Questions tagged [customization]

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

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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 (...
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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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Is it possible to pin ALL panel sections?

Since moving from 2.79 to 2.9, one thing that bothers me about the new UI is that it takes more steps to find what I'm looking for in the Properties Panel (N Panel). Each "section" (if that'...
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Can't assign new keymap: Unsupported key: Unknown

I can't change keymaps, I just get "Unsupported key: unknown". I am on a Mac with a Danish keyboard layout. Is anyone else experiencing this? Blender 2.82a OS: MacOS Catalina 10.15.4
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Can't assign a shortcut to “Randomize”

When I navigate through the menu to Randomize and try to assign a shortcut, it doesn't take. Trying to assign a shortcut manually isn't working either: I've tried lots of different shortcut ...
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Lasso Select not working when using with RMB selection (bug?)

Upon installing and launching Blender 2.9 (or 2.8) for the first time, one is presented with this choice: Select with Left Mouse Button or Right Mouse Button? Blender 2.9 splash screen on first launch:...
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Problems with set up Wacom pen middle click button…it is impossible to rotate view

My Blender version is 2.83.1 my Operating System is MacOS 10.15.5 Wacom Drivers 6.3.39-1 so...if I try to set up the first button as a middle click for having a rotating navigation control on my pen ...
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How do I enlarge the mouse pointer in Blender 2.83?

The cross-hair pointer in Edit mode is too small for easy location. I believe earlier versions of Blender had a 'Large Cursor' option in the Display section of Preferences. Can someone tell me whether ...
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Is there a setting to hide full file path in Blenders title bar and show only the file name?

If I'm working with multiple Blender files it clutters my taskbar and worse, I can't tell which Blender instances contains what project. That's because it shows full file path to my open .blend file. ...
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Virtual Reality (2.82), Scene Inspection: how to enable it?

Following the 2.82 release notes, in the "Preferences" section of this link, I effectively have the "experimental" tab but it is empty. How can I have the virtual reality options enabled? In the ...
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Restoring 2.79 click functionality in Blender 2.8 particularly with respect to lasso select

I am really used to using the lasso selected in Blender 2.79, but for some reason I cannot seem to figure out how to get similar functionality out of Blender 2.8. Note that I have the "Keymap" option ...
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Application Template - Installing custom theme and keystrokes from the __init__.py

I am happy to report that Application Templates are back in action as of yesterday. So this brings my question: How to code the __init__.py script to launch my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to change default values of properties of operator?

I tried this to change, but no success Any ideas?
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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How can i add unlimited undo on blender?

In Maya i used to have undo limit to infinite here it is restricted to 256 steps. Is there a way to increase that?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Navigate 3d viewport hovering the mouse (without any button click) with ctrl/alt/shift key combinations

Is this possible to navigate in the 3d viewport just hovering the mouse (or the pen on a tablet) with the existing ctrl/alt/shift key combinations BUT without the need to click on any button of the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Can you add a new item to Keymap?

I would like to add another action for view3d.dolly: ...but this time with Wheel Down and Delta -1. Can this be done? I am trying to convince Blender to do dolly instead of zoom (which is limited) ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I set default values for the Principled BSDF shader?

It's pretty simple, I just want to be able to make it so when I add a Principled BDSF Shader, that the "Base Color" (or any other value for that matter) is always set to pure white, opposed ...
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Is it possible to change Blender's rotation axis?

In my quest to customize Blender so that it better fits my Source Filmmaker ass, I've gotten almost everything down except for the axis. X and Y are swapped between Blender and Source, however, the Z-...
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How to Change Keymap for Opening Nested Context Menu?

When you RMB (or press W if you have right-click to select) on an object you get a context menu, then RMB again on certain commands (regardless of LMB or RMB to select) you get a nested context menu ...
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Blender's structure, folders, subfolders, files, modules. What is a best turorial on that and where to find it

I'm new to blender structure and coding, I have played around with blender before, nothing serious, just designing things in 3d view with the mouse and using some textures to coat things. I have done ...

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