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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

Today

Thomas Kole (thomaskole) added a comment to D14959: 3D Print Toolbox Documentation.

I think something's gone wrong with formatting:

Thu, May 19, 9:59 AM · Documentation
Hans Goudey (HooglyBoogly) updated the task description for T98243: Blender 3.3.
Thu, May 19, 9:37 AM · BF Blender (3.3), Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) changed the status of T98243: Blender 3.3 from Needs Triage to Confirmed.
Thu, May 19, 4:36 AM · BF Blender (3.3), Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T95369: Blender 3.2 Documentation.
Thu, May 19, 3:51 AM · BF Blender (3.2), Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T95369: Blender 3.2 Documentation.
Thu, May 19, 3:50 AM · BF Blender (3.2), Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed D14959: 3D Print Toolbox Documentation.

Committed to the 3.2 branch.

Thu, May 19, 3:09 AM · Documentation

Yesterday

Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) closed T88792: WindowManager.clipboard missing in Python API documentation as Resolved by committing rB136a06285f0e: Fix T88792: WindowManager.clipboard missing in Python API docs.
Wed, May 18, 1:48 PM · BF Blender, Python API, Documentation
Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) changed the subtype of T97949: bpy.types.IDPropertyUIManager has no API documentation from "Bug" to "To Do".
Wed, May 18, 11:35 AM · Documentation, Python API
Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) moved T97949: bpy.types.IDPropertyUIManager has no API documentation from Backlog to Documentation on the Python API board.
Wed, May 18, 11:34 AM · Documentation, Python API
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) accepted D14959: 3D Print Toolbox Documentation.

Hi thanks for working on this,

Wed, May 18, 3:49 AM · Documentation
Jonathan Benton (vinegarshots) renamed T98212: Texture Influence panel missing randomly-- undetermined cause from Texture Influence not available in Blender 3.1 to Texture Influence panel missing randomly-- undetermined cause.
Wed, May 18, 1:58 AM · Documentation
Jonathan Benton (vinegarshots) created T98212: Texture Influence panel missing randomly-- undetermined cause.
Wed, May 18, 1:20 AM · Documentation

Mon, May 16

Hans Goudey (HooglyBoogly) updated the task description for T95369: Blender 3.2 Documentation.
Mon, May 16, 6:59 PM · BF Blender (3.2), Documentation
Thomas Kole (thomaskole) requested review of D14959: 3D Print Toolbox Documentation.
Mon, May 16, 4:24 PM · Documentation
Hans Goudey (HooglyBoogly) removed a project from T82350: Is node collection ordered?: Nodes.
Mon, May 16, 11:08 AM · Documentation
Hans Goudey (HooglyBoogly) removed a project from T84303: Sky Texture Node - Height max at 60km?: Nodes.
Mon, May 16, 11:07 AM · Documentation

Fri, May 13

Thomas Dinges (dingto) updated subscribers of D14940: Improve "Getting Started" section.

@Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) Hey, can you check on this please?

Fri, May 13, 12:29 PM · Documentation

Thu, May 12

Matthew Hinson (arc_) updated the diff for D14940: Improve "Getting Started" section.
Thu, May 12, 9:21 PM · Documentation
Matthew Hinson (arc_) requested review of D14940: Improve "Getting Started" section.
Thu, May 12, 9:09 PM · Documentation
Jozef Matta (pegas923) created T98068: Warning when translating into Slovak.
Thu, May 12, 8:42 AM · Documentation

Tue, May 10

Hendrik Lober (HendrikLober) updated the task description for T98013: Camera Data Node information wrong.
Tue, May 10, 12:55 PM · BF Blender (3.1), Documentation
Hendrik Lober (HendrikLober) changed the status of T98013: Camera Data Node information wrong from Needs Triage to Needs Information from Developers.
Tue, May 10, 12:52 PM · BF Blender (3.1), Documentation

Mon, May 9

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T81708: Experimental Features Documentation.
Mon, May 9, 12:45 PM · Documentation
Julien Kaspar (JulienKaspar) added a comment to T81708: Experimental Features Documentation.

The sculpt vertex colors features are now included for the upcoming release of Blender 3.2.
Documentation has been added with D14888

Mon, May 9, 9:18 AM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed D14888: Color Attributes: Add missing documentation related to sculpt mode.
Mon, May 9, 2:54 AM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) added a comment to D14888: Color Attributes: Add missing documentation related to sculpt mode.

Committed

Mon, May 9, 2:54 AM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) accepted D14888: Color Attributes: Add missing documentation related to sculpt mode.

Looks good, Ill make some minor syntax changes before committing.

Mon, May 9, 2:15 AM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) changed the status of T97914: Error from Needs Triage to Needs Information from User.

I cannot confirm, you used the download link on https://docs.blender.org/manual/es/3.1/ correct?

