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Blender auto saving before rendering

Is it possible to set up Blender to always save the blend file before starting render, so when I press render, it saves then it starts rendering? Many times I press render and it crashes right away ...
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Certain files crash when opened in Blender

A few Blender files I have crash immediately upon being opened. I am using Blender V.3.6.5 on a Mac with OSV10.15.7 (Catalina). All the files that crash were originally made in Blender V2.79 according ...
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The particle system when adding a collection

there is such a problem when adding trees through the particle system, they appear not in the right place, but below, how can this be fixed?
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Blender Not using RX580 GPU even after installing drivers [duplicate]

System Specs: Ryzen 5 2600 CPU 16GB RAM RX 580 GPU Troubleshooting Steps Taken: Verified GPU compatibility with Blender Updated GPU drivers Installed the latest ...
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How to limit frame rate in Blender?

Even when nothing is happening on screen my graphics card is still whirring away. Where can I limit the frame rate in Blender to stop consuming so much unnecessary power please?
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Why is blender default scene using so much ram? And how do i fix it?

As you can see it's using more than 90% of my gpu in cycles. It has been working fine for the last few weeks. I have experienced no problems until it just suddenly crashed when I went into render view ...
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System says out of GPU memory, when I just got a new laptop

I recently got a new laptop with a Total Gaphics memory says: My computer is struggling to render and says "GPU out of data". My previous laptop had less ram and the graphics cards weren't ...
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can't find the option to international fonts

i use files with other languages than English, i used to check international fonts option to let blender display them correctly, now i can't find the option or any documentation about it, any help is ...
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Help re-installing Add-Ons, and how to approach “Missing script files”

I have to reinstall all my addons and I'm encountering an issue with “Missing script files.” I run Blender in a “portable set-up”, with different versions sharing a joint parent “config” folder. ...
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After sleep mode or hibernation blender crashes

When working on projects, I don't close the necessary programs and folders when i want have a rest so that after the rest I can get to work faster. I use hibernation when I go to sleep, and sleep mode ...
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Motion blur light streak effect looks angular and jagged

Trying to get a smooth motion blur effect for some particle lighting systems I am playing around with. However, when looking at the rendering, the streaks of lights are all jagged and angular, they do ...
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hair are thick at the end of it

I have been following a tutorial about a new hair system in 3.5 which I recently mentioned similar question but now I am trying to make the hair kind think at the end of the hair , I am trying hard to ...
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Blender shuts down after login screen

Whenever system locks to windows login screens (either manualy by pressing Win + L or after some inactivity period) Blender shuts down, even if there is rendering process going on. Is there any way to ...
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Choosing a computer for blender [duplicate]

which is a better starter computer for blender 1.HP Folio 9480m  2.HP EliteBook 840 G3
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Make Particles go INTO an object

i would like to make an "Charging effect", for that i want an particle system to emit particles from outside, where the particles accelerate to the emiter, also i would like to know how i ...
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Particle system different than render

I am using cycles to render out a cold sparks clip for NYE. I have rendered out one clip and it will pass as usable but i want to make it look more realistic. So, I added about 25000 particles, I ...
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Will Blender files saved on a Windows version of Blender, work on a Linux version of Blender?

I am building a new PC and considering installing a Linux distro rather than Windows. I am concerned that the files that I saved on my Windows PC will not be able to load onto a Linux version of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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