Hi I have a Windows 10 and have Blender 2.78c installed on my computer but just recently downloaded blender -2.780-git.a372638 build dated for 8/1/2017. After I extract the file I don't see an installer or setup executable. How does a person use the builds for Blender?

  • $\begingroup$ could you please add the link of the page where you got that "build"? could it be a source release? usually windows binary (compiled) releases are in a .zip archive and have a blender.exe ready to launch... $\endgroup$
    – m.ardito
    Aug 1, 2017 at 18:35
  • $\begingroup$ Here is the link builder.blender.org/download/blender-2.78-a372638-win32.zip $\endgroup$
    – Allen
    Aug 2, 2017 at 3:55
  • $\begingroup$ Whoops hit the wrong key. But this is that link I am talking about but the 64 bit instead. $\endgroup$
    – Allen
    Aug 2, 2017 at 3:57

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After doing some research I discovered that the Blender builds don't have a install file but instead they just have the Blender symbol which is called "Application" with just a click a person can open Blender. I was used to running a set up install file which would load in the program. I just downloaded Blender 2.79 and after extracting the download just clicked on the Blender Icon and the program starts up the application.


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