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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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Making wireframes thicker in Blender 2.7?

It seems as though the old settings have changed, and now you can set what looks to be an interface scale in "Display" under user interface in the settings. This seems to scale everything BUT the ...
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Blender button icons are white (blank)

I'm using blender 2.79b. Since the first time I installed, it's interface is like that. Any help would be appreciated. (https://i.stack.imgur.com/shQqC.jpg) In IconViewer add-on it looks like this: (...
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Interface floats in window after switching screen resolution

Operating system: macOS Mojave 10.14.2 Graphics card: Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB Broken: 2.8 beta e57ee5934a30 Worked: 2.79 Problem: Blender window goes edge to edge, but interface only renders from the ...
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Why does the 'energy' field on my lights keep disappearing (2.8 beta)?

Noob question: I notice that sometimes the properties display for my lights has an "Energy" field which can adjust the brightness, and sometimes it doesn't -- even for the same light object. Have ...
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Blender Error when opening User Preferences

When i try to open User Prefs in Blender it crashes :c (Even with Ctrl+Alt+U) I say the crash on console. It said: Error: EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION Please help!
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Blender 2.8 Zoom to mouse position

I've just started using Blender - been meaning to for a while but figured I'd wait until there was a somewhat stable 2.8, so I wouldn't have to relearn things. I'm trying to figure out how to set it ...
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Can't Add Workspaces In 2.8

I'm new to 2.8. I'm trying to add workspaces to my window layout, in a file that I created in 2.79, but all of the options are disabled except duplicating one of the existing workspaces. I thought it ...
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Missing right menu: Can't add texture in Blender [duplicate]

I tried to add a texture, but I can not find the menu on the right. Someone knows how to solve the problem? Thanks.
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Can I change middle click to Pan?

I'd like to swap the controls for pan and orbit essentially so it's like AutoCAD where middle mouse click goes to pan and shift middle click is orbit. Where's the best place to suggest this as a ...
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Why would Blender slow down in editmode with only 2886 vertices?

Blender slows down in edit mode with only 2886 vertices. I am not sure what is wrong with the file. Can someone suggest a solution to this? My PC specs are: Processor: Intel(R) corei7 3.50ghz Ram ...
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Blender 2.8 edge length

I'm new to blender and I want to use it as 3D printing software. I'm using 2.8 so I'll get used to new interface, but I don't know how to change edge length to a specific value. I know how to change ...
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Smooth option in Blender 2.8 mesh context menu missing for edges and faces

In Blender 2.79, it was possible to apply "Smooth" from the mesh context menu in vertex, edge and face mode. For Blender 2.79 Vertex mode: Edge mode: Face mode: However, in the recently released ...
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Shift + Midddle Mouse (Pan) and Numpad Not Working in 2.8

I am using Windows 10 an downloaded Blender 2.8. The Shift + Middle Mouse does not pan and the Number Pad does not work. I have tried all the proposed solutions here: Panning with Shift + middle ...
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Tab fonts not displaying in blender 2.80 developer build under Debian Linux

I've been using blender development builds for awhile and I can confirm that this problem goes back many versions. Here's my uname -a: Linux paris 4.18.0-3-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.18.20-2 (2018-11-23) ...
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Searching for text in the properties panel

I would find it useful to be able to search all of the tabs in the properties panel for the label text. So for example I could search "mist" and have the tab highlighted that include the word "mist" ...
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Pressing “W” turned my cursor into a circle

I was editing a curve for hair, and pressed W to bring the specials menu and Subdivide it, but instead everything but the curve I had active dissapeared, and my cursor turned into a circle like the ...
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Edit tab not in Tools panel [closed]

I do not have the Edit tab in the Tools panel.
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beta 2.8 screen capture

How to make a screen capture video in 2.8 beta? In 2.79 the screen capture shortcut was Alt-F3. Is there an alternative way in 2.8 beta? (The screencast is in the Window pulldown and has, as far as I ...
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Whenever I move an object a circle appears that also affects other objects [duplicate]

I am not entirely sure how to even describe the issue I am having. I am making a pretty simple animation with two people and a cop car. Whenever I move one object a large white circle appears around ...
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In Blender 2.8 where did the Lock frame selection to range button go?

Where is the "Don't allow frame to be selected with mouse outside of frame range" button?
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Blender 2.8 how to change toolbar's tools?

I'm quite new to Blender and I've been using 2.8 to teach myself 3D modelling and more. Following a tutorial I must have done some kind of manipulation that changed my default selection tool from box ...
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Splash screen in blender 2.79b [duplicate]

I want to change my splash screen image.but I cant found where is the bl_app_template_user location.I dont found the default splash screen image in that folder ...
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Wrong resolution of viewport

I'm usually use Blender with second monitor on my MacBook but when it's disconnected and I try to run blender it's starts in wrong resolution, like on screenshot below. To fix that I connect monitor ...
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How do I Iterate through a combobox options without clicking on one?

I see this done in a a lot of videos (here, for example) and was wondering what keyboard shortcut is used here?
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How to Mouse Scroll Through Scene Selection?

