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Blender 2.78 with Windows 10 lags when interacting with the UI

Update This has been confirmed resolved in a later version 376.33 and possibly the update prior. meta Okay, I recently did a computer update. I used to run Blender 2.77 on a Dell desktop (5 GB RAM, ...
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Why/how does tile size effect performance?

The general wisdom is "for CPU use 32x32 tiles, for GPU use 128x128 or bigger, depending on your card". But why? Why should a ...
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Why can't I use GPU rendering in Blender?

Why is it that Blender will only allow me to render with a CPU (GPU choice is unavailable)? Or is it until I acquire a graphics card that is specially built for such a task? The images below show a ...
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Is it possible to both GPU and CPU render in the same Blender instance?

I have a Quad core CPU, that renders 4 chunks at a time. I also have a GTX 1060, which renders one chunk at a time, but renders chunks about 4x faster than the CPU. Can I use these both in the same ...
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Does Blender support dual-GPU rendering if the two GPUs aren't the same?

I have a GTX 1060 6GB in my current build, and I also have a GTX 960 2GB in storage. I was wondering if I got one of these bad boys, and got both of my GPUs in one build (Not SLI or CrossFire, just in ...
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How can I view my scene using the Oculus Rift CV1 and the OpenHMD branch of Blender?

On Graphicall there's a branch called OpenHMD, which basically should enable Blender to interact with VR glasses like the Oculus Rift. I do have a CV1 (consumer version) available, as well as a DK2 (...
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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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Blender 2.8 Beta: No compatible GPUs found on iMac (2018)

I have a iMac 27" 5K 2018 with an AMD Radeon Pro 580 GPU. Blender 2.8 cannot find a compatible GPU for Cycles render engine. In Blender 2.79 my GPU worked. What do I need to do so that my graphic ...
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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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How to write a small program to use the Crayola Easy Animation Studio with Blender? [closed]

Link to more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnX6pHC9VwE I saw the Crayola Easy Animation Studio for about $17. It would be cool to hack this to drive Blender animations. It looks to have about ...
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CUDA error: Out of memory in cuMemAlloc(&device_pointer, size)

My GTX 960 is reporting there there is not enough memory, even when another person the same card is able to render it fine. The other person had the same set up as I do and rendered the same scenes. ...
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Video editing in mediocre hardware

I was thinking of an idea to edit full HD videos in mediocre hardware. Firstly downscale entire video clips to a lower resolution eg. 640px. Edit and play around with these low res clips. Then let the ...
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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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GPU not showing up in Blender?

Just installed Zorin OS (a Linux distrubution) and installed Blender. I am running this Linux alongside Windows 10. So I go to the system tab in Blender and see that my GPU is not listed! Why is my ...
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Which Mac is suitable for Blender 2.8? [closed]

I am considering purchasing a Mac for my godson who will be using it to run Blender 2.8. I know very little about this program. All I can find are requirements for a Mac that will run earlier ...
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nVidia driver causes flickering viewport background

I noticed a flickering background whenever I click a button or orbit in blender 2.8 or 2.79 It only happens when I use my NVIDIA 940mx but not when I switch to the integrated Intel 620. I can't ...
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Render the same frame using multiple computers

Is there any way to use Cycles to render a frame with two computers? I have a desktop PC and a laptop, both with a GTX 1070 and I would like render the same frame having 2 tiles, each tile being a ...
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Geforce Gtx1070 - Supported or not?

I'm thinking of buying a new computer for 3d modelling. I read that there are/were problems with geforce gtx1070. is this still a thing or is it fixed by now?
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Blender 2.8 causes all other versions to not run!

After installing 2.8 i use it for 5 min then it stops responding and crashes. I try to reopen and the console is blank and it never ends up working. All other versions of blender i have installed also ...
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Budget PC Build for Blender 2.8 [closed]

I'm planning to build a pc for Blender 2.8, mainly for cycles rendering and sculpting. Will this build be sufficient for the task and for long term use? Ryzen 7 2700 Motherboard (supports crossfire) ...
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Blender GPU rendering pcie x16 to x1 using riser cables

Do blender GPU cycles rendering, need x16 or x8 pcie lanes? Riser cables enable 6 GPUs (depending on motherboard) because its using x1 pcie lane. Will it bottleneck or not because its doing only ...
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Does CPU matter when rendering with GPU?

