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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Accessing the RMB feature on a Mac laptop

Please note: I realize this question is very similar to this one but I assert that it is not a dupe because it involves specific a hardware/OS combo! More importantly, this question is really about ...
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OS X 10.11.4 Intel Iris Pro - OpenCL Build Fails with GPU Rendering

I was under the impression that GPU's that supports OpenCL 1.2 should work with Cycles on OS X. (LuxRender using OpenCL works fine). Still, I get a party-pooping error that renders (pun intended) ...
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Can't get HDR's to work on my Mac

Hello I am really new to blender (just started a few months ago) and I can't get any of my HDR skies to work, at first I thought it was because my mac automatically unzipped my files but after turning ...
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Blender's /tmp/ folder is suddenly empty

I work on an iMac. I am trying to render a fluid simulation that is very slow, and decided to do it in several batches. For the first batch, I rendered frames 1-100, and had to stop rendering to ...
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Switch from Mac to PC? [closed]

I was wondering if I should buy a new PC, due to all the issues that Mac has with OpenGL and rendering.
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Blender 2.77 Mac Installation-Python 3.5 files could not be opened

When unzipping the Blender 2.77 download file (blender-2.77-OSX_10.6-x86_64.zip) I get an error message "Could not extract the file 'blender.app/Contents/Resources/2.77/python/lib/python3.5/pycache/...
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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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Blender Rendering in F12, But Not in Final Render

As the title said, I am working on rendering objects in Blender 2.76b on Mac OSX. In F12, the objects render properly, however, they do not show up in the final render. Ideas? This is for a ...
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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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Run Blender from a USB thumb drive (including Preferences)?

Mainly I want to know if this can be done on OS X. Answers pertaining other operating systems are also welcome though. I know that it is possible to launch Blender.app from a USB thumb drive and use ...
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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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Failed to render in blender on Mac OSX

When i tried rendering in blender a message says :"could not initialise streams probably unsupported codec combination" I tried rendering with different files. I'm using a macbook, what can I do?
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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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Where are the item dialogue boxes in OS X?

I thought Blender would work the same on a Mac as it does on a PC, but I cannot seem to find the item 'dialogue boxes' that exist on the PC version. Anyone know how to bring up an item dialogue box in ...
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How do I get rid of these added “windows”? [duplicate]

I accidentally created far too many of these window-type things. It's literally the same view like 5 times... (I don't know what they are called - I apologize!) How do I get rid of them?
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My mac keeps crashing [closed]

Whenever I try to render an animation on Blender, my Mac OS X computer's blender crashes. I tried doing various adjustments to in the settings, but it didn't work. What can I do to render an animation ...
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Blender fullscreen OS X El Capitan

Good day everyone, blender v2.76b is working perfectly fine in window mode on my MacBook (OS X El Capitan 10.11.1) but when I am switching to the fullscreen mode... It is working very slow and ...
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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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MagicMouse and Trackpad Orbiting/Zoom

Here is my set up: I'm running Blender 2.76 on a Macbook with an Magicmouse attached. I'm quite happy that in this version as opposed to older versions (this changed around 2.6ish) the two finger ...
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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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Bevel Tool and Mac mouse

when using the Bevel tool you can change the number of segments by scrolling the middle mouse wheel. At least when you are working under Windows. But how to simulate that with the Mac mouse (I know ...
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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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Blender won't load UI text when opened from the console on a Mac

To open multiple instances of Blender on a Mac, I'm opening blender.app (2.75a and 2.75) through the console. That makes Blender's interface load with most of the text gone: Vs. the normal way of ...
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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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Batch exporting of multiple objects into separate STL files

I have as scene with 45 objects, I am trying to write a script that will export all of the objects into separate STL files. Any ideas? Here is a broken script I have right now: ...
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how can I download Blender 2.75 RC for mac? [closed]

I am a Mac user and I am trying to download the latest version of blender that is out, which is Blender 2.75 RC which can be downloaded here: http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:Ref/Release_Notes/2....
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How to install Blender on OS X (Blender directories?)

