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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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Viewport Performance - CPU or GPU?

Which piece of hardware affects viewport performance most (both playback and general just moving stuff)?
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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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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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Too much RAM after load scene

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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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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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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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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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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will blender eevee run well on a jetson nano?

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/autonomous-machines/embedded-systems/jetson-nano-developer-kit/?ncid=pa-srch-goog-75869&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-bbDj-7N6AIVIv_jBx1apgJiEAAYASAAEgKj4fD_BwE#cid=em06_pa-srch-...
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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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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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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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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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Motion controller in blender

Hi all I'm looking for a way to move a 3d object using a motion controller like the PS move or Wii controller. Fingers crossed someone can help me out I've looked everywhere.
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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... ...
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Can't access OpenCL for AMD Radeon R9 270

I'm running Blender 2.79 on Windows 10 Home Edition Specs: Processor: i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz 8,00 GB RAM AMD Radeon R9 270 (latest drivers) Intel HD Graphics 4600 (latest drivers) OPEN CL Version ...
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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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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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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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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 ...