below an example: The "Child" object must be in this exact position (-2,3,4) with no offset.
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Using loop cuts to smooth out a mesh

I was wondering if it is better or not to use loop cuts on a mesh when they are not really necessary to the shape of the mesh while using a subsurf modifier to make the spaces between each vertex ...
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How to rotate an object by a special axis, without changing the shape [duplicate]

I want to swing this triangle around on that green axis. or some way of accomplishing the same thing. I just need to flip the triangle on its longest side. as you can see me attempting to do in ...
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How can I execute the uv smart project operator per polygon or face of a mesh in python?

The last state of my unsuccessful attempts has been the attached code sample. ...
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How would I add a loop cut here [duplicate]

I need to create a complex geometry at one place on my model, so I would not use the knife tool I would add loop cuts but it doesn't let me to. I already deleted the faces and created them again ...
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I didn't press Alt to smooth when creating edge loops is this fixable?

so I was watching a tutorial for making a hard surface airplane, only after a long time did I notice the presenter was selecting the edge loop, pressing alt then dragging it, which apparently is ...
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How can I change the number of snapping points 'Slide Vertex' uses?

I would like to ask if there is any way to change the number of snapping points in 'Slide Vertex' that is enabled when holding Ctrl? I think I have seen tutorial years ago but I cannot recall it now (...
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Delete animation

I got an animation, deleted all the keyframes, no fake user and it is still there. Went to dope sheet and F-Curve editor, checked the ghost icon, still there are no keyframes. I got little knowledge ...
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What's the best way to topologize this?

I'm modeling a medieval stand. It's my first model so I'm having a doubt in terms of topology of the model. Which is the best way? split the column faces in two and avoid having a n-gon at the top ...
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DoF works only sometimes in blender render

I'm trying to use blender render and the defocus node to shift focus over the course of a scene (by moving the empty around). This works fine. The red bits in this image are out of focus, since the ...
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How to scale multiple UV face in proportion?

I have a mesh unwrapped which I need to ensure that each face of same size occupy the exactly the same texture space (pixel-perfect). This holds true when I simply use the basic unwrap option. ...
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change the sscene before deleting an object

How can I perform some actions before deleting an object. If I have an object that has a relation with some other objects in the scene. and the object was selected in the screen then deleted. How ...
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Modeling a wine glass with spin tool [duplicate]

I am trying to model a wine glass with the spin tool. But the result looks more like a cup/beaker than a wine glass. It is my understanding that the spin tool uses the 3D cursor as the pivot point. ...
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Can i use scenes in VSE to group video tracks?

I am doing my first steps in Blender's VSE and i am trying to familiarise myself with the workflow. I am trying to edit several video clips to produce a single output video and i would like to ...
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Fill a mesh with particle hair

I want to take a low poly hair mesh and fill it with particle hair on the inside. This can technically be done by emitting the hair from the faces of the mesh (and flipping normals so they face the ...
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Combining two shaders, one with color map, one with a specularity map

I'm trying to add a specularity map to a mesh with a color map shader already on it. However, when I attempt this, I seem to have to choose between one shader or another (see the ...
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Can 2 sets of parented objects be added to a 3rd parent?

I'm new to Blender and I'm trying to organize my objects by creating a parenting hierarchy. I currently have two parented sets of objects each containing several dozen objects (children) each. I ...
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Animations not working after renaming vertex groups?

I've renamed my vertex groups in my rig and my object after unparenting them, and I've reparented them. The rig works, but my animations don't work anymore. How can I fix this? Thanks!
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My picture looks like recycled paper! [duplicate]

I'm pretty new to blender, started making my first project just to learn the basics of the interface, but when I rendered my image on cycles render,it started showing these grayish dots and messed up ...
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How do I change the linear stiffness of an object programmatically?

I want to programmatically change the linear stiffness of some soft body objects I'm working with. How do I do this? Thanks!
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How do I get rid of a random semi-circle on floor that shows up after scene is rendered?? [closed]

There is an annoying shadow that is showing up in the middle of the floor after I render the scene! I have no idea where it is coming from. I am new at this, and just trying to change the materials on ...
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bge keeps on crashing when I try to do soft-body simulations? [closed]

I've written a script that creates an environment with various physics types-it generates a fair number of soft body objects (>100) and, unfortunately, when I try to run the sim, blender crashes. Any ...
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When in weight paint, armature is outlined in red rather than selecting a bone?

Why is it that, when I open a rig that has the limbs separate and the bones don't move the mesh yet, I select the armature and go to pose mode, then open the rig of the body in weight paint mode and ...
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How to cut cylinder in a bending shape without deformations?

