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Blender 2.8 & 2.81 Beta I can't get addons to install from file

I'm using a Mac OS Sierra. I'm on Blender 2.8 and just installed 2.81 to see if it fixed the problem. I'm trying to install Animation Nodes, Luxrender, Appleseed. Non of them are installing on ...
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Blender GUI error after install

I have a strange start screen of Blender 2.8 on a MacOS 10.11.6 as you can see below.... I am not quite sure what is going on. It is a clean install after a MacOS reinstall. I had an older version of ...
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Having trouble getting 2.80 on Linux

I just installed Blender and noticed my screen looked a little different from the tutorial video, so I checked my version and the Linux discovery page had grabbed me 2.79... Okay, so I tried ...
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Blender 2.76b crashes windows xp on startup

I appreciate all your helps. I find this software incompatibility very frustrating. I think I remember Blender v2.76b running successfully on my laptop machine in the past. There have been many ...
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Blender fails to start at all (version 2.80, Windows 10 x64) - why?

I tried uninstall-reinstall, tried 2.79b, and tried the portable version. Also tried running Blender.exe as Administrator, and checked for display drivers. I am running Windows 10 x64 Enterprise. ...
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Running Blender 2.8 and 2.7 on same PC

I'm trying to run Blender 2.8 and 2.7 on same PC. When using the installer 2.8 will remove 2.7 and 2.7 won't install with 2.8 already on the PC. Any help greatly appreciated.
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Why can't I install an older version of blender after uninstalling 2.8?

So, I tried to download 2.8 yesterday and it didn't work because my graphic cards are old, so I tried to download 2.79 today and it says that there's a newer version installed and it doesn't download ...
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Where do I put the Blender folder on linux?

It might be a silly question: where do I have to put the folder extracted from .tar.bz2 in a linux machine (Debian)? Usually I use a repository to install it but with the experimental versions I never ...
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How to install 'Cycle Cameras' addon for 2.8x?

I'm using a great addon called "Cycle Cameras" made by @CoDEmanX for Blender 2.79b which I'd like to use in Blender 2.8x as well. Fortunately there already is an updated version by @Matthias & @...
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Install Blender on macOS 10.10.5

Trying to install Blender on my Mac and I am being told that I cannot do it with my operating system (macOS 10.10.5). Is it possible?
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“another installation is already running”

I am trying to install blender for the first time. I have tried the most recent three releases and all have same problem (for me). Which is an error message saying I already have an installation in ...
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How to install dual Blender version

Still not looking fine with 2.8. What i have tried so far - I have 2.79 b version installed and when i installed the new version 2.8 it over lapped. Then i reinstalled again the older version. I ...
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how can i start blender 2.8 in ubuntu 18.04

Ive downloaded blender 2.8 and extracted files to a suitable folder. But when i double click on the 'blender' program nothing happens. I used the same procedure with blender 2.79b and that works just ...
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Linux KDE Debian 10 Buster Install - Blender 2.80 Exec Format Error

I just installed Debian 10. I've downloaded Blender 2.80 64-bit from the official site. When I double click the "blender" executable nothing happens. When I open a terminal in the same folder and run ....
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Unable to install Sverchok on 2.80 - Could anyone help

I downloaded Sverchok from Github - but when I try to enable it I am getting the following error: I am using Blender 2.80 Portable on Win 10 64bit. I have no problem installing any other add-ons or ...
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Cannot open blender: UpdateDeviceParams

This question is very similar to this much older question however it is not a duplicate. Here are the key differences: The frequencies are reversed: failed to set 48000 got 44100 I cannot open ...
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How to install blender 2.79 -on-centos-7 DEDICATED SERVER? (CentOS Linux release 7.6.1810 (Core)

Only need to use blender to render in the background via .py script, GUI not needed. This video is why I think it will work, published on Jun 27, 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbadAU8CULs (...
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Fresh install blender causing mouse and wacom problems

I installed blender and tested it out for a few minutes, than I open up my Corel painter art program to start working on my concept art, here is the problem Mouse and tablet unable to draw anything ...
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Can anyone get RenderMan to install in the latest version of Blender 2.8? I have tried everything that I can think of

Can anyone get RenderMan to install in the latest version of Blender 2.8? I have tried everything that I can think of, such as taking the -master out of the file name. But, it will still not install. ...
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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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Can't install 2.8

I have been using 2.8 Alpha. Today I tried to install the 2.8 release and it comes up with an error "The specified account already exists" I've tried everything I know to do and no joy.
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Where to download Blender's complete package?

Where do I go to download the whole install package, e.g., blender-2.80-50ccbe6bb233-win64? I assume Blender will update again, and I do NOT connect my workstation to the internet at all, nor my ...
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2.80 install wiped out 2.79

I just installed Blender 2.80. Went well, new version looks good. BUT... it wiped out my existing 2.79 exe and won't let me reinstall 2.79. I need 2.79 to do scenery development for Xplane 11. What ...
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How to get the previous version back after installation

Help need 2.79 version back. Im not yet familiar with 2.8. I download & installed the new version 2.8. Thinking it will install separately but it overlap the older version. All my settings and ...
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Are the servers overloaded? [closed]

Download speeds plummet down to zero after trying to download either zip files or the installers for the current version. EDIT: Downloading via Steam worked, thanks.
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I can't open Blender 2.8 files after I save them. Because it tries to open with 2.79

Blender 2.79b is installed (from .exe) on my computer, currently. And I just downloaded the Blender 2.8 release candidate 2 (.zip). When I create something in Blender 2.8, after I save it, I cannot ...
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Can I have both 2.79 and 2.8 on my system? Will one interfere with the other?

