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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

Sat, May 18

Song Junwoo (song9063) updated the diff for D4853: User manual Translation for Korean.

I'm sorry for frequently repeated upload small patches.
because I'm just worried about other translators to work with the same pages.
I will upload more patches next week.
Have a nice weekend!

Sat, May 18, 7:32 PM · Documentation

Fri, May 17

Song Junwoo (song9063) updated the diff for D4853: User manual Translation for Korean.

Added these pages.
M locale/ko/LC_MESSAGES/editors/3dview/navigate/clip.po
M locale/ko/LC_MESSAGES/editors/3dview/navigate/projections.po

Fri, May 17, 5:26 PM · Documentation
Yevgeny Makarov (jenkm) added a comment to D4853: User manual Translation for Korean.

@Song Junwoo (song9063) try asking for commit permission through the mailing list
https://lists.blender.org/mailman/listinfo/bf-docboard

Fri, May 17, 6:11 AM · Documentation

Thu, May 16

Sybren A. Stüvel (sybren) accepted D4847: User manual Translation for Korean.

Thank you very much!

Thu, May 16, 10:57 PM · Translations, Documentation
Clément Foucault (fclem) resigned from D4847: User manual Translation for Korean.
Thu, May 16, 1:33 PM · Translations, Documentation
Jeroen Bakker (jbakker) resigned from D4847: User manual Translation for Korean.
Thu, May 16, 12:01 PM · Translations, Documentation
Bastien Montagne (mont29) resigned from D4853: User manual Translation for Korean.

@Yevgeny Makarov (jenkm) You are confusing UI translation and doc translation… Am maintainer of the first, not the second project. Also please do not put whole projects as reviewers, this adds lots of noise for lots of people. ;)

Thu, May 16, 9:52 AM · Documentation
Yevgeny Makarov (jenkm) updated subscribers of D4853: User manual Translation for Korean.

@Bastien Montagne (mont29) please check this request to join the translation project.

Thu, May 16, 6:59 AM · Documentation

Mon, May 13

Song Junwoo (song9063) created D4853: User manual Translation for Korean.
Mon, May 13, 7:17 PM · Documentation

Sun, May 12

Song Junwoo (song9063) added a project to D4847: User manual Translation for Korean: Translations.
Sun, May 12, 7:55 AM · Translations, Documentation
Song Junwoo (song9063) created D4847: User manual Translation for Korean.
Sun, May 12, 7:44 AM · Translations, Documentation

Sat, May 11

Song Junwoo (song9063) closed T64088: Translation build problem as Resolved.

I've resolved my problem myself.
POEdit doesn't add new texts from "RST" file automatically.
I should have compared "PO" file to "RST" file to solve this problem.
Some Korean "po" files were not managed in recent times. these need to be updated.
I will try to help for Korean translators.

Sat, May 11, 3:27 PM · Documentation

Fri, May 10

Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) added a member for Documentation: Harley Acheson (harley).
Fri, May 10, 5:04 PM

Wed, May 8

Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) added a member for Documentation: William Reynish (billreynish).
Wed, May 8, 2:55 AM

Tue, May 7

Song Junwoo (song9063) added a watcher for Documentation: Song Junwoo (song9063).
Tue, May 7, 7:33 AM

Sat, May 4

Iemand Iets (NumesSanguis) created T64146: Blender does have a callback on data change (conflicting statements quick start - props pages).
Sat, May 4, 6:34 PM · Documentation

Fri, May 3

Jeroen Bakker (jbakker) closed D4778: Documentation: Workbench Render Engine.
Fri, May 3, 3:32 PM · Documentation
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) added a member for Documentation: Jeroen Bakker (jbakker).
Fri, May 3, 3:28 PM
Jeroen Bakker (jbakker) updated the diff for D4778: Documentation: Workbench Render Engine.

Changes for code review.
I am not able to commit the documentation.

Fri, May 3, 3:21 PM · Documentation
Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) accepted D4778: Documentation: Workbench Render Engine.
Fri, May 3, 8:13 AM · Documentation
Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) added a comment to D4778: Documentation: Workbench Render Engine.

Some syntax issues, otherwise fine.

Fri, May 3, 8:13 AM · Documentation

Thu, May 2

Song Junwoo (song9063) created T64088: Translation build problem.
Thu, May 2, 4:21 PM · Documentation
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) accepted D4778: Documentation: Workbench Render Engine.
Thu, May 2, 3:06 PM · Documentation
Jeroen Bakker (jbakker) added a reviewer for D4778: Documentation: Workbench Render Engine: Brecht Van Lommel (brecht).
Thu, May 2, 12:36 PM · Documentation
Jeroen Bakker (jbakker) created D4778: Documentation: Workbench Render Engine.
Thu, May 2, 12:36 PM · Documentation

Tue, Apr 30

Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) closed T63702: Broken links in the documentation project homepage as Resolved.
Tue, Apr 30, 1:26 PM · Documentation
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) edited Description on Documentation.
Tue, Apr 30, 1:25 PM

Sun, Apr 28

Kee Hoon Seong (Cyrus3DJ) removed a watcher for Documentation: Kee Hoon Seong (Cyrus3DJ).
Sun, Apr 28, 4:43 AM

Thu, Apr 25

Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) updated subscribers of T55018: Documentation for 2.8 (WIP).

