Open-source 3D CAD, animation and rendering tool. Used for animation, architecture, 3D modeling, and gaming. See blender.org for more details.

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XAMPP and Blender isn't running

I'm trying to install XAMPP server and Blender on my PC (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) and whenever I try and open it, it just doesn't open.. so I thought "ok fair enough, let's do this the hard way" and did it ...
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DirectX-Viewer for Ubuntu

Is there any DirectX-Viewer for Linux/Ubuntu to show .x-files generated by Blender? I know G3DViewer, but it doesn't support .x-files.
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Wanting to update my OLD video card for working with blender and games

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 on my desktop pc. It is quite good for all my needs except gaming and blender3d due to an outdated graphics card. The issue is not the quality of the card, but its openGL ...
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Cluster Beowulf for Blender

Hello wonderful people of