29 Posts
As of right now I'm can not install blender 2.7x, so I am stuck with version 2.69. Is there a way to get the same effect on rendering done in 2.69 to look the same as ones done in 2.7X?

Thanks awk777888!
10 Oct 2016, 16:35
Edited 10 Oct 2016, 21:29
200 Posts
I'm not sure about rendering in 2.69, as I only started using blender at 2.74. One suggestion though: Have you tried using the zip version of blender (No install required)
10 Oct 2016, 17:49
29 Posts
Oh I did not know that there was a zip file... thanks I will try it!
10 Oct 2016, 17:57
3053 Posts
Download the Mecabricks script for Blender.
Just try to open the file and render something. It is likely that it will work.
10 Oct 2016, 20:10
29 Posts
Ok I might try that to! Thanks!
10 Oct 2016, 21:28
29 Posts
Good new the render worked and it looks great, but it took more than 5 hours to render. Is there a way to speed it up?
14 Oct 2016, 20:24
3053 Posts
It depends on the size of your image, your computer and what you try to achieve. So basically there aren't any definite answers.

Just a couple of clues to start:
If you don't want the round edges, you can deactivate OSL and switch to GPU if your computer allows it. You can also reduce the number of samples. It directly impacts the time. Divide it by 2 and it will take half the time. However it will get more and more noisy.
14 Oct 2016, 22:35
29 Posts
Ok I will do that. Also I can't import a .dae file to blender is there a way I can export the model as a .dae, but then pack it into a .obj?
15 Oct 2016, 04:50
3053 Posts
I am pretty sure it shall work... Most of us are using Blender with Collada here.
You can export directly in OBJ format from Mecabricks but browser might crash if you tick the box for Logo and the model is too big.
15 Oct 2016, 05:16
29 Posts
I am using blender 2.69 which dose not support Collada.
15 Oct 2016, 16:13
3053 Posts
I am pretty sure that Blender 2.6x had Collada exporter/importer included. Anyway you might have a build that doesn't come from the official website.
15 Oct 2016, 20:33
29 Posts
I changed the samples and it looks a lot better, no need your Collada, Not yet any way...
15 Oct 2016, 20:54
29 Posts
I just got Blender 2.76, but I still don't see Collada?
13 Nov 2016, 20:21
200 Posts
I've used 2.76, go to import and select .dae
13 Nov 2016, 23:30
3053 Posts
It is the default importer and is for sure present in 2.76.
File > Import > Collada

Did you get Blender from here?
13 Nov 2016, 23:44
29 Posts
No I did not get it from there.
16 Nov 2016, 16:50
3053 Posts
Getting it from the official website is probably better unless you need a special build that includes custom modules.
16 Nov 2016, 19:20
29 Posts
I can't get it form the official website.
16 Nov 2016, 19:21
3053 Posts
What do you mean? Just choose your system and download. What is not working?
16 Nov 2016, 19:22
29 Posts
I use a different OS that dose not let me download software from the internet. The OS has a "AppCenter" where I download software.
16 Nov 2016, 19:24
Page 1 of 2