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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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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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How do i close a view window that's not the same size as the ones next to it?

I'd like to close one of the view windows on the right side of the Blender user interface. However, it shares borders with two view windows on its left. I've tried dragging both its and its neighbor's ...
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Can't import ctypes from Blender's Python

I'm having trouble importing the ctypes Python module from a 32-bit installation of Blender 2.73 on Windows. I need to use Blender's included Python, not the system ...
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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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How do you keep blender from shutting down?

Every time i go to render something completely, stops and shuts down destroying everything i have worked on. what am i doing wrong that keeps me from working? right now i am using windows 7 (Yes i ...
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“Legacy WGL is unable to select between OpenGL versions” error [duplicate]

Is there a chance of fixing this? (the autodesk maya was working fine and I want to try this program, could someone help me with 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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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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Blender app window BLANK after Windows 10 update

Windows updated a few days ago Version 10.0.17134 Build 17134 I noticed the Windows app "create password reset disc" opens, with no window. I can see it in alt-tab, but when selecting it, nothing ...
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Alt combination doesn't work well Blender 2.78 and 2.79, Windows 7 x64

I discovered that AltH doesn't work and I was unable to unhide objects. After a series of tests and looking online, I discovered myself that the left Alt key doesn't work always, but the right Alt (...
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How do I send multiple command line commands to the same Blender instance?

im pretty new to blender, and im facing the need to issue python scripts to blender outside of blender via command line. Im using the following from a windows shell: "blender exe" --python "python ...
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Blender 2.79 install - Installer has stopped responding [closed]

I've had no problems installing earlier versions of blender. But installing the new 2.79 (Windows, x64) installer on Windows 10 ends up with the installer flashing a window, then going away. Followed ...
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Blender opens but is strangely unresponsive

I am using Win 7 home 64bit. I have multiple versions of blender portable installed (just an unzip), after not using it for a couple months I went to open 2.77a and it just gives me a big black screen ...
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Transformation manipulator rotate keeps messing with my material view

Bizarre glitch(?) that seems to happen whenever I use the material view after activating the rotate transformation manipulator on a rig. When I rotate my bones manually, everything seems just fine, ...
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Startup Black Screen?

I just installed Blender and I'm new to all this. When I open up Blender I see a black screen, like the command prompt app on Windows, and I was wondering how to get into Blender? Then if I click on ...
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How to record a Blender tutorial for others [closed]

I've gotten so much from this great Blender community, I'd like to give back. Before I start I'd like to ask how to do this best. Questions: How do you record a Blender tutorial in Windows? What do ...
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Problems setting ap a render farm

I'm trying to set up Blender on our renderfarm. Main problem is, we are using blade servers without a dedicated graphics card, so when starting Blender on the server I get this error: Can't detect 3D ...
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GPU and missing kernel…32b works but not 64b

So I just did a build with an ASUS GTX 980 ti with windows 7 64b OS. None of the 64b versions of Blender are working, they just flash a quick command window for a 1/2 sec and then nothing. The 32b ...
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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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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 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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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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How can I move a project that includes images-as-planes?

I am working on a project that includes images-as-planes. I would like to copy the whole project to another computer. How can I move the Blender file and also relocate the image-as-planes source ...
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Does Blender bloat unnecessarily the Windows Registry?

According to Revo Uninstaller, Blender adds more than 4400 registry keys to the Windows Registry. They are almost all spread in Registry folder: ...
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Possible to make an Installation version of Blender with all current Add-ons and Settings?

Blender can be downloaded in a portable version, that doesn't need an installation. It's also possible to pack external data like models and textures into a .blendfile. This makes me feel, it should ...
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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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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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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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Installing blender on another drive other than C:

i just got a new pc and found out it has 2 hard drives. one with my windows 10 OS (C:)(size: 149GB) and the other virtually blank (D:)(size: 1.67TB) my question is, will blender work if i install it ...
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Blender crashes whole PC

Blender crashes my whole PC, usually when i switch out of it and come back into it. Blender usually crashes when I switch out of it and come back into, and when it does crash, it begins with the ...
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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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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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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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Material Interface

I'm learning blender and am studying materials at this point but as I progress through tutorials I often encounter that my material panel is not always the same as the first time I used Blender. ...
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How to quickly jump from one entry box to another?

Is there a way to quickly jump from one input box to another? For example, in the retopoflow menu, is there a way to go from the source object to the target object box with a button instead of ...
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How do I restore the original window configuration? [duplicate]

I have made a real mess of things. Each time I try to close one "viewport" or whatever they are called, another one is created, and now my entire screen is a MESS. I just want the original window ...
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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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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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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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Blender 2.8 causes all other versions to not run!

After installing 2.8 i use it for 5 min then it stops responding and crashes. I try to reopen and the console is blank and it never ends up working. All other versions of blender i have installed also ...
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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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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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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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Blender 2.79b crashes on start V2

This question is a continuation of this: Blender 2.79b crashes on start up System: Windows 10 Drivers: ...
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Blender Crashing within two minutes of opening even if left untouched after opening [closed]

I'm brand new to blender. I downloaded the newest version from online (2.79.2), checked to make sure I have good requirements for using the program (which I do), I start up the program and literally ...
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Part of Blender UI Windows disappears

l have been creating a scene for sometime now. All of a sudden, the part of blender that has the File, Render, Window ,Help you know, the part of the blender interface that allows you to switch ...
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Blender dev build question

On https://builder.blender.org/download/ there are 2 version available for download: non-stable build and Experimental Build Branch by VS 2015 . What does this mean and what are the differences ?
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Some vertices stopped moving in sculpt mode

On a project I was working on creating shape keys and sculpting the model for those keys, suddenly while attempting to create a new shape key some of the vertices of the model stopped reacting to the ...
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How do I get out of a Blender 2.77a Windows 10 infinite loop after setting a .jar default app setting by mistake?

After some trubosquid downloads, I kept getting a "make default app" for .jar files notice. I clicked okay just to get it to go away. Now when I open Blender 2.77 on my Windows 10 machine the command ...
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Blender will not fully open

Whenever I try to start up Blender the CMD comes up as usual but then stops on that and says nothing? I've tried leaving it for a while to see if it was just going slowly because I had just updated ...