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The difference and why there are different optimal bucket sizes comes from the size and design of on chip cache/memory of cpu or gpu. The gpu has a massive amount of cores. But they are dumb and cannot do much logic. They have a big data throughput though - so that's why is good to give them a big chunk of data. There will be a lot of parallelization done ...


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I found the solution, right click on the blender shortcut>Run with Graphics Processor>Integrated Graphics. It should run smooth when you do that. No need to roll back any graphics drivers, just use your integrated graphics to model and you can still set your 960m to render in the settings. In case you are not able to see the option, Open NVIDIA Control ...


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Since hardware questions and computer recommendations are considered off topic here, and this is a frequent topic that often comes up in new questions, here is a somewhat canonical answer that hopefully covers the main points. The most important component for Blender is a good graphics card. Unfortunately, to get an even remotely decent GPU (Graphics ...


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Blender Cycles relies on GPU compute languages like CUDA or more recently OpenCL. CUDA is exclusive to Nvidia and while OpenCL is technically cross platform, in practice AMD's implementation is the only one that provides a usable speedup for Cycles. From the Blender wiki: https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/OpenCL Intel GPU’s are getting more powerful but are ...


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I don't have enough reputation to comment on Sam's post, but he's right. I wanted to stream a game last night and downloaded Nvidia's Geforce Experience for Shadowplay (which updated a driver). Opened Blender this morning and had the same issues (extremely delayed input). Rolled back the driver and working fine again!


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I'm quite surprised at the amount of false information here. First off Intel does indeed support OpenCL, as far as I can see up to 2.1. Not only this, but I have actual field experience with working with OpenCL on Intel APUs. The implementation works, and works well and will speed your processing the same way any other GPGPU compute technology would. ...


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You can, as long they are from the same brand (AMD, or NVidia) you should be able to use them simultaneously to render in Blender Cycles. If you keep them out of any proprietary GPU pairing technologies setup like SLI or Crossfire, the operating system detects them as two discrete GPUs and see both graphics cards, Blender should be able to see them as ...


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There is no OpenCL support for Blender 2.80 BETA on macOS and it likely won't come back in 2.80 RC or Final. Hi, There was a growing payload of bugs in Cycles related on OpenCL on macOS platform, and those issues were caused by a compiler bug, which we have no control over. Surely, it is sometimes possible to work compiler bugs around from ...


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After about a year with the same issue, I found a solution: use Blender in REAL fullscreen mode. By that, I mean, do not use it with maximized window, go to Window > Toggle Window Fullscreen. This solved the problem both in Blender 2.79b and in 2.80. I dunno if we have the same machine, I'm using an Acer Aspire-E5, but it uses the same graphics card, 940MX. ...


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Have the same computer specs on a Dell 7559. Had the same problem when I updated the NVidia drivers to the recent Geforce Experience ver 376.09. I finally uninstalled this driver and went back to the ver 375.95 and things are back to working. Hope this helps!


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The mannequin in the package is simply a few bits of plastic that clip together, there are no electronics in it. The included app that does the animation takes a photo of the mannequin and detects the location of each piece to then position the armature used for animation. While any mannequin could be used for the same thing, you will find the odd shapes ...


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The GPU option doesn't show because you don't have a supported dedicated GPU. Intel HD graphics is an integrated graphics solution, which realistically won't work with Blender. Ivy Bridge is the name for the CPU family.


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There are two options. First: Your scene render is bigger then your GTX 960 memory. Solution: Change render to CPU. Second: You have active 'render preview mode' and 'final render' at once. Solution: Turn off 'preview mode' or change it to 'solid/wireframe'.


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Proxy feature is designed for that purpose, make it easier to edit heavy video sequences. Generate 25% proxies of your strips, use those for editing (by choosing them as Proxy render size option of the View Settings panel), and you are done. Original files will be used automatically for final render. See the manual for more details.


