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

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Blender 3.0 Asset Browser--Catalogs only available for files in current project?

I'm so happy about Blender 3.0's Asset Browser! I'm working on adding and organizing assets and while I think I understand most of it, whenever I try to move assets to a Catalog, I get the message, ...
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How to reload ONE particular UI script? (an alternative to 'Reload Scripts' )

My add-on edits Blender's UI scripts. To apply changes to UI - edited scripts should be reloaded. For this purpose I use bpy.ops.script.reload() It does the job, ...
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How to change exporting scale using Python?

When we export an .stl via File>Export>STL - we see a window which has a Scale variable. This one: • This variable is named ...
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My tool is missing [closed]

My Move, Rotate, Scale, etc.. All my tool cursors are missing. I click on the tool on the side bar and I'm still working with only the vertex. Shouldn't I see the move tool? What's going on?
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Blender 2.49b opens with all tools and menus super small - how to fix?

I am using version 2.49b because my work requires it. I changed the font using "User Preferences" but that only changed the top menu. Any help is appreciated! I am new to Blender.
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How to center the 2D Cursor in the UV Editor (Quickly)?

Is there a way to center the 2D Cursor to the UV Editor (Quickly)? Similar to pressing Shift+C in the default 3D Viewport?
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Gizmo (manipulator) is missing for some reason

I have a problem with gizmo (I am not sure what it called but it is the three arrows of axes when you scale, rotate, move). it disappears sometimes and I can't get it back unless I open a new ...
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How to access Viewport Properties dialog with small viewport (3d view)?

When I have multiple viewports and I want to change Viewport Properties for a single small viewport, I would normally access "Viewport Properties" pull-down in the upper right corner of the ...
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Show context menu addition only for object custom properties?

I am looking for a bpy.types.?????_MT_context_menu (or similar) so that I can insert an item Copy Color Property as new Driver for a script that will help me past ...
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How do I see data-blocks menu in 2.80?

The docs mention what to do when you find the menu - but I am unable to find it! https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/interface/controls/templates/data_block.html Thanks.
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Viewport focus (pivot) point different in Layout and Sculpt mode

While I was sculpting, the Viewport pivot point moved way out the object all of a sudden. In layout mode, it is still inside the object, meaning when I pan, it moves my object. But in sculpt mode, it’...
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Blender material list is broken

I was working on blender 4.1.1 and suddenly the material list was missing, I restarted Blender and opened a new file but the problem persists. Anyone knows how can I bring it back? It's very difficult ...
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Blender Community - Account Inactive Account in Use [closed]

Blender account fails to log me into blender community with "account is inactive." Tried the forgot password, doesn't work, and if I try re-registering, it tells me account is in use. How ...
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Is it possible to execute two functions on a Pie button via an additional key pressed?

The mesh hide has two options, hide selected or hide non selected. So you need two buttons, but could it be possible to simply call the pie menu and then with an addition button pressed lets say RMB ...
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Can't move point light or any light in blender

So this has never happened before but recently in blender when i try to move the point light it doesn't move and just creates a box, i was following a tutorial and you HAVE to use point light to make ...
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Blender 4.2 in the Extensions tab, my Addons are not showing Addons in 4.2 Beta [closed]

in the Extensions tab in Preferences, I see this message "Checking for Extensions updates" Blender hangs and nothing updates the Extensions window.
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How can I determine if the Dope Sheet menu state is expanded or closed via Python?

Is there a way I can access certain UI elements through a script in Blender? I am trying to access information within the Dope Sheet Editor. One thing I would like to achieve is to determine if a menu ...
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How to make Shift+A work in Blender 4.0

Shift+A doesn't work in Blender 4.0 outside of the 3D workspace to bring up the Add menu. So it's not working in the Geometry Node workspace, Shader menu, compositor etc. What is the best way 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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Blender playhead problem

Frame number and playhead not lined up. Using 3.6 and had the same problem in 3.5. Screenshot shows frame number above a keyframe, and that's correct. But the playhead is further back and doesn't even ...
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GLTF Embedded missing in V4

In Blender 3 there were three GLTF export options: GLTF Binary (.glb) GLTF Seperate (.gltf + bin + textures) GLTF Embedded (.gltf) We have a number of projects that use the "GLTF Embedded (....
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The menu and almost everything disappeared on Blender

I am using Blender 3.1 on my Macbook and was trying to install the Screencast Keys addon, which wasn't working. I kept getting an error. So someone recommended that I access the addons folder through ...
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Draw object selector property without drawing entire pointer property button

I want to draw just the datablock selector button from the pointer property ui: I tracked the operator down to bpy.ops.ui.eyedropper_ui, but when I draw it in a ...
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Set Object's "Viewport Display" according to Workspace

I do a lot of retopology and I want to make a new Workspace exclusively to it. So it should have Backface Culling (Viewport Shading) and In Front (Object Viewport Display) options turned on. I can ...
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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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Where can I find the dimensions of an object?

