Questions tagged [interface]

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

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How to place a checkbox into 3dView Header

I wrote a simple script to quickly (by hotkey) change Object Origin transformation options, but I want a good indication that this is enabled or disabled, and the most better way is to add a checkbox ...
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Is there a way to customize/relocate nav sphere?

I am currently running Blender 2.9 (but this would apply to 2.8 as well). In the upper right corner is a nav sphere, but it may be called something else. I have searched for weeks looking for an ...
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if there is any way to draw progress bar with nodes in blender with python script

like the image that shows above, I want to develop a function for my own plugins, how to create a progress bar with nodes through python API.
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How to change Image > View Center hotkey from "Numpad ." to something else?

In the past I've frequently used "Numpad ." to center the scene on the selected object in Layout view. However I'm am now using the numpad to emulate mouse buttons, so "Numpad ." ...
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how to switch between scenes from keyboard?

Am I missing something ? Blender has a menu entry for nearly every command but switching between scenes or layers seems unreachable and that's very inconvenient when doing editing with VSE. Any ...
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How to Restore "Keyboard Shortcut Focus" to the Viewport Camera after Selecting and Repositioning a Render Camera

We can use the numpad keys to constrain the Viewport Camera to specific orientations when viewing the current scene. Numpad 1 is the front view, Numpad 3 is a side view, and Numpad 7 is the top view. ...
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I accidently pressed some shortcut all my tabs and everything disappeared

Please help me out I am stuck with this now, I am unable to bring back my tabs on top and all those things.
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In which menu should I put my plugin? [closed]

I wrote a small Blender plugin, and I was wondering what the common location for plugins is in Blender? The plugin opens a small UI inside the viewport to perform an operation on the scene. My ...
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Can I use Blender 3.0 Alpha for some projects and 2.93 for others?

Can I have 2 versions of Blender at the same time? So if I download Blender 3.0 Alpha for one specific project, will I still be able to go back and open my old .blend files in version 2.93? I just don'...
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How do I split viewport and place a different empty image in each one?

How do I split viewport and place a different empty image in each one? As of now, when I place the empty in one view it appears in the other.
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Grease Pencil - Can't move 3d cursor with pen tablet, can't specify new hotkey

I am using Blender 2.9 & 3.0 with right-click select mouse button preference and a drawing tablet without pen buttons. By default, the 3d cursor moves with Left Mouse Button click. By default in ...
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Where can I find the path to the library of a linked material in the UI?

Let's say I have lots of materials and objects and collections dynamically linked from other .blend files, how do I know which library is responsible for a specific material? I cannot find this ...
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Bring Layer panel from header back to the context menu area or lock it opened?

In Blender 2.9 the grease pencil layer panel appears on the header and it shows up only when you click on it and disappear when you move the cursor elsewhere. While in the tutorials from Blender 2.8 ...
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polygon `select` property is not updating correctly

I have created an operator to calculate the surface area of the currently selected faces. To enable selection across objects, it loops through ...
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How to modify the UI of the Action Editor to add custom Event Keyframes

I want to create a "group" (named Events) above the Summary in the Action Editor (pictured below) that will display keyframes based on custom data (PropertyGroup) that will be stored within ...
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Unknown Orange Dot

I'm sure this is just a simple fix, but I can't figure out how to remove it. There's an orange dot that appeared in the 3D viewport that follows my view movement, and at times it has turned into a ...
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Dynamically adding sliders to a layout in 2.93?

I had need of a URDF visuzlizer on some Windows machines heavily controlled by our IT, so I used the portable zip Blender and made some custom scripts to view and manipulate the URDF. This worked ...
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How to close an area using python

How to close specific area types down using python. Definitely don't want to switch area types, or be jumping in out fullscreen mode? Close Vertically? or Close Horizontally? Since Blender developers ...
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How to fix flames for Pokemon models?

I’ve got this Pokemon model of Charizard from Models Resource. You see that the flame on the tail is black and white. How do I make it like this? I did find a tutorial on Youtube but they were using ...
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How can I copy my personal settings(including add-ons, shortcuts and others ) from a old PC to a new PC? [duplicate]

I have a plan to buy a new PC. But thinking about installing add-ons and making my personal system setting on a new PC like an old Pc give me headache. Is there a easy way to copy an old computer's ...
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Collapse all UI folders

Here is a lot of expanded UI folders I want to collapse and save the startup file, because I don't like them to be expanded. But I don't want to do it manually. Does anyone know the way to do it ...
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Creating a row of boolean properties (with icons) aligned in a UI panel

Is it possible to do this within a bpy API - a set of boolean properties where multiple can be selected, with their own icons, right next to each other like below (from the outliner filter): Whenever ...
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How to detect F13 - F24 keyboard keys in Blender?

