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  1. There's been a lot of other threads that question...

    There's been a lot of other threads that question Ton's leadership and whether he has the ability to manage a software project. I once posited the idea of replacing Ton with someone like Johnathon W...
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    Is the image really that small or did you...

    Is the image really that small or did you accidentally leave the image size percentage value at something like 25 percent?

    I can barely make out any detail in it.
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    I can't speak for him, but I think the tool may...

    I can't speak for him, but I think the tool may be more useful if it was all done with a single operation where every selected vertex but the active one gets treated automatically as 'passive' (just...
  4. Do people here have to make every thread into a...

    Do people here have to make every thread into a "bash Ton thread", this only reinforces his view that the community is just noise. I don't think he is expecting a userbase that is nothing but...
  5. Is this the reason why you wish that the BF...

    Is this the reason why you wish that the BF should've never tried for the momentum that eventually took out the other hobby or low-cost 3D apps, because of a perceived 'war' on industry standards...
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    Is there a reason you still use Blender then?...

    Is there a reason you still use Blender then? Sounds like you'd rather be away from all of the 3D stuff and instead buy some big canvases to paint on.

    BPR; Do you not have air conditioning at your...
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    Reading this, isn't the issue of cracking an...

    Reading this, isn't the issue of cracking an encryption through reading how its done something that every FOSS engine out there has to deal with?

    One could even try to say this as a reason why one...
  8. Reading this, I don't get how how a non-profit...

    Reading this, I don't get how how a non-profit organization can be 'monopolist' in this case here.

    Ton and co. did not buy out anyone, did not do much in the way of marketing (unless the Open...
  9. A third optimization for volumes (this time...

    A third optimization for volumes (this time mainly for those that are textured).
    http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-blender-cvs/2014-July/066391.html

    Combined, the optimizations seen so far...
  10. DingTo also committed a second optimization for...

    DingTo also committed a second optimization for volume sampling (not in Master yet).
    http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-blender-cvs/2014-July/066328.html

    Nice that the last few months months...
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    Poll: There's little you can do outside of having the...

    There's little you can do outside of having the forum stretch the image (making it look ugly), or shrinking the image and placing black bars (making it much harder to notice any detail).

    This is...
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    Amazing job on the meter, very professional...

    Amazing job on the meter, very professional looking, one can practically mistake it for a photo.

    I'd say that this is one of the best images in your entire thread, you seem to have learned quite a...
  13. DingTo commits an optimization to his branch that...

    DingTo commits an optimization to his branch that will mainly benefit those using branched path tracing.
    http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-blender-cvs/2014-July/066295.html

    Branched path...
  14. [SOLVED] So for what you're going for, you couldn't just...

    So for what you're going for, you couldn't just do this with the normal input socket on the bump node?

    You might also want to try a color mix node that mixes the outputs of a normal map node and a...
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    Another case where the 'add shader' node comes in...

    Another case where the 'add shader' node comes in handy, better diffuse texture visibility on glossy objects (and thus better saturation as well) all while still conserving energy.
    323520

    One...
  16. Another update, smaller, but important. -...

    Another update, smaller, but important.


    - Re-overhauled the refractive dispersion shader, it should now produce smoother and better results with no tinting of the material. A brightness...
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    It's fine, I have found this idea to be of good...

    It's fine, I have found this idea to be of good use for simplifying node group setups containing multi-layered SSS (one input with a strong visual cue instead of three number fields).
  18. In addition to what Campbell said, this will also...

    In addition to what Campbell said, this will also probably pave the way for the ability of the BGE to publish games for Android (especially if it gets features specific to touchscreen control). This...
  19. That is correct, I guess we should leave it to...

    That is correct, I guess we should leave it to Campbell to decide who crosses the line in these cases, he is one of the main developers afterall.
  20. I wasn't meaning you in particular, I was meaning...

    I wasn't meaning you in particular, I was meaning the type of exchange that become common in these threads, we already have one example where there's an alleged notion that someone doesn't want to...
  21. There's a popular game on iOS and Android right...

