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2.82 signed with unknown CA?

Why is the new 2.82 signed with a cert that is not recognized by Windows? Is this typical? I don't typically install exes with invalid or unrecognized certs. Thanks, Mike
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Is losing my settings upon updating a problem with the steam version of blender?

At the moment I use steam to keep blender up to date, but I think since 2.8 (or maybe 2.79 didn't update often enough for me to notice) I've been losing my settings with every update. Is this just ...
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Blender Error Message

When I install some (but not all) addons, I get an error message similar to: What is the reason and how do I correct this?
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How do I install Mantaflow into Blender 2.8.1a?

I'm new to using Blender. How do I install Mantaflow into Blender 2.8.1a? The YouTube videos I was watching say you need to download the Mantaflow experimental branch. That branch is no longer shown ...
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Can I download and install Blender outside of Steam? [duplicate]

I currently have a falling out with Steam over a customer service issue. As a Blender subscriber (gold member), can I download and install outside of the Steam universe?
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How can I download as ZIP? [duplicate]

I'd like to download Blender as ZIP, not Installer. But in downloading page, I can find only Installer version. How can I download Blender as zip?
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Safe Blender Download Mirrors

blender.org seems to be down as of now. And I could not find a list of trustworthy download mirrors. Does anyone have such links in handy?
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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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How to install for ALL users on a Mac

I need to install Blender for multiple users on a mac, but they do not have admin permissions to install themselves. I need to be able to install under my admin account for all standard users as well
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How to run the blender benchmark on windows?

I have downloaded the blender benchmark zip file but how do I install / run the benchmark in Windows ? In Mac OS this is all very simple but I really don't know what program I have to start on Windows....
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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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How to install Blender while retaining addons

Since Blender is frequently updated, how do you install the latest version while keeping all of your addons including purchased addons from 3rd parties?
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I am seeing both blender 2.8 and blender 2.81 in my program list. So can I uninstall blender 2.8?

I have previously installed Blender 2.8 and today I have updated to Blender 2.81 by downloading and installing it from blender website. I see 2 blender programs in program list, one Blender 2.8 and ...
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Install Animation Nodes for 2.79 *and 2.80 on same machine

how can I install Animation Nodes for 2.79 *and 2.80 on same machine? I want to use AN with 2.79 because I know that it works but of course I would like it for the current version too. I think the ...
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Blender Needs OpenGL 3.3

I can't run blender 2.80 because there is a message telling me that Blender needs OpenGL 3.3 or higher. I had fixed this in blender 2.79 by adding a .dll file I had found on this forum to my blender ...
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how to get the archieved version of 2.79b which WON'T install? [duplicate]

I want to run 2.79 and 2.8 on the same machine, but 2.8 destroyed my 2.79. I need a link to the UNINSTALLABLE v 2.79b.
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How to download blender 2.8? [duplicate]

I install 2.8 blender off the blender website but when I start it up it says 2.79. Any tips on how to fix this? I don't want to use the experimental modes because I'm having trouble with the materials ...
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problem with instalation

I don't know what am I doing wrong. I downloaded program. I've done everything with instalation and when I'm trying to open program- nothing happens. I tried reset many times. I reinstalted many ...
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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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