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by stiv
Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: User Questions that really belong on blenderartists.org
Topic: What panels would you recommend for beginners?
Replies: 2
Views: 1632

/me notes that in addition to the default Screen (3d View) there are a number of task-specific Screens predefined.

See the little dropdown menu (Choose Screen Layout) at the top.
by stiv
Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:51 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Appalling support for Max and Maya key sets
Replies: 2
Views: 13358

I hear both Max and Maya have great support for their keymaps.

Blender keys are customizable now. Have at it! As always, patches are welcome.

http://www.blender.org/development/submit-a-patch/
by stiv
Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:34 am
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Help with graphic problem, graphic card?
Replies: 4
Views: 2368

When I try to go to File->User Preferences ->System Blender crashes A definite sign for graphics problems! It is important to remember that the graphics subsystem is composed of a video card/chipset + the video driver. Often updating the driver from the card manufacturer's site (not your operating ...
by stiv
Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Help with graphic problem, graphic card?
Replies: 4
Views: 2368

Sounds like an OpenGL problem.
Things to try:

* Play with the Window Draw Method setting under File->User Preferences ->System

* Update your video driver from the card manufacturer's website

* turn off compositing window manager's like Aero or compiz
by stiv
Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Collada Export via a Java-Tool
Replies: 3
Views: 1805

The endgame here is to end up with a complete command like "blender -P some_script.py" In python, you can do something like: mport os cmd = 'blender' flags = ' -P ' script = 'some script.py' space = ' ' # our final cmd is 'blender -P some_script.py' os.system( cmd + space + flags + space + script ) ...
by stiv
Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Participating Media / SMOKE
Replies: 3
Views: 1245

Disclaimer: I am completely unfamiliar with the Smoke internals, but.... From a quick peek at the API docs, it looks like the voxel data is written to a file. Since the smoke density array only has 32 elements it probably is not the entire set of voxels unless you are doing verrrrrrry tiny domains (...
by stiv
Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Collada Export via a Java-Tool
Replies: 3
Views: 1805

String[] callAndArgs1 = {"C:\\Program Files\\Blender Foundation/Blender/blender.exe", "C:\\Users\\Desktop\\Scripting.py" }; Looks like you have the executable name (blender), the script to run (scripting.py), but no flags or switches to tell blender what to do with that file. Run 'blender -h' at th...
by stiv
Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Creating big structures in a smart way?
Replies: 2
Views: 641

It sounds like you want to craeate a a mesh as the convex hull of a point cloud.
by stiv
Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: How to create new selectable item / volumetric elements
Replies: 1
Views: 707

Looking at the BMesh code would be a good start.
by stiv
Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: start python script in blender from Java
Replies: 3
Views: 12820

I don't have a Java example for you since I am forbidden from Java coding by the court's restraining order. However most languages have some implementation of the C language system() call. It basically looks like this: system("some program to run") The stuff that goes into the "some program to run s...
by stiv
Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:57 am
Forum: User Questions that really belong on blenderartists.org
Topic: Is there built in support for extracting a bezier equation?
Replies: 1
Views: 1095

Blender itself has no intrinsic methods for calculating the volume, but the curve control points are available via Python and the Bezier equations are all over the interwebs or in a computer graphics handbook. Wolfram might be a good place to look. Google is your friend.
by stiv
Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: start python script in blender from Java
Replies: 3
Views: 12820

Just spawn off a process by whatever the Java equivalent of the system() call is. Doing 'blender -h' will give you the command line switches.
by stiv
Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: User Questions that really belong on blenderartists.org
Topic: importing text in a .wrl or .x3d file
Replies: 2
Views: 4233

Is that the entire tag? It seems to be lacking in spatial/geometric information.
by stiv
Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: User Questions that really belong on blenderartists.org
Topic: Production inside of a VR environment.
Replies: 3
Views: 1620

There are some people involved with running Blender's Game Engine in a VR/CAVE environment. Google is probably your friend here.
by stiv
Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: User Questions that really belong on blenderartists.org
Topic: Problem with object selection in Object mode
Replies: 2
Views: 2790

You added the new part in Edit mode which makes everything one object. Use the P-key to seParate selected parts in Edit mode.