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

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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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doubt about configuration of themes in user preferences

what are these 3 widget for? I do not understand very well the concept of the word widget. and this is the reason for my question
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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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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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Error msg in User preference

I am getting error message whenever I try to activate any of the preset themes. I am also getting error msg when I try to activate Radeon Prorender . I tried to uninstall and reinstall Blender but ...
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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 ...
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Is there an updated user manual or tutorial for blender version 2.79

The tutorials that I am currently working with are tutorials featuring older versions of blender so the interface and working tabs are different. For example, I am having trouble applying any paint ...
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3D Connexion mouse not working in Blender

The 3D mouse works fine in SketchUp but not at all in Blender 2.79. I can't find a good reference to fix this. I need an exact and complete step by step approach because I feel like an idiot after ...
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How to get rid of black long horizontal patches over Blender window appearing every time I move my mouse cursor?

These black patches appear over whole Blender window once I move my mouse. Any suggestions would be helpful.
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What are the zoom related commands? How do they affect the standpoint, the view point and the focal length?

Let me provide an introduction to put things in perspective and delimit the topic before asking my question. Just move to the next section if you prefer. Introduction Among zoom commands I know: ...
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Permanent button when rendering active renderlayer in viewport

Cycles provides button for limiting render only to active layer, but this button appears only after the start of actual render (green highlight) You can see that in this answer viewport render wasn't ...
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How do I get the length of a curve in blender?

So I want to move an object along a curve exactly once. In order to do that I am using the curve modifier along the x-axis and I am going to animate the object. Is there any way to find the length ...
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It is possible to quickly align an object with an axis of a custom transformation?

After creating a cube in the global orientation, is it possible to quickly align it with an axis of a custom frame of reference? Use: Align rafters with the roof slope for which a custom orientation ...
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How does changing 'Dimensions' fields at once exactly work?

For related X, Y, Z fields of Location, Rotation and Scale in the Transform panel of the 3D view 'N-Region', there is a possibility to change the 3 fields at once. It can be done with the mouse or ...
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Blender GUI Alpha Transparency

I'm brand new to Blender; I just downloaded Blender 2.79 for Linux 64-bit. I opened Blender for the first time and was greeted with the strangest sight - all of my GUI windows are mostly transparent, ...
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How to restore the panel with viewport navigation tools

I remember there being a panel with buttons to zoom in or out or pan in the viewport but it seems to have gone somehow. How can I add it back?
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Setting up user preferences

I love the look of Blender after after many years of not paying it any attention - the features look great si I would like to start learning and using it. However, I'm stuck at the beginning of just ...
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How to quickly select the 3D viewpoint among Front, Top, Left, etc., and customized ones?

I thought the 3D-view viewpoint could be set equally according to predetermined directions (six standard views: Left, Top, Right...) and also camera directions. But it doesn't seem to be the case: ...
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Replacing the “recover last session” button with a “recover auto save…” button

Okay, so not long ago, I experienced a crash with blender that made me lose serious progress on something I was working on. When I booted up Blender again in a bit of what was a mix of frustration and ...
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How to change edit mode display?

I somehow changed the way my meshes are displayed in edit mode : Do you know how to return to the original display that is provided by default in Blender ? I've tryed many options in Properties panel ...
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Blender Material Assign shortcut not working

First of all, i'm very sorry if this is not the correct place to post this but i've noticed that when you add a shortcut to the Material Assign Function, it doens't really work even tho if you go to ...
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Blender interface grayed out?

i have both blender 2.78 and 2.70 the 2.78 version looks fine but for some reason 2.70 is grayed out Does Anyone know why? Thank you
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Does Blender allow to perform operations on multiple objects at once?

Let's say five objects are parented to the same 6th object. Is it possible to remove the parenting links at once. Selecting all children and removing the parent doesn't work: Only the "active" ...
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How Does AnimationNodes Create This GUI Item?

