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

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How can I connect these dots?

First of all , I'm very new to Blender . I'm making some changes on a blend. I want them connect to each other like magnet . How can I connect these two dots without any gaps between them like the ...
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Rig - Custom Properties - how to create a switch between 2 custom properties

I am trying to create a switch between 2 custom properties. Context, I would like to create a switch or limitation where, if one custom properties is in the value of 1, the others properties will ...
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How can I implement the “Clean Up Unused Data Blocks” menu item in Python so I can add it to my addon's panel?

My question is basically the title. I have a custom sandbox add-on that I'm working on as I learn more about Python scripting. I use it to make my commonly used functions easier to use. This is the ...
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Alternate methods to adjust brush size/strength for sculpting?

I'm using Blender, and I'm trying to use my Ipad tablet with Astropad to do digital sculpting. I'm running into an issue trying to adjust the size/strength of a brush without having to move my left ...
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Import function for custom file type - add button to import submenu [duplicate]

I wrote a Python script that is parsing a file of type that Blender does not support. Now I want to add a new button to File -> Import. After clicking on the button the file selector window needs ...
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Blender keymap from Mac to Windows

Lately I plan to migrate from Mac to Windows because Mac's lacking support to Nvidia GPU. But I have lots of customized keymap on my Mac's Blender. I know I can export/import keymap, but I'm not sure ...
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Can I programmatically register custom properties?

I have a lot of custom properties that use the same custom property class I've built to represent scientific notation. Within my register definition, I have to first register classes, and then ...
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How do I change collection color?

I noticed in the preference settings that there is an option to change the colors of different collections, but how do I actually change a collection with color 1 for example? This would really help ...
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How to import an AutoCAD DWG file into Blender?

I've tried converting the DWG into a DXF and importing it into blender using the preset plugin, but it completely twists and ruins the 3D model, there should be buildings and stuff but instead I get ...
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How to toggle Add Mesh perspective

this is really dumb but theres something in the preferences of Blender 2.92 that you can change the orientation of an object/mesh when added to follow either the world or your viewpoint position. I ...
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Add Redo/Undo Buttons for use in tablet mode [duplicate]

I have a 2 in 1 laptop that allows me to use the touchscreen for painting with a stylus. The biggest pain I have right now is that whenever I'm in tablet mode I don't have access to the keyboard for ...
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Rigify does not apply on the metarig with custom bones properly

Right now I'm stuck. When I press the "Generate Rig" button Blender proceeds but it add's only the bottom move thingy widget to the rig, nothing else. It's a custom rig with custom bones ...
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Import settings / shortcuts from an old version to the latest version installed

Today I installed 2.93 vers. and I lost all my presets, shortcuts, paid add-ons etc. How can I import all the previous settings from the older version to the latest I just installed?
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How can I recolor Blender icons in outliner?

I'd like to recolor standard icons from outliner, so the difference between collections, meshes cameras, and lights would be more noticeable. Here is an example: on the left side you see the original ...
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How can I make the file manager default to only list blend files?

I have to open up a lot of blend files in a row which are living in the same folder along with a lot of folders. When I open up the file browser I get a long list of folders first and have to scroll ...
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What is the command for calling the Mesh menu (accessible in Edit mode)?

I would like to create a keyboard shortcut to call the Mesh menu, similarly to the way that Vertex, Edge, and Face menus are bound to hotkeys. However, when I right-click the Mesh menu button, I am ...
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Interface Font relative path in userprefs

I've currently put my Blender Preferences under Version Control in order to share these between my various Windows and Linux OSes, and is working pretty fine, at the exception of interface fonts. As I ...
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Preferences Panel list, I'm unable to get list items to save to the addon preferences!

I don't know why but I've tried to get the property group to reference through the addon preferences for the list and been at this for four days and cant get anything to work. I've used this link ...
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can lights in blender influence image sequence? [duplicate]

I have a image sequence imported in blender and I want it to be influenced by the lights in blender, not just the shadow but also the amount of light and color of light.
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How do I change how the blender menu looks?

I am teaching an online class that uses Blender. Sometimes a student will turn in an assignment and it opens showing different menu choices. I'm not sure how it is happening and how to get back to the ...
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Keyframing a UV texture on a mesh isn't working as expected

I used to be able to do this easily in 2.7x but now things seem to have changed. I have a rectangular object with a seamless pattern applied to it (.png). I would like to keyframe the vertices in the ...
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Add extra hotkeys to the Annotate Tool?

I'm trying to add a hotkey to the Annotate Tool so that I can hold down shift to draw a straight line. I can find how to change the existing hotkey by searching for "annotate" How can I add ...
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How can I change the size of a modal operator popup dialog box?

I have a modal operator that invokes itself and is called from an AddonPreferences PT. I have been trying to scale_x without success. A row.scale_x works within the size of the entire modal, it is 3....
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Remove “Preferences:” label from AddonPreferences, no bl_label to “ ”?

I see no "bl_label" in "AddonPreferences" in the Blender API. One of the buttons in my AddonPreferences is "Preferences" and it would be nice to remove the default "...
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render on monitor

how to use blender display on my monitor 4k and enable CUDA on my MacOS preferences - system? I just downloaded the latest blander- 2.92.0 on my MacOS, and the render time was extremely long , so I ...
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How Blender sets its reference frame?

