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Blender give black video after using ffmpeg -codec copy to trim it

I'm working on a project in Blender 2.69. I added all of the video files up front. I later decided I wanted to manipulate a video file in another program and re-add it. When I re-added it, Blender ...
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Blender UI: Closing window frames of unequal size

My question revolves around the seemingly trivial question of how to close a window frame in Blender, when the frame you want to close has no bordering window of the same bordering length. I have ...
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Blender.org is down just for me

I have a small problem. I am trying to access blender.org but I am unable to do so. This seems to be related to my home network. I tried different browsers on my own laptop, as well as another laptop ...
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Distribute Blender rendering to two computers

I have two computers Macbook Pro Intel i7 2.9GHz with 8GB of ram PC with Intel i5 2.5GHz and 8GB of ram Is it possible to distribute Blender rendering to use both of these computers? Currently ...
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Blender refuses to start

I'm trying to run Blender under Linux, but I'm unable to do that, whenever I try I get some errors. I'm using Kubuntu 12.04 with KDE 4.11.1. This is my video card: ~$ lspci | grep VGA 01:00.0 VGA ...
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Transparent texture rendered as black

I'm trying to render a scene with transparent png. The scene is actually imported from a .obj file (with another .mtl file), which should technically applies the transparency for me. ^ It does ...
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Materials Panel Missing in Blender

I am trying to add a material, but after selecting the object I want to add the material to (or selecting anything for that matter), and I click on the materials tab in the properties view, nothing is ...
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Unwrapping/Editing multiple objects in Blender

I have a bunch a tanks in blender, each with a base and at least one weapon (well, there's one with no weapons at all). Every base and weapon is a separate object, so they can turn independently in my ...
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Standalone blender to X export script

I look for a standalone script which can export from a blender file with one single Mesh to an arbitrary 3d format (.dae, .obj, .ply, ...). The deeper problem is, I have a directory with lots of ...
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Blender Render Cycles

I get a very poor Render in cycles. Not just minor problems, but just a cloud of of black and white dots and no contour at all. I read a lot about this now and couldn't get it to work. Does anybody ...
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How to switch to user perspective in Blender

I've just started using Blender (v2.63) for the first time. I have used a lot of 3d modelling programs in the past but Blender's controls seem to be set up differently and it's taking a while to get ...
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How to pan in Blender?

By using keyboard shortcuts, how do you pan an object in Blender on a Mac?
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PNG alpha rendered as black in Blender

I'm a Blender novice, so this is probably easy to fix. When I use a transparent PNG as a texture in Blender, the parts that should be transparent are rendered as black. This is especially confusing ...
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Blender all texture images into one

i want to export a blender model for my game, and it would be much easier to import it, when it contains only one texture image. Unfortunetaly there are 6 texture images. The question is: How can i ...
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How can I use python in Blender Game Engine (2.5+) to save the depth buffer AND the color buffer to file every frame?

I need to save the color buffer and depth buffer of a given camera in a scene in Blender Game Engine every frame to a file (each to their own file). Is this possible? How can this be setup using the ...
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Dichroic Glass in Blender

I am trying to use blender to simulate the Lycurgus Cup. The cup is an example of dichroic (two-color) glass, and appears green when a light source is on the outside of the cup, and appears red when ...
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How to get the Three.js import/export scripts into Blender on Ubuntu?

I have been working with 3D primitives in Three.js, but now I want to import some models. I plan on using Blender, which I have just downloaded with: sudo apt-get install blender However, I was ...
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Emulate number pad with Lenovo x220 Laptop?

I need a number pad with Lenovo x220 laptop and I lack external kbd, for using Blender more on the point 3.10 here and this discussion here. The keyboard with X220 is similar to this one where the ...
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Computer Freezes Up With Vertial Lines Across Screen and Audio Spazz

Here is a (terrible) photo (angled looking down) of the stripes: Notice the purplish vertical stripes that appear evenly about 1/10 of the time. My computer is randomly freezing up and showing lines ...
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In Blender 3D, when I try a fluid simulation, the fluid goes through the mesh rather than colliding with it

I set up a fluid simulation using this tutorial: http://xedium3d.com/tutorials/fluid/ I know that this tutorial is for an older version of Blender, but the buttons and controls are still right there. ...
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In blender 3D, is it possible to save a keyframe of a mesh that has a soft body property

I am using blender 3D right now, and i 'baked' a cloth soft body. However, i want just one keyframe of the cloth. In this case, i make curtains for a window and made it a cloth. I baked it to just how ...
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Tools for accurate modeling in blender?