We will definitely need to do some global search & replace. At the homestretch workshop we decided that all Blender Foundation developers would spend the first week of June on docs. @Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) was assigned to look into getting things organized a bit before that, so tasks can be distributed more easily.

Thu, Apr 25, 1:36 PM · Code Quest, BF Blender: 2.8, Documentation
Howard Trickey (howardt) added a comment to T55018: Documentation for 2.8 (WIP).

One things that changes everywhere in the manual are the parts where it lists where various buttons and other UI live. E.g., most things that were on the tool shelf are listed as being on Panel Tool Shelf > Tools.

Thu, Apr 25, 1:18 PM · Code Quest, BF Blender: 2.8, Documentation

Wed, Apr 24

Jeroen Bakker (jbakker) updated the task description for T55018: Documentation for 2.8 (WIP).
Wed, Apr 24, 8:41 AM · Code Quest, BF Blender: 2.8, Documentation

Sat, Apr 20

Alexander Gavrilov (angavrilov) changed the status of T63720: Parent Inverse is insufficiently explained in documentation from Archived to Resolved by committing rBM4642: Fix T63720: document the Parent Inverse matrix better..
Sat, Apr 20, 10:20 AM · Documentation

Apr 19 2019

Leonardo Kämpf (monatsend) added a comment to T63720: Parent Inverse is insufficiently explained in documentation.

maybe I just write a Post in right click select about making this information more prominent

Apr 19 2019, 12:59 PM · Documentation
Alexander Gavrilov (angavrilov) renamed T63720: Parent Inverse is insufficiently explained in documentation from hidden factor of transformation with from parent deformed objects to Parent Inverse is insufficiently explained in documentation.
Apr 19 2019, 12:57 PM · Documentation

Apr 18 2019

panic added a comment to T63319: Bad link, needs rewrite.

I'm not familiar with the Humane Rigging videos however there looks to be a playlist with the complete set here?
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE211C8C41F1AFBAB

Apr 18 2019, 4:15 PM · Documentation
Sebastian Parborg (zeddb) assigned T63702: Broken links in the documentation project homepage to Brecht Van Lommel (brecht).
Apr 18 2019, 3:52 PM · Documentation
Sebastian Parborg (zeddb) triaged T63702: Broken links in the documentation project homepage as Confirmed, Medium priority.

@Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) who is in change of this?

Apr 18 2019, 3:52 PM · Documentation
panic created T63702: Broken links in the documentation project homepage.
Apr 18 2019, 3:32 PM · Documentation

Apr 17 2019

Jacques Lucke (JacquesLucke) closed T63673: trivial bug in Blender 2.8 API doc for math.utils as Resolved by committing rBf3b7b7eb0c3b: Fix T63673: Wrong api documentation for Quaternion.dot(other).
Apr 17 2019, 1:49 PM · Documentation
Jacques Lucke (JacquesLucke) claimed T63673: trivial bug in Blender 2.8 API doc for math.utils.
Apr 17 2019, 1:47 PM · Documentation
Arnold Smith (imagenor) added a comment to T63673: trivial bug in Blender 2.8 API doc for math.utils.

(I'm not a real developer — just noticed this documentation bug and wanted to flag it)

Apr 17 2019, 3:40 AM · Documentation
Arnold Smith (imagenor) created T63673: trivial bug in Blender 2.8 API doc for math.utils.
Apr 17 2019, 3:37 AM · Documentation

Apr 12 2019

Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) raised the priority of T55018: Documentation for 2.8 (WIP) from Normal to Confirmed, High.

Marking as high priority since this is a task we need to finish for 2.80.

Apr 12 2019, 8:01 AM · Code Quest, BF Blender: 2.8, Documentation

Apr 8 2019

blend-it (blend-it) added a comment to T42765: Italian translation (Blender UI <2.8 and manual).

Due to hw incompatibilities, for now I can't work on 2.8.
I will restart on 2.8x series after upgrading my hw. See you.

Apr 8 2019, 11:35 AM · Documentation, Translations
blend-it (blend-it) renamed T42765: Italian translation (Blender UI <2.8 and manual) from Italian translation (Blender UI and manual) to Italian translation (Blender UI <2.8 and manual).
Apr 8 2019, 11:21 AM · Documentation, Translations

Apr 7 2019

Bastien Montagne (mont29) resigned from D4615: Translate "Patch & Commit".

@Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) once again, I do not maintain Blender manual… ;)

Apr 7 2019, 12:00 PM · Documentation

Apr 5 2019

William Huish (Fogey) updated the task description for T63319: Bad link, needs rewrite.
Apr 5 2019, 8:28 PM · Documentation
William Huish (Fogey) triaged T63319: Bad link, needs rewrite as Normal priority.
Apr 5 2019, 8:25 PM · Documentation

Apr 2 2019

Eugene Choi (echoi7) added a comment to T62696: Comment with no line number problem.

Hi all,

Apr 2 2019, 8:33 PM · Documentation

Apr 1 2019

Tobias Heinke (TobiasH) added a comment to T51080: Blender Manual 404 page redesign .

versions should work now the json is read-in by the py ext. (same as the js, the tag is then passed to the template via context)

Apr 1 2019, 11:27 PM · Documentation