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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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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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3d connexion space mouse: how to move objects?

I recently got a 3Dconnexion Spacemous and everything worked perfectly, at least in the training setup. Now I tested the device in blender and even though the control of the viewpoint works ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Performance issues with new laptop [duplicate]

I recently purchased a gaming laptop (Lenovo Ideapad Y700) with a quad-core 64-bit i5 6300HQ CPU (2.2-3.2 GHz, 6MB cache) with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 530 GPU, 8GB 2133MHz DDR4 RAM, and a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Will this graphics card work well for cycles?

I'm considering buying the GeForce GT 610 2048MB on Amazon for $42.99. Does this card work well for cycles? Is there a better alternative in the same price range? I want a basic graphics card that ...
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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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Cycles uses processor as compute device

My problem is that my graphics card is not available in the compute device option: Instead it shows my Intel Core 2 Duo, which is my processor. Already set ...
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Should i buy a better CPU or GPU? [closed]

i'm going to buy a new system mainly for blender, and i'd like to know should i spend more money on the GPU or the CPU? the current 2 setups would be: i7-5820k (6 cores) + 2*GTX980 (double monitor) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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