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How to output a file without light but there is light?

I put a photo of a landscape on a plane and when I want to output it, I have to add light, but I want the photo to have the same light without adding light when I output it. how can i do Or, for ...
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Pop up menu in lower left hand corner does not show when adding a mesh or any other action

Using blender 4.1 The pop menu in the lower LH corner does not display when I add a mesh, or say , go to add a bevel in edit mode. I can access the menu by using F9 (adjust last operation) but that's ...
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Interface Panel not Updating correctly

i'm currently trying to add presets to the addon i'm developing, while creating and loading those presets works fine, updating the values in the panel that the properties are used in does not work in ...
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Selected vertex appearance settings

When I select 2 vertices, it looks like a lot of edges are selected. I am using blender 4.1 Are there any preferences to avoid this? like reduce its gradient radius
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My tool is missing [closed]

My Move, Rotate, Scale, etc.. All my tool cursors are missing. I click on the tool on the side bar and I'm still working with only the vertex. Shouldn't I see the move tool? What's going on?
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How to change exporting scale using Python?

When we export an .stl via File>Export>STL - we see a window which has a Scale variable. This one: • This variable is named ...
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Show context menu addition only for object custom properties?

I am looking for a bpy.types.?????_MT_context_menu (or similar) so that I can insert an item Copy Color Property as new Driver for a script that will help me past ...
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How to reload ONE particular UI script? (an alternative to 'Reload Scripts' )

My add-on edits Blender's UI scripts. To apply changes to UI - edited scripts should be reloaded. For this purpose I use bpy.ops.script.reload() It does the job, ...
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Blender material list is broken

I was working on blender 4.1.1 and suddenly the material list was missing, I restarted Blender and opened a new file but the problem persists. Anyone knows how can I bring it back? It's very difficult ...
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Blender 4.2 in the Extensions tab, my Addons are not showing Addons in 4.2 Beta [closed]

in the Extensions tab in Preferences, I see this message "Checking for Extensions updates" Blender hangs and nothing updates the Extensions window.
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How can I determine if the Dope Sheet menu state is expanded or closed via Python?

Is there a way I can access certain UI elements through a script in Blender? I am trying to access information within the Dope Sheet Editor. One thing I would like to achieve is to determine if a menu ...
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How to make Shift+A work in Blender 4.0

Shift+A doesn't work in Blender 4.0 outside of the 3D workspace to bring up the Add menu. So it's not working in the Geometry Node workspace, Shader menu, compositor etc. What is the best way to ...
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Draw object selector property without drawing entire pointer property button

I want to draw just the datablock selector button from the pointer property ui: I tracked the operator down to bpy.ops.ui.eyedropper_ui, but when I draw it in a ...
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How to reload UI without restarting Blender

I'm writing addon which edits default UI. To be specific - it works with VIEW3D_MT_mesh_add The functionality I need goes beyond standard ...
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How to Align Icon to the Right in Blender Panel Header using python?

I’m trying to customize a panel using python in Blender 4.1, and I want to align an icon to the right side of the panel header. (like this) I’ve tried a few approaches, but I can’t seem to get it ...
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Custom icons for radio buttons? BL4

Here's how i create preview collection: ...
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Right side UI disappeared

The XYZ axis (gizmo), grab tool, and magnifying glass (and everything on the right side) disappeared after importing a model.
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Blender auto saving before rendering

Is it possible to set up Blender to always save the blend file before starting render, so when I press render, it saves then it starts rendering? Many times I press render and it crashes right away ...
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Can't flip editor header to bottom anymore?

I can't right click on an editor header and flip it to the bottom of the editor anymore. Has this changed in 4.1?
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Change Outliner area size via python

Looking for a way to write a toggler to quickly compress and expand the Outliner to the right edge of the screen and back. It seems that "bpy.ops.screen.area_move()" operator can be used for ...
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Is there a way to create a colored text box for StringProperty in addon UI, like the overwrite warning in Blender save-as window?

To store a user setting, I managed to access a StringProperty in my addon popup window like this: But i want to add an overwrite warning as same as the blender file save window: Is there a way to do ...
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Collectively snapping multiple selected objects, so their relative positions stay the same

If you have multiple objects selected (meshes, vertices, e.t.c.), and you use the 'Snap To' menu (shift+s), and choose one of the 'selection to ...' options, the effect is the same as selecting each ...
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how to make driven scene properties update in the UI?

