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Can the full features of Blender be used with a trackpad?

On modern Mac OS X, it seems you can: Two-finger vertical scroll to rotate along horizontal axis perpendicular to view Two-finger "spin" to rotate around up axis or Two-finger horizontal scroll to ...
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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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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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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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Need help installing addon on mac

Blender searches for addons in three places, one of which is /Users/{user}/Library/Application Support/Blender/2.72/. If your addon is already there, then it is "...
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Batch exporting of multiple objects into separate STL files

I actually found 3 issues with the original script: Your path creation line did not check to see if the path already existed Your stl export line used an incorrect parameter ("use_selection=true") ...
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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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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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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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Detect if using retina display from python

You can can now access the pixel size with bpy.context.user_preferences.system.pixel_size (commit) This works for retina scale or ...
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My Mac Mouse has only a left button

You can set selection to be with the left mouse button : got to File➝User Preferences➝Input in Select with click Left also you can search and reassign all what is related to the right mouse button
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Recommended Version for Mac OS X 10.5.8

General hardware age isn't the big problem here, and that's what the other commenters were talking about. Their advice is great if you have an x86 system of that vintage (ex, Pentium 4), but you don't....
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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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Bevel Tool and Mac mouse

After you've left-clicked to accept the radius, the bevel-tool is still active and you can press numpad + / - to change the segment count. If you don't have a proper numpad: in Preferences, go to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Middle Mouse Button View control

You have to disable the shortcut for the dashboard in your system settings. To do so, open your settings, go to keyboard, shortcuts, mission control. There you will find a shortcut for dashboard, ...
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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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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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