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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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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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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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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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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Show number of Tris selected

Is there a reason it doesn't show you the number of Tris selected? Seems benighted to me. I really need this feature.
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Instancing a space theme with a draw callback

In a somewhat tongue in cheek answer to https://blender.stackexchange.com/a/197340/15543 have come across the possibility of having one instance of a 3d view showing a different theme than another. ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to make click-and-drag sliding to resize the extent of a Blender area easy?

I often have trouble accurately grabbing the boundary between Blender Editor sub-areas in order to drag-resize it (or in order to merge it with an adjacent subarea). That is, I have trouble grabbing ...
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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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Blender 2.82a cannot use CUDA or OPENCL

I am running into an issue that I am unable to solve! I am using blender 2.82a, I have an NVIDIA GT630 installed in my system, and am using Ubuntu 20.04. I want to use my GPU to render my scene, but ...
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How do I change the width of operator popup?

I've done this simple operator taken from templates. How to change operator GUI width? I tried scale_x and ui_units_x but no ...
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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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Apply face normal orientation to object Local Pivot Point orientation?

Is there a simple way to "apply" a custom transform orientation to an objects pivot? The purpose is to set the faces normal as the new pivot of the object. Duarte Farrajota Ramos' cube merge trick ...
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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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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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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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Alt-click is not selecting edge loops on a mac.

I'm using right click but no joy. It used to work but something has changed and I can't figure out what.
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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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How to create a dynamic UI-list similar to the outliner

I'm currently trying to create sort of a "navigation" UI list with the parent/child concept like the outliner or any classic folder navigation. But I'm stuck at the part where I need my ...
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How to highlight selected Faces in Texture Paint?

Is there a way the left panel can highlight the selected faces on the right just so I can track where I am paint? Switching ack and forth between UV Editor and Texture Paint doesn't do it either.
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MANTAFOLW - Realistic Dirt/Dust trail

I'm following the "Making Realistic Dust trail" question which is not accurate for today blender smoke sim interface. I try to reproduce this answer for cgslav but in blender 2.9 which does ...
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Enable show keyboard-shortcuts in Toolbar?

Is there a way to preview the keyboard shortcuts of a common command in the standard toolbar much like this? I've been told I should use the F3/spacebar search options but retrieval adds time to ...
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Change the channel color in Dopesheet/Graph Editor

I am trying to change the color of the channels in the DopeSheet, Graph Editor and Timeline. Can somebody tell me where to change the yellow-ish color so I can actually read the channel names? I tried ...
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Weird big triangles appear when I select an object

I am having some default,I guess, problem with some weird triangles appear while I'm moving an object.That also happens even when I am choosing the object. This is what it looks like before I choose ...
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My sculpting tool is not changing my model but I can transform (grab, snake hook, etc.)

brand new to blender here. Recently started following some tutorials to learn how to sculpt and model in blender. After one video, I decided to run off on my own and try to mess around a bit. Ran in ...
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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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