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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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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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Where's the shadow light pass gone (cycles)?

I'm following a tutorial (very beginner here) which wants me to enable the "shadows" light pass in the view layer - the tutorial is in blender version 3.2, which the docs say has this, but I'...
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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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How to configure which Blender version opens when clicking on a .blend file?

If I double click a recent blend file icon, the version of Blender that it calls is an old one. The file was created using 2.76, but if I double click it it runs inside 2.72b. If I right click it ...
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Hair particles not appearing in cycles mode

I have some hair that I've created in one of my projects. At some point, somewhere, I must have pressed a hotkey by accident, because now none of the hair is rendering in Cycles. It fails to appear in ...
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How do I migrate an addon from 2.93 to 4? [duplicate]

On the topic of duplication I don't think this is a duplicate of the suggested post, although the contents of it may be helpful. The issue of converting an addon to run on Blender 4 is not going to ...
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All curves emerging from a single origin point following up on Plexus effect

I followed a couple of tutorials for creating a Plexus effect using Geo-nodes in Blender. But all my curves(connection) appear to come from a single point source and other dots do not connect at all. ...
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Blender 3.5 not working on my system

I have been using blender on my PC. (Intel i5 processor, 4G ram, internal Intel graphics card, CPU rendering only) Currently, I am using 3.41, but if I try to use 3.5 as a look-see, Bender mainly ...
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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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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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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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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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Why Blender v.4, even v4.0.2 is much slower in cycle rendering than v3.6.5?

first time i've noticed that, the first day i was installed v4 and after started to render a scene i that i make that before. it was take about 30m, and i expected something about 10 to 15 m. I waited ...
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Does Blender 4 Cycles handle light differently?

I have a large file with lots of lights, that I created and have been working with Blender 3.6. When I opened it with Blender 4 I realized that renders are much different (Cycles); mainly brighter. I ...
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Imitate 2000s era renders in 3.3+

Is there any way to recreate these kinds of renders? I have been able to only replicate the old Perlin noise with texture paint, sadly. Utilizing the layer weight node for some of the materials. The ...
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Reproduce texture relationships from 2.69, in 3.4.1

How can I discover and replicate, using Blender 3.4.1, the Texture attachments to Material nodes that are shown in the same document in Blender 2.69? Blender 2.69 shows, in the outline view, textures ...
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Subdivision Surface creates only one level of subdiv in 3.6 [duplicate]

I got this strange behaviour of the SubSurf Modifier and the Multires modifier in 3.6. Until 3.5 everything works as expected. I saw that lots of people don't have any issue, and I didn't find ...
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Water simulation - How to make water spill (difference between 2.8 version and 3.6 new update)

How can I recreate this fluid simulation from 2.8 version to current 3.6 version? I do not see any 'obstacles' in fluid simulation. I was following this tutorial "making water spill from backet ...
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Where is the sampling integrator in version 3.6?

Where is the sampling integrator in version 3.6? I can find it in older versions but it seems to have disappeared in 3.6. Thanks.
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What is the difference between Blender Version X.Y.0 and X.Y.1?

What is the difference between Blender Version X.Y.0 and X.Y.1? For example, between Version 3.6 and 3.6.1. Are these just bug fixes or something? Or are there some relatively significant changes? ...
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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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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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Building Blender - single lib folder for many different builds?

I need to build several independent "variants" of Blender (differently modified sources for the same target platform) and would like to use the same "lib" folder for all of them. I cannot place them ...
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Selecting vertices inside a box

The question is the same as Selecting vertices within a box defined by exact coordinates, but now on Blender 3.0.1: I want to select all vertices within a bounding box defined by (x1,y1,z1) and (x2, ...
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Open a Blender 3.5 file in Blender 3.4 and earlier

Is there any way to open a blend file made in Blender 3.5 in older versions of Blender? I'd go the FBX route, but I want to preserve the rig.
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Cant change blender default version. All my blend files keep opening up in older version

So far my main version I was working with was 3.0. I got 3.5 (also tried 3.3) and when I try to make those versions default, even newer files ive saved through them open up in 3.0 Any ideas?
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Getting and downloading the last version of Blender used to save file

Getting and downloading the last version of Blender used to save file. I looked at: Do .blend files store information on which version of Blender they were created in? Used a hex editor: I also used ...
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Can't Move the Gizmo - Just Draws a Select Box

