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Questions tagged [customization]

Questions pertaining to changing Blender's default settings and user preferences.

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Where is the Blender ID add-on preference pane?

For some reason I seem to have lost all my Blender Sync preferences. I reinstalled the add-on which was missing, but the preferences pane is asking me to log in: I cannot find out how to log in, I ...
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How to add Brushes in 2.8

Trying to add brushes to blender. Following this tutorial but nothing is the same anymore, I am using 2.80 latest build. Trying to add these brushes, but I cannot find anything on how to add in 2.80....
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How to access “use_transform” property of Nodes in Nodes editor and set it to “True” via python pie menu script? [duplicate]

I am creating a pie menu to access my most frequently used nodes in my node editor. I have successfully created pie menu but it doesn't have "use_transform" property set to "True" which enables us to ...
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I can't find Global Undo in Blender 2.8

I can't turn off/on Global Undo in Blender 2.8 because I cant see the checkbox in the User Preferences dialog.
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Where is user preferences in 2.8? [duplicate]

I can't find it. It should be under edit.
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How can I go straight to edit mode by choosing selection modes?

That's basically it,is there a way to configure blender to go straight to edit mode when I choose a selection mode(eg; 1-for vertex,2-for edges or 3-for polygons)? It may seem silly but I think it's ...
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How can I create a toggle 'view to selected' hotkey?

I've changed my 'view to selected' hotkey and would like to make it a toggle shortcut that allows me either to focus on the selected object or toggle back to the whole scene. Can anyone help me with ...
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How to get dolly view to work with mouse/trackpad

I'm trying to get dolly view to work with my apple magic mouse. I have the Keymap setting as shown, but it only works in one direction. If I change the delta setting to -1, I can make it move in the ...
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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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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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User Preferences Appearing with Screen Tearing

I downloaded Blender and tried to open User Preferences, but it appears with screen tearing. Here is a screenshot
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Will importing user preferences from version 2.79b to 2.80 work and is it a good idea?

So today I decided to join the hype and check 2.8 out even though I am the kind of person who does not like to try betas, because I hate change. And anyways I was already shocked by the difference of ...
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How to use camera positioning like in old versions?

This might be a naive question, however, in the old days of blender, there used to be key bindings for camera adjustments. Those allowed to enter camera view mode and then use the "fly camera" mode. ...
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Custom file output name format using incremental letters instead of numbers?

Lately I've been experimenting with importing rendered animation frames into a game engine which expects a very specific filename format consisting of four letters, followed by a fifth incremental ...
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How to make Blender keyboard shortcuts work in a non-Latin keyboard layout?

my keyboard has two layouts - Latin (English) and Cyrillic (Russian). Currently, in Blender 2.8, keyboard shortcuts work only with English layout - at least, on a Mac and Linux. Is there any way to ...
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How to change the Quick Favorites key in Blender 2.80 Beta?

Today I started using a newer version of Blender 2.80 and they changed the quick favorites key binding from q to ^. While this in itself is okay, I'd still like to change that back. But I can not ...
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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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How to swap / invert the RMB (that activates the “object context menu”) with the LMB (that selects an object) in 2.8

I would like to swap / invert the right mouse button (that activates the "object context menu") with the left mouse button (that selects an object). how can I do that ? I see that this can be chosen ...
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How I can change Blender to the “blue mode”? The cube is always transparent

In this tutorial Blender is in the mode that I want, but I cant find the theme.
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Save as warning for overwriting

If i save as to a folder where the the file is already in that folder, Blender won't give me a warning, it's just simply overwrite it and it's very dangerous. Is there really no setting to turn this ...
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Zooming in blender3d by mouse scrolling can not be focused on mouse pointer?

When I zoomed objects by using mouse scrolling in other 3d programs(ex: sketchup), if I put mouse pointer on a certain object, the object didn't disappeared to outside of viewport. In other words, ...
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How to change shortcuts in 2.8

I'm new to Blender, I've been using it only for a couple of days. I first downloaded 2.79 and change some of the shortcuts. I've just discovered 2.8 and I want to change them aswell. However this is ...
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Edge and Wireframe Color does not work to Black

In my viewport, my edge and wireframe color is not black, they are gray while on default user preferences. They are set to black therefore wireframes and edges and even the grid are hard to see in ...
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Can't use hotkeys for vertex/edge/face selection

I just downloaded the latest daily build "blender-2.80-532536bf52da-win64" and when I launch it and try to use those hotkeys, they don't work nor show in the keymap preferences. What should I do?
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How to hide or customize the icons with eight points that help you drag panels?

I want to hide or change the color of the icons with eight points that help you drag the panels, but I don't know how? I don't like these icons. I can't find it in Blender Preferences.
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Is there a way to change default values of properties of operator?

