Questions tagged [customization]

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

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Custom properties on an action, any place for UI visibility?

I'm writing an importer/exporter for a game, and animations are identified by an ID number associated with a set of position/rotation keyframes. In the original 3DS Max exporter, they are controlled ...
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How do I change the background color in Blender 2.8 (2.81) viewport?

I've viewed multiple sites and done many searches but I can't find a relevant answer. Please answer if you know how. It works for render, I just want to know how to change it for the viewport.
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Default Weight-Paint Sample

I'm trying to fine tune custom controls for myself but I'm having issues with selecting bones while painting weights. In default Blender settings, when in the weight-paint mode, you can use ...
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pan with RMB instead of MMB?

I've got a bunch of Logitech MX mouses (mice?) which work great for most applications. However for some reason pressing MMB to pan and rotate, causes Blender to zoom in even when I'm not scrolling the ...
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Tips and Tricks with using blender with one hand

Long story short, I was recently diagnosed with glioblastoma. I had surgery to remove one of the tumors and because of the surgery, I am paralyzed in my left arm. Hopefully, it's only temporary. I ...
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How do I change the default blender controls to allow for left click drag/box select? Like in the maya preset controls

When you use the maya preset controls scheme left click and dragging allows you to use a drag/box select but in the default blender control scheme left click and dragging edits the geometry of the ...
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How to install controls from Cinema4D?

Is there any way to completely override Blender controls with Cinema4D controls? Or is it rather something that needs to be done manually when it comes to hotkeys ad other kind of things? I am ...
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Key bindings problem [closed]

Changing key bindings in preferences affect nothing. I'm changing bindings, saving, but controls remain the same. I also tried reloading blender but this never helped
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How to restore the 2.79 keyboard shortcuts? [duplicate]

I hate the new 2.8 shortcuts, they're confusing and can't get them down. How do I restore the shortcuts from 2.7 in 2.8?
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how to build syntax in blender 3d?

add new color syntax in blender as sublime text
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Switched from 2.79 to 2.81 Undo command works in a weird way now, how to make it behave exactly like it used to in 2.79? [closed]

From other post people suggest checking/unchecking "global undo" in settings but that's not it. It's still doesn't work as it used to.
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Change Sculpt Brush Strength with Scroll Wheel

Is there any way I can change the hotkeys in the Blender 2.80 settings to change the brush strength? I know you can change size with [ and ], but what about changing the strength with, say - and = (i....
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Snap Viewport Camera?

There's a navigation option in 3Dcoat where you can just hold the Shift button while rotating your view and it will snap to nearest elevation (front back side etc). This renders the need for ...
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Blender New Leader Key (ALT-KEY) And How To Remove It?

If you find new leader (ALT-KEY) key annoying you , You can disable it, but make sure you make backup first cause it might be wrong , This only for Blender 2.82-97d79ca844df . First go to blender ...
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How do I add change the shortcut key to the Shift+A add object menu on the lower left in Blender 2.8 beta?

How do I add a new keypress option to the Shift+A add object menu on the lower left in Blender 2.82 beta?
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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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Toggling Annotate line drawing mode instead of holding keys

Is it possible to change the shortcuts for Annotate (what used to be Grease Pencil) to a toggle-type hotkey, instead of having to hold Alt+D for Draw Straight Lines?...
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Shortcuts are saved immediately to all keymap presets

I created a new keymap preset, if I try to change something in it, the changes affect ALL other presets. For example: I reset all the settings to the factory settings, created a new keymap preset and ...
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How to preset modifiers?

Is there a way that I can set Blender so that certain modifiers have my presets on them? i.e. the boolean modifier presets to difference instead of intersect? This would be helpful, and time reducing, ...
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Origins to the down of the object by default

Is there a way to make the origin of any new object appear by default at the lowest point of that object? The center of the lowest face for a cube, for example. It's very uncomfortable to transform ...
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How to increase the duration of Smooth View?

Does anyone know how I can go about increasing the duration of the Smooth View setting beyond the maximum value of 1000? It would be really useful for screen capture animations navigating between ...
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Can I change middle click to Pan?

