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

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Blender Rendering in View but in Render Window (no image rendered) [duplicate]

Edit: yes, I have tried most of the solution suggestions from similar posts. Just wondering if anyone else had experienced this... I hope someone can help me. I've been using Blender for a few years ...
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Can't Import/Export any kind of file

Operating system: Windows Blender version: 2.93 LTS Hi, I'm having a problem with the Import/Export of any kind of file (tried fbx and obj). It always reports this error Last line translation in ...
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Lights show in Cycles but not in Eevee for Windows laptop

I recently got a Windows HP laptop and am testing Blender on it. I've found that lights for my files don't appear in Eevee but they do appear in Cycles. Even after increasing the brightness for the ...
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Is there a way to send renders to a render farm with Blender 3.1.0

I am currently having a problem setting up blender (on a windows computer) to send renders on lan to a linx cluster at work. My predecessor used the "network renderer" add-on but that add-on ...
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Blender 3.1[.2] on Windows 10: every run says "trying to install non-verified app"

I downloaded the latest Blender (3.1.2) as a ZIP and unzipped it, because I want to execute it alongside other Blender versions that I have installed. Every time I try to execute blender.exe I get an ...
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Is there Render Setting to Prevent PC Suspend?

I'm rendering using Blender 3.1 on Windows 7. In this thread here someone claimed that the render will continue until its done but apparently for me the render process gets interrupted because sleep/...
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Viewport disappeared from Shading Workspace. How to restore it? [duplicate]

i accidentally deleted the main view on the Shading window, can someone tell what should i do to get back that window :/
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Blender turning blank after opening

No matter what I do after opening blender on the laptop or what the version of windows 10 it's even on (meaning 2.8 to 2.93.4) even if I open my Project or after blender starts running and scroll on ...
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How to make glass shader?

New user. I'm trying to create a bedroom scene and can't get the window to be a glass shader. See the image of from the Bender page on how to make glass. I think it is Cycles but I would like to also ...
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Windows 8.1 Blender UI Broken?

This has happened to me in the past, and the problem was fixed on its own after a long time. Unfortunately, I don't really want to wait that long and was wondering if there was a fix in the future. I ...
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Runnin Blender.exe vs. Blender-launcher.exe

I am running v3.0.1 on a Windows 10 desktop. When I open the folder where the Blender files are stored, which one do I open to run Blender: Blender.exe or ...
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Fix to show thumbnails in Windows 11 doesn't work

I would love to see Blender 3.0.1 (and earlier) file thumbnails in Windows 10/11 Explorer, but the fix of running blender -R at the Command window never makes a difference. I have opened a Command ...
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How Disable image preview blender files on windows 10?

I accidentally enabled the tool to provide blender image preview files in Windows 10 but wanted to disable it. (I've attached a picture of what I'm talking about) I've tried uninstalling blender and ...
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Why won't this terminal window close itself?

I'm running Windows 11 and I use Windows Terminal as my default terminal app. This is a very minor issue, but whenever I launch Blender the terminal window remains open. This can be a problem as ...
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Blender 3.0 installation error

I'll cut to the chase, when trying to install blender I get a popup from windows telling me it is an untrusted app with expired certificates. Error code is (0x800B010A) There is no way to bypass this ...
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Blender CLI Rendering not behaving as expected

I’m having some issues with Command Line Rendering. I’m currently using Blender 2.93.6 ...
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UV editor - Mirror modifier not working on all faces of cube

I'm working with the UV mapping editor for the first time and there's something fundamental that I'm not understanding. I want to map an image texture to all faces of a cube so it reads correctly on ...
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Blender 2.93 - Second Window always focuses

I use dual monitors with Blender, and the newest update (2.93), doesn't let me keep other windows on top while blender is active. If I click on my primary Blender window, it moves the second window to ...
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Using two different GPUs for display and rendering

In the GPU Rendering manual https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/render/cycles/gpu_rendering.html it states that when rendering heavy scenes on the GPU it is best to have two different gpus: One ...
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Where window.screen belongs in this code?

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How can I make a Image texture smaller and repeat itself to fill a object surface? [duplicate]

Hello, so I've build this house and want to texture the balcony with the picture on the left as tile. The problem is obviously the size and scale. How can I reduce the size in the UV window of the ...
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How to select areas in the same layer the shader Editor paints?

Hello, so I created a house in 3D and want to texture it with the shader editor. Problem is that the whole house is on the "cube" layer, because I build it manually instead of building tool ...
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Blender 2.93: How change a window to open on?

I need help how to change a window blender opens to, please. I'm annoying Blender 2.93 always opens secondary monitor(more accurately, left monitor), no matter what I do but. I tried them belows but ...
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New Install: Blender 2.93 won't open on Windows 10 [closed]

All I'm getting is a crash window. This is NEW install (I have never installed Blender on this computer before). Install seems to complete smoothly but when I go to open Blender it crashes immediately....
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Cannot install Blender 2.93 addons on Windows. Python error

I am having trouble migrating from Blender 2.92 to 2.93. Half of my addons will not install and they are officially supported on 2.93. When I install them, I get an error when I attempt to activate ...
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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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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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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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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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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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