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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Hovered editor triggers AppleScript

The name of the game here is to let Blender trigger an AppleScript file when I hover over a window. It's clear that Blender keeps track of the active editor, seeing as how the top of each editor ...
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No Smoke on mac

I run blender 2.8 on my MacBook. However when I try to run a quick smoke simulation, nothing shows in the viewport. Why can’t I see the simulation? I have an object and a domain as default. Please ...
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Mac Blender 2.82 Simulation Issues

OK so I know I'm on the S list using a Mac for 3D these days, but it is what it is. I'm running 2.82 and the improvements in the UI are impressive. I'm a C4D user, but want to check out Blender's ...
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Mac Pro (tower Mid 2010) Nvidia Quadra k5000 not recognised by blender 2.82 as a GPU

Morning... I am trying to squeeze another year out of a 10 year old Mac before making it a doorstop, seat, or beer cooler... I have a pretty fast Nvidia card (k5000) which has Cuda processors from ...
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No GPU rendering on Mac? [duplicate]

Is it really true that it's not possible to render on the GPU with Cycles on a newer Mac with an AMD GPU...? Thanks!
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GPU Rendering for Cycles on Mac Pro (2013) with Blender 2.82 [duplicate]

Im new to Blender and and not strong on the hardware/compatibility side of things. The Mac Pro (late 2013) I'm running came with dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs as standard, however in Blender 2.82 it ...
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Is there a way i could speed up my work?

I'm macbook pro 18 user and complete beginner. I thought my computer can handle Blender 2.82 but I couldn't even add materials on my project. On view mode eevee works fine but on cycles it just stop ...
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Why is one of my objects is not visible in the final rendering? [duplicate]

I've been building a low-poly planet but for some reason when I hit render one of my objects is not visible. I have tried everything I can think of but nothing seems to make the object appear in my ...
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Mac Pro 2019 with Blender? [duplicate]

I've planned to buy the new basic 2019 Mac Pro, essentially for use with blender. Is that a good idea? I own a mid2010 Mac Pro for now but it's a little bit slow as soon as there are a few textures in ...
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Is it worth running Linux on my Mac to use the built in AMD graphics card?

Is it worth running Linux on my Mac to use the built in AMD graphics card with Blender? Right now I'm only using cpu and it takes a very long time for high poly rendering. Would it work to partition ...
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2019 Macbook Pro (laptop) keyboard shortcuts

I'm UI graphic designer and junior front end dev and I started learning blender few days ago but everytime I open blender and trying to do something while watching tutorials I'm stuck in the keyboard ...
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OSX Eevee performance with multiple materials in OSX

EDIT 2: Thanks to a user posting a detailed technical explanation as to why the bug is manifesting (TL:DR, certain material properties cause multiple calls to the shader compiler in the AMD driver ...
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AMD Radeon HD FirePro D300 recognized by Blender Benchmark, but not blender [duplicate]

2013 Mac Pro with 2.7Ghz 12 core E5 + dual D300 macOS 10.15.3 beta Blender 2.82 beta Blender Benchmark 2.80 Blender by default doesn't recognize my GPUs as rendering devices. I have tried Radeon ...
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Blender Mantaflow problem (2.82 alpha)

I'm having troubles with blender mantaflow it won't show the fire in rendered mode before I ran into this problem mataflow was working but now is not I made sure to make a folder on my desktop for the ...
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Left toolbar is missing - Blender 2.81a osx

I don't know what is happening. My left toolbar is missing. It is closed toolbar: It is opened toolbar (shortcut T) How I can fix it?
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Wacom kills keyboard short cuts

It's taking a bit to finally figure out whats going on. When I try to use my Wacom (Intuos 5) in Blender (for sculpting), it messes with Shift, Control, and Command modifier keys. Usually this happens:...
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GPU rendering on the latest MacBook 16' [duplicate]

I've recently gotten the latest MacBook, the new 16 inch with a AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 8GB of GDDR6 memory. No GPU is showing up in settings under the OpenCL ...
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Model disappears when rigging

I am Korean so please understand my lack of English. When you select the copy in the rigging operation, the model disappears, but in the window it looks normal, not just in the Mac. Anyone in the Mac ...
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Changing select from RMB to LMB makes me click and release first before things are selected

When Blender is set up to select with the right mouse button, I can click a vertex in edit mode which both selects it and allows me to drag it. This happens without me needing to release the mouse ...
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Problem installing Blender 2.8.1 via Apple Remote Desktop

I've been tasked to install Blender 2.8.1 onto multiple Macs (50+) running Mojave. Our normal method is to simply copy the .app into the applications folder on the devices using Apple Remote Desktop (...
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Delete Split Screens on Mac [duplicate]

How do I delete a split screen that I no longer want active? Using MAC with touchpad and Blender 2.8
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No compatible GPUs found for path tracing ?? Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 1536 MB (Mac) [duplicate]

Anyone know how to GPU render in this mac MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) 2,3 GHz Intel Core i5 Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 1536 MB I would appreciate any information
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Moving Objects Problem On Mac

Having trouble locking an object to an axis while moving them! Using either the G-- x,y,z or even the gimbal, the object seems to jump out of alignment along one of the other axis. For example, ...
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Motion Blur glitches, the further an object is placed from the world origin (even with no motion)?

