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Blender 4.1 Glass not letting light through anymore

I've used several Glass setups in the past. Since Version 4.1 none of them seem to work for my Windows. The Object always throws a complete shadow, even when the glass is mixed with a transparent ...
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Blender very slow to start up - some network problem [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out why Blender is so slow to start on my Windows machine. I'm using version 4.0.1, but it was similar with previous versions too. The problem seems to be somehow network-...
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Adding windows to faces of complex geometry

Is there a faster and cleaner way to add windows to a complex mesh with angles? I'm trying to re-create a modern building Whilst I'm able to recreate the geometry I'm struggling to find a way to '...
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Why is my viewport top bar covering itself?

My blender project has been covering tools on the top bar and I can't figure out why. Its covering the proportional editing and snap point controls, so this is very annoying. I've tried opening and ...
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(Bug?Issue) Objects that have changed angle and position, on their own no going back possible

So as you can see my object changed position, its not about keyframes in animation, its not about me having changed them, i was working on an object and on a click all these objects moved away, chair, ...
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Blender 4.0 Windows explorer thumbnail preview not working even after making it default version

Blender 4.0 Windows explorer thumbnail preview not working even after making it default version. It used to work properly, I don't know what happened and it is not working anymore. I've searched for ...
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Windows narrator affects blender

I know this may not really be a blender problem, but I have searched other forums and couldn't find anything useful, so I'm here. While using Blender, if I use Ctrl + Alt + LMB in edit mode, instead ...
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all of my windows such as dope sheet, graph editor and such are completely black however the 3d viewport is completely fine

blender update 4.0 on both browser version and steam version
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How to open right instrumental window in 2D animation

I accidently closed it but I don't know how. This window contained materials, render output, everything
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Windows 7 isn't supported post Blender 3.0-3.6: what version of "Windows Server" is supported?

Blender stopped supporting Windows 7, since I think, at Blender 3.0? Or beyond 2.9 is what I think. I want to use Blender in the future, but not ready to build a Windows 10 machine, but I do want to ...
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Crashing upon opening Blender, Python not intializing correctly, getting OSError: [Errno 22] Invalid argument for path to codecs.py

When I try to open Blender, I get an error relating to the file path for codecs.py, which upon investigating, seems to both be okay in terms of the file location, contents, and the filepath's format. ...
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Never had the chance to find a crash log file

Since my start with Blender, and including today, I need to find out why Blender is crashing. Whenever I get a crash and google it, I go through they same process: I locate the temp folder, but ...
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Multi files rendering with windows script command dont work

I have a recent problem that prevents me from using windows scripts for render queue on my desktop workstation. The commands work, but the only problem is that it doesn't chain the next command to ...
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My GPU doesn't support any of the 4 options in GPU settings [duplicate]

I am so tired of only using the CPU for my renders because It's a bit slow and also makes me worry pretty much in the process about my CPU surviving it. I checked how I can force Blender to use my GPU....
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scroll wheel not working in Blender (eratic behaviour)

I think this is a problem related to some microsoft update, but i'm asking her for help. Because the answer her would help a lot more Blender users than just me. System info windows 11 this started ...
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can't find the option to international fonts

i use files with other languages than English, i used to check international fonts option to let blender display them correctly, now i can't find the option or any documentation about it, any help is ...
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Help re-installing Add-Ons, and how to approach “Missing script files”

I have to reinstall all my addons and I'm encountering an issue with “Missing script files.” I run Blender in a “portable set-up”, with different versions sharing a joint parent “config” folder. ...
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Is there a documentation of Blender's installer's command line arguments?

I only found documentation of CLI for Blender itself. What about the installer? I can't find any sort of info anywhere, I also asked few times in the support chat with no reply. Why do I need it? Main ...
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After sleep mode or hibernation blender crashes

When working on projects, I don't close the necessary programs and folders when i want have a rest so that after the rest I can get to work faster. I use hibernation when I go to sleep, and sleep mode ...
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How to use Blender Python script on Windows Container?

