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How do you share a blender.file?

I am new to blender and have been working on a project that displays "fire" in texture but doesn't show up in render and so, I need to "share the project with others by making it a downloadable link ...
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Landscape topography from grayscale image

Trying to do some golf course layouts in 2.73a. Would like to use topo elevation info. Currently have grayscale .jpg of site - top view. How do I get this into Blender as a "lumpy" plane?
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Can screen layouts or workspaces be locked?

Is there a way to lock screen layouts so that when you change them while working, such as by switching editors around or resizing them, those changes don't affect the original state of the active ...
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Weird line in my mirrored mesh

was following a tutorial where I stumbled into this weird line in my mirrored mesh (sorry for the feet lol) You can also download the blender file
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Possible to control a Driver from a Group Node input slider?

Sometimes I create Material Groups to be used as appendable reusable assets. Unfortunately sometimes parameters I want to control using a Group Node's slider are not available for routing to a Group ...
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Animating eye texture in a head mesh

I'm trying to animate a mesh with different eye textures but it's not working. This is a texture made by me to animate but I still couldn't figure out how to do it. I've seen tutorials on the ...
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How to place a .png texture with transparency over a material

I am trying to create a low poly face with a face from a .png file. The issue is I already have material placed for hair and skin, as shown in the picture below. I have created a .png file with a ...
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Physics are not simulated past a certain frame?

I've set up the physics of a swinging wrecking ball and set the animation to run for 240 frames. This was not long enough for the entire "swing" of the ball-and-chain. I'm unable to reset the ...
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“Cannot execute boolean operation” when subtracting several spheres and cylinders from cube

This is a follow-on question as suggested by a commenter. What I'd like to do is to create a geometry with the following properties: A cube with several spherical indentations carved out on top. 16 ...
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Render semi-transparent volume with cycles

I want to render an image of a fire in cycles, but as a png with a transparent background. Without a transparent background, the output image looks like this: But as soon as I tick the "Transparent" ...
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Some Data Failed to Reconstruct, Motion Tracking

I added tracks and stuff, but then when I tried to solve motion track, there was a error that said: Some Data Failed to Reconstruct and it also said to look into the console for details, which I ...
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UV map / model turned black on saving - how to recover?

In the middle of touching up a new texture, I pressed save and suddenly my textures all turned black on the model and UV texture - just vanished. I tried reopening the file in another instance of ...
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Merge around a face

So, I'm working on a control station that has buttons. It is a one-mesh creation, that means, I don't want to create buttons and things like that separated from the main mesh, but as you can see, I ...
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What is causing disabled options when adding a mesh/curve object to the scene?

Sometimes when adding an object to the scene I see that all options (on toolbar or in window after pressing F6) are disabled. Can anyone tell me when can this happen? What is causing it and how to ...
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Applied boolean modifier leaving shading artifacts with flat shading

I tried to manipulate a cube with the Boolean modifier. I tried to cut out an edge of the cube with a cylinder. Also, the shading result looks awful in FLAT SHADING mode, so I turned on SMOOTH SHADING....
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Sketchup-like components (case study) - is it in? or even feasible?

Apart from testing it myself, I've seen a few posts (e.g. http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?212630-Blender-Duplicate-Group-What-is-it-for-Simple-Question; http://blenderartists.org/forum/...
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How can I pause a render in progress and then resume it at a later time?

I would like to pause a render that I have started, with the intention of resuming it at a later time (but during the same Blender session). How can I do this?
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Extrude Faces along Local Normals

I am trying to extrude faces of a cylinder along local normals. 3dsmax can do it easy, couldn't find how to do it in blender. The extrude region option extrudes it as shown in the first example. I ...
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How would I import/export Blender's preferences?

I constantly stay up to date with each new release of Blender, but this means my preferences are wiped clean each time. How do I export/import these preferences to avoid loosing my carefully crafted ...
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What is the the ASC-CDL node?

The color balance node in the compositor can be switched to use the ASC CDL How is it used? How is this different from Lift/Gamma/Gain? How do the Offset, Power, Slope options affect the image?
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How can I render an object with an hdr background?

I have an object with an hdr for the background. What do I do in Cycles to render the background with my object? How is this different from an ordinary render in Cycles? The hdr is a big one, 350MB.
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Node for setting render colour, regardless of lighting

I'm trying to make a material node setup to set final render colors, regardless of lighting conditions. Is such a setup possible?
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Render not showing UV texture

I have added a texture to a cube in the UV editor and it shows up fine in textured view But when I render it there is no texture What have I done wrong?
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How to cut holes in an object using another object?

