Questions tagged [interface]

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

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Increase font sizes for property names and values

Using Blender 2.92.0 It seems this issue is kind of interesting. I've adjusted the font sizes to where they seem usable for me, great :) However loading up a saved file *.blend file and the UI ...
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Blender 2.92, unexpected symbols at the top-left of each window

Subject. Fresh installed Blender. What are those letters and how to get rid of them?
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Can the Playhead in Animation Editors be Moved with Script?

Ideally, what I would like to see is a feature that lets me float the cursor over an animation editor window, such as the Dope Sheet, and then immediately press a sequence of number keys to instantly ...
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How to have 2 windows display different modes in the 3D Viewport

I can open a new window and move it to the second monitor but it will only display the same editor screen as the original window. How can I get it to show a different one e.g. layout on one and ...
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How do I save a certain workspace as the default workspace (not default upon opening blender)

I want to save the default compositing workspace a certain way so that when I open the compositor, it's the setup I like. I've figured out how to save the interface for opening blender however, I'm ...
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Large double circles around objects - how to turn it off

I hit some shortcut (probably in sculpting mode) and double circles appeared around the objects. Do you know how to turn it off?
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Multiple camera panels per viewport layout, aka “Area”

I am struggling with what I believe to be a very simple task. I merely wish to view the framing of multiple cameras at the same time. It seems that it is not even possible to view the camera framing ...
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How to make bezier curve handles always visible

How to make the bezier curve vertex handles always visible? The points are only visible, when I select them, instead of always showing. Where should I look for settings for this?
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Where is the inset operator options menu in 2.9.2?

I am following a tutorial in which a face must be inset in a specific way. When the tutorial author selects the face and presses I, a small menu appears in the bottom left corner to specify options ...
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How to split a certain area using python?

My screen has different areas: one 3D View and two Image Editors. I would like to split one of the Image Editors but when I call the bpy.ops.screen.area_split() ...
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Toggle Box UI In Panel [duplicate]

The above image is what I have created so far, still prototyping, just got started scripting within Blender Would like to be able to collapse each box, which contains light properties, like the image ...
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Reducing viewport framerate

When I am in viewport → render mode, how can I reduce the re-render frequency of the viewport in Cycles engine mode? So instead of it starting to render again when I slide any attribute in the ...
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How do I add a new panel to the Properties Editor?

First, I want to make sure I'm using the right terms and talking about the proper part of the Blender workspace. From reading a few different answers on SE:Blender, and a few other sources, my ...
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3D Viewport Sidebar tab ordering, hierarchy [duplicate]

Is there any way to group, order, or create a hierarchy of sidebar tools, and vary these across the same 3D Viewport in more than one Workspace. I especially focus on my plethora of tools in my 3D ...
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How to toggle(Open/Close) `T` or `N` Panel in 3D view Using Python

I want to hide or show blender T and N panel using Python. From This To This
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How to interactively add vertices based on custom input fields?

I want to make UI with input fields and a button which add verts with coords based on values in this fields. I kinda almost understand what I need to do but it slips away because I am not a programmer....
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Drawing Tablet Cursor Freezes Up

I currently use a Huion Kamvas Pro 13 (8192). When I use Blender with my mouse, it works fine. My tablet works fine too, in other programs. However, when I focus on the Blender Window, I'm no longer ...
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No longer seeing the camera view frame

I've just updated to Blender 2.92, and I decided to start again from scratch with all the default settings in place, rather than importing my settings from 2.91. Hoo boy, that was a mistake. I didn't ...
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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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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 pick an object before operator execution? (object picker/pointer ux?)

I have an operator that needs an object in order to work, but here's the trick, it is required to use some sort of picker GUI in order to select the object first before execution() (instead of using ...
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Trying to read a Blender crash report

Hope you are well and safe. So I have blender which crashes regularly. I therefore opened the crash.txt found in %temp%. The only thing is that I don't understand at all what is going on in this txt. ...
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Draw in a region not found in space type

I'd like to create a footer where there's no "FOOTER" bl_region_type for example in the 3D view, it seems impossible to do in python? is this hardcoded in C++? ...
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Is it possible to make a scrollbar? [duplicate]

How to make a scrollbar in the tabs in the 3D view sidebar using python ?
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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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Is it possible to make a scrollbar? [duplicate]

How to make a scrollbar using python ?
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Where is Point Cloud?

