Questions tagged [interface]

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

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Selecting a different object hides all keyframes in timeline?

There are two objects in my 3D-view: A red object A white object Both are overlapping each other. I have added several keyframes of animation to the red object. When I select the white object, ...
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Blender interface lag [closed]

Blender interface is super laggy, which is weird because I have quite literally nothing in my scene rn. This is a problem that occured on a fresh install. I recently did a clean reset in my pc and I ...
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What happened to my “project/objects info” footer and how do I get it back? [duplicate]

I have no idea what I did or hit to get the footer info I usually see (e.g. # tris, edges, vertices, faces per visible project meshes or actively-edited mesh) to disappear. The screenshot was taken ...
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Visual bug: boxes and buttons get a diagonal cut through them [closed]

I'm running Blender 2.92.0 on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS, and I get this visual issue. Does anyone has a solution for this?
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How do I re-hide the bar with “View, Tool, Item”?

I clicked the arrow that popped this out, so now how do I put it back?
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How to get photos or videos from tmp

I started a render without fully reviewing all the settings and I left the file output as /tmp\ is there any way I can get these files out of the /tmp\ folder?
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Is there a way to call the Modifier menu with a keyboard shortcut?

I was thinking it would be nice to be able to call the Modifier menu as a contextual menu using a keyboard shortcut. However, the drop-down button doesn't have any Python name listed in its Tool Tip. ...
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Blender very slow during file access switching between shaders and texturing (beefy PC)

Issues: Hanging/ Slowdowns during the following (10 to 15 seconds) Very slow when clicking file -> Import/Export/etc. Blender seems to be hanging for 10 to 15 seconds before the file menu appears. ...
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Changing the location of panels in different categories in the Toolshelf (script needed)

I need to relocate some panels from the toolshelf in other categories. I noticed that the BSurfaces addon has a preference field that allows to relocate where it's panel is placed in the toolshelf ...
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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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“Apply modifiers” button not appearing?

I am attempting to follow a youtube tutorial for decimating a model - I need to do this for a continuous LOD in a game I am creating. However, in the tutorial, he uses some "Apply modifiers" button, ...
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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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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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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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Edit menu missing from info panel

Recently, the edit menu pulldown disappeared from my Blender info panel. I have tried unchecking load UI in preferences and restarting Blender. After doing that, I hovered the mouse cursor over the ...
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Can't Insert Keyframes while in Pose mode or pullup any menu with shortcut keys in 2.92?

Like the title says I can't insert key frames or even any menu through shortcut keys while in pose mode, I don't know why, I've tried messing around but nothing. I installed a fresh copy, with a ...
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Can you access the distance values from the numeric input?

in my Blender 2.92 scene file, you can find the numeric input in the top left corner of the viewport (important, the numeric input only shows when transforming an object). what i'm inquiring about, is ...
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Interface problem (Sticky windows)

The following interface problem occurs, The UV Image window is attached to the Properties window, if I make the Properties or the UV Image window larger or smaller, the UV Image or Properties window ...
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The blender program starts with a blurry interface

Hello. The screen is causing trouble and I am asking questions. Because of the nature of the model, I can only use the old version of 2.67 version. When I run the program, I have a problem with the ...
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Blender system console character encoding

I'm using Blender on Korean Windows 10. While studying Blender Python I opened the System Console to check for error messages. By the way, some characters are displayed correctly in English and others ...
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Break node connections from within Property Editor?

To create a node and connect it to a Property, I can click on the color-coded dot next to the Property name. This launches a pop-up menu of permitted input nodes for that data type. So how do I BREAK ...
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Rotation in local coordinate system: angle edition gives strange results

If I rotate an object in its local coordinate system, Blender behaves in a way which I do not understand. Example. Let there be an object: I rotate it with a mouse, by dragging the red ring: Now I ...
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How do you access the object that a PointerProperty points to?

I have created a PointerProperty so that I can specify a target object that I want a my script to act on, but I can't seem to find any information about how to actually use the pointer property once I ...
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Hotkey to navigate scenes in Blender 2.8?

In Blender 2.7, i could change the layout with Ctrl + ← and Ctrl + →. In 2.7, the scene was layout dependent, allowing me to navigate the scene this way. However, in Blender 2....
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Workflow automatization question (macro recorder/command playback)

I have a cube. I select a face of it, and do the following 3 steps: Insert face Extrude face Resize face Is there a way to save these 3 actions to be able to use on any other faces? Like a hotkey/...
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How to interactively add vertices based on custom input fields?

