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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Blender rigify problems

I'm new to blender and am trying to attach rigify to my model, but it is not working. When ever I attach the mess to the rig weird things happen, I can't see all of the mess and my model is all messed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to increase the scrollback history of the Python console/terminal within Blender?

How can I increase the size of the command history in the Python console? The console options don't provide any option for doing this. Like Maya's unlimited output section in the script editor.
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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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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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Cannot change to GPU Rendering [closed]

I use Blender with my iMac Late 2012 and I have the graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M. In the internet it says, that this graphics card has CUDA but however I cannot change the 'Compute Device' in ...
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Approach to making a 2D graphic 3D?

I've been given a logo graphic that is solid black, in 2D. The best way to describe is to visualize a musical treble clef drawn with a wide-tip pen slanted. There are two important characteristics ...
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Python - Undo script if script fails

Sometime when writing a python script I will run into an error such as syntax or some Exceptions. The script will partially execute, but not everything. This is frustrating because I have to manually ...
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Is there a bpy function to convert from blender units to Imperial?

Is there a bpy function to convert from blender units to Imperial? something like: >>> blender_to_imperial(2.0) ... 6.562' This functionality is ...
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Are render passes always rendered?

It would seem that the answer at least partially no, as rendering a simple cube scene with no passes enabled takes 3 seconds, while with all passes enabled takes 9 seconds. I always imagined that ...
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Python script to edit addon settings

I am trying to use python to script to change the settings of the Network Render addon. I am attempting to change the tags in the slave that way I don't have to change my blend every time. I am using ...
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Strange frame rate

I made a video in 1080i and it is 25 fps, but when I put in video editor it has twice more frames, as 50 fps video. What could be the problem?
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Transparent mesh with material/texture remains black

I'm using Blender 2.69. I added a plane mesh to the model (display draw type: Texture). Added a material and a alpha transparent PNG image (coordinates is UV, rest is all default). In the UA/Image ...
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how to render a composite created by scripting?

I tried my best to find the answer browsing the API doc and forums but here I'm stuck with quite an odd problem. I'm developping an import addon wich I'd like to work as follows: it opens a directory ...
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Export separate objects as separate .obj [duplicate]

I want to export a selection of objects as .obj. I want each object as its own .obj. Is there a way to export individual .obj for each object selected? There does not seem to be an python reference ...
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Rendering a large number of unique objects

I've got a script which imports a bunch of hi-resolution models onto a grid. It gives me this: It's currently got 35 objects (81924 vertices per object), but I'd like to rotate the camera toward the ...
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Changing Size from small to big in array or duplication

i want to have a couple of spheres from small to big along a curve/spline. Is there an easy way with modifiers etc. to do this? Thanks a lot!
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I'm trying to learn Blender to animate. Am I doing it right? [closed]

The idea of making 3D animations to tell stories has always been attractive to me. Yesterday, I decided to stop hesitating and began learning to use Blender. I am using the YouTube channel tutor4u's ...
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Breaking a cylinder into sections in blender

I need to know how to cut a shape up into separate sections, for example, how can I cut a cylinder in half, so that I can animate the different sections pivot points, thus the cylinder opens out. ...
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Array Modifier deforming mesh

I am using an array modifier to create a long fence along a curve. I have modeled a small section of the fence so that I can use an array modifier to fill in the rest. I am using a curve as the path ...
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Why do keyframed objects cause fluid baking to slow down so much?

In the following figures we show the results of our attempts in order to mix a key-framed animation with a fluid simulation. As you can see, in the top one the obstacle is static (fix) but in the ...
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Bones, weight painting and very weird deformations

I'd just like to be able to assign an object to a bone and have it be 100% controlled by that bone. Surely this is possible without the weight painting business. Its so easy to miss a vertex or two ...
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Blender 2.69 Properly Export UV Maps Using Python

I'm currently working on my custom format exporter form blender and have hit some kind of a speed bump... Through tons of experimentation I have finally found that UV data is stored in: ...
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Clearest quality format for UV images

I just need to know what format to export my images in before loading them into my blender file, so when I export the video my images don't come out blurred or fuzzy Whats the best quality format, ...
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Smart UV project unmapping outside of UV space

I am unwrapping a mesh using the Smart UV Project unwrapper. When I unwrap my mesh some of the UVs are outside of the UV grid. This is undesirable for the following reasons: tileable textures will ...
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Why hair particle system with same settings act differently?

As seen from the attached file, Plane A and Plane B have different hair particle system, but with exactly the same settings. However, they acted differently. I just wonder what caused it. .blend file....
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world_to_camera_view incorrectly centering on object

When I plot points of a mesh to 2d using bpy_extras.object_utils.world_to_camera_view the object is centered to the camera. However the actual camera in 3d mode the ...
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Operator arguments - Identification if object names are not unique?

A lot operators use StringPropertys to reference objects by name. This works well for ID datablocks - no duplicate names allowed (although there can be issues with ...

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