I have watched many Blender tutorials for various operations in Blender and they all seem to have lots of vertical tabs open that are customized for whatever they do most - see attached - but I can't find a tutorial on setting up these tabs or - for instance - where I can find the tissue dialog

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The Tissue Tools are from the Tissue add-on. You can activate it in your preferences by ticking the checkbox (Edit > Preferences > Add-ons).


The sidebar can be toggled by pressing N, through View > Sidebar or by clicking on the little arrow icon.

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes - I activated it (in fact reinstalled it since the previous version was out of date) but I still can't find it anywhere - where does it show up - I've literally been through ervery drop down menu that I can find lol $\endgroup$
    – RobTee
    Feb 3, 2020 at 22:04
  • $\begingroup$ And thanks for your response btw - looking further - and at some yet other videos, I just don't seem to have any of the toolbox panels that are shown on any of those - am I missing something? I haven't felt this dumb since Fusion 360 haha! Thanks $\endgroup$
    – RobTee
    Feb 3, 2020 at 22:30
  • $\begingroup$ @RobTee Sounds like you broke something when trying to install a different version of the add-on. Is it listed in the preferences? When you enable it, are there any error messages Window > Toggles System Console? Hard to say why you're missing tools without knowing what specific tool you're referring to. If it's not visible by default, then it's likely an add-on or a tool that is only visible in specific modes. $\endgroup$
    – Robert Gützkow
    Feb 3, 2020 at 22:43
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    $\begingroup$ @RobTee This may sound stupid, but are you sure you have the sidebar displayed? Shortcut is N. Or go to View > Sidebar. $\endgroup$ Feb 3, 2020 at 23:58
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    $\begingroup$ Yes! That would have done it. I had no idea that the sidebar N was an option - even though I have watched some real noob-specific videos. Maybe I'll have to make my own for the noob of the noob of the noob hehe. Thanks Jachym! $\endgroup$
    – RobTee
    Feb 4, 2020 at 1:41

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