Questions tagged [customization]

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

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Is there an easier way to customize Blender 3D "New" file selections

I use Blender 3D for both 3D Printing and 3D Animations. I created a startup.blend file for 3D printing, that is perfect for my printer bed, and added a bunch of 3D printing related add-ons, removed ...
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Launch Blender with different Configurations (Installed Version, Windows)

Is there any way to run Blender with different configurations? I am using the installed version of Blender on a Windows system. This automatically creates all configurations (startup.blend, userpref....
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How to create a checkbox in Geometry nodes modifier stack

In the image below, I have two switch nodes. The default appearance for the boolean input of the switch node is a checkbox. But if I pull in an input to control the switch node from the modifier stack,...
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Custom .blend file completely not working as expected

So I created a custom .blend file, named it "startup.blend" and put it into a custom-named folder in the ...
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Append preferences from modules in a multi-file addon

I'd like to have modules from a multi-file addon, to add their preferences to those of the "package". So that instead of having a single file that manages the preferences for all the modules ...
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'Scene' object has no attribute 'rendercycles' error whe saving a Performance preset

I'm using Blender version 3.3.0 and I was trying to save a Performance preset in the render settings. The problem is that, each time I try to save a new preset with the + button, I receive the ...
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Blender 3.4.1 - Pan Left/Right using Shift+Scroll Up/Down

What preferences need to be changed such that holding the Shift key down while scrolling the mouse wheel up results in panning the 3D viewport (and 2D viewport) to the left? Similarly, pressing Shift ...
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Are there any key binds to scroll between brushes?

I'm currently setting up a a sculpting preset for my TourBox and Blender, and while I understand the brushes have individual hotkeys I'm moreso looking for a "Next/Previous Brush" button so ...
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Numbers above are the same as numpad

I want to change my hotkeys for viewing different axis in blender, but I am experiencing some difficulties. When I change the "view axis" hotkey in my blender preferences to other numpad ...
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Python for Custom Compositor Nodes...not working

I'm trying to create and register a new Compositor Node. The python code runs fine in the Blender console (no errors), but after I run it, nothing happens. what I expect to happen: When I'm in the ...
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Custom startup scene breaks addons?

I run Blender with my own custom startup scene. I've installed some new addons recently and a couple of them just didn't work with no error or indication of the problem. What I discovered is that ...
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3.3 Keymap for 2.79

I have been doing some retro looking renders in 2.79 as of late, but I am unfamiliar with its Keymap and switching between 3.3 and 2.79 breaks my workflow quite a bit. Is there any way to quickly ...
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How do I install settings from one version of Blender to another

I've installed 3.3 and opened it a number of times. I also added a plugin. This means that the 'Install settings from a previous version' option is now missing from the splash screen. I can't find an ...
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Spacebar Actions - tools - in preferences is not working in Industry Compatible Key Maps

I am using Blender 3.3 with custom keymaps based on the industrial compatible keymaps. I would like to define the space bar action to open "tools" and not play or search. In addition to that ...
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How to add custom menu in blender in header?

I am trying to add custom menu and sub menu into this header strip consists of workspaces. How can i do it if i want to add a custom option after Scripting option?
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How to Save default "Blender File View" window layout?

The window that pops up when you Save As, Export, etc. I would like to re-arrange the left sidebar so that my Bookmarks are always on top, but I don't see a way to save this preference. Any help?
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Shortcut to go to the first and last frame of a selected NLA Strip

I know there is a shortcut to go at the first frame (by pressing ⇧ Shift + ←) and to go at the last frame (by pressing ⇧ Shift + →) in the timeline. I want to know if there is any shortcut to go to ...
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Window title to reflect active mode or workspace [duplicate]

I have third-party software that remaps keys on my keyboard. I would like it to activate one keymap if I'm in Sculpt mode and a different keymap if I'm in Object mode. The software allows assigning ...
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Any way to prevent "Backface Culling" checkbox from being enabled every time I startup Blender? (version 3.2)

To preface, I am still new to Blender, and not knowledgeable with scripting; so, if you offer a script to use, please tell me which method to use to run it (saving as a .py file, or running it as a ...
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Close Blender preferences script

Is there an operator I can call for closing Blender preferences pane? I can open it to show my addon prefs with ...
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Addon Collections/Groups

I am wondering if there is a way to have a specific selection of addons available when working through scene creation. Is there a way to dynamically load and unload a collection of addons? I would ...
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Can't map D+mousebuttons to navigate the viewport

D+MMB for zooming works great, but D+RMB (rotate view) and D+LMB (pan view) work in Object Mode but not in Edit Mode, where they get superseded by the contextual menu and regular selecting ...
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Is there any reference on how to create custom themes?

