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How can I launch a custom template splash screen when the program starts under MacOS?

I've been trying for a long time to get blender to launch my own "templates" at startup, with a custom "splash screen". I tried adding my "splash.png" images to my "...
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How to install previous version of the blender preference to the new blender 4.2 version?

How can I install the previous version's preferences like add-ons, themes and settings into the new version? The problem is that I've already uninstalled the earlier version of Blender(which I had ...
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How can I transfer settings from Blender 4.1 to 4.2? [duplicate]

I recently installed Blender 4.2, but it’s starting with the default factory settings—meaning all my key mappings, shortcuts, and startup preferences are gone. It seems like Blender 4.2 starts from ...
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Control Blending Mode of the Color Mix node through the custom driver

Could somebody point me out on how to control the Blending mode of Color Mix nodes through the Custom Properties driver? I want to be able to choose between Mix, Multiply and Add parameters. I have ...
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Armatures Presets folder created at startup

Every time Blender starts up, this folder is created on Drive C on Windows. If I access different drives during work process, the same folder is created on each of those drives. Do you know what is ...
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Blender 4.2 in the Extensions tab, my Addons are not showing Addons in 4.2 Beta [closed]

in the Extensions tab in Preferences, I see this message "Checking for Extensions updates" Blender hangs and nothing updates the Extensions window.
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Rigging armature and parts

I am trying to make an animation with a custom skeleton. I initially have a model sculpted in 3 different parts. I joined all the parts, cleaned them up, and added the bones. Then I did an automatic ...
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How to make a custom shape rug?

I want to make a rug from animal crossing but idk how to do it. I've tried using curves but I still can't seem to understand that feature well X) rug pic:
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Creating a Custom Node for Materials through Python

I'm trying to create a custom material node in blender using python. For instance, in the example below (which I found here and modified a bit): The node is supposed to take two colors multiply them ...
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I trying to make a screen into this shape is there anyone that can help? [duplicate]

what's up guys, im attempting to create a very unique shape to blender, it has a very organic structure to it and was just asking for tips on how to recreate this shape Like I mentioned I want to ...
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Save/customize the file browser interface

Everytime I open the file browser interface, the directory windows on the left are arranged as default. Even if I switch Recent on top of System and minimize System, the next time I open the interface,...
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How to add filters to the "Browse Material to be linked" popup?

I would like to use a UI component similar to the "Browse Material to be liked" (located in the Materials panel) in a script but a bit customized. I found how to use this one: ...
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4.0.2 addons will not install. Hard ops and Procedural Crowds

I accidentally deleted Procedural Crowds and Hard Ops by clicking the checkmark in Preferences in 4.0.2 I tried to reinstall these addons and after clicking "install" but the addons never ...
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Pose mode moves bone before clicking 'g'

When I select a control in Pose mode, in order to rotate (or scale) I have to first click 'r' (or 's). To move it, I don't have to click 'g', I can move the bone immediately. However, I make a lot of ...
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The command/opt/shift key assigned to the side button of the mouse does not respond only within blender

I am using blender v3.3.4 for MacOS. I have set up three different keys, command/opt/shift, on the side button of the mouse, but none of them respond within blender and I am having trouble. When I ...
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Blender 4.0 Windows explorer thumbnail preview not working even after making it default version

Blender 4.0 Windows explorer thumbnail preview not working even after making it default version. It used to work properly, I don't know what happened and it is not working anymore. I've searched for ...
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How to turn on indictor of center of rotation

Sorry, I don't know what this thing is called or how to turn it on. Here's what I know: I use Blender on a Mac Studio and also on a MacBook Pro. On the Mac Studio, in the center of the 3D viewport is ...
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Blender 3.6 - N and T Menus won't display

Blender 3.6 - I have a number of saved BLEND files - that refuse to open the N and T menus in any of the tabs. There is a little caret at the top that moves from the respective edge where the top of ...
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Is there a way to retain an Add-On's preferences when updating the Add-on?

I have a couple of preference properties (string, boolean, float) in my add-on and they all have a default value in their defining statement. When I install an update to my add-on, the previously ...
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Editing Mode Alt+MMB Keymap Name

Blender has a feature to rotate/orbit the viewport while editing an object in the edit mode which is Alt + Middle Mouse Button click-drag. I want to change it to an Alt + Right Mouse Button. However, ...
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Blender 4.0: Rigify Rig Layers on Viewport Ntab not populating. Blender 3.6 works ok

Setup: Blender 4.0.2 Animation with two (2) Rigify-rigged characters in same scene. Problem #1: 3D Viewport; Ntab; 'Item/Rig Layers' is blank (not populated). '../Rig Main Properties' and '.../...
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Few questions about pivot points

I'm total noob when it comes to Blender, so sorry about stupid question(s) :) I have noticed that Blender users love their keyboard shortcuts, and there are lot of them! And its a bit overwhelming to ...
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Blender image editor path on Linux

I'm running Blender on the latest version of Mint and was wondering how could I set up Edit->Preferences->File Paths->Image Editor path to Krita. I have an appimage installed but that does ...
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Indent Guideline in Text Editor

Does the text editor have a feature that shows the indentation of the code? If it does, that would be nice to know.
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Got the new Blender 4.0 (this time portable), but it still stores all the addons and preferences like a regular version in App Data [duplicate]

It`s Win 10. I copied Blender foundation folder to the D drive and pointed it the preferences but doesnt give a damn. Any ideas pls?
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Can portable version pick up settings from the previous one like normally installed ones?

