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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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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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Jump/Scroll to selected object in the outliner?

How can I jump to the selected object in the out-liner, I've got over 200 objects in my scene, all named cube.___ ... and I can't seem to find my selected object. How can I jump to it?
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Objects disappearing in viewport but visible in outliner

Hi I am having a very similar problem when objects are visible on Outliner but not in Default view. I tried in '3D View Full' and they appear. Not seeing any issue with layers as working on single ...
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How to toggle visibible / selectable / renderable for multiple objects?

For quite long time, I was looking for a faster way to toggle (or toggle off) visible / selectable and renderable for many objects, as illustrated below: I know we can do the relatively quick select ...
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How to hide a certain object in blender 2.8?

hide_viewport seems to be the old hide option but how to toggle the "eye icon" like in prior versions? The 'visibility property'...
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Sorting Collections Alphabetically in the Outliner

I have numerous objects categories that I used to organize in Groups through a script in Blender 2.79. I'm now trying to switch to blender 2.8 and use collections, but in the outliner the only ...
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2.8 locking object from selection

I want to lock objects from getting selected, but not change their visibility. 2.8 removed the lock button from the outliner. How do you lock objects in 2.8?
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Is there a way to select all the objects inside a collection?

Is there a way to select all the objects inside collection using shortcut?
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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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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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My outliner window is gone after accidentally deleted it, how do i get it back?

My Outliner window is gone after i deleted it by accident, and i have no clue how to get it back!! please please help, i need it back and i have looked everywhere. Thanks
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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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How can I select hundreds of items in the outliner that have similar names?

I made an asteroid belt from a particle system. Lets say there are 2500 individual asteroids. There are 9 unique models. All the objects are named AsteroidA_LP..., AsteroidB_LP..., etc. all the way to ...
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Cannot keyframe visibility in outliner "Groups" view

I need to animate visibility for a large number of objects which are separated into groups. Typically to toggle visibility one clicks the eye and camera icons in the outliner and presses "I" over them....
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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 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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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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How to Toggle Selected Objects Visibility with H shortcut as in Maya

I want to be able to toggle the visibility of selected objects with a shortcut (H) the way you can do in Maya and XSI, shown in the GIF. I'm guessing scrippting is needed. I've tried to do it my self ...
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An object is not showing in the rendered result

I am very new to Blender and following the Blender Guru Donut tutorial from Youtube. My particles are showing in the final render but the emitter is missing. I am positive that I have ticked that ...
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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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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 ...
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Expand / Collapse all hierarchy in Outliner

How do I twirl down everything in a hierarchy in the Outliner? For example, on armatures it's sometimes tiresome having to click on the twirl down-arrow on every single bone if you want an overview of ...
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What is the difference between 'Unlink' and 'Delete' in the Outliner?

I tried to use Unlink in Outliner, because I didn't know what it is exactly. It seems to do the same thing as Delete. But there must be differences between them. What is it?
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Select all and delete in outliner search results

Here's my problem... I have many objects which I've duplicated but didn't notice myself duplicating the camera while I was in side view: Now this is ok, because I've spotted a search box. I can find/...
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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 ...
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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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Can I group items only in the Outliner

I would like to hide many items in the Outliner by grouping them and then collapsing the group. I realize the Outliner can display only Groups, but those groups are functional groups that affect the ...
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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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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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Programmatically collapse selected collection

Related to How to hide/show Collections levels with python? I'm writing an addon that generates nested collections. I would like to collapse its root collection. Shift + Left arrow shortcut ...
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Making a shape key with a value that is the average of other shape keys

I have an object called "Template" and it has several shape keys, one of which is called "Speaking". Another is called "[AVERAGE]", which I want to be the value of the average of all its other shape ...
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Data gets orphaned when grouped into a collection (2.8+)

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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I have a large scene with a hierarchy of nested Empties. I need to select and delete all the objects under Empties with a specific name

I'm new to blender. I'm struggling with what seems like it should be a very simple task. I have a large scene(a level imported from a game) that has a lot(hundreds) of nested emptys, and geometry ...
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Using 3D Warehouse models in Blender (Sketchup - Collada - Import)

There is an incredible wealth of 3D models available on Google's 3D Warehouse. Unfortunately these models come in Sketchup format. I have read a lot of tutorials on this, and everybody seems to praise ...
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Does anyone know how to make my 3d model's outline look like a boiling line animation effect? like Ed, Edd n Eddy

I'm trying to make it look like a boiling line animation like "Ed, Edd n Eddy" from Cartoon Network or "Cuphead." I have an outline now, but how do I make this boiling line? If you ...
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How do I delete the faces on this SVG?

I uploaded an Illustrator SVG to Blender and opened it. The problem is that the SVG now has some extra faces I didn't need. I need only the outline/curves and also I can't find anymore the face ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Why doesn't the "Disable for viewport selection" button doesn't show up in the Outliner? [duplicate]

I can't lock my reference image because there is no visible button for disabling the image to be editable:
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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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Object mesh is not visible

Object mesh is not visible and in scene collection it appears in pale color. How to make the object visible?
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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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