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

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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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Increase font sizes for property names and values

Using Blender 2.92.0 It seems this issue is kind of interesting. I've adjusted the font sizes to where they seem usable for me, great :) However loading up a saved file *.blend file and the UI ...
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Error when deleting an object (custom properties)

I am developing a small script that should store some object custom properties assigned through a panel. Then the script prints these properties when a button (operator) is pressed. Generally, ...
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How to use “AddonPreferences” to allow users to select a folder for exporting files

I am trying to use "AddonPreferences" in order to allow users to select a folder where output files will be written when pressing a button (operator). When I install the script, I can ...
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Is there a way to change the color of the actual vertices?

By default in edit mode, the vertices are black, which can be a pain if outlining a reference image when the image is black. Is there a way to change the color of the vertices, or better yet set them ...
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Shrinkwrap moving below the surface

I am trying to use the Shrinkwrap modifier to wrap clothes around my model but some of the clothing is moving below the surface on some of my model. If I use a negative value for the shrinkwrap the ...
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Cycles left some squares in final render

does anybody know why I get this final render in CUDA Cycles. I get this results when I try to render with CPU and GPU together, like they have set different number of samples or CPU try to catch up ...
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Object-Specific, “Material Preview” Viewport Shading?

One of the ways I like to incorporate references into whatever I'm modeling is by inserting an image into the 3D space I'm working in. However, in order for the Texture Image I've added to show up, I ...
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Add confirm upon release event to a custom shortcut

I've changed shortcut for pan 3D view to spacebar + mouse movement and it works fine because at the bottom of the shortcut edit window there's a View3D Move Modal section that allowed me to tell ...
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How to make multiple autosave? [duplicate]

I had experience that mt blender gone crashed, I try to open autosave file, but both original file and autosave file has gone corrupted, so I can’t open any of them, it happened sometimes when huge ...
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How do I change the default settings of export operators? [duplicate]

I made a panel with an Export Modified Model STL button. Right now I am using... ...
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“Stealing” Blender's Properties

I wrote s simple script that lets me manage Blender's geometry smoothing a little easier and faster but I'm struggling with something. Since I'm fiddling with the smoothing, I'd like to "Copy&...
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How to prevent Blender from adding sharp edges when editing UV

It's looks like there is a setting to manage it, but I don't know where is it. When I edit UV's, Blender automatically adds Sharp Edges on the boundaries of islands. How can I disable it?
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My Blender Pan, and Move don't work WORK [closed]

Nothing is working, I have tried Loading the factory settings, uninstalling and re-installing, uninstalling and updating, and lots of other stuff inside of blender i also deleted all of the files ...
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How do I change the color of a wireframe object

How do I change the color of the cube (and the stuff behind it) to be different from the background color?
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How change font size in the Info editor panel?

How to change the font size in the Info editor panel, Blender 2.91? It looks oversized compared to UI font sizes in all other panels and I cannot find any shortcut or menu to adjust the font size in ...
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Simple python code does not work

Not sure why this simple code does not work. I tried several things... but it only works if the values are statics . In this example I put one dinamic value (does not work) and another that works but ...
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How to get the file path of the current theme?

I have an addon that allows changing your current theme to a custom one using bpy.ops.preferences.theme_install(path), but I also want to allow going back to the ...
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objects in camera space for mockup GUI

I want to use blender for concepting video game UI. I'm looking for a way to have UI elements camera or screen space oriented. For example there are multiple loot chests in the scene and I want to ...
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Enable show keyboard-shortcuts in Toolbar?

Is there a way to preview the keyboard shortcuts of a common command in the standard toolbar much like this? I've been told I should use the F3/spacebar search options but retrieval adds time to ...
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How do I reset all of my view panels without having to do the click and drag method? [duplicate]

I would like to find a different solution to closing these windows without having to do the click and drag.
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I don't know how to reset the workspace

I messed up my workspace, here is how i want my workspace to look when i select uv mapping for example: but this is how it looks like on my screen:
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Unable to use pen pressure in Blender using iPad

I’ve been having trouble enabling the pen pressure when using Blender grease pencil using my iPad connected to my PC using the EasyCanvas Pro app. The brush strokes I make stay the same size and ...
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Run code when addon is disabled through preferences but NOT when blender closes

I noticed that when it comes to addons, unregister() gets called both when disabling the addon AND when exiting blender. I have an operation I only want to perform if the addon is disabled from the ...
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User Profiles with specific Add-ons loaded? [duplicate]

Is there an option to create custom user profile that has all of the preference options saved to that profile? Would be wonderful to have my tools available to me, at least visually, always. But this ...
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How can I change ALL “Context Menu” actions keybindings at once or do I have to manually select each every occurrence?

