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

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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 photo from a youtuber (look at the top and left side) and here's my photo what can I do to make the toolbar and 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 ...
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What is the purpose of 3ds Max mode?

3ds Max mode doesn't seem to do what the name implies. Could someone explain what exactly does it do?
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Blender Grid axis colors

Does anyone know how to change the X and Y axis color in Blender 2.80?
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How? (for blender 2.8) to set hotkeys for specific screen space (workflow editors)?

I used to have a pie menu hotkey that let me go to node editor, or UV editor or video editor. Within preferences, calling each editor was Screen.set_layout, then ...
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Is there a way to organise the right hand sidebar in 2.8?

As all plugins/add-ons in Blender 2.8 are now added to the right hand sidebar, I find that mine is now becoming so full it's impossible to read what each add-on is. Is there a way to better organise ...
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Why does it open my old project every time I create new file after reinstalling Blender? [duplicate]

Every time I create new file this file keeps opening:
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Where is User Preferences now in Blender 2.8? [duplicate]

It's no longer in the File menu, it seems?
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Controlling 2.8 startup behaviour

The 2.8 manual states: For locally extracted Blender distributions, the user configuration and run-time data are kept in the same subdirectory, allowing multiple Blender versions to run without ...
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Blender UI button creation

I have made a script which I wanna activate with that M button. I've seen tutorials on how to do the simple buttons but I can't seem to figure it out how to make a button there and how to add an icon ...
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How to configure this to correct translations?

How to configure this to correct translations? in I18n Branches I found a total of 35 words or mistranslated instructions in my language, how can I configure this to correct them? since when clicking ...
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Copy value with all hidden decimals

Is there a shortcut to copy an exact value with all the hidden decimals (those you see when calling the value in python) ? I used to think that was what you were getting when hovering the value (...
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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?