Questions tagged [system]

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Is System Console only way to visualize File Export Progress data?

Is "System Console" the only way to visualize File Export progress time? When exporting FBX scenes or geometry large or small, How to see File Export Progress data?
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Toggle system console not opening

I'm using Blender for a year with Python. In recent times, I can't check the script result in system console as it is not opening. If I select the "Toggle system console" from the Windows ...
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How to edit autosave file location for (blend1, blend2, ...)

As a company we are used to save different versions of our files constantly, to be able to go back to previous steps in the process: ...
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Updating device takes so long

I'm using Blender 2.93, I'm enabling System > Cycles > Render Devices to OpenCL. From 10 am until 12pm, its 2 hours already, but its still updating devices is this normal? my system ...
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Particle System (Collection) Rotation Direction

I've been struggling to understand how to make my particle system objects face the direction that I want. In the example, below I am attempting to make all of the "pillar" objects to face ...
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Run operator not freezing Blender UI

Problem: I need an example of an operator that is used for baking image texture using Blender's bpy.ops.bake. I need to have it running modal to prevent Blender's ...
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Does Blender benefit from AMD's Smart Access Memory?

I just learned about AMD's Smart Access Memory (SAM) and enabled it for my system. As I understand, SAM allows the CPU to access GPU RAM directly, or at least in larger chunks. For games this makes ...
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Blender 3.1.2 Can't Save Preferences or Remember Recent Projects?

I'm using version 3.1.2 on Windows, and any time I open up the software, it's as if I'm opening it for the first time, every time. The Open recent option is always empty, the saved bookmarks in the ...
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How can my PC composite ultra-high dimension images with Blender?

To be more specific, I'm on a machine which can easily go through 1080p images in at worst about 20 seconds, unless I'm doing something weird and cool with it. So this isn't a low-end machine per se. ...
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Adding Light in Eevee is slowing down Blender

I made a simple city project, just in the blocking phase. I added street 4 street lamps with emission shader (in eevee). Now I have to add area-lights to illuminate the scene. But the moment i add an ...
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Error message when saving file refering to grasswald addon

I'm receiving an error message when I save my blend file. The strange thing about it is that the message refers to an addon which I did not even use in the project. The file seems to save just fine, ...
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Why Is Blender Eating Up My Hard Disk Space

I'm running v2.9.1 on Mac OSX 10.14.6 and I'm rapidly loosing hard disk space (roughly 80gb at the moment). From what I can find, BVH caching is no longer a thing, I've set my temp files to somewhere ...
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Hair particles animation

Is there any way to animate hair dynamic's parameters , like quality step or other things ? Because that will save a lot of time
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v3.0 not using dual GPU's, 2.82 does (same exact file) [duplicate]

I've always used 2 GPU's in blender and it's always rendered 2 tiles at a time. Not anymore... I recently updated to blender 3.0, after about a year of not using it at all. On rendering my first image ...
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Assign Field on a Particle System Slot

I wanted to know if there was a way to assign a Field to a Particle System Slot, I have 3 different Fields and I would like some to act individually on 3 different Particle Slots on the same emitter
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Why does Blender keep freezing?

I'm still quite new to Blender and I am trying out all kind of tutorials out there but my Blender keeps freezing the moment I go a bit into more complex projects. I tried 2.8, 2.91, 3.0, they all ...
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Blender Install crashes at end and window pops up The specified path K:\Users\...\AppData\Roaming\Micosoft|' is unavailable

When trying to install the program it crashes at the end with a popup message blender Setup The specified path 'K:\Users...\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft' is unavailable.
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Using two different GPUs for display and rendering

In the GPU Rendering manual https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/render/cycles/gpu_rendering.html it states that when rendering heavy scenes on the GPU it is best to have two different gpus: One ...
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How to I make two objects spiral together, such as in a binary star system?

I am trying to make a simulation of two stars colliding. I can't seem to figure out how to make them spiral together, the way stars would.
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How to override where Save Versions (.blend1) files are saved to

I see via this question: How do I get blender to stop creating so many files? That we can alter how many files are saved, and can turn off the feature. My problem is that I still want the feature, but ...
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Crash by autosave

I'm on 2.93.2 LTS, working on a large Archviz scene. Autosave is set to 1 minute, which is probably why that darn thing is so badly responsive, plus my prior lack of knowledge & thought about ...
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how to make sure that the forcefield does not affect particle system

I'm working on a project which uses forcefield for soft body, but it is also effecting my particle system. how do i make sure it does not impact the particle system.
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I'm trying to add a hair system but every time i try the hairs go off along the axis and at weird angles any help?

zoomed out shot of a simple plane with a hair particle system
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Are my CPU temperatures okay and safe while rendering? [closed]

I have been rendering quite long animation with my laptop and decided to check the CPU temperatures. I render on my GPU, but the processor (intel i5-8300h) is much hotter. Most of the time the ...
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Issues setting units to 0.01 meters

When I set the scene units to 0.01 meters several issues appear, and I hope there's a simple solution. When set to adjust origin, the origin access icon is ridiculously tiny (this would be a ...
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Blender lags with 40,00,000 faces