The default themes .xml file has 1600 lines. I want to create a custom theme, but it's a daunting task due to the amount of customization options. I'm therefore looking for any references/manuals/...
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How do I rotate the highlighted faces in the photo below without the previous face showing as well? [duplicate]

I have applied all transformations before I used the inset tool, now I am trying to rotate the highlighted faces to straighten them, but each time I try it leaves extra lines(where the face was before ...
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How do I add a UI Button to change view layer to a specific view layer

I'd like to be able to change the view layer of my scene via UI buttons. I currently have rendering of different layers working on different buttons, but I keep running into errors or having it simply ...
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Is there a way to let a user pick from a list of possible inputs in Geometry nodes? (<=Blender 3.2.0)

Say you have a node tree which generates different versions of an object (preferably named options (e.g. distributed_along_x, random, uniform)). You want the user to be able to pick a version without ...
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Customize Info Editor

Is there a way to extend the range of commands what actually Info Editor logs? It seems there are actions with records on the log and actions without any logs. For example: If I create a box object it ...
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macos: how to pan with three fingers instead of shift + 2 fingers?

By default, panning on macos is done with SHIFT + 2 fingers move. How can I replace this behavior by ...
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Decimal Places - how to implement feature from "blender.developer.org"?

How to implement to my blender Decimal Places? I found this (https://developer.blender.org/D14095) very usefull for my furniture project. Some advice? thank you in advance! (Picture download from ...
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Change alpha background grid colours

I suffer from photo sensitivity issues, is it possible to change the background grid colours when rendering to a transparent image? Preferably both shades to a mid, flat grey so as not to induce ...
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Blender Portable 3.2 doesn't look for preferences in the installation directory

When I was using Blender 3.1, my preferences were stored in C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender\3.1\config, which is where they should be for a portable version of Blender. When I upgraded ...
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Not seeing AddonPreferences after registering

I'm sure I am just doing something stupid here, but whenever I create an addon preferences class and register it, I am not seeing it appear in ...
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Retrieving the index number from my custom list in UI

Hello I am still new to Blender and learned Python 2 weeks ago. (I have previous experience in C) I found a good example for creating a Custom list for objects on here and it works splendidly. however ...
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Is there a "read-only" mode?

When I'm working with Blender, I usually have some references lying around, either images (using tools like PureRef) or other models. When I look at other models, I open another instance of Blender ...
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Why are my blender hotkeys changing?

Whenever I try to click an object in the scenes panel, my hotkeys go haywire: Left mouse button stops working (I can't deselect, select, drag, etc) None of the grab, scale, delete, etc hotkeys work ...
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how to permanently remove a modifier from the UI panel?

I always click the "Skin" modifier accidentally which freezes up my program, i never use this modifier. Is there a way to permanently remove this from the GUI so i don't have to bother ...
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My custom Keybinds keep resetting each time I open Blender

I have saved my preferences each time I change my keybinds, but when I next open Blender, I find all my keybinds have reset back to their defaults.
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call the unregister function of any addon by its file name, addon name, or file path

I need to call the unregister function before disabling the addon. I can get this information about the addon: ...
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New key binding not implemented for the influence of proportional editing

As I'm working on a laptop with a trackpad, and without a mouse, and I've re-assigned the key bindings to increase/decrease the influence for proportional editing to alt+page up (to increase) alt+...
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How to save User Preferences With Python without using bpy.ops.wm.save_userpref()?

The question is very short, so it is simply this: How can I save user preferences, without using bpy.ops.wm.save_userpref()? I'd like to create a function that ...
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Preferences: Change time it takes to animate to specific Numpad view

I remember there was a setting in preferences where you can change the time it animates to the selected Numpad view. Like if you ...
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How do I disable/enable addons from my list?

I want to have 2 buttons. One returns to the standard list of addons (includes from the list, disables others). The other one enables mine (and disables all others). update Problem is that some addons ...
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Is there a trick to getting Blender to save my undo preferences?

I've used Blender for about a week. Every time I open a file, I have to change the undo preference from 32 to 256. It never saves this preference permanently. After using it for a few hours, it will ...
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Blender 3.1.2 Can't Save Preferences or Remember Recent Projects?

I'm using version 3.1.2 on Windows, and any time I open up the software, it's as if I'm opening it for the first time, every time. The Open recent option is always empty, the saved bookmarks in the ...
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how to set keybinds to disable in viewport and render blender 3.0

I'm looking for a way to set keybinds for disable in viewport and disable in render because I have a ton of selected objects that I would like to disable all at once. I cant find the option for these ...
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Is it possible to make outline/frame color different based on vertex, edge and face mode?

When in editing mode and switching between vertex, edge or face views I often find myself forgetting which one I am in. I was wondering if it is possible to change color of the outline / frame (which ...
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Fully disable node auto-offset

The node editor's auto-offset feature can be disabled under the View menu. However, any time you open a new node editor window, it will be enabled by default in that window. I am looking for a way to ...
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tab does not switch to edit / object mode

On my main computer I press tab to switch between edit mode and object mode. But on my second computer (with the same blender version 3.01 installed) hitting tab just opens the radial menu where I can ...
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Customizing colourramp node to have individual slider location and colour inputs

I have some python experience but not in blender. I am trying to customize the colourramp node so that each slider's location and colour can receive inputs. Like this: when new sliders are added the ...
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I broke something and I'm not sure what

I think I messed up my controls. Rather than zooming, my scroll wheel now scrolls through frames. And my middle mouse button seems to be snapping my view.
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