First message in blender but after hours trying to find a solution, I need help from you guys! I would like to draw with 3 lines a sharp curve, in which a cylinder will follow them and be cut at the ...
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how do I minimize a texture node using python?

I am using the python API to create a node tree for a texture and I'd like to make many of the nodes minimized so they take up less space. In the UI you accomplish this by clicking the triangle in ...
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Is there an Enable Frame Blending option or replacement in Blender 2.76a? [duplicate]

Frame blending is a very useful function to have when messing about with frame rates and timings of movies and frame sequences. It's clear that that option is no longer available (at least, overtly) ...
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Blender character rigging with cloth wrapped over the body

I've a character that's draped with a piece of cloth along it's waist and it runs down along the leg as well. That is, the legs of the character are loosely (not tight fitting) , but entirely covered ...
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Damped Track constraint on bone lags

So basically if you use a Damped Track constraint + Limit Distance constraint to move a bone with another one there is these strange bugs where the mesh doesn't move with it. Especially when creating ...
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Fluid emission doesn't follow animated inflow object

I am animating some text (converted to a mesh) shake around in front of the camera. After that, I want it to turn into a fluid and fall away. I tried going to the starting point of the mesh falling ...
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Define " as a shortcut

Is it possible to attribute a shortcut has a symbol as the inverted comma or square bracket ? I edit to give a little more information. I created an operator who write me directly in the text éditor <...
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Cannot scale or rotate objects

I choose the scale or rotate option that's on top of the render timeline, but every time I left click, the red circle with the 4 black lines sticking out (3D cursor) is selected, and not the scaling ...
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using bpy.ops.*.view_all

I have this at the end of a function, so every time I execute it, I would like to use view_all for those three area types from whatever area is active. But I get an obvious context error. ...
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Problem with GPU- rendering particles. CUDA error in Cycles [duplicate]

I get this CUDA error: Out of memory in cuMemAlloc(&device_pointer,size) when I try to render the image with particles (hair) with my GPU. It doesn't render at all (even with experimental chosen). ...
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Set color of Blender object based on external data (e. g. temperature) using a colormap

I want to do an animation of a Blender object that changes color over time using a script. I already found out how to change the colors and set the keyframes from a script, but what I would need in ...
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Use the bevel-tool from python script

I want to use the bevel-tool to add a face between two other faces. The bevel-tool should use the selected edge(s) as geometry.location is given via a selected edge. This is what I have This is ...
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Error after script selects object and tries to change to “EDIT” mode

This script builds a 3-digit, 7-segment red LED display and cycles through 0-315 in steps of 45. But it doesn't quite work. When changing the first digit to "EDIT" mode in order to change the ...
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Exporting interactive Flash content

Does anyone know if it its possible to export an interactive interface with an image with Blender for Flash? I'm sure its possible but think I may be missing a few plugins. Thanks!
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Creating Camera Sway

There seem to be a lot of tutorials on creating camera shake within blender but I can't find any about creating slow camera sway, as if someone is holding the camera. Is there a way to do this in ...
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View camera vs. Perspective camera (scheimpflug optics) [duplicate]

I've been searching extensively through this and other forums without success about the topic. I am interested in using a new camera model consisting of a normal perspective model, but where the image ...
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What are these called in the User Preferences?

I'm trying to customize my Blender Theme to make the colors easier for me to look at, but I'm currently stuck on where the Tool Shelves are located in the themes section of the User Preferences.
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suddenly right click selection does not work

suddenly i cannot select anymore with right click (or example objects in object mode or faces in edit mode). I was doing this tutorial and they asked me to change a few things in user preferences and ...
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Importing After Effects .aep file

Is there any procedure/plug-in to import .aep files into Blender?
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How to set bone rotation in Python script by an absolute value?

I am writing a simple Python script that creates an animation. In order to do this, I am using the following code: ...
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Why is Blender so popular for 3D printing? [closed]

In a recent news by i.materialise I saw that Blender is the most popular 3D modeling software for 3D printing (complete ranking here: http://i.materialise.com/blog/top-25-most-popular-3d-modeling-...
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Compositor ID Mask not working?

I want to give my model a glare effect at robots eye, so I gave the material assigned to the eye Pass Index of 1 then when I went to compositor and made this node set up, in the viewer I could ...
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Parenting disabled collision with child objects

I have a cube mesh that I want to have deleted when it collides with a hitbox. I parented the cube to another cube which is used for steering. After doing the parenting, the child no long fires the ...

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