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    Struggling with viewport navigation?

    I found today something very cool in Blender and I would like to share it. I think is very good to promote stuff like this in the community, so they become known to more users.

    My rant is that...
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    I consider that Blender Institute must establish...

    I consider that Blender Institute must establish a dual licence model.
    Free for educational purposes and commercial for commercial.
    This is the best possible option to let a healthy development...
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    Today I found the patch, it's officially...

    Today I found the patch, it's officially abandoned.
    https://developer.blender.org/D458

    So this tiny patch? Is responsible for destroying Blender?

    That's very weird mostly because it's like...
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    I feel that this patch turned into a sinking...

    I feel that this patch turned into a sinking ship... If there are any last chances to save the ship then there would be two options.

    Option A:
    Color the layers, not the objects. This way Blender...
  5. I don't think that Autodesk will target game...

    I don't think that Autodesk will target game engines specifically, despite how popular are games, they have many other alternatives.

    One very hot topic is real time movie making, currently Unreal...
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    I have prepared a special image so it can be more...

    I have prepared a special image so it can be more clear on what I suggest.
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    As you can see, this is the common way of adding images to viewport but with the additional feature that user...
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    3D Viewport user persp background image

    Hi there fellow Blender users, I want to place an image on the background and be active in user perspective mode, currently only orthos and Camera are supported.

    This is a good way to drop a bunch...
  8. Thread: Pin-up girl

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    Very cool work! You are extremely talented and...

    Very cool work! You are extremely talented and dedicated for your age, it looks like within 2 years you will be working in the 3D graphics world. :)
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    The best option is to rotate the view with middle...

    The best option is to rotate the view with middle mouse and while in an preferable angle press the Alt keyboard button to snap view into a location.

    I remember that this bothered me quite a while...
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    Is it a good idea to export settings on a file?...

    Is it a good idea to export settings on a file? For example in this script Blender\2.70\scripts\addons\add_curve_sapling there is an operator called ExportData that writes to a file.

    Otherwise...
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    Having a look in it I guess that this is the most...

    Having a look in it I guess that this is the most common way to do it, putting the properties in a common datatype (e.g. Scene) that can be reached from the context struct.



    import bpy

    ...
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    Hello, thanks for responding. Based on your...

    Hello, thanks for responding.

    Based on your example, here is a modified version close to what I try to do.




    import bpy
  13. I use Google because it comes standard with a...

    I use Google because it comes standard with a Google account.
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    Attaching a property on operator

    I have a script that is supposed to add a modifier into an object.

    The operator that executes the functioning code needs to have some properties to let the user have more options.

    The problem...
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    All right, I converted the code to use...

    All right, I converted the code to use operator_enum instead of a for loop and now it's all good.
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    Adding tooltip to an operator button

    Hi, do you know how can I add a tooltip to an operator button?

    I have a dictionary with keys id, name, description.
    This dictionary structure is placed in a list to compose the buttons.


    ...
  17. That means that the context of a Menu is not...

    That means that the context of a Menu is not allowed to access other contexts, right?
  18. I see, by flipping the bar on top/bottom this...

    I see, by flipping the bar on top/bottom this seems to reverse the menu.

    Strange convention in my opinion but anyway.

    Thanks for answering.
  19. I want to write a scene property from a menu item

    I have a menu class that draws some operators, however I want to write to a scene property as well.


    For example:...
  20. Menu items in toolbar appear in reverse order.

    Hello, I do some modification on the menu toolbar menu items.

    In python code i set the menu items like this A, B, C, ...
    But when in the Blender menu they appear like this ..., C, B, A

    Is this...
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    Have anyone contacted Youtube support? I have not...

    Have anyone contacted Youtube support? I have not a youtube account to do this, but if you are willing to help send massive inquiries to resolve the issue.
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    This can be done with these techniques - Noise...

    This can be done with these techniques
    - Noise texture to make the color intensity uneven.
    - Dust texture to show that there were actual particles from the real world stucked on the canvas.
    -...
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    Wow, it started looking good. Some details I...

    Wow, it started looking good. Some details I would like to see on this:

    More gloom, perhaps the atmosphere will have humidity that will bring more gloom.

    When it's full moon you get very...
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    Wow, I totally forgot April's 1st...

    Wow, I totally forgot April's 1st...
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    As a young geek 15 years ago I was told this all...

    As a young geek 15 years ago I was told this all of the time.

    But this is a stereotype, any common person who spends about 8 hours of the day... working, either way or another is unable to "get...
  26. If you imagine how Windows became popular, it...

    If you imagine how Windows became popular, it would be simply because non-technical users found it better and easier to use. Windows having stronger marketing strategy, having precise standards (not...
  27. For example... - "Like" buttons everywhere -...

