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Rendering an Image with a Specific Size [duplicate]

I want to render an image that is, for example, 170 px by 180 px. How can this be done in blender? I'm using the cycles render. Is the process any different for an animation?
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How to find the pixels of a texture for a certain face

I'm making a script that determines the color of a face, based on the texture. I have an object that is UV unwrapped and has a texture assigned. What I would like to do is find the pixels that are in ...
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Exported .dae models have a cube embedded in them

I've made a few models and when I import them into my game using assimp they all have what looks to be the starting cube in the model, usually poking out the side of the model. But when I open the ...
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How to make a sub-menu with Python?

I want to make something like this: I want some options to appear in a submenu. Here is my script which creates only single menu: ...
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How can I analyze whether my camera is looking up/down?

The question is exactly the same as the title: How can I analyze whether my camera is looking up/down? :) A bit of explanation: I am writing a script that handles both 3rd and 1st person view, and ...
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In Pose mode, my bones are stuck in rotate, and wont transform

When in pose mode, the bones on my model wont transform, they are stuck in rotate mode, though I can scale them. This problem now occurs whenever I try starting a new project. Some bones that I made ...
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How to fix a 6 point vertex

I have a character I am modelling and I'm having a little trouble around the mouth. Somehow I've managed to get a 6 point vertex at both corners of the mouth. I know I should resolve this somehow, but ...
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How can I simulate powder with a particle system?

I want to simulate powder, are particles the best job for this and if so what settings could I use to achieve this in Blender?
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How can I tell if Blender is using all 64 GB of RAM?

I have 64GB of RAM on my computer and I'm trying to check if Blender is using all that it can. I still get viewport slowdown at times when working with complex objects. I know there are many ...
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How will multiple GPUs improve Cycles' rendering performance?

I have an NVIDIA Titan GPU and I'm able to add another card, but I wonder whether Blender will benefit from more than one GPUs? Should I do it as SLI or should I just do it as an added card? I just ...
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How to get a high resolution image of the material preview?

How can I create a simple scene setup that looks like material preview? I want to render the material preview (specifically the flat XY plane) in a higher resolution. I've tried to copy the setup in a ...
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Accessing plane track using Python API

I'm new to Blender and the Python language and I'm trying to extract the coordinates of the corners of a plane track from all the frames of a clip. I'm having trouble even accessing(?) the plane track ...
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System crashed but no autosave file found

I had been working on a Blender file for about an hour when my whole system just crashed and powered itself off (using Ubuntu 13.10, and I had many applications open). The /tmp directory where the ...
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How can I make Christmas lights to put on a Christmas tree [closed]

I am wondering how to make Christmas lights in blender. They need to be simple, I am not going big for the cords, but I am focusing more on the lights. I am fairly new to blender, so it will be a ...
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Settings to fill an open container with objects

I am trying to create a natural arrangement of rubber thimbles in a jar. What is the easiest method of doing this? I've tried various settings with the jar being passive and using the various ...
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How to combine Cycles and Blender render god-rays?

I have tried to add a new scene (Merge) and in the compositor I've added the renderlayers from each scene and then merged them with Color>Mix>Screen. It seems like there should be a better way. I ...
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Can a quaternion be used to convert between coordinate systems?

I'm trying to convert hierachical rotation matrices (from a Kinect) to manipulate a mesh in the game engine. I was trying to change the Quaternion values like: ...
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Pointing the camera in a particular direction programmatically

I'm trying to use Python to place a camera. I know the camera's location, and the forward and up vectors for the camera (i.e. the direction it's pointing and its orientation). How do I do this? I ...
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How to make an object point in the direction that it's going?

Im making a car animation in blender, and animating it around turns by hand is a real pain. I am wondering if there is a way to make it automatically point in the direction that it is moving? For ...
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Prevent splash screen from being shown when using a script?

I'm writing a Python script that creates a Blender scene; I'm running it from the command line with blender -P script.py. However, the splash screen always appears ...
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How do you apply a texture to select faces of a mesh

I have build a basic house but I would like to use different textures for the roof and walls. Here is what I have now. The brick texture is on the roof when i want it to be a different texture
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How do I increase the render distance?

I have created a simple model here When rendering it the end of it is cut off How can I get the camera to render a longer distance?
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Sculpting brush tool only makes fancy triangles, no depth

So I want to sculpt on that object I have made, and when I do so, practicaly nothing happens. And then I try with a new project, with the original cube, and the factory settings but still nothing ...
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Nearby objects won't move independently? [duplicate]

I created a thick glass bottle and duplicated the interior faces to make a new object to create the liquid inside. I went in the edit mode, selected the faces I wanted to copy and duplicated them ...
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Can vertices around a face be selected without the face selected?

