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No “Nodes” Modifier in the experimental geometry-nodes 2.92 build [closed]

I downloaded the official geometry-nodes-blender-2.92.0-49f1c8ebecae-windows64 build for some experimentation and wasn't able to use the NODES Modifier. It is simply not on the list. Preferences>...
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How to use alt key to duplicate nodes?

I would like to use Alt instead of Shift+D to duplicate nodes in the shader editor, and really anywhere so that it is more consistent with my own workflow between programs that I use. Alt drag is used ...
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How to Change Keymap for Opening Nested Context Menu?

When you right-click (or press "w" if you have right-click to select) on an object you get a context menu, then right-clicking again on certain commands (regardless of LMB or RMB to select) ...
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How can I change the order of N-Panel tabs?

I want to be able to re-order the items and add-on tabs in the N Panel. For example, I use the add-on "Asset Management" a lot, so I would like it to appear first or second in the panel. How ...
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How to assign a key to “Select All by Trait”? It is not in list

I'm trying to assign a key to "Select All by Trait" (mesh edit mode, "select" menu) but it is not listed in Keymap. Is it possible? I want to popup this menu on some key, same as ...
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Replace confirmation when saving file

When save file with the name that already exist. I didn't get any window confirmation to replace or not. I only see the text in red if the filename exist (AFTER I PRESS ENTER not checking while i'm ...
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Set “Preferences > Navigation > Autodepth” to ignore certain geometry types / geometry?

Autodepth is great, much easier to navigate the view port when you can zoom to based on mouse cursor location. However this can be frustrating when working with things such as reference images. Its ...
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Blender's structure, folders, subfolders, files, modules. What is a best turorial on that and where to find it

I'm new to blender structure and coding, I have played around with blender before, nothing serious, just designing things in 3d view with the mouse and using some textures to coat things. I have done ...
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Add-ons preferences won't show up [duplicate]

as shown in the screenshot below, sins I installed some add-ons I opened blender and I found that the add-ons preferences won't show up, I tried to reset preferences to factory, and I reboot my PC ...
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2.9 changed the info log position - can I put it back?

In 2.9, the Info Log that appears in the status bar when certain actions, such as Merge Doubles, are performed is in a new position in the right-hand side. In 2.83.8, the info log is placed in the ...
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X-Ray is too much X-Ray

When I use X-Ray, the mesh also becomes transparent which is often super confusing. What I want is to see all the vertices/edges just like in the picture, the closest ones are more visible than the &...
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How to display Image reference above even I isolate certain object?

As I know Blender 2.79 can display refence image even during isolating an object. I use 2.83.8 version and can't find right option. I tired to select all images and an object and isolate them every ...
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How to move or modify the position of the redo panel?

The panel is always minimized, I have to enlarge it and move my head to bottom left each time: Does anyone know of any modifications or plugins that will allow me to move this window? Or even dock it ...
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How Can I Save And Load Activated Addon Configuration?

I use different sets of activated addons, depending on which workflow i am doing, for instance modeling, shading, etc. Is there a way to load a set of activated addons, so that when im modeling i can ...
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My HDRIs + Shader Previews are dim/desaturated and it's affecting my material output

Why does it look like this? This appears to be affecting both Eevee and Cycles in similar ways, although I understand the shader view is Eevee only. My Cycles previews are also very "bright" ...
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how to create a new operator for the VSE?

I want to create an addon that will allow me to copy and paste video and image clips from one blender window(VSE) to another separately opened blender window(another VSE window). But I've been ...
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What are the available or least used hotkeys that are good to remap in Blender?

There are quite a few useful features from add-ons that I want to assign hotkeys to because I don't like their defaults. But I don't know what hotkeys are "available" - as in, not being used ...
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Customize bpy.context.space_data.overlay.show_stats

Can I customize the data shown in bpy.context.space_data.overlay.show_stats ? My goal is: if there are 2 selected vertices, then show the distance between them. Same for 2 selected and parallel edges (...
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RightClick “Assign shortcuts” doesnt work in Edit-mode?

I am using my own custom menu, and i discovered that i can assign shortcuts to "my operator" but i cant assign shortcut to the same thing while in editmode. in editmode the shortcuts cant be ...
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Is there a way to disable the strength circle in the sculpt brush?

In blender 2.79 there was only a circle for the size of the brush. I've switched to blender 2.8 and I found that there is a smaller circle in the brush that tells how strong is the brush that I'm ...
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Sculpting on graphics tablet swaps brush between add/subtract

I recently bought a Xp-Pen Artist 13.3 and while it works fine in other software it seems to have issues in blender. Most notable is when sculpting the brush will swap between Add and Subtract ...
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make Blender displays vertex color of unselected faces, WITHOUT Blender's white-mix foggy mask

The below image shows the vertex color of an object. The vertex color of left & right parts are exactly symmatric (R,G,B,Black,White). However, if I select only right faces, the left faces will ...
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blender python api custom GUI

Blender version 2.83 I need create dialog window with User. Now i'm using context.wm.invoke_popup but problem that This dialog window close when cursor to far from ...
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How do I turn off transparency in drop down windows?

