Questions tagged [interface]

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

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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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How to center the 2D Cursor in the UV Editor (Quickly)?

Is there a way to center the 2D Cursor to the UV Editor (Quickly)? Similar to pressing Shift+C in the default 3D Viewport?
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Hotkey to navigate scenes in Blender 2.8?

In Blender 2.7, i could change the layout with Ctrl + ← and Ctrl + →. In 2.7, the scene was layout dependent, allowing me to navigate the scene this way. However, in Blender 2....
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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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Call pie menu in holding state

so here is what i want to do: holding state = when you hold the key when calling vie keymap tapping state = when you tap the key when calling vie keymap call a pie menu from another pie menu set the ...
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Is it possible to execute two functions on a Pie button via an additional key pressed?

The mesh hide has two options, hide selected or hide non selected. So you need two buttons, but could it be possible to simply call the pie menu and then with an addition button pressed lets say RMB ...
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Stop animation render after current frame

For long running animation renders, is there a way to stop the render once the current frame is finished? I leave my machine rendering over night, and when I return the next day, I want to stop the ...
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How to copy and paste a single modifier?

I have multiple objects with different sets of modifiers, but I want all of them to have the exact same Array Modifier. Unfortunately the only way I've found to copy and paste modifiers is to select ...
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Wacom tablet acting oddly

Just putting this out there in case anyone has any ideas. I have an older Wacom Intous2 and it still works great. I'm on Windows7. On Blender 2.71 and earlier, my wacom tablet always worked perfectly,...
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Having trouble panning/rotating with two-fingers on trackpad

I'm having trouble with something that's hopefully pretty basic. I just got a windows laptop after using a macbook for a while. I was surprised to find that blender was not acting the same. On my mac, ...
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How to create realistic blinking/shining stars in BGE?

How to create realistic blinking/shining stars in BGE? I recently heard that the blender team actually removed the stars option but not sure what or where I can get or see this action. My intent is to ...
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Is it possible to pin ALL panel sections?

Since moving from 2.79 to 2.9, one thing that bothers me about the new UI is that it takes more steps to find what I'm looking for in the Properties Panel (N Panel). Each "section" (if that'...
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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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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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Operator tooltip from layout text

The concept is to make a panel layout that emulates the workspace (screen) layout. While testing I have set all the buttons to be the Splash Screen operator. An image of how this looks for five ...
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Where I can find complete list of operations supported by input fields?

Where I can find complete list of (arithmetic and not) operations supported by input fields in advanced mode? The official documentation says: Units (cm, “, deg, etc.). Basic operations from ...
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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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Customize Default Value of Input Fields

Is it possible to customize the default value of an input field, so that - for instance - when using the Bridge Edge Loop Tool, I can set the "Cuts"-Parameter default value, which is 0, to my custom ...
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Can't see the complete statistics on info panel

Here's the screenshot of my blender. Some words and numbers are only shown like "...", so I can't see correct numbers of statistics . Can anyone help me to solve this problem, please? Thanks
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How to unhide just the last previous hidden objects/mesh?

Is it possible rather than unhide everything , i want to unhide just the last hidden element ? Here's the case : i work on complex mesh. i hide the other part and work on current mesh, but sometime ...
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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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Creating a list selector in a popup/dialog

For an import/export plugin I'd like to create a long list of objects to select from. This is fairly easy to do in a panel with a template list, but it's not quite what I want - it's too small and ...
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Can I create a tree view similar to the outliner one with python?

That is the question: Can I create a tree view similar to the outliner one with python? The thing is that I want to structure some lists (arrays of objects) as tree-nested arrays, so they could be ...
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How to run an update function only at the end of tweaking a slider

Properties have a nifty little update=function parameter which is run every time the property changes. This is very useful, but when used on a slider in the UI, ...
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How to speed up loading of custom external icons?

I have developed a little addon that provides icon button in the node editor. We have 80 node items. And so i have 80 external icons to load. I use custom_icons.load for that. The problem is, every ...
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Using Blender to animate physical (real world, non-Blender) lights

I am thinking about using Blender as a way to animate a 3 dimensional array of lights in physical space. I thought I could set up a 3D mesh of spheres and animate the color and intensity of those ...
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Can I move the name of a VSE strip (video or sound) under the strip?

