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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Issue with Collada export on Mac OS Catalina

did any of you experience a problem with Collada (.dae) export of bigger files? I have a blender project with a number of animations (11 MB in total). I've recently updated Mac OS from 10.14 (Mojave) ...
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Strugging to render my fire animation with Alpha/Transparency correctly [duplicate]

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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How to use blender command lines in OSX?

Update: NB: This is a revised and updated version of my original question. You can also see the relevant discussion on meta as to why it was closed and reopened. On June 29th I asked what I thought ...
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External GPU for 2016 Macbook Pro [duplicate]

I am running Blender on a 2016 Macbook Pro that is not equipped for rendering. My renders are taking ages (6 to 8 hours to render wooden products on white background). I want to make interiors renders ...
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JackAudio disabled in Blender's OSX official release?

I need to use JACK as Blender's audio device, mostly to sync with Ardour via Jack Transport. I've done this in linux but in OSx (10.13) Jack doesn't show in the audio devices list. bpy.app....
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GPU Support for iMac` [duplicate]

I have a fairly recent iMac, but Blender says I have no supported GPU. Are there any libraries to hoo
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How to copy animation from one object to another on Mac

I am trying to copy the animations from one object to the other and the Key command CTRL + L does not bring anything up for me. Is there any other way to access this menu, or is CTRL + L the only way? ...
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Blender 2.83 won't start in Mac os Catalina

Blender doesn't start and keeps jumping for about a minute and goes to not responding. I have tried reinstalling , updating my os and even installed python . It still won't open.
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Make dialog windows windowed and not fullscreen by default

I don't know what I changed but since a few days ago all context windows appear in fullscreen. But this causes problems, that all blender windows will get black. How can I change that new dialog boxes ...
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Can the full features of Blender be used with a trackpad?

I'm not interested recommendations for the best hardware, but whether Blender's full functionality-- all that zooming and selecting stuff-- can be realized with only a trackpad.
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Where is the fSPY .py script to add to Blender addons on Mac? [duplicate]

I'm trying to import a scene into blender using the Mac version of fSPY. I don't see anything in package contents or the download page to import to Blender itself so that I can import fSPY files. I've ...
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Problems getting GPUs working for Mac Pro and Blender 2.83 Firepro D500

I'm having problems getting my AMD Radeon Firepro D500 3GB to work with Blender, please help. I tried downloading the RenderPro for AMD Plugin and it just crashes the program. I'm running a Late 2013 ...
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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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how can I turn on HDRI for my rendering? [duplicate]

I'm new to blender, so sorry if my question sounds dumb. I was following tutorial, and built this model: After building it, I was trying to render. Because I'm on mac laptop, so of course the render ...
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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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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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3D view pie hotkey (or menu access) on Mac

I'm a Mac user and everybody knows some hotkeys are different from Linux/Windows to Mac, and with some effort I can find almost all of them, except 3D View Pie Menu, with tilde key. I have a MacBook ...
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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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Problems with GPU rendering in Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro Intel Iris 6100

So I know that it's impossible to use GPU on a Macbook Pro, running OSX, with Intel Graphic card in Blender 2.8 (I'm using 2.82). So I tried running Ubuntu on my Macbook with a USB booteable stick, ...
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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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How can I select edge loops with Magic Mouse on a Mac?

I’m on an iMac with a Magic Mouse (no scroll wheel or RMB). I use RMB selection, via ⌘ command LMB. I have enabled Emulate 3 Button Mouse. I'm trying to figure out how to select edge loops. The ...
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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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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 only sees environmental variables on Catalina when run from Terminal

It's probably a stretch, but maybe someone knows the answer. I'm using Environmental variables in Blender to sync some paths between several machines. It worked fine between several Windows machines + ...
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No Smoke on mac [duplicate]

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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Animation exported as DAE goes wrong Mac

I am new using Blender and I started a tutorial on Animations, so the final result of the animation does appear correctly in Blender but when I export it as a DAE file it goes wrong. The animation ...
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Using a GPU on Mac OS Mojave and blender 2.8

I have an Imac and a mac book pro using Mojave, when I use blender 2.79 I can see the EGPU but not in blender 2.8 is this going to be fixed on the future? if not is having boot camp on my macs could ...
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Brush don't work in sculpt mode on my MacbookPro

i use Blender 2.8 on my Mac and the brushes don't work at all or have very little affect, even when i put the straight to the Max. i work on an object and use subdivision viewpoint on 2 or greater ...
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No Supported GPU found (windows 8.1 using bootcamp on mac pro 5.1)

I trust you are all safe and well in these trying times. I've spent hours going through posts on here and other places to try and get to the bottom of the issue I am having and this is my last resort....
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AC3D Plugin installation on Blender 2.82 [duplicate]

I'm using Blender 2.82 and I am trying to get the AC3D plugin (version 3.3) installed (on Windows 10) and having no luck. I downloaded it from GitHub, unzipped it, and copied the folder io_scene_ac3d ...
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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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Unable to install add-ons to Blender 2.82a and Blender 2.9 on a Mac [duplicate]

I am at total loss and YouTube/Google offer nothing to solve this issue. I downloaded the .zip file for Edge-Flow Master from Github and there is no way to actually install the files. I've opened ...
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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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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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Does Eevee in 2.82 work on MacBookPro / Intel Integrated Graphics Cards?

I can't find a definite answer, as a lot about Eevee seems to be in development from what I can see (but it seems like probably not). I have tried on two different MacBookPros OSX 10.14, one older ...
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Color diference between saves image and image in render view

I have noticed that my render looks more vibrant in render view than the saved image. Is there any way that I could save the image and keep the look from the rendered view. Saved Image(png) ...
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Lookdev mode crashed while using AMD ProRender

I have a problem while using Lookdev mode with AMD ProRender plug-in version 2.3.4 on Blender 2.82a on MacOS Catalina version 10.15.4. I am using a Razer Core X eGPU enclosure with AMD Radeon RX580 ...
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Is Blender 2.82 compatible on Mac Mini (half 2010) and macos High Sierra?

I have a Mac Mini (half 2010) and macos High Sierra. I see only black surfaces when use eeve render. Also a simple image texture do not appear. Instead, the same blend file on 2.79b is ok. Is Blender ...
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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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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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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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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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Which Mac is suitable 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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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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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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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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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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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. ...