Questions tagged [system]

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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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Why is there a black space where my particle system should be?

I'm trying to create a render (i know its not great but thats not the point) and its supposed to be a simple backyard scene. The main problem is where the grass should be. In rendered view it shows ...
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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?
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Blender opens but is strangely unresponsive

I am using Win 7 home 64bit. I have multiple versions of blender portable installed (just an unzip), after not using it for a couple months I went to open 2.77a and it just gives me a big black screen ...
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Enable Dual GPU Cuda on MacOs Seirra

I've been using Blender for a few months now and I am not entirely sure I am taking full advantage of my two GPUs. I have MacOS Sierra, Windows 10, and Ubuntu installed on my machine all with the ...
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OpenCL version missing from User Prefs

As seen in the picture, I have no option to select OpenCL as a solution to render with. I'm using Blender 2.78.5 (the version where we do have the Principled BSDF shader). I'm on AMD Radeon HD 8730M ...
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I can't run Blender when I reboot computer

I have a problem like below so I delete system variable and succeed to run. Problem: SyntaxError when trying to launch Blender 2.78 with Python 3.6 But It doesn't run when I reboot computer and ...
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How do I restore my User Preferences>System panel? [closed]

I went to User Preferences > System panel to change my viewport anti-aliasing settings, but all I see is this column: I'm using Blender 2.78c, on Windows 10. Here is what I'm expecting to see, ...
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Addon for Particle System [duplicate]

Trying to use 'GRASS FREE' from http://3dwolf.weebly.com/grass.html . But i don't know where to put the python file, I have tried many but it's not working... I am on mac!
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I am having very slow performance running Blender [duplicate]

I just installed Blender and I am having very slow performance,when I press any menu buttons it takes around 3 sec. to respond or show is this normal? Do I need to set up something additional or ...
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Inhibit suspend (prevent computer sleep) while rendering

Blender, at least on Ubuntu, doesn't prevent the computer from entering sleep while rendering, thus borking the render and combined with a (driver) bug that disables CUDA after suspend, it makes a ...