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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

Fri, Feb 14

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T70624: 2.81 Missing Features in Manual.
Fri, Feb 14, 10:40 PM · BF Blender (2.83), Documentation, Development Management
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed D6857: Update the addons/sequencer manual pages.
Fri, Feb 14, 10:01 PM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) accepted D6857: Update the addons/sequencer manual pages.

The add-on's full documentation is on our website, so I linked to it. Is it okay if we keep it that way? Note that the manual, like the addon, is free and open source.

Fri, Feb 14, 9:58 PM · Documentation
Nathan Lovato (gdquest) updated the summary of D6857: Update the addons/sequencer manual pages.
Fri, Feb 14, 9:47 PM · Documentation
Nathan Lovato (gdquest) created D6857: Update the addons/sequencer manual pages.
Fri, Feb 14, 9:42 PM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed D6806: Fix for rBM6206: The word 'face' is missing in the recent Subdivide.rst commit.
Fri, Feb 14, 6:09 PM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T70624: 2.81 Missing Features in Manual.
Fri, Feb 14, 5:31 PM · BF Blender (2.83), Documentation, Development Management
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) closed T73257: Release notes for 2.82 as Resolved.
Fri, Feb 14, 9:29 AM · Documentation, BF Blender (2.82)

Thu, Feb 13

Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) merged T73780: Python throws exception when opening Online Manual / Python Reference for anything in the Preferences section of Prefs > Keymap into T72993: Online Manual / Online Python reference fails for anything in UserPreferences > Keymap.
Thu, Feb 13, 7:42 PM · Python, Documentation, User Interface, BF Blender
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T70624: 2.81 Missing Features in Manual.
Thu, Feb 13, 2:33 AM · BF Blender (2.83), Documentation, Development Management
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T70624: 2.81 Missing Features in Manual.
Thu, Feb 13, 2:24 AM · BF Blender (2.83), Documentation, Development Management
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T70624: 2.81 Missing Features in Manual.
Thu, Feb 13, 2:10 AM · BF Blender (2.83), Documentation, Development Management
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed T72978: UV Bake documentation error? as Resolved by committing rBM6222: Fix T72978: Correct UV pass/bake documentation.
Thu, Feb 13, 12:17 AM · Documentation

Wed, Feb 12

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) changed the status of T73011: NDOF Devices: Config Menu from Needs Triage to Confirmed.
Wed, Feb 12, 10:33 PM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T70624: 2.81 Missing Features in Manual.
Wed, Feb 12, 10:07 PM · BF Blender (2.83), Documentation, Development Management
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T70624: 2.81 Missing Features in Manual.
Wed, Feb 12, 9:59 PM · BF Blender (2.83), Documentation, Development Management
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T70624: 2.81 Missing Features in Manual.
Wed, Feb 12, 9:57 PM · BF Blender (2.83), Documentation, Development Management
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T70624: 2.81 Missing Features in Manual.
Wed, Feb 12, 9:56 PM · BF Blender (2.83), Documentation, Development Management
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T70624: 2.81 Missing Features in Manual.
Wed, Feb 12, 9:54 PM · BF Blender (2.83), Documentation, Development Management
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T70624: 2.81 Missing Features in Manual.
Wed, Feb 12, 8:06 PM · BF Blender (2.83), Documentation, Development Management
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T70624: 2.81 Missing Features in Manual.
Wed, Feb 12, 8:01 PM · BF Blender (2.83), Documentation, Development Management
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T70624: 2.81 Missing Features in Manual.
Wed, Feb 12, 7:59 PM · BF Blender (2.83), Documentation, Development Management
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T70624: 2.81 Missing Features in Manual.
Wed, Feb 12, 7:46 PM · BF Blender (2.83), Documentation, Development Management
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T70624: 2.81 Missing Features in Manual.
Wed, Feb 12, 7:44 PM · BF Blender (2.83), Documentation, Development Management
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) moved T73140: Improve structure and visual identity in Doxygen comments in- and out -of code. Without structure ... entropy. from Backlog to Improve documentation on the Documentation board.
Wed, Feb 12, 7:43 PM · Development Management, Documentation, BF Blender
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) moved T70624: 2.81 Missing Features in Manual from Backlog to Documentation on the BF Blender (2.83) board.
Wed, Feb 12, 7:39 PM · BF Blender (2.83), Documentation, Development Management
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) edited projects for T70624: 2.81 Missing Features in Manual, added: BF Blender (2.83); removed BF Blender (2.82).
Wed, Feb 12, 7:38 PM · BF Blender (2.83), Documentation, Development Management
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T70624: 2.81 Missing Features in Manual.
Wed, Feb 12, 7:37 PM · BF Blender (2.83), Documentation, Development Management
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T70624: 2.81 Missing Features in Manual.
Wed, Feb 12, 7:29 PM · BF Blender (2.83), Documentation, Development Management
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T70624: 2.81 Missing Features in Manual.
Wed, Feb 12, 6:54 PM · BF Blender (2.83), Documentation, Development Management
Jonas Printzén (ZPU) added a comment to T73140: Improve structure and visual identity in Doxygen comments in- and out -of code. Without structure ... entropy..

