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Extracting subtitles with FFmpeg

FFMpeg is the swiss army knife of video editors and motion artists worldwide. Let’s take a look at one of the lesser-known (and kinda unexpected) features. FFmpeg can easily extract embedded subtitles from videos. This command will grab the default subtitle track and export it as a srt file: ffmpeg -i input_file out.srt What if we want to get a …

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Using Blender’s filebrowser with Python

Every now and then an addon requires that the user selects a specific file or path. Sure, you could just give users a simple string input and let them copy/paste into it but how much cooler would it be to let them pick a file from the filebrowser? Luckily Blender provides a handy class that does almost everything for us. …

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Mirage 3.1 launched

Keeping up with the previous decision to make smaller, more frequent releases here's Mirage 3.1. What's new New Invert feature: Inverts the terrain, pretty useful for creating underwater, deep canyon terrains. New Blocks feature: Creates a voxel-like effect in the terrain. Useful if you're making minecraft-ish scenes, or games (and you don't want to bother writing a voxel engine). Fluvial …

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Left Click in Blender: Redux

Many, many moons ago I shared a keymap I was using to have left click (LMB) to select and perform most actions in Blender. No, I haven't changed my mind 🙂

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Black Light V2

Did you include "Try a new Blender theme" in your New Years resolutions? You're in luck! Here's a new and improved version of my old Black Light theme. Now with 100% more orange.

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Render+ 1.7 released

Christmas comes early for Render+ users! This new version focuses on improvements for render jobs based on external files.

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Mirage 3.0 is out now

That's right! The next version of Mirage if finally out in the wild. It's been a little while since 2.1. Ok, it's been well over a year, but it was worth it! Version 3.0 piles on a lot of new features, including improvements to object distribution, rock generation, heightmaps, and more. Object Layers The Tree Distribution panel is old news …

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Bottles Mockup updated!

Blender 2.79 was released last week, and we can finally enjoy filmic, the principled shader, denoiser and more. I’ve updated Bottles mockup pack for Bender 2.79 with all the cool new features.