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  1. Very nice, this is the project you mentioned...

    Very nice, this is the project you mentioned right?
    https://github.com/gilbo/cork

    I don't know exactly what are the differences between the Carve and the Cork libraries, based on the images you...
  2. I have not built Blender on Linux (only in...

    I have not built Blender on Linux (only in Windows) so I might not get it right, looks like the built was fine but the linking failed.


    /usr/bin/ld: /usr/lib/llvm-3.4/lib/libLLVMMCJIT.a(MCJIT.o):...
  3. Generally speaking (not personally to Kauranga)...

    Generally speaking (not personally to Kauranga) This was a reason I used Cubes in my example, in a sense that if a subdivision modifier can be added into the cube it will become like a sphere. This...
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    Splitting a menu item into columns.

    Having a simple menu item, is it possible to fit into one row two items?



    import bpy




    class SimpleCustomMenu(bpy.types.Menu):
  5. I did a little test and the performance was very...

    I did a little test and the performance was very bad.



    import bpy
    import time


    def draw_substrate():
    # Trying to figure out how much time it takes to iterate.
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    Really cool!

    Really cool!
  7. At least technically it works, import the video,...

    At least technically it works, import the video, cut-edit, export.

    I am not saying that Blender is better than Final Cut Pro, but neither I discard the fact that it works.
    To prove my point,...
  8. You might try to send him PM because chances are...

    You might try to send him PM because chances are that he won't see this message.
  9. This is a straight copy from the operator drop...

    This is a straight copy from the operator drop down list.
    You can see it yourself by doing right click on the item and show source code.

    layout.operator_menu_enum("object.modifier_add", "type")
    ...
  10. Even if you had a script like this in your hands,...

    Even if you had a script like this in your hands, you would still had to export 100 models.
    The most significant problem is the manageability of the assets, the exporting process will
    be a one time...
  11. This reminds me of NFS Underground (back when I...

    This reminds me of NFS Underground (back when I played racing games it was GRID and NFS :)) At least if some one creates it he will have to use this approach.
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    First you will have to keep the status of edit...

    First you will have to keep the status of edit modes. You must know when the user enters the EDIT mode and when not. After that you will have to store the initial vertex size when entered and compare...
  13. Cheers! :)

    Cheers! :)
  14. Unfortunately the logic editor works only for the...

    Unfortunately the logic editor works only for the game engine mode (when you press P and go to game mode). Otherwise you will have to everything with Python scripting instead. The first approach is...
  15. This will do the trick. import bpy ...

    This will do the trick.



    import bpy


    def validateModifierPosition(object, name, index):
    return object.modifiers[index] == name
  16. Linus Torvalds was right...

    Linus Torvalds was right...
  17. Today I found this technique that it says you can...

    Today I found this technique that it says you can add a "Driver" into the node and does exactly the work. It might be a "hack" but it will work superb!

    Ideally you do not care about it being a...
  18. This bothered me as well some time ago and tried...

    This bothered me as well some time ago and tried to see it in action.
    A user called Secrop provided an awesome node setup that it was pure math based....
  19. Isn't this Screen Space Ambient Occlusion? I...

    Isn't this Screen Space Ambient Occlusion? I think that there should be another implementation for this (to respect normals). Can you provide an example picture also?
  20. Do you think that MSPaint is a good software?...

    Do you think that MSPaint is a good software? Personally I think that it's missing lots of features but indeed you can put pixels into the screen.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2g5qbvb7F4
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    Amazing Release!

    Amazing Release!
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    Wow, really cool tool. Have anyone tried...

    Wow, really cool tool.

    Have anyone tried this?
    http://albertofx.wix.com/afxlab#!blender-add-ons/x2aqq
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    I am very disappointed with all the commercial...

    I am very disappointed with all the commercial software. At least with older versions of software that they were at a "primitive state" the software was much more compact and focused (e.g. Photoshop...
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    Not exactly this, it was something else. There is...

    Not exactly this, it was something else. There is a high chance I might not find that one and it's a real pain to search it. I think I might need to create it myself. :) I found here some good...
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    Search of an addon (draw BGL edges)

    There was an addon I found some years ago and it allowed you to select some edges from a model, add them in a list and then draw them with BGL. The result would be to draw various so called...
  26. With a first glance I see that you have put...

    With a first glance I see that you have put single backslash (\) in your string variable and this means something else (escaping characters). You will have to change the character to one of these.
    ...
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    The nature of the artist's work is this that...

