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Nov 30 2018

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) created T58305: 3D View shading style preview's duplicates.
Nov 30 2018, 2:30 PM · BF Blender

Jul 3 2018

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) created T55723: 3D View shading style preview's duplicates.
Jul 3 2018, 3:18 PM · BF Blender: 2.8

Jun 20 2018

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T52572: CUDA Illegal address errors Windows.

After further research I found this article: Preventing Cycles Crash after CUDA timeout

Jun 20 2018, 5:57 PM · Cycles, BF Blender
Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T52572: CUDA Illegal address errors Windows.

I started experiencing such an issue after I updated one week ago my Win10 Pro 64bit OS from Build 1511 to 1803 on an ASUS G752VS notebook (NVIDIA GeForce 1070), and then I updated the Nvidia Graphics drivers to the latest version. Reinstalling the graphics drivers (398.11) with a clean install didn't fix the issue. The error appears randomly when switching the 3D View to Rendered mode; closing and restarting blender and re-opening the same .blend project file sometimes it allows the GPU to render without errors.
The Blender version is 2.79b 64bit official portable release; the same issue appears on the latest buildbot releases 2.79.4.
The following are screenshots of the issue appearing after switching the 3D View to Rendered mode inboth Blender 2.79b and 2.79.4:



In the latter screenshot I first did a full render successfully then I tried to switch the 3D View to Rendered and the error was triggered. Hope this helps.

Jun 20 2018, 10:51 AM · Cycles, BF Blender

Jun 2 2018

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T55300: open Blender2.79b then it close.

Did you try to run Blender with its default settings? If that way it works, then you might try enabling one add-on at a time to discover which one could be the cause of the issue. You may also run Blender in debug mode and watch the Blender's console messages for clues. The last warning message is easy to fix in the preferences.

Jun 2 2018, 9:38 PM · BF Blender

Feb 1 2018

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T53973: Jagged object's contour in 3D View.

I confirm that the source of the issue is in the Clip Start value, which was set at 1mm. I will take it in consideration for the future, and from my side you can close this ticket and better spend developers' valuable time. Thank you for addressing me to the source of the problem.

Feb 1 2018, 2:39 PM · BF Blender
Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) created T53973: Jagged object's contour in 3D View.
Feb 1 2018, 12:55 PM · BF Blender

Dec 6 2017

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T53403: Blender_ID Add-On Certificate Error.

Ooops, you're perfectly right, sorry. I will pay more attention in the future. Lesson learned. Thanks. :-)

Dec 6 2017, 12:22 PM · Addons

Dec 5 2017

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T53403: Blender_ID Add-On Certificate Error.

Sybren, I simply replied to the questions, perhaps in a little too much verbose way. Anyway, the currently available developmental 64bit versions (hash: 1802d14) both experimental (VC14) and not-experimental work fine. Thanks.

Dec 5 2017, 6:53 PM · Addons
Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T53403: Blender_ID Add-On Certificate Error.

Sybren, I usually download the development builds from the official repository (https://builder.blender.org/download/) and only Experimental Build Branch by VS 2015 (Windows Vista/7/8/10) version. I do not install Blender and instead I create a close controlled environment for each portable version I use.

Dec 5 2017, 3:45 PM · Addons

Nov 27 2017

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) updated the task description for T53403: Blender_ID Add-On Certificate Error.
Nov 27 2017, 5:01 PM · Addons
Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) created T53403: Blender_ID Add-On Certificate Error.
Nov 27 2017, 4:05 PM · Addons

Nov 11 2017

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T52564: Error registering add-on's and other bugs with add-ons in 2.79 master (buildbot).

Here on Win10 64bit + Blender 2.79.1 (Hash: a466d7a) 64bit portable the Amaranth Toolset add-on is working fine. Thank you for the fix.

Nov 11 2017, 11:39 AM · Python, Addons

Nov 9 2017

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T53274: Saving Preferences on a App template, overwrites the default preferences also.

I can confirm the same issue here on Win10Pro 64bit and Blender 2.79 official portable 64bit.

Nov 9 2017, 4:50 PM · BF Blender

Oct 30 2017

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T53136: Paint palletes import robustness.

