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Workspaces are preset interface layouts for different workflows and tasks. This tag is for questions about using or managing workspaces.

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Associate scene with workspace

I'm looking for an approach to have my scenes associated/linked to certain workspaces. Say for instance, I do work in the VSE on 'scene x', then go back to 'scene y' where I continue some modelling. ...
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How to set up clip editor to have movieclip set from command line

I've been trying to set up a scene for motion tracking entirely using a python script from command line. My code involves simple.blend file, which is a pre-saved blank scene with default motion ...
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How to set default properties?

Let me explain by examples. I want the Mirror modifier always having Clipping ON, the object gizmos are being shown by default and so on. I know Blender is flexible and you can assign a shortcut for a ...
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What's the difference between "Set Scale" and "Apply Scale"?

In the VFX workspace, once you've tracked a shot, you can either set the scale, or apply the scale (pic below). What's the difference?
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Can't access sculpting tools when in workspace - 2.93

I'm just starting to learn Blender 2.93, but I can't seem to access the Sculpt workspace. When I click on it, none of the sculpting tools appear. When I open up a file where I was sculpting rather ...
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Set/Reset Statusbar on a Different Workspace

I can write some text on the statusbar on the active workspace. bpy.context.workspace.status_text_set("Hello World") Then I can reset to normal with <...
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How do I split viewport and place a different empty image in each one?

How do I split viewport and place a different empty image in each one? As of now, when I place the empty in one view it appears in the other.
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How do you rename a workspace

I duplicated my "Layout" workspace and it created a workspace called "Layout.001". I would like to rename this to "Default", but I don't see how to do this. I tried ...
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I can't see my Object in Modeling Workspace

I created an Object in the Layout Workspace, when I switch to the Modeling Workspace vertices disappear. When I create a new file, it works. I upload an MP4 to google drive.Please check it. https://...
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Hiding Entire Panels and Other Elements from the UI

I'd like to hide the vast majority of the user interface. The users of my addon are biologists who are often quite intimidated by computers, so I'd like to limit the confusion on the screen to just ...
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Texture Paint is missing in the menu - how do I find it?

I am following a guide on YouTube where I need to use the texture paint. But it is not appearing in my view/ topmenu. Can you please help me to show it in the menu. This is my view: But this is how ...
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objects in camera space for mockup GUI

I want to use blender for concepting video game UI. I'm looking for a way to have UI elements camera or screen space oriented. For example there are multiple loot chests in the scene and I want to ...
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I don't know how to reset the workspace

I messed up my workspace, here is how i want my workspace to look when i select uv mapping for example: but this is how it looks like on my screen:
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How to restore menus after unregistering a menu-altering-add-on?

If you create an add-on which replaces existing menus in order to ex. add elements in between the existing elements, installing it works fine, but uninstalling it removes the entire menu. So the ...
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How do you find nodes in the animation workspace if scroll past them?

I have zoomed out and scrolled past my node tree in the Animation nodes workspace now I can't find it is there any way to 'quick-travel' back to it?
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Active window regardless of mouse position?

I'm scripting so I have several windows open, and there is a feature that is quite bothering. I'll explain it with an example: say I want to copy a line of code. I use the mouse to select it but in ...
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Complete black in material preview shading tab

I've just ran into this problem and looked on youtube to find a solution to no avail. I have no idea what I did to make this happen. I'm using blender 2.9 . I don't have any idea what's going on. I'm ...
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Viewport options in Blender 2.90: where to configure Active outline and world grid?

How to configure viewport options for different Viewport shading options in Blender 2.90? I accidentally changed my "Viewport shading: Solid" mode into setting that does not show the world ...
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How to install an add-on from a workspace template init file?

How do I make a workspace-template-file execute a script? In this case I would like to make the Video_Editing template run a script, which will add some buttons to the header. That is in ...
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Shader displaying wrong color; blur effect in Shading workspace

Blender was running fine but in my wisdown I decided to uninstall it to reset everything to defaults. After reinstalling, the shader base color I chose was displaying incorrectly. I chose red and the ...
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How do you choose the "3D View Full" workspace? [duplicate]

Seriously, it randomly appears on certain files but I have no idea how I made it happen and can't find the answer anywhere online. I really like using it to explore my scenes and would be really ...
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Toolbar "Option" sign [closed]

Basically I'm using blender 2.8 as my current animation software. I was watching a tutorial, but I noticed that the "option" sign in the toolbar is not showing. How can I fix this? Is there another ...
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Workspace custom property doesn't work as driver's variable

I've tried to use a workspace's Custom Property as a variable for a Driver, but it looks like the path to the Custom Property is broken. Is there anything that needs to be added to the properties path?...
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Is It Possible to Have Hotkeys which Automatically Change when Choosing Different Workspaces?

(In Blender 2.82a) I want the spacebar to play and stop animations, but only when I'm in the Animation workspace. I want the spacebar to select the different sculpting brushes, also, but only when I'...
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Changing workspace with python

I want to make a python script that allows me to change my workspace with a keypress, and I have a wacom tablet with buttons on it that I can map keys to it. I was thinking about mapping unused ...
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Can't access editing tools in layout workspace

Sorry for beginner's question. I sometimes find myself modeling in layout mode and am unable to access any of the tools or select any of the mesh. I must have pressed something or locked something. ...
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How do I Save/Pin a New Window, and assign a button to it?

