Questions tagged [interface]

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

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Moving or zooming in Blender 2.8 on Mac

So I am doing a thumbnail for my team, and when I load my project, I can zoom and move around for about 20 seconds before it's not working, I can now do anything, but zoom in or out and movie my ...
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Look dev preview light spheres showing in official release 2.81 but not in the latest experimental [closed]

when using the official 2.81 release I have no issues with the lookdev previews spheres. but when running the latest experimental
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Where is the render display mode setting in 2.8?

In 2.7x and earlier we have a setting which controls where the rendered image is displayed when F12 was pressed. The setting can still be set via the python api (...
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Spin tool is not shown in toolbar when trying to spin a curve

I am trying to find the spin tool in Blender version 2.68. It's not on the left panel. Should I check something in the preferences? Here is a screenshot:
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How to move the view of animation window

I opened the animation window on the left side of the modeling window, but the view in the animation window is difficult for me to see from all angles, I can zoon in /out using the mouse scroll, ...
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I can't use the 3d manipulator

I can't use the 3d manipulator - whenever I attempt to drag the handles Blender simply repositions the 3D cursor.
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Blender GUI Glitch with flashed Mac Pro

I just installed Blender on my flashed Mac Pro 4,1 and the GUI is totally messed up. I'm not sure what to do. Any ideas?
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Rotate object “Like Center Mouse Button”

(I don't even know how to articulate this). Say I start Blender with the default 2d scene - cube and view centered at 0,0,0. I can use the center mouse button to rotate/pan around the cube. Any up/...
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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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Restoring default toolbar layout in Blender 2.81 [duplicate]

I'm using Blender 2.81, when I open old Blender files such as Blender 2.80 or older the toolbar layout in the 3D Viewport are different than the default toolbar layout when starting a new project. ...
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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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Precisely move the 3D cursor

The 3D cursor can be moved by simply LMB clicking anywhere in the viewport. Is there a faster and easier way to position the 3D cursor?
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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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After rendering an animation for 6h Blender 2.8 became extremely slow, any idea about the reason and a solution please?

After rendering a 150 frames animation for 6h, I have problems opening and editing files bigger than 10MB. Any idea about the reason and how to solve that problem would be welcome , thank you.
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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 to access the search menu 2.8? (used to be spacebar in 2.79)

In 2.79 the search menu is accessed pressing the spacebar In 2.8 the space bar is used to play the timeline. Where is the search menu now?
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how to check command history in blender?

Is there a way to show the command history list in blender? I know crl + z can undo but how to redo and how to see the command history?
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How to map “CHANGE FRAME” to mouse right click in Blender 2.80 in the VSE

I use the VSE to do my video editing with the option "Select With Left" activated in Preferences. Under those circumstances, in all beta versions of Blender 2.8, as well as the older 2.7 releases, ...
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reload interface while keeping data? [duplicate]

I'm still learning the new 2.8 layout. I screwed up my interface somehow and I can't scroll in / out. I try doing load startup file, but it resets me back to the default cube. How can I reset the ...
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How to change the order of a custom function added in the dropdown menu in the header region in 2.81 with python

The duplicate post doesn't address the items in the dropdown. Only the bpy.types. The dropdown isn't part of that. I'm have added a custom function to the face dropdown in the header region when in ...
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How work translate=True in layout.label ? (Python Ui question)

I'm trying translate = True, in a label, but I see that no translation is done when I change the languages in the preferences, now I don't understand how this option works and if it can work, I'd like ...
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How can I select an object in the viewport in 2.8(1)?

I have imported a large model with lots (hundreds?) of objects. The hierarchy of the model is not very logical so I am trying to fix this. Therefore I would like to select objects in the viewport to ...
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Add Custom Menu at Specific Location in the Header

Blender has a built in template for adding a custom menu to the main header (INFO_HT_header). This can be found by going into the text editor under templates->Python->UI Menu. Can I relocate this ...
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How to see python symbolic names of objects on cursor hover of menu items in Blender 2.8

in Blender 2.79 one could hover over a UI element and see the symbolic python name of said element. How would one accomplish the same with Blender >= 2.8?
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2.8: Eyedrop or picker is gone for parenting?

