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

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Can't see .blend file in Finder on Mac

I'm using Blender 2.79b on an iMac [OS/X 10.11.6]. Sometimes when I save my file [myFile.blend], I subsequently can't find it in the Finder view of the folder where I know it resides. Steps: In ...
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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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Rendering Coloured PLY Point Cloud in Blender

I came across this video on Vimeo the other day: https://vimeo.com/290181848 I was intrigued as to how this was achieved, and in my impulsive search for answers I came across photogrammetry and the ...
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How do I export Collada files with a custom origin and rotation point

I am currently trying to export collada files which I can use in iBooks Author on a Mac. When I export an object, I have no control on how I can choose the rotation point for the object. Is there an ...
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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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bender 2.79.4 failed loading render kernel, but in 2.79.3 gpu rendering works fine

If i try rendering with gpu in blender 2.79.4 i get an error message "failed to load render kernel", this also happens with 2.8.5, but rendering in 2.8.4 and 2.79.3 it works normally. does anybody ...
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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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Blender with MacOS and graphic tablets:Navigating, Editing?

Is there a guide for shortcuts, keyboard accords and the like to operate blender editors with the graphic tablet with MacOS? Editing,navigating, painting? Michael H. Musal
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Blender open new window

how could i modify Blender so that new windows pop up as topmost windows? the normal windows C function with hwnd doesn't work (neither does hwnd_ghost) because of Blenders own system management, so ...
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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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How to install Sketchup plugin on Mac?

I've seen a lot of tutorials about "how to install plugins on Blender" and either "how to import Sketchup models to blender", but I still have problems about these two questions together. I've ...
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Grease pencil issues on 2.79 and 2.80 (Mac OS X)

Recently I was using the Grease Pencil tool on Blender 2.79 and 2.80, and I realized that there were some issues with both versions under Mac OSX. Blender 2.79: Doing a continuous drawing session, ...
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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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Video Editing. Preview shows only a few frames of the strip when using proxy rendering

I am using Blender v2.79 on Mac OS Yosemite for video editing. After rebuilding proxy and timecode at whichever percentage, preview shows only the very first few frames in a loop - if I move the ...
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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 ...
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keyboard doesn't work with blender (OSX)

I've got this issue. My keyboard works fine in OS and other applications but when I start Blender have to hold down opt or my keyboard writes signs like: "ß∂ƒ¸˛√ªfiø" instead of "asdfgh". Anyone know ...
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Blender 2.78 not using filmic color management on MacOS Sierra

I have already installed Filmic Blender in the Application (ShowPackageContents>>Resources>>2.78>>datafiles). I have renamed default colormangement to colomanagement_old. However, Blender still does ...
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I Need To Exit Full Screen Area [duplicate]

I accidentally pressed "Toggle Fullscreen Area" and im using a Mac so some things are different cause my keyboard and all I can think of is changing keyboards but can you help?
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How to install Blender on a Mac so that multiple user accounts have access to it?

After I moving Blender to the 'Applications' directory it works fine. The trouble starts when another user with his/her own account on the Mac wants to run Blender too when logged-in to his/her ...
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Blender on OS X Sierra 10.12.4 - Menus not working correctly

When I try to use the file menu is sorta, works but not well. I cannot click on anything if it appears at all. Sometimes I get Python: INFO_MT_file instead of the file. I have deleted ~/Library/...
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I can't export my BGE game as .app

I have created a game in BGE and I am trying to export it as an .app. I went into Add-Ons and activated Save Game As Game Engine Runtime. When I go to File > Export > Save As Game Engine Runtime, it ...
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Blender not Opening On Mac [closed]

I downloaded Blender for the first time, but it stops unexpectedly every single time. I have tried several Blender versions, but I keep getting the same problem. I have no idea what's going wrong. I ...
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Nvidia Series 10XX on Mac OS

Does anybody use any Nvidia card (1050, 1060, 1070, 1080)on a MacPro 5,1 or else version of Mac? I did not find any benchmark on Nvidia cards on Mac, the "sheet" of Blender developpers using cards, ...
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Shell script problem

In my python script in my .blend file, I run a shell script but the script doesn't work properly when calling it from blender using ...
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What are the limitations of Blender for Mac?

What (if any) limitations are there with the current (2.78) and soon-to-come (2.79) versions of Blender for OS X? I know in the past there have been some features that weren't fully supported (Open ...
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Where is BLENDER_HOME on Macs?

Version 2.78 here. I have created a human model in MakeHuman and would like to export it into Blender, and then subsequently save the model (after doing some further editing) into a ...
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How to zoom in on off-center points with MacBook Pro mousepad?

MacBook Pro here. Magic Mouse doesn't seem to help me with zooming on stuff inside of Blender, but I can zoom by gesturing the "two finger pinch-out" expression on the mouse pad. I start Blender with ...
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Macbook trackpad very slow scrolling/panning (disable acceleration?)

I'm having issues scrolling in any toolbar or view in Blender on my Macbook Pro 15" (Late 2016). If I use two fingers, and move them rather slow over the trackpad, almost nothing happens. I need to ...
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Blender uninstalls itself

I have to redownload Blender all the time, because it constantly uninstalls itself from my laptop for no obvious reason. I am scanning my mac for viruses right now. I've been having this issue for a ...
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How can I use the NUMPAD_PERIOD function to focus on an object when I'm on a Macbook Pro?

I already know that you can emulate the number pad through the User Preferences, but that only seems to provide the numbers 0-9. I'm trying to focus on an object by pressing . ,however nothing seems ...
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Installing Blender 2.78.1 - Cycles Disney Brdf

Recently I learned that there are several initiatives to make Physically-Based Shading available on Blender. One of these is the development of a Cycles Disney BRDF. I have a couple of questions on ...
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Using GPU (need OpenCL 1.1)

I just started learning blender and I have NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M. I am trying to use GPU in blender. I am not sure how all this works yet, but I believe I need to install OpenCL 1.1. I am wondering ...
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My keypad numbers shortcuts doesn't work! Help!

Hey so I just started using blender! I'm on a macbook pro, using the latest Sierra update. I know you can use the numbers on the keypad for different rotation and orthogrhapic views. I do have checked ...