The information about this add-on on the Wiki page https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Extensions:2.6/Py/Scripts/Paint/Palettes is outdated and still referencing version 0.9 and Blender 2.58 while current version is 0.9.2 and Blender 2.63. Thank you.

Oct 30 2017, 1:10 PM · Addons

Oct 27 2017

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T53177: Documentation: Error in formula for specularity calculation hint.

As per the R(0°) formula the "sqr" term should stand for or should be read as "to the power of 2" or "squared" not as "square root of":

Oct 27 2017, 3:08 PM · Documentation

Sep 20 2017

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T52850: object in edit mode cannot be hidden in layer in outliner.

I can confirm that in 2.79 official release 64bit that's is the behaviour. In Edit Mode you cannot hide the object currently being edited but you can hide other objects in the scene while you're in Edit Mode. It was the same in 2.78 and previous versions.

Sep 20 2017, 3:17 PM · Mesh Modeling, BF Blender

Sep 6 2017

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T52664: Rendering Light Path options missing (shadows & min bounces).

Gotcha! Thank you very much Brecht.

Sep 6 2017, 6:31 PM · BF Blender
Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T52664: Rendering Light Path options missing (shadows & min bounces).

Sorry, I missed those changes because that is the release notes for 2.8, but what about 2.79 (https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:Ref/Release_Notes/2.79/Cycles)? Will these options still be available? Thanks.

Sep 6 2017, 2:27 PM · BF Blender
Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) renamed T52664: Rendering Light Path options missing (shadows & min bounces) from Rendering Ligth Path options missing (shadows & min bounces) to Rendering Light Path options missing (shadows & min bounces).
Sep 6 2017, 1:03 PM · BF Blender
Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) created T52664: Rendering Light Path options missing (shadows & min bounces).
Sep 6 2017, 1:02 PM · BF Blender

Aug 30 2017

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T52580: principled BSDF Reflected Roughness bug..

Perhaps the "issue" raised by the user is due to the Glossy Indirect pass which if the Filter Glossy parameter is set higher that 1 will blur the glossy reflections, giving the impression that they are missing. Here are some examples and the .blend file created for this tests.

Aug 30 2017, 4:37 PM · BF Blender

Aug 29 2017

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T52580: principled BSDF Reflected Roughness bug..

Here on Win10 Pro 64bit (build 1511) portable, and Blender 2.79RC2, the reflections work correctly with zero roughness as you can see below:

Aug 29 2017, 2:45 PM · BF Blender

Jul 27 2017

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to D1976: Cycles: Add option to sky texture to specify the sun direction by another object.

Thanks for your efforts. From several years I use this script named Link_Sky_to_Sun_Lamp.py by Oscurart and Greg Zaal: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wap2jimkud5dntv/link_sky_with_sun.py

Jul 27 2017, 11:29 AM

Jun 21 2017

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T51859: PxrProjectionLayer node added instead of the Image Texture node in Cycles.

Thank you Bastien for the clue about where the issue might be coming from. Regards.

Jun 21 2017, 5:38 PM · BF Blender
Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) created T51859: PxrProjectionLayer node added instead of the Image Texture node in Cycles.
Jun 21 2017, 1:17 PM · BF Blender

Jun 16 2017

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) awarded D2708: Cycles: Use correct multisample MIS model for branched path tracing a Love token.
Jun 16 2017, 10:51 AM

May 25 2017

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T51168: Individual Origins pivot mode messes up Shrink/Fatten.

Hello. I did some tests and found that it got broken with the 2.7x series while it was working with previous 2.6x versions. Hope it helps.

May 25 2017, 11:35 AM · Mesh Modeling, BF Blender

Apr 12 2017

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T49606: Cycles Hair Rendering panel is in the Particle System properties, even though it's a scene property.

Hi Andrea, the hair rendering settings have been moved inside the Geometry options in the Render panel:

Apr 12 2017, 12:46 PM · User Interface, BF Blender

Feb 10 2017

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T50641: 2.78b - Light Path as Mix Shader Factor Breaks Viewport Material View.

