Questions tagged [windows]

Questions pertaining to the Windows Operating System as it relates to Blender. Questions can be anything from compatibility to optimization.

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Why is blender rendering only at base clock speed?

I have a Lenovo Ideapad slim 3i, with Intel Core i5-10210U, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD, Intel UHD Graphics and Nvidia MX130. I did a blender project in this Laptop, and I set the CUDA preferences in ...
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How to check whether the Blender application is focused / on the foreground / active (Windows and Linux) in Python

Is there a way to check whether Blender is currently focused / on the foreground / active (in both Windows and Linux)? We're sending data to Blender, and this would help us determine which Blender ...
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Remove pop-up window when running an operator

Is there anyway to remove this pop-up window when running an operator?
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Windows 10 blender blackscreen, no cursor, no USB power

I get a black screen after working a few minutes on blender with the Cycle render method active. Most of the time I have a second window of blender open, set to a camera with Viewport Shading on. ...
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Sheep It not launching

I have downloaded the newest version of Sheep It from the website, but when I launch the exe file (Im on Windows) it says "Extracting __%", and when it finishes extracting it closes and does ...
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Blender crash on startup on older Lenovo Thinkpad E520

I'm total Blender newbie, trying to get Blender 2.91.0 to run on my Lenovo Thinkpad E520 Edge (bought at the end of 2012). I just made clean install of Windows 10 (Home 64 bit) after replacing Lenovo'...
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How to lock a menu (specifically Sapling Tree Gen)? [duplicate]

I am trying to play around with the Sapling Tree Gen Add-On, which allows me to create trees and modify them. But the problem is that the settings for the tree were in the Toolbox on the left (opened ...
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Can anyone hep me fixing blender? [duplicate]

Every time I open Blender the same project is opening, I don't know how I did this but I cant close the project and can't open a new project. I haven't saved the project that opens anywhere, this ...
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How to make Save/Load Popup Windows & Preferences Window open on Secondary Monitor?

I'm using a dual monitor setup (Monitor + Wacom Cintiq). My cintiq is designated as the secondary monitor, but its where I do all my creative work (blender, photoshop, etc). I've suuccessfully gotten ...
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Using Blender's GUI application from WSL2 (repost from stackoverflow)

This is a repost from StackOverflow, I was recommend to post this here by a friend Recently a fellow intern finished his internship. For this internship, he wrote some automated fluid simulations in ...
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Windows 10 crashes using blender

I have tried to find an answer in internet on my issue before to write in this blog but I couldn't find any. I am currently using blender 2.90.1 and after rendering a complex scene I open a new ...
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How do I turn off transparency in drop down windows?

Whenever I open a drop down menu, the window overlaps the screen underneath it, this causes texts to overlap and become difficult to read and know what I am clicking. I see other users of the program ...
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Rendering engine BLENDER_RENDER not installed? [duplicate]

When I run: render_args = bpy.context.scene.render render_args.engine = 'BLENDER_RENDER' I get the following error: ...
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Blender keeps crashing/closing without log entry

I have a problem with blender now and I don’t know why. It keeps crashing constantly. I can work sometimes only 2 mins and sometimes upto 20. Then it closes without anything. I reinstalled it with no ...
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Blender won't open. The command window flashes but nothing else. I want to share my solution

Problem: Blender worked until I installed 2.90. It opened once then failed afterwards. When I tried to open Blender, the command prompt flashed and disappeared. Blender would not open. I don't like ...
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Both windows change when I switch to object mode in second window?

I'm new to blender and was creating a treasure chest or whatever you call it. I split the blender screen to two windows so that I can see one object in object mode and in second window in rendered ...
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Window cut pinching after bevel applied to windows edges

I tried to search an answer to my question, but didn't find a solution so far, so looking for Your help. I'm trying to create a modular sci-fi corridor. As You see in the first screen shot - this is ...
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how to call a floating properties window and display the modifiers tab?

Well, what I want is that after a shortcut, a floating window appear with the properties area sowing the "modifier" tab. I almost get it to work. But I have an error. Here is my code ...
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Mac-style inertial viewport navigation on Windows

On Mac (at least with the touchpad; unsure about mouse), orbiting/panning/zooming the viewport has inertia and momentum to it, which is to say if you release while still moving your cursor, the ...
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blender opengl 3

Today i tried to download the latest version of blender but it gives me a problem on opengl, telling me that i need at least opengl 3.3, even though i should have opengl 4. So I found a modification ...
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Rigid Body Crash when switching between MacOS and Windows

I'm a relative newbie on Blender 2.83 and have an infuriating problem when attempting to edit - on a Windows 10 laptop - an animation containing a rigid body simulation originally created on a Macbook ...
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Blender crashes upon opening

I installed Blender (2.83) for the first time on my new Custom Built PC. Windows 10, Intel i7, x 64bit and opened double clicking the .exe file, a grey screen appears as well as a black dialogue box ...
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Carrying UI Settings from Windows to Linux [duplicate]

I'm trying out Linux (Kubuntu 20.04), moving from Windows 7, just to see how I feel about it. I installed Blender 2.83 and I'm having trouble opening up the start up file I have saved away with the ...
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How to install Blender on a Intel Core i5 with Windows 7? [closed]

I use a 2014 laptop with Intel Core i5(2010) with Windows 7 Pro Extended Support(2020) I want to do modeling with Unity but I tried but it said you need a high level computer while i have a mid level
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'blender' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file

I can't get any blender commands to work in the windows command line. I have added to the PATH and changed the directory to where Blender is on my laptop but I just keep getting this error: 'blender' ...
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How to create old looking/ cracked glass

I am looking for old looking cracked glass for a window in a shack scene. I have looked everywhere but can find a tutorial or material or model on this please can someone help me on this thanks
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Switching from Mac to PC - Questions regarding GPU-rendering

I just switched from Mac (macOS) to PC (Windows 10). Since Macs can't render with GPU, I'm new to the concept of being able to render with Cycles using a GPU. However, I have a couple of questions: ...
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How to make Blender open on secondary monitor, including save/open/prefs window?