    The nature of the artist's work is this that matches better the freelancing style rather the employee style.

    1. Art is considered a non-necessity, but something to show off or something to...
  28. Any benchmarks in Xeon Phi? I can't find any.

    Any benchmarks in Xeon Phi? I can't find any.
  29. [SOLVED] You can make an unconventional renaming strategy...

    You can make an unconventional renaming strategy and get away with it. Personally I use it all of the time in my projects because it's very useful.

    The best way would be if Blender supported more...
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    It might be a good idea to create a contact list...

    It might be a good idea to create a contact list with other Blender users, you can meet them online in Google hangouts or Skype etc. But generally IRC or Forums are better because IRC or Forums where...
  31. In this tutorial you can see how to export...

    In this tutorial you can see how to export animations from Blender.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkJPfGEcrrA

    Here you can see how to setup some scenery....
  32. Creating asset based workflow is the same idea as...

    Creating asset based workflow is the same idea as you do for one file projects. But the motto is to take off some weight from the one file and put it out on the file system.

    For example you might...
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    Codemanx showed this once in these forums and I...

    Codemanx showed this once in these forums and I was blown away.

    You might try to create a "keymap" to activate your operator.
    But actually it won't be a real user input (a keymap), it will be an...
  34. Is this thread relevant to this post?...

    Is this thread relevant to this post?
    https://code.blender.org/2015/11/the-2-8-project-for-developers
  35. Panning the viewport is an actual Operator...

    Panning the viewport is an actual Operator running and operators can't be interrupted. This is a fundamental concept of Blender so there is no workaround.

    Some recommendations:

    1. The best...
  36. Gamification like? "Congratulations: You made...

    Gamification like?

    "Congratulations: You made your first render!"
    "New achievement: You used Blender for 5 work-years!"
    "World Record: You loaded a scene with 1 billion polygons!"
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    There is an ongoing effort like this so you might...

    There is an ongoing effort like this so you might be interested to check it out.
    http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?306867-BMax-Tools-or-how-I-left-3ds-Max-)

    Perhaps if currently you...
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    There is this template also here:...

    There is this template also here:
    Blender\2.76\scripts\templates_py\operator_modal_draw.py
  39. You can drop the scripts here so they will be...

    You can drop the scripts here so they will be shown in the Addons list:
    C:\Users\zzz\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.76\scripts\addons

    Alternatively they can be placed here,...
  40. That's good news! :)

    That's good news! :)
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    I have not tried this yet but I know a few things...

    I have not tried this yet but I know a few things about cmake.

    1. You can create a new folder/directory i.e. cmakebuildqt and go in there.
    If you type cmake command, choose the generator, and set...
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    That's funny! :)

    That's funny! :)
  43. I love the package manager of Sublime editor....

    I love the package manager of Sublime editor.
    https://packagecontrol.io/

    This will make things clear about how it will work.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVLJfrIwEP8
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    ZBrush is a fully dedicated sculpting application...

    ZBrush is a fully dedicated sculpting application so you must be informed that is highly fine tuned to have such functionalities, optimizations and tools.

    However, Blender offers exactly all what...
  45. That will blow up your reputation as an artist :)...

    That will blow up your reputation as an artist :)

    Unless you are a cartoonist and you want to exaggerate all of the time.
  46. This workflow looks very good.

    This workflow looks very good.
  47. For more information check here:...

    For more information check here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Customization
  48. Thread: Windows 10 issue

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    I have not faced any problems with Windows 10, I...

    I have not faced any problems with Windows 10, I have "Microsoft USB Wheel Mouse Optical" device and I use Blender 2.75, hash c27589e.

    Go to the Blender executable location, and type this:

    ...
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    If you want to see from where the script is...

    If you want to see from where the script is loaded you can do this:

    print(__file__)
    and see how you can manage this filepath.

    I tried this also and seemed like a good alternative, the deal is...
  50. Thread: [Add-on] AddMIDI

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    This project it's an eye opener for me because it...

    This project it's an eye opener for me because it explains lots of questions I had. At least this is a thin approach and it won't require too much bloat, it will work at once.

    Having a look at...
  51. Currently rigid bodies are added only from the...

    Currently rigid bodies are added only from the "Physics" panel (in previous versions you could add them as modifiers but this is not the case now).




    import bpy

    class...
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    I see, in the same spirit this is how it would be...

