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How to get Python multiprocessing module working on windows?

I am trying to run a script within Blender that utilizes multiprocessing module. According to documentation it is possible to use it ( see note at the end of "...
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1answer
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How do I iterate over keyframes in python? [duplicate]

I'm trying to export animation data, but my bones never get updated from keyframe to keyframe. This is how I iterate over my actions and keyframes: ...
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1answer
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Extrude individual doesn't work for edges?

I am new to blender, so I am playing around with it. I tried to recreate mesh from scratch by deleting all vertices then add them one by one. Currently, what I have is a ring of edge with no faces. I ...
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1answer
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What are some 3rd party rendering engines available for Blender?

What are some 3rd party rendering engines available for Blender? I am using the internal blender render and I keep hearing in tutorials (blenderguru) that it is better to use an external render engine....
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Why can't I see motion blur in the viewport cycles?

In Cycles how come I cannot see the motion blur in the 3D viewport when in render shading mode?
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1answer
1k views

Where is the sculpt tool in 2.70?

Im following the Blender 2.6 tutorial from lynda and I can't find the sculpt tool in sculpt mode in Blender 2.70. In 2.6 the sculpt tool is under the texture now the only options I have are: Texture ...
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Input image strip without stretching to fit output frame

When you add an image strip to the Video Sequence Editor, it stretches/shrinks your image to fit the full output frame. How can I add an image at its original resolution? For example, if I add a ...
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1answer
2k views

2d sprite bone rigging

I have a question. Is it possible to draw a sprite from a side view and then rig that with bones? Maybe I would first have to import the image into blender and then dop that outline with a mesh. Then, ...
2
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1answer
846 views

Including 3rd party modules in a Blender addon

I wish to include the libSBML library in one of my Blender addons. Although I was able to successfully do this on Linux, I'm having problems getting it to load in Blender's python console in my ...
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2answers
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Blender via ssh?

I was just wondering if it is even remotely possible to setup a Blender installation on a server (probably Linux based); then, on another computer SSH into the server and use Blender. I believe if ...
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2answers
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How to start with Blender? [closed]

I'm very interested in modelling however I only have a little bit experience in Adobe Flash Pro. I would like to start from Blender and how to make easy models then go higher and higher into more ...
3
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1answer
2k views

Is there a way to render particles as if they were a single liquid?

I don't want to use the fluid simulator beacuse i've been getting more controlled results with the particles system feature + using a guide as a force field. What i'm trying to accomplish is water ...
2
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3answers
692 views

How to create reusable Python component [closed]

This follows from Garrett's fantastic answer here: In Python, given x-value on 2D Bezier Curve, return y-value (EDIT: question generalised as per suggestion) Say we have a Python file Foo.py ...
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0answers
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Rigid body initial velocity/rotation? [duplicate]

Is there a way to specify a rigid body's initial velocity or rotation?
3
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1answer
2k views

How to install numpy for blender-python (OSX)

I've been googling for this, and I can't find a definitive answer. Here are of the options I can find: https://plus.google.com/106742462387083223310/posts/696yEuzhf2b which suggests: 'sudo python3....
5
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1answer
821 views

Good format for character mesh & animation export?

I've been trying all sorts of different formats but I can't find a decent exporter for character animation from Blender 2.69 which exports mesh, UV wrapped texture info (doesn't have to include the ...
7
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1answer
5k views

Activate physics by keyframe

I'd like to have a group of debris fall from a ceiling onto the floor, but not have them drop all at the same time. Is there a way to set a keyframe that dictates when the object enters the simulation?...
4
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2answers
627 views

Play movie, image, or image sequence at specified time?

I have a live-action shot of someone holding a gun and fake-shooting. I want to add muzzle flashes with Blender's compositor, so I grab my muzzle flash stock image to overlay onto the shot. How can I ...
3
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2answers
4k views

Rigify not generating a full rig skeleton

I am new to Blender, and am currently following tutorials to try and generate a rig using rigify. However as you can see, it's only generating a rig for a few bones, not the complete skeleton: After ...
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6answers
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Python - Set material to material slot

I am using the Blender Internal render engine. I have an material slot with no material assigned to it. How can I assign a material to a slot using python? This should work in edit mode as well. ...
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1answer
553 views

Having repeating problems with hotkeys and mouse controls, how can I fix them?

Over the past few weeks, shortly before 2.7 and during 2.7, I've been having trouble with various hotkeys and mouse controls. Occasionally, LMB will not grab a transform axis to manipulate objects, ...
5
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3answers
2k views

Mute audio files for playback?

I got few audio files in my sequence editor, and I would like to mute them all temporarily. How can I do that?
6
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2answers
180 views

How to swipe transparency?

So I am making a video in blender, and it was originally an Adobe After Effects thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkTmU_hJbbw So I'm using indirect lighting in the world tab, and the emit in ...
4
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1answer
1k views

how do I create a sprite with hard (aliased) edges, but still be antialiased inside?

This question came up in the irc channel yesterday. The fellow had a model he was turning into a sprite for a 2D game. He wanted it to be aliased inside, but have a hard (aliased) edge. Getting ...
3
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2answers
2k views

In Python, given x-value on 2D Bezier Curve, return y-value

I am attempting to create my own transfer function. So first I draw a curve: 3D View > View > Top Info > Add > Curve > Bezier Tab to enter Edit Mode Curve Display > Normals > (off) Properties > (...
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1answer
250 views

How to update root translation using python script in bge?

