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The startup file (startup.blend) is loaded at Blender startup. It contains the default startup scene and can be customized. Use this tags for questions about the startup file.

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Any candidate remedies for Blender 3.1 Crash Wont Start?

Blender 3.1 Windows 11 Contents of blender_debug_output.txt I0408 XX:15:33.568084 22400 device.cpp:45] CUEW initialization succeeded I0408 XX:15:33.568084 22400 device.cpp:47] Found precompiled ...
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Blender viewport facing orientation is -Y

when I start a new file in Blender its viewport has -Y axis pointing forwards, X goes right by default, Z is up by default. How can I rotate the viewport orientation to have +Y forwards and X still to ...
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How to copy a template from an other blender file?

I have a few custom templates that I've created while I was working on diffrent projects. I now want to centralise all the templates in one startup file. Is there a way for me to "append" a ...
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Blender Startup Issue with Pen Display

I've run into a weird problem. When I setup a layout and set the "Save Startup File" to include the customer layout when a new main window is on my pen display (HUION 16) I receive a ...
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Reload startup file without restart?

Is there a way to reload the startup.blend file without restarting Blender or reloading the default file? I tried using the general application template, but this forces me to save the current scene ...
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Run a script on Blender startup WITH PREFERENCES

Please read before marking as duplicate! [STORY] In short: I have a script that needs to run on Blender startup with AddonPreferences. I'm using app handlers to "tell" it to do stuff on ...
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Open Blender non-maximized?

Is there a way to tell Blender to NOT open maximized? I want it to open in a normal, non-maximized window. Windows 10.
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Collapse all UI folders

Here is a lot of expanded UI folders I want to collapse and save the startup file, because I don't like them to be expanded. But I don't want to do it manually. Does anyone know the way to do it ...
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New Blender Version with the Same Old Startup File

I have put a lot of time to create my own tailored startup file in my Blender 2.91.2. Now I wish to download version 2.93.1. Can you please advise what should I do in order to make sure that my ...
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Only white screen on startup [closed]

my blender (version 2.93.1) was working fine yesterday and i tried to open today and it gave me a white screen. tried rolling back my drivers, putting opengl32.dll but nothing worked. any idea how to ...
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New Blend File has A LOT of orphan data

Everytime i start a new blend file, i have orphan data. 3 materials that won't go away 99 meshes, and 99 objects. Tried purging them and resaving the startup default. But they come back everytime. ...
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Set x mirror as default in sculpt mode

So I set up a default start up file for sculpting with x mirror set as on in but as symmetry is no longer default for sculpt mode when I start a sculpt with a second object it is set to off which can ...
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How to backup Blender startup file? [duplicate]

I recently changed my computer. So I opened the blender, and I have so many custom parts that I want to transfer the startup backup file to a new computer. I don't know the location of the startup ...
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Failed to build out Blender executable from source?

all, I actually successfully build blender-2.92.0 with cmake, everything goes on well, but failed to find the executable . The following are all what I found under folder bin. ...
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How to save new default settings for Mantaflow?

In Blender I changed some of the default settings to my preferred values and saved them to my startup file, like using Cycles instead of Eevee, the default Tile Size, Max Bounces, enabling Use Nodes ...
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Can anyone hep me fixing blender? [duplicate]

Every time I open Blender the same project is opening, I don't know how I did this but I cant close the project and can't open a new project. I haven't saved the project that opens anywhere, this ...
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How to fix viewport being tilted on startup?

I just started using Blender 2.90.1 a few days ago, and noticed that whenever I create a new .blend file, the viewport appeared just slightly tilted. I thought I was going crazy, until I used "...
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Blender won't correctly load the texture file (png image) in my custom startup file. Why?

In my project I have an "Images as Planes" object. I click on the "Save Startup File" option to ensure my project and its layout loads upon starting Blender. It seems to work as ...
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How to Keymap a Custom Operator with Properties

I have a custom python file where I setup my keymaps like this: ...
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I created a Start File; When used, though, the materials are broken

This program, I tell you... So, I created a Start File so that I don't have to do a bunch of the same thing when I create a scene. The start file loads just fine when I open it and look around. But ...
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Carrying UI Settings from Windows to Linux [duplicate]

I'm trying out Linux (Kubuntu 20.04), moving from Windows 7, just to see how I feel about it. I installed Blender 2.83 and I'm having trouble opening up the start up file I have saved away with the ...
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blender closes on startup

I'm using an i9 desktop computer and a graphic card of Intel® UHD Graphics 630 with a Quadro rtx 4000. Currently I'm using blender 2.83 but anytime I try opening it, it shows me a black screen an it ...
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How to make Blender open on secondary monitor, including save/open/prefs window?

I use a dual monitor set up (Dell as primary monitor, Wacom Cintiq as my secondary). I want blender to start up on my secondary monitor. Manually moving the Blender window to my secondary and saving ...
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How to register scripts in the startup/scripts folder if they are inside a Sub-folder?

I know I can place a script in Blender's startup/scripts folder and it will register when you open Blender, which is what I normally do. However, I have a lot of scripts so I tried putting them in a ...
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How to access the Kemap settings Preferences (Spacebar Action, Select Mouse button, etc) with python?

I use a python script to set up some startup preferences like this: bpy.context.preferences.view.show_tooltips_python = True However, there is a particular set of preferences I don't know how to ...
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How do I Backup my User Preferences File?

