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Questions pertaining to Blender's user interface, such as theming, scripting and operating the interface.

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Blender is glitching above 2.83 (+computer turns off)

Faced with anxiety related to Blender itself. Start from 2.83 when working (modeling, etc.) The interface and the program itself starts to lag, the entire interface blinks, icons disappear, the mouse ...
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How does one increase the thickness of the lines when animating a rig?

Hoping it's a simple one. Basically, I'm doing the well-known Alive! animation course. I have a 4K monitor, and the thickness of the lines which make up the rings for each of the animation bones is ...
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How do I zoom into the properties menu while in the shading tab? [duplicate]

I was working on the shading tab, but somehow I zoomed out in the properties menu in the right so now when I need to use the properties menu, all the text is really small. It's really hard to assign ...
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How can I fix this stacking UI bug? [duplicate]

I'm practicing rigging/animating, and I need to open the dope sheet editor, but the button to change what editor is open is currently blocked by the mode selector drop down. I closed and reopened, ...
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Reveal a missing UI?

How to show this option if it is not there? Sometimes it disappears if I tick the 'Load UI' checkbox when opening a file.
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Explanation on how to use the spin tool

As displayed below is an image of a mug mesh I was creating for an exercise for this beginner tutorial I am currently on and the spin tool is just not doing the handle justice as its bent to one side. ...
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How do I add a geometry node into a frame without changing the frame?

When I drag a geometry node into a frame, it removes the frame from all the other geometry nodes. I don't want this to happen.
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How to create a new blank empty area?

I would like to remove the area, yet leave the screen itself(red box) and create a whole new empty black area(light blue area) in that screen for making my own editor type. I've looking for awhile in ...
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Moving the actual cube (object) instead of the dot (?) [duplicate]

I am not sure if I am using the right terminology, but I would like to understand how one can select to move the actual mesh object using the move tool? (Instead of some sort of tiny dot pivot point?)...
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How to add item to object parent popup menu in Blender >= 3.0

I am able to add an operator to the Object > Parent menu in the 3D Viewport, however; I would like to add the operator to the ...
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Is it possible to make outline/frame color different based on vertex, edge and face mode?

When in editing mode and switching between vertex, edge or face views I often find myself forgetting which one I am in. I was wondering if it is possible to change color of the outline / frame (which ...
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All my menus and panels etc are just gone and cant see them only in this Blender file [duplicate]

What have I done and how? All my menus and panels etc are just gone and cant see them only in this Blender file.
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Is it possible to set specific space area types with hotkeys?

For example, I'd like to set a custom hotkey to change a window to shader editor specifically. The way it works right now is that you have major types of area types ...
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Fully disable node auto-offset

The node editor's auto-offset feature can be disabled under the View menu. However, any time you open a new node editor window, it will be enabled by default in that window. I am looking for a way to ...
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how should I install blender Shelfy add on?

I have been using maya for sometime and I found that they have something called shelves, you make a shelf and you add buttons that you use regularly in it. I found a add on called Shelfy and I tried ...
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How to change the way Blender shows me measurement information?

Hello everybody! I remember reading somewhere that, the Blender API that shows the measurements in the interface (see left of the gif image) is not exposed. Does this mean that there is no code that ...
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Search Box for Custom CollectionProperty

When you have 'particle effects', or 'sounds' or 'actions' (among others), there's a dropdown like this: It lists all items of a data type, and allows you to create a new one, change the active one, ...
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Switch window area panes from grid into rows/columns mode?

In the past, window areas seemed to be structured in a binary tree. Each area could be joined with, at most, one other area, and each separator between areas would change the spacing of exactly two ...
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Orbit with MacBook’s trackpad Bug?

I have a problem with Orbit around an object and my MacBook’s trackpad. (With a mouse there is no such problem) As soon as I deselect all the objects and I make an orbit around my object, the view ...
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Rigify Human Rig, No rig main properties Panel

I want this panel above. To control the IK and FK. But for some reason when I generate the rig, the dropdown is just empty, and when restarting the project I get the above error
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I can't interact with the UI after Blender crashes

Windows 10 Blender 3.1 I'm having quite a weird problem - Blender crashes > It comes back > The UI frezes and I can't use Blender again unless I force quit ...
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How to add pie menu item to the quick favorites?

I want to add a pie menu item (from Shift+S menu, Cursor to Selected) to Quick Favorites (the menu that opens on Q), but I only know how to add to favorites through right-click, which does not ...
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How can I enter multiple values into a vector field at the same time?

I'm wondering if there isn't an easy way to enter multiple values into a vector field at the same time, instead of filling in all the input fields individually. How does this work?
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Navigation Gizmos on the right of the viewport are gone

My navigation buttons with the zoom, pan, camera view and perspective buttons that are located on the right of the 3D viewport by default are gone. How may i get it back?
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Can I place a Material Preview in the lower corner of another window?

Is it possible for me to have a material preview window here in the space highlighted in the photo? If not, is it possible to put one in the same spot as the UV editor window, and have them ...
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How do I assign a material to specific faces instead of every face?

