Questions tagged [interface]

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

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Is it possible to tell viewport Ambient Occlusion to ignore edge lines in edit mode?

How can I get rid of that weird shadows for edges in edit mode with viewport Ambient Occlusion (Properties Panel > Shading) enabled? AO disabled AO enabled
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Can I make a UI button that makes buttons in a Panel?

Is it possible to make a button that creates more buttons when you click on it? I was thinking that maybe it'd be a good idea to make extra buttons that store extra info. or functions that you can ...
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How can I get the id name of a submenu?

I'm looking at the ui_menu.py template script in Blender, and line 19 shows this line: ...
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Is there a shortcut to change snapping type?

I really like the "Pie-menus" addon, it allows me to change my editing setting really quickly. It's awesome. I also love snapping, it's so snappy and fun, but I need a better way to change the ...
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How can I reload a UI operator instead of creating a copy of it when I run a script?

I set up an operator script where I move the active object 5 units in the x axis every time I click on the operator. However, every time I click "Run Script", a new operator is made to be clicked on ...
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How to create a custom UI?

I was watching this video on making a custom UI tab using Python, and in the line from bpy.types import Menu, Panel, UIList, I see the names of objects that look ...
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Rearranging elements of a panel

Is there a way to edit the position or hide some elements of an existing panel ? I know I can edit space_view3d.py but I prefer to do it properly. right now i'm appending some labels and they appear ...
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Protecting a mesh from accidental edits

When doing animations most of the vast power of Blender is wasted due to being counter-productive. For example, if you want to move some vertices and accidentally type F instead of G you may not get ...
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Transfer settings to new version of Blender

I use Mac OSX 10.9.5. A year ago, I downloaded 2.75a, and today, I downloaded version 2.77a. I downloaded both via .zip file from blender.org and dragged each into the Applications folder of my Mac. ...
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Zoom locked to 3D cursor

So here's the problem: Regardless of whether I have "zoom to mouse position" checked or not, for my view is zooming to the 3D cursor. I am running 2.77, and I feel it is important to mention that this ...
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How to open a new editor with python

I currently have ...
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Switching between pan and orbit while holding MMB

In previous versions of Blender I've used, pressing or releasing Shift while holding MMB would switch between orbiting and panning, without needing to let go of MMB. In my fresh installation of ...
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Python: Extend “Select Similar” menu?

Is it possible to add a new option to the "Select Similar" (Shift+G in Edit Mode) menu of Blender? I have a custom face data layer in my meshes to which I'd like to select all the faces with the same ...
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Blender initial interface [duplicate]

I'm currently working on a project on Blender and I'm still trying to familiarise myself with the interface so I'm quite a beginner at the moment. I was working on a figure and then I'm not quite sure ...
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Number Keys not Changing View

As I understand it, the number keys are used for changing the view, but they are changing the 3D Layers instead. Can anyone help me? Thanks!
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Cameras' Timecodes Within VSE?

I recently started working with Blender in order to do some video editing for a research project. In it, we are using multiple GoPro cameras to capture the same scene from different angles. ...
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Accidentally hit “toggle full screen”, How do I exit?

I'm stuck in full screen in the node editor. Escape isn't working, and I have no menus and no idea how to leave except to quit Blender and reopen the program.
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How do you find the nodes you're looking for

When following tutorials, I often come across one of the Math nodes ("Greater than", "Power", "Modulo"...), which, unless you use the Compositor for several hours every day, I don't think you can know ...
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GUI disappearing mysteriously

I asked/posted this problem already, but some slug closed it. So now I have to repost this same question again because I can no loger update my prior question coving this same subject matter. ...
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Is there a way to get linear HSV sliders in colorpicker?

I noticed that the RGB sliders under color pickers are in linear mode, while HSV are in sRGB. Is there a way to chose to have all in linear or in sRGB ? Just to get cohesion. Do you think it's ...
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opening Blender, empty white screen [closed]

I installed Blender and once I run it this is all I get I have a win 7 64 bits and I already have the latest drivers of my graphic card
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Ctrl Z works separately in edit mode and text window. In object mode it affects both. Anyway to fix this?

I'm programming a script that requires blender to be in object mode to see the results. I like to undo the results, modify the script and try again. When I CTRL Z to undo the results, it also undoes ...
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How do I navigate the Outliner using the keyboard?

When I click on any item in the Outliner, and press Up or Down on the keyboard, I expect the selection to move, but nothing happens. Is there any way to enable keyboard navigation of the Outliner? ...
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Timeline Jump Distance Change

Pressing Shift+Up arrow/Down arrow causes marker to move 10 frames in a given direction. This being in the timeline that is. What I'd like to have it do is jump 12 frames to accommodate half second ...
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How to Translate All These Objects At Once?