I'd like to swap the controls for pan and orbit essentially so it's like AutoCAD where middle mouse click goes to pan and shift middle click is orbit. Where's the best place to suggest this as a ...
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What UI panel property type is this and how can I create my own (sliders?)

Hello, I wanted to add this custom property slider from an object's custom property tab, but so far, I´ve only found out that it will display numbers, but not that "slider" bar, I need. This is a ...
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Blender Pivot Point and Zoom Location Stuck Exclusively on Cursor Location

I have no idea why I can't change from pivoting around the cursor to pivoting around my selection in blender 2.80 or 2.81. I used to be able to pivot around the selection. In the navigation ...
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How to get thick lines around windows via UI settings?

When I saw a video on the Blender YouTube channel, I was attracted to one theme. The theme is that there is a dark gray line between each window. What changes do I have to make in the Theme Editing ...
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How to change the color of clipping border display?

Clipping border (Alt B) makes a dark box around the selected area: Setting the background color to the same color as the box doesn't work if you have Only render enabled. How to make the box ...
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blender 2.7 gesture inputs are discontinued?

I use wacom and searching for gesture input methods blender used to have. Please let me know where the option is?
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How do I close a panel, dozens of panels now [duplicate]

Here we go again! Now with Blender 2.8... I used to do this years ago when I had Blender 7.3 and the 3D viewport is the size of a stamp and there are 10 timeline windows, all because I wanted to close ...
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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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On linux, the mouse cursor is almost the exact same color as the gray background of the preview window

And because of that I keep losing track of my mouse, it's so annoying. Pic: (The mouse cursor is in the red circle - can you find it?) How can I make the cursor white instead of dark gray?
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Is it possible to use the startup.blend UI layout in older files?

Is there a way to open files without changing the UI layout? Sometimes in older files the layout will be in the old 2.4x style, which can be annoying. One way would seem to be appending everything ...
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Rotating in the 3D-View using a linear mouse pointer displacement?

To apply some rotation to an object or an element, the usual method is to turn around the rotation center: This means one have to look at the current position of the mouse cursor in order to know ...
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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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I can only erase grease pencil with Huion tablet

Blender 2.78c Graphic tablet: Huion 640p Whenever I try to click in the workspace, a red dotted circle appears (in every mode). I found it is eraser. In UI, the tablet works completely fine. Also ...
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How to use “Landscape Eroder” on non-procedural landscape?

I recently discovered the A.N.T. Landscape add-on and find the additional „Landscape Eroder“ tool very helpful to create a realistic impression. Now I’m using an imported image to create a non-...
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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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I'm Unable to use Optix render setting in Blender despite having an RTX GPU. Is there some system setting I need to enable for rtx?

The blender website says that I can cut render times down drastically with Optix, but I'm not able to use it even though I have a Quadro rtx 4000, with Nvidia driver 26.21.14.3202. I've also installed ...
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Where is the international fonts option in Blender 2.8? [duplicate]

I am a non-English user. In 2.79 I was able to display my language in Blender by checking the international fonts option in user preferences. But in 2.8 I don't know where that option is.
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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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Blender is crashing sometimes and not others depending on what file is loaded

I am having trouble figuring out why I can't open Blender but remember having a similar issue but can't remember hos I fixed it. I made a large scene on my onboard graphics card when I was stuck with ...
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What are the Hotkeys to adjust Grease Pencil Brush Radius?

In Photoshop and many other programs, the bracket keys [] are used to increase and decrease the brush Radius respectively Does Blender's Grease Pencil have this functionaltiy? I can't seem to find ...
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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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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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How can I look up or create a shortcut?

The edge slide function for example is only available through edge tool menu (CtrlE) or the search tool (Space) When searching for "slide" in the preferences / input-tab no reference is found. When I ...
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Is there a way to disable the grid in orthographic view?

I'd like to ask about grid lines in orthographic views. Can we somehow disable them from drawing? Right now I have to turn on "Render Only" which is not the best solution.
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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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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 can I make manipulator/gizmo stay visible when doing a transformation?

I have googled a bit and searched on here, as well as looked at settings and preferences, but have yet to find an answer. Currently working in 2.8 Beta. When I am moving a mesh in object mode, I ...