The same here with the official 2.78b portable version (see below)


and this is with the 2.78a version

Feb 10 2017, 12:48 PM · Cycles, BF Blender

Feb 8 2017

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) created T50621: Auto Tile Size errors in Blender 2.78b.
Feb 8 2017, 1:31 PM · Addons

Jan 16 2017

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T50445: OpenStreetMap Addons .

The Open Street Map add-on is available only in the development version of Blender, inside the folder ...\2.78\scripts\addons_contrib\io_scene_open_street_map.py and you can get it by simply downloading a development version from here.

Jan 16 2017, 4:14 PM · Addons

Dec 11 2016

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T50040: Blender Internal: colored Shadow Pass.

I tested your sample file with official versions 2.77, 2.76 and 2.62 and they all show that behaviour, right or wrong (or by design) it might be.

Dec 11 2016, 3:32 PM · BF Blender

Dec 1 2016

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T50150: Blender, Versions 2.77 & later insist on OpenGL 2.1 compliant video card as MANDATORY and refuse to do ANYTHING without such graphics system present.

The OpenGL 2.1 is currently required to run the most recent builds of Blender.

Dec 1 2016, 5:36 PM · BF Blender

Oct 16 2016

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T49722: Appending Bug (Groups).

Here on Win7 64bit and Blender 64bit portable versions I can confirm the issue in 2.78 while it works fine in 2.77. I've attached a folder with source and destination files plus screenshots on what happens in both Blender versions after appending the Group "APPEND Cubes" and then assigning the particle system with the same name to a plane, in case it helps.


Here is with Blender 2.77

and here with Blender 2.78

Oct 16 2016, 11:49 AM · BF Blender: Regressions, BF Blender

Aug 2 2016

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) created T49003: Cloud add-on wrong render and 3D View Rendered display.
Aug 2 2016, 4:40 PM · Addons

May 18 2016

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) updated subscribers of D2003: Cycles: Add a new Metallic BSDF, combining condictive fresnel and multi-scattering GGX.
May 18 2016, 2:37 PM
Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) updated subscribers of D2002: Cycles: Add multi-scattering, energy-conserving GGX as an option to the Glossy, Anisotropic and Glass BSDFs.
May 18 2016, 2:36 PM

Apr 29 2016

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T48311: Win7 Not Genuine problems.

The extended support date for Windows 7 is January 14, 2020 as per the following Microsoft document:

Apr 29 2016, 4:52 PM · BF Blender

Apr 15 2016

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T48147: Diffuse Direct Pass Anti Aliasing color spill.

Thank you Brecht for the explanation.

Apr 15 2016, 9:35 AM · BF Blender

Apr 14 2016

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) created T48147: Diffuse Direct Pass Anti Aliasing color spill.
Apr 14 2016, 3:46 PM · BF Blender

Mar 15 2016

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T40092: Blender 2.7 - can't access network paths.

I checked on my Win7 64bit system with Blender 2.76b 64bit official stable, and it recognizes those network paths mapped to a drive letter as well as shared folders on the network server as you can see below:

Mar 15 2016, 3:07 PM · BF Blender

Mar 11 2016

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T47756: RGB Curves node kills HDR values?.

Hello. Here on a Windows 7 Pro 64bits OS, with Blender 2.76b 64bit official release I get the same behavior when inserting the RGB Curve node, despite having set the HDR image to be read as non-color data (I though it might be the source of the problem, but it wasn't).

Mar 11 2016, 10:19 AM · BF Blender

Feb 17 2016

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T47455: Metaball cube and plane selection not possible.

That issue seems to be present also in the 2.76b official release 64bit on Win7 Pro 64bit.

Feb 17 2016, 12:33 PM · BF Blender

Jan 24 2016

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T47026: Shadow pass error: shadeless material.

I'm really sorry Bastien, and I apologize for the evidently wrong tone of my comment, totally avoidable and useless, I admit it.

Jan 24 2016, 3:14 PM · Rendering, BF Blender

Jan 20 2016

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T47026: Shadow pass error: shadeless material.

Hi Alexey, my comment wasn't directed at you but at the developers.

Jan 20 2016, 6:13 PM · Rendering, BF Blender

Jan 19 2016

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T47026: Shadow pass error: shadeless material.