I am new to Blender so this question is probably a very easy one to answer. I have this minecart obstacle I made with 17 different objects that can be seen in the "Layers" Tab. I would just like to ...
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How to reopen folder select dialog (probbably by clearing string property)

I want to create a function that: checks if a file test.txt is in a location from filepath variable if it is not the displays the dialog again I've got this: ...
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How to create a simple list in the UI with Python API that would display data from Python?

I've been writing scripts for Maya and 3Ds Max, now I'm trying to learn Python API of Blender. So I'm not a beginner in scripting for such applications, but I'm a total beginner in scripting for ...
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Change panels position

if i want customize my blender in source codes, is it possible to define default position of panels ? for example by default, we have blender as like as follow : properties panel in right, info panel ...
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I can only see model via a transparent grey strip [duplicate]

I can only see the model via that strip Render view
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How can I access the video editor?

I just downloaded the software and don't know how to get to the video editor. All I see is a 3D maker or something.
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User Theme Settings File

blender has some presets by default ( xml files ) and user can save his own settings for theme ( Save User Settings ) now, 3 simple question 1- is it possible to create an custom xml file to load ...
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How can I change the viewport shading to 'Texture Solid'?

Can someone tell me where is texture solid button in 2.77? I cannot find it anywhere. I cannot see it in Shading menu.
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Why Mask brush in Sculpt mode won't paint mask?

I'm trying to create a layer on the head of my character from which I'm going to create its hair. My problem is that whenever I use the Mask sculpt brush, neither nothing is colored nor any change ...
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How do I close unwanted windows? [duplicate]

The top two tabs won't close. I've tried and can't seem to find out how to get rid of them on my own.
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Issue or Bug. The shading of an object changes when deselected in “Smooth” mode. (Why Radeon Users May Want to Avoid Ubuntu 16.04)

Issue or Bug. The shading of an object changes (to Flat) when deselected in "Smooth" mode. These changes only appear to the unselected objects in the scene in object mode. It's like the object turns ...
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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?
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How do I disable negative scaling?

By default blender allows you to scale past 0 - how do I prevent this? i.e. it's common in other 3D modelling software to resize a set of vertices against an axis to align them - however this isn't ...
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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 choose which viewport to render in? [duplicate]

I've split the node editor into two viewports and change the second viewport to 3D view. Is there a way to choose which viewport blender will render in? Blender seems to choose randomly.
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How can I make 3D Text in Russian?

I've seen a similar question on BSE about entering foreign languages into 3D Text, but it doesn't help. I've tried using two different fonts (both of which support Russian). I've tried enabling ...
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Saved 2.77 blender file opens up different

So recently (a few days ago) I've created a simple rendering using just a few wine glasses in Cycles Render. I was happy with the results and saved my blender file. Of course, it had the '.blend' ...
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How do you snap the camera to view in Ubuntu

I know in Windows it's Ctr + Alt + Numpad 0. However, in Ubuntu that minimizes the window. Does anybody know how to snap the camera to view in Ubuntu?
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How to increase size of physics time steps (delta t) in BGE?

I am evolving A.I. and I need to run blender as fast as possible, somewhere around 400-600 FPS, but when I increase FPS in World > Physics section it increases both number of logical steps and physics ...
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What are these bluish/greenish edges in edit mode?

I created a 3d human face with 'Facegen Modeller' and I opened it with Blender, trying to adapt it to my needs. Inside the eye there is a bluish/greenish oval shape. What is that? When I try to mark ...
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Stuck in fullscreen?

Ok, so I wanted to show my friend my video I was working on in blender. I go to the preview window and hit "fullscreen" (or something like that). So now I am stuck in this full screen mode. I have ...
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Pose Mode - Dynamic Updating of Mesh Attached to Armature

More of a visual annoyance I have on my hands, When I grab a part of my armature, I can see the armature and bones dynamically move, but the position of the mesh connected to the armature won't ...
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How to restore default theme presets? [duplicate]

I accidentally deleted the theme presets in user preferences and I would like to be able to restore them. How can I do this?
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Should I update Blender?

I have blender version 2.76b. I have noticed that blender doesn't update it self automatically. Is there a reason for that. And also if i update my blender, will I be able to work on blender projects ...
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Why are some Blender UI elements blue?

In some tutorials I see that sliders, textboxes etc. in the Blender look blue like this one: In my version of program these elements of UI are grey. Why is that?

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