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

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Conversion chart for blender 2.8 [duplicate]

Does anybody know if there is a conversion chart showing where stuff was and where it is now on the user interface, please? I have taken ages to learn Blender 2.7 and now I have to learn where ...
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My object is not moving smoothly, but in increments of one unit [duplicate]

What is preventing my objects from moving smoothly? Instead of moving slowly and precisely, the object moves by one unit .
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How do I undo a key like NUM7?

There are a number of NUM keys that show in a 'perfect view'. After pressing one how do I go back?
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How to return view window back to original location [duplicate]

How can I return my view window back to the original location? Specifically, I want to have options panel to the right of the view window. Thank you!
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How to add a 3D importer to the UI via Python

Just wondering whether it’s possible in Blender to code a file importer UI so that users can preview a set of 3D objects and add it to the 3D viewport? I guess something sort of like this from Daz ...
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Text on the interface doesn't show correctly on a virtual machine

I'm really sorry if this topic has been discussed already but google didn't show the thread. :-( I have some trouble running Blender in virtual machine. It's Linux Mint 19.1. The fonts inside the ...
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unlocking objects which was locked and saved before

new interface doesn't show "lock in viewport" button. i have created different parts of a car 4 months ago. my habbit was to lock an object when i finished modelling and start a new object. it ...
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Where can the angle for Select Sharp Edges operation be set in Blender 2.80?

Angle value for function "Select Sharp Edges" in Blender 2.79 is here: Select sharp edges what's the angle value Where is it in Blender 2.80?
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Is there an option to turn off the save prompt before quitting in 2.8?

Seems that now Blender 2.8 is asking if we want to save before quit providing three options: Save, Discard and Cancel. However, my workflow is fast and I'm more bothered by these questions, especially ...
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I can't find Global Undo in Blender 2.8

I can't turn off/on Global Undo in Blender 2.8 because I cant see the checkbox in the User Preferences dialog.
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How do I find 'Remove Doubles' in 2.8? [duplicate]

I looked it up and 'remove doubles' should be under Mesh in 2.8. I can't find it.
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How to access the search menu 2.8? (used to be spacebar in 2.79)

In 2.79 the search menu is accessed pressing the spacebar In 2.8 the space bar is used to play the timeline. Where is the search menu now?
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Where is user preferences in 2.8? [duplicate]

I can't find it. It should be under edit.
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Cannot find toolbar in header - blender 2.8

Hi, I cannot find the toolbar in my blender and when I search toolbar it shows like this in the second image
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I set an background image but i can't actually see it all [duplicate]

I'm new in blender. I want to know if anyone has the same problem and can tell me how to fix it, if it's possible. (I'm using fedora as OS)
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How to move a selected mesh in to another collection in editmode?

So right now i have a couple meshes in the 3d view that I want want to move into another collection. When I am in object mode and select it all the meshes are highlighted. So when pressing m and move ...
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Is it possible to move the view with holding spacebar?

So right now when I want to move the view I use shift middle mouse button and move. But is it possible to move the view with spacebar and moving the mouse?
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Save view in blender 2.8

Is there any way to save the view that is not front, back, top, etc.? I am in edit mode and select surface then Shift+7. It takes me to the view looking straight onto that surface. I can then use then ...
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How can I keybind the fly navigation camera in 2.8?

The fly navigation tool exists in 2.8 Beta, but is only accessible via Search. (This surprises me because it seems pretty finished.) I use it a lot and would like to have quick access to it. In ...
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How can make the state of a boolean property relative to the 3d view area?

I need to keep unique boolean properties attached to screen area (view 3d) which may have at the same time different states depending on the context view area, like propertie lock camera to view or ...
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Text input field panel add-on blender 2.8

I am integrating a database in Blender. For this, I want to use text input fields. But at the moment I can't edit these fields. And I can't figure out whats wrong with it. The code used for this is: ...
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List of parameter options in Animation Nodes

I see there are boolean nodes, but is there any way to create list of named options so that the a user can pick one and specific part of tree will be executed?
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How to toggle the transparency view on edge selected mode in Blender 2.80?

The edge selection lines/outlines are partially obscuring part of the mesh I'm working on, so I would like to be able to make these lines more transparent as to more easily see what I'm working on ...
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Blender 2.8 Topbar [closed]

any ideas why the top bar is gone in the latest Blender 2.8 build from today:
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Blender 2.8 Operator Presets not working for me

So I have recently installed the recent blender 2.8, since my last 2.8 version wouldn't show me curves in the right way but now I am having issue interacting with the operator presets for add-ons. ...
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User Preferences Appearing with Screen Tearing

I downloaded Blender and tried to open User Preferences, but it appears with screen tearing. Here is a screenshot
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Is there a way to increase visibility of the “Edge lines” in blender 2.8

I'm currently following a tutorial using blender 2.8. As you can see in the pictures the "edge lines" are much more visible in pre 2.8 which makes it a lot easier to see the direction of the edge ...
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Problems with box select and click-drag select

I'm having an issue with the box select, I cannot select multiple meshes by click-dragging over them or even with using the box select shortcut (b), then click-drag. I am able to select a single mesh +...
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i cant see whole scene at once but just 180 degrees, how do i fix that? [duplicate]

I dont know how to switch off a mode in object mode, i would like to see everything but there is this strange shadow that allows to see only 180 degrees. it makes half of the building disapear,
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Blender 2.8: The deselect gesture box does not seem to work. Is there something I am missing or is it a bug?

