Questions tagged [interface]

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

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Require Blender to update N or T panel

I create a auto setup matcap texture addon and i'd like to know if it should be possible to "require" blender to update N panel. Got a template_preview and it should be great that it refresh ...
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Object selection box with eyedropper

How to add an eyedropper functionality to prop_search in my addon? ...
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Create an interface which is similar to the material list box

How can I make a Interface which is similar to the Material-Interface within Blender via Python? It should look like these. Could you guide me to the right direction? I don't think it's in bpy.ops, ...
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Create a radio button via python

I want to create a own UI for a add-on which I am writing. The user should have the ability to do different things with this add-on. For example he can choose a cube or a pyramid. If cube or pyramid ...
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Blender not showing whole images

Blender is not completely drawing images. The 3D viewport itself works fine, but many of the other features are not working. I will begin by showing images of the issue. At the bottom I describe my ...
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Weird default GUI layout [closed]

When I go to User preferences > Add-ons > Install From File, the default layout is laid out in such a way that one of the panes overlaps the others while having loads of empty space. Aside from this ...
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switching between wacom and mouse

It get crazy while switching between wacom and mouse as they need different kind of button actions or say "user preferences" For Example in wacom i can zoom using side touch strip. So free the ...
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How do you change the default directory for saving/opening files?

When saving my projects the default directory sometimes opens to C:\ but I have my blender projects saved in my ...
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How to redefine an Float Property after create it? [duplicate]

I've created a slider like so: bpy.types.Scene.slider_value = bpy.props.FloatProperty( default= 0, min = -100, max = 100, ) In some case I need ...
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Middle Mouse Button View control

How can I activate control of view with middle button (wheel)? Middle button (scroll wheel) on mouse zooms only. Depressing wheel brings Dashboard (OSX 10.6), not control of view?
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How can the “Name” field in the node properties be useful for the user?

I understand blender needs to have a unique identifier for datablocks, but it's not like an "Object" were you can assign a different "Object Data" datablock. The node doesn't have access to other "...
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Operator docstrings displayed on buttons, not in search mode

When hovering over an operator button in blender, a nice box pops up that shows at least the docstring of the operator. However, if I find the same operator with the search function (pressing space in ...
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How to refresh F-Curve colors via python?

To refresh colors F-Curves I have to display the Graph editor on the screen. Blender doesn't refresh colors F-Curves automatically. Create some animation with the default cube and follow: ...
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Where is the redo function in Blender? [duplicate]

I have had several occasions where I went astray with my Blender work and had to undo my work or start over. When I undid my work today that took several hours, I went too far. Oops! Now I have to ...
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Is it possible to make seams thicker in Bender?

Is it possible to make uv seams thicker in the 3d view in Blender?
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How can I update a menu via an operator?

I've created a menu using an Enum Property. Now I looking for a way to update the menu every time I call an specific operator: Load_New_List_Operator. ...
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Rename folder/file in blender file browser?

Is it possible to rename a folder in the blender file browser? How about a file?
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Axis scales in the f-curve editor

Is is possible to decouple x and y zoom factors in the fcurve editor? I'd like to grow to y-scale without affecting how many frames are visible.
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Have second window with different perspective open only when a second monitor is connected?

I have Blender on my laptop, into which I sometimes plug an external monitor, and set up some different regions to make my workflow smoother/easier. When I save and close my project, the multiple ...
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Scrolling the mouse wheel scrubs the timeline [closed]

Since I updated to 2.74, sometimes the mouse wheel scrubs the timeline rather than zooming. I guess I've hit some key by mistake, but I haven't been able to find out which one. When this happens, ...
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Smoke simulation values are Resetting automatically

I simulated smoke in Blender 2.74 and when I changed vorticity to 3 and changed flow type to smoke+fire which is in next tab the vorticity value again changed to default value. Then I tried Alt+A and ...
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Is there any tree structure document which tells about how blender is structured?

there is any detailed tree structure on what comes under what? What is accessible from where and what is not accessible? A clear tree structure idea of blender data blocks, scene window hierarchy ...
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UV Editing screen not showing/available

Up in the Screens menu my UV Editing has disappeared. How can I get it back?
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What happened to the blender UI [closed]

I have found this link to a blender ui proposal:http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UWacQrEcMHk The link is from 2013, and it seems very convincing. I don't what happened to it, and now in 2015, I can't ...
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How to disconnect a light path node

My question seems obvious but I did not understand why I could not disconnect the path light node for other node. I have never had a problem with other node. To disconnect any node ,I press the left ...
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Where is the cleanup menu in 2.74?