After almost a month this as well as bug report T47025 have not been triaged yet, and nobody seems to have anything to comment. Please, could you take proper actions? Thank you.

Jan 19 2016, 9:32 AM · Rendering, BF Blender

Oct 25 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T46559: improved sapling tree generator (Release Ahoy).

Hi Brendon. Yes, I have very good reasons to still use \addons_extern, which are to keep in sync the \addons and \addons_contrib with the GIT repositories, and because from day one I discovered Blender four years ago I've NEVER installed it but always used the zipped version, which works perfectly, and it's out of control by Windows OS and its user rights management.

Oct 25 2015, 9:55 AM · Addons

Oct 22 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T46559: improved sapling tree generator (Release Ahoy).

Aaron (Abpy) to let your addon live together the official one, and considering that I store all non-official addons like your inside the ...\scripts\addons_extern folder (as it was available in the past, patching the file addon_utils.py), I modified the __init__.py file of your addon at line 93 and 792 respectively as follows:

Oct 22 2015, 7:06 PM · Addons

Oct 15 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) updated subscribers of T46049: Assets Integration in Blender.
Oct 15 2015, 2:26 PM · Datablocks and Libraries, User Interface

Oct 13 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T45389: Can't display .blend thumbnail in the Windows explorer.

I wish to let you know that Blender 2.76 64bit stable release, zipped version, works fine and using the -r option it registers properly the application and its path as the default one to open .blend files, as well as I can now see the thumbnail preview of the blend file on my Windows desktop as well as in the file manager. Well done!

Oct 13 2015, 11:56 AM · Platform: Windows, BF Blender
Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T46351: Sapling addon: Save preset error.

Peter, that's the reason why I don't install Blender but instead I use the zipped version so that I can set the rights I wish on the unzipped folders.

Oct 13 2015, 11:17 AM · Addons

Oct 7 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T46351: Sapling addon: Save preset error.

Hello, here with the zipped versions of both 2.75a and 2.76RC3 the add-on Sapling Generator works as expected when saving and loading tree presets in an old .blend project (made with v2.69) as well as in a brand new file. My current environment is i7-720Q, Windows 7 Pro 64bit, 8 GB RAM, Nvidia GTS-360M 1GB VRAM. Does the user have the rights to read/write on the \presets folder inside the add-on ...\2.75\scripts\addons\add_curve_sapling?

Oct 7 2015, 12:34 PM · Addons

Sep 23 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T46217: Baked normal artifacts.

I can confirm the same issue here too on Win7 Pro 64bit, Blender 2.76 RC1 64bit (Hash: c586e30). Version 2.75a official (Hash: c27589e) 64bit works as expected.

Sep 23 2015, 10:00 AM · BF Blender: Regressions, BF Blender

Sep 22 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T43865: Cycles: Watertight rendering produces artifacts on a huge plane.

Hi Sergey, I'm not sure this could be of any help but, just for curiosity I tested this bug in Blender 2.76 RC1, Windows 64bit, zipped, and it's still there but I found that subdividing once the huge plane it seems to fix the problem, as you can see below.


Plane not subdivided

Sep 22 2015, 10:42 AM · BF Blender: Regressions, Cycles, BF Blender
Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T46162: Cycles caches bvh in .config/cache folder of Blender, this can lead to huge amount of data never cleaned there.

@Thomas Dinges (dingto) and @Sergey Sharybin (sergey), thank you for the explanations about the BVH; in fact it wasn't totally clear to me that "Persistent Images" was related to the texture images, since there is no mention of it as well as other options in the Render | Performance panel inside the online Manual (eg. the Persistent Images option was reported only in the Blender 2.65 Release Notes (Cycles)) . Anyway, that's another story, so go ahead and do your "magic" stuff in Blender.

Sep 22 2015, 10:03 AM · Cycles, BF Blender

Sep 21 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T46162: Cycles caches bvh in .config/cache folder of Blender, this can lead to huge amount of data never cleaned there.

If you plan to remove the BVH cache I do hope that the re-rendering process won't be affected in terms of time needed for every subsequent re-render of the same scene. Thank you.

