Questions tagged [interface]

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

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Why is Blender slowing down?

This is something I have never witnessed with any software before. When I open Blender it works properly; I click on an object, vertex, etc., and it lights up immediately. But after about half an hour ...
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Best efficient video codec for green screen footage imported as “image as planes”? [closed]

I am rendering in Premiere my green screen videos with the Go pro codec and alpha, but the files are huge, and I wonder if this is good for Blender's performance. What's the more efficient and ...
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Angle measurement shows only integer values, is it possible to increase the precision

In Blender 2.92, the measure tool shows distances to the precision of 6 digits after the decimal point, but only integer angle values. This question suggests that previous versions showed two digits ...
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I did something and now my viewport is view is odd [duplicate]

I did something now viewport solid looks like this: There is a point somewhere out at infinity projected through the shape and the only 2 faces showing are the ones in the projection. Material ...
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How can I change the size of a modal operator popup dialog box?

I have a modal operator that invokes itself and is called from an AddonPreferences PT. I have been trying to scale_x without success. A row.scale_x works within the size of the entire modal, it is 3....
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Blender crashes uppon closing any window within blender itself [closed]

I'm having crashing problem with blender 2.92 and 2.91 when ever I try to create Images as Planes, Open a file or closeing the Preferences window. This crash appeared 3 or 4 days ago. I've been using ...
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Remove “Preferences:” label from AddonPreferences, no bl_label to “ ”?

I see no "bl_label" in "AddonPreferences" in the Blender API. One of the buttons in my AddonPreferences is "Preferences" and it would be nice to remove the default "...
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How to customize the top bar of the 3D viewport

I'd like to change the order of instruments on this toolbar (see the image attached). I'd like to bring blenderKit to the right corner and move all the shader options from the right corner to the ...
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Is it possible to remove standard Menu Drawers from bpy.types.TOPBAR_MT_editor_menus.remove?

I want to know how to remove standard menu drawers from the bpy.types.TOPBAR_MT_editor_menus.remove(drawer_function). I want to remove File|Edit|Render|Window|Help and replace the entire menu stack. ...
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How can Image files be properly organized?

I am using Blender on Windows, version 2.92.0. I have "Relative Paths" selected in the "Save & Load" panel of the Preferences. I have a lot of directories, each with a set of ....
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When selecting, it is this weird select tool and I dont know how to make it select with a click

When selecting, it is this weird select tool and I don't know how to make it select with a click. How would I fix this?
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Can I have Wireframe view + material preview At the Same Time

I am currently watching a tutorial where the author goes in the wireframe view,but he is still in the materail preview.He uses a key f3 for wireframe which is by default in blender ,but when i do the ...
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Blender 2.93 doesn't work for multi-monitor OBS capture anymore

so with 2.93 there's some new window behaviour with minimising, maximising and Blender window being active. I stream my Blender workflow through OBS. I have 2 monitor setup and I use 2 Blender windows,...
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How do I select the object creation menu? [duplicate]

After creating an object the little menu in the bottom left corner pops up. But when I try to use it by clicking (and dragging) on it, it just disapears. I already tried to reset blender and ...
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How to expand a hamburger menu

In my Image Editor there is a "hamburger menu" (the icon with three horizontal lines in a stack) that I customized in Blender 2.79 or earlier on a computer with a smaller display. Now I've ...
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Any way to get tooltip-like temporary information displayed close to the mouse pointer after operations?

For instance, at least at my current (rather beginner) level of Blender skills, I think it would be quite useful to show the number of selected vertices, edges and faces after selecting or de-...
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Change object.color property of multiple objects at a time without scripting?

Is it possible to change the object.color property of multiple objects at the same time without scripting? For a lot of stuff in the properties tab, even modifiers, you can hold down ALT while ...
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I have an issue on selections (outlines do not appear anymore)

It has been a while I have been using Blender with little knowledge of it. I often use key shortcuts to get quicker in modeling, but it happens sometimes that I miss a letter or press a wrong letter ...
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Where does blender store its config files? [duplicate]

I want to be able to change and store all the settings blender has in a configuration file. Eventually I would like to be able to make self-contained blender plugins that also affect the configuration ...
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Hovering Over Navigation Widget Creates Runaway Zoom

I've just started using Blender (2.92) on a MacBook Pro 16". As some others have reported, I too get the runaway zooming when using a scroll wheel, and I've tried two different mice. But I have ...
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Can a browser be used as a front end for Blender?

We are using Blender to do some fairly simple 3D modelling - orientating STL files and doing boolian operations on them. No motion, texture mapping or other such fun stuff, just routine production ...
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What happened to my “project/objects info” footer and how do I get it back? [duplicate]

I have no idea what I did or hit to get the footer info I usually see (e.g. # tris, edges, vertices, faces per visible project meshes or actively-edited mesh) to disappear. The screenshot was taken ...
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Blender very slow during file access switching between shaders and texturing (beefy PC)

Issues: Hanging/ Slowdowns during the following (10 to 15 seconds) Very slow when clicking file -> Import/Export/etc. Blender seems to be hanging for 10 to 15 seconds before the file menu appears. ...
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How can I tell what a particular key combination will do in Blender 2.92

I'm very new to Blender and I've installed the latest version (2.92). The learning process is extremely hard because all the tutorials I can find seem to have been created under a version that has a ...
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Edit menu missing from info panel

Recently, the edit menu pulldown disappeared from my Blender info panel. I have tried unchecking load UI in preferences and restarting Blender. After doing that, I hovered the mouse cursor over the ...
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Can't Insert Keyframes while in Pose mode or pullup any menu with shortcut keys in 2.92?