Is there no way to use the same eyedrop functionality we were capable of using in 2.7x for 2.8, where you clicked the eyedrop icon and then select an object for things like parenting? I miss that... ...
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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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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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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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When I right click while in edit mode, the context menu doesn't appear

Just to clarify, my select is set to left mouse button. All keybinds are default. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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Blender 2.80 - Image Editor - how does Set Curves Point work?

I have found two Set Curves Point entries in the keymap in the Image section in Blender 2.80. Only the mask mode provides curves in the image editor. But here the hotkeys does exactly nothing. And we ...
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Unable to rotate multiple spheres in a circular pattern

Greeting, am totally new to blender and I was trying to do a animation by circling the spheres along the Z axis.While rotating it shows correctly however after inserting the LocRot keyframe, the ...
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Blender New Leader Key (ALT-KEY) And How To Remove It?

If you find new leader (ALT-KEY) key annoying you , You can disable it, but make sure you make backup first cause it might be wrong , This only for Blender 2.82-97d79ca844df . First go to blender ...
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Is there a way to force Blender open render window in the same monitor as the editor if using multiple monitors?

I have multiple monitors and I want to keep the other monitor for reference images and for video tutorials. When I render Image, it opens the new window in other monitor than the Blender editor is in. ...
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How to get one UIList to control the contents of another UIList?

I have two dynamic lists. One is for strings and another one for objects. When the string changes I need the other list to show the objects assigned to the string in the first list. So I would need ...
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How do I set the accuracy of the displayed values?

Good afternoon. There is another problem. I have a wall with a height of 2.6 m and a width of 5.04 m. In edit mode, when the Face Info -> Area checkbox is selected (in the Mesh Display list), the ...
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What is the differece between Make Library Override and Add Library Override?

Blender 2.81 came with Library Override. We have Make Library Override in the Object menu. And we have Add Library Override in the Outliner. What is the differece between Make Library Override and ...
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Apply face normal orientation to object Local Pivot Point orientation?

Is there a simple way to "apply" a custom transform orientation to an objects pivot? The purpose is to set the faces normal as the new pivot of the object. Duarte Farrajota Ramos' cube merge trick ...
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Object selection box with eyedropper

How to add an eyedropper functionality to prop_search in my addon? ...
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2.81: Where is the “Preferences option allows using the File Browser in full-screen layout.”?

I cannot seem to find this option. Where is the "Preferences option allows using the File Browser in full-screen layout."? Thank you.
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Armature Menu problems

Very recently my armature settings menu has been giving me issues, sometimes not showing certain features, and occasionally not showing up at all, pic related
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Hide playback as default? Set spacebar to end command? Delete key

I'm new to blender. A couple Questions. I'm pretty certain I will not be creating animation in the near future. How can I get it to not show the playback area at the bottom of the screen and make that ...
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How to split node connections?

In a tutorial a guy split a line like this: I have try left click and right click but nothing works.
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How can I speed up assigning materials to specific faces (for low poly style)?

I am playing with a low-poly/color-ramp style that is somewhat similar to pixel art in the sense that I want to paint individual quad faces sharply with different materials picked from a list (quite ...
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How to hide a certain object in blender 2.8?

hide_viewport seems to be the old hide option but how to toggle the "eye icon" like in prior versions? The 'visibility property'...
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Scrollable interface?

is it possible to create a scrollable interface in blender UI ? let say in this code below ...
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Can't find remesh button

I'm pretty a newbie here and also in Blender in general. I'm in trouble with one thing in particular: How could I switch sculpting through different objects in sculpt mode? Let me first say that I ...
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how would i go about opening the save as menu using python?

I'm trying to create an add-on that executes a few steps before opening the save as menu. I am the point where I can execute the options and save the file, but I would like to open the save as menu, ...
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Blender 2.8 stuck on some selection mode - no idea what it is

Okay, so I'm in object mode, there's a circle around the cursor - exactly like what would be there if circle select were active, but it's not active. Single click on things does nothing, I need to ...
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Create a simple UI list procedurally?

i'm trying to implement an UI list feature in my addon, so let's take the case of creating a UI list of all 'DISPLACE' modifier, for testing purpose let's try to ...
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How To Enable Tool tip Hints [duplicate]

Not sure what I did but I no longer see the keyboard shortcuts for something when I hover over the TMenu. For example when in edit mode if I would hover over Loop Cut it used to say "Shortcut: ...