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

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how to build syntax in blender 3d?

add new color syntax in blender as sublime text
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Curve nodes have no line showing

Whenever I add a node that constructs a curve, e.g. RGB in cycles, or interpolation in Animation nodes. I can see and add points, but there is no line or curve connecting them, and I cannot find any ...
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How to add hotkey for mouse 4th button to delete in edit mode

I can get my mouse 4th button to map to delete in object mode but not in edit mode. I also don't see an edit mode keyboard configuration section in Blender preferences menu.
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Is there a way to change scrollbar width?

I work on a 15' laptop and the scrollbar width takes a lot of space when working on multiple windows. Being able to hide the scrollbar or changing the width to a minimal value would help me a lot. I'...
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Emulate 3 button mouse not working properly on linux mint 18.3

I used this feature on Wnidows 7 and it worked perfect, recently I change my OS to Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Mate and I just realized that this feature only works for the zoom in, zoom out, when I try to ...
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Can i hide the mini axis per 3D View (instead of globally via preferences)

I know I can i hide the mini axis globally for all 3D views in the preferences, but i would like to just hide it for 2 of 3 3D views in my screen layout. Is it possible?
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Mipmaps look terrible in BGE standalone player. Can this be fixed?

*NOTE* All of the pictures, unless explicitly stated otherwise, are with mipmaps enabled. Click to get the full-sized images to better see the problem. *NOTE* It really seems self-explanatory here, ...
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Can't Save User Preferences

I am unable to save my blender user preferences. Mac OS: 10.13.3 High Sierra Current blender build: 2.79.0 daily build When I go to save, I receive an error saying I can't save due to a 'read only' ...
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Custom light falloff in Cycles

I'm trying to create a point light with a stepped falloff. I know that in Blender Render, there is an option to customize falloff, but the falloff node in cycles only allows for linear, quadratic and ...
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How do I make 'Selection only' off by default when exporting?

Is there away to turn this setting completely off? Sometimes after I'm done exporting my work, I have to go back and re-export the files again because I forget to click Selection Only.
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Creating a custom node in Cycles

My friend and I are trying to create a very simple custom node with OSL. The node we are making looks like this: It has very simple code, and it's only switching input data to output according to the ...
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Keyboard shortcut for texture paint brush strength?

When texture painting the two most commonly adjusted settings are (in my experience) brush Radius and Strength. Radius already has shortcuts to decrease or increase: [ and ] keys respectively. I want ...
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Shortcut for Back View (Ctrl 1) doesn't work

This is really strange. When I press Ctrl1 the view should switch to Back View, according to my preferences. It's even listed correctly in the menu: It doesn't do anything. Ctrl3 for Left View ...
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Local User Preferences [duplicate]

I'm having a rough time getting blender (2.79) to play nice with user preferences. Per the documentation @ https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev/getting_started/installing/configuration/directories....
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Add own tab in User Preferences

How to add own tab in User Preferences? I want to customize some paths in my Blender plugin and gie this ability in User Preferences. How can I get control of User Preferences tabs or if this is not ...
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How to make boolean value inverse?

How to make the Material.fsxm_nobasespec boolean has inverse result. In default the value for True is ...
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User preferences shutting down blender; program not opening anymore at all, which causes this? [closed]

How can I access 'User Preferences' when clicking on it closes Blender immediately? I read this one while searching for a solution. Now that I try to even open Blender there comes a white ...
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How to save export operator presets as a new default - ? No way short of scripting

I have specific obj export settings as an operator preset, but they reset to default whenever I close Blender 2.78. Can export operator settings be saved as a preference, so I don't have to manually ...
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How do I set a separate user preferences for Blender Portable?

I want to have separate settings for my copy of Blender Portable on my D: drive than the official version installed in my C: drive What do I have to change in the portable version to prevent settings ...
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Importing and exporting blender user preference files?

I spent some time doing a project in two different computers (personal computer and a shared one in the 3d course), and one of the annoying things was that I always had to reconfigure Blender. It ...
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OPening user prefs Crashes blender

So I had this problem when opening user prefs (creating a new window) blender immediately crashes. It doesnt crash if I just change a panel to user prefs. I was overdue on maintainence, so I ...
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Custom default settings for nodes/materials

Is it possible to set custom default values for nodes? For example, if I add a math node I would like it to be set to multiply by default. In a similar trend, is it possible to have the Principled ...
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Trouble with input preference setting using macbook pro

I am having trouble with selection and input functions working on a macbook pro. Is there a macbook pro preference setting or addon for this
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How do I increase line width in 3D Viewport?

How do I increase the line thickness displayed in the 3D Viewport? The lines are simply too thin to see easily. I changed my theme to "Back to Black" in the user preferences, and the higher ...
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How to set default shader to principled brdf

I saw in this youtube demonstration, that this is possible. I just can't imagine where I can change the default shader. I want the diffuse white shader to be a diffuse white principled brdf, when I ...
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Set keyboard shortcuts for accessing specific render slots?

