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

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How do I switch to Cycles render engine? [duplicate]

I just downloaded blender and it says at the top that I am in blender render. I want to make it on cycles render. How can change this?
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How do i close a view window that's not the same size as the ones next to it?

I'd like to close one of the view windows on the right side of the Blender user interface. However, it shares borders with two view windows on its left. I've tried dragging both its and its neighbor's ...
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Stuck on start on blender please help!

How do I fix blender because it is stuck on the terminal start thing please help! Btw I am running Windows 10 just in case.
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Custom layout disappears 2.77a [duplicate]

So I move stuff around to my liking. Change the theme to my preferred look. I Go to User Preferences>File> uncheck:(Load UI). Hit [Save user preferences] Hit the + next to default and rename my own ...
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Where to suggest Blender additions and fixes [closed]

Where can I suggest fixes and additions to someone who works on Blender? I have a lot of suggestions for problems I ran into: Screw modifier needs fit curve and fit length settings just like array ...
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Using 2 monitors on Mac pro

I'm new to Blender and i'm using 2 monitors on a Mac pro,osX El capitan, I created a second window but it seems that Blender only recognize 1 monitor... Is there a way to change this behaviour ? ...
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Multi-Monitor Slowdown

I have been trying to use my second monitor with blender without much success. I have 2 windows and can move them around fine, but the moment i move any window off my main screen onto my second ...
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Simple UIList for float data stored in a list in the scene

I studied a lot of examples but with no success. The script I'm working on is calculating the area of the selected object faces (or the whole area), and then I would like to call the operator to store ...
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Where is the World Editor Tool?

I was trying to complete an assignment for my Digital Graphics & Animation class, and found it awfully hard to find the World Editor. The instructions were very vague. The instructions only say, ...
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Change parameter for whole selection

It is common to want to change settings for many selected items at once. For some things, like scaling, it automatically affects everything you have selected. For other things, it only affects the ...
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Background images not showing up at all in persp or ortho view

I cannot get background images to show up. From what I understand you add the background image, then set the view it shows up in and then use numpad to set your camera view, yet this does not work for ...
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How do I restore my Layouts? [duplicate]

I accidentally closed my default and compositing screen layouts could someone help me to get them back?
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How can I initiate transform operations through python?

I'm trying to figure out how I can initiate transform operations like grab, scale and rotate. I don't want to execute the transform, just activate it so you can use your mouse and keyboard to perform ...
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Force Logs to appear in Info View when chaining operator calls

Use case : Attempting to create a Logger Utility Operator to allow logging to the Info View. If I have an operator and call it via the UI, using the report() function, the output will appear in the ...
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model shows semitransparent in vewport [duplicate]

this are the similar post that i post on https://blender.stackexchange.com/questions/50027/blender-face-problem-on-large-file i got this wire-face problem and i think the problem solved it is a ...
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Change editor tab with a hotkey?

Are there hotkeys for changing between the tabs in the 3D view Toolshelf (Tool, Create, Relations, etc), or is it possible to create them?
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Selected Face color not updating in user interface

I’m trying to set the selected face color but it is not updating. Here are my user interface colors and the viewport results: The active face is set properly. So are the selected face dots. But the ...
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How to add the layout.template_node_view into a Toolshelf Panel [duplicate]

I saw this toolshelf creation, and tried to figured out how he done that without copy all the code? Without succeed! Is there an easy way to do this? layout.template_node_view(ntree, node, input) ...
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How to append/link Screens from other blendfiles?

Is there a way to append/link a screen (see below) from a different blend file? If not possible from the UI maybe this can be done via python? I would like to create a custom screen and then deliver ...
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Top Right Panel

Ok real noob question here.But there used to be a panel over this one on the picture that showed all the objects in your blend.I think I might have hidden it some way.I want to know how to make it ...
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How to modifiy interface font size? [duplicate]

Absolutely new of Blender, I do have great difficulties to follow tutorials, because the size font appear on my screen 3840x2160 too much small, and I (myope) have to unwear glasses and approach the ...
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Blender not registering my SHIFT key

I remapped my keyboard (using KeyTweak) and now my "Caps Lock" acts as "Left Shift", "Left Shift" acts as "Left Ctrl" and "Left Ctrl" acts as "Caps Lock". It works on every other program that I tested....
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Is there a way to call the Modifier menu with a keyboard shortcut?

I was thinking it would be nice to be able to call the Modifier menu as a contextual menu using a keyboard shortcut. However, the drop-down button doesn't have any Python name listed in its Tool Tip. ...
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How to use an A~Z key as a modifier for a keyboard shortcut?

I want to set up shortcut that has a letter as a modifier key. In other words, AltMS, where M must be pressed before S. I believe this is is how the feature is supposed to work - correct me if I'm ...
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Rigify N menu options missing, reloading the rig_ui.py doesn't help. Solution?