In earlier Blender versions, the "Transform Properties" panel showed the object dimensions (i.e., bounding box: width, height, depth). Now, it just shows location, rotation, and scale.
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How to reload UI without restarting Blender

I'm writing addon which edits default UI. To be specific - it works with VIEW3D_MT_mesh_add The functionality I need goes beyond standard ...
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Blender closes once I click material preview [closed]

I am not able to click material preview. I created 3D coin but once I clicked material preview, Blender closed.
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Is there a way to insert an operator between menu items within a menu?

I've written an add-on for saving files, and I want to insert it into the menu File > Save. But if I use: ...
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How do I change the width of the Adjust Last Operation panel?

I've done this simple operator taken from templates. How can I change the width of the Adjust Last Operation panel? I tried scale_x and ...
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2.8 Why are collections grayed out? How can I open them?

I've bought Cup models from Internet. When opening .blend file I get Blender's Interface changed. To avoid this I've unchecked "Load UI" on opening the file. But now I cannot see the objects of ...
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How to Align Icon to the Right in Blender Panel Header using python?

I’m trying to customize a panel using python in Blender 4.1, and I want to align an icon to the right side of the panel header. (like this) I’ve tried a few approaches, but I can’t seem to get it ...
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Define the fbx file name : collection or active object name with a checkbox

I try to create this script but I’m newbie in python The aim is to export a fbx in specific folder when you click Export button. If the checkbox is True, then the filename get the name of collection. ...
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Object not outlined in Viewport despite Outline Selected enabled

I'm working on some models someone else made as part of a project. The .blend files they've given me have several objects that get no selection outline in the viewport despite Outline Selected being ...
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Does keyframe 0 have a "special" use case in blender?

In computer programming indexes are (usually) 0 based but the default frame range in Blender is 1 - N which makes me think there could be a reason behind it - similar to last layer being used as a "...
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Unknown Orange Dot

I'm sure this is just a simple fix, but I can't figure out how to remove it. There's an orange dot that appeared in the 3D viewport that follows my view movement, and at times it has turned into a ...
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Reload startup file without restart?

Is there a way to reload the startup.blend file without restarting Blender or reloading the default file? I tried using the general application template, but this forces me to save the current scene ...
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Right side UI disappeared

The XYZ axis (gizmo), grab tool, and magnifying glass (and everything on the right side) disappeared after importing a model.
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Custom icons for radio buttons? BL4

Here's how i create preview collection: ...
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How to create and bake animations in Blender (when you already have created the Rig Skeleton)

I've created a little blocky character in Blender, with a rigged skeleton. I've tested the joints out in Pose Mode and they seem ok. (the character is for a 3rd person 2.5D side-scrolling platform ...
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Can't turn off Wireframe in Viewport all modes (It's a bug?)

Is already off "Viewport Overlays/Geometry/Wireframe" Is already off [Object Properties/Viewport Display/Wireframe] It don't have Wireframe modifier, either node wireframe. Suddenly it ...
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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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Blender auto saving before rendering

Is it possible to set up Blender to always save the blend file before starting render, so when I press render, it saves then it starts rendering? Many times I press render and it crashes right away ...
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Can't flip editor header to bottom anymore?

I can't right click on an editor header and flip it to the bottom of the editor anymore. Has this changed in 4.1?
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How do I change the default location Blender opens when I want to install an add-on from file?

In case a picture can help to clarify, I am specifically hoping to find a way to alter this location, which seems to default (on Windows) to the current user's Documents/ subfolder:
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Lock Front/Top/Left views from entering User view when dragging mouse

Is there a way to lock the top/bottom, left/right, front/back views (ortho or perspective) rotation so that these views don’t accidentally move out into the user view when dragging with the mouse ? ...
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Mesh shows in wireframe mode after removing smoke stimulation

I made a solid mesh and then added a smoke stimulation on it. The stimulation worked but i didn't want it so I deleted the bake and removed the stimulation but now the mesh appears as wireframe even ...
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Is there a way to create a colored text box for StringProperty in addon UI, like the overwrite warning in Blender save-as window?

To store a user setting, I managed to access a StringProperty in my addon popup window like this: But i want to add an overwrite warning as same as the blender file save window: Is there a way to do ...
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Change Outliner area size via python

Looking for a way to write a toggler to quickly compress and expand the Outliner to the right edge of the screen and back. It seems that "bpy.ops.screen.area_move()" operator can be used for ...
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How can I expand a active window?

How can I expand an active window? Like in maya how you click space bar to focus in on just one window. Thansk for you help

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