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How to run Blender through RDP on Windows Server 2008 R2 - opengl error

To run Blender on a machine without OpenGl support, you would need to: Download the opengl32.dll or opengl64.dll from this link: http://download.blender.org/ftp/sergey/softwaregl/ Copy and paste the ...
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Why won't Blender run on Windows XP?

The last version of blender that was officially compatible with Windows XP was blender 2.76. Versions after that probably won't work. You can download previous version of blender here. To quote ...
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Can Blender be used on an Android device?

Sorry, there is no Android support at this time, and probably not ever. It would involve a massive coding effort for support and because blender is very cpu/gpu intensive, the devices that run it ...
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Do I need to uninstall my current version prior to 3.0 install?

(Windows) Each version's installer creates a unique directory and will have their own entries in Add or Remove Programs Your system will maintain one 'default' application that opens when you double ...
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How to download and install an add-on hosted on github properly?

Option 1 - Follow the instructions Search for any instructions on how to install the add-on in the first place and make sure you follow them step by step (can vary). In most cases those instructions ...
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Did I download Blender correctly, or was it CG Cookie?

Try downloading Blender from this page https://www.blender.org/download/. Make sure you get the correct version for your operating system. You can also download a program file that does not require ...
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Safe Blender Download Mirrors

Windows: https://mirror.clarkson.edu/blender/release/Blender2.81/blender-2.81a-windows64.msi Windows - Portable (.zip): https://mirror.clarkson.edu/blender/release/Blender2.81/blender-2.81a-windows64....
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Do I need to uninstall my current version prior to 3.0 install?

Blender is specifically designed to keep its versions separate from each other. Any time you do a standard install of a blender version N.MM.x it is installed in various directories that have N.MM in ...
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Blender Can't detect 3D hardware accelerated Driver

You should get "software" OpenGL: Go to this link: http://download.blender.org/ftp/sergey/softwaregl/ Pick your OS version (86/64). Put the opengl32.dll file into your top Blender installation folder ...
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How to add Brushes in 2.8

Click Append in File menu Browse file \ Brush and select brushes you need (b for box select) In Sculpt mode click on brush preview image and select one Updated: Brushes will be saved in you curent ...
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Can Blender be used on an Android device?

In fact they have a version for Android. Check this out. https://www.blendernation.com/2015/02/12/using-blender-for-android/
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Blender build for Raspberry Pi3?

The biggest hurdle to getting Blender running on the Raspberry Pi is the fact that the Pi has an ARM processor rather than one that uses the x86 instruction set, which means software has to be ...
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Blender build for Raspberry Pi3?

As of June 16 2018, the current Blender version available for Raspian Stretch via apt-get is 2.78a. This is behind the current Blender 2.79c for other platforms. You can install it with: sudo apt-...
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How do I find User Preferences in 2.8?

User preferences for 2.8 are now under the Edit > Preferences menu, to the right of File menu. Saving and loading of settings has been moved into the Preferences window and is now done from a ...
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Can I have both 2.79 and 2.8 on my system? Will one interfere with the other?

You can install multiple versions of Blender alongside without them interfering. They will each have their own Preferences and scripts folder. On windows, there will be a folder for each version. ...
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Safe Blender Download Mirrors

In case www.blender.org is completely offline, you can also download it from the following official sources: Steam (requires local installation of Steam) Windows Store Ubuntu package One of the ...
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What is the proper way to update a portable Blender installation while keeping user settings?

Running the new portable version (the zipped Blender file downloaded from blender.org) will fetch the user-pref from the common roaming location of Windows so previous preferences and add-ons will be ...
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Installing Blender 2.78.1 - Cycles Disney Brdf

Tech Stuff first As most Blender Branches, they are cross-platform and can be compiled for any supported operating system. Since support for compiling Blender is out of scope of BSE, I won't go into ...
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When Blender 2.8 release date?

Update 12-4-19 Mid May will be the UI Cleaning. July will be the first temptive date: https://code.blender.org/2019/04/2-80-release-plan/ Today´s Blender episode may have some answers for you: https:/...
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Where can I download older versions of Blender?

Accordoing to the blender.org fortunately "Your old files are safe, every Blender release is available for download. Forever." Just go to the download site and look for previous versions at the bottom ...
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Is this the right blender download?

You have downloaded Blender from one of the mirror servers. They are used to ensure availability in case Blender's servers aren't reachable or the download speed is too slow. In order to check if your ...
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Can Blender be used on an Android device?

I'm running Blender 2.76b on KitKat Galaxy Tab 3 lite 8GB internal 1GB Ram A little slow, but it's sufficient for simple designs. Go to Google Play Store and install GNURoot Debian. You can download ...
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Blender Can't detect 3D hardware accelerated Driver

Blender uses OpenGL for just about anything (except rendering the final result) – Direct3D is no use to it, because Blender is cross plattform and Direct3D exists only in Windows. Hence you require a ...
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Add-on installation

i'm one of the Sverchok developers. There's nothing special about the installation of Sverchok. As suggested by the readme, it is installed like any add-on. If you can install other add-ons then you ...
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Is there anyway to install blender on ubuntu without root access?

Just download the latest Blender for Linux from blender.org/download (currently 2.78c for Linux 64bit), unpack the tar.bz2 file ...
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Blender 2.79, how to install Khronos Group gltf exporter?

Thank you gandalf3. My mistake was the path. I tried ~/.blender folder when in fact I had to copy the addon under ~/.config/blender/.. Works now, thank you again!
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Do "make install" on different Linux sytem than the one used for "make bpy"

This is not really an answer, not my knowledge either. Wanted to add this as a comment, but I don't have enough reputation to do so. I asked Campbell Barton several years ago about how to build ...
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Blender Downloads and the information required to

You can download Blender from the official website www.blender.org. There's absolutely no sign-up required. Blender is truly free software, since it is open source and GPL licensed. More information ...
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