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Install torch in blender

I need to install torch in blender. I've Blender 2.92.0 version installed in Ubuntu 20.04. While trying to ensurepip I've the following issue: ...
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Blender won't open. The command window flashes but nothing else. I want to share my solution

Problem: Blender worked until I installed 2.90. It opened once then failed afterwards. When I tried to open Blender, the command prompt flashed and disappeared. Blender would not open. I don't like ...
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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 ...
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The blender won't start up

I'm completly new with all of this. I've downloaded blender from official website, but it doesn't work. When I try to opend blender.exe it shows console for quarter of a second and closes with no ...
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Are addons generally considered safe to download and install?

Are addons considered safe to download? I mean, it seems that anyone can make their own addon. Who's to say if they're safe or not?
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Installing Blender on old XP machine

I want to install Blender on an old XP machine. The computer has Windows XP sp3 and 3GB RAM. I read about options and Blender 2.72b was suggested as a nice stable version that works on XP. If ...
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GoZ- Blender to ZBrush - GoB

I would like to install a GoZ live link between ZBrush 2022 and Blender 3.0. I have installed the GoB Add-on(v3_5_66)in Blender:Edit>Preferences>Add-ons. In ZBrush I have updated >Preferences&...
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Blender 3 and up won't open on m1mac monterey

Previous version worked fine. I cannot open 3.01 or get the latest betas to open at all. The error image above appears immediately. GHOST_ContextCGL::metallnit:newLibraryWithSource:options:error:...
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Deployment of complex addons

On Blender 2.91.2, windows and linux Here is my situation: I have developed an Addon that uses several dependency python libraries. I first made an "install dependencies" button in the GUI ...
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Add ons not installing/showing up in Blender 2.91.2

I'm using Blender 2.91.2 and I've been trying to install this add on that I bought. I tried to install it in User Preferences, but nothing ever shows up/reacts when I do. I've tried installing just ...
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My blender doesn't open anymore

I'm having a problem with Blender 2.91.2 Whenever I try to open it, it just goes to the console and closes immediately. Initially when this happened, it came up with a message about my userprefs file (...
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after install blender-2.83.5-windows64.msi and clicking to launch app a window pops open for a split second then closes and the app fails to pen

trying blender for the first time after install and clicking to launch app a window pops open for a split second then closes and the app fails to open installed blender-2.83.5-windows64.msi also tried ...
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Blender 2.83 won't start in Mac os Catalina

Blender doesn't start and keeps jumping for about a minute and goes to not responding. I have tried reinstalling , updating my os and even installed python . It still won't open.
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Hi, i want to install Blender so i downloaded windows64.msi version but my computer is not supporting the file

i want to install Blender so i downloaded windows64.msi version but my computer is not supporting the file. Can you suggest me which file should i install. I mention my computer specifications WIndows-...
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Why do I have two versions of blender?

I've downloaded blender 2.82 and installed it, but now I have two separate applications, 2.82 and my old one, 2.80. Do I just delete the old one?
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How to change "default" Blender used by Windows?

I have multiple versions of Blender installed: 2.78c(for a class I'm taking using the game engine), 2.82a and 2.83a. When I hit the Windows key and search for Blender, the default one that shows up at ...
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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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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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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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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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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 screen won't refresh. Windows 10

I recently got a windows 10 laptop. I've brought all my blend projects into this computer and installed blender. But whenever I boot blender up the screen will stay frozen on whatever frame it was ...
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Duplicate Blender directories for .py scripts

I first noticed this when I decided to try and install a Blender Addon from the internet, for my very first time. I chose to go with this one: Link as I thought it would perhaps be somewhat useful. ...
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I can't install the A.N.T Landscape from the Addon menu

As you can see, Blender shows the error when I try to check the box next to the A.N.T Landscape in the Addon menu. ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found. What is ...
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New install of Blender unbearably slow UI - any suggestions?

I'm a new user installing Blender 2.78c on a laptop with an i7, lots of RAM and rather basic GE Force 650M graphics. I used the installer. As I move between the menus such as 'File', it takes a full ...
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I'm trying to install Blender 2.78c on my windows 7 but it's frozen on the install screen

As you can probably already tell from the title I'm trying to install blender on my windows 7 but its completely frozen on the setup wizard 'installing blender' Yes, I have tried downloading it again ...
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2.78a cannot see Numpy - Win7 - 64bit

first post here. Fresh install of 2.78a on Win7 64bit. Cleaned out Environment paths. Deleted old Python installs. Trying to get Animation Nodes to work but it can't see Numpy. In the Blender ...
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Blender runs slow

When I reinstall my Win 7 I installed all new drivers and Blender. Firstly Blender didn't work because new version need Service Pack 1 so after few Win Updates Blender starts to run. So I open Blender ...
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How to install Mitsuba renderer?