Sep 21 2015, 12:12 PM · Cycles, BF Blender

Sep 18 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T45717: Only "None" OpenSubDiv option in preferences to choose from.

Thank you Sergey. As far as I can see in my laptop's system-info.txt my graphics card is missing ARB_gpu_shader5 at least. Time to consider buying a new, more modern laptop.

Sep 18 2015, 3:49 PM · Modifiers, BF Blender

Sep 15 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T45389: Can't display .blend thumbnail in the Windows explorer.

OK, I understand and thank you Bastien for your reply, now that's clear.

Sep 15 2015, 9:40 AM · Platform: Windows, BF Blender

Sep 14 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T45389: Can't display .blend thumbnail in the Windows explorer.

Hi guys, sorry if I jump in but I not sure I understood the above issue. I've never seen the .blend scene "preview" thumbnail inside any Windows 7 explorer file manager, while I can see the saved preview of the .blend file inside the Blender's File Manager. I use only the zipped version of Blender and I do register manually the application every time I install a major "stable" release: blender.exe -R.

Sep 14 2015, 4:08 PM · Platform: Windows, BF Blender

Sep 13 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T45717: Only "None" OpenSubDiv option in preferences to choose from.

Hi Sergey, I am not sure if my GPU can support OpenSubDiv and since you mentioned above GL_EXT_geometry_shader4 which apparently seems supported by my graphics card, would you mind checking my system-info.txt report below and let me know about it? Thank you.

Sep 13 2015, 1:15 AM · Modifiers, BF Blender

Sep 11 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T45717: Only "None" OpenSubDiv option in preferences to choose from.

Just a brief update having downloaded the second testbuild and I still have NONE only option in the OpenSubdiv compute's dropdown list, being on CPU only mode (Compute Device is None).

Sep 11 2015, 12:21 PM · Modifiers, BF Blender

Sep 3 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T45717: Only "None" OpenSubDiv option in preferences to choose from.

Thank you Sergey for your kind reply. FYI, the currently installed NVIDIA driver is version 341.81 and if there is any further information I can provide to help you find a fix, please let it me know.

Sep 3 2015, 3:45 PM · Modifiers, BF Blender

Aug 31 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T45717: Only "None" OpenSubDiv option in preferences to choose from.

Just for your information, today I installed the latest 64bit zipped version of Blender (Hash: 6a80c2c) and differently from my previous post (see above), now none of the previously listed options is available in the System Preferences, and therefore I cannot enable Use OpenSubdiv in the Subsurf Modifier.

Aug 31 2015, 6:28 PM · Modifiers, BF Blender

Aug 7 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T45717: Only "None" OpenSubDiv option in preferences to choose from.

Here, on Windows 7 Pro 64bit, these are the options available in the OpenSubdiv Compute Type's drop-down menu in Preferences | System for the current Windows 64bit build Hash:44384c6 (by default it's set to None):

Aug 7 2015, 7:11 PM · Modifiers, BF Blender

Jul 28 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) created T45588: Wrong URL link to Blender 2.75 Python API in both Splash and Help Menu.
Jul 28 2015, 12:32 PM · BF Blender

Jul 20 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T40571: Cloud Generator(CustomData_copy_data_layer: warning null data for ......).

Hi Nick, is this what you were waiting for to upgrade the Cloud Generator add-on?

Jul 20 2015, 11:09 AM · Addons

Jul 16 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) updated subscribers of T45351: Solving the 'missing libraries' issue.
Jul 16 2015, 11:55 AM · BF Blender

Jul 15 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T45446: Crash when baking a certain object.

Hi Greg, I can confirm the same issue on my environment (Win7 Pro 64bit, 8GB RAM, CPU rendering only) with Blender 2.75a official release for Windows 64bit (ZIP). Only one time I was able to bake successfully AO without crashing Blender, after unwrapping again your model, but that was an exception because it continued to crash Blender as per your description. No special messages in the console.

Jul 15 2015, 5:09 PM · BF Blender

Apr 10 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T32853: Support for addons_extern from addon panel.

Hi Gaia,

Apr 10 2015, 1:21 PM · User Interface, BF Blender

Apr 1 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) created T44217: Blender crashes opening a .blend file with double click or dragging and dropping it on to the executable.
Apr 1 2015, 2:45 PM · BF Blender

Mar 27 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T44135: Sapling add-on broken in 2.74rc3.

