Questions tagged [versions]

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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How do I upgrade to 2.79?

I have Blender 2.80 and I don't like the new layout, it feels a lot a slower and they changed too many things at once so every time I want to do the simplest things I have to spend like 1-2 hours ...
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Building python module

Hello I am trying to render images from different angles of dataset containing 3d models in .obj format for a project. I want to render these images in parallel using gpu with some python script ... ...
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prevent add-on being enabled in lower Blender version than 2.8

is there a canonical solution to this? I'm one of the developers of Sverchok and we are more frequently getting installation issues where people install the 2.79 version of Sverchok on Blender 2.8+. ...
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Strange pixelation when previewing a material

I am trying to add a basic color to an object. But whatever Suface I choose, I end up having these strange colorizations/pixelations. By the way, if I turn to e.g. Viewport shading, my whole viewport ...
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Is there any way to change ui to v2.80? [duplicate]

I downloaded a blender file and opened it but UI did not match V2.80. I guess that because the file have been made in old version its UI did not match V2.80. I want change UI as V2.80 easily. Is ...
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Where can I obtain Blender 2.79c

It appears a lot of people had this nightly build at some point, but I am unable to find the download anywhere, as it was nightly it seems undocumented. In need of the Vertex Alpha support they added ...
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Missing objects from old Blender in 2.8 (hidden in 2.79b and lost in 2.8) [duplicate]

I am missing a bunch of objects when opening some old blender files (it has nothing to do with the collection visibility like in this post: Missing objects when opening old file in blender 2.8) I ...
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Switch between versions of blender

Say you have Blender 2.8 and want to use 2.79 for any reason. For me, it's because I prefer internal render because it's easy to use. What's the best way to switch between different versions of ...
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Blender 2.8 How do I find out which version and build I am using?

How do I find out which version and build I am using? Normally this is in "About" under the Help, but not in Blender.
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Intended compatibility of files contents while transition from 2.79->2.80->2.81

I am working on a file, which is not my own and therefore cannot be posted -- and it is a really complicated one. This file, when loaded into Blender 2.81 crashes blender sooner or later. I inspected ...
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Fuse cc to Blender 2.8 flipped normal issue

i am having an issue with importing Fuse characters i make, when i import the obj file into blender 2.79b/ue4/paint3d the model looks fine, when in 2.8 the normals are all out of wack wondering if ...
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Different render results with cycles in files created pre-2.8 and post-2.8 - extra noise in 2.8

I use a node group (see linked blend files) along with extremely limited numbers of bounces & lighting to achieve a certain non-photorealistic effect in cycles. This effect has previously resulted ...
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Debugging Blender on VSCode

I am trying to debug blender via gdb on Visual Studio Code. I have a launch.json file and it will open up blender but immediately close. I am not sure what is going on, has anyone successfully . Here ...
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Issue with displacement in 2.8 but working fine in 2.7 (Cycles) [duplicate]

Why can't I get the same result I achieved when using blender 2.7? 2.7: 2.8:
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How to build blender with Outliner Branch (or any other branch)? [closed]

I build blender with "Add OptiX device implementation to Cycles" (https://developer.blender.org/D5363). I get it, everything is fine! But! But I want build blender with outliner branch I'm doing ...
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Cycles: Build without SSE and AVX

I am trying to benchmark Cycles performance without SSE, with SSE only, and with AVX instructions. I am finding weird behavior where if I switch off the "WITH_CPU_SSE" flag in CMakeLists.txt, the ...
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Do I need to re download Blender?

I currently have the Blender 2.80 release candidate, and now that the official 2.80 is out, I was wondering if I need to download it again to stay up to date or if the release candidate is the same as ...
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What version have I installed

I read that MB-Lab 1.7.5 requires Blender 2.80.74 or later. I cannot find what my exact version is, it just says 2.80.
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Black screen when switching versions

I just installed Blender 2.8 and tried to open one of my files from Blender 2.79b. Everything was going fine until I opened the project. It's just black. If I go into render or edit it still remains ...
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Blender 2.8 causes all other versions to not run!

After installing 2.8 i use it for 5 min then it stops responding and crashes. I try to reopen and the console is blank and it never ends up working. All other versions of blender i have installed also ...
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2.8 msi install error 2753

Tried to install 2.8 from .msi but I am getting an error 2753.
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I cant access object that where on another layer in 2.79 in 2.8 [duplicate]

I wanted to start working on my Blender file in the 2.8 version and when I started working in my existing 2.79 file in the 2.8 version i couldn't access the object that where on another layer in ...
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Context Problem in Blender 2.80 python module

I run Blender 2.80 as python module (for running on a server with Django), so there is no gui. Apparently passing the correct context doesn't seem to work for me in this case. I have tried many ...
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What do these build warnings mean?

Whenever I build blender from source (2.8), I get a number of these build warnings. What do they really mean? And will it affect the performance of the built binary in anyway? This warning stays on ...
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Blender 2.8 Mac OS , modifiers tab missing? [duplicate]

Hi I was using previous versions of 2.8 and now version available today, does not show the modifier tab on the right. I might get lost on UI updates?
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Correct Stable version of Blender?

