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Blender always adds a .blend extension to my image, and can't be opened

I saved my project as .png, then as .jpeg but Blender always adds a .blend extension on it. I saved it in its own folder and in my documents. Regardless Blender opens showing me an empty gray screen. ...
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Know when edit-mode is entered by script? (python)

How would I know through a script when the switch to edit mode happens? I need it for modal operator. I was thinking on listening for 'TAB' event and checking obj.mode, but I hope there is a better ...
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Weird connecting lines with no edges/vertices

Anyone able to explain this and how to kill it? New to Blender. Not sure of any terminology otherwise I'd try to search for my own answer. I even tried ⎈ CtrlF to create new faces hoping to ...
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Play .mov or .avi in BGE

I am trying to make an explosion in the game engine, using GLSL shading. The Alpha works so all you can see is the fire, but blender is treating it as an image texture and not playing the video. Are ...
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Ruining a script via module vs script mode in the BGE

When a script is run via Script mode through the Python Controller there is no need to have import bge in the script. Why does running a script via Module mode ...
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489 views

Animate object on arc trajectory

How can I animate object rotating with center of rotation offsetted? I want to animate hammer making movements like someone is using it.
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How to properly texture sculpted model [closed]

I am trying to texture this model, But I didn't retopologize it because I found that a bit difficult. This is what it currently looks like: I put him in some armor: I made an attempt to texture ...
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1answer
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Get object data for previous frame in driver?

In blender drivers, you can access a property value on the current frame through a var. How can a value on a past/previous frame be accessed?
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Surfaces not being illuminated

I have problem with rendering in cycles render in this building. I placed lots of different lamps and increased the amount of emission in the lamp, but it didn't work. If I render, it shows this:
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How to trigger something when a game property equals a (certain value)

How do I trigger something when a game property equals a certain value? So Here is what I have done. ...
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How to make a texture always upright relative to the global Z?

I have a character with a hologram effect by using the Layer Weight node. The file won't upload so here's an image: So when the Layer Weight node is connected in the Factor of the Mix Shader, the ...
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Can't see vertex groups

I am following this tutorial http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.6/Manual/Your_First_Animation/2.Animating_the_Gingerbread_Man I am at the Skinning step and trying to look at vertex groups like ...
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How to obtain a precise stroke in dynamic topology?

I have seen in this video a workflow that i find very interesting, however I'm having problem getting the dynamic topology part right, starting at 4:25 you can see the author of the video sculpting ...
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How can we animate a ball rolling over a path?

So I have an complex smooth surface. I created a high resolution path curve and used a Shrink Wrap modifier to make it fit on my surface where I want it. I apply the shrink wrap. I can easily make ...
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Center View to cursor not working? [closed]

I am moving my cursor and going to View -> Align View -> Center View to Cursor. I have already had quite a few problems with blender such as not being able to select objects except in the list ...
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5answers
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Is there a way to switch the mesh selection mode by a shortcut?

Is there a shortcut for switching between these three modes?
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1answer
25k views

How to IK rig legs

I have a simple character. I would like rig the legs so that I can easily control them. How can I IK rig my characters leg? .blend file
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1answer
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Measure object depth with ray_cast

There is a template script: operator_modal_view3d_raycast.py That show how use the ray_cast() to find the the coordinates of hit face. But I want to measure the distance of the opposite face from the ...
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1answer
995 views

How to manipulate a smoke simulation to look like a realistic candle flame

I'm trying to figure out how to adjust my flame. It's a calm flame with Noise Method-Strength set to zero and all Vorticity settings all set to zero. My flame currently tapers flat like a cone and ...
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2answers
492 views

Can't find 'blender' module?

I'm using Blender V2.7, and I want to run a Python script which imports the blender module, but the console window outputs ...
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How can I use multimedia keys for keyboard shortcuts in Linux?

I would like to be able to use keys like XF86AudioMute, XF86WWW, etc. for keyboard shortcuts in Blender. Apparently Blender has a few multimedia keys set up by default: However, when I try to assign, ...
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1answer
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Bone heat weighting: failed to find solution for one or more bones after i remove doubles [duplicate]

http://www.pasteall.org/blend/33521 my link i already search for some solution and try it but still no working.
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1answer
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Is there any significant difference between 2.67 and 2.73 in terms of 3D printing?

