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Importing a DXF into blender, exported from illustrator

I am exporting from Illustrator to a DXF, and when I open this in a DXF viever the lines are ok. Then I imported the DXF in Blender, but I see that many curves are flattened. See the images below. ...
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How to remove material and faces that are textured by it?

I have a huge mesh with many-many textures and vertices. I would like to remove a material and all the faces using it (from the mesh). How can I do this?
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Optimise triagular mesh on model for a given triangle size

Hello there Blender community! I am a Blender noob and am helping a mate come up with a solution for a work of art that he is putting together. Basically we are going to create a 3D model of a scale ...
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How can I combine two colored textures so that the final image is blended to match a specific lighting setup

I have been working on using Cycles to bake textures for a game environment. This works well for base lighting which can be rendered at low resolutions, then scaled-up and blurred but for high ...
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Baking fluid sim to shape keys

I've made a fluid simulation and it's working exactly how I want. I would like to save the simulation as a shape key-based animation, mostly so I can do another fluid simulation that interacts with ...
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Python - move UV for selected items

I want to use python to move the UVs of the selected objects. I am having trouble with moving the UVs. When I run my script I moves the objects instead, not the UVs. All object have exactly 1 UV map. ...
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materials on cylinder have changed from workspace to render [closed]

I'm working on a cylinder with 8 sections and when I have worked on other shapes before my materials have rendered fine, but with the cylinder as I click render my materials have disappeared or one ...
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Dirty Neon, I'd like to add grime and age to a neon sign [closed]

Mixing the emission with a texture or putting a decal on the emission is what I originally thought but I'd like a real look with dark spots and dirt. Any thoughts?
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Artifacts while sculpting

I am trying to sculpt a human head with dynamic topology. It worked so far but now I am getting artifacts when I use the smooth brush. And when I use the smooth brush But other brushes like the clay ...
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MMB rotating the scene too quickly?

When rotating and zooming the view using the MMB the scene moves very fast. How can I turn this down? When I start blender it works fine but then maybe I click wrong key. What is causing this to ...
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Controlling BGE properties with python script

I would like to know how to change the values of properties added using the "AddGameProperty" option in the game logic UI using python code? I want to write code that changes the 'Property' value in ...
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Why is rendered viewport faster than rendering individual frames?

When I'm using rendered viewport it initially takes a while before rendering starts, but once it does, I can freely move around and rendering a new view happens almost instantaneously. When on the ...
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Atmosphere (Rayleigh/Mie) Scattering in Cycles

I'm currently trying to create a photorealistic model of planet earth. Texturing and "modeling" is of course no problem. More interesting is the question how to obtain a realistic looking atmosphere. ...
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Keyframe Help With Arrow Keys

Brand new to Blender, working through some tutorials and I'm currently doing some keyframe animation. When I go to use the Arrow Keys to jump to frames, my left and right (-1/+1) keys are working ...
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Scale settings for exporting to STL (for 3d printing)

I've set my Units (in scene properties) to Metric, and the Scene Scale to 0.01 hoping to get the Blender dimensions it mm's. While the (normal) scale is 1 for x,y,z, the standard cube has the ...
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2 Node Cycles Netrender on totally different machines: Almost the same rendering time? [closed]

I've experimented with Blender Net Rendering for the Cycles Renderer these days. For my test setup, I'm using two totally different nodes: Node 1: Intel Core2Duo (2 Cores, 2 Threads, 2.1 GHz), 4 ...
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Multiple Animations in the Same Model

I am having a model with two hands that I am trying to navigate. I created one of the moves that I want, then in the action editor I clicked the 'F' button. Created a new action and tried to do ...
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Is it possible to insert a keyframe to a metaball element?

I think everything is in the title : I want to deform my metaball object during animation. Let's explain a bit more : I have several metaball objects in my scene, each of them composed of several ...
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How to have a clean flat surface after boolean modifier for adding materials

I've got a cylinder that I've cut up into different sections from using a boolean modifier, when I go into edit mode to add my textures/ UV images onto the surfaces I have lines/ edges going across ...
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Access new objects location after separation of mesh?

Hello Blender scripters, I am a beginner trying hard to work on some scripts. I have been stuck on this problem for some time and any help would be appreciated. I have managed to programmatically ...
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Constrain to any 2 axes during transform?

I want to be able to lock my translation/scale operations to two axes at a time, say xy, xz or yz. It currently takes two operations (one for each axis). Example, say for a cylinder, I would like to ...
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Multiple keyshape animations in BGE

I would like to know how to make two or more keyshapes animate/run in the BGE? For example, I have a face and want to move the left or right eyebrow, or both, by calling the two keyshapes animations ...
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Enabling GPU rendering for Cycles?

I want to enable GPU rendering, but there is no option in User Preferences > System: Why is this? How can I get cycles to render using my GPU?
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Get a diff between two .blend files

Blender stores the session contents in a binary file format. But actually, much of that data is not really "binary" (like a e.g. a sound file), but structured data, similar to program code. Are there ...
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Why doesn't the boolean modifier work for me?

