# All Questions

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### Weight painting in Blender 2.8

I am just starting to learn about rigging, animating and the like. In Blender 2.8 I have a problem with a file that I cannot recreate but can not solve also. When I am in weight paint mode while the ...
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### What is the relationship between quaternion's value w, the (x,y,z) point, and the rotation they represent?

From what I understood, quaternion rotations could essentially be described as a vector coming from an object's location and going to (x,y,z) and W is a value that determines the object's rotation ...
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### black screen is appearing in cycle rendering [on hold]

I have created a scene and the scene includes a Smoke Effect and UV wrap material and I have created the UV wrap material in Cycle render and the smoke effect in the blender render and then copy-...
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### Blender Render All of sudden has weird black noise

my render suddenly had this black weird noise and also affecting my bake images. I have no idea what happen or was there any key I have accidentally pressed that caused this
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### What do colors mean in specular maps?

I always thought light pixels correspond to reflective areas and dark pixels correspond to non-reflective areas. so why is this specular map blue?
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### Any tips on creating a Dragon/Eagle Head? [on hold]

I have been using blender for about 2 1/2 years now, and I wanted to get some more in depth experience in animation! I figured I needed a cool looking character. I am basing the design off of a ...
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### Blender 2.8 Beta: OpenGL 3.3 Error?

Before I start, YES, I have done my own research - I know how annoying a repeat question is. Yet each answer is so specific to others... When I tried the beta 2.8 64 bit, it says "Blender requires a ...
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### How can I quickly make two normals opposites?

The best way I can really explain this is, in a 2D space, two lines are parallel when you can draw a perpendicular line between both of them. In a 3D space, if you have two surfaces that are facing ...
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### Draw grease pencil over render without live rendering

I am drawing a grease pencil layer over my subject based on a specific camera angle. The camera is locked, and the grease pencil strokes are being drawn while looking through it. In order to draw the ...
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### Blender Cycles - Crash while synchronizing objects, Not even close to running out of memory

I am trying to render a scene with 265,189 faces, using 4K textures. Half the time I try and render a frame, blender will suddenly close without an error message or crash log. I am rendering on GPU, ...
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### Why doesn't updating a particle settings object frame_start field work? (in Blender 2.8)

I am creating a ParticleSettings object from python (Blender 2.8). All of the properties are set correctly but for frame_start, which does not change. Any ideas of ...
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### Armature for many different objects

1.I have a character, the part of this character (head, body, arms, hand, leg, etc) are all separated, and I have a question if there's a method to use an armature for multiple objects. I already ...
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### I need an animator [on hold]

No idea where I should post this at, or if this is even a good site to post it at. But I have a team of developers for a game, and none of us really land it at animating. We require an animator for a ...
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### Clean up when raising an error with python

I have a script that look like this: ...
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### What do you think of this plane [on hold]

I just made this sort of low poly plane i made it by myself and i'm just a begginer i've been using blender for about two months and i've made this plane by just one cube i extruded some parts and ...
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### Check if object position and rotation are zero

I want to check if all object transforms are at zero with python. What I have so far is this: ...
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### Hotkey for keying (Rot & Loc & Scale)

Is there a hotkey to key rotation, location, and scale at the same time? I know if I press 'i' I can then select it. But what if I want to bypass the menu? Thank you for your time!
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### image texture stretched

please anyone can help me. as shown at the attached picture the left part is the modeled bottle, when i applied the image texture, it's stretched as you see, but what i need it to be as the flat ...
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### Fluid simulation not working after parenting to animated object

I know this is a common question, but I already tried Apply Transform and checking properties of the fluid simulation. I got fluid working and rendering fine and the final step was animating the ...
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### Why are my normals not applying correctly onto my model?

When applying some baked normals, both object and tangent baked, onto my model (Shown Below or Above), the normals show up on the model; however, the normals are not in the correct location. After ...
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### How do I add a cylinder between two moving objects?

This question is related to this thread How to add a Line between two moving Objects with Python? But the answer in this thread uses an edge, while I want it to be a cylinder (just like a bond ...
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### Need help with recreating organic microscopic material in blender

So i have been trying to recreate a specific material in blender for quite a while now, but i just can' seem to get it working. the picture attached shows what i am trying to recreate, basically what ...
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### Blender 2.8 Texture

I'm trying to recreate a texture I created in V2.79. In that version I first created a colour using the material button, then I applied a cloud texture using the texture function. The result was an ...
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### How to create or delete an object at a keyframe?

Beginner question: I understand that keyframes are used to tween properties, like the x position. But I want to create and delete objects at keyframes. Must I do this by making them alpha-channel ...
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### Blender Animation Render Missing

When I render my animation, I see the render frame by frame perfectly in the viewport, but when I access the PNG or JPEG files upon completion, they are either all black or completely transparent ...
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### Change radii & speed of “rotate view”?

