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Tracing Geometry with an Alpha Channel?

I have not used a forum before to get an answer for a technical question, so bear with me. also, my spelling is pretty bad :) ok so, I have an alpha channel for a logo that I want to animate. I want ...
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Why do I keep getting a 'No faces filled' error when using the Face-fill tool?

I'm new to Blender (yes, I'm working on a donut) and I'm trying to get my head around the Face-fill command. I cleaned up an SVG of a logo and imported it to Blender, then converted it to a mesh. Now ...
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Sometimes, I cannot select a vertex as an active element blender 2.8

Are there any workarounds for when blender (2.8) simply refuses to highlight/select an active element? I've set the pivot point to active element and need to scale a plane but very rarely blender ...
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How do I make my character's walk animation stop when he jumps?

I have this problem because, when my character jumps he reproduces the walking and jumping animation ends up giving an error, and in the end my character hangs in a position. blender 2.79
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Supported GPU's not showing

I currently have 2 R9 280's and according to blender all GPU's with the new OpenGL and GCN 1ste gen are supported. But in blender 2.79 and 2.82 I can't seem to use it in any way. I know AMD is not ...
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Why does the same material looks brighter/darker on another object?

I have applied all transforms, recalculated normals, unwrapped every piece. While trying to maintain pixel density (first ever modkit so correct me if I'm wrong but it is the faces' size on the UV map)...
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export particle mesh to unreal engine 4

Does anyone know a way to export a particle mesh animation to unreal engine using alembic for example. Or perhaps a way to bake it to a fbx animation. I know you can convert the particles into a ...
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PySide2 GUI and creating a cube crashes Blender 2.82

I'm new to Blender and have come across a couple of YouTube tutorials on using PySide2 in Blender. I've followed the tutorials but have found that whenever I connect PySide buttons to functions that ...
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Ngons and messy Topology on flat Surfaces

I am creating a model of my car which I hope to release on turbosquid. I have used neat topology for the majority of my model, however I have no way of creating the car radio the way I want to ...
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How can I “unsplit” (ie reconnect) vertices that I split (not separated) from mesh in edit mode?

Hopefully I can upload this video to show what I mean. I add a cube, go into edit mode, extrude a bit. Use Y to split some of the mesh. Move the split part away a bit. Then move the split part back. ...
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Emission shader on large object is black in Cycles?

Starting with a new scene, I inserted a UV sphere with a 5028' radius (1 mile). In edit mode, I removed the bottom half making it a dome, then flipped the normals inside. Then I added an emission ...
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Add mesh: A.N.T.Landscape “refresh” button

How do I make my Landscape refresh automatically instead of hitting the refresh button? Back then, it used to refresh automatically but suddenly this button appeared and now I have to refresh all the ...
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SS & Transparency blue tint fix (eevee)

When a transparent material hits a surface with ss enabled, the edges appear blueish. The only way I could fix it is by enabling Screen Space Refractions on the hair, but that disables all the shadows ...
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Background colour in cycles render turning pink [duplicate]

I'm trying to set the background to blue yet whatever I do it still comes out as pink. Any ideas how to fix this?
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Mesh “Add” menu is not working 2.8 [duplicate]

I'm new with blender. I'm currently watching some tutorials but I'm having a hard time figuring how to fix this sub-menu when adding mesh (Alt + A ) I can't change any values and suddenly disappear. I ...
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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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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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Show different layers from pixelated object ( Block tools > Pixelate object )

I'm working on some voxel art and i use blender to get my 3D objects to blocks so i can re-create it in different software. It would help me a lot if i could hide / show different layers on the Y ...
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How do I add arbitrary metadata to a .dae export?

I am assuming that a basic python script can be written to achieve this. I am trying to add some information packed into my exported .dae that will include an UUID for use in an external application. ...
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Navigation (pan, zoom) stopped working for unknown reason, rotation still works

I can still rotate using middle mouse buttom (MMB) when I hit shift with MMB it should Pan and Mouse-wheel should zoom in/out. In other scenes it works. In this it worked before as well, but during ...
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Create damped track rig without causing circular dependency

I want to create a rig with a bone facing a target bone, but then have the target bone position always be at the tail of the former bone. I could achieve this by adding damped track constraint from ...
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How can i make an interesting tree trunk without having to sculpt it?

I'm looking for alternatives to the sapling tree or modular tree addons, because I want to have more control over the trunk shape and I want the branches, trunk and roots to be one whole mesh instead ...
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Unicode Font use in Blender?

I am new to blender and wish to use a unicode font so that i do not have to manually draw a character to subsequently extrude and enhance. In this case i am using a custom font to work with a Bass ...
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Only one object has bloom when Z combining

I have some trouble in the compositor and I need help. I made this super simple scene to demonstrate the problem: Then what I did is render out the cube and the sphere separately into two images with ...
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My imported STL file has WAY too many tri's in it to edit effectively. How can I reduce it and keep the detail?

