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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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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?
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Linked groups unlinked and not re-linkable

I've got an objects.blend which has multiple groups, and a scenes.blend in which those groups are linked multiple times. Today I realised that suddenly all the linked groups are not linked anymore. (...
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How do I disable 'Restrict viewport selection' for multiple objects?

I accidentally turned on 'Restrict viewport selection' for each object. How do I turn them all back off without having to click the objects one by one?
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Clear restrict selection

I have several objects disabled for selection in the outliner (the little selection arrow is grayed out). How can I make everything in my scene available for selection without toggling each outliner ...
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My Outliner and Properties editor dissapeared… how do I get them back?

Help this keeps happening and I lose my whole projects because of it: As you can see in this image its not there...
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How do I select parents and children together in the outliner? [duplicate]

So for example I have a model chair which includes the arms, piston (that type of chair), base etc. How do I select all parts including the parent item for duplicating the model? Shift+G only allows ...
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how do I organize the materials? joining two seperated objects after editing

I used P and from the pull down menu seperated a selection as indicated in the picture. I labeled the new object EAR and added a material I made the object EAR black and added backface culling by ...
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sort objects in outliner case-insensitive

I really love blender but what puts me off a little bit is the case-sensitive sorting in the outliner. Mostly I use lower case object names, but freshly created objects always have an upper case ...
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Outliner locked me out, layers highlighted green, and many layers are hidden cant unhide

I accidently did something to my outliner that I can't find or figure out how to undo. All of my layer trees are gone except one but all objects are in the 3D viewport. I also can't do anything in my ...
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How to Track Users of Data Blocks?

I find it difficult to understand that there are two users of that mesh data in my blend file. How can I clearly track the user of a block of data in Blender?
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How can I make it so only one object in a group is visible at a time?

I want it so that if I make an object in a group visible, it automatically makes the others invisible.
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What criteria is used to sort the outliner when “Sort Alphabetically” is off?

What Criteria is used to sort the outliner when "Sort Alphabetically" is off? The order definitely changes when I toggle that setting, but I can't tell what the order is changing to.
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Modify Outliner with python

I wrote a simple addon to toggle the Camera Ray visibility of multiple elements, something I'm constantly doing in my workflow. I'd love to be able to modify the Outliner panel to add a new column ...
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Pressed something and outliner expands all recursively. How to revert?

I was going to rename an object by double clicking the name in my Outliner and accidentally pressed some keyboard combination. I don't know how many keys I pressed but they are all around the Enter ...
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Can I make my own Allow/Deny selection switch?

Let's say I restricted all objects from being selectable from the outliner except for one that I can use to control the state of other object's selectability. I just need to know can an object's ...
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All my objects became non-selectable

All the objects in my scene (around 2'000) have the selection feature disabled all of a sudden (v.2.78): I can drag the mouse down to reselect them, but the computer lags, and a lot of them don't get ...
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Apply a material to a heirarchy

I have an imported model with a hierarchy of objects. Expanding to the tip of one branch looks like: I'd like to be pick materials for sections of the hierarchy (e.g. by top level parents). But it ...
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Can I create a tree view similar to the outliner one with python?

That is the question: Can I create a tree view similar to the outliner one with python? The thing is that I want to structure some lists (arrays of objects) as tree-nested arrays, so they could be ...
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Layer Manager like 3ds Max

so my question is if there is a plug in for blender changing the layer manager of blender to somewhat like in 3ds max? i think its kind of hard to deal with the grouping system in blender. Is there a ...
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How to find image's users

thanks for click my question. In the past, when the oops Schematic function is present in the blender, we can found users of datablock very easily. (oops schematic was remove since 2.49b.) But now, ...
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Rendering an animation with a hard black outline around certain models?

so I am asking on behalf of someone I know who has this amazing art style where they have solid lines around all their drawings. Anyway they want to make an animation capturing their style. Is there a ...
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Outliner - show only hidden

Little things in Blender that could drive someone crazy. I have a lot of objects in the scene, some of them marked as restricted visibility. Before the render I want to "unhide" them all - not to ...
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How do I group all my groups into one 'master' group?

I am currently making a medieval cannon, and I have been naming all the parts of the cannon, also I grouped all parts into different groups for easier recognition. For example I grouped all components ...
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Changing 'data block' name of object from python script [duplicate]

I am trying to change the name of the object in the data block from the python script. The operation name is: bpy.ops.outliner.id_operation(type='RENAME'). But I ...
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Items in outliner marked as visible yet are invisible?

I don't use Blender, just so you know. I know little about the program itself. Recently I purchased a package with various rock formations and there is one scene that I can't figure out. When I open ...
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My camera turned invisible

It might be a dumb question but I didn't find the answer anywhere on the internet. I really don't understand why my camera is all of a sudden invisible in my scene. I know it is there when I push ...
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How to set layer hierarchy?

I need a matching hierarchy of shape keys to match a saved file form another app. I need the shape keys of the head first, then the tongue, then teeth, etc. Is there a procedure to bump up or down a ...
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how to manage big project?

I'm working on a room with lots of stuff. This project worries me as I look at the outliner's growth. I know in term of management blender's outliner is already pretty amazing but can you suggest any ...