When I hold MMB, I rotate my view around a point. Somehow, I accidentally caused the camera to rotate around a large circle. Then, I bound the camera to a marker, and the view jumped to the origin, ...
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I have used shrink wrap modifier but still not getting the desired result please guide me through it.
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### Can not get selection box selecting more than one object in Blender 2.8

I am a complete Blender newb, so it's entirely possible that I am messing something up. In this capture I am trying to select all of the "brick" objects I have created using a mouse-drag box select: ...
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### How do you loop FBX animations

I have a 39 frame walking cycle from Mixamo and I want to keep looping it through but not where he keeps going back into his first position. I am very new to character animation in Blender so I really ...
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### Non-manifold, bad contig Edges and Sharp Edges on simple basic geometry

I have had issues trying to produce clean geometry for 3D printing for what is simple geometry. I check wether my mesh is clean or not using the 3D printing addon. Here is a step by step simple ...
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### rigging - foot IK affects torso/upper body

I have modeled a school girl uniform for a game and rigged it. The arms and spine are doing fine, but the feet that has an IK applied causes alot of problems. This is what it looks like when its in ...
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### Object is rotated in edit mode?

My mesh appears fine in Object mode, but when I enter edit mode, it rotates 90 degrees. Any idea why? Object mode Edit mode
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### Blendshape + animation, result in error

I'm trying to use a blendshape in Unity, it's a blendshape that shrinks the model: But when I run an animation and use the blendshape this happens: Anyone know what might be happening? Any thought ...
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### How to adjust height of sound strip in VSE?

I have one sound strip in my blender file. But it has a small height, so if I make the height of the Video Sequence Editor panel small, the waveform in the tiny sound strip is compressed vertically so ...
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### How to do difference boolean between two objects in Blender?

Hello i have 4 cylinders in a "cube" and i want to extrude cube with them. I want to delete the cylinders and leave holes in cube. (cylinders in my case are holes for screws). I tried to use boolean ...
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### Keyframe being ignored?

I'm probably missing something obvious, but it seems whenever I try to move the root bone of my character after frame 35, and add a keyframe, it's being ignored. I'll scrub along the timeline to the ...
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### Extrude faces seems to move faces and extrude outer edges

If I have the situation shown in the first image and extrude the faces I get the second image. It is extruding the outer edges and moving the faces. I want to extrude everything that is selected. I ...
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### Sculpting Symmetry not working

I am taking a course currently and part of the sculpting portion includes symmetric application, but the sculpting is not being mirrored along any axis. You can see my settings in the image below:
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### Not to render HDRI image but render hdri light & matchmove video [on hold]

Not to render HDRI image but render hdri light & matchmove video. seems blender crashes when export it with alpha and not crash when no alpha
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### Is there a node or combination of nodes that can take an average colour out of a single image?

This is the opposite of what people usually ask for, where when there is no UV Map for an image texture, an average of the image is applied to the model. However in this case I am asking if there is ...
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### cycles VS evee : seems that some shadows are ignored?

I'm testing Eevee and it seems quite nice ! This is a scene with just a sun. Here's how it looks in Eevee: And now, with Cycles: The mugs and the computers on the table almost don't have shadows ...
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### Weird error when I create a blendshape

I am creating a blendshape of a model that gets smaller and this happens with his hands when I shrink it: Why does this happen?
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### Mesh shading glitches/z-fighting in model

Hey all, I'm really new to Blender (this is my first project) and I wanted to create a bear that I can mocap using NI Mate 2.1 - however, when retargeting my rig, I get a few graphical errors such as ...
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### How can I converted a linked collection to a local collection?

I would like to switch some materials of my linked collection, but how can I instanciate it so I can edit those materials? Will the meshes remain linked? Thanks!
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### Where is the transform tool?

I just installed Blender v2.8 but I can't seem to find any Transform tool. Has it been removed or do I have to show it?
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### How can GPU be used instead of CPU for background processing in a Python script?

I created a Python script that I execute on an Ubuntu server. The script loads a big PLY file (around 100MB), decimates it and smooths it. Currently, the script is quite slow (around 10 minutes to ...
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### How to swap / invert the RMB (that activates the “object context menu”) with the LMB (that selects an object) in 2.8

I would like to swap / invert the right mouse button (that activates the "object context menu") with the left mouse button (that selects an object). how can I do that ? I see that this can be chosen ...
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### Why aren't parented object transformations backwards compatible in 2.8?

I created some new characters for my animation recently. I modelled them on Blender 2.79 and copied them to 2.8. For the characters' eyelids, I have them applied to Lattice modifiers, and the eyelids ...