Mon, May 9, 2:14 AM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) changed the status of T97949: bpy.types.IDPropertyUIManager has no API documentation from Needs Triage to Confirmed.
Mon, May 9, 2:08 AM · Documentation, Python API

Sun, May 8

Julien Kaspar (JulienKaspar) requested review of D14888: Color Attributes: Add missing documentation related to sculpt mode.
Sun, May 8, 8:50 PM · Documentation
Colin Basnett (cmbasnett) updated the task description for T97949: bpy.types.IDPropertyUIManager has no API documentation.
Sun, May 8, 3:05 AM · Documentation, Python API
Colin Basnett (cmbasnett) created T97949: bpy.types.IDPropertyUIManager has no API documentation.
Sun, May 8, 3:01 AM · Documentation, Python API

Fri, May 6

Abi Mujica (Aams_08) created T97914: Error.
Fri, May 6, 7:07 PM · Documentation
Zhen Dai (zhendai) created T97913: Light Path node explanation for Is Shadow Ray etc. should include the condition for support in EEVEE.
Fri, May 6, 5:59 PM · Documentation
Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) added a comment to T97663: blender_python_reference/change_log shows changes from 2.83 to 2.90 in 3.1.0 release.

The changelog generator needs to be run manually. The main reason this wasn't automated is you need two different versions of generate output, although if we kept the previous releases output in a fixed location we could compare against that which will work as long as the file format doesn't change.

Fri, May 6, 1:58 AM · Infrastructure: Blender Buildbot, Platforms, Builds, Tests & Devices, Python API, Documentation, BF Blender

Thu, May 5

Jon Denning (gfxcoder) closed D14370: Clarify BMesh operator documentation: normal_update.
Thu, May 5, 5:16 PM · Documentation
Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) updated subscribers of T97663: blender_python_reference/change_log shows changes from 2.83 to 2.90 in 3.1.0 release.

@Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) , @Bastien Montagne (mont29) : do you know if this was done by hand?

Thu, May 5, 4:18 PM · Infrastructure: Blender Buildbot, Platforms, Builds, Tests & Devices, Python API, Documentation, BF Blender
Jon Denning (gfxcoder) updated the diff for D14370: Clarify BMesh operator documentation: normal_update.

amended commit message

Thu, May 5, 3:29 PM · Documentation
Jon Denning (gfxcoder) updated the diff for D14370: Clarify BMesh operator documentation: normal_update.

rebased on master

Thu, May 5, 3:22 PM · Documentation
Jon Denning (gfxcoder) updated the diff for D14370: Clarify BMesh operator documentation: normal_update.

amend commit

Thu, May 5, 3:18 PM · Documentation
Jon Denning (gfxcoder) updated the diff for D14370: Clarify BMesh operator documentation: normal_update.

Docs: Clarify BMesh operator documentation

Thu, May 5, 2:42 PM · Documentation
Jon Denning (gfxcoder) updated subscribers of D14860: Docs: added missing documentation for `WindowManager` methods.

@Campbell Barton (campbellbarton), I'm fairly sure these docs are correct, but would you mind verifying them?

Thu, May 5, 1:55 PM · Documentation
Jon Denning (gfxcoder) added a reviewer for D14860: Docs: added missing documentation for `WindowManager` methods: Aaron Carlisle (Blendify).
Thu, May 5, 1:54 PM · Documentation

Wed, May 4

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed D14814: Update Fish Eye Lens Description.

Patch has been committed

Wed, May 4, 1:20 PM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) added a comment to D14370: Clarify BMesh operator documentation: normal_update.

No feel free to commit.

Wed, May 4, 1:19 PM · Documentation

Tue, May 3

Jon Denning (gfxcoder) added a comment to D14370: Clarify BMesh operator documentation: normal_update.

@Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) do I need to do anything else to get these changes in? thanks!

Tue, May 3, 5:18 PM · Documentation
Jon Denning (gfxcoder) retitled D14834: Documentation: Update Docs for Gizmo from Updated docs for gizmo to Documentation: Update Docs for Gizmo.
Tue, May 3, 5:10 PM · Documentation, Python API
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) accepted D14814: Update Fish Eye Lens Description.
Tue, May 3, 3:50 PM · Documentation
Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) added projects to T97663: blender_python_reference/change_log shows changes from 2.83 to 2.90 in 3.1.0 release: Platforms, Builds, Tests & Devices, Infrastructure: Blender Buildbot.
Tue, May 3, 2:54 PM · Infrastructure: Blender Buildbot, Platforms, Builds, Tests & Devices, Python API, Documentation, BF Blender
Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) moved T78553: "Straighten" operator doesn't always work and isn't well documented in the manual. from Restricted Project Column to Restricted Project Column on the Restricted Project board.
Tue, May 3, 4:53 AM · Restricted Project, Documentation, BF Blender