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 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 version(s) useable on Linux PCs with CPUs without SSE2?

Several computer science students in developing countries, who only have access to old PCs with non-SSE2 CPUs (mostly AthlonXP processors with SSE1), would like to know the version number of the last ...
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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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I can't see the drop down menu of my add-on in Blender 2.8

I work recently on the passage of my add - ones in the version 2.80 (formerly 2.79), however, when I click on the furniture or equipments menu, the pop-up menu does not display, while with the version ...
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Is there a way to hack blender to import .HEIF images HEVC and h.265 codec videos?

Is there a way to modify the source code, or other hacks, to import images in HEIF format or h.265 video (like pictures and movies made with iphones and other samsung phones) into Blender directly? I'...
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Blender 2.83 render crashes my computer

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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Where did the 'Use UV for Mapping' option go in Blender 2.8?

I'm following a tutorial using a 2.7 version of Blender, which shows how to use UV unwrapping on beveled curves to make a texture follow the shape of the curve (I'm making stylized hair and would love ...
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Blender 2.8 subfsurf modifier behave different compare to 2.7

I tried to learn box modeling using Blender 2.8 while using tutorial that was using 2.7 version. I noticed that the Subsurf modifier doesn't act just like the 2.7 version when i tried to edit my mesh ...
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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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Trouble running Blender on Paperspace Virtual Machines

I have looked at related questions about virtual machines, but I have not found an answer to this. Blender is less responsive (when I move the mouse or press a hotkey, the object's movement is slow ...
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How do I access the Save pop-up on older files

I just switched to Blender 2.91 and I am having a problem: when I close a project I did with 2.90 I do not get the option to save. Saving manually does work, but it adds a file called quit.blend every ...
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blender 2.9 ui glitched?

I just downloaded version 2.9 on my 2010 macbook pro, but all the UI seems to be glitched out. Any UI element that should have a box outline only has a triangle (see picture I don't know how to ...
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is blender 2.83.4 still in development?

My blender 2.8 got extremely corrupt and so I was planning on downloading the latest fully developed blender version so there are no bugs. What is the current fully developed blender version?
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Simulating Shadings Losses for Solar Field, like PVsyst

About Me: I'm an electrical engineer by Profession with some programming experience in Python and applied Machine learning. I am involved in modelling, optimization and data analysis of renewable ...
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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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Is there a way to use the old smoke simulator in blender 2.82?

In blender 2.82 they introduced Mantaflow simulations and it's been working extremely well for me, however, I can't seem to make multicoloured smoke. Changing the smoke colour in the emitter settings ...
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What is the major difference between blender 2.79 and 2.8?

The blender has gone through major UI changes in newer version of blender i.e. version 2.8. But what are the major technical updates it got?
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Hi, i want to install Blender so i downloaded windows64.msi version but my computer is not supporting the file

i want to install Blender so i downloaded windows64.msi version but my computer is not supporting the file. Can you suggest me which file should i install. I mention my computer specifications WIndows-...
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Exchanging objects between 2.78 and 2.80

So, I have a scene put together in Blender 2.78 and a model made with Blender 2.80 that I want to use together. I downloaded the scene (version 2.78 required) and made the model myself beforehand. ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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 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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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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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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Extra Objects addon: Presets are missing paths

There are two Extra Objects addons that ship with Blender and just need to be enabled in Preferences to use. One is for adding Mesh objects of various shapes. The other is for adding different kinds ...
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How to build Blender 2.79b in Manjaro XFCE

I've found this link which explains how to build Blender in Arch Linux. https://wiki.blender.org/wiki/Building_Blender/Linux/Arch but most probably it will build the new version. But I want an older ...
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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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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 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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UPBGE and VS Code issues with python and Blenderpy module Cant use blender script in local IDEs

1 I am new to Blender community and has created some add-ons to model things through code.. However, I am failing to execute the same code through my IDE, IDLE and VS Code with all my paths set for ...
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Which version od OpenVDB is used in Blender?

I download openVDB library and build it. Now, I want to join it with other libraries to Blender. The problem is, that I need same openVDB any Python version of libraries which are used with Blender. e....
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Dynamic Paint Headless Printing

I have been working on a code which uses dynamic paint to take images of 2D slices through a scene and output them to a folder. This has worked fine in Blender 2.90, however this is part of larger ...
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Blender 2.8x do not work

I've searched for an answer to my problem and didn't find any. So, I'm gonna ask. My hardware requirement configuration is at it's minimum; at some aspects, over. So why I can't make Blender 2.8x work?...
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UnboundLocalError of writting a file while updating script

I'm trying to update some old code that worked for 2.79 but I'm trying to update to 2.8. One of the parts of the script involves writing a meta file and using some variables from the script to write ...
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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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no addons showing up in blender 2.9 despite them being in the correct directory [SOLVED]

after updating blender to 2.9 all preinstalled addons will not show up in add-ons setting page. ...
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Blender crashes when I change number of vertices in the scene

When I add a cylinder or change the number of vertices in the scene, blender crashes/closes instantly Video describing my issue: link How do I fix this ?
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How do I convert 2.8x scenes to 2.7x ones?

I am a researcher that has been coding on Python + Blender 2.78. I downloaded several 2.8x scenes from the web and want to render them with my scripts. I'm getting this error: ...
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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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Mantafow not rendering smoke

I have a mantaflow smoke+fire simulation, It renders perfectly fine in the viewport however when I go to hit render, the smoke does not appear here is an example:(pictured) I have checked: Outliner ...