Questions tagged [interface]

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

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How to remove a custom draw function from the Top Menu?

I've added a checkbox to the custom Blender UI Panel with a function assigned to it which is being executed on every checkbox update. The idea of that function is to extend Blender Top Menu with the ...
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In order to have “Blender” Key-config Preset with Set Origin, what is the python Identifier for Select With?

I prefer the "Blender 27X" Key-config Preset because I'm more used to it, but i want to change to the "Blender" Key-config Preset, so for instance i won't accidentally tell people ...
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Is there a way to create a loc/rot/scale shortcut in the context menu?

This was a feature I got really use to in 3DS Max and I'm wondering if theres a way to create the same shortcut in the context menu instead of hitting the keyboard or mousing to the left of the screen ...
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How can I restore the interface size back to the default?

I have inadvertently reduced all the menus on 2.82 to 2mm! I cannot see to change back. Despite having uninstalled/deleted all known traces of 2.82 residual memory seems to exist as all downloads and ...
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C++ Source Code, Is it possible to change the GUI? [closed]

I'm more of a graphical designer in Pphotoshop but i'd like to tackle redesigning Blender I've got the files, built the files, everything works perfectly. my only problem is I don't know where the GUI ...
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Blender copies objects when I double click

whenever I double click blender displays a message saying "Copied 1 selected object(s)" at the bottom bar.. I want to get rid of that as it is getting annoying. Help is appreciated, I am ...
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Image Editor and Render Panel … Pixel Click Color Information

When a Blender User Clicks on a Render or an Image the user interface show RGBA info. Please see image below. There are two pieces of information. One is marked [CM]. Perhaps this is Color Management. ...
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How to remove yellow circle in edit mode interface? [duplicate]

Super newbie question. I accidentally pressed something on my keyboard and now every time I go to edit mode, there's this yellow circle thing that won't disappear. How do I remove it?
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Why don't Python tooltips appear for the 'Median' transform values in Edit mode?

How can I activate Python tooltips in the transform section in edit mode? For other parts of the UI it's is enabled but it isn't in this part: In 2.91 version there are not python tooltip too.
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Play/animate images, spritesheets or video files in 'template_icon_view'

I want to "play" some animation in this UI space, the template_icon_view: I can load all the images I want, for example: I know that the gif format is ...
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Keyframes not shown

I dont understand why I can insert keyframes, but keyframes not shown and I cant manage my animation in Timeline, in Graph Editor, nowhere. I created new file and it works, but in this file it does ...
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What are the Cycles specific Viewport Display settings in the material tab good for?

The material tab contains a Viewport display panel. Here you can set the color to display a mesh in green in solid mode for example. But there is also a Setting sub panel. And its content does simply ...
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Installed add ons are not visible as separate tabs in sidebar

I have a problem with addons in all 2.8x blender versions (in 2.79 version it works propertly). All of addons are NOT visible in the right sidebar, as separate tabs. There are only visible in option &...
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How to add my own SECOND splash screen

I want to add a second splash screen that will appear when I start blender and in which I can add my own text. This is necessary for my addon.
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The gizmo line display is strange

I am using a translation. sorry for the inconvenience. I am using Blender 2.83. The gizmo line display is strange. I'm seeing a bug like the image, but I'm not sure why. I would be very happy if ...
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I want to see tool descriptions when I hover my mouse over them

So I'm following tutorials to figure out and begin to use blender, but I have a problem. When they're going across the display, they'll hover the cursor over a tool, say for example Extrude Region and ...
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Why isn't the menu for choosing the number of subdivision cuts appearing in the bottom left corner?

When I click Subdivide, the popup menu on the bottom left corner to choose number of cuts and smoothness doesn't appear. How can I show this menu?
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Facing Problem in drawing UI Previews Dynamic EnumProperty

I am trying to Draw Dynamic Enum property and I started using a one of the templates provided with the blender. What I am trying to do: I have a Folder Test 2 in which I have 2 Folders - Blends Icons ...
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How can I have multiple areas open but only add a panel to one of them with Python?

What's my goal: I want to have a property on an area or something similar. The idea is that with this I can have two areas of the same type open, but display a panel only in one of them. The problem: ...
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Access toolbar buttons clipped in small window

When my Blender toolbar (or menu etc.) doesn't have enough screen space, the right hand side get's clipped so it starts losing buttons... Is there a way to customise the toolbars so that all buttons ...
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Am using the bool tool addon causes the cutter to be deleted

I haven't changed any settings it just started to happen. I checked both the the display wireframe and fast transformations in the bool tool addon and that doesn't seem to have any effect. As you can ...
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What font does the Blender UI use?

I am trying to recreate a blender menu inside a project, and I want to match the fonts. I have done a lot of research, but a lot of the results just tell me how to add fonts to Blender and not what ...
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How can elements be selected and moved properly?

I'm having trouble selecting and moving elements in a model. The recording and file is here. Steps to replicate: Select element (i.e. face) Move outward Move inward Tap on first selected element ...
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I Want To Change The Blender Interface

I have seen many people do it but I'm stuck with is this. I want to know, how do I go from the regular default interface whenever you start a new blender project, to having two 3d views, and ...
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Why are my objects black?