Like the title says I can't insert key frames or even any menu through shortcut keys while in pose mode, I don't know why, I've tried messing around but nothing. I installed a fresh copy, with a ...
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Can you access the distance values from the numeric input?

in my Blender 2.92 scene file, you can find the numeric input in the top left corner of the viewport (important, the numeric input only shows when transforming an object). what i'm inquiring about, is ...
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Rotation in local coordinate system: angle edition gives strange results

If I rotate an object in its local coordinate system, Blender behaves in a way which I do not understand. Example. Let there be an object: I rotate it with a mouse, by dragging the red ring: Now I ...
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How do you access the object that a PointerProperty points to?

I have created a PointerProperty so that I can specify a target object that I want a my script to act on, but I can't seem to find any information about how to actually use the pointer property once I ...
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Break node connections from within Property Editor?

To create a node and connect it to a Property, I can click on the color-coded dot next to the Property name. This launches a pop-up menu of permitted input nodes for that data type. So how do I BREAK ...
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Workflow automatization question (macro recorder/command playback)

I have a cube. I select a face of it, and do the following 3 steps: Insert face Extrude face Resize face Is there a way to save these 3 actions to be able to use on any other faces? Like a hotkey/...
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Side view is not in orthographic view?

Before when I went into side view it would automatically put it in orthographic view but now it isn't. How do I fix this?
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How to turn off circular outlines around selection?

Something triggered these three circular outlines to appear around every object in the viewport? I don't know what I did to trigger this, how do I undo it?
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How do you create a simple single vertex mesh with no actual faces whatsoever?

In link How to edit Parameters for an Object after it is created?, it is suggested in one of the answers to begin a workaround by "Create(ing) a simple single vertex mesh with no actual faces ...
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Add a new mesh object while also specifying its vertices count during creation (in 2.8 and later)--yet how to edit that same vertex count afterward? [duplicate]

For example: Object Mode!Layout!Add!Mesh!Cylinder. Then, in lower left of the viewport, the dropdown Add Cylinder!Vertices is where you can change the number of vertices on the curve that comprises ...
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Different EnumProperty design

How do I get this design of an EnumProperty? My code(basically just the standard Operator File Export template): ...
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how do i make the rotation and scale for the X,Y,Z, red, green, blue in the object properties window like in the layout menu instead of it being grey

how do i make the rotation and scale for the X,Y,Z, red, green, blue in the object properties window like in the layout menu instead of it being grey
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how do I add these sub panels to a panel in my addon? [duplicate]

I know how to make a basic bpy.types.Panel, but how do I add these sub panels?
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Where can I change the color of the vertical tab labels in Blender?

Where can I change the color of the vertical tab labels of the N-panel in Blender? (red marked square)
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Is there a workaround for the known bug in dynamic EnumProperty?

So I was making an addon with a dynamic EnumProperty and apparently ran into a known bug when trying to use Expand = True for this property in the panel. Although ...
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How to unglue the interface areas corners from the intersections?

I am aware of the banality of this question. But sometimes I find myself in this slightly annoying situation. When the areas coincide perfectly, they automatically anchor at the intersection. ...
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How to pan 3D view faster?

I have a rather large tablet. When I pan the 3D view in Blender, I need to drag my arm across the whole tablet and it's a little tiring. I checked my shortcut settings: But there isn't any parameter ...
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Interface problem (Sticky windows)

The following interface problem occurs, The UV Image window is attached to the Properties window, if I make the Properties or the UV Image window larger or smaller, the UV Image or Properties window ...
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Shading / UVs panel not present

I found a few answers to a question I had (regarding normals) that reference this panel 'Shading / UVs': I do not have this panel in either object or edit mode. I have Blender 2.8 and my interface ...
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Shader Editor: sticky header while moving nodes?

It seems that Blender UI designers decided that whenever the user moves anything, the UI needs to change to display some kind of information, even if it is completely useless. In the Shader Editor, if ...
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Missing the “Create” tab for creating splines

Im learning blender on my own, and have a problem. I am trying to learn how to use the spline tool, but tutorials have a menu I do not by default. The top picture is what I see, and the bottom is ...
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Why is the “source to destination mapping” controls is missing?

I am following an online tutorial on constraints transformation. The following is what I see in the tutorial m This is what I see on my laptop The interface is different and I couldn't continue with ...
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Orthographic Projection was automatically turned on when I used front/left/top view but now it doesnt work

I factory reset my pc and reinstalled the blender. And my current situation is, before I factory reset, pressing Numpad 1, Numpad 3, and Numpad 7 will automatically turn view perspective ortho on. But ...
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How to check system preferences with my addon

So I'm making a optimize button for my addon and I want to check if the user is using a CPU or GPU. Problem is that the user may have GPU selected but not have a GPU. Is there a way to check if the ...
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Is there a Way to Set Up the Transform Minimums/Maximums of Constraints by Merely Moving the Owner and then Pressing Some Button?

I find it counterintuitive to try to set the minimum/maximum transform limits of constraints by directly entering minimum/maximum values into the text fields for the owner of those constraints. It's ...

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