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how to find all faces linked to a specific face [duplicate]

I need to find all parts of a mesh which are separated by seams, or which are unconnected sub meshes. As an illustration see the following image: I need to get the sets of faces for each of the 5 ...
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Pixelart style render in blender

I want to create pixelart sprites for my game, but instead of drawing them, I want to render them with blender. Is it possible to make render like these http://timmaxwell.org/pages/retrorenderer/ ? I ...
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Aliased edge around light source in cycles

Often when a mesh light is visible in the camera, the edges are not anti-aliased. No matter how many samples I do, the lamp border always looks jagged and pixelated. Is this a rendering error? How ...
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I have a problem left clicking the x,y, z axis [duplicate]

I can't get my objects... which at the moment is the cube to move along the x,y, z axis using my mouse. If I left click, all I seem to do is move the crosshairs. I am using Blender 2.72. The only ...
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UV Mapped a cube for a skybox, seams showing

The question is: how do I get rid of these particular seams? I've found a few tutorials on removing seams in UV mapped textures, but these all seem geared specifically towards matching textures that ...
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Python Render Specific Frames

I'm new to blender scripting and with the api change in 2.56 I'm having difficulty finding relevant information. I'm trying to render 8 non-consecutive single frames to pngs. They are the same scene ...
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Python - draw custom panel in UI region only for 1 object

I hope this one wasn't ask before (can't find anything here though). With a script, I'd like to draw a panel ("My panel" for example) in the UI region but I just want the panel to appear for a ...
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Appending hotkeys to default keymap

I noticed that when Blender writes out a custom keymap it completely overrides all keys that were assigned previously. I don't want to miss out on any changes in the default key mappings in future ...
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What's the most effective way to create a convincing horizon in the game engine?

I would like to have an outdoor area in my game, however, my sky and horizon look like they're definitely a skybox, which they are. this is not due to bad unwrapping. I just want to know if there is ...
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How to fix single face mesh?

The model in Blender shows the mesh double faced and good looking but when exported into game looks like this. How can I fix it?
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How to set Blender to use identical controls as Unity?

I am used to Unity's controls and would like to mimic them to Blender to make transitions between the two easier. If you know how, please let me know. Edit: I apologize, I should have been more ...
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Would it be possible to create a new constraint “type” with python?

Obviously it is possible to add new mesh "type" with python in the list of create mesh. I think I read that it isn't possible to create a new "modifier" type with python. What about constraints type (...
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How to add shortcut for 'Only Render'?

How can I add a shortcut for the 'Only Render' checkbox in the Display section of the Properties pane? I use the function a lot to get a better view on things and would save time if there was a ...
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Enable experimental features Blender 2.72

I'm using Blender 2.72 and I want to enable the experimental feature set, which supports OpenCL for my AMD/ATI graphics card (I know what the risks are of doing this). Googling it, I found a Blender ...
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How do I batch import one format, then export to another?

I'm hoping this question builds on a previous question, Batch import Wavefront OBJ. I'd like to batch import a bunch of .3ds files and export each of them to their own .js file (using the Three.js ...
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Sharing data between Operators

I have two sets of Operators. The first set, lets call it A, produce data. The second set, lets call it B, needs to read this data. What possibilities do I have to store my data from set A, so it is ...
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Rotating a single image texture for multiple instances

I have a node setup for a single image texture (actually its a set of images) tiled floor. For variance I grouped the spec, normal, occ images then rotated them randomly using the Object Info. The end ...
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Head/Neck Rigging Problem

I'm having difficulty fixing a problem with the head/neck bones on a character I'm working on. I modified the character "Elaine" (a .blend that I downloaded from BlendSwap) Elaine.blend: http://www....
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Changing current frame without updating depsgraph

Sometimes I set a keyframe and then start posing the next keyframe while forgetting to actually go to a new frame, so that when I realise my error my work is lost because on frame change everything ...
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My mesh is stuck in lines mode, it renders with faces, but they don't show when editing [duplicate]

So, what I did, was I was looking through the physics tab in the mesh editor, going through all of them, I press "Rigid Body". I unchecked it (as I did all the others) and now my mesh will not go back ...
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How to lock object face a certain distance away from another object face?

I tried searching for this on google but I came up empty. I want to know how to lock the object 2 5 inches away from the corner of object 1? I want it to stay 5 inches away even if I re-scale. How do ...
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Add an image import button in addon

I have been writing an addon that utilizes an imported image. So far the only way to import was to to to the UV/Image Editor and import the image. Then copy the name of the imported image to a text ...
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Drawing a Bezier curve from two vertices

The idea here is for the control points to have the same location as two vertices from a different object, so that when I draw the curve I want, convert it to mesh, and add it to that object, I can ...
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Is there a Solidify Extrude function?

