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Would Blender run on Trident X Plus Gaming PC?

Please excuse my naive question - but I have only ever owned Apple Computers. I want to buy a PC computer that will handle Blender (and Unreal Engine, honestly). I am looking at an MSI Trident X Plus ...
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Blender 2.8 and 3DConnexion's 3D mice

It seems that the new blender 2.8 now takes its NDOF parameters from 3DConnexion's settings via their SDK,.. and no longer configurable through preferences>input>NDOF. This is all good in that you ...
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Terrible VSE output performance when rending

I use Blender as VSE. I was going to edit some clips. my setting is in screenshot. Blender version: 2.81a, download from Steam. OS: Win7-64bit My Hardware: i7-4790k with 16G memory Nvidia Geforce ...
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Integrated Graphics Requirments for Newer Laptops?

I'm buying a 10th Gen Intel Core, HP laptop. The specs say it only has an Intel Graphics Coprocessor. Will it run blender 2.8? https://www.amazon.com/2020-HP-Touchscreen-Premium-Laptop/dp/B081SM57RY/...
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Hacks for improving performance on large scenes

Hi I’m using blender mostly doing exterior architecture visualisations. Through previous months I’ve found many problems that affects this software. But the main issue is lack of performance power ...
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is the AMD Radeon HD 5700 card supported?

I have a graphic card AMD Radeon HD 5700. Is this card is supported in Blender 2.81? I cant find the answer.
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Blender crashes after several hours of animation rendering

TL;DR Blender crashes after several hours of cycles animation rendering, why, have old hardware, need new PC anyway, want components that zucc the issue away. So I have a rather complex scene in ...
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Blender 2.81 crashed now no version starts

I've never had issues with any blender version up through 2.8 64 bit and was actually using blender when i noticed that 2.81 was released. I downloaded 2.81a on Dec 5 and it opened for a few moments ...
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Using razer Core X with amd 5700 XT on Mac [duplicate]

Hi I'm on the verge of getting an eGPU Razer Core X and an AMD 5700 XT on macbook pro 15" 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 32 G RAM for archviz but I need to make sure it's compatible with Blender
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Should I enable both my CPU and GPU in the CUDA preferences? [closed]

I am using blender 2.8 on windows 10. I have a question about System CUDA options. There are two checkboxes one for my graphics card GeForce GTX 2060 and another option for Intel Core i7-4790 CPU @ 3....
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Hardware used for render [duplicate]

I have some issues with renderings My CPU and GPU date from '11. Can someone give me some specs that will do the job quick and with high quality? Hope i did not bothered you with my question and am ...
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Blender and Linux, Which Linux distrubution is best for Blender 2.81 [closed]

I just bought parts to build a computer for Blender, a Ryzen 7 3800m and RTX 2070 and 32 gb 3200 ram. I want the best OS for running Blender with that system. I understand Linux is the OS that allows ...
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I have better than optimal hardware but Blender keeps crashing

I am trying to get started using blender and follow a simple tutorial to get used to creating abstract renders for design work. While running blender even performing the simplest of tasks my computer ...
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New material crash after GPU change

my workstation was upgraded with a better GPU, but now Blender just crashes if I create a new material, even on the startup scene. Is there some setting to edit after changing the GPU?
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eGPU Vega 56 (Blackmagic) Mac + cycles problem

Hello I just got the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 (blackmagic eGPU Pro) yesterday plugged it in to my brand new Mac mini (Mojave), it shows up in the menubar and as an alternative as a render engine,. My ...
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Too much RAM after load scene

My current project contains many object with 2K and 4K textures. I don't have problem with RAM during render, but only when I open this scene. It take more than 20GB and it take long time to display. ...
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Windows/Linux vs Mac 2019

You are always recommended to use windows/Linux to run blender but all the forum questions seem to be outdated by 7 years. I only thought of this because people tend to prefer to use photoshop and ...
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Just getting started, what hardware?

