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

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Customize Default Value of Input Fields

Is it possible to customize the default value of an input field, so that - for instance - when using the Bridge Edge Loop Tool, I can set the "Cuts"-Parameter default value, which is 0, to my custom ...
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Most logical way to use Ruler/Protractor to measure various heights from POV within a model

If I want to use the Ruler/Protractor tool to measure from a point of view (eye-level) to the floor, at various points in a blender model, what's the most efficient method to accomplish this? I want ...
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The blender program starts with a blurry interface

Hello. The screen is causing trouble and I am asking questions. Because of the nature of the model, I can only use the old version of 2.67 version. When I run the program, I have a problem with the ...
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Can't zoom where I want in scene

I'm new to Blender, so I'm stumbling around. Sometimes when I open a project, I can't zoom into what I want. I can zoom out... way outside the model (like an apartment), but when I zoom inside it, I ...
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The camera's view is grey/grayed and I can't see anything out of the camera's sight? [duplicate]

So everything out of the camera's sight is invisible and it's there's this grey/gray (I don't know how it's spelled) thing highlighting what can be seen. What's going on and how do I fix this? I need ...
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Deleted compositing layout — How to bring it back?

I mistakenly deleted my compositing layout. I've tried to open the file without the Load UI and I've also restored the settings to default but still can't find the layout. Although if I open a new ...
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How to change order of F-curve's modifiers?

Is this possible at all? Because UI isn't obvious in this case.
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Individual Instances of an Input Field

I am writing a script that produces a button for each Element that gets saved in my PropertyGroup. However I do not seem to figure how to have an input field that works for each entry individually. ...
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Some questions on maintaining addons with multiple Blender versions

I use a special build of Blender made to work with the Octane render plugin. But I also frequently go into the regular Blender since Octane Blender is sometimes a release behind. What is the best way ...
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Cant navigate/rotate in edit mode?

I have the same issue as Navigation working in Object mode but not Edit mode? except I'm on Mac with external mouse. Everything is great in object view, and I manually put in shift/left mouse for ...
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How do I move the pivot point of a given object manually, using the blue/green/red arrows?

So I want to not just center the pivot to the Mesh (which was possible using this menu) but also to the bottom of the object, where it touches the grid. How do I do this manually or by entering ...
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How can I make the waveform in sequencer bigger?

I am using the alpha if that makes any difference, it shouldn't. I looked under view already and I don't see any relevant options, I also tried to box select the audio track and resize with "S" but ...
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Can I minimize the left menu in Blender 2.8 alpha?

I can minimize as icon but I want it to become like 2.79 (text menu). How can I do that?
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Change 3d view representation of lamps

I am trying to create a more user friendly viewport by changing the representations of cameras and lamps: Usual viewport with camera and spotlight: A mockup of what I'm trying to achive: For the ...
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Sudden loss of zoom function that doesnt improve with recommended fix. Is there a fix? [duplicate]

My Blender interface sometimes losses its ability to zoom to a controlled location, i.e. zoom focus is fixed, cannot influence with pivot point selection. Depth is also strange, possibly a clipping ...
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Blender 2.80: Buttons' tooltip do not show Python function anymore [closed]

I started picking up scripting in Blender 2.79 and what I love is how every button shows the Python function code, which makes the learning like speed of light. ...
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Render button missing in Blender 2.8

So either Google doesn't have the answer, or I didn't know what to search for. But I don't see the render button on the right side of the screen. Every tutorial I see says that I'll find it there, but ...
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Is it possible to change the opacity of wires in version 2.8?

I just downloaded Blender 2.8 and I really like the new interface and many of the new features, but I have run into an issue where I can't really see a reference image behind my mesh, even with ...
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No settings appearing in the Properties Editor

I have the object selected in Object Mode but the Properties Editor is not showing me any settings/options in order to allow me to add textures, modifiers, materials, etc. It's as if nothing is ...
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split screens in 2.8 [duplicate]

Sorry for being so simple but i'm finding it really difficult to work out how to split screens and then rejoin them. so i grab the corner of a screen and drag it creates a new screen then i grab the ...
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How to view vertical zoom in Sequencer with Python?

I know with ctrl + middle mouse button I can view vertical zoom , but how do I do this in python?
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Network Decode with Modal Operator

I am working on a script that reads network packets to modify the emission strength of lights. In order to use the UI at the same time as reading from the network, I have created a modal operator: <...
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Is it possible to change the colour of vertex indicators in Blender?

