Questions tagged [interface]

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

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How do you bring back the object properties console? [duplicate]

This has eluded and frustrated me for too long. After adding objects like a Sapling or a gear you get a panel inside the tools menu-bar with options to control the object that you just added. If ...
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Joining two windows doesn't work [duplicate]

I click join area and then the Area Options dialog disappears and nothing happens.
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How to make Blender remember STL export settings as default

I model in millimeters inside Blender, for 3D printing. Every time I want to Export STL, I have to untick Scene Units and change the Scale to 10.0. These settings ...
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Cannot scale or rotate objects

I choose the scale or rotate option that's on top of the render timeline, but every time I left click, the red circle with the 4 black lines sticking out (3D cursor) is selected, and not the scaling ...
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How do I add Add Modifier to the UI

In the online manual it shows a panel with a drop-down for selecting modifiers to add. I can't find that anywhere and no one seems to know anything about it? Is the manual wrong? Does that not exist? ...
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Choosing recent files list at startup

As a BSE user, I have to open many files from other users. The problem is that they're stored in the recent files list and my personal works are just disapearing. I would like to choose a recent-...
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What's the correct way of implementing dynamic dropdown menus in Python?

First time bpy user here.. working on a small automated pipeline. Most of it is already in place, including a database and a PHP framework that provides data for use by the Python code below. My ...
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Triggerring left click events via python on 3D view screen

I want to be able to emulate a user clicking on a point on the 3D view screen with the left mouse button from a particular angle. The goal here is to snap the 3D cursor to the volume of an object ...
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Why my custom enum property becomes an integer property after restart blender?

I try to add custom enum properties to a bone in order to change sub-surf levels and masking vertex groups of a mesh. Every time I run the script, it assigns the property like the following: Enum ...
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Adjust margins (padding) between Editor windows

I'd like to add a few pixels of padding between the Editors to make it easier to resize them. I believe there is a 3 pixel range to get the "double arrow cursor" for resizing. Apparently I am not ...
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How can I change the hover color of tools in the UI?

How can I change the color or light intensity of tabs that are hovered over in blenders user interface? For example if I hover over the translate option in the tools tab while in the 3d view, it ...
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How can I add a checkbox in the tools UI?

So I want to add a checkbox to the UV/Image Editor tools UI This is currently my code, You can see where I have commented "#Checkbox Here" and later on in the UpdateOperator I want to check whether ...
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Anim Player Error

My question is: I have a Error: Anim PLayer That happens if i play my scene (ALT+A) (New Scene too) In Cycles and Blender Game i have the same Error. For the Render i use the Render Presets I get ...
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Is it possible to temporarily disable UI from updating?

I think we have all been there: we add too many objects or subdivide something too many times and suddenly Blender slows down to a crawl. At the moment my system is so unresponsive that it takes ...
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How to restore custom layout/panels when loading a blend file with different settings? [duplicate]

I've downloaded a .blend file recently and all of the interface elements look very small. Is there a way to quickly resize the buttons within the panels according to my personal settings?
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How do I activate the editing box at bottom of “Tools” section? [duplicate]

When I add a new item (sphere, cube etc) the lower left hand editing box is no longer activated....it is clouded over and unresponsive. For example: I add a UV Sphere but can no longer change the ...
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How to increase/decrease the size of the buttons inside the panels?

I've downloaded a .blend file recently and all of the interface elements look very small. I remember that there were an easy trick to make everything bigger (or smaller) when I was using Blender 2.49 ...
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Custom inteface: Two 3D views with a different header (toolbar)

Here is what I am trying to achieve: I have two 3D views One for manipulating objects (which needs to have some custom manipulation tools in its header). This view cannot be rotated. A second one ...
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Is it possible with Python to code G key to move channels up and down in the Dopesheet editor?

Just like we are able to translate most elements in Blender, it would be really nice to be able to do it there. Is it possible?
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How to fit an image to the UV Editor window's borders?

I try to place the rendered image inside the UV Editor window so it fits its borders precisely. Unfortunatelly it isn't possible using a Mouse Wheel. Are there any ways to do it?
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Issues With User Preference Window

Every time I exit out of the user preference menu it exits out of Blender completely. I changed it so I can view it in the main window. However in one of my files, the window is stuck there and it ...
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Where to find F Brush tool?

I just downloaded blender 2.75a. I'm halfway through my first character creation and decided to try out the F Brush tool. I've seen quite a lot of folks using the tool. I do not have this tool. I've ...
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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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Navigation is completely not working

I was using blender and I created a little character and when it came to putting it in pose mode so I could begin to animate it, from then on the navigation around the 3D window will not work it will ...
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Timeline header python modification

I would like to add a custom frame rate slider in the timeline header, but I can't figure out how to do it. I've tried to add following line in space_time.py (...
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How do I hide this top panel and where did my menu bar go? [duplicate]

Please tell me how to hide the top panel. Dragging any of the corner handles up on the other panels does not work.
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How can I output a counter or/and progress bar in the UI? [duplicate]

When I batch operations such as exportings, I'd like to know when it will be over. Having a progress bar or indicator and something like "X of Y" (X is number of objects processed; Y is total number ...
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Can screen layouts or workspaces be locked?

