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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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Can not get selection box selecting more than one object in Blender 2.8

I am a complete Blender newb, so it's entirely possible that I am messing something up. In this capture I am trying to select all of the "brick" objects I have created using a mouse-drag box select: ...
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Blender unusable when using windows 10 High Contrast Themes [on hold]

I found that Blender is unusable when used while any Windows 10 High Contrast Themes are in effect. The reactions to mouse clicks are extremely slow. Have tried re installation but still slow. Can ...
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Just installed for the first time. Blender closes instantly upon starting up

I apologize if this is a common issue, but I cannot for the life of me understand how to startup the program. I just finished installing for the first time, yet Blender will not even run. I had to do ...
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Open a screen in a new window

There are multiple reasons why sometimes I close the second window, like at the office I have two monitors, at home one, etc... Every time I close the second window, then later open a new one, a new ...
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Blender 2.80 and Windows 7

I try to open Blender 2.80 on Windows 7 and nothing happens. I have never had problems with previous versions on my machine, it works perfectly under Ubuntu (my second machine). Does someone have an ...
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Impossible to save file on external harddrive?

I've been trying to make back-ups of my Blender files (very important, I found out a while ago :( ), but when I use either "Save As" or "Save Copy" in Blender to save on my HDD, it doesn't exactly ...
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Blender 2.79 showing error on Windows 10 Microsoft Surface Book 2, Nvidia GTX 1060, Intel i7 [duplicate]

I just downloaded Blender Version 2.79 on my new Windows 10 computer and I am getting this error quickly flashing on start up of blender and upon closing blender. I can interact with the program, ...
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Unable to download Blender because of ssl_error_rx_record_too_long error [closed]

I'm using Firefox 65.0.1 64 bit and have tried many times to download blender using a standard window, a private window, setting TLS back to 1.2 etc - however I'm still unable to do so because of the ...
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Why my object is lying on the surface when I export file as OBJ?

I've made a 3D model (a snowman). I've saved it as a BLEND file and it was standing. After that I wanted to export it as an OBJ file. I viewed it in Microsoft Print 3D and it was lying. How can I fix ...
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Screen bar of the window screen covers/block the buttons

I am a new blender user and I download the version 2.8 beta. However, when I open the software the bar that shows the software's name(on the top of the screen) and the bar that shows window icon, ...
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How to prevent blender blocking computer entering stand by state?

I often leave my Windows computer on overnight, and sometimes I have Blender running when I do so. I've noticed that when Blender is running that my computer will not enter it's powered down state. ...
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Blender 2.79 worked, but 2.80 does nothing (Windows 10)

I'm a beginner in animation. Blender 2.79 seemed to work fine on my Windows 10 Home laptop. But it seemed impossible to enter text as an object so someone named Andrew recommended that I try 2.8. I ...
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Windows 10 Title Bar blocking menus [duplicate]

Both on 2.79b and 2.80 beta, I am unable to see the top menu line. It is being blocked by the windows title bar. I'm running on a laptop with a built in Intel 620 graphics. I assume that is the ...
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blender 2.8 beta doesn't find opengl

Blender 2.8 doesn't load on my windows 7 notebook. It only says several times: "Warning! Ignoring untested OpenGL context profile mask bits. Warning! OpenGL core profile not available." I already ...
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Blender wont start - New PC on windows 10

I just finished building my new PC, here are the specs if you need them: i7-8700K EVA GeForce GTX 1070 SC (got used off eBay so if its defective and thats the issue i want to know asap, but i don't ...
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When rendering a 17 minute video, the mp4 is not playing anything

Maybe this is a dumb question, but when I run a test render on the first 100 frames or so everything looks great - renders in HD to H.264 in MPEG-4 with H.264 codec and MP3 audio codec, everything in ...
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Blender crashes after grey window

I simply cannot launch blender 2.79a whatever I do! I have reinstalled 4 times and done the same with older versions. I have also updated my drivers and installed an older version of Python in case it ...
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Random black screen error

I don't know what kind of error is this error,I'll call it 'Black Screen error'. This error appears randomly. For example: when I modeling, UV unweaping, jump into Texture mod... Recently I had ...
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Patch notes for 2.8 beta?

Where I can see it? Doesnt seem to find anywhere. And new updates are released every day it seems? Should I update Blender every day too? Afraiding of that something will be broke in updates, like ...
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Blender closes when minimised or UI elements are closed

I’m having a bug which was not present about a week ago. Every time I click the blender Icon in the Windows 10 taskbar to minimise it, it just completely shuts down. If I open a window within the ...
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Running Blender under Virtualbox

I setup a VirtualBox machine under Windows for dev related stuff (python, visual studio etc), everything works except that I cant run Blender :( it crashes with ...
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Wacom Cintiq pen input stops working when I launch Blender

I have a basic understanding of blender but don't know the ins and outs at all so I'm definitely a noob. Right now I have a Mobile studio pro connected to a dell xps 15 via usb-c. Whenever I open up ...
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Blender 2.79 crashing

Blender has recently started crashing if I open any other software (I like to have the Blender online manual open and a text file to refer to preferred workflows) and try to return to Blender. Or it ...
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Make a Blender script run an external program

I'm making a script to share data between Blender and After Effects: i created an addon in Blender which exports a .txt file in the After Effects directory (or a custom one) and I created a After ...
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How do I set the env variables properly so I can run Blender with customized paths on Windows?