I`m planning to move to portable releases of Blender and I wonder, will I have to reset every new version manually, or will it import settings as well?
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Why does Blender 3.6 not save addon preferences?

I unchecked several addons that I dont use and checked otehrs that I need, and theres checkbox Automatic save preferences, yet, it`s all the same after the next launch
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No "asset library" drop down menu in file paths in blender preferences

I want to add an asset path to blender but there's no possible option for this. It seems to be completely removed for some reason. There's nothing I can try really, pls help :)
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Is there a way to Increase the "Thickness" of an Empty?

The empties are really thin and hard to see sometimes. Is there a way to increase the thickness of the empties?
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Is it possible to install old themes and icons in Blender 3.6.4?

I would like to know if it is possible to install old themes and icons in the current version of Blender. If possible, is it recommended to do so? Can I have problems using an old theme? This question ...
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Why won't Blender keep the render cache where I set it?

I have set my animation render settings in preferences to an image folder on my system, and yet when I render, the output path has set it in some random place that I cannot find. I can also find no ...
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Python scripting a custom Geometry Node to generate another Geometry Nodes

I am scripting a custom Geometry Nodes(hosted by “Cube”) with python to initiate another Geometry Node from another object(i.e. Plane). I tried this using a template searched from the internet. I didn’...
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Repeat Last Action Doesn't Work

So yeah, after the last few updates, shift + R (the repeat function) doesn't work. For instance, if I duplicate a cube, move it to the right of intial cube and press Shift + R, nothing happens. I'm ...
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can't access the context mesh menu

Every time i click with the RBM just appear the vertex context menu or the edge or the face context menu but never the mesh context menu and i can't resolve that problem. I try to change the keymap to ...
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Can't move objects with ipad

The object moves when you drag it by pressing the g key and without clicking the mouse. But when I move an object with the ipad, I cannot move the mouse on the screen without clicking. Is it possible ...
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Problem in selecting mesh in 2.7 version of blender

So I was doing a tutorial that requires 2.79 version but the problem is when you left click the 3d cursor moves so how can we change the key to select a mesh.
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Why did Blender remove the "Add Image" option? [duplicate]

In the top left corner of the viewport, underneath "add" there used to be the option of adding an image (among other options) as seen in the screenshot below: And now he option has been ...
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Can Blender create a curved surface from vertices and a custom formula? [duplicate]

Is it possible to use blender to create a curved surface based on an original formula instead of the one used to create NURBS? The way curved surfaces are created by computers is, for each conceivable ...
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Copy a float exactly in an object attribute

I'm looking for a way to copy exactly the value of a float into the attribute of a Blender object, but I see a loss of precision on the last 5 digits. For example I want to copy -0.18958371707600324 ...
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Is it possible to use blender to create a curved surface based on an original formula instead of the one used to create NURBS?

The way curved surfaces are created by computers is, for each conceivable point on a rectilinear surface, a formula is applied which evaluates the position of control vertices to determine where in ...
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Why does blender's python use system python's site_packages?

Please read carefully this is not about installing packages with Blender's python, but rather their reverse - ignoring system packages. I DO NOT WANT Blender to use the packages in ...
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Asset Library not shown in preferences

How can i activate the asset libraries in preferences if its not shown?
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Can you bind mouse keys (i.e. use one of the buttons instead of shift)

I've tried searching for this but can't see any solutions for the newer versions. Basically, I want to assign one of my extra mouse buttons to be 'shift' so I can pan without touching the keyboard. I ...
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How do I make double tap shortcuts?

I want to change the view angle shortcuts like Numpad1+Ctrl to double tap Numpad1, similar to pressing G twice to do something different than just pressing G once. Is it possible to do this? I read ...
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Older settings did not load after newest 3.6 update!

I recently updated to 3.6 and the usual "load older settings" prompt came up. I clicked on it but it didn't seem to do anything? My addons are all gone and I tried reverting to an older ...
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Cursor offset on a large monitor in Windows 10

Using Blender with a large monitor (22" or 24", I've tried both), resolution 1920x1080, scaled 100% with Windows 10, Blender adds extra height between the header bar and the menu bar. This ...
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Please tell me how to change the setting of the change value of the numerical slider

Clicking the left or right button of the value slider changes the value by 0.1. I want to change the numerical value of this change to something like 0.05 or 0.25. I know that Ctrl and Shift can be ...
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3D print toolbox is missing from Add Ons

I'm new to 3D printing and I would like to use blender to generate some simple models. I've used it before, but I am still a novice. The first thing every instruction set mentions when trying to make ...
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Undo stops wroking after undoing something 5-10 times [duplicate]

guys. I am pretty new to Blender and undo is my main tool, but it works really weirdly in Blender in my opinion(at least by default). Sometimes it lets you undo 10 steps, sometimes 20 steps, and ...
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How to embed file browser into the Blender addon interface

I'm trying to find a way to display the items in the target folder in the addon interface, i.e. like in the Blender file browser: I tried to make a text picture for an example: ...
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