DocumentationProject
ActivePublic

Details

Description

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).
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

Christopher Anderssarian (Christopher_Anderssarian) added projects to T55793: Question regarding Blender: Documentation, Translations.
Tue, Jul 17, 9:51 PM · Translations, Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed T55648: GSoC 2018 hair project: Manual pages as Resolved.

Im going to close this as resolved since docs were committed.

Tue, Jul 17, 8:19 PM · Documentation, Cycles

Sun, Jul 15

Yevgeny Makarov (jenkm) added a comment to T55453: How to make blender portable/self-contained is not documented.

Can be copied from here:
https://en.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.6/Manual/Introduction/Installing_Blender/Windows#Portable_Install

Sun, Jul 15, 3:15 PM · Documentation

Thu, Jul 12

Yevgeny Makarov (jenkm) added a commit to T52347: Weight Paint (Weight-Transfer) Does not work as documented: rBM4361: Transfer Weights.
Thu, Jul 12, 8:35 PM · Documentation

Tue, Jul 10

Hoang Duy Tran (hoangduytran) added a comment to T55829: Blender Question.

Thank you so much Brecht. That cleared my doubts.

Tue, Jul 10, 1:19 PM · Documentation, Translations
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) closed T55829: Blender Question as Archived.

"While Held" means keyframes are propagated to next frames as long as ("while") they hold the same value as the current frame ("held").

Tue, Jul 10, 12:56 PM · Documentation, Translations
Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) added a project to T55829: Blender Question: Documentation.
Tue, Jul 10, 10:02 AM · Documentation, Translations
Matthew Morris-Cook (VonnegutIce9) added a watcher for Documentation: Matthew Morris-Cook (VonnegutIce9).
Tue, Jul 10, 5:57 AM

Thu, Jul 5

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed D3517: Update Principled BSDF Subsurface documentation..
Thu, Jul 5, 7:30 PM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) accepted D3517: Update Principled BSDF Subsurface documentation..

Thanks for the patch. Committing now.

Thu, Jul 5, 7:14 PM · Documentation

Wed, Jul 4

simonstoschu@googlemail.com (Stuntkoala) removed a project from D3517: Update Principled BSDF Subsurface documentation.: Cycles.
Wed, Jul 4, 1:56 PM · Documentation
simonstoschu@googlemail.com (Stuntkoala) created D3517: Update Principled BSDF Subsurface documentation..
Wed, Jul 4, 12:04 PM · Documentation

Tue, Jul 3

Sybren A. Stüvel (sybren) closed T55530: Self hosted blender cloud as Resolved.
Tue, Jul 3, 5:07 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Blender Cloud
Sybren A. Stüvel (sybren) added a comment to T55530: Self hosted blender cloud.

Please do *not* use the devserver settings as-is. This will make your install insecure as everybody has access to that secret. You can use it as a basis, but change the secret so that it's totally new and random. The best way to do this is to create a new OAuth Application in the Blender ID admin and use the devserver settings as a template. Then delete the devserver OAuth Application.

Tue, Jul 3, 5:07 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Blender Cloud

Sun, Jul 1

Baptiste Nicolet (bathal) added a comment to T55530: Self hosted blender cloud.

I work with @Arthur Toussaint (konfiot1) on this project. I successfully installed Blender ID locally and it seems to work fine. However, I can't figure out how to connect the local instance of blender cloud and blender id: when I click on "sign in" on the local blender cloud page, that redirects me to the blender id login form, but once I'm logged in, the redirection back to the blender cloud won't work, stating that there is an "Invalid client_id parameter value".

Sun, Jul 1, 3:43 AM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Blender Cloud

Tue, Jun 26

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) added a member for Documentation: shun suzuki (kapibara19).
Tue, Jun 26, 6:38 PM
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) added a comment to T51061: Collection of bad/missing tooltips.

@Yevgeny Makarov (jenkm) committed rBecb56eac57e66c1c925860e05438c9f245bff505

Tue, Jun 26, 6:36 PM · Translations, Documentation, User Interface, BF Blender
Jesus Balbastro (awesomehaircut) closed T55633: Selecting & Editing > Converting Text Objects as Resolved.

Consider reading through this page https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev/modeling/meshes/introduction.html
I would strongly urge you to learn more about blender basics. Don't get me wrong I don't like having to reading too much when I have a simple problem, but you avoid a lot of problems when you have a good basic understanding.

