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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2.8 or 2.81 for beginner [closed]

I wanna try to switch from Max to Blender and after the release of 2.81 I have the following question - Is it better to use 2.8 or 2.81 for someone who has never used Blender but at the same time is ...
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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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RTX 2070 Super not recognized by Blender 2.82a (Debian Linux)

So I'm working out the kinks of a brand new Linux build. Very much a noob, but have been researching and writing notes on Debian/Ubuntu for several months. I've been carefully going through each ...
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(Solved) Will 2.82 files work in 2.79?

I have a question, if I model an object and I do the materials, the textures, the animations all that is possible is unimaginable on the version 2.82 of Blender, and that I want to copy / paste on the ...
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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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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 2.81a file created in Windows behaves weird in Linux

I have students learning Blender doing the Blender Guru Donut Tutorial. While doing this, a few of them have moved to another room. The difference is that they started on Windows 10 PCs and now try to ...
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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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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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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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Which version of Blender can I use with an i3 and Windows 7?

I wanted to know which version of blender I can use with an Intel i3 and a standard visual graphics card of intel. The laptop is from 2013 with Windows 7 and I can't get a newer one.
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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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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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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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Material preview/eevee 3d view glitches and no compatible GPU found [duplicate]

Blender recently started crashing when trying to use cycles with my gpu, and then when I'm in EEVEE or material preview the 3d view goes weird colours (mainly grey) and duplicates visuals around. I ...
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Downloading blender on chromebook google chrome [duplicate]

Due to me wanting to download blender and it being a complete struggle , i need help. It is driving me nuts and I just want to use blender.
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GPU not showing up

I have Blender installed on MacOS with a NVIDIA Geforce GTX 780M 4 GB graphic card. I've checked the list of compatible cards and they say that this graphics card is compatible. However Blender says ...
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How do I convert 2.8x scenes to 2.7x ones?

I am a researcher that has been coding on Python + Blender 2.78. I downloaded several 2.8x scenes from the web and want to render them with my scripts. I'm getting this error: ...
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Are there any plugins to open SAP Visual Enterprise Author files (.rh) in blender?

The company I work for has a script for 3DS Max that can read and write .rh files for an easy transition back and forth between Max and SAP Visual Enterprise Author. Has anyone heard of any plugins ...
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Blender 2.83, compatibility with files from older versions

This might be a silly question, but when opening a file from Blender 2.79 in Blender 2.81, the layout of the screen is different and some materials get messed up. Does this or something like this ...
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InCompatible GPU on laptop: Can I make it work or should I get a new machine?

Disclaimer: You’ll have to explain things to me as if I were a 5 year old. I have a Mid 2012 Macbook Pro (13 inch) and a Dell Inspiron 15 3521. Both have graphics cards, none of them are recognized/...
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I cant get it to open

every time i open it it says "your graphics card or driver has limited support. it may work, but with issues. newer graphics drivers may be be available to improve blender support graphics Intel ...
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Blender 2.8 Armature for Secondlife and Avastar

I'm just starting to learn about making animations with Blender 2.8, primarily for Second Life, and have completed some tutorials for Blender 2.8 that were really very good! Well, as a start at least :...
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Suitable latest version for my Intel(R) HD Graphics-2012

My laptop has Intel(R) HD Graphics as Display Adapter, driver version 8.15.10.2900, driver date:11/26/2012. What latest version of Blender will perfect for my laptop?
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Conflict with Reallusion?

It seems that whenever I install a trial version of a Reallusion product (Character Creator, Crazy Talk, the Reallusion hub), Blender (2.81 and 2.82) can no longer open/import folders or files from ...
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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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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 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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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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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 ...