My models are black in the material preview and render view. The problem arised when I turned on my project. Everything worked before. I added the screenshot below.
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Where's the video editing play button?

I'm a complete beginner with regard to Blender video editing. I'm watching an instructional video. To play the vid, he hits the play button. Well, I haven't got a play button. Now what?
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Blender crash on Open/Save/Import/Export but app works as normal

Sorry to ask this nooby question here but I've not had any luck elsewhere. I'd love to get stuck into using Blender and was doing fine for a few days but then I opened Blender 2.79 portable so I could ...
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Unable to add “nodes” in shader editor

I'm not able to add any nodes in shader editor. When I'm pressing Shift+A only "search" appears. I'm aware of turning on the "use nodes" but it's also not there in my material ...
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How to bring back the mainframe

I'm not sure how I did it but I accidentally deleted the mainframe and don't know how to bring it back. while I was trying to, I duplicated the thing under the mainframe and put it above it. I have ...
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Pressing undo un-does previous action AND selecting tool?

If I select a tool, and use it, pressing undo undoes selecting the tool (or any menu element). Is there a way to disable this? It's really annoying because I'll do something like select a vert group ...
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Cannot find draw mode

I want to draw some straight lines on a mesh plane, between specific coordinates, which from what I've read seems like a job for the Line tool in Draw mode. The Blender manual says "Draw Mode is ...
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How do I select multiple items in the outliner or file browser without selecting all the items in between?

When I try to append multiple files at once, or when I try to select multiple objects in the outliner window that aren't right on top of each other, every file or object between the ones I select are ...
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Undo operation keeps resetting my settings

im using blender v2.83.2, since this release I'am experiencing unwanted undo behaviour. Every time I undo for example a brushstroke, at the same time, I am resetting the most recent changes in ...
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Lighting on the interface

I have a problem with the lighting in my project. I can't see any type of lighting, I can see it only on the render result. A few days ago I saw my environment texture on the interface but now I can't ...
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Cant use mouse wheel to look around

I probably misslicked some key and now I cant use my mouse wheel to turn around (as click on it and move the camera) I can still zoom in and out but i cant click with the mouse wheel and move the ...
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How to delete hierarchy along with the object to which it is parented

In the Outliner, I have an object that contains a bunch of sub-objects. If I select the object and delete it, all the contained objects 'bounce out of it' and are still around. This is true whether I ...
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How can I make the camera safe zone lines easier to see?

How can I change the safe zone dotted line colors or transparency to make it easier to read? I added a picture showing my issue and an image from the blender manual showing what am I hoping to see. ...
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What is this 'view only the selected area' mode I am in, in the 3D viewport and how do I out of it? [duplicate]

I've managed to enter this 'view only selected area' thing in the viewport and I have no idea how to get out of it.
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How do I change material render preview?

I want to change the render material preview by removing the floor in the preview and replacing all the lighting and environment in it with an hdri image, and setting an image as a background, so that ...
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How do I make the popup menu that appears after you use a tool open at the cursor?

In Blender 2.8+ when I execute a command such as extrude or bevel the property pop-up menu opens in the bottom left of the screen. Is there an option to set so that property pop-up menus open at the ...
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How to use russian letters in object names and filenames in Blender?

I don't want this 21st century is now. Every app should be multilingual out of the box. How to teach Blender to accept russian letters? No patches accepted.
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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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Menu that appears after placing object disappears when clicked

I'm very new to blender and having an issue with the menu that pops up after placing an object disappearing. If I try to click on anything in the window it just goes away. I tried bringing the menu ...
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Restore Object Creation Dialog [duplicate]

When adding a new object in object-mode a dialog with settings pops up. I know it is possible to bring that dialog back, but can't remember how?
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Blender 2.83 Aling Objects MISSING

recently started using Blender 2.83 and just now I noticed the Align Objects is missing. When I select one object and then the other one and then go Object->Transform from the menu bar at the top, ...
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Blender learning guides [duplicate]

Where can I find guides to learn particular parts of Blender? By guides I mean collections of tutorials within a certain topic, like Autodesk has done with their Fusion 360. For me personally, the ...
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Is it possible to save a preference for not showing the Menus in the Startup file?

I work on a small laptop and find the Menu Tabs (File, Edit, Render, Etc) prevent some of the Workspace Tabs from showing. I've found the Headers>Show Menu check box, but its annoying having to ...
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How to reset areas layout without losing data?

Suppose I resized, duplicated, closed and created numerous areas in Blender. Now how can I return back? If I choose File - Defaults - Load factory settings I will ...
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Where is the command box in the bottom left of the 3D viewport?

noob question...I have seen the same question asked many times but not really answered. All tutorials I have seen for 2.8 feature a small black command box in the bottom left corner, it's full of ...
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How to remove outlines surrounding the images when viewing files as thumbnails in the Blender file browser?

There are outlines surrounding the images when viewing files as thumbnail in the Blender Browser, how do I remove them? And if possible, is there a way to remove the logo that shows the file type? I ...

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