I'm attaching the image of one GUI element which Animation Nodes can produce in the Nodes window. This does not seem to be from "context.window_manager.invoke_props_dialog()" (sorry, I'm not very good ...
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invoke_props_dialog: callback during change?

While creating a custom pop-up (via invoke_props_dialog) with two integer values (in this case representing a start frame and stop frame) I find that the "execute()" method (upon clicking the "ok" ...
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Where can I control the length of the dashed line indicating the rotation of a sun lamp

Pretty much what it says in the title. I can't find the setting to control the lenght of the dashed line showing the direction in wich the sun lamp points. I'm working with large geometries at times ...
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erratic screen reactions to mouse movements

I just started to check out Blender for Video editing, but the screen behaviour seems very strange to me. Mouse movements (not clicks) have erratic effects, such as shown here: https://www.youtube.com/...
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Global disabling of shadows in Cycles

I am using daily builds of 2.79 version and can't find Shadows checkbox that has been here some versions ago: Ways of doing it on per-object basis are not acceptable, need single-click solution like ...
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Create button and running order of execution

I am writing an add-on and I am new to coding. I want to create multiple buttons and each button execute different scripts in Blender Text. I write another script to "push the buttons" in Blender in ...
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How do I make the spacebar menu display nodes in the Node Editor?

(using Blender 2.79b) Almost invariably, when I watch a video on Cycles material nodes, they have an ability to hit spacebar, then type the name of a node to add that node to the eidtor. For example, ...
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How to properly manage the center of rotation of the view when painting in 3D editor?

When in Texture Paint mode, and painting in the 3D editor, the center of rotation of the view is not anymore a fixed point (viewport center, selection center, 3D cursor) like it is in Object and Edit ...
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How to render only visible object without using layering or doing some cumbersome steps?

When i hide object how to automatically make them invisible in rendering ? i just want to do simple fast test every object i want to inspect. Moving object manually to layer is not fast workflow. Also ...
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How to unhide just the last previous hidden objects/mesh?

Is it possible rather than unhide everything , i want to unhide just the last hidden element ? Here's the case : i work on complex mesh. i hide the other part and work on current mesh, but sometime ...
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KeyError on ImagePreviewCollection

I want to refresh the Preview Collection everytime the user change the category, in order to do that, I set the generate_previews function to refresh it all the time, but it produce this error: It ...
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Display rotation of certain bones in a kinematic study model

I'm creating industrial robot inverse kinematic rig. Is a way to display rotation of a bones after placing IK bone? The best would be a kind of chart thet shows rotation for any of 4 motors like this: ...
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Why can I not see the rest of the lamp panel and/or how can I find it?

I was looking to make lightbeams using volumetric lighting. I used a sphere for the "dust" instead of the environment because I am using an HDRI. I looked up how to increase the intensity, and I found ...
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Does having lots of add-ons enabled slow down blender? [closed]

Also, does it slow down the viewport? Thanks!
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Problem with the size of object in the blender interface after changing to a bigger monitor

I recently changed my monitor with a bigger one. Windows normally controls the zoom of the apps, but I found some problems in blender. In edit mode for example the cross of the pointer is so small ...
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Can I create a custom checkbox/button to show/hide a selection of faces?

Let's say that I've got a character model that has a set of armor on it. I'd like to be able to hide or show pieces of that armor by toggling them on and off via a checkbox or button that's associated ...
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Is there any way to add backgrounds in Blender 2.8? [duplicate]

In 2.8, there is no background image option: I am aware of the alternatives like putting an image in a empty or the image directly to the camera. But is there like an addon or something I similar ...
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EasyCanvas iPad pro and Blender?

Hey I just installed an Astropad Windows Alternative EasyCanvas, it works fine but blender doesn't seem to detect pressure from Apple pencil. Is there any way to fix it, my iPad shows as a generic HID ...
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Can I dissable built-in Panels with another python script?

I created an addon that ads my own panel in 3dView Properties, it consist of selected settings from View, Display and Shading panels. Now I want to disable those panels. I could comment them out or ...