Questions tagged [interface]

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

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How easy is the new Blender to pick up? [closed]

So, I used to use Blender a lot in the past for photography/game development purposes. I've recently decided to start using it again, however it feels so very different from when I last used it ...
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Why is blender showing up as transluscent? [closed]

I was working on blender and set an image at a larger resolution and the image became transluscent and I couldn't make changes to what appeared on screen before. I have deleted and reinstalled blender ...
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2.8 - Moving objects too far from world origin makes the un-selectable

I must have pressed something weird cus all of a sudden there is this "invisible wall" surrounding my world origin, and if I drag my objects outside it, I can no longer select them unless I do it in ...
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barely any options being shown within blender

ive just started using blender, so be patient with me if this is a simple fix. i recently got blender for 3d modelling, and in all tutorials ive seen, almost none of the options shown appear in my ...
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How to reduce polygon count [closed]

I want to reduce the polygon count from a model of around 50,000 faces to exactly 1,000 faces. Give me the settings and numbers okay?
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Turn off all menus for a screenshot

I need to take screenshots from my working area often and don't know how to get rid of all these menus and buttons. I don't want to render, because then I'll need to set up the camera and so on, and ...
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Error when installing matcaps

Tried installing matcaps from older blender version. Here's the info log. What can be the problem here?
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Different operations if operator is pressed with “Ctrl”, “Alt” or “Shift” within the UI? [duplicate]

I saw multiple add-ons that are using alternative operator action when pressing Shift, Alt or Ctrl within the operator interface (I think it's only one of the 3). I created an operator and draw it in ...
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Trying to create a formula student car livery off imported STL

I'm relatively new to blender, and am working on creating a car livery for the formula student team I'm on. I have managed to import the car CAD as an STL file, however blender seems to think of it ...
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remove buttons from header

¿is it possible to remove some buttons from the header?, I want to customize the header to have only the shader buttons. Attached image thanks
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Where is texture mapping panel in 2.8?

I can not find Texture channel panel (image below) in 2.8 The picture was on blender manual.
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How do I change to the texture mode in the viewport shading menu

I have just switched from the old UI (Version 2.7x) and I can't find the viewport shading menu so I can switch to texture shading.
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How to achieve minimizable sub panel [duplicate]

My question is simply how to achieve a minimizable subpanel, like the "Display" subpanel in the picture. I have not found any resources that explains this. I know I can use the ...
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Are the Toolshelf icons accessible anywhere?

Are T Tool icons accessible like the other icons? Why are there duplicate icons in the table?
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How to make F12 invoke a render tab and not open a new window?

The new window opening is annoying and I would prefer to just see the render progress in the render tab.
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How to bring back Archipack measurement diagram when I click other tools?

I'm building a wall using mesh Archipack and the measurement diagram disappears every time I click other tools. How to bring it back?
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Part of the Interface disappeared

while I was sculpting today a part of my interface disappeared while accidentally hitting a key combination I don't remember. The interface only changed in Sculpting mode and it only changed in this ...
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Imported .FBX file from fusion opens with multiple dotted lines and empties, I can't remove them without changing the objects' allignments [duplicate]

After adding joints on my model, I imported it as an .fbx file into Blender 2.8 to create an assembly animation. But when Blender opens the file, there are multiple dotted lines which are centered in ...
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Is there a way to force pixellate the viewport render?

I occasionally use blender for pixelart by disabling interpolation, mipmaps and anti-aliasing in render options, but it would be great to see how a model is looking without having to render it ...
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How to make each scene keep its viewport position?

The viewport camera position is global, so when I'm switching between scenes that have stuff at different locations in the 3D space, I have to continuously move/rotate the viewport so that it looks at ...
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Blender 2.81, Why are my Light and other settings GONE?

I have literally no light settings available. I have the same problem with material settings. Almost all of my material settings are gone also. It works fine on an older saved file. Also works fine ...
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How to invoke the register method as an inner class to create a pannel

I'm trying to create a inner-class for creating a panel within a bigger class.. I'm working on a script that build menus and I'm trying to make a class that has a function where you can feed the name ...
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My modifiers icon disappeared

I am using Blender version 2.81a, my Modifiers icon (the little wrench) disappeared on my tab. How do I get it back?
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Is there a shortcut key to toggle visibility of colections?

In 3d viewport number keys above alphabet makes collection's visibility off. And sometimes i press multiple number keys mistakenly. So it's tedious to toggle on in outliner. Is there shortcut keys to ...
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How do i copy my user preferences settings and load them into an older version of blender?