In the sequencer the file name of the strip (video or sound) is written in the middle of the strip. It's annoying on a sound strip where the name hides the waveform. Can I use the Python API to write ...
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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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How to modify the Splash Screen?

Is there any source code for the splash screen ( version 2.77a )? I want to change some parts of it i.e. remove the "links" section Also, I want to change the picture. I saw this post but in the 2.77 ...
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How to update image preview(icon)?

I have a UIList with a property that uses the preview icon of an image as its icon. It works, but it doesn't update, unless the icon is updated somewhere else first, i.e. in the texture paint slots or ...
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How do I create an empty blender file .blend from C?

How do I create an empty ~.blend file using C? I need to create a blender file directly from my program. Is there a simple example or tutorial for this? Any library?
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Can't assign a shortcut to “Randomize”

When I navigate through the menu to Randomize and try to assign a shortcut, it doesn't take. Trying to assign a shortcut manually isn't working either: I've tried lots of different shortcut ...
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Is it possible to theme the node editor panel to be transparent?

I've been in the node editor a lot recently and noticed that I often want to use the N panel for naming nodes etc. but it takes up a lot of screen space. The N panel in the Viewport is transparent ...
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How to pan around the shader editor on a mac?

I just opened Blender and I opened the shader editor for the first time. I wanted to read the properties of the node which is there, but I can not since it falls outside the view. I hold my middle ...
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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 do I enlarge the mouse pointer in Blender 2.83?

The cross-hair pointer in Edit mode is too small for easy location. I believe earlier versions of Blender had a 'Large Cursor' option in the Display section of Preferences. Can someone tell me whether ...
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Strange window size(Please look screenshot)

Blender window size is strange... I can't see the top of window.(but I can click it(ex. "File" "Edit" etc...). I can't see it but I can click it because it misaligned.) I tried these: * Reinstall * ...
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Is It Possible to Have Hotkeys which Automatically Change when Choosing Different Workspaces?

(In Blender 2.82a) I want the spacebar to play and stop animations, but only when I'm in the Animation workspace. I want the spacebar to select the different sculpting brushes, also, but only when I'...
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Is there a way to “shift click” to select several vertex groups at once and then click “select” just once?

So I have a model with about a hundred vertex groups. If I want to select the vertices of multiple vertex groups I have to click on the vertex group, then move my mouse over to "select" to click it, ...
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bpy: Show a blender popup_menu that waits until an external function returns and shows a spinner until then

I'm trying to write a script that shows a text information to a user while waiting for another process to finish. Ideally this also shows some kind of spinner, to show that it's still alive. I need ...
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Where did the 'Use UV for Mapping' option go in Blender 2.8?

I'm following a tutorial using a 2.7 version of Blender, which shows how to use UV unwrapping on beveled curves to make a texture follow the shape of the curve (I'm making stylized hair and would love ...
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Transparent stripe blocking the view of edit mode selection

You can see it on the screenshot. It's always stays in the middle of viewport. Is it a visual bug?
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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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Synchronize the scene with the workspace (layout) in Blender 2.8

As Blender was upgraded from 2.79 to 2.8, the scene's dependence on the workspace(layout) was removed and separated. Nice update but I found it uncomfortable compared to 2.79. Below I will describe ...
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How do I filter UIlist items prior to displaying them?

I am using the UIlist to create a list interface, it works well but I am puzzled about how to list data blocks with certain features or properties. I would like to not show them in the UIlist at all. ...
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Keyboard and Mouse not working in Blender

I recently opened the first build of 2.8 for Blender and for some reason none of the keyboard keys work, nor the mouse. I can click all the side menus and different buttons but hitting hotkeys does ...
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2.8 sharp color over seam color

Is it possible to change sharp edges beeing displayed over seams, like in the 2.79? Right now in 2.8 seams are on the top of the sharps.
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Save view in blender 2.8

Is there any way to save the view that is not front, back, top, etc.? I am in edit mode and select surface then Shift+7. It takes me to the view looking straight onto that surface. I can then use then ...
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Dockable Append window

Is there is a way to set a File browser UI pane to append mode or something of the like for a quick drag and drop Kit-bashing type of workflow? Even an addon would be nice. I did see the paid Asset ...
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Is there a way to disable auto-capitalization?

I was creating display dimensions (aspect ratio) presets in the render options, going along with corresponding names (HD, Full HD, QHD, etc). However Blender automatically capitalizes the first letter ...

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