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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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RMB Only Works in Outliner

I have 2 Emptys in the Scene, end the are invisible for some reasen (checked the eye) And in the Layer they are in, the selection works only in the outliner. I work with UPBGE. pls. Help Blender ...
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How to build blender with Outliner Branch (or any other branch)? [closed]

I build blender with "Add OptiX device implementation to Cycles" (https://developer.blender.org/D5363). I get it, everything is fine! But! But I want build blender with outliner branch I'm doing ...
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2.8 Metaball Animation — viewport metasurface doesn't update

I am new to 2.8. I have a metasurface made of three objects, each with some number of metaballs. The metaballs are animated -- the keyframes are inserted on each element's location and radius ...
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Hiding object in 2.80 (via animated Disable in viewport) loses selection

I believe this to be a bug in the official 2.80 release Currently in 2.80 the 'Disable In Viewport' function when enabled (hiding the object) deselects that object. The scenario where this becomes ...
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Why are objects I moved into collections appearing as faint objects in the Outliner?

These faint objects were originally here but I made some collections for classification and then moved them to proper collections respectively. I don't understand why these faint lists of objects ...
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what is the difference between 'unlink' and 'delete' in outliner editor?

I have tried to use 'unlink' in outliner editor, because I didn't know what it is exactly. And then I thought that it did same thing as 'delete'. But there must be differences between them. What is it?...
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Objects in outliner grayed out

I have been using blender 2.79 and recently downloaded 2.8. I was modelling a scene in blender 2.79 and when opening it up in 2.8 most of my objects are greyed out. Everything is enabled in the ...
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What's the 'disable in viewports'?

I don't know difference between 'hide in viewport' and 'disable in viewports' in Blender 2.8 outliner. What's the precise function of 'disable in viewports'? And if possible, please explain the ...
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How can I access pre-existing UV maps in an fbx?

I am trying to clean up some mistakes in an fbx model that I have and it would help tremendously if I could access the pre-existing UV maps in the model. My outliner shows one mesh with multiple ...
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Blender 2.8 RC2 Outliner restrict icons [duplicate]

I'm just downloaded (current available) Blender 2.8 RC2, and little confused: I see NO restriction icons [commands] in Outliner: Restrict Viewport Visibility Restrict Viewport Selection Restrict ...
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Why does outliner show a different object selected

Is there a reason that the object selected in the viewport is not the object shown as selected in the outliner?
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Can a Driver be set on the the Disable in Render button

If I set up keyframes on the enable\disable in render, or the enable / disable visibility in viewport. Is it possible to set a driver, that will copy the keyframes from one setting to the other. Or ...
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2.8 locking object from selection

This seems like it should be obvious but i cant find it anywhere. 2.8 removed the lock button from the outliner and i want to be able to lock objects from getting selected but not hide their ...
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Properties and Outliner visibility

Properties and outliner not showing at the same time in the layout tab. How do I have them both visible at the same time? I can only see one or the other.
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How to highlight as object in the 3d View/Outliner?

In a script of mine I want to make an object stand out among the others in the 3D View, so that the user can see which object are affected by it. I'm open to suggestions, but I was thinking about: ...
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where are the outliner preferences in Blender 2.8

This is regarding the restriction toggles in the outliner in 2.8, and the new default of showing virtually none of them: how do I change this default? So I don't have to go into the filter and turn ...
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Are drivable outliner options not a thing anymore in 2.8?

Ive been working on a rig for the past weeks now and i just met with this drivers problem, i found out that in 2.8 you are not allowed to create drivers for enabling or disabling restrict selection ...
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orphaned data with collections(blender 2.8 beta)

Has anyone come across a similar situation where creating a collection using ctrl-g (call it 'Collection 2') then removing that object's 'Collection 1' now results in that object needing to be ...
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How do I attach 2 objects if one has been appended from another scene?

I am working on a character and I made the hands for it in another file. I appended it to the file containing the character. I am trying to attach the two together, but they are 2 separate objects in ...
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Selecting a grease pencil object Blender 2.8

In grease pencil mode I was practicing making eyes. My question isn't about that though. I'm having trouble selecting objects that I make. I have each colored object on it's own layer. All colored ...
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Where are the outliner toggles in 2.8?

The selection toggle arrows in the Outliner disappeared. Is there some preference in the settings that has to be turned on?
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2.80 Outliner - How to multi select Objects and then add them to collection?

2.80 Outliner - How to multi select files and then add them to collection? I've used the "B" in 3D view to select items, but how to move them all to a collection (folder, group, etc.) In what menu ...
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Easiest way to create scene variant and manage objects?

I've designed a kitchen set with many objects and I would like to create another variant of it where about 95% of the objects will stay intact and only few will be moved/added. I also want to keep the ...
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Unselectable Object in Outliner in 2.8

I've been fiddling with Blender 2.8, collections and parenting and I can't remember exactly how I was able to make this happen, but I have this empty object that has an animation that keeps affecting ...
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Blender 2.8 - why can't I see my objects in 3D viewport?

I've been working on a project for a while - saved it, reloaded later and suddenly-- large components are invisible in the 3D viewport (but visible in the Outliner). The objects are marked as visible,...
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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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How to shorten object names?