Blender lags with 40,00,000 faces in my Laptop with 8 gb ram ryzen 5 4600h cpu , gtx 1650. What must be the reason ? Is it my Ram?
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Issues opening files created in 2.8 in 2.83

Today I uninstalled blender completely from my computer after using 2.8 for a long time. i kept all the files and even opened the files on another computer in the same version (2.83) that i installed ...
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How can I prevent Blender from making a dump when crashing

Blender recently caused a severe problem with my operating system (OpenSuse 15.2) when it crashed, leaving a huge data dump, which caused my whole system to freeze or crash thereafter, whenever it was ...
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Particle system puts everything on a circle around object ? Tried with Geometry nodes too, the same

New to blender I try modeling a tick .. I'm about to put hait on the body but it doesn't work.. when I add a partcile system (or geometry nodes) everything is added on a circle around the object.. ...
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Duplicate particle emitter

How to duplicate particle system, please clearly explain how to do. And I will show a pic of the particle emitter to change the name of the 1st step so I want to duplicate the 1st step so I don't know ...
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How does python bundled interpreter work, and why am I getting thees crashes?

I have experimented quite a bit with extending the modules that come with the blender bundled python. It is confusing to me, and seems not well documented anywhere how it actually works. A folder ...
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How does Blender take advantage of normal RAM vs GPU VRAM?

I tried searching but could not find a definitive answer on blender stackexchange. I'm looking to upgrade a rendering Rig, and the RAM is a bit old... I know for most of my work I use cycles which ...
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Blender closes/crashes everytime I open and close a window

Since yesterday blender constantly closes/crashes everytime I open and close a window. So far this happens on every window I have tried (e.g. file output path, file import, viewport windows, image ...
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How to setup your system python for use with Blender

I found lots of material on how to make Blender use the system version of python. Essentially: delete the python folder of the install, and Blender looks for a system version, where on some systems ...
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String systax misinterpretation [closed]

I'm trying to get the path to my addon on the cpmputer with this command: ...
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2.8 to 2.82+ update issue

So ive had 2.8 for a longgg time. I have literally hundreds of projects that ive created in 2.8 and linked and appended back and forth with other files. I have tried a few times to download the newer ...
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After crash, images appear as black sihoettes and all text dissappears

I had several instances of blender running, and they all crashed at once as I started a render with a procedural materials. Now, when I load: All images in viewports are black silhoettes. Text and ...
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Blender 2.91 menu highlighting and background is a half triangle with a half transparent triangle - how to turn off?

I just installed Blender 2.91 and now the menus all have triangles in the background with half of the menu and menu items highlighted by a triangle and the other triangular half of the menu is ...
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What Particle/Face means/does?

I'm fallowing a tutorial about Hair. And in the Tutorial, he alters the value of the Particle/Face property in The Particle System but don't explain what it does. And I'm not noticing any difference ...
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Where I can find the filepath to a texture used in the Image Textue node?

I'd like to edit the textures coming along with a packed blend file. I already did the 'unpacking' and set the paths to absolute using *External Data -> Make all paths absolute. However, I can not ...
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Blender 2.9 does not recognize my GPU

Until now until Blender 2.83.4 my GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12288 MB is recognized via CUDA. With Blender 2.90 and Blender 2.90.1 no GPU is seen, also not under CUDA. What is wrong? I'am therefor ...
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Blender lag, freeze but i have a good config

I'm a Blender beginner, and i have a lot of lags and freezing, even sometimes completely frozen, temporarily (which is rare). My computer specs GeForce GTX 1050 Ryzen 7 3750H Radeon Vega, 4-cores 8 ...
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Poor Undo Performance: Blender 2.9

I'm having issues with Undo locking up Blender on the first undo action following some action. This happens whether I remain in one mode, or on one obj. Basically say I rotate a joint and I don't like ...
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Grass Particle System is Sideways

Whenever I do Grass tutorials, or try to make grass in Blender, I always have a problem with the Grass Orientation. The Grass particles are always rotated sideways. I try to change the Rotation ...
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An rendered image containing emissions particles, when zoomed in get's very pixelated

So I have created a Christmas scene where there are houses and particles all around the house which is made by particle systems and emission. When I render it and zoom the pic all the particles are ...
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Why does undo move back more than one step or not work at all?

I have the latest version of blender (2.83.2). I have issues with undo. When I press Ctrl+Z it doesn't move back one step instead it may return to first step in the first project or doesn't move back ...
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Particle System water ripple effect not visible in final render. why?

I made a lave animation effect by using a particle system with a lava plane as canvas and another invisible plane as emitter brush which emits cube to impact with the canvas plane and animate the ...
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Blender 2.8 dosen't recognizing my graphics card [duplicate]

I have GeForce GT610. I saw the settings of Nvdia control panel and add Blender for CUDA support but Blender 2.8 is not recognized my graphics card.
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Particles of a particle system react not as an own object

I have an ATM and would like the money to fly out from it. I have made the cash box into a particle system. The money flies out of the cash box, but it flies downwards, because the bill also flies ...
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Blender stops responding temporarily when adjusting sliders

The Blender application frequently stops responding temporarily when I attempt to adjust value sliders in the UI. Once it starts responding again I can adjust sliders normally however, five minutes ...
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