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blender not rendering last frame

When I render animations, it renders very fast. But I use MPEG-4 as the output and it doesn't render the last frame! The MP4 Never appeared. I had to use my SCREEN RECORDER to record the animation. ...
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Error installing bpy (Mac 10.15) [closed]

I am trying to install bpy on a mac (intel processor if this is of any relevance). Before installing bpy I have installed ...
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Orbit with MacBook’s trackpad Bug?

I have a problem with Orbit around an object and my MacBook’s trackpad. (With a mouse there is no such problem) As soon as I deselect all the objects and I make an orbit around my object, the view ...
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How do I open the folder with my renders from the Blender UI?

In previous versions of Blender, I could click on OPT + the folder icon in the Output section of the Output Properties and it ...
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Enabling GPU + CPU Render simultaneously

I note here, that preliminary support for Metal/Apple Silicon on M1/M1-Pro/M1-Max/M1-Ultra, should provide the ability to render with CPU, GPU or both. I'm on a stable release, not a beta, on version <...
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Custom splash screen

I want to create a custom splash screen in Blender 3.1. I have created an application template in the Blender.app contents, where all the other templates go. I can access the template in Blender, but ...
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MacBook Air M1 - no compatible Gpu

I just download the last version blender-3.1.0-macos-arm64. I've tried to setup the gpu with metal but I can't select the gpu as mentioned. is there something else I need to do? thanks SOLVED File &...
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A good GPU based de-noiser for AMD?

Is there any decent de-noiser for AMD GPU's on macOS via Metal? I've been using my new AMD eGPU for Cycles X since support was released a few weeks ago, but one of the problems were that the ...
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Render and Saved image look different

I was trying to render a circle that I would later add glare to in compositing. When I rendered the image with the compositing, it looked fin in blender, however when I saved the image it did not save ...
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ALT (opt) key on MacBook Pro not working as hotkey modifier

I'm on a MBP running macOS Catalina, and using a fresh install of Blender 3.0. My opt key isn't working when I attempt to use it as a hotkey modifier. For instance, when I have try to move a vertex ...
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cannot access context menu on mac

in view layer I've tried to right click collection to access context menu, nothing. I've tried pressing W on keyboard, nothing. I'm using mac mouse (not magic mouse) being sure I have selected the ...
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Render time increased to 2 hours just by adding color

I am learning blender through the Donut tutorial by Blender Guru on Youtube. I rendered this image and it took a few minutes. Then in the next video where he explained materials and added colors, I ...
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How to run SheepIt Render Farm on macOS Monterey (Blender 3.0)?

I decided to give SheepIt Render Farm a try after not using it for a good number of years. I remember that I used to be able to run it in macOS Terminal to earn points while my machine wasn't busy. ...
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Animation not rendering in sequence, first frame being repeated throughout the render

I am rendering a 240 clip animation (Blender 3.0.1) and the frames are not rendering in sequence. Every few frames the first frame is rendered again in the sequence, replacing the frame that should be ...
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Why isn't my principled volume registering texture inputs - Eevee

So I have been wanting to add animated ground fog to my scene in eevee in Blender 3.0, however I have come across this issue where any texture I add to my Principled volume's density input or emission ...
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Run 2 versions of Blender [duplicate]

Can I use 2 versions of Blender? I have v3.0 can I create in v3.0 will it work in older an version? I'm using Mac in case this ie relevant.
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How to Render Faster on Macbook M1 laptop [duplicate]

I am using Macbook Air 2020 M1 with 8GB RAM. I am just starting to learn Blender, and I am noticing rendering with Cycles instead of Eevee takes considerable amount of time. How can I make it faster? ...
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Using graphics card on 2018 MacBook Pro for blender 3.0 [duplicate]

I bought a 2018 MacBook Pro for my uni and sadly didn’t think about blender. Is there any way to use Open CL or Hip on a Mac for AMD gpu (blender 3.0)? I can use Radeon pro render but would be cool if ...
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Blender 3.0 Cycles Render Devices Missing - Mac Pro Monterey

I've been trying to read all the information I can on the new Cycles X AMD GPU support and thought Blender 3.0 would have the HIP option for AMD GPUs but the option is not populating in the ...
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USDZ models importing as empties

In the recent past, I was able to import USDZ files from various sources (i.e. various iOS apps, and Apple's "Hello World" rock) into blender (2.93.2 LTS), using the Robert Crosby add-on. ...
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Blender Substance Painter Add on not installing

I downloaded the Substance Painter Blender add on but when I try to install it in the add-on window it will not install. I am working from a Mac, when I click the add on file it begins up a lot of ...
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I can't open Blender in Big Sur

I use blender everyday, but yesterday I upgraded my iMac to latest version of Big Sur. After that, Blender is not opended. I deleted and installed many version of blender, and clicked, nothing ...
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Sketchup Importer cannot handle file paths with spaces or dashes?

I am using Blender 2.93.4 on MacOS 10.15 and followed the build instructions for the Sketchup Importer on Arindam Mondal's version 0.23. Because the Cycles renderer is not available on my graphics ...
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How to install Scatter 4 pro on a MacBookPro (Blender 2.93)?

