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How can I start blender 2.8 in ubuntu 18.04

I've 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 ...
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Is there any way to get Blender onto a school Chromebook

I recently got into Blender. and wanted to use it more often, including when I go to school. I wanted to know if there is any way around the ChromeOS administration. If it was my own machine, I would ...
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traceback error keeping me from scatter 5.0

I have been sent here by the scatter guys. Attached is the error message that comes up when i try to install scatter 5. it seems that my machine is blocking some folders for install. Not sure how to ...
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Blender is not running on Nvidia gtx 1050TI

Problem I tried to install Blender software on my computer. I tried installing it via the .msi file downloaded from the blender site. Installation was a success, but I was unable to run the app, ...
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Blender 4.1 on CPU render farm

In the studio where I work, we want to upgrade from Blender 3.5 to Blender 4.1. Installing the software itself isn't an issue, but I need to open the program to install addons like GeoScatter. The ...
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Blender 3.4 Error: Unable to open or write bookmark file

So I am getting the following error in Blender 3.4: Unable to open or write bookmark file "C:\Users\me\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\3.4\config\bookmarks.txt" I get this error ...
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How to bring back window which starts only once after new blender version is instaled and it offers you to load previous Blender version settings?

After installing new version of Blender, I accidentally clicked away, and didn't load all my settings. Is there an easy way to start it again without reinstalling the whole Blender again?
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Installing blender on termux x11 with hardware acceleration

Is there a way to install blender on termux x11 with hardware acceleration? Anyone with experience please help.
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Blender is crashing how do I know what the problem is? [duplicate]

Blender is crashing how do I know what the problem is? Is there a error log file somewhere?
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Installing blender from file

I'm new to Ubuntu, and I want to install blender on Linux from *.tar.xz file I have downloaded from the blender.org, but I just can't make it work. If I install blender from the Repository, it works ...
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Using NumPy in Blender Add-ons Without Requiring External Installation

When developing Blender add-ons, I often find myself in need of the numpy package due to its optimized algorithms for array manipulation. However, a significant ...
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Error installing Blender game engine UPBGE

I downloaded BGE from https://upbge.org/#/download. Whenever I extract it on my desktop it shows bunch of errors and also after extraction the application won't run. I am using Windows 10 and ...
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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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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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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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Error with Add-ons Installation_Simply Cloth

The Installation for Add-on Simply-Cloth Pro is somehow problematic. It shows the Error: register-Class(...): already registered as a subclass ´SelecVertexGroup´. Does somebody know how can i solve ...
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Installing module to blender's python (Mac)

I'm trying to install modules (one of them is open3d) with pip command. From 2.8+ it should be easy as pip install open3d (...
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How to check if Blender is installed on computer

I am writing a WinForms .NET program and I want to check whether Blender software has been installed in the local computer. How to check if Blender is installed on a computer (32 bit & 64 bit)? ...
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MAC: executable binary within addon zip loses execute permission when addon zip is installed on Blender

I have made an addon that when installed on Windows works perfectly fine. But when installed on Blender running on Mac OS, the binary contained within the addon zip file loses the execute permission. ...
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Cannot install Blender 2.93 addons on Windows. Python error

I am having trouble migrating from Blender 2.92 to 2.93. Half of my addons will not install and they are officially supported on 2.93. When I install them, I get an error when I attempt to activate ...
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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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No desktop short cut for Blender 2.8 [closed]

I just installed the Blender 2.8 beta. It did not create a shortcut. How can I create a short cut on the desktop?
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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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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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Why does blender's python use system python's site_packages?

Please read carefully this is not about installing packages with Blender's python, but rather their reverse - ignoring system packages. I DO NOT WANT Blender to use the packages in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Blender 3.5 Unsupportyed graphics card [duplicate]

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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Uninstalling Blender previous versions

I would like to uninstall many of the previous versions of Blender to free up some space. When I go to the control panel to uninstall I cannot distinguish between the versions. Can I simply go to C:\...
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Cannot run Blender installed via snap on Ubuntu server

I installed Blender 3.4.1 on an Ubuntu 22.04 server via snap: sudo snap install blender --classic But when I try to run it: ...
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Error when Installing my addon

I was installing my blender addon when I get an error: ...
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How do I keep updates to Blender's Python install when I want to use a new version of Blender?

I'm on macOS with a new install of Blender, current version as of now. I had some issues and finally managed to get pip working with the Blender install of Python and I'm adding modules I need to use ...
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Installing Blender on iMac OS X 10.10

I installed Blender on my laptop (Windows 10) and things went well. However, my desktop computer is an iMac (OS X 10.10 Yosemite). I have no understanding of the iMac -- at all. I read the answer to a ...
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Blender 3.4 instantly closing after installing amd drivers in linux

I am trying to get cycles to work using hip on a new pc build running Ubuntu 22.04. PC has an AMD Radeon 6800 XT. I downloaded Blender 3.4 through the website and extracted the software in executable ...
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Best version Of blender?

My laptop is core i5, 5th generation, 64gb RAM and SSD 256. I have installed the blender but it just showed me a white screen on startup. Even I try different versions 1 by 1. But there is the same ...
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How do I install settings from one version of Blender to another

I've installed 3.3 and opened it a number of times. I also added a plugin. This means that the 'Install settings from a previous version' option is now missing from the splash screen. I can't find an ...
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Blender closes/crashes everytime I open and close a window

Since yesterday blender constantly closes/crashes everytime I open and close a window. So far this happens on every window I have tried (e.g. file output path, file import, viewport windows, image ...
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Easy answer to an install problem

I've been running Blender 2.90.1, everything is fine. Just downloaded the Blender 3.3.0 install file (blender-3.3.0-macos-arm64.DMG) and I get this dialog box. My mac's spec. Any idea why I can't ...
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How can I install Blender on a different disc than C entirely?

I would like to install Blender on a different disc than C, with no residual files on C at all, because I don’t have any space on my C drive. Is there an option to do that? I tried changing the ...
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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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3.2.2 Installation Fail on MacOS

I am running a MacBook Pro 2019 with 32GB of memory and an AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8GB graphics card, Monterey 12.5.1, and I am getting an error message “You can’t open the application “Blender” because ...

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