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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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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Japanese text input not supported in Blender?

I had the impression that Japanese text input was a supported feature, but I can't get input to work. Text remains in the Roman alphabet, whereas in other applications it converts as it is typed. I ...
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OpenCL won't work for cycles, Mac

I just started usuing cycles render on a Mac, and Was told GPU rendering is much faster. The only problem is that the GPU rendering never happens it just makes a light grey and dark grey checker board,...
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Cycles OpenCL on a OS X?

I'm trying to get Blender working with OpenCL on a Mac but I get errors during the run (it tries to do compilation first and that fails).
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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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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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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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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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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 2.8 + eGPU Vega 56 + Mac - issue rendering viewport on Rendered and Texture setting

Just added eGPU with Vega 56 to my Mac setup and while it works in all but one aspect of Blender, there is an issue when I tell Viewport to use eGPU Vega 56 for Rendered and Textured views. Any idea ...
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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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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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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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Blender 2.79 problems adding Gear Addon on Mac

I have been going through tutorials online that seem simple enough but for some reason my 'add_mesh_gear.py' addon will not install. I have tried the text editor method in blender and the straight ...
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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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Blender command Z is slow?

Alright I'm on mac latest OS, latest blender 2.79 and really just with command Z (this is just since updating) - it takes a WHILE like good 30s to undo something. Modeling, everything else pretty ...
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I “run out of application memory” when trying to render a scene

I spent a long time designing a scene which involves 5 particle systems (no more than 1000 particles in each), and now I would like to render it. Unfortunately, I invariably get this error message ...
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Get error when python script in use bgl is running

My script got error when it ran python script in use blender opengl(bgl). Below python script. ...
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MacbookPro Trackpad, jumping behavior, hard to control

I'm using Blender 2.76 on mid-2012 Macbookpro retina, and I have problems with the trackpad when I transform or move objects arounds: it's jumping, and inconsistent, making it nearly impossible to use....
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How do I get blender to work on OSX El Capitan?

Ok, so recently I updated to El Capitan, and I have had so much trouble figuring out how to move the camera around and just do basic trackpad movements like I used to be able to do. I have followed ...
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Unable to GPU render with Mac

I keep getting an error when trying to render Cycles using GPU: error: CUDA error: Out of memory in cuLaunchKernel (cuPathTrace, xblocks , yblocks, 1, xthreads, ythreads, 1, 0, 0, args, 0) I am ...
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How can I remap to Shift Command Click&Drag?

I'm on an iMac using an Apple wireless keyboard and a Magic Mouse. I'm trying to remap buttons so that I can Move the 3D view left, right, up, and down with Shift Command Click&Drag. This is what ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Left toolbar is missing - Blender 2.81a osx

I don't know what is happening. My left toolbar is missing. It is closed toolbar: It is opened toolbar (shortcut T) How I can fix it?
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Wacom kills keyboard short cuts

It's taking a bit to finally figure out whats going on. When I try to use my Wacom (Intuos 5) in Blender (for sculpting), it messes with Shift, Control, and Command modifier keys. Usually this happens:...
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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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Model disappears when rigging

I am Korean so please understand my lack of English. When you select the copy in the rigging operation, the model disappears, but in the window it looks normal, not just in the Mac. Anyone in the Mac ...