I want to use the top half of the circle to make a cut but whenever I apply the boolean modifier, the circle just stays there and becomes attached to my other object. I've managed to make the cut in ...
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Exported STL is empty in Slic3r

I am having trouble exporting meshes as .stl files from blender, when I import the exported mesh into Slic3r nothing shows up. However when I import an already existing model into blender and then ...
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Cycles compositor - apply color balance node only on a part of image

In compositor I want to apply color balance node only on a part of image for which I have a mask. I have issue with combining original image with modified part so that a colors aren't mixed together ...
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Blender not responding while running my script

When running my script, it can take up to a few hours depending on how detailed my object is. While blender is running my script, blender changes its status "no response" (not sure if it's the ...
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Problem with white edges [duplicate]

I want to composite a cube over a background while still keeping the alpha channel for the cube. I want the composited image to be a cube over an image. The alpha channel should be only the cube. I ...
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Create a flat plane with beveled edges

As you may infer from this question, I'm a complete noob. I've gone through quite a few tutorial videos but I still don't understand how I can create this shape...
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Operator doesn't work when invoked from Panel, but works when invoked using the spacebar

I have defined an operator, which is called from a button in another operator's panel. The called operator is supposed to import a ply file into the scene. This is the relevant code: ...
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how to copy a rig to another mesh

I have two meshes in their own blend files, ones is a very muscular male and another one is a curvy female. I'm working on the rigging and animation of the female and I've managed to make some simple ...
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macbook pro rendering issue [duplicate]

I have a macbook pro early 2013 model with i7 processor and nvidia m650 graphics but when i go to the settings to enable gpu rendering there is no option to select it only cpu rendering can anyone ...
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Cleanly Combine Two Landscapes

I used the landscape generator to create two mountain ranges.. They go edge to edge and have a weird clipping effect. I want to join them together and have the vertices joined cleanly and look normal. ...
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Make meshes simulate like water?

What I want to do is, instead of using water with water simulation, I want to make lots of cubes flow like water (like the water simulation does with the mesh). Remesh won't work, because I want to be ...
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Execute operators from Python at start up

I want to add a lamp the current scene using python on startup. I do not want to change the default scene. Here is the code that I am using: ...
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How to rotate an EditBone? is it possible

I have a dict of 2d data and I want to generate bones (skeleton), assuming z = 0 for translation and rotation is across z axis in given dict. ...
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Cell Fracture Causing Squares

I am trying to use the cell fracture addon to make tiny, pointy shards from a plane. I will have objects flying through the ground and shattering it. The original plane looks like ice when it is ...
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How to avoid permutations of vector objects when dumping data?

I'm trying to write a script which recursively dumps all data found in bpy.data. The idea is when a .blend file is messed up I could compare it with an earlier ...
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Transforming a vertex moves other vertices [duplicate]

Hi I'm new to blender and am trying to model a character. In the tutorial I'm following each vertex moves independently. For example, when moving one vertex only that vertex moves, whereas for me it's ...
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Can't get rid of that white-alpha-border!

If I press the "include alpha-button" in the Mix-Color-Node, I get white borders. Otherwise i've got a perfect alpha but no blue background.
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Custom scene properties mysteriously resetting

I'm writing a script, where an operator is registered in the Add->Mesh menu. Clicking this menu displays a panel, where the user can enter certain parameters and then invoke another operator using a ...
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Bevel modifier not working properly

I have an object on which I want to apply a bevel modifier. After applying, no matter how high I increase the Width, the bevel stays the same. About the object: I've imported a .svg and then ...
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Abstract Wave with Particle System

I want to create a wave made out of particles/dots. The wave should look like this: I tried to achieve this effect by adding an ocean modifier to a plane. Then I added a particle system to the plane ...
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How do I determine NodeTree overhead in a .blend file?

Since we have the ability to save a NodeTree into the deault .blend file I'm wondering if there are any guidelines or ceilings that need to be observed before I ramp up and save lots of NoteTrees into ...
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Laptop requirements for Blender [duplicate]

I have recently downloaded Blender. But because my laptop is old i'm thinking of buying this HP Laptop (Pavilion 17-e100sv) with these characteristics: Intel Core i3-3110M Processor-2.40 GHz RAM: 4 ...
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Can blender use 100% CPU when baking to speed up baking?

Can blender use 100% CPU when baking to speed up baking? When I was baking particles, CPU usage is around 50-60% usage and take many hours, is it possible to use 100% CPU to reduce baking time. Does ...
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Cannot find the 'Manipulate Object Centers Only' button. Is this an addon?

Cannot find the 'Manipulate Object Centers Only' button refered to in the book 'Blender Foundations'. Is this an add-on?
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Adding a driver to a Cycles node via Python

I'm trying to add a driver to a Cycles Value node using Python. So far my code is: ...
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Zoom to selection in Python gives RuntimeError

I'm new to Blender Python and writing a start-up script that imports mesh from another application to Blender for rendering. I have a small problem however - imported mesh objects are too large for ...

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