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

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how do I show the box with all modifiers (Blender 4.0)? [duplicate]

How do I show the box with all modifiers? This is what appears now
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Property Tabs - Menu (Custom Hotkeys)

There are 14? property tabs that allow you to enter into such things as the Material properties, modifiers properties etc. My question, is it possible to create a custom hotkey or script that can ...
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Custom Blender Python icons with adjustable colours

I am writing a Blender add-on and I want to add a custom icon into the UI panel. I can do this with bpy.utils.previews, but it seems to only want PNG files so if I ...
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Adjust camera according to the scale

After i had adjusted my 3d objects to real world standards, my camera was really hard to control, it was moving way to fast. To be clear, i am not talking about the camera that is an object inside of ...
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I can't view the waveform in video sequencer

I was working on an animation in Blender, and after that, the button for visualizing the waveform from a mp3 audio disappears. Does anyone know the solution to this problem? Here are some images: I ...
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change keymap for numpad, do I need remove the keybindings?

I want to change all my keymaps in the following way in sculpt mode: numpad 1 to 9 keymaps as well as . and / * My question is, do I need to remove all keymaps that are bound to these keys in the ...
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Copy/duplicate current keymap to modify the copied one

Quick question, is there a way to copy/duplicate my current keymap and then modify the duplicated one for a new one?
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Dialog to get user input during load_pre handler

I want to create a dialog to get user input during a load_pre handler for handling version control. As .blend could be opened for edits by another user, I might want to notify users attempting to edit ...
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i don't know what happened and i don't know how to fix it [closed]

I just downloaded Blender and opened the application for the first time. I tried to search but couldn't find any sources that could help.
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Alt tabbing restricts my movement so I can only move 90 degrees at a time to each direction in the viewport

Alt tabbing restricts my movement so I can only move 90 degrees at a time to each direction in the viewport How do I disable this?
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I can't seem to get Blender 4.0.1 to be used as my default version

When I try to set Blender 4.0.1 to be used as my default Blender for opening files it keeps opening 3.6.5. The setting in preferences looks different now clicking "Register" doesn't seem to ...
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Is there any way to create a boolean input to a ShaderNodeGroup in Blender 4.x using python?

I'm working now on a plugin that includes NodeGroups and I want to make a Boolean Socket. I remember that in the older versions it was possible to do this, but in the Interface system, I didn't really ...
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Is possible to execute an operator (OT) from code and SHOW its UNDO panel?

Hello folks I'm trying to execute an operator from code (like calling bpy.ops.my_operator()) and I'd like to show its UNDO-REDO panel. (The OT's panel is showing as ...
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The old "look out" of Blender? [duplicate]

Are there any possibilities to organize back the new Blender to the old ones? I mean I would use the old modifiers dropdown menu. I miss the old Principled BSDF and I still miss the old search tool in ...
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Showing (and modifying) a Color Ramp in addon's menu?

I've seen this post from 9 years ago and I'm asking it again because is possible that things have changed (I hope) when it comes to work with color ramps. I'd like to display and modify a color ramp ...
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Is there a way to create custom Node types or Nodes Categories using Python?

I want to create custom Nodes for my plugin, and I've found a few places on the web that say it can't be done, and a few places I've seen people say yes, but haven't explained how. So what is the ...
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Viewport overlays window doesn't change between object mode and edit mode

the title says it all. I'm trying to follow a modeling tutorial, and I'm already stuck at the start of the process because the UI doesn't allow me to see what I should be seeing. I just want to see ...
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why the child item moving incorrectly with other multiple items including the parent?

Why is the child object moving differently, when moving multiple items? pls check my video to Understand the issue
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Missing tools from my property panel

I am following a tutorial for rendering with Blender, and some of the tools that he is using in the video don't appear for me. I have the navigation menu up fine, and most of the tools are there, but ...
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How to implement outline entries like those found in an outline

I have a feature that can search for related objects associated with a specified object, similar to Unreal Engine's reference viewer. However, there's an issue: the usability of the user interface is ...
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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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Blender 4.02 Where is the Node Search input box

I have blender 4.02 and now when I am in the Node Editor, GN editor or Compositor and choose 'Add' (as in add node) I am NOT offered a search box, which is generally what I use. I no longer have this ...
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How to get rid of the linked lines [duplicate]

I've imported my dxf file in Blender. But I see every object has a linked line to the origin point. I'd like to know what this means and if I can get rid of it. Thanks!
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string property with subtype "DIR_PATH" crashes blender after clicking accept on the file browser it opens

i tried copy pasting other peoples code and it still crashes even tho nothing is being done with that path this is a batch exporter that worked perfectly fine before that line, how can i make the user ...
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Blender 3.6 - N and T Menus won't display

Blender 3.6 - I have a number of saved BLEND files - that refuse to open the N and T menus in any of the tabs. There is a little caret at the top that moves from the respective edge where the top of ...
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Do not show X (clear button) in prop_search?

