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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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copy objects from one scene to another

I opened a blend, and I created 2 scenes. in the 1st I have a box and in the 2nd. I have a door. save my file and then use the command duplicate window of the information bar in the window tab. in ...
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How to remove outlines surrounding the images when viewing files as thumbnails in the Blender file browser?

There are outlines surrounding the images when viewing files as thumbnail in the Blender Browser, how do I remove them? And if possible, is there a way to remove the logo that shows the file type? I ...
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Increasing text size in top left of viewport

I found the text size a bit hard to read as my screen is realtively small, so I managed find Edit/Preferences/Themes/Text Style where I could increase to 13 points from the default of 11 or so. This ...
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Why does choosing the 'Windows Ink' tablet API mean I can't navigate in the viewport using my stylus?

I'm new in Blender, so I have some problems working with "Grease Pencil". Obviously when you use a graphic tablet with "Grease Pencil", to achieve good smooth curvature of strokes ...
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How to set Ctrl+MMB to Orbit?

How do i set my MMB + Ctrl to orbit. What is the hotkey term in keymap settings? Very much grateful for any suggestions, Stewart
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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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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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need help property window way zoomed out on ui [duplicate]

Not really a 3d question but I pressed a button and.. the property window is zoomed out a ton how can I get it back to normal I do not know what button I pressed. I have tried middle mouse button I ...
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Move/Rotate/Scale selected Object by Arrow Hotkeys?

I feel a bit stupid to ask, but is it possible to move/rotate/scale my object by arrow hotkeys (left=Move, Down=Rotate, right=scale, up=gizmo). This i believe would really speed up my workflow. It ...
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The metalic look of the material looks opaque [duplicate]

My final renders look "opaque", "poor","doll", "boring" in comparison with my viewport shading and i don't know what to do to improve it. (I use Cycles render) ...
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How to create a progressive coil spring in Blender 2.82?

I've been trying to create a coil spring with a progressive elongation of the spiral in the Z direction and so far have been coming up short. Seems like it's possible to scale the radius easily enough,...
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Can I adjust the rendered view background?

The new rendered view background bothers me a lot. The big checkered background literally hurts my eyes to look at it. Is there a way to adjust it on 2.83 or do I have to change it back to 2.81? ...
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How to set fast the same customizations that i had in the previus versions of Blender?

I have installed the new version of Blender 2.83, is very cool but now i have lost all customizations that i had in the 2.80 version. For exemple "Quick Favorites" or the layout. So there is a fast ...
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Is there a way to store a workspace with a scene & auto-recall it when changing to that scene?

In my .blend file i have one scene called Master, which has a VSE containing other scenes in the file as strips. While editing the other scenes i need to be working in a 3dview panel. While editing ...
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How to change the Quick Favorites key in Blender 2.80 Beta?

Today I started using a newer version of Blender 2.80 and they changed the quick favorites key binding from q to ^. While this in itself is okay, I'd still like to change that back. But I can not ...
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How to hide the main menu and the toolbar of the 3D View?

I'd like to hide the main menu and the toolbar of the 3d View: How can I do this?
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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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Can I use Space + LMB to pan?

Is it possible to set the space bar so when it's held down, you can pan by using LMB plus dragging? This is how panning works in a bunch of other programs.
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How to change the Blender Console number of spaces used for indentation?

As I make myself comfortable scripting in Blender I use the Scripting workspace: the Text Editor and Python Console in particular. I've noticed that the Text Editor uses 4 spaces for indentation ...
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Where do i find a button?

Can someone help me to enable this button? I have the same version as the one in the photo but i cant find this button, i think it may need to be enabled from somewhere. Here's the button im'm ...
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Vertex dots in Edit Mode disappeared- how to get them back?

I accidentally pressed a button and now the vertex dots on my mesh have disappeared. They are now just junctions of edges that light up when you select them. I can't tell where my vertices are anymore,...
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How can noodles (the lines that connect nodes) be changed from straight to curved lines?

Unitl now I haven't found the option to enable the curved representation of connectors between nodes. The documentation doesn't mention such an option. Is there a keyboard shortcut?
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Thumbnails in Blender's file menu

Although I have checked thumbnails in preferences: I do not get thumbnails in Blender's file menu: So, I still always have to manually select thumbnails when opening/appending files. (How) Can I ...
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How can I set and get the vertex color property?