The normal Extrude works like this: take selected geometry and move to another place. But I need something that leaves the selected geometry where it is and duplicates it. I noticed that when you ...
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(v. 2.72) Input movie's audio/video is in sync, but VSE output is floating and desynchronized between audio and video

I've captured some .mkv files with Simple Screen Recorder (SSR). When I watch these individual files, they play fine in Mplayer. The sound and image are in perfect sync. I hear clicks from my mouse ...
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How to optimize a mesh by merging objects and/or reducing faces

I've got a highly-detailed mesh of curtains, similar to what you'd find on a stage. The mesh currently has eight objects/materials (1 material per object), but in reality it only needs two - the large ...
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avoiding a tiled looking ocean simulation

I want to make a scene of a missile flying over the ocean. Because I want the missile to be relatively high up, the ocean looks very repetitive. How can I make the ocean not look tiled without ...
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Is there another way besides particles to make fire in the game engine?

I would like to make high pressure jets of flame for a character in the game engine. Here is my question: What would be/is the most time efficient manner to do this in since particles aren't ...
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How to preserve shape keys with decimate modifier?

I want to use the decimate modifier to make some LODs of a mesh, and this mesh has a very huge number of shapekeys which I must preserve. I can't apply the decimate modifier with a mesh with shapekeys....
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Trouble with getting global vertex positions

I am working on a siding generator script and I have most of it done, but I am having some trouble with one of the features. You can use a plane as a template object, and the script gets its position ...
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How to make the rendering process less resource consuming [duplicate]

I am new to blender and I really love it. I have completed some tutorials from tutor4u on youtube. I have a HP Probook 4530s with a core i5 2430M CPU and the problem is that when rendering files the ...
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Easier way to orient custom bone shapes?

I've just begun using custom bone shapes and am finding it very tedious to have to align their location/rotation/scale to the bone after they've been assigned. Is there a quicker more precise way of ...
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Path Bevel With Different Thickness Along the Vertices [duplicate]

Hi guys I have a path that generates a extrusion from a Bevel Object, but I need certain vertices with different bevel size. I tried to select the vertices, I can tilt them pressing Ctrl+T, but I ...
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Is there an Equivalent to the tool “To Sphere” but to Cube?

I have a vertex based circle, and I want it to be a square. How do I accomplish that?
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How to make dupli objects the same size as parent object faces?

Inherit scale has to be set so that when I scale individual faces of parent mesh, the dupli objects are kept the same size as scaled faces of the parent mesh. In these screenshots, the parent mesh ...
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How display and execute in the right context UI elements of operator in a panel? [closed]

In reference to my other question, i try to display my properties operator directly in the UI Panel, but when i "click" on the created buttons and field, nothing happens. For my tow parameters ...
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Export geometry to Ansys or other 3D CAD programs? [closed]

I'm a new user of Blender and I would like to know if I can export after-render geometry (in particular I would like to simulate falling spheres in a tube) in order to use it in a different program (...
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Follow Path constraint moves object away from curve?

I added a follow path constraint the camera. I adjusted the start point of the path and the location of the camera so that they were very near, but once I set follow path constraint to the camera, ...
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How display and use operator properties in a Python Blender UI panel?

I have try to make an UI Panel with my operator, but i can not create a panel with the 2 choices (axis and widht). I can create a button who launch a menu in the tools pannel, and the operator works ...
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Would it be possible to write an addon that highlights all modified settings?

Most if not all settings have an item Reset to Default Value in the context menu. This would be helpful when tracking down issues when someone played a bit to much with the settings. Could an addon ...
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Why are lamps and mesh lights not illuminating anything?

There are several techniques to do a 3 point lighting system. How do you properly light a scene while using mesh planes as emission light sources? I'm following this tutorial, however despite ...
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Changing viewport shading with python

I am trying to change the viewport shading to "RENDERED" with python, but I can't seem to figure out how. It seems ...
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Nurbs Curve with hooks not updating properly during render

So I have a mesh (A hose) that has the Curve mod applied to it in order to make it follow a nurbs curve. The curve has a few vertex that are hooked to an armature. All of this works fine, BUT the ...
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How to make Feathers for a Gladiator Helmet with Particle Hair?

I have here my wip of a Gladiator helmet and I would like to know how to set up a hair particle system to a point that I would like to achieve. And of course I would like to know how to make a good ...
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How to uv unwrap object with python

I am creating a siding generator and I want it to add image textures to the model and uv unwrap them, but I am having one pain of a time getting around the bpy.ops.uv.smart_project.poll() context. I ...
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“Apply modifiers” button not appearing?

I am attempting to follow a youtube tutorial for decimating a model - I need to do this for a continuous LOD in a game I am creating. However, in the tutorial, he uses some "Apply modifiers" button, ...
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How to get list of all images in a scene with python

I am looking for a way to get a list of all the images loaded into Blender at that point. I want to use it as a check something like: ...
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Selecting - how to differentiate “elements”?

In the attached test_bag.blend file, the bag has several parts: front, back, base, etc. How does one select an individual "part" of the bag without selecting others? For example, select only the front ...
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Change the background clip after tracking - multiple clips loaded

I did some motion tracking on a clip and set the clip to be the background of the render. However I then loaded another clip to use instead, did the motion tracking, clicked 'Set as Background' and ...
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How to add user input fields to the UI, to be used by a Python script

I have a small script to re-size an object while keeping its proportions. There's no problem while using it in the text editor - just write either x or y or z in the field ...

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