Questions tagged [interface]

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

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Automatically turning a cutout section into a manifold object without using solidify modifier or third party plugins?

The object below was cut out of the surface of another object. I want to turn it into a manifold object where the lines marked in red are filled in with faces without having to manually extrude\fill ...
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how do I change the properties of the selected element in the UIList?

so, i have the ui list and many properties for each element witch is added to it. The idea is that when the user selects an object in the list, its properties are displayed at the bottom. He can ...
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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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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 do I add a button to the Armature Pose menu in Blender 4?

I've been trying to make a button to reset all the stretch-tos in my custom armature as per this question, but my previous menu work has all been in a new menu section in the sidebar of the 3D view. ...
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is there any way to turn on the auto smooth in blender startup files

Hi, I need help is there any way I can turn on the auto smooth by default turn on the time blender startup files. if add anything to the screen that time also wants the object must have an auto smooth ...
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All my windows and UI disappeared

How do I fix this? I need to see the entire UI.
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Top Menu bar missing some parts ( shading, proportional editing and so on )

I just moved to Blender 4.0 and can't find shading, proportional editing and so on. What could be wrong? It resets when loading factory settings, but I made settings comfortable for me and don't want ...
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What are the "white dot" icons turning into diamonds at the right of control in array modifier [duplicate]

This is a very newcomer question, and I'm probably missing the vocabulary, since pasting the keywords of my question in search engines leads to nowhere(*)... Here is my issued. Following a tutorial on ...
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Blender 2.8 Zoom to mouse position

I've just started using Blender - been meaning to for a while but figured I'd wait until there was a somewhat stable 2.8, so I wouldn't have to relearn things. I'm trying to figure out how to set it ...
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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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Workspace - Filter Add-ons Question (2.80 and 2.81)

If I enable the new workspace filter add-ons feature, some add-ons that I have enabled in Blender preferences window do not show up in the filter panel. For example, I have the import AutoCAD DXF add-...
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Undo going too many steps in Blender 3.4

I have been having a problem recently where my Ctrl + Z undo has been going too far. Often I will hit undo once and blender will delete roughly an hour of work. It deletes objects, materials, ...
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How to switch directly from Sculpt mode to Object mode?

How do I make it so when I press Tab in sculpt mode I go to object mode? I press Tab in sculpt mode and it goes to edit mode. No matter what I do Tab is a combo of edit mode and any other mode. To go ...
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Passing variables in IntProperty constructors ignores changes in the variable when creating more instances using CollectionProperty.add()?

Sorry if the title is unclear. I'm working on an addon which involves a UI with a list of IntProperties. I need to be able to add and remove elements from that list on the fly, and I want the min/max ...
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Further python development using Serpens 3 generated code for already existing panel. Buttons added after each script run

I want to develop Blender 3.1 plugins with Python and use Serpens 3 as well to generate some starting points. I generated a simple layout in an already existing panel in Object Data Properties->...
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Scenes not in alphabetical order anymore in Blender 4.x?

I have a workflow that requires many scenes, and I've been used to organizing scenes by alphabetical (and numerical) order. But now, Blender appears to be starting with alphabetical order, then moving ...
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Can't rotate or move view with mouse wheel

i don't know if i pressed something or not but for some reason i couldn't move using my mouse wheel. i can zoom in and out using the wheel but i can't rotate or move view. I tried looking at similar ...
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Only Selected Curves Keyframes option gone in 3.6?

There used to be an option in Blender 3.3 and under to make it, so only the selected curves have selectable keyframes. But this options seems to be gone now from the graph editor. Does anyone know ...
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EasyCanvas iPad pro and Blender?

Hey I just installed an Astropad Windows Alternative EasyCanvas, it works fine but blender doesn't seem to detect pressure from Apple pencil. Is there any way to fix it, my iPad shows as a generic HID ...
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Unresponsive black screen; does not close

When I was editing a model in solid mode, the properties window refused to adjust correctly; every time I pulled it closer to the edge of the blender window it would take up more space, the opposite ...
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Save/customize the file browser interface

Everytime I open the file browser interface, the directory windows on the left are arranged as default. Even if I switch Recent on top of System and minimize System, the next time I open the interface,...
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Draw UI elements with the GPU module in the N-key panel?

In an add-on I'm developing, I'd like to draw elements (using the GPU module) to a N-key panel. I've looked extensively, but I haven't found a correct answer. https://blender.stackexchange.com/a/...
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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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How to make popup auto adjust width?

I want my popups to be wider to fit the label but it seems it is limited to this width as shown with a label with ellipsis. How do I make it wider? I tried ...
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3D axis are gone

The little 3D axis in the upper right corner were gone for months for me, I've tried everything with no results. I hoped that in version 4.0 it would be fixed but still nothing. I have all the gizmos ...
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How to bring back old Armature Layer display from pre-4.0?