I need help installing Blender on OS X. I unzipped the file, dragged the folder to the Applications folder, ran Blender, opened User Preferences, went to the directories setup (File tab), but there ...
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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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Middle Mouse Button View control

How can I activate control of view with middle button (wheel)? Middle button (scroll wheel) on mouse zooms only. Depressing wheel brings Dashboard (OSX 10.6), not control of view?
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Rotation, move objects are not working in OS X 10.10

I started working on blender in mac OS X 10.10, none of keyboard keys like G for move , R for rotation are not working as the way expected. I have added emulate 3key mouse also but didn't get any ...
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Detect if using retina display from python

I've got some BGL drawing code which draws some outlines over nodes in screen-space coordinates. It accounts for the DPI settings in the User Preferences and scales up the size and position of drawn ...
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Need help installing addon on mac

I can't figure out how to install addon from blender 2.73 onto my imac. I go into addons in user pref. I enable addons. I select ...
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blenderplayer.app won't open

I just downloaded Blender, and when I try to open blenderplayer.app it bounces in the dock (I'm on a MacBook Pro using Yosemite) and doesn't open. Can anyone advise me as to what to do? Thanks.
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32 bit iMac, will 64 bit run properly?

I am ready to download Blender. I have and older iMac, 20", 32 bit. It has memory upgrade to 4GB and the latest Yosemite. I only see the option for 64bit for download. Is there still a 32 bit or does ...
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animation render playback hidden on OS X [closed]

When I "play rendered animation" the playback is hidden under the gui and I have to minimize the entire gui to view it. It doesn't matter which display option I choose in the render panel. Single ...
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Recommended Version for Mac OS X 10.5.8

I am wanting to download and learn how to use Blender at home on my Macintosh PowerPC system. It is older so I need to know what version of Blender is recommended for my system, here are the specs: ...
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Considering buying a new computer, how much of blender is CPU related vs GPU related? [duplicate]

I'll admit, I know nothing about Blender. Hadn't even heard the name until last week. A client of mine is looking to replace a 2010 Mac Pro with something more recent. I told them that I'd do some ...
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Trackpad behaviour - acting like mouse (OS X Macbook) [closed]

Previously, using a trackpad with Blender on a Macbook was surprisingly easy and natural: Two-finger scrolling would smoothly rotate the view, pinching would zoom, and scrolling through controls was ...
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Selecting loops crashes Blender 2.71 on mac [closed]

Has anyone else noticed that selecting an edge loop by Alt+RMB on it crashes in version 2.71 on a mac? Reverted back to 2.7 and it works just fine.
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Customizing trackpad behavior

I'm using a track pad. The settings I had for moving around, zooming, etc. were two finger pinch for zoom, one finger touch and drag for moving around. Now I can only scroll up and down to zoom! How ...
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How to pause Blender or reduce its priority on Mac OS X [duplicate]

I am rendering an animation in Blender that should take about two days. I am using the CPU to render it because Blender does not support my GPU. After one day non-stop of rendering I have noticed that ...
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Blender is eating GB's of HD space when rendering

Blender is eating GB's of HD space when rendering. Its uses up around 5GB for a few hundred frames of animation and doesn't release it after its finished. I gather this may have been because I had ...
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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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How to compile Blender from source on OSX? [closed]

As it says on the can, How to compile Blender from source on OSX? Jens Werwiebe from #blendercoders on the IRC channel kindly took me through the process, so I will post it up while it is still fresh ...
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How to build Blender with edited blender_icons?

SVG If I do changes on SVG file located in ~/blender-build/blender/release/datafiles folder, save it and run commands ...
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How do I install a python script in OS X 10.6.8? [duplicate]

I've seen scripts I'd like to use, but I'm unfamiliar with making system files like the .blend file visible in OS X and then editing them. So, is there an easy way to install them manually? Even ...
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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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OSX Unrecognized Arguments Terminal Render

I am trying to a run a slave blend to connect to a server. I made the slave and it runs on windows and will run fine on when I run in blender and start the service manually with a GUI. How when I try ...