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Questions tagged [interface]

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

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How to get back to scene view after opening python console?

So, I'm very new to blender. I am trying to do a batch scripting project for a friend, so I'm just trying to learn the scripting/console environment. I already know python pretty well. I found out ...
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Can't find active f-curve panel

I just started Blender 2 months ago and i'm having a great time. I'm trying to add a noise f-curve modifier to my camera movement to create shakiness for a toaster animation kind of thing. However ...
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2.8. How to make properties tab horizontal instead of vertical, like in 2.79

Is there a way to get the properties tab looking like the one from 2.79, where the options were put horizontally instead of vertically? Instead of like this:
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How to set Output path correctly for a Single Image render?

I know this is such a basic question, hence I cannot find similar question to this. I've set up Render Output file in Preferences and Clicked Save Preferences: But after rendering nothing appears ...
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How do I set up correctly a camera?

I've a Scene bought from Internet. This scene has cameras, but I've set up a new one from the front of the object. The problem is that when rendering (F12) It renders from top view (there is a ...
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2.8 Why are collections grayed out? How can I open them?

I've bought Cup models from Internet. When opening .blend file I get Blender's Interface changed. To avoid this I've unchecked "Load UI" on opening the file. But now I cannot see the objects of ...
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How can I get my usual interface when opening projects created by other people? [duplicate]

I've bougth cup models from internet. In the ZIP I get the blend file and pressing F12 I can render the project (Do you call it project?) But I don't see anymore the "Layout" tab, that is what I ...
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Way to ignore some object or mesh when snap is active in blender 2.8?

Question about way to exclude some object (target) when snapping is active on face, on interface or python script.
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Blender 2.49b opens with all tools and menus super small - how to fix?

I am using version 2.49b because my work requires it. I changed the font using "User Preferences" but that only changed the top menu. Any help is appreciated! I am new to Blender.
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I want to highlight only certain objects in the outliner arbitrarily

I want to color or highlight only certain objects or lights in the outliner. Please let me know how.
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How is the most bottom bar called and how can i access it

How is the most bottom bar called and how can I access it?
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How can I create a checkbox that will execute my code when checked?

First of all, I am a total beginner in terms of Blender API. I have been working with Python and the Blender API for about 3 days now. I already found out how to hide unwanted objects. Here is my ...
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Turn off outer white Circle on Transform Gizmo?

Is there a way to turn off the white outliner on the transform gizmo? It's really annoying because I keep catching it when I'm trying to edit and you can just press R to use that function anyway.
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Call pie menu in holding state

so here is what i want to do: holding state = when you hold the key when calling vie keymap tapping state = when you tap the key when calling vie keymap call a pie menu from another pie menu set the ...
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Searching for 3 posing buttons in Blender 2.8

i use these little guys a lot in Blender, but i cannot find them in Blender 2.8,where did they go? Important note,i am not looking for the shorcuts with the keyboard
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Where is the render display mode setting in 2.8?

In 2.7x and earlier we have a setting which controls where the rendered image is displayed when F12 was pressed. The setting can still be set via the python api (...
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I want to know the action editor and shape key editor shortcuts

I already know how to roll the control + mouse wheel, and how to press that button and hit a number. I wonder if there is a faster way. If Blender does not have a shortcut key, Please advise how to ...
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Are there shortcuts to show and hide the 3D View header?

What shortcuts will show and hide this panel? If there aren't any, how can I make them?
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Adding icon to toolshelf in 2.8

I've been struggling all day to add icon with action from loop tools (circularize selection). Firstly I've added a hotkey into my keymap: Then I looked into it's structure and tried to make it happen ...
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What is the key combination in 2.8 that brings up the cursor moving pie menu?

I saw it in some tutorial but I don't remember what it is called or where I found it and I can't find it again. It was a pie menu that opens with a combination of hotkeys that has a bunch of options ...
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Can't Convert to Curve|Mesh using ALT+C in linux

In Blender 2.79 and 2.80 on os Linux the command ALT+C (Convert to Curve|Mesh) does not work: pressing the keys does not cause any results. Note that in the preferences the shortcut is correctly set. ...
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Script to render multiple orthographic projections?

I have a model imported in Blender. I want to render approx. 30-100 views using an ortho camera from specific viewpoints. I have a list of 30-100 definitions of planar surfaces and directions for the ...
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Can't find the Shader/UVs tab

I have a very basic problem: I want to create a 3D-logo. Therefore I imported a svg from Inkscape an extruded it. I know, that I have to select it in Object Mode, go to Edit Mode and then unwrap it in ...
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Glitches in Blender

I had graphical glitches in Blender. Please help!
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How can I fix when a texture is added it doesn't show any nodes and almost everything for texture shows in the right menu? [duplicate]

So as it has come to my notices I'm not able to follow turtorials due this bug or is it update I don't know. I would be really thankfull if somebody could help with this problem I seem to be having. ...
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Detach Individual Settings/Properties Tabs as Small Windows?

