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How to use dual scroll wheel mouse in Blender?

I've seen some mice with an extra scroll wheel like the Logitech MX Revolution. Is it possible to use this in Blender? If so, what is a good use for it? I currently have a MX518 mouse, which has ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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CPU Only at 40% during bake and render

My render and bake have recently started going by excruciatingly slow. My CPU is only at around 40%, and my GPU is sitting around 10 or 20%. I've been rendering a rather simple scene for almost 12 ...
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Blender indefinitely using 100% of CPU while playing a simple animation in the editor

When I play a simple animation in blender, blender will start using 100% of the unused cycles on all the threads on my CPU. The animation is not rendered either and the thread utilization won't go ...
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Does Blender internal render have limited gains from using better hardware?

I have a plan to rent a powerful computer for an animation project to make Blender Internal rendering faster. But I heard that Internal won´t get significantly faster (at least not at the same scale ...
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Can I use Blender on Intel HD 530 dedicating an Nvidia GPU to Cycles?

I'm trying to specify the build for a new PC, my current one is 5 years old and starting to show its age. It's going to be a multi-use machine for Gaming, Virtualisation, Coding, Blender and possibly ...
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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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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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Using both Integrated and Dedicated Graphics at same time in Blender 2.91

I'm planning on building a new PC specifically for Graphics Design and some productivity stuff. As I'm on low budget, I'm going with i3 10th gen processor and GTX 1650. Now, should I buy i3 10100 or ...
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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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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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Python script hangning on creating a mesh containing several vertices and edges

I was trying to manually place and connect vertices into as a mesh using a python script, but I am very new to bpy. My understanding of the library seems to be okay, but when creating a mesh ...
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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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Frequent freezes with large files - what hardware to upgrade?

I've been working on a long-term project that keeps getting larger and more complex, and "not responding" hangs have become a constant obstacle for me. I'd love some help identifying what ...
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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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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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Unexpectedly slow preview; how to properly configure Blender to utilize the available hardware?

I'm seeing unexpectedly poor performance in previewing a single 4k 30fps video I have imported into the sequencer. I have experimented with checking either and both CPU and GPU in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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... ...