I can't find any sort of mesh clean-up menu. I'd like to be able to find Ngons/degenerated faces/ect. quickly on large, complex meshes. Maya is great for this (highlights their locations without auto-...
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How to move my timeline window? [duplicate]

My timeline has moved to the top window on my project somehow. How do I move it to the bottom of the layout?
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Confused as to how World Background HDR works [duplicate]

I am using 2.74RC but get the same results with 2.73 If I add an Environmental Texture HDR it shows in the World Preview. It also shows in the final render BUT it doesn't show in a SHIFT-Z render ...
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Copying Y scale value onto multiple objects

The thickness (Y-axis) are all different value and I have been attempting to reset them all the a particular value without doing it one by one. I also tried using the copy attributes plugin but it ...
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Material setings in properties window is missing

I have added a sphere and I was able to add material and give it a color. Now when I add a second sphere (separate object), the material panel is just blank. Blend file
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How can I use clone brush in the UV/Image editor?

I am using a clone brush on a model using CTRL+Left Mouse Button to define origin of the clone brush. Why it doesn't work when I'm doing the same in UV/Image Editor?
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How to configure Blender for 2D functions only?

I'm trying to convince a colleague of mine to switch from AutoCAD LT to Blender for structural drafting purposes. Even though Blender was not originally designed for 2D operation, it has the ...
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Where is the “sync selection” option?

When I try to select an island in a uv map it says "Cannot select linked when sync selection is enabled". I know I have to disable it with this button: But it is not here: So where is it?
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Can't move any objects in my scene

I was modeling an object thanks to three cubes and then I made a flower with its respective "accessories", the thing is that maybe I pressed something that I don't know, because now all my objects on ...
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Add Manual and Python Reference Links for Custom Operators

I would like to use Blender's interactive help functionality for my custom operators, i.e. RMB an operator's button and choosing Online Manual or Online Python Reference to link to my own manual and ...
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Make Blender usable on high resolution screen

The Blender UI elements are incredibly small by default on high resolution screens on Windows (15" UHD screen). I found the Preferences -> System -> DPI setting which can be set up to 144. This ...
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How to reset the angle of rotated view without a numpad?

I somehow rotated my view a few degrees to the side and I don't know how to reset it. How can I reset the view? Note: I don't have a number pad.
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Loading ASC files in blender

I need to import an ASC, which is a Digital Terrain Model, file into blender. Basically it's a matrix of points, each represented by a number corrisponding to his height. What's the best way to do ...
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How to select vertices which are overlapping?

I got some Vertices Overlapping, after using "Srew" function (:D) How can i select the vertice, which is beyond the other? Look at the cursor there are 2 Vertices overlapping but i need to select ...
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Assign button missing from material tab

Can somebody tell me where the "assign" button, for assigning a material has gone? Here is where it should be, but it has gone away: Why does this happen?
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How to reassign general confirm function from “Enter” key?

i would like to reassign general confirm function from the "Enter: key to something else. My setup is setup in the way, that i cant reach right side of keyboard because it covered with my graphic ...
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Is there a way to “unprotractor” a mesurement with the ruler/protractor tool?

I sometimes accidentally protractify a measurement when using the ruler/protractor tool. Pressing ⎈ CtrlZ does nothing (I guess being a model operator it doesn't have undo implemented). Is ...
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How to create a Folder Dialog?

So I need to allow the user of my script to choose a directory that contains images, and then run my script on each image. I already have my script made here. I looked at this question already, but ...
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Where is the recalculate normals button?

I really need that [ RECALCULATE ] button, from my tutorial. It should be here: But it's missing: What did i do wrong? The Tutorial said, select the whole Mesh with [a], so i did.. But the button is ...
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Step forward button in Blender (Redo)?

When I pressed the undo button in object mode it somehow brought me waaaay back in my steps and I wanted to know if there was a shortcut to undo the undo? Or a step forward shortcut?
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Is there a shortcut to hide everything else except the object that's selected?

Is there anyway of doing this with a keyboard shortcut without manually hiding each object on the scenes panel? I remember vaguely there was a way to do this in 3DS max.
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How to add a panel to the properties region in the Image Editor?

How do I add a panel to the properties region in the image editor? The code below is just a slight modification from the "ui_panel_simple.py" template. I changed the bl_space_type to be the text ...
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How to create a shortkey for “Replace image” in “UV/Image editor”?

In the UV/Image editor, in the Image Menu, every option such as Reload image has a shortcut, except for Replace image. So I've tried to add a shortcut in the preferences, right under where I found "...
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When exporting as .FBX, I don't have the option “include animation” that I've seen in tutorials

I've been working at this for a while now and have uninstalled and reinstalled Blender. Is it possible that I haven't animated properly and the export menu is contextual? I set my key frames, and it ...
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How can a RGB color value be copied from reference image or render?

In the render view one can see the RGB values while pressing LMB. Can these values be copied to the clipboard in order to paste them into a color widget?

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