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 does Blender 2.93 crash when I try to use Radeon ProRender? [closed]

The issue: Whenever I select Render View, with ProRender as the renderer, or When I select ProRender as the renderer with Render View already selected, Blender shuts closed. If Render Quality is set ...
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Installed 2.93, won't open [closed]

I installed version 2.93 on my Windows 10 computer. I had no previous version of Blender installed. When I finished installing and tried to open the program, it looked like it was going to open, but ...
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Render finished notification on Windows

On Mac, when Blender finishes rendering, it sends a notification with an audible chime. But on Windows there is no notification. Is it a Mac-only feature, or I'm missing some settings? I googled for a ...
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Get Window Handle from blender api?

is there a way to get the window handle value from python API? i know about user32 = ctypes.WinDLL('user32', use_last_error=True) user32.GetActiveWindow() But that'...
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Left click not working on various places

I am experiencing a very weird behaviour since I installed 2.9.3 although I' m not sure this has something to do with the version per se as the same behavior started happening with previous versions ...
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Run Blender from CLI with GUI

Hello dear blender community, I am trying to automate a few tasks in Blender, and trigger their execution from the command line like this: ...
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Issue using bpy with MATLAB's pyenv?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question... but I've been using bpy 2.82 (installed via pip) for awhile now for some of my research (I'm a PhD student). For a new project I'm on ...
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Issues running Blender from the command line despite setting up environmental variables

I have become interested in running Blender from the command line (Windows) to make my workflow more efficient. I also want to be able to run it directly without pointing Windows to my directory each ...
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Multiple Importance has problem with glass

I have problem with Multiple Importance for Point Light and glass material. Look on the pictures. First picture depict active multiple importance on the all point lights and second deactive multiple ...
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Add layers in blender 2.93

I am new to blender I downloaded it just now. I am trying to add a new layer in 2D Animation but I don't know how to. I am using Windows 10. Any help will be accepted.
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2.93 Render Window Always on Top

I just installed the latest available version 2.93.0 (win). When I press F12 to render, it popups render window, but now render window is always on top! So, I can't switch back to 3D view window (...
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I'm experiencing severe lag and long delays for pretty much all actions

So I just installed Blender today, and the problem didn't start till about 2 hours into my first donut tutorial attempt. At first everything felt fine and responsive, but as I got further along ...
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audio doesn't play at all

I downloaded Blender yesterday primarily to use as a video editor and it worked well, until I tried to play audio. IT'S COMPLETELY MUTE. I was wearing Bluetooth headphones so I tried using wired ...
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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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Blender crashes entire PC on Cycles rendering - need help diagnosing the problem

I have a MSI i9 PC (32 GB of ram) and a RTX 2080. The computer crashes on any Cycles render but for our purposes here, I'm using the Blend file attached to this ticket. Here's what I've done to ...
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dialog windows with two displays

I have two displays and I'd like to move Blender to the secondary display and not the main one, because of resolution stuff (main display is a laptop display scaled 125% and it kinda leaves less room ...
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Computer terminates all programs and locks up with Cycles render

I am trying to render an animation with Cycles, and it was going fine. Then at 2 am, after 4-5 hours of rendering, I wake up and notice that my computer has locked. I have created a render power plan ...
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Blender 2.93 doesn't work for multi-monitor OBS capture anymore

so with 2.93 there's some new window behaviour with minimising, maximising and Blender window being active. I stream my Blender workflow through OBS. I have 2 monitor setup and I use 2 Blender windows,...
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My material behaves differently in material preview than in rendered view

I have a material which looks different in material preview than it does in rendered mode or in final cycles output. I'm using cycles for rendered mode. Blender 2.92.0. You can see below that the ...
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How can I import my video properly?

I used a cellphone and it records .3gp I converted to mp4 and When I put it in the video editor it goes wrong It seems that it triesa to put it in the computer resolution
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How do you get second window in Texture Paint Mode [duplicate]

I'm using Blender 2.92 and whenever I go to Texture Paint mode, I'm only seeing the flat texture. How can I create a second window and see the model as well? ...
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Grease Pencil primitive/shape tools do not function

First and foremost, I am on 64bit Windows 10, V1909, Build 18363.1440 My current blender installation is 64bit 2.92.0, fresh from blender.org When I click on the primitives while in Grease Pencil's ...
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Using PIL in a blender addon

I need to use Pillow 7.2.0 for a blender addon I wrote. To make it available to me, I simply navigated to where I had Anaconda and found Anaconda/lib/site-packages ...
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Can Windows Blender load a project from a WSL2 filesystem file?

Windows can access WSL2 paths as \\wsl$\Ubuntu-20.04\home\me\scene.blend but I can't type that path into blender's File>Open dialog box (2.93 alpha nightly of ...
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How to link Anaconda3 environment to Blender 2.92 on Windows

My problem Since the release of Blender 2.92, my anaconda3 environment does not work anymore with Blender... I have this error at startup : ...
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Eevee glass shader transparent only at certain angles?

So I made windows for my building in an Eevee scene, but at certain angles, it doesn't show what is on the other side and instead shows a reflection of what's below my building. I am using the ...
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Installed blender version 2.92 and 2.91.2 but when it launch is shows not responding please help [closed]

Device name RHINOCEROS Processor AMD A4-9125 RADEON R3, 4 COMPUTE CORES 2C+2G 2.30 GHz Installed RAM 4.00 GB (3.89 GB usable) System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor Edition ...
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Blender closes/crashes everytime I open and close a window

Since yesterday blender constantly closes/crashes everytime I open and close a window. So far this happens on every window I have tried (e.g. file output path, file import, viewport windows, image ...
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My blender doesn't open anymore

I'm having a problem with Blender 2.91.2 Whenever I try to open it, it just goes to the console and closes immediately. Initially when this happened, it came up with a message about my userprefs file (...
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Blender Crashes on Startup in Windows 10, returns EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION

Blender crashes upon launching the application in Windows 10, but not in Ubuntu Studio. It might have something to do with the graphics card, but AFAIK I've got the latest drivers. To note: Blender in ...
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Using bpy in a standalone python script dies when rendering

EDIT (Solution): I was able to fix this by adding the following line: bpy.context.scene.render.engine = 'CYCLES' This works fine for me as I need to use the cycles ...
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Architectural Window Glass - White or Black circle in IOR Reflection

I have modelled a window using a glass that has thickness (about 10mm). Normals face the correct way. I have researched glass shaders to make sure light passes throught the material and also keeps ...
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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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