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Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:30 pm
by dmn
I've noticed the blender forum has reached a size of about 13x50 + (months since this post x ~10) separate posts, and as much as I love using the search function I thought I'd try to start an index of posts with good advice, organized by problem type. This should be [one of many] good reference point for anyone trying to use blendigo.

NeW! official blendigo manual

:idea: the official manual is in your indigo application folder. :idea:

**Indigo Wiki documentation
**appear to be dead, perhaps because of going commercial?

the WAQI - well answered questions index

NeW! Always remember to switch back out of Edit Mode to Object Mode before rendering or you will not see any changes in Indigo.
Arrghh, dumb user issue
Check Your Normals (CYN)
NeW! how do I get rid of this logo on my pictures?

Specific Error Messages
New! SceneLoaderExcep: WorldExcep: Can't set a background material...
NeW! IOError: couldn't load image
NeW! SceneLoaderExcep: The Mesh 'x' tried to use the material 'y',...
Type Error: Object of type 'Nonetype' has no len()
SceneLoaderExcep: Syntax error while parsing Vec3...
ModelLoadingStreamHandlerExcep: Triangle material index is out of bounds...
TypeError: cannot concatenate 'str' and 'NoneType' objects
SceneLoaderExcep: failed to load XML doc from path 'default-mats.xml': Error reading end tag...
SceneLoaderExcep: No 'spectrum' element found in meshlight element.
SceneLoaderExcep: Uknown element type: plane
Fatal Error: IndigoDriverExcep: Scene must contain at least one light source.
IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied:
No such uv set 'uv'
ModelLoadingStreamHandlerExep: Normal was not unit length

Tutorial: Blender UV mapping v2.0 (now with seams)
TUTORIAL: UV mapping in Blender + Blendigo ((Lots of pic))
Water and UV Texture problems
Scale external type material
textures mapping incorrectly in strips
baking procedural textures
list of free textures

Indigo Shader Language (ISL)
Broken!How to use Shaders in Blendigo (Smartden Tutorial)
ISL - Indigo Shader Language - I need an education...
ISL Previewer

NeW!How do I change the material on multiple objects at a time?
NeW!Why are my materials in Blender disappearing?
NeW!How to make a light saber or halo aroun d'geezoos?
Broken!Displacement in Blendigo tutorial
"Specular Map" Zom-B tutorial
rgb=1,1,1 or 0,0,0 is bad mmkay
fast (fake) 'sss' glass
black areas in glass
object turns black due to precedence
using pigms and igms within blendigo?
Getting alpha materials from blendigo, driving me crackers!
Chromatic difference (as a result of scale)
wierd refractions

broad lighting tutorial
Basic studio lighting scene
help with RGB emitters
power and efficacy
Using emitters with sunlight
Using emitters without sunlight
Faking sunlight with environment map
merging renders into real photos tutorial
using light layers
Light intensity and layers
Are exit portals better than no exit portals?
how is the color of sunlight determined?
Problem with Emitter - Turns Black Behind Glass [SOLVED]
Sun control in blendigo.
accurate sun positioning
orienting EXR to scene
NeW!Converting HDR to EXR in Blender
Converting HDR to EXR without blender
light through glass and bidir
IES lights pack

DoF problem
NeW!Animating DOF/ Focus point
how turn off dof system?
How to approach orthographic/ axonometric views in Indigo

External File/ System Management
Multiple Versions of Indigo
Locating rendered files
I installed blendigo. Where is it?
Using Blendigo with network rendering
Indigo command line reference
Sharing CPU with Indigo and other apps
IGI combiner

Modeling Issues
NeW!tiny objects and ray-nudge distance
Grass on an uneven plane
particle systems
Smoothing and beveling
Semi-Broken!Light rays in dusty air
Yes,Alt+D and Dupliverts make instances in indigo

!@#$!@ Fireflies (Stompin Tom)


I'll be keeping this top post up from time to time, but I will avoid bumping the thread myself mostly. Currently blender forum has been scoured up to August 23rd. All other forums are before February 28 2009.

Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:45 pm
by Borgleader
zomfg!!!!! Sticky NAOH!!!! :D

Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:50 pm
by Doug Armand
Great idea - this will save me lots of hair pulling :lol:

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:53 am
by MSUdom5
Very good idea! Definitely needs a sticky.

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:26 am
by pixie

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:35 am
by Kram1032
Sticky! :D

really great list!

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:08 pm
by ozzie
great idea!!


Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:39 am
by dakiru
Thank you very much for this stuff! It was the most helpful thing for me (plus the manual) :D
Do you plan to update it? :wink:


Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:32 am
by dmn
just went through blender forum back to the last time I updated the list. will look through the other forums later. :D

Also I notice there are a lot of tutorials that used to be on the main site by smartden concerning things like using ISL in blender...that seem to have disappeared but I think they are important.