System Information Mac Os 10.14.5 Radeon Rx580 Blender 2.8 & 2.81 Beta (5/11/19 build) Objects are seriously corrupted when the motion blur checkbox is ticked, even when there is no camera or ...
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How to move just along the Z axis on Mac (Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Keyboard)?

I've been using Shift+scrolling to move along the Z axis a lot with non-Apple keyboard and mouse. Is there any way to move along JUST Z axis using Apple peripheral ...
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Windows/Linux vs Mac 2019

You are always recommended to use windows/Linux to run blender but all the forum questions seem to be outdated by 7 years. I only thought of this because people tend to prefer to use photoshop and ...
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Can Eevee utilise one than one GPU when rendering? [duplicate]

Can Eevee utilise one than one GPU when rendering? I've got a Mac pro 5.1 (Mojave) & have connected up 3xRX580 8GB GPU. Blender only uses one GPU when rendering, but DaVinci Resolve uses all 3 ...
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Blender 2.8 with egpu on macbook pro 2013?

I am a newby considering setting up the following system, but I am concerned whether or not it will work. Can anyone give me some insight? Macbook pro late 2013 (supports metal 2) with dedicated ...
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Strugging to render my fire animation with Alpha/Transparency correctly

i've made a little fire animation using the particle system that i'm happy with, but i'm really struggling to output it correctly as a 4second .Mov with alpha/transparency enabled so i can import it ...
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FREQUENT CRASHING

I'm totally new to Blender and I'm suffering a lot of crashing and very low fps (even when in wire frame mode), my domain is quite complicated - theres animated ocean, fog, quick-smoke animation and a ...
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Help me best understand how to optimise performance in OSX

running Blender 2.8 on OSX with an old Mac pro 5.1 (Mojave, 32GB) & with an internal RX580 graphics card. I've been following the lack of CUDA support threads, so realise i'm not on the best ...
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Cannot find the knife tool (already in editing/ modeling mode)

I apologize for the rather silly question; I've been looking around to see why the knife tool (or the rest of the extended tool box) does not show, but I could not find any solutions online. I've ...
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Blender 2.8 and osx [duplicate]

I am beginning with blender 2.8 and am wondering when it comes time for my next apple computer, what hardware should I look for? For reference, I am reasonably satisfied with the performance of ...
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period key won't on iMac

Am using an iMac the period key won't work for me to jump back to the center of the 3d viewport after moving and rotation the 3d viewport want is the hotkey for iMac
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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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Blender 2.8 doesn't recognize my graphics card for GPU [duplicate]

Blender 2.8 isn't recognizing my graphics card for gpu or opencl rendering. I'm using a mac with a Radeon Pro 580 8 GB graphics card. Are there any articles about best graphics card for use in Blender?...
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Blender 2.80 Wont open on windows 10 virtual machine

I instilled windows 10 on my mac and downloaded blender but blender still won't open it well pop up a message saying A graphics card and driver with support for OpenGL 3.3 or higher is required. ...
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Can Blender 2.80 run in windows 10 virtual machine

I have been doing a little research on virtual machines like VirtualBox and that got me wounding if I can run windows 10 on my mac using VirtualBox and run blender 2.80 on windows 10 and what do the ...
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Blender 2.80 full release is not opening on my IMac

Blender 2.80 full release is not opening on my mac am running an iMac osx late 2012 version 10.9.5 Macintosh HD with a 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor and 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 of Memory and an NVIDIA ...
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Blender 2.8 wm.py Error line 524 and lin3 83 and more i didn't understan

Please can someone help me white is error i tried everything i could but i can't fixed and even bought python runner, delete Blender "2.80" several time and download it didn't work! "macOS" https://...
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AMD & MacOS (2019)

I thought I was fully up to speed on Blender's hardware requirements when building my latest machine, https://www.blender.org/download/requirements/ https://code.blender.org/2019/04/supported-gpus-in-...
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Blender opens to some crazy colors

I'm on an older mac and am running into an issue trying to open Blender RC2. I have iOS 10.11.6. I downloaded Blender and when opening I get a lot of pastel color gradients over most of the UI. Anyone ...
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What version of Blender to use with 10.14.6 Mojave

Version 2.79b of Blender won't open in on my Mac. Which one should I be useing for 10.14.6 Mojave?
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Is there a way to render on my NVIDIA card without having to run the entire Mac OS on it as well?

Wondering if there is a way to render on my nvidia card without having to run my entire machine on it. Whenever I render on gpu, it causes the whole OS and all other apps to lag. Mission control, ...
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I can't open a UV texture image on mac

I was trying to make the sims hair CC. But I can't open any texture image! I tried all sizes and all type of image but it just can't be opened. when I try to open it,it stoped working and my cursor ...
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Imac Radeon Pro 580x. No compatible GPU found [duplicate]

I just bought a new iMac with Radeon Pro 580X GPU which supports OpenCL but neither Blender 2.8 nor 2.79 can, for some reason, utilise it with Cycles render engine. The program just says that "No ...
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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 ...