I am writing an addon that has a property which needs the #frame driver, but when I play the timeline automatically (space key to play), the value doesn't update in the UI. However, when you drag the ...
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Framerate option wont change and is stuck on 30 fps

I updated my Blender to version 4.1.1, but I'm having trouble changing the frame rate from 30 to 24fps. No matter what option I select, it stays at 30fps. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you....
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Unable to Access exposed Material Input in Addon from Geometry Nodes Modifier

I'm exposing the input to a Set Material geometry nodes modifier property in my Addon UI through layout.prop(), similar to what was done in this thread. All the ...
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How to clear out the asset libray entirely

How do i clear out the asset library, I know i can go to Edit > preferences and turn off the selected library but when i add another its gonna keep the categories and the files assigned to those. ...
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Developer options not showing up in overlay

I have enabled Developer Extras in Blender Preferences > Interface > Display, but it will not show up in my Overlay drop down? I need to enable vertex IDs so I can fix a weight issue, but cant ...
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Runs like a button, but doesn't look like a button

Is there a way to associate an operator with a value (IMAGE, this case, in example below) without changing it to look like a 'button'. Would like it to look the ...
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How can I mouse scroll zoom towards a selected object?

To clarify, I don't mean the " zoom towards mouse position " button in the preferences and I also don't mean " View > frame selected " I mean to just scroll towards the ...
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What frees RAM without closing Blender?

How can I free RAM in Blender without closing Blender? My computer's RAM is about 8 Gigs. I've only used EEVEE and it's already taken up 8MB of my RAM according to the bottom statistics.
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Missing 'Normals' in Data

The tab of Normals/auto smooth is missing. The tutorial I was following and other videos have it in between Attributes and Texture Space.
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UIList with checkmarks (one on all others off)

I have an UIList in which I display a PropertyGroup defined like this: ...
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Add icons (properties/operators) to Blender's Outline?

I'm trying and wondering if its possible to add new icons (to trigger properies or operators) in the Blender's Outline showing all the objects in the scene. I mean adding new properties/operators in ...
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Variable length list in Preferences (displayed as UI List with a selection checkmark)

I would like to have a list in the preferences of my Add-On where the content of the list is read from a file. (And therefore the length of the list is not known.) In this list I would like to have a ...
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Bottom of object mode blanks out when zooming in

The more I zoom in or tilt the view parallel to the X/Y plane, the more the lower part of the object mode window stops rendering. This occurs regardless of where the cursor is (including snapped to ...
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How do I customize the draw_item method in UI List

I created a ui list in which each item in the list has 3 properties--name, type, and number. In the list in my panel, I would like to have the type and number, but not the name. Here is my Python ...
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How to Highlight the face when selecting all its vertices?

So, the issue is that I switched blender theme to "Maya" and, as a result, now when I select all the vertexes of the face, the face itself isn't highlighted in viewport. But I actually want ...
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panel_prop Boolean Property from property group resets automatically to default value without throwing errors

the goal was to simply have a bool value to change whether or not to show a custom panel with additional settings or no, it is modifier specific the first thought was simply register it on ...
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Automatically turning a cutout section into a manifold object without using solidify modifier or third party plugins?

The object below was cut out of the surface of another object. I want to turn it into a manifold object where the lines marked in red are filled in with faces without having to manually extrude\fill ...
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how do I change the properties of the selected element in the UIList?

so, i have the ui list and many properties for each element witch is added to it. The idea is that when the user selects an object in the list, its properties are displayed at the bottom. He can ...
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Why is my Stretch-To update button looking for Grease Pencil in Blender 4?

I've been trying to make a button to reset all the stretch-tos in my custom armature as per this question, but my previous menu work has all been in a new menu section in the sidebar of the 3D view. ...
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Top Menu bar missing some parts ( shading, proportional editing and so on )

I just moved to Blender 4.0 and can't find shading, proportional editing and so on. What could be wrong? It resets when loading factory settings, but I made settings comfortable for me and don't want ...
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All my windows and UI disappeared

How do I fix this? I need to see the entire UI.
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What are the "white dot" icons turning into diamonds at the right of control in array modifier [duplicate]

This is a very newcomer question, and I'm probably missing the vocabulary, since pasting the keywords of my question in search engines leads to nowhere(*)... Here is my issued. Following a tutorial on ...
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Scenes not in alphabetical order anymore in Blender 4.x?

I have a workflow that requires many scenes, and I've been used to organizing scenes by alphabetical (and numerical) order. But now, Blender appears to be starting with alphabetical order, then moving ...
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Save/customize the file browser interface

Everytime I open the file browser interface, the directory windows on the left are arranged as default. Even if I switch Recent on top of System and minimize System, the next time I open the interface,...
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How to make popup auto adjust width?

I want my popups to be wider to fit the label but it seems it is limited to this width as shown with a label with ellipsis. How do I make it wider? I tried ...
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3D axis are gone

The little 3D axis in the upper right corner were gone for months for me, I've tried everything with no results. I hoped that in version 4.0 it would be fixed but still nothing. I have all the gizmos ...
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How to bring back old Armature Layer display from pre-4.0?

I'm a long-time animator who is slowly transitioning to 4.0+ and the new bone collection UI is awful. Takes way too much space for no reason, and while I'm sure it's useful if you see the rig for ...
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How can I display a bpy.types.Text custom properties in the interface?

Re an interesting question in another Q&A : https://blender.stackexchange.com/a/315212/86891 bpy.types.Text, which inherits bpy.types.ID, supports custom properties. It is possible to access, read,...
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