    For example...
    - "Like" buttons everywhere
    - OpenCL ad banners
    - Blender Game Engine "Chatbox" Integration
  28. This is very cool, good job!

    This is very cool, good job!
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    Specifically as this thread started, lawsuits are...

    Specifically as this thread started, lawsuits are pointless and thus boring (not that the nature of their work is boring).

    The most simple case in a court may cost about 800-1000 euros, for more...
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    Who has the time and effort for filing a lawsuit?...

    Who has the time and effort for filing a lawsuit? I think it's very boring and there are no benefits at all.
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    I grabbed some frames of a video and now I will...

    I grabbed some frames of a video and now I will play the frames based on a noise driver.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht4m5txvWos


    Now a problem I see is that I will have to check how to not...
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    Yes I agree, that "non real time" rendering will...

    Yes I agree, that "non real time" rendering will always be essential and it won't go away easily. Because as you say there are lots of other details to be added and also as well other operations to...
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    Frames of image strip

    Hi there, do you know if it possible to control the playback order of an image strip?

    Currently you know by loading a series of images that they can play by default on compositor or video editor....
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    Is this the future of movie making?

    If making movies like this is wrong, then I don't want to be right! :cool:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdsFEMDceNg
  35. Thread: Bamboo Tablets:

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    I feel sorry for the users that were tricked, it...

    I feel sorry for the users that were tricked, it sucks indeed. :(

    I had a long time ago (at 2007) bought a Bamboo One tablet and it totally sucked. My point is that when you do art you need large...
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    Very impressive application, I will try it soon....

    Very impressive application, I will try it soon.

    What it seems also interesting that is coded in Blitzmax.
    http://www.blitzbasic.com/Community/posts.php?topic=101900
  37. Blender can do some stuff like these with...

    Blender can do some stuff like these with metaballs, provided that there are some cool algorithms for distributing them in interesting patterns. Perhaps it's not as sophisticated as other tools but...
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    Anaglyph Earth World Map

    Watch the images.

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/17014128/Blender/Blender%20Tutorial%20-%20Anaglyph%20Earth/Screenshot%20(49).jpg
    ...
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    Jay, you are very cool for sharing all of these...

    Jay, you are very cool for sharing all of these stuff. Good work. :)
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    @Dan, this is very cool game. Awesome artwork as...

    @Dan, this is very cool game. Awesome artwork as well.

    I am a web coder/designer mostly and not a dedicated artist, though I like to play around with Blender and trying stuff. While working in an...
  41. Thread: Why Blender?

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    I always asked myself: Why Blender? Then I asked...

    I always asked myself: Why Blender?
    Then I asked myself: Why not Blender?
  42. Too bad that such a sophisticated technology is...

    Too bad that such a sophisticated technology is used to produce static art. What I would consider better would be simply to offer development technology for game engines or real time dynamics in...
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    This is very good! I like it very much. I...

    This is very good! I like it very much.

    I would suggest to polish it and release it (steam, ubuntu store, shareware etc).
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    This is allowed, it does not matter what is the...

    This is allowed, it does not matter what is the topology is, only as long as there are two edges available. Otherwise it breaks face information badly.

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    Very cool video. I do no doubt about the...

    Very cool video.

    I do no doubt about the quality of the software but one thing strikes me most... That it is heavily based on automation.

    It's no joke that as the complexity to create content...
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    I have found that rotating the root bone is bad...

    I have found that rotating the root bone is bad idea, as you say there is mesh sliding, but for translations there's no problem.

    Here is the status up until now. Everything goes well so far, one...
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    Hello kastoria, thanks for dropping by, you...

    Hello kastoria, thanks for dropping by, you suggestions helped a lot because most tricky parts of the code worked.


    1. you need a place to store the skinned vertex positions
    That is correct, I...
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    C++ Vertex Skinning Example

    Hello fellow Blender users, I have started learning C++ and OpenGL.

    Now I try to learn more about vertex skinning. I want to make a simple application that does vertex skinning.
    (If you wonder...
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    I have many thoughts on this one. The decision...

    I have many thoughts on this one.

    The decision of using QT is much more complex, because it enforces usage of QT Framework and that brings more bloat. I am not saying that this is bad, QT is...
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    Where is this proposal, I can't locate it. :) ...

    Where is this proposal, I can't locate it. :)

    Is it this?
    http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?298932-Blender-UI-Mockups-and-Ideas-Requested&p=2498881&viewfull=1#post2498881
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    I do not vote for RAID, it's not performable...

