Hot answers tagged

7 votes

Will Blender files saved on a Windows version of Blender, work on a Linux version of Blender?

It does not matter if you save it at Windows, Mac or Linux. A blend file is a blend file. Important is the Blender version. Blend files that are saved with the same version of Blender opens in Blender,...
user avatar
  • 1,970
6 votes

Blender 2.9 does not recognize my GPU

Nvidia discontinued the development of the CUDA Toolkit for macOS. The last version that was release for it was 10.2. Consequentially, Blender 2.9x does not include support for CUDA rendering on macOS....
user avatar
5 votes
Accepted

Are my CPU temperatures okay and safe while rendering?

The short answer is that you're probably fine. Personal aside: there have always been these arguments about thermal stress on computer components, ranging from "turning off your pc at night is ...
user avatar
4 votes

Blender doesn't use system resources optimally

Blender most likely is fully using your system resources. In the task manager, change one of the charts to display CUDA and you'll see that its being fully utilized. I just started a render on my ...
user avatar
  • 4,667
4 votes
Accepted

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 ...
user avatar
4 votes

Where I can find the filepath to a texture used in the Image Textue node?

Click on the Image Texture node, hit N to open up the Properties Panel on the right side, go to Item > Properties and you'll get all image properties like the path, size, color space etc.: See: ...
user avatar
  • 11.1k
4 votes

how to make sure that the forcefield does not affect particle system

You have two possible options in the Particle Properties. It depends on if you only want to keep those particles from being affected or if you want them to be effected by force fields but not the ones ...
user avatar
3 votes
Accepted

How to make a slice in the Particles System?

You can slice them at render time (i.e. the full geometry will still be there, but only the relevant slices will be rendered) by using Material nodes: Say you want to render only the portion 0.5 < ...
user avatar
  • 12.4k
3 votes

Blender 2.79 Windows 64Bit - Web-Cam starts on Start-up

I found the issue. It's really somewhat amusing: I got and installed a new Graphics-Card on my system. (Geforce GTX 970) The set-up also installed NVIDIA GeForce Experience (V. 3.10.0.95) and during ...
user avatar
3 votes

Enable Dual GPU Cuda on MacOs Seirra

Are your GPUs in SLI or similar pairing technology, or somehow presented at OS level as a single GPU? If so that will negatively affect performance in Blender, because those systems are generally ...
user avatar
3 votes
Accepted

How to setup your system python for use with Blender

Edit.. If having encodings hassles try virtualenv After installing python 3.77 to /usr/local/...
user avatar
  • 78.7k
3 votes

How does Blender take advantage of normal RAM vs GPU VRAM?

There's a setup procedure that happens when you render (subdiv/displacement, BVH calculation, etc) that is heavily CPU bound and uses system memory until it settles on the final scene data which is ...
user avatar
2 votes

How do I restore my User Preferences>System panel?

I was able to solve this by disabling the Cycles Render Engine in the Add-ons panel, this let me restore the System panel to how it should look. As for getting Cycles to work again now, I'll ask ...
user avatar
  • 81
2 votes

Blender will not start on Ubuntu 16.04

Alrighty! Looks like somewhere the amdgpu-pro drivers were breaking. I uninstalled them, ran 'apt-get autoremove' then rebooted the system. Blender's working again on the built-in drivers.
user avatar
  • 21
2 votes
Accepted

Difference Between Armature and Bone Layers?

So...You could be referring to a few things, but I'm just going to run through all of them real quick. Armature Scene Layer: The layer in which the armature is in the scene. This matters for ...
user avatar
  • 2,481
2 votes

New Linux system for Blender

Hello fellow Linux user! For taking advantage of your Nvidia RTX card, it is recommended to install the non-free Nvidia driver. I also have an RTX (a smaller one, the 2060) and it works fine with ...
user avatar
2 votes

New Linux system for Blender

My Answer: This sounds at first as if some drivers are not installed in the optimal version or sth is missconfigured. My Advice: If you are an inexperienced Linux user, you will have a hard time ...
user avatar
  • 1,261
2 votes
Accepted

What is the blendcache_learning folder?

Smoke simulations, and – if "Disk Cache" is selected – also cloth and soft body simulations, will create a folder called blendcache_$file where ...
user avatar
  • 12.4k
2 votes

Layout is weird and there is multiple ones that is the same/wrong spot

I would advice to get the basic stuff like using the UI on your own before continuing. It might not be practical to ask for every small detail like this. But, sure, the answer is not difficult at all. ...
user avatar
2 votes
Accepted

String systax misinterpretation

\2 is interpreted as an escape sequence started by a backslash (like \n is a newline). Use a raw string literal, ...
user avatar
  • 7,437
2 votes

how to make sure that the forcefield does not affect particle system

Just set the force value to zero.
user avatar
  • 38.8k
2 votes

Using two different GPUs for display and rendering

In that case, You'd have your monitor plugged into the 3060 and the Optix render device set to the 3090. (No CPU or other GPU. 90% of the time, adding the CPU will slow down your render.) I assume you'...
user avatar
  • 21
1 vote

Error message when trying to open blender

https://www.khronos.org/opengl/wiki/Getting_Started#Downloading_OpenGL In the contents, it has 2. Downloading OpenGL The link varies by Operating System Read your Graphics Card Vendor notes about ...
user avatar
  • 45
1 vote

Blender for Chromebook

I just bought a chromebook and was interested in this very topic. I've compiled the correct steps from this link as well as some basic exploration. Hit the Launch button (key with a small circle on ...
user avatar
1 vote
Accepted

Blender for Chromebook

If you hate Windows 10, there are other options. I know you asked about Blender on Chromebook, but you can find non-Windows 10 computers for very cheap or free. I got a desktop with Linux from my ...
user avatar
1 vote
Accepted

Ubuntu Blender Installation, Python sys.path broken

We can't support unofficial builds, as there are too many of them with too many unknowns. If you really want to use this PPA, ask the person who created it for help. If you just want to use Blender on ...
user avatar
  • 6,771
1 vote

Crash when selecting GPU or clicking System in settings with RX5700XT

In the event that it helps someone else out, I think the issue was an incompatibility with a kernel update. It's unfortunate but it appears that AMDGPU lags behind Ubuntu in kernel compatibility. The ...
user avatar
1 vote

Why the Emission on Hair Particle System is disable?

You have to switch to Object Mode and Delete Edit, only after that, can you re-edit simulation properties again.
user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible