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Extruding meshes with Bmesh

In previous tutorials we looked into the basics of how to create mesh data to make new objects. Let’s shift gears and start abusing pre-existing meshes instead, today we will look at extrusions. I hope you haven’t forgotten how to use Bmesh! Let’s start with the usual: imports and some basic setup. import bpy import bmesh from mathutils import Vector …

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Futuristic Glass

I’ve been playing around with Eeevee recently and the new shader-to-rgb node.  Finally we have a way to grab the result of a BSDF node and transform it into an image.

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A look at security in Blender

A few moons ago security researchers at Cisco made waves in the Blender community after disclosing a number of vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to run arbitrary code. All the of them were fixed by 2.79a but it’s still possible to make Blender run arbitrary code. In fact, it has always been possible.

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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.