A bit of context: I've got two graphics cards (not in the same build, my motherboard cannot support that), a GTX 1060 and a GTX 960. I use the 1060 for most rendering and gaming and such, but the 960 ...
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Blender not starting

I am using Windows 10 32-Bits, and whenever I start blender I get this error message: I have tried re-starting it and also searching for the solution over the internet, but in vain, I have not found ...
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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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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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Does (display) mean that the card is not fully utilized for Cycles rendering?

My GTX 1070 card shows as (display) in Preferences>System even though I use the integrated video for the monitor. Does the (display) designation mean that the card is not fully utilized for Cycles ...
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Can I reduce rendering time by adapting computer hardware? [closed]

Can I reduce rendering time by adapting system requirements? And if I can, what are the things I have to consider while adapting my Computer? If I want to get output instantly withing few minutes even ...
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Accessing the RMB feature on a Mac laptop

Please note: I realize this question is very similar to this one but I assert that it is not a dupe because it involves specific a hardware/OS combo! More importantly, this question is really about ...
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Can mining rig be used for blender rendering?

I have seen some mining rig with 6 gpu in one motherboard, can you use that for rendering? edit: http://www.coinminingrigs.com/how-to-build-a-6-gpu-mining-rig/ 1x 1200 Watt Power Supply 1x 6 GPU ...
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How to limit VRAM usage for Blender?

I have a computer at home with a GTX 1060, and an i5-4460. I use this computer for most of my rendering and 3D modelling. My school issues Chromebooks, which obviously I can't use Blender on. My ...
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How do I pan in Blender using a Wacom 3D Pen?

I've just got a Wacom 3D pen for sculpting in blender and in the video Wacom released for the pen it shows you can navigate without using the keyboard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcIVpiK3TXw ...
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What is my PC Capable of Doing in Blender? [closed]

What is my PC Capable of Doing in Blender? Let me quickly display the stats of my current Laptop stats so you can understand what I am working with when I use Blender: HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC OS:...
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Pair Of Pro Duo for a Blender workstation

I am building a new workstation solely for working in Blender & am wondering if Blender would recognize and utilize 2 x Pro Duo. AMD Pro Duo description: https://pro.radeon.com/en/product/pro-...
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Is there a way to boost my performance manually?

When my files get around 190 MB big the performance gets slow. Especially when using dynotopology. It starts lagging and sculpting won´t work in real time. Isn´t 8GB RAM enough? Is my Mac already to ...
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Dream Render engine

I am using Blender to render 360 spherical stereo images for viewing with a VR headset. As you can imagine, the rendering demands are quite high and this is now beginning to limit my productivity. I ...
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360° HDRI map issue in Evee

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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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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Blender not registering Keyboard and limited Mouse Input

2.8 is currently unusable for me, the program is not recognizing any keyboard keystrokes and will only allow me to select things with the mouse. The middle mouse button does not register anything and ...
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Benchmarks for choosing the right CPU

Is there any reliable benchmark resource (website?) for choosing the right CPU for Blender? I found http://blenchmark.com/cpu-benchmarks, but they seem not reliable. For example, according to them, ...
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Error message when trying to open blender

I have downloaded blender but an error comes up ...can't detect 3d graphics card...blender requires card with open GL 2.1 How do I get this driver?...I am on windows 10 Thanks
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CUDA, 3D Hardware & Nvidia driver, my Blender goes crazy

First I want to say that yesterday everything worked fine for me. Let's start. When I launched the blender this morning, I saw this: I very quickly found a solution to this problem (Blender Can&#...
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Question about using multiple graphic cards to rendering

I have some questions about multiple graphic card . Now I am using GTX1060 6G .I want to add another graphic card to speed up my rendering process(For example: GTX 1060 6G x2 or GTX 1060 6g+GTX ...
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CUDA & OpenCL GPUs compatibility in Cycles

I would like to add second GPU to my rig (currently I have GTX 1070). My budget allows two options: 1070 ti or Vega 64 (which seems to be much faster in Cycles) The question is: can a CUDA based GPU ...
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Macbook trackpad very slow scrolling/panning (disable acceleration?)

I'm having issues scrolling in any toolbar or view in Blender on my Macbook Pro 15" (Late 2016). If I use two fingers, and move them rather slow over the trackpad, almost nothing happens. I need to ...
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Blender keeps Crashing on Chromebook

I have a chromebook that I installed crouton on (for those who don't know it just turns Chrome OS into a normal Linux System) and I tried using blender on it and it crashes after a few seconds even if ...
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What is fastest, rendering on a CPU or a GPU?

For Christmas my parents gave me a new graphic card. Even though I got a new card (R9 390), the rendering times are really slow. I am asking if I should get another card instead or perhaps its better ...
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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 ...