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

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Change Blender 2.8 theme?

I installed Blender 2.80 Beta on my PC and the UI looks different from what it should (as I find online, and having tested it on a friend's computer). The boxes have a weird gradient-like active ...
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Blender 2.8 how to keybind pop-up menu

In Blender 2.8 when you click for example z it brings up a pop-up menu. There are different options to choose from and these have keybinds assosiated with them, ...
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Dual brush function in texture painting?

I am wanting to mimic the 'dual brush' function from brush settings in Photoshop, with texture painting in Blender. Essentially, what I am after is the ability to have either two brush textures that I ...
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How to bind a series of commands to a custom hotkey (scripted macro)?

How would I go about creating a hotkey that would operate as follows?: With an object selected in the modeling viewport: Press Shift + D (this would be the custom shortcut to trigger what follows ,...
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What happens if I chose CPU, but with a GPU specified in settings?

I have Lenovo Legion Y7000 with a Graphics card of 1060. In the System, Settings that you can chose what you want to render with CPU or GPU, I chose GPU, then on my right hand side are those tabs are ...
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Blender 2.8, how to add a new shortcut

Question: How to add shortcut to a button or create a new shortcut in User Preferences in Blender 2.8 ? Problem: I'm trying to assign Shift + F3 to switch the window space type, to what previously was ...
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Blender 2.8 Beta wouldn't load old 2.79 Key Configuration

Blender 2.8 Beta wouldn't import 2.79 Key Configuration Is this a bug or a feature? Thank you.
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Can I display two language for ui in Blender at the same time?

Some of my students are learning blender right now, and English is not our first language, they prefer using Chinese for the UI. And I know I can change the UI to the Chinese for them, but at the ...
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2.8 Beta Hotkeys for manipulators

Is there any way to define hotkey for selecting manipulators in 2.8? I found one thread mentioning view3d.enable_manipulator command but that worked for 2.7.3, while https://docs.blender.org/api/...
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Weight Painting - using a single colour

How exactly can you use a single colour when using Weight Paints? I've added a few in custom colours in the User Preferences - blue, light blue, green, orange and red - but no matter what brush type I ...
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python: pie menu to display the pivot center modes

I would like to create an operator that would trigger a pie menu containing the "pivot center modes" in it (median point, individual origins, 3d cursor, ...). Now I could get started with the code ...
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bpy: how do I list the “pivot center for rotation/scaling” items?

I'm new to blender and python. I would like to create a pie menu that lists the "pivot center for rotation/scaling" items (active element, median point, 3d cursor, ...). I found the very useful "Ui ...
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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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Difficulties centering the object on the middle of the screen

I have some difficulties centering the object on the middle of the screen. Infact when I press the mouse wheel the view seems to fly away too fast. This is what happens : on the picture below you see ...
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My cursor doesn't stay in the window when scaling

It used to be that my cursor would teleport to the other end of the window I was scaling or moving something. Is there a setting that I could have toggled that disabled this feature?
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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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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 ...
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How do I seperate these two “windows”?

I'm new to Blender and I've got almost no clue of what I'm messing around with, but I do understand the common concepts and I'm getting some progress done. With that said: I've got a more of a ...
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Is it possible to change the colour of vertex indicators in Blender?

I have to select some vertices that are very close together with ones I do not wish to select and its quite hard to see them. I was wondering if the little black dots (which indicates a vertex) can be ...
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Reset vector where objects are added to origin (0, 0, 0)

Some time ago I was following a tutorial that I can no longer find in which the presenter suggests to edit a setting that changes the vector an object is added to the vector of the 3d cursor rather ...
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How to change modifier keys for navigation?

Presently when I press the space bar I am able to then use the mouse to rotate the scene, however I'd like to change this to ALT key. How can I do this?
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Cannot open user preference menu

as you see it only shows user preferences icon but do not open it
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Linux - Blender UI elements too small

I am using Blender 2.79b on the LXDE desktop on Debian Linux Stretch. My hardware is an old Core 2 Duo Mac Mini, and I'm using a high-resolution monitor (a TV) by VGA. The UI elements are a tad too ...
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How to load an image and use it as vertex weight

Many times I have come accross this, would be possible to exchange vertex maps as images between different scenes, or even load animated ones to serve as weight maps ? I have an intuition that either ...
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How to Create a Custom View

You know how Blender has the numpad keyboard shortcuts to get to different views (e.g. Front, Side, Top, etc.) I have some reference images that aren't from any of these perspectives. Is it possible ...
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My view port option is missing from material panel

The above is what I saw in a tutorial video and below are my panel options. The reason I am asking this is in the video he was viewing textures in 3D viewport object mode but when I do it I don't see ...
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Get rid of /reduce Noise in Cycles Render [duplicate]

Im new to 3D object creation(2 weeks at most) and I was wondering if there is a way to reduce if not get rid of the noise when rendering using the cycles render. thank you for the answers.
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How to lighten or color viewpoint render view?