Is there a way to copy blender config (user preferences settings) from blender 2.82 to 2.81 version? My blender keeps crashing randomly and i think switching to the stable version is my only option.
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Explanation of noise texture node settings in 2.8

Can someone please explain all the node settings of 1d, 2d, 3d, 4d of the new noise texture node in 2.8 cycles.
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Bottom “toolbar” is not there; cannot make new material because of it,

I'm quite new to Blender and I want to make a new material using the Texture Node Editor. However, upon opening the Editor, everything is greyed out. Everything. I've tried looking online and a lot ...
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Why necessary Linked Copy of Scenes in Blender?

I understand that only objects are linked. But, the function links all objects. If change a linked scene, the original scene changes the same. I don't understand why this function exists.
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Stopping a point cache bake

I have a problem with blender sometimes: when I am running a simulation bake of some kinds, i.e. the point cache bakes, Blender will not allow you to interact with the interface at all. This is not ...
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Why can't I delete this texture slot? [duplicate]

I can't delete a texture slot. For some reason I don't have the X button there or minus. There's not even a delete option and I don't know what else I can do. Solved: After a few hours i found an ...
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Interface. Join areas is not working properly [duplicate]

I made a mess with areas trying to merge them into 2. Is there a way to remove areas without aiming at the corner and then dragging them with LMB?
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Menu position for skin modifier resizing (Ctrl + A)

Ctrl + A allows you to resize vertices with skin modifiers applied. You can also search for skin resize in f3. But I didn't find ...
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Where is the misc tab when you press n?

When I press N , next to item, tool, and view should be misc right? It isn’t there for me but I need it for kinematics settings
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How to create normal (direction) widget?

I'm looking a way of creating widget like normal node has in Cycles. I have examined names of all method in UILayout but it looks neither of them are related with <...
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can the system console window default position be adjusted?

When developing scripts for blender, I regularly have to restart blender and the console window defaults to my main monitor, behind the blender window. I'm starting with "-con" startup parameter. ...
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I can't scrub key frame in timeline for Blender 2.79

Is it possible to get control on scrubbing key-frame in timeline itself? I am looking for Maya way of doing. Also looking for paid add on which can give us same tricks.
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If I open a Blender file and the UI looks weird, can I move/close the UI elements to make it look like the default? [duplicate]

I downloaded a Blender file and opened it, and the UI looks very weird as the screen capture below. If it were other applications, like Visual Studio or something, most applications support intuitive ...
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Can't find changing bone type display in blender2.81

Can't find changing bone type display in blender2.81. I looked it up in bone properties panel, with normal logic, to change the bone type display method should be in this panel, but I can't find it, ...
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Object Properties Viewport Display Color Question

Under what circumstances is the color in the Object Properties Viewport Display panel used? I know I can use materials to get color to show up, but I can't figure out what conditions this color value ...
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Light Strength option missing

I'm just a beginner in Blender and trying to learn. I am following a tutorial and have a problem. I'm missing the light 'Strength' option. I couldn't find the answer to what could be the issue. I ...
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about how to preview in animation window blender2.81

I activate workspace in animation window, I can zoom in/out in animation window, but I can't move the view, the "little hand" tool on the right side only affect the model window, not the animation ...
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How do i unlink different parts of a 3d model?

Could someone tell me how to unlink parts of a 3d model to make changes on the separate parts? The model here was from an imported fbx file . I tried separating the highlighted part with the 'P' ...
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Movie editing in 2.8- how to recombine previously cut strips back into one strip

After cutting a strip, how do I recombine the cut strips? I can move them together using move G and Snap Shift + S , but that simply butts them together (at the handles), it doesn't make them back ...
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How to put a button on the N panel for URL?

I am looking to place a button in it's own category inside the N panel on the UI. I read this as a reference: How to create a button in Custom panel to take you to the specified url This operator is ...
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Re-directing Help>Manual Menu to Local Drive

I've downloaded the Manual pages to my Hard Drive and would like to access them via the Help>Manual menu. Is there a way to do this either through Prefs or the source code? Thanks.
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How to open properties panel? [duplicate]

I've opened a downloaded file that does not have a properties panel where you can change materials etc. and I don't know how to reopen it. This is the panel I mean:
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a vertex is not inside of gizumo's circle

i get annoyed for this. Is this proper behavior or a bug? Can i fix this?
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How to make the transparency of my objects back to normal?

I was making a well, and I think I clicked a button and it turned all transparent How can i get it back to normal?
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Blender 2.81 toolbar selects tools randomly

In Edit Mode, when I click on SHIFT+SPACE to make Blender 2.81a ToolBar appear, this is what happens it automatically and randomly select one tool the toolBar appears and disappears automatically So ...
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Geometry that separates from the cube, how to fix?

Whenever I add a new mesh object it duplicates, creating one editable object and not another.

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