In previous versions of Blender, I was able to click on the different points of a 3D gizmo to manipulate it. However, after the 3.4 update this no longer works. It just draws a select box. I wondered ...
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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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Get pixel data from rendering in script using built blender python module

I need to get the Pixels of the render pass to convert them to a numpy array within a python script. From my research there are 3 possible ways to solve this: using a viewer node in Compositor using ...
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Different render result from Blender 2.90.1 to 3.4.1

I tried to find this out myself by comparing settings and googling, but I failed so far. Opening an old project, that needs continuous work, renders differently in a newer Blender version. I know, ...
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'Scene' object has no attribute 'rendercycles' error whe saving a Performance preset

I'm using Blender version 3.3.0 and I was trying to save a Performance preset in the render settings. The problem is that, each time I try to save a new preset with the + button, I receive the ...
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Both Blender 3.0.1 and Blender 3.4 have startup links showing in my Ubuntu 22.04 apps. I see only Blender 3.4 In .cache and .config

How can I get rid of Blender 3.0.1? Is it a subset of Blender 3.4 and there is no real need to delete it?
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Blender 2.83 render crashes my computer [closed]

I updated my Blender from 2.82a to Blender 2.83 yesterday and when I tried to render my scene, which I was working on fine with 2.82a, my computer locks up and shuts off. I took to combing the firs ...
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Blender 2.9+ Cycles missing denoising

I Tried to follow tutorials for improving rendering, because i couldn't find the denoise option. Turns out im just completely missing it, and i have nothing of the likes in my sampling. I opened my ...
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Possible problems with lower version blender rendering higher version models

I mainly use 2.83 in my work, but when I use it to render some models, there are always some messy errors. I want to ask what changes blender has made after 2.83 that make it impossible to render with ...
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Updating to latest Blender version

I currently have version 2.74. How do I update to version 2.76? I do not see any links in the UI to update my version of Blender
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How do I modify a procedural mud material from Blender 2.79 to 3.3?

I'm following this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfc3LwNI_aY As can be read in the comments, the setup doesn't work for recent versions of Blender, and I'd be incredibly grateful for ...
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Blender 3.2 Download instead of 3.3

I would like to download Blender 3.2 instead of Blender 3.3 because 3.3 is not working properly on my computer. However the Blender website only enables me to download 3.3. (when I click download 3.2 ...
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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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Where can I download the earliest version of blender 2.8 beta?

I need to download the earliest versions of Blender 2.8 beta because I'm trying to find the old viewport studio lighting.
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Why am I missing nodes in my geometry nodes editor? [duplicate]

I'm currently following along with this tutorial, and at 1:20 and 2:00, I noticed that in the add menu, I simply don't have the nodes "integer" or "dual mesh". They just don't ...
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Will there be a Blender 3.x LTS and if yes, when? [closed]

According to this post (https://code.blender.org/2020/02/release-planning-2020-2025/) referenced at the bottom of the official Blender LTS download page, Blender 3.3 LTS was proposed to release in May ...
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Flickery Mirror modifier or Render in 3.2.2?

I had to rerender some project files, but in the mean time I updated Blender from 2.93 to 3.2.2. Now the render "Flickers" in the parts with the mirror modifier. (also in the File) What ...
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Cannot copy paste collections anymore

I ran into a problem when installing the new blender 2.83. When copying a collection and pasting it, either in the same file or in another file, it doesn't work anymore. I get the notification that ...
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Does the portable ZIP version of Blender have any perfomance differences?

So I want to use the portable ZIP version of Blender, and as far as I know the functionalities are exactly the same as the install version. But are there any perfomance differences between the ...
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How to edit autosave file location for (blend1, blend2, ...)

As a company we are used to save different versions of our files constantly, to be able to go back to previous steps in the process: ...
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Pitch Black Image Editor & UV Editor

Hi. I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and Blender 3.1.2 I noticed that I cannot see my selected faces in the Black UV Editing environment. Selection seems to be under the black pixel as if it is a ...
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Where to find older versions of Blender? [closed]

I have got the "Blender for Dummies" book from late 2016 and would like to ask where to find an appropriate old version of Blender?
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Python script to check Blender version and block file saving

I am working in a company where a dedicated 3D team uses Blender to create assets and backgrounds. For internal reasons, we are currently stuck with using Blender 2.93 in our pipeline, and we are ...

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