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Wacom Intuos Pro M Scroll on Ubuntu [closed]

It might be not the right place to ask this question, but I would like to know if someone else using Blender, Ubuntu and a Wacom tablet has the same issue or knows some workaround. I own a Wacom ...
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Blender crashes when try to open any file [closed]

Every time I try to open a project in blender it crashes. It also crashes if I open and close the user preferences. However I can open all of the recent projects that are in the splash screen. I had ...
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How to Focus 3D View to Object Origin?

I just did a fresh install of the newest Blender since I hadn't updated in quite a while but forgot about my essential custom keybind. I setup "Shift+J" as a focus on the origin of whatever ...
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My blender keep crashing after i change the rendering to GPU rendering from Preference tab

i was trying few different settings for blender for rendering but i end up having major crash and now my Blender is not working anymore. it keep crashing. I changed the Rendering setting from normal ...
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Grease Pencil - Can't move 3d cursor with pen tablet, can't specify new hotkey

I am using Blender 2.9 & 3.0 with right-click select mouse button preference and a drawing tablet without pen buttons. By default, the 3d cursor moves with Left Mouse Button click. By default in ...
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Changing non-combination keys like 'S' and ' G'

Found the solution while writing the question, but decided still to post for others that might be as stupid as I am. Solution at bottom of post. I'm planning on moving to a different keyboard layout ...
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How to detect F13 - F24 keyboard keys in Blender?

Is there a way to access and assign F13 - F24 functions for Blender shortcut keys? For instance, I would like to assign the F13 key to apply the "mirror" modifier. I would remap a secondary ...
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Is it possible to move, scale or rotate an object using ABSOLUTE value, to move it to the left for example?

I just start using Blender after 3 years of using 3DsMax and I find it very bad that I need to type negative values after hitting the G,S or R button to move, scale or rotate it to the left, you ...
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Alt Scroll Wheel in time line and jump back to start

is there a way to customize the Alt + Mouse Wheel which works in most editors that when you reach the end frame you can jump back to start? is it something I don't see in settings or do I need a ...
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Can't find nodes in node editor

I'm new to blender so forgive me for the noob question. I created a new material, but can't find it in the node editor, I tried to follow instruction from other posts in this forum but haven't found a ...
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Navigation in graph editor hotkeys

I have been working in Maya for a long time as a animator. I am a beginner in using blender and I have trouble zooming in on any keys on graph editor by pressing Ctrl–MMB and Shift–MMB. I would like ...
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Select objects while using move, scale or rotate tool

I know it is possible to make this work. By default, when any of the transform tools is active you can not drag the cursor on an empty space of the scene to select the objects. But there is a way to ...
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How to toggle Render Region between camera bounds and marquee-selection?

The Problem Like many people, I use Render Region to lighten the load on viewport rendering by only rendering what's visible to the camera. I also use Set Render Region (CtrlB) when I want to focus ...
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How to always show vertices in edge select mode in blnder?

I work in edge select mode to select and delete some edges but at the same time, I want to see vertices so I can decide which edges to delete. I do not want to change between vertex selection mode ...
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How to union a cube and a cylinder with a bevel

I want to union a cylinder with a cube and achieve a bevel as well. As seen in the picture. I've tried a simple union and applied a bevel and subsurface but it's causing weird geometry. Any help will ...
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No Restore button for a custom shortcut

It looks like, for 2.9, the Merge shortcut is M for everyone. In my case it is AltM, so I must have set a new shortcut. I've checked the Preferences for the currently selected keymap setting, and here ...
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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 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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