    I see, in the same spirit this is how it would be much better, instead of embedding the script inside Blender it will be much handy to edit it externally (let's say you use versioning in blend files,...
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    Other solution is to open your model from a...

    Other solution is to open your model from a shortcut or a batch (or shell) command.
    For example a batch command stored in a .bat file:

    E:\\Programs\\Blender\blender.exe --python myscript.py
    ...
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    Here is the example, it works well either way...

    Here is the example, it works well either way with os.system or subprocess. Only one problem I found was that Blender would stuck as long as the external program is open. This command...
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    If you want to create a custom sculpting...

    If you want to create a custom sculpting functionality the plan is that you will have to be able to create a 1) Modal operator, 2) Change the position of the vertices, 3) Code some specific sculpting...
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    You might need to dig into the native DLLs, or...

    You might need to dig into the native DLLs, or perhaps try to find a premade library (if there's any).
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20499946/xbox-360-vibrate-rumble
  57. This is the the snippet, now it works for a flat...

    This is the the snippet, now it works for a flat plane, you can add a third dimension as well if you want.


    import math
    import random


    def spawn_coords_quad(x, y, distx, disty):
    randx =...
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    Quad topology, mostly does matter about the...

    Quad topology, mostly does matter about the productivity of the pipeline. For example a consistent edgeflow makes things much better and sane when editing the model. And also when delivering you get...
  59. Thanks for pointing this detail, I have installed...

    Thanks for pointing this detail, I have installed the 64 bit version just in case.

    Also I have managed to figure out what the problem was, I renamed the Python34.dll as well (the one that located...
  60. One very strange bug! I removed the PYTHONHOME...

    One very strange bug!

    I removed the PYTHONHOME environment variable because everyone said that Blender automatically recognizes the Python installation, environment variables should be set only if...
  61. Blender can't load ctypes from system Python (not embedded Python).

    Hello, I have tried my best to figure out what is going on and Blender can't load the ctypes modules (which btw used by many other libraries), but still I can't see what is going wrong.


    Here is...
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    Hi, try this and see if it helps. 395626 As...

    Hi, try this and see if it helps.
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    As far as I understand it does not matter if pulse mode is True or False, since it can be activated either way. As a typical convention the default...
  63. Update:...

    Update: http://www.blendernation.com/2015/08/06/non-blender-disneys-hyperion-renderer/

    This image looks like a pure photo.
    http://www.blendernation.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/hyperion.jpg
    ...
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    One of the best images I have ever seen. Looks...

    One of the best images I have ever seen. Looks superb.
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    This might give you a clue...

    This might give you a clue
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/204017/how-do-i-execute-a-program-from-python-os-system-fails-due-to-spaces-in-path

    I think subprocess is the best option


    >>>...
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    I did not know about this micropolygon...

    I did not know about this micropolygon displacement, it looks cool.
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    This is a "hack" to allow the text editor go in...

    This is a "hack" to allow the text editor go in the scene context. It might be not the best way but at least it works out of the box....
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    I had tried once the PyPy library and it seemed...

    I had tried once the PyPy library and it seemed superb.
    http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?303851-PyPy3-Blender

    Python language as a project might stay true to it's roots and avoid...
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    There is only one way, overworking. At least...

    There is only one way, overworking. At least doing this for your personal benefit for free won't be bad. Instead of making something once, make it by ten times by default. Even if you want to play it...
  70. I hope they put hundreds of technical...

    I hope they put hundreds of technical improvements on Windows 10 because all I see is Universal Apps and GUI, not to mention the bloat, oh man... There should be something much more innovative in the...
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    I have responded to a similar question...

    I have responded to a similar question previously.
    http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?374629-Drawing-board&p=2893868&viewfull=1#post2893868

    Also here are some samples as I said....
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    My advice is to give your graphics card a...

    My advice is to give your graphics card a lifespan of 2 years, that will make you choose a model with 150-200 dollars and in late 2017 see if you need to get a new one. I once bought an expensive GPU...
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    The funny thing with tourist attractions is for...

    The funny thing with tourist attractions is for people who appreciate art and architecture also seeing different cultures of different eras.

    If some people want to visit other places to get drunk...
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    One of the most important things that the...

    One of the most important things that the foundation can do is to put an "acceptance factor" behind any other feature. This will make new features get prioritized according to what would be the...
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    Perhaps you should try the FBX format only, since...

    Perhaps you should try the FBX format only, since it's quite fresh and it might be have been tested extensively with current game engines. ...
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    We can reach the developer of rigify and notify...

