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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Blender 2.74 Windows 64bit quits and displays hz issue

Here is the message that gets displayed: ...
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Blender freezes up, after hibernate while Blender is 'Not Responding'

Sometimes when Blender is doing rigid body simulations, it says 'Not Responding' and then after a while it responds again. But when I make the computer 'hibernate', while Blender is in 'Not Responding'...
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Wacom tablet acting oddly

Just putting this out there in case anyone has any ideas. I have an older Wacom Intous2 and it still works great. I'm on Windows7. On Blender 2.71 and earlier, my wacom tablet always worked perfectly,...
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Cross-compiling blender on linux platform for windows target [closed]

I've successfully compiled Blender for linux on a linux system. However, I'd like to build a Windows version as well, using the same machine. I found some old forum posts about using MinGW32 to do ...
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How well does Blender handle multiple instalations side by side?

I have Blender (latest stable version) installed on my workstation. I want to install the nightly build so that I can have the stereo 3D features for a project that I am working on. Are there any ...
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Have second window with different perspective open only when a second monitor is connected?

I have Blender on my laptop, into which I sometimes plug an external monitor, and set up some different regions to make my workflow smoother/easier. When I save and close my project, the multiple ...
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Baking AO textures causes unexpected computer shutdown [closed]

I've started experiencing unexpected shutdowns when baking AO textures. The various parts of the stalwart are all placed in one project file so that I can AO texture them all. I've done various bakes ...
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Blender 2.73a crashes on start up

I am using windows 7 64-bit, freshly installed. I installed Blender 2.73a but after installation, when I open blender it crashes (Blender has stopped working), but Blender 2.68 works perfectly fine. ...
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Make Blender usable on high resolution screen

The Blender UI elements are incredibly small by default on high resolution screens on Windows (15" UHD screen). I found the Preferences -> System -> DPI setting which can be set up to 144. This ...
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Import a GIMP XCF on Windows 7

How do you import a GIMP XCF File into Blender when running it on windows 7? I see all this stuff for how to do it in Linux, but is there anyway to do it with windows? And what is this http://wiki....
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CUDA error: Launch exceeded timeout in cutCtxSynchronize()

I am trying to render my scene with my GPU (GTX 660ti) but it always fail with this error and crashes driver. Rendering blender's BMW benchmark scene works just fine, there must be something wrong ...
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Mismatch between 2.69 and 2.72 interfaces for Video Sequence Editor window

In the 2.69-based tutorial I am following, this is the interface shown for the Properties panel of the Video Sequence Editor set to Preview: In the 2.72 version I am using on Windows 7, this is what ...
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How to get rid of opened duplicate window [duplicate]

After I open an additional view of a window, how do I get rid of it? Example below: Dragging to the right/left does not help. I am using 2.72 on Windows 7.
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How do I get the console on windows?

How do I get the console on windows? I opened the python console and it does nothing, and it isn't open on startup.
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Missing OpenColorIO.dll for game engine executable

I saved my blend file as Game Engine Runtime in a Windows 7 system. Now I have an executable file. The file works perfectly fine on my current computer but when I open that file on another computer (...
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Interface size miniature running windows 8.1?

I just downloaded blender on my brand new laptop using windows 8.1 and for some reason everything in the program appears miniature. I think it has something to do with resolution but I cant figure it ...
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encode video through windows command line

I am trying to integrate the Windows command line functionality of Blender into a program I am writing to perform some ProRes/XDCam to DnxHD video encodes. I am currently using FFMPEG to perform DnxHD ...
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Using Python to write to the Windows clipboard (BINARY data, not plaintext) [closed]

(skip this first paragraph to get straight to the question) I have been attempting to augment my workflow in a little-known game engine for a game called "Natural Selection 2", and my plan is to be ...
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Constant repeating errors in console

Was just about to start learning Python in Blender, turned on the console and found the following message being constantly printed: ...
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Blender 2.72 “blender-app.exe”

Blender version 2.72 in the .zip downloaded from blender.org there is a new file called blender-app.exe in addition to blender.exe. What is blender-app.exe for? Which file should I use to open ...
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When I quit Blender, I get: “Blender has stopped working, windows is looking for a solution” [closed]

I had to install a new motherboard, and with it, I had to reinstall my Windows 7 OS. Everything works well, I had reinstalled Blender also. When I quit with CTRL+Q or from the menu: File/Quit, I get ...
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Blender has stopped working: Crash on startup [closed]

I used Blender version 2.68a last year. I wanted to start using it again, but now whenever I start Blender it simply crashes immediately with the message, "Blender has stopped working". I've tried ...
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Apple and Windows require pre-compiled libs at: [closed]

I'm trying to build Blender 2.71(?) as a Python module on Windows 7 with vs 2013 express and cmake. I've followed these instructions. I've set the JPEG_INCLUDE_DIR and JPEG_LIBRARY entries to .../lib/...
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Start Blender with popen in windows 7 [duplicate]

I am trying to start and run a blend file with python3 popen under windows 7, but all I am able to do is start Blender. ...
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Associate Blender with file import in other format than .blend

Is it possible to associate Blender (in Windows 7 and later) to open files as it would be done via Import. I often import files in .dae or .fbx format to Blender and I would like to import them simply ...
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Where are the instructions for installing the 2.71 Release Candidate?

I've downloaded the Zip file for Windows 64Bit and unpacked it and now have a folder with 226Mb of files that includes a Blender.exe. I however, couldn't find any installation instructions either in ...
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expandpath() ?? can python reach out to an external directory on users comp? [closed]

I have a scores text file (game scores kept here) that gets created on completion of game level. I am installing users downloads of my game into C:\Program Files\ ...
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How can I change the directory used to cache BVH?

Is there any way to specify where Blender saves the BVH cache files? It seems that it always goes to a folder inside my user profile (in my case, on Win7: ...
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Python's uuid module cause c runtime error in ms-windows

I'm using requests in my addon. On OSX it seems to work fine but on windows I'm getting this bizarre message box on startup: ...
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Visual C++ Runtime Error 2.69 Startup (Fresh Installation)

I keep getting a visual C++ runtime error while starting up a fresh install of blender.... The following is a list of tasks that I have performed to try and fix the problem. Uninstalling and ...
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Blender Crashes after a few Renders from a Batch Script

On Windows 7 I am rendering a series of animations from Blender in a batch script that looks like this: ...
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Does Blender resume rendering after returning from hibernation in Windows 7?

I have a Windows 7 machine and my Blender render takes about 8 hours or so. Sometimes the laptop goes to sleep or I have to hibernate it to travel to work. Does Blender resume the rendering to avi raw ...
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Blender debugging symbol files

Are there anywhere available the newest Blender debugging symbol files for ms-windows (*.pdb)? Blender recently crashed a few times and I wanted to provide developers more information than only info ...
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How to run scripts in the background of the game engine without freezing or opening new Blender instances on Windows?

The Blender game engine does not move into the next frame if all the active scripts have not yet finished. Say we have an HTTP script in the game. The script retrieves data from a server. I presume ...
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Console flashes on launching, then closes (ms-windows)

I installed blender on a windows 7 64 bit system. I opened it one time then went to the tutorials. in the meantime I had a power failure and when I tried to start blender again I get a dos window ...
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How can I start using Freestyle?

Blender 2.67 is out, and one of its main features is the long-awaited Freestyle integration. I'd like to try out Freestyle, but it doesn't appear in the "Render Engine" dropdown. I assume some ...