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Loop Cut and Slide using Python

I get this error: Python script failed when I run the following code involving a loop cut and slide: ...
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How to discretize a 3D model represented by as .STL

I am using make human and blender to play with 3D model as .STL file. I want just to take a 3D model (.stl) and discretize it into a 3D matrix. My idea is to check whether each matrix cell contains ...
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Render FPS is low

I looked at the other questions about this, but I'm finding no solution. Partly because I have the newest blender version, 2.76. I am playing my animation back, and it plays around 5 fps. I am using ...
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Cycles: Load image texture from memory

I'm working with cycles standalone and I'm trying to find a way to use an image I already have loaded in memory as a texture in cycles. From what I can see, the only way to load an image texture is ...
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Custom shape's bone

I'm doing a rig and I want to modify the shape of my bones: in particular the control bones of torso. Here a simplified situation: I want to change the shape of my octahedral bone in the circle ...
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Two sides of cube are not baking normal correctly

I am trying to create round edges on cube using normal, and it works nicely, except I'm having issues with some sides that are not baking at all, as well as black seams. What could be causing this? ...
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How do i join two texts together

I have 2 texts, and I want to move them both so it looks like its just one text. How do I combine both of the texts so that I can keyframe just to one? Do I just have to copy the numbers from one over ...
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How to totally save a self-contained Blender object to ensure no data is lost?

From reading questions like this, it seems that saving a .blend file does not actually save everything in it. What settings do I need to apply so that Blender always totally saves the file every time ...
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How can I make texture and material look like an MRI? [closed]

I have been using blender for years but only for pretty basic modeling and animation. I am trying to imitate the look of an MRI scan. Does anyone have any suggestions for achieving this material/...
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Textures are visible in Texture viewport mode, but disappear in Render and Texture Paint

I have a simple box with a texture on it, using a UV map. The texture displays perfectly in Texture viewport mode, like so: However, when I switch to Rendered mode, it's just a grey box. If I try to ...
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extruded curves changing orientation on render

I've followed the usual steps to extrude a curve upon a path. All looks well in the viewport. https://www.dropbox.com/s/h5iqnmbl5p0a87a/Screenshot%202015-12-14%2015.32.11.png?dl=0 Upon render, I ...
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How to simulate “making a necktie” with blender?

Here is the solution with Marvelous Designer: [link] Is it possible to do it with blender (e.g. cloth simulation)? So that by applying different magnitude of force, we get different outcome shape of ...
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Why isn't audio rendering?

Using the VSE, I have included a strip of audio, the "scene" that I animated, and other video footage. I have been able to hear the audio in playback, however after rendering I cannot hear any audio. ...
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Connect / Weld Vertices / Edge

I dont need this vertices and/or edge. What is the best way to get rid of them?
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Ocean Modifier Questions

I have a few questions on how the Ocean Modifier works. They are for the Blender Internal,so please be specific. What does the Foam Data Layer do in Blender Internal? Does it do anything? Is the ...
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particles blown away from impact?

so I have an object that I have animated to fall onto a plane, and I want to have dust-like particles that are blown away from the impact like in a way that dust is. I don't know how I would achieve ...
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How to paste images onto particular faces of a UV map?

I'm modeling a simple tile for an isometric game. I've UV unwrapped to this: I have textures for the top, bottom, and sides of this tile. I just need to paste them onto the UV map, but I can't find ...
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FPV camera inertia/movement

I'm trying to make a sci-fi short movie. I have a camera inside the cockpit of an helicopter, and I would like to have some inertia or a small movement when the helicopter moves. Right now I have a ...
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Simple edge loop won't Grid Fill

This edge loop (the roof of the car I'm trying to create) consists of 34 vertices on each long side, and 8 vertices on each short side. Together with the 4 corner vertices that makes 88 vertices in ...
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Does Cycles support all (relatively new) CUDA GPUs?

Are there any limits on the CUDA GPUs that Blender will support (besides really old ones)? I thought I heard somewhere that Blender doesn't support workstation class (NVIDIA Quadro) GPUs. But I have ...
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Topology modeling

I can see, many different way to modeling, as long as there 4 edges, but in this case is it just my way to tweak the vertices which is not good or just this kind of topology which is not adapted to ...
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Any way of serializing Blender cycles materials data?

I am searching of ways to serialize Blender Cycles materials to files using Python. But as of now I've found no such ways. Maybe by writing the data of the materials to files but how can I do that? ...
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How to get around triangles?

Im very new to blender, so this is probably a very simple question, I guess thats why i haven't really found a solution online for it. Ive been working on other 3d softwares that just doesn't handle ...
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Is there a Blender equivalent to switch layers in 2D animation?

