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How to add a photograph to a scene and render it realistically?

I have basic knowledge of Blender, and I use it to render geometric primitives, such as a collection of cubes with different materials. Now I have a scene with cubes and spheres on a plane (pretty ...
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Rotating a model of a character distorted the animation

I created a 3D model in Blender, I did a walk cycle on it so this character has an walking animation in it. I want to use this model and its walk animation in Unity. But Unity is using ...
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Where do these hair artifacts come from?

I'm rendering some hair close up, with a fresnel-based material on them: The majority of the render looks fine: However, some areas have a scratchy-looking artifacts running perpendicular to the ...
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Shader artifacts rendering in some spots of the mesh

When I render my model in Cycles (I applied a dummy material just to check), there are some bad/glitched shadows in some spots. Like this: But, in shaded view (smooth shading applied to the whole ...
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Execute function only once in a infinite loop on blender game engine? [duplicate]

I'm new to blender and python..I want to clear the input serial buffer of the blender game engine before reads data from it. I have used ...
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Adaptative sampling on Cycles

I have a scene I want to render where a small object moves across the camera's field of view. The rest of the scene is just a black void containing absolutely nothing (see image below). I need to ...
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how to get the a value of the resolution of an image in blender compositor?

I am creating a node group and this node group required the value of the X resolution of the image that the user will put so the user should put half the value of the X resolution but I want to make ...
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How to create a tape wrapped around an handle

Hi i'm very new to blender, and currently, just for beginning i'm doing some "homeworks". Now i'm modeling an hatchet and i want to add a tape around the wood handle. Reference image: Can someone ...
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How can i make my Cycles Cloth Shader to look Translucent [duplicate]

Hey i Created this Shader which i think really gives good results on cloth but i want to have a bit translucency in it but cant figure out the best way somethign with SSS maybe ? I dont know. You can ...
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Can you add geometry to a mesh over time (frames) with Python?

I'd like to create an effect similar to a plant growing over time. Imagine, as the plant grows, it sprouts new leafs and shoots. I know I can generate a mesh using Python, but can I add geometry to ...
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When can a Color Ramp be used to create a gradiant in a Cycles shader?

When can you use a ColorRamp node or better to say where can you use a color ramp to manipulate the color of the mesh to be a gradient and not solid? I tried to plug the ColorRamp in to the Color ...
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How to enable MSAA on editor

I have 1680p display, which makes lines in Blender just horrible. How can I enable MSAA or any equivalent on the editor? I have a GTX 970. I already tried to enable it in Nvidia Control panel but it ...
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Save screenshot (bge) without writing to disk

This is a little odd but I need to save a screen-shot as an array (numpy array for eg) without writing to disk. The idea here is to create and then call the array once per frame in an external script ...
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Working with lower resolution in compositor viewer?

I am Compositing a 4k image and when viewing it is very slow,so I want to work only with 1k viewer not the full 4k,but still have the same resolution when final render.
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Melt a complex mesh and then animate it using force fields

I am struggling while trying to perform a sequence which includes the following actions: Melt a mesh with a viscocity like mercury or something similar. Animate it with a force field, to achieve a ...
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Arduino cannot receive serial data from blender [closed]

I'm trying to send data from blender to arduino(Arduino mega 2560) using pyserial 2.7. But blender cannot send data to Arduino.I'm using COM3 as my serial port and there is no problem with sending ...
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Getting grooves of equal width

How can I get a groove of uniform width, both horizontally and vertically, on a door (a plane)? I've used edge loops, subdividing the surface and the knife tool but I can't get the groove to be a ...
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How to transform the face of an object in a texture? [duplicate]

I have below a cube type object that has very sharp faces. These faces contain 3 different colors (3 different types of purple) and I want to know if there is a way to transform these faces in a 2D ...
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Scale custom bones

Does anyone know why custom bone shapes become enormous when applied to a particular bone? How do you get around this?
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when parenting object to bone, the object changes position

I have a robot, when parenting one object (upper arm) with a specific bone, ctrl_P and selecting Bone, causes the object changes its position. I have no idea why. Can someone give me a clue? with the ...
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How do I make an object in my scene into an object I can instance using python?

I'm in the process of writing an addon that generates buildings based on a group of assets such as bits of wall and roofing. My current plan is to somehow dynamically save custom assets, including UV ...
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Attach cloth to solids and do animation

I'm trying to build an animation of a sail rising up a mast. Effectively, the sail is in several segments, so realistically, each segment intersection will move at slightly different rates. It will ...
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How to change the interpolation easing of multiple keyframes at once?

