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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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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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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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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 3.5 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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