I'm trying to model a M16 but I have a preoblem with cutting the holes on top of the handguard of the weapon. As you can see on the picture above, I try to cut holes in the handguard (The marked ...
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What is multiple importance sample option

What is multiple importance sample option. And the main question is Can It be simulated via OSL shader or in particular glossy shader?
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Curve Bevel function, scale?

Is there a way to scale up the bevel object on one end of a curve, a little bit over each point? I notice the vertex "weight" slider will tweak how much influence each vertex has on the others, is ...
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Edit Mode Transparent Objects

I changed my Blender Units to Metric System, but when I'm building things, my meshes are transparent, i.e. I can see through faces like in wireframe even though my wireframe is turned off. All faces ...
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Bottom of tool shelf grayed out

I have lost functionality in the tool shelf. When I click on a selector or something in the bottom part of the tool self that you can hide and unhide, nothing happens. I can see the options but when I ...
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How to make rig that reacts to gravity or seem to behave physically correct?

Here's a nice, strangely familiar hat. It's rigged with three bones. Let's say I want the hat to fall like a real hat would, and bounce around when the character which it's attached to moves. I could ...
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How to determine lens undistortion values for motion tracking?

In the camera setting in motion tracking, how do I tweak the K1, K2 and K3 value properly. I was told that these values are not necessary to tweak but I do want to adjust it, just for the sake of ...
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How can I get a Depth of field render pass?

How can one make a render pass with black and white data to display depth of field based on the Settings > Camera dof settings? I want to blur or defocus in the compositor, similar to the way it is ...
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Make a gold reflective object

Brand new to blender, and I'm trying to make a metallic object that is reflective. There are lots of tutorials on youtube, however none of them are compatible with blender 2.71 with the cycles render....
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How to make VSE render faster?

I'm putting together a video from the VSE. In the sequencer window it is rendering and scrubbing at near realtime yet during output it is taking around 3x longer. The frames are taking 0.13 seconds ...
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How to properly unwrap my mesh?

Is there a way to automatically unwrap my character? If not, is there a tutorial or something?
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Shader nodes are missing?

I have blender 2.69 and I've been following a tutorial on how to make text. The only problem is when I go to add a glossy shader in the node editor it does not exist. Neither does the shader category....
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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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How are texture maps imported into Blender?

How are various maps such as diffuse, AO, cavity, or displacement imported into Blender? I saw the Texture tab has import image, would you do this for all maps and connect them somehow?
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Where is the startup file stored?

I need to reinstall Blender but I want to backup my startup file first. Where is this data stored?
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Setup a decal material in cycles [duplicate]

I'm trying to setup a image decal in cycles, and I can't figure how to setup the nodes to work fine. Does anyone know the solution? blendFile
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Animated textures don't work in Blender viewport playback

I am trying to animate in 2d. I do it with planes that have textures on them. I recently came up with the idea of having a plane with an image sequence of mouths because animating actual lip syncing ...
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EEVEE and Cycles render lighting differences

I get different lightning render with the same scene camera setup. Cycles render (both experimental and supported feature set) gets weaker lightning and needs more energy. How can I get the same ...
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How do I completely remove an image from my .blend file?

I'm creating a model for a 3D game that will eventually be exported using a custom Python script. This model makes heavy use of UV textures. However, the project now references a bunch of images that ...
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How to Combine two Normal Maps?

I made a high poly model and then baked its textures onto a low poly model. Now I want to give another normal map's details to the model. How can this be done?
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How to convert from high poly to low poly

I'm making a game in the unity engine and for my models i'm using blender 2.6. The thing is that i'm pretty new to graphics design (modeling, sculpting, etc) and by following some tutorials i've ...
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How to Make Multi User Objects Single User?

I duplicated a few objects with Alt+D and now I want to apply some modifiers to them, however I can't, because they are multi-user objects. I tried U > Objects but I still can't apply the modifier. ...
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How to Set/Calculate pole angle of IK constraint so the chain does not move?

How to calculate the exact pole angle so when I add Pole bone the IK chain does not move?
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How do you animate image texture materials in blender cycles with keyframes?

I have an image texture material on a mesh already in blender cycles 2.75... I was wondering how to change the material with keyframes so it changes to different pictures in the animation... I tried ...
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How can I easily animate cutaway views on multiple objects?

I'm trying to create animated cutaway views on multiple objects in my scene. For example, in my car model, the seats and other interior objects are separate objects. This question talks about using ...
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Can I use Cycles materials with Blender Internal?

Is it possible to have a mesh coloured and textured in cycles and then have it displayed in internal? The only reason I ask is because I am building a log cabin and want to put some windows in. When ...
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Glow effect invisible on transparent background

I'm trying to render a lightsaber on a transparent background to use as game sprites. I've followed a tutorial on youtube to create the glow/blur effect and it worked great on a black background but ...

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