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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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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 ...
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Infinite Grid in 2.80

Hi I've just downloaded Blender 2.80 I was wandering if there is a way of making the floor grid in 2.80 a little bit more like it was in 2.79 when it actualy was 8x8 and not infinite.
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Blender 2.79 not installing on linux

Experiencing some unclear problems with Blender 2.79, I uninstalled it with the intent to reinstall a fresh version using the same Linux mint Sylvia 18.3 operating system. Then realized that the ...
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Will add-ons from Blender 2.79 work or be compatible with Blender 2.8?

The add-ons I use are part of my workflow so I'd like to know if I'll still be able to use them with Blender 2.8. But if nobody is sure, is there a way i can find out?
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How to build Blender as Python module? [duplicate]

I'm on a Linux Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS System. As the title states I was unable to find any precise documentation how to build blender as Python Module for uses in scripts. If anyone can help me I'd ...
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Can I open 2.79b files in 2.8?

I'm now using blender 2.79b. So the problem is, if I change the version from blender 2.79 to blender 2.8, is all of my work in blender 2.79 lost?
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Where should I give feedback about the new Blender 2.80?

Where can I give feedback about the Blender 2.80 beta? Right now I am testing it and I would like to give my feedback, because it is suggested I should do so on blender.org website.
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How do I run Blender 2.79 on old GPU?

I have a PC with an old intel GMA 945 that only supports openGL 2.0 and DirectX 9 and I want to install the latest version of blender. Everytime I try to run Blender 2.79 it gives me an openGL warning ...
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How old is Blender?

When was the first Blender version released? I have been an avid user of blender for a few years but I still have not found out how long it has been around. I not only would like to know when it was ...
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Blender building error 'fatal: unable to look up git.blender.org (port 9418)…or WSAStartup failed' Win64

im not a programmer, please help me like you would your grandma. Windows 10 64bit, followed all the previous steps from this page very carefully
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Version 2.8 or 2.79 to start learning Blender? [closed]

I`ve been using Cinema 4D for many years and now I´m thinking in migrating to Blender. My question is, which version would be better to start learning? I mean, Blender changed a lot in version 2.8 but ...
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Learn Blender 2.7 now or wait for the 2.8 Beta release? [closed]

Is Blender 2.8 different enough that I should wait for the beta to be released (in a couple weeks?) to start learning the software, or is 2.7 a worthwhile starting place?
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Building private Blender release with Python Script Node in Compositor

So someone has written and built a version of Blender from v2.79 that allows us to manipulate images as numpy array in the Compositor: https://github.com/bitsawer/blender-custom-nodes The Windows ...
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When is 2.8's release date and how to make it more stable

Please who knows 2.8's release date. I can't wait for the stable version of 2.8, plus any tip to make it more stable is welcome.
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How to get my file back in 2.79 after saving with 2.80 Aplha 2?

I was experimenting with a file in 2.8 and as habit of saving I saved the file. When I opened it back in 2.79 I can't see my model. It disappeared with the error " File written by newer Blender binary"...
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Is there still the material override feature within render layers in Blender 2.8? [closed]

I could not find this feature in the alpha version of Blender 2.8, nor could I find any information on whether the feature will still be available with the release. I only found a hint in Where is the ...
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How do you change opacity of grease pencil strokes in blender 2.8?

I actually have 2 questions, how do you change the grease pencil opacity and how do add another layer? The old grease pencil supported layers but now it's a grease pencil object, how does this work?
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2.8 Where have the 'other' tabs gone?

Anyone know where the other tabs have gone in Blender 2.8?
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How stable are the unofficial builds of Blender?

I'd like to try to use the Bevel shader, but unfortunately it's only available in the daily build of Blender 2.79. I was wondering, just how stable is that build? Is it good enough for everyday work, ...
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Why so useful functions are not in official build?

Why so useful functions are not in official build: Bevel node in cycles: Apply properties disabling in Apply scale: These functions have been implemented for a long time. Relay, are these ...
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Custom Area bl_space_type not possible without building Source exe?

I'm hopeful to create a custom blender bl_space_type say CUSTOMVIEW but I get this error. ...
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Blender file from Blender 2.49 to 2.79 when rendering changes default screen layout

I used Boujou and a script in Blender 2.49 then opened the file in 2.79. Now when I render, I get redirected to a different screen layout: And my composite that adds the video background doesn't load ...
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Making a 2 sided wedge shape

I'm still very new to blender so sorry if this is a basic question, I'm trying to make like a 2 sided wedge, I'm not sure if that's what it's actually called though. I thought maybe I could do this ...
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Custom Blender Builds: How do they work together?

If one developer of a feature (i.e Fracture Modifier) produces a full version of Blender incorporating their modifier, as opposed to just creating an add-on, and then another developer working on a ...
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Is it possible to set material of one face only in Blender 2.45 (old version)?

I have to use an old version (2.45 - from 2007) of Blender*. I'd like to change the material on one face only on an object. I understand that this can be done by clicking Assign on the Materials tab ...
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Future Updates - Handling High-Poly Sculpts Better?

(NOTE: I'm not sure if this is the place to ask; I couldn't seem to find an official Blender email address to contact regarding upcoming Blender updates.) I recall reading that ZBrush has a method of ...
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Camera imported from alembic does not follow it's parent transformations in 2.79?

I came across a problem when i was working with blender files created in older versions of blender. I currently use 2.79. In those scenes i have a camera sequence imported with alembic format. I ...
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Where to find deb file for Blender 2.78c

I've been using the Blender PPA which recently updated to 2.79. However, I want to remain with 2.78c for a while, but I'm not sure how to get it from the PPA (or even if I can, or find a deb file. ...
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How to keep projects of previous blender versions when installing new versions?

I have a Blender version 2.78 build for windows and would like to use the new 2.79 test build. I am unsure as to whether deleting the 2.78 version to install the 2.79 version will erase the projects ...
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Cannot load any video/audio into VSE

I created my own Blender build as I needed to add a "change font" option to the text effect in VSE (see here : https://developer.blender.org/D2424#a4349b1b) But now Blender cannot load any video or ...
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Blender how to install builds

Hi I have a Windows 10 and have Blender 2.78c installed on my computer but just recently downloaded blender -2.780-git.a372638 build dated for 8/1/2017. After I extract the file I don't see an ...
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How do you download Blender 2.79

This is Yusamac205. I have been going through all of these different links that are supposed to download Blender 2.79 beta. But am unable to do it. Here are the links I have tried, with the ...
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Using the fracture modifier with the principled shader?

My understanding is these 2 features are impossible to install as add-ons. I have the current build of Blender 2.78c with the fracture add-on built in, and the beta 2.785 version of Blender that has ...