Questions tagged [system]

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compiled blender runs and fails with its own numpy

Blender was compiled without errors. However, right after run it fails without even showing gui. In the error message it clearly states that python was run, but was not finding a required library, ...
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Undos In Sculpting

Anyone know if it's possible to get undos to ignore setting changes? In sculpt mode, if you change brush pressure or symmetry and then undo a stroke, it also undoes your pressure setting and symmetry ...
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Crash when selecting GPU or clicking System in settings with RX5700XT

Blender was working fine for me recently, but now I'm observing a problem. Blender 2.81a and 2.79 seem to have the same issue. using cycles I get a crash as soon as I select GPU from the list of ...
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Can't use Shortcut key on linux mint 19 XFCE [duplicate]

I am not able to use the shortcut key in Blender, although in Preferences > Input there is normal. For example, I can't use key G for move , S for scale, R, X, Y, Z or Shift + D for duplication, but ...
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File Crashes when opened - how to Fix?

I have been working on an animation recently, and in it is an object with a particle system. I set the particle emission to a rather high number (though by no means the highest I have ever done, about ...
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it says not responding

in just bought a new Dell XPS 13 9380 laptop I downloaded blender 2.81 several times every time I get the same result. it opens up I got a little black screen then the main grey screen and that's all ...
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Why the Emission on Hair Particle System is disable?

I need to edit the NUMBER of EMISSION, but it disabled after I use WEIGHT PAINT with VERTEX GROUPS. How can I edit emission after this?
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I have better than optimal hardware but Blender keeps crashing

I am trying to get started using blender and follow a simple tutorial to get used to creating abstract renders for design work. While running blender even performing the simplest of tasks my computer ...
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GPU & CPU setups, what is appropriate?

I have an older system that I am using blender 2.81 on, as it will not run 2.8 and shuts off. I am wondering what should I do for best viewport performance with a 24gb ram, hex core x5675, desktop, ...
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What's your worst working hardware for Eevee?

I have blender 2.8 and Eevee just kicks me out of blender when render b utton is pushed. All other options seem to work fine as far as my limited experience knows. I have an AMD-A8, R5 integrated ...
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Convert particle system to animated meshes Blender 2.8

We know the code below works in 2.79. But trying it in 2.8x it will not take effect and no error will be displayed. Anyone knows how what could be missing there? ...
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Cannot access folders

I cannot access folders or files in Blender. I have tried reinstalling Blender several times. Anyone know whats going on?
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No render speed difference in Eevee cpu vs gpu

My gpu got damaged last night so I removed it and started using blender with cpu only. I found that there is no difference in render speed or performance between cpu vs gpu. 2 second per frame on cpu ...
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Blender creates empty copys off tempory folders in wrong directory

Every time i start blender (mobile version 2.78) it creates a copy - off the folder belonging in my "local\Temp\" folder (names blender_a[5 digit number]) - in another folder coincidentially also ...
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Wrong X coordinate with the local coordinate system? [duplicate]

I would like a little bit of help with Blender 2.8. I don't know why the X coordinate of the highlighted vertex is -2 in the local coordinate system ? I think it should be something like -3.4 ? Y and ...
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2.80 Cycles Render Devices Tab empty

Just installed the latest release 2.80, July 30 2019, under System the tab Cycles render devices is visible, but empty. So Cycles is not available. Win10 64, GTX1050ti and onboard GPU, latest drivers....
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Blender 2.80 crashes when starting up in Win 10

Blender 2.80 crashes on start on my new MSI. Have tried to install and run 2.79 as well -- same thing. I need help badly and appreciate every response. The pattern is as follows 1. click and ...
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Application Template on Blender 2.8 - Not working?

I´ve followed the application template install guide from the official manual: https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/advanced/app_templates.html#app-templates Yet I don´t see my splash screen or ...
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Blender 2.80 system Req + GPU req

Can someone please let me know the minimum system requirements and GPU requirement to run blender 2.80 and eevee smoothly? Also please let me know the optimum system requirements for the purpose of ...
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Imported Scene is Very Slow – Deleted and Undoing Takes Forever

After importing a model from Google Poly (via fbx), I have a scene with 8.8k tris 4.6k faces 24k vertices There are no modifiers active, and adding / editing / navigating are working very smoothly. ...
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There are 6 different logos on the 2.8 splash screen. What is the meaning of them?

There are 6 different logos on the 2.8 splash screen. What is the meaning of them?
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Do “make install” on different Linux sytem than the one used for “make bpy”

I have successfully built Blender-2.80-Beta as bpy (as in make bpy) for linux in Ubuntu 18. Also when i do make install on the ...
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How to Update Blender [duplicate]

I want to update to 2.8, and it looks like I just have to download that version. Will i have to delete my old version or will it automatically replace it?
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Controlling 2.8 startup behaviour

The 2.8 manual states: For locally extracted Blender distributions, the user configuration and run-time data are kept in the same subdirectory, allowing multiple Blender versions to run without ...
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blender particles system object acting as mask

i'm wanna know if it's possible to have another mesh to hide part of a particle system like hair in hte viewport? i know that under vertex group we can influence the density etc... i also know that in ...
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Is there a way to internally restart blender, or equivalent to closing and opening manually - even if it's just a temporary save and quit and reload

.. the addons get broken and addon reload doesn't even work, tried a bunch of stuff, closing and opening blender does it.. Any ideas on how to restart blender would be great..
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Blender 2.80 crashing when I try to open it?