Is there a way to access and assign F13 - F24 functions for Blender shortcut keys? For instance, I would like to assign the F13 key to apply the "mirror" modifier. I would remap a secondary ...
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Filter objects by name without their parents

When I type object names in the "search bar" in Outliner, it shows not only the matched objects but their whole hierarchy: I don't want to know what's their parents and parents' parents. I ...
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Custom text field similar to 3DSMax's "user-defined properties"? [closed]

I'm very new to scripting in Blender. Is it possible to create a new UI element (specifically for Blender 2.9+) based on 3DSMax's "User-Defined Properties" window? This would be used in ...
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Is there any way to disable scroll bars?

I have a question about scroll bars. These bars are generally very useful but in time lines they are confusing and many time they get activated when you don't want to. Also if you had to use different ...
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Blender operations panel not showing up at all

The operations panel is not showing up at all. I know it does disappear if you click away but it is not showing up in the first place. I can press f9 and a window will show up but it does not stay. ...
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Force redraw add-on custom propery in N panel from a separate thread

I have a few custom properties in my add-on to store state data of my job which is executed in the cloud. ...
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Missing "Sampling", "Volumes", "Light path" and other blocks in Render Properties

At some stage, some of the tabs disappeared in the Render settings, include "Feature set" "Sempling' and other
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How do I change the position of the gizmo from the top right of veiwport to the left [duplicate]

Hi I'm new to blender and I'm looking for a way to change the position of the gizmo located at the top right of the viewpoint to its left side. Having it on the right side is quite a bother for me ...
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How to select overlapping objects in 2.8+?

I've found this answer: How to select overlapping objects Unfortunately it doesn't work for me. I Alt+RMB and Alt+LMB but ...
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Inconsistent font size on the UI (for some .blend files)

I bought a course online and downloaded its sample files. But when I open them in Blender, the interface looks weird: As you can see, the text on property panels are huge, and the ones on Outliner ...
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Int property not displaying in my panel?

I am new to writing UI for Blender (2.92) and I am having a really difficult time understanding what is going on. I would like to add a panel for integer input by the user. When I look at reference ...
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Can't find nodes in node editor

I'm new to blender so forgive me for the noob question. I created a new material, but can't find it in the node editor, I tried to follow instruction from other posts in this forum but haven't found a ...
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Is there a way to disable multiple objects selected in the outliner? [closed]

So I've been looking for a way to make blender behave just like any other software ever - one LMB with no modifiers should select 1 item and deselect everything else, right? Well, instead, at least in ...
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Fluid baked data blobs cover baked mesh

I'm using the fluid simulation stuff for the first time, and I've encountered an issue. The actual container I'm using is pretty small, and when I bake the fluid data, it shows balls that are much ...
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Navigation in graph editor hotkeys

I have been working in Maya for a long time as a animator. I am a beginner in using blender and I have trouble zooming in on any keys on graph editor by pressing Ctrl–MMB and Shift–MMB. I would like ...
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Open Recent Not Showing Recent Projects

Pretty annoying, I've reinstalled, but still the problem lingers. Recent files is always empty in blender. If I go to AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.93\config It is keeping a log of ...
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Can you use .cub files in blender?

I am looking into a research opportunity with my college and my professor explained to me that he uses a application called Multiwfn and it produces a large txt file of coordinates, I was wondering if ...
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How to save and load a .blend file from a alpha version? [closed]

I was working with blender version 3.0 and was using geometry nodes that aren't available in previous version. I can save it, but when I load it again it opens in blender 2.93, and the nodes that aren'...
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I accidentally Box selected and now my entire scene is messed up [duplicate]

i accidentally box selected a part in my scene and this happened. Any help?
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Add Simple Panel for Saving/Loading

I currently have functions written for importing and exporting files which I'm running by doing something like this: ...
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How to detect if Blender is currently rendering

I would like to hide certain parts of the UI automatically as soon as the user hits the Render Animation button. I'm looking for something similar to ...
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Is there a way of adding UI controls to objects or rigs?

In Lightwave you can add UI sliders that can be tied to any animation value and appear as floating UI elements in the 3D viewport. This lets you have HUD controls for rigs. The sliders are directly ...
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Is there a way of labelling bones with text?

I'm looking for an easier way of labelling control bones in my rig than having to create text objects and using them as custom shapes for the bone. Is there a simple way to add a label to bones (or ...
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How do you rename a workspace

I duplicated my "Layout" workspace and it created a workspace called "Layout.001". I would like to rename this to "Default", but I don't see how to do this. I tried ...
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Select objects while using move, scale or rotate tool

I know it is possible to make this work. By default, when any of the transform tools is active you can not drag the cursor on an empty space of the scene to select the objects. But there is a way to ...
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Can Blender emulate Maya's hotkeys?

I am sure this question has been answered before I just can't find it anywhere on the net. My question is- I am a Maya user and Blender feels so foreign to me. Is it possible to make Blender's ...
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Problem while running Fcurve smoothing from terminal

I am facing a problem when trying to run my script for Fcurve smoothing form terminal. I have read that some operations are not supported when running Blender in the background. Moreover, ...
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A.N.T. Landscape Interface [duplicate]

when I first open a landscape mesh, I can see the mesh interface (large yellow box), and I can minimize it (small yellow box), but when I click off the mesh, the interface disappears and I cannot find ...

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