My absence is forced.
Will return and simplify according to feedback.

Wed, Feb 12, 9:11 AM · Development Management, Documentation, BF Blender
Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) changed the subtype of T73140: Improve structure and visual identity in Doxygen comments in- and out -of code. Without structure ... entropy. from "Report" to "Design".
Wed, Feb 12, 8:53 AM · Development Management, Documentation, BF Blender
Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) changed the status of T73140: Improve structure and visual identity in Doxygen comments in- and out -of code. Without structure ... entropy. from Needs Triage to Confirmed.
Wed, Feb 12, 8:53 AM · Development Management, Documentation, BF Blender

Tue, Feb 11

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) accepted D6806: Fix for rBM6206: The word 'face' is missing in the recent Subdivide.rst commit.
Tue, Feb 11, 4:36 AM · Documentation
Evan Wilson (EAW) updated the summary of D6806: Fix for rBM6206: The word 'face' is missing in the recent Subdivide.rst commit.
Tue, Feb 11, 3:37 AM · Documentation
Evan Wilson (EAW) updated the summary of D6806: Fix for rBM6206: The word 'face' is missing in the recent Subdivide.rst commit.
Tue, Feb 11, 3:35 AM · Documentation
Evan Wilson (EAW) created D6806: Fix for rBM6206: The word 'face' is missing in the recent Subdivide.rst commit.
Tue, Feb 11, 3:35 AM · Documentation

Mon, Feb 10

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) edited projects for T68709: Missing Gizmo information in the API documentation, added: Python; removed Tracker Curfew.
Mon, Feb 10, 10:13 PM · Python, Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) removed a project from T51387: Macro (bpy.types.Macro) needs proper documentation: Tracker Curfew.
Mon, Feb 10, 10:12 PM · Python, Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed T73667: Manual: Subdivide fails to subdivide N-Gon faces isn't clearly documented as Resolved by committing rBM6206: Fix T73667: Subdivide fails to subdivide N-Gon faces isn't clearly documented.
Mon, Feb 10, 9:58 PM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed T72883: API reference : `bpy.context.scene.objects.active = obj` is no longer possible as Resolved by committing rB189e96ba687c: Fix T72883: Correct Context Usage.
Mon, Feb 10, 8:09 PM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed T73698: Manual: knife project still refers to RMB for selection as Resolved by committing rBM6205: Fix T73698: knife project still refers to RMB for selection.
Mon, Feb 10, 7:51 PM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed T73699: Unhelpful error message when trying to knife project a manifold object as Resolved by committing rB974dc2847613: Fix T73699: Unhelpful error message when trying to knife project a manifold….
Mon, Feb 10, 7:39 PM · Documentation, Modeling, BF Blender
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed T73436: Images: change alpha settings to support channel packing as Resolved by committing rBM6204: Fix T73436: Images: change alpha settings to support channel packing.
Mon, Feb 10, 7:31 PM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) added a member for Documentation: Sebastián Barschkis (sebbas).
Mon, Feb 10, 6:49 PM
Germano Cavalcante (mano-wii) changed the subtype of T73699: Unhelpful error message when trying to knife project a manifold object from "Report" to "To Do".
Mon, Feb 10, 3:39 PM · Documentation, Modeling, BF Blender
Germano Cavalcante (mano-wii) changed the status of T73699: Unhelpful error message when trying to knife project a manifold object from Needs Triage to Confirmed.
Mon, Feb 10, 3:38 PM · Documentation, Modeling, BF Blender
Sybren A. Stüvel (sybren) closed D6752: Add warning about the possibility of losing pointcache files.
Mon, Feb 10, 12:57 PM · Nodes & Physics, Documentation, BF Blender

Sun, Feb 9

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) moved T67799: The "Spin" and "Screw" tools are not well implemented as classic operators from Backlog to Improve documentation on the Documentation board.
Sun, Feb 9, 10:31 PM · Documentation, Modeling, User Interface, BF Blender
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) moved T73398: Blender Manual: Develop a New Theme from Backlog to Administrative on the Documentation board.
Sun, Feb 9, 10:31 PM · Documentation