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Where is the startup file stored?

The configuration files are: startup.blend and userpref.blend, bookmarks.txt, recent-files.txt, Windows The following files are stored in: ...
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Addons: Only some .zips will install

You can install from zip directly if the zip is either: a zipped single .py file addon_name.zip | addon_name.py a zipped folder, important ...
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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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Where are the Blender program files in Ubuntu 14.04?

By default: see the doc about directory layout # LOCAL ./2.74/ # USER $HOME/.config/blender/2.74/ # SYSTEM /usr/share/blender/2.74/
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Where is the startup file stored?

When uninstalling (on Windows at least), you don't need to worry about this, Blender will ask you if you want to keep or remove your config files etc, simply choose the former and after reinstalling, ...
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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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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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Can an add-on be automatically installed and enabled?

Part 1. Your user script paths. Type bpy.utils.script_paths( and press tab which returns ...
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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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Where is the startup file stored?

I don't know where it is stored, but you could just save your startup file as a normal .blend file, open it in the new blender installation and press CtrlU to set this file as your new startup file.
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Does Blender work in Windows 10?

Yes. Blender 2.75a works in Windows 10. But I had some trouble making it work. After the upgrade from W8.1 to W10 it didn't work, but it was a problem of the new windows not having the correct ...
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Does installing/running Blender tamper in any way with my system/settings or install additional software/required components?

No it doesn't modify your system, provided you are using the self-contained .zip version. The self-contained .zip version is just that, self-contained. It will - of course - put data where-ever you ...
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Blender 2.74 Windows 64bit quits and displays hz issue

It looks like it is having issues with the audio configuration. Go to where Blender is installed in the Windows Explorer. The Default Installation Path is C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender. ...
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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 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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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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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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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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How to download to england

If you carefully look while hovering the mouse, you see a text saying "Choose mirror". This means that the software can be downloaded from the US and from 3 servers in europe (Netherlands and Germany) ...
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If you install Blender while there is an existing copy, does it uninstall the existing copy?

Not in the conventional sense but yes, it will simply overwrite the common files in the directory and you will get a new executable, new scripts if any were added etc. Since there is a major version ...
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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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