Questions tagged [interface]

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

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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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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 use non-english characters in collection name?

Is it possible to use non-english collection name in blender 2.8? For example, when type some non-english characters after press F2, it will display as two boxes on the bottom, and the name of ...
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Disable editing of multiple objects in Blender 2.8

In Blender 2.8, if you have multiple objects selected in Object Mode, and then hit Tab to enter Edit Mode, ALL the selected objects (both the yellow active object and the orange selected-but-inactive ...
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Classic Blender keymap mouse behavior -> Industry Compatible keymap [Change MMB to LMB]

I'm new to Blender, came from Maya LT. I'm very happy with what industry keymap 2.8 has to offer, just wanted to ask if it's possible (I tried and "bricked" my controls several times, had to delete ...
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Where are the options for the Loop Cut and Slide?

I'm a bit lost in the Blender 2.80 interface. I'm in edit mode trying to do a Loop Cut and Slide (although I'm having the same issue with other tools). Where are the options? I'm selecting the edges ...
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Grease pencil workflow for composition or storyboarding

Note to the readers, August 2019: Grease Pencil has gone through a major redesign for version 2.80, so you should probably check more recent resources than the (current) answers to this question I ...
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How do I remap the 'Edit Mode' / 'Object Mode' key (tab) to a new key in Blender 2.8?

I would like to make it so that '5' toggles between edit mode and object mode instead of pressing 'Tab'. I thought I could do this via Preferences->Keymap, but when I change the shortcut to '5' in the ...
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Python: template_ID()-like UI for PropertyGroup

For a Blender add-on I am trying to create an UI that let's the user choose from a list of existing instances of a PropertyGroup stored in a CollectionProperty create new instances of that ...
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Custom hotkeys in pie menu (with out numpad)

Someone tell me how to change hotkeys in the Pie menu itself? The idea is to work only with right hand, not to reach for us and not to take hand off the mouse. That is, reassign numbers or replace ...
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How to call a confirmation dialog box?

I have a button in my menu named "New File" as shown: and I want when I click on the "New File" button to imitate what the Blender File->New does, where a check message box appear first confirming ...
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How to create a custom UI?

I was watching this video on making a custom UI tab using Python, and in the line from bpy.types import Menu, Panel, UIList, I see the names of objects that look ...
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Where did my bones go?

I know they're still there, I can see them in the object hierarchy window, I can add and remove vertices to their component groups, but I cannot get them to display in the viewport. What did I do to ...
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How to create a Folder Dialog?

So I need to allow the user of my script to choose a directory that contains images, and then run my script on each image. I already have my script made here. I looked at this question already, but ...
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Open file browser with python

I'm writing a python script wich is going to import custom data in custom file. For now, for choosing the file I've to do this: But it's not very useful because you have to type the path of file by ...
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Keep selecting occluded faces but not in wireframe

Everytime i go into wireframe mode on a new project it bugs out my whole project and i can no longer select faces properly. if i click a visible face in solid render mode it will almost always select ...
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Can't zoom where I want in scene

I'm new to Blender, so I'm stumbling around. Sometimes when I open a project, I can't zoom into what I want. I can zoom out... way outside the model (like an apartment), but when I zoom inside it, I ...
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Zooming in on keyframes in 'dope sheet' and 'animation timeline' Blender 2.8

How do you zoom into the animation timeline so that the so that you can 'scrub' more slowly with the playhead. Im using a mac and blender 2.8. many thanks!!!
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Can I edit XYZ simultaneously in pose mode?

With most objects, I can drag my cursor through the XYZ properties, enter a value, and hit return to confirm. This changes all 3 values at once, like so: For some reason this process doesn't work in ...
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How to keep Workspaces in Blender 2.80 when opening previous version of blender's files?

i'd like to use the bmps file from previous version of blender, in blender 2.80 as latest version. but, when it's opened, blender 2.80 lost every interface layout it usually has. especially those new ...
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Smooth zooming in viewport

I have experience with Maya and C4D and I’ve become very accustomed to the way view-port navigation works in them. I know that one can set the key-mapping to that of industry standard; however then ...
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How to assign a hotkey to 'set origin' context menu?

How can I assign a shortcut to popup the following menu when pressed? I have looked around and I found that I can right click and "Assign shortcut" on other menus, like this example on pivot point, ...
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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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2.8 Can't find “Create orientation” in the menus, therefore can't add it to “Add to quick favorites” does not work in Search

Search says "create orientation" is in Transform menu, but it's not there. Where is it ? I did map my own key combination for it, but still. The one from 2.79 , Ctrl+Alt+Space Would be much ...
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How to close windows in 2.8?