Tue, Jun 26, 5:10 PM · Documentation
John Doe (mevsme) created T55633: Selecting & Editing > Converting Text Objects.
Tue, Jun 26, 4:44 PM · Documentation

Wed, Jun 20

Max Voss (max12345) removed a member for Documentation: Max Voss (max12345).
Wed, Jun 20, 8:53 PM
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) abandoned D3490: Test patch for Japanese manual edits.

committed

Wed, Jun 20, 7:56 PM · Documentation
Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) changed Type from Bug to To Do on T55546: document bpy.types.Object.camera_fit_coords.
Wed, Jun 20, 10:52 AM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) triaged T55546: document bpy.types.Object.camera_fit_coords as Normal priority.
Wed, Jun 20, 3:58 AM · Documentation

Tue, Jun 19

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed T54430: Cleanup: Mesh object data page as Resolved by committing rBM4308: Fix T54430: Mesh object data page.
Tue, Jun 19, 10:53 PM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) triaged T55545: Some manual strings are not being rendered as translated in HTML as Normal priority.
Tue, Jun 19, 9:30 PM · Documentation
Sybren A. Stüvel (sybren) updated subscribers of T55530: Self hosted blender cloud.

Authentification : I can create local accounts using the CLI, but how can I use them and login with them on the web interface ?

Tue, Jun 19, 6:21 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Blender Cloud
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) added a member for Documentation: Henrik Berglund (cyaoeu).
Tue, Jun 19, 6:00 PM
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) added a comment to D3490: Test patch for Japanese manual edits.

Hi, I am on IRC now if you want to talk. You can find me in the popular Blender channels but specifically, I am in #blenderwiki

Tue, Jun 19, 5:30 PM · Documentation
Henrik Berglund (cyaoeu) created D3490: Test patch for Japanese manual edits.
Tue, Jun 19, 5:10 PM · Documentation
Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) changed Type from Bug to To Do on T55530: Self hosted blender cloud.
Tue, Jun 19, 4:11 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Blender Cloud
Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) assigned T55530: Self hosted blender cloud to Sybren A. Stüvel (sybren).

Hi, for buerocratic reasons, I'll change this to TODO, and would kindly ask @Sybren A. Stüvel (sybren) to share his wisdom? [I havent been through setting this up here myself...]

Tue, Jun 19, 4:11 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Blender Cloud

Jun 17 2018

Vuk Gardašević (lijenstina) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

Thanks :)

Jun 17 2018, 3:54 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
LazyDodo (LazyDodo) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

It's already migrated, you can find it here https://wiki.blender.org/wiki/Process/Bug_Reports

Jun 17 2018, 3:46 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Vuk Gardašević (lijenstina) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:Doc/Process/Bug_Reports should be migrated, as it does serve some purpose for bug reports.

Jun 17 2018, 3:21 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites

Jun 15 2018

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

I just saw the big wiki changes happened today. Two questions:

Jun 15 2018, 3:29 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites

Jun 14 2018

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T55018: Documentation for 2.8 (WIP).
Jun 14 2018, 6:45 PM · Code Quest, BF Blender: 2.8, Documentation
Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) updated the task description for T48096: New Wiki.
Jun 14 2018, 3:46 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) updated the task description for T48096: New Wiki.
Jun 14 2018, 3:46 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites

Jun 13 2018

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T55018: Documentation for 2.8 (WIP).
Jun 13 2018, 9:54 PM · Code Quest, BF Blender: 2.8, Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) closed T54513: Document advanced operators as Resolved by committing rBM4293: Document some remaining advanced operators.
Jun 13 2018, 5:49 PM · Documentation

Jun 12 2018

Robert (IronsSouls) created T55453: How to make blender portable/self-contained is not documented.
Jun 12 2018, 1:34 PM · Documentation

Jun 10 2018

Yevgeny Makarov (jenkm) closed T51908: Make Dupli-Face tool manual entry confusing as Resolved.
Jun 10 2018, 9:42 AM · Documentation
Yevgeny Makarov (jenkm) added a commit to T51908: Make Dupli-Face tool manual entry confusing: rBM4287: correct duplifaces.
Jun 10 2018, 9:40 AM · Documentation

Jun 9 2018

Yevgeny Makarov (jenkm) closed T52445: Shortest path selection, checker deselect as Resolved.
Jun 9 2018, 10:06 PM · Documentation
Yevgeny Makarov (jenkm) closed T54197: Documentation about Dupliverts isn't thorough as Resolved.

All options are acceptable, the difference is described on the Parenting Objects page.

Jun 9 2018, 9:50 PM · Documentation

Jun 8 2018

Vuk Gardašević (lijenstina) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

Help > Release Log link will have to be updated after the switch.

Jun 8 2018, 1:24 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites

Jun 7 2018

Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) updated the task description for T48096: New Wiki.
Jun 7 2018, 1:02 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) updated the task description for T48096: New Wiki.
Jun 7 2018, 11:48 AM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites

Jun 6 2018

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated subscribers of T54513: Document advanced operators.

@Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) can you explain "Memory Statistics" more? is there some special operator?

Jun 6 2018, 10:49 PM · Documentation
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description for T54513: Document advanced operators.
Jun 6 2018, 10:48 PM · Documentation