Blender 2.83 crashed because I pressed Ctrl + Z one too many times (this pitfall is still a thing. At this late stage. Yes). Now one of my more recent User Preferences hotkey changes is reverted to ...
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Blender 2.83 doesn't load ".blend" file on my Ubuntu computer

I use Blender 2.83 on Ubuntu 20.04. When i double click on a ".blend" file, Blender doesn't load my project but opens the default Startup file. I did use Blender 2.82 with the same operating system ...
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Blender 2.83 Doesnt Load: Debug Output says "EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION"

I checked one of the text files for 2.83 and says my GPU is supported, I ran one of the command scripts (blender factory startup) and it produced a Blender Debug Output. This text message says ...
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My config trying to find color management, how can I make it gone?

This is my config from last workplace. My technical director write something into it and now blender trying to find color management. I don't want blender to write this titles. Raw/new blender don't ...
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Blender is not displaying anything when startup

So I got this new desktop PC (albeit second-hand), and I begun moving my old stuff from my laptop to here, including Blender 2.79. When starting up the program, I was greeted with something I call a ...
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Saving startup file does not effect startup

When I save my startup file using either Ctrl+U or File -> Defaults -> Save Startup File, the next time I open Blender, ...
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Startup cube not display as other objects

I started to learn blender on Dell Latitude E7450 with Intel Corei7 in order to participate a contest but after the laptop crashed I switched to Hp Protect Smart with AMD A10-5750M APU with Radeon HD ...
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PYTHONPATH ignored?

Blender 2.82a on Windows 10 - I'm trying to set th PYTHONPATH environment variable before launching Blender, but it seems that Blender's version of Python somehow has disabled the standard Python ...
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I run blender 2.82a I get a blank screen

I am using Windows 8 on a 64 bit I just finnished downlaoding blender 2.82 the latest version and installed it. I run blender I get the c:prompt screen for a millisecond and then the software opens ...
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Can I pin a custom startup file permanently?

I would like to create a start-up file that does not move from the menu, and disappear after I select and load a few different project files. I previously set up files but they keep moving out of the ...
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2.79 works for me- 2.81a refuse to start - cmd screen only flashes

I have been using 2.79 works well. installed both 2.8 and even 2.81a on a Dell xps8300 W7.When I tried to start it , the cmd-screen only flashed. blender did not start. Doe's anyone have a solution ...
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Suddenly Blender 2.8 doesn't start

I've been using Blender 2.8 until yesterday then today i wasn't able to open it again. Tried to do a clean install and it still doesn't open. I've tried to run it with --debug-gpu and --factory-...
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Why does my blender file close a few seconds after opening it and how do I fix this?

When I open a blender file, my project is visible for a few seconds while I can't make any changes to it, and then it closes. Does anyone know how to fix this? This doesn't happen to all of my blender ...
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How to save the default mode of a custom workspace?

When designing new workspaces, there doesn't seem to be a way to save or define the default mode of that workspace. You can duplicate one of the presets and go from there, which would work fine... ...
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Startup Profiles

I am new to Blender and loving it. I have a request for a feature that at least for me would be a huge asset. I would like to have the ability to select from different startup files. Right now my only ...
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New default file template?

In Blender 2.80, you have options now to set a file template with it's own set of workspaces. Is there a way to rename, or better yet create a new file template?
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Blender 2.8 on an Old PC notebook

My question is,I am running a HP Pavilion dv7 windows 7 64 bit AMD A-6 34000 H D graphics 1.40 GHz can I download and create with Blender 2.8 Thanks Ace 59
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Blender won't open on macOS Mojave

I've been using blender for a couple weeks on macOS High Sierra and yesterday I downloaded something from blender cloud and blender wouldn't open after that. The icon bounces for a minute as if its ...
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Startup script to reduce primitive vertices no longer works in Blender 2.80

I don't like to always have to reduce the overly high vertices count on the primitives (no, really! 32 vertices for a circle which I'll subdivide a couple times anyway?). Therefore, I used this script ...
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No save startup file or load factory settings option?

I'm trying to save a default startup, and online tutorials say File > Save Startup File... but I do not find this option
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Cant open blender

I've downloaded blender multiple times and everytime I try to open the program it pops up with a grey screen for half a second and then disappears and I can't get it to open and I can't use it.
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Failed to set 44100hz, use 48000hz instead [duplicate]

How do i fix this? Ive used youtube videos and online information but nothing helps. My computer is an Lenovo, Ideapad 330. Its processor is an AMD A9, Radeon R5, 5 compute Cores 2C+3G. It also had ...
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What version of blender approves 441000hz for audio

Im experiencing issues with blender. When i startup the 2.79 version, a black box opens with the Cannot use 441000hz, use 48000hz, so i changed my audio settings and all. Yet, it still doesn't seem to ...
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Blender white screen on startup

I previously had Blender installed through the windows store (which worked ok), but I uninstalled it, intending to get the Steam version and/or the 2.8 beta. I tried both, but when I open either one ...
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Blender 2.8 Custom Start Window (Ctrl + u) Not working

Ctrl + U worked in 2.79 for me, but in 2.8 it doesn't seem to work. Even if I press ctrl + u after deleting the starting cube, the next time I open Blender it's still there. Is there another way to do ...
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