Questions tagged [interface]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Missing the “Create” tab for creating splines

Im learning blender on my own, and have a problem. I am trying to learn how to use the spline tool, but tutorials have a menu I do not by default. The top picture is what I see, and the bottom is ...
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Why is the “source to destination mapping” controls is missing?

I am following an online tutorial on constraints transformation. The following is what I see in the tutorial m This is what I see on my laptop The interface is different and I couldn't continue with ...
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Orthographic Projection was automatically turned on when I used front/left/top view but now it doesnt work

I factory reset my pc and reinstalled the blender. And my current situation is, before I factory reset, pressing Numpad 1, Numpad 3, and Numpad 7 will automatically turn view perspective ortho on. But ...
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How to check system preferences with my addon

So I'm making a optimize button for my addon and I want to check if the user is using a CPU or GPU. Problem is that the user may have GPU selected but not have a GPU. Is there a way to check if the ...
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Is there a Way to Set Up the Transform Minimums/Maximums of Constraints by Merely Moving the Owner and then Pressing Some Button?

I find it counterintuitive to try to set the minimum/maximum transform limits of constraints by directly entering minimum/maximum values into the text fields for the owner of those constraints. It's ...
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Increase font sizes for property names and values

Using Blender 2.92.0 It seems this issue is kind of interesting. I've adjusted the font sizes to where they seem usable for me, great :) However loading up a saved file *.blend file and the UI ...
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Blender 2.92, unexpected symbols at the top-left of each window

Subject. Fresh installed Blender. What are those letters and how to get rid of them?
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Can the Playhead in Animation Editors be Moved with Script?

Ideally, what I would like to see is a feature that lets me float the cursor over an animation editor window, such as the Dope Sheet, and then immediately press a sequence of number keys to instantly ...
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How to have 2 windows display different modes in the 3D Viewport

I can open a new window and move it to the second monitor but it will only display the same editor screen as the original window. How can I get it to show a different one e.g. layout on one and ...
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How do I save a certain workspace as the default workspace (not default upon opening blender)

I want to save the default compositing workspace a certain way so that when I open the compositor, it's the setup I like. I've figured out how to save the interface for opening blender however, I'm ...
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Large double circles around objects - how to turn it off

I hit some shortcut (probably in sculpting mode) and double circles appeared around the objects. Do you know how to turn it off?
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Multiple camera panels per viewport layout, aka “Area”

I am struggling with what I believe to be a very simple task. I merely wish to view the framing of multiple cameras at the same time. It seems that it is not even possible to view the camera framing ...
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How to make bezier curve handles always visible

How to make the bezier curve vertex handles always visible? The points are only visible, when I select them, instead of always showing. Where should I look for settings for this?
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Where is the inset operator options menu in 2.9.2?

I am following a tutorial in which a face must be inset in a specific way. When the tutorial author selects the face and presses I, a small menu appears in the bottom left corner to specify options ...
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How to split a certain area using python?

My screen has different areas: one 3D View and two Image Editors. I would like to split one of the Image Editors but when I call the bpy.ops.screen.area_split() ...
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Toggle Box UI In Panel [duplicate]

The above image is what I have created so far, still prototyping, just got started scripting within Blender Would like to be able to collapse each box, which contains light properties, like the image ...
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Reducing viewport framerate

When I am in viewport → render mode, how can I reduce the re-render frequency of the viewport in Cycles engine mode? So instead of it starting to render again when I slide any attribute in the ...
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How do I add a new panel to the Properties Editor?

First, I want to make sure I'm using the right terms and talking about the proper part of the Blender workspace. From reading a few different answers on SE:Blender, and a few other sources, my ...
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3D Viewport Sidebar tab ordering, hierarchy [duplicate]

Is there any way to group, order, or create a hierarchy of sidebar tools, and vary these across the same 3D Viewport in more than one Workspace. I especially focus on my plethora of tools in my 3D ...
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How to toggle(Open/Close) `T` or `N` Panel in 3D view Using Python

I want to hide or show blender T and N panel using Python. From This To This
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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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Drawing Tablet Cursor Freezes Up

I currently use a Huion Kamvas Pro 13 (8192). When I use Blender with my mouse, it works fine. My tablet works fine too, in other programs. However, when I focus on the Blender Window, I'm no longer ...
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No longer seeing the camera view frame

I've just updated to Blender 2.92, and I decided to start again from scratch with all the default settings in place, rather than importing my settings from 2.91. Hoo boy, that was a mistake. I didn't ...
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Object Picker Modal Operator?

I saw this question this morning and i'm also quite interested in a Picker modal operator, so I did tinker a bit and achieve a somewhat beginning of a working code but I encountered some problems ...
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Can I create buttons in a blender panel with big icons?

I'm creating a panel with several buttons that start modal operators. I'm finding the default UI layout creates very small icons that are hard to see, even if the source image is rather large. Is ...

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