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What is this pattern at the bottom of the default cube?

Start Blender, hit Tab to enter edit mode, orbit to see the underside of the starting cube. The bottom face is marked with a grey pattern, unlike all the other faces of the cube. What does this mean? ...
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How can i add a texture to billboard particles?

I'm using a billboard-type particle in order to show a texture/plane look at the camera, the problem is i have the billboard option selected so i can't choose 'object' and the planes from the ...
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How can I import an image sequence into blender

So I have a video and a image sequence that I want to stick together using alpha over nodes. My background is a .avi video, and I want to put a image sequence with alpha transparency over it. I ...
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Noisy edges on my animation

I'm rendering an animation and don't know how to smooth these noisy edges - sampling is also high. I tried clamping to no avail.
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Set up a render farm with multiple OS and spec

I have quite a few computers at my disposal- about 100 mac pro's bought 2 years ago, just as many windows PC's of varying age (1-3 years), 50 linux machines and a good few terabytes of storage on a ...
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How can I specify an area to render based on mask image in Cycles?

I'm currently working on an online configurator with 3D preview. The kind of tool you often see for cars. I need to render hundreds materials for small portion of image which are not rectangular. Is ...
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Blender Math Square

I want to make a square with the scale of "8.1". The square should be hollow and inside the square are 81 other smaller squares with the scale of "0.3" Is there a way to automatically do this without ...
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Tau weapon. Can't get a proper circle on the weapon

I'm trying to obtain a perfect circular shape. On the right I'm just adding 2 edges around the middle, but it gives me an imperfectly circular shape, where I am trying to obtain a result equal to the ...
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Can I rotate part of the mesh while reserving topology?

So, I have a mesh (a tie fighter, actually) with this plate on the end: Sadly, the plate is misaligned with the rest of the spaceship. I need to rotate it. However, this drags the vertices that ...
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joining multi objects in blender to make one object

I saw a post asking this same basic question. My situation is this. I have a body that I brought into blender as a collida, three pieces being head, upper body and lower body. The previous answers I ...
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How can I decimate a mesh to remove unnecessary triangles?

I have the following mesh. As you can see there are quite a bit of triangles that are unnecessary, and can be reduced. However, if I use the decimate modifier, other triangles are also decimated and ...
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How to call original operator from operator's override?

I would like to amend functionality of an existing operator with a condition check and then "proceed" with the original operator (if condition check allows it). It is essentially what is ...
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How to make an IK chain stay above another IK chain

I modeled a recurve bow and now I'm rigging it. The wooden body of the bow bends correctly. But at the start of the pulling motion the string's IK chain straightens and goes trough the tip curvature. ...
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Blender not working in Windows 10, any suggestions?

Yesterday, I upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and I had Blender version 2.75a installed before the update. Went to load blender and I get that script box that pops up to load blender and then ...
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Can you view two Render-Slots at the same time in blender?

I know you can save them and use an external viewer; not an eloquent solution however. When I open up another window, it won't let me view two different slots. Each time I change one, the other sync'...
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Any idea when GPU volumetric rendering will be added?

Smoke and fire renders with cycles take forever with my CPU, but would be much quicker with GPU... Anyone know when this feature will be added?
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How to remove easily the white areas which appears during texturing a surface with uv maps

I'm attempting to make a texture for a model i've been working on, so i've been trying to get a decent UV map, However whenever I do it usually ends up either with a lot of white areas. I tried to ...
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“Legacy WGL is unable to select between OpenGL versions” error [duplicate]

Is there a chance of fixing this? (the autodesk maya was working fine and I want to try this program, could someone help me with this?)
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Grid Pattern / Wrinkles

Want to achieve similar blanket Marked as "?". How to make grid bumps with wrinkle after the cloth simulation & baking etc?
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Lines come up in rendering after adding hair

I made a few color changes to this model and added hair. Now, there are some strange lines showing up in my render. The material of the head is a mix of translucent BSDF, glossy BSDF and two ...
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Object Chasing Another Object

I have two objects, Object A and Object B. Object B can be constantly moving whatever I set its position to be, or it's movement. It could also not be moving at all. I want to be able to make it so ...
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Fluid interacting with objects

What is the correct setting for fluid interacting with objects in the scene. What needs change in the obstacle panel in the fluid simulator. My settings right now are the object has the obstacle fluid ...
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Rigging Challenges for fur and curves

I am having some challenges rigging and know here has to be a simple answer to this. I created a furry figure but right now just placed the bones and linking, noticing the fur is not folloing the ...
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Is there a way to uniformly add texture to a complex mesh without using UV mapping?

I have a large mesh with > 1.5 million faces. I would like to uniformly add a texture to the object without UV mapping (as blender freezes every time). The texture is quite simple and can be applied ...
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How can I add an image to a texture in Cycles?

I would like to make cat's eyes. I did the cat in Cycles Render and the cat has different materials all over it. I made the eyes in Photoshop. I want to add the eyes like a texture in Cycles Render ...
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How to get Groupinstance Object with scene.ray_cast?