I have to select some vertices that are very close together with ones I do not wish to select and its quite hard to see them. I was wondering if the little black dots (which indicates a vertex) can be ...
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How many induvidual keys are used as hotkey shortcuts?

kind of a weird question, so here's some context. I'm left handed, and use the mouse (and tablet stylus) with my left hand (like a heathen, I know), and it forces to to be hunched over in kind of a ...
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How to change Blenders User Interface

Just wondering if it is possible to change Blenders User Interface/Interaction to the standard setup for windows programs? I am aware the select with left/right option, what I am referring to is how ...
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OBJ import disappears behind 'screen' when zoomed out

I'm a newbie but am familiar with CAD and modeling. I have a strange thing happening after I import a .OBJ file into Blender from IronCAD.There appears to be a vertical plane in the 3D modeling space ...
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Displaying a modal dialog

I'm new to Blender development and I would like to display the equivalent of a Qt QMessageBox.question dialog box to the user. If someone has an example UI using ...
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The properties window changed its layout to landscape

I have a UI problem: the "properties" window changed into landscape format for some reason. How can I fix it, without reloading the factory settings?
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F12/devtools like JavaScript in browsers

I'm mostly a JavaScript developer and I enjoy to explore objects and quickly write new source code via F12/devtools in browsers like Chrome/Firefox. The browsers even allow to set breakpoints and ...
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How to join two areas using python?

I'm working on a script which should add a trim mode to the sequencer. The preview area is split into two preview areas, until the trimming has finished and the two areas are joined again, but I can't ...
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How can I change me interface?

Hi, I have seen few tutorials on youtube and I found some differences. how can I change my interface, just like in the image? Is it a cutomized one?
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Alt-H won't work!

I'm trying to unhide a piece of something I'm modeling and the Alt-H shortcut wont work. How do I fix it or is there another way of unhiding things on Blender?
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blender 2.8: where is the “axes” tool for moving vertices visually?

I started using blender 2.8 and I'm not being able to move a vertex on one direction like in Blender 2.7, since I can't find the little visual widget with axes (see below): ↑ the widget in Blender 2....
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Changing scale of working area

I want to squeeze NLA editor and Dope Sheet on Y axis to fit more objects in one screen. For example in VSE this can be done via CTRL + MMB and dragging in prefered direction. Same thing in NLA only ...
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What is the size of the default grid floor?

I'm a total Blender beginner. I'm struggling with something regarding the default platform/floor that comes up when you first open blender. Does anyone know the size of that default floor/grid/area ...
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Where is openGL render options in 2.8?

Here what options in 2.7x: Where is OpenGL render options in 2.8?
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Why is the colour picker behaving this way?

The colour picker is behaving not as I expect it to. I cannot move the selector towards most of the edges, setting the RGB to 1.00 for red and the rest to 0 just gets an orange colour. Also I cannot ...
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Can't see the complete statistics on info panel

Here's the screenshot of my blender. Some words and numbers are only shown like "...", so I can't see correct numbers of statistics . Can anyone help me to solve this problem, please? Thanks
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New Editor make the toolbar always on top

In 2.8 when I create a new Editor the toolbar is always created on top. Can we change that? I need to put it on bottom every time....manually... Or maybe a script that can do it?
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2.8 select and deselect like in 2.79

The only problem I have with the new 2.8 is that I need to make an extra effort with deselecting -> Alt+A or type A twice. Can I change to the classic way from the User Preferences or with a script?
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Missing tool in the Toolbar (Shading/UVs)

I'm trying to duplicate a tutorial about particles (making sprinkles). However, there is a step wherein I have to invert the hair particle, using a button under the "Shading/UVs" tools. This toolbar ...
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I-beam pointer background color inversion

The background color of the I-beam cursor inverted as follows (only in Blender): Seems that something got toggled… N.B. Loading the factory settings couldn't solve the problem. Specs: blender 2.79b ...
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Graphics glitch affecting entire Blender window

I may have encountered a bug in Blender: it shows green dots and other random colors all over the interface, and if I move the mouse pointer the colors change! Here's a picture of how the screen ...
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How to delete an image that was drag and dropped instead of added with Images as planes?

i accidentally added an Image by drag and drop into 3d viewport instead of adding it with add images as planes .It shows up only in orthographic view and in camera view but i can not select it and ...
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How do I reset the 3d view from this state?

I am new to Blender. I have some experience with 3DS Max though. I was trying to use the little triangular widgets at the bottom left and top right of a tab, and eventually ended up with 18 of them ...
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Scrolling issue with UILists next to each other

I have scrolling issue with UILists. Check GIF here I have two UILists next to each other as shown in above image. When I try to scroll them, they are not behaving as expected. I couldn't find whats ...
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Removing UI elements in Blender's application templates

I'm working on an Application Template for some friends to do some basic renders for CS:GO Skins. Everything is set up well so far, but I'd like to remove some of the tabs in the menus (Such as Light ...
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How can you join objects without merging vertex groups? (2.79b)

everyone. I am using Blender 2.79b, and I am running into trouble. I have a character mesh that I created, and then selectively separated into multiple objects for easy editing (outer skin, teeth, ...
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Is this example possible with Blender?

We love the usability of this 3d rendering on sketchfab - how the user can click and zoom within the 3D artwork - get more information and move and pivot around the rendering. Is this functionality ...
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Is my add-on redundant?

I am currently working on an add-on that is supposed to assign bones to so called "BoneClusters" for easy management and replication (the name BoneGroups was allready taken...) Why would you need ...