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Simple deform (twist) disappears when applied

I am trying to model a rope falling over a cube. I created a path and added a soft body with a four-circle bevel object. So, I have a four-tubed string that falls nicely. Now I want to twist the ...
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What Shader Node Is It?

When a shader node's label is one of its settings instead of the node's name, is there any way to tell (other than familiarity) what node it is? In the above graphic I have three Math nodes, two set ...
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Virtual study room in Blender

I would like to know whether I can create VR game using Blender without any other tools like Unity, Unreal. My idea is to create a virtual study room for kids using Blender. Outcome: kids will use VR ...
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Single hotkey for multiple options

From time to time, after pressing a hotkey button corresponding to an action (eg. V for "Set handle type" in edit Bezier curve mode), I get to choose from ...
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Calling an operator with bpy.ops and setting a property that is inside a property group

I know that one can override an operator's properties when executing it with bpy.ops.my_operator(my_prop=value) eg ...
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How to reduce size of an image texture

I currently have a texture on a pre-existing model that is 4096 x 4096 pixels. When I export a gltf file this texture is about 28 megs. Pretty big for what I want to do. There's also some other ...
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What is the difference between Cross Fade and Gamma Cross Fade effect in Video Sequence Editor?

The docs mention only very briefly this difference: "The Gamma Cross transition is similar to the Cross Strip transition, however, the Gamma Cross strip transition uses color correction while ...
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Python code for a generic die

I am newbie of Blender and I never used the python interface. I would like to write a little program to make a generic die. Thanks to this question and answers I could put together this code (The ...
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Selecting similar following groups of faces

How can I do this kind of selection without repeating the same operation several times until the vase is selected all around? At the moment I select the first face on top and than the last on bottom ...
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Trying to bake diffuse map without lighting influence (direct or indirect), but there still seems to be some influence. How to prevent it?

I'm trying to bake the color of this object (a boot) to a new image texture: I want the resulting image texture to be flat, without any influence from lights. So I set the bake like this, with only &...
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Why do these "Black Blobs" appear within very tiny spaces in blender?

I have a shader which uses a massive array of planes mixed with a transparent BSDF to render 3D / Procedural textures, such as this marble fractal.. However, cycles appears to render these odd "...
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Layout bugged after opening .blend file on windows instead of mac

Multiple options overlapping so its hard to press some buttons. all i did was sending the .blend file over discord from a mac to windows and this is how some places look. How do i fix this?
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Why is my armature causing the knees to lock?

I made a full armature for my character and when I tested the movements, I noticed that the knees kinda move towards each other instead of moving straight forward.I'm not quite sure how to fix it so ...
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How come my hair particles won't stick to the mesh?

So I made this character and I used hair particles and weight painting to create the eyebrows. Then I created the armature and used automatic weights after parenting the mesh to the armature. When I ...
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Importing model with transparent vertex colors not working

I'm trying to import a 3d mesh I generated in another program to blender which uses vertex colors, but the transparent areas always look opaque. I've tried changing the material blend mode, viewport ...
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Textures & Exporting as OBJ (No textures on exported object)

I have followed various guides on how to attach textures to models using nodes, as well the baking method. I've tried searching this somewhat extensively but have yet to find a solution to my problem. ...
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Is there any Material Node Setup load time info available - as in animation nodes?

I'm wondering if there's a way how to toggle on node setup load time info as they have in animation nodes add-on. It would help me to measure the performance optimizations of my procedural shaders. ...
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How to continue smoothly from a previous sculpt stroke with dyntopo

I often find myself trying to sculpt reliefs or other dips / increments to a model with a set depth or height. Like this, with the plant figures all being the same height: The layer brush-tool with ...
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Animate the Sun's true motion through the sky?

I'm experimenting with the Sun, skies and atmospheres in Blender and I'm looking for a way to accurately animate the Sun's motion through the sky from sunrise to sunset. The Sun Position addon works ...
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First time rigging. What am I doing wrong?

I'm new to Blender. I managed to create a pretty good 3D version of a mascot. I want to rig the mascot but it's a weird shape and I'm not sure how to get this to work. I've used symmetrize and IK ...
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Mesh will not move with armature/rig

Despite looking online for answers to this problem, I have come up still empty handed. My humanoid model will not move with his bones in pose mode. The mesh is parented to the armature, the vertex ...
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How to move collection without moving the instances?

I want to move the collection without affecting all the instances since I would have to rearrange the scene. Is there a way to do this?
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Search and replace image textures in a project?

Is there a way to search though the materials in a Blender project and replace the texture names? For example, I have a PBR material consisting of several different external textures and I want to ...
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How to get rid of dead bookmarks?

I don't know how they occurred. I think I created those bookmarks and deleted the folders. I cannot click the greyed-out bookmarks. Nore, can't I use the minus symbol to the right.
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Script to draw lines within scene rather than over top of it?