Whenever I open a drop down menu, the window overlaps the screen underneath it, this causes texts to overlap and become difficult to read and know what I am clicking. I see other users of the program ...
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Custom Pie menu with side panel to control which operators are displayed

What I am trying to create is a pie menu with nested categories for the operators. Since it can only display 8 operators typically at a time, I'd like to create side panel buttons that change which ...
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Blender navigation using touchpad (laptop) on osx/mac vs windows

I use Blender - mac version (on macbook pro laptop) . Using touchpad, it's naturally just like using tablet where i can zoom in/out using finger pinch. And 2 finger drag to rotate the view. But when i ...
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Can't assign a shortcut to “Randomize”

When I navigate through the menu to Randomize and try to assign a shortcut, it doesn't take. Trying to assign a shortcut manually isn't working either: I've tried lots of different shortcut ...
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How to save an image in uv editor even when closing blender?

I have a palette image in my uv editor to color my models, but every time when I close blender, I have to reopen it again, is there a way to save it in my workplace without reopening it always? THANKS
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How stop moving the view when entering walk mode?

When I enter walk mode, I want the view to stay in the same position. Here's what the documentation says: On activation the mouse pointer will move at the center of the view, and a cross marker will ...
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Navigation doesn't work in Layout mode

I can't move around in the viewport in layout mode. No zoom, No Hand move thing nothing. Did I change some setting by mistake? When im in sculpting mode it works kind of, but when I go back to layout ...
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'Undo' affects interface actions

Is there a way to prevent Undo from affecting actions done in Blender's UI? For example, let's say I do this: Go into weight painting mode Change the selected vertex group Paint a stroke Undo ...
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How set an hotkey to run a saved script like ui_menu.py (Blender 2.90)?

Following tutorials about how register the hotkey for a script or menu. I always get an error with nameofthefile.py not found or ...
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Subdivision Surface Modifier freezes Blender. With each subsequent processing for seconds

I am on Blender 2.83. with 8GB RAM, I5 3470 3.2 GHz, GeForce GTX 1050Ti. I am trying to learn procedural modeling with a tutorial and I've got problems with subdivisions. If I increase the ...
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Disable Overlays whenever Rendered view is enabled?

Is there a way to link the display of Overlays with Rendered view, so that when I'm previewing the render I'm really previewing only the render? It's always a 2-step process of enabling Rendered view ...
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Lasso Select not working when using with RMB selection (bug?)

Upon installing and launching Blender 2.9 (or 2.8) for the first time, one is presented with this choice: Select with Left Mouse Button or Right Mouse Button? Blender 2.9 splash screen on first launch:...
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How to migrate preferences and add-on in Blender 2.8 and later when installing a new version?

How are settings and add-ons migrated in Blender 2.8 and later? In 2.7 the splash screen had an option to import old settings. This is not present in 2.8. This answer looks very dated - How would I ...
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“Snap to” shortcuts don't work in 2.8/2.9

I'm really not sure what has changed in 2.8 with regard to how this menu's shortcuts are handled, but the way I had customized shortcuts for the Snap to elements in 2.79 is no longer working in recent ...
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Is it possible to pin ALL panel sections?

Since moving from 2.79 to 2.9, one thing that bothers me about the new UI is that it takes more steps to find what I'm looking for in the Properties Panel (N Panel). Each "section" (if that'...
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Shortcut for Cursor to Selection not working in Object Mode

ShiftS + Pie Menu is working as expected. In Object Mode the 3D Cursor jumps to an object's Origin. In Edit Mode it jumps to the selected geometry. The custom keyboard shortcut I assigned however, is ...
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Customizing a shortcut for the UV Editor no longer works in 2.8+

Customizing a shortcut to Snap Cursor to Selected in the UV Editor used to work in 2.79 The syntax to define this shortcut is no longer working in 2.8+ That syntax is: ...
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How to change properties panel layout

I've watched information of new 2.9 changes and noticed that UI is more friendly. I've downloaded version 2.9 and I still can't get what I saw. I Googled but didn't find anything. I have added an ...
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Can the Operator Panel in 2.8+ be moved?

I'm not liking how far the new Operator Panel encroaches into the working area of the Viewport. Is there a way to move it? The ability to truly minimize it now is a huge help. I'm just wondering if ...
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Blender 2.9. Flip Region missing?

UPDATE: The "screen: flip region" command from the Menu Search is either accidentally or intentionally missing from both stable, beta, and experimental versions of Blender 2.90. ...
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Customizing shortcuts in 2.8+ vs 2.79

In 2.79 I have the following keyboard shortcuts assigned for Edit Mode: Vertex Select: Cmd1 Edge Select: Cmd2 Face Select: Cmd3 Note: I'm using "Emulate Numpad", so I register a shortcut ...
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Why is my FBX export translucent?

All my FBX exports are coming out translucent, it adds normal and alpha maps where there isn't supposed to. Here's what I do: Add a cube, give it a material with a “base color” texture: Export as ...
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Unable to find object scatter addon in blender 2.9

I recently upgraded to blender 2.9. Though I have enabled Object-scatter addon, I couldn't find it using the search(f3) in the viewport. Where can I find that addon?
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Use thumbnail images list as a file browser

Let's say, for example, I want to modify an extra image list addon https://github.com/schroef/Extra-Image-List or any addon that uses thumbnails, so that the thumbnail list of the addon becomes a file ...
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V-Ray not supported in 2.83?

I want to get V-Ray rendering engine for blender and so I got it on Github (which is where you can get it) and when I go to install it, the install file says "upgrade to 2.8x required. I'm using ...
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How to customize the zoom border behavior?

I wrote up a simple script. ...
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Set Custom Toggle Hotkey for Grease Pencil Stroke Tools not Working?

In Blender2.9, while trying to set a Custom Toggle Hotkey in User Preferences for GreasePencil-> Draw_on_Back command using wm.context_toggle_enum with context ...

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