New user here doing something that seems very basic.
I open up Blender (2.77) on my Mac (10.13.1). By default, Blender shows me a camera, a cube, and a light. It’s configured to use the “Blender render” but I haven’t changed any rendering settings.
From the main menu I do Render -> Render Image and I get a screen that looks like it’s about to render but then it just... does nothing?
The progress bar at the top says 0%. If I try to cancel the render by pressing Esc or by clicking the X button on the progress bar, nothing happens. If I quit the app, it says I have unsaved changes but if I “quit anyway” then the app just hangs and I have to force quit it.
My computer is an iMac 5K and I’ve used an older version of Blender on another similar machine, so I don’t think there should be any issues with my graphics card at all.
It seems like I might be missing something but I can’t figure out what. Any ideas?
Edit: here’s a picture of my render settings (they’re the same as when I created a new, default project with the cube; I haven’t modified them)