Taking as an example this simple script to display an object's global bounding box: Is there any way to make lines display in such a way that they are overlapped by the appropriate geometry? I am ...
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Cannot bake reflections

I am trying to bake a simple plane with mirror like reflection of a HDRi image (roughness set to 0, metallic set to 1). All I get is a flat color and no reflections. tried to add ripples with noise ...
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enabling archipack-addon error 3.0

I am trying to enable an addon, but the error that i find is this: ImportError: cannot import name 'icon_man' from 'archipack_20.archipack_iconmanager' (C:\Users*****\AppData\Roaming\Blender ...
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Finding objects expand attribute for the dopesheet

In the Dopesheet, channels groups are easy to expand with python, there is a action.groups[0].expand attribute. The summary can be expanded from ...
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Can I open blender(.blend) files created on MacOS 12.1 (M1 chip) in Windows 10?

Can I open Blender files created on a MacOS 12.1, M1 chip Macbook Air, in windows 10? Can I render the blender files created on the Macbook air in AWS using a windows 10 instance?
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Quick explosion not rendering

I'm trying to do the quick explosion on a cube but it won't render. How do I fix this?
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Cannot change x and y dimension of an object together using ob.dimensions.x and Python in Blender 3.0

I can not change the x dimension of an object I have created using this code: ...
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Imported Assets Wipe Model Blank in Render Mode

Some imported assets are visible in Solid Mode along with the rest of my model, but in Render Mode they either A) disappear or B) appear rendered but the rest of my model is wiped material-less. Yes, ...
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Spaceship Generator - Error Message

Dear community members, I am a newbie in Blender and I also cannot program software. Unfortunately, I get with the Spaceship Generator an error message. Please see attachment. Could someone please ...
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How to scale a rigged object just in z direction?

Bloody rigger beginner here: So i successfully rigged my little cube here: Now i wanted to have exactly the same just with half z height of that. So i saw another answer here on SE and the answer ...
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Viewport view to Camera view

There are many related topics in this fora, but I could not find a question/answer to my specific problem. Sorry upfront if I missed an answer to this. I think the perspective given by the 3D Viewport ...
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How can I delete or remove a modifier?

I have added a mirror modifier and a surface subdivision modifier but I can't understand how to remove them.
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Fluid not sticking to object

I have an object going down into liquid and coming back up. When it comes back up, no liquid stays on or drips off of the object. How do I fix this?
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What is Smooth Maximum and Smooth Minimum?

I trying to understand these two functions rigorously in mathematical way so I can use them for Procedural Modelling. Blender's manual page doesn't help and it leads me to this Wikipedia page which ...
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How do I scale object location without scaling the object itself (Transform affect only location)

I'm trying to write a part of a script that would scale object locations away from the 3d cursor (so the object size itself wouldn't change, but the object would move away from the 3d cursor). It ...
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Object with volume absorption, in an environment with volume absorption

I have tried different approaches, some of which work, but feel more like workarounds than proper solutions. Let's say: I have an environment (in the most simple case, the world, alternatively an ...
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Fluid Simulation preview remains static?

I'm trying to make my object melt with Quick Liquid but if i open it in my current project and play it the simulation remains static and doesnt flow, it remains just like in the screenshot below. If i ...
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Access Blenders Asset Browser in Viewport Window [closed]

I don't know if this was suggested already or how hard it is to implement this feature but I would appreciate it if I could access the asset browser as a tab through the N Panel of the 3D View/...
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2.9- cannot texture paint with alpha

Why is there no alpha channel in the color picker in Texture paint mode ? my diffuse texture is a png with an alpha channel, the material is set to blend I have to save the image and edit the alpha ...
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Compound paths invisible while imported in Blender

I'm doing a logotype for a friend and I wanted to print it in 3D but unfortunately my svg (created in illustrator) doesn't show some of my compound paths in Blender and I can't figure why.
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how to split blender into two windows so that one has "edit mode" and the other has "object mode"

I found the same topic on the forum, but I didn't find the answer to my question, so I'll ask again I threw off the screenshot, edited in Photoshop, so that it would be clearer what I want::
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What maps should be baked in a high poly model to use in low poly? [closed]

Which of the following maps should I draw in High Poly, bake and transfer to Low Poly, and which ones should I draw directly on Low Poly? When modeling a human character. Roughness map, Ambient ...
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I would like to the simulation to switch on and off gradually

I am creating an animation of a hard block that is softened by being pushed from above, and then crushed by further pushing. Hard blocks are expressed by turning off the simulation. For soft blocks, ...
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How to display all objects with rigid bodies in the outliner?

In a complexer scene there can be easily hundreds of objects. Is there some setting/filter so that i can see all objects with rigid bodies in the outliner?
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How do you access the pose location data for posed objects through python scripting?

I want to be able to access the posed xyz location data for objects parented to an armature. I can do this for bones: ...
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Scaling the Blender Grid based on the 3D Viewport Zoom

I have been playing around with this for a few days now, I want to be able to adjust the Grid Scale when the user zooms in to the 3d Viewport, much like Blender natively does, but Blender only offers [...

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