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Add a modifiers uv project with python

Can someone tell me why this code doesn't work? I would like to use my object "Camera" as a projector in my modifier "UVProject" ...
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Library Linking and textures

I have several blend files with models in them. Each of these blend files use a common texture. Each of the blend files are linked into a Blend file with an environment in it. When I render this ...
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Getting a stack trace when addon crashes Blender

I am developing an addon for Blender 2.69, and a specific python library call is causing Blender to crash. I have tried to enclose the call in a try-catch block, but it still crashes. As a result, I ...
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Why does home button in the UV/Image editor zoom out a lot?

If you have an image in the UV/Image editor window, pressing the Home button is for View All. Why does it put a massive border around the image? Every time I press Home I have to zoom back in! Zoom ...
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Make the "Ruler/Protractor" measurements to appear on renders

I recently realized that blender have a "Ruler/Protractor" tool for precise measurements. Is there a way to make those measurements appear on final renders? (By the way, is there a way to customize ...
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Is it possible to render video sequence animations with network render?

I would like to render a lengthy video sequence in the VSE faster using network render. It works great for 3D animations but I can't get it to work with video sequences. The result is usually a blank ...
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how can I make an emission shader shine through a transparent material?

I am trying to use the emission shader to make a light, but I realized that it seems to be only shining through to a limited extent: These are the nodes for the light: These are the nodes for the ...
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Is it possible to render other materials besides volumes using a procidural texture to define "density"?

In other words, is it possible to render an image of a cube like this: But make the "spheres" refractive as opposed to scattering volumes? When I attempted with this (I did not expect it to succeed):...
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Is it possible to convert a procedural texture into actual geometry?

As we now have volumetrics in cycles, it's possible to render procedural textures in 3D. For example, you can render a cube: Like this: However, is it possible to generate an actual mesh based on ...
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Problem when exporting from Blender to Unity 3D?

I'm having a problem when trying to import my character to the Unity Engine. It gives me message: ...
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Is there a way to have one material for cycles and the BI

Is there any way to make a material work in cycles and the blender internal? I'm looking for a way to have only one material in the material slot, but a different material for cycles and blender ...
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How to create snow particle physics?

Image 1: Image 2: Any help or thoughts would be awesome!
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How to apply (make real) a curve generated by modifier in Graph Editor?

I need to apply (or make real) modifier used on IPO curve for next adjustment. In my case I have curve with three keyframes plus Modifier (type Cycles) that repeats eight times this step. I have ...
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How do I force Graph Editor to show drivers for my Materials

I've rigged this face, adding drivers to shape key values and particle systems. So far so good, but when I add drivers to some node values they don't show up in the Grap Editor when viewing Drivers. ...
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No previews showing in the compositor

In a brand new project, I'm getting a white "X" instead of the backdrop preview. I can only find one reference to this online, with no solution given. I'm very new to the compositor, so apologies if I'...
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Python context error NameError: name 'context' is not defined

The following is a script that is supposed to access UV info but it fails right away in both Object and Edit modes. I fist tried using Bl-2.69.8, then 2.69 then 2.68 and it happens the same every ...
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Apply Scale issues on duplicated object

At a loss on this one. I'm sure it's something simple. I'm currently building a character…. (well nearly finished) the eyes are separate from the main model as I want to move them when animating. ...
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Keep sharp edges when using subdivision surface

How can I use the subdivision surface modifier to create more high poly meshes without ruining sharp edges? For example this mesh The sphere should be subdivided but the rim of the cylinder should ...
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Change number of frames allowed for each animation?

I have a shoot animation which contains 15 Keyframes, and a reload that contains 70 keyframes. When I set the keyframe amount to 70 and go to the shoot animation, then change the number of keyframes ...
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How do I copy the normal axis orientation from a mesh face to an Empty hooked to the face OR a bone parented to the face? [duplicate]

EDIT: Ok, my question/explanation doesn't seem to be clear enough, so I'll try to restate my goal. The end result I'm trying to achieve is to hook an empty or bone to each separated face, BUT using ...
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Transparent image textures in cycles [duplicate]

I added two planes in Cycles with Image Texture in png with some transparency. I covered one by the other but transparency doesn't work, I mean it is impossible to see the one which is under despite ...
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Can I subdivide vertices in a single direction?

Is it possible to almost duplicate or split vertices but keep them part of the edge that that they're on? Subdividing basically works, but if I try to do multiple edges at once, it does it in all ...
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Possible to replay repetitive tasks using Python?

Is there a way to do a particular task manually, generate the code for it automatically and update that code to do some task repeatedly? I'm looking for something like record macro functionality that'...
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How do we access Vert, Norm and UV data then print to a text file using Blender/Python?

Basically, I've been trying to implement the code from the following page but I'm having difficulty tying the subtleties together. Get indices of vertices of triangulated faces in python The block ...
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How to re-parent a bone?

I have rigged a gun, but the bones/armature is attached to the wrong bone. I need to move all the bones which are meant for the gun to a different bone. Images which explain the problem:
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How can I organize the outliner with groups?

