Questions tagged [system]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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