Oh, I didn't know about that minimum number of branching levels. Good to know and thank you Bastien.

Mar 27 2015, 3:04 PM · Addons

Mar 25 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T44135: Sapling add-on broken in 2.74rc3.

I can confirm the reported bug under Windows 7 Pro 64bit.

Mar 25 2015, 7:46 PM · Addons
Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T44125: Saplingtree show leaves.

I can confirm that the reported issue with number of leaves not changing is affecting Blender 2.73a (Hash: bbf09d9) Windows 64bit, ZIP version, as well as at the same time it's fixed (meaning that the number of leaves changes properly) in the recently published Blender 2.74 RC3, Windows 64bit, Zipped.

Mar 25 2015, 3:33 PM · Addons

Mar 12 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T43914: external add-ons won't load.

bat3a, for completeness of information I should mention also the following change after line 158 "force alla contrib addons to be 'TESTING'":

Mar 12 2015, 10:46 AM · BF Blender

Mar 7 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T43914: external add-ons won't load.

Hello bat3a and mont29,

Mar 7 2015, 11:26 AM · BF Blender

Feb 24 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T43188: Armature modifier - Preserve volume + scale = incorrect result.

Thank you Julian for your reply and I appreciate it very much the explanation. You're doing a very good job.

Feb 24 2015, 12:04 PM · BF Blender
Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T43188: Armature modifier - Preserve volume + scale = incorrect result.

I possibly found the papers that refers to this problem and, despite not being a matematician, I now probably understand why an alternate solution hasn't been implemented: it is very complex and requires an high degree of knowledge in matematics, not to speak about its implementation. It seems to be more appropriate for a GSOC submission than a To Do that nobody would do. Sorry for my ignorance and for opening my mouth without knowing what I was talking about.

Feb 24 2015, 2:33 AM · BF Blender
Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T43188: Armature modifier - Preserve volume + scale = incorrect result.

Just a simple question Julian. Shouldn't this (or T32022) be classified as a "To Do" up for grab instead of simply closing it, considering that you stated that a later version of the algorithm exists that solves the problem, but it has not been implemented yet? Thank you.

Feb 24 2015, 1:58 AM · BF Blender

Jan 26 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T43407: Folder "addons_extern" is no longer recognized by Blender.

I understand, so I hope you don't mind if I will keep modding locally that file (addon_utils.py) with future releases of Blender, because this works perfectly for my needs as it did in the last four years. I've never used that directory for SVN but only to keep order in the addons management, consistently with the three categories shown in the scripts catalog (Release, Contrib, and External).

Jan 26 2015, 4:29 PM · Addons, BF Blender
Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T43407: Folder "addons_extern" is no longer recognized by Blender.

Thank you Campbell.

Jan 26 2015, 3:02 PM · Addons, BF Blender
Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T43407: Folder "addons_extern" is no longer recognized by Blender.

In the meantime, I found out what have been deleted for some reason, and I modified the file named ..\2.73\scripts\modules\addon_utils.py reinstating the followings:

Jan 26 2015, 12:02 PM · Addons, BF Blender

Jan 25 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T43407: Folder "addons_extern" is no longer recognized by Blender.

There should be a strategy to manage addons "without" messing up the \addons and \addons_contrib folders that I use to keep in sync with the ones on the GIT repository. Thank you and I look forward to read Campbell's reply too.

Jan 25 2015, 4:18 PM · Addons, BF Blender
Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) created T43407: Folder "addons_extern" is no longer recognized by Blender.
Jan 25 2015, 1:32 PM · Addons, BF Blender

Jan 16 2015

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T43277: Problem with IvyGen.

Here on Windows 7 Pro w/SP1, 64bit, Blender 2.73 official stable release (Hash: b4d8fb5) (zipped version) the Ivy Generator seems to work fine:

Jan 16 2015, 2:48 PM · Addons

Dec 23 2014

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T42995: Unit of measure displayed in 3D View doesn't change when zooming in or out.

Thank you.

