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How to inset a face?

I am trying to set up a Minecraft rig mouth that will have more controls and will be rounded, but I am having issues trying to figure out what this guy did here. First, he did what looked like a loop ...
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How to find the right keymap to change on addon registration?

I tried to redefine a shortcut in my addon registration step, but I can't find which one to change. In the user one (...
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Is it possible to set all texture nodes in a node tree to a specific vector?

Is there a way to automatically set selected nodes to use a specific vector input? E.g. If you have a larger node setup with a lot of texture nodes, it can be a pain to go back through and connect ...
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Create an object in the BGE via python without using an inactive layer

I'm using the blender game engine, and I'd like to generate an object each time a key is pressed (i.e. press Space, and a rock will be loaded into a catapult) My problem is that I am using this ...
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Transform cube face in the z up direction to vertice above (need automation method)

My scene currently has 2 objects in it from imported gis data sets. The first object contains a series of cubes, think building shapes. The second object contains a series of vertices that define the ...
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Exporting UV coordinates

I'm having massive trouble exporting UV coordinates from Blender. I'm using the following code: ...
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How to know which object is using a material

How to know which object is using a material. I know that a material is used 4 time -> picture under: I'm searching a solution with python and I'm blocked here : ...
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Wait until the action is done (in script)

I'm writing a script to make playblast (animation preview) via OpenGL render. I want to start play back rendered frames right after rendering is done. How I can do it? For now my code looks like this =...
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Unable to move a mirrored part of an object

Can anyone assist me in getting a part of a mirrored object to move without overlapping into itself? In 3DSMax it consisted of changing the view from global to local and then the whole thing moved ...
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Blender's “smoothing groups” solution (Edge Split) destroys topology. Is there an alternative solution?

I was searching for how to create smoothing groups in Blender, and everybody seems to say I should use Edge Split. But this will actually create new edges, destroying the topology of the object! Is ...
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Cannot Select Linked When Sync Selection Is Enabled

So, I'm currently developing a game with unity for which I created a bird, rigged it, and created several actions for it. I then unwrapped and textured it. But now all the actions aren't working ...
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Can an action be mirrored or reused?

In a scene I linked two groups (object and rig) and appended an action, now I'm experimenting what would be the best workflow to animate more characters in a scene. I would like to have a set of ...
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How to write all characters in a font to a 3D text object?

Can you help with inserting of all characters of a font (for example I loaded an Arial font) into 3D Text? For example I created a 3D Text object and I need to insert all characters with Python: All ...
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Using groups in other files

I've modeled a clock and saved it as clock using blender 2.56. I've also modeled a room using blender 2.56 and saved it as room. I've made the clock a group and named this group clock. How do I open ...
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Insert keyframe menu does not show up

When I press I to activate the Insert Keyframe Menu (in the 3d-view/pose mode) a keyframe is created immediately instead of showing the menu. This used to bring up ...
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Can I change the color of the last selected face?

Can I change the color of the last selected face, so that it is the same as the other selected faces? Here, I've selected the left face then the right face. Note the right face is some sort of ...
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how does one install “audioanalyse0.1.1” module in blender?

hello im doing a little project I try to analyse sound from a mic. in the bge. I whant to use numpy pyaudio and audioanalyse. the first two are pretty simple. I have some difficulties trieing to ...
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Slice the top of a cone

So I just started working with Blender 2.6 and the two books I have don't really discuss how to modify objects other than "here's edit mode..." What I have is two cylinders with one slightly ...
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Is there a more efficient way to edit actions alread used in NLA?

When not happy with the results in an animation the action can be edited again (Tab in NLA-editor). After that the action is displayed with a snowflake indicating that it needs to be freezed again. ...
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Problem Duplicating Textures

I have a material that contains several procedural textures. I need to duplicate an object that has that texture applied, and then change one of the texture parameters in the duplicated object without ...
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How can I use the compositor on the result of the sequencer?

I recently ran a renderfarm on a file with some compositing setup, but I forgot to set the composite output back to the Composite node instead of the Viewer I was temporarily using. Since the node ...
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Why does the collada exporter not export texture references?

I've been having trouble exporting collada objects from blender, so I stripped everything back and textured a single cube, and exported it. This is a completely trivial model, one cube, with one ...
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How do I report a bug in Blender? [duplicate]

I have noticed that Blender crashes under certain circumstances. Every time I try to open a separate 3D Window with either Bone or Empty Sphere added to the scene, it just shuts down. Can you ...
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Offset Image Brightness

I would like to set up a node editor in the way, that the darkest pixel in a grayscale render result is set to black and the offset to the original value is subtracted from all the other pixels. While ...
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How is this blendfile hiding textures?

