Questions tagged [interface]

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

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File Browser filter bar

I keep seeing this filter / view options bar in Blender's File Browser, in different videos and even on the manual page, but can't find a way to activate it. Or is it an addon?
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How do I define a shortcut key that snaps on off (toggle)?

How do I define a shortcut that snaps on off (toggle)?
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How to move the median in item to the bottom

How to add the same attribute to go elsewhere using python。
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Fly/walk mode doesn't keep window focus in version 3.3.0

I updated to the latest LTS (3.3) (using windows 10) and have an issue where the cursor leaves the window when in fly/walk mode, effectively losing control. This happens regardless of whether the ...
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Why does my new n Pannel UI ALWAYS get called misc? [closed]

I've been following a few tutorials about creating custom UI's in python, and every time I create one, the UI pannel just gets named "misc". I've changed the bl_label and bl_catagory and it ...
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Override only specific UIList context menu

I would like to override UIList's context menu with a custom menu, but only for one specific UIList, that I am adding in my addon. For the rest already present UIlists in Blender I wanna keep the ...
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Highlighting square faces

i have got a question about visual blender help; is there a way to automatically highlight only square faces of the model? So when editing mesh, the faces remain highlighted (like seams are ...
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Screen flicker on mouse over using Blender on Mac Studio

There is a curious flicker to the screen happening when we mouse over the windows of some software using our Mac Studio. For example, the Blender window will go slightly darker when mousing over it, ...
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How to set the distance between object and camera while framing it using Numpad '.'

I have a big monitor and I sit quite close to it. Sometimes I want to frame an object by pressing Numpad .,< then the camera moves so close to the object that I can't even see other things. Is ...
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Why is the default 'hide' for blender, not to hide everything in the hierarchy? [closed]

It took me a while to spot this, but why does clicking on the 'eye' (by default), do this: and not this (which needs a shift click, at least on mac): Is there any instance where a user might need to ...
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Is there in Python to check if the tools collapsible menu is open/closed?

I'm trying to see if there is a way for me to get a boolean value for the tools menu being opened or closed. I know you can see a few toggle options using something like console.toggle() but I wasn't ...
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Color sliders on vertical color bar rapidly scale from 0 to 40 instead of normally 0 to 1.0, how to fix this?

for example, adjusting the color sliders on a point source light, you can use use the horizontal slider fine, but on the vertical color picker, it shoots from 0 to 40 and doesn't preview any colors ...
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Blender does not show UI

I would like to know why this code does not show any of the check-boxes.. is there any misspelling or something like that I looked at this for at least one hour and I do not know where the bug could ...
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Wait for screen_full_area to complete

First I'm trying to make blender window go into maximised mode Then I'm trying to make the VIEW_3D area to go into Full screen Area and then make the camera fit ...
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unable to see all the menu options

please advise what do i need to change so i can see my full menu bar. is this a bug? or is it my laptop settings? i have already tried maximizing and minimizing the dialogue box but i still cannot ...
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Adding an Operator to the Context Menu of a UIList

How may I add an operator to the Context Menu of a UI List? Context menus seem to be defined per Spaces (e.g. NODE_MT_context_menu in the below code). Could this ...
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How can I keyframe a custom Property in python

I'm working on a simple UI for my rig. It is a face mocap rig and often the camera doesn't catch the entirety of a person's blinks. I basically want a quick button that you can use that will ...
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Showing geometry node fields in a custom UI is grayed out for collection

I'm trying to create a custom UI that shows some geometry node modifier settings, So far it's working for the most part but Collection and Objects fields are grayed out : Is there a way to make them ...
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How do I add a UI Button to change view layer to a specific view layer

I'd like to be able to change the view layer of my scene via UI buttons. I currently have rendering of different layers working on different buttons, but I keep running into errors or having it simply ...
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How to properly update Blender? [duplicate]

I want to update Blender, but I want to preserve all my old user settings etc. Should I just install the new version over the old folder (like the exact folder, in my case "Blender 2.93"), ...
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Why are some objects still visible in viewport when they should be hidden?

I'm running into a strange thing where I'll hide all the collections from the viewport, but somehow some objects still remain visible. Why? I think it has something to do with parenting objects to ...
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Using blender as an interactive visualization tool

I am a member of a large-scale particle physics experiment and would like to know if - and with what level of difficulty - blender could be used as an interactive tool to visualize detector signals on ...
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Always getting negative Y front view (on gizmo) by default when pressing 1 on the NumPad

Preface: the course I'm watching now is covers Blender 2.8, but I going through it using the latest 3.3 Course side: I'm watching the Blender Launch Pad course. I've noticed that when the author ...
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I cant select more than one object, or interact with it

So I've been using blender for a few months now, and I haven't ever had something like this... I cant select any object, through the viewport or heirarchy, nor can i interact with it or anything. I ...
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Saving UI layout (but not the scene)

I understand "Save Start-up file". I like this method of customising/personalising blender. Is it possible to use "Save Start-up file" but only saving the U.I data and not the mesh/...
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Search and replace a text string contained within all objects, across all collections

Is there a way to bulk search/replace a text string inserted by a plugin (for game development), within an object, across all objects, across all collections? Example: Collection 1 ( .. 2, 3, 4... ...
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Where is the modifier tab? [duplicate]

I can not seem to find the modifier panel/icon. where is it?
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How do I adjust the menu scroll speed?

