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The recording software The top two are by far the most used (on this site): LICEcap Windows and OSX installer GifCam Windows only, but no install (yay) ScreenToGif Newer app, looks very good, Windows only, no install (yay) peek Linux only Do note that these all can be run on linux using Wine. There are many other ways, such as recording your screen, and ...


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Short answer: nope. You will probably never see a "flag the DV" type of thing for a number of reasons. All votes up or down, are completely anonymous. So it is not as if a mod could do anything to a user who casts a "bad" DVs. Votes are very subjective; and most of the time* there is no way to say definitively that a vote was "bad". What may be helpful ...


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Ok because SE auto converts to comments "trivial answers" (answers with links to other answers) I guess there will be one answer with a list of links. Add your favorite post to the list below. Volumetric Windows 10 logo effect by Rich Sedman - David's pick Trace visualisation in 3D - how to wrap curves onto a 3D mesh by OmarAhmad - cegaton's pick Rounded ...


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Outside of bounties, no. A bounty is what you are looking for. In fact "thanking him by giving some of my reputation" is one of the reasons for offering a bounty. Reward existing answer One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty. After you offer a bounty, there is a time block (24 hours) that you have to wait till ...


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There's definitely not a single best process. I hope this thread fills up with people weighing in on their method. Linux here.. (Ubuntu) -- not crossplatform My solution involves a few prerequisits (optional) Kazam, you could use Blender's Screencast to create *.png Blender's VSE, (hah! you totally have this already!) FFmpeg's for the convert command, ...


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You can make gif's using blender and GIMP. Three ways you can get original frames from blender - Render an animation. Depending on what you want to show you can setup an animation in blender and render the animation to images. You can also use the viewports opengl render option. Accumulate a series of screenshots. Blender can take a screenshot of it's ...


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It is ok to post an answer that uses a product you made or are affiliated with, when it does answer the question, and only if you disclose your affiliation. I would caution you that it will not get UVed as much (because it is a paid addon), and possibility DVed. However there is nothing wrong (when following the guidelines) with you linking to your addon. ...


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This mechanism is already in place. When you see an answer like that, click the "flag" button and select "it needs ♦ moderator attention > not an answer". Optionally, you can leave a comment explaining why the answer should be a comment. This will alert a moderator1. Moderators can convert the answer to a comment if they see fit. As far as downvoting, it's ...


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If I remember correctly, new users have to wait ~15 minutes before they can accept. For own answers, OPs have to wait a day. This is usually encouraged and or practised but users tend to go with what works for them at the moment and just accept answers. If something better or more indepth is posted, they can always unaccept the current one and accept the ...


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I use to flag using the custom reason with something as simple as "Link only answer." As a mod now, that would be great. Just so you know among the three general flag types: not an answer very low quality in need of moderator intervention which of those you use does not make much of a difference. Those three are all handled the same way by us ...


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This is why it is encouraged to quote the relevant parts of your link(s) and write a full answer, links should only be to complement the text or be additional reading. Unless the question is fully answered in your opinion and the link(s) are just extra reading, flag it for deletion so it can be updated to be a proper answer, converted to a comment or removed....


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In the end it's a personal choice at most, it neither adds nor detracts from the post but is really not that necessary and can be obtrusive especially if the image is a large one (See How can I optimize images and screenshots that I embed in my post?). While Blender is a visual program and images help to convey the answer better. I don't think relatively ...


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Community wiki questions don't accrue rep and have a lower full editing reputation threshold. Questions should be manually converted to community wiki when they are marginal fits or 'list of X' questions that contain enough value to avoid deletion. This affects the question and all answers. The main reason for CW is that these questions/answers can be ...


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Stack Exchange doesn't have this functionality well handled yet (notifications of other people's stuff), so here is what you can do (and what I do): Mark questions favorite (little star below up/down count). This adds them into list under your profile > activity > favorites. The list is public. Bookmark questions (or answers copying their share url) into ...


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From the Blender.SE Help Center (emphasis added): Accepting an answer is not meant to be a definitive and final statement indicating that the question has now been answered perfectly. It simply means that the author received an answer that worked for him or her personally. Not every user comes back to accept an answer, and of those who do, they might not ...


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If you can reasonably answer a question without images, then my all means answer away. Take my answer to this question, I felt it was clear enough with out images. However a user asked for pictures, so 2 days after answering I added them. I would caution you to not answer a question that really should have a picture, and say "image coming soon". As stated ...


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Those are simply kbd tags, defined in the html spec, and styled as such on SE. Here is an example usage: When you really messed up, press AA then DeleteEnter. This is how the sage advice looks in code view: When you really messed up, press <kbd>A</kbd><kbd>A</kbd> then <kbd>Delete</kbd><kbd>Enter</kbd>. ...


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Sorry to be the grump here but this isn't going to happen. Code golf was intended to be used like that, we have a stricter scope and I don't think contests should mingle with serious questions on the main site much less introducing new tags for these, as for helping the answer ratio, these would just be superfluous and in poor taste. On the other hand, I ...


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I can turn on MathJax, but since it's essentially irreversible, I want to be sure it will get used. Simply turning the feature on slows every pageview—even those that don't have any math content. It's probably not worthwhile to add a ~20% increase in load times for all 22,600 or so questions if only a handful of them will actually use mathematical ...


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I think the main issue is that of the OPs skill level. If they are an intermediate/advanced user, the screenshot won't help at all. However, I think there should be screenshots for beginners, as finding menus can be rather difficult if you don't know where everything is located in Blender. Text is easier to edit later on, but if the goal is to help ...


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Well, let's look at what it means when you flag an answer as Not an Answer. The flagging dialogue reads: not an answer This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, a comment, another question, or deleted altogether. It appears to me that this answer does attempt to answer the question. Even if ...


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It is an interesting idea, but I'm not sure of your premise that questions with more UVs are harder to answer. The odd tide of votes come and goes, I sure don't know why some things get UVed so much and not others. I can for sure say that UVs on a question have no correlation to the difficulty of the question. Also UVs on questions should not indicate the ...


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Removing an answer is up to the author for whatever reason they choose, no notification or message is shown and you cannot see deleted posts unless you have the privilege (unlocked at 2000+ reputation).


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I think any variation is fine provided that it answers the question and explains what each argument is doing rather than just slapping a cryptic string for the user to copy and paste. For example, in this answer, the short argument names were used but each argument was explained in a separate block. Also, in both answers you linked, the answers link back ...


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Expanding on what Luke said.. Tags decide very little on the type of answer(s) you will get on a question. For example, the question you linked could have had rigging or constraints added too, that didn't stop people from adding those solutions. As he also said, it is just a fancy organization feature so don't depend too much on them when asking questions. ...


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Sometimes there's an obvious end goal as stated by an OP, the OP has nothing invested in doing it any specific way other than what works and is a useful technique for future projects (like non-destructive editing where possible). I think a good analogy is the problem of 'be careful what you wish for'. Do you really want the literal answer to your question, ...


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Excellent incentive. I applaud you on seeing a problem and working towards getting it fixed. I myself still have ~60 posts to fix. (I thought sure there was a meta post on this before, but alas I can not find it.) Anyway, yes fix them when you come across them. Or if you find yourself with a free hour or two, edit a whole bunch of them (990 as of this ...


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