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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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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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most reliable version to compile

I just compiled the release build of 2.79b, then realized that since there shouldn't be any new features being added, any post-release commits are likely to contain only bug fixes. Is this a fair ...
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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 ...
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How do you group objects together without joining them? [duplicate]

In Photoshop you can create a folder and put all the layers under that folder. This makes them easier to manage. How do I do this in Blender? I'm not looking to do a boolean union or grouping them. I ...
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“File format is not supported” when trying to open a 2.72 .blend file

I was looking into Sun Rays done in Compositor, so I headed over to this link. Neither of the two files hosted there (Windows.blend and Sky.blend) could be opened by my 2.78 version of Blender: I ...
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Changing display modes in blender 2.8 [closed]

I downloaded the daily blender build from the 2.8 branch a few days ago to try out some new features. I found that some of the interface has changed, especially that the display modes button is ...
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Blender on OS X Sierra 10.12.4 - Menus not working correctly

When I try to use the file menu is sorta, works but not well. I cannot click on anything if it appears at all. Sometimes I get Python: INFO_MT_file instead of the file. I have deleted ~/Library/...
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Will a book for blender 2.62 work for blender 2.78?

Will a book for blender 2.62 work for blender 2.78? Do the updates from 2.62 to 2.78 make the out of version books obsolete and not worth studying? Thank you. Kathy
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What are Blender nightly builds?

Lately I've been hearing this term a lot, but I don't really know what does it means.
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Blender build for Raspberry Pi3?

Has anyone tried installing blender on a Raspberry Pi 3 or do you know which version of blender will be supported on Pi3? If I get just the 3d view running for modeling, that'll be great.
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blender renders incorrectly after invoking user preferences. - cont'd

I had asked a question earlier here regarding a problem with the blender window not rendering correctly on windows vista 64 bit running core2duo 2 ghz, 4 gig ram, Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express ...
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Render stucked at 100% with 16/40 Tiles done (2.78)

I have a problem with rendering in Blender - it got stucked on 100%, but only 16 from 40 Tiles were done. Additionaly, it doesn't show number of actually processing samples like it was in the previous ...
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Where is the “Project Paint” and “Layer” option in Blender 2.77a?

I am now following a YouTube video that teaches texture painting in Blender 2.61. But I cannot find the Project Paint and the ...
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How to clone a texture from other UV Map Image in the Texture Paint Mode in Blender 2.77a?

I am following this YouTube video to clone a texture from another UV Map in the Texture Paint Mode. However, I cannot find out the locations of Tool and the ...
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Blender debugging step problem

I know this question may not be directly related to Blender, but maybe it does! Please correct if I am wrong! I can build and step debugging on Blender 2.78 prior to Xcode 8.1, but something get ...
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PBR, Viewport more quality than openGL render

Im using Clément Foucault's latest PBR Blender build and I noticed that what I see in the viewport does not appear on the OpenGL render and they are not similar. What might be the problem?
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Blender 2.78 release doesn't start in ubuntu 14.04

I usually use the PPA: thomas-schiex/blender for installing Blender. I had never problems before with it. In September 2016 I used Blender 2.78 RC, and it worked well. But in October I've installed ...
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What is the proper way to update a portable Blender installation while keeping user settings?

The Windows portable installation has (or can have) the user settings folder (named '2.77' for instance, containing all the user preferences) next to all of it's files - which is perfect for me, since ...
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blender 2.78-RC1 is out what is the major difference between these two linux versions?

they have two versions one is glibc211 and the other is glibc219 blender-2.78-rc1-linux-glibc211-x86_64.tar.bz2 2016-Sep-02 16:13:25 blender-2.78-rc1-linux-glibc219-x86_64.tar.bz2 2016-Sep-02 ...
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Are themes for Blender releases prior to 2.77 compatible with 2.77?

I ask this cause most themes I find are are from version below 2.73, and I want to avoid messing with the UI. I need insight on the compatibility of those themes on BlenderSwap.
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Transfer settings to new version of Blender

I use Mac OSX 10.9.5. A year ago, I downloaded 2.75a, and today, I downloaded version 2.77a. I downloaded both via .zip file from blender.org and dragged each into the Applications folder of my Mac. ...
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error : “a later version is already installed”

I'm newbie and try to learn through tutorials. They all use blender 2.75 while i just have the latest one installed. I tried to delete all files of blender 2.77 and reinstalled 2.75 but setup wizard ...
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Blender in the webbrowser?

Is there available a version of Blender which can be started from the web browser? I am not referring to a plugin to display the models, but rather to a cloud based version.
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Blender Farm under Win XP using newest version

I have a couple of computer systems running Windows XP and one using Ubuntu. With the latest version of Blender no longer able to run in XP, I will need to shift my major work to the linux box. My ...
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Blender 2.77 glitching whenever it processes

Please help this rookie! .I just installed blender v2.77 and it significantly faster than the previous one when i'm working on the same file. However blender glitches everytime it calculating ...
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Should I use Blender 2.44 rather than the latest version of Blender?

Should I use/learn Blender 2.44? I know I will probably catch flak for asking this question. But I have not continued my self-paced Blender training with any diligence ever since the interface ...