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What are the pros and cons of using Blender on Windows or Linux?

It is commonly said that performance is generally faster under Linux based operating systems, both during regular program operation and rendering. Linux is also commonly said to consume less resources ...
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GNOME Shell Integration (menus)

Basically No No, it's not possible and never will be (in all likelihood). Blender is basically just one OpenGL Canvas, that uses OpenGL to draw all of its UI using it's own library called GHOST, see ...
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What are the pros and cons of using Blender on Windows or Linux?

If you are using CUDA rendering, Linux is faster by 20-40% due to the overhead of WDDM in Windows 8/10. This is regardless of if there is a display plugged into the GPU or not. To work around the ...
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Could not open file for writing?

In properties window, go to Output tab. Find Output heading within that tab. Check the File Extensions box (which is below the Output save path entry).
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Does Blender have a Wayland backend?

Blender now supports Wayland natively. Update (2022-10-11): Wayland is now enabled in daily builds and is on track to be included in 3.4. Blender 2.90 includes an experimental Wayland backend when ...
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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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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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How to make CUDA work in Ubuntu so as to enable GPU rendering in Blender?

After long trying I could solve this problem I found out that my NVIDIA card was not being recognized by the NVIDIA driver I had installed. So NVIDIA X server settings was "empty" like in this thread:...
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How to make use of custom external Python modules in Blender or an add-on on Linux

update I found out that the user-configuration folder for Blender, in ~/.config/blender/<version>/scripts/, though only containing an ...
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Blender on remote Linux machine via X server

After quite a bit of trial and error, the latest version of Blender that can run through blender-softwaregl in the above mentioned configuration is 2.79. There is ...
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How to make CUDA work in Ubuntu so as to enable GPU rendering in Blender?

I found the same problems a few days ago, in my case the solution was to install the nvidia-cuda-toolkit pakage. sudo apt-get install nvidia-cuda-toolkit
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GPU not showing up in Blender?

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 ...
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Blender on Linux and Win10 – How to use the same file paths?

Yes. You can use Symbolic Links. A symbolic link is a shortcut file for any directory or file. The symlink or soft link are the other names of the symbolic link. ...
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Accessing C pointers to vertices in Blender's Python API

The ctypes module can create a C-compatible array from a Python list of Vertex objects. But you can also just take the pointer of the first vertex ...
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Bug with Blender (the UI to be more specific) - weird stuttering and glitches

I had graphical glitches as well with the mesa drivers. I fixed it by going to File > User Preferences > System, and under the Window Draw Method title select Triple Buffer and then press Save User ...
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Limited set of output codecs in Fedora Linux. How can I enable others?

Fedora ships blender with ffmpeg disabled for stupid legal reasons. You can rebuild blender from the fedora source rpm with -DWITH_CODEC_FFMPEG:BOOL=ON as root as follows: ...
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How to install Filmic Blender under Ubuntu?

SOLVED! Under Linux Ubuntu, the colormanagement folder is located here: /usr/share/blender/2.78/datafiles. To rename it, since it's a system folder, you must be logged in as administrator. It's ...
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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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Blender on Linux - list of AMD GPUs that work with Cycles/OpenCL

This is a list of AMD GPUs known running together with OpenCL and Blender Cycles. It is composed by either personal experience or from sources on the web: ...
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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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Can I specify which version of Blender to run when rendering from a command line prompt (Linux)?

Blender doesn't need to be installed, so even if you have one version installed on your system, you can have other versions that sit in your filesystem and can be run without further operations. Apart ...
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Contrasted triangles on interface and transparent materials in viewport and material view

TL;DR: Your GPU does not fulfill the minimum requirements for running Blender 2.8x or later. "Turks" is part of the codename of multiple GPUs that have the TeraScale 2 micro-architecture: ...
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How to use the Anaconda environment on blender at linux?

Based on Using Anaconda in Blender Install Anaconda and Blender Use Anaconda to create a python installation. The article doesn't mention but the installation has to match the version of Python used ...
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Cannot run Blender installed via snap on Ubuntu server

It turns out that Blender needs Xorg even if it's run with the -b/--background flag. On a server Xorg may not be installed by ...
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Blender build for Raspberry Pi3?

I’m running the latest Blender 2.83.4 on a Raspberry Pi 3 B using Archlinux ARM AArch64. I’m only running it headless, so I don’t know the usability of it with the UI. I’m able to render images with ...
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