Edgel3D
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As requested the Blend file I used some time back has been placed here. It's nothing more than a particle emitter with very few particles over a very long time - typically 50 particles over 1000 ...

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Cut edges in the UV Editor
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You can give those two faces an exclusive material & texture slot, then UV unwrap them separately. Move and scale them in the UV editor independently to take the part of the texture you're ...

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File size increases every time I save
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I observed this only last night! I have two particle systems running and what was a half MB Blender file before the particles were added, suddenly increased to some unbelievable size! (can't remember,...

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Make strength of emmision independent from the surface brightness
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I might have another answer and one that takes only a minute or so to put in place. Just place a "Point"lamp inside the sphere and parent it to the sphere. Wind up the lamp's strength if need be, ...

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How to make character run forward?
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I don't see any path for the character to run along so I'll include this link as to how to create a path and have avatars objects move along them. here Instead of forcing the character to follow the ...

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Blender Render Smoke, vs viewport how to match?
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I overcame this by rendering in OpenGL. (Top left of 3D window, open "Render" tab and select "OpenGL RenderAnimation")

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How to make a simple one image + music mp4 video?
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A possible alternative way of describing it... -=====================- Lay the audio track into the VSE from frame 1. Lay the image file in another track. (strip) Highlite the right hand handle at ...

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Achieving wipe effect in video with (motion tracked) mask revealing 3D object
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If I'm guessing right, you're moving a sheet of paper in a previously taken video to uncover some 3D (extruded) text that's sitting in Blender's 3D window. I've done it here with a single animated ...

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Want to make this Split and Slide Effect achieved in After Effects in the VSE
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Splitting screens: The method I've used here is using the same principle for both. A 2D plane for each video, one laid just above the other and the camera looking straight down. Note: Both are ...

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How to Interrupt a process the results in an unresponsive interface (like "Control-C")
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ESC key might do it. When the task is going to take an age, you can go to Windows' Task Manager and stop the Blender program outright...(Ctrl+Alt+Del) It does mean you lose what you've been doing ...

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Start particles before animation
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I've had the same problem both with the fluttering nature of snowflakes, gravity and needing to have the snowfall showing well into the original animation. The easiest way to achieve the time lag ...

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How do I make a rig with one bone?
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If I understand your question correctly you just need to be in object mode with your model, then (SH-A) add an "Armature". Move it into the model's internals somewhere although that's not absolutely ...

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How to use video preview as video output?
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This may not be exactly what you're asking but have you tried rendering from the Drop down menu at the top left of the 3D window. It's called "render" strangely enough and gives you access to the "...

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adding effects like smoke
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Not to take anything from @Kristof Meirlaen's answer, I take a more simplistic approach - An easy way overall is to texture a 2D plane in the 3D window with the video of the pot, or preferably, make ...

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Circular / Shape indentation onto curved surface?
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I'm no expert in this field but I've used the "Knife Project" for this sort of thing as distinct from "Knife". i.e. call upon the "Mesh-->Faces-->Intersect" then the knife project function to cut a ...

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Path Constraint deforming Mesh
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for stability I don't allow bones to follow paths. Instead I use an 'Empty' or dummy invisible 2D plane and parent the main armature to that, then have the dummy follow the path. You could try that. ...

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How do I change the size of the bounding box without it effecting the object selected?
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I've had that trouble a lot with imported objects, and also those I've exported as .obj , and every time, it's been caused by some fragment of mesh that's somehow got into the project or obj file. ...

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How do you import a rigged character from one blender file to another?
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This is close to 2 years after the event but others may find it useful - I've been exporting rigged mesh objects using a mix of .OBJ, and .FBX, but before you read on you might like to scan down to ...

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How to pack uv without breaking stacks of islands?
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UV mapping is not my strong point, but when I get undesirable results I alternate between Smart UV unwrapping and the ordinary version. When that fails I do a UV unwrap--> reset first, then a "Follow ...

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Weird deviation when extruding vertexes
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Try this - don't snap to anything. Get into Ortho view mode so you're looking flat at the side to be extruded, extrude one vertice only a small distance in the axis that will take it along top edge. ...

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Animate restriction of viewport visibility/rendering of a group of objects
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I've not attempted this but I have done similar in that I've created new "Scenes" and copy/pasted rigged characters into those. (CTL-C/CTL-V) Do not try and use SH-D! The objects and characters are ...

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how can I rig a 2D face onto a 3D model
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This is not the elegant answer offered by @aliasguru, rather a straightforward approach, posted for those not overly familiar with Blender and wanting to get a face 'talking' using 2D photographed or ...

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How can I delete a single frame?
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You can also do a "hard cut" (SH-K) after frame 115, shift the right strip that's now separated a little (to the right), hard cut it's 1st frame off (frame 116), and drag what's left to the left again ...

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Get smooth and slow 25fps video from 50fps footage
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I've done this and also found the output was jerky and downright terrible. I had to edit the footage anyway so I used the VSE (editor) and set the "Frame Steps" to "2" in the properties panel at ...

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Find vertices in .obj File which were marked in Blender
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I imagine you've decided against separating those vertices so you only export each part separately, i.e. two individual obj files? (Delete the section(s) you don't want to include in the first obj ...

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How to replace / swap frames in Blender VSE?
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I did this only a day ago. I'd changed the path where the videos were stored, and the strip after that went blank. I pressed "N" from the VSE window, went to the right where the strip's properties ...

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Emit Rigid Bodies in a similar way to a particle system
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This has been done in Vers 2.77 and written for those with reasonable experience. The Blend file is below. Producing the coins - Make one coin some reasonable distance above the table and at frame 1,...

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How to make multiple speed changes in a video
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EDIT 11th Dec 2021 - Improvements rewrite... There are a few rules to follow here - Importing variable bitrate mp4's can make maintaining sound sync somewhat more challenging , so a conversion to ...

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Combining soft body with deform modifiers (scale, armature, morphs...)
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This is a straight forward case of scaling firstly, then shapekeying to pull the swollen sphere's surface back inside the building's interior. (Blend file below) A 2nd shapekey was used to pull the ...

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Two origin points for simple deform
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A metal or wooden beam is to be stretched up in an arc with it's ends firmly clamped. (Blend file below) Notes - A lot of problems can be avoided when using the Laplacian modifier by ensuring the ...

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