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

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Software interference with Blender 2.8 RC2

I have an intermittent issue with blender (2.79 and 2.8) which I am trying to resolve. Sometimes the software works like a charm – no issues. Sometimes, the main view port is fine, however left ...
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How to disable select and activate and return to just select tool

How to disable the select and move tool and return to just select tool in the blender interface I'm using Blender 2.8 on Ubuntu 18.04 with default settings.
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How to duplicate an Archimesh generated object in blender 2.8

I am creating a kitchen scene, and in order to create cabinets I am using door objects made in archimesh. The problem is when I try to duplicate the doors, the only way to do this is to select all of ...
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Disable editing of multiple objects in Blender 2.8

In Blender 2.8, if you have multiple objects selected in Object Mode, and then hit Tab to enter Edit Mode, ALL the selected objects (both the yellow active object and the orange selected-but-inactive ...
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Why does outliner show a different object selected

Is there a reason that the object selected in the viewport is not the object shown as selected in the outliner?
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Blender 2.8 more gizmo!

I like the new gizmos in Blender 2.8! I would like to see them more often while working. But I’ve been using Blender for a long time and I use shortcuts. For example, “R” key for rotating and “G” ...
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2.8 sharp color over seam color

Is it possible to change sharp edges beeing displayed over seams, like in the 2.79? Right now in 2.8 seams are on the top of the sharps.
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Where is the equivalent of Toggle Fullscreen Area (Alt+F10) in Blender v2.8? [duplicate]

Where is the equivalent of Blender 2.79's Toggle Fullscreen Area (Alt+F10) in Blender v2.8? Note: I apologize that my original question contained erroneous information. I do NOT need to know how to ...
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The menu that shows up when a new mesh is added disappears when I click on it

I am not able to access the menu when we add a new mesh. It disappears when I click on it. What do I do?
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Custom hotkeys in pie menu (with out numpad)

Someone tell me how to change hotkeys in the Pie menu itself? The idea is to work only with right hand, not to reach for us and not to take hand off the mouse. That is, reassign numbers or replace ...
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blf is a module or a parameter?

blf is a module or a parameter? I have read the documentation of blender, and I do not understand well what blf matters, or if it is only a parameter. I ...
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Blender 2.8 edit status bar [duplicate]

(I am writing with the help of Google translator.)  I do not care about the script that will transfer the status bar from the bottom to the top where I showed the red strip.  I will be very grateful! ...
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Stuck in difference selection mode

I´m new to this version of Blender and stuck in what i figured out is difference selection method. However the submenu I found is not displayed and I have not found a shortcut to circle through the ...
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How do I pan the view in Blender?

I'm trying to navigate in Blender, but I can't pan around the scene.
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Can the Properties Shelf be re-merged in 2.8?

In Blender 2.8 the Properties Shelf seems to have been split into four different shelves by default, called Item, Tool, Edit, and View. Is there any way to merge these back together so that you can ...
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Display full error at the bottom right of blender 2.8

I am using a python addon throwing an exception and i can't figure out how to display the full error in blender 2.8+ :
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Why can't I “Double-click to rename” layers when a separate window is in 3D view? [closed]

I've never had an issue naming/renaming render layers until all of the sudden. I was sifting through the code in text view. I was thinking about what could possible be the cause, then I hopefully ...
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There are 6 different logos on the 2.8 splash screen. What is the meaning of them?

There are 6 different logos on the 2.8 splash screen. What is the meaning of them?
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Blender 2.8 status bar

I am writing with the help of Google translator.  In the blender 2.8, the status bar went down (there is information about layers and vertices). How to raise the whole thing up? Is there any addon or ...
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Is it possible to change labels on items in the 'Quick Favorites' menu?

I would like to put a different text label on one of my Quick Favorite menu items. Reason: I fiddle around with 3D printing, so I import and export STL a lot. Naturally, since I use those two ...
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Missing Keyboard Shortcuts on Tooltips in Blender 2.8 RC

I'm new to Blender and decided to try the 2.8 Release Candidate. The YouTube Video introducing the interface shows Keyboard Shortcuts in the Tooltips. However, I'm unable to see any Keyboard Shortcut ...
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How to access tools from the tools panel in blender 2.8

One of the first changes I noticed in blender 2.8 was that this panel: was gone, along with all of the tools that where in it, some of the most useful of which for me where the physics tools. Is ...
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How to move the 3d cursor in blender 2.8

This question may have been asked already, but I couldn't find it. So, my question is pretty straight forward. With the new movement controls in blender 2.8, I can no longer move the cursor using left ...
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Where I can find complete list of operations supported by input fields?

Where I can find complete list of (arithmetic and not) operations supported by input fields in advanced mode? The official documentation says: Units (cm, “, deg, etc.). Basic operations from ...
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Is there a way to organise the right hand sidebar in 2.8?

As all plugins/add-ons in Blender 2.8 are now added to the right hand sidebar, I find that mine is now becoming so full it's impossible to read what each add-on is. Is there a way to better organise ...
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How do I display the ~bounding box~ of a Render Border that is already created?

