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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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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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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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Blender is seeing my GPU but it doesn't seem to kick on when I render

I have an AMD RX 480 8gb GPU in my machine. Blender doesn't seam to recognize the card, instead, under OpenCL, it says Ellesmere. I can select GPU when I render, but my GPU doesn't kick on. Is this a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Blender very slow after upgrading to windows 10

So I recently did an upgrade on my old laptop. Its a very weak laptop with a ATI Mobility Radeon 3400 but blender always ran pretty well on it. Now after upgrading to windows 10 blender first said ...
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Blender 2.79 freezes when I try to open file

Every time I try to do anything that involves action of actually looking at my computer files through blender, Blender stopps responding (right after I click the button) for 2-5 minutes before ...
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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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Incomplete rendering

Blender 2.76 is rendering only a portion of the scene. OS: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS; kernel: 4.4.0-51-generic; video card: Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT; Nouveau driver. No alterations to Blender's default ...