I tried this to change, but no success Any ideas?
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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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Animation: customize bounce interpolation

I want to animate a plane falling onto the ground. It’s good to have the bounce interpolation however you are quite limited when you want to customize it, for example adding more smaller bounces to ...
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How to create a script that will evenly distribute selected nodes?

I would like to create a script that would evenly distribute the locations of some selected nodes so that I can better organize my node trees. I'm seeking a script solution for this issue, instead of ...
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Mip mapping in cycles - how to showcase the effect?

Can anyone make up a scene to showcase the mip-mapping in the blender user preferences for texture filtering? I couldn't find a scenario where switching it on/off made any difference in memory usage (...
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Setting New Default Operator Preset?

I'm using Blender 2.8! I've created an operator preset for importing models. It's simple, just import everything with z-forward instead of backwards. Is there anyway to make this default? Every time ...
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2.8 Preference Menu

My user preference menu is completely different from the 2.8 manual, checked on youtubers and other posts, they have the right menu. I can't find anything. How do I change this menu? Is it updated ...
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Hotkey accidentally switched to left mouse and can't be changed

I accidentally switched my hotkey for the snake hook tool in blender 2.8 from k to left mouse button. I can't edit the tool again and it tells me to fix it in the user preferences, but under the ...
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Changing Key Binding for Axis Snap

The title sort of says it all but I am currently using the 2.8 beta and like to use 'Axis Snap' when rotating around the model as opposed to changing view windows. The only thing is that its set to ...
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How can I prevent my posed rigs from defaulting back to the static stance? Also undo questions

I created a humanoid rig, skinned it and got all the project files open in the same instance. Started moving things around and then posing my model... Issue number one... Using Ctrl+Z or even "Undo" ...
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Blender 2.8, Coming from Maya, need to disable viewport constrained movement when entering certain tools

I thought this was the "tweak" options. Set tweak pixel value up to max (1024) tried disabling tweak with the move options in the hotkey menus, but no luck. If I manually select the move tool it ...
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2.79 LMB Box Select & Drag

after following this video by Cédric Lepiller my flow is quite good. One last thing I'd like to fix is using LMB to both box select and grab. I'm not familiar with the shortcut system and I tried ...
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copy objects from one scene to another

I opened a blend, and I created 2 scenes. in the 1st I have a box and in the 2nd. I have a door. save my file and then use the command duplicate window of the information bar in the window tab. in ...
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Blender plays a short .mp3 sound when it completes the render - HOW?

I was looking into a really necessary function for me when using Blender. I need Blender to play a short mp3 sound when it finishes rendering. I found this on the API: bpy.app.handlers....
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Map Multiple Functions to a Single UI Button

Would it be possible to add additional functions to a button in the blender UI? For example, when you click the "Render" button the blender file is automatically saved? In this situation you would be ...
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Where is the “Virtual Pixel Mode” option?

I'm searching for an option to make shown wireframe thicker. I found one solution there What is the setting that changes wire frame thickness?, but I can't find that Virtual Pixel Mode switch in my ...
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user preferences window won't load

I just got Blender and it works fine for the most part, but when I open the preferences window it's blank and white. Does anyone know why this might be? Thanks.
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BL2.80 - Remapping the Context, Search, Tool-Shelf popups

new user here. As the title mentions, I am doing some customizations and I am trying to find where in the keymap settings these menu popups are buried (Context popup, Search box, and the main tool-...
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How can I make manipulator/gizmo stay visible when doing a transformation?

I have googled a bit and searched on here, as well as looked at settings and preferences, but have yet to find an answer. Currently working in 2.8 Beta. When I am moving a mesh in object mode, I ...
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Change Default Label Size for Node Frames

Is there a way to set the default label size for node frames in the Node Editor?
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How works lights and shadows from the 3D view ? [blender 2.8]

In the window preferences i can toggle and play with the lights that are used in 3D view ("studio light"), and im trying to understand them as i would like to reproduce these settings in Unity. Are ...
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Can I have a scripts folder relative to my portable Blender, but outside of its folder?

I'm currently on Windows 10. I have a portable version of blender 2.80, and I would like to use relative paths for the scripts folder in order to keep my addons separate from the bundled ones. My ...
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What is the Difference between Numbers of numpad and of number of numberrow?

I am pretty new to Blender, and parallel to starting learning I build my own Keyboard with the qmk-firmware. Now, I learned that Blender is only triggered by the 1,3 and 7 of the numpad, to change ...
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Can't find menu to change to left click select

I really love new left click, but in new 2.8 beta I can't find a menu for changing it. The only way I found is to load factory settings on each start of 2.8 beta. Any idea how to fix it?
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How do I change the default blender controls to allow for left click drag/box select? Like in the maya preset controls

When you use the maya preset controls scheme left click and dragging allows you to use a drag/box select but in the default blender control scheme left click and dragging edits the geometry of the ...