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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Blender glitches on a Mac [closed]

Today I wanted to edit some graphics on my Mac. I downloaded and installed latest version. Just after start it glitches. I cannot read menus and everything is so strange. Re-installation did not help ...
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Blender LTS Macbook Pro quit on render [closed]

I'm trying to get a basic wireframe render out of this very low poly model, with a freestyle export. Each time i hit f12, blender force quits. I was able to render default cube, so I wonder if there ...
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why when I try to render my works blender crash [closed]

I have Blender 2.93.5 on a MacBook Pro mid 2012 macOS Catalina 10.15.7 and Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB. When I try to render my work Blender close immediately, with no apparent reason. I don't know ...
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Blender having a TON of problems on a Macbook Pro M1 16" Laptop! [closed]

I bought a 16" M1 Pro Laptop 2021 version with 16GB RAM a few days ago. I bought it primarily for blender. I'm starting to regret it. As soon as I got it I downloaded the latest version of ...
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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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How can I boost performance with AMD car MacBook Pro 16

I know that Historically Blender has support for OSX eGPU based on Nvidia CUDA cards, sadly my MacBook pro 16 running on BIG SUR has AMD cards, which do not support it yet, so I was wondering what ...
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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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Grease Pencil lags with retina display only

So I got interested in the grease pencil and tried to follow some tutorials on how to use it. Unfortunately is was laggy for me the whole time and would draw the line after I finished it or it would ...
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Resume fluid simulation from correct frame after Blender crash

I am currently running a fluid simulation that aims to simulate 360 frames. I have the file saved at the 150th frame, and decided to leave the fluid simulation running. When I come back Blender ...
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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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2.92 Inverse Trackpad Movement?

I just installed 2.92 and it has inverted my trackpad movement in the viewport. Edit>Preferences>Navigation>Orbit & Pan There used to be a setting for 'Natural Trackpad Movement' it isn't ...
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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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Only renders a small section of the object

Blender only renders a small section of the object. I've look at the other posts and i might have accidentally chosen to render a selected part of the scene. The other post says Alt + Ctrl + B to ...
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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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Blender 2.83 and 2.90.1 wrong file permissions on MacOS prevent installation for all users

When Blender 2.83 or 2.90.1 are installed on MacOS Catalina (10.15.7) the folder /Applications/Blender.app gets the inappropriate permissions that make it readable ...
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Compatibility with macOS Big Sur (macOS 11)

is there any experience, if the upcoming macOS Big Sur is compatible with the latest stable Blender version? I tried it in Parallels, and it keeps crashing. Falk
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Blender 2.8+ Laggy everywhere Mac

I've installed multiple different versions of 2.8 and also tried 2.9 but the whole application runs at below 20fps when im using it and im not sure why. Id love to transition over to 2.8 and onwards ...
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Launching blender on the command line results in a error

When I launch blender from the command line, it results in the following error: ...
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Blender won't see my nVidia GPU and 2.90 crashes but 2.91 doesn't

having a bit of a problem with Blender 2.90 and 2.91 My scene works in 2.83, and blender sees my GPU, no problems. With 2.90 it can't see my GPU and it crashes on the same scene. 2.91 doesn't crash ...
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Blender Crashes When I Open A File

I have been using 2.83 on a Mac (Catalina OS) and I closed a large 2GB file last night that I've been working on for a while, and Blender crashed. Now this morning when I try and open the file ...
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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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