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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Where can I get Blender test builds?

I know that Blender.org provides downloads for official releases. I see on forums that people use newer versions of Blender. Where can I get newer version of Blender (nightly builds, alpha versions... ...
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Is it advisable to update Blender to the newest version as soon as possible each time?

I know Blender is free software and bugs happen. But my question is, is it good practice to update Blender every time there is an update? Even if a minor one? (i.e I'd consider 2.56 to 2.56b minor or ...
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How to duplicate an object in 2.8 via the Python API

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 run Blender through RDP on Windows Server 2008 R2 - opengl error

I want to render my blender project in rdp. But some error has appeared. What is the best solution for this problem? I've spent many hours trying to troubleshoot this problem.
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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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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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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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Thoughts on Building a Blender-Oriented PC [closed]

The rendering time on my laptop is starting to become absurd in order to get a decent looking scene. I am looking at building a pc that is well suited for blender. What components are the most ...
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How to Enable Frame Blending in Blender 2.74?

I can't find the option that supposedly existed in Blender 2.49: "Enable Frame Blending". Does anyone know where it is, or where is its analog? I shot a sunset - 30 minute video I want to turn to 10 ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to update Blender without deleting it and downloading the new version?

I like to stay up with the latest version of Blender. I use Blender on my Macbook Pro and it is kind of a pain to update Blender because you have to delete it and then re-download it. This isn't a ...
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Blender release life cycle and versioning

I was trying some older versions but version numbers and release versions are not clear to me. For instance how can I know what is the most stable release of a given version, say 2.49: The folder ...
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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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How to get my file back in 2.79 after saving with 2.80 series?

I was experimenting with a file in 2.8 and accidentally saved it. 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. How can I ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Where to download older Blender versions? Namely Blender 2.80

Where to download Blender 2.80? I downloaded Blender 2.82a but it always crashes. So I'd like to try 2.80 but I can't find it on the official Blender site.
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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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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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How to build and submit Mac builds to Graphicall?

I've used a few of the custom builds on Graphicall, and I'd like to give back by helping contribute some back. I've got a Mac, which is a bit of an underdog in terms of building submitted, and I've ...
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Blender 2.72 "blender-app.exe"

Blender version 2.72 in the .zip downloaded from blender.org there is a new file called blender-app.exe in addition to blender.exe. What is blender-app.exe for? Which file should I use to open ...
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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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Why is the Steam version of Blender taking so long update?

I got the Steam version of Blender hoping to get new updates downloaded automatically but it's been days since 2.76 has come out but I still haven't gotten the update. Are steam updates delayed for ...
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Where can I download older versions of Blender?

I was trying to re-download the original Blender 2.8, however it goes directly to the 2.81 download page instead. How can I access downloads for previous versions of Blender and installers for older ...
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Why is the smoke preview not showing in Blender's viewport?

I've been trying to put together a smoke sim in blender 2.74 using the quick smoke preset however have found that it does not show up in the viewport, yet will still render. Long story short i have ...
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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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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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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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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?