My question is Can I set ALL Context Menu actions at once or do I have to manually select each occurrence? I was adjusting some keybindings (blender calls them keymaps) I quickly realized blender ...
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How can I increase the length of the node editor's “name” input field?

Here's an image of what I mean: It gets annoying when working with names that are longer than the input box. Anyone know how to do this?
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How to change shortcut for snap to view?

When I hold MMB and pan/orbit and press Alt it snaps the view to front,right etc. Is there a way to change that hotkey to Shift so that when I hold MMB and press Shift I will snap to the view?
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to change the render engine? [duplicate]

Is there a keyboard shortcut to change the render engine? I have looked through the keymap preferences and I cannot find one. Is there any way to make one? My computer takes a while to render with the ...
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How to activate different tool gizmos with shortcuts?

When I use S, R, or G it allows me to interact with the object in all directions but I would like that those commands just activate the respective manipulator.
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Change the channel color in Dopesheet/Graph Editor

I am trying to change the color of the channels in the DopeSheet, Graph Editor and Timeline. Can somebody tell me where to change the yellow-ish color so I can actually read the channel names? I tried ...
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How can I change the default settings for the material?

Every time I create a new Principled material, I want it to have a roughness of 1 and backface culling turned on. Is there a way to change these defaults? Generally speaking, how do I modify the ...
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How to create a custom shortcut for loop cut count?

I use a small Wacom tablet. So, I was wondering if it was possible to use those Express keys on the tablet to add or remove loop cuts after using the Ctrl+R shortcut to select loop cut.
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What are these UI buttons?

What are these button called? I can't find them anywhere in the documentation or else online. Do they belong to a region/space/category? Can they be customized via scripts like making panels?
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How to Work around Limited (single precision) FloatProperty for operators

I have several physically based parameters for creating meshes and materials, that are often extremely small, but make sense in the context they are. For example, in my operator I have something like ...
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Blender 2.91 Drop Menus and Tooltips transparency and partial view problem

After installing Blender 2.91 version on my old (late 2009 iMac) all drop menus and tooltips are visible to me, only partially and transparent. How can I change it?
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SpacePilot Pro 3D Connexion

I am completely puzzled with the Space PilotPro 3Dconnexion. Whilst I have CADMouse pro by the same company, the same works perfectly fine. However, on my 2.83.9 the Space Pilot Pro stopped working in ...
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How to change Alt + B Passpartout Bounding Box Color

We can hide the geometry of a mesh/object basically edit and object mode by clipping it with a bounding box using the Alt+B hotkey. Yet, I really find this clipped space a bit distracting when ...
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Making Background Images Invisible in Blender 2.8 and Up

In Blender 2.8 onward, there is a way to make background images visible on on the aligned axis. The problem is that every time you rotate the view, you can still see the black outline of the ...
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Customize Workspace and disabling editors

I've read a lot about this but I can't find a direct answer for 2.8. I would like to modify Blender's UI as to minimize clutter, since there are a lot of features I don't use. I've read that one can ...
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Save/Load/Preferences Window Always Opens in Wrong Area?

I'm using a dual monitor setup (Primary Dell monitor on the Left, Large Cintiq on the right as a secondary monitor). I have all of my creative apps like Blender and Photoshop open on my Cintiq. When ...
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Format IntProperty/FloatProperty in GUI layout.prop?

Is there a way to format how the value of Float/Int properties are shown in python blender GUI? Right now it's always the same 'text' + 'value' (+ 'unit' if specified in the prop options). But what ...
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Blender 2.91 menu highlighting and background is a half triangle with a half transparent triangle - how to turn off?

I just installed Blender 2.91 and now the menus all have triangles in the background with half of the menu and menu items highlighted by a triangle and the other triangular half of the menu is ...
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Force scientific notation in Blender GUI

I have an addon in development, and create various meshes in it. I have several physically based parameters, that are often extremely small, but make sense in the context they are. I have in my GUI ...
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Draw existing panel in pie menu

I seem close but can't quite figure out how to draw an existing panel, in this case "VIEW3D_PT_sculpt_context_menu" in a pie menu. using ...

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