How do you close windows/tabs in 2.8? I've tried a lot of stuff, but always end up opening up more.
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“.” nor “f” work to viewport zoom on a selected object

I need to have a zoom on selected object working. Old tutorials state it's the numpad period, my keyboard doesn't have a numpad. I saw a post saying that the function has been remapped to F on 2.8, ...
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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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Is there a way to disable the grid in orthographic view?

I'd like to ask about grid lines in orthographic views. Can we somehow disable them from drawing? Right now I have to turn on "Render Only" which is not the best solution.
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how to export out keymaps, i'm lost?

So I'm learning Blender 2.8 and I need to save out keymaps as I update shortcuts in case I make a mistake so I can revert back to a previous update and not default settings. I want to do the simple ...
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2.8 Snapping Tool features missing?

Just started to use 2.8,but im pretty new to blender in general.I was searching on 2.8 for,as Blenders manual says,"Additional Snapping Tools",but no way i can find them.Have they been moved or ...
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Blender wont launch. Empty CMD console

Blender wont launch. When I launch it it opens a cmd console and does nothing. The console is completely empty. Ive tries reinstalling it many times from the website and steam and have tried version 2....
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What is the key combination in 2.8 that brings up the cursor moving pie menu?

I saw it in some tutorial but I don't remember what it is called or where I found it and I can't find it again. It was a pie menu that opens with a combination of hotkeys that has a bunch of options ...
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How to change shading of selected faces with retopo - 2.79 comparison

2.79 renders the underlying selected mesh more "pronounced" over the other objects when in editmode. This is a common situation when doing lowpoly retopo over highpoly. In 2.8 its really sinks in to ...
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Look dev not showing any objects

i have recently started using blender 2.8 and there is this look dev preview mode i tried but it doesn't show any of my model instead only black patches are visible in the place of my objects. here is ...
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what do selected vertex colors mean?

When I selected a vertex by clicking left mouse button on it,and selected vertex looked white. And then for some reason I selected the vertex by dragging left mouse button around it, then selected ...
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Keyboard and Mouse not working in Blender

I recently opened the first build of 2.8 for Blender and for some reason none of the keyboard keys work, nor the mouse. I can click all the side menus and different buttons but hitting hotkeys does ...
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Blurred interface (wrong interface scale) [duplicate]

I've just installed Blender 2.8 (also check 2.76 and 2.79) and interface looks quite weird (windows 10, FHD res). menu bar not visible although application is displayed in fullscreen mode bottom of ...
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How can I reset this?

Disclaimer: When I'm referring to "it" I mean the Dark interface!! I saw that Youtuber that had his Blender looking different. He then told me how he did that (It was something that comes with ...
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Using arrays as custom properties in Blender PropertyGroup

I'm very new to Blender scripting (not programming in general) and I can't seem to figure out how to save an array of some data type (probably want it to be another PropertyGroup) in a PropertyGroup ...
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Find commands by name

I started using Blender and I am wondering if you can search for the commands by name, similar to what code editors like Atom are offering. I couldn't find such an option yet.
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Just upgraded from v2.79b to v2.80 and am now unable to get left or rightclickselect to work

I am a newbie to blender, only discovering it about a month ago. I downloaded v2.79b and have spent some time viewing online tutorials and exploring the application. In this version I was able to ...
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Marker offset shortcut does not work

In version 2.72 when tracking markers are in use in movie clip editor, normally I could move marker with offset from original position to new one in purpose to skip some frames from place where ...
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Pose Context menu in Weight painting

I got myself in very strange problem. for some reason, I no longer have access to the selection of strength, range of the brush etc. in weight painting mode. Now I have access to "Pose Context Menu" ...
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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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How to reset the GUI - without using the menu…?

Picture says all... The GUI is extremely small - how can I reset it??
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Blender 2.8, missing keymap settings

after installation of blender 2.8 I cannot click on anything in the 3D view and the outliner tree structure. Besides all shortkeys are not working at all. In the Settings of blender 2.8, the whole ...
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Keep Scene resolutions in sync

Different Scenes can have different resolutions. But a lot of the time, you'll always want them to be the same. Its a big hassle to have to update several other scenes all the time, especially while ...
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Is there a way to change mouse zooming to go left and right instead of up and down?

Alt + Right mouse zooming works by going up and down. Is there any way to change this to left and right?
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Most mouse and keyboard inputs stopped working in Blender 2.80. How can this be fixed?

I have had this issue previously and I have it again. Most inputs in Blender stopped working. I can't select objects or click most buttons and keyboard shortcuts aren't working either, neither does ...
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translation of nodes with 'g' key only working while it is held down

I'm using Blender 2.8 (2019-06-26 13:42) In the node graph I used to be able to select nodes, press G then they would be 'grabbed' and move with the mouse until I left click to confirm or right click ...