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How to open system console to get output from Blender on Mac OS 10?

Right click on the Blender icon in the Applications folder and select "Show Package contents". Make an alias of Contents/MacOS/Blender by right clicking and ...
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Which Mac is suitable for Blender 2.8?

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 ...
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Some fonts are not showing up

The installed fonts which are not shown in C:/windows/fonts are located at C:/Users/USer Name/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Fonts You can browse through and select the fonts..
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Blender 2.8 Beta: No compatible GPUs found on iMac (2018)

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 ...
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Mac Pro Tower - Sapphire Radeon Rx580 is really, really slow

Unfortunately Apple has deprecated OpenCL and OpenGL in favor of their own Metal API. In fact, Blender has recently dropped OpenCL support on macOS completely, due to too many bugs in the macOS OpenCL ...
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How to open system console to get output from Blender on Mac OS 10?

The only way to see the Blender console and thus the script output is to launch Blender from a terminal using the full path to the executable: ...
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Custom splash screen

There is no official support for changing a splash screen, although there is a feature request on Right-CLick Select. You can't simply replace the splash screen but you can create an Application ...
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Run Blender from a USB thumb drive (including Preferences)?

There are three places blender looks for addons and config files, they are referred to as local, user and system - If config files are found in the local location then the user and system locations ...
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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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Render time increased to 2 hours just by adding color

just change the time limit value to e.g. 5 secs (or how long you want to wait) Yes, this will decrease your quality. But for impatient people this settings is perfect. Also you can try to change to ...
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How can I select edge loops with Magic Mouse on a Mac?

I was facing the same problem following this tutorial Model & Rig Pistons fast in Blender 2.8+. To select the edge loop it's said to use 'Shift alt click' but it doesn't work on my Mac. I made ...
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How can I select edge loops with Magic Mouse on a Mac?

Figured it out! Whoo hoo. Turns out this is what I had to do: Select an edge (using CommandLMB) Open the Select menu. ControlLMB (right-click) "Edge Loops". Select "Add Shortcut". Press Alt Command ...
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Batch exporting of multiple objects into separate STL files

It is worth noting that a script is not required for batch exporting of STL files; the Export STL dialogue has a Batch Mode setting that can be set to Object in order to export each part as a single ...
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Can the full features of Blender be used with a trackpad?

Just wanted to add to @Alec's answer that there is a checkbox for "Natural Trackpad Direction". You can find this in the preferences panel, inside the Input tab. This option seems to invert the ...
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Accessing the RMB feature on a Mac laptop

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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Setting GPU rendering: CVMCompiler has now run for 5 hours

5 Hours loading kernel doesn't sound right, that should be the first indication that something is wrong. Anyway your graphics card is too old and unsupported. As stated in the Official Blender ...
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Mac Pro Tower - Sapphire Radeon Rx580 is really, really slow

Yes, you doing it all wrong. Mac\metal support of opencl gpu rendering in cycles is non-existant. https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/975081-cuda-1060-6gb-opencl-rx-580-for-blender/ Just install ...
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How to run SheepIt Render Farm on macOS Monterey (Blender 3.0)?

Here is a guide that if I had found earlier, would have made this process a lot easier: Installing Java 11 on MacOS with HomeBrew Note: it applies to versions higher than 11 too. But wait! You first ...
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Is this SpaceNavigator issue a Blender problem or an OS/Driver problem?

The short answer is: Blender doesn't look at the setting of the 3Dconnexion you make in the OS X system preferences for the SpaceNavigator or other 3D mice. Without the Mac drivers from 3Dconnexion....
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MagicMouse and Trackpad Orbiting/Zoom

This answer might be a bit late for you but may help other users. I have found that ctrl + trackpad-scrolling or ctrl + magic-mouse-scrolling zooms.
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OS X 10.11.4 Intel Iris Pro - OpenCL Build Fails with GPU Rendering

No, AMD are not the only system GPGPUs that support Cycles OpenCL Rendering. https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/OpenCL But you are not alone. In OS X 10.11.4 with Iris Pro 6100 on the Macbook Pro 13"...
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Is there a way to update Blender without deleting it and downloading the new version?

I heared that you can install Blender via Steam and it should be updated automagically.
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Blender uninstalls itself

Well, Blender is not "installed" on Mac. As shown here https://www.blender.org/download/ on the Blender's download page and as shown in the below snapshot, Blender's mac OS version is a zip/compressed ...
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What are the limitations of Blender for Mac?

The feature support should be the same as any other system. The official MacOSX releases will be built using the available third party libraries which includes the newer features using opensubdiv, ...
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Cycles Render on GT750 GPU (MacBook Pro) 2GB Graphics - 2.79 Blender

OpenCL does not work (yet?) for Blender on MBP with NVidia. It worked with CUDA for me on mid 2014 MBP with GT750M 2GB Nvidia but I had to install the latest NVidia drivers and CUDA, however the ...
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How to open system console to get output from Blender on Mac OS 10?

A really quick way for mac users to do this is to create an alias using the Terminal (It's not as scary as it looks) open Terminal type nano ~/.bash_profile on ...
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Mac Pro Tower - Sapphire Radeon Rx580 is really, really slow

As a workaround, you can perhaps invest a bit in a skeleton Windows PC with a high end graphics-card and use it as a render client. Here's an awesome tutorial for that from CG-Cookie. https://www....
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GPU Rendering in Cycles crashing blender (Mac)

Starting with MacOS 10.14 Mojave, Apple is discontinuing support for OpenCL and OpenGL, in favor of their Metal 2 technology. Maybe this has something to do with your problems.
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