    There's a popular game on iOS and Android right now that takes advantage of this sort of trick to create puzzles (to get a character across from point A to point B), it's very short though for its...
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    Simple, but nice. I would add a little something...

    Simple, but nice. I would add a little something to the background though.

    As for thickening up the pieces, you could try to resolve this by changing the transform mode to normal and the move mode...
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    Cycles visual tips and tricks thread.

    One thing I have noticed that we have lacked in this forum is a clear cut tips and tricks thread that's rich in illustration and visual examples, so I thought I would start one here.

    The rules....
  24. Version 13 uploaded. CHANGES:: ...

    Version 13 uploaded.

    CHANGES::


    -Simplified and improved the Glossy Translucent shader, you now have the option to use the depth information separately to use in any shader mix you wish...
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    If you haven't already, he's in desperate need...

    If you haven't already, he's in desperate need for more SSS shading (perhaps multi-layered and with plan diffuse shading having a bit less influence). This especially applies to the tendril things on...
  26. Thread: Raptor

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    Are you sure you got enough samples in for the...

    Are you sure you got enough samples in for the more complex materials, the tongue looks like a mix of rough paper and stone (either that or the bump is way too high).
  27. Reading this type of exchange here, do we...

    Reading this type of exchange here, do we actually have a concrete definition of what constitutes someone as a "Blender fanboy" anymore?

    It seems to me like the definition in various cases has...
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    Good news that the pie menus are coming into the...

    Good news that the pie menus are coming into the next version, as I said before, I think this will allow the invocation of operators via a GUI item without the issue of location as seen with the...
  29. Good grief RobertT, you really need to start...

    Good grief RobertT, you really need to start posting your work in the Finished Projects forum again or start a sketchbook thread (as you definitely are one of those rare artists who can make any...
  30. Thread: atomic boy

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    Quite an interesting juxtaposition of Japanese...

    Quite an interesting juxtaposition of Japanese Kawaii culture and Kaiju Movies, the image at least really does give a oddly 2D anime look that just barely hangs on to its 3D nature.

    Good work...
  31. Thread: Fish

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    Is this your first time using Blender? If it...

    Is this your first time using Blender?

    If it is, then this is not a bad start as something to help you learn 3D skills, it works as a cartoon it seems.

    Next step would be to move on to ever...
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    I'm pretty sure it's not intended to produce...

    I'm pretty sure it's not intended to produce something like bloom effects (that's what the glare node is for). I guess Lukas can make the hard minimum a value higher than 0 if necessary.
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    We could at least have more granular...

    We could at least have more granular categorization compared to what we have now, it would eliminate the appearance of a wall of text and colors.

    So for the ones affecting the 3D view you could...
  34. It depends on how large you want to print it, a...

    It depends on how large you want to print it, a large poster-sized image for instance may require a resolution of at least 4K to 10K pixels square, which with the 2.71 version of Cycles at least is...
  35. Thread: Read/Write

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    [SOLVED] Also, if you want to ensure an easier...

    Also, if you want to ensure an easier implementation of save files, I would place the game in its own folder and write the saves to the same locations (maybe have a folder labeled 'saves' if you want...
  36. Well we have seen Blender tutorials popping up in...

    Well we have seen Blender tutorials popping up in more and more training websites so yes, it does seem like a good sign that Blender is heading in the right direction (what with the revival of...
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    The new 'Sunbeams' compositor node is now in...

    The new 'Sunbeams' compositor node is now in Master.
    http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-blender-cvs/2014-July/066199.html
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    I fully agree with this. For those who take...

    I fully agree with this.

    For those who take pride in the volunteer-based nature of FOSS, the truth of the matter is that having at least a small team of hired developers is a prerequisite for...
  39. Don't forget Art of Illusion, another 3D FOSS...

    Don't forget Art of Illusion, another 3D FOSS project that was written in Java which has since largely died off. Back in the day it actually had features that Blender didn't have like node-based...
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    At first I was skeptical that you would be able...