I have Blender 2.79 on my Windows 7 system. I want to install 2.8, but I'm completing some courses which use 2.79. If I install 2.8, will it automatically replace 2.79? Will they interfere with ...
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Do “make install” on different Linux sytem than the one used for “make bpy”

I have successfully built Blender-2.80-Beta as bpy (as in make bpy) for linux in Ubuntu 18. Also when i do make install on the ...
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I Can't Open Blender 2.75 or Higher When Installed, Console Flashes and Closes Instead

Whenever I try to install some of the more recent versions of Blender and run them, all I get is a console flash and a blank, gray Blender window before both of them close themselves entirely. I've ...
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Blender closes when opened (flashes command window)

When I try to load Blender, it flashes a command window and gives a failure (very similar to the one described in the link below). It then opens Blender (a gray screen) and closes it. More ...
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Blender application does not open

the installation was complete. I clicked the application and it flashes a command prompt type of window for a second and it disappears. I run it from command prompt and I got this error: "Error: ...
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Building Blender from source with static linking [closed]

I'm following these instructions to build Blender from source as a Python module. As I need to share my build with others in a different runtime environment, I need to build it with static linking. I ...
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How to add Brushes in 2.8

Trying to add brushes to blender. Following this tutorial but nothing is the same anymore, I am using 2.80 latest build. Trying to add these brushes, but I cannot find anything on how to add in 2.80....
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Information about updating from v. 2.79 to v. 2.79b

One can always be wiser. Unfortunately, it was not possible to move the settings from v. 2.79 to v. 2.79b. As the included installer installed v. 2.79b on v. 2.79. Fine. But all my presets disappeared ...
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How to update blender 2.79 to 2.79b [duplicate]

Is it really necessary to download and install 2.79b and thus lose all the good settings in 2.79
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Trying to install blender getting stuck on creating shortcuts

I'm trying to install Blender at my school but when it's getting close to finishing it gets stuck on "Creating Shortcuts"
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How do I find User Preferences in 2.8?

The manual for V. 2.80 says: "To open the User Preferences editor go To File ‣ User Preferences. " User Preference does not exist under File. I want to make paths to folders with filepaths Where ...
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Installing glTF-Blender-IO latest Version in Blender 2.8

Blender 2.80 now includes the glTF-Exporter addon, but due to some limitations, I would like to test the latest version of glTF-Blender-IO from here: https://github.com/KhronosGroup/glTF-Blender-...
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How to update Blender 2.8?

Haven't used blender for a while. Do I still have to delete my current blender and download new one from the webiste?
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Blender on Thinkpad x61 Good/Bad? [closed]

What would peoples thoughts be, running blender on a Thinkpad x60 / x61 if I went ahead and bought one? the screen shot shows some specs.
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Blender white screen on startup

I previously had Blender installed through the windows store (which worked ok), but I uninstalled it, intending to get the Steam version and/or the 2.8 beta. I tried both, but when I open either one ...
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Possible to make an Installation version of Blender with all current Add-ons and Settings?

Blender can be downloaded in a portable version, that doesn't need an installation. It's also possible to pack external data like models and textures into a .blendfile. This makes me feel, it should ...
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I'm having trouble installing this Add-On (Speedsculpt for Blender v2.79b)

I am trying to install the add-on SpeedSculpt and I keep getting an error. Steps I took: Files -> user preferences -> Install Add-on from file -> clicked on '3D view:SpeedSculpt' and got an error as ...
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Blender 2.80 and Windows 7

I try to open Blender 2.80 on Windows 7 and nothing happens. I have never had problems with previous versions on my machine, it works perfectly under Ubuntu (my second machine). Does someone have an ...
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I am trying to install py script in blender 2.80, but i cant find that script in user preference!

I am trying to install python script in blender 2.80, but I cant find that script in user preference! I have checked everything and its all set but I still cant find script to activate! Is it ...
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How to install Filmic Blender?

I am new to Blender. Today I caught a treatise by Andrew Price on photo realism, and he suggested installing Filmic Blender but when I went into my Blender Folder I found no other folders such as the "...
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When Blender 2.8 release date?

Currently blender 2.8 beta is available , so when is the release version will do? also I need a tutorial for that version... thanks in advance
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Blender 2.79 worked, but 2.80 does nothing (Windows 10)

I'm a beginner in animation. Blender 2.79 seemed to work fine on my Windows 10 Home laptop. But it seemed impossible to enter text as an object so someone named Andrew recommended that I try 2.8. I ...
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Installed latest version of Blender now computer won’t boot up

I installed the latest version of Blender. When first opened it all I got was a black screen with a cursor. I closed that down then shut my computer down to see if a restart would work, now my ...
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Does it matter where in the computer you install or unzip the Blender Download file?

I need to know if I have Blender installed properly. I am having GPU Crashing Issues with Blender 2.80. So when I download the Blender file and save it to a folder. Then unzip the folder in say ...