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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problem opening files after moving them to a different folder

I moved around some of my blender files by putting them in a new folder ("failed tests") and now blender seems unable to navigate to any new files in the initial open file screen. I can open ...
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How to do “NumPad .” on a mac

I'm trying to focus on a tiny object and the emulator as far I see doesn't do "NumPad ." actions on a Mac. Also the + and - don't zoom me into focusing on the object. I'm either too far away ...
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How to do number-pad actions like: “Number-Pad .” to zoom into an object

I use a Mac and the Blender emulator doesn't do those kind of actions, my computer doesn’t have a number-pad function and number lock doesn't perform any number-pad actions. What keys can a Mac user ...
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Corrupt axes and floor lines in Blender 2.83.0 on Mac OS

I'm experiencing strange graphical corruption in a file, where the axes lines and grid have strange lines. (see attached picture below) I have only one project file with this problem, it seems that ...
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can anyone open this .blend file?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/16cueTZkoW1YCj9--AD0HE6X1c-as07aE/view?usp=sharing This is my second lost project. saved the project and now blender crashes when attempting to re open. tried opening ...
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Can't add texture to objects

When importing/exporting images, for example to place a background image or texture a model with an image, it will stop responding. It does this any way I attempt to add textures. Latest version of ...
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viewport denoising blender 2.83 macbook pro

I'm a macbook pro user of blender 2.83 i'm trying to activate the viewport denoiser, but there is no way anybody knows how to activate it? my graphics are: Radeon Pro 555X 4 GB Intel UHD Graphics 630 ...
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Cannot delete paint brush nor texture in texture slots

I accidentally duplicated the default paint brush multiple times while exploring the tool panel, and now I cannot get rid of them. I'm using MAC, latest version of Blender, I tried shift+ X +left ...
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Rigid Body Crash when switching between MacOS and Windows

I'm a relative newbie on Blender 2.83 and have an infuriating problem when attempting to edit - on a Windows 10 laptop - an animation containing a rigid body simulation originally created on a Macbook ...
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Blender Noob on Mac - Viewport Nav?

Blender Mac noob Viewport Nav issues: No Mac key commands enable viewport rotation or panning. Is there a way to set Blender Prefs to add keyboard modifiers for these & other functions? I do have ...
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Why can’t I properly select something without shading options popping up? [duplicate]

I’m new to blender & have a Mac if that matters but I’m haveing troubles with selection. Without knowing how to properly select I dont know how to move forward in learning the program. I try to ...
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Running 2.83.3 ib Mac Mini Mid 2010

I have a Mac Mini Mid 2010 running High Sierra 10.13.6. Blender comes up fine, but locks up if I try to do anything -- and by lock up, I mean the ENTIRE MACHINE locks up. Is there a fix for this? ...
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Blender on a macbook pro 2015 Catalina with Intel Iris pro and external Monitor bad performance

Blender 2.8.2 performance is very bad with an external Monitor - the basic cube stutters when moving. With the internal Monitor it is ok, with blender 2.97 it is ok. So it seems to have something to ...
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Blender crashing when opening file on Mac

I'm having an issue while trying to open an otherwise perfectly fine project in Blender 2.83 on my iMac Pro (macOS Catalina). The file worked perfectly last week, now, when trying to open it, Blender ...
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Mac freezes, rainbow wheel, etc

I installed Blender in a 2011 Mac High Sierra for my son to learn it. It had been running fine but when he began adding colors, the Mac started to freeze with the rainbow wheel (of death). It takes a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why is one of my objects is not visible in the final rendering? [duplicate]

I've been building a low-poly planet but for some reason when I hit render one of my objects is not visible. I have tried everything I can think of but nothing seems to make the object appear in my ...
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Mac Pro 2019 with Blender? [duplicate]

I've planned to buy the new basic 2019 Mac Pro, essentially for use with blender. Is that a good idea? I own a mid2010 Mac Pro for now but it's a little bit slow as soon as there are a few textures in ...
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Is it worth running Linux on my Mac to use the built in AMD graphics card?

Is it worth running Linux on my Mac to use the built in AMD graphics card with Blender? Right now I'm only using cpu and it takes a very long time for high poly rendering. Would it work to partition ...
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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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OSX Eevee performance with multiple materials in OSX

EDIT 2: Thanks to a user posting a detailed technical explanation as to why the bug is manifesting (TL:DR, certain material properties cause multiple calls to the shader compiler in the AMD driver ...
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AMD Radeon HD FirePro D300 recognized by Blender Benchmark, but not blender [duplicate]

2013 Mac Pro with 2.7Ghz 12 core E5 + dual D300 macOS 10.15.3 beta Blender 2.82 beta Blender Benchmark 2.80 Blender by default doesn't recognize my GPUs as rendering devices. I have tried Radeon ...
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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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