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Questions about using and managing different versions of Blender, past present and future. Use this tag for upgrade questions, installation questions, etc.

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Difference 2.8 and 2.9

Not new to 3D, 25+ years in various applications. Now switching to Blender. I am wondering if the UI difference is too big to buy training classes that are in 2.8 and do them in 2.9? In other words, ...
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How do I get into edit mode as shown in this video?

I'm trying to follow along with this tutorial, but I seem to have a different version of Blender than is being used in the video, and some parts of the UI react very differently. At timestamp 9:57, ...
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Very old GPU 2.82a blender viewport glitches. What version could work with hd4870? Is it really version problem? Has anyone seen anything like this? [closed]

Hello i am trying to use blender 2.82a on ubuntu however i ran into strange graphical glitches not present in any other 3d program. They happen after i exceed certain amount of subdivisions and look ...
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how to open version 2.79 files in version 2.90 [duplicate]

I need to pull my 2.79 projects into version 2.9(and up). When I try to open (a copy) only a few objects show up. The collections window shows all parts and they are enabled for viewing (eyeball icon),...
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Blender 2.8x do not work

I've searched for an answer to my problem and didn't find any. So, I'm gonna ask. My hardware requirement configuration is at it's minimum; at some aspects, over. So why I can't make Blender 2.8x work?...
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How do you reset a hotkey for version 2.9?

I am using blender version 2.9 Like a idiot. I mistakenly assigned my left mouse button as shortcut for smooth vertex via the right click a feature and press key to assign short cut. Now i don't know ...
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Can you easily export a .blend to a previous version of Blender? [duplicate]

I have 2 versions of Blender, 2.79 and 2.9. I edited a .blend file that was made in 2.79 today in 2.9, then saved. Now, I cannot open it in 2.79 anymore (it just crashes Blender). However, there are ...
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UnboundLocalError of writting a file while updating script

I'm trying to update some old code that worked for 2.79 but I'm trying to update to 2.8. One of the parts of the script involves writing a meta file and using some variables from the script to write ...
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blender 2.9 ui glitched?

I just downloaded version 2.9 on my 2010 macbook pro, but all the UI seems to be glitched out. Any UI element that should have a box outline only has a triangle (see picture I don't know how to ...
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Normal maps baking crashes blender 2.90. Exact same blender file as in blender 2.83 where bake doesn't crash

Baking normal maps always crashes in blender v2.90 cycles. The same blender file opened in blender v2.83 cycles, where there is no crash baking the normal maps. Have other users had a similar ...
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no addons showing up in blender 2.9 despite them being in the correct directory [SOLVED]

after updating blender to 2.9 all preinstalled addons will not show up in add-ons setting page. ...
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adding an hdri in blender 2.9? [duplicate]

I know there is an option to add an hdri environment texture in the shader/node editor, but is this the only option in blender 2.9? only asking because I have not found an option to add one in the &...
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blend files open in 2.79 version instead of 2.83 when double clicked [duplicate]

I can't find an answer even tho I have solved this issue already once. For some reason when I double click .blend file it opens it in 2.79 instead of 2.83. All I remember that there are multiple ways ...
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Why did Blender move from 2.83 straight to 2.9?

Why did they skip 2.85, 2.86 and so on? Just curious.
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How to fix my project to be correctly opened by Blender versions newer than 2.82a?

I had some issues with my project created in Blender 2.82a, which is not being correctly opened by newer versions. I created a ticket (https://developer.blender.org/T78960) and there it was told be ...
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is blender 2.83.4 still in development?

My blender 2.8 got extremely corrupt and so I was planning on downloading the latest fully developed blender version so there are no bugs. What is the current fully developed blender version?
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2.7x vs 2.8 difference in rigid body interactions?

I am attempting to have a falling rigid body interact with a cloth object. My use case is nearly the same as this existing and solved question: Cloth collision with an object However, that question's ...
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Which version of Blender can I use with an i3 and Windows 7?

I wanted to know which version of blender I can use with an Intel i3 and a standard visual graphics card of intel. The laptop is from 2013 with Windows 7 and I can't get a newer one.
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Blender crashes when I change number of vertices in the scene

When I add a cylinder or change the number of vertices in the scene, blender crashes/closes instantly Video describing my issue: link How do I fix this ?
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How do I convert 2.8x scenes to 2.7x ones?

I am a researcher that has been coding on Python + Blender 2.78. I downloaded several 2.8x scenes from the web and want to render them with my scripts. I'm getting this error: ...
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Flatten Sculpt Brush acting weird from 2.80 to 2.83

Sculpt brushes are acting weird since 2.83, i d like to know how to get back my standard flatten brush behavior, do those steps to see the problem: get blender 2.80 portable version, go in sculpt ...
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Hair particles not appearing in cycles mode

I have some hair that I've created in one of my projects. At some point, somewhere, I must have pressed a hotkey by accident, because now none of the hair is rendering in Cycles. It fails to appear in ...
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Building `bpy` for Windows: where should `datafiles` and `scripts` be placed?

This is the documentation explaining how bpy should be built. I think it is outdated, for the following reasons: It does not mention that ...
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Undo operation keeps resetting my settings

im using blender v2.83.2, since this release I'am experiencing unwanted undo behaviour. Every time I undo for example a brushstroke, at the same time, I am resetting the most recent changes in ...
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Why Do I See Multiple Black Specks on the Canvas when Using the 2D Animation Workspace?

