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Why does Blender use more ram in same model in maya and 3ds max? [closed]

I am sad for this. Why Blender use more ram in same model in Maya and 3ds max ?
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Installing blender on termux x11 with hardware acceleration

Is there a way to install blender on termux x11 with hardware acceleration? Anyone with experience please help.
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Using two GPUs for rendering a single animation

As far as I understand from this question (and its answers), if we have two GPUs then Blender can use them simultaneously for a single rendering job (so this would be two times faster). I did ...
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Can I delete org.blenderfoundation.blender files? / clear space on hard drive

I'm very low on ssd space and DaisyDisk says 357,4 GB are occupied with org.blenderfoundation.blender files. Can I just delete these? These are not actually System files, maybe its something blender ...
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More Viewport windows = slower switching back from Full Screen?

I finally upgraded from 3.6 to 4.0 and immediately noticed a huge impact to my workflow speed when switching back-and-forth between a 4-pane viewport setup and Full Screen. I'm seeing about 3 seconds ...
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Is this good computer build for my Blender use case? [duplicate]

I've been away from Blender for a few years - I was using 2.79 then. I'm about to buy a new computer in large part to get back into Blender. I use blender to make models and animations of my own 2 &...
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Cubby Long and Cloth Simulation [closed]

There is an idea to create a full-fledged short cartoon about a chibi dude from Shaolin. The first episode is "A Dude Goes Down a Mountain to Get Water." The sketch can be viewed here. ...
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How can I get a temporary fix for a broken 'g' key on keyboard?

I have a hardware issue where it appears that the G key is broken. I won't be able to get into town to buy another keyboard for at least 2 days, but I can't figure out how to remap it properly. ...
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How to fix "Launch exceeded timeout in CUDA queue copy_from_device (integrator_intersect_shadow)" Cycles Error for Nvidia GPU's

i keep having blender cycles randomly crashing (stopping during rendering initialization), i'm using blender 3.6.2 with a RTX2070 and Windows11
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How does instancing improve render times with Cycles?

I can understand why instancing reduces the amount of memory used since you don't duplicate the polygons of your scene, you simply reference them from multiple locations in the scene. From a technical/...
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Blender beginner looking for a new workstation [duplicate]

I'm a beginner in Blender and looking to buy a new workstation. I currently work on a Mac m1 pro 13". I reached out to a local shop and asked for a quotation for an assembled computer. These are ...
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What is wrong with my viewport?

I just installed Blender 3.5 and my viewport is completely wrong. I can't find anything similar to my issue anywhere. I've installed AMD ProRender plugin. . Not sure if it's a hardware issue either. ...
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Viewport performance with new GPU

Recently got new GPU (rtx 4080 instead of rtx 2060 super) But viewport performance doesn't improved at all. I want to ask is there some bottle neck or some blender settings to change? My specs (amd ...
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Blender 3.5 not working on my system

I have been using blender on my PC. (Intel i5 processor, 4G ram, internal Intel graphics card, CPU rendering only) Currently, I am using 3.41, but if I try to use 3.5 as a look-see, Bender mainly ...
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Blender can't utilize all 24gb of VRAM (Out of memory)

My system is 3090 Ti (24gb VRAM), 32gb DDR4, i7 8700k, Windows 10. I've upgraded GPU recently because 8gb of VRAM on my old one wasn't enough, causing out of memory use or crashes in heavy scenes. ...
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Why is my lighting too bright?

I'm not sure why, but in the scene that I'm rendering (My first time, so I'm doing a donut) the lighting just doesn't work. As shown in the image, everything in the light is overly bright, and then it ...
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Trying to run blender on a Lenovo thinkpad x270

UPDATE: Problem SOLVED, I installed a previous version of blender that only requires a two core CPU and now the issues are gone! Is my computer model too weak for Blender, or is there a fault in my ...
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EGPU compatibility with Mac?

Due to certain software limitations, I need to use a Mac for Blender. With recent updates allowing for GPU Cycles rendering on Mac, are external GPU's a viable alternative to a PC build in performance?...
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What computer should I buy for Blender? How do I choose hardware? [closed]

I’m using a Mac Book Pro but from what I understand Blender doesn’t work well with any Apple computers? I’m looking at PC options to use specifically with Blender. How do I choose a computer to use ...
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Screen flicker on mouse over using Blender on Mac Studio

There is a curious flicker to the screen happening when we mouse over the windows of some software using our Mac Studio. For example, the Blender window will go slightly darker when mousing over it, ...
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Can I render simultaneously both with EEVEE and Cycles on the same GPU without perfomance loss?

Recently while rendering in EEVEE and Cycles I had a look on my GPU usage in task manager. Unsurprisingly when I looked at CUDA usage when using Cycles it was near 100%, while another tab called "...
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Why does EEVEE use so much CPU processing power?

To my knowledge EEVEE is only supposed to use the GPU while rendering. But when I render something and inspect task manager my CPu usage is around 30-50%. As a comparison for Cycles with GPU render my ...
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Eevee is not using full CPU power when compiling shader in Blender 3

I'm currently following a texturing tutorial in which I end up making a big and complex node tree. I just got a new GPU and Cycles is running like a charm with GPU acceleration. In Eevee there is a ...
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Poor Graphic Display- Why? [duplicate]

Well I 've been using the same hardware along with the same version of blender before, and never had this issue: The surfaces seem jagged/ semi-transparent. (Please see the picture below.) The only ...
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Performance impact with complex procedural materials vs image textures?

This is a topic that is somewhat important to me. Let's say I create a complex procedural material with several procedural textures. I could either leave the material as-is, or I could bake it onto a ...
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Wacom remote not working properly

I'd like to be able to use my wacom remote w/ blender but when I have Windows Ink enabled it lags in the viewport and when I have it off the radial menu function for the remote wont work. I'd like to ...
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How to Render Faster on Macbook M1 laptop [duplicate]

I am using Macbook Air 2020 M1 with 8GB RAM. I am just starting to learn Blender, and I am noticing rendering with Cycles instead of Eevee takes considerable amount of time. How can I make it faster? ...
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Cycles doesnt render anything with gpu

When I switch to cycles, I chose my nvidia rtx 2060 (laptop) gpu. But when I switch to the render viewpoint, the objects are "empty": I use the newest Linux mint version And my driver ...
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How do I enable NVENC for video output?

I'm trying to speed up my render times. One option is that I can use Optix, which should have some benefit. The other is enabling NVENC hardware encoding for the video. Strangely though I can't see ...
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GPU and CPU usage

I just bought a ryzen 5950x for the sole purpose of sculpting with blender and 64gb of super fast ram. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCncdv80wmM This sphere is 25m faces, I'm wondering why when I ...
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Where are the Graphics Card settings?

I can´t seem to find the Graphics Card settings under preferences/system. Is this just about the current blender version?
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Knowing video graphic memory requirements without graphic card

I'm still using old hardware for rendering, I cannot render using my graphic card. I only have 4Gb of system ram. Right now blender say it just use about 4Gb while rendering, but in the task manager ...
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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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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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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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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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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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