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How to rotate an object in Blender 2.74 using python script

I wanna rotate an object with this code below: ...
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Does Blender have a way to reduce texture size?

I have several objects, each with 1024x1024 textures on them. I want to reduce that to just 64x64 per object, for performance reasons (I'm planning on having a lot of these objects). I'm not worried ...
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Melt Cup together with handle

How to seamless connect a handle to a cup? What i have done: I add a Nurbs-Cylinder and close the bottom. (The cup). I add Bezier-Curve formed like the profile of a handle. I add a Bezier-Circle ...
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Integrating edge loops in grid fill surface

How can I "grid fill" this edge loop WITH the three interior edge loops smoothly integrated in the mesh surface? The idea is that the latter afterwards are not visible as edges (i.e. smooth). The ...
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Essentially, what are drivers?

Okay, so I'm a relatively new user of Blender. I've delved into most of Blender already, including the Graph Editor and F-curves, but not the Dope Sheet or Drivers. I'm planning to get into what the ...
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How can I change the particles density and its direction in volume?

I'd like to have the number of particles greater in the bottom , and they get lower towards the upper parts of the cube, it's because I don't want them to spread homogenously. How can I make it I have ...
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Showing the dimensions of an object when rendering?

In Sketchup, we can display the dimension of a specified edge as below. Is there a way to do display that in the final render in blender?
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How to create volumetric/smoke material in blender game engine?

I would like to create a hologram of sci-fi ship. I created materials in blender render and hoped, that they will be easily used in game engine too (my mistake). And I have been unable to create the ...
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How can i get the inside of a face selection selected?

I am trying to create a script that selects the inside of a face selections. does anyone know how to solve this? and i am not talking about pressing "linked" with your mouse, it needs to be done by a ...
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move loop selection to next or previous loop?

I am trying to move the selected loop to next loop (the first selected loop needs to be deselected as well, what i need help with is to move the selection not expand it. Is it any command in blender ...
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why doesn't the texture cover all the mesh

I tried to cover the mesh with a brick texture but it didn't cover all the areas ! which left some ares without any texture
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Get a face selected pointing upwards

I am trying to create a script that selects a face that is pointing upwards from a edge selection. It does not matter if you have several edges or one selected i only need to get one face on top ...
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What does the fading selection color mean?

In the picture you can see that the last vertex selected on the edge loop is somewhat separated by a color change from the rest of the selection. What does this mean?
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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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