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Blender Documentation (latest manual build)

Welcome to the Blender User Documentation project. We are actively searching for contributors and documentation module owners.

The Blender Manual is written using reStructuredText (RST) and is built with Sphinx.

If you want to start contributing or want to have a look at the manual, here we have some instructions.

How to build & edit the docs locally

Before you start contributing it may be helpful to read the style guides which give instructions on how to write with RST and some goals of the manual.

Now that you are familiar with the process, you can get setup, edit, and contribute your changes by following these links:

  1. Install
  2. Build
  3. Edit
  4. Build again
  5. Patch or Commit
NOTE: We realize this may be intimidating if you're not familiar with Subversion or making patches, you may also submit the modified file as a Phabricator task, or mail the bf-docboard mailing list.

Links

Manual Docs: Manual/About (the process for editing the manual).
Source Files: Manual Repository (subversion repository).
Mailing List: bf-docboard
Administrators: @Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) @Francesco Siddi (fsiddi)


Documentation Team

The coordination of the Blender Manual is run by a set of Administrators,
which are responsible for managing the whole project and infrastructures. (listed above)

If you are interested in becoming a contributor, please contact us on the bf-docboard mailing list.

Translations

For translations, we use Sphinx’s internationalization package. To get started see https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev/about/contribute/index.html#translations

Links

Source Files: Translation's Repository (subversion repository).
Forum: Documentation category on Developer Talk
Mailing List: bf-docboard
Administrators: @Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) , @Francesco Siddi (fsiddi)

NOTE: If you are a new translator who wants to start translating a new language that is not listed below send and email to the bf-docboard and we would be glad to set it up for you.

Recent Activity

Yesterday

Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) added a comment to T86209: Preference Defaults "Relative Paths" tooltip could be improved.

thx @Bastien Montagne (mont29) !

Thu, Mar 4, 12:30 PM · User Interface, Documentation, BF Blender
Bastien Montagne (mont29) closed T86209: Preference Defaults "Relative Paths" tooltip could be improved as Resolved by committing rBbda95ac0f94d: Fix T86209: Preference Defaults "Relative Paths" tooltip could be improved..
Thu, Mar 4, 12:21 PM · User Interface, Documentation, BF Blender
Bastien Montagne (mont29) edited projects for T86209: Preference Defaults "Relative Paths" tooltip could be improved, added: User Interface; removed Core.

This is not core at all, more like UI... Anyway, will update the tooltip to "Default relative path option for the file selector, when no path is defined yet", and tweak the manual.

Thu, Mar 4, 12:19 PM · User Interface, Documentation, BF Blender
Andreas (ndh_) added a comment to T86120: Documentation of how to toggle local axes for B-bones.

Thank you!

Thu, Mar 4, 11:33 AM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed T86120: Documentation of how to toggle local axes for B-bones as Resolved.

Fixed as part of rBM7803

Thu, Mar 4, 3:11 AM · Documentation

Wed, Mar 3

Eitan (EitanSomething) claimed T86120: Documentation of how to toggle local axes for B-bones.
Wed, Mar 3, 9:40 PM · Documentation
Eitan (EitanSomething) closed T86181: AOV output node still marked as Cycles only as Resolved.

The fix will show up when we build the 2.92 docs again.

Wed, Mar 3, 9:29 PM · Documentation
Eitan (EitanSomething) closed T84683: Outdated docs on Axis Locking as Resolved.

The fix will show up when we build the 2.92 docs again.

Wed, Mar 3, 9:07 PM · Documentation
Eitan (EitanSomething) claimed T86181: AOV output node still marked as Cycles only.
Wed, Mar 3, 9:04 PM · Documentation
Eitan (EitanSomething) claimed T84683: Outdated docs on Axis Locking.
Wed, Mar 3, 8:44 PM · Documentation
Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) changed the subtype of T86209: Preference Defaults "Relative Paths" tooltip could be improved from "Report" to "To Do".
Wed, Mar 3, 4:38 PM · User Interface, Documentation, BF Blender
Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) renamed T86209: Preference Defaults "Relative Paths" tooltip could be improved from "Relative Paths" in setting ignored by Output of files tab. to Preference Defaults "Relative Paths" tooltip could be improved.
Wed, Mar 3, 4:38 PM · User Interface, Documentation, BF Blender

Tue, Mar 2

Henry (Shrinks99) created T86181: AOV output node still marked as Cycles only.
Tue, Mar 2, 8:02 AM · Documentation

Mon, Mar 1

Andreas (ndh_) created T86120: Documentation of how to toggle local axes for B-bones.
Mon, Mar 1, 11:16 AM · Documentation

Sun, Feb 28

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed T86064: Point Instance : always generate an object eg. Suzanne very very large by default why? as Resolved.

For help using Blender, please try one of the community websites: https://www.blender.org/community/

Sun, Feb 28, 1:31 AM · Documentation

Sat, Feb 27

simon (seemon) created T86064: Point Instance : always generate an object eg. Suzanne very very large by default why?.
Sat, Feb 27, 11:16 PM · Documentation

Fri, Feb 26

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) changed the status of T85836: UV Projection modifier documentation example not compatible with 2.8+ from Needs Triage to Confirmed.
Fri, Feb 26, 5:34 AM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) added a member for Documentation: Adriel (Hemex).
Fri, Feb 26, 5:22 AM
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed D10530: Added translation of 'installing' index into Korean..
Fri, Feb 26, 4:40 AM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) added a comment to T83212: Locale: Convert to using a single text domain.