I am confused which stable version of Blender to use. When I visit the website of Blender, There is an option to download "Blender 2.79b" which is marked a "stable" release & which was released on ...
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I Can't Open Blender 2.75 or Higher When Installed, Console Flashes and Closes Instead

Whenever I try to install some of the more recent versions of Blender and run them, all I get is a console flash and a blank, gray Blender window before both of them close themselves entirely. I've ...
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Building Blender from source with static linking [closed]

I'm following these instructions to build Blender from source as a Python module. As I need to share my build with others in a different runtime environment, I need to build it with static linking. I ...
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Blender 2.8 API - grid_scale?

in v2.79 the following works: bpy.context.space_data.grid_scale = 0.25 bpy.ops.view3d.snap_selected_to_grid() but v2.8 doesn't know ...
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How do I update my Blender 2.8 to the latest version of Blender 2.8? [duplicate]

Trying to figure out if there is a way to update my Blender 2.8 to the latest version of 2.8. Im looking at the page on the Blender website where you download 2.8 and it appears there is a new version ...
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Where to get older versions of 2.80 for Linux

been using Blender 2.80 for 3D animation, and at one point I came to conclusion that I could render faster using two computers - my home computer with Win7 and my work laptop with Linux Mint (each ...
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How to update blender 2.79 to 2.79b [duplicate]

Is it really necessary to download and install 2.79b and thus lose all the good settings in 2.79
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Unable to copy objects between versions

I can't copy and paste objects between versions which is an issue because older blender crashes trying to open newer blender files and newer blender warps models from older blender on scaling
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How to update Blender 2.8?

Haven't used blender for a while. Do I still have to delete my current blender and download new one from the webiste?
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Is it possible to run Blender 2.79 with this hardware and software configuration?

On my Mint 19, 32 bit, I've got this information: $ inxi -Gx shows the next lines... ...
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Where can I find the custom bone in version 2.8?

When I import a character created in version 2.79 of Blender to version 2.8, I do not see a custom bone. I am currently using version 2.80.31 of Blender. Some characters seem to have a custom bone, ...
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Brand new to Blender. Should I download 2.79 or 2.8 beta? [closed]

I am unsure which version to download. If the interface is different in 2.8 then there does not seem any point in using 2.79? Any advice welcome thank you
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How do take an object from 2.8 and work on it in 2.79b?

I'm trying to import the .dae file of a project I exported from my 2.8 installation, into my 2.79b installation. The object will import fine, but the textures get all messed up. Here is the material ...
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How to duplicate an object in 2.8 via the Python API, without using bpy.ops.object.add_named()

I know how to successfully duplicate an object by using bpy.ops.object.add_named(name = 'TemplateObjectName') If the template object named 'TemplateObjectName' ...
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How to know what is new in the daily releases?

I see that https://builder.blender.org/download/ shows a new version almost every day. But I can't see what was changed since the last version. How can I know it?
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Can't use hotkeys for vertex/edge/face selection

I just downloaded the latest daily build "blender-2.80-532536bf52da-win64" and when I launch it and try to use those hotkeys, they don't work nor show in the keymap preferences. What should I do?
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Where is the render display mode setting in 2.8?

In 2.7x and earlier we have a setting which controls where the rendered image is displayed when F12 was pressed. The setting can still be set via the python api (...
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Blender 2.8 subfsurf modifier behave different compare to 2.7

I tried to learn box modeling using Blender 2.8 while using tutorial that was using 2.7 version. I noticed that the Subsurf modifier doesn't act just like the 2.7 version when i tried to edit my mesh ...
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Multiple viewports in 2.8 object mode?

In the old blender, as well as most other 3d programs, you can display multiple viewports each with their own orientation, top, right, left, back and front, I don't see any way to do this in 2.8 ...
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What are minimal requirements for Blender 2.8 compilation on Linux?

I is not about Blender itself requirements, but about the minimal requirements for a standard compilation process. I'm writing a tutorial about compilation, and this information is nowhere shared. Let'...
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Thread limited processing in 2.8 builds?

I have been trying the 2.8 Blender Bot builds. None of them have even attempted to use more than the first 16 processing threads of my Threadripper CPU, leaving 75% of the computing power idle. Many 2....
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Older Beta builds Blender beta 2.8 needed!

I have downloaded the latest Blender 2.8 build (jan 14th) but now I have problems with the animation nodes. Where can I find older beta 2.8 builds? Thanks! Freddy
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Patch notes for 2.8 beta?

Where I can see it? Doesnt seem to find anywhere. And new updates are released every day it seems? Should I update Blender every day too? Afraiding of that something will be broke in updates, like ...
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Start with Blender 2.79b or 2.8 [closed]

I’m new to Blender and need to learn Blender from scratch. Should I start with version 2.79b or start using 2.8? I’m expecting 2.8 to be mainstream before I reach any level of proficiency.
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Darker and less contrasted 3D viewport and 2D canvas - Latest build of 2.8

I just downloaded the latest build of 2.8 to try out the new grease pencil curve feature, but I've noticed something off. The 2D canvas is significantly darker (an off grey), whereas the last build ...