I want to run a customized version of Blender on Windows. So i set these env variables in a batch file. Blender picks up the user config folder alright but it still points to default addon paths when ...
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Blender stopped opening for me on windows 10

When I open blender, the command box pops up, goes away, a grey window opens and then closes immediately with no error message or anything. Even when running as administrator. From following some ...
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Blender Won't Open Back Up After Crash

After Blender crashes I wont be able to open it back up again unless I do a restart on my computer. Instead this message will pop up. I am using a Windows 10 Lenovo Laptop, 16 gigs of ram, i7 7700 ...
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Installing Blender on windows 10 pro reduces UI size

I have been using Blender for few years on Linux Ubuntu on my Thinkpad and I never faced problem in Blender installation and running smoothly even in my 2 GB ram Linux laptop. Recently, I tried to ...
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The blender program starts with a blurry interface

Hello. The screen is causing trouble and I am asking questions. Because of the nature of the model, I can only use the old version of 2.67 version. When I run the program, I have a problem with the ...
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Blender does not start

Installed Blender on a machine with Core i7 CPU, 16GBs of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce 650. I managed to run Blender twice. On the third time nothing was shown and Blender didn't load properly, even ...
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Blender 2.8 in Windows 10 [closed]

I'm a long time Blender user, though not very technical. Currently have 2.79 installed and working well. When I try to use 2.8, it starts to boot, shows me a blank screen and closes. I can ...
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What does “change” “repair” or “remove” mean in the blender installer?

When I try to install blender, it says change, repair, or remove. I tried clicking change and repair, and install after that but it does nothing. When I delete it and try again the same thing happens.
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Blender version 2.79 and older crashes on startup

Recently Blender version 2.79 and older crashes upon startup in my Windows 10 64-bit computer, and after further inspection, apparently it has something to do with the Cycles renderer. Blender 2.80, ...
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Painting problem when using pen in Blender

I've been using Blender for years. This is my first time to experience it on a 2in1 PC (HP Pavilion x360). This machine has a pen which works perfectly in any app except Blender. Whenever I tap the ...
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Creating an .exe file of a python application with bpy module

when I create an executable of below python application which has bpy (python API for Blender) with pyinstaller on windows platform, The .exe file does'nt run. But the same program runs from Eclipse ...
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Graphics glitch affecting entire Blender window

I may have encountered a bug in Blender: it shows green dots and other random colors all over the interface, and if I move the mouse pointer the colors change! Here's a picture of how the screen ...
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Bake to keyframes messes up cell fracture [duplicate]

I am making a short animation of a sphere breaking a window with cell fracture. Here is how it looks mid-break: I thought it looked good so I decided to bake it into keyframes to upload it to the ...
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Latest version of Blender doesn't boot in Windows or Linux

So i updated my blender to the latest version in both windows and linux. Both immediately shutdown after the initial pop up. Ran from console in Fedora 28 ...
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Light not passing through all windows

I am creating a room using archimesh. And have applied auto holes I have a room with three windows, all set up the same, all using the same material. If I place all the windows in the correct ...
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Wave Modifier Question

I'm using a wave modifier on a cylinder, but I notice the ends of the cylinder are moving up and down. I'm wanting the ends of the cylinder to be angled as they move instead of just just translating ...
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Texture is rendered as a flat colored surface

I'm using AMD ProRender and I can't get it to render a texture I applied to a cuboid properly. This is my node graph and material properties panel: And this is what the render looks like: Basically ...
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Blender crashes with GPU installed

On a recently assembled computer, attempting to run the BMW Benchmark using CPU render causes the screen to flickers after a few minutes and blender crashes, while using GPU render works fine. After ...
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Can not read “image texture” permission denied in windows 10 pro

I have installed Blender in Windows 10 pro and everything works fine until I try to load an image texture in Cycles. I get the message ...
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Blender in Windows 10

I'm having some trouble with fresh installs of Blender on Windows 10. I've tried 2.79b and 2.78c and both do the same thing: they show the main window, then do nothing more. I updated my graphics ...
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Blender 2.79 crashes on Startup [closed]

System: Windows 10 Graphics card: Nvidia GTX 1030 Hi! I'm currently facing an issue where whenever I launch blender (version 2.79) the program immediately crashes. Since this has started happening I ...
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Weird reflections from HDRi

I have been having some problem with reflections in my windows and can't find out what I am doing wrong. I have purchased 2 car models and I get the same problem with the windows. Is is the model ...
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Palm rejection issue with Blender on HP zbook x2

I'm having issues with the palm rejection in Blender on the HP zbook x2. It uses HP's custom wacom driver. When the pen is close to the screen it should ignore any touch, but it seems to be picking up ...
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How to randomize window lighting on skyscrapers without separating each window into a separate object?

I want to make a building where each window has a randomized lighting value. I can achieve this by separating each window into a separate object and assigning them a material that uses a random number,...
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Does an inactive Blender prevent Windows from sleeping and/or hibernating?

I use W7 on a ThinkPad, with hybrid sleep enabled. Sleep/hibernate work as expected without Blender. When Blender application is loaded (i.e. the application has been launched, but is not rendering ...
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Scene ran fine, then updated windows, now playback is VERY slow

So, I was animating a scene, not too complex, and playback was fine, then I found out my windows was outdated so I clicked update and restart, it then took 5 attempts to get back into the computer as ...