    At first I was skeptical that you would be able to just subtract one shader from another in a pathtracing environment, but it seems like you have a strong theory on how such a node would work (flip...
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    Accidentally shoot that thing in your eye and it...

    Accidentally shoot that thing in your eye and it will burn a hole through your brain as well.

    In a way, the idea of a laser beam replacing saws in most workshops would be good (provided it's not...
  42. Some thought ten years ago that Blender would...

    Some thought ten years ago that Blender would become the go-to app. for movie making by today, but in some ways it's still in the same position within the industry as back then despite all of the...
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    I've been noticing development of a 'Sunbeams'...

    I've been noticing development of a 'Sunbeams' node, but I never actually managed to get an idea of seeing it in action, thanks for posting the video.

    I wonder if a future iteration will also...
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    I'm pretty sure the consensus says that a number...

    I'm pretty sure the consensus says that a number of lines including that one is more allegorical in its teaching rather than literal, Christ actually grew up in a home working as a carpenter before...
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    Is discussing with Kbot usually even...

    Is discussing with Kbot usually even constructive? His new way of posting is to post some outdoor image while saying something that's vaguely on-topic. Don't forget he will readily agree with...
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    First commits here...

    First commits here
    http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-blender-cvs/2014-July/066114.html
    http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-blender-cvs/2014-July/066115.html

    I assume this will be a redone...
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    The system being imperfect doesn't mean that...

    The system being imperfect doesn't mean that nothing you do can possibly be your fault though.

    If someone budgeted poorly and bought things with monthly payments that he couldn't afford, then...
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    Other than the small oversight that moving the...

    Other than the small oversight that moving the stencil is actually alt-rightclick, that worked pretty well.

    Is there a way to scale the stencil as well so that it covers more of the view, I...
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    Downloaded a new buildbot build and I have to...

    Downloaded a new buildbot build and I have to say, there's a lot of new stuff in here that will prove to be useful like the new palettes and the line brush.

    However, I have to ask, is there any...
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    Err... BA's been getting revenue from ads long...

    Err... BA's been getting revenue from ads long before the CG Cookie team took ownership of the site, and there's been large threads (even recently) that were still closed because they devolved into...
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    Is this game made in the BGE or another engine,...

    Is this game made in the BGE or another engine, because you might want to emphasize that if it's not (since most of the games in this forum are done in Blender's engine)?
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    A lot of adults don't like seeing nudes either,...

    A lot of adults don't like seeing nudes either, so it's not just a kids thing. I agree that basic use of nudity tags should be encouraged, especially in the sketchbooks forum (and not have nudity in...
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    The UV index to paint on can now be selected...

    The UV index to paint on can now be selected through the layer panel.
    http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-blender-cvs/2014-July/066075.html

    So we are indeed seeing quite a few usability...
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    The faces that result from a dissolve operation...

    The faces that result from a dissolve operation can now be optionally torn out of the mesh.
    http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-blender-cvs/2014-July/066074.html

    Also, that long awaited object...
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    Atr; But you have to admit that the replacement...

    Atr; But you have to admit that the replacement of the old management with one from CG Cookie is hardly a hostile takeover when you note that the former, for quite a while before, barely had time to...
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    A hostile takeover in effect can only happen in...

    A hostile takeover in effect can only happen in earnest if your company is one that has gone public (ie. participating in the stock market). A private company cannot be taken over in that manner...
  57. The issue is less the architecture of the chips...

    The issue is less the architecture of the chips used and more getting things to run on Android using OpenGL ES for the graphics.

    The Viewport FX 3 project should theoretically offer a good...
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    Speculation has gotten a lot of people in trouble...

    Speculation has gotten a lot of people in trouble before ranging from the average joe to the heads of multi-billion dollar corporations. You invest a lot of time to try to prove something and then...
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    It wasn't 'sold', Goofster simply handed it over...

    It wasn't 'sold', Goofster simply handed it over to the CGcookie team, who was led by a long time member and Blender user (since the 2.3x days at the least) formally known as Mr Bomb.

    The issue...
  60. You're not going to find thousands of examples,...

