Questions tagged [interface]

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

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Difficulties in Appending Blender File [duplicate]

Hello everyone just need few guidelines I am importing a Objects form Blend file of a building , the object appears but there is a problem nothing is visible in the camera. And the object disappears ...
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2.82a Quad View: Sidebar Region Display “missing”? [duplicate]

I'm trying to have a bit more control of the views while in Quad View (change view. rotate, etc...). I was reading that the controls for unlocking the views in Quad View were in the Display tab of the ...
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Black Screen on my Blender Startup. but the cursor is appeared!

So, i installed Blender 2.79 from the official website. and when i opened it, the console is appeared then blender start to showing. i thought the black screen on the startup is the part of loading ...
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Viewport is showing faces that should be hidden behind other faces

I'm very new to blender, I'm following a tutorial to create a building. The viewport is set to shading, however it's showing the faces that should be out of view. I couldn't find a setting for this, ...
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box selection went wrong [duplicate]

and I dont know how to get back. Actually I intended to cut the sphere into half by box selecting one half. Accidentely I pressed CMD B instead of just B. Redo not possible, the rest of the model is ...
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Why is the Tweak Tool different when using industry compatible keymap?

I'm using the industry compatible keymap. When i'm selecting the Tweak tool, it's simply moving the 3D cursor, which is the same functionality as the Cursor tool right beneath. This is different to ...
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Where are the 'obstacle', 'volume initialization' and 'slip type' fluid options?

I downloaded Blender and I have been trying to do the fluid simulation. But I can’t find the, obstacle, volume initialization and slip type amongst other things in the Fluid panel.
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Hair dynamics enabled or disabled?

Is hair dynamics enabled or disabled? Blender spec: ...
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How to open an image editor window and display an image file in it?

I'm looking to open a new image editor window and display a new image from a file in it -- all via python script. What is the best way to do this? Searched but only found how to load and display an ...
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Issue with interface, disappearance of vertex, edge etc.?

Suddenly, the interface doesn't show the mode editing, but editing has running. Difficult to work. I do a short cut by error ? Do you have a idea ?
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In Blender 2.82a what is the shortcut to get out of loop cut state?

I am stuck with the loop cut tool enforcing me to click and by not vanishing when I use Esc key. Could someone tell me what the shortcut is come out of this state.
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Displaying Progress of Operator in Blender 2.8

It used to be the case prior to Blender 2.8 that the only way to display a progress bar for a long-running operator was a hack where you make the script a renderEngine. Is this still the case in 2.8 ...
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How to make a reference model see through / semi transparent?

I imported a 3D model into my project to use as a reference. I would like to be able to make that model see through so that I can model over it without it blocking my own model. Is there a way to do ...
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Draw axis guid line via Python in Blender

I write a little addon that reset location by a single axis (X, Y or Z). I want to add the possibility to view axis guide line in 3d viewport when you select one. Like you have in transformations(move,...
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dark shadows of the donut

I've just started learning blender.. m unable to understand why the shadows are so dark when in actual m doing step by step of your video, after doing the crease part, tried so many times unable to ...
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How to cut image as icon in Blender?

I want to import an image into blender and quote some parts according to row and cols as icon displayed in template_icon_view(). BUT template_icon_view() could only import icon from file path. Is ...
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Can I export Quick Favorites from 2.82 to 2.83

With all the back and forth between 2.82 and 2.83 daily releases, I was wondering if there was a way to export your 2.82 quick favorites menus to use them in the 2.83 beta?
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How do I remove F_01 from the Timeline?

I've been dumb and fearless! It's a personal goal - however, my smash into animation triggered this thing which might be an F Curve somewhere? More importantly than what it is in any detail is getting ...
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Possible to click on an object in the viewport and the object list hierarchy automatically goes to that object also? [duplicate]

I've used Blender for years but have never hopped on the forums. I am still new as I am very slow at this (all self-taught as I know many of us are). I am sure this question has been asked elsewhere ...
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Blender Crashing regularly

Whenever I do not press a key on blender 2.82a for 10-20 seconds and then go to do something, it keeps crashing like this; Am i doing something wrong or am i likely to have something turned on/off ...
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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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How do I disable the circular menus in 2.82 and get the 'classic' menus back?

