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2.8 How to Duplicate Collection without keeping it “linked”?

I don't quite understand the new "collection" workflow, if i have a Collection with a bunch of object, and duplicate that collection, the newly created collection seems to be "linked" to the original ...
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why is playback really slow, but scrubbing really fast?

why is playback really slow, but scrubbing really fast? This is in a scene with nothing but a single character and armature. i'm getting 4 fps when using alt a or pressing play, but when I scrub by ...
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animating two objects

I am using Blender 2.69 to create a locomotive. I have been following a Blender tutorial on Walschaert valve gear animation. I am using lattices and armatures to move the various wheels, rods and ...
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thickness dependent transparency

I am using a transparent material but it seems that I only have a transparent surface. How can I get the result that a thinner part of my object is more transparent than a thicker part. I now the ...
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graphics behind a PNG shows through

After importing a few PNG files to Blender files successfully, I ran into a problem recently. The PNG file I imported appeared "see through". Please see attachments. As you can see in the rendering ...
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put orbit tool into PIE

How can I put the Orbit tool into the PIE menu?
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Split Edges doesn't work

I found a hard surface modeling technique in the video below (link) but i have no idea how to make it work. Skip to the minute 28:00 of the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJbxu_GLMz0&list=...
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Fill a mesh of edges without adding new edges or creating non-manifold geometry

I have a large surface of non-manifold geometry that I would like to repair. I have tried deleting the faces and then using fill. This roughly works but generates new edges and recreates a lot of the ...
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How do i add a Py script? [closed]

How to properly add a importer/exporter script to my Blender? I have three files to install but when I do install them they don't show up in the add on menu. They're scripts to add and export ...
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Cast shadow on hidden object in eevee

Is it possible for me to have an invisible plane but the shadow of a different object still visible on the plane? It is possible in cycles but i dont like the render results because i need screen ...
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Invoking Operator fetched from C.window_manager.operators

This follows my question "Accessing Transform Operator History inclusive constraint_axis in Python script" As you can see, I get an operator from the "history" stored in C.window_manager.operators ...
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Rigging delta arms

I am currently trying my hand at rigging a virtual delta 3D printer in Blender. In it, the position of the central sphere (the printer's "nozzle") should be determined by the z-position of the three ...
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Weird changes in object mode after editing in edit mode

I wanted to try and make eyes, nose etc. for my character, so I went into edit mode and started changing the head of the mesh: After making a few changes, I went back into object mode and saw this: ...
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SVG or Grease Pencil drawing / outline converted to mesh

My goal is to be able to use my Wacom pen to make lines with pressure sensitive thickness give and covert that into a smooth rounded mesh, while preserving the dynamic thickness of the Wacom line. I ...
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Is there a way to assign materials based on a color map in blender?

I am trying to add Snow stuck to the bottom of a pillar and have created a procedural snow effect using substance designer, but I'd like to have the ability to set the pillar material using blender as ...
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How do I apply the texture paint to a specific object? [duplicate]

I am new to Blender and I am using Blender 2.8. I want the texture paint that I created to apply only to the character's jacket but it's applying to the entire body. How do I fix that?
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Blender crashes when running trying to overlap()

After a few runs, it is quite certain that the overlap() function is causing blender to quit unexpectedly, I am not sure if the for loop is making blender to run on an infinite loop that cause that. ...
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Blender 2.8 no shadow lighting

I have a blender object for export into BeamNG. Is there a generic lighting scheme or environment that will not create shadows? To clarify, I am looking for a no shadow environment in Blender 2.8 ...
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How to add edge loop parallel to an axis rather than relative to mesh

How can I add edge loop parallel to x axis rather than relative to mesh, I want to add edge loop so that it is similar to the grill in the reference image beside it, But when I try to do that blender ...
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How to Link/Append a data-block using the Python API?

I'm searching a way to append a group in Python. It should behave exactly like the Append function (ShiftF1) works, all objects should be local and editable. The idea is to append a character (with ...
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Can I constrain a vertex to never move beyond specific coordinates?

So, when editing I would love to be able to move my vertices around but make sure they never go below a certain plane - for instance, make sure I can't move them below a Z-value of 0. Is there any way ...
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Random vertex colors for uv islands

Is it possible to auto assign random vertex colors for every UV island... so it will be more visible in the 3d view? Like in 3d-coat
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Why does Blender 2.8.1 keep crash when i select CUDA and I'm not even in rendered view?

I am a beginner for blender. It has been working perfectly fine until yesterday, it suddenly started crashing when I select CUDA for rendering. I have even tried being in solid view so it isn't even ...
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I get border artifacts when using Cryptomatte or ID Mask

I tested masking in the Blender compositor. Please see the GIF below. The 1st to 3rd outputs are Crptomattes(obj, mat, asset) and the 4th to 5th outputs are ID Masks(obj, mat). All mattes have border ...
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Limited bone doesn't rotate on a plane

(check this video for better visualization of problem) A bone with a limit rotation constraint doesn't rotate on a plane. Why?
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How to turn fluid canals completely into liquid

I got an Object with Fluid canals in the inside and I only want to make the inside of my object filled with fluid. I already created a square with the same size as my object has and used the Boolean ...
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BUG? Particles offset from emitter when using object

I'm having an issue where the emitter particles are offset from the emitter geometry. This seems to be a problem that's happened to someone at least once before way back in 2013 here: https://www....
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Blender 2.82 - installed addon is not working after blender restart

I have this simple script for exporting meshes. It's all in one file and works fine (no errors) when executed from the scripting editor. When I am installing it through "Preferences -> Install from ...
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How to create face between plane and cylinder objects?

