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Questions tagged [add-on]

An add-on is a python script or plugin created to expand Blender's functionality. There are many add-ons in the official builds of Blender, and with every new version comes new add-ons.

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Requesting help with Rhubarb error?

I have been following a Yogyog.org video on using Blender and Rhubarb to lipsync. It is titled "Free automated lipsync Blender, Makehuman + Rhubarb" if that matters. Anyway When I tried to run "...
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Python 2.8 custom texture painting active tool

I'm working on a addon that has a custom active tool in the viewport. This tool is supposed to allow you to do basic texture painting, while at the same time doing some other stuff. My problem is, ...
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Does anyone know the plan for bSurface in 2.8? [on hold]

bSurface was a great plugin for retopo and mesh generation in 2.79, however I can't seem to find it in 2.8 and I'm not aware of any official mentions, I can't find a lot of talk about it. Anyone know ...
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“Emulate Numpad” not working with Addons?

I want to use the addon bool tool- but it requires the use of the numpad keys, which I don’t have. Turning on “emulate numpad” doesn’t help either.
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Hard ops install

Really can't get hard ops installed, searched on the install manual ( https://hardops-manual.readthedocs.io/en/latest/installation/ ) but i may still be doing something wrong, can someone give me a ...
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Need to Run Addons without Installing [duplicate]

I have a unique situation where by I am using Blender at work. I bought a few addons on Blender Market, but they won’t install. IT department has put restrictions onn the computer. So Blender can’t ...
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Removing Hotkeys

Is there a way to remove all the hotkeys? I've used 3D max for around 6-7 years, over that course of time I had my own arsenal of personal hotkeys(shortcuts). I've decided to move over to Blender, I'...
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Prevent Blender 2.8 navigation buttons overriding from modal operator

Is there some way to prevent modal operator call when user click in Blender 2.8 navigation buttons (four rounded buttons at right upper corner - Hand, Zoom etc.)? Or how can i detect coordinates of ...
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draw_handler on top of Rendered shading mode

I'm using bpy.types.SpaceView3D.draw_handler_add and the gpu/bgl/...
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“Add new ivy” is missing

I'm trying to follow a YouTube tutorial about Vine animation. But in the video he click a button called "add new ivy" to add more vines. But in my Blender 2.79 i cant find that option. is there any ...
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Why does my custom addon panel gets deleted after I press x to delete objects in my scene?

Trying to write a beginner addon in 2.8 that takes an input row and column variable, and then creates a row xcolumn calendar. My code worked, but my addon kept disappearing after I press "x" to delete ...
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What is the convention for the prefix in Operator, Panel and Menu (etc.) Class names?

Considering the Python API documentation about Class registration and the naming convention for operators, panels, etc., here: Class registration It is stated that: The class name convention is: <...
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How to get user input for a function?

I have created a function that requires a file path input, I found a way to have the user input a file location but I am not sure how to access it. I thought it was assigned to the ...
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Is there any Animall add-on alternative to be used in blender 2.8?

Animall add-on was very useful in blender. But since it has omitted from latest blender 2.8 updates, I need to know if there is any alternative add-on or Script to make me able to use the same options....
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Problems installing MESHmachine Add-on

I just extracted this addon called MESHmachine in the "Blender 2.8/scripts/addons" folder and when I go to open Blender, it didn't show up on the "Preference - Add-ons" tab. I clicked "Install Add-...
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Addon Multiline Text Input

Is it possible to create a multiline text input in a blender add-on? I could not find any such option in StringProperty.
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(Video Included) Addon Wont Activate after Installation

I'm trying to enable an addon from a basic python template I saved, but it wont let me check the box to activate it. Here's what the problem looks like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGFOwwfikAA&...
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Blender Cloud add-on for MAC OSX

I'm unable to get the Blender Cloud add-on to turn on. I'm running 2.79b and a mac running 10.14.3 I have set up Blender ID authentication but still get and error (see below) Any MAC folks with ideas ...
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I'm having trouble installing this Add-On (Speedsculpt for Blender v2.79b)

I am trying to install the add-on SpeedSculpt and I keep getting an error. Steps I took: Files -> user preferences -> Install Add-on from file -> clicked on '3D view:SpeedSculpt' and got an error as ...
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Problem to install my addon on blender without use __init__

I made a little addon with a library. My problem is i have 2 version for 2.79 and 2.8 I would like to call the .py file in a recognizable way for example ...
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Add-ons Mac user

If someone can help... Add Curve: extra objects & Add Mesh: extra objects, add-ons are not appearing as options for adding new geometry using the Shift+A shortcut on blender 2.8 on my Mac. They ...
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Blender 2.8 Hotkey Code For Add-on

I'm trying to learn how to create my own addons. I found this really nice tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pim5YIfWv-M At the end he says it's possible to add code that enables the add-on to ...
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Export Paper Model addon not exporting textures

Does the Export Paper Model addon (found here) have the capability to map the textures of the model onto the faces of the paper model? The documentation suggests that it does, but I have no idea how ...
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Blender 2.8 Saving Add-on With Text Editor

