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Questions tagged [osx]

This tag is for questions about features or behaviors of Blender that are specific to macOS. This includes questions about installation and maintenance.

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Does blender drain battery life when I'm not using it?

I used Avid Media Composer for a few weeks on my laptop, but it drained a lot of battery without me using it. Will blender do the same? Thanks in advance.
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blender 2.78c MacBook Pro render does not work even with default scene

hello I just installed blender 2.78c in a MacBook Pro, but when pressing F12 even with the default scene (engine: Blender Render) the application goes frozen and the render progress bar sticks at 0%. ...
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How to click between 2 faces for edge loop on MacOS with latest 2.8 build?

Think action works perfectly on windows 10 but I cannot reproduce it on MacOS Mojave. Is it a wrong setting? Or is it an issue with the MacOS build?
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Blender 2.8 + eGPU Vega 56 + Mac - issue rendering viewport on Rendered and Texture setting

Just added eGPU with Vega 56 to my Mac setup and while it works in all but one aspect of Blender, there is an issue when I tell Viewport to use eGPU Vega 56 for Rendered and Textured views. Any idea ...
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I can't seem to select any vertices edges or faces in edit mode, blender 2.8, Mac OS 10.12.5

I'm trying all three point/edge/face contexts and using the select tools, yet nothing is selecting. I can't do any modeling! I've read a few other posts pointing to graphics drivers, but I have the ...
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Sculpting Symmetry not working

I am taking a course currently and part of the sculpting portion includes symmetric application, but the sculpting is not being mirrored along any axis. You can see my settings in the image below:
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Can I use Blender 2.7 on my Macbook Pro 15" 2017?

Can I use Blender 2.7 on my Macbook Pro 15" 2017? I have 3.1GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 16G memory, and my graphics card is Intel HD Graphics 630 1563 MB - I am anxious to start learning to use ...
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Problems returning from Fullscreen on Mac

I'm stuck in this fullscreen mode and I cannot find any options in the menu to go back to default window without losing my work. Can anyone help please?
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Blender 2.8 Beta: No compatible GPUs found on iMac (2018)

I have a iMac 27" 5K 2018 with an AMD Radeon Pro 580 GPU. Blender 2.8 cannot find a compatible GPU for Cycles render engine. In Blender 2.79 my GPU worked. What do I need to do so that my graphic ...
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camera size X=Y on mac osX

When I resizing the resolution size of the camera, I get the same on both axes. X and Y change the Y size… osx 10.13.6 blender 2019 02 15
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Advice or workarounds to use Nvidia Drivers in Mac OS Mojave

I am a newbie who has just (re-)begun using Blender, version 2.8, on a retina Macbook Pro from around 2014 with MacOS 10.14.2 ("Mojave"). GPU is (selectable) an internal discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT ...
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Blender 2.79b Crashes High Sierra MacBook

I'll try to make this as short as possible, but it's gonna be long. Problem: Blender 2.79b crashes my early 2011 MacBook 15-inch running High Sierra during viewport rendering. Operating theater: 2.2 ...
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No render at all on iMac

Sorry if this has been answered elsewhere but I can't find much. When I try to render even the default startup cube, all I get is a blank screen with a few orange crosses in the middle. After some ...
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materials not showing in viewport (blender 2.8 on macbook pro)

I have an issue with blender 2.8 BETA. In viewport I can see materials I made in 2.79 and switch among them but I can't see any changes I make in 2.8. I can't create any new materials using nodes to ...
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How to I cut a specific part of an object in order to have 2 separate objects?

I'm completely green to Blender. Whilst I've used 3DS Max in the past, I haven't got a clue how to use Blender and it isn't striking me as very comprehensive, so I thought I'd reach out. I've ...
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Blender 2.79b on a iMac 27 late 2013 with NVIDIA Geforce GTX 780M

I downloaded Blender 2.79b and i am very excited about it. Until... i read about the rendering on a mac and that apple is not supporting Open GL anymore? This is the mac i have: iMac 27 late 2013 with ...
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control Z and Command Z arent working

I just downlodet BLENDER and immediatly started watching tutorials. but then I nóticed that I cant undo my steps.command-and control Z are not doing anything. this is bad especially for me as a ...
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Orbit view with trackpad in Blender 2.8

I have been running the new Blender 2.8 beta version on a Macbook Pro 2015 and figured out that's not possible to orbit and rotate the view with trackpad gestures, even pressing ...
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Running Windows Blender on a Mac

I plug in I need to use (an MDB importer) does not work on the Mac version of Blender So i need to run a Windows version on my Mac - ive tried Crossover and Winebottler but not been able to get a ...
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GPU Rendering in Cycles crashing blender (Mac)

I've been experiencing loads of crashing while rendering lately, and after doing some testing I've finally isolated it to the GPU rendering. As soon as I change to that from CPU, blender goes down. ...
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Mac Pro Tower - Sapphire Radeon Rx580 is really, really slow

I recently installed a Sapphire Pulse Radeon Rx580 8gb on my 2010 era (with upgraded CPU) Mac Pro tower. I did this because my former GPU, a NVIDIA GTX 970 is not "Metal Compatible" and would not ...
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Why doesn't Blender find my graphics card on MacBook Pro 2017

I don't understand why Blender cannot find my graphics cards? Could abyone help? My config:
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Camera shortcut keys for Mac keyboard

What are the short cut keys to change between the views like top view, front view and things like that in a mac keyboard. as the kets 1, 2 and 3 are now being used for switching between the edge, ...
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Fill Gaps between Meshes with smooth surface

I've been trying to attempt modeling on my own for my 3D Designs after going through tutorials, but I am having an issue smoothing the gaps between meshes. In the image below I have added to UV ...
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Blender Standalone Game error on Mac: 'file is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the trash'

