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Render transparent object distortions but not the transparent object

I'm trying to render some artifical object behind glass. This object has its material properties in such a way that it produces refraction (raytrace transparency with IOR > 1), reflections, and it ...
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Drawing in Blender

I'm a completely new blender user (just finished the beginer tutorials) and basically it's my first attempt in the world of CG creation and animation. One of my first goals is to create some 2D ...
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How to separate objects created using mirror modifier in Blender?

I am using Blender 2.56. I created all body parts of humanoid model. I used mirror modifier on individual body parts separately. Now I have to merg all the parts to make full body. Now my question ...
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How do I make a 3D height map from this 2D heat map?

I would like to model this heatmap in 3D as a heigtmap where the brightest green points are the lowest and the brightest pink points are the tallest and black is in the middle. I have the numerical ...
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Cycles texture mapping, generated coordinates with world orientation?

Basically I want to map a texture in cycles with the generated coordinates, but have it ignore the orientation of the object. The effect I want to achieve is a material that has a gradient, spread ...
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Working with a “reverse-rigged” model (bones rotating at tails instead of heads)?

I've been working on a hobby project where I've been trying to import rigged models from an old game. I've worked out most of the format details (animation is the last thing I have left to puzzle out),...
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Is there a way to not affect non manifold edges by sculpt bruhes.?

I have a big landscape modell (golf course) with an lot of non-manifold edges (everytime when a lawn is next to a hard surface). Now - i want to sculpt the greens, roughs, bunkers and so on. but when ...
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How to access mesh data of an object in a script?

I have always had a unique mesh for every MESH type object in blender, to easily access them together in a python script (Iterate through objects and do something with an object and a mesh with the ...
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Center and orient mesh of a head

I have a very accurate mesh of my head, captured by photogrammetry (http://ir-ltd.net/) I would like to rotate and translate it so that it is as symmetrical as possible on the x axis. How could I go ...
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Can I group items only in the Outliner

I would like to hide many items in the Outliner by grouping them and then collapsing the group. I realize the Outliner can display only Groups, but those groups are functional groups that affect the ...
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Spin a Mesh from Python API [duplicate]

I am trying to create a simple python script that will spin an edge around a parallel axis to create part of a cylinder. The script should be executed in batch and do the following: Copy an empty ...
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Why does my cycles-rendered heightmap have wrong values?

I've been trying to render a heightmap using cycles. To that effect, i've set up: 1) A sculpted plane squeezed between -0.25 and ...
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Save the 2D bounding box of an object in rendered image to a text file

I have a blend file with a moving object and want to save the object's bounding box positions (x, y, ...
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How to get a new mesh with modifiers applied using Blender Python API?

I've been scouring the Blender Python API docs for a way to get access to the mesh data that is displayed in the view-port. (with modifiers applied - WYSIWYG) For reference, this was possible with ...
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How to stretch a mesh object over another?

Let's say that I want to make, say, a tarp stretched over some objects (like some tools covered down on a military jeep) or a snake stretched around it's prey (I'm a horrible person, I know :P) or ...
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1answer
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Find the type of a panel displayed in the UI

Is there an easy way to find the type of an panel displayed in the UI? Right click -> Edit Source does not work for panels in the tools/properties regions. It is definately possible to access some of ...
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Why does mesh shrink when using shape keys?

This is the first time I've used shape keys, but from what I understand they should be pretty straightforward. I have the Basis key and I've added an Arms_up shape key, see mesh examples below: ...
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Why can I see through my objects?

When you fly through your Blender 3D world, you can fly through things. However, sometimes I fly through objects, and before I even get close to them, the objects start cutting off(visually). See ...
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How to animate a cube pivoting more than once without affecting it's original position

Hi I'm in desperate need of help, I'm creating an animation for a Magic Cube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcQ0xYWhX0k This video shows what I need to create So far I have been able to move the ...
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1answer
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How to speed up a video in the VSE?

I'm making a tutorial, after a little work of strip I would like to speed up the video the seconds seems last longer (maybe because I've use video of different qualities) so I would like to increase ...
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1answer
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How to automatically join stripped pieces of video?

I'm using Blender for non linear video editor, I'm simply removing dead times (times in which nothing happen) in my video using hard cut (Shift + k) after this process I've got something like this: ...
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1answer
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Are animation markers part of the timeline or part of an action?

I'm trying to use animation markers for events in a game engine. I added several actions to a test file and a few markers. The markers seem to be the same in all actions, and editing a marker with ...
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How to make an animation / armature remember poses?

I rigged a character and I can render stills, but I can't make an animation. How to make Blender "know" that I want the arm - as an example - go from up to down? I tried to move my character arms ...
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Can all textures embedded at once?