With ctrl+scroll you can quickly browse through values like Area.type. How could you add this ctrl+mouse scroll-browse functionality to other drop-down menus to quickly select values for "scene" and "...
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Beginner in Blender [closed]

So, I just got blender and I don't know what I'm doing. How to get started with blender? Tutorials to watch and whatnot, somebody help me please I don't want to be groping about in the dark I need ...
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Missing the circle brush in sculpt mode using Blender 2.8

When I open a new sculpt scene it works perfectly, but as I was editing my own model I must have pressed something by mistake and now it's disappeared. The green arrows are pointing to the diamater/...
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Blender 2.79 screencast keys do not display rotation axis

When I enter a command like R followed by an axis e.g. X, only the R is displayed by the screencast script. All of the other expected functionality is there. Is there a way to force the display of the ...
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Problem with menus and options being blank

I am using Kali Linux latest version. I have graphics "Intel® Haswell Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2" and Core i3 laptop. I installed Blender but its not showing any menu and any other option as you see in the ...
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Change Blender 2.8 theme?

I installed Blender 2.80 Beta on my PC and the UI looks different from what it should (as I find online, and having tested it on a friend's computer). The boxes have a weird gradient-like active ...
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2.79 vs. 2.8 F6 key to recall menu

When I add a new shape a context window shows up with some useful settings to the new object, but as soon as I move or pan, or even accidentally, such additional menu disappears. In the 2.79 Blender ...
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Blender 2.8 how to keybind pop-up menu

In Blender 2.8 when you click for example z it brings up a pop-up menu. There are different options to choose from and these have keybinds assosiated with them, ...
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What is the shortcut to Select Linked Flat Faces in 2.8 Beta?

In 2.79 it was SHIFT CTRL ALT F Now I can't seem to find it?
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Why won't Evee open the selected material in compositing

I remember that in older versions of Blender the current material would be selected, if you chose an entity with a material. As you can see in compositing editor, there should be some type of diffuse ...
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how to Viewport mimic?

I am using two viewports, one with a render display filter, one displaying solid for editing. I want the viewport of the render view to mimic the rotations of my view that I'm editing in. Is there a ...
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How to create a checkbox in the Properties>Render tab?

sorry for the noob question, but i can't create a simple checkbox inside the render tab... Here is my code... ...
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how to set the alpha theme version in my new blender 2.8 version thanks

i download the new version blender 2.8, but i need to change the interface or theme in my new blender 2.8. isit possible?
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Blender 2.8, how to add a new shortcut

Question: How to add shortcut to a button or create a new shortcut in User Preferences in Blender 2.8 ? Problem: I'm trying to assign Shift + F3 to switch the window space type, to what previously was ...
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Subsurface modifier has no “render” option

I have a subsurface modifier on the character that I am working on. But at some point the "render" option just got ...bugged? (And I don't know when or why this happened) It doesn't look right and ...
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Can I display two language for ui in Blender at the same time?

Some of my students are learning blender right now, and English is not our first language, they prefer using Chinese for the UI. And I know I can change the UI to the Chinese for them, but at the ...
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Keyboard problems 2.8

Whenever i open 2.8 beta it will not let me use my keyboard. I cannot create any text or use hotkeys. I have tried a few versions but they all have this problem for me. Do you have any ideas what ...
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How can I change the color of top bar…?

Hi Blend geeks :))) Hope you guys are having an amazing time with blender 2.8. I was wondering if we can change the color of this top panel I shown in the figure...?
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Creating multiple Input Settings

Using the Blender User Preferences -> Input panel, I've made a few minor changes for my convenience. Before doing so, I created a new Preset using the + sign (but not a new keyconfig, the one next to ...
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How do I get Blender to load on my secondary monitor by default?

I use a dual monitor set-up, with a Wacom Cintiq set as my secondary monitor where I do most of my work. I've tried all the usual ways to get Blender to start on my secondary monitor but with no luck! ...
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Eevee debug menu stats

Sometime ago when eevee was first introduced there was a debug feature. You call this "debug" from the search bar. Then you had to introduce a special number, then the debug screen would come up. ...
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VSE Properties/ Scene Preview/Render it’s not showing Open GL Preview option

This is my problem VSE Properties/ Scene Preview/Render it’s not showing Open GL Preview option, there is no box to untick.
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Blender 2.80, Face area info

In blender 2.79 there was option of showing face area in properties menu, but in blender 2.8 I can't find it. Is there a way to show it in 2.8 version?
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Left click selection deselect object (2.8)

I was astonished when I heard the announcement of left Click by Default. Anyway I gave it a try and it felt familiar. but I got stuck when it came to adding objects to the current selection. Ok now I ...
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Blender 2.79 Numeric Loading Cursor (like the timer or beachball, only with numbers)

Blender has a special cursor when you run an operation that taxes the system. I always thought it was a progress counter, but the numbers do not add up. Can anybody tell me, what those numbers in the ...
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Default keymap: What is the logic behind these shortcuts?

In User Preferences, there are two other oddities in shortcuts associated with Home: Is such parametrization meaningful: "View Camera Center", "View Lock Center" and "View All" are associated ...