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A free and open source 3D modelling/content creation software. Note that there is a StackExchange site for blender at http://blender.stackexchange.com.

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Importing Blender to 3DS Max

I'm trying to import a character I made to 3DS Max but each time I do the angle comes out really weird. How do I orient my object in Blender so it imports upright in 3DSM?
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Which is the best software to create 3D mockup from scratch? [duplicate]

I am always get stuck when I have to create a specific position/view/custom mockup. I want to design the mockup very realistic like the image. I can't find any options to create such mockup but I am ...
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How would I approach this in blender? [closed]

How would I go about creating the Claws text in blender?
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Blender - show edges angles “direction”

I'm working on a papercraft project on Pepakura and Valley folds show in light blue and Montain Folds in dark blue. I was wondering if there is a way to show the angle of the folding edges directly ...
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Are there any free programs that will allow me to convert 3d files exported from Photoshop into Blender?

The title says it all. I've created a simple heart shaped extrusion in Photoshop that I'd like to import into Blender for editing. So far none of the file formats I've exported to (from the ps side) ...
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Blender vs Cinema 4d Modelling

I'm currently considering switching from Cinema 4D to Blender, mostly because of modelling features. I downloaded the following blender model and imported it in C4D. This is all one single object and ...
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Understanding black and white levels

Here's a simple image I took from pixabay, in a video about compositing, (I'm using blender's compositor here, but the general principle should apply), the author said, "in this image, there's more ...
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How to create a line connecting two spheres in Blender / C4D?

I need to create something like this in 3D, i.e. a set of spheres connected with a straight line. I know I can create each line individually, but is it possible to create a connector so that whenever ...
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Photoshop to render CAD data to photorealistic images?

Has anyone experience in rendering CAD data to photorealistic images by using Photoshop? I know that Blender can do this, but Blender is quite complicated. Do you know what programm is best in terms ...
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Photorealism critique?

Ignoring the background does this look photorealistic? This is my first time modeling in Blender, but please be as harsh as you need to be. Besides the photorealism any other critisim is highly ...
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What is the name of visual technic to draw line showing both velocity and accleration in 3d animation software

In several animating software such as Blender, source film maker,etc. ... , they visual the position of an object over time by pulsating line. Does that visualization technic have a name? Edit: In ...
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Remove curvature from 360 images, without editing all files by hand?

I created .gif file with 360 frames from a rotating tower in blender, every frame is 1 degree of rotation. However, there is a bit of curvature on the left and right end of frames. I want to make them ...
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Extracting vertex data of a 3D Model using 3D Modelling software

I know the title might sound a bit confusing but there is method in my madness. Firstly, the type of data i'm trying to extract is every position and angle of every vertex used to form the 3D Model ...
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Which program was used to create this image? [closed]

How was this created? Using a 3d program like blender, 3DS max or Photoshop?
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So what's difference between MAYA and Blender?

So I am studying blender in my school as alternative subject for about 10 months and some of classmates recommended me this application (MAYA). Should I switch ? Kindly consider my specs Here. Thanks !...
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DPI Vs. PPI Vs. Image dimension, what should be taken to consideration?

I've been really facing this problem and I have found a similar link, that does not really address the problem. First of all, I'd like to mention that I use blender and GIMP for most graphics that I ...
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How to create a pile of tokens like this? [closed]

Hello, I am new to graphics design and this is my first post here. I would like to create an image as this one below. I have already made a nice logo with text, the sunburst effect and ... Now, what I ...
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3d game graphics: Where to start?

So I've been programming for a while and I really want to make my first good-looking 3d game, obviously not AAA quality but a game that looks nice. I have the necessary programming skills, good music ...
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Turn any 3D Graphics type file into a Surface/Curve Parametric Equation [closed]

I always wondered if it's possible to turn a 3D graphics type file into a parametric equation. For example, we'll take the free program "Blender" which allows you to model anything you can think of. ...
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how to get results of the node setup in gimp?

Here is a very easy node setup in blender: suppose if we want to see the results in gimp with the subtract mode set on the wave texture we get a result such as this: the results are quite different ...
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What is the idea behind using multi pass rendering ? [closed]

I do not know what multi pass rendering is, all I know is random sheets showing the same outline of an object but differently coloured while each own unique way of filling has a name like for instance ...
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.dds File Loses Color When Viewed in Layers

I have three .dss photo files from a video game that are textures. A lot of the separate maps (diffuse/specular/normal) are on different layers of these photos so I need some layers individually to ...
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Creating this 3d map perspective?

I am trying to create a custom image overlay on leaflet.js. For sake of learning something new, I am trying to lay over the co-ordinates on a 3D-looking map. For example (the map inside the red ...
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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 easier ...
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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 duplicated ...
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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: Here's ...
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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 ...