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How to smooth multiple vertices at a point?

I know this is very simple, but I've tried using the smooth button in the mesh tools section, but it won't work: Before: This is with smooth vertex: What should I do? Thanks in advance (I need to ...
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How can a custom icon be loaded in an add-on?

I have created an add-on but I can't apply my own icon to the operators in this add-on. Is there any easy way to implement this? Or do I need to add the icon to an SVG file?
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Operator Button Text alignment [duplicate]

In my addon if bl_region_type = TOOL_PROPS, the operators text is not aligned. Where as if bl_region_type = TOOL the text is ...
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Cause of black artifacts in render?

I was following this tutorial on creating a watch and noticed that when I rendered the watch, some pieces were messed up. I'm new to 3D modeling and I've just learned Blender, I can't explain it well,...
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How do I solve “Color management: using fallback mode for management”

When I do import bpy I get the following message in my console Color management: using fallback mode for management It ...
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Python drivers and command-line render

I'm using a driver with scripted expression to create chaotically swinging pendulum. One empty is used as a pivot point, the second as a pendulum controller, and some mesh linked to second empty as ...
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Cannot find a certain node in a newer version of Blender

I am following a snow tutorial (from 2011), and I am having some difficulties with the node editor in Blender v2.68. In the tutorial, an attribute, "paintmap", is added and mixed with the main view to ...
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Rotate camera around object for animation [duplicate]

I would like to get the camera to slowly rotate around a object and keep facing it. I would to this with key frames but then the camera would travel in strait paths. How could I do this?
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Popup Dialog StringProperty File Icons Do Nothing

The dialog above is created with the code below. When I click on the file icon (see red arrow), nothing happens. Is there a proper way to get these to just work or at least point to a custom operator ...
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How to attach colors (e.g., gradient color) to fluid particles

This is follow up question based on {this post}, indeed. The question is how to attach color attribute to fluid particles? For example when a part of colored fluid (as explained {here}) ...
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Problem assigning action in BGE

I created an action, "run", in the animation editor. To create the animation, I moved the bones in pose mode and used automatic keyframes, so, for each movement of the bones, it creates a new frame. ...
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How to apply gradient color change in an animation

How to apply color gradient change on a fluid such as in the following figure? The method should be capable to apply to all frames in the animation automatically. Consider it as simulation of being ...
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Export 3DS file with pivot point in Blender

Hi I've been working with Blender for some time and I can't figure out how to export 3DS with pivot point. I tried exporting 3DS by putting 3D cursor and the object origin, but it doesn't seem to ...
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Why does the shadow pass not account for mesh lights?

Why don't mesh lights affect the shadow pass? For example: I have a simple scene with a mesh light and an area lamp: However, you can see that the mesh light does not affect the shadow pass: Why ...
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How to specify the name of a node group when creating it from python?

I have been creating node groups with the group_make operator, but there doesn't seem to be any way to set properties such as the label or name of the resulting ...
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How to connect nodes to node group inputs and outputs in python?

How can I connect nodes in a node group to the input or output sockets? This connection here: I can't figure out how to access the group node_tree, and the Group ...
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ATI Radeon HD 7770 no GPU rendering? [closed]

So I don't have an option to turn on GPU rendering in settings. I only have the option for CPU rendering. Here's my specs: ATI Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5 1GH AMD Phenom II 4x 960T 3GHz 4Gb DDR3 ...
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How to rotate source video in Movie Clip Editor - Blender 2.68

After importing my footage in to the Movie Clip Editor, I find that it is not oriented the way I would like. What is the easiest way to rotate this in Blender?
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Combine depth images from two cameras using the world matrix

In my simple scene I have a very simple model and two cameras. From each camera I know the external parameters Pi (from bpy.data.objects['Cam0'].matrix_world) and ...
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Objects transformations wrong when importing from 3ds

When I import my tank file from 3ds format it appears in blender a little bit messed up like this: I selected all messed up tanktracks and did Origin to geometry. Then they became almost correct, but ...
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How to make triangular pyramids on each face of an original triangular pyramid

How could I make triangular pyramids on each face of an original triangular pyramid.
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Is there anyway to make blender print errors in the UI?

For some reason, sometimes error messages encountered while scripting are not printed in the info panel, only the message ...
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Is it possible to get a random number in the node editor?

Is it possible to generate a random number for use in the node editor? I am aware of the Object Info node, but I want a random number which I have more control over. Ideally I could change it with ...
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Installing Pyserial in Blender

How can I go about getting pyserial installed under win7 64bit for Blenders bundled python distro? I currently have python 2.7 installed for programming outside of blender, and have pyserial ...
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Increase quality of water render

Here is my attempt at dropping things into water. Unfortunately it did not turn to out well especially at the bottom right and this is at 900 cycles. Are there any ways apart from increasing the ...
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How to handle creating a node group in a script?

