Questions tagged [interface]

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

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Applied modifiers are not visible

I have an object with two solidify modifiers added, but the modifiers are not visible in the view pane. How can I see the applied modifiers. This is in Blender 2.91
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Principled BSDF don't appear

Well, you can see, in Shader, P BSDF don't appear, thanks.
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Making Background Images Invisible in Blender 2.8 and Up

In Blender 2.8 onward, there is a way to make background images visible on on the aligned axis. The problem is that every time you rotate the view, you can still see the black outline of the ...
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Customize Workspace and disabling editors

I've read a lot about this but I can't find a direct answer for 2.8. I would like to modify Blender's UI as to minimize clutter, since there are a lot of features I don't use. I've read that one can ...
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Weird big triangles appear when I select an object

I am having some default,I guess, problem with some weird triangles appear while I'm moving an object.That also happens even when I am choosing the object. This is what it looks like before I choose ...
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All objects are invisble, even in solid mode [duplicate]

I can't see any objects in blender in solid mode it only shows the origin and a orange outline when I select the object. Rendering it in Eevee the object just gets rendered as alpha 0, in cycles you ...
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Format IntProperty/FloatProperty in GUI layout.prop?

Is there a way to format how the value of Float/Int properties are shown in python blender GUI? Right now it's always the same 'text' + 'value' (+ 'unit' if specified in the prop options). But what ...
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Blender 2.91 menu highlighting and background is a half triangle with a half transparent triangle - how to turn off?

I just installed Blender 2.91 and now the menus all have triangles in the background with half of the menu and menu items highlighted by a triangle and the other triangular half of the menu is ...
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Draw existing panel in pie menu

I seem close but can't quite figure out how to draw an existing panel, in this case "VIEW3D_PT_sculpt_context_menu" in a pie menu. using ...
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What free tools make Blender work like SketchUp? [closed]

I'm coming from SketchUp and want to find tools, that are free, to make Blender work like SketchUp. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Has anyone made any that convert Blender into a user-friendly CAD ...
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Is it possible to determine the UI panel class that is parent/host to an operator when its button is clicked?

I'm dynamically registering a variable number of panel classes, all sub-classed from a custom panel class that includes an operator. Thus all the new panel sub-classes contain a button that executes ...
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Show addon tab panel in just the Compositor, not in Shader Editor

How can I only place the panel in the compositor NOT the shader editor as doing bl_space_type = 'NODE_EDITOR' doesn't specify a specific node editor and places it ...
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Can not use Operator flag(bool property) directly for Panell layout.prop checkbox?

What I am confusing is way to make panell check box for custom operator class without adding many custom properties for scene etc. eg now I have one Custom Operator. which clear morph values. like ...
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Viewports broken on RX 580 [duplicate]

Blender was working fine until recently (I can't pin point what happened). I have not knowingly changed any settings in Blender or on my PC in general. I've been working with Blender daily and hadn't ...
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Trouble with __init__.py loading addon with multple files

I've written a custom addon for a few Pie menus but can't figure out how to load them together from a __init.py Currently they are all split into these four files: ...
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How to use “Reference” information from Blender manual?

There is "Reference" information in many Blender manual pages, for example How one can use it? It looks like some path, like in menu, but nothing correspondent can be found in the ...
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Where is the move the view action in keymapping?

Where can you find the move the view "hand" in the keymapping pref's? I like to have it on my side mouse button.
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Add>Object Menu disabled? [duplicate]

Whenever I created an object (<2.83) a properties menu would appear allowing me to change whatever about the object (ie. vertex count on a circle/cylinder, cube size, etc), but now (2.90>) the ...
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2D texture paint quality to 3D

Because of Masking*, I try to move from Image Editor to Texture Paint in 3D Viewport . With Viewport Shading \ Material Preview \ Diffuse Color and Material Properties \ Texture Interpolation \ ...
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Is it possible to change Blender's rotation axis?

In my quest to customize Blender so that it better fits my Source Filmmaker ass, I've gotten almost everything down except for the axis. X and Y are swapped between Blender and Source, however, the Z-...
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how to get the tooltip information of whatever UI element the mouse is over when I run my operator from a shortcut?

I'm writing an addon which needs to ascertain the function of the UI element the mouse is over when one of the addon's operators is executed. For general information I can use: ...
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Transparent menus

I'm fairly new to Blender and I've discovered that the UI (specifically the menus) are transparent and it's making it difficult to use! Can anyone help me turn this off?
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Resetting UI on the viewport [duplicate]

I downloaded a blender file from online, and all the menues like "view" "select" "pose" options are at the bottom, when they were normally at the top. Is there a way to ...
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Mouse click released immediately on drag; can't drag nodes

I've recently switched to Linux Mint from Windows. Everything in Blender is running fine, except for the fact that I can't seem to hold down 'mouse drag' operations. I click, hold down the mouse ...
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Blender 2.83 model invisible glitch

https://gyazo.com/b3d840f42a8f57c23fb80645ba9f1e48 Something has happened today while I was modelling. Magically my model became invisible and when I go to the material preview or render view, the ...
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Show short cut NOT used

Is there a setting or add-on to show the shortcut if they are not used, i.e. the functions used with the mouse? There is a plugin for IntelliJ called "Key Promoter X" which does exactly this:...
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How to have menu items in columns instead of everything vertical

When I watch the youtube channel "Blender Secrets" then I notice his menu items takes a lot less space then they do with mine. This is is how he has it: This is how my blender looks like: ...
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Use Layer Collection Property Group for UI LIst?

making a property group for a UI List is not a problem when using Collections, as follows: ...
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Operator Search: 'Free Data' not available in Blender 2.9 anymore?

