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Do I have to setup everything again after update? [duplicate]

I've got Blender version 2.68a and I'd like to update it, but I'm afraid that all of my setup will be deleted and I will have to set it again... Is there some way to keep all this stuff when I will be ...
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How would I import/export Blender's preferences?

I constantly stay up to date with each new release of Blender, but this means my preferences are wiped clean each time. How do I export/import these preferences to avoid loosing my carefully crafted ...
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Where can I get Blender test builds?

I know that Blender.org provides downloads for official releases. I see on forums that people use newer versions of Blender. Where can I get newer version of Blender (nightly builds, alpha versions... ...
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Best place to put bug reports?

What websites or other resources do users of Blender have available to them to report bugs or problems with the program? I would like to get this issue cleared in Q&A format so that we can link ...
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If you install Blender while there is an existing copy, does it uninstall the existing copy?

I'm installing Blender 2.74 but there is a copy of Blender 2.73a on my computer. Does the installer uninstall Blender 2.73a?
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How to optimize a mesh by merging objects and/or reducing faces

I've got a highly-detailed mesh of curtains, similar to what you'd find on a stage. The mesh currently has eight objects/materials (1 material per object), but in reality it only needs two - the large ...
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How to add skytexture to viewport background?

I have a skytexture set up. How do I make this the viewport background? I use Blender 2.72 and cycles.
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How to add extrapolation functionality in Blender 2.69?

I saw this short tutorial on youtube, someone made a rotation animation of two keyframes, opened the graph editor, changed the interpolation mode to linear and selected linear extrapolation. The ...
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Blender functions that randomly stop working then start working again [closed]

I have recently experienced two Blender functions randomly stop working, then later start working again with no apparent reason. These functions I use daily and they worked fine for weeks before I ...
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Blender release life cycle and versioning

I was trying some older versions but version numbers and release versions are not clear to me. For instance how can I know what is the most stable release of a given version, say 2.49: The folder ...
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Find and Install Current Blender Release

I don't know the correct place for this question so I'm asking here: I have a previous version of Blender that I downloaded but was never able to use (extended illness). I would now like to download ...
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Bone Falloff not working?

I'm using version 2.68a I've created a face mesh and now I'm trying to setup some bones to create expressions. So far I have added one bone and parented it to the mesh as "envelope weight". However ...
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Sounds don't play at right time when playing in vse

When I hit play on the timeline the sound effects may trigger much earlier than they appear in the timeline, especially if the video has been playing for a few seconds prior to the sound clip. If I ...
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Several Missing Tools

I seem to be missing several tools in Blender 2.62, or at least I'm not able to get to them the way the manual says they should be accessed. For example: According to the Help file, the Bevel Tool is ...
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Made Yin yang sphere from cylinder, how to add materials to the two regions separately [duplicate]

Followed the Doc 2.4 wiki to make the tennis ball, I am stuck! Edit: Blender 2.71 makes it so simple, appended the object from the .blend made with 2.49, (tried making it from scratch in 2.71 but ...