Questions tagged [interface]

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

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Hide Floor overlay from viewport render in Blender 2.8

In 2.79 Floor grid hides automatically when doing viewport renders, but stayed in place for solid view. How can I obtain such behaviour in 2.8? Manual unchecking Floor from Overlays is a bit annoying
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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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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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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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Is there a shortcut to undo a viewport move?

Is there a hot key to undo a view port change similar to the bracket key in Maya? I've looked through the hotkeys and don't see anything. Thank you.
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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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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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A Disabled User in need of Suggestions/Help (UI Question)

I have a minor case if Cerebral Palsy which affects my left hand therefore using some of the keyboard shortcuts are impossible for me to use. I’m using Blender 2.8. Just a few Examples of the ...
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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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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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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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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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How to change the color of clipping border display?

Clipping border (Alt B) makes a dark box around the selected area: Setting the background color to the same color as the box doesn't work if you have Only render enabled. How to make the box ...
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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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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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Left click selection deselect object (2.8)

I was astonished when I heard the announcement of left Click by Default. Anyway I gave it a try and it felt familiar. but I got stuck when it came to adding objects to the current selection. Ok now I ...
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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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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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Blender Graphics Issue?

So, recently I'd updated windows and I now have this issue with blender, shown above. This graphics issue can be created by scrolling in, pulling the points around and changing views. What is causing ...
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Interrupt script from gui button

I would like with python blender, a Gui with two buttons one to enter a forever loop, and an other to break the loop. I'm afraid that when the loop runs the pause button will be unresponsive. I ...
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I read that it is possible to hide panels and tabs on Blender´s interface

I´ve read on that now it´s possible to hide panels in Blender to simplify the interface. Project Blender 101 cites this although there´s no links to check the code. On https://developer.blender.org/ ...
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Can I lock rotation to the “closest” rotation axis?

I like having close control over how I rotate an object. So I usually only rotate along a single global or local axis at a time. This requires me specifying the axis I want to rotate around ("r x", "...
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I can only erase grease pencil with Huion tablet

Blender 2.78c Graphic tablet: Huion 640p Whenever I try to click in the workspace, a red dotted circle appears (in every mode). I found it is eraser. In UI, the tablet works completely fine. Also ...
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Why does undo select all channels in graph editor?

I select any channel (with only show selected option or\and with show only selected curve keyframes option on) then modify keyframes on f-curve, then press CtrlZ for undo and all channels become ...
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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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Recent files not showing up in list…How to fix this?

I have looked at my User Pref settings, and have checked the recent file (I have it set at 25)...not sure what is the issue. I have reloaded Blender, used various new versions...tried placing the file ...
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How to change height of the header on each region

I'm wondering how to change height of the header. from my research, there is a value to get height of the header with below script. ...
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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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What key goes to the next item in the outliner?

I've selected an item in the outliner. What key do I press to go to the next item in the outliner? When I hit the down arrow, Blender gives me an error "No more keyframes to jump to in this direction"....
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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 can I find out the variable name in python?

I know how I can find out the python command by clicking a button in the Blender interface, and then look in the info window: For example, as can be seen, I added a cube, UV sphere, plane, camera, ...
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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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Recurring issue, Can anyone help me fix Blender hanging before the file browser appears?

I have been using Blender for a little over five years now and just recently it has started to freeze up or hang whenever I click any button that activates the file browser. Whether it be browsing for ...
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Graphical errors while changing area-type after creating a new screen

i'm writing some scripts for Blender in the context my masterthesis. I want to create a new screen by my script. The layout of the screen should be defined by the script, too. There i've the problem, ...
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Reference an object or data from a Python-defined property

Many built-in properties, such as Object.parent, reference scene data. In the UI, they are represented with pretty menu widgets and in certain cases also with a picker tool: Is it possible to create ...
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How can I automate Blender's ability to focus on part of a model while modelling?

To be honest, it's dizzying to navigate yourself around the vertices you are trying to edit while quickly modelling something on the side, I know you can press . to pivot around it, but is there a ...
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Change UI color

Currently, we can change any colors from the Theme settings. For example, if one likes the following, they can change to it. How can I change C codes to set this theme as default for Blender?