    I do not vote for RAID, it's not performable enough and it's risky. I had tried it once and I had system instability and crashes, fortunately my data were not corrupted and I switched back to classic...
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    I know that grand masters of painting can create...

    I know that grand masters of painting can create 100% accurate artworks.
    http://weburbanist.com/2009/10/22/faux-photography-43-stunning-super-realistic-works-of-art/...
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    Oh! This is awesome. Well done. I have never...

    Oh! This is awesome. Well done.

    I have never got involved with genetic algorithms but I am very interested to learn. Any ideas where to start?

    Also another, how do you use the compiled Cython...
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    I have not gone too far with such development...

    I have not gone too far with such development concepts in Blender. Though, I had created a naive version for creating objects dynamically which suits perfect for my personal projects....
  55. Logging inside Blender (alternative to console)

    I seek ways of logging information in Blender, instead of using the standard print I would like to do it inside Blender.

    What I would like to have is something like this:...
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    I have not tried it yet, but it can be done. You...

    I have not tried it yet, but it can be done. You only need to create about 10 (or as many as you want) buildings and then place them in the scene. It might be very tedious work to do it by hand, so...
  57. Thread: Asimo SDK

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    Asimo SDK

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    Browsing the web around (Google bought Boston Dynamics corporation) and then watching this video, found out that Honda engineers use Ubuntu for programming Asimo. Neat isn't it?
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    Blender gui is not bad, is actually very good but...

    Blender gui is not bad, is actually very good but is sure very outdated. It needs to get more controls, be more intuitive. This my top personal example on how Blender GUI would work. AvalonDock...
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    Wow, awesome!

    Wow, awesome!
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    The trick is that the photon must essentially go...

    The trick is that the photon must essentially go through conversion to electron, for storage, otherwise is a no go. This will let optic electronics co exist with carbon ones.

    Until the next major...
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    In the same manner I guess that frown face :/ and...

    In the same manner I guess that frown face :/ and tongue face :P could appear as well, but it's not happening exactly.

    Interesting right?
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    Smiley faces appear on urls

    Hello I pasted this url
    http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:Doc/Contact
    and where you see between Dev & Doc these characters interpret as a smiley face.

    Thanks for the support.
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    Hello harris, good work you did there. I would...

    Hello harris, good work you did there. I would also be also interested in this Spring Contraint.

    One thing to know about sending the code is that a module owner will have to accept it so can be...
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    Hello, thanks for bumping the thread. I had...

    Hello, thanks for bumping the thread. I had progressed my research and created something with it. I don't know if anyone is interested. But I would let you know about the results....
  65. Thread: WebGL Sculpt

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    Looks very good, congrats to the developer for...

    Looks very good, congrats to the developer for making this.

    Though dynamic sculpting in Blender works OK, there is room for improvements, Blender could learn a few tricks.
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  66. I have tried all of the other software and I do...

    I have tried all of the other software and I do not like them. They are either too bloated, or too complicated, or too expensive, or too heavy to install that your OS is crippled, or too boring to...
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    Thanks that really helped. :)

    Thanks that really helped. :)
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    Moisty Dungeon (fireflies attack)

    Hello fellow Blender users, I try to create a moisty dungeon but it seems that Cycles is very sensitive to fireflies. :(

    Do you happen to have rendered a scene like that before?

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  69. Thread: Soft Shadows

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    This is the first time I've seen something so...

    This is the first time I've seen something so clever! Well done.
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    For many years since I started using Blender 2-4...

    For many years since I started using Blender 2-4 (years) I was very ambiguous about it, if it would worth the effort to use it, if it is good enough. I found that when I was a beginner I struggled to...
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    Currently in Blender there are two techniques to...

    Currently in Blender there are two techniques to blocking shapes, a) metaballs and b) skin modifier. The problem with these two techniques is a) that when you work in orthogonal axis-es you are ok...
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    Maya got a Grease Pencil

    Here is the Grease Pencil tool in it's full glory in Maya.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or-lmvh1JqM

    Also, to secure the thread (avoid air-talk) for example Cinema4D got a sculpting tool...
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    Take that "Uncanny Valley" (slap)

    I wonder what will happen to graphics in the near future...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj2EeLAai14

    First of all, you might say wow cool video and impressive video, then you can close Youtube....
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    I think that this song is voted for the intro of...

    I think that this song is voted for the intro of the opening ceremony trollface.jpg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktvTqknDobU
  75. Thread: Smart creature

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    Awesome work, well done. I liked the idea to...

    Awesome work, well done.

    I liked the idea to do paint over in Krita, I had not thought of this but I will try it in the future. :) I would suggest you to keep that layer and try to do a projection...
  76. Personally, I had tried once to render an...