I’m trying to customize my selection box so that dragging and releasing right click “selects”, which works. And also that when I press left click, it deselects what’s in the selection box, which ...
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Disable objects/collections in 2.8 doesn’t work

I am trying to disable some objects in 2.8 with alt + click in the outliner, but it doesn’t work, ctrl + click to isolate works fine although. How can I fix it? Or is it a bug? I tried different 2.8 ...
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Set selection gestures in 2.8 (from 2.79)

I created a custom way of selecting/deselecting, and it no longer works in 2.8. I had r-click drag to make the selection box, letting go of r-click to select additively. And I could press left click ...
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Toggle Overlays shortcut?

I used to have a shortcut to toggle 'Display Only' option in 2.7 but in 2.8 that no longer works and I have to click the 'Display Overlays' button manually which is annoying. Does anyone know how to ...
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Can't see background movie in ortho graphic view in blender 2.8

As you can see I have changed both camera view and orthographic front view but I can't see any image.
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Why can't I open the side menu in 2.8?

I'm working on 2.8 and noticed I could not pop open the window on the right side of the screen. Usually that had a "plus" sign, it only has a "less than" V and won't let me open. Is that a bug? or a ...
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Scaling widgets operation - implmentation details

this is not directly related to blender. but how does blender implements the scaling operation. I am trying to implement this inside opencv for a application that I am working on. here is what I am ...
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The Period “.” in Blender number pad emulate

I emulated the number pad. But I do not know what key to use for the "." button.
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blender 2.8 select vertex, edge, face problem

i work on a macbook pro (no numpad) with Blender 2.8 (no ctrl+tab shortcut) and i only have the choice to select between emulate numpad to chage point of view or not emulate numpad and use ctrl+1,2 ...
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Blender 2.8 UI is different on Windows 8

I have a Windows 8 PC and I'm using Blender 2.8. However, some of the UI elements are different when compared to a Windows 10 PC on which I used Blender. The Windows 10 PC's UI was completely normal, ...
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Blender fullscreen issue

Everytime I open blender and try to full-screen it, blender just crashes. I have tried updating my gpu driver and I reinstalled it about 4 times but the issue persists.
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how can i move a part of the mesh with the transformation manipulators with snapping with increment enabled?

i cant move a part of the mesh with the manipulators with snapping with increment enabled, when i am in perspective mode or ortho, but when i use the numpad to align the view to camera view to any ...
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Ffmpeg output not working

I was trying to make a screencast but as soon as I start recording, the "Capture" button that you press to stop recording goes away and the recording stops. I have output set to MP4 in H.264 but when ...
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Where is the transform tool?

I just installed Blender v2.8 but I can't seem to find any Transform tool. Has it been removed or do I have to show it?
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How I can change Blender to the “blue mode”? The cube is always transparent

In this tutorial Blender is in the mode that I want, but I cant find the theme.
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Where is the edge loop hotkey set in the keymap section of 2.8?

Alt+LMB does nothing, and I'm trying to determine if this is a bug and the nature of the issue so I can report it. In looking at the keymap settings, I can find "...
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Can you create a new window from a non-main window?

If I have a window that is opened via Window -> New Window and I want to copy that window layout to a new 3rd window, is there any way to do that? There is no ...
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Middle mouse (Logitech G602) button doesn't rotate view

Middle button doesn't rotate view on Logitech G602 mouse on Windows 10 x64 machine with the latest Logitech Gaming Software utility. I did check the settings in the Logitech app. Middle click is ...
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Stylus-Activated Pie Menus? Tablet Mode Sculpting?

How to access pie menus when in Tablet mode? In Tablet mode, the keyboard will not be accessible, thus requiring access to the Pie Menus via the stylus pen. I need these menus for Viewpoint shortcuts,...
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Is there a way to delete objects without confirmation?

I'm a beginner in Blender. I started using it and found that in order to delete something I gotta confirm the action. Can it be disabled?
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Reassign position and scale of the navigation gizmo

in the will to build a -limited Blender edition- easy to use for 3D model visualization, I want to move and scale the navigation gizmo. It seems that is not declared in a python file.