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Custom trackpad pan/zoom/rotate behavior add-on

I'm trying to write an addon to customize the trackpad panning, zoomimg, and rotating gestures, but can't find a way to read the actual trackpad parameters for position and so on. The properties in ...
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How to understand the math behind Andrew Price's embedding his beer within his glass

I just watched the Blender Guru video How to Make a Beer in Blender and stopped at the point where it advises us to make the liquid slightly larger in diameter than the inner diameter of the glass - ...
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Select individual hairs with Python

Is it possible to select specific particle hairs or hair keys in Blender with Python? I'm writing a script on Blender 2.73a which involves finding hairs in a system by their index and applying the ...
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Property Panel Custom Popup Menu when user presses hotkey over an input field

is it possible to trigger this kind of menu: in the property panel when I press a hotkey over a button/input field? I want to specifically,when the user presses a specific hotkey when over an input ...
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Text objects look slightly differently in viewport and game engine

I have text objects in my scene that I'd like to use in the HUD for a game. When they exist as text objects, I get a different result in a viewport and in game engine once I start playing the game. I ...
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How do I rig Walschaerts valve gear in Blender?

I'm trying to rig a Walschaerts valve gear, which looks like this: I've got some of it working, but I can't figure out how to get the combination lever (the mostly vertical bar between the wheels and ...
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What is the range of values produced by Cycles texture nodes?

When I create a Cycles shader, I often take the 'Fac' output from a Texture node and feed it to the 'Fac' input on a Mix Shader. I'd like to know the exact range of values that this output produces so ...
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How can I remove a linked library with Python?

Load and add linked object I'm working on an add-on. The purpose is to link and un-link groups from another blend file. Thanks to stack exchange and the Blender documentation this works pretty well. ...
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Different seeds on different render layers

Under the Render Properties tab there is a setting to change the seed used for ray tracing. Is there a way to use different seeds on different render layers? I know this is possible using multiple ...
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Per-Vertex lighting in GLSL?

How can I achieve per-vertex lighting (like in single/multi-texture shading) in GLSL with all of the other GLSL features (like buffer shadows, texture layers, etc.)? Bonus points if it can be done in ...
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How to make a dynamically expanding menu in Blender?

Say we want to navigate a tree structure without knowing all the data ahead of time, is it possible to do this in Blender? For example, a menu which dynamically loaded a directory hierarchy from the ...
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Configuring .blend file for remote machine GPU rendering

I would like to render an animation on a remote compute cluster with several GPUs. The machine I configure the .blend file on is a laptop on which I cannot enable the User Settings>System GPU compute ...
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Blender on Windows is skipping python script. (brenda on windows)

We've been using Brenda for quite some time now for rendering architectural stills. Since our editing stations are doing nothing at night, I started making a desktop app that allows you to pick jobs ...
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Anton Balazh Ocean Material

Anton Balazh has an amazing relief map with the best ocean material I have ever seen. This link has several examples: http://unofficialnetworks.com/2014/06/detailed-relief-maps-show-worlds-mountain-...
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2D morphing video images

I'm trying to morph from one video to another. I've seen some tutorial of how to morph images subdividing the plane and moving vertices, but what I really want is to morph from 2D moving images (video)...

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