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Mac desktop: How do I right click?

I am fully up to date with blender but unfortunately I can’t right click, to right click on a Mac desktop it’s Ctrl + click. every time I right click on the object, no small windows appear which I ...
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Is it possible to limit the number of GPU cores in new MacBooks M series?

I am using blender 4.1 with a MacBook M3. I am rendering using the CLI and while rendering some scenes I would like to keep using the computer to do some other stuff, so I was wondering if there is ...
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2D Grease Pencil Animation: Fill Not Working

so I'm having an issue with the 2D Fill Tool. I draw the face and I've closed off all the gaps and it still will not fill, any idea why? Do I need to draw the head in one line? Is there some setting ...
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Using video textures in CrowdRender on a local network of Macs

I'm trying to use CrowdRender to render across multiple Macs. All the macs are on the same local network. They are connecting to each other and rendering correctly so long as I pack all textures into ...
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MAC: executable binary within addon zip loses execute permission when addon zip is installed on Blender

I have made an addon that when installed on Windows works perfectly fine. But when installed on Blender running on Mac OS, the binary contained within the addon zip file loses the execute permission. ...
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Render Queuing with Mac Terminal Shell

I've recently learned how to render using the Mac Terminal Shell, which has been very useful to render an animation while I continue to work in the Blender workspace! However, I might have a new ...
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Blender video edit rendered in Unreal Engine 5 Mac mini M2

Mac mini M2 24 GB RAM, Sonoma 14.1, Blender 3.3.1, unreal engine 5.3 Video clips are from iPhone 12 mini. I get the clips into Blender, make the cuts, transitions etc. Save and set to "Render ...
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The renders on my pc and mac differs

I have an interesting problem, I work with blender on my Macbook pro M2 pro and have created a animation, for the rendering I am using 3 pc to help with cutting down the rendering time. Problem is the ...
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Area lights issue with GPU Metal

I use Blender with a MacBook M1 Metal with Cycles. I have downlighters on ceiling to illuminate the scene. Each one has a point light and an area light to avoid dark shadows on top. When I render the ...
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Loop Select not working on MacBook M1 Pro - Blender 3.6.2

I'm using a Blender 3.6.2 and while attempting to the loop select on a simple cube, it doesn't work. I have tried several combinations of keys (Alt + Left Click, Alt + Right Click, Double-Click, ⇧ ...
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DXF export option doesn't respond

I have an issue with exporting a drawing to DXF format. I generated a DXF file using some Python script which I can import in Blender without problems, however, after editing this drawing in blender (...
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Blender Rigid body slow on my new MacBook Pro M2

Why is blender so slow to calculate rigid body physics on my new MacBook Pro m2? Have 60 cubes falling into a jar as in this tutorial : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGIga-pruGQ&t=443s and it ...
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Why is there no content in my Geometry Nodes?

I recently downloaded and installed version 3.6, but all the content in Geometry Nodes is blank. I still have version 3.5 on my computer, and everything seems to be working fine. I tried importing a ...
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How to use AMD GPU on Mac?

Just wondering if anything has been adjusted to allow for AMD on Mac with GPU. For instance a test scene rendered with and GPU on windows got 1min30 render time on the Mac with same and GPU its at ...
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macOS change the resolution of Blender window not the render resolution

On macOS with 4k display blender always renders double pixels as the resolution you choose in display setting of macOS. For example if I choose 1920x1080 hidpi scaling in the display setting the ...
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How do I set the origin to an object's face on a Mac?

I've just started learning Blender and I'm following an online course where the teacher is using a Windows computer, but I have a Mac. Some commands are easy to "translate" but whenever I ...
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EGPU compatibility with Mac?

Due to certain software limitations, I need to use a Mac for Blender. With recent updates allowing for GPU Cycles rendering on Mac, are external GPU's a viable alternative to a PC build in performance?...
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Why I have to wait for several minutes in order to save a render image in cycles?

I'm using blender 3.3 on a MacBook to render an image with Cycles. When the render window appears, I have to wait several minutes while the render progresses and finishes in order to be able to save ...
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Screen flicker on mouse over using Blender on Mac Studio

There is a curious flicker to the screen happening when we mouse over the windows of some software using our Mac Studio. For example, the Blender window will go slightly darker when mousing over it, ...
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3.2.2 Installation Fail on MacOS

I am running a MacBook Pro 2019 with 32GB of memory and an AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8GB graphics card, Monterey 12.5.1, and I am getting an error message “You can’t open the application “Blender” because ...
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Blender 3.2, Mac 1 Pro, Cycles, GPU Rendering outputs only part of the frame

A desperate cry for help:) Newbie. Trying to render an animation using internal GPU (Mac 1 Pro) & Cycles (Blender 3.2). As a result I get ragged frames with huge black areas below (only the top of ...
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"Parsing error" When trying to import a DAE file I found on the internet

I found a file on a trusted site one the internet, but when I downloaded it and tried to import it to Blender 3.0, (Macbook) it says "Parsing errors in Document (see Blender Console)" I ...
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MacBook M1 | Blender Python; (have 'x86_64', need 'arm64e')

I'm trying to import FreeCad inside Pyhton in Blender with the following code: ...
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How to access source code in Mac OS?

I want to open Blender source code file for studying more details. There's a YT video for doing this, but it's about 2 years old and on my laptop, somewhat reason, Blender can't open the file then ...
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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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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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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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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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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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