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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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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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Is there a way to update Blender without deleting it and downloading the new version?

I like to stay up with the latest version of Blender. I use Blender on my Macbook Pro and it is kind of a pain to update Blender because you have to delete it and then re-download it. This isn't a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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My Mac Mouse has only a left button

My Apple mouse has only one button (a Left button). Normally I use ctrl + left mouse as a way to use the left mouse button but it doesn't work with blender. what do I have to do. ...
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Cannot change to GPU Rendering [closed]

I use Blender with my iMac Late 2012 and I have the graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M. In the internet it says, that this graphics card has CUDA but however I cannot change the 'Compute Device' in ...
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Blender Won't Open

I downloaded Blender onto my Mac laptop, but it will not open. When I try to open it, I get an error message that says, "'Blender' can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer." I'm ...
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Is this SpaceNavigator issue a Blender problem or an OS/Driver problem?

On Windows I am able to use the 3Dconnexion Space Navigator just fine. I customized the functionality of the two side buttons. On a Mac, however, no matter what settings I change in the System ...
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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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GPU rendering for Cycles on MAC PRO (late 2013)

As the development notes of Blender 2.76 tell, there should be support for GPU rendering under OpenCL now and it should be possible to let the AMD GPU's do the Cycles Rendering. I tried and it seems ...
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How to build and submit Mac builds to Graphicall?

I've used a few of the custom builds on Graphicall, and I'd like to give back by helping contribute some back. I've got a Mac, which is a bit of an underdog in terms of building submitted, and I've ...
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Need guidance for creating no dependancies between two installs of Blender

I want to have two copies of Blender on my machine that share no settings or preferences. One will be my development copy and the second on is the production version. I need them to be separate ...
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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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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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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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BGE: where to place external python modules when exporting for Mac OS X

Say that I am developing a game on Mac OS X, and I want to export it as a runtime (for Mac OS X). I can use the "Save as Game Engine runtime" plug-in. This does not take into account my external ...
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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: ...