Questions tagged [installation]

Questions regarding installation of Blender should use this tag. Also, use the respective operating system tag: windows, mac, or linux.

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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 ...
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Proper Blender 2.80 Installation

I downloaded Blender 2.80. When I tried to do this I ran into a problem error 0x80010135 path too long. Found this was an unzip problem and installed 7zip. 7zip worked well to unzip Blender 2.80. But ...
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Blender crashes after grey window

I simply cannot launch blender 2.79a whatever I do! I have reinstalled 4 times and done the same with older versions. I have also updated my drivers and installed an older version of Python in case it ...
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Blender not Opening: The procedure entry point D3DKMTSetVidPnSourceOwner1 could not be located

I have installed Blender 32 bit version on my Windows 7 32 Bit. When I open blender, I'm getting the following error, The procedure entry point D3DKMTSetVidPnSourceOwner1 could not be located in the ...
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I can't install blender on my hp desktop pc

I am running a 64 bit system with win 10 installed and up to date: Blender 2.78 installs up to an almost finished point.. then an applet informs me .. that the blender file is too long for the start ...
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The software doesn't work [duplicate]

Windows 10 This is what happens when the software first. What should I do
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Blender 2.79 not installing on linux

Experiencing some unclear problems with Blender 2.79, I uninstalled it with the intent to reinstall a fresh version using the same Linux mint Sylvia 18.3 operating system. Then realized that the ...
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Problem with menus and options being blank

I am using Kali Linux latest version. I have graphics "Intel® Haswell Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2" and Core i3 laptop. I installed Blender but its not showing any menu and any other option as you see in the ...
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Removal of Program to reinstall not gone entirely

I have 2.79 and a heap of addons that do not work when they should be, Hard Ops, etc. Also, my Alt Click on edge loops stopped working so I figured I should reinstall Blender. All the new versions ...
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Blender stopped opening for me on windows 10

When I open blender, the command box pops up, goes away, a grey window opens and then closes immediately with no error message or anything. Even when running as administrator. From following some ...
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Installing Blender on windows 10 pro reduces UI size

I have been using Blender for few years on Linux Ubuntu on my Thinkpad and I never faced problem in Blender installation and running smoothly even in my 2 GB ram Linux laptop. Recently, I tried to ...
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Cannot open any video files with Blender

I am completely new to video editing. After seeing a few Youtube videos, I realised Blender suited my needs well. Unfortunately, I have failed to open pretty much all kinds of video files. After ...
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Unable to open blender due to SDL2 pop up

I recently installed Blender 2.79b into my laptop (Windows 10 x64 Version 10.0.15063). I began getting the following pop up message right after trying to open the program. Has anyone gotten this pop ...
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Some questions on maintaining addons with multiple Blender versions

I use a special build of Blender made to work with the Octane render plugin. But I also frequently go into the regular Blender since Octane Blender is sometimes a release behind. What is the best way ...
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Blender 2.8 in Windows 10 [closed]

I'm a long time Blender user, though not very technical. Currently have 2.79 installed and working well. When I try to use 2.8, it starts to boot, shows me a blank screen and closes. I can ...
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What does “change” “repair” or “remove” mean in the blender installer?

When I try to install blender, it says change, repair, or remove. I tried clicking change and repair, and install after that but it does nothing. When I delete it and try again the same thing happens.
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Installing sculpting brushes permanently

I wonder if there is a way to install brushes (sculpting ones) to be accessible all the time when I open Blender. I know I could APPEND these and use them but everytime I close Blender and then start ...
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Blender crashes on start- “failed to set 44100 hrz”

My friend was having trouble with Blender launching. He has tried reinstalling, updating windows, and updating drivers, but always gets the same message in the console before the program closes- <...
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Creating an .exe file of a python application with bpy module

when I create an executable of below python application which has bpy (python API for Blender) with pyinstaller on windows platform, The .exe file does'nt run. But the same program runs from Eclipse ...
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Why the addon installation succeeds but the API is not accessible through the bpy module?

I have compiled Blender 2.79b as a Python3 module on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I install an addon using bpy.ops.wm.addon_install(), enable it using ...
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Path to add-on before it is installed?

When installing an add-on I would like to be able to extract the source path of the add-on with python, so I can use it as a default path in the ui to an included .exe file. How do I get the source ...
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Blender Installation 2.79b problems

Using Windows 8.1 64 bit, blender version 2.79b When I go to the download page it makes me download an msi file. After I extract it, it just takes various CM_Unspecified files out. I've tried ...
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Blender 2.79 and 2.78c crash on startup with Exception access violation error

I've been trying to install blender 2.79 on my windows 10 machine but it crashes on start up and shows the error bellow : I tried changing the sound properties but it did not work, I updated my ...
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Blender Crashing on Startup

Ever since yesterday, blender has been crashing during it's startup sequence. It shows its normal little window of code, but then doesn't load. It worked just fine earlier in the morning yesterday, ...
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Blender 2.79 crashes on Startup [closed]

System: Windows 10 Graphics card: Nvidia GTX 1030 Hi! I'm currently facing an issue where whenever I launch blender (version 2.79) the program immediately crashes. Since this has started happening I ...
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Entire blender is greyed out/highlighted.. or something

I haven't been in blender for over a month now and when I started it up fo the first time in a while, the whole thing is like white/grey: I get the feeling that it might be because my computer needs ...
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Palm rejection issue with Blender on HP zbook x2

I'm having issues with the palm rejection in Blender on the HP zbook x2. It uses HP's custom wacom driver. When the pen is close to the screen it should ignore any touch, but it seems to be picking up ...
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Blender install on an old computer (Athlon 700mhz AMD) [closed]

I am interested in putting into use an old computer I got sitting around the garage: Athlon 700Mhz AMD computer with 16 Mb rab. The OS I´d like to use is Xubuntu. I got a 2014 Nvidia Graphics card ...
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Cycles and other addons dont work anymore

After i downloaded Blender 2.79b I got some problems... i tried to install Flip Fluid. But I got tons of errors. After that Cycles has stopped working. I also got an error message after I tried to ...