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    There are two things that I like mostly in...

    There are two things that I like mostly in Blender, one thing is that there are no limitations to production sequence, that helps each one to develop his own unique working style and other thing is...
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    [SOLVED] I have not not followed the tutorial but this is...

    I have not not followed the tutorial but this is how it works for me:



    import bge


    # --------------------------
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    I post again with the solution. A correction,...

    I post again with the solution.

    A correction, in the previous post the console wrote that it could not find the "encoding" library, so that made me thing that it could not locate the libraries of...
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    Hi, thanks a lot for the response, I hope that we...

    Hi, thanks a lot for the response, I hope that we might find what is going on.

    I have installed Python in this location:
    C:\Programs\Python34\python.exe

    I don't know if this this important,...
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    How to use my own Python installation?

    I would like to install Python myself in a custom path and let Blender run that one instead of the embedded. Instead of using the default installation folder in C:\ I would like to use a different...
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    Amazing, looks almost like a real photo.

    Amazing, looks almost like a real photo.
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    Superb materials, the renders look awesome.

    Superb materials, the renders look awesome.
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    You can change the pose of a sculpt with a mesh...

    You can change the pose of a sculpt with a mesh deform modifier, you make a rough mesh that covers the volume of the model and move this instead of the actual high poly sculpt.

    I tried it now and...
  9. Thread: Flow Map Painter

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    Very cool, tried it now.

    Very cool, tried it now.
  10. Thankfully I found out how to do it. Just in case...

    Thankfully I found out how to do it. Just in case someone drops here by a search engine I would say to him/her that I found that I had to right click on the layer and go to "Properties" and then...
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    Yes it's impossible to hide, for example even...

    Yes it's impossible to hide, for example even properties of cycles appear on the properties panel but at least you can collapse the panel for not taking up space.
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    Oh, then it looks like this is OK because custom...

    Oh, then it looks like this is OK because custom properties indeed should appear in the properties window at the appropriate tab as well (i.e. Object tab). Users will recognize that and won't be...
  13. [Krita] - Can't make a background transparent

    I just started using Krita in hope of replacing Photoshop. I have started converting some PSD projects into it but now I face a problem.

    I have a white layer with sketch lines, that I want to make...
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    Wow, this makes it interesting choice.

    Wow, this makes it interesting choice.
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    Three times? This might be not good. This is...

    Three times? This might be not good.
    This is what it looks like in mine.
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    I wonder what would it be... Any ideas?
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    I have managed to figure it out, it took me quite...

    I have managed to figure it out, it took me quite a while but it was a good exercise. :)



    import bpy


    language = {
    "1" : {
    "hello" : "Woof Hello",
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    The script looks fine, I see though that above...

    The script looks fine, I see though that above that "TestPan" a new panel appears, this is the "custom properties" panel of Blender and it's not a problem don't worry about it because users will...
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    Perhaps you can use CTypes. import ctypes...

    Perhaps you can use CTypes.



    import ctypes
    msg = ctypes.windll.user32.MessageBoxW
    msg(None, "Hello", "Hello From Blender", 0)


    This code uses DLL only, but you can instantiate C...
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    This is great, good work. If you have any updates...

    This is great, good work. If you have any updates in the future please post here so we can know.
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    How to modify the BL UI startup?

    I want to modify the __init__.py located at Blender\2.72\scripts\startup\bl_ui so it can load some scripts of mine. I would like to add my script in this list "_modules" but I could not figure out...
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    This would work, also give you an idea about how...

    This would work, also give you an idea about how to continue it.



    import bpy
    import mathutils
    import bpy.utils


    class OffsetPositionCallMenu(bpy.types.Operator):
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    Yes, I think that "real internships" would be a...

    Yes, I think that "real internships" would be a great benefit for the Institute because it the GSOC is extremely short, while a good internship can last even more (6 months?).

    There might be lots...
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    Yes, I see that difference between SVM and OSL,...

    Yes, I see that difference between SVM and OSL, it looks like SVM is the core of Cycles and OSL a superset....
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    Hi Ninja, thanks for dropping by. In the...

    Hi Ninja, thanks for dropping by. In the beginning I thought that it could be done with OSL only, but now I realize that it could be done with Python as well. It seems that Python is more proper way...
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    Hi thanks for the feedback, yes indeed the shader...

