Questions tagged [interface]

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

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How do I make the popup menu that appears after you use a tool open at the cursor?

In Blender 2.8+ when I execute a command such as extrude or bevel the property pop-up menu opens in the bottom left of the screen. Is there an option to set so that property pop-up menus open at the ...
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How to use russian letters in object names and filenames in Blender?

I don't want this 21st century is now. Every app should be multilingual out of the box. How to teach Blender to accept russian letters? No patches accepted.
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Cannot save customized blender interface theme .xml

I have blender 2.83.1 installed via Steam, and i have 2.90 alpha downloaded from blender.org I've saved and customized interface themes in the past, and i followed the steps listed everywhere which ...
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Edit Mode goes to Outline view [closed]

I seem to have hit some key binding that caused my UV Editing 3D Viewport view to show outline-only in edit mode. No wireframe, no textures. All I have is the outline. I'm unable to select vertices or ...
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Menu that appears after placing object disappears when clicked

I'm very new to blender and having an issue with the menu that pops up after placing an object disappearing. If I try to click on anything in the window it just goes away. I tried bringing the menu ...
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Restore Object Creation Dialog [duplicate]

When adding a new object in object-mode a dialog with settings pops up. I know it is possible to bring that dialog back, but can't remember how?
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Blender 2.83 Aling Objects MISSING

recently started using Blender 2.83 and just now I noticed the Align Objects is missing. When I select one object and then the other one and then go Object->Transform from the menu bar at the top, ...
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Blender learning guides [duplicate]

Where can I find guides to learn particular parts of Blender? By guides I mean collections of tutorials within a certain topic, like Autodesk has done with their Fusion 360. For me personally, the ...
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Is it possible to save a preference for not showing the Menus in the Startup file?

I work on a small laptop and find the Menu Tabs (File, Edit, Render, Etc) prevent some of the Workspace Tabs from showing. I've found the Headers>Show Menu check box, but its annoying having to ...
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How to reset areas layout without loosing data?

Suppose I resized, duplicated, closed and created numerous areas in Blender. Now how can I return back? If I choose File - Defaults - Load factory settings I will ...
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Where is the command box in the bottom left of the 3D viewport?

noob question...I have seen the same question asked many times but not really answered. All tutorials I have seen for 2.8 feature a small black command box in the bottom left corner, it's full of ...
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How to update Blender on a mac [duplicate]

A new blender update is out and I was curious if there was a way to just update Blender instead of having to re-download the entire software.
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How to remove outlines surrounding the images when viewing files as thumbnails in the Blender file browser?

There are outlines surrounding the images when viewing files as thumbnail in the Blender Browser, how do I remove them? And if possible, is there a way to remove the logo that shows the file type? I ...
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Missing object dialog box [duplicate]

Please can someone tell me how to open the object box that is supposed to be in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen? I'm trying to complete a Beginners tutorial, but I'm stuck because that box ...
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What is this black bar in the Dopesheet and is it the reason I can't play my animation?

I cant play my animation. There is a black thick bar in the dope sheet and timeline. I think this is the reason. How do I fix this?
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Particle Instance Modifier - Options to Offset missing in V2.83

In Blender 2.83 I cannot find the Options in the Particle Instance Modifier that include 'Amount' and 'Offset'. They are shown under the World properties in previous versions. I need this control to ...
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How the Blender 3D 2.8x Graphical User Interface is Made?

I want to know all the processes, functioning, involved languages, examples of code, and URLs to official sites with updated information if possible. NOTE: I'm not a programmer. I just want to know ...
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Is it possible to search for a panel / button in the properties editor?

I'm using Blender 2.83 LTS, and I know about pressing F3 to bring up the search dialog, but that only seems to list operators and some subset of what you can find in the pull-down menus (File, Edit, ...
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How do I remove modifiers from the modifier stack if they don't have an 'x' button?

Some modifiers, notably particle system do not have any "minus" sign that allows for them to be removed. I want to keep the fluid settings but remove the particle system and redo it as it ...
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Blender Freezes Whole System

I recently started learning Blender and I'm really enjoying it, but it keeps freezing my system. I started a blender tutorial to create a donut and my setup keeps freezing. Every window freezes and ...
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How do I enlarge the mouse pointer in Blender 2.83?

The cross-hair pointer in Edit mode is too small for easy location. I believe earlier versions of Blender had a 'Large Cursor' option in the Display section of Preferences. Can someone tell me whether ...
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Invisible Proportional Editing Circle

I was in edit mode and I wanted to move a vertex with proportional editing on. So I clicked on a point and pressed "g" to move things with it enabled. However, instead of the usual circle to ...
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Stop node editor reverting to image editor after using file explorer

I've recently upgraded to 2.83 after using 2.79 for a long time. Whenever I access the file explorer from "compositor" panel to modify output files or "shader" panel to add an ...
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need help property window way zoomed out on ui [duplicate]

Not really a 3d question but I pressed a button and.. the property window is zoomed out a ton how can I get it back to normal I do not know what button I pressed. I have tried middle mouse button I ...
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My camera is lost in my workspace and I cant find it

I have some how lost my blender model, I know its thwart because I press Numpad+0 and my camera setup shows my model but when I return to the regular camera all i see is the grid lines. I have tried ...
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Is there a way to enable right click menu to show on mouse up rather than on mouse down?

