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ANT Landscape erode option?

I have just updated to Blender 2.79 and was playing around with the updated ANT landscape add-on when I noticed a new option called Landscape Eroder, this has the potential to be really cool but I can'...
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How to use dual scroll wheel mouse in Blender?

I've seen some mice with an extra scroll wheel like the Logitech MX Revolution. Is it possible to use this in Blender? If so, what is a good use for it? I currently have a MX518 mouse, which has ...
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Global Slow-mo effect - Animating Time scale

Is there a way to animate the timescale of a scene for a small amount of time? I'm looking to create an animation, and in the middle it goes from 1.0x speed, to 0.125x speed (1/8th normal speed), but ...
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Triangles in Blender object statistic

I'm using Blender 2.9. I created a wedge, I sliced a box diagonally. I turned on the statistic, I see: 1 object 6 vertices 8 edges 4 faces 8 triangles But why ...
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Create additional Edges when subdividing

When I make clothing and subdivide one piece that I am going to sew together with some other piece, I want addtional edges to be created. So, suppose I have this: In that case, I dont want it to be ...
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Face all outside edges at once

I made a model using the difference boolean modifier. It is the correct shape, but all of the outside faces are open now, is there a way to face all of them at once? The geometry is a bit funky so I ...
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Best way to separate arrays of objects made of multiple loose objects?

The "arch" I have selected is composed of multiple loose objects. I join them with CTRL+J to make 1 object, so I can then add 2 array modifiers to quickly replicate/position more of them. I ...
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Subdivision surface modifier creating lines and stretches on imported SVG

I am having a lot of trouble with just smoothing out a mesh. I created an organic outline through Adobe Illustrator and imported it as an SVG to blender. I converted it to a mesh, extruded it, and I ...
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How to retain speed on a “follow path” modifier even if the path is scaled up or down?

I've added "follow path" modifier to my armature and insterted keyframes so that the armature follows the path between 0-100 frames (the offset goes from 0.0 to 1.0). Everything looks fine ...
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How to cast/teleport a ray in a material for a squinching illusion?

In short I'm wondering if there's a way to not only refract a ray, but also moving it, or somehow cast another ray from a different position in a material shader for an illusion I'm working on. This ...
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How do I get this rainbow to fade and disappear?

I'm very new to Blender. I had wanted to learn it some day and my young daughter has decided to make a TV show, so I guess that time is now. I'm using version 2.91 and working in 2D. The rainbow is a ...
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How to animate a spinning Coil Spring (mechnanic watch)

In a mechanic watch you will find such a coil spring. The spring is fixed in two points (green crosses) and has a spinning attractor at the inside of the spiral which is moving first clockwise and ...
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Which Denoiser to turn on?

Which denoiser should I use? Does it matter? 1. View Layer Properties Denoiser OR 2. the Intel Open Image Denoise --> which I know is quite powerful. So why use the denoiser under View Layer ...
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“separate hsv”-node is giving a wrong output

I have a color with a value of 1 and a saturation of 0.3. But if i connect them to a Separate HSV node, the output for the Saturation is 0.54, and it changes if i change the value. Can someone explain ...
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Show number of Tris selected

Is there a reason it doesn't show you the number of Tris selected? Seems benighted to me. I really need this feature.
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Creating CMYK Printing Simulator/Shader

Out of curiosity, I wanted to see if I could develop a quick little CMYK print shader in cycles. So that I could plug different images in to the shader and have it display as if it had been physically ...
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How to combine all objects in an .fbx file into one object

I have around 15k fbx files and the models in them are split into pieces. I want to have all of them contain only one object. I have this: And I want this: Having a lot of files, I'm wondering if it ...
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Displacement from RGB data

I'm looking to create a height map from a seabed scan that uses a coloured gradient to indicate the height range. I've tried in the past converting these into greyscale, but ideally want to find a way ...
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Squish Object Towards Surface

I have a model of a cat of which I want to make a sculpture. For it to stand steadily and not rock on any surface I put it on I want to, in a smooth way, flatten the bottom surfaces to a common level ...
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How to write EXIF data in rendered images?

I'm trying to render an image in cycles. version 2.83.5. trying to write metadata or Exif data into the image. In the output channel, I ticked every box on metadata. But I didn't find the EXIF data ...
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“Can't edit this property from an override data-block” while adding driver

I tried to add a driver to a custom property after library override. And I checked the message, "Can't edit this property from an override data-block." On the other hand, proxy allowed ...
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Instancing a space theme with a draw callback

In a somewhat tongue in cheek answer to https://blender.stackexchange.com/a/197340/15543 have come across the possibility of having one instance of a 3d view showing a different theme than another. ...
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Recover python script after blender crash

When writing a script and Blender crashes I lose the changes in my script? If blender crashes, I can only get the scripts I've saved manually saved (via Alt+S or Edit > Save). Often I will do Run ...
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Blender won't start - GPUShader: compile error - AWS Elastic Graphics

I am looking to run a Blender workload in Amazon Web Services (AWS). I am testing on a Windows Server image on a non-GPU compute resource. Instead of GPU I am attaching AWS Elastic Graphics to the ...
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Metaball-style merge effect on two modelled and realistically textured human heads possible?