I was basically wondering how you can shorten your object names automatically instead of going in and do it manually on countless of objects. I know there is a object renaming add-on, but this only ...
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3D In Ear Monitor Shell Outline shape change to fit custom faceplate

Very new to blender here and having an issue finding a hopefully simple solution to my problem. I have 3D stl file of a hollow in ear impression that has already been smoothed and sculpted to be a ...
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How to find objects without UVs?

I have a scene with hundreds of objects and even if I started by unwrapping multiple objects groups at once and packed them in the same tiles, sometimes there are parts that I fail to select. Is ...
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Why can't I parent objects in my .blend?

Here's a weird one - I can't seem to create a parent child relationship in my current Blender project. For example, I want to make 'Cube' a child of the 'ModuleParent' empty. If you take a look at ...
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Blender 2.80 no option to “delete hierarchy” in Outliner

In blender 2.79 in the Outliner you can right click a parent object and delete all child objects by right clicking and select delete hierarchy. In 2.80 I don't seem to be able to do this as I only ...
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Can't select a mesh

So I am making a character with two articles of "clothing" on him. In object mode I can select the clothing meshes but I can't select him unless I right click him on the outliner and select which is ...
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The Outliner doesn't show Parent-Child relations in blender 2.8

I have a pretty big scene in blender. In v2.79 the hierarchy looks like this in the Outliner: However, with 2.80 Beta, it looks like in the screenshot below. The only indicator that we get for "...
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Blender 2.8 - Invoking a custom Operator against a particular Collection in the Outliner

I'm attempting to invoke a custom Operator against a particular Collection specified by the user. I've explored 2 different ways of doing this but neither works out well. The first attempt, my ideal ...
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How to do FIltering in outliner using 2 keyword to search 2 different object types at the same time?

For example in outliner : i only want to show 'plane' and 'point light' in the list. How can i do this ? the only solution is having 2 outliner for each keyword. I tried 'plane,point' or 'plane;point' ...
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2.8 Python Outliner Collections

Im trying to make a script to add a set of collections to the outliner as I often setup the same or very similar hierarchy for each my projects. In Blender 2.8 if you right click in the outliner and ...
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Outliner issue - expanding manually

I appear to have lost the ability to expand Outliner hierarchies manually. I am able to expand and collapse with +/- but it expands everything visible collapsed and collapsing collapses everything. ...
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Freestyle outline has gaps

When I render with the freestyle feature in cycles, some edges are not outlined. This image was rendered with the default freestyle settings other than the line style, which was changed from stroke to ...
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Complex hierarchy - show selected object in outliner [duplicate]

I have a file with assets that we bought for some game. They are organized in "groups" - parented to empty objects. There are many many of these "groups" with another "groups" inside of them. How do I ...
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deleting “Ghost objects” from blender file

I imported a BlenRig into my blender file but then later decided to delete it. Now even though I deleted all the rig objects and they don't show up in the outliner menu (even when searching by name), ...
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How can I restrict the rendering of a parented object without removing the parent-child relationship?

For Example: I have a cube and a sphere in my scene. The cube and the sphere have a parent-child relationship, such that the cube is a child of the sphere; as illustrated: The Outliner only shows the ...
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Why are some objects visible in the outliner but not in the 3D view?

In this scene I have banners on the pillars, it is also selected in the outliner at the moment, but I cant seem to find the banners? I don't know if I hid the object, or what but I cant find them at ...
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View input vector values of Image Texture node?

I'm troubleshooting a model in which I have an Image Texture node with a generated image 119,617 pixels in width. As the node accepts the pixel coordinates in normalized form only (from 0 to 1), I ...
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How to set this strange anim. keys in outliner?

I'd like to set animation keys from python script (for automatization). In this particular case can't find command for outliner context. I need command to set keys for 'TOGVIZ' and 'TOGREN'. (Not by ...
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How can I create a new object in the Outliner?

How can I create a new object in the Outliner? I'm using Blender for the first time and im watching this tutorial video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_X9v29i-Iw As you can see in 1:16 min in the ...
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Deleting World Data Block from the Outliner Tree

Rookie errors! It seems at some point I have deleted the World Data block from the Outliner Tree. When I needed to create a World background I added a new World from the properties panel, however the ...
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Cannot move object from parent

I'm having a hard time grasping the logic behind how objects works in Blender. I have watched a lot of tutorials on it, but they all show the basics where everything seems to work as expected, but ...
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selecting multiple items in the outliner

My question sounds really stupid but I really cant figure how to use multiple selection by dragging mouse cursor instead of clicking one item by another till I select zillion of objects that I need......
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Can't find in my viewport but it shows in the outliner

Can anyone help, I was sculpting a human full figure. So decided bring in my eyes, I went into object mode to add a sphere and hide the figure I was sculpting pushing the H button so I could work on ...
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Outlines display option “visible layers” does not work. How to fix it?

When i select display mode of "Visible laters" only in outliner, it still shows objects that are on other layers, that are currently not visible. Even when current layer is empty. How to fix that?