I am just getting stared in Blender and am enjoying the heck out of it so far. I have two systems I could work from and I'm trying to determine which would be better A 2.5Ghz i5 four core laptop ...
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What's your worst working hardware for Eevee?

I have blender 2.8 and Eevee just kicks me out of blender when render b utton is pushed. All other options seem to work fine as far as my limited experience knows. I have an AMD-A8, R5 integrated ...
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Budget PC Build for Blender 2.8 [closed]

I'm planning to build a pc for Blender 2.8, mainly for cycles rendering and sculpting. Will this build be sufficient for the task and for long term use? Ryzen 7 2700 Motherboard (supports crossfire) ...
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Blender keeps randomly crashing

Hello Blender community! I am working on Blender 2.8, trying to model a LEGO character. However, whenever I press certain buttons on the interface or press keys, Blender becomes unresponsive and ...
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PC requiements to use for Blender 2.8 [duplicate]

I'm new to blender so please forgive the ignorance. Can anyone tell me the optimum specifications for my PC I need to efficiently run blender 2.8.? Or would I do better to use a MAC. I am a visual ...
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Is my hardware what's causing Eevee not to render?

I've been using Blender 2.79 for a few weeks and just upgraded to 2.8. I want to try out a bunch of new tutorials using Eevee but it looks like I might not have a powerful enough computer. I've been ...
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Blender 2.8 doesn't recognize my graphics card for GPU [duplicate]

Blender 2.8 isn't recognizing my graphics card for gpu or opencl rendering. I'm using a mac with a Radeon Pro 580 8 GB graphics card. Are there any articles about best graphics card for use in Blender?...
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Slow Viewport Rendering: Bad Settings or Underequipped CPU?

Question Dear all, I'm trying to make a simulation in which Suzanne moves in a straight line through a piece of rubber cloth. Getting the settings of the cloth modifier right is quite hard due to ...
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Motion controller in blender

Hi all I'm looking for a way to move a 3d object using a motion controller like the PS move or Wii controller. Fingers crossed someone can help me out I've looked everywhere.
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ERROR: A Graphics card and driver with support for OpenGL 3.3 or higher is required

I can't execute newest Blender 2.80, it says that I need a graphics card that supports openGL 3.3 or higher Processor Description AMD A6-3670 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, 2695MHz BIOS Version: ...
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Blender 2.8 causes all other versions to not run!

After installing 2.8 i use it for 5 min then it stops responding and crashes. I try to reopen and the console is blank and it never ends up working. All other versions of blender i have installed also ...
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Problem using branched path tracing with ati 1050 card

Every time I use branched path tracing in cycles rendering, I get an error message of cuda failed. I have an atI 1050ti nvidia card. It works fine with path tracing. For branched path I always need ...
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Are mining systems suitable for use as a render farm?

I recently found a motherboard that accepts up to 8 graphics cards (and therefore GPUs) directly, without the need for riser cards etc. It is marketed as a Mining computer for mining Bitcoin etc., but ...
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GPU for Blender- RX 570 or Nvidia/CPU- Ryzen or Intel?

CPU I've seen that ryzen 5 3600 outperforms my other two choices i5 9600k and i5 8400 but is it issue-free with Blender like the intel ones I mentioned? GPU I've also seen that rx 570 outperforms a ...
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Render times changing over course of render

I started rendering an animation in cycles in the late after noon than went to bed with it rendering rendering at around 25 sec per frame (when tested at what should of been the most labor intensive ...
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Feasibility of Raspberry Pi 4 render farm [duplicate]

With the recent release of the raspberry pi 4, you can now get a model with 4 gigs of ram as opposed to the old 1 gig and quad core 1.5ghz processor as opposed to a quad core 1.2ghz processor. I've ...
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Pen won't sculpt in blender