Is there any function which allows to embed all used textures at once in the .blend file? I have multiple .blend files with dozens of textures and would prefer not to do this one by one.
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Cannot blur one render layer and then Z-combine it with another layer

this is driving me crazy. I want the trails in this scene to glow: But when plugging the trails into the z combine node the blur is removed. If you have an idea why that is and what I can do to fix ...
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DupliFrames creating too few objects

I've followed this tutorial: http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.6/Manual/Modeling/Objects/Duplication/DupliFrames I've made a Curve > Path. I've then set frames under Path animation to 600 ...
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Save the bounding box position of an object in a text file

I have a .blend file found here and I'm asking if anyone could assist me to save the positions (x, y, width and height) of the bounding box of the moving object for every frame in the file attached, ...
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Can I delete all materials of all objects in a scene quickly?

Is there a quick way to delete all materials in the scene? I have a scene containing 20+ materials and all linked to objects. I'd like to remove all the materials from my blender file.
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How do I recalculate normals for all objects in the scene? [duplicate]

How do I recalculate normals for all objects in the scene? Normally, I select an object at a time, press Tab, press a to select all vertices/faces and press Ctrl-n. If I have 20+ objects in the scene, ...
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Change radius for proportional editing

When proportional editing is enabled in edit mode, then if you select and drag a point, nearby points will also move with it. The effect has a certain radius. How can you set this radius? According ...
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Python - Orient light to polygon (face normal as direction)

I am currently trying to write a script that creates a light at every polygon oriented to each polygon. The script takes as an input the active mesh. It iterates over the polygons of the mesh and gets ...
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1answer
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Moving an f-curve from an object to a bone

I'm altering some animations from direct animations on the object to animations on the bone that influences the object. I've appended the action to the .blend from the original .blend and applied it ...
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How to get the distance between two objects in the game engine?

So far I could only find the method to get the current position of the objects. I think there is a method that returns the distance between them.
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Blender writes render even when there is no composite node?

I am new in Blender and I would like to know what is best workflow for creating output to many files and compose in AfterFX or in Blender Composer. I know that I can render from Blender finished ...
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Video Sequence Editor: change all data/files paths with python

I want to create a short animation from a series of png image files rendered in another animation program with VSE. I add the effect strip Alpha Under with several transparent overlays PNG files that ...
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Array Modifier - Fit Curve too short

I want to create a simple road. To do this I first want to apply an 'Array Modifier' which fits the curve. So in the Array modifier I changed the 'Fit Type' from 'Fixed Count' to 'Fit Curve'. But now ...
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1answer
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How can I attribute a parameter to multiple objects?

I would like to apply a custom parameter to a selection of objects with the following setup: ...
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Simulate sound waves (physics)?

Can Blender be used to simulate the transmission of sound waves through a medium (most likely air)? What kind of additional scripting, if any, would be needed to actually render the collisions as ...
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Why is render stacking less efficient (noisier) than rendering normally?

Why are stacked renders noisier than straight renders which have the same number of samples? Using this technique for resuming noise based on the rate at which pixels change outlined on the wiki (...
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Copy transforms from one object to another

I want to an object to have the same transforms (location, rotation, scale) as another object. How can I copy the transforms from one object to another?
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1answer
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Add keyframe to a scene property

Using Python to add a keyframe to an object seems easy (see here or here), but how can I add a keyframe to a scene property? As a concrete example, take ...
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How can I change the color of fly/walk mode crosshair?

Is there any way we can change the color of the fly mode crosshair, this is the crosshair which is shown when in the new fps style fly mode (shift+f). Currently the crosshair is black, I want a ...
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1answer
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Use Animation Playback when frames have different names

My addon renders frames whose names are not constant. How can I use Python to get the playback to work? I'm working on a time remapping addon and wanted to give the user the option to include the ...
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Strange anisotropic artifacts?

I am setting up an aluminum material using Blender's internal renderer. It gives me a strange output. I attached 2 screenshots below, one is the render output and the other is the texture settings to ...
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How is the direction of interpolation determined?

I keyframed two poses and expected the arm to move upward (shortest way) like: But what actually happens is that the lower arm moves the other way around to reach the second pose. Is the ...
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Clipboard erased when quitting Blender on Ubuntu

If you highlight text in Blender and press CTLC to copy it, then quit Blender, you can no longer paste that text. Why not?
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1answer
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Get location in scene for pixel?

Given a pixel on the rendered image, is there any easy way to get the 3D location that the pixel corresponds to in the scene using python? i would really like to know before I go through trying to do ...
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Change the window icon on an executable

I am wondering if and how to add your own picture here.
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Get coordinates of object following curve using follow path constraint [duplicate]

I have an empty and a curve with locations both set at the origin (0,0,0) of my scene. The empty precisely follows the curve using a "follow path" constraint with the curve having "Path Animation" ...
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How do I connect a bone to another bone via python script

I'm trying to make a chain of "segments", meaning I have 3 bones in a setup and I'd like to replicate them along the z-axis. I use a for loop to duplicate the entire armature, my object and then ...

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