A message from our CEO about the future of Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange. Read now.

Questions tagged [customization]

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

146 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
8
votes
0answers
138 views

how to configure facility wide configuration files

We'd like to integrate Blender into our pipeline. With other software packages, we usually have cascading configurations: facility (eg configuring temp folders and common plugins) project (eg project ...
8
votes
0answers
190 views

Problem with sculpting, using graphics monitor

So I have this graphics drawing monitor Huion Kamvas, that I'm trying to use with the blender sculpting, and I am getting this weird issue. Whenever I try to put the first stroke on my object, ...
4
votes
1answer
306 views

How can I adjust background color of blendfile previews?

Before Blender 2.74, the background of Blender files (not the 3D View, not the rendered picture, but previews in the Windows file manager) have matched the Horizon-Color setting in Blender Render (...
3
votes
1answer
55 views

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, ...
3
votes
0answers
66 views

Customize Default Value of Input Fields

Is it possible to customize the default value of an input field, so that - for instance - when using the Bridge Edge Loop Tool, I can set the "Cuts"-Parameter default value, which is 0, to my custom ...
3
votes
0answers
54 views

Blender opening with a scene I have deleted

I have a pretty annoying problem. Every time I quit and reopen blender it always opens as this scene. But when I go to a new scene it opens as this: I have tried everything. Saving the startup file, ...
3
votes
2answers
499 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
596 views

How to modify the Splash Screen?

Is there any source code for the splash screen ( version 2.77a )? I want to change some parts of it i.e. remove the "links" section Also, I want to change the picture. I saw this post but in the 2.77 ...
3
votes
0answers
426 views

Blender doesn't show “Jack” in user preferences system audio

I would like to use Blender with Jack (Jack Audio Connection Kit), but it's not available in user preferences > System tab... I'm using Blender 2.77 on Linux Kubuntu 16.04 and jack2 (v1.9.11), with ...
3
votes
0answers
260 views

Button Support for 3dConnexion SpaceMouse Pro

I was able to adjust the NDOF settings to get my 3d mouse to work for navigation and I was also able to map the buttons for views, menu, and fit. The problem now is the remaining buttons that show no ...
3
votes
1answer
405 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
17 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
15 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
20 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
27 views

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?
2
votes
0answers
36 views

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.
2
votes
0answers
108 views

Can I have a scripts folder relative to my portable Blender, but outside of its folder?

I'm currently on Windows 10. I have a portable version of blender 2.80, and I would like to use relative paths for the scripts folder in order to keep my addons separate from the bundled ones. My ...
2
votes
0answers
259 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
502 views

installing ODS Studio sun path addon in 2.78?

I tried to install the ODS Studio engineering tools (specifically sun path, which gives accurate sunlight simuation based on location and date) which worked with Blender 2.63, apparently it doesn't ...
2
votes
0answers
590 views

How do you use your system's Python with Blender?

As the title sais; I'd like to use my system's Python with Blender, instead of the internal one, but after searching for ~30 minutes I still couldn't find a way how, or at least not in words I ...
2
votes
0answers
270 views

How to show custom property as enum?

So I have created a custom channel box for animating. And it has all the transforms in it, and can dynamicly update the custom properties per object I select. However the custom properties only show ...
2
votes
0answers
39 views

Theming the Timeline Area outside the Playback/Rendering Range

The Timeline Area’s background color seems to be controlled by Theme Space Settings > Window Background — but the background outside the playback/rendering range always seems to be a darker version of ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

Japanese text input not supported in Blender?

I had the impression that Japanese text input was a supported feature, but I can't get input to work. Text remains in the Roman alphabet, whereas in other applications it converts as it is typed. I ...
2
votes
0answers
104 views

Better render in the preview

I would like to know if it is possible to display the normal quality of an image in a preview. I have an icon in 256 pixel, the result is nice. When I see this icon in the preview, the render is far ...
2
votes
0answers
172 views

Is there a way to setup Brush Strength with the Wacom Touch Ring?

I know that Shift+F will bring up a dynamic brush strength adjuster when I am sculpting, and I could assign that to one of my Wacom tablet's ExpressKeys, but there are only eight ExpressKeys and I ...
2
votes
0answers
874 views

Rotating 3D view doesn't work in Sculpt mode

I have my preferences set to rotate view in 3D Viewport using the Shift+RMB. This is what I am used to using in other programs and works great in Blender in Object or Edit Mode. When in Sculpt Mode ...
2
votes
0answers
189 views

how to import previous settings in 2.76b?

I installed it on ubuntu, just direct extract from gz2 package. Here described a way to import previous setting. However, there is no such option at 1st time I start the new version ...
2
votes
0answers
84 views

Issues With User Preference Window

Every time I exit out of the user preference menu it exits out of Blender completely. I changed it so I can view it in the main window. However in one of my files, the window is stuck there and it ...
1
vote
0answers
14 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
5 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
16 views

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-...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

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?...
1
vote
0answers
13 views

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....
1
vote
0answers
40 views

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-...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
33 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
38 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
12 views

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 (...
1
vote
0answers
36 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
82 views

Is there a way to change default values of properties of operator?

I tried this to change, but no success Any ideas?
1
vote
0answers
50 views

How to create a script that will evenly distribute selected nodes?

I would like to create a script that would evenly distribute the locations of some selected nodes so that I can better organize my node trees. I'm seeking a script solution for this issue, instead of ...
1
vote
0answers
75 views

Setting New Default Operator Preset?

I'm using Blender 2.8! I've created an operator preset for importing models. It's simple, just import everything with z-forward instead of backwards. Is there anyway to make this default? Every time ...
1
vote
1answer
587 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
180 views

Blender closes when minimised or UI elements are closed

I’m having a bug which was not present about a week ago. Every time I click the blender Icon in the Windows 10 taskbar to minimise it, it just completely shuts down. If I open a window within the ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

How to Mouse Scroll Through Scene Selection?

With ctrl+scroll you can quickly browse through values like Area.type. How could you add this ctrl+mouse scroll-browse functionality to other drop-down menus to quickly select values for "scene" and "...
1
vote
0answers
192 views

Cant navigate/rotate in edit mode?

I have the same issue as Navigation working in Object mode but not Edit mode? except I'm on Mac with external mouse. Everything is great in object view, and I manually put in shift/left mouse for ...
1
vote
0answers
37 views

how to build syntax in blender 3d?

add new color syntax in blender as sublime text
1
vote
0answers
408 views

Custom default settings for nodes/materials

Is it possible to set custom default values for nodes? For example, if I add a math node I would like it to be set to multiply by default. In a similar trend, is it possible to have the Principled ...
1
vote
0answers
60 views

Can you set a default “New Image” size for texture painting & baking?

Is there a way, either in User Prefs or by saving a startup file, to change the default New Image size to something other than 1024? I prefer higher res maps for texture painting & baking.