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by stiv
Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:35 am
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Align new objects "to view" not working: GUI menu
Replies: 3
Views: 2771

1st question: does the problem show up with official 2.68a (latest ver)?
by stiv
Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: User Questions that really belong on blenderartists.org
Topic: Texture Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1830

Is there a way that i can create a picture design and paste it onto faces of an object in blender?
What you are looking for is called UV Texture Mapping.
by stiv
Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: User Questions that really belong on blenderartists.org
Topic: How to speed an animation up(NOT RENDER TIME).
Replies: 4
Views: 2224

It isn't the wrong forums per-say,
If you are discussing *using* blender, then blenderartists.org is the place.

http://www.blender.org/forum/
by stiv
Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Suggestions
Replies: 1
Views: 703

The stuff you want is under the File->User Preferences menu on the Themes page. There are some Presets for different interface colors. Under Text Style , there are settings for font size (in Points) for titles and widgets and such. If you really want to customize your theme, select User Interface.
by stiv
Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: Coding Blender
Topic: Text editor on Blender Video Editing
Replies: 4
Views: 6518

There is an operator in the texteditor menu to turn text into 3d text
One more entry for the List of Frequently Requested Existing Features list. Does Blender rock, or what?
by stiv
Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Can the metaball generator system be parallelized?
Replies: 3
Views: 1300

No idea if this applies here, but whenever you can, it helps to replace loops with comprehensions.

The other standard way to speed up Python code is to write an extension in C/C++ to do the heavy lifting. Oftentimes, the code has some small section that accounts for most of the execution time.
by stiv
Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Coding Blender
Topic: Text editor on Blender Video Editing
Replies: 4
Views: 6518

Maybe I am just feverish, but I seem to recall Old Blender had an option to load 3D Text from a file. Quite handy for credits.

Maybe the basis for a simple add-on?
by stiv
Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Rendering
Topic: Lux Render - Material Preview View not updating
Replies: 3
Views: 8621

Fixed... It was totally my fault...
Heh. There must be a German word for the combination of embarrassment and joy in these situations. *I* certainly know the feeling.

Thanks for reporting back. Glad it is working!
by stiv
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: User Questions that really belong on blenderartists.org
Topic: 3d Car-Rim
Replies: 2
Views: 1368

Likely you will get a better response at the user forums on blenderartists.org .
by stiv
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Updating Rigify addon in Blender?
Replies: 2
Views: 1160

There have been some internal changes to Blender and the BPy API between 2.66 and the latest 2.67. BMesh comes to mind. If you are going to use an old version of Blender, likely you will need add-ons that are compatible with that version. Input from someone who actually knows the details is welcome.
by stiv
Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: User unterface and usability
Replies: 18
Views: 5124

And remember, most user of 3D software comes from architecture.
I would be very surprised if this were true. I am pretty sure most Blender users are not architects.
by stiv
Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Coding Blender
Topic: What's the first step to implement a GUI framework?
Replies: 8
Views: 7276

You need to decide if your goal is to create an application or to create a GUI library. If the end result is an application, you are much better off using an existing toolkit. There are *lots* of them. Writing a GUI library is a lot of work. Not a task for a beginning programmer. ( I am assuming beg...
by stiv
Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Rendering
Topic: Does more RAM make simulations bake faster?
Replies: 8
Views: 20719

As long as you have enough RAM to keep from swapping (which is horribly slow) or running out, you should be good. Fluid sims are computationally expensive. The more CPU you can bring to bear, the better. Computational Fluid Dynamics is one of the reasons people build super computers. I don't know if...
by stiv
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Coding Blender
Topic: compile error on blender2.68
Replies: 2
Views: 3640

make -j2
One hint for getting blender to compile the first time is to NOT use -j. The multiple jobs result in output messages getting interleaved which makes them hard to read.

There is a link to Building Blender on the Development tab up above.
by stiv
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Testing Builds
Topic: Blender 2.65 startup error
Replies: 1
Views: 8101

What happens with a newer version, like the recently released 2.68?