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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Blender 2.82 program won't load but previous version of blender works great

Newest version of Blender 2.82 won't start. A pop up about AMD drivers quitting appears and Blender shows Not Responding at the top. The screen remains gray. Using Windows 8 64-bit Blender 2.79 ...
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How to find out bug list for particular versions?

Hi I have installed blender 2.81 and it has issues that are different to 2.8. How can I find out what bugs are for my version rather than all versions like bug tracker etc? Geodesic domes crashes my ...
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blender 2.81 version add-ons missing? [duplicate]

I am just wondering if there is any information on what will be available for later versions of blender, as 2.81 no longer has rock generator as standard which is very annoying. Because many things ...
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Active Gizmo show all even when axis locked

Just a general question, which has puzzled me. The 2.81 active gizmo whether in Move, Rotate or Scale always shows everything. Previously it would only show the axis which were unlocked. When locking, ...
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Transfering add-ons between blender builds

So, I got the blender 2.83 alpha build and, I have all of my bizillion add-ons on 2.82 beta. If I download a new version of 2.82, it will automatically update the newest version of 2.82 with all of my ...
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Can I specify which version of Blender to run when rendering from a command line prompt (Linux)?

I want to begin creating projects in version 2.8; however, I still have a couple created in 2.79b that still need to be wrapped up + rendered. I currently have version 2.79b on a server from which I ...
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Blender Version Transition Issue

I do have a question. When upgrading from 2.79 to 2.80, i receive an error saying that I need to update my old version of [Open-G.L] will not work and needed a [Open-G.l] 3.3 or higher which i don't ...
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Can I build Blender source code using CLion?

I'm pretty new in Blender coding. I'm only did some small things using python scripting so far. I'm facing a problem where I wish to see more about the UI components of Blender (panels, icon viewers, ...
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Blender 2.81 32bit

Will there be a version of blender 2.81 for 32bit windows as there was for 2.80? In my working environment we are currently ...
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Blender 2.81 crashed now no version starts

I've never had issues with any blender version up through 2.8 64 bit and was actually using blender when i noticed that 2.81 was released. I downloaded 2.81a on Dec 5 and it opened for a few moments ...
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TypeError: '_sre.SRE_Match' object has no attribute '__getitem__'

Has anyone seen this error during make before: TypeError: '_sre.SRE_Match' object has no attribute 'getitem'? I tried downgrading babel, but still had the message occur. file contents: ...
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Blender 2.81 - cannot import stl files using facet normals

I have a mesh to import of a part designed in Mastercam. I have saved it in Mastercam as an stl file. It is a very complicated mesh so I want to use facets normals so I check the box, but 2.81 throws ...
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Can't Download Blender 2.8 Off Website

I was trying to re-download the original Blender 2.8, however it goes directly to the 2.81 download page instead.
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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 [closed]

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' ...