I saw this tutorial on Blender Nation that deal with creating Minecraft animations in Blender. After following several links, I finally came up with the file and downloaded it. I could edit the ...
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Parenting messes up transforms - where is the offset stored?

When I parent an object to another object with keep_transforms=True The object stays in place as expected, however I noticed that the location attribute of the child did not change. If I zero out the ...
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White lines between objects in render

I am kind of new to the whole animation aspect and in fact still in high school. I am trying to make a Minecraft character rig and I want to make some 3D hair. I did not know how to quite make it so ...
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Where are the nightly builds of Blender made available? [duplicate]

With the new website, it seems impossible to find the svn builds. Where can they be obtained now?
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Texture that only effects faces that are facing upwards

Does anyone know how to apply a texture in Cycles that only effects the faces of a mesh that are facing upwards (ie in the global Z direction within an angular tolerance)? This would be very useful ...
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What do the bars between keyframes mean?

Between some keyframes a bar is drawn, when is a bar displayed?
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Where can I change mixing of an action in NLA?

I combined two action strips in the NLA-editor but the forward movement fades in (red curve in the image below) I would prefer to have this linear. Where can I change this behaviour? Action blending ...
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Procedural Vue-like materials with Cycles

Is there a way to make procedural materials like the ones here in Cycles for rocks, sand, landscapes, etc.? Here's an image of what I'm trying to achieve:
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Autocad “edgesurf” equivalent in Blender?

How I can do an operation in blender like Autocad's edgesurf? In Autocad, edgesurf creates a mesh between four contiguous edges or curves: Access methods from autocad: Button Ribbon: Mesh Modeling ...
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How to set render filepath using blend filename in python

Let say I have blend file called test01.blend, then I want to automatically assign render filepath via python to ...
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How should an animated character be moved while repeating a walk cycle?

I created a walk cycle as an action, placed it in the NLA editor and repeated the cycle. For each repetition the character jumps back to the starting position, what are some options to move the ...
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Why do freestyle outlines occasionally have gaps?

Sometimes freestyle renders will have gaps in the lines: Closer up: What causes this and how can I prevent it?
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How can I return to the 3D view after rendering?

In blender, after I press F12 to render, the view changes. Is there a button or key that I can press to go back to the 3d view?
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How to select a group of vertices in edit mode?

Is it possible to select all faces of one of these groups in edit mode? I tried my luck with this extension, but i wasn't able to figure out how that works. It just says "No Group" when i select a ...
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Creating renders from Image Stacking using different sampling levels

I read through the conversation on this question: Is there a way to render a single frame using network rendering in cycles. I tried the image stacking method that was suggested and got pretty good ...
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How to make all polygons face outwards in an existing model?

I need to export some .blend files into COLLADA. Unfortunately, all polygons are designed double sided. In order to properly use culling within my 3D application, I need all polygons to face outwards. ...
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Creating depth of field from Beauty+Depth passes (rendered in another software)

Creating DoF in the compositor is very easy if you have the scene rendered in Blender and the camera depth set right. But what if you rendered a beauty (raw render) and depth pass in another program? ...
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Hide backface with xray and object wire mode?

I'm doing retopology and find it convenient to turn on xray for the object I am building. However, I now see ngons facing away from me as well. It's hard to navigate. I would also like to set the ...
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Line Conversions and Bsurfaces with Blender 2.69

My problem is converting a path into a bezier, and a bezier back to a Grease Pencil again (or path to Grease Pencil), since I need the handle assistance in Edit mode for those to get my shapes just ...
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How to make objects in a video glow?

Regarding my previous question, how to remove background, I wish to do the following: There will be a narration so I will need each object to glow while I talk about them, how can you do this? Please ...
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How to remove background? [closed]

I wish to remove the background of these videos: https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=117AB4E465BB25B0!25610&authkey=!AFwzaPNg8TirZQ8 However, sometimes the camera moves up and other things can ...
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Why does Subdivide Smooth look different when compared to the Subsurf modifier?

When I choose the Subdivide Smooth option in edit mode it looks different from the Subdivision Modifier. Not only is it smaller but also the shape of the one from edit mode seems distorted.
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What does the F in front of brush names mean?

What does the F in front of brush names in the selector stand for? This question may seem a little trivial, but it always made me wonder..
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Three.js export option is sometimes disabled

I'm trying to export models from some format (.obj, .3ds, .blend) to ...
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How to duplicate an object without duplicating animation data?

What is the easiest way to duplicate an object without it duplicating the animation as well? I thought I could simply change this in the user preferences by unchecking "action" but this doesn't seem ...
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Toggle wireframe mode with hotkey

How do I toggle in and out of wireframe mode with my keyboard? Is there a hotkey for this? I'm a beginner (obviously). I thought I could find this in the "view" menu, but it either doesn't exist or I ...

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