Is there any way I can detach individual settings tabs to be their own windows in Blender 2.8 rather than it being stuck within the interface? Thanks.
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2.8 Preference Menu

My user preference menu is completely different from the 2.8 manual, checked on youtubers and other posts, they have the right menu. I can't find anything. How do I change this menu? Is it updated ...
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Blender 2.80: Different collections in each viewport

Is it possible to restrict visible collections in each viewport separately. Here is how it was done in 2.79 using lock_camera_and_layers
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Why do the workspace tabs disappear when I switch to another tab from Layout?

Starting sometime after blender-2.80.0-git.855b3e68ef27-windows64 - when I start Blender 2.8 I get the usual workspace tabs interface but when I switch from layout to some workspaces (UV Editing, ...
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How to remove title bar in Blender 2.8 Beta?

How do i remove the tittle bar for blender 2.8? In blender2.79 I'm using the hot key Alt+F10 It does not work for Blender 2.8 beta.
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How to jump higher in shift+f mode?

I want to make a first-person animation using auto-keyframe method. How can I increase default jump height in shift+f mode? Changing scene gravity just increases / decreases fall time. Maybe some ...
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My blender shows all writings cut off [duplicate]

My blender used to work fine with my previous video driver which unfortunately do not remember,but now the writings on tools,bootom bar,... appears cut off.if any one can tell me which driver is fit ...
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python open file browser to Group directory of blend file?

Is it possible in 2.79 to open the file browser to the internals of a specified blend? I have a template.blend, that will have several Groups in it. Currently, I have a button that opens the file ...
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How to get rid of red/orange pixels?

First, what causes the red/orange flecks and is there a way to get rid of them. Second, I made a fire shader hopefully shown below. A lot of first here: First model (glass bowl), first node editor ...
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Draw outlines to make object/mesh [duplicate]

Can someone please explain me how or if i can make objects/meshes by outlining an image? For example, i put a .png of a helmet into blender and i would like to draw the outlines of the helmet and ...
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Smallest grid size displayed in viewport missing in 2.8

I'm probably being stupid, so please excuse my ignorance. In 2.79, the smallest grid size was displayed along with the view angle in the top left corner of the viewport when in orthographic mode. ...
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How do I make a pop up dialog that goes away when pressed “ok”?

I made the code below. It does exactly what I want except that the pop up dialog does not go away after pressing "ok" button on the pop up. Basically I want a pop up dialog where the user enters a ...
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Map Multiple Functions to a Single UI Button

Would it be possible to add additional functions to a button in the blender UI? For example, when you click the "Render" button the blender file is automatically saved? In this situation you would be ...
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How to access Pie Menus with a stylus pen?

I am planning to get a laptop-tablet hybrid (Surface Book 2), so I can sketch & sculpt on the go. But when in tablet mode, The keyboard will not be accessible and I don't know how I'll be able to ...
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Total newby question - How to either close the rendering window or return to the main scene window? [duplicate]

First post, version 2.77 - I'll just apologize now. I have a simple scene with a cube and a camera. I rendered it as shown below. How do I either close this/these rendering windows, or return to the ...
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Moving Navigation widget from the right to left side

Can I move the Right side navigation widget to the left side? I have the plan to use Blender with Surface tablet, and it would be more natural to navigate (move, rotate, zoom) by the left thumb. I ...
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Why is the bone Tip and Root separated from the body of the bone in blender 2.8.Kindly assist

When I add a bone in blender 2.8 the bone body happens not to be connected to the Tip and Root of the bone. How can I solve this problem?Kindly assist. I have also included a screenshot.
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UVmagic tab, where is it?

I can't find the tab in the tool shelf for uv magic. The right click menu shows up, but I can't see it as described in the tutorial. Location 3D View > Sidebar > UV Manipulation. Also does ...
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Blender 2.8 Beta: Release confirms off?

where to switch off "Transform Release Confirms"? Thanks Mike
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How can I get single “a” to deslect in 2.8?

I'm using the 1-25-19 version of 2.8 beta. You have to double tap "a" every time you want to deselect something which is very annoying. Is there a way to make "a" work the old way where "a" selects ...
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Color Bug / White is Pink everywhere

I have this weird bug. When I open a new scene in Blender, white is locked to slightly pink hue and the saturation cannot be pushed down. When I try to slide the saturation down, it bounces back to ...
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pasting from primary selection (X11 on Linux) in the file browser text field

I use Blender on Linux (ArchLinux + dwm). On Linux I use the primary selection (i.e. copy just by selecting the text and paste by clicking middle mouse button where you want to paste) a lot. ...
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Change Default Label Size for Node Frames

Is there a way to set the default label size for node frames in the Node Editor?
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How to know vertex weight of Lattice?

I have Lattice with weighted vertex group. I'd like to know exact weight of vertices like you usually do it with meshes (N-Panel), but unfortunately this data isn't ...
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Working with meshes in meter scale?

I am now trying to do all my modeling in meter scale. The reason is that a new standard is in development called WebXR. When using this in mixed reality mode, on high end devices like Microsoft ...