Under Window > New Window, I'm able to create a window, and assign various Editor Types within said window. I'd like to save this window and Pin it, so that regardless of which Workspace Tab I'm on it ...
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Too big addon list, what should I do? How expand names and keep it all?

There are many addons. Do you know how show it in two cloumns?
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Is this an animation workspace bug in 2.8?

When in Animation Workspace and I get out of Camera view everything disappears. This isn't happening in other files, but I can't find anything I've added that would make it do this. I've removed most ...
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Why my geometry disappears when switching to sculpt mode?

When I go into the sculpting tab the meshes are not visible. The only things I see is camera and light. Layout tab: Sculpting tab: Q: How to get the cube back?
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How to Close Tab/Window

I've looked everywhere but I can't find the solution. How can I remove the 'this window' tab from my environment? I want to close it. UPDATE: Needed to be using a mouse instead of trackpad to see the ...
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Go Back to Default 2D Animation Window

When I start Blender and select 2D animation, I get the window of the white canvas against a dark grey background. When I accidentally scroll, the whole thing shifts and I go into 3D mode and I seem ...
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How do I view Annotations (i.e. pencil strokes) in the Sculpting Workspace?

I am using the Annotate tool via D+LMB in the default Layout Workspace, and it works fine. When I switch to the Sculpting Workspace, all the pencil strokes turn invisible! I can still draw, but they'...
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How to have editor panes in the workspace be different editor types

I am using Blender 2.8 (Windows 10). I have now been able to create two editor panes in the same workspace (see this Q/A). The new editor pane(s) is set to the same editor type as the existing pane. ...
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Open new editor pane in workspace (handle is missing)

There are a few tutorials (for example this one, screen shots below) which show you can add a new pane to a workspace but in my version of Blender 2.8 (running on Windows 10) I can't recreate this ...
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How to save the default mode of a custom workspace?

When designing new workspaces, there doesn't seem to be a way to save or define the default mode of that workspace. You can duplicate one of the presets and go from there, which would work fine... ...
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Workspace - Filter Add-ons Question (2.80 and 2.81)

If I enable the new workspace filter add-ons feature, some add-ons that I have enabled in Blender preferences window do not show up in the filter panel. For example, I have the import AutoCAD DXF add-...
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Why is the material looking better in the layout workspace than in the shading workspace?

What the title says. My material look lighter and worse in the shading worksapce and in the actual render. Why is that and how to change it so that the material could look like in the default layout.
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How do I show a rendered image in a new viewport without the verticies being highlighted?

Sorry it's a confusing question. Here's an image of what I'm talking about. I would really like to see my model rendered without all the black outlining everything as I work on it.. I never had ...
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How to redraw status bar in Blender 2.80

I've added my own progress bar to the Blender 2.80 status bar (the footer of Blender) with the following abstracted code: ...
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in blender 2.8 how to make 3d view unlike setting from other windows?

in blender 2.8 how make new window witch created by [duplicated area in to new windows] unlinked setting from other windows and work space like [viewport unlink] feature in blender 2.7 viewport ...
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where is viewport unlink feature in blender 2.8

where is viewport unlink in blender 2.8 --- to make window witch created by (duplicated area in to new windows feature) in specific 3d view editor with specific setting.... unlinked from other windows ...
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How to retain 3D Viewport and Outliner settings while changing workspaces?

I often cycle through Workspaces layout tabs, 3D Viewport and Outliner are changing their appearance. Is there a way to fix it? For example, in the first tab I use object mode with particular camera ...
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Synchronize the scene with the workspace (layout) in Blender 2.8

As Blender was upgraded from 2.79 to 2.8, the scene's dependence on the workspace(layout) was removed and separated. Nice update but I found it uncomfortable compared to 2.79. Below I will describe ...
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Status bar icons

I am able to change the text in the 2.80 status bar with: bpy.types.WorkSpace.status_text_set("My Text") Reset with: ...
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Set Object's "Viewport Display" according to Workspace

I do a lot of retopology and I want to make a new Workspace exclusively to it. So it should have Backface Culling (Viewport Shading) and In Front (Object Viewport Display) options turned on. I can ...
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Lost the workspace menu...how to get it back?

Using blender 2.80 stable on Linux with openbox / nvidia. Once in a sudden the top menu with all my workspace was gone. Restarting blender does not help. Blender without the related file shows the ...
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How to keep Workspaces in Blender 2.80 when opening previous version of blender's files?

i'd like to use the bmps file from previous version of blender, in blender 2.80 as latest version. but, when it's opened, blender 2.80 lost every interface layout it usually has. especially those new ...
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Why does blender look like this?

I installed the latest version of Blender on my old mac and it looks like this??? Any ideas what went wrong?
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Python 2.8 - how to assign a material in shading versus layout workspace

In Blender/python 2.8, I have code that creates and assigns a material correctly in the Layout workspace (Workbench engine), but when I switch to Eevee or Cycles engine the material does not exist. ...
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