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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how to move object to same location of another one [duplicate]

I have two of the same objects. Now i moved object 2 lets say...how can i move it back to the same location and size of object 1 ? is there any way to copy this from object one to object 2 ?
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Problem with the installation of AMD ProRender in Blender 2.8

Good day, I'm new in this community but I'm using Blender since two years. I have tried to install the AMD ProRender in Blender 2.8 because on Mac it is the only way to use an AMD card. When I active ...
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setup spinner value to control scene object?

I can't find a way to use en float value spinner to dynamically control scene object, like a cube rotation for example. I can do it only by refreshing with a button class but can't do a realtime ...
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LoopTools features

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but i'm just wondering what do these LoopTools options do. i only understand the Bridge. I don't know how to use the other features. Would someone mind to help ...
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how to make a field of shakiness

Is there a way to make a 3d space of shakiness( or any kind of effect), that if an object passed by it or stay in it can be affected and when the object goes away of it that effect ends? Thanks, guys ...
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Blender 2.97b add ons not showing in add on window

Blender 2.97b add ons not showing in add on window This has been going on for a while and I can't understand what happened. The Add on window is completely blank. I have uninstalled Blender several ...
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Addon not working

I got a new add-on and i installed it, i tried to put the add-on (unzipped) in the add-on folder and when i try to use the add-on in the 3d-view i get this message ...
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Add-on not appearing after installing from file

I have downloaded an add-on from github and I am unable to bring it into Blender. I am using the "Install add-on from file" and it seems to run fine, but nothing appears when I am done. I have checked ...
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Is there a way to hide the cycles shader node when using my own render plugin?

I'm working on my own renderer plugin for Blender 2.8. I have my own set of shader nodes. Is there a way to hide the cycles shader node when my renderer is selected as the rendering engine in Blender?...
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How do I get a clean slate after every run of my add-on?

So I have been working on an exporter as part of my Google Summer of Code project. As I am new to Blender add-on development, I was under the impression that my code would get a clean slate every time ...
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How to use DXF Add-on Blender 2.79, explain settings

I'm very new to blender and need it to import a dxf autocad file and export as fbx. I can find tutorials to get me to the export stage but how do I use the add-on that's in blender? I have no ...
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ANT landscape material bug

Trying to use ANT landscape. It work fine but after i change settings it turns black as it has some strange material settings. I can use landscape after i change the material, but it really hard to ...
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Why wont this addon retain user shortcut preferences?

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Bug in addon to Change header color dynamically

Bug in addon to change header color dynamically I made an add-on that changes the theme color of the header if the automatic keyframe feature is enabled. The color change function works fine. However,...
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Cell Fracture Errors

I'm trying to make a cup breaking and the cell fracture add on is making the mesh deformed and creating a lot of vertices. How do I fix this?
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How to create addon where I can use the mouse to manipulate the scene?

I'd like to write an add on for blender that will provide an interactive controller the user can use to interactively manipulate the selected mesh. I would like to display some virtual handles that ...
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Create a tree of properties?

My add-on acts upon a hierarchy of data (a tree). I am not sure how best to represent this hierarchy as properties to expose the data to the user. For simplicity, let us define an example: say that ...
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When i try to install an addon I got this error

Hi When i try to install an addon I got this error. Does anybody know how to fix it?
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How to add a 3D importer to the UI via Python

Just wondering whether it’s possible in Blender to code a file importer UI so that users can preview a set of 3D objects and add it to the 3D viewport? I guess something sort of like this from Daz ...
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Is there a way to internally restart blender, or equivalent to closing and opening manually - even if it's just a temporary save and quit and reload

.. the addons get broken and addon reload doesn't even work, tried a bunch of stuff, closing and opening blender does it.. Any ideas on how to restart blender would be great..
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Way to set directory (in addon preferences) and store it in stringproperty only on the first time 2.8

I'm trying to figure out a good way, easy to set a path for a folder containing my asset. I wish it could run in the context ...
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Problem with AutoRig Pro!

,,, Hi there! I get this problem, every time I try to connect my mesh to the autorig Pro. Anyone else met this problem? And Idea on how to fix it?
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MBLab 1.7.4 add on refuses to install in Blender 2.8 Beta?

I'm trying to install MBLab 1.7.4b in Blender 2.8 (64-bit, May 24th release.) I've tried using the standard install from file function, and it doesn't show up in the installed plugins list despite ...
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Is there an altitude number/indicator type addon?