    You're not going to find thousands of examples, but the new thumbnail functionality for the Finished Games forum should make it a lot easier to find quality examples of what can be done with the...
  61. Poll: It looks great, it's really going to help the...

    It looks great, it's really going to help the argument that the BGE can make good quality games because it allows us to see the games that would otherwise be missed.

    Now if the forum thumbnail...
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    Psy-Fi is continuing to get any possible...

    Psy-Fi is continuing to get any possible usability issues banged out like seen here.

    It was agreed that any remaining issues could be tackled after the paint branch was merged in, and that is what...
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    I personally have no problem with BA being run by...

    I personally have no problem with BA being run by CG Cookie, if not mainly for the reason that they literally saved BA (and by extension a rather good chunk of Blender's support and feedback...
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    When people see the term 'Maya Preset', they...

    When people see the term 'Maya Preset', they expect it will change aspects of interaction to make things somewhat more like Maya, otherwise the name might be little more than a misnomer at best and...
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    Who says it has to be Psy-Fi that does it, anyone...

    Who says it has to be Psy-Fi that does it, anyone who knows the code will now be able to adapt that new curve widget for anything else where it might be of use.
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    Remember that raw speed is half of the story, the...

    Remember that raw speed is half of the story, the other half is bandwidth capacity and server space, your favorite sites won't work if server space is lacking and there's not much means to get data...
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    The way I read it, you didn't mention a higher...

    The way I read it, you didn't mention a higher power (nonetheless a deity) at all, all of your posts were about nature, the idea of everyone being the product of nature is more in line with...
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    Looking at the new curves widget makes me...

    Looking at the new curves widget makes me wonder...

    Is it possible to see it used for cases outside of the texture paint mode (especially if it could draw to 3D space)? I could think of a few...
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    Commercial game companies have already been using...

    Commercial game companies have already been using cloud systems to put a complete stop to piracy (which is a big deal when you note that some indie studios lose up to 80 percent of their potential...
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    The thing is, first impressions mean a lot to...

    The thing is, first impressions mean a lot to people (not to everyone, but most expect to feel the power of the software within the first few minutes).

    It's possible someone could open Blender,...
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    On this as well... I was thinking about what...

    On this as well...

    I was thinking about what you said about nature being a system of infallible perfection and I have to say, the very fact that the human race in its current state exists at all...
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    There's little I can say here without breaking...

    There's little I can say here without breaking the forum rules myself, but I will just say that the theology I subscribe to explains the perfection in nature in a different way than assuming there's...
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    -Ants don't have a strong sense of morality or a...

    -Ants don't have a strong sense of morality or a strong sense of right and wrong like people do
    -Ants do not have a developed ability to construct a system of beliefs like people do
    -Ants do have...
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    Don't get too excited yet, this is likely making...

    Don't get too excited yet, this is likely making use of the GLSL scripting functionality you can already do in the BGE (meaning it won't show up in the viewport).

    Moguri at one point had a branch...
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    Quite of lot of whimsy and whirling there, very...

    Quite of lot of whimsy and whirling there, very cheery, now I wish the background could play into that theme a little more :)
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    Right, nature decides what the ant will do for...

    Right, nature decides what the ant will do for the remainder of his life, running the human race like that implies that you are born for a singular purpose decided by your genetics and that's what...
  77. Thread: MiniMapCode

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    It's generally discouraged to post...

    It's generally discouraged to post non-functioning resources on this forum, people who look at these threads expect something complete enough to work out of the box (not to mention possibly be...
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    In my area, most of the intelligent people have...

    In my area, most of the intelligent people have already taken the opportunity to get shelter whether that is one run by the city, one of the local charities, or one that is a home owned by a...
  79. I would support the inclusion of the half-lambert...

    I would support the inclusion of the half-lambert shading patch in BI yet, the game engine people would also like it because it comes with a matching GLSL shader that the BGE can use.

    I personally...
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    A lot of homeless people (not all of them) tend...

