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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.
This project aims at replacing and updating the current Blender Manual.

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).
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, Oct 14

Glen Larsen (g60) created D2880: Vector Blur filter compositing node example.
Sat, Oct 14, 12:03 AM · Documentation

Mon, Oct 9

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed D2874: Updates to Cycles Gradient Texture Node Docs by committing rBM3785: Updates to Cycles Gradient Texture Node Docs.
Mon, Oct 9, 5:10 PM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) claimed T53031: External links in offline manual download.
Mon, Oct 9, 4:10 PM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) added a comment to D2874: Updates to Cycles Gradient Texture Node Docs.

Looks good, I will commit when I have time

Mon, Oct 9, 4:07 PM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) accepted D2874: Updates to Cycles Gradient Texture Node Docs.
Mon, Oct 9, 4:07 PM · Documentation
Shane Ambler (sambler) created T53031: External links in offline manual download.
Mon, Oct 9, 8:42 AM · Documentation
Ben Marshall (jaguar) created D2874: Updates to Cycles Gradient Texture Node Docs.
Mon, Oct 9, 7:44 AM · Documentation
Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) closed T53029: Link rot on this page as Resolved by committing rBM3784: Fix T53029: Broken link.
Mon, Oct 9, 6:55 AM · Documentation
Rafael Navega (RN) created T53029: Link rot on this page.
Mon, Oct 9, 6:48 AM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed D2869: Spelling fixes for Cycles Mapping Node by committing rBM3783: Spelling fixes for Cycles Mapping Node.
Mon, Oct 9, 6:15 AM · Documentation

Fri, Oct 6

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) added a member for Documentation: Glen Larsen (g60).
Fri, Oct 6, 4:14 PM
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) accepted D2869: Spelling fixes for Cycles Mapping Node.

I will commit when I get on a real computer.

Fri, Oct 6, 4:08 PM · Documentation
Ben Marshall (jaguar) created D2869: Spelling fixes for Cycles Mapping Node.
Fri, Oct 6, 6:47 AM · Documentation

Mon, Oct 2

Julian Eisel (Severin) updated the task description for T48096: New Wiki.
Mon, Oct 2, 9:04 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites

Sun, Oct 1

Tobias Heinke (TobiasH) edited Description on Documentation.
Sun, Oct 1, 5:25 PM

Fri, Sep 29

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) reopened T52949: RGB-value difference in UI as "Open".
Fri, Sep 29, 5:39 PM · Documentation

Thu, Sep 28

Glen Larsen (g60) added a watcher for Documentation: Glen Larsen (g60).
Thu, Sep 28, 7:51 PM

Mon, Sep 25

Brendon Murphy (meta-androcto) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

hi,
https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Extensions:2.6/Py/Scripts
could be archived and a new set of pages created for addons.
as one of the original authors and designers of this page and
https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Extensions:2.4/Py/Scripts
I would be happy to work with wiki devs to see the new pages created for blender 2.8 series.

Mon, Sep 25, 11:19 AM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites

Sun, Sep 24

xan2622 (xan2622) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

Is it planned to allow to log in to the (upcoming) new wiki with a developer.blender.org account?
I hope it will be considered because it's not currently possible to log into wiki.blender.org with a developer.blender.org account...

Sun, Sep 24, 12:00 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites

Sat, Sep 23

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) added a member for Documentation: Artem (mindFreeArtist).
Sat, Sep 23, 4:37 PM

Fri, Sep 22

Artem (mindFreeArtist) added a watcher for Documentation: Artem (mindFreeArtist).
Fri, Sep 22, 7:46 PM
Jeff (bolt2009) added a watcher for Documentation: Jeff (bolt2009).
Fri, Sep 22, 6:30 PM

Wed, Sep 20

Bastien Montagne (mont29) closed T52842: Incorrect description for bpy.types.MeshTextureFace.uv as Resolved by committing rBf54f680a2681: Fix T52842: Incorrect description for bpy.types.MeshTextureFace.uv.
Wed, Sep 20, 4:40 PM · Documentation
Bastien Montagne (mont29) claimed T52842: Incorrect description for bpy.types.MeshTextureFace.uv.

Not strictly speaking a bug, but annoying for docs indeed, will fix.

