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Does this place support Blender questions

I am new to Game Development and I am studying game programming in India. I learn game designing via YouTube and other online sources. Where can I ask Blender related questions?
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Why is this question on-hold for being “opinion based?”

I would like to discuss about this question and as a result for every other similar that may be asked in this SE. Learning Curve of GameMaker and its limits I copy paste here my comment after Mod ...
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Game Design vs Game Development

I work as a Game Designer, where I design the game in the "paper", do all the data analytics that may need and then coordinate with the developer to create the game itself. I came in this website for ...
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Why do some questions have a blue tint on the iOS app?

On some questions, there is a blue tint in the background. What does it mean? Some reasons I've eliminated due to inconsistency: Reputation of asker On Hold Unanswered
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Why is the mmorpg tag a synonym for mmo?

Just because most mmo's are rpg's it doesn't have to mean you can't have mmofps or mmorts. When I select mmo I expect to see networking related questions and when I click on mmorpg I expect to see ...
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Site design updates are live!

A majority of the changes are not be visible; these tweaks go along with recent updates that were made to Stack Overflow: We have updated the site's CSS to a newly refactored LESS system, so that ...
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What should be done with a closed question in which the answers have become out-of-date?

This question regarding the 'best cross-platform 2d graphics engine' (Cross Platform 2D Graphics Engines) shows up as the first Google result when one searches for 'cross-platform 2d graphics ...
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How to save this question?

The following question How to develop and optimize the illusion of meaningful character development between the player and NPCs? [on hold] will be deleted in 24 hours. I request some ideas on how I ...
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The tag 'game' is still around

Not much of a question here. More of a pleasant reminder that tags should actually say something about the question. I saw this game on the front page today, and it has far too many instances on the ...
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Looking at some new tags

There a few tags that I find questionable: vertices What purpose does this tag serve? I can't think of any question that this tag could be applied to. Even the only question that uses it has nothing ...
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Is it OK to ask about map encoding on GD?

I want to ask a question that is not exactly listed in the game development topics. To be more specific, I would like to ask a question about making map editors for other games and how to understand ...
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Merge all the entity tags

The following tags: entity, entity-system, entity-component are all mostly about the Entity Component System architecture. Although entity-system is the most popular and has the best wiki summary, I ...
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Split [2d-physics] into [2d] and [physics]

2d-physics? ! 2d physics!! Noctrine proposed this in a 2010 comment—some approval, no action. I think the combined tag adds no extra value. Any reasons to keep it?
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Remove buffers tag?

Looking at the buffers tag from what I can see there are only 5 questions: 4 are on the subject of OpenGL while the other is DirectX. To me buffers is ambiguous and doesn't bring anything to a ...
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Modding: Rediscussed

According to this accepted answer, modding is on-topic on GameDev.SE. The posts didn't explore the topic very much. Should modding be covered by GameDev.SE? Why or why not? The possible solution is ...
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Why was my question about finding an artist removed?

i had a question on a dev site removed for looking for another dev? (wanted to hire an artist) just curious why would that be on a site for dev's to congregate? I think this is a great site, the ...
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Synonymize [xna] and [xna-4.0]

xna × 2796 xna-4.0 × 657 These tags mean the same. I think we can assume, that user is using the latest and last version of XNA (4.0). So when looking for xna tags, user expects to see 4.0 tags ...
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Allow very high-level questions about fundamental topics?

If a question is posed that essentially asks for the definition of some core piece of game development, such as this one, can we answer those with a high-level description of the topic? In the ...
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Should we add the thing about off-site libraries to the help page?

One of the most-used close reasons here is Questions about "how to get started," "what to learn next," or "which technology to use" are discussion-oriented But this is not clearly stated on the ...
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Is it appropriate to Edit an answer just to improve the answer-er?

Regarding this little gem from a 19k user: @Jon instead of improving your answer I decided to write my own. – Philipp Apr 27 at 11:43 And this question: Editing the pixels of a rendered image ...
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Useless Augmented Tag

Two new tags have been recently created. augmented-realityaugmented Should augmented be removed or made a synonym of augmented-reality?
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Purpose of 'location', 'position' and 'transform' tags?

These three tags represent a small number of questions (with position having the most at 74), and I'm not really sure what value they add. The purpose of tags (as far as I am aware) is to organise ...
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When will we get the new user pages stackoverflow has?

A few weeks ago, stackoverflow got some nifty new user pages. I was wondering when will we get them over here at GDSE.
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Is asking questions not directly tied to game development allowed?

A few times in the Gamedev SE, I see questions that even though they seem to be related to game development (obvious variable names, Class names, etc..), but aren't directly relevant to any issue that ...
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When is it appropriate to cross-post answers?

I reviewed the first post of a user (this answer). They asked a question on SO and posted an answer a day later (and marked it as the accepted answer). Then today he answered a question here on GDSE ...
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Question about play-testers for prototyping off-topic?