Oftentimes I like to make the edges of a beveled object use a separate material than the actual object itself. For example, the bevel on a table, a picture frame, or a door frame might be different ...
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Get name of bgl_RenderedTexture in Python

I want to let the GPU create a mipmap for the framebuffer texture that's available as bgl_RenderedTexture in the custom filters. It shouldn't be difficult. I just put some code into the post_draw ...
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How can font-ids of internal fonts be retrieved?

An example demonstrates the use of the OpenGL Wrapper (bgl) to print text, it loads a font from an external file. How can a font id of an internaly available font queried? ...
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Flatten a Curved Section of a Mesh

I have a mesh I generated by converting a beveled curve to a mesh. The result is very useful, but I would like to make one curved part of it flat. Can this be done without selecting each face and ...
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Python: is it possible to import another text block?

Is import another_blender_text_block possible in Blender with Python?
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Adjust the image offset and image crop for multiple strips

Initially I had done my video in a portrait size 9x16, but now I want to make it wider - something like 16x16. So I changed the render size, but now all the strips are resized (not proportionally ...
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How to make a two-point perspective render?

Two-point perspective render is very popular for rendering architectures. In Yafaray, there is an Architect Camera to do this. Is there any way to achieve this in BI and/or Cycles?
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Origin not updating with transforms

I moved the object below with the grab tool and the origin did not update. This occurs whenever the object is moved (with any transform tool, in any manner). Nothing in this scene has parenting. I ...
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Can't find the Modifier section in Strip properties to use curves

I am using Blender to do video editing, for most part it has been great. I have been using these tutorials : As you can see from the video there seems to be Modifier section in properties of the ...
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How can I thicken mesh hair?

Is there anyway of making some hair I modelled thicker because what I currently have is too thin and I want it to be a bit thicker.
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How to mix shaders depending on the direction normals are facing?

How to make a gradual transition between two shaders, depending on the normal of the surface against the angle of the view. The use case is I want to make bubbles of a white, somewhat opaque, liquid. ...
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How do I get a user defined filepath in Blender with python?

I have to allow users of my addon to select a path via the directory browser window of blender. Instead of using this I used Operator in panel to get the folder path from user as follows I tried ...
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What does the Roughness setting on a diffuse shader do?

What does the Roughness setting value in a Diffuse shader actually do? The wiki says: Surface roughness; 0.0 gives standard Lambertian reflection, higher values activate the Oren-Nayar BSDF. But ...
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How to create icicles hanging off an object?

Is there a way to create icicles, for example like this: I was thinking if there was some way to use a Snake Hook brush on many random places at once with different strengths etc., but I don't know ...
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What is the technical difference between a diffuse shader and a rough glossy shader?

If I understand correctly, the roughness value on the glossy shader controls the amount of random scattering of rays that reflect of the surface of the object, with ...
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What is meant by numeric sequence?

The variable matrix contains 16 float values and I want to create an instance of Matrix ...
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Render transperent shadows in cycles?

I am trying to render an animation in cycles without the background. However, every time I have it render, the background still shows up. I used the compositor to add a background image so I can ...
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How to distribute objects evenly?

how to distribute different objects evenly in Object Mode? I know about dupliverts, particles, array modifier, etc, but they do not serve as a good, general solution. EDIT: I have a scene with a ...
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Blender not exporting Ambient Coefficient in .MTL? [duplicate]

Here are my settings: Export settings: In '.mtl' ...
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Model won't follow its armature in pose mode

I've set up a rig and built it around my model, and I've linked it to my model but when I rotate the bones in pose mode, the character doesn't move with them. My rig is the human meta rig that comes ...
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How do I disable sync selection? [duplicate]

I just started using blender and I'm trying to make an animation. It's got it's armatures linked to the body via armature deform but whenever I try to move them in pose mode I get and error saying "...
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Multiple scenes and material with pass index

I am trying to create the effect where something is bigger on the inside than on the outside, just like the Doctor Who's Tardis. I have two scenes, one inside which is just some objects and one ...
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Blender export point cloud to vrml

I need to write e blender plugin that exports objects in VRML2 from .ply. The problem is that my objects can be either meshes, either point clouds. Exporting meshes works with the already existing ...
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Where can I change the settings for UV unwrap?

Angle based and Conformal for Blender 2.69? Are these still there?
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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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Reducing vertex density as distance from point increases

I have a 3-D mesh of a human head (mine!), ~100K vertices. I'm attempting to simulate soundwaves entering the ears. The simulator's memory requirement shoots up as the vertex count increases by O(N^...

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