Questions tagged [outliner]

The Outliner is an editor in Blender that gives you a 2D representation of all the data in the file as a list of hierarchies.

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What are these block icons in outliner and why do they make my object weird?

They are only in my copy and pasted items from another file, and they don't bend like other objects for some reason. I don't know how to get them off and i don't know how they got there. I already ...
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How to get a list of selected excluded collections in the Outliner using Python?

The Batch Rename feature of the blender's Outliner does not appear to work for the collection, so I want to write a script myself. There are a lot of heavy mesh in the collections, so I'd like to ...
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Weird box that I can't get rid of on the viewport [duplicate]

When I made alt b this red box outliner showed up and no matter what I do I couldn't get rid of what should I do. I restarted blender and nothing has changed.
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Switch context to Outliner

I'm working on an add-on that performs some operations on items in Outliner (actually it enables me to batch rename collections, a feature missing from Blender). The addon works fine if I assign a ...
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Making collections unselectable at the same time

Is it possible to make all selected collections unselectable at the same time ? I mean, without clicking on each single arrow of each collection ? I would like that at the end all the collections ...
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How can I use outliner dots(?? I don't know it's name)?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z11Sv_kkoUs In this video, I saw dots which can make me switch object to other not in object mode. But I don't know how can I activate the dots. Please let me know that....
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Particles not spreading evenly over surface, they are clustered at two points (Donut tutorial)

Overview in viewport: https://i.imgur.com/cQ0tnkt.png Top part of Particles properties: https://i.imgur.com/RRFSFwj.png Outliner overview: https://i.imgur.com/YKWGV8g.png Look at the short sprinkles. ...
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Donut tutorial: Source Objects used for sprinkle particles is showing up in render. How do I hide them? Did I mess up my collections?

Blender 2.92.0 Part 2 level 2 of the tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ5ungDgFNc Already looking at this it seems I've messed up the collections of the sprinkles somehow? I see double of ...
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How do i remove objects within another object's collection?

I have no idea how to phrase this properly, so I hope a gif will be able to show. This is a more a matter of scene collection organization rather than modelling, but its driving me nuts. As shown, i'...
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Object shows up twice in outliner

For some reason a model I downloaded has the same object show up in multiple collections and I can't figure out how to make the object part of a single collection. Any ideas what the issue is?
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Collection: Move vs. Link

I am very confused by Collections. It's quite unorthodox for display layers to support linking/aliasing. In every other program I've ever seen, an object can only be in a single layer, just as a ...
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How to create a dynamic UI-list similar to the outliner

I'm currently trying to create sort of a "navigation" UI list with the parent/child concept like the outliner or any classic folder navigation. But I'm stuck at the part where I need my ...
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Freestyle Line is disconnected

I am trying to make cartoonish outline with steady constant thickness. When I turn on Freestyle to do so and render, There are some disconnected lines : Youtube doesnt seem to have answer to this How ...
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Delete nodes that does not contain mesh?

I'm pretty new on Blender and I have a problem. I imported a quite huge model hierarchy and some node contains no mesh. Is there a way to automaticaly delete all node that does not have mesh ? Thanks....
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How can I reveal these groups inside of collections in blender 2.9 [duplicate]

I have project that I worked on in blender 2.6/2.7x and now Im decided to switch to blender 2.9 but when I open that file I'v got some groups which are gread out and dont see them i view port. How ...
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Outliner / properties etc dissapeared [duplicate]

This happened to me a couple times before, where i accidently click a key combination and it hides the outliner + other panels Pressing CTRL UP / DOWN / LEFT / RIGHT does not bring anything back for ...
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Switching or selecting the Object associated with ObData (Mesh)

Hopefully someone can help. I want to use the Outliner to help select a number of Objects based on the ObData name and then organise them into collections. I used ALT + D to duplicate instances of a ...
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Naming Bones/Objects/Etc in Outline Using Keyboard

I'm trying to name bones of an armature using the Outline menu with keyboard but: 1- When I highlight the bone using arrow keys, I press Enter/Return to rename but nothing happens 2- Then I go to Edit ...
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How do I enlarge outliner font?

Please let me know how to enlarge outliner font, Icon display. + and - bottom does NOT work on outliner.
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Blender 2.91 convert to Grease pencil and preserve only outlines

I am pretty new to Blender and what i want to do is to convert my entire mesh to grease pencil. When i do this it shows all the edges and vertices with it i want to only keep the outline of the object ...
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Blender 2.8 How to delete hierarchy? [duplicate]

Blender 2.8 How to delete hierarchy in the outliner? I've been searching for this. I can't find a straight foward answer. Can it be done? How?
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outliner doesn't show selected object if Viewport Display is disabled

If I disable an objects "Viewport Display" and then select it in an outliner that filters on "All" Objects, it will not be listed in an outliner that filters on "Selected"...
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TIP: How to find total number of unique objects among many instances

Is there a way to know how many unique objects (with unique mesh data) are in a Blender scene when you have a lot of instances of different objects? For example, if you have a scene with 500 instances ...
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Can't select Pose under Scene Collection to Enter Pose Mode

So I downloaded the recent version of blender on my new PC. I've used 2.8 forever but figured I'd get the most recent version on my new build. On the previous version I could select the Pose line (...
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is there a way to relocate a linked collection that has its name changed?