Wed, Sep 20, 4:32 PM · Documentation
Constantin Makshin (dinosaur) created T52842: Incorrect description for bpy.types.MeshTextureFace.uv.
Wed, Sep 20, 8:11 AM · Documentation

Sep 19 2017

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) added a member for Documentation: Miroslav Ivanov (Myrthos).
Sep 19 2017, 9:00 PM

Aug 26 2017

Bastien Montagne (mont29) triaged T52445: Shortest path selection, checker deselect as Normal priority.
Aug 26 2017, 3:15 PM · Documentation

Aug 25 2017

Joseph Heck (heckj) added a watcher for Documentation: Joseph Heck (heckj).
Aug 25 2017, 10:03 PM

Aug 11 2017

Bastien Montagne (mont29) triaged T52347: Weight Paint (Weight-Transfer) Does not work as documented as Normal priority.

Yep, doc would need an update, since one or two releases this tool now uses the more generic Mesh Data Transfer one, which by default only transfers active layer. Note that in the operator redo panel, you can select 'By Name' source layers, which will then transfer all existing ones in the source to the destination mesh.

Aug 11 2017, 10:13 AM · Documentation
Brendon Murphy (meta-androcto) closed T52339: 2.79 Release Notes do not cover change to FBX exporter as Resolved.

added some small note in release notes here:
https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:Ref/Release_Notes/2.79/Add-ons#FBX_I.2FO_.fbx
closing as resolved, i will ask @Bastien Montagne (mont29) if he's anything more to add.

Aug 11 2017, 1:26 AM · Addons, Documentation, BF Blender

Aug 10 2017

James Boddie (jrboddie) created T52339: 2.79 Release Notes do not cover change to FBX exporter.
Aug 10 2017, 6:46 PM · Addons, Documentation, BF Blender

Aug 5 2017

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) created T52270: Add docs talking about the difference between disk and external caches.
Aug 5 2017, 11:03 PM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed T52269: Remove sphinx.util.compat.Directive from extensions as Resolved by committing rBM3724: Fix T52269: Remove sphinx.util.compat.Directive from extensions.
Aug 5 2017, 10:46 PM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) created T52269: Remove sphinx.util.compat.Directive from extensions.
Aug 5 2017, 10:00 PM · Documentation

Aug 3 2017

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) added a comment to T50624: Split Glossary.

I have created a new structure, any thoughts @Tobias Heinke (TobiasH)?

Aug 3 2017, 11:18 PM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed T52256: mistake in documentation as Resolved by committing rBM3721: Fix T52256: Wrong wording for convert to docs.
Aug 3 2017, 10:36 PM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) claimed T52256: mistake in documentation.
Aug 3 2017, 6:44 AM · Documentation
Andrey Sarafanov (ACap) updated the task description for T52256: mistake in documentation.
Aug 3 2017, 6:26 AM · Documentation
Andrey Sarafanov (ACap) created T52256: mistake in documentation.
Aug 3 2017, 6:26 AM · Documentation

Jul 29 2017

Robert Moore (robmoore) added a watcher for Documentation: Robert Moore (robmoore).
Jul 29 2017, 10:14 PM
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) added a member for Documentation: Robert Moore (robmoore).
Jul 29 2017, 9:49 PM
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) added a comment to rBMT1708: (RU)TRANSLATED -> (User interface/window_system/areas.po) + several adjustments….

@Viacheslav Atroschenko (atroschenko) you do not have to add the Documentation project to the commit, this just causes people to receive extra emails.

Jul 29 2017, 9:06 PM
Joey Carr (joeycarr) removed a watcher for Documentation: Joey Carr (joeycarr).
Jul 29 2017, 8:32 PM
Viacheslav Atroschenko (atroschenko) added a project to rBMT1708: (RU)TRANSLATED -> (User interface/window_system/areas.po) + several adjustments…: Documentation.
Jul 29 2017, 8:29 PM

Jul 28 2017

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) added a member for Documentation: Jesus Balbastro (awesomehaircut).
Jul 28 2017, 6:23 PM
Viacheslav Atroschenko (atroschenko) added a project to rBMT1703: Some RU translate to "User Interface" UM section: Documentation.
Jul 28 2017, 2:26 PM · Documentation

Jul 26 2017

Viacheslav Atroschenko (atroschenko) added a project to rBMT1696: Documentation.
Jul 26 2017, 10:38 PM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) added a member for Documentation: Viacheslav Atroschenko (atroschenko).
Jul 26 2017, 3:22 PM
Viacheslav Atroschenko (atroschenko) added a watcher for Documentation: Viacheslav Atroschenko (atroschenko).
Jul 26 2017, 12:45 PM

Jul 20 2017

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) added a member for Documentation: Vuk Gardašević (lijenstina).
Jul 20 2017, 6:11 PM