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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
5
votes
1answer
82 views

How do I enlarge outliner font?

Please let me know how to enlarge outliner font, Icon display. + and - bottom does NOT work on outliner.
0
votes
0answers
38 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

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?
1
vote
0answers
13 views

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"...
2
votes
1answer
13 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

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 (...
1
vote
0answers
11 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
12 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

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. ...
0
votes
3answers
32 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

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'...
3
votes
1answer
36 views

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, ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
21 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
323 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
96 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

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....
0
votes
0answers
44 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
14 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

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, ...
3
votes
0answers
23 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
68 views

How to add a button to outliner header via python script?

Is it possible to add a button via python to here?
0
votes
0answers
38 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
62 views

Arrange order of items in collection / outliner?

I’d like to manually rearrange my items within a collection but dragging doesn’t do anything ? I’ve turned off Sort Alphabetically but still no joy. Maybe this isn’t possible yet in Blender 2.9 ? I ...
2
votes
1answer
99 views

Python: Copied Object Not Showing in Outliner

When I copy an object using bpy.context.active_object.copy() the new object doesn't show up in the Outliner even though it appears when I ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Object set as “visible” isn't actually visible in the viewport… (Blender 2.83.5) [duplicate]

For some reason, despite all the three icons are active, this circle mesh isn't showing up in the viewport under the "Layout" tab, but it shows up in render and in any other workspace, such ...
1
vote
1answer
24 views

How do I rearrange/sort/organize objects within the same level in the outliner (without collections/parenting)

Is there a way to drag and drop objects within the outliner? What I'm looking for is similar to middle click dragging like in Maya, or left click dragging layers around Photoshop's layer stack. I ...
2
votes
4answers
372 views

How to select all objects from different Collections or Hierarchies?

I can not believe this is so hard to do in Blender.. I just want to select objects from different Hierarchies or Collections..I just came to Blender from C4D for about a week...But I loved Blender ...
0
votes
1answer
116 views

Make the selected object to be highlighted in outliner

I have a complex object structure where there is multiple nested object. If the outliner structure is collapsed, How to show the selected object , so the outliner will expand itself recursively to ...
0
votes
1answer
254 views

Selecting multiple collections & all objects inside them

It is possible to right click in the outliner on the collection > select objects. I would also like to select all my objects from another collection. Right clicking and > select objects ...
2
votes
1answer
66 views

How do I select multiple items in the outliner or file browser without selecting all the items in between?

When I try to append multiple files at once, or when I try to select multiple objects in the outliner window that aren't right on top of each other, every file or object between the ones I select are ...
-2
votes
3answers
84 views

How to delete hierarchy along with the object to which it is parented

In the Outliner, I have an object that contains a bunch of sub-objects. If I select the object and delete it, all the contained objects 'bounce out of it' and are still around. This is true whether I ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Avoid selecting an object in the outliner using a callback

I am working on an extension for exporting particle systems in blender to glTF. As my engine doesn't support as much stuff as blender, I am creating a template which exposes the properties that I ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Python: deselect outliner elements

How can I deselect Text in the outliner? bpy.ops.object.select_all(action='DESELECT') will not work for this. I can just click with the mouse on Plane in the ...
3
votes
1answer
119 views

What does the torn sheet of paper icon in outliner mean?

What does torn sheet of paper mean? And how repair it?
1
vote
1answer
111 views

Cannot copy paste collections anymore

I ran into a problem when installing the new blender 2.83. When copying a collection and pasting it, either in the same file or in another file, it doesn't work anymore. I get the notification that ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Object visible in Outliner but not in 3D Viewport

As you can see from the photo, there are 3 objects in the Outliner that don't show up in the viewport, while I was preparing the rest of the donuts, they just got lost in the middle of the process, ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Changing object position don't affect the slider value in the operator

I'm working on Blender 2.79b. I want to manipulate the span (Z) and axial (X) positions of the 3 planes R, M and T with the contraintes: B < R < M, R < M < T. I create 2 new operators for ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Is there are a way to convert multiple emptys into collections?

like in this image, I got several kitbashing objects imported from FBX and they are all linked under individual empties. Is there are a way to move these objects into properly named collections ...
1
vote
1answer
71 views

What is this hierarchy of an empty and a collection, and how do I get to the mesh inside?

I got some plants from here and they are gorgeous. However, I ended up moving some files and the textures broke, so I diligently went back and fixed them one by one. The last bit was doing the stems ...
1
vote
1answer
108 views

How do I make a glass texture with an outline?

I am using cycles as my output for my creation, and currently, I am working on trying to make a glass ball with a white outline. I already separately tested the methods, however, when I try to put ...