Questions tagged [interface]

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

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reload interface while keeping data?

I'm still learning the new 2.8 layout. I screwed up my interface somehow and I can't scroll in / out. I try doing load startup file, but it resets me back to the default cube. How can I reset the ...
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How work translate=True in layout.label ? (Python Ui question)

I'm trying translate = True, in a label, but I see that no translation is done when I change the languages in the preferences, now I don't understand how this option works and if it can work, I'd like ...
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2.8: Eyedrop or picker is gone for parenting?

Is there no way to use the same eyedrop functionality we were capable of using in 2.7x for 2.8, where you clicked the eyedrop icon and then select an object for things like parenting? I miss that... ...
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How to see python symbolic names of objects on cursor hover of menu items in Blender 2.8

in Blender 2.79 one could hover over a UI element and see the symbolic python name of said element. How would one accomplish the same with Blender >= 2.8?
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How can I select an object in the viewport in 2.8(1)?

I have imported a large model with lots (hundreds?) of objects. The hierarchy of the model is not very logical so I am trying to fix this. Therefore I would like to select objects in the viewport to ...
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How to change the order of a custom function added in the dropdown menu in the header region in 2.81 with python

The duplicate post doesn't address the items in the dropdown. Only the bpy.types. The dropdown isn't part of that. I'm have added a custom function to the face dropdown in the header region when in ...
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Unable to rotate multiple spheres in a circular pattern

Greeting, am totally new to blender and I was trying to do a animation by circling the spheres along the Z axis.While rotating it shows correctly however after inserting the LocRot keyframe, 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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How do I set the accuracy of the displayed values?

Good afternoon. There is another problem. I have a wall with a height of 2.6 m and a width of 5.04 m. In edit mode, when the Face Info -> Area checkbox is selected (in the Mesh Display list), the ...
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Is there a way to force Blender open render window in the same monitor as the editor if using multiple monitors?

I have multiple monitors and I want to keep the other monitor for reference images and for video tutorials. When I render Image, it opens the new window in other monitor than the Blender editor is in. ...
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What is the differece between Make Library Override and Add Library Override?

Blender 2.81 came with Library Override. We have Make Library Override in the Object menu. And we have Add Library Override in the Outliner. What is the differece between Make Library Override and ...
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2.81: Where is the “Preferences option allows using the File Browser in full-screen layout.”?

I cannot seem to find this option. Where is the "Preferences option allows using the File Browser in full-screen layout."? Thank you.
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Armature Menu problems

Very recently my armature settings menu has been giving me issues, sometimes not showing certain features, and occasionally not showing up at all, pic related
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Blender 2.80 - Image Editor - how does Set Curves Point work?

I have found two Set Curves Point entries in the keymap in the Image section in Blender 2.80. Only the mask mode provides curves in the image editor. But here the hotkeys does exactly nothing. And we ...
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How can I speed up assigning materials to specific faces (for low poly style)?

I am playing with a low-poly/color-ramp style that is somewhat similar to pixel art in the sense that I want to paint individual quad faces sharply with different materials picked from a list (quite ...
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Hide playback as default? Set spacebar to end command? Delete key

I'm new to blender. A couple Questions. I'm pretty certain I will not be creating animation in the near future. How can I get it to not show the playback area at the bottom of the screen and make that ...
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Can't find remesh button

I'm pretty a newbie here and also in Blender in general. I'm in trouble with one thing in particular: How could I switch sculpting through different objects in sculpt mode? Let me first say that I ...
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How to get one UIList to control the contents of another UIList?

I have two dynamic lists. One is for strings and another one for objects. When the string changes I need the other list to show the objects assigned to the string in the first list. So I would need ...
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how would i go about opening the save as menu using python?

I'm trying to create an add-on that executes a few steps before opening the save as menu. I am the point where I can execute the options and save the file, but I would like to open the save as menu, ...
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Scrollable interface?

is it possible to create a scrollable interface in blender UI ? let say in this code below ...
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Create a simple UI list procedurally?

i'm trying to implement an UI list feature in my addon, so let's take the case of creating a UI list of all 'DISPLACE' modifier, for testing purpose let's try to ...
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Create an UI list with possibility of selecting multiples items?

hello, it it possible to create an ui list where we can have multiple item in the selection ? so in short is it possible to override it's behavior ? maybe the code of this UI list is written in ...
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Locking the viewport headers to a default position

In Blender 2.80, the headers in the viewport seem to jump around arbitrarily. One moment they're at the top of the viewport, then they suddenly jump to the bottom if I open a different file. My ...
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Menus are not visible

I am new to Blender and I just got ver 2.80 on redhat 7.1 When I open Blender I see the outline of menus but I am not seeing any text. the box is completely transparent. Even why I close Blender ...
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How can I tie the Display Face Orientation to a Toggleable hotkey?

