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Questions about software, hardware and operating system compatibility with Blender.

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Is it possible to run Blender 2.79 with this hardware and software configuration?

On my Mint 19, 32 bit, I've got this information: $ inxi -Gx shows the next lines... ...
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Blender 2.80 and Windows 7

I try to open Blender 2.80 on Windows 7 and nothing happens. I have never had problems with previous versions on my machine, it works perfectly under Ubuntu (my second machine). Does someone have an ...
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Advice or workarounds to use Nvidia Drivers in Mac OS Mojave

I am a newbie who has just (re-)begun using Blender, version 2.8, on a retina Macbook Pro from around 2014 with MacOS 10.14.2 ("Mojave"). GPU is (selectable) an internal discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT ...
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No menu text in 2.8 Beta on Linux with GTX 760?

I'm trying to get a graphics card working with Blender that is Cycles compatible. I started with a Radeon 7000 series, that ran Blender fine, but froze the system as soon as I tried to do anything ...
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Veikk 1560 (Wacom Cintiq alternative) compatibility issues

Hello dear Blender users! I'm an avid Blender user myself, and I've been looking for an option to sculpt faster than with my mouse (LOL, to be fair, I'm pretty decent at it anyway but it's veeeeryyyy ...
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Can I open 2.79b files in 2.8?

I'm now using blender 2.79b. So the problem is, if I change the version from blender 2.79 to blender 2.8, is all of my work in blender 2.79 lost?
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Blender on Linux - list of AMD GPUs that work with Cycles/OpenCL [closed]

Which AMD GPUs are useable with a recent Linux, more specifically Ubuntu (18.04) and AMD drivers? Or are there some that definitely don't work? This question is not off topic because either a GPU ...
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How to get OpenCL functioning for GPU rendering, AMD GPU?

I'm running blender 2.79b and Blender won't recognize my card. AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series, GCN 1st gen architecture OpenCL™ Version: 24.20.11021.1000 Vulkan™ Driver Version: 2.0.33 Am I missing ...
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Quadro 2000 + Ryzen 5 1600x

Quite silly and probably will get a quick reply. Started playing with Blender 2,78 a bit lately, mostly for fun. While I quite quickly hit how slow some things render with any CPU. (I have a Ryzen 5 ...
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I can't import a COLLADA (.DAE) file into my scene

There's a COLLADA file that I've been trying to Import into my scene but it's not working right. When I hit the "Import COLLADA" button after selecting it in the import screen nothing happens. It's ...
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Blender very slow after upgrading to windows 10

So I recently did an upgrade on my old laptop. Its a very weak laptop with a ATI Mobility Radeon 3400 but blender always ran pretty well on it. Now after upgrading to windows 10 blender first said ...
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How does CPU and GPU work? Which one is better? What are each of those best settings?

I've heard many people talk about that there being CPU and GPU but I have always wondered how do they work and if you are using one more than the other what are the best settings to keep (assuming ...
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Is it possible to load and riggify FBX format from not Blender software?

I'm trying to buy some models from some sites, but models that I want to buy doesn't support Blender. Fortunately, looks like they also provide FBX files so that I can import from Blender, but there ...
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Which features are not supported when GPU rendering?

This question would seem to have a straightforward answer, but after reading through the Blender Manual's section about GPU Rendering, and also searching elsewhere online, I have not been able to find ...
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Is this laptop configuration compatible for blender [closed]

I'm thinking of buying a new laptop. It's an iBall CompBook Excelance (more details can be viewed here). Is it compatible to use blender smoothly without any errors or issues in the given ...
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Geforce Gtx1070 - Supported or not?

I'm thinking of buying a new computer for 3d modelling. I read that there are/were problems with geforce gtx1070. is this still a thing or is it fixed by now?
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run Blender 2.49b on Ubuntu 16.04, 64bit

unfortunately the old Blender 2.49b has still some import/export functions that newer versions of blender do not have. So I used this program always besides the newest version of Blender. In the past (...
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Are themes for Blender releases prior to 2.77 compatible with 2.77?

I ask this cause most themes I find are are from version below 2.73, and I want to avoid messing with the UI. I need insight on the compatibility of those themes on BlenderSwap.
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How will Blender work on the Microsoft Surface Book?

How will Blender work on the Microsoft Surface Book? I'm not looking for benchmark numbers but for user experiences with this software/hardware combination. Thanks
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Why won't Blender run on Windows XP?

I downloaded Blender 64 bit and the OS indicated that the program was not compatible with my computer chip. I then downloaded the 32 bit version which seemed to allow me to install. However the ...
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Can I bake glass BSDF?

I'm learning how to use Blender. I'd like to make models for game engines and also for sharing with other people. Context: I want to make a bottle with a glass material, and a label on the bottle (...
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Is Blender future proof?

I was a long time 3ds Max user who stopped doing 3d for quite some time. I am recently getting back into the scene and has seen much changes. I've yet to decide on using a software, but Blender is one ...
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Game development for 2.8

At which point are my current 2.78 files compatible with the upcoming 2.8 version? The models will be ok, but what bout the materials? Should I even bother setting them up if I plan on using the new ...
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Missing import option for 3ds format in the GUI?

I would like to import a .3ds model into Blender. I looked at this video, and this thread, both are very old and don't seem to apply to the version of Blender I am currently using (2.76). I have ...
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how do I get ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series graphics to work with blender?

I have an ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series graphics card and all the latest drivers installed, including the latest APU drivers that now come packed with the AMD catalyst software... I am using Blender 2.76,...
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can I run Blender for MacBookPro(Iris Pro broadwell) in this machine [closed]

I plan to get a new MacBook Pro Retina 15" Broadwell with Iris Pro graphics card (Not dedicated) in the Summer 2015, can I run Blender for Mac in this machine?
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Using 3D Warehouse models in Blender (Sketchup - Collada - Import)

There is an incredible wealth of 3D models available on Google's 3D Warehouse. Unfortunately these models come in Sketchup format. I have read a lot of tutorials on this, and everybody seems to praise ...
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Is there a way to convert 2.7x files to 2.4x?

I am doing some meshing for Fallout 3/New Vegas. For a while I would make the mesh in Blender 2.71 and then I would try to open up the same .blend mesh in Blender 2.49b (since that is what making ...
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3D printer file type support

For Blender 2.70, I'm trying to figure out: Which 3D printer file formats Blender natively supports Which 3D printer file formats Blender can support with the use of plugins/extensions/etc. Which 3D ...
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Import SketchUp “.skp” files

I am new with Blender. I changed to it because now I am using Ubuntu. Previously on Windows I used to work with SketchUp, and I still have many projects, that I would like to import *.skp into Blender ...
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Blender Compatibility Script?

Is there a script which can correct all compatibility breaks, (automatically looks what version of Blender the file was made with and adds whatever necessary to get it look like before)? Example: Let'...
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Considerations for using .blend files between operating systems

I'm creating a (fully packed) .blend file that contains textures, cycles materials, UV maps, multiple scenes, rigging, and fluid simulations. The OS I am working on to create it is Windows. However, I ...