Just downloaded version 2.92 for Mac. I am unable to find the Point Cloud option in the Add menu. Am I missing something?
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Hiding Entire Panels and Other Elements from the UI

I'd like to hide the vast majority of the user interface. The users of my addon are biologists who are often quite intimidated by computers, so I'd like to limit the confusion on the screen to just ...
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View jumps around when clicking with 'lock to 3D cursor' enabled

Does anyone know what the intended behavior of this is? When I set 'Lock To 3D Cursor' enabled in the 'View' tab and I middle click to pan or rotate the viewport camera it changes the distance of the ...
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where can I find the edit menu in blender 2.9

I want to edit objects in the edit menu, but the edit menu can't be found in blender 2.9
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Mesh Deform Modifier Missing / not visible [closed]

When I use a modifier, they work fine, but when I use the Mesh Deform Modifier it is not visible for some reason. When I move any other modifier, it becomes visible; if I let go of it, it turns back ...
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How to set a different background color for each node editor

I often work with two Shader Editors side by side to work on Object and World nodes. Is there any way to change these background colors to get it more distinguishable? Other suggestions are welcome ...
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Trouble getting video as plane to show it's image [duplicate]

I've imported a .mp4 video as a plane in object mode so that I can point the camera at it and animate some 3D objects in front of the video. The image of the video won't show up though (it remains a ...
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Is there any way to change the location of the left side toolbar (show/hide with T)

I'm getting into sculpting, and I don't like that brushes are on the left side (I'm left handed and find it weird), I would like them to be on the right side. I haven't seen any post on that in google ...
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How to enable or disable panels with the click of a button

When I click on the "new" button, some panels that were disabled appear. I read their code, but I didn't understand. How do I get certain panels to appear when I click a button?
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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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Adjust properties of 3D object and camera faster

I need to adjust position parameters for a specific object and x shift value parameter for the camera frequently. What are my options to make this process more comfortable? - I want to avoid that I ...
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My Blender Pan, and Move don't work WORK [closed]

Nothing is working, I have tried Loading the factory settings, uninstalling and re-installing, uninstalling and updating, and lots of other stuff inside of blender i also deleted all of the files ...
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How do I change background image's size in compositor? [duplicate]

How can I change background image's size in compositor? The following screenshots are showing my node setup and the current size of the background image.
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Why ALT + Click does not work when you need to return the checkmarks to all objects in the Visibility parameter?

these parameters cannot be returned to all selected objects using the Alt + Click method. It turns out only to uncheck everyone, but not to return it back. What is the problem, how to fix it?
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Pressing Ctrl Alt 0 is not working for me

I'm learning through Blender Guru's videos and he said press ctrl + alt + 0 and it's not working for me. And even when he sculpted the donut I did not quite understand how to do it. Anyone know? Maybe ...
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How to duplicate linked an entire model?

Lets say I've modeled a window (with the frame, glass, handle...), set the constraints limiting the translation, and set the parenting hierarchy. Now I'd like to reuse the entire window somewhere else ...
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How to reopen the panel that shows when creating objects? [duplicate]

When creating objects a panel shows on the left bottom side, like this. And sometimes I click other objects or hit Tab going to edit mode then realize I need to tweak some properties on that panel. ...
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Is there a way to change default Modifiers' options?

Is there a way to change the default Modifiers' options? For example, Boolean options. Let me explain: I work with high-poly models for 3D printing. And each time I forget to turn off preview option I ...
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Is there any way to turn off pop-up UI windows (dialogues)?

One of the UI changes in Blender 2.8 (I'm on 2.83.5) vs. 2.7 seems to be that, apparently, the one-window (no pop-up/ dialogue window) policy in the UI design seems to have been abandoned. To give an ...
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I made a lot of windows with the vertical split option

I made many vertical splits when I was trying to join them. To collapse them I joined the split over the original copy. Is there a way for me to get back to the original window?
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Normals doesn't show up

I have a problem on Blender: I select an object, I switch in edit mode, and then in the "viewport overlays" menu, I click on display normals (at the bottom of the menu) but nothing appears. ...
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A grey wedge appears on the screen [duplicate]

A grey wedge appears on the screen I've uploaded a picture of what keeps happening, I keep masking out part of the scene and can't figure out what keys i'm pressing, any help really appreciated! ...
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How do I change the color of a wireframe object

How do I change the color of the cube (and the stuff behind it) to be different from the background color?
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Gray screen or Frozen screen whenever opened

I've been using blender just fine a couple of hours ago but now if opened would only show up a Gray screen or a Frozen screen (which is the project itself but everything is frozen). Here are pictures ...

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