When I learned the basics of Maya awhile back, they taught us that we could organize and clean the outliner window with groups. Anyway, it doesn't seem that I can hide multiple objects into one ...
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Programmatically generate random point-cloud within solid mesh

I think I'm nearly there, thanks to two super scripts from CoDEmanX. The first script shows the bounding box around an object: ...
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Why can't I translate parts of my mesh with the 3d widget?

I'm new to Blender, when I was working on a simple character like in the tutorial I'm following. I tried to change the shape of 2 cubes by moving the x and y arrows on the widget but it's not working ...
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Poor precision when editing? [duplicate]

I have a recurring problem with Blender 2.64: I import a model, I start to edit it then suddenly the precision decreases drastically so that I can't move anything where I want to (there are huge gaps ...
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X-Ray Mode is Not Working

I'm new to Blender and still learning how to make a simple character, but when I started creating the Armature the X-Ray Mode is not working probably. I enabled it and I can't see the bones. That ...
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How can I "convert" a blender model into a 2d drawing?

As one can see, behind the "Koro" text, there is the outline of the lama. How is this effect created? Are there any options in the compositor to do so? How can I "convert" a blender model into a 2d ...
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Jagged and wrong looking shadow on hair particles

The shadow on my smooth shaded sphere with hair particles just looks wrong: Blender scene with wrong shadow I use Blender version 2.69, normals are turned outside and there are no doubled vertices. ...
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How to set options before script execution

Let's say I want to create UI for addon which allows to choose options (eg delete meshes only) before script execution. How can I achieve that? I know about F6 panel (and options in the T-panel) but ...
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Export modifier, not apply

I'm making an exporter for Blender to Metasequoia. (the import while come later) Metasequoia 3d file are compatible with modifier like mirror and subdivision surface I really don't want to apply them ...
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Coordinates of corners of camera view border

How to get coordinates of corners of camera border in camera view relative to the viewport area? After checking ...
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Preview in Video Sequence Editor doesn't show render layers

I have a scene with two objects: the cube on layer 1 and a cone on layer 2. Under the Layers tab, I have set just the first layer to be rendered. In the Video Sequence Editor, I added added my scene....
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Does a game engine runtime work on all operating systems?

Do game engine runtimes work on all versions of windows? Would it work on Linux and OSX too? I am assuming it only works on Windows but I would like to know for sure. Also, would it be possible to ...
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How to align an object by one or two edges to xyz axes?

How can I align object edge to one of the axis? For example, if I have a cube rotated 'freely' in the scene with applied rotation -- how can I realign it along x y and z axes again? using physics ...
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Modeling a crease on a helmet

I'm modeling a helmet from a 2D image but can't figure out which way to go about making this crease. I started with a UV sphere and mirrored it then started to drag faces to create the general shape ...
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How can I set the linearVelocity so that the object travels a specific distance with python?

What velocity should I set an object to in order to have it travel 30 Blender Units in 0.25 seconds.The object will be traveling on its Y local axis. This is being done in python rather than an ...
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How can I make an object render with a wireframe in the game engine?

I want it to look like the top image when I press P, so it has those lines around each face. Like this: Not like this:
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Choose 10,000 random points inside mesh

I'm going to be throwing a mesh into a BEM acoustic simulator. There is a well-known resonance problem with BEM acoustic simulators --if you test for a frequency that matches one of the resonance ...
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Is it possible to append objects to the same layer as they are in the source file?

When appending objects to new .blend file, is it possible to make objects to retain their original layers?
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Why does my material panel look different?

Complete beginner here. I'm trying to follow this tutorial on Anisotropic shaders, but my property panel looks nothing like the property panel in the tutorial. For example, when creating a material, ...
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UV painting within Blender?

I basically want to create this in Blender But I have some trouble creating the textures for it. I have created an UV map for it which looks like this. Now I just want to paint on the UV map. But I ...
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How project/Cut a path over sphere

I found one tutorial of software PTC Creo 2.0 to try to do the same in Blender, I imported the path from Illustrator like .svg file, place in the zone to project, but when use shrikwrap modifier, ...
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Aligning bones' axes to the global axes

I am using the quaternion rotation mode to rotate bones into poses for an animation. For some of my bones, when I increase the X value of the quaternion the bone rotates around the y axis instead. For ...
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How do I clear the render border?

In the 3d viewport I am using a border region to only render things inside the selected region. I did this with CtrlB. I cannot get rid of the region. How can I make the border disappear?
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Python Commands from Terminal Aren't Working Ubuntu 13.10

I'm fairly sure I'm doing something wrong and this isn't a bug, but when I installed blender from the 'blender' repository and have 2.66a running in an Ubuntu 13.10 VM, I got problems with using ...
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How do I scale from one side side only?

How do I scale from one side side only? I want to keep the left side of a object in place, but scale it smaller from the right. See this screen shot: I want it to end up like this: But I had to ...

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