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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I can't export my BGE game as .app

I have created a game in BGE and I am trying to export it as an .app. I went into Add-Ons and activated Save Game As Game Engine Runtime. When I go to File > Export > Save As Game Engine Runtime, it ...
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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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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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Imac Radeon Pro 580x. No compatible GPU found

I just bought a new iMac with Radeon Pro 580X GPU which supports OpenCL but neither Blender 2.8 nor 2.79 can, for some reason, utilise it with Cycles render engine. The program just says that "No ...
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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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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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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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Blender 2.8 with egpu on macbook pro 2013?

I am a newby considering setting up the following system, but I am concerned whether or not it will work. Can anyone give me some insight? Macbook pro late 2013 (supports metal 2) with dedicated ...
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Strugging to render my fire animation with Alpha/Transparency correctly

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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FREQUENT CRASHING

I'm totally new to Blender and I'm suffering a lot of crashing and very low fps (even when in wire frame mode), my domain is quite complicated - theres animated ocean, fog, quick-smoke animation and a ...
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Help me best understand how to optimise performance in OSX

running Blender 2.8 on OSX with an old Mac pro 5.1 (Mojave, 32GB) & with an internal RX580 graphics card. I've been following the lack of CUDA support threads, so realise i'm not on the best ...
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period key won't on iMac

Am using an iMac the period key won't work for me to jump back to the center of the 3d viewport after moving and rotation the 3d viewport want is the hotkey for iMac
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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. ...
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Can Blender 2.80 run in windows 10 virtual machine

I have been doing a little research on virtual machines like VirtualBox and that got me wounding if I can run windows 10 on my mac using VirtualBox and run blender 2.80 on windows 10 and what do the ...
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Blender 2.80 full release is not opening on my IMac

Blender 2.80 full release is not opening on my mac am running an iMac osx late 2012 version 10.9.5 Macintosh HD with a 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor and 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 of Memory and an NVIDIA ...
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Blender 2.8 wm.py Error line 524 and lin3 83 and more i didn't understan

Please can someone help me white is error i tried everything i could but i can't fixed and even bought python runner, delete Blender "2.80" several time and download it didn't work! "macOS" https://...
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AMD & MacOS (2019)

I thought I was fully up to speed on Blender's hardware requirements when building my latest machine, https://www.blender.org/download/requirements/ https://code.blender.org/2019/04/supported-gpus-in-...
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Blender opens to some crazy colors

I'm on an older mac and am running into an issue trying to open Blender RC2. I have iOS 10.11.6. I downloaded Blender and when opening I get a lot of pastel color gradients over most of the UI. Anyone ...
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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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I can't open a UV texture image on mac

I was trying to make the sims hair CC. But I can't open any texture image! I tried all sizes and all type of image but it just can't be opened. when I try to open it,it stoped working and my cursor ...
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blender 2.78c MacBook Pro render does not work even with default scene

hello I just installed blender 2.78c in a MacBook Pro, but when pressing F12 even with the default scene (engine: Blender Render) the application goes frozen and the render progress bar sticks at 0%. ...
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How to click between 2 faces for edge loop on MacOS with latest 2.8 build?

Think action works perfectly on windows 10 but I cannot reproduce it on MacOS Mojave. Is it a wrong setting? Or is it an issue with the MacOS build?
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Can I use Blender 2.7 on my Macbook Pro 15" 2017?

Can I use Blender 2.7 on my Macbook Pro 15" 2017? I have 3.1GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 16G memory, and my graphics card is Intel HD Graphics 630 1563 MB - I am anxious to start learning to use ...
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Problems returning from Fullscreen on Mac

I'm stuck in this fullscreen mode and I cannot find any options in the menu to go back to default window without losing my work. Can anyone help please?
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camera size X=Y on mac osX

When I resizing the resolution size of the camera, I get the same on both axes. X and Y change the Y size… osx 10.13.6 blender 2019 02 15
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Blender 2.79b Crashes High Sierra MacBook

I'll try to make this as short as possible, but it's gonna be long. Problem: Blender 2.79b crashes my early 2011 MacBook 15-inch running High Sierra during viewport rendering. Operating theater: 2.2 ...
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No render at all on iMac

Sorry if this has been answered elsewhere but I can't find much. When I try to render even the default startup cube, all I get is a blank screen with a few orange crosses in the middle. After some ...
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Blender 2.79b on a iMac 27 late 2013 with NVIDIA Geforce GTX 780M

I downloaded Blender 2.79b and i am very excited about it. Until... i read about the rendering on a mac and that apple is not supporting Open GL anymore? This is the mac i have: iMac 27 late 2013 with ...
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control Z and Command Z arent working

I just downlodet BLENDER and immediatly started watching tutorials. but then I nóticed that I cant undo my steps.command-and control Z are not doing anything. this is bad especially for me as a ...
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Running Windows Blender on a Mac

I plug in I need to use (an MDB importer) does not work on the Mac version of Blender So i need to run a Windows version on my Mac - ive tried Crossover and Winebottler but not been able to get a ...
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Why doesn't Blender find my graphics card on MacBook Pro 2017

I don't understand why Blender cannot find my graphics cards? Could abyone help? My config:
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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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Blender Standalone Game error on Mac: 'file is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the trash'

I recently released the pc beta version of a game I made with Blender, and I was planning on releasing it for Macs too due to high demand. However, when I try to open the standalone file of the game I ...
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There's still symmetry even though I've turned it off? (cycles)

I'm new to blender and trying to make a simple face I have disabled symmetry but whenever I try to texture paint its always still symmetrical. I have looked for other answers but nothing helps me. I ...
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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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Can't Save User Preferences

I am unable to save my blender user preferences. Mac OS: 10.13.3 High Sierra Current blender build: 2.79.0 daily build When I go to save, I receive an error saying I can't save due to a 'read only' ...
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Does anyone know why OS X has problems with Image Editor?

I am trying to use the UV/Image Editor to texture paint and this is all I am able to see. The first image is when I opened the file and the second is when I zoomed in. I have done a render on a ...
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Blender 2.78 not using filmic color management on MacOS Sierra

I have already installed Filmic Blender in the Application (ShowPackageContents>>Resources>>2.78>>datafiles). I have renamed default colormangement to colomanagement_old. However, Blender still does ...