Brand new to blender, have not even downloaded the program yet. I am considering ordering the DVD DVD Training 12: Blender for 3D Printing, 2.67 after I download to help learn the program. I'm ...
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1answer
744 views

Problems while creating a City using the OpenStreetMap maps [closed]

I've found this blender tutorial : How to Create a City Covered with Fog and I've tried to do it. And then I've chosen the map of the city where I live and I have selected a small area,but when I ...
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1answer
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Licensing game in BGE [closed]

I am making a new blender game, but I wanted to find out about license. I want to know how to get license, and how I can sell my game for money. Do I have to pay royalties? P.S. When you put it on ...
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How to emit hair particles from other hairs

I was trying to create moss (it's probably not moss, but still), and upon examining a patch of it from close, (IRL), I figured the easiest way to make it would be to have a particle systems that emits ...
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After I have removed vertices, error says “loop in parent”

After I parent my model with the bone, it shows loop in parents. Does anyone know of a solution? The .blend file
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1answer
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How to Return Camera View Back to the Origin? [duplicate]

I know this may seem like a stupid idea, but the view, camera, whatever you call it (the view you see while flying around in the viewport) is very far from the grid. When I try to zoom to get closer, ...
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1answer
4k views

Mirror vertex groups [duplicate]

I have already weight painted and assigned geometry to the left half of my model. I would like to copy thee contents to the right half of the model. How do I this? .blend file
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Armature - cannot rotate finger

I have a finger rigged. When I try to rotate the finger back and forth it only moves slightly from side to side. What is causing this problem and how do I fix it? .blend file
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1answer
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Looping Hook Modifier Assignment

I've been trying to generalize the solution to this question: Using python to create a curve and attach its endpoints with hooks to two spheres, so that it can work on an arbitrarily long bezier curve,...
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Inverting Vertex Colors?

I am using black & white vertex colors to drive some of the shading on a character model's surface material (cycles), and found that the colors were the opposite of what I needed. I wound up just ...
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Prevent meshes from clipping into each other

There are two meshes that are clipping into each other. I used the boolean modifier to subtract the cylinder from the wall object. How do I fix this problem? .blend file
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Why will Blender sometimes not select the object under the cursor

How does Blender determine which object it selects when you right click in object mode? I'm confused, because sometimes Blender won't select the object I'm clearly clicking on. I made a video of one ...
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What happens to linked objects when you choose to pack external data

I usually pack my textures into the .blend file via the "file"-->"external data"-->"pack all into .blend file" command. This time my Blender project contains objects linked from other blender files ...
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Node “Recipe” For Asphalt?

Is there any sort of node "recipe" or tricks for making asphalt? I'm making a road and I was wondering if there is a way of using shaders and/or other things in the editor to make it look more ...
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Too Many Samples = Unrealistic? [closed]

I've tried experimenting with the amount of samples, the size of the tiles, etc. Do you think TOO much samples may make it too, like, just too clean? What do you think would be a good preset so you ...
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Manual Unwrap Warping Seams

I'm trying to unwrap this sign I am modeling but the unwrap is coming out distorted. I've tried converting to triangles as suggested in this answer... but same result. I've tried making the hole using ...
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Can render smoke & fire in view port with [Alt A] but no fire and only smoke on render [F12]

I can't seem to figure out what setting I'm missing to render fire using blender render [F12]. Can anyone please push me in the right direction? Should I just follow a different tutorial rendering in ...
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GPU rendering is equal to or slower than CPU rendering [closed]

I recently bought an ASUS N550J with i.7 2.4Ghz 8GB Ram 4 GB Dedicated VRam GTX 850m When I use blender the GPU renderer only renders one tile at a time and the time taken by the GPU is more or less ...
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How to make my standalone game not require blender installation?

I am making a game and I want it to not require Blender to be installed in order to play it. Currently it needs 'blenderplayer.app'. I am using Linux Ubuntu 14.10, Blender 2.72b. How can I do this?
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3d Manipulator not working [duplicate]

I am working on building a model car. I found that the manipulators won't work. The X, Y, Z axis don't do anything except move my 3D Cursor to where I clicked. I tried the Translation manipulator, ...
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Using Blender to investigate the cast of shadows from an object onto a specific point in space

I think that Blender might do what I have in mind, but I am not a Blender and Python guru, so I am looking for directions. I need to determine if a point in space is obscured by an object, i.e. does ...
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What does 'Autorun disabled' statement mean?

Could someone explain me what does this statement mean and what option should I click when it pops up?
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Particle system is not using density vertex group

My particle system doesn't seem to be using the vertex group which I set to effect the density. I am a little bit confused as to why this is happening. Here is my blend file http://www.pasteall.org/...
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why when I rotate a point in a curve all the points is rotating?

I am making something with a curve and everything is good but suddenly when I rotate a point all the points rotate with it. How can I make them rotate separately? here is before rotation and here is ...
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1answer
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How to fill element with color in texture painting?

Is it possible to fill certain elements with color or tiled texture? By "element" I mean one island (for example, Ctrl+L does element/island selection in edit mode) For example, bucket tool in 3DCoat ...
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Armature moving points for no apparent reason

I am experiencing some odd behaviour in my rig where vertices with 0 weight are moving when they shouldn't be. I have tried painting different weight onto those ...
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“Cannot execute boolean operation”

As you can see from my image, I am trying to subtract the mesh "Subtract" from the mesh "Cube" However blender is giving me the error "Cannot execute boolean operation" What is causing this problem?
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Blender Image compression from command line

I am running blender from command line and using some scripts.In order to reduce the output size, I'd like compress the .png output file.I understand that this can be done in Blender GUI. However, I ...

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