I'm using Blender 3.2.2, and I find the mouse wheel scroll speed to be frustratingly slow in the menus. For example, scrolling through all the options in the Physics Properties menu, or scrolling ...
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How to draw an outline with bpy gpu module?

is there a simple & efficient way to draw the outline of a mesh with the gpu module ? the script should be able to control the width of the outline line Defining outline: "A line indicating ...
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95% of Blender functions stopped working?

I was working on a blender project, and then I decided to open a new blender file to try something else out as a separate project, and then all of a sudden hardly anything works on Blender when I ...
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How do I enable the 'Language' option in the Translation drop-down Options box?

On my installation of Blender 3.2.1 I click these various options: Edit -> Preferences -> Interface -> Translation -> Language and this gives only the option Automatic: (Automatic) option ...
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Different modes in different windows? (Blender)

Is it possible to view Edit mode in one window and Object mode in another window as shown in image?
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How to get that pretty key name that Blender shows in a keymap button?

Is there a way to get the complex label that Blender shows for keymap items, when the only thing I have is the key type for that keymap? That is, getting the "Spacebar" string, when all you ...
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when Undo, the Adjust Last Operation can not show adjustable menu [duplicate]

I made a chamfer on a cube and Blender shows the chamfer menu options via the Adjust Last Operation that pops up in the lower left corner. I then adjusted some ...
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How to get back left-side menu? (2.8)

The left-side menu disappeared suddenly (the one with the paint bucket tool, brushes, eraser, etc.). How do I get this view back?
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Cannot read file / Operation not permitted 2.79

I can't open files from Blender 2.79. It says: cannot read file / operation not permitted when i click to select files in dropdown, it doesn’t open. I can edit / select objects in my files but I can’...
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How do you make the Shader Editor Node Interface bigger?

Currently my Shader Editor is too small and hard to read. Anyone know how I can make it larger? All the other tool bars in other viewports are a good size and easy to see.
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Can't interact with blender at all when selecting options from any pop down menu

When I try to interact with any drop-down menu, whether that be the mode selection or file menu, it turns my cursor into what you see below then I can't interact with blender at all. Tried going back ...
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Quick way to apply updated workspace tabs to existing Blender files?

I recently updated my Blender default workspaces by adding several new workspace tabs. The issue is that my older Blender project files are saved with the old workspaces, and if I want to apply the ...
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Is there a way to access N-Panel items without going through the N-Panel menu? [duplicate]

I have over a dozen add-ons that are accessed via the N-Panel. Is there a way to access these add-ons without having to go through the N-Panel? Like a lot of Blender users, my N-Panel has become messy ...
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Shift key takes me to the sequencer view

The Shift key takes me to the sequencer view. I have no idea how to unbind this key. Could someone help please?
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Don't see "Dimensions" in Transform (N) pannel - checked

I'm newbee here and already have some troubles with "Dimensions" panel - the thing is that I haven't it by some reason. What I did wrong?
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Can I access addon preferences from ExportHelper definition?

I want to store default export settings in addon preferences. Something like this: ...
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How to make a list widget which can allow me to multi-select items

How to make a list widget which can allow me to multi-select items? like this: I've tried 'template_list' before, but it can only select one item at a time. like this: Any help will be appreciated.
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Customize Info Editor

Is there a way to extend the range of commands what actually Info Editor logs? It seems there are actions with records on the log and actions without any logs. For example: If I create a box object it ...
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VSE Sequencer - imported strips go to random channels when DragnDropped

Sorry if this is a bit OCD but does anyone know how to select which channel an imported clip/sequence will appear on in the VSE Sequencer when dragged onto it from the file browser window? I know you ...
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Blender Interface Glitching? Any ideas on how to fix, haven't come across this before

Hi, Been working on a scene for a few days suddenly having issues with the interface glitching (see image below) lagging also occurring. Is this an issue I can fix within Blender or is it to do with ...
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Loading image(s) and displaying them in UI

I'm trying to load a couple of images as a part of a search result for some 3D models that the person can import into blender. There seem to be an issue where the same image is shown in all "...
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How to make Group Input node use angle with Degrees?

In the Shader Editor I have created A Node Group and within this group I want to get an angle from the group input and do something with it. If I simply create a new node input I am only allowed to ...
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how to add a volume cube

I can't seem to add a volume cube in blender 3.2.2. I don't understand cause I am new but I saw a video called blender getting crazy at 0120 he added a volume cube in geometry nodes but that option ...

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