I am attempting to make a python script that creates a nodegroup based on some scene properties, however the group_make operator needs to be in a node editor ...
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Is there a way to make a shortcut comment the current line?

I'm used to CtrlD commenting the current line rather than duplicating it. This is easy enough to change in the user preferences, however it only works when there is a highlighted selection. Is it ...
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How can the Bokeh Image node be used?

From the wiki: With the Bokeh Image node you can generate a reference image for blurs. What are some example uses for this node?
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Export multiple objects to .obj

It is possible to export all object from a scene into different obj files (each object in a obj file separately)?
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Working with big numbers

I want to extrude a shape from an SVG file, then create its negative (boolean with a scaled cube). I can do the obvious steps if I scale and move the shape. The real problem is that the SVG file ...
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How do you animate the labels for a diagram in Blender?

I'm making this animation and the parts need to be labelled. This means that the lines from the label to each part will be animated and so will the text be animated. two examples showing what I'm ...
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Cutting hole into a face with a line loop?

How do I cut a hole in the plane using the hollow line loop in the middle they're part of the same mesh and both 2d.
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Exporting (bullet) collision shapes

I'm writing a scene exporter from blender to a format to be used by a game. I need to be able to export physics information the game needs, mainly the collision shape of every object (either the one ...
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Why are all the textures in my file pink?

I made a character, and its one of my first times texturing, and I saved my character into a new folder, and when I came back to the model ALL the textures were pink, I used to know what to do, but I ...
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How to apply shape keys?

I used shape keys to create a middle shape between other two. Can I now remove shape keys and 'apply' them as a modifier to the resulting mesh?
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How to use a pivot point to mirror mesh with script

I have pivot point and cursor set as in this answer. Now I want to use it to mirror mesh of an object by running script from the text editor. Mirror works fine, but it does not use the pivot point. ...
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How to set cursor location, pivot_point in script?

I am trying to set a cursor location and pivot point with bpy.types.SpaceView3D.pivot_point='CURSOR' bpy.types.SpaceView3D.cursor_location = (0.0, 0.0, 0.0) and ...
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Mapping an algorithm to an animation

I have written an algorithm that can compute fingering of piano scores. Now I would like to have a 3D animation of a pair of hands playing this score. Each finger is already assigned to a key. How ...
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Is there a caveat to using drivers on node properties?

So, it seems to be a trivial matter to use a different seed on each frame (it looks nicer in animations). I.e. type "#frame" into the seed value and viola! You now have a driver. In fact, if I turn on ...
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Access python data path with … (Ellipsis)

I am trying to access a bool property in the python API to see if an option is enabled or not. The python tooltip for the option says this: ...
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How to prevent particles from going where I don’t want them to?

I don’t want these particles out side of my object: .blend file The problem is that I’ve already got two transparent planes and it will get all messy if I add others to stop the particles from ...
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How to make an object completely transparent?

I want an object to not be visible at all in a render. I am trying to contain some particles in a simulation and I need them to not get out of the enclosure so I want a transparent object there (when ...
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How to change UVMap index?

I need to change indexes for UVMaps. Here the screenshot: I tried like this, according to ths page https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2493920/how-to-switch-position-of-two-items-in-a-python-list : ...
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Is it possible to run a script from an external editor without reloading the file?

I use an external to Blender text editor (vim). I understand I can write in it and then reload file in Blender's text editor. Is there a way to run a script from external editor without this ...
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Constant errors with Rigify (Blender), and ultimately can't import to Unity3D

I sat down today to try and learn animations in Blender. After a few hours I was rigging bones to simple structures, making key frames, and saving FBX files for import to Unity3D. I felt like a pro. ...
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Remove part of a plane

I am trying to build a pool on top of a plane, the pool goes below the plane, How can I remove the part of the plane that is in the pool?
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Quick Smoke Domain is Solid Black

So I have installed a fresh copy of Blender 2.69. I launch it. Open a new project. Hit the space bar and type Quick Smoke. I select Quick Smoke. On load of the Quick Smoke the Domain for Smoke is ...
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Get “Object Color” property in Cycles

I need a way to get the Object Color in Cycles. I was thinking about using the attribute node, but I don't know what to write in the name entry. Is there another way to get the color? Please don't ...
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How to get additive blending in cycles?

I want a semi transparent particle that adds to the color behind it. Stack enough on them on top of each other it will be brighter and brighter until it is pure white. It is of course volumetrics I ...
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Is it possible to simulate an egg?

Is it possible to simulate an egg? Specifically, I was wondering how to handle simulating the yolk. I was thinking fluid simulation, but it seems you can't a specify different viscosity for ...

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