I try to install Mitsuba render engine. Mitsuba comes in .zip file. After the installation process, I can not find the renderer (neither in the render section nor in User Preferences). What's the ...
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I need help as the blender installer is failing

I'm trying to install the most recent blender build on my Win-10 PC and keep getting the error: Blender Setup Wizard ended prematurely Blender Setup Wizard ended prematurely because of an error. ...
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Node Wrangler and v2.76

I can not get node wrangler addon to install in 2.76b. Anybody else have the same issue, or is it just me? I will continue trying.
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Blender quit showing the words when I open it

I have Blender on my Acer Aspire One laptop and I have only been using it for almost 2 weeks and when I open blender it won't show what anything is labeled no matter what I click. No words. Just ...
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Can't get blender to work on Ubuntu - when it opens I don't see the default scene

I have recently installed Blender on Ubuntu. I have tried both installing v 2.72 by downloading the tar from the website and 2.62 installed using apt-get. In both cases when I open Blender I do not ...
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How do uninstall every single trace of Blender?

When I start Blender, the console pops up and the Blender windows goes into full screen, but the UI is not loading and the whole screen is gray. I recently switched my AMD card for an NVIDIA card. I ...
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How do I install patches?

I found a hairdynamicscollition.txt patch for Blender that I wish to install. How do I do it? I tried to run it as a script, but when I do so in the text editor in Blender, a red mark is over the ...
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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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Version 4 addons missing

Had Blender 3.6 installed with all my addons enabled. Installed Blender 4 and said yes to all the defaults and none of my addons are showing in my preference.
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Platform unsupported

I installed Blender 4.0 and it says that my graphics card is not supported. Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 20.19.15.5126 1-21-2020 OpenGL 4.3 Build 20.19.15.5126 DirectX 11.4 How can I use blender? Does my ...
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I can't run modern versions of blender

I want to use blender to make 3D models for either roblox animations, or just use for building things, it's obvious to me that my laptop can't run the modern versions, but the older ones run fine, ...
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How to Create Desktop Shortcut Parameter When Deploying Blender 3.6.5 with MSI installer?

I'm trying to deploy Blender 3.6.5 to a bunch of PCs, and wondered if there was a switch/parameter for the installer to create a desktop shortcut. I've tried ...
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Crashing upon opening Blender, Python not intializing correctly, getting OSError: [Errno 22] Invalid argument for path to codecs.py

When I try to open Blender, I get an error relating to the file path for codecs.py, which upon investigating, seems to both be okay in terms of the file location, contents, and the filepath's format. ...
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Addons installation failure

I installed an addon of simply cloth pro, but when I come to mark it in the window of the addons, it says to me that there is an error. Attached is a picture of what they write to me.
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How to uninstall blender

From the control panel, I click on Blender and right-click to uninstall. Getting this pop-up How to uninstall old version 2.79 complete blender version from pc. Any suggestion or help. Im using win7.
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Human Base Mesh Installation

I have finished installing Blender 3.6 and have eagerly awaited the human base meshes for this software, but I do not know how to install the meshes as assets. I am capable of opening the meshes but ...
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Help re-installing Add-Ons, and how to approach “Missing script files”

I have to reinstall all my addons and I'm encountering an issue with “Missing script files.” I run Blender in a “portable set-up”, with different versions sharing a joint parent “config” folder. ...
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Is there a documentation of Blender's installer's command line arguments?

I only found documentation of CLI for Blender itself. What about the installer? I can't find any sort of info anywhere, I also asked few times in the support chat with no reply. Why do I need it? Main ...
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Blender 3.4.0 Startup Error in Mac OS High Sierra

I just installed Blender 3.4 on my ancient late-2011 iMac, as 3.4 is supposed to be the latest version that will run on my machine. When I try to run it, I get the following error message, My iMac is ...
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Blender 3.5 Unsupported graphics card

Having issues both with Meshmixer and Blender failing on launch, Blender gives me an error regarding a graphics card and drivers not able to support OpenGL 3.3. Currently running a radeon 6600 XT with ...
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How to set up Blender on a Windows Server?

How to set up Blender on a server to run Crowd Render for myself and the two other Blender users in my office? We asked IT about creating a render farm with some spare PCs we have around, but they ...
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