Keep getting this error message amd would really appreciate your help.

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Any idea what this means?

I've edited some of the original code, changed around some of the parameters such as changing the name of the objects. I don't know if that had an effect?

If it did/would, vaguely what can I do to ensure this error message doesn't keep propping up.

Any suggestions? Thanks.


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  • $\begingroup$ when exactly is this message popping up and which "original code" you changed - do you mean Blender original source code?? $\endgroup$ – Noidea Nov 15 '16 at 22:23
  • $\begingroup$ Hey, thanks. The message pops up whenever I run the game engine. I've downloaded some blender script off the internet, created new objects and deleted the original ones, but embedded them into the code. I think this is something to do with it as I was not having the problem prior to changing the objects. $\endgroup$ – Eli Nov 15 '16 at 22:28
  • $\begingroup$ I'm not even sure what "image", "file" and "action" refer to. I cannot see them in the addon script, and no object is called any of those names. I'm a fetus when it comes to scripting- I understand if this is somewhat infuriating. $\endgroup$ – Eli Nov 15 '16 at 22:30
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    $\begingroup$ Strongly suggest posting a link to (or) the source code somewhere. My guess is it's a print statement in said code. $\endgroup$ – batFINGER Nov 16 '16 at 10:20
  • $\begingroup$ @batFINGER thank you! I seem to have sorted it out now and ran into a new problem, haha :D $\endgroup$ – Eli Nov 17 '16 at 16:19

The blender system is structured with Area's 1 and Regions 2.


The application window is always a rectangle on your desktop. It is divided up into a number of re-sizable areas. An area contains the workspace for a particular type of editor, like a 3D View Editor, or an Outliner.


An area is divided into regions (a sort of placeholders). For example:

  • Header
  • Main
  • Tool Shelf
  • Properties
  • etc

Scripts can use these regions to (for example) add custom panels to a region.

Now the Error

The message Error, region type missing in - name is send to the console when a script wants to access a region in a area for temporary windows.

This used to happen when users open a user-prefs or render window (those are temporary screen and). And then start using it as a regular window (split it, change space types... etc). This was solved in 2015, but could still be possible when scripting.

  • $\begingroup$ Could you please provide a small sample script which produces this error? $\endgroup$ – batFINGER Feb 21 '18 at 8:43

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