I'm making an operator that uses the UNDO panel. In that panel, I'm showing a prop_search to select a vertex group: The problem: I've found that X button that ...
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Custom ordering in UI List

If somebody is versed in UI lists code, can you help me with custom ordering? It seems impossible. I want items sorted by custom property integer value, instead of name and can't get it to work. I'm ...
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Can these hotkeys be edited?

I'm not a giant fan of moving the hand about the keyboard. "i" for example is a gross key and requires to look down. Am I able to redefine these keys? I'm asking so I don't spend ages trying ...
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Images added as backgrounds not showing in render [duplicate]

I had to redownload Blender after my laptop was rebuilt. Now, when I add images as backgrounds they don't appear in a render like they did before and they have different property options. Attached- ...
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Blender python - button behavior mesh selection mode buttons in side panel

I am trying to duplicate the mesh selection mode buttons in a side panel. everything works except the button behavior is not the same. I would want shift-click to multi-select and click only allows ...
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How do I return to the modeling view from the node view?

I don't even know how this happened but my modeling view only displays my nodes and I can't find the button to return to modeling.
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Make the two 3Dview Windows independent of each other

I create two 3D viewport area, I wanted to separate the two areas and make their events independent of each other. One as left, the other as right. How can I achieve this? Maybe I should modify the C ...
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Is there any way to change the "Load UI" setting based on what file you're opening?

When opening one of my own files, I of course want Blender to load the UI exactly how it was when I last saved the file. But when opening files from other sources, I do NOT want to load their insane ...
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Python : how to close the userpref window?

I want to add a cancel button to quit the userpref window,but it seems no such api to do this thing.How can I solve the problem with Python?
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Can't bring back the "menu back" to its original state

I am having trouble finding out how to bring back the "menu back" pop up, from when you finish an action in the viewport. It randomly happened after adding an add-on. I am using blender 3.6....
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Hiding gizmo and description in 3D view

I need a clean window for the preview. Can I hide the gizmo and the description on the 3D view?
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Blender casually freezes in any moment, not even overloading

This usually happens between few seconds and ten minutes from when I open blender. The program stops working without showing any sign, not even "blender not responding" or the white ...
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Export curves to SVG missing in 4.0. Is there an alternative workflow?

Is this a bug or some feature that I haven't read about? In 3.6 and earlier there is the menu option to export curves to SVG. It's gone in 4.0 and I can not find any addon that the option is attached ...
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Operator menu appears as micro dropdown but can't expand it to see options

my Operator Panel does appear in lower left corner, but it's width has somehow shrunk and does not respond (meaningfully) to clicks, click-and-drag, right-click, etc.. Left clicking only toggles the ...
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Different orientation of the X, Y, Z orthogonal views in the 3D View editor

I've been grappling for a while with rotations in python and was driven crazy until I realized a strange behavior of the 3D View UI when it comes to the orthogonal views you get to using the "1&...
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Collapse sub-panel on operator execution

How do I have a sub-panel collapse when "List Data-Block Users" is pressed? Or have all sub-panels start collapsed? bl_options = {'DEFAULT_CLOSED'} makes ...
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Addons tabs will disappear from the n-tab toolbar

I have this persistent on going issue where I'll mindlessly hit a hotkey by accident and then all the addons I have installed will disappear in the n-tab menu before I even notice. The addons are ...
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How to execute a code after an operator has been executed?

My problem: I need to execute a code after an operator has finished. The operator is a non modal operator with the UNDO option to show the operator menu with its ...
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How do I disable type-to-search in add menus in Blender 4.0? [duplicate]

In previous versions of Blender, Add menus had hotkeys so you could quickly add an object with two keypresses, like so: https://blenderdaily.xyz/tips/underlined-letters In Blender 4.0 this has been ...
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How to view the selected node in the shader editor?

The code below switches the shader editor’s material, selects a node, and then calls bpy.ops.node.view_selected() ...
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Is it possible to get a menu map of Blender?

I'd like to look at and compare the menu trees in different editors and modes. This would look something like: Workspace: Layout Editor: 3D Viewport Mode: Object Menu: Add Selection: Mesh ...
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How to reach Specific Node Tree's Features on Panel? (Bump, Image,..vs.)

Hey guys I'm working on Material Management on 3D UI Panel. But unfortunately I stuck somehow and don't find any answers: How to reach a specific node tree's some vector or image features with name: ...
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Few questions about pivot points

I'm total noob when it comes to Blender, so sorry about stupid question(s) :) I have noticed that Blender users love their keyboard shortcuts, and there are lot of them! And its a bit overwhelming to ...
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Drawing folding/collapsible sections in an Operator's Undo panel?

I'm making an operator that is getting big in terms of properties and options. I thought about separating those properties into different kind of tabs that depending the selection, X or Y properties ...
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Prevent that changing an Operator's property retriggers the operator?

I'm making an operator that has the bl_options = {'REGISTER','UNDO'} in order to call the undo menu. Since my menu's draw() is ...
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