    We can reach the developer of rigify and notify him, at least this T pose can be added additionally to the default A pose.
  77. Poll: One important thing is that texture painting in...

    One important thing is that texture painting in Blender might need to be established well firstly to be used as a foundation.

    By saying "established" I want to say that texture painting currently...
  78. Yep, well put. This has some explanation of the...

    Yep, well put. This has some explanation of the math models.
    http://www.slideshare.net/takahiroharada/forward-34779335
  79. It will look like this, the new viewport will...

    It will look like this, the new viewport will support modern OpenGL pipeline and that means that everything will have to be passed to GLSL shaders. This translates to forget about the traditional...
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    Yep, something started happening. I did a test as...

    Yep, something started happening. I did a test as well as you can see in the file.
    389089
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    These are very good ideas mentioned, they might...

    These are very good ideas mentioned, they might be OK to begin with. However I am a bit more positive about the MIDI protocol only because it would be very flexible.



    That makes sense, because...
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    Thanks for suggesting this program, it looks like...

    Thanks for suggesting this program, it looks like a good workaround to test this concept.

    Generally, this idea is to have the joy of one-button-shortcuts, due to ease of use and speed.

    For...
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    Proposal - MIDI Input Support

    I feel like I need to attach a second keyboard and assign there some different shortcuts, this is the only way not to mess the original shortcuts that I like. However this is impossible to do.

    The...
  84. If you try to unpack the C structs yourself will...

    If you try to unpack the C structs yourself will it work?
    http://docs.scipy.org/doc/numpy/user/basics.byteswapping.html...
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    I might try to see how this work. From a very...

    I might try to see how this work. From a very quick look it will be better to disable "print" commands because constant console output sucks tiny amounts of time and over a period of time it brings...
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    If you don't want to get into complex coding you...

    If you don't want to get into complex coding you might use -as codemanx suggests- the dissolve modifier but if you are not satisfied with the results check MeshLab as well, because it's extremely...
  87. Good one batFinger, I like that lambda expression.

    Good one batFinger, I like that lambda expression.
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    You give this away for free? You 're the best!...

    You give this away for free? You 're the best! Lots of thanks. :)
  89. Thread: High Ender

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    Very cool!

    Very cool!
  90. Running this piece of code twice: import bpy...

    Running this piece of code twice:


    import bpy


    def myhandler(scene):
    pass
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    Very cool addon, well done! I tried it now, here...

    Very cool addon, well done! I tried it now, here is what I made.
    387793

    However it needs lots of experimentation to see what you can make. :)
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    A breakdown should explain/present the bits of a...

    A breakdown should explain/present the bits of a final work in a progressive and short manner. Progressive means that the presentation should start from nothing and proceed gradually to the final...
  93. It works for me, I hit Alt-A to start the...

    It works for me, I hit Alt-A to start the animation and then I move the camera with the G mouse.

    Also as a side note if changes happen to the method "my_handler" and the script is run again, you...
  94. Yep, Witold surely rocked this one. Lots of kudos...

    Yep, Witold surely rocked this one. Lots of kudos to him.

    What workarounds you can follow for writing multiple file addons? Appending paths to sys.path could work? Or is there something more...
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    OK, this is the best way to make macros. Lots of...

    OK, this is the best way to make macros. Lots of thanks batFINGER.

    Here is what I did in this case:



    import bpy


    # Set edit mode
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    How to create Macros? (Without operator)

    Let's say for example I want to run these commands for automation purposes:


    import bpy
    bpy.ops.mesh.select_all(action='TOGGLE')
    bpy.ops.mesh.remove_doubles()...
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    Catchy title... :D It looks like you used a...

    Catchy title... :D

    It looks like you used a soft brush a lot. Soft brushes are good for shading and smoothing surfaces.

    There are two ways of painting.

    Most advanced painters do a backpaint...
  98. Thread: Drawing board

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    I have this Trust Tablet more than 4 years and I...

    I have this Trust Tablet more than 4 years and I am very happy with it.
    http://trust.com/en/all-products/15358-wide-screen-design-tablet-tb7300

    Despite the fact that it's very under-rated and...
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    Sent PM. .............

    Sent PM.
    .............
  100. Thread: Rotate a bone

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    Rotate a bone

    Hello, I want to rotate a bone with Python, despite the fact that I have found the answer to the question, it does not work for me.
    ...
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