Creating a 3D model of a vehicle, so I need to create faces between cylinder and plane object in order to form a fender of the car. Every time when I try to press F on my keyboard or select "New Edge/...
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Blender 2.82a very slow compared with 2.79

I am coming back to use Blender after a bit of a break of a couple of years. I did a lot of work using version 2.7x. I am now trying to use version 2.82a. My PC is running Linux Mint 19.3 I have ...
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one .obj “autoloads” an .mtl but one .obj does not load an .mtl file

Using blender v2.81a on Ubuntu 18.04 I see many questions asking why a .mtl file is not loading with a .obj. I believe my question is a bit different. I have two models, one came with a .mtl file ...
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How do I import XYZ AND a fourth parameter that adds color to my objects?

I am a biologist, and I have generated spheres in Blender at designated XYZ coordinates, and now I want to add color to each of those spheres. The spheres represent cells in a living organism, and I ...
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How to free memory?

I'm maxing my laptop memory very quickly with some of my .blend that comes from work (where I have 64Gb of Ram). Blender is slow and freezing a lot, this is almost unberable to work in this condition, ...
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how to pin two soft body objects together?

(new to blender) i need to have an effect of the highlighted center object (softbody) to appear to "float" within the outer object (also softbody). i want to use this later to make animations so that ...
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how to access a rigify armature selector UI?

I generated a rig using rigify but I can't seem to find a UI to select the armature i want. I know other VFX setups usually have a 'paper doll' like image with buttons for each part of the character ...
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Importing Rigged Character and animations to Unreal Engine 4

as a title says, I have a problem when importing, mainly, animations to unreal Engine 4. The main problem is, the animation is scaled differently to the character. When I import the animation I also ...
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Solidify not even on plane rotation

I'm a noob in Blender and trying to figure out how to make a box packaging. I'm following this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qkj1okN4ZqQ&t=940s My problem is when I apply a "Solidify" ...
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Trying to fillet an edge that is result of a boolean. Any suggestions?

I have a model that is a result of a series of booleans. On this model, one resulting edge looks like this: I need to fillet this to make it rounded. Any quick ideas ? I tried using the Bevel tool (...
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How to alter operator property while it's invoking

In this script, I am taking two names, and printing them. The first name should be chosen from the menu or written manually (a new one). ...
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cant seem to figure out how to lock grease pencil animation to a moving camera. 2.8

First time posting a question. Forgive my ignorance. I am really excited about animating in grease pencil with 2.8. I created a crazy camera move as a test through a few cubes and i wanted to ...
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How to ungroup all Shader Node Groups for a given file?

I have a sizeable asset library (Chocofur Lifetime Bundle) that I need to make compatible with a PBR baking addon that I use (SimpleBake). My problem is that in order for the addon to work, the shader ...
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How to avoid creases on certain areas of a model when using subdivision modifier

Sharp edges Bacically while trying to sharpen edges of one part of my model it causes another part of model, which needs to be smooth, to become sharper. I understand why this is happening but I ...
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Render very slow using GPU from Radeon Sapphire RX 580 vs CPU

After installing Blender in Windows 10 and configuring the cycles compute device to use OpenCL with Radeon RX 580 Series, the render using cycles and GPU Compute takes much more time tan single CPU ...
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Material is black at edges when rendered

Some areas of the PBR textures+Principled shader material that I used appear black when rendered. This only happens from some angles. I tried recalculating normals, merging by distance but to no avail....
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My GPU cycles viewport render is completely grey

I’m very new to blender and i just got a new GPU (AMD Radeon RX 580) to improve rendering, EEVEE and everything else works totally fine but if i try to use Cycles everything in the view turns ...
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Grease Pencil has pixelated strokes. Anti-aliasing issue?

New Blender user. Using for 2D animation. Grease Pencil strokes have pixelated edges both in program and when rendered. Previous searches indicate that anti-aliasing for grease pencil has been ...
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Imported model only visible in orthographic views?

The model was created in Creo. When importing the model into blender I only can see it in orthographic views (Numpad 1, Numpad 3 and Numpad 7) but not in any user perspective. I already checked ...
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Using a baked position as new start position

My problem: I have a (probably insane) model with about 30000 shapes. I want to drop the entire thing using rigid body physics. I am not really interested in the animation as such, nor is it important ...
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Select tail of a bone with Python

I am new to python and need to select the tail of a bone in edit mode with python. I was used this script but it doesn’t select the tail of a bone: ...
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How to Make Earth in Blender tutorial - How to implement the cloud shader properly?

Im following blender gurus How to Make Earth in Blender (Cycles) tutorial, and around the 16 minute mark, when he adds the clouds, mine still end up being opaque. I have followed his exact node setup, ...

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