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Dynamic Spacebar Menu
All-rounder menu for different modes and objects in the 3D View
UI location Group: 3D View
Usage Press Spacebar in the 3D view to start the menu
Version 1.8.7 Author(s) JayDez, sim88, meta-androcto, samcameron
Blender 2.77 License GPL

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Current version download In current release add-ons

Version Information

Dynamic Menu This adds a the Dynamic Spacebar Menu in the View3D.


  • This script gives a basic menu with common simple tools for easy access.
  • Very similar to the Spacebar menu in 2.49
  • Context sensitive for Object, Edit, Sculpt, Pose, Weight/Texture/Vertex Paint modes.
  • Object sensitive based on object selected in edit mode.


  • Open Blender and go to the add-ons tab in User Preferences.
  • Enable the script


Interface/Menu Overview

  • This script switches out the spacebar search menu, with a custom menu.
  • It provides quick access to many of the tools found in other menus, but also packs a few features of its own, such as the cursor menu.
  • Very similar to the Spacebar menu in 2.49
  • Context sensitive for Object. Edit, Sculpt, Pose, Weight/Texture/Vertex Paint.
  • Object sensitive based on object selected in edit mode.

You can still use the spacebar to search by pressing outside the 3d view when the script is active, or just press search in the script.

This script was designed to provide a bridge between Blender 2.4x & Blender 2.5x & as a quick getting started tool, where you can browse functions before diving deeper into Blender's great new interface.

Scripts 3D interaction Dynamic Spacebar Menu b.jpg

Known Issues

  • Will not be stay assigned to spacebar in keymap if user settings is saved but a new file is opened (Instead of completely restarting Blender, where it does stay).

Additional Information

The search menu is still available:

  • press the spacebar outside the 3d view
  • press the search button in the script
  • press the spacebar and then s in the 3d view


Version history:

 v1.7.3 - (JayDez) - Wrong operator names for deleting in editmode
 v1.7.2 - (JayDez) - Adding proportional editing menu to where it was missing
 v1.7.1 - (JayDez) - Fixing up lattice menu and a wrong operator in curve menu
 v1.7 - (JayDez) - Fixing up animation menu and Metaball Add Menu
 v1.6.1 - (JayDez) - Added Add Menu to Curve and Surface (respectively)
 v1.6 - (JayDez) - Fixed a couple wrong names. (Thanks Bao2 and Dennis)
 v1.5.1 - (JayDez) - Changing formatting to be more uniform.
 v1.5 - (meta-androcto) - adding context sensitive menus.
 v1.3 - (JayDez) - Changed toggle editmode to an if statement, so that
 if you are in editmode it will show change to object mode but
 otherwise it shows change to edit mode. Also added separate icons
 for change to edit mode and to object mode.
 v1.2 - (JayDez) - Editing docs, changing 3D cursor to dynamic menu,
 reorganizing menu.
 v1.1 - (meta-androcto) - added editmode menu
 v1.0 - (meta-androcto) - initial final revision (commited to contrib)
 v0.1 through 0.9 - various tests/contributions by various people and scripts
 Devs: JayDez, Crouch, sim88, meta-androcto, Sam
 Scripts: 3D Cursor Menu, Original Dynamic Menu