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    The game engines we know have been evolved around...

    The game engines we know have been evolved around the idea of reusable game objects (like the prefabs on Unity). And this concept from the modern 3D games goes to the most classic games. For example...
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    However is always better to aim as few as...

    However is always better to aim as few as polygons as possible. Save whenever you can but keep an eye on the quality as well.
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    This looks great, check here for daily builds....

    This looks great, check here for daily builds.
    http://graphicall.org/
  4. Thread: Suzanne 2.0

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    Perhaps that particular still was a puppet, but...

    Perhaps that particular still was a puppet, but there were some cgi scenes as well. You get the idea :)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgixhKfH1w4
  5. Thread: Suzanne 2.0

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    http://blenderartists.org/forum/attachment.php?att...

    http://blenderartists.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=432545&stc=1
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    Awesome character, well done. :)

    Awesome character, well done. :)
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    4:41 is really impressive, shows real time...

    4:41 is really impressive, shows real time performance capture.

    Although the face rigging sucks a bit, is a good concept technically.
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    [SOLVED] Something new, I found this snippet somewhere on...

    Something new, I found this snippet somewhere on Github. To my large surprise this function is undocumented in the API and no one mentioned it so far.



    def draw(self, context):
    ...
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    Hmm, I tried the script in both 2.76b and 2.77rc...

    Hmm, I tried the script in both 2.76b and 2.77rc and it not works, I am in Windows 7. This will be a good opportunity to file a bug report right? :)
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    [SOLVED] The second option has a few problems though. ...

    The second option has a few problems though.

    You can't use it while you are in the invoke/execute method of another operator. However you can use it from any panel and the console.
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    [SOLVED] import bpy ...

    import bpy


    ###########################################################


    message = ""


    class MessageWithGlobal(bpy.types.Menu):
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    How to do Modal Timer with Draw Handler?

    import bpy
    import bgl
    import blf
    import time


    def draw_callback_px(self, context):
    font_id = 0
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    [SOLVED] Glad to hear that it works. :)

    Glad to hear that it works. :)
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    [SOLVED] Yes, let's say you run a PHP script, you will...

    Yes, let's say you run a PHP script, you will have to see how to run terminal/command line commands
    http://php.net/manual/en/function.exec.php

    -- import the mesh
    you will have to know the...
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    [SOLVED] However you can still use Blender from command...

    However you can still use Blender from command line.
    https://www.blender.org/manual/advanced/command_line.html?highlight=command%20line

    I remember somewhere I read that some dudes used Blender to...
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    I tested the code and it looks like it works...

    I tested the code and it looks like it works fine, however I don't use Unity now, so I used the OpenTK math instead (which is exactly identical to Unity's, similar math libraries are C# Numerics,...
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    OK, look good. Thanks.

    OK, look good. Thanks.
  18. I found it, if anyone is interested... if...

    I found it, if anyone is interested...



    if event.type == 'MOUSEMOVE':
    coordinates = context.region.view2d.region_to_view(event.mouse_region_x, event.mouse_region_y)
    ...
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    How to cancel modal operator from panel?

    Is there any way to cancel a modal operator from panel? Currently I do it with keyboard ESC key, but I would be interested to know if it can be done in a Panel as well.
  20. They could try some different designs instead of...

    They could try some different designs instead of the natural one.

    424684
  21. How to convert mouse position into UV Editor space?

    I would like to know how can I convert the position of the mouse (system mouse cursor) into an appropriate coordinate in the UV Image Editor.

    For the sake of the example I have put on a demo that...
  22. I have responded.

    I have responded.
  23. 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...
  24. 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):...
  25. 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):
  27. 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!
  29. 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,...
  30. 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.
  31. 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")
    ...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  35. Cheers! :)

    Cheers! :)
  36. 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...
  37. This will do the trick. import bpy ...

    This will do the trick.



    import bpy


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

    Linus Torvalds was right...
  39. 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...
  40. 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....
  41. 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?
  42. 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...
  48. 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...
  50. Any benchmarks in Xeon Phi? I can't find any.

    Any benchmarks in Xeon Phi? I can't find any.
  51. [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...
  53. 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....
  54. 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...
  56. 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
  57. 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...
  58. 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
  61. 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,...
  62. 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! :)
  65. 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...
  67. 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.
  68. This workflow looks very good.

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

    For more information check here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Customization
  70. 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...
  72. 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...
  73. 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
  79. 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...
  81. 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...
  82. 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...
  83. 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.
    395626

    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...
  85. 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...
  92. 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.
  99. 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...
  100. 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
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