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How to use “Landscape Eroder” on non-procedural landscape?

I recently discovered the A.N.T. Landscape add-on and find the additional „Landscape Eroder“ tool very helpful to create a realistic impression. Now I’m using an imported image to create a non-...
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Origins to the down of the object by default

Is there a way to make the origin of any new object appear by default at the lowest point of that object? The center of the lowest face for a cube, for example. It's very uncomfortable to transform ...
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Blender Pivot Point and Zoom Location Stuck Exclusively on Cursor Location

I have no idea why I can't change from pivoting around the cursor to pivoting around my selection in blender 2.80 or 2.81. I used to be able to pivot around the selection. In the navigation ...
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Blender is crashing sometimes and not others depending on what file is loaded

I am having trouble figuring out why I can't open Blender but remember having a similar issue but can't remember hos I fixed it. I made a large scene on my onboard graphics card when I was stuck with ...
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Setting a temporary script path

I want to set a temporary script path for an instance of blender that will bet set from a python script. That script will be launched with the execution of the blender exe. It needs to be temporary ...
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What is the best way for me to change multiple paths or values on an object with multiple variables for each one?

I am trying to make an addon that will randomize path variables. The system I have works by adding and subtracting boxes that contain an input for a data path. It works fine except for one issue. ...
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Toggling Annotate line drawing mode instead of holding keys

Is it possible to change the shortcuts for Annotate (what used to be Grease Pencil) to a toggle-type hotkey, instead of having to hold Alt+D for Draw Straight Lines?...
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Displaying each Asian characters in their own fonts?

Suppose I have these two texts: 고양이 学ぶ猫 (1) is Korean, and (2) is Japanese, but the first character is a Japanese-simplified Chinese, the second character is Hiragana (Japanese's own character), and ...
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Can't find the keyboard shortcut in keymap preferences

I am a Maya user and I want to move to Blender and I decided to Change the Keymap to a similar look to Maya; But couldn't find the shortcut key for ' Spacebar + W ' as Tweak tool to Remove It and use ...
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How do I add change the shortcut key to the Shift+A add object menu on the lower left in Blender 2.8 beta?

How do I add a new keypress option to the Shift+A add object menu on the lower left in Blender 2.82 beta?
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Upgrading to 2.81 - How To Keep Settings and Addons

I currently have 2.8 and about to take a class that wants me to have 2.81. I have invested time and money on my settings and some addons that I have purchased in the past. I have done so much to the ...
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Blender New Leader Key (ALT-KEY) And How To Remove It?

If you find new leader (ALT-KEY) key annoying you , You can disable it, but make sure you make backup first cause it might be wrong , This only for Blender 2.82-97d79ca844df . First go to blender ...
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Snap Viewport Camera?

There's a navigation option in 3Dcoat where you can just hold the Shift button while rotating your view and it will snap to nearest elevation (front back side etc). This renders the need for ...
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how to remove a default menu in blender using python?

I'd like to remove some toolbar from the blender interface to simplify that for a potential customer, but I'm not able to do that using python. I know that it can be set up as default saving all the ...
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How to you scale, move or rotate outside blender window

Trying to figure out how you can continue to move, scale or rotate once your cursor hits the edge of the program window.enter link description here
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Change the default settings of File/Append operator in 2.8

I'd like to have operators's File/Append option Localize All uncheck by default. I work in a studio environment where several artists(~10) will need to do this operation on a regular basis. I've ...
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Change Sculpt Brush Strength with Scroll Wheel

Is there any way I can change the hotkeys in the Blender 2.80 settings to change the brush strength? I know you can change size with [ and ], but what about changing the strength with, say - and = (i....
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Adding a toggle option to save dialog

I'm trying to solve the slow saving to network drives in Blender. The reason it's so slow is the way Blender handles saving internally. I found a solution that works by saving the file to a proxy ...
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Blender opens user preferences when starting

I don't know what I've done but all the sudden whenever I open blender, it starts with the preference window open too, looking like this Even resetting blender to factory defaults doesn't change it. ...
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Blender kiosk mode?

Sorry if the question is stupid or doesn't make sense. I'm playing around wiht Blender as a programmer, I'm not an 3d artist. Is there a way to open Blender in this kiosk mode (like Electron does ...
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Customizing Move Hotkey

I'm new to Blender and I'd love for Move to be M not G. I've done edit> preferences > Input > Transform Modal Map > Mode > changed the input to M instead of G. And it has had no effect. I even made ...
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2.8 Shortcut to turn on/off “Emulate 3 Button Mouse”..?

Could use some insight please, I am not sure how to properly formulate this question (brand new to 3D and Blender 2.8). After reading up on various forums there maybe a way to reprogram a keymap ...
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No Compatible GPUs found … Blender 2.8 User Preferences

No Compatible GPUs found ... Seen in Blender 2.8 User Preferences System ... Cycles Render Devices ... Version 2.78 recognizes the GPU. I understand that 2.78 and 2.8 have different requirements. ...
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How To Make V-key Toggle Between Vertex Paint And Object Mode?