Is there a way to lock screen layouts so that when you change them while working, such as by switching editors around or resizing them, those changes don't affect the original state of the active ...
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How can I remap to Shift Command Click&Drag?

I'm on an iMac using an Apple wireless keyboard and a Magic Mouse. I'm trying to remap buttons so that I can Move the 3D view left, right, up, and down with Shift Command Click&Drag. This is what ...
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How to get to the Render Output Panel [duplicate]

I want to export my mesh as a transparent PNG. I found this page that shows how to do that. But first I need to get to the Render Output panel. How do I get there? I am using version 2.72b on ...
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Rookie question about ne Blender 2.75a rotating view [closed]

I just upgraded from 2.72b to 2.75a and now I can't rotate my view with my mouse anymore. Even if i hold down the shift button, it wont change my view either. I have tried changing the free/trackball ...
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printable keyboard shortcuts

Is there a good printable keyboard shortcut sheet (that looks like a keyboard) for Blender 2.75? I found a really nice one here: Blender 2.4 Hotkeys, but that was created for version 2.4 in 2005... ...
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Cannot add modifiers? [duplicate]

I am following one of Quill18's tutorials for Blender and Unity 3D. I have a very simple model with one object so far and need to add a second object. The first model has multiple modifiers, the ...
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What is the meaning of the color of the node sockets in the node editor?

I have been searching on the web and I can't find this. What is the meaning of the color of the node sockets in the node editor?
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How can I add inputs to a file output node?

New to Blender. How to add additional inputs to the file output node? This post doesn't explain: How can I render all render passes to files in Cycles?
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Make a custom Slider to translate a object

I would like to translate a plane along its normal by using a slider. I'd like to be able to move this slider that would indicate the distance of the current translation and do the translation in the ...
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How to show face in edit mode after hiding with “H”

Very simple question but I couldn't find answer I'm modeling some complex stuff which I need to hide some faces to move forward, but after I'm done I want to display those faces back
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How does Blender decide in which window it shows the render

This has puzzled me for years: How does Blender decide the window where it will display the rendered image when I hit F12 to render?
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Grid floor is not straight

My grid is askew and I don't know why
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Why can't I resize the Toolshelf?

So my problem is that I cannot resize the toolshelf in any direction, which is really annoying since I don't see the tabs because there are so many of them. I'd like to resize it and I have no idea ...
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Why can't I see keyframes in blender after importing bvh files though it plays animation?

Animation is playing but no keyframe is displayed in either timeline or graph editor. ]1
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Why can't I move vertices?

I'm a absolute beginner to Blender and I don't know how to move the vertices. I only have a one-click mouse. I tried to see others comment but no use. The B key doesn't work for my computer.
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Button or menu entry to clear the sculpting mask?

A mask has been created: The shortcut Alt+M will clear it. Is there a button in the user interface? Or a menu entry?
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Plane rotation parameters missing

I am trying to rotate my plane so that it is perfectly upright. However I don't see this parameter: Am I blind or are the rotation parameters hidden somewhere?
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Is there a way to save composite node presets?

Is there any way in Blender to save settings in your compositing node setup. For example say for my shadow catcher I have it setup for a hard shadow for sunlight, and then I also have a setting for ...
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Blender forces computer to reboot after mistyping extreme value for resolution icosphere [closed]

After that I added an icosphere and wanted to change the resolution from 2 to 5, I stupidly mistyped the 5 to 45, so Blender freezes up and forced my computer to reboot. I didn't save the file so I ...
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How can I create a shortcut to activate / deactivate multiple checkboxes?

I would like to create a shortcut to activate/deactivate (Occlude, Cull and Normal) checkboxes at the same in Texture Paint mode with a single key. Is it possible? or is scripting required for ...
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Blender Wacom buttons not recognized - Linux Mint

I am having issue with Blender not catching Wacom buttons when pressed. Gimp and Houdini and every other app are working perfectly. I set buttons using xsetwacom set command. Is there anything ...
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What does the 'F' button and '2' button do (materials tab)?

First, I know that clicking the '+' button on the right side of the material list makes an empty material slot, and after clicking the 'New'-button it adds a new material. But isn't it the same as ...
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Material controls are missing [duplicate]

While looking at a tutorial on the Anisotropic shader I got stuck. The controls it tells me to use are nowhere to be found. One of the first things is tells me to do is to add an hdr file for some ...

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