I will be implementing this next week.

Fri, Feb 26, 4:04 AM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) accepted D10530: Added translation of 'installing' index into Korean..
Fri, Feb 26, 2:09 AM · Documentation

Thu, Feb 25

Son Jeong-Hwan (scrawlest) added a watcher for Documentation: Son Jeong-Hwan (scrawlest).
Thu, Feb 25, 11:29 AM
Bastien Montagne (mont29) removed a reviewer for D10530: Added translation of 'installing' index into Korean.: Translations.
Thu, Feb 25, 11:24 AM · Documentation
Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) closed T85938: Improper Module Structure for Imbuf Methods as Resolved.

rBc47990f41c7364058a72f5f162e5cdc06bce0adc

Thu, Feb 25, 3:54 AM · Documentation, Python API, BF Blender

Wed, Feb 24

Hans Goudey (HooglyBoogly) added a member for Documentation: Wannes Malfait (Wannes).
Wed, Feb 24, 3:10 PM
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) changed the status of T85938: Improper Module Structure for Imbuf Methods from Needs Triage to Confirmed.
Wed, Feb 24, 6:53 AM · Documentation, Python API, BF Blender
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) added projects to T85938: Improper Module Structure for Imbuf Methods: Python API, Documentation.
Wed, Feb 24, 6:52 AM · Documentation, Python API, BF Blender

Tue, Feb 23

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed T82285: Manual mistake / Vertex Groups for Bones as Resolved by committing rBM7784: Fix T82285: Manual mistake / Vertex Groups for Bones.
Tue, Feb 23, 12:41 AM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed T81903: Incorrect image in documentation as Resolved by committing rBM7781: Fix T81903: Incorrect image in documentation.
Tue, Feb 23, 12:07 AM · Documentation

Mon, Feb 22

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed T83107: Mac - Blender - Curve Tools not working as Resolved by committing rBM7780: Addons: Curve Tools Update to New UI.
Mon, Feb 22, 11:18 PM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed T79560: Sculpt: Vertex colors documentation as Resolved.

Task has moved to be part of T81708

Mon, Feb 22, 10:28 PM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) removed a parent task for T79214: Simulation Nodes Documentation: T81708: Experimental Features Documentation.
Mon, Feb 22, 10:27 PM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) removed subtasks for T81708: Experimental Features Documentation: T79560: Sculpt: Vertex colors documentation, T79214: Simulation Nodes Documentation.
Mon, Feb 22, 10:27 PM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) removed a parent task for T79560: Sculpt: Vertex colors documentation: T81708: Experimental Features Documentation.
Mon, Feb 22, 10:27 PM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T81708: Experimental Features Documentation.
Mon, Feb 22, 10:27 PM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T85053: 2.93 Documentation.
Mon, Feb 22, 10:19 PM · BF Blender (2.93), Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T85053: 2.93 Documentation.
Mon, Feb 22, 10:12 PM · BF Blender (2.93), Documentation

Sun, Feb 21

Alexander Dumproff (A.Lex_3D) created T85836: UV Projection modifier documentation example not compatible with 2.8+.
Sun, Feb 21, 10:51 AM · Documentation

Sat, Feb 20

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T85053: 2.93 Documentation.
Sat, Feb 20, 7:00 AM · BF Blender (2.93), Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T85053: 2.93 Documentation.
Sat, Feb 20, 6:51 AM · BF Blender (2.93), Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T85053: 2.93 Documentation.
Sat, Feb 20, 5:39 AM · BF Blender (2.93), Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T85053: 2.93 Documentation.
Sat, Feb 20, 4:10 AM · BF Blender (2.93), Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T85053: 2.93 Documentation.
Sat, Feb 20, 3:35 AM · BF Blender (2.93), Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T85053: 2.93 Documentation.
Sat, Feb 20, 3:34 AM · BF Blender (2.93), Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T85053: 2.93 Documentation.
Sat, Feb 20, 3:25 AM · BF Blender (2.93), Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T85053: 2.93 Documentation.
Sat, Feb 20, 3:22 AM · BF Blender (2.93), Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed D10388: GPencil: Add pass index of materials to the manual.
Sat, Feb 20, 2:35 AM · Documentation, Grease Pencil
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) changed the status of T85625: Add-on Tutorial documentation should probably require reader to enable Developer Extras from Needs Triage to Confirmed.
Sat, Feb 20, 12:47 AM · Documentation

Fri, Feb 19

James Monteath (jmonteath) added a comment to D10468: API Docs: Fix generation failing with unused context members.
/home/blender/git/blender-vdev/install/blender --background --factory-startup -noaudio --python /home/blender/git/blender-vdev/blender.git/doc/python_api/sphinx_doc_gen.py -- --output /home/blender/git/blender-vdev/build_doc_api
Blender 2.93.0 Alpha (hash 7266d8e32a10 built 2021-02-19 06:37:48)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/blender/git/blender-vdev/blender.git/doc/python_api/sphinx_doc_gen.py", line 84, in <module>
    import warning
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'warning'
Fri, Feb 19, 7:43 AM · Documentation, Python API, BF Blender
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) added a comment to T77920: Documentation inconsistency for VertexGroup.remove.

I think the API is clear here it says it expects an array (list) and the description says "index list" and lists are a sequence data type. I changed the wording to "List of indices" which is a tad more specific sounding.

Fri, Feb 19, 5:13 AM · BF Blender, Restricted Project, Python API