Dec 23 2014, 5:17 PM · BF Blender
Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) created T42995: Unit of measure displayed in 3D View doesn't change when zooming in or out.
Dec 23 2014, 2:59 PM · BF Blender

Dec 9 2014

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) created T42859: SmartUV wrong aspect ratio projection on non square images.
Dec 9 2014, 9:09 PM · BF Blender

Dec 4 2014

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T42455: Blender 2.71+ still crashes.

Hi Campbell, more than two weeks passed and nothing else has been reporter so, perhaps, it's time to close this ticket.

Dec 4 2014, 12:02 PM · BF Blender: Unconfirmed, Platform: Windows

Nov 17 2014

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T40571: Cloud Generator(CustomData_copy_data_layer: warning null data for ......).

For completeness of information, I report herewith the reply that @Nick Keeline (nrk) has given in this post on BlenderNation on October 5th, 2014:

Nov 17 2014, 3:26 PM · Addons
Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T40571: Cloud Generator(CustomData_copy_data_layer: warning null data for ......).

I understand and agree with you @Bastien Montagne (mont29), so let's wait for @Nick Keeline (nrk) reply and thanks.

Nov 17 2014, 10:49 AM · Addons

Nov 14 2014

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) updated subscribers of T40571: Cloud Generator(CustomData_copy_data_layer: warning null data for ......).

I've noticed that this bug report was assigned to @Nick Keeline (nrk) almost four months ago but I haven't seen any reply from him yet. Could we get some feedback from @Nick Keeline (nrk) or eventually raise this bug up for grab if he cannot for any reason look into it? Thanks.

Nov 14 2014, 10:52 AM · Addons

Nov 12 2014

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T42524: Unwrap crashes blender.

I can confirm the above described behaviour here on i7 Win7Pro 64bit w/SP1, with Blender 2.72b, 2.71, and 2.72.1 (Hash: 5c6e333) all ZIP builds: Blender crashes when UV unwrapping (all the UV unwrap modes work properly except for Unwrap). No crash if I dissolve the middle horizontal loopcut before unwrapping, but as soon I loopcut in the middle of the mesh and try to unwrap again Blender crashes. Below is the last portion of the console messages starting from the first attached test file opening:

Nov 12 2014, 8:09 PM · Platform: Windows, BF Blender

Nov 4 2014

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T42166: Crash on exit (change in DPI size and/or using VBO).

Yep, thanks @Sergey Sharybin (sergey)!

Nov 4 2014, 5:15 PM · Platform: Windows, BF Blender
Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T42166: Crash on exit (change in DPI size and/or using VBO).

Yes, I can confirm too that it doesn't crash anymore on exit with build Hash: c14d343. Thank you for the fix @Antony Riakiotakis (psy-fi)!

Nov 4 2014, 9:02 AM · Platform: Windows, BF Blender

Nov 1 2014

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T42455: Blender 2.71+ still crashes.

You might try again with the ZIP version of Blender and add the following folders inside the \2.72 directory and beside the \datafiles, \python, and \scripts ones:

Nov 1 2014, 9:31 AM · BF Blender: Unconfirmed, Platform: Windows

Oct 31 2014

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T42455: Blender 2.71+ still crashes.

Have you tried to run Blender in debug mode?

Oct 31 2014, 9:34 PM · BF Blender: Unconfirmed, Platform: Windows

Oct 27 2014

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T36785: Automatically calculate the best tile size for the fastest render.

You're wellcome David.

Oct 27 2014, 12:56 PM · Addons

Oct 26 2014

Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T36785: Automatically calculate the best tile size for the fastest render.

Thank you very much Greg for your lightning fast reply and fix. Now it works perfectly! Have a pleasant evening.

Oct 26 2014, 9:14 PM · Addons
Riccardo Giovanetti (harvester) added a comment to T36785: Automatically calculate the best tile size for the fastest render.

Hi Greg, I've used your great addon version 03 until I read your today's post, so I downloaded and replaced the previous version with the current 05 one, putting it inside the \addons_extern folder as it was the previous 03 version (which worked fine). Ouch! Little problem: it doesn't activate anymore returning the following error message in the console:

Oct 26 2014, 4:51 PM · Addons