In this chapter, Patrick goes over how to create custom user interfaces in blender, specifically UI panels and menus. The skills learned will allow you to create custom windows that collect and display the tools you find most useful and are always at your fingertips. To do this, you will learn about the layout structures and how to display interface types like properties and operators.
- [Lecturer] As a Blender artist,…one of the very convenient things you can do…is create custom interfaces to suit your work flow.…One of the ways you can accomplish this…is through custom menus as well as customized panels.…We'll quickly open up an example.…I'll convert this view into a text editor.…Then using text, open text block,…I'll navigate to the chapter three video one file.…And then I will select and open the custom panel…python script.…After that, I will use text, run script.…
Note that after I've run the script,…you can open the tool panel if not already open…by using the T shortcut.…Then navigate down to the newly created hello world panel.…Here you have a few different things…that have been created.…One is a label with a star.…Then we have a label that tells us what…the active object name is.…Then we also have the Blender property…of the name of the currently selected object.…And then finally, a button that allows us…to add another cube into the scene.…For example if I change the name of this text field,…
AuthorPatrick W. Crawford
- Controlling Blender with code
- Exploring the bpy library
- Creating Blender operators and properties
- Writing scripts
- Auto running scripts
- Drawing interface elements such as panels and menus
- Building a custom add-on
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Controlling Blender through Code
2. Create Blender Scripts
3. Customize Blender Interfaces
4. Build Your Own Add-On
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