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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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Run Python script on start up

In Blender Render (bpy) how can I run the python script on start up. So as soon as the file is loaded the script runs without having to click the Run Script button. Or is there a way of creating an ...
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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 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 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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Blender fails to load

I've just tried to launch Blender. Nothing has changed except for a recent Windows upgrade. When I launch Blender it hangs then crashes at the launch screen. I cannot get any version (2.20, 2.78, 2.79,...
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Custom script folder without editing files?

I'm trying to get Blender to launch with a custom script folder, is it possible without editing the preferences or files? I'm in a company considering making a very slow phase out of Autodesk ...
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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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Blender (any recent version) will not start up as current admin user in Windows

Blender (any recent version) will not start up as current admin user in Windows. So I created a second user account and blender works.. But still can't get it working under primary account.. I rolled ...
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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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Blender suddenly crashing on startup

I used blender last night in a normal fashion, then ran a script I've run many times before to let it render a few frames and save them to files over night. I found the files as expected and blender ...
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Blender very slow during file access switching between shaders and texturing (beefy PC)

Issues: Hanging/ Slowdowns during the following (10 to 15 seconds) Very slow when clicking file -> Import/Export/etc. Blender seems to be hanging for 10 to 15 seconds before the file menu appears. ...
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Backed-up Projects just show as default start-up file

I have these backup files on an internal SSD in my old computer, and they open up just fine. I transferred these files to an external drive on my new computer. This external drive is a network drive, ...
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Blender Preferences Lights- Studio Lights edit default when starting new scene

Youtube video showing issue and questions Basically I am looking for a way to edit the default viewport shading studio light setup. In the upper right when you launch Blender you have the viewport ...
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How to make Save/Load Popup Windows & Preferences Window open on Secondary Monitor?

I'm using a dual monitor setup (Monitor + Wacom Cintiq). My cintiq is designated as the secondary monitor, but its where I do all my creative work (blender, photoshop, etc). I've suuccessfully gotten ...
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Blender does not startup anymore

Although I have used Blender for over 2 years now on this machine suddenly it will not start anymore. Uninstalling all Blender versions and trying to re-install 2.8 and 2.9 but neither will work. In ...
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Grease Pencil Bug: Nothing to Erase or All Layers Locked

I'm using Blender 2.9 with a Huion 1060 plus Tablet on a Mac. The problem I'm having is similar to what user85302 had with trying to draw. The only difference is that I can't troubleshoot the same way,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 2.79b/2,78c Crash [Error: EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION]

Blender 2.79b/2,78c have suddenly started crashing on my Dell Windows10/64bit laptop(Intel Hd3000 Gpu). Error: EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION I have tried the steps below (all have failed) - 1.Updated ...
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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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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 crashes on start up

I used blender back then and it was working fine. I was using it for weeks and I stopped using it since I got busy. After 3 months, I decided to open blender again but it didn't work. The weird thing ...
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Startup Problem 2.79

Why there is Startup Problem 2.79. Im getting problem with 2.79 new version i have downloaded. The installation done successfully. When i click on the exe the cmd run and disappears and nothing ...
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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 ...