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macOS and blender 2.80 [on hold]

I was thinking to build an Hackintosh just to use it with blender but according to this article https://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-committers/2018-December/049695.html it seems that the support on ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How do I pan in Blender using a Wacom 3D Pen?

I've just got a Wacom 3D pen for sculpting in blender and in the video Wacom released for the pen it shows you can navigate without using the keyboard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcIVpiK3TXw ...
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Can rtx graphics cards run cycles renders in realtime?

Can Nvidia's realtime ray tracing feature be used to render with cycles in realtime?
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Wacom Cintiq pen input stops working when I launch Blender

I have a basic understanding of blender but don't know the ins and outs at all so I'm definitely a noob. Right now I have a Mobile studio pro connected to a dell xps 15 via usb-c. Whenever I open up ...
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Full Power in blender

I recently got a gaming laptop... an Asus GL703GE.... with an i7 8750h, 16 gigs of ram, and a GTX 1050ti... and i'm having trouble running blender in it... games run very smooth in high settings... ...
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What is a shading unit and a texture mapping unit in a GPU ? and how does it affect blender?

in a graphic card spec like here for example The GeForce GTX 970 was a performance graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in September 2014. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the GM204 ...
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Blender 2.8 - Keyboard not detected

I'm trying out the latest Blender 2.8 beta (tried both 15th and 16th of December) and I can't get Blender to detect my keyboard. No key works. If I look in the user prefs/input it's completely empty. ...
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nVidia driver causes flickering viewport background

I noticed a flickering background whenever I click a button or orbit in blender 2.8 or 2.79 It only happens when I use my NVIDIA 940mx but not when I switch to the integrated Intel 620. I can't ...
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What piece of hardware handles keyframes (specifically AnimAll V-Col)

I'm finding my current system is lacking (Trident 3 MSI) when it comes to doing V-Col masking keyframes for cell/toon shaded 3D animations. Physically painting the masks in vertex color mode also is ...
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Benchmarks for choosing the right CPU

Is there any reliable benchmark resource (website?) for choosing the right CPU for Blender? I found http://blenchmark.com/cpu-benchmarks, but they seem not reliable. For example, according to them, ...
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Which Mac should I buy for Blender 2.8? [closed]

I am considering purchasing a Mac for my godson who will be using it to run Blender 2.8. I know very little about this program. All I can find are requirements for a Mac that will run earlier ...
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Cycles rendering on 3x1080ti ----2x1080 with slow CPU and low RAM

I'm trying to use my mining rig like render farm. All carts are connected by raisers PCI-E x1 not PCI-E x16 ports. MB: ASUS Z97-E/C/SI CPU: Celeron G1840 Ram: 2GB GPU: 3x1080TI 3x1080 I use blender ...
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Error message when trying to open blender

I have downloaded blender but an error comes up ...can't detect 3d graphics card...blender requires card with open GL 2.1 How do I get this driver?...I am on windows 10 Thanks
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Render the same frame using multiple computers

Is there any way to use Cycles to render a frame with two computers? I have a desktop PC and a laptop, both with a GTX 1070 and I would like render the same frame having 2 tiles, each tile being a ...
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Cycles is not working

I switch to Cycles rendering engine in Blender but it doesn't switch rather Blender crashes. Previously it didn't happen but now after installing an NVIDIA 710 GT 2GB graphics card it keeps happening. ...
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OpenGL error on startup - Blender 2.80 - bumblebee

i can't open Blender 2.80 since it tells me that it requires OpenGL 3.3 to run. Well, when i start it with my intel graphics adapter everything is fine, but it fails, if i want to start it via optirun ...
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How to speed up when blender has suddenly slowed down?

My daughter has been using blender on a 2015 iMac with 2GB graphics card, 4GHz processor and 32 GB memory. Blender was working great until just now when she applied a smoke effect. She is surprised ...
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CUDA, 3D Hardware & Nvidia driver, my Blender goes crazy

First I want to say that yesterday everything worked fine for me. Let's start. When I launched the blender this morning, I saw this: I very quickly found a solution to this problem (Blender Can&#...
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Which Mac setup would be any good for blender? [closed]

I have to use a Mac for work but also generate blender renders. Could anyone tell me what setup I should aim for? Much appreciated.
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Blender does not seem to utilize CPUs and GPUs effectively for rendering

I've just built myself a new machine because rendering times on my laptop were prohibitive. It's an i7900 10 core processor, 32GB RAM and two Quadro P4 graphics cards with 8GB memory each. The cards ...
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Can Blender take advantage of an HDR monitor?

Is Blender capable of using the full power of an HDR monitor? I'm familiar with using HDRI but as far as taking advantage of wider color spectrum, brightness and contrast of an HDR monitor are there ...
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Blender crashes with GPU installed

On a recently assembled computer, attempting to run the BMW Benchmark using CPU render causes the screen to flickers after a few minutes and blender crashes, while using GPU render works fine. After ...
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CUDA error with new graphics card

I am in the process of learning Blender and I am completing one of the online courses through Udemy. I am trying to render one of the projects but I keep getting same error message: ...
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Hardware requirments to run blender the best [closed]

I am using blender to make a simple mold. I will not do gaming or animation just make the mold. Notice my old lap top of 5 years has an issue with the graphics a little and I think processing. I am ...
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GPU not showing up in Blender?

Just installed Zorin OS (a Linux distrubution) and installed Blender. I am running this Linux alongside Windows 10. So I go to the system tab in Blender and see that my GPU is not listed! Why is my ...
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which is best for blender rendering cpu or gpu [closed]

I am trying to learn Blender , my current system with i5 3230M with 8GB works all right but struggling , So I am planning to build a budget pc. It ll be really helpful if you anyone could help me out ...
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Does Blender work on IntelHD 4000

I just wanted to know if I need a high graphics card by that I mean like GTX 1000 etc. Because if I want to make a high graphics animation then I would need a high graphics card right?
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What is my PC Capable of Doing in Blender? [closed]

What is my PC Capable of Doing in Blender? Let me quickly display the stats of my current Laptop stats so you can understand what I am working with when I use Blender: HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC OS:...
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Blender acting weird and crashing when GPU-rendering

I've been using Blender actively for a few years, but after i got my new 1080 it's been acting pretty weird. When i start rendering in cycles "panels" starts turning or flickering black, and other ...
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Pair Of Pro Duo for a Blender workstation

I am building a new workstation solely for working in Blender & am wondering if Blender would recognize and utilize 2 x Pro Duo. AMD Pro Duo description: https://pro.radeon.com/en/product/pro-...