I know there is a way to relocate a broken file in the outliner, But is there a simple way to relocate a collection when it has its name changed ? (file is the same but the collection has a different ...
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How do I run a script after renaming a collection or object in the Outliner?

I'm not a programmer. I want to write a script to make my work in Blender 2.91.0 easier. How do I run a script after renaming a collection or object in the Outliner? For example, I entered the name of ...
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Select Collections with Python

Is it possible to make operations like "Select All" or "Invert Selection" with collections? i tried with bpy.data, and bpy.context, but i could not find anything, than i thought ...
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Video Editing - Send a strip to another scene same project file

I am trying to do some video editing and I want to send a metastrip or strip from one scene to another scene. But copy and paste doesn't work because it do not copy the curve animations, just the ...
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How to Add Visibility Keyframe on Collection? [duplicate]

I have many animated objects with keyframes. I want to hide/ make visible all objects with one click or one keyframe? How I can do this? In previous versions, I could easily add a keyframe in outliner ...
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Drawing Outlines

Below is the sort of effect I am trying to apply : Youtube instructions led me to using "solidify" modifier as a way, and the instruction was that : Add material that is totally black ...
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How to disable multiple objects selected in outliner?

My questions are : In outliner i selected list of objects and want to disable/enable them (turn on/off monitor icon). How can i do this ? 'ALT' doesn't work for multiple on this case. can i attach ...
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How to add a parent to multiple disabled objects?

I select couple of objects in outliner and they are disabled (monitor icon is off). I don't want to enable it. I want to add a parent to those objects. If I select them in outliner and in object ...
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How to unhide multiple objects in the outliner?

In outliner i select multiple hidden objects then i want just to turn on that eyeball icon, to unhide. But i can only do it per object. Tried to press 'alt' to have 'multiple' effect but not working. ...
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Is there a convenient way to “collapse” the view of multiple, possibly nested, collections in the outliner?

In an Add-On I'm working on, I procedurally generate a modest-to-large number of collections, and often end up with an outliner looks something like this: I then often find myself tediously clicking ...
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Prevent to rename to existing name

When i rename object (in outliner) to a 'name' that already exist, Blender will allow it and change the existing object to other name silently without me being notified. No warning or error etc. I don'...
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Outliner : show objects match name with wildcards

I have 20 storeys building, each floor has its own objects, for example floor 1 : Floor 1 bath, Floor 1 kitchen etc. floor 2 : Floor 2 utility, Floor 2 terrace etc up to .. floor 20 : Floor 20 office, ...
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Can’t move hierarchy to collection or parent in outliner

I have this one chain hierarchy in my outliner and it doesn’t move to the collection when I parent it to an object in that collection. Even if I try to move it manually it just stays there outside the ...
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outliner : to cycle the find result in outliner

I have objects which is part of multiple collections. If i select the object in 3d view and want to find it in outliner, i will type '.' . The outliner will scroll and the selected obj will be ...
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Blender outliner what are the differences between the little green men?

I've imported a mesh and an armature and parented them. There are two little green men in the outliner and one is the Pose I have worked hours on. What is the other one, where the little man is ...
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What do the dashed lines in the outliner mean?

Two of my objects are somehow linked to each other in that one of the items are copying itself on the other but I can't figure out how. I don't think its instancing because when I unparent the object ...
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When moving objects to a collection, not all selected objects are moved. Why?

I am working on a fairly large scene that has a lot of mesh data, active booleans, and mirrors. I am trying to clean up the file so it's more easy to manage. What I have been doing is moving major ...
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Is there a Blender icon reference for the Outliner editor?

Today I saw a ghost icon and broken paper icon in Outliner. My guess is they mean proxy object and missing file, but haven't found any documentation to confirm. Is there a reference for the various ...
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outliner panel joined with viewport

When I move the the outliner panel up and down to be able to see the full properties list on the right side of the screen, it also moves/adjusts the main viewport window and I don't want it to do that....
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Some of my objects have disappeared, but not through the usual method. (v2.79b)

I'm having a very strange issue that I've never experienced in a whole year of using Blender. For some reason some of my objects have randomly disappeared, and I can't get them back. I've researched ...
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Linked objects ? two objects in the view port. but one has no properties of name why?

I have a Piston object composed of two parts. The piston container has a name in the outliner qa.001.a. but the second seems to be totally invisible in the outliner and can only be selected and ...
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Can't select mesh [duplicate]

I have this base body pony and i cant select it in object mode. What do I do so I can adjust it? if this cant be dun meby there is a way to get it animate? i mage to grab all other stuff like main, ...
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Is it possible to listen for object visibility change in python?

Is it possible to listen to changes in object visibility via a Python add-on in Blender? Being a beginner, I only know of listing all objects and doing .hide_get(), but I at least know that doing that ...
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How to add a button to outliner header via python script?

Is it possible to add a button via python to here?
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How to update the Outliner after creating a material from the Python API?

I noticed that the call to bpy.data.materials.new(name="hi") doesn't immediately show up in the Outliner unless the material is used somewhere. Can I ...
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Auto show/expand outliner to selected objects

I'm not sure if it's possible, but if it is that would be great! Is there a way to make it so when I select an object in the scene, the outliner will automatically expand the hierarchy to show the ...

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