    Personally, I had tried once to render an animation with Blender and it was unpleasant experience. I have not so far get my hands on a big project but the next time it will be I will sure try to see...
  77. I had the same problem once and I found a good...

    I had the same problem once and I found a good tutorial in a forum about how to use z combine. It could be good solution to fit your spaceship between an array of asteroids, in a more tricky way.
    ...
  78. [SOLVED] Yep, Cycles it is. This worked my friend,...

    Yep, Cycles it is.

    This worked my friend, thanks a lot for the help. :)
  79. [SOLVED] Render with invisible environment background

    Hello, I would like to have my image rendered with an HDRI environment background.

    Everything goes well, but now I want to get only the rendered object on an alpha layer.

    However if I uncheck...
  80. Thread: Pimla Shinks

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    This project sure takes Blender game engine to...

    This project sure takes Blender game engine to the next level in terms of epic-ness.

    There was quite a rumor that Blender GE can not handle big data, because of limitations e.t.c. Personally I do...
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    I guess that what I am looking for is PyNodes...

    I guess that what I am looking for is PyNodes right?
    http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Extensions:2.4/Py/Nodes/Cookbook
  82. Thread: Filepath problem

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    I don't know if putting r in front of the string...

    I don't know if putting r in front of the string does something.

    Inside a string the slash character \ is considered an escape character, so in combination with another character you get some...
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    Can nodes used for everything?

    I wonder if node setups can be used for anything else other than Textures, Materials, Compositing.

    I have seen for example the developer of Polydrive use node setups....
  84. First of all, welcome to Blender community. I was...

    First of all, welcome to Blender community. I was completely blown away with this work, spectacular result!
  85. Thread: Pixar OpenSubDiv

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    Here were some notes made by Brecht about this...

    Here were some notes made by Brecht about this feature.
    http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-committers/2013-July/041366.html

    Now according to my opinion, I consider that OpenSubDiv is awesome...
  86. I doubt if live streaming is practical at all,...

    I doubt if live streaming is practical at all, not only technically for the quality but based on the lifestyle of the watcher as well.

    Considering the timezones, working hours, other obligations...
  87. Perhaps the repo of Nicholas is only to manage...

    Perhaps the repo of Nicholas is only to manage his projects (sculpting, skin modifier, e.t.c.).

    There was an ongoing conversation here about which GIT repos are active (there might be others as...
  88. Very important factors why USA sent astronauts to...

    Very important factors why USA sent astronauts to the moon in the 60s.

    There was lack of technology, while there was the theoretical know-how physics and math, computer science, programming...
  89. Thread: Rebrand Blender

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    I get Andrew's point, it's not exactly that...

    I get Andrew's point, it's not exactly that Blender needs rebranding but it's the Blender Institute.

    For an investor or a venture capitalist the two fold factor software/artist is not enough....
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    Amazing project, I wish you good luck. P.S....

    Amazing project, I wish you good luck.

    P.S. This asset management tool looks seriously hot! I can't even imagine how it works. :)
  91. Look here a Quantum Computer running Python. ...

    Look here a Quantum Computer running Python.

    http://www.dwavesys.com/en/dev-portal.html

    What can we do to make the pain go away? Keep dreaming that in 2043 we will use one?
  92. [SOLVED] Hello, I have bought a Trust tablet 4 years ago...

    Hello, I have bought a Trust tablet 4 years ago and served me well.
    http://www.techkeyla.com/unboxing-trust-widescreen-slim-tablet-tb-7300/

    The working area is big like A4 sheet the strokes are...
  93. Thread: Guardian Knight

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    Looks goood.

    Looks goood.
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    I will try it as well this week to build blender...

    I will try it as well this week to build blender in Windows with Dragon TDM (Mingw64), I hope it goes well.

    As of speaking, currently downloading the source with GIT as stated here:...
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    [SOLVED] Yep perhaps this message goes to other sub forum,...

    Yep perhaps this message goes to other sub forum, I'll leave it to the moderators to decide.

    If you say this material preview in the Material section of Properties window then you can minimize it...
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    Cool for logos as well!

    Cool for logos as well!
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    This is awesome.

    This is awesome.
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    Hello, I have written such script and use it all...

    Hello, I have written such script and use it all of the time in my projects.
    http://www.blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?301802-Importum-Transfunctioner
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    Request to change font for code tags.

    I think that it would be a good idea to change the font inside CODE tags set to Courier New because mono spaced fonts (characters are equal in space) are better for code readability, mostly for us...
  100. There are two occasions: That you can provide...

    There are two occasions:

    That you can provide outsourcing services to anyone in the world and your physical presence is not an issue. This is only for delivering the requests of the customer.
    ...
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