I am trying to change root translation of armature (loaded by using bvh) using python script in bge but not able to update values. I tried following ...
2
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0answers
330 views

Nested objects/animations like in Flash?

I'm wondering whether there is an equivalent functionality in Blender to simulate the way Flash let's you create object "instances" each of which encapsulates other objects and even animations. The ...
5
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3answers
3k views

Blender 3D Printing hollow model

I am trying to export an .STL I can actually 3D print with Blender. I have run through all the tutorials, but my model won't print correctly. I believe the problem would be solved if I could just ...
9
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2answers
7k views

Get Blender X,Y,Z and Bounding Box with script

I need to get the x,y,z values of an object as well as the bounding box through a script. So far I have the area and volume with the following code: ...
2
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4answers
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Setting parent to armature with automatic weights deforms the mesh

I'm following this rigging tutorial. Everything worked perfectly until 10:40, where the uploader asks to set parent with automatic weights. This completely deforms the mesh, as shown below. aa http://...
4
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1answer
603 views

UV mapping not filling faces

I have tried to map this simple object, but the uv mapping does not correspond to what i see in the textured object. It cuts the image a bit on top and a bit on the bottom of the faces. It does not ...
3
votes
1answer
404 views

How to use bpy ops that take a modifier Enum as an argument?

One issue I'm having is specifically with the bpy.ops.object.hook_assign() method on a currently selected vertex. ...
2
votes
1answer
808 views

CollectionProperty initialization

i need to initialize a CollectionProperty with a fixed number of items. This property is used to store slot data, kind of like texture slots (There is 18 slots avaibles, but even if they are empty, ...
4
votes
1answer
338 views

Trouble getting windowmanager properties to save it's contents with blend file

I'd like the contents of this custom editor panel to persist with the file. I can't seem to get my PropertyGroup or even a ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

How to disable mipmaps in blender 2.7? [closed]

I know I can go to User Preferences, System, OpenGL, and disable mipmaps, but it doesn't seem to work, because the texture stays blurry. Is there another way of doing that?
5
votes
1answer
505 views

Interlaced footage in the motion tracker?

Blender seems to be interlacing my footage in the tracker/video editor, but nowhere else does it look like that, even if I make blender render it through the sequence editor. This footage is ...
6
votes
2answers
9k views

Ideal camera settings to approximate human eye?

As far as things such as Focal Length, Sensor Size, etc., what are the ideal camera settings in blender that most closely approximate the human eye? Right now, everything in my scene seems like it is ...
7
votes
3answers
7k views

Rendering stack of 2D images as a 3D object?

I have a stack of 2D images that I would like to render as a 3D object. Essentially, each image is a slice of a 3D object such that, if stacked along the z-axis, would make a 3D object. EDIT I ...
5
votes
3answers
2k views

How to programmatically load a python script in Text Editor and launch it

With python API, is it possible to load a (new) python script in the Text Editor and then launch it (to automate things !) ? I try this but it doesn't work : ...
5
votes
1answer
851 views

Why does applying an objects matrix to a location fail?

I am trying to get global coordinates of a point for an addon I'm creating. If an object has no transformations, the coordinates I'm grabbing work, and also if there is either a scale or a ...
2
votes
0answers
86 views

How can I create foam and spray in a fluid simulation? [duplicate]

Hi! I'm working on simulating an ocean; after working on it for quite a while, I've come to the realization that my ocean is missing the characteristic ocean foam and spray. I saw some vids where ...
3
votes
0answers
672 views

Make a mould/Remove inner geometry for touching objects (including ones self) [closed]

I'm using Blender 2.7 and new to the whole thing (Blender is immensely brain intensive) and I have managed to produce I model I like. My next step is to put a shell around it, then slice it in half to ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

How to set set Screen type with python

Found nothing in Python API to set Screen type (other than "Default"). Is it possible? My need is to set it programmatically, with python script !
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vote
0answers
326 views

How to export with python a vertex's position before bone weights are applied

I have modified the obj export script for all my needs so far but I am having trouble with the Math in regards to how I get a vertex's position before you apply multiple bone matrix's (with their ...
1
vote
0answers
149 views

pros and cons for converting to normal maps?

I have seen many users on youtube advice to bake after sculpting high poly meshes to speed up the render time but since a normal map is just xyz encoded as rgb how is it different ? are normal maps ...
3
votes
1answer
692 views

Why does camera this tracking fail completely even when the solution value is very low?

The attached animated gif shows some frames of a video with a mesh box placed at each tracking marker used to successfully track (solution error <.4) an 800 frame chunk of video. The point is to ...
4
votes
1answer
960 views

Vertex Group Weight Influence

I'm having trouble with understanding vertex weight influence. As you can see, I have the vertex group painted how I want it. When binding the armature to the mesh, I used ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

How can I access 'User Preferences' when clicking on it closes Blender immediately? [closed]

I need to emulate the 3-button mouse and number pad, which requires accessing 'User Preferences.' But clicking on 'User Preferences' closes Blender immediately! Any answers?
4
votes
1answer
864 views

Create custom graph and access values from Python

I need to allow the user to create their own transfer function y = f(x) (I will then use this transfer function to warp the scene) Currently I'm using a ...
6
votes
1answer
855 views

Understanding Fisheye

I set up a basic scene with a fisheye camera aimed at a sphere, with another sphere vertically above the camera, and another to the right (all three at the same distance): (Note: Need that top ...

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