I'm having the issue where the rifigy properties and layers are missing, however the normal solution mentioned here does not work: Rigify rig main properties and rig layers disappeared I was editing ...
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How to prevent Blender from disabling dyntopo when exiting/entering sculpt mode?

This is one of the most annoying things while sculpting with Dyntopo enabled - it switches itself off automatically for various reasons eg. going from sculpt mode into object mode and then back into ...
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Where to find sidebar menu Object Tools

I'm following tutor4u's tutorial on blender and he does something under Object Tools, specifically under Object, join. I can't find that on my blender 2.76b. Attached is a pic of mine and his ...
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Blender efficient dual monitor setup

I use dual monitor setup with diffrent screen layouts. So I have a "Default_l" screen layout and a "Default_r" screen layout. Is there a way to automate the change of the screen layout: When I change ...
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Icon Preview for internal images not working

Here is an example file for internal images that should be displayed with the template_icon_view or just as enum property. This works if the files are saved ...
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How to use icon previews from bpy.data.images?

I want to use the template_icon_view to display a set of images from bpy.data.images. I know there is ...
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How to toggle the menu bar back?

I hit some hot key that I'm unsure of and now the grey main menu bar at the top of the screen is gone and I don't know how to get it back. edit: It's the bar with File, Render, Window, and Help tabs....
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Ubuntu and Alt keyboard shortcut

To do some stuff in Blender I need to use Alt key. It seems, however, that on Linux Ubuntu the left Alt can't be used for some actions(let's say, for example, Alt + RMB). However, when using right Alt ...
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Japanese text input not supported in Blender?

I had the impression that Japanese text input was a supported feature, but I can't get input to work. Text remains in the Roman alphabet, whereas in other applications it converts as it is typed. I ...
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Anyone know how detect what vertex are in the edges of a mesh?

Anyone know how detect what vertex are in the edges of a mesh? I want math code, not a user interface procedure. Really, I want the same function that Blender has when you select an object and you ...
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How to flip camera view? [duplicate]

There is a hotkey mentioned by Gleb in the Blender Guru podcast that allows the camera view to be flipped on the x/y axis, I can't remember it for the world, nor find it anywhere in google. The ...
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Accidentally disabled transformation keys?

I was working in Edit mode, merging a series of vertices, when I accidentally hit an unintended key combination which I now, unfortunately, don't remember. Nothing obvious happened, so I carried on. ...
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Does “importing key configuration” (shortcuts) only add keys?

Or, if I make a mess of new ones, can this function remove them and simply revert to a saved state of hotkeys?
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Is bpy props able to create a list of lists?

I'm trying to create an export dialog for an add-on I'm creating, and I want to be able to do something like ...
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Use color Material while in Edit / Wire Mode

I'm using topology for face modeling. I am following a face pattern used in Blender in the Sintel character. I'd like to see colored faces WHILE I am placing vertices and mapping out the face IN EDIT &...
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VSE: zooming into preview area

Any way to zoom into my preview range "10900 - 11450" using shortcuts or functions? Actually I can zoom into this area on the timeline using the home button but on the sequencer it will only zoom out ...
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What is the number in corner of the 3D view?

At the bottom-left corner of the 3D view there is some white text with the name of the selected object, preceded by a number in parentheses. What does this number mean?
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Is there a better way to extend a Bezier Curve?

It seems very tedious and therefore slow to extend Bezier curves while creating them in Blender. The docs say to select two control points and W > Subdivide. This makes extending the curve ...
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script custom previews in a menu

I want to know how to create a menu with previews for an add-on. Until now I know that this is related with the bpy.utils.preview. I'm making an add-on that appends ...
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How can I make a 3D mouse act the same as in other programs?

I can't seem to get my 3D mouse (3DConnexion SpaceNavigator) to work 'right' in Blender. The intended functionality is that rotations should be orbiting the object and the mouse should be able to pan/...
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How to assign a double click as a keyboard shortcut

I've tried searching for this seemingly obvious topic. The following article has been the most accurate and detailed I've found so far for what I'm trying to do (see Benu's reply): http://...
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Blender background image stretch fit crop missing?

I'm trying to scale the image x,y but there is no way to do it. A quick google search shows a stretch/fit/crop option which I do not see even after scaling and scrolling through the panel. They are ...
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Why is Pie empty when no object in layer

Everything works perfect as long as the layer has an object, otherwise the Pie menu will be empty. Is that because I have a camera command in the pie and no object is present that could be used for ...
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Argument error with remove constraint py code

This is the constraint remove function: ...
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Attribute problem with defining Camera for context object

I struggle to understand why this does not work in my script, giving me the error that the context object has not attribute camera, while I use the original code from the properties_data_camera.py ...
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Is it possible to orbit the viewport while transforming/selecting?

Can I orbit the viewport while transforming/selecting? For instance, by disabling the Middle Mouse Button's Axis Selection functionality? Full explanation: Let's assume I've selected a mesh, pressed ...

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