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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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The load factory settings isn't working

Recently, i have modified my startup layout like the change in measurements of unit and grid etc. Then i saved it as startup file. now when i reset it to factory settings it changes to factory layout, ...
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How to automatically enable addons in a startup script?

My team want to share some addons and enforce the installation / enabling of some of theses. We have a shared script directory that peoples have to add in the ...
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Blender starting up slow

Blender used to start up fast to me on the default start up file Now it starts up and it takes about 30 seconds to a minute. My computer is fast and relatively new. Is there anything I should do to ...
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blender 4 often crashing at startup or file opening

I'm getting regular hangs.crashes at startup or opening of projects on the splash screen or load window - RAM seems to spike. I have to force close and re-open Blender. It doesn't happen every time ...
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Can application templates be used to modify splash screen only?

I'm trying to modify only the splash screen via app templates, while maintaining the users prefs and startup for each user (studio environment). The documentation makes it seem possible as mentioned ...
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blender unable to start

I have install Blender 2.79b from the link in windows 7. Installation was successfully installed, when i run blender exe, blender was unable to start, No error No warning, Nothing showing, Is there ...
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Why does Blender 3.6 not save addon preferences?

I unchecked several addons that I dont use and checked otehrs that I need, and theres checkbox Automatic save preferences, yet, it`s all the same after the next launch
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How to enable the move gizmo via script?

I created a new startup file+script for low-poly 3D modeling for my game project. Basically a default cube with origin on the "floor" and a custom material. The script sets up my preferred ...
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OCIO Profile Error

I am having a problem with OCIO profile. In version 3.5.1 I installed AGx OCIO but then I uninstalled it because it didn't have a good integration with the addons. After uninstalling and deleting ...
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How to add multiple startup files, with different names? [duplicate]

How is it possible (with or without coding) to create more startup options without replacing the old ones?
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Blender 3.3 startup file does not run

I have placed a startup file named "blender_startup.py" in "C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender 3.3\3.3\scripts\startup" folder but the file does not seem to run ...
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Launch Blender with different Configurations (Installed Version, Windows)

Is there any way to run Blender with different configurations? I am using the installed version of Blender on a Windows system. This automatically creates all configurations (startup.blend, userpref....
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Custom .blend file completely not working as expected

So I created a custom .blend file, named it "startup.blend" and put it into a custom-named folder in the ...
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How to lock a Startup file in LTS Blender 3.3

I have created a custom blender start up and want to freeze the script so that other colleague’s doesn’t messup and save/ overwrite the startup file. Is there any way to Lock/ Freeze the startup file?
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Custom startup scene breaks addons?

I run Blender with my own custom startup scene. I've installed some new addons recently and a couple of them just didn't work with no error or indication of the problem. What I discovered is that ...
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My old Blender is dead [closed]

I'm currently on Blender version 2.83, and I don't know why, without any sign of problem, I Can't start it, it crashes instantly. I looked at the different solutions, everything is up to date, i ...
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Python script in start up folder to set 3d viewport shading doesnt work

I am running the following python script to convert 3dview to rendered view, which works fine in the scripting editor but not if run from the startup folder which reports the following type error ...
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Use start up command line to change file location [duplicate]

I am currenlty using a .bat file to start Blender, with this set PYTHONPATH= "%~dp0\blender" So that I can use the local Python folder. Is there a way ...
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Startup file erased after 3.2 update. Can I get it back?

I just fired up Blender and found that it had been updated. That's great and all, but it apparently erased my video sequence editor startup file. Can it be recovered, or do I have to recreate it again?...
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I want the same blender start up for different profiles. We have 4 different people logging into a central computer( separate windows login)

We have one computer designated to use blender. We can all remote log into the computer using different windows log in. Because we have different log ins we all have different profiles or start up ...
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Any candidate remedies for Blender 3.1 Crash Wont Start? [closed]

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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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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