Questions tagged [customization]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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", "...