A beginner's mistake, but it's driving me crazy. How do these bounding boxes work? Sometimes they appear, sometimes they do not. I can not figure out how to enable them in order to resize manually the ...
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Why does it open my old project every time I create new file after reinstalling Blender? [duplicate]

Every time I create new file this file keeps opening:
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How can I change the language of the blender to understand it? [duplicate]

Help me please translate Blender into my language.
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How to copy multiple values between objects

Lets say I have 2 objects and I want to copy the x, y, z coordinates, and scale along the y and z from one object to another. The way I would usually do this would be to copy each of the attributes ...
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Blender 2.8: How can I get to the Add Objects panel from ArchiPack?

I found a screenshot showing it, but I'm not sure how to bring it up.
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Where is radius parameter for sun lamp in newer version of blender 2.8?

I usually do sun's radius to zero for sharp shadows but can't seem to find that "radius" parameter in newer version of 2.8 what did they change it to? thanks:)
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Right Button Problem

I have been using right click for placing the pivot point on both 2.7 and 2.8. I just loaded default settings (2.8) then I get a context menu when I right click on the mesh. I used to select an ...
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How to assign different scenes for workspaces in Blender 2.8?

In 2.79 I could select a workspace, choose any scene and easily switch between workspaces - for example I had one scene for modeling and another one for VSE. But in 2.8 I can't find a way to do so. ...
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What are the keyboard shortcut for Knife Tool and Reroute Node for the Node Wrangler for Blender 2.8?

For the Knife Tool, it used to be holding the Ctrl key and dragging across a node connection to cancel the node connections, while to create a reroute node, it was holding Shift and dragging across a ...
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Blender 2.70 interface grayed/blurred out, changes to normal when using roller or moving objects

I'm using blender 2.70 and the interface does not seem to be functioning properly, the whole interface greyed out and it's kinda blurry. Only when I scroll the roller or rotating the object the ...
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Hide Floor overlay from viewport render in Blender 2.8

In 2.79 Floor grid hides automatically when doing viewport renders, but stayed in place for solid view. How can I obtain such behaviour in 2.8? Manual unchecking Floor from Overlays is a bit annoying
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How to configure this to correct translations?

How to configure this to correct translations? in I18n Branches I found a total of 35 words or mistranslated instructions in my language, how can I configure this to correct them? since when clicking ...
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How to control the angle of pie menu?

I have made a pie menu like this for my own usage But actually I want it to be like this: Are there any way I could do it?
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Blender wont launch. Empty CMD console

Blender wont launch. When I launch it it opens a cmd console and does nothing. The console is completely empty. Ive tries reinstalling it many times from the website and steam and have tried version 2....
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Apply face normal orientation to object Local Pivot Point orientation?

Is there a simple way to "apply" a custom transform orientation to an objects pivot? The purpose is to set the faces normal as the new pivot of the object. Duarte Farrajota Ramos' cube merge trick ...
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Hide node parameter in material tab

I use Blender 2.8. Given following node tree: I'm only interested in the color value and I'd like to ignore this Roughness parameter. In Shader Editor I can use ...
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Can't unhide grayed out objects

After some searching on stack / google I decided to ask this here, this is the second time I'm facing this issue this time with blender 2.8, previously with 2.7 and without a clue to how I got here. ...
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Can I edit XYZ simultaneously in pose mode?

With most objects, I can drag my cursor through the XYZ properties, enter a value, and hit return to confirm. This changes all 3 values at once, like so: For some reason this process doesn't work in ...
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Characters in text editor are overlapping each other [closed]

I am using blender 2.8, and started using Python scripting recently. But characters in the text editor are overlapping each other, and it is hard to see them. Just like this: I looked preference ...
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'Adjust Last Operation' panel closes when trying to change values

When you add a new mesh, the overlay appears in the bottom left of the screen allowing you to change certain properties. Recently, however, when I try to click on any setting, the box disappears. I've ...
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problems after reinstalling 2.8 in mac. weird acting, transparent panels, and crashes [closed]

Just reinstalled blender 2.8 cause my previous 2.8 had some issues with the parts of the bones in armature. It´s the second try (yesterday it happened the same, but tried again today with newer ...
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Stuck in a different view mode, accidentally pressed some shortcut [duplicate]

I accidentally pressed some shortcut and got into this view mode, please if someone can help me get out of this. There was a full model here before.
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Blender Presenter View?

In Powerpoint, there is such a thing as a Presenter View where you have Powerpoint opened up on one monitor, say your laptop monitor and then you have the slides being viewed on another one. You use ...
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Conversion chart for blender 2.8 [duplicate]

Does anybody know if there is a conversion chart showing where stuff was and where it is now on the user interface, please? I have taken ages to learn Blender 2.7 and now I have to learn where ...
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My object is not moving smoothly, but in increments of one unit [duplicate]

What is preventing my objects from moving smoothly? Instead of moving slowly and precisely, the object moves by one unit .