I've used Blender for many years. I sincerely think it's the best open source project after LInux distros. I updated to 2.8x and I found myself completely lost, but I understand that things must ...
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Relationship lines comes out without i made them

i'm facing a problem that i never saw, when i parent the armature with autommatic weights, some relationship lines that should not be there appear in my scene, one is in floating without any bone ...
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interface mess (again) [duplicate]

blender is amazing i have to say to begin with!!! but some of the ux design is like whaaaaatt:) so once again my interface got messed up and i cant get it to how it was before.. how can i get rid of ...
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How to view the Property Editor in Blender [duplicate]

I am a beginner to blender and have somehow managed to hide the property editor in blender. Is there any way I can bring it back? Thanks
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How do I get my offset models to be at 0, 0, 0?

Apologies, I'm relatively new to blender and have inherited this model. I have tried Alt+G and setting the origin points, but the model itself is still off-point. This means when attempting to rotate,...
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Directly draw a template_icon_view template from an operator?

i have a tiny problem, I'm wondering if it's possible to directly draw the template from an operator button. in the class below i draw a pop-up menu with a template prop inside, is it the only ...
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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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Set active object in Outliner

In 3D view, click one of the selected objects while holding shift would set it as the active object. My question is how to do this in Outliners instead of 3D View? Because sometimes the object I want ...
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Show the polycount of selected objects in object mode

How to show the polycount statistics (faces, tris, etc) of selected objects in object mode? The bar on the bottom of screen shows polycount of the whole scene: I know I can switch to edit mode and ...
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Increasing text size in top left of viewport

I found the text size a bit hard to read as my screen is realtively small, so I managed find Edit/Preferences/Themes/Text Style where I could increase to 13 points from the default of 11 or so. This ...
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Disable “Extrude region together along the average normal” dragable UI element

The yellow circle with the + icon. I pressed something accidentally on my keyboard, but I don't know what. I don't know how to get rid of it either. I suspect it ...
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How to get back the 'Add <Shape Name>' menu after performing any other action? [duplicate]

I would like to know how I can get back the 'Add ' menu which disappears after performing any action. I tried F9 key, F6 key and T key which I knew after some Googling but they didn't dork. I'm ...
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mouse does not click in the correct location

when I go to click on anything in blender alone my mouse does not actually click at the tip of the mouse like normal it clicks slightly above where I'm pointed. my mouse does this in no other apps or ...
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put orbit tool into PIE

How can I put the Orbit tool into the PIE menu?
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Keymap Preference Missing

I'll try to be short I see this But I expect this What am I missing???
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Troubleshoot performance?

Are there any tools or options to help troubleshoot performance? When using blender, every few seconds I get a split-second of lag. This interrupts any smooth movements, like transforms, or scrubbing ...
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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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Source Filmmaker (SFM) Animation Set Editor and Control Light as Camera Equivalent?

UPDATE: I've figured out how to get to the other bones in the Outliner. It's a hierarchy system rather than control groups. Just gotta expand the armature group first and then expand either the ...
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How can I decrease x-ray alpha in 3D view?

Is there any way I can decrease alpha opacity so the edges in the back are less visible?
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How to disable scrollbars in node editor?

In 2.82 scrollbars in node editor is not only useless, but annoying, it's also pop-up, which is very bad. How do I disable them enterely?
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in sculpt mode the circle disappears when brushing

the circle i'm talking about is this blue circle whenever i starts brushing with any brush in sculpt mode the circle disappears but i need it to be revealed. is there any way to keep it revealed i'm ...
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how to change a hot key in a add-on

recently updated blender to "2.82a" and figured out that the pie menu add-on changed the mode changing key to Ctrl+tab" how can i change that key back to only "tab" not "Ctrl+tab"
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change viewport layout

Yohoo!:) As a 20 + years user of kind of every cad app on earth i am super amazed i have to ask this question! How do i change the viewport layout? Like, in any way at all.. I manage to add more ...
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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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Too big addon list, what should I do? How expand names and keep it all?

There are many addons. Do you know how show it in two cloumns?
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Add Header Bars to interface

Could a script add header bars to a UI?
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Blender 2.82 simulation interface unlock?

upgraded lastly from Blender 2.79 to 2.82. With 2.79 I used Blender to do fluid simulation. Now trying the same with the newer version. Unfortunately, the new version locks the screen during ...
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Weird user interface behavior once I minimize blender window

This weird behavior occurs once I minimize blender window and the same issue appears in blender 2.7b. Can someone help me with this?
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Scroll pop menu without mouse wheel

For example, when I have many View Layers in a scene: While there is a small triangle pointing down, no matter where I move my cursor to, the menu doesn't scroll. Clicking the triangle doesn't work ...

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