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Why does blender render faster when I’m moving the mouse? [closed]

So this is a bit of a weird question. But I rendered a scene and it took 19.54 minutes, but if while I was rendering it, I clicked and moved the mouse a bunch, it took 17.52 minutes. It’s not a ...
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Geforce MX 330 graphics card

Does anybody know if this model (GeForce mx330) graphics card is supported to work with Blender? I did not find this specific model on the list provided on Blender's requirements webpage. and can I ...
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Slow Workflow with RTX 3060

I am quite desperate, because I just bought a new laptop (XMG CORE 17 - E21qzj FHD i7 16GB 1TBSSD RTX3060 W10H) and I tried to adjust all the settings, but it is just so slow. Right now I am trying to ...
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Blender not using full hardware capacity!

I just completed my new computer setup to work extra fast! Anyhow, while animating a simple cloth simulation with blender, it simulates quite slowly and my task manager is showing me that my gpu is ...
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Does PCIe speed and number of lanes affect render times?

For example: Would a let's say 1080ti connected through a PCIe 2.0 x1 lane perform worse than a 1080ti connected to a PCIe 3.0 x8 lane? It's the same graphics card, it's just that the Bandwidth is ...
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Rendering problem, weird distortion on blender 2.91

when rendering this i face strange issues on some frames like 5 o 6 of 281, they are specific frames, only happens when rendering final image, but in viewport rendering mode it looks good
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Blender Crashes on Startup in Windows 10, returns EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION

Blender crashes upon launching the application in Windows 10, but not in Ubuntu Studio. It might have something to do with the graphics card, but AFAIK I've got the latest drivers. To note: Blender in ...
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RTX 3060 Blender long loading texture times. Sometimes crashes

Whenever i import a texture in material preview view blender becomes unresponsive and i need to wait 20-30 seconds before it unfreezes. Its even longer if i switch from modelling view without textures ...
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How can I minimize cpu process without effecting the quality? (MacBook Pro)

I am a MacBook Pro user (15-inch, 2019) and I found out that my device is not a good choice for 3d design. Until I purchase a fine device for this purpose I need to work with it. Do you have any ...
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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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Backup automatically to a hard drive

Is there a way to automatically save my blender files to my external hard drive when I work from my desktop? Like saving it to multiple file paths. Someone on the blender community did create an add ...
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does the speed of the ram play on blender?

I have 32gb but it's 2400mhz, does it affect the render on something ? Or it's useless to change. (I have the impression that my scene loading is quite long)
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Why does my computer crash every time I enter rendered mode?

I work on a relatively old iMac (2015) and every time I enter rendered view in Cycles, the Mac just freezes. The mouse wont move and the keyboard is unresponsive. The scene isn't even that complicated,...
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Is Radeon HD 6520G card supported by Blender 2.8?

Can I run Blender 2.83 with AMD Radeon HD 6520G with 512 mb graphics system memory?
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WilI always more cores and threads translate to better performance in blender? [duplicate]

After writing I guess a 3 page essay describing my problem and after about a year of inactivity on stack exchange I remembered to sum up my problem, so please if you need more details tell me in the ...
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Blender 2.8x do not work

I've searched for an answer to my problem and didn't find any. So, I'm gonna ask. My hardware requirement configuration is at it's minimum; at some aspects, over. So why I can't make Blender 2.8x work?...
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Sculpting/Remesh/Hardware Question

This is kind of a broad and long question; sorry about that. So I'm new to Blender and have been having a blast learning it. I really want to take it seriously and get better at it. I've been ...
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PC freezes while handling Multires high poly scenes before VRAM is fully used

I'm somewhat new to Blender, and lately I've been trying the new Multires for sculpting high detail poly models. From what I had seen online I was under the impression you would be able to reach very ...
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Subdivision Surface Modifier freezes Blender. With each subsequent processing for seconds

I am on Blender 2.83. with 8GB RAM, I5 3470 3.2 GHz, GeForce GTX 1050Ti. I am trying to learn procedural modeling with a tutorial and I've got problems with subdivisions. If I increase the ...
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Blender Renderer only utilizing 1 core in Ryzen 3900x (24-core) CPU

I've been working on a project for work on my local machine that eventually made it to our server (specs listed below). On my local machine and, since troubleshooting the issue, many other coworkers' ...
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eGPU performance on Linux

I'm looking to improve my hardware, and I have decided to invest in a GPU (like the TITAN RTX, GeForce RTX 2070 Super, or something similar). I'd like to use this as an external GPU. My question is, ...
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Switching from Mac to PC - Questions regarding GPU-rendering

I just switched from Mac (macOS) to PC (Windows 10). Since Macs can't render with GPU, I'm new to the concept of being able to render with Cycles using a GPU. However, I have a couple of questions: ...
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External GPU for 2016 Macbook Pro [duplicate]

I am running Blender on a 2016 Macbook Pro that is not equipped for rendering. My renders are taking ages (6 to 8 hours to render wooden products on white background). I want to make interiors renders ...
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Graphic card not detected when installing from flatpack or .deb

hey guys im having a bit of problem, im on pop_os! 20.04 LTS, and the blender from pop shop (both .deb and flatpack) didn't detect my graphic card, strangely, tar xz downloaded from official blender ...
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Viewport Performance - CPU or GPU?

Which piece of hardware affects viewport performance most (both playback and general just moving stuff)?
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How to get Blender to stop recognizing my keyboard in Pop! OS Linux?

I just upgraded Pop! OS to 20.04 a week ago. Everything has been good except for Blender :( Now just seconds after I open any blender file the keyboard stops. I can continue using the mouse but not ...
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RTX Quadro 4000 vs RTX 2080 [closed]

I`m from Russia so sorry for my English. I have to plan to start learn blender (sculpting and making short cartoons 5 min max) Now I have 8700K + 32 RAM + RTX 2080 Do be better to change GPU to RTX ...
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Supported GPU's not showing

I currently have 2 R9 280's and according to blender all GPU's with the new OpenGL and GCN 1ste gen are supported. But in blender 2.79 and 2.82 I can't seem to use it in any way. I know AMD is not ...
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360° HDRI map issue in Eevee

I installed the new version and the world (default HDRI maps of world) doesn't appear correctly in viewport shading. I can see it in viewport just like in ortho mode or some kind of. How can i fix it? ...
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Why does Render Preview work but actually rendering crashes everything?

I have a somewhat complex test scene (not really that complex just a little demanding) Here's the render preview: The render preview works fine but when I press render everything just crashes, so ...
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Is there any advantage in keeping dual video cards? [duplicate]

I just upgraded my graphics card from Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti to Nvidia RTX 2070 SUPER. Is there any advantage in leaving the 1660-Ti in? The 2070 has shown a 30% increase in benchmark so far!
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Unable to scroll wheel zoom with a Wacom Intuous Pro - Seems to think I'm Pressing Shift?

I'm not sure if this is an issue with my tablet drivers, or with blender. I am using a Wacom Intuous Pro with touch is enabled so you can use two fingers to scroll wheel up and down. I've been using ...
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Graphics card for Blender - GeForce RTX 2060 Super

I'm buying new computer & there was a problem with graphics card. I want to buy "KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super". Computer master helps me choose computer, but he saw somewhere in internet warning ...
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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 textures in high resolution [duplicate]

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 ...