I already have the... thing: bpy.context.space_data.overlay.show_face_orientation This accepts a boolean value. I found this out by looking at the Info menu. I think it's called a context ...
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Rotate the viewport camera around x- and y-axis instead of x- and z-axis

When I press the middle mouse button and move the mouse, the viewport camera in Blender rotates around both the x- and z-axis, i.e. it pitches (x-axis) and rolls (z-axis). From other 3D programs I'm ...
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Workspace - Filter Add-ons Question (2.80 and 2.81)

If I enable the new workspace filter add-ons feature, some add-ons that I have enabled in Blender preferences window do not show up in the filter panel. For example, I have the import AutoCAD DXF add-...
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Why is the UV editor different in each workspace?

in Blender 2.8, the UV Editor in the UV Editing workspace looks normal. However, in the Shading workspace, if I select this editor into one of the areas it looks similar the Image Editor and the ...
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Object Selection options not showing in 2.8

I am using Blender V2.8. I am a novice user. The options to Add, Subtract from selection which is supposed to be shown below the top bar are not visible on my interface. What am I missing?
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Zooming in Outliner panel

Normally the zoom factor of a UI panel can be controlled with Ctrl + MMB or Numpad+ and Numpad-, though this doesn't seem to work for the Outliner panel. Is there a way to zoom in it without changing ...
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Properties Panel Turned Very Very Tiny [duplicate]

My Properties Panel (please see attached screen cap) just suddenly turned really small - so small I can't read it! I must have clicked some button by accident. If I open any other .blend file, the ...
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How to make custom list panel like “Vertex Groups” list

Does anybody know how to create panel like this? (I am new to programming.) Items of this list should have several data points ["name", value1, value2, ...] "+" ...
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Blender console on quiting [duplicate]

Quite simple question really, I am using Blender 2.80 on Windows 10, Intel + Nvidia based system. Blender runs really well, no problems, however, when I have finished with Blender and close the app ...
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Close the python console command 2.8?

I'm a noob, and i accidentally opened the python console command, and i cannot figure out for the life of me how to return to the sculpting screen.
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Unable to use tablet brush pressure

I'm using Blender 2.8 but I cannot achieve to use the Wacom tablet pressure in sculpt mode like in other software. Is this a known bug?
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Can I set the SHIFT-S hotkey back to the standard menu from this pie menu?

The Shift + S pie menu in 2.8 drives me nuts. Sometimes it appears as it should and other times it flashes on and disappears. I can get it to stay by holding Shift + S until I've made the selection ...
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Sculpting Mode going crazy

I'm fairly new to Blender and I'm facing some very strange issues. It's like I've added an opposite day modifier to my file. First, my Add and Subt option seems to be inverted. So when I draw, it ...
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How to retain 3D Viewport and Outliner settings while changing workspaces?

I often cycle through Workspaces layout tabs, 3D Viewport and Outliner are changing their appearance. Is there a way to fix it? For example, in the first tab I use object mode with particular camera ...
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How to make the UI interractive to it's size?

in this little addon i try to make an asset management system. I'd like that the number of assets per row are adapting in real time to the size.x of the window or maybe the other way around: the size ...
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I Can't MackBook Pro touch tap to click

Most interface windows are clickable. But in windows like collection window and pie browser, I just hover over it, not click. I'm using a MacBook Pro 15 "2015 mid version.
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Any way to click and drag the pivot point?

Maya has a great feature that lets you enter a mode where you can click and drag the pivot point to wherever you want. Blender as far as I can tell only lets you move it to 2D cursor or current ...
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Synchronize the scene with the workspace (layout) in Blender 2.8

As Blender was upgraded from 2.79 to 2.8, the scene's dependence on the workspace(layout) was removed and separated. Nice update but I found it uncomfortable compared to 2.79. Below I will describe ...
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Thumbnail preview image default to Viewpoint instead of Camera

Is there a way to save a .blend file und generate the thumbnail from the image of the current viewport?
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my menu material is different from most people's menus on the internet, how to replace it? [duplicate]

This is my material menu look like meanwhile this is most people material menu look like in most youtube tutorials https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/5/5a/Blender-Diffuse-and-Color.png/363px-...
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How do a create a foldout UI panel?

I have an add-on with rather a lot of UI options and am trying to find a way to clean it up so that not all the options need to be shown at once. I've noticed that some of the default tools have ...
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No playback buttons when animating in Graph Editor or Dope Sheet

The small playback buttons when viewing "Timeline" vanish when in the Graph Editor or the Dope Sheet. Is there a way (other than hotkeys) to bring that little strip of buttons back. There is room ...
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Reset Blender inputs?

I am NOT looking to factory reset my ENTIRE blender, i am just looking to reset the default key map, i did something, an option popped up to change binds and before i could react i mis-clicked and am ...
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Alt Cmd Ctrl keeps switching to playback mode,

Hi my name is Leety and i'm an professional 3D artist. recently i decided to switch to blender 2.8, but i keep having this annoying problem which i wish to fix before i could go any further... any ...
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How To Enable Tool tip Hints [duplicate]

Not sure what I did but I no longer see the keyboard shortcuts for something when I hover over the TMenu. For example when in edit mode if I would hover over Loop Cut it used to say "Shortcut: ...
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Stop pie menu from coming up from ctl z

Every time I try to undo with Ctrl Z my pie menu comes up to ask me what view mode I want. Can I block this from coming up. I don't like pie menus. Using Blender 2.8 cycles.