I have a problem with caching my data when I try to run 'replay mode' for a fluid simulation in 2.9. In the 2.8x versions, you can 'free the data', when you search for ...
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How to zoom the outliner view?

I can press numpad- to zoom out the properties panel, but how about the outliner ?? How to zoom it out without change the global resolution scale in v2.90 ??
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Display Filter in 2.91 displaces name and “pin” icon from header, so they disappear when editor is scrolled

Blender 2.91 introduced the new "Display Filter" field, aka Property Search, at the top of some editors such as the Outliner and Properties. The facility itself is great but the problem is ...
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Why does Blender “click through” my mesh?

https://imgur.com/ktdeqjk Blender seems to be getting the ray trace completely wrong here and ignoring/"clipping through" the mesh. I'm pressing CTRL + RMB to create a new vertex but I've ...
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Opening an Image changes the UI to Image/UV Editor

I'm on Blender 2.90.1, and the problem always happens after I render an image for the first time. After doing a render, any image I open (Through any means, like the Shader/Node Editor), it always ...
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How can I hide tool overlays from some or all viewports?

Blender 2.82 I've got one 3d viewport where I manipulate an object, and two torn off floating 3d viewports in which I'm showing different camera views that I want to update in realtime from the main ...
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Any add-ons there for change blender interface into regional language?

I like to teach blender for people region languages if is there any add-on for change blender in regional language. other vice witch API helps to change the interface language.If its there its very ...
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Control the size of the Object Axis displayed in the viewport in Blender 2.9

Is there a way to resize this the axis that is displayed once you activate Axis (under Object Properties > Viewport display)? The default size is quite big, I would like to make it smaller.
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Is there a reference for how to add custom keymaps to operators in an addon?

The Blender API is horribly convoluted, when it comes to actually being able to find any valuable examples or reference code for how to implement features when developing an addon. Is there a ...
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Is it possible to map keymaps to stylus or pen buttons directly from blender?

I have recently been writing an addon which toggles 'Emulate 3 Button Mouse' and 'Emulate Numpad' so that I can operate more fluidly with a laptop and stylus. 'Emulate 3 Button Mouse' is great in that ...
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How do I get into edit mode as shown in this video?

I'm trying to follow along with this tutorial, but I seem to have a different version of Blender than is being used in the video, and some parts of the UI react very differently. At timestamp 9:57, ...
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How to stop Blender from resetting tool with Undo? [closed]

Most of the time when I undo (Ctrl+Z) Blender not only undoes an operation but also resets any tool I am using a step back or several steps back, for example, I have a locked vertex group, unlock it, ...
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How to control the zoom in and zoom out?

I am doing a model and the speed at which I am zooming in and out is very fast. I mean one scroll and I am inside the model, looking at faces and one scroll in opposite direction, my model appears in ...
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2.9 changed the info log position - can I put it back?

In 2.9, the Info Log that appears in the status bar when certain actions, such as Merge Doubles, are performed is in a new position in the right-hand side. In 2.83.8, the info log is placed in the ...
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Remove mesh editing limit in sculpting

I'm on Blender 2.9 attempting to sculpt. Earlier in the year in 2.83 I could clearly remember ticking/unticking something to be able to keep endlessly adding/subtracting volume with brushes like Clay ...
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Hotkeys 1,2,3 in Object Mode

What do these hotkeys do in object mode? I accidentally did this in object mode and now the whole file is screwed up. Objects are invisible even though the eye icon is white in the outliner. same case ...
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Object glitched look in viewport, black in camera view

I'm following along with CrossMind Studio's Blender Day 1 tutorial and my viewport began displaying the following image: As shown, in camera view there's a black bar clipping through the scene, and ...
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Contrasted triangles on interface and transparent materials in viewport and material view

System Information Operating system: Linux-5.8.0-25-generic-x86_64-with-debian-bullseye-sid 64 Bits Graphics card: AMD TURKS (DRM 2.50.0 / 5.8.0-25-generic, LLVM 11.0.0) X.Org 3.3 (Core Profile) Mesa ...
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Why is the object not visible while I am moving it - only the origin is shown?

I don't know what I did but now when I click on the blue arrow to move the object up the object stays where it is and the origin moves until I release the mouse button. Then the object shows its new ...
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My HDRIs + Shader Previews are dim/desaturated and it's affecting my material output

Why does it look like this? This appears to be affecting both Eevee and Cycles in similar ways, although I understand the shader view is Eevee only. My Cycles previews are also very "bright" ...
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Cannot load custom keymap / custom keyboard shortcuts (Version 2.8 / 2.9)

I have a problem with my blender versions 2.8 / 2.9 that I can’t find an answer to anywhere: I am using a couple of addons and have customized my keymap heavily. If I export my keymap into a .py file ...
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Unable to use LMB in any properties to increase or decrease values

Blender version 2.90.1 on a Mac (version 10.15.6) using a Magic Mouse In any properties view I am unable to use LMB and drag to increase or decrease values. I tried to find anything in preferences ...

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