    A lot of homeless people (not all of them) tend to be either deadbeats, drug addicts, or both, around here there's a lot that even refuse the offer of shelter and will use any money given by...
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    It would be neat if this could become the start...

    It would be neat if this could become the start of a new ultra-fast and high quality GLSL engine where you have modes for Cycles, BI, and the BGE as well as a custom mode where you plug in shaders...
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    On the flip side this thread here...

    On the flip side this thread here about Blender shows the most recent pages of comments being a lot less critical of Blender on average than the starting pages. That would probably not invalidate the...
  83. Unfortunately to the render-time conscious, this...

    Unfortunately to the render-time conscious, this is to be expected in a undirectional pathtracer.

    Indoor scenes with small lights will tend to require a lot more samples than say, an outdoor scene...
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    Read the entire thread, and it does make a few...

    Read the entire thread, and it does make a few things clear that Ton really needs to finally be serious about (if he wants his dream of many professionals using Blender fully realized).

    In fact,...
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    Have you tried using the Blender text object? ...

    Have you tried using the Blender text object?

    The text object is far superior, can have its color easily changed through the object color attribute, is more easily previewed, and can make use of...
  86. The first things I notice are an apparent overlay...

    The first things I notice are an apparent overlay of F-curves on top of the viewport and some large fancy widget.

    Though I guess we till need to wait what SIGGRAPH conference goers think to...
  87. I think the BGE's situation is a little more than...

    I think the BGE's situation is a little more than just 'being in maintenance mode' when you take into account new features that work in it like LOD, enhanced actuators, collision layers, the light...
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    To those reading Jemonn's post, this bug happens...

    To those reading Jemonn's post, this bug happens only with Progressive Metropolis mode (Tiled Metropolis and adaptive sampling are unaffected).

    I also reported crashing when using Importance...
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    What about using removeParent() on the children...

    What about using removeParent() on the children before doing any deleting, does that crash Blender at all?

    Would the .blend file do the same thing if you just had two cubes on a plane with the...
  90. I believe even those who mainly use other engines...

    I believe even those who mainly use other engines have used it as a prototyping tool before (which they say it's very good for that purpose).

    Simulations and studies in motion art can also come to...
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    What does the physics visualization mode show,...

    What does the physics visualization mode show, does it still show a physics bound where the object was deleted?

    What about the parent/child hierarchy, would it be possible to just do...
  92. I don't think making sure the BGE works costs...

    I don't think making sure the BGE works costs that much time from the core devs. really, at least it doesn't look like they spend days trying to figure something out. The vast majority of all work...
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    What I read into when you said 'corner the...

    What I read into when you said 'corner the market', that suggested to me that Autodesk will be able to successfully erase all of the gains that Blender has made so far in that area (12 years of...
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    All Autodesk might have to do really is wage an...

    All Autodesk might have to do really is wage an aggressive marketing campaign on how Ton and co. run for the hills whenever the words 'Industry Standard' is mentioned. In other words make a play on...
  95. I believe it's used with the boolean property...

    I believe it's used with the boolean property type where if the actuator is activated it's set to True while otherwise it's set to False.

    So you can use it as a condition-based switch that...
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    BREAKING NEWS:: Metropolis/adaptive sampling...

    BREAKING NEWS:: Metropolis/adaptive sampling version 20 is now out.



    It's going to be a while before we see another major release, but the good news is that tiled metropolis sampling and...
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    In a way, you think you're good at using Blender...

    In a way, you think you're good at using Blender until a few years later when you realize that there were many techniques, tools, and the like that you had no idea of back then.

    I wouldn't say...
  98. More good news for those who like the bricks, new...

    More good news for those who like the bricks, new patches from HG1 have been committed.

    Level mode for the property actuator...
  99. I believe the newer builds of Blender should now...

    I believe the newer builds of Blender should now have a deselect option for the select random operator, so it should allow you to offset a bunch of randomly picked cards at once.

    On the patch...
  100. That's precisely what I said (at least that's...

    That's precisely what I said (at least that's what Firefox shows me saying), does your browser try to auto-correct posts when browsing the forum by any chance?
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