I have installed blender 2.79 before but when I try download Blender 2.80, unzip and try to open it it's just closes like crash without say anything or any error. When I tried to uninstall the last ...
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How can I make a python script exit without terminating the whole Blender process [duplicate]

I am running Blender 2.8 in Linux, starting the application from the command line (so I can access the scripts output). Now, if from the python script I call ...
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sound malfunction

I upgraded my computer and now cant hear any sound in blender 2.79. the file works on my other computer and once rendered the video has sound. Other programs do not exhibit this problem. tried USB ...
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CUDA error at cuCtxCreate: Launch failed

I wanted to render a scene in Cycles Render and there was an error. I'm using a GTX 1050TI with 1898 Mhz (OC). I have 16GB Ram in my PC and used 8192MB Ram in Blender. My Render performance is at 64 ...
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Render Crash / CUDA error [duplicate]

Hey all, CUDA error: Out of memory in mem_alloc_result, line 850 I'm unable to render a model I quickly put together (Is it considered simple?) When I attempt to render the scene, my system will ...
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Blender 2.8 interface becomes so laggy

I downloaded blender 2.8 a couple of weeks ago and it was working fine. Yesterday, the interface became so laggy. I'm not able to spot the issue because I didn't install a new software or something ...
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Error message when trying to open blender

I have downloaded blender but an error comes up ...can't detect 3d graphics card...blender requires card with open GL 2.1 How do I get this driver?...I am on windows 10 Thanks
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Blender is so laggy?

My graphics card is not good but thanks to the answer in this question, I was able to run Blender. The interface is very laggy. When I click anywhere it takes about 0.5 to 1 second to show the menu ...
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What is the blendcache_learning folder?

Google gives me no results for this folder that appears in my project folder. Can I delete it? Can I disable it somehow? If it's not important why is it not kept in Blender's temporary folder ...
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Blender for Chromebook

How would I be able to run Blender on a Chromebook? The Rollapp is a farce that demands money for free software, and the whole reason I didn't buy a windows laptop is because I hate Windows 10, so is ...
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Blender will not start on Ubuntu 16.04

To preface, I have used Blender downloaded from blender.org on my setup quite well for a while now. I have installed it in /opt within the home location to steer around superuser constraints. OK. ...
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Difference Between Armature and Bone Layers?

So I'm programming a little customized add-on and want to implement a button to change the layer of bones in armature and pose mode. But there are two different layer types, to armature and bone ...
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Does an inactive Blender prevent Windows from sleeping and/or hibernating?

I use W7 on a ThinkPad, with hybrid sleep enabled. Sleep/hibernate work as expected without Blender. When Blender application is loaded (i.e. the application has been launched, but is not rendering ...
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Problem: Particle System Objects Collide With Mesh on the Scene

I have used particle system to randomly put trees on the grass field shown on the screen. Then I made a road mesh which I put over that grass field without joining road and field into one object. The ...
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I wanted to change my computation device, but there is no dropdown menu to change it

The title already says it all. How can I change the device? EDIT: Yes, I have a (Nvidia) graphics card and CUDA installed I've got a GeForce GTX 960M with updated drivers
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Particle System interact with objects

I'm currently working on a carved wooden heart lying in a field of grass using the grass essentials you can grab from Blender Guru and as you can see there is some clipping that occurs. I know how to ...
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How to make a slice in the Particles System?

I am a student looking at microstructures. Therefore I am using the Particle System to create a lot of droplets. To mimic a microscopic image I want to make a slice of the system. I can do this by ...
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Ubuntu Blender Installation, Python sys.path broken

I have installed blender on three Ubuntu machines using the following commands: ...
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How do I get rid of this text above my toolbar?

I'm not sure what key I accidentally hit, but now I have this text above my toolbar (the one with "file, render, window, help" on it). Please refer to the attached image so that you can see what I'm ...
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SSD Scratch Disk

Can Blender make use of a scratch disc? Use of a separate SSD as scratch disc in photoshop is new information to me. Can Blender also make use of such a setup?
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Blender 2.79 undo “partially” applies

I hit a ctrl-Z problem : the undo works in edit mode but won't apply in object mode. Undo history (ctrl-Alt-Z) won't show neither. I get the same behaviour in the History buttons of the Tools panel... ...
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Blender 2.79 Windows 64Bit - Web-Cam starts on Start-up

I have a strange behavior, when I start-up the newest official Blender-release, my WebCam starts up. I cannot find any point. where to stop this. I guess, there's something "connected" to the start-...
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Problem with bending model using simple deform

I'm trying to create a wallet case in blender, I want to add a system that allows me to comfortably "adjust" one slider to open, close and flip it. Currently I divided the case into two movable parts, ...
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My system is slow, but can I run Blender better anyway?

this is my computer's system, I'm trying to use Blender 2.78, but it works so slow. Is there anything I can do about it?