Questions tagged [customization]

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

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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 ...

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