Questions tagged [system]

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Baking explosion sim on M1 chip

I can't seems to bake my sim? I setup a smoke domain to make an explosion in but the bake button is gone. Have I done something wrong or is it because I'm running blender through Rosetta 2? Any help ...
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Blender not working in MacOs 11.1

Blender 2.8.3 and 2.9.1 both not working on macOS 11.1 has anyone similar problem? Was working fine in macOS 10.5. After installing I can't select menu's properly and does not react to selected ...
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Blender Crashing While Baking Multiple Particle Systems

I have a scene with quite a bit of complexity with 24 particle systems running in it and ranging from around 4000 - 23000 particles each. Blender crashes while baking the dynamics. It stops responding ...
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Blender crash on startup on older Lenovo Thinkpad E520

I'm total Blender newbie, trying to get Blender 2.91.0 to run on my Lenovo Thinkpad E520 Edge (bought at the end of 2012). I just made clean install of Windows 10 (Home 64 bit) after replacing Lenovo'...
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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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Particle System Render as Object not working

So the particle system works on default settings, but when I change the "render as" to object, nothing appears. Not sure what I'm doing wrong...
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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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Materials in second slot not rendering

I'm having an issue in version 2.8 where the material in slot 2 (I haven't tested higher slots) will not render. See image: As you can see the floor of this room (which has a different material from ...
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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 hard crashes arcross all versions, 2 weeks now…?

Usually the screen will flashback to 5 minutes before. This doesn't always mean it will crash, just lets me know I need to save if it comes out of the flashback. For 2 weeks now I've had crashes, 5-10 ...
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OpenGL 3.3 blender won't open 2.8

Running 2.82.7 or 2.82.7a on win 8.1 64 pro, Nvidia gtx 770, BACKGROUND------------------------------------ Blender was running fine for months. BTW No recent updates to win or drives. During a ...
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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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System requirements

I have a laptop with 4GB RAM (hp i3) Intel graphic card of 2gb. I have downloaded blender 2.82. Is it ok to use that in my laptop? I am going to use only Eevee engine. Will using blender cause a ...
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Blender crashes constantly since v2.80 on Linux when using Nouveau driver

I started using Blender at v2.80 and it is constantly crashes ever since, after approximately 2-3 mins after startup. I use Arch Linux with nouveau driver. Blender ...
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Layout is weird and there is multiple ones that is the same/wrong spot

What did I do here...I accidentally added new things (IDK what it is called but the picture shows). How do you get rid of this and bring it back to the default layout? With no extra stuff...I have no ...
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Blender doesn't use system resources optimally

let me just preface this by saying I am new to Blender and have a very minimal knowledge pf it as of now. The problem happened as I was following along with a tutorial and while doing a cloth ...
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Blender keeps on saying “Not responding”

So, I am trying to make something. Whenever I try to press something, blender freezes and says "not responding". Like every two seconds. I cannot use blender if this keeps on happening. I feel it's ...
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I wish to enroll for the course, but I need to know, first, what would be the computer configuration required to run and work on Blender, effectively?

I wish to enroll for the course, but, before that, I need to know what would be the ideal computer configuration required to run and work on Blender, effectively?
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Node wrangler not working blender2.82a in Mac OS

I am using Mac Book air as my device and I am new to Blender. Node wrangler shortcut like Shift + Cmd + Left Click or Cmd + Space bar doesn’t work as they coincide with the system shortcut eg. Cmd +...
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Raked sand/gravel

First time posting but long time lurker :) I'm trying to do a zen garden and I'm stuck in finding a way to model the raked sand/gravel surrounding the stones. I'm not a pro and so far I've modelled a ...
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'Toggle System Console' is not in the window tab

v2.82a mac osx high sierra. Anyway to turn this on elsewhere? I've tried the search menu and check earlier versions. Thanks
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New Linux system for Blender

I have just received my new Linux computer, I am coming from MAC background and I am having a few problems. I have a AMD 3970X with Nvidia 2080Ti with 64Gbs Ram but my system lags and Blender crashes....
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Blender freezing (100% rate in material tab)

Blender is recently starting to freeze on my new computer, which has an AMD FX processor and Nvidia 1000 series GPU, I have tested 1 install of Debian, and 2 different live systems, all of them freeze....
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Blender particle system , emitting a mesh with a particle system

I made a simple flower and i used the particle system for the petels , now im trying to use the particle system on my plane to emmit the flower but its rendering as a mesh without the petels , is ...
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Does Blender work ok with quadro t1000?

I wanted to find out if Blender will work ok with the Nvidia Quadro t1000 graphics card? I'd really appreciate any knowledge anyone has on this
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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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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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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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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 ...