I want to make UI with input fields and a button which add verts with coords based on values in this fields. I kinda almost understand what I need to do but it slips away because I am not a programmer....
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Side view is not in orthographic view?

Before when I went into side view it would automatically put it in orthographic view but now it isn't. How do I fix this?
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How to make the transparency of my objects back to normal?

I was making a well, and I think I clicked a button and it turned all transparent How can i get it back to normal?
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How to turn off circular outlines around selection?

Something triggered these three circular outlines to appear around every object in the viewport? I don't know what I did to trigger this, how do I undo it?
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How do you create a simple single vertex mesh with no actual faces whatsoever?

In link How to edit Parameters for an Object after it is created?, it is suggested in one of the answers to begin a workaround by "Create(ing) a simple single vertex mesh with no actual faces ...
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Add a new mesh object while also specifying its vertices count during creation (in 2.8 and later)--yet how to edit that same vertex count afterward? [duplicate]

For example: Object Mode!Layout!Add!Mesh!Cylinder. Then, in lower left of the viewport, the dropdown Add Cylinder!Vertices is where you can change the number of vertices on the curve that comprises ...
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Different EnumProperty design

How do I get this design of an EnumProperty? My code(basically just the standard Operator File Export template): ...
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how do i make the rotation and scale for the X,Y,Z, red, green, blue in the object properties window like in the layout menu instead of it being grey

how do i make the rotation and scale for the X,Y,Z, red, green, blue in the object properties window like in the layout menu instead of it being grey
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How do I make 'Selection only' off by default when exporting?

Is there away to turn this setting completely off? Sometimes after I'm done exporting my work, I have to go back and re-export the files again because I forget to click Selection Only.
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Where can I change the color of the vertical tab labels in Blender?

Where can I change the color of the vertical tab labels of the N-panel in Blender? (red marked square)
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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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Unable to use tablet brush pressure

I'm using Blender 2.8 but I cannot achieve to use the Wacom tablet pressure in sculpt mode like in other software. Is this a known bug?
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how do I add these sub panels to a panel in my addon? [duplicate]

I know how to make a basic bpy.types.Panel, but how do I add these sub panels?
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Display rotate manipulator controls?

Is it possible to set up Blender to have rotation controllers similar to Maya? Preview of Maya's rotation controllers:
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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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Is there a workaround for the known bug in dynamic EnumProperty?

So I was making an addon with a dynamic EnumProperty and apparently ran into a known bug when trying to use Expand = True for this property in the panel. Although ...
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How do I change the width of operator popup?

I've done this simple operator taken from templates. How to change operator GUI width? I tried scale_x and ui_units_x but no ...
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How to unglue the interface areas corners from the intersections?

I am aware of the banality of this question. But sometimes I find myself in this slightly annoying situation. When the areas coincide perfectly, they automatically anchor at the intersection. ...
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How to pan 3D view faster?

I have a rather large tablet. When I pan the 3D view in Blender, I need to drag my arm across the whole tablet and it's a little tiring. I checked my shortcut settings: But there isn't any parameter ...
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Why do the workspace tabs disappear when I switch to another tab from Layout?

Starting sometime after blender-2.80.0-git.855b3e68ef27-windows64 - when I start Blender 2.8 I get the usual workspace tabs interface but when I switch from layout to some workspaces (UV Editing, ...
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Shader Editor: sticky header while moving nodes?

It seems that Blender UI designers decided that whenever the user moves anything, the UI needs to change to display some kind of information, even if it is completely useless. In the Shader Editor, if ...
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Shading / UVs panel not present

I found a few answers to a question I had (regarding normals) that reference this panel 'Shading / UVs': I do not have this panel in either object or edit mode. I have Blender 2.8 and my interface ...
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My faces won't fill ( Blender 2.9)

Working on a human character and when i try to add faces to attach the body it wouldn't work .. Tried F , Alt + F. Relatively new to blender. Also tried on a basic cube still won't fill in faces.
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Blender sculpting mask tool not working

For the past few days I've been learning Blender and today I'm trying out sculpting by just using all the tools and trying to make a simple face. However I want to extrude out the neck as I did make ...
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v2.8 support for 3DConnexion ndof devices

I have a wired 3DConnexion SpaceMouse which worked very well with v2.7. However, it has lost its built-in functionality in Blender v2.8. In 2.7, Blender worked well with the device with smooth pan,...

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