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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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Unknown outliner icon

I'm looking at the source file to use to make the blender 4.1 loading image. And there's something I've never seen before. Do you have any documentation on what it is? An object that cannot be ...
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Change Outliner area size via python

Looking for a way to write a toggler to quickly compress and expand the Outliner to the right edge of the screen and back. It seems that "bpy.ops.screen.area_move()" operator can be used for ...
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Python API for Drag and Drop Events?

I am trying to create an add-on for Blender that uses a drag and drop event, similar to the Drag and Drop from the Outliner, and various other areas of Blender, however, I have no clue where to find ...
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Add icons (properties/operators) to Blender's Outline?

I'm trying and wondering if its possible to add new icons (to trigger properies or operators) in the Blender's Outline showing all the objects in the scene. I mean adding new properties/operators in ...
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Freestyle lines are not fully shown / not visible

Does anyone know why all the outline options I try in blender have this same effect. When I look at the object from the front view some lines are not shown. I actually need the lines in front to be ...
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What does this icon mean in blender outliner?

I imported a file from a different program, and am wondering what this icon means. I don't think its a collection or anything cause when I hit off, it just removes the dotted lines between the mass ...
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How to avoid gaps appearing in Freestyle lines?

How can I avoid these breaks when rendering outline using freestyle ? https://drive.google.com/file/d/16dK_Q-b8PJ3QYIaJNwdPlHQp2GODaXQU/view?usp=sharing
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Can "Exclude from View" be kept disabled during an append? Can it be done with Python?

This is a minor thing, but I was curious if this was possible. I have generated a character rig that looks like this in the outliner. Notice the wgt folder is "disabled" and its contents are ...
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Collections in Alphabetical order

Is there a way in the outliner, the collections I make to be in alphabetical order? for example, I have over 30 collections, the folder with the letter A, is after the letter F, and the letter S is on ...
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How to use Python to modify the active item in the outliner?

I would like to invoke the REMAP operation within the outliner.id_operation from another context, however, the ...
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Regular outline but for a transparent material

I am trying to have my mesh with an Outline but at the same time being transparent inside. The outline has to be only on the parts that would be viewable as if the mash was not transparent (I don't ...
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Inconsistent/jagged outline(?)

I'm working on something and I want to make a jagged outline similar to the outline of this 3d model. Preferably it'll change its jagged-ness each frame and it'll only encompass the exterior of the ...
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Quick Select Parent and Child Objects in Outliner?

Is there a simple method for click-selecting an Object in the Outliner and also selecting its child Objects, in one go? (Like holding Shift and clicking, for instance, though I know that one doesn't ...
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newby mode solidify outline issue

im trying to make a simple lil model thats just flat and has outlines to learn about it so all parts work except the hair how do I fix it?
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How do you hide all but one object using the Outliner?

How do you hide all-but-one object in the outliner? I was sure there was some modifier key you could hold when clicking on the visibility (👁️) icons, but none seem to work. I've had a look in the the ...
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How to parent specific objects to newly created collections?

I used this python code to set the parent (link) the specific objects to newly created collection. The code is working well, but I can see the same objects instance outside(Scene Collection) the newly ...
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Is there a way to export object view status inside of an asset?

I'm facing a problem with the asset browser : I'm building up a collaborative asset library through One Drive for team working purposes, containing some rigged characters. Those characters can have ...
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I can't select my camera and i can't find it in Scene Collection

it looks like my camera is missed but I still could use it by num 0 or ctrl+alt+num0.i just can't select it or select it under Scene Collection.
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blender 4.0 AttributeError: 'Context' object has no attribute 'selected_ids'

I upgraded blender to version 4.0, but I can't use the code bpy.context.selected_ids in version 4.0. The console gives an error ...
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Blender Material outlines

How can I add material outlines to the geometry of my model in blender? I want them to be exportable to a game engine as an fbx model. Basically instead of using a shader for outines I want them to be ...
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Outliner: Is there a way to select objects by data type within a Collection?

Is there a way to quickly select all objects of a given type within a specific Collection? Right-clicking on a Collection in the Outliner brings up this menu: ↑ There is an option to "Select ...
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Weird Box Selection - Blender 4.0

I think there is a problem with the box selection in Blender 4.0. And What I Mean is the "Shortcut B Function" where in the older version of blender 3.6 i can press right mouse button to ...
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"What is the 'allow overlapping types' option used for in line art modifiers?

As I understand it, this option allows for the independent representation of multiple features that overlap on a single edge, allowing for separate lines to be drawn for each feature. However, I haven'...
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How to remove the icon with the Y shape? [duplicate]

I'm new to Blender former user of Maya. When I imported an object, there was hierarchy things happened in the collection with Y icon. When I dragged the object in the last child out of the hierarchy ...
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How to force Context to be 'Outliner' for using 'bpy.ops.outliner.select_walk' in the 3D Viewport?