I'm a long-time animator who is slowly transitioning to 4.0+ and the new bone collection UI is awful. Takes way too much space for no reason, and while I'm sure it's useful if you see the rig for ...
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How can I display a bpy.types.Text custom properties in the interface?

Re an interesting question in another Q&A : https://blender.stackexchange.com/a/315212/86891 bpy.types.Text, which inherits bpy.types.ID, supports custom properties. It is possible to access, read,...
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How to change channel color in graph editor in blender 4.0?

I did set bone color both in editor and pose mode. In graph editor I do not see option for "Use group color" or any similar option. Is it even supported in new blender? View menu Full graph ...
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My Principled BSDF is not fully showing up

When I go in the Shader Editor, my Principled BSDF is much shorter than all the ones I see in tutorials. This is what it looks like when I do it This is what it looks like in every tutorial I see
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X Ray Transparency keeps reseting

I like more visible x ray, but it just keeps reseting to 0.5 for no reason. I got few addons installed but I don't think that is the case... maybe not? Need help, maybe there are some settings for it, ...
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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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Toolbar and Sidebar not showing, handles still visible

When i loaded up my project today my toolbar and sidebar wouldn't show, despite them being enabled in the view menu. (i.e pressing N & T does not work) If i open a new project they show up. The ...
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Properties don't open up (Hotkey n)

When I press the hotkey N, on the right hand side open up some property registers. But if I click on one of them, there doesn't appear a panel where I can make some changes. How do I fix that? This ...
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Blender 2.8 GUI lag when rendering (F12 & viewport render preview)

So I have a laptop with 2 GPUs: an Intel HD 520 and a Geforce 940MX. In the case of 2.79, if I had set Blender to run on the nVidia GPU in the NV control panel, there was a horrible GUI lag when ...
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Positioning multiple objects at once

I am exporting some of my meshes, how can I position them to the center of the world all withouht having to set the position one by one ? I know I can select all of them and position them by eye-...
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Blender 4.0 - viewport control buttons disappeared

The first image is my Blender: And I need those viewport control buttons on the second image:
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Can't access sculpting tools when in workspace - 2.93

I'm just starting to learn Blender 2.93, but I can't seem to access the Sculpt workspace. When I click on it, none of the sculpting tools appear. When I open up a file where I was sculpting rather ...
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How to save images to a external folder at the same time

I usually have a lot of images due to texture baking and stuff and I need to save them to a folder just in case I lose them due to a crash but I hate doing it one at a time. Is there a way of saving ...
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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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Blender 4.0.1 topright toolbar missing

Loved the 4.0.1 update so far but i can't figure out how to get the top right toolbar back. Also magnetic tool and vertex snapping is missing. Doesn't show even in edit mode. I think it should be ...
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How to get a collection of a material node's unique properties with the python API?

I'm attempting to find a way to identify the unique properties from material nodes to put into a collection instead of accessing their values by their name. Nodes have collections for inputs, outputs, ...
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Rearrange View Layer order for organizational purposes?

Is there a way to rearrange View Layers without having to make copies + delete the original (to effectively bump it to the bottom of the list)? For example, if I wanted to move the 'View All' layer to ...
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The load factory settings isn't working

Recently, i have modified my startup layout like the change in measurements of unit and grid etc. Then i saved it as startup file. now when i reset it to factory settings it changes to factory layout, ...
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Menu names are missing

When I go to sculpting mode the names next to the various items are missing. They show on each item as I hover over it but they should all be showing. I pulled the menu out so they should all show but ...
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Clear Recent file history

I’ve moved a lot of files and blender doesn’t know the path for them now. Is there anyway to clear the recent list so I won’t get bothered by it saying file path is missing?
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Blender crash after closing area from python script

I'm working on a contextual script for 3D_VIEW that shows a popup panel with different properties/buttons/operators. One of the buttons calls the operator to close the area in which the script was ...
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beta 2.8 screen capture

How to make a screen capture video in 2.8 beta? In 2.79 the screen capture shortcut was Alt-F3. Is there an alternative way in 2.8 beta? (The screencast is in the Window pulldown and has, as far as I ...
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Copying a single object, but transfers whole scene all together

Quick question, I have 2 scenes, one from which I want to copy the camera alone, but when I do copy-paste it transfers the whole scene together with the camera. What I do is copy and paste the camera ...
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Why 2D Gizmo disappears when running Modal Operator?

I would like to know why 2D Gizmos disappear when running a modal operator using them? Here is a trivial example of a code that creates a gizmo in 3d view and by clicking it and dragging we can move ...

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