I am using scene.ray_cast to get the underlying objects of the mouse. That works perfectly fine for mesh objects. The problem comes with groupinstances (empty ...
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What are these bluish/greenish edges in edit mode?

I created a 3d human face with 'Facegen Modeller' and I opened it with Blender, trying to adapt it to my needs. Inside the eye there is a bluish/greenish oval shape. What is that? When I try to mark ...
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Creating a Liquid Bubble Effect

I saw some really cool 3d work here, and I want to know how to recreate this. What I want in the answer: How the particle system works (or model) How to color the layers (the blue, red, and orange)...
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Convert animated bones into empties

I just created a model (using for a game) that uses several unconnected bones within the same armature to animate the model. It wasn't until I spent several hours modeling, that I realized the ...
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How do I permanently add materials to Blender using Cycles?

I open Blender and set Render to Cycles. I have downloaded many materials to my computer. To use them in a project I Append and choose a file with materials and append 9 or 10 materials. They show up ...
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Why some of my objects suddenly start to move together? [duplicate]

In my scene all of a sudden I must have hit a random hot key, because random objects are now parented and when I move an object others move as well.
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Problem with adding mesh [duplicate]

whenever i add a mesh on another object, the object is always linked : when i add a cylinder on a cube and whenever i scale or transform the cylinder also the cube will scale or move, but just in ...
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How do I export non-face edges with Blender's Python API?

So I have an exporter, where I export the meshes as faces. But if I try to also export the lines that does not have faces, I get all lines including the ones surrounding faces. So if I do: ...
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How can I run a python script before anything else?

I have a python script that defines all the scenes, and other scripts import it. Since scenes are added after the scripts, I get a load of errors telling me that the scenes are not defined on startup. ...
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Problem parenting with Automatic Weights

Recently, I've been working on this model that I imported into Blender from vg-resource.com. I'm no expert in Blender, just a beginner. The problem I'm faced with is when I attempt to parent with ...
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How can I animate the spin function?

I'm trying to create the rotation of a solid around an axis and I am struggling to figure it out.
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How can I have a seperate texture and UV map for each of my different vertex groups?

I have ten different image textures, and I have sorted each face in my mesh into 10 corresponding vertex groups. I'd like to associate each group with their image, and have a unique UV map for each ...
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Project light through shape, text or symbol to appear in cloud or mist

Think of the Batman symbol, but reversed, i.e., the symbol would be brighter than the clouds. How would one project light through a "stencil" (of any symbol/text) on clouds/fog/mist/or solid wall and ...
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Make hair fall without combing?

I have an animal with hair like Suzanne's. Is there any way to manipulate the hair particles so they respond to gravity right off the bat?
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Why is my model unwrapping wrong?

I made a model of a Sega Mega Drive case, and I want to unwrap the faces to texture it with the label. But the wrap gets distorted. Of course, I can tweak it and make it right but, I still wonder why ...
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Same rendering gives different noise amount

I usually render my single frame projects with the SheepIt-Renderfarm as animation of low-sample frames. But I experience great differences in the noise amount between some of the frames. For example, ...
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Blender stopped responding [closed]

I was modeling a planet and I went to physics option after that I clicked on soft body option and blender stopped responding. Please help
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I cant get the bump to show up on this soil texture

I need to have this look like real soil because its going to be viewed from a straight on view and I cant seem to get the bump right with my nodes. nodes Blender file
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Can't bevel an NGon

I want to achieve a uniform bevel on the top surface of my model as shown in the first image below, but the bevel is spoiled by 2 'extra edges' joining the top edge loops (image 2). No matter what ...
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How to create concentric circle ripples in an upright emissions image plane, in cycles?

I would like to create a concentric circle ripple effect in an upright emissions image plane. I have already tried a haphazard method using an invisible torus and sphere, and making the image plane a ...
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Rotating a camera around a still ball (mini golf aiming)

I'm making a mini golf game and I'm completely finished apart from this one detail. Once the ball is shot I want to be able to rotate the camera around the ball to see the hole, but right now the ...
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How do I light up a dark scene correctly in Cycles?

How can I light up a dark scene correctly in Cycles, so it looks as in a dark room with only one light (as a lamp, for example)
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Array modifier not working as expected [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a car rim in Blender. However when I try to add array modifier, and rotate the instances around empty, they are not in the same distance from the center (as shown in the image). I ...
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Why is texture paint mirroring?

I uv mapped a part of my character and am looking to texture paint it. I used the fill brush to fill the whole part green, but then went to the texture draw brush and then drew on the back of the ...
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How do I fill an area with faces lined up in a grid over a not flat surface?

Hello to everyone again, I'm looking for an addon or a short cut to fill fast and simmetrically a NOT FLAT surface that needs to be closed with vertices. Doing it manually it takes a lot of time. I ...

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