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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...