I'm trying to assign a material to faces I've selected in Edit mode. To my knowledge, it's supposed to work this way: Select the faces Switch to material tab Select desired material in list of ...
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Enum Property Callback(s) on scroll ? on click ? on release?

So there is my question today : I'm working with an enum props for my addon. This enum contain X Meshs. I want to be able to update the mesh on scrolling then update the enum (for example removing the ...
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How can I change the drop shadow of a node?

I think I just tried every setting I could find, but I can't solve the puzzle: All the colors of the nodes can be changed in the Blender Preferences under Themes, just not the shadow cast of the nodes....
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Blender 3.0 Selection Low Visibility

I noticed the visibility of selected vertices, edges, or faces in edit mode is much lower than what it was in older versions of Blender, especially on complex meshes, and more so on meshes with a lot ...
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Blender 2.79 to 3.0, Removed toolbar?

I'm a bit late to switching to Blender 3, but I had my reasons. Mainly to wait for improvements since a lot of necessary UI features were removed in the update, partially waiting for a critical addon ...
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user preferences resolution

The highest the resolution will go is 4, the default is 90, tried changing it but reverts back to 4,I'm using the latest blender version on a windows 10 (Home) laptop Any ideas on how to change it ...
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How do I pass a CollectionProperty from a Panel to an Operator sto create general classes for UIList

I want to put multiple UILists in my addon. I started off with the example discussed here: https://sinestesia.co/blog/tutorials/using-uilists-in-blender/ I am storing each list in a scene custom ...
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Filtering ui template lists

I have 2 lists for the shapekeys of the active object in my UI. In the list on the left I'd want to show only shape keys that have no drivers, in the list on the right I'd want to show all the ...
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Grid and axes have disappeared. They apper briefly on New, then vanish

strong text I was using Blender today, with the axes and grid showing as always on my default settings. Then I went on to work in another window, and came back wanting to do a new design (in layout, ...
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When using inches, can you change how much dimensions panel steps?

I've set up my blend file to use inches for length, but noticed that in the Transform panel the steps are still stepping 100cm at a time. Is it possible to change this behavior?
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How do I bind side mouse button to "move the view"

Move the view is that hand under the xyz inter face I like having it on my side mouse button
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Blender ignores SHIFT+MMB (panning) after switching to another window?

So this is not a major problem, but it is an issue that gets pretty annoying. Whenever I'm using Blender and I need to switch to another window or application on my PC (to pause a video, look ...
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How to connect the origin with the model?

The control gizmo is at the world origin but the model is far away as you can see. How do you get the two things back together and how is this even possible?
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How to make a button know what iteration in the loop it is

I'm writing some UI where, for each material slot an object has, there is an interface that involves a button. I need this button to know which material slot index it is associated with, but I can't ...
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How can I update a Panel from an Operator?

I have an Operator that fetches some data on execute. I want to iterate the results, adding rows to the layout of a Panel. I'm stuck on how to give the Operator a reference to the Panel. ...
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UV Editor Grid Overlay

I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to enable a grid overlay like one would see in Gimp or photoshop, for the UV editor of blender. Here's a picture showing what I mean: The grid is a 16x16, ...
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2.79 & 3.1 Translation greyed out in all UI locations & can't have keys assigned

I have a low-poly eggplant character parented to a simple armature, and have been making animations with it for a few hours, but now the head (and every bome down the spine as well) won't accept ...
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How to not draw undo props when shift is pressed?

I want to draw undo props only when the shift is not pressed ...
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Blender Asset Browser: Change which side of object is previewed?

I'm really enjoying organizing my Blender assets via the Blender Asset Browser. One unfortunate thing is that when generating previews of objects, the Asset Browser tends to generate previews of the ...
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What do these horizontal red lines in my shader editor mean?

What is the significance of these ? It looks like it's telling me there is an error with my shader editor because it's the only tab I have these on and because it's a flashy red. But I don't see any ...
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How do you work with a GitHub repo inside Blender.app/.exe? [duplicate]

What is a good method to update a GitHub repository without manually copy/pasting the entire repo into the Blender addons folder when developing Blender add-ons?
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Why aren't my addons visible in the side bar (N-bar)?

I recently updated Blender from 2.83 to 3.1. On 3.1 my addons are not appearing in my sidebar. In Edit > preferences, they are checked and I should be able to use them but I have no way to access ...
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How do I open the folder with my renders from the Blender UI?

In previous versions of Blender, I could click on OPT + the folder icon in the Output section of the Output Properties and it ...
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Why am I getting a strange background when I switch to the Shading tab? [duplicate]

I just installed Blender 3.1 portable from the Blender download site. I am going through Blender Guru's donut exercises. I opened the Shading tab and there is a strange background with green spots. ...
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View not front on

When I'm in side view, I now see the sides of the object instead of it being flat like it was before. I've downloaded the most recent version of Blender, and now it's stuck like this, and I can't ...
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