I have a quick question regarding adjusting the brightness of the render view background in order to assist in dark-colored designs. I enter Shift + Z to do the quick viewpoint render function, and ...
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How to avoid reflected dots?

I want to ask if there is a way to keep the same values, but avoid this light dot as shown in my picture below. I am using principal BSFD and using point light. I also tried to smooth by simplify and ...
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How to remove a keyboard shortcut for sculp mode?

How to remove it. Please help!
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Blender 2.79 + 2.80 internationalization translations german [closed]

Where can I get the source code of Blender 2.8 velvet blender.pot for 2.8? git.blender nothing 2.8 wiki.blender nothing 2.8 Please make a translate plugin in the forum here. https://github.com/...
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Edit Images Externally With Linux Mint

My Linux Mint version is 18.3 Cinnamon (64) bit I'm using Blender 2.79b (Cycles) This is the path where Gimp.desktop is located: ...
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Is it possible to turn off grid in orthographic view?

Is it possible to turn of only the grid in orthographic 3D Views?
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Extending Animation Nodes

I'm using Blender 2.79 on Linux with Animation Nodes (Python 3.6). I'd like to add a stopwatch directly as a node within Animation Nodes, without the Invoke Subprogram. Currently my stopwatch works ...
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Font too small in tool shell

I have to clarify that this is only the case in one file and only in the bottom of the tool shell Blender kept crashing when I tried to convert hair particles to mesh on windows so I went to Ubuntu ...
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copying preferences and add-ons from older version to a new one

trying to copy preferences and more importantly, add-ons from an older version of Blender (2.75 to 2.79b) The tread that has been closed that claims to work does not work for me. Need help please. ...
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Render region and render with 1 keystroke?

I was looking into this: https://github.com/CenekStrichel/CendaTools/wiki/Render-Tools And there´s 1 key assignment to do the render region. Basically you have: step 1: If user presses "(key)", ...
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How can I modify the Default Blender Keymap within my Add-on module registration code?

Consider the following script block: ...
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How to display my rendered scene on a new monitor while i am still working on solid mode in my laptop?

I have connected my monitor to my laptop and I want the rendered view to be seen in monitor and I want to work on solid mode at the same time. Is that possible?
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Edge length display - disable exponential notation?

I've been looking around on the internet (as well as in all the Blender settings) for solution, but nothing came up. For whatever reason, since some recent point in time all the edge lengths in ...
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What are the Hotkeys to adjust Grease Pencil Brush Radius?

In Photoshop and many other programs, the bracket keys [] are used to increase and decrease the brush Radius respectively Does Blender's Grease Pencil have this functionaltiy? I can't seem to find ...
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Using PC mouse track pad for navigation

I've been using a blender on a mac for a couple years now and navigation with the track pad worked perfectly. Now I'm trying to step up my game for rendering and physics simulations so I got myself a ...
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Optimize Blender's user interface for performance

As a simply a Blender hobbyist, I can't justify the an upgrade to improve the performance of my computer. I wondered, "What could I do that I'm not already doing that could make Blender run faster?" ...
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How to turn on vertex display while in edge/face selection mode?

How to always turn on vertex display in edit mode ? even if in face /edge selection mode, i want to see the vertex . is it possible ?
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Custom 'Smooth Shading' shorcut not working

I have added shortcut for smooth shading ] and for flat shading [. But why its not working on the object. I have restart blender hotkey is present but its not working on the object. Any suggestion or ...
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I can't open my User Prefs — get and X on the icon

I just activated some add ons that came with Blender -- and now I can't open the User Prefs any more. The User Prefs Icon has an X on it. I'm on a Macbook air and am using Blender ver 2.79b 2018-03-...
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Change the shortcurs for axis lock “x,y,z” after transforming ie:. “g”

I´m trying to change the X, Y, Z, shortcuts, usable after transforming something, usually using G, etc. But after some trial and error, and extensive searches on the key binding panel, I'm a bit ...
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“Global Undo” in User Preferences -> Editing Keeps unchecking itself

"Global Undo" in User Preferences -> Editing Keeps unchecking itself. As a result, I'm not able to use ctrl + z I'm not sure when it happens - maybe after coming back to my computer after putting it ...
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Component Selection Distance

When selecting components, is there a way to control the "selection distance/area"? I don't want to select a component, even if I click ~20 pixels away from it. Thanks in advance!
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Object selection in 3D view not working correctly

I've been using Blender for a while now and have had no issues with object selection in 3D view. I just got a new computer (Mac Pro) and now object selection in 3D view will sometimes become ...