When using Sketchup I find 'Tape Measure' tool very useful for accurating modeling. I am wondering are there similar tools in blender?
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blender: cannot view objects when camera is distant

I have created a scene in the blender 3D view and would like to position the camera so that all the objects are visible (for instance by pressing the Home key and then pressing CTRL-ALT-Keypad0 to ...
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blender 2.60: “Draw Edge Length” in “Mesh Tools 1” option

Anyone know where to find the "Draw Edge Length" option that used to be available in edit mode in the Editing Panel as the "Mesh Tools 1" option in older versions of Blender? I would like to see the ...
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Blender 2.59 incorrect blending

I'm having problems with blender transparency. I want to create a simple 2d character with the transparent body and transparent eyes on it. All objects should be textured. Here is the image for my ...
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Whether the computer is enough for Blender or DX9/DX10 game programming tasks? : ZOTAC ZBOX HD-ND22 [closed]

I wonder if any "ZOTAC Zbox mini PC" will be enough for Blender or DX9/DX10 game programming tasks? Is the new CryEngine 3 Sandbox editor will be enough ION2 Nvidia graphics processor? Whether the ...
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Convert a series of PNGs to an animated gif or video file

I have a series of PNG image files that I want to convert into animation. What is the best way to convert them into a GIF? Also I have tried various tools to convert them into a video file (like ...
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Why am I getting “the application is failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect”?

I encountered an error while installing blender 2.49b. The error is: the application is failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. please see the application event log or ...
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In Blender how can I open a .blend file and revert the UI layout to default settings?

I have a .blend project started with Blender 2.49b and now I'm using Blender 2.5: I like Blender 2.5 default layout the most, but how can I use it without have to restart the whole project from ...
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Blender - why is the camera created pointing down?

I have a large experience with other 3D apps as 3DS Max and Maya. I am using blender for 10 minutes. The first operation I did: add > camera added a camera pointing down. Look at the image. Why ...
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How do I create a video presentation with preset pause-points?

I want to create a video that has preset pause-points to use in a presentation. My presentation goes like this: I present the first video segment while doing live voice-over. It will automatically ...
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Blender doesn't open/run? How do I fix this?

I used sudo apt-get install blender to install blender on Ubuntu 9.10 But it doesn't open. When I click Applications > Graphics > Blender (fullscreen) or Applications > Graphics > Blender ...
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How can I insert an image sequence into Blender's Video Sequence Editor?

I just started to play with Blender's Video Sequence Editor. I see I can add Image(static) and Movie. Can I add an Image Sequence ? If so how ?
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How do I match the camera from Cinema4D into Blender?

I need to match the camera settings in Blender to the ones from a Cinema4D scene. The main settings I need to apply to the Blender camera are: Focal Length, Aperture Width and Field Of View. I'm ...
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Good Blender tutorial for 3D Studio MAX users

Is there a good tutorial which should how to do things in Blender for ones who knows to to do the same things in 3D Max? May be in form of the table: 3D Max sequence of actions: | Blender sequence of ...
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how to import mesh animation from cinema4d into blender?

I need to import a mesh animation from Cinema4D into Blender. I tried to do that using Collada.The Collada 1.3 importer doesn't seem to do anything, the Collada 1.4 importer seems to work, but the ...
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What's a good 3D modelling editor, other than Blender, that can be used within Unity 3D?

Unity 3D is an amazing tool for quickly creating good-looking, fun games. Unfortunately, its not intended to be used for actually designing your characters or complex levels. Blender is the general ...
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Blender + Google Sketchup 7

I have been trying to import a model from Google Sketchup 7 into Blender 2.49. I have read countless tutorials on how to export it using the Sketchup program into various formats, but these are not ...
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basic shapes in blender

I'm trying to work out how to use blender to create a very simple 3d object to import back into flash. Can anyone point me in the right direction on how to extrude from an imported illustrator ...
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blender rendering question

I need to render a 3d model that have been implement uv map in blender. When I press the render button it renders with normal blender material. But I need to render it with uv map textures. please ...