I recently released the pc beta version of a game I made with Blender, and I was planning on releasing it for Macs too due to high demand. However, when I try to open the standalone file of the game I ...
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How to script blender to quit after rendering is complete Mac OS10.13

I've got a script that automatically renders and saves the render, but I'd also like to have Blender quit when the render and save is completed. Since I will be running renders overnight, I'd prefer ...
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Which Mac should I buy for Blender 2.8? [closed]

I am considering purchasing a Mac for my godson who will be using it to run Blender 2.8. I know very little about this program. All I can find are requirements for a Mac that will run earlier ...
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Slow performance in viewport even in wireframe mode

This is my first question here. I have been looking but haven't found a proper answer. Hope someone can put me on the right track. I have painfully built a scene, with a lot of problems because I ...
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Blender animation file turn into “Textedit” file and never came out as a video

I'm new in blender (I started in January 2018), this is the first time I try to get an animation and it still doesn't work "as expected". I used JPEGs as frames when I rendered first into animation, ...
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Images Crashing Blender [closed]

I have a late 2013 Macbook Pro running on High Sierra but any time I try to open an image file on any part of Blender it crashes. I can't open an image texture, background image, etc. I've tried ...
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Switching ctrl and cmd on MacOs

Is there a way to switch the control and cmd keys while working with blender? The short-cuts bacome kind of inconvenient, because I am used to work on windows
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Poor performance on mac with AMD Radeon Pro 560

My mac is a macbook pro 2017, with AMD Radeon Pro 560. Seeing this question How to do GPU rendering on MacBook Pro 2016 (AMD Radeon Pro 460) I also get the Cycles render to work, but it renders at ...
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There's still symmetry even though I've turned it off? (cycles)

I'm new to blender and trying to make a simple face I have disabled symmetry but whenever I try to texture paint its always still symmetrical. I have looked for other answers but nothing helps me. I ...
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Blender 2.79 problems adding Gear Addon on Mac

I have been going through tutorials online that seem simple enough but for some reason my 'add_mesh_gear.py' addon will not install. I have tried the text editor method in blender and the straight ...
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can't animate with the latest 2.8 release version for mac [closed]

So I wanna test the eevee render with the latest 2.8 version for mac, and when I tried to animate the objects it doesn't move according to the keyframes. Is that a bug that is yet to be fixed, or it's ...
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About molecular add-on in Mac

Im making some simulation in blender and get interested in molecular add-on. but it is not working in my computer. I'm using Mac Pro(10.13.2). And the blender version is 2.79. Someones says that add-...
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How to open system console to get output from Blender on Mac OS 10?

Noobie here. Should I open Mac terminal and cd to /Applications/Blender/ which is where my Blender app is? Doesn't seem to work for me trying to run script from Text screen in Blender. I guess there ...
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When toggling fullscreen on MB Pro Retina 15 - a red bar appears

I experience a red bar appearing right on top of my screen everytime I toggle fullscreen on. In addition to that the mouse seems to be shifted by about 50 pixels(the height of the red bar appearing in ...
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Denoising not working with GPU

I have this problem, when I try to enable denoising when rendering with my GPU only I get a completely black rendering. When I render with CPU+GPU I get black tiles. I´m running Blender on an iMac ...
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Can't Save User Preferences

I am unable to save my blender user preferences. Mac OS: 10.13.3 High Sierra Current blender build: 2.79.0 daily build When I go to save, I receive an error saying I can't save due to a 'read only' ...
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How do you scroll left and right on a mac?

in window left and right use Ctrl Wheel, but on mac it just zoom in/out the screen. Please help
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Blender command Z is slow?

Alright I'm on mac latest OS, latest blender 2.79 and really just with command Z (this is just since updating) - it takes a WHILE like good 30s to undo something. Modeling, everything else pretty ...
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Setting GPU rendering: CVMCompiler has now run for 5 hours

I've got an AMD 6750M graphics card with 1 GB of VRAM and Blender 2.79. I successfully selected the card as a GPU target in the user preferences. When starting my render, Blender says: ...
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Blender won’t render the default cube and I can’t cancel the render either [closed]

New user here doing something that seems very basic. I open up Blender (2.77) on my Mac (10.13.1). By default, Blender shows me a camera, a cube, and a light. It’s configured to use the “Blender ...
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Blender on Android [duplicate]

Hello Community Members. I want to install Blender on a Android OS computer , can this be done and what are the minimum system requirements. If not can I access Blender on it’s cloud with an Android ...
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Does anyone know why OS X has problems with Image Editor?

I am trying to use the UV/Image Editor to texture paint and this is all I am able to see. The first image is when I opened the file and the second is when I zoomed in. I have done a render on a ...
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“ImportError” No module named 'bge' in OSX

I am attempting to do some scripting using blender 2.79 for OSX. When using Blender Game, I attempt to create a python script with the BGE. The first and only line in my test script is: ...
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Cycles Render on GT750 GPU (MacBook Pro) 2GB Graphics - 2.79 Blender

I have a GT750 Graphics Chip in my MacBook Pro, it has 2GB of dedicated VRAM, I would like to use this to render rather than the CPU. The MacBook also has a Quad Core i7 2.6GHz and is able to render ...
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LWO import in 2.7x ( macOS) ?

I don't see Lightwave object in import menu and I was wondering if the support has been dropped. I still see the python script for lwo format in addons folder, but it doesn't seem to work. I tried ...
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I “run out of application memory” when trying to render a scene

I spent a long time designing a scene which involves 5 particle systems (no more than 1000 particles in each), and now I would like to render it. Unfortunately, I invariably get this error message ...