I tried to use on Windows container by using the following "Dockerfile" and "script.py". I used this script.py and blender.exe and it was working on local PC with Windows 10. But, ...
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Cursor offset on a large monitor in Windows 10

Using Blender with a large monitor (22" or 24", I've tried both), resolution 1920x1080, scaled 100% with Windows 10, Blender adds extra height between the header bar and the menu bar. This ...
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self-made addon cannot be used in other computer (Windows 10 & 11)

Is there anyone else experience the same on other modules or vanilla when installing their customized addon? I'm stuck in this for a long time. I have created an addon that includes other modules (...
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Changing the default render path is not working

I'm trying to change the default render path in Blender 2.9 to something else. I've changed it in the preferences to my D:\ drive. However, after restarting (and rebooting) opening a new scene the ...
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macOS keyboard shortcut to show Blender app menus & toolbars

I chose Render > Render Image. I didn't like the composition and thought adjusting one of the menu items in the Blender Render window would resolve the issue (I forget which menu item). But this ...
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Blender shuts down after login screen

Whenever system locks to windows login screens (either manualy by pressing Win + L or after some inactivity period) Blender shuts down, even if there is rendering process going on. Is there any way to ...
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Blender 3.4-3.5 running up to 2x slower on Ubuntu 22.04 then on Windows 10

I have purchased a lenovo legion pro with this specs: Intel i7 12700, nVidia 3070, RAM 16gb I have Ubuntu 22.04 and Windows 10 dual boot. In Windows, Blender works great, BMW demo scene, on GPU ...
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How do I remove all these windows? [duplicate]

I accidently puted these windows. How do I get rid of these?
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How can I solve these edges to disappear?

I am working on a window frame and I had to add some loop cut and mirror modif. to finish it, but there are some edges what I cannot solve with limited dissolve.
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How do I open back the properties panel? [duplicate]

There should be a list of all the items and their properties here. I don't know if there's a way to bring it back I don't need the N panel, I need this one:
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Launch Blender with different Configurations (Installed Version, Windows)

Is there any way to run Blender with different configurations? I am using the installed version of Blender on a Windows system. This automatically creates all configurations (startup.blend, userpref....
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Blender 3.4 Error: Unable to open or write bookmark file

So I am getting the following error in Blender 3.4: Unable to open or write bookmark file "C:\Users\me\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\3.4\config\bookmarks.txt" I get this error ...
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Restarting Blender with a Script

I am trying to create an operator that restarts Blender. This script has worked for me in the past: ...
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Help with importing modules with classes in blender

I'm making a file importer addon (for a 3d model) for blender. Since the file format I'm working on is in binary ,for that I have been using a binaryreader for reading the needed values. The binary ...
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Blender CLI does not work when blender is installed through Windows Store

In order to have a blender version manager I installed blender through the Windows store. When you install through the windows store it seems that they store the file in ...
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Error trying to build a modified blender on windows [closed]

I am trying to build this modified blender version from this repo https://github.com/dzigaVertov/vertov_blender . I found out that it is based on Blender 2.93 because it has the following code in the ...
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applying image texture to multiple objects

I was following this tutorial . But when I applied image texture to one cube it applied to the whole pillar. In the tutorial, he had to apply them one by one. Is it a new update or am I doing ...
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How do I make ArchiPack windows transparent?

When watching multiple YouTube videos, when they bring in an object with a window from Archipack it's automatically transparent. When I do it doesn't seem to have a material. I have downloaded the ...
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mouse cursor leaves blender window when using walk/fly navigation

whenever I use the walk/fly mode I cant move my cursor too much or else it will go off the screen on to another monitor. sometimes the viewport even appears upside down or some other odd way. is there ...
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Blender 2.79 not working in Windows Server 2019 on AWS cloud t2.micro

I was trying to install Blender 2.79 on Windows Server 2019 on AWS cloud t2.micro. It installs but does not start - neither GUI, nor by using blener -b command. ...
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Installing Blender on old XP machine

I want to install Blender on an old XP machine. The computer has Windows XP sp3 and 3GB RAM. I read about options and Blender 2.72b was suggested as a nice stable version that works on XP. If ...
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Missing modifier and scene selection windows (Sorry, I'm a newbie)

I'm just starting out with blender and currently doing the "Donut" tutorial. It was recommended since it encompasses many aspects of modeling and is great for beginners. In this tutorial @5:...
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Window Hiding Layout/object mode

As I was trying to work on my model, I accidentally pulled a window over my layout/thing I was working on and now I can't figure out how to close it. I tried reopening the file but it presented me ...
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How to run Blender on a Surface Pro 2

I have acquired an old Surface Pro 2 (Windows 8), and would like to run Blender on it if I ever want to use the touchscreen for drawing, sculpting, etc. The Surface Pro 2 should, in theory, run ...
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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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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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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? [closed]

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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