I got this code from my info window when I rotate my object at a certain angle: ...
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Add my own wall into archipack addon

hey so i made a couple different walls that i will repeatedly be adding into my project what i am trying to accomplish is add these new meshes into the add mesh Archipack tab. see picture for more ...
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Export Paper Model addon installation problems in 2.8 Beta

I have tried to manually install the Export Paper Model addon to my copy of Blender 2.8 Beta, and it won't appear in the Add Ons section of my Preferences menu. Has anybody had a similar problem? ...
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ManuelBastioni addon

I recently got a new computer, and all my Blender addons are gone. One addon I can't get it is ManuelBastioni lab, because the site is under construction. So does anyone have the .zip file of the ...
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Multiple addons found by Blender but only one is in folder

I have installed the MakeClothes addon, but the "Multiple Add-ons with the same name found" error pops up. It is only in one folder with one copy of each file. Everytime I try to fix it, the add on ...
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Change Object's Location on local Z-Axis using Slider

I have a problem with moving the object on its local z axis. ...
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hotkeys for an add-on registered but not working

I register the hotkey for my add-on with the following code. It's a separate module, its function register() is called from the init.py. The keymap items get registered, and can access them ...
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Enable addon error in user preferences

Hey guys, just a quick one. I'm trying to enable this addon in Blender 2.8 (which it's designed for) and I'm getting this call back error. I have no idea what it means or how to fix it. My addon ...
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Blender 2.8 problem with Archimesh

Whenever I try to import an object from Archimesh into my current scene, it shows the following error. Archipack works well but Archimesh doesn't. However, in a new scene, there seems to be no problem....
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How to Install Multiple Add-ons with Python Script

I am constantly using new workstations where I have to install a new version of blender. While the blender cloud add-on allows one to sync settings between devices, it does not sync user-installed add-...
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Addon or featurs in Blender capable of profiling scene?

Im looking for a addon or a feature in blender that can analyse my models. I get them from an engineering department and some of the contain for an example small springs (highly detailed shape), which ...
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Blender Tissue add on giving an attribute error message

Installed the Tissue add-on for Blender 2.8…and I’m getting an error message when trying to tesselate. Using a Mac, OS 10.11.6 Selecting the component first…then base object…both selected one after ...
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Why this error turns out when i tried to check an addon that i installed

this error turns out when i tried to check to activate an addon that i installed, this addon its this one from here https://github.com/CGCookie/retopology-contours i am using b3d 2.78a how can this ...
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I am trying to install py script in blender 2.80, but i cant find that script in user preference!

I am trying to install python script in blender 2.80, but I cant find that script in user preference! I have checked everything and its all set but I still cant find script to activate! Is it ...
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2.8: How to add a button to the toolbar?

What is the proper way to add a button to the toolbar just to be visible in object-mode? I try to port an old addon to Blender 2.8 and I managed to add a button to the toolbar, but the button is ...
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Adding icon to toolshelf in 2.8

I've been struggling all day to add icon with action from loop tools (circularize selection). Firstly I've added a hotkey into my keymap: Then I looked into it's structure and tried to make it happen ...
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Cannot install addon, even after manually moving file into the Addons folder

Version 2.72. This addon: http://pasteall.org/56112/python I coped the code and pasted it into a notepad doc, saved as a python file. I have tried installing through the installer, then manually ...
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Riggin - BlenRig - Is it possible to swap out similar characters?

I have a fully rigged Blenrig character. I have another almost identical character - not rigged. Is it possible to just swap out the characters so I don't have to go through the process of rigging ...
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Script to render multiple orthographic projections?

I have a model imported in Blender. I want to render approx. 30-100 views using an ortho camera from specific viewpoints. I have a list of 30-100 definitions of planar surfaces and directions for the ...
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Can't seem to install add ons with blender 2.8 or they aren't showing up as installed

I just checked to see if the answer was already listed before asking this question today. I just installed Blender 2.8. I am attempting to add add-on's such as the SSS Blender Skin Shader and MB-Lab1....
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Export paper model with texture

i've just installed the add-on and on its git-hub page it's said that is also possible to export the uvs with the material both hand painted or procedural but I don't know how to do it. Can someone ...
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How do I fix bpy.ops.object.mode_set.poll() failed, context is incorrect?

I am trying to convert a metaball object to a mesh, but I cant pass this stage. I am basically stuck. I checked out all the bpy.context and context override and bpy.ops posts and documents and i ...
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How to access add-on properties? [duplicate]

What I mean is when I add an add-on (in this particular case Tree generator, but its almost all add-ons problem), I can tweak it, but if I switch to another object and then return to the generated ...
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How can I create a mathematically correct arc/circular segment?

Given 3 vertices, or a chord and height, how can I create a mathematically correct arc/circular segment with an even distribution of vertices while controlling for the number of vertices. I ...
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sapling tree gen problems 2.8

The problem occured unexpectedly and appears only in one particular .blend file. After shift-a then curve>sapling tree gen no new object is created. Info shows up, pointing three lines in py's and ...
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Blender 2.80: Different collections in each viewport

Is it possible to restrict visible collections in each viewport separately. Here is how it was done in 2.79 using lock_camera_and_layers
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