Is there a way to make Cycles Render the default in Blender instead of Blender Render? (I hope this hasn't been asked before.)

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    $\begingroup$ When you open blender, change to cycles and CTRL+U to save startup file $\endgroup$ – Denis Apr 21 '16 at 22:58

Here are the steps to do that.

  • Open Blender.
  • Change the Render Engine to Cycles in the pull down menu (top center)
  • Then go to File - Save Startup File.

Thats it. Next time you start with a new file, it is gonna be Cycles Engine by default.


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