The right click context menu in Blender 2.8 currently appears when the right click menu is pressed down rather than the conventional behavior in many other pieces of software of appearing when the ...
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How to show toolbar if you set Space button for Search function?

I want to use Space key as Search button, but how do I open this toolbar then?
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I'm having trouble finding the fluid Viscosity bar in Blender 2.83

I was watching a fluid tutorial, but it was using blender 2.8 while mine is 2.83 and I am having a trouble finding the Viscosity bar. Can you help me solve this problem?
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Why is this plus sign in a yellow circle appearing on the selected face? [duplicate]

I am new to blender (about a week working after work). And I face this problem that I have this plus sign in yellow circle. And I am not sure how to get rid of it. I have no idea what is the name of ...
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How to change multiple values in the interface simultaneously?

This is more about interface usage, but it will be really useful later on. Like when we want to change X, Y and Z values simultaneously. The GIF is taken from the Blender official beginner tutorial. ...
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How to hide/show toolbar

How do you hide/show the viewport menu which starts with 'Object' (what mode you are in) and ends with render mode? Thanks, Rusty
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Can I adjust the rendered view background?

The new rendered view background bothers me a lot. The big checkered background literally hurts my eyes to look at it. Is there a way to adjust it on 2.83 or do I have to change it back to 2.81? ...
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How to reopen add settings [duplicate]

When i add new mesh an setting window will Appear at bottom left corner but after it disappear a can't reopen that again.
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Is there a way to change the color of keyframes?

Is there a way to change the color of keyframes on the timeline? For example, I would like all the keyframes associated with the Left Leg to be Blue and the Right Leg to be Green.
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How to keep gizmos visible when moving objects?

I was wondering if it's possible to keep the axes gizmo visible while moving objects. I know it would be easier to learn was color is axis X and what color is Y, but having the gizmo visible would ...
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Python: Place menu above the button

I added a menu with self.layout.menu('MESH_MT_skt_move') to my addon. When user clicks it, the dropdown list with menu entries appears on the bottom of this menu ...
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Disable interface locking during baking

Is there a way I can disable Blender locking the interface when baking physics or fluid? What I liked about the 2.7x Blender fluid bakes was that I could view the progress without stopping the bake. ...
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How can i change the keyboard layout of blender back to english/default?

I'm new (actually just installed it a few hours ago), and wanted to access walk mode through shift ´ but i couldn't find the key Blender sees as ´ at first. Neither the key left of 1 - which would be ...
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Blender 2.82 / 2.83 - Viewport objects invisible / not rendering correctly

Problem/Bug occures to me in stable Blender 2.82 / 2.83 and it did not happen at all in Blender 2.80. Any newly created object is invisible in viewport in any shading modes (wireframe, solid, ...
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How to display custom panel in two spaces? [duplicate]

My custom panel work good in the VIEW_3D space. bl_label = "My Panel" bl_space_type = "VIEW_3D" bl_region_type = "UI" bl_category = 'MY' I want to display panel ...
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How can I get the Total Face Area of multiple meshes?

In edit mode, there's an overlay option to measure the face area of selected meshes. The problem is when selecting multiple meshes you get the individual face areas for each mesh. What I'm looking ...
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What is this yellow line with a dot at the end?

I think I have entered a sequence of commands as a mistake and now a yellow line appears in top of my selection. I don't know what it is for or how to enable/disable it. I have tried closing the ...
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Why my scene does not update when I change render properties?

At this point in Cycles, OptiX does not support AO and Bevel nodes in the shader editor and displays CANCEL in the viewport, so I wrote a script for switching ...
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No option to create Animation Node editor

In Blender versions 2.82a/2.83/2.90 I do not have option to create Animation Node Editor, all other 8 general editors (3D Viewport to Movie Clip) are listed (as well as usual Animation, Scripting and ...
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Why can't I enable the 'new' button of action?

I want to import the action template of action editor, and use template ID to display it. But the 'new' button is disabled, how could I active it? here is my code currently: ...
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How to check if the element in the UIList was clicked

I want the Blender to check whether an element in UIList was clicked. If the element was clicked, a certain action occurs, for example, the operator is assigned a value. I managed to do this via buy....
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Is there a way to store a workspace with a scene & auto-recall it when changing to that scene?

In my .blend file i have one scene called Master, which has a VSE containing other scenes in the file as strips. While editing the other scenes i need to be working in a 3dview panel. While editing ...
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How to hide the main menu and the toolbar of the 3D View?

I'd like to hide the main menu and the toolbar of the 3d View: How can I do this?
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Blender 2.82a cannot use CUDA or OPENCL

I am running into an issue that I am unable to solve! I am using blender 2.82a, I have an NVIDIA GT630 installed in my system, and am using Ubuntu 20.04. I want to use my GPU to render my scene, but ...
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User interface Scripting Issue Rigify Multiple Rigs Appended

So I have created two characters in two separate blender documents. I used rigify to create a rig for both of them. I then appended both characters into the same blender document. The first character ...

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