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Has anyone used Blender for prototyping animations of mobile apps?

After Effects and other Mac only tools are popular among designers for prototyping animations of mobile apps. I wanted to know if there's anyone here who uses Blender for prototyping. If you do use ...
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Plot shape with it's control net

In "Ming-Jun Lai, Larry L. Schumaker. Spline Functions on Triangulations. Cambridge University Press, 2007, p.64", the author plotted a surface and it's corresponded control net: For my thesis, i ...
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How to render a 3D model like a blue sci-fi hologram?

In IronMan 3, Eve-Online, or Star Trek, 3D models render in a bluish fashion. Examples: Is there a simple way to achieve this result with my own models? I typically use Blender, but if it is ...
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How to start with Blender?

I'm very interested in animation however I only have a little bit experience in Flash Pro. I would like to start from Blender and how to make easy models then go higher and higher. Is there any book ...
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Seamless UV Texture - GIMP

I'm creating a model of a road to use in Unity. The edges need to be able to tile so I can link multiple parts together. I made a UV map and edited it in Gimp. I used the seamless filter in gimp to ...
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How to create wireframes in Blender 3D

I have just gotten Blender 3D, and was wondering how to create a wireframe. Could someone please guide me on how to do this?
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Where to get a 3D human face model as .obj file

Related to this SO question, I got an idea to go for an unique 3D human face model which fits all the the human faces. 1) Where can I get a ready made human head model? I have seen some tools like ...
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Mathematical operations such as “Reflection in Line” with FOSS Linux tools such as Inkscape, Gimp or Blender?

In Gimp, I could do this by "Layer/Transform/180 rotation" and then "Layer/Transform/Flip vertically" -- and then with some mouse, putting things together but it is slow. I am now looking for simpler ...
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Blender - how are points and paths imported from svg different from points and paths created in Blender?

For example, I've imported a logo from Illustrator into Blender. I want to extrude the paths, but guess what? Blender refuses to do so. The "e" key only translates my shape, not extrudes it. My ...
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Blender 3D design [closed]

I want to design a 3d living room using Blender. Can any one help me to find good tutorials. I saw a video tutorial in you tube but it is not enough. Videos or any other form of tutorials are OK. ...
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Blender - displacement of a repeated mesh over another single mesh [closed]

My idea is to achieve something similar to this: Let's say that I have 2 mesh: 1 cube 1 character I want to cover all the body part of my character or a particular region with this cube ...
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Rendering only the edges in Blender 2.6x - wireframe with thicker lines

I can't figure out how to render only the edges of my object ( mesh ) with thicker lines, someone know how to do that?
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Can't see alpha channel in png using GIMP

I created an RGBA image as png file using Blender. When opening image with GIMP, not everything is visible. Here's the original png file created with Blender: Here how does it looks in GIMP: ...
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Speed effect on electrons - 3D

I'm preparing a cover image for a publication for a scientific journal. Instead of being scientifically rigourous, this kind of image could be more artistic and catch the reader's eye while conveying ...