I recently purchased scatter 4 pro off the blender exchange and have had some issues installing it. I am running on a 2020 MacBook Pro with macosx and blender 2.93. In terms of summarizing the issue ...
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Background image does not appear on mac

I am trying to insert an image in the 3D View (Background image, Dropped image, Images as planes). Whatever the technique, I get an empty yellow rectangle. I know there has been lots of posts on this ...
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Anyone have any experience with the M1 MacBook Pro? [duplicate]

I’m brand new to Blender so gave it a try on my MacBook Air. I really enjoy it so am thinking of upgrading to the M1 MacBook Pro (16gb Ram). I know ideally more ram would be great but I travel for ...
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AMD GPU on Mac not showing up?

I installed Blender 3.0 Cycles X using a.dmg file. I've tried 2.93 but that doesn't work either. The GPU is AMD Radeon R9 M370X, and I've checked Blender's website and it should work (OpenGL is 4.1) ...
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HotKeys for Mac OS

Super new to Blender and having trouble finding good information on HotKey shortcuts for Mac. For some reason, none of my keyboard letters shortcuts will work: ie. A, D, G etc. won't trigger anything ...
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when did Blender Long Term Support start requiring Mac 10.15+

When did Blender 2.8x Long Term Support start requiring 10.15+ (contrary to it's current website info that require 10.13+) I want to install the latest Long Term Support version compatible with my 10....
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Inverting mouse direction

Where can I find the "invert mouse direction" setting that used to exist? With 2.92 the direction of scroll is reversed from previous settings and there doesn't appear to be a way to fix it. ...
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Using Blender with rollAPP/iPad

I am considering purchasing an iPad Air for schoolwork (mainly writing essays and stuff) but occasionally, I would like to use Blender. Currently, I plan to use a program called rollAPP (https://www....
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render on monitor

how to use blender display on my monitor 4k and enable CUDA on my MacOS preferences - system? I just downloaded the latest blander- 2.92.0 on my MacOS, and the render time was extremely long , so I ...
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Missing Blender Prefs folder on other Mac user account

Today I decided to make Blender available to another user account on my Mac. (Blender 2.92, macOS Mojave 10.14.6) The first obstacle was a permissions issue, that persisted no matter what, to the ...
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Radeon ProRender on Mac: Object has no attribute cycles_visibility

I have downloaded Radeon ProRender 3.0.8 for MacOS. I am using MacOS 11.1 Big Sur with a AMD Radeon Pro 5300M 4 GB. This runs on Blender 2.91.0. After installing the add-on I wanted to select the ...
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MacBook Pro 2018 - No render devices for OpenCL (2.91.2)?

I am using a 2018 Macbook Pro and I cannot find hwo to setup OpenCL to accelerate my renders. Is there any way to make that work?
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Where is Point Cloud?

Just downloaded version 2.92 for Mac. I am unable to find the Point Cloud option in the Add menu. Am I missing something?
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Mac OS Blender 2.9. Some keyboard shortcuts do not work [closed]

I am using Blender 2.9 on a Mac Laptop computer and Desktop. I am noticing the following short cut key's do not work. Ctrl + Alt/ Option + Shift + C does not work In the Shader Editor short Cut Ctrl ...
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Expand the selection on mac keyboard

How can i expand the selection on mac keyboard ? there is no plus sign on my mac keyboard.
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Particles render in viewport but do not render

I am new at blender and trying to play with particles but it doesn't work when I render ( try as png and avi and nothing). I already tried several things mentioned in this community, but nothing ...
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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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Why does my M1 MacBook Pro render scenes differently than my 2016 MacBook Pro?

As the title suggests I'm experiencing an issue where Blender renders frames in Eevee differently from one machine to another. I have two laptops, a 2016 MacBook Pro that I generally use to create ...
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Control-Click on a Mac?

How can I Control Click on a Mac? I mean holding the Control key and clicking to get the RMB functionality. I know that I can use a right-click mouse, but I like using Ctrl-click.
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Application mtree not working (MacBook Pro, Catalina 10.15.7)

I'm trying to download and install the MTree Addon (latest release) from Github on a MacBook Pro Catalina 10.15.7 Blender v2.83.4. It is the first time I'm trying to download a 3rd party addon, so it'...
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How to update my blender without losing all my settings on mac [duplicate]

How do i update to blender 2.91 on Mac i currently have version 2.83. How do I update to version 2.91 useing Homebrew? without overwriting
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Is only Blender 2.91 for Mac so buggy [closed]

contrary to Blender 2.8 Blender 2.91 is very buggy. Each time my mac goes to sleep mode Blender crashes when waking up. And sometimes even my files can be loaded any more, it simply crashes. Will ...
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How can I minimize cpu process without effecting the quality? (MacBook Pro)

I am a MacBook Pro user (15-inch, 2019) and I found out that my device is not a good choice for 3d design. Until I purchase a fine device for this purpose I need to work with it. Do you have any ...
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Purple grid noise on shader editor

When I open the Shader Editor window, purple and green grid noise appear. Also the color of therendered object becames odd. Do you know what causes? I'm using Blender 2.91.0 on Mac OS High Sierra 10....
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Blender crashing when saving file [closed]

Blender 2.83 now crashes when I try to save a new file. I'm using Mac OS 10.14.6 and when I try to save a new file and select any directory, I get the spinning beachball. Force quitting is my only ...
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Blender on Mac: how to do right click using left click (lmb)?

in Mac , i can do 'right click' by using 'Ctrl' + LMB. It works on finder or browser but this Ctrl LMB doesn't work inside blender or brush. I need to do it by using left button (lmb) because the ...
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Best eGPU to use with MacbookPro 15" 2018 [duplicate]

I'm using Blender 2.9 on my Macbook Pro, but it renders very slowly in Cycles on CPU. I've tried using ProRender but it makes ...
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