I use a dual monitor set up (Dell as primary monitor, Wacom Cintiq as my secondary). I want blender to start up on my secondary monitor. Manually moving the Blender window to my secondary and saving ...
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Crash when I start Blender 2.83 on Windows 7 Pro

I've just installed Blender 64Bits v2.83 (Os W7 Pro-64b) and when I try to launch it, I have a stealth window (kind for DOS command) which opens and closes immediately, and the program doesn't not ...
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Is it possible to auto close the blender render window once rendering is finished?

Is it possible to auto close the blender render window once rendering is finished? I could not find any such option.
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How can i change the keyboard layout of blender back to english/default?

I'm new (actually just installed it a few hours ago), and wanted to access walk mode through shift ´ but i couldn't find the key Blender sees as ´ at first. Neither the key left of 1 - which would be ...
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Blender 2.83 Doesnt Load: Debug Output says “EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION”

I checked one of the text files for 2.83 and says my GPU is supported, I ran one of the command scripts (blender factory startup) and it produced a Blender Debug Output. This text message says ...
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SyntaxError: (unicode error) 'unicodeescape' codec can't decode bytes in position 2-3: truncated \UXXXXXXXX escape

I'm trying to save fig to my desktop using python but showing an error how can I solve this error?? (I'm Using Windows10) ...
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Why does Blender become unusable when Windows Ink is enabled?

It is awesome that Blender supports windows Ink, however if you use it then blender seems to become unusable. Even right click menus stop working. Is there a way to activate a pen only pie menu or ...
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Can you perfectly line up one object with an array modifier with another object that has an array modifier?

So here's the problem. I want the cylinders to be smack in the middle of the cubes when giving them both an array modifier. I know one way to make that happen, is to just join them together and give ...
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Clip in the sequencer won't show in previewer

The clip is a MP4 file I captured from Windows Gamebar. The video plays fine and I can even open it in other video editing software. However, when I import the clip into Blender it won't play video in ...
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Remapped keyboard keys don not work properly in Blender only (Windows 10)

I have bought a laptop that was German (I’m not, I use an English keyboard), and I have a clean installation in English as Win 10 OS language and Greek loaded as an additional language pack. Both use ...
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R6025 error when I try to colorize something in blender 2.82

In blender 2.82 when I try to go to shading tab ,material preview and rendering views even when I try to add a material to an object an error pops up and blender crashes. This is the error pop up: Can ...
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How do I Save/Pin a New Window, and assign a button to it?

Under Window > New Window, I'm able to create a window, and assign various Editor Types within said window. I'd like to save this window and Pin it, so that regardless of which Workspace Tab I'm on it ...
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Blender is not displaying anything when startup

So I got this new desktop PC (albeit second-hand), and I begun moving my old stuff from my laptop to here, including Blender 2.79. When starting up the program, I was greeted with something I call a ...
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When I have Blender open and Windows updates, it like, desyncs so sometimes my mouse won't MMB or scroll, or some other peripheral function breaks

Is there someway to stop Windows 8.1 from breaking my interaction that isn't just finally switching to Linux and calling it good on the whole MS experience, because I do sadly need windows to access ...
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Graphic Glitch on Startup

Blender was working fine a few days ago, but suddenly starting Blender up yields a screen like this. For some reason, the glitch doesn't occur when Blender is left free-floating: if I set it to fill ...
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Blender 2.8.2 Crashes on Startup (Windows10) - Not enough video memory?

Update: Also tried 2.78 - It seemingly gets little bit further but still hungs up before accessing the program. I just installed Blender 2.82a off the Windows64 installer on my brand new PC and it ...
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My character keep some of vertex stretching

Here's a video of my issue. https://youtu.be/xFZSXf1QfcA when I pose mode and move the body of the character it would stretch vertex and polygons in one location didn't move with the pose. I used grab ...
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How to change “default” Blender used by Windows?

I have multiple versions of Blender installed: 2.78c(for a class I'm taking using the game engine), 2.82a and 2.83a. When I hit the Windows key and search for Blender, the default one that shows up at ...
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FPS drops sporadically, with Gsync turned on, even with just one cube in the scene

Problem has been ongoing for quite a while. (more than 3 months, can't remember exactly when, sorry) If I move the mouse outside the current part of blender framerate instantly shoots back up - for ...
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Path to all Font directories on windows 10

When I installed extra fonts on Windows 10, the OS put the files in my user "AppData ..." location. Now fonts exist in two different directories and I cannot find information on how to setup the font ...
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Room with Archmesh

I created a room with archmesh, but when rendering with Cycles it´s dark inside, when rendering with Eevee I can see the outside through the window. How can I fix this?
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Blender 2.81a file created in Windows behaves weird in Linux

I have students learning Blender doing the Blender Guru Donut Tutorial. While doing this, a few of them have moved to another room. The difference is that they started on Windows 10 PCs and now try to ...
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Integrated Graphics Requirments for Newer Laptops?

I'm buying a 10th Gen Intel Core, HP laptop. The specs say it only has an Intel Graphics Coprocessor. Will it run blender 2.8? https://www.amazon.com/2020-HP-Touchscreen-Premium-Laptop/dp/B081SM57RY/...

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