I am trying to set up V-Key as shortcut. But it is ignored in Vertex Paint Mode. In Object Mode, I hover over Vertex Paint, right-click and add shortcut. Great! I hit V-key, switches to Vertex Paint ...
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How setup Cycles Compute Device in console

I am using blender 2.79, and I am trying to set up Cycles Compute Devices devices in system tab of user preferences menu in python console. What I can do is a list of available devices. ...
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NDOF Invert Blender 2.8

Is it possible to invert the NDOF pan and orbit and zoom directions in 2.8? 2.7 had an option to customise this. I use the default 3Dconexion settings but blender automatically flips them.
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All preferences gone in 2.81

From 2.79 through all 2.8 beta versions up to the the "proper" 2.8, my preferences (where add-ons are set) were always the same. That was fantastic! With 2.81, there's a fresh start and all my add-...
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No option to choose Left/Right click select in the 2.8 Preferences

I want to switch to right click but, there is no option to do that in the User Preferences. I should be located at the top of the Keymap section.
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How to turn off viewport to orthographic snapping during rotation on alt + middle mouse drag?

That was view axis. Can be closed. Settings: I made factory reset and turned on emulate 3 button mouse. Completely clean Blender without anything changed still has this feature... Issue: I want to ...
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How to reset add-on preferences?

I'm surprised that I can not find an answer to this one. Is there any way to restore a specific add-on's preference states to the defaults? I would prefer not to uninstall the add-on if possible.
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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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2.8 - Addons Window is blank!

I tried uninstalling and loading factory settings. Whenever I open my Preferences -> Addons window, I get a blank screen. Help I cant use addons on this machine anymore. It happened after installing a ...
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User Preferences File Not Compatible Between Win and Linux

I'm using both Windows and Linux and I was hoping to be able to sync the userpref.blend between these operating systems but it seems it doesn't work. I've tried with both Blender Sync and by manually ...
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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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How to edit the Quick Menu?

I would like to change the order of the shortcuts I have added to my Quick Menu. I cannot seem to find a way to do that. Is it possible? And if so, how?
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Sculpt Mask Color - is it possible to change it?

well simple as this: I need sculpting mask to be another color, because dark-gray tends to mix up with shadows from matcap. (I need to make it like in Mudbox) bright blue. Thank you.
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how to make blender automatically use relative paths 2.8

How can i make blender always use relative paths? I looked into the preferences but couldn't find any setting for this. apparently in 2.79 there was such a setting but in the newest version it seems ...
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How does “Open on mouse over” works?

What will be happens when "Open on mouse over" in preferences is active? How does it work can you give me an example please, Thanx
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How do I remap the 'Edit Mode' / 'Object Mode' key (tab) to a new key in Blender 2.8?

I would like to make it so that '5' toggles between edit mode and object mode instead of pressing 'Tab'. I thought I could do this via Preferences->Keymap, but when I change the shortcut to '5' in the ...
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Application Template on Blender 2.8 - Not working?

I´ve followed the application template install guide from the official manual: https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/advanced/app_templates.html#app-templates Yet I don´t see my splash screen or ...
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Creating a Custom Properties Tab in Blender 2.80

I have a suite of several addons that I grouped together in a custom tab in Blender 2.7x, assigning the bl_category to the name of my custom suit: ...
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Add-on Not showing up/Working

I am a true newbie to Blender. I tried installing an addon and every time I try to install it, it fails to show up in the addon bar. The addon that isn't working is MMD Tools
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Is there a way to add a custom Pie Menu in 2.8?

Is there a way to make a custom pie menu in 2.8? I'd like to add one for switching between trackball and turntable navigation. It gets very annoying going into preferences when you just want to use ...
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Jump to immediate selection mode Vertex, Edge, Face addon for 2.8

I use this addon to jump straight to cycle select between vertex, edges and faces on 2.79, instead of selecting the object, tab, edit mode, selection filter and (vertex). But what do I need to change ...
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How to upgrade custom 2.79 .py addons to 2.80?

I have no idea how to upgrade the 2.79 custom shortcuts I´ve done in the past. Currently I have this .py (how can I upgrade it to 2.8?) This is the most essential feature I prominently use when using ...
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How do you change where an object is placed when it is created?

When you add an object in blender (cube, plane, etc), it always positions the object at the 3D cursor. I know you can move the cursor or snap it to another object, but I wanted to know if there is a ...
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Toolbars and Headers don't have transparent backgrounds

heres a screenshot of a youtuber's blender UI (look at the top and left side) and here's a screenshot from my UI what can I do to make the toolbar on the left and the header transparent?
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Blender 2.8, missing keymap settings

after installation of blender 2.8 I cannot click on anything in the 3D view and the outliner tree structure. Besides all shortkeys are not working at all. In the Settings of blender 2.8, the whole ...
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What does the “Global pivot” in User preferences do?

What does the Global Pivot option in User Preferences do?
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Difficult to click on bones?

I've looked over the net and found nothing about this, so it may be some setting I have wrong. I'm using the newest version of 2.8 and it may have some option settings that were carried over from a ...

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