So, in 2D software like Anime Studio Pro, there's a thing called switch layers. Basically, you draw artwork on various layers, group them, and can then keyframe switching between them. It's an easy ...
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Is it possible to simplify this mesh? I have too many vertices

I'm struggling to work my model with this amount of edge-loops/handles. Can anyone suggest a less cumbersome approach?
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Waveform not showing while checking audio scrubbing

When I add an .mp3 sound file to the VSE and go to Playback and check Audio Scrubbing, I don't get the waveform. Why?
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How do you use the Z-Depth pass? [duplicate]

Whenever I render something in Blender Cycles the renderlayer node seems to have a Z-Depth output, however whenever I try to use it it is completely white. What is it useful for?
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How to get Smoke into Z-Depth Pass?

Is it possible to render smoke into the Z-Dpth pass? I did a setup following the advices found here but it renders only the domain as geometry no smoke.
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Multiple UV maps in one final image?

Still fairly new to Blender so apologies if this comes across as 'noobish'! Ok, so I have built a simple object in Blender (using 2.76) and I'm using Cycles Render. It has 5 different textures, 2 of ...
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Shadows on my Low poly model after applying normal map

I have been working on a model of a weapon and am currently working on baking my normal maps. however after it is finished and I import it into substance designer for texturing I get this shadow on ...
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Can a local axis be aligned with an edge?

I want to align (make parallel) any of the 3 local axes with an edge. How can this be done? Can such an axes system be made available outside the object the edge belongs to?
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Without using nodes, how can random materials be assigned to a set of objects?

I was intrigued by this photo from Wikimedia commons and inspired to create this similar structure in Blender. Each brick in my model is a separate mesh, and in many cases, they are separate ...
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How would I get brighter color with the voronoi node?

I haven't used the texture nodes much but was experimenting with them today. From everything I have tried, the voronoi node always ends up kind of dark. I like the look of it, but the only thing that ...
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Snap two vertices into midpoint of them

I have two vertices, A and B ,I want to snap/move(not merge) A and B into midpoint of them (snap into M, MA=MB). Is there any way to quickly do it ? ( my object has many vertices that have to do like ...
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Blender not rendering specified dimensions [duplicate]

I was making a channel art photo for my YouTube channel, and everything went smoothly. But when I rendered the image it wasn't the resolution that I specified. I wanted the image to look like this: ...
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Why would I use the “Film Emulation” feature?

From what I can tell, this setting alters the exposure and other parameters to simulate a specific film, however why is this any better than exporting a file format that supports high dynamic range (<...
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Difference based colorramp

I'm trying to color a cube based on it's distance from another object along the z axis. I can color the cube based on it's own z axis, but when I try to reference another object (e.g. the plane in the ...
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How do I combine 2D and 3D animation together?

Would it be possible to use 3D animation using Blender and put it in a 2D software animation such as Adobe Flash professional?
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How can I use Cycles to render in Google Cloud?

I want to try the free trial on Google Cloud. Its possible render through google cloud using blender cycles?
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How can I create a shortcut to change: “number of verticle” , “number of cuts”? [closed]

With out scrolling mouse or F6, or ToolBar "T". I want to use my own hotkey "inside any Tool" . Like: Q, W - to raise or down "Number of cuts" in loopCutAndSlide; Q,w - to raise or down "Segments" in ...
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How to approach the modeling of paneling on walls and floors?

Panelling in Sci-fi models is especially important because it adds visual interest and I would love to learn how to do it. I would like to learn how you model paneling, especially with complex shapes? ...
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fluid button in physics [closed]

Please help. I am following the ICE text tutorial and I have my text selected and I'm trying to use 'fluid' in the 'physics' section. The tutorial says the fluid button should be there but it isn't. ...
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Aligning tangents in connecting NURBS-curves

I want to smoothly connect two NURBS-curves. To that purpose, how can I align their common vertex tangents? Right now, they're at an angle (see picture). I could do it manually (on sight), put that ...
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Open a .blend file and start rendering

I am looking for a way to start rendering a .blend file the moment it is opened. Doing this with a python script that is executed on load is not an option. That setup will render the image before the ...
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how to configure blender 2.75 in the dynamic topology settings to reach the desired effect [closed]

Hello to everyone blender gurus, I'm trying to follow the piero tutorial and immediately I've freezed cause a problem. Since it is using blender 2.66 and I'm using blender 2.75,there are a lot of ...
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Blender to Papermodel? [duplicate]

I'm trying to make papermodels out of my Blender projects. Google's only remotely useful result was the program Papakura, which I cannot get because I have Linux. I'm not able to run it with WINE. I ...
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Triangular grid fill

I have a triangular space I want to fill with Grid Fill. The two long sides have each 33 vertices. So connecting them should give the vertical edges of the grid. The short side (on the left) has seven ...
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Locking vertices [duplicate]

How can I lock vertices, so that they won't translate, even when selected by e.g. Proportional Editing? Ideally you should be able to lock all axes, or combinations X,Y or Z axis. The locked vertices ...
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How can I make two objects share the same vertex?

How can I make two objects share a vertex, so that when I translate the vertex both objects are deformed? I want to keep two objects, so joining the objects into one is not an option.
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Python Operator: Context is Incorrect

I currently am writing python operator whith the task of appending the current scene into a new file and then linking it back into the original file. There is one problem: When loading a new file the ...

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