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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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Blender 3.1.2 M1 chip- Metal- GPU enabled- cycles on but NO CAUSTIC checkbox

According to tutorials with the uplisted settings I should have the opinion to see "caustics" checkboxes under object properties, but there are no caustic boxes. I use MacBook Air m1 chip ...
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Are previous branch builds saved anywhere? I'm looking for the 3.0 viewport compositing branch that never made it to main

I know about the collection of basically all the previous release builds, but I'm looking for a branch that had an experimental feature that never made it to a release. I'd really like to experiment ...
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I can no longer get smooth playback in video editor after 3.1 update. Anyway to fix this?

Hi I recently downloaded Blender 3.1 and I'm now having problems with the video editor. I know 3.1 has a feature that automatically creates a proxy but since I'm used creating it on my own I changed ...
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I have a problem with face orientation

I bought a new laptop, installed Blender 3.0 and noticed that the face orientation display is very ruffled. Reinstalling to an older or newer version didn't help. There is no such problem on the old ...
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Blender 3+ version is freezing constantly on Macos

I'm using Blender for a lot of years now and since version 3 on Macos I'm getting constant freezings. Blender not responding, etc. Nothing much in the scene, even with simple cubes. The only way to ...
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Is there a global switch or some reason why my animated people have reverted to a T pose?

I'm using v3.0. I have a scene that I've added Mixamo characters in various running or walking animations. I have zero experience rigging or animating figures, but managed to get everything working ...
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3.0: Rearrange/restore menu bar?

Today I updated from 2.93 to 3.0 and noticed the Tool Settings menu has swapped places with the View/Select/Add/Object menu. How can I change it back? I am not opposed to installing an addon or ...
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Is this console message high priority? prefs: blah\userpref.blend Traceback (most recent call last): File blah addon_utils.py

Here is the full message in Console Read prefs: C:\Users\secret\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\3.0\config\userpref.blend Traceback (most recent call last): File "C:\Program Files\...
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How to I remove the grid to 'render only' in v 3.0 whilst still working on my object?

The option use to be in a side bar under display. I cannot find where it is in V 3.0
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Curve modifier around bezier circle in Blender 3.0 not functioning correctly

Weird one. Im deforming a very simple cubic plane around a bezier circle using the 'Curve' modifier. Problem is when the bezier points of the circle are moved at all, I get this hard twist in the ...
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Does the wiggle bones add-on work in 3.0?

I created a simple two bone rig, and checked the wiggle bones box for each bone in pose mode. I moved a bone, but the other didn't jiggle. This is my only alternative to the soft body simulation, and ...
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Exporting file from Blender 3.0.0 to use in Blender 2.92.0

I've been working on a scene with the newer 3.0.0 version, but a custom plugin I need to use only works with 2.92.0. I still have the old version installed, so tried to open the .blend file with it ...
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Move a project from 2.93 to 3.0 without causing issues

I have some projects created with 2.93 version. Because of the speed of CycleX, I want to continue my project in 3.0. In this post , it was said that it's better to continue in the same version to ...
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Why are workspace tabs different when opening legacy (pre-2.80) files?

Several years ago I did a lot of work with Blender pre-version 2.80. As I'm reacquainting myself with Blender 2.93.5 there are some differences that I can't figure out. For example, when I open a ...
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find_node component: Could not find ID OB (some object name) message. What is a source of this?

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Possible Fixes? Older Blender File ... UI interaction .... Constraints indicators appear but cannot survive drill down .. Foreboding Console Messages

Old file opened in 2.9. Modified circ@ ‎December ‎‎2018. In the constraint panel I see 4 constraints listed. They cannot be opened. The error message in Console Window is listed below. Some other ...
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Blender 3.0 did they change the geometry nodes structure?

I've been checking 3.0 alpha builds for a few months already and there appeared one major change in Geometry nodes: all the attribute nodes have gone (except two). I thought it might be just a ...
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Missing Shade Smooth in Object Context Menu 2.93

I'm a new user of Blender and I use the 2.93.3 version. I follow a tutorial (version 2.83) and when I right click, I can't find the "Shade Smooth"-option in the context menu. I've googled ...
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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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Extra Objects addon: Presets are missing paths

There are two Extra Objects addons that ship with Blender and just need to be enabled in Preferences to use. One is for adding Mesh objects of various shapes. The other is for adding different kinds ...
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How to build Blender 2.79b in Manjaro XFCE

I've found this link which explains how to build Blender in Arch Linux. https://wiki.blender.org/wiki/Building_Blender/Linux/Arch but most probably it will build the new version. But I want an older ...
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Is there a way to transfer a rigged mesh from a new version of blender to an old one?