I'm taking this game design course on edX (which, by the way, is excellent) and they emphasized the importance of prototyping, and getting new/fresh people to try your prototypes. Is it valid to ask ...
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Synonymize [ui] with [gui]

gui has 199 questions and a little wiki info. ui has 20 questions and no tag wiki or excerpt. It appears to cover the same things. Should they be synonymized?
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Synonymize [tile] with [tiles]

tiles has 401 questions. The second tag, tile has only 12 questions and additionally has no tag wiki or excerpt. It appears to cover the same things as tiles. Should they be synonymized?
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How is my question regarding FBX off-topic?

How do people benefit from narrowing the list of acceptable topics, why are "superusers" forcing topics on hold or closing them. What is this site all about, is it information warfare, downgrading ...
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Synonymize [light] with [lighting]

lighting has 290 questions. light has 35 questions and no tag wiki or excerpt. It appears to cover the same things as lighting. Should they be synonymized?
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Suggestion: community-sponsored (commonly off-topic) questions-“best way”, “what's first”

I was in the process of answering a question and had to convert it to a clump of poorly formatted comments when it got moderated. The specific question was a relatively typical off-topic one, ...
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Downvoting a downvoted question of a 1 rep user

Is there a point to downvote a question from a user that has the minimum reputation score available and which question has already a negative score?
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“You can't” answers: better to accept or leave unaccepted?

If the answer to a question is "you (currently) can't", is it better to accept it or to leave it unaccepted? While the "you can't" may be the correct answer now, it might easily change in future: if ...
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What makes a game development tools question acceptable?

Background: This recent question about Unity's machine identification was put on hold, while this question about installing Unreal Engine 4 survived the close-vote queue. Both have comments about ...
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Should or shouldn't we introduce a format to ask about game-engine suitability?

This question is a follow-up to the question: Would questions about game-engine recommendations be on-topic, given they have clearly stated needs? The help-centre states: What topics can I ask ...
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Would questions about game-engine recommendations be on-topic, given they have clearly stated needs?

Is a question asking for a recommendation of a game-engine fitting one's needs on-topic or off-topic? There are SE formats such as rpg.stackexchange.com which allows for recommendation questions ...
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how I can add or upload picture or photo to this site (stackexchange) in a comment?

how I can add or upload picture or photo to this site (stackexchange) in a comment ??
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How can I render math formulas from StackExchange in my web browser?

I would like to see maths formula in rendered form instead of code in Firefox. It is possible? For instance, in this answer, there is a formula: $$(v_{x,i},v_{y,i},v_{z,i}) = ...
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Reasoning for “Illuminator” badge

I just realized that there is an "Illuminator" badge: That really surprised and baffled me and ultimately lead to the following question: Isn't that already going in the direction of bad / ...
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How can I follow question/user/topics on this site?

There is no "follow" button. How can I follow a question or user or topic?
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“Trollerators” aka moderators need moderation

Edit: Moderation is overhead and does not directly contribute to the purpose of these sites, which is to answer questions. Suggestion: Instead of simply being, or not being, a moderator, I suggest ...
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What should we do about this users spam-like answer behavior?

What is the proper way of action about this new user, who spammed 14 identical answers in around an hour? http://gamedev.stackexchange.com/users/59097/celtic-sadness The answer is rather poor in my ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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How can this question about renderer decoupling be salvaged?

This question is too broad as originally written. However, it is an interesting topic and the heart of the questions posed are both relevant to game development and very common. How could this ...
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Should we change the “kismet” tag to “udk-kismet?”

I have noticed that the kismet has started to become more popular. It is a component of the free UDK engine, so wouldn't it be better as something such as udk-kismet? Or is it better if a component ...
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The 2014 GDSE Winter Refactor

It's everybody's favorite time of year again. The celebration of hats, of course! Last year, we organized a community "refactoring" event aimed at bringing some much-needed attention to the old, ...
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Where can I ask open-ended questions instead?

GDSE is not a discussion forum—we discourage questions that are primarily opinion-based or that aim to generate discussion, because they don't fit the Stack Exchange format. However, even if they ...
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Why not purge unanswered questions as part of the 2014 Winter Refactor

Out of curiosity why not a purge unanswered questions? There is lots of talk about "fixing the site" and its said that answering unanswered question is a good way to do this. I don't understand the ...
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What should we do for the 2014 Winter Refactor?

Last year we organized a semi-formal backlog-pruning event called the Winter Refactor. With the StackExchange holiday season rapidly approaching, I'd like to solicit input on running another Winter ...
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How can I ask about what I need to know to make a game similar to an existing game?

I'd like to ask what sort of "roadmap" one would follow in order to be skilled enough to create such amazing work, both for games, or for UIs in general. The thing is though, my experience on other ...