Questions tagged [customization]

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

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How to control the Grid colours

How can I control the colour of the lines in the grid? So far I've figured out how to change the colour of the darker lines, but there are a set of lighter lines that appear every ten spaces. ...
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Is it possible to use the startup.blend UI layout in older files?

Is there a way to open files without changing the UI layout? Sometimes in older files the layout will be in the old 2.4x style, which can be annoying. One way would seem to be appending everything ...
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Can I personalize the insert keyframe menu?

In my animation I use a lot of restrict render and restrict view on/off. Can I do something to display those keyframes when I type the I key (insert keyframe menu)?
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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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Color of spline in 3d view

Is there a way to change the color of a curve object in 3D view? (change the black lines only for this object to green). I've got over 1000 curves generated by a python script and would like to ...
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How can I customize the Render Button in the Render GUI to execute a custom script

I am trying to customize the blender GUI so that I can customize the Render button in the GUI to call a customer script as opposed to the default option. I would like to know if there is a way to ...
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In Themes, why does 'Reset to Default Value' result in black? [closed]

If you change a color in User Preferences > Themes, and then try to change it back to it's default by Right click > Reset to Default Value: It just makes R=0, G=0 and B=0, (Black)! Why? I know ...
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Where is the color selection for text menus?

I want to change the color of the File, Edit and View menus: And all the similar menus such as the 3D view menu: Where can I find the settings for these text menus?
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Theme option for changing relation line for constraints?

I found the current color for constraint relation line is hard to see a little bit. I've tried to change the "wire"color in the Theme setting panel, but it seems not work for the relation lines. ...
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is it possible to make a setting enabled by default?

I would like to make Smoke Adaptive Domain enabled by default whenever I create a Smoke Domain. However, when I tried creating a smoke domain, enabling Adaptive (and setting the Margin to 2) deleting ...
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After updating to Blender 2.68 Driver Scripts are no longer automatically excecuted

When loading a .blend file the console window shows error messages like: ...
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Adding a custom shortcut for sculpt mode

I read in the blender 2.6 wiki that there is no shortcut for sculpt mode. I would like to make Ctrl+Alt+Tab the shortcut to switch to sculpt mode, but based on the instructions for making new ...
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Can I change the default color for Relationship Lines?

Sorry but I didn't found where to change the default color for relationship lines (for constraints and parents) among Theme settings. Since I really really need to do so in the current project. Thanks ...
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How to set the default vertex count to added geometry?

I wanted to know whether there is a way to set the default amount of vertices of added geometry (Such as default circles and cylinders) ? Changing the amount from 32 can get quite annoying as I am ...
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How to add a new Text Editor template?

In Blender's built-in Text Editor, there's a Templates menu at the bottom with a bunch of pre-built templates for scripting addons. However, I have created a few new templates myself that I use ...
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Can I confirm knife action with mouse, or other key than Enter?

Can I confirm knife actions with the mouse, or some other key than Enter? Going all the way to Enter breaks the flow in a way that's inconsistent with blender's philosophy.
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Invert Fly Mode Mouse Control?

When using Fly mode (Shift+F in the 3D view), moving the mouse up rotates up, and moving down rotates down. Is it possible to invert this so moving the mouse to the bottom of the screen rotates up?
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How can I get back to Blender's default theme?

Even though I am relatively new to Blender I am recording a tutorial for a Blender exporter. I have been advised that I should use the Default colour scheme (for the UI). I have no idea which one that ...
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Save Custom Layout in Blender 2.67b?

How can I save my custom layout in Blender 2.67b? Changing the name of the default layout, clicking the plus-sign to the right of it, and "Save User Settings" in User Preferences all don't work! Is ...
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How to change icon in Add Object menu?

It has always bugged me that Blender add-ons (in this case the Sapling add-on for generating trees) have a wall socket as their icon in the Add menu, instead of something more custom. I would like to ...
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Disable object automatic dragging after duplication

After duplication, objects automaticaly follow the mouse pointer, is there a way to disable this behavior?
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Restore last windows arrangement in single/multi-monitor setup

I would like to get the windows that I left open the last time I worked in Blender, either in single or multi-monitor settings. How can it be done?
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How do I import a custom icon set in the theme options?

I'm trying to load a custom icon set, however Blender will not load it despite the fact that it's a modified version of the original SVG.
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Is it possible to make Blender prompt to save on exit?

Does Blender have a setting or addon that makes it prompt you to 'save unsaved changes' when you close the window like other applications? I cannot count the number of times I have lost small pieces ...
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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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Screen recording with Blender

Is it possible to record a non-timelapse video with Blender's built-in screen recording system? I can't set the capture time under 50ms. That means 2 frames per second.
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Is it possible to create a compositor node with PyNodes that outputs camera clip_start and clip_end?

Im not looking for a how to, but some of you may know if this is possible or not. An example of a dummy node added to compositor would be much appreciated, i can't find any (or i'm looking in all the ...
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How do I set a specific render engine while launching blender?

I have noticed that Blender Internal Render Engine is the default engine that is set when launching Blender. Users can change this behavior by setting a different engine and saving the user ...
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How to make Blender use Python2.x?

When Blender is installed, it creates its own copy of Python 3.x. However, I prefer to code in Python 2.x. This makes it difficult for me to work with newer versions of Blender. I would like to know ...
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Changing user preferences via console?

The machine that I'm currently using is an extremely slow netbook. Whenever I go to change user preferences in Blender, it stalls out. What I need to do is activate the "emulate 3 button mouse" ...
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Can I use a custom Splash screen?

The default Splash screens are cool, but I'd like to add some of my own work to remind me of how awesome I am (no, not really). Is it possible to customize/change the splash screen?
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How to change Blender's default startup settings?

How can I change Blender from the default cube/lamp/camera default setup? Also, is it possible to change other features, such as the default view direction (Top, Side, etc) or the Editor type (3D View,...
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How can I look up or create a shortcut?

The edge slide function for example is only available through edge tool menu (CtrlE) or the search tool (Space) When searching for "slide" in the preferences / input-tab no reference is found. When I ...
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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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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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How would I import/export Blender's preferences?

I constantly stay up to date with each new release of Blender, but this means my preferences are wiped clean each time. How do I export/import these preferences to avoid loosing my carefully crafted ...
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Where can I change the background color of the notification in the Info header?

I'm using a theme, but I can't find the settings of this message which is almost unreadable. In the User Preferences / Theme / Info-tab are only a few colors to configure. I also searched in the User ...