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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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Blender is a visual application, words will go a far way but a picture is worth a thousand words or so the saying goes. The recommended current workflow is to either use as many images as needed to illustrate the issue or to submit the problematic file for inspection. Solution 1 A well worded question can trump all, provided you describe the steps that are ...


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I have made a variant of the script posted by CoDEmanX with: Multi-char support A keyboard shortcut (CtrlY, if you think of a better available key, please comment) Optional key/mousebutton icons Support for reviewing/improving edits, answering own questions, etc. Undo support An icon Automatic extra space removal Example of usage: Tested on Firefox 59.0.2 ...


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Even the most mundane detail or seemingly non-related action can help you get a concrete reply (installed program X yesterday etc) as opposed to commented suggestions and followup questions so I'd recommend to provide as much detail as possible when asking. Not saying you should always try to avoid the latter but being preemptive can save everyone time. ...


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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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I don't think Blender 2.8 related question should be automatically considered offtopic. It will eventually become the official latest release, so it should be encouraging to have early answers and clarifications about it. That is as long as they are not about trouble shooting technical problems with the builds themselves, along the lines of "Why isn't this ...


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I'm going to disagree with Duarte here, and argue they should be off topic. At its core Blender.SE is a database of blender knowledge, in Q&A format. As a result posts long-term value should be considered as the top priority. At the same time, Blender 2.8 is rapidly evolving software, and questions about how to use its features could quickly become ...


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This site is about Blender and anything Blender related as long as it's allowed in our scope, commercial or free though we would more prefer the latter, I don't see why not. So that would include addons such as BlenderCookie's Contour, Unity interactions or even getting VRay configured etc .


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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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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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It depends on the scope of the question. If the question includes specifics (Eg: Can I integrate Blender into a workflow that includes GIMP and Inkscape?), then it's fine. If however, the question is broad (Eg: "Is Blender right for me?: Is it as easy to use as Fancy3D 10.30"), we would be better off closing it as NARQ.


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I reviewed both questions and couldn't find anything bad. I remember that I was also confused during the first hours with Blender on how the 3D cursor works. Answers like that are useful for beginners especially when they are listed at the first place of a google search. The 2nd one requires basic python knowledge plus Blender API which can't be taken for ...


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"Legal" yes, I guess so, but it is off topic and would get closed. Job offers are off topic. We get maybe one a month or so, and they quickly get closed, and directed to blender artists' job section. So to save you from quickly getting your "question" really a job offer DVed and closed, just post on BA, its linked above.


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Thanks iKlsR, I created a Greasemonkey script based on your code, which inserts a new button automatically: // ==UserScript== // @name Add <kbd> Button to StackExchange Toolbar // @namespace http://blender.org // @include *.stackexchange.com/* // @version 1 // @grant none // ==/UserScript== var toolbar; function toolbar_wait() {...


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I think the favorite feature does what you are looking for, or as close as SE offers. After clicking the little star under the vote buttons on any question, it will get added to your favorite list. Any time anything changes, or a new answer gets added a little blue box with how many changes will show up there. Then just sort your favorite list by "activity"...


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Yes, absolutely. Yes, 2.8 is rapidly changing. Yes, questions asked about it today might not apply tomorrow. The thing is, the developers are hoping to get people using and testing the branch as much as possible, because that's how volatile, experimental features (especially when it comes to UI/UX) turn into solid, well designed features which last years ...


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Tutorial Requests This question appears to be off-topic because it requires step-by-step instructions for a process that is specific to a particular project, and/or demonstrates too little effort on the part of the asker. These kinds of problems have been well solved elsewhere and are beyond the scope of this StackExchange.


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"Simple" questions are not bad at all. From a blender user's perspective having a question here makes it easy to find the answer quickly, high google ranking and such. Everybody needs to learn at some point, and this site is and can be a good start. From a site user's perspective, simple questions are great. They get answered quickly, which helps the ...


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This is mostly done by people new to se and probably have experience with forums or irc and this being a QA site, it seems like clutter. I'd say remove these only if the post requires other needed edits, tags, spelling, wording etc, otherwise just leave it, it isn't adding or detracting anything from the post and it doesn't make sense to edit a post to just ...


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Vote to close as off topic. Then if you feel so inclined, explain to the OP why asking for links to tutorials is off topic. BSE is not a google this for me service. That type of post is bad for a few reasons. links brake. (See blender's tutorial page) It can quickly become outdated. Does not fit in with the SE system Like you mention, these types of ...


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When should we be asking question askers for blend files? Sparingly, only when necessary. I very much agree with the question, and have had and stated this position for years. To quote from this answer: There should not be such an emphasize on "the blend." Granted, blends are immensely useful, and help get questions answered quickly. Yet there is ...


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I think the general sentiment (and my opinion) it that all coding questions should be related to blender. If you have a python question that does not have anything to do with blender, such as this one, then it would be better suited to SO (and probably would get closed as off topic on BSE). The other case, is questions that do in fact have a direct ...


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As long as such questions are not duplicates, I think it's to everyone's benefit to have them answered here, because once they are, we probably won't have to answer them ever again (they are likely to be the top search result).


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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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I see no problem in allowing these provided that they are made Community Wiki and ask for something specific. Many other sites on the network have some policy for these types of questions and it could work well for us as well.


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Such a feature is not available in the formatting toolbar, you have to do it manually. I've often wanted the same feature as it is encouraged that posts be formatted correctly, especially input. My javascript is really, really rusty but I managed to throw something together that should save a bit of time (a few seconds at least ;) when doing this. Install ...


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