I just downloaded blender 2.831 LTS, and on going into 2D Animation I got this screen with all the dots (image attached). These dots are not pixel errors. Also blender 2.82a file is not opening in 2....
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Opening a file from Version 2.83 in Version 2.49

I am attempting to make a mod for the game Fallout New Vegas... To do that, I need to make a model in Blender, then export it as a .NIF file, but this only seems to work in version 2.49, but I have no ...
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Simulating Shadings Losses for Solar Field, like PVsyst

About Me: I'm an electrical engineer by Profession with some programming experience in Python and applied Machine learning. I am involved in modelling, optimization and data analysis of renewable ...
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Is there a way to hack blender to import .HEIF images HEVC and h.265 codec videos?

Is there a way to modify the source code, or other hacks, to import images in HEIF format or h.265 video (like pictures and movies made with iphones and other samsung phones) into Blender directly? I'...
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Mantafow not rendering smoke

I have a mantaflow smoke+fire simulation, It renders perfectly fine in the viewport however when I go to hit render, the smoke does not appear here is an example:(pictured) I have checked: Outliner ...
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light on older grease pencil [duplicate]

I tried to run the script to copy the data block from an older grease pencil object into a new one and it works, but only in viewport. When i render the image the grease pencil is not affected by ...
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Grease pencil object not using lights [duplicate]

I created some grease pencil objects on blender 2.82, which didn't support the "use lights" feature, now available. I'm using Blender 2.83 now, and i want to be able to lit up those grease ...
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Cannot copy paste collections anymore

I ran into a problem when installing the new blender 2.83. When copying a collection and pasting it, either in the same file or in another file, it doesn't work anymore. I get the notification that ...
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Where to find Ubuntu arm64 version for latest blender versions?

I'm trying to run blender 2.83 on an arm64 device, but the latest version on the ubuntu repositories are version 2.79 and i can't find the packages online. Does the latest versions support arm64 and ...
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Blender 2.83, compatibility with files from older versions

This might be a silly question, but when opening a file from Blender 2.79 in Blender 2.81, the layout of the screen is different and some materials get messed up. Does this or something like this ...
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Blender 2.83 render crashes my computer

I updated my Blender from 2.82a to Blender 2.83 yesterday and when I tried to render my scene, which I was working on fine with 2.82a, my computer locks up and shuts off. I took to combing the firs ...
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Why doesn't Blender 2.83 load?

I have been waiting for 2.83 Blender, but I installed it and try to start it up it doesn't even load. All previous Blender versions worked fine. What have you changed in 2.83 for this to happen?
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Where to download older Blender versions? Namely Blender 2.80

Where to download Blender 2.80? I downloaded Blender 2.82a but it always crashes. So I'd like to try 2.80 but I can't find it on the official Blender site.
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Is V 2.79 available for Linux Ubuntu?

Version 2.82a fails to render animation. I would like to go back to version 2.79 which worked. Is V 2.79 Ubuntu still available? Where can I find a download for 2.79?
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Is there a way to use the old smoke simulator in blender 2.82?

In blender 2.82 they introduced Mantaflow simulations and it's been working extremely well for me, however, I can't seem to make multicoloured smoke. Changing the smoke colour in the emitter settings ...
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Exporting from Blender to Browser (Web Viewer)? What is the best way?

Currently I have modeled 3D products in version 2.83 of Blender, using cycles as a rendering reference. And I have been using version 2.72 to create Web view pages (.html) of these objects, with the ...
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What is the major difference between blender 2.79 and 2.8?

The blender has gone through major UI changes in newer version of blender i.e. version 2.8. But what are the major technical updates it got?
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TBB.dll not found, error, after successful build of Release LANPR branch

I have 'cleaned' my folders, begin with 'git checkout blender-v2.83-release,'' make update,' 'git checkout temp-lanpr-review,' 'make update,' 'make release.' The process states "Build succeeded." Upon ...
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How to get matching voronoi texture in 2.8?

I have seen this tutorial and i don't know how to get matching settings in Blender 2.82. Blender 2.82 has different Voronoi Texture node, and I can't follow the instructions. Old (2.7x) Voronoi ...
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files created in version 2.8 look different in 2.82

When opening a 2.8 version file in 2.82, some textures appear darker in the new version, floor tile size changes, and the shadows look different too. Does anyone have tips on how to keep the files ...
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Hi, i want to install Blender so i downloaded windows64.msi version but my computer is not supporting the file

i want to install Blender so i downloaded windows64.msi version but my computer is not supporting the file. Can you suggest me which file should i install. I mention my computer specifications WIndows-...
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.obj file imported on 2.82 doesn't consider separated meshes, while blender 2.79 does

as the title says, version 2.82 sees the .obj file as a merged mesh, while if i open it with blender 2.79 it divides it correctly in the different meshes that compose the object and i can select each ...
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Where did the 'Use UV for Mapping' option go in Blender 2.8?

I'm following a tutorial using a 2.7 version of Blender, which shows how to use UV unwrapping on beveled curves to make a texture follow the shape of the curve (I'm making stylized hair and would love ...
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Why don't I see the UV map?

I had done my material work on an older version of Blender (2.7). Now I updated my Blender version, my older mesh had several materials, but now I can only see one. Why I only see one material? When ...
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(Solved) Will 2.82 files work in 2.79?

I have a question, if I model an object and I do the materials, the textures, the animations all that is possible is unimaginable on the version 2.82 of Blender, and that I want to copy / paste on the ...
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Exchanging objects between 2.78 and 2.80

So, I have a scene put together in Blender 2.78 and a model made with Blender 2.80 that I want to use together. I downloaded the scene (version 2.78 required) and made the model myself beforehand. ...

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