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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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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iMac 27 overheating [on hold]

My iMac 27” late 2012 completely freezes when trying to render or bake a fluid simulation. I think it’s overheating, how can I make it not overheat? It’s really annoying because I’ve tried baking then ...
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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

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 ...
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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 ...