I want to press '1' to go to 1st Render Slot, '2' to go to the 2nd, and so on. I did this before but my keyboard shortcut file got corrupted. I don't recall how I had set it up in the past. I'm ...
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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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Problem with sculpting, using graphics monitor

So I have this graphics drawing monitor Huion Kamvas, that I'm trying to use with the blender sculpting, and I am getting this weird issue. Whenever I try to put the first stroke on my object, ...
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How to change 3D Viewport Color in Blender 2.49b?

I need to change the 3D viewport background color from the default gray to a higher-contrast color like white, but I can't seem to find an option to do so. This question has been asked and answered ...
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How to ensure all headers are at the top of the editors every time

Please let me know if headers can be configured to be at the top all the time with a setting. I have setup all my editors as much as possible to do this and saved my preferences but often it comes ...
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Custom Render Stamp, python newline

Was looking around for how to have properties from blender in the notes for the render stamp. I found a solution although with many properties I would like to add a newline or carriage return to ...
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Multiple versions of autosave files

Very recently, blender crashed and deleted some of my work. I looked into the autosave directory after I tried to reopen my file. The reopened older version (without my recent changes) was the only ...
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Customize viewport navigation

I have a problem with customize hotkeys. For example I want to change Zoom in viewport hotkey from "Ctrl + MMB" to "1 + LMB" how can I do that? I found this command in input preferences, and I can ...
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How to get thick lines around windows via UI settings?

When I saw a video on the Blender YouTube channel, I was attracted to one theme. The theme is that there is a dark gray line between each window. What changes do I have to make in the Theme Editing ...
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Unable to find CUDA in user preferences for version 2.79

I'm trying to find CUDA for GPU rendering in the user preferences and all it shows is this: How can I fix this? My computer is a Lenovo Y50 and the GPU is Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M. Is my GPU no ...
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change/create hotkeys for vertex\edge\face select

I would like to create or change the hotkeys for the vertex select, edge select, and face select options. I know that they already have Ctrl+Tab+1, 2, and 3, but I don't like using them. They are a ...
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Can you set a default “New Image” size for texture painting & baking?

Is there a way, either in User Prefs or by saving a startup file, to change the default New Image size to something other than 1024? I prefer higher res maps for texture painting & baking.
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Adding hotkeys for bisect

I am trying to add hotkey for bisect, but i can't find this option in user interface -> input. Using search on "bisect" gives 0 results. How can i find it there?
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How to increase Font size in blender-3d (2.79)?

After the new update, how to increase the font size to be larger in blender 2.79?
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Making a single node using multiple nodes

Is there a way to reduce a set of nodes to a single customized node. I am needing to put some mathematical expression and when I do it using the node editor (in animation node) the whole tree looks ...
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Tips and Tricks with using blender with one hand

Long story short, I was recently diagnosed with glioblastoma. I had surgery to remove one of the tumors and because of the surgery, I am paralyzed in my left arm. Hopefully, it's only temporary. I ...
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Edit Mode Crosshair Cursor Invisible in 4K resolution

--Conditions; I am unable to use a smaller resolution than 4K due to an odd hardware issue. I am using Windows 10. Issue only appears is select mouse environments (not limited to Blender.) Windows ...
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How can I change the size of the error message pop ups?

How can I change the size of the error message pop ups? At the moment as shown in the printscreen, I am not able to see the whole text of the message.
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Is there a way to create a copy of the default keymap configuration?

I'm trying to programmatically create a Key Configuration that is a copy of the Default configuration except all "S" and "O" mappings are swapped. eg. Ctrl+O -> Ctrl+S Alt+S -> Alt+O I was able to ...
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pan with RMB instead of MMB?

I've got a bunch of Logitech MX mouses (mice?) which work great for most applications. However for some reason pressing MMB to pan and rotate, causes Blender to zoom in even when I'm not scrolling the ...
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Top Menu set in preferences [duplicate]

Windows has just done an update and now when I open Blender 2.78c the top menu line has collapsed. Is there a way of setting it to be there, in preferences or startup? Also the pointer now has to be ...
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CUDA Compute Device says “(dislplay)” beside it. What does that mean?

When I choose CUDA under Cycles Compute Device in user preferences, it gives me the option to use my GPU, but it also says "(Display)" beside it. GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Display) Does this mean that my ...
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Is there a good UI layout/style for laptop screen? [closed]

I've settled into using Blender on my big 2xmonitor PC setup, but every time I try to use Blender on my laptop, when travelling or holiday, I end up with barely legible side-panels, and/or small work-...
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blender lagging only with sliders

Blender seems to be running smoothly, but I am experiencing lag when I attempt to adjust the sliders of my rigged human mesh. https://www.screencast.com/t/ZkR7tL44NlG As you can see when i click/...
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Learning Blender. Add custom hyperlink button to UI to navigate to browser

Is there a simple way to add a hyperlink to a custom button (preferred) or menu in the Blender Gui? My basic need at the moment is to open up links to documentation (especially hot keys https://wiki....