I've just started using blender. At first, my XP PEN was able to sculpt just fine using its pen. Now, however, the pen suddenly doesn't work when sculpting. The tablet recognizes the pen is there, as ...
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GPU and Multi-CPU computations in Python in Blender 2.8+ with Cycles

Greetings beautiful Blender community, Is there a way to force certain sets of computations to occur on certain devices? For example code to parallelize, consider: ...
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Does Blender 2.8 beta support the new gtx1660 [closed]

I'm thinking about buying a new PC with the recently released gtx 1660, so I want to know that is the 1660 can be used for blender 2.8 beta rendering, did anybody try it yet. I'm a newbie in blender, ...
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Blender 2.8 Beta (Linux Mint 19.1): No compatible GPUs found - Vega 64 Nitro+

I can't find any working information, how to fix this, and before I was trying to install some other drivers for my Vega, but i accidentally broke my previous installation.
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Very bad Eevee viewport performance on Macbook Pro 2018 (Blender 2.8)

I’d like to ask you guys about an advice. The problem is: ultra bad Eevee performance on: Macbook Pro 15" 2018 2,2 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB Ram Radeon Pro 555X 4GB As soon as I run Eevee viewport I ...
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Blender 2.8 Beta: No compatible GPUs found on iMac (2018)

I have a iMac 27" 5K 2018 with an AMD Radeon Pro 580 GPU. Blender 2.8 cannot find a compatible GPU for Cycles render engine. In Blender 2.79 my GPU worked. What do I need to do so that my graphic ...
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Is there a way to limit the number of CPU Cores used for physics baking?

Is there a way (in Blender) to limit the number of CPU Cores used for physics baking, like you can with rendering?
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Is there a limit to the number of GPUs I can use? [duplicate]

I'm putting together a mining-like render build with over 10 GPUs. And I would like to ask is there a limit of gpu's I can use on given time. I am asking this because I can go with like 4 680's (Each ...
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Blender doesn't start after graphics/drawing Tablet Driver is installed (VEIKK A50)

I bought a drawing tablet recently, specifically the VEIKK A50, but because I haven't been using the proper drivers I haven't been able to start Blender properly. It always get stuck at white screen. ...
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Blender not registering Keyboard and limited Mouse Input

2.8 is currently unusable for me, the program is not recognizing any keyboard keystrokes and will only allow me to select things with the mouse. The middle mouse button does not register anything and ...
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Trouble with commutable graphic cards

I have a laptop with commutable graphic cards (one ATI Mobile Intel Graphics = low performance, one Radeon HD 6770 M = high performance). When I tried to run Blender on the Radeon chipset, it crashes ...
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How is it possible, incorrect keyboard assignments

I've been having a strange problem and I would like to know from someone from a programming point of view, how this is possible. Let me explain, I have been using Blender for a while when all of ...
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Is there a setting I can change in 2.8 that will prevent system lockup when attempting cycles rendering with an unsupported graphics card?

I have a Radeon 7000 series graphics card, on Linux Mint 18. AMD does not support their driver anymore (as far as I can tell based on old forum posts) and I can only use the open source driver for the ...
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My GPU makes a loud noise only when I use Eevee

I have a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and just a few hours ago, while working, it started making a weird, pretty loud, sound. This happens while using eevee in rendered mode and navigating the viewport,...
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Blender 2.8 Troubles with PC

I bought a new laptop relatively recently, and I will list the specs below. Basically, I haven't been able to find anyone else with this problem yet, searched for weeks, but when I use the Blender 2.8 ...
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Blender 3d hardware error

I had blender 2.78 installed on my pc working greatly on windows 8. But as soon as I updated my window to windows 10, blender shows me this error "Blender - Can't detect 3D hardware accelerated driver!...
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What's the best monitor for Blender? [closed]

my old CRT is about to stop working altogether and I know nothing about new screens. I have read that LED screens are more damaging than LCD. I could just pick up a used CRT for $10 but I want to ...