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

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Setting a temporary script path

I want to set a temporary script path for an instance of blender that will bet set from a python script. That script will be launched with the execution of the blender exe. It needs to be temporary ...
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What is the best way for me to change multiple paths or values on an object with multiple variables for each one?

I am trying to make an addon that will randomize path variables. The system I have works by adding and subtracting boxes that contain an input for a data path. It works fine except for one issue. ...
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Displaying each Asian characters in their own fonts?

Suppose I have these two texts: 고양이 学ぶ猫 (1) is Korean, and (2) is Japanese, but the first character is a Japanese-simplified Chinese, the second character is Hiragana (Japanese's own character), and ...
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Can't find the keyboard shortcut in keymap preferences

I am a Maya user and I want to move to Blender and I decided to Change the Keymap to a similar look to Maya; But couldn't find the shortcut key for ' Spacebar + W ' as Tweak tool to Remove It and use ...
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Migrating Addons and preferences from 2.75a to 2.8 [duplicate]

I'm been using Blender 2.75a (The standalone ZIP version) since 2015. Recently with the release of Blender and 2.80 and 2.81, I felt it was time to upgrade my version. I wanted to be able to transfer ...
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Upgrading to 2.81 - How To Keep Settings and Addons

I currently have 2.8 and about to take a class that wants me to have 2.81. I have invested time and money on my settings and some addons that I have purchased in the past. I have done so much to the ...
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Copy Quick Favourites From 2.8 to 2.81

So I just downloaded 2.81 yesterday and had imported my custom keymap and theme across without any hassle, however; I've only just noticed that my quick favourites menu has been wiped clean in 2.81. ...
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how to remove a default menu in blender using python?

I'd like to remove some toolbar from the blender interface to simplify that for a potential customer, but I'm not able to do that using python. I know that it can be set up as default saving all the ...
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How to you scale, move or rotate outside blender window

Trying to figure out how you can continue to move, scale or rotate once your cursor hits the edge of the program window.enter link description here
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Change the default settings of File/Append operator in 2.8

I'd like to have operators's File/Append option Localize All uncheck by default. I work in a studio environment where several artists(~10) will need to do this operation on a regular basis. I've ...
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Adding a toggle option to save dialog

I'm trying to solve the slow saving to network drives in Blender. The reason it's so slow is the way Blender handles saving internally. I found a solution that works by saving the file to a proxy ...
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Blender opens user preferences when starting

I don't know what I've done but all the sudden whenever I open blender, it starts with the preference window open too, looking like this Even resetting blender to factory defaults doesn't change it. ...
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Blender kiosk mode?

Sorry if the question is stupid or doesn't make sense. I'm playing around wiht Blender as a programmer, I'm not an 3d artist. Is there a way to open Blender in this kiosk mode (like Electron does ...
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Customizing Move Hotkey

I'm new to Blender and I'd love for Move to be M not G. I've done edit> preferences > Input > Transform Modal Map > Mode > changed the input to M instead of G. And it has had no effect. I even made ...
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2.8 Shortcut to turn on/off “Emulate 3 Button Mouse”..?

Could use some insight please, I am not sure how to properly formulate this question (brand new to 3D and Blender 2.8). After reading up on various forums there maybe a way to reprogram a keymap ...
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No Compatible GPUs found … Blender 2.8 User Preferences

No Compatible GPUs found ... Seen in Blender 2.8 User Preferences System ... Cycles Render Devices ... Version 2.78 recognizes the GPU. I understand that 2.78 and 2.8 have different requirements. ...
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User Preferences

My USer Preferences tab isn't work.it's just white. I want to install DFX to blender.So how I do that without User Prefernces.Please inform me if you know about this thing.that's big help for me.
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How setup Cycles Compute Device in console

I am using blender 2.79, and I am trying to set up Cycles Compute Devices devices in system tab of user preferences menu in python console. What I can do is a list of available devices. ...
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NDOF Invert Blender 2.8

Is it possible to invert the NDOF pan and orbit and zoom directions in 2.8? 2.7 had an option to customise this. I use the default 3Dconexion settings but blender automatically flips them.
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All preferences gone in 2.81

From 2.79 through all 2.8 beta versions up to the the "proper" 2.8, my preferences (where add-ons are set) were always the same. That was fantastic! With 2.81, there's a fresh start and all my add-...
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Configuring Status Bar Info for Left-Handed Mouse Usage?

Aside from modifying the source code or creating an add-on, is there a way to configure Blender 2.80 so that the info in the status bar concerning what mouse buttons do in particular circumstances ...
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No option to choose Left/Right click select in the 2.8 Preferences

I want to switch to right click but, there is no option to do that in the User Preferences. I should be located at the top of the Keymap section.
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How to turn off viewport to orthographic snapping during rotation on alt + middle mouse drag?

That was view axis. Can be closed. Settings: I made factory reset and turned on emulate 3 button mouse. Completely clean Blender without anything changed still has this feature... Issue: I want to ...
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How to reset add-on preferences?

I'm surprised that I can not find an answer to this one. Is there any way to restore a specific add-on's preference states to the defaults? I would prefer not to uninstall the add-on if possible.
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New default file template?

