Questions tagged [system]

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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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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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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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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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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 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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How to specify a scripts directory using Python or Environment Variable for all users?

At our studio the art team is using Blender and I am trying to figure out a way to specify a shared folder as a source for scripts/addons so that everyone has access to the same tools. I was able to ...
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I'm experiencing severe lag and long delays for pretty much all actions

So I just installed Blender today, and the problem didn't start till about 2 hours into my first donut tutorial attempt. At first everything felt fine and responsive, but as I got further along ...
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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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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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MacBook Pro 2020 +eGPU +RX5700xt +Cycles Problem [duplicate]

Yesterday I received the Razer Core X with an AMD RX5700 XT Graphics card to use with Blender 2.92. Unfortunately, Cycles will not recognize this eGPU in the Blender System Cycles render device ...
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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 using C:\ -s storage even if it doesn't have any ties to that disk

I wanted to export an fbx file to a lots of obj files, and needed to unwrap it, but the unwrap crashes Blender because of lack of storage in the C drive. Blender and all of its folders (even the temp) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.