This is a bit of a long shot, but I'm wondering if there's any way to get my model with the rig over from version 2.9 to version 2.7. From the googling I've done there doesn't seem to be a way to open ...
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How to run an Alpha Build?

This would seem to be a dumb question since I can't find anyone asking it before.... I thought I would install an Alpha build for the first time (2.93 - on a Windows PC). I unzipped all files to a ...
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Why is the latest version of Blender not working when I meet the minimum requirements? [closed]

When I run blender from the command prompt, the window comes up, closes, and this is the output: Error: EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION Address: 0x000000006CA42D7B Module: atio6axx.dll Thread: 000023bc ...
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Downgrade to what version to cover most tutorials?

I'm following a tutorial[0] to create scratches. I'm using 2.92 while the tutorial is 2.8 and I'm stopped due to differentiating node settings already at the beginning e.g. voronoi. Since I have to ...
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Cant find Modifiers

I am new to blender and I am using the newest version. Trying to follow the blender guru's tutorial for the donut scene. I found a hotkey online for subdivision surface because it wasn't available in ...
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How can I tell what a particular key combination will do in Blender 2.92

I'm very new to Blender and I've installed the latest version (2.92). The learning process is extremely hard because all the tutorials I can find seem to have been created under a version that has a ...
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Shading / UVs panel not present

I found a few answers to a question I had (regarding normals) that reference this panel 'Shading / UVs': I do not have this panel in either object or edit mode. I have Blender 2.8 and my interface ...
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Is this a Blender 2.92 rotation issue? [closed]

I am facing a rotation issue in Blender 2.92 and I would like to know if anyone else have the same issue. Let's say I rotate a triangle at -32.5d and then I want to ...
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Why Asset Browser is missing from Blender 2.92? [closed]

I just downloaded the new version of Blender (2.92) and the "Asset Browser" (which we were all waiting for) is missing. Is this normal for a reason or do I have to do with any settings issue?...
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Why are the textures on imported objects not displaying correctly in my scene?

I have a small scene with an imported CAD model in Blender 2.9. I have textured a vastly similar model before and imported the textures from the old project (Blender Version 2.82) into the new one. ...
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Trouble running Blender on Paperspace Virtual Machines

I have looked at related questions about virtual machines, but I have not found an answer to this. Blender is less responsive (when I move the mouse or press a hotkey, the object's movement is slow ...
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Which Version of IFC Open Shell do I download

I am trying to import IFC architectural files to edit and render on blender. I read that I have to add IFC Open Shell but when I try do that it says determine if my copy of Blender is 32 or 64 bit. ...
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How do I access the Save pop-up on older files

I just switched to Blender 2.91 and I am having a problem: when I close a project I did with 2.90 I do not get the option to save. Saving manually does work, but it adds a file called quit.blend every ...
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MANTAFOLW - Realistic Dirt/Dust trail

I'm following the "Making Realistic Dust trail" question which is not accurate for today blender smoke sim interface. I try to reproduce this answer for cgslav but in blender 2.9 which does ...
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I can't see the drop down menu of my add-on in Blender 2.8

I work recently on the passage of my add - ones in the version 2.80 (formerly 2.79), however, when I click on the furniture or equipments menu, the pop-up menu does not display, while with the version ...
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How to update my blender without losing all my settings on mac [duplicate]

How do i update to blender 2.91 on Mac i currently have version 2.83. How do I update to version 2.91 useing Homebrew? without overwriting
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Is only Blender 2.91 for Mac so buggy [closed]

contrary to Blender 2.8 Blender 2.91 is very buggy. Each time my mac goes to sleep mode Blender crashes when waking up. And sometimes even my files can be loaded any more, it simply crashes. Will ...
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Cloth Physics Clipping

I'm trying to make a shirt to go on my model. However when adding cloth physics, for half of the model the shirt collides into the model for a small amount of time before clipping through. I created ...
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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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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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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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