In Blender 2.80, you have options now to set a file template with it's own set of workspaces. Is there a way to rename, or better yet create a new file template?
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2.8 - Addons Window is blank!

I tried uninstalling and loading factory settings. Whenever I open my Preferences -> Addons window, I get a blank screen. Help I cant use addons on this machine anymore. It happened after installing a ...
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User Preferences File Not Compatible Between Win and Linux

I'm using both Windows and Linux and I was hoping to be able to sync the userpref.blend between these operating systems but it seems it doesn't work. I've tried with both Blender Sync and by manually ...
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Changing Default Checkered Background UI Color

I was wondering is there anyway to customize the checkerboard color? I'd like to lower it's contrast since it is very distracting for me. I can't seems to find the one attribute in theme preference. I ...
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How to edit the Quick Menu?

I would like to change the order of the shortcuts I have added to my Quick Menu. I cannot seem to find a way to do that. Is it possible? And if so, how?
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Sculpt Mask Color - is it possible to change it?

well simple as this: I need sculpting mask to be another color, because dark-gray tends to mix up with shadows from matcap. (I need to make it like in Mudbox) bright blue. Thank you.
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how to make blender automatically use relative paths 2.8

How can i make blender always use relative paths? I looked into the preferences but couldn't find any setting for this. apparently in 2.79 there was such a setting but in the newest version it seems ...
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How does “Open on mouse over” works?

What will be happens when "Open on mouse over" in preferences is active? How does it work can you give me an example please, Thanx
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How do I remap the 'Edit Mode' / 'Object Mode' key (tab) to a new key in Blender 2.8?

I would like to make it so that '5' toggles between edit mode and object mode instead of pressing 'Tab'. I thought I could do this via Preferences->Keymap, but when I change the shortcut to '5' in the ...
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Application Template on Blender 2.8 - Not working?

I´ve followed the application template install guide from the official manual: https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/advanced/app_templates.html#app-templates Yet I don´t see my splash screen or ...
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Creating a Custom Properties Tab in Blender 2.80

I have a suite of several addons that I grouped together in a custom tab in Blender 2.7x, assigning the bl_category to the name of my custom suit: ...
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Add-on Not showing up/Working

I am a true newbie to Blender. I tried installing an addon and every time I try to install it, it fails to show up in the addon bar. The addon that isn't working is MMD Tools
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How to add a specific UI Header Menu as an item in a pie menu - Blender 2.8

I began using Blender 2.8 and started customizing it to my taste. I used to have a Pie Menu for Viewport Shading options, like Wireframe, Solid, etc. As well as other options such as "Use Matcap", "...
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Is there a way to add a custom Pie Menu in 2.8?

Is there a way to make a custom pie menu in 2.8? I'd like to add one for switching between trackball and turntable navigation. It gets very annoying going into preferences when you just want to use ...
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Jump to immediate selection mode Vertex, Edge, Face addon for 2.8

I use this addon to jump straight to cycle select between vertex, edges and faces on 2.79, instead of selecting the object, tab, edit mode, selection filter and (vertex). But what do I need to change ...
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How to disable select through?

Blender has this behavior when you click on an object that's already selected but there was another object behind it, it will select whatever was behind instead. And if you have multiple objects ...
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How to upgrade custom 2.79 .py addons to 2.80?

I have no idea how to upgrade the 2.79 custom shortcuts I´ve done in the past. Currently I have this .py (how can I upgrade it to 2.8?) This is the most essential feature I prominently use when using ...
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How do you change where an object is placed when it is created?

When you add an object in blender (cube, plane, etc), it always positions the object at the 3D cursor. I know you can move the cursor or snap it to another object, but I wanted to know if there is a ...
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Toolbars and Headers don't have transparent backgrounds

heres a screenshot of a youtuber's blender UI (look at the top and left side) and here's a screenshot from my UI what can I do to make the toolbar on the left and the header transparent?
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Blender 2.8, missing keymap settings

after installation of blender 2.8 I cannot click on anything in the 3D view and the outliner tree structure. Besides all shortkeys are not working at all. In the Settings of blender 2.8, the whole ...
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What does the “Global pivot” in User preferences do?

What does the Global Pivot option in User Preferences do?
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Select input override any operators (bevel, slide etc)

I am very new to Blender, coming from maya and quickly learning. I'm currently configuring my Blender to match/improve my Maya workflow. I installed the addon "MayaConfig4Blender" on blender 2.8. I'm ...
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Difficult to click on bones?

I've looked over the net and found nothing about this, so it may be some setting I have wrong. I'm using the newest version of 2.8 and it may have some option settings that were carried over from a ...
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key “w” toggles though selection typs

I accidentially found out that if you press the key "w" multiple times it toggles through selection types "Box-select, Circle-select, Lasso-select..." I opened the preferences and wanted to find that ...
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Custom hotkeys in pie menu (with out numpad)

Someone tell me how to change hotkeys in the Pie menu itself? The idea is to work only with right hand, not to reach for us and not to take hand off the mouse. That is, reassign numbers or replace ...
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Building a Shader Switch | How to get custom values from individual objects?

I'm trying to build a shader-switch to easily switch the texture out of a set of ten different images. I want to use a single material for a set of picture frames. This is what I've got so far: The ...