I can't find a way to display RGB values (or equivalent) without using the python shell. I would like to get and set color values numerically (ie. not painting), I can't find it for weight painting ...
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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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Changing keyboard shortcut for 'Add / Shift+A'

I'm currently using Blender 2.79 as the latest version wont run on my machine. I'm trying to change the keyboard shortcut that is used for Shift+A in order to add ...
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Can themes be exported and imported?

If I create a theme, can I export it for import later or for distribution?
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Where is the 'Windows draw method' option in 2.82?

I started using a stylus but Blender is lagging pretty hard in 2D animation when drawing (sluggish, stuck). I looked up for advice and many suggested to reduce the number of allocated threads in the ...
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Are there any settings I can tweak to speed up blender?

I'm running blender on an older computer and it is a bit sluggish. Are there any settings I can change to get better performance out of the UI? I'm using blender 2.8
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Is there a way to make a shortcut comment the current line?

I'm used to CtrlD commenting the current line rather than duplicating it. This is easy enough to change in the user preferences, however it only works when there is a highlighted selection. Is it ...
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Instancing not working the way I want it to

I am studying blender and I am at the instancing part and I am literally following the instructions on how to instance step by step and it is not working for me. These are the steps on the ...
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can i change keyboard shortcut for move/rotate/size in EDIT mode?

I'm a 3ds max user wanting to switch to blender. To help me with the transition i want to change some keyboard shortcuts. More specificaly the shortcut for move/rotate/size. Don't want to change all ...
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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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How do I reset the scene?

Coming from Max I'm having a really hard time learning Blender (even with the 3dsMax Blender plugin that I activated). I want to reset the scene to default like 3ds Max File -> Reset. How can I do ...
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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 can I control node values without input inside a group node?

I have created the node group, but I can't control the values inside.
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Hiding node group input (compositor)

To compact my node (it will allow to add more adjustments) I would like to hide unused inputs. With dropdown list I could unhide chosen adjustment. That would be awesome if unhided adjustment will be ...
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How to emulate a Number Pad and 3 Button Mouse?

I have a MacBook Pro. Since it's a laptop, it does not have a number pad. It only has the numbers at the top of the keyboard. Can I emulate the number pad so that I can access the hot keys for top ...
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How do I change Z offset in Blender 2.8?

I'm trying to get an object to show up in front of another. Where is the Z offset, and am I able to keyframe the value?
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My Context Menu Is Gone For Edit Mode And Object Mode

Something weird happened and I cannot seem to trace what's causing it. By default, when you want to switch between Object Mode and Edit Mode you press Tab and the context menu appears right? Well ...
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Blender 2.8 won't let me import reference images [duplicate]

I have returned to blender after 6-7 months of not using it, and wow has it gone through some changes. I've been re-teaching myself this program, and have ran into a problem that people online can't ...
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Why I can't find A.N.T. Landscape in add-ons tab (Blender 2.80)

Why I can't find A.N.T. Landscape in add-ons tab (Blender 2.80)
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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 ...
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windows version : how to zoom using 2 finger pinch?

In mac version of Blender , i can zoom the 3d space using 2 finger pinch (on trackpad). in windows version , does anyone know any setting, where i can zoom using 2 finger just like in mac version. If ...
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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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Access for Shortcuts or Quickselection for Advanced Selection: new, extend, invert, intersect

Is there an GUI way (e.g. Assign Shortcut) to have quick access to advances selection methods? Or if not, is there an existing script or addon for this? I'd like to get it into Hotkeys, PieMenus or ...
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Keep Operator Properties popup expanded

How do I keep the operator properties pop up menu expanded by default? I'd like to make it open by default, but I don't know how.
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Addon Hairnet won't install [duplicate]

I'm trying to get the Hairnet add-on installed on Blender 2.8.1, but it won't show I've had the same issue since I found out about add-ons. It shows that it's in my Blender folder, but it doesn't ...
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bpy loading scene from new obj file - failed to set 44100hz [duplicate]

I saved the default cube and exported it as an obj file. I imported it in python no issue. ...

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