I want to make an animation where an HUD type overlay as text will indicate how far the flying craft is over the ground, ie altitude .. 7.55 etc and it changes with the height of the object to the ...
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In add-on script, how to automatically rewrite string in the bottom statusbar on each edge select/deselect in edit mode

I'm trying to write my first add-on that should tell me the summary length of selected edges in edit mode if there are any. I got the part with getting selected edges and counting sum length, but what ...
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Move hair keys by code

I'm working on an add-on that needs to move hair keys, i wasn't able to find any info about it. I'm also new at programming add-ons, so i need some help. i tried to set hair_keys[key].co to a Vector, ...
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How to wait for an operation - to another operator - to complete within an operator (import_scene)

Besides the point but why is this not working as a default stack is expected to work? I'm trying to get an operator to call another operator and wait for the operator's response before proceeding. ...
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How can I swap two objects positions?

Either a script or addon or whatever, is there any easier way to swap the Z coordinates of two objects in one click or something, I am making a graph like animation and I need to swap the bars a lot, ...
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Running Modal Operator based on condition: Is this legit?

I am using a Modal Operator in my add-on and would like to know if it is a bad idea to use the same Operator sometimes modal and sometimes directly: ...
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register group of properties 2.8 [duplicate]

I'm updating my addon to 2.80 and I'm stuck with the new register class system. I try to follow the answer here but I'm not good enough as a coder to understand the solution. The problem comes to ...
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archipack blackens viewport in Blender2.8

I just added Archipack 1.2.82 to my blender 2.8 which had been stable up to this point. When attempting o open the standard Archipack elements (floor/ wall / door/window), it is blackening out the 3d ...
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i don't have brushes add-on on my preference

sorry for my english but i wish you can understand me. In "preference user","add-on","import-export" i havn't any voice about brushes and i can't add new brushes in sculpt mode..someone know ...
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How can make the state of a boolean property relative to the 3d view area?

I need to keep unique boolean properties attached to screen area (view 3d) which may have at the same time different states depending on the context view area, like propertie lock camera to view or ...
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Having trouble installing animation nodes addon

Im trying to install the animation nodes add-on to blender but I cant see the zip file when I click install. I know i'm in the right location, the file just doesn't show up. This is probably a total ...
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Blender addons are called also 3d party plugins?

Blender addon are the same thing with 3d party plugins ? These are 2 names for the same thing ?
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How to enable an addon for all but one file?

How do I enable an addon for all but one file in Blender 2.7b? A more tangible way to express my query would be that if I have 4 Blender (.blend) files, A, B, C, and D, then how do I enable an addon ...
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Blender 2.8 Operator Presets not working for me

So I have recently installed the recent blender 2.8, since my last 2.8 version wouldn't show me curves in the right way but now I am having issue interacting with the operator presets for add-ons. ...
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Activating an imported module - Python version mismatch

I don't have experience with addons but it should work when I download the .zip from github and install it over the preference window. I want to keep using Blender 2.8 for modelling but the error ...
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Large Landscapes (A.N.T.) Performance?

I've been trying to use the A.N.T. Landscape addon to design some large landscapes for Unreal Engine 4. The problem is when I try to use large subdivision counts to visualize the details (Because I'm ...
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Reading files of an addon

I write an exporter, which exports PBR materials, mostly from the PrincipledBSDF shader. Would like to add a small directory of generic environment textures in my zip file, in a format that Blender ...
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Overlay Vertex Weights as Numbers in Weight Paint Mode

Is there a possibility to overlay the weights of the active Vertex Group as numbers in the viewport? It would make for a much more precise readout than the color gradients, especially when fiddling ...
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Install pip and packages from within Blender OS independently

This question relates to installing pip from within Blender without the need to open a terminal outside Blender. This allows for more user friendliness and pip calls from within an add-on (as opposed ...
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Import FBX using script

Edit: answered my own question! Moderators please delete if not appropriate to leave this here as it doesn't require an answer. I'm a fool. But for anyone else who might have a similar question in ...
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How to control randomization during Operator life-cycle?

I am working on a Python script that uses some randomization and some parameters to procedurally generate geometry. However each time I adjust any of the Operator parameters, the entire script is re-...
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Transparency on decal not rendering correctly. (Decal Machine)

Were using decal machine (the plugin) to add some details on the floor of our scene. We have used decal machine before and it worked before. The problem is the square of discoloration that forms ...
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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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“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 ...