The easing direction setting in the image above only affects the active keyframe, and when right clicked on the copy to selected operator is grayed out. Is python the only way to set this on all ...
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Blender games on Amazon Fire Tv

I am interested in putting 3d blender games on the tv and I thought there might be a way to put it on Amazon Fire tv. I understand that fire tv takes mostly java games, but I like blender as a ...
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Armature advice for the hip region

I'm using a basic armature: a couple of bones for the hand, a bone for the abdomen, chest, neck, head, clavicle, arm, forearm, thigh, shin, ankle, foot and toes. I'm use poles and targets for the arm ...
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BGE: Create a single mesh

Can I create a single mesh character from multiple meshes from the following file? All off that in a single Body, obj, mesh. Blend file
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How do you overlay an image on a shader in Cycles? [duplicate]

I'm trying to overlay an image on top of a shader to create the effect of having printed onto metal like so: I'm using an Anisotropic shader for the underlying brushed metal and have UV Mapped a PNG (...
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How to align imported mesh to grid?

I've imported a mesh to blender and it's not aligned to the world so to speak and I need the symmetry. How do I get rid of that rotation?.
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How does "Max Angle" work when using Tris to Quads?

According to Wiki: This value (between 0 and 180) controls the threshold for this tool to work on adjacent triangles. With a threshold of 0.0, it will only join adjacent triangles that form a ...
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Animation in viewport suddenly becomes very slow

I was working on a grass animation with a wind force field. First the animation in the 3D view was running at normal speed (~20 fps) then I adjusted a few settings like Stiffness and Bending. And now ...
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Bryce "Zoom to Selection" Function in Blender?

As a newcomer to Blender, I'm trying to reproduce a few workflow scenarios I once used in Bryce, but now in Blender I can't figure out how to do one simple task that was the backbone of much of my ...
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Why does blender render a single image instead of the whole video?

I am trying to render an animation, and every time I go to render, it only renders one frame and stops. Please help. I am stuck until I can fix this. Thanks
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Fastest way to move vertices with python

I'm still a python beginner and I'm writing a script/addon that moves vertices of a mesh following a "long" calcul every time frame changes. Something like : ...
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If a blend is saved with missing linked libraries, is that data now permanently lost?

Lets say I have an asset named "John.blend" that I link into my animation "Shot_005.blend". I animate my awesome character, John, over several days and am eventually happy with it. Unknown to me, ...
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Which engine in Blender should i start with? [duplicate]

I just started learning Blender and I noticed that there are two engines "Blender render" and "cycles render". I'd like to know what is the difference between them in term of Tools, interface (not ...
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Wrapping a 2D net over a 3D object

Is there a way to have a 2D mesh wrapped around a 3D object. Like this: The red part is a flattened knot, which I mapped onto the surface of the blue part. In this specific case I used math to ...
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Is it possible to change particle explosion element size in time?

I'm using particles, explode modifier and a texture to control particles emition timing. I'm wondering is it possible to change the exploded element size in time from the particle emission start ...
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BGE: How to create a countdown timer without using debug or python?

Is it possible to create a timer in the Blender game engine without using DeBug or python? I can create point systems using dynamic text, but just can't figure out how to create a timer.
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How to spread out keyframes parabolically

I would like to create an animation in which something blows up, starting at a normal speed, slows down to a stop, and then reforms. I know I can manually spread out the keyframes in the dope sheet ...
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Make gap even thickness?

I have two panels: Between them is a uneven gap, in some places it is very narrow, in other places it is wide. How can I make it so that the gap is consistent width? for testing on.
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Why are my videos rendering in black and white?

I am making an animation and when I render the animation, it turns out black and white. I have no idea why this is happening.
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Why are most my objects not visible in new windows and when its rendered out?

When I open new windows or render out images, it looks like whats on the right. The window on the left is the original window I've been working on to make this thing. This project is due in 2 days and ...
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Objects not visible in other frames/window but all the objects are in the library

I'm doing a project and I mainly work with one window. (Correct me if I'm not using these terms correctly.) When I open a new window, half the objects disappear, but they're still in the library and ...
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How can I decimate a model to make it fatter?

I've got some grass I am using for my game. However, it is very vertex intensive. It looks great close up, but here is a screenshot of the bush far away (rendered in-game): As you can see, I can ...
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Blender collision sensor is triggered twice

I have this script with the module collision which is called when the player collides with any of two cylinders in the scene, the module increments the counter in a ...
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How to mask off part of image plane

In my scene, I have an image plane with a picture of some kitchen tiles. I also have a cube which has been UV unwrapped and has the same texture as the image plane, but positioned so that the front ...
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BGE local position not respecting rotation

I am playing around in the game engine and I am moving this cube around with this code: ...
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How to adjust Cycles color balance

The color an object appears can be set using a Black Body node, which accurately simulates the color an object should have. This is however relative to the color balance/white balance used. An object ...
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Can Vertex Paint Normalize Color Channels?

I'm using vertex colors to control texture splatting on my model. Each color channel controls the blending weight of a texture: ...
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How to change hair color along length of strand?

At some point (not right away), I'll be wanting to make a character model which has multicolor hair. Namely, it will be one color closer to the roots, and another color closer to the tips. Is there ...
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