I've been trying to use the 'bpy.ops.outliner.select_walk' functionality which walks up and down the list of objects in the outliner with the arrow keys. I want to use this functionality while in the ...
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How can I fully select a collection using python with blue highlight?

I have found this thread and several other threads but nothing with any legit answers. We can somewhat select a collection using for example this script that "selects" the one at index 2: <...
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Name in edit state upon creation of collection

Is there a function in Blender Outliner to automatically have the name of a collection in an editable state when i create it? I always have to F2 a "Collection 187" and its just an extra ...
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Use Outliner operators without Outliner context

Looking for a way to use Outliner operators without mouse hovering over Outliner window. So far got this code to simply walk select outside of Outliner window: ...
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Camera visible in View and Scene Menus but not in Outliner or 3D Viewport

Using latest official release 3.6.2. I can select my camera in the sidebar in View > Local Camera and in the Scene menu, but the Camera object is not listed in the Outliner nor is it visible in the ...
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msgbus for collection selection in outliner

I want a callback for Collection selections in the Outliner. So far I already found a common solution for object selections: ...
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what is the "orange collection icon"?

i downloaded the demo blender file the lone-monkey, which is some kind of hindu temple. when trying to apply a material to the collum icon it is just greyed out, i mean it is not possible to add a new ...
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Can't hide object

I'm using a downloaded 3D model and can't hide an object from the render. I want to hide Stormtrooper_Gun, when I try it it's like blocked and purple
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How to expand the outliner's hierarchy to show the active object with python

I've built a nif importer plugin and I want to expand the outliner (if there's one showing) to reveal the newly imported objects. The following snippet does what I want if I run it from a text window: ...
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Some hierarchy not shown in outliner

I have an object with several child objects, some of which are in different collections. Some of the child objects in the different collections themselves have children. In the outliner I can see ...
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Why doesn't my .OBJ file appear in viewport and in the outliner after importing?

I'm very new to blender, so I apologize for wasting your time if this has a simple solution. I downloaded some files off of gumroad, extracted them, and have them ready to go to import, but whenever I ...
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Duplicate Text not entering collection

In the image below, there a text selected in the 3d-window "deudoni". The text is parented to the mesh (box) it's in front of. Each box has its own text on it. Each box is in its own ...
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Easy way to parent object hierarchy to another object in another collection

I'm switching to Blender from another software. It's probably a stupid Question but maybe I'm missing something... Lets say I have a hierarchy (or more) of objects in Collection 2 and I want to parent ...
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Duplicating Collections including the object’s view status

I have multiple ‘master’ collections each containing further collections and objects within them. Many of the ‘sub’ collections and objects are hidden from the screen. When I duplicate a master ...
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Python - Link collection and library override

I've been strugling with this issue for several days now... I would like to link a collection to an external file, then make a library override. When I use the 'import_asset' only one time, it's ...
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Select Scene Collection in Outliner, then paste collection in clipboard

I am trying to use this operator: bpy.ops.outliner.id_paste() to paste a collection I have copied in the clipboard, and my problem is setting the right context, ...
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How can I quickly locate and delete object duplicates?

I was handed an older file today to work on, and it features duplicate objects in multiple places which are interfering with the appearance of the renders. I've been able to locate some of those ...
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How to do toes without creating more vertices

I'm stuck with how to do the toes of the character without adding vertices nor using texture paint. These are the feet I have, with 10 vertices at the end to connect it with the legs once finished. I ...
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Python - Pick collection with eyedropper

I have created a system that lets users assemble pieces from collections, placed inside of a master collection. Right now I am letting the users choose which one is the master by manually typing the ...
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Is there anyway to arrange objects order?

Suppose I want to bring an object to the front, similar to bringing a layer to the front in Photoshop. What should I do?
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What is the difference between a running man and a man holding a ball?

What do these icons mean? Why does the man with the ball have the bones? In another blend file, the running man has all the bones instead, and there is no ball man.
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Objects don't appear in viewport but are not hidden in the outliner

Hello I'm not sure why this issue is happening but when I open the model in 3.0 all the objects show up but it has no textures, when i open it in 3.4.1 the textures show up but not all of the mesh ...
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How to batch clear animation layer data of all the selected objects in the scene?

I have imported bunch of .glb objects in the blender file. Every object has animation layer and NLA strip. I want to clear that layer of all the objects at once with the script. How it works for ...
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Outliner takes up the entire right side [duplicate]

My outliner takes up the entire right side and I can't see the icons for properties, materials, modifiers, etc. I dragged the shader screen from the bottom to the top and dragged it back down when the ...
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How to change the parent of a mesh in Blender 2.70a?

This is probably a bit of a weird question, but I'm doing a project that requires me to work in Houdini, and then import the mesh to blender for it to be imported to the sims 4 as custom content. The ...
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How do I reconcile this Duplicate Object? [duplicate]

I don't know how I got here... Somewhere along the way in my project I have ended up with a duplicate of my main hero object, and I can't figure out how to delete the duplicate without deleting the ...
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