I would like to know how Blender defines its global reference frame, and if it is possible to modify its definition. By reference point, I mean the x, y and z axes that we can see at any time when we ...
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How to expand a hamburger menu

In my Image Editor there is a "hamburger menu" (the icon with three horizontal lines in a stack) that I customized in Blender 2.79 or earlier on a computer with a smaller display. Now I've ...
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Settings to make viewport playback drop frames in order to keep up with actual animation speed?

I'm animating a character in 24 fps, but my computer is only able to playback at 20fps at the most in this scene, so when I play the animation in the viewport it's actually much slower than it should ...
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How can i fix a python prefs erorr

I'm in trouble, i just switched from Maya to Blender and just decided to import Maya's hotkeys to blenders, i followed a tutorial which explained me to add the hotkeys but once i've done this. I can't ...
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How to remap “use tool” button?

In the node editor there are three tools available in the T panel, box select, annotate, and link cut. I'm trying to figure out where the bindings for these tools are configured? By default it seems ...
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Changing 'Emulate 3 Button mouse option' when entering sculpt mode?

I would like to make addon that every time I enter sculpt mode it turns on "Emulate 3 Button Mouse" and when I leave it will turn off. I am no programmer, I tried to find some parts of code ...
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Camera walk / fly in 2.9 is different, want the old one

how can I modify my camera walk mode so that it doesnt accellarate / slow down? I just want a precise ASWD movement that is quick. Like I had in the old version. Appreciate the help!
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Missing Blender Prefs folder on other Mac user account

Today I decided to make Blender available to another user account on my Mac. (Blender 2.92, macOS Mojave 10.14.6) The first obstacle was a permissions issue, that persisted no matter what, to the ...
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2.92 Inverse Trackpad Movement?

I just installed 2.92 and it has inverted my trackpad movement in the viewport. Edit>Preferences>Navigation>Orbit & Pan There used to be a setting for 'Natural Trackpad Movement' it isn't ...
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Increase font sizes for property names and values

Using Blender 2.92.0 It seems this issue is kind of interesting. I've adjusted the font sizes to where they seem usable for me, great :) However loading up a saved file *.blend file and the UI ...
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Error when deleting an object (custom properties)

I am developing a small script that should store some object custom properties assigned through a panel. Then the script prints these properties when a button (operator) is pressed. Generally, ...
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How to use “AddonPreferences” to allow users to select a folder for exporting files

I am trying to use "AddonPreferences" in order to allow users to select a folder where output files will be written when pressing a button (operator). When I install the script, I can ...
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Is there a way to change the color of the actual vertices?

By default in edit mode, the vertices are black, which can be a pain if outlining a reference image when the image is black. Is there a way to change the color of the vertices, or better yet set them ...
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Shrinkwrap moving below the surface

I am trying to use the Shrinkwrap modifier to wrap clothes around my model but some of the clothing is moving below the surface on some of my model. If I use a negative value for the shrinkwrap the ...
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Cycles left some squares in final render

does anybody know why I get this final render in CUDA Cycles. I get this results when I try to render with CPU and GPU together, like they have set different number of samples or CPU try to catch up ...
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Object-Specific, “Material Preview” Viewport Shading?

One of the ways I like to incorporate references into whatever I'm modeling is by inserting an image into the 3D space I'm working in. However, in order for the Texture Image I've added to show up, I ...
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Add confirm upon release event to a custom shortcut

I've changed shortcut for pan 3D view to spacebar + mouse movement and it works fine because at the bottom of the shortcut edit window there's a View3D Move Modal section that allowed me to tell ...
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How to make multiple autosave? [duplicate]

I had experience that mt blender gone crashed, I try to open autosave file, but both original file and autosave file has gone corrupted, so I can’t open any of them, it happened sometimes when huge ...
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How do I change the default settings of export operators? [duplicate]

I made a panel with an Export Modified Model STL button. Right now I am using... ...
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“Stealing” Blender's Properties

I wrote s simple script that lets me manage Blender's geometry smoothing a little easier and faster but I'm struggling with something. Since I'm fiddling with the smoothing, I'd like to "Copy&...
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How to prevent Blender from adding sharp edges when editing UV

It's looks like there is a setting to manage it, but I don't know where is it. When I edit UV's, Blender automatically adds Sharp Edges on the boundaries of islands. How can I disable it?
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My Blender Pan, and Move don't work WORK [closed]

Nothing is working, I have tried Loading the factory settings, uninstalling and re-installing, uninstalling and updating, and lots of other stuff inside of blender i also deleted all of the files ...
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How do I change the color of a wireframe object

How do I change the color of the cube (and the stuff behind it) to be different from the background color?
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How change font size in the Info editor panel?

How to change the font size in the Info editor panel, Blender 2.91? It looks oversized compared to UI font sizes in all other panels and I cannot find any shortcut or menu to adjust the font size in ...
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Simple python code does not work

Not sure why this simple code does not work. I tried several things... but it only works if the values are statics . In this example I put one dinamic value (does not work) and another that works but ...

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