Questions tagged [workspaces]

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

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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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fix for animation render missing materials?

My model uses materials based on colors (with modifications) and images. using Eevee as the engine, I can see all the materials present. I can view this in every window ExCEPT the animation workspace ...
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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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Material Preview Varies by Workspace?

I am encountering the following behavior. Steps to reproduce: 1. Open Blender 2.8. 2. Unwrap default cube. 3. Edit material nodes and add image texture in shading tab. You will see the image appear on ...
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Why Do I See Multiple Black Specks on the Canvas when Using the 2D Animation Workspace?

I just downloaded blender 2.831 LTS, and on going into 2D Animation I got this screen with all the dots (image attached). These dots are not pixel errors. Also blender 2.82a file is not opening in 2....
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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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Load up default workspaces in older blender files?

I'm looking at models that were made in 2.7 and every time i have to add the layout workspace manually. Any way to have the default workspaces load up in every blend file? The old default workspace is ...
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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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Why is the UV editor different in each workspace?

in Blender 2.8, the UV Editor in the UV Editing workspace looks normal. However, in the Shading workspace, if I select this editor into one of the areas it looks similar the Image Editor and the ...
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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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How to assign different scenes for workspaces in Blender 2.8?

In 2.79 I could select a workspace, choose any scene and easily switch between workspaces - for example I had one scene for modeling and another one for VSE. But in 2.8 I can't find a way to do so. ...
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How to prevent a newly create window to change its content when switching between workspaces?

hello, how do i prevent this behavior of any newly created window /window dupplication ? i want the content of the window to stay the same when switching from workspaces to workspaces. can it be ...
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how to use matplotlib interactively with blender?

I use Blender to explore and render some data that I have in real time. Besides that, I also have an interactive matplotlib application that further helps me explore and report on the data. How can ...
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How can I catch a workspace change event?

I want to write a function, which will be called after changing the workspace. I thought, that i can find workspace change event in bpy.app.handlers, but it looks ...
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Why do the workspace tabs disappear when I switch to another tab from Layout?

Starting sometime after blender-2.80.0-git.855b3e68ef27-windows64 - when I start Blender 2.8 I get the usual workspace tabs interface but when I switch from layout to some workspaces (UV Editing, ...
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How do I access workspace areas in 2.80 with Python

In a previous script I made for 2.79 I could change properties on a particular layout area without having it active: ...
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Can screen layouts or workspaces be locked?

Is there a way to lock screen layouts so that when you change them while working, such as by switching editors around or resizing them, those changes don't affect the original state of the active ...