Questions tagged [compatibility]

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

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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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Can Grease Pencil objects created with older Blender versions interact with light sources in Blender 2.83?

Since 2.83, Grease Pencil objects can interact with light sources. In my tests, it seemed that this only applies to Grease Pencil objects that were created with Blender 2.83? Is that correct? If not,...
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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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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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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 ...
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Is there a better way to make addon working on both blender 2.80 and 2.79?

I know this works: ...
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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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Compatibility with macOS Big Sur (macOS 11)

is there any experience, if the upcoming macOS Big Sur is compatible with the latest stable Blender version? I tried it in Parallels, and it keeps crashing. Falk
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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 ...