    Hi thanks for the feedback, yes indeed the shader is very simple so you might come up with something that's exactly what you want.
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    Hello, please have a look at my boolean node it...

    Hello, please have a look at my boolean node it will help you create multipurpose materials in no time. :)
    http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?354949-Cycles-Boolean-Node-
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    These processors must hit the market for good and...

    These processors must hit the market for good and the the operating systems as well must be updated. It's a long road ahead so do not wait for it soon. However acquiring very expensive CPU with a...
  28. Thread: Blender Toolkit!

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    There are plenty of OpenGL based GUI libraries...

    There are plenty of OpenGL based GUI libraries that will give you an idea....
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    I have created it, take a look here....

    I have created it, take a look here.
    http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?354949-Cycles-Boolean-Node-(Not-Shader)&p=2766500&posted=1#post2766500
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    If then else example 345306 Or, Not example...

    If then else example
    345306

    Or, Not example
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    Less than, Greater than example
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    Cycles Boolean Node (Not Shader)

    Hello, sometimes you might feel that your materials should be more clever, to have them "make decisions" based on various circumstances and redirect flow in according to your needs.


    You might...
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    Yes I have heard that Blender developers want to...

    Yes I have heard that Blender developers want to make modifiers node based, so in the future we will see more updates on this subject.
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    Good to post your response here to let this...

    Good to post your response here to let this thread live more.

    Yep, boolean node is very useful to have, in the beginning I used nodes only for simply juggling values to create materials, but now...
  34. Blender has Metaballs that somehow resembles...

    Blender has Metaballs that somehow resembles voxels (like in minecraft where the world is defined as points, but geometry is generated on the fly). Metaballs are such objects, that are represented in...
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    Can I make a boolean node?

    1. I would like to know if I can make a custom node that will act as a boolean node.

    It will accept two "input values" and two "data values" but based on a specific condition (e.g. a < b) it will...
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    Some problems I noticed in the scene: 1. The...

    Some problems I noticed in the scene:
    1. The flames in the foreground should be motion tracked because when the camera is zooming they seem like floating in a user interface.
    2. The metal surface...
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    Nice, I do a version of Samus as well with the...

    Nice, I do a version of Samus as well with the zero suit but my style is anime due to simplicity.

    Your work looks very good, the head is great and the body as well. It looks like you almost...
  38. Thread: Anime realism

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    Hi I am an anime enthusiast also. I have this...

    Hi I am an anime enthusiast also.

    I have this suggestion to improve your works. The mood of the scene is easier be done at post processing, having normal colors on the renderings will make much...
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    Wow, awesome! Thanks for posting. :)

    Wow, awesome! Thanks for posting. :)
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    Real case scenarios: If you want to buy 50...

    Real case scenarios:

    If you want to buy 50 licences that cost (e.g) 1000$ each, you pay only 50.000$.

    Now, if you rent 50 licences for 10 months with only (e.g.) 60 $ you pay only:
    50 * 10 *...
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    Yeah, I remember when I watched Euclideon's tech...

    Yeah, I remember when I watched Euclideon's tech demo 3 years ago I was very impressed, no offense, but they should have released something already, so people can download and play with the...
  42. Hi I found this thread on search engine, here's...

    Hi I found this thread on search engine, here's an alternative method. I use Object Index instead of material index. To use Object Index go to Properties Window > Object > Relations tab > Pass Index,...
  43. Wow amazing! This was impossible to spot, thanks.

    Wow amazing! This was impossible to spot, thanks.
  44. Cycles background texture not shown on viewport.

    I try to set a background environment texture with the Cycles rendering engine for the world material. Everything works fine, the only problem is that I can't see the texture on the actual viewport....
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    Thanks for the responses, they were very helpful....

    Thanks for the responses, they were very helpful. After using "Auto Depth" for lots of days, I am either positive or negative. For example when you have density in your scene and things get in your...
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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...
  50. 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...
  53. 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
  58. 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.


    ...
  62. 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?
  63. 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.
  64. 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:...
  65. 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...
  71. 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...
  72. For example... - "Like" buttons everywhere -...

    For example...
    - "Like" buttons everywhere
    - OpenCL ad banners
    - Blender Game Engine "Chatbox" Integration
  73. 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
  80. 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
  82. 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...
  86. 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?
  87. 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....
  100. 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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