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One thing not mentioned that is important for efficiency on multi-core hyperthreaded machines is the time cost of "tile stragglers." My machine has 12 cores and will spawn 24 rendering threads which means 24 tiles at once (2x E5670 Xeon). As a frame nears completion, it will reach a point where there are fewer tiles left to render than you have cores/...


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You won't be able to use GPU rendering with Cycles. Apple has deprecated OpenCL for macOS 10.14 and future releases. Since macOS won't have any updates for the OpenCL compiler and therefore no bug fixes, Blender 2.80 will no longer use OpenCL on macOS. This was originally announced on the bf-committers mailing list by Sergey Sharybin. It is also documented ...


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Yeah, it must be selected. To select it with no RMB, you must change your user settings. Now go to the "Input" tab and change to LEFT for select


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Kinda but it's not recommended. You could have 2 instances blender open and set one to cpu and the other to gpu. By turning on placeholder under the render tab you can in theory have both devices rendering the same scene at the same time. Now the reason you don't want to do that is because the devices calculate and process the data in completely separate ...


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I went out and purchased a P106-90 video card for about $70. The card showed up properly on windows 10 and automatically installed the drivers. Blender automatically detected the card And it cut renders down from 1:32 to 49 seconds Which means I was able to cut my render times in half. Additionally, searching the blender benchmark data shows benchmarks ...


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Judging from Blenchmark, yes. I realize that it has been closed down for a while so its results should be taken with a grain of salt, but I don't think they're completely irrelevant. The mobo you posted should work fine if you don't intend on using anything too powerful/modern. The PCI-E 2.0 slots may bottleneck the GPUs connected to it if you connect them ...


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Unfortunately your graphics card doesn't fulfill the minimum requirements of Blender 2.8. The Radeon HD 6530D has the old Terascale 2 architecture and GCN first generation or newer is required. You won't be able to run Blender 2.8 on your hardware.


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(1) Should I render with the CPU or GPU? If you have a powerful GPU with enough memory to handle the scene, it is preferable to use the GPU or a combination of CPU and GPU. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 is a high-end GPU, at the time of writing, which will significantly improve render performance compared to CPU only. (2) Are there any downsides with ...


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Yes, Blender 2.78 and above versions all have support for Pascal architecture (10 series)


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If the GPUs supports either CUDA or OpenCL it will most likely work. Check https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev/render/cycles/gpu_rendering.html for more info about Blender/Cycles GPU rendering.


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Q: Is there a way to limit the amount of VRAM blender uses? A: NO Example: if your scene need 2GB of VRAM, Blender need 2GB VRAM for render this scene. No other way. Imagine, you want to pour 2l water into 1.5l bottle. Also there are no direct evidence the problem is amount of VRAM. I don't thing VNC need VRAM for running. This doesn't make sense:-)


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You need to install nvidia-cuda-toolkit because blender uses this toolkit in order to drive your nvidia card. apt-get install nvidia-cuda-toolkit You should also make sure that your nvidia card is cuda compatible. blender docs related to GPU. list of nvidia graphics cards compatible with CUDA


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Yes, this is normal. The fact that the CPU utilization was so low tells me that your daughter has probably 'baked'[1] the simulation to a disk cache so most of the 'work' will be showing up in the form of disk I/O rather than CPU utilization. This is a good thing and probably giving her much better performance than if she 'frees' the bake. The physical ...


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Cycles is not a real-time renderer. It is possible to have very fast Cycles preview that could be called 'real-time' with high end graphics cards or/and extremely simple scenes, however if you need more than a couple of samples and more complex lighting with decent image resolution(that is basically every single case you would want to use Cycles for) you ...


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You just have to emulate a 3 button mouse. Here's how to do it: Go to the User Preferences. Go to the Input tab. Check Emulate 3 button mouse. Hit Save User Settings. From here on out you can rotate the view using Alt + click and dragging, zoom using Alt+Ctrl + click and finally navigate using Ctrl+Shift + click.


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