I would like to create a complex animation in which two rigged objects - human head models in this case - merge together as they float next to each other with a similar effect that metaballs have on ...
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Flame shows in Solid view but not Rendered view (in Eevee)

I'm trying to use Quick Effects -> Smoke to start generating a fire simulation, selectively turning off smoke settings. I work primarily in Eevee. The simulation displays properly when I'm in Solid ...
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How exactly is orientation determined for hair particles rendered as objects?

I am using a Blender 2.8.x hair particle system to render particles using objects, but I cannot figure out precisely how the generated objects are oriented. At least not in all cases. If I do NOT ...
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Mantaflow simulations causing strange diamond artefacts

I've create a fluid simulation with mantaflow and am rendering the FLIP particles themselves (no mesh). The simulation looks great (with a resolution of 96) but when it becomes quite turbulent there ...
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Blender python interpreter doesn't like cuda: Trying to run cupy

I'm trying to launch some form of cuda interaction via the blender python interpreter and keep running into Segmentation Faults. After tracing through the code with python's ...
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Scale operator icon OR make template_icon clickable

I am trying to present the user with a gallery view to select a item from the thumbnails. Ideally, they click a button, are presented with the gallery view, and with a single click choose the item. I ...
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How to check if the collection is selected in outliner?

How to python check if the collection is selected or not in the outliner? Here collections "scene 1", "scene 2" and "scene 3" are selected.
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Shading according to velocity

I have a rigid body simulation of many objects and would like to change how they're shaded depending on velocity. It's easy to get location from object info node, but how about change in location ...
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Hotkey to navigate scenes in Blender 2.8?

In Blender 2.7, i could change the layout with Ctrl + ← and Ctrl + →. In 2.7, the scene was layout dependent, allowing me to navigate the scene this way. However, in Blender 2....
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Is there literally NO way to start a particle animation when the particle is emitted?

I've been battling the particle system for over a week now without any success. A little context to what my issue is: I'm using an instantiated collection(!) with 4 meshes in it as particles, each of ...
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Is there a low level alternative for bpy.ops.mesh.separate()?

I am dealing with a great model, I have a problem, I want to divide it by parts, but bpy.ops.mesh.separate(type = 'LOOSE') seems to have a big problem, that is not ...
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radial texture on an acorn cap

I am trying to texture an acorn cap I modeled to mimic a real acorn cap texture. Any suggestions on where to start?
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Blender 2.81 Eevee lights clipping through objects when using volume shader

I want to use Eevee to render my animation in Blender 2.81. The animation involves lights behind/inside objects with one side open. When I add a cube to the scene with a Principled Volume shader in ...
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How to bake two objects (an item and a shrink-wrapped decal on it) into one texture image?

I'm very very new to blender and have been searching on how to do this for a while now to no avail, please forgive me if I'm posting a simple/answered question. I am making a very simple mask that ...
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Lighting/glare issues with Eevee

I have a lighting problem with Eevee, this is the rendering without baking indirect lights and reflections: nothing strange here. But if I bake lights it render like this: as you can see there is ...
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Hacks for improving performance on large scenes

Hi I’m using blender mostly doing exterior architecture visualisations. Through previous months I’ve found many problems that affects this software. But the main issue is lack of performance power ...
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Installing animation-nodes addon on blender 2.81

I've been trying to install and activate animation-nodes... to no avail. Thus far its the only addon I've run into so much trouble with. I've tried uninstalling blender 2.81, deleting any remnant ...
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Selecting Visible Objects Only in Blender 2.8

I can't seem to be able to select the visible objects (in object mode) only without selecting the ones hidden behind other objects, toggling X-Ray mode doesn't make any difference. Just create two ...
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Possible to give a shadow a different material?

Hello. Let say that in a this image, i'd like all shadows to be rendered as an red emissive material, is this possible in render ? procedurally, witouth any modifiers, just by the shader editor ?
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FBX Import - What do these settings mean?

When importing an FBX file, most of the settings are self-explainable, however, there are some settings that I'm curious to know the meaning/use of. These are: (1) Import User Properties (what are ...
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Boolean Modifier Trouble - Yes… The Anvil

I am following a tutorial by the Blender Guru on how to make an anvil and everything was going well until I came to use the Boolean tool. When I use it - I do see a cut out in the mesh, however when I ...
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Eevee Linear / Cubic Texture Interpolation Complex Node Issue / Bug

A friend has been working on a project, and they have run into issues with using Linear Interpolation & Cubic Interpolation with their complex node tree. This node tree will be working with low ...
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How can I speed up assigning materials to specific faces (for low poly style)?

I am playing with a low-poly/color-ramp style that is somewhat similar to pixel art in the sense that I want to paint individual quad faces sharply with different materials picked from a list (quite ...
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Cloth simulation drive rig rendering issues

Goal: Create rig with springy bones for i.e. auto belly fat simulation. Issue: When rendering I'm unable to see spring effect on bones that are driven by objects with is driven by cloth simulation. ...
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sending Data or Values to linked Objects in Blender 2.80 / 2.81

I work a lot with linked data and library objects or linked collections. Is it possible to send values or variables between the different hierachical structures ? So for example: SCENEFILE (var = ...
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How do I shatter rigid bodies on edges

So, I'm creating a rigid body that I am going to throw and I was wondering, is there any way to make the rigid bodies break apart on impact (Similar to the cell frac add-on) except on the edges?

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