I am using Blender 2.79. I've imported a very detailed model originally made in Z-Brush and from there exported to an stl file, (I do not have the original Z-brush file to convert). I imported that ...
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Get Bendy Bone base curve to match bezier curve

I'm trying to get a bendy bone to match a 2 handled curve. The bendy bone setup is 3 bones: 1 bendy bone, and its head and tail bones. You can adjust the rotation of the head/tail in edit mode, and ...
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Is it possible to access scale_length during add-on registration?

I am writing an add-on. There are UI elements using FloatProperty. Some of them should have minimum, maximum and default values in absolute terms. This requires the ...
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How to remove the upper tabs from the UI?(i.e Layout, Modeling, Sculpting etc.)

I want to streamline the UI of Blender from the source, so I was wondering where I could find the code concerning those tabs because all of them are very overwhelming and I would prefer to either ...
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Why doesn't the draw callback update with mousemove?

I've taken the "Operator Modal Draw" template example and edited it. I wanted to see if I could pass the modal "event" through "args" in the draw_handler_add function. It works and the ...
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How to merge multiple BW ID masks into single one?

I'm creating a synthetic images dataset to be used in a machine learning project. For each of the objects in the scene, while rendering, I need to output a BW mask highlighting the position of the ...
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Cloth sim problem levitating pillows

I have a massive problem with cloth sim. I'm trying to recreate sofa from reference photo (so far so bad) and when I'm trying to "drop" cushion on a sofa (both back side and seats are set to be ...
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All my objects transforms are the same [duplicate]

I've imported a model from an .obj file. It imports fine, and I can see all the separate mesh objects that make up the model. But when I look at their object properties, all the transforms are the ...
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Control multi-material object transparency

I'm animating the assembly of an equipment, I have a couple of materials repeated on multiple objects, and also some objects have multiple materials assigned (so there is a blue paint material, red ...
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Moving objects along individual normals

So here I am making this simple dice in Blender 2.82a, and it's going swell, but these pips need holes to live in. I think I should move all the pips inwards a little bit and use boolean difference ...
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How to render as viewport render

I want to render seen viewport shading. With the option in the view -> viewport render image i can but I have cupboard in that books. They are not visible in the solid view. I have added images in (...
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How do I get even lighting across a model? Blender 2.82

I want to texture bake, but the lighting causes the final product of the bake to be affected with dark areas. How do I get even lighting across the model or fix the problem in general?
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Rotate along curve, using a empty?

I´m trying to rotate an array of objects along a curve, using a empty object in the middle that can be rotated. Using a curve-modifier I'm able to rotate the objects as the green arrows show. But I ...
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How do I add an .obj file via a script/add-on

I need help adding an .obj file to Blender via scripting. I've tried using this line of code, but I'm having issues: ...
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How to move the origin and the vertices of an object deforming by many objects (with by example Hook Modifier)?

I create one triangle whose is transformed by 3 animated cubes. To realize this, I use "Hook Modifier" (as proposed in this topic ) , each vertex of the triangle is associated to a hook and each hook ...
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No shadows with Eevee, no render with cycles

This is my first time using blender in a very long time and I'm trying to make a render of a board game I'm working on. I believe I have everything set up correctly but when rendering with Eevee don't ...
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How to programmatically add objects into cryptomatte node?

How to automatically add object to Matte objects? Right now I have to use Pick output of Cryptomatte and then use eyedropper to add all the objects I need. Ideally, I would like to have a mapping: ...
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Rigging A Bellow (Accordion Bellow)

So I have been trying to rigg an Accordion bellow since a week, I'm trying to figure it my self sometimes I look some tutorials at youtube, I still dont get it. I think that its behavior similar to a ...
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why doesn't Rigify work?

I am attempting to rig a character for animation, first, the parenting function doesn't work instead of making the mesh the parent, it makes the rig the parent. I have to go into the properties ...
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How do I resize a folded box without messing up the folds on the top or stretching out the squares (thus messing up mapping)?

I'm using a classic folded box that has already been created by someone else. I want to increase the height, but when I scale along the y axis, the folds on the top get stretched too much. How do I ...
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Render Blurriness in Blender 2.79

I've had an issue with this render where every time I render the scene, there is always blurriness in the areas of shadow/transparency. To combat this, I've previously attempted to increase the ...
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How do I stop fluid 'leaking' through my fluid obstacle?

I am having problems with the fluid 'leaking' through my mesh obstacle. The left side of the domain fills up with a liquid, while the center obstacle transforms it's position half-way through the ...
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Blender 2.82 crashes and doesn't want to restart even after reinstalling the app

I started with blender not that long ago but already faced a problem that the software crushed once and didn't want to start again anymore even after I reinstalled it. I was doing smoke simulation and ...
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How to duplicate an object in 2.8 via the Python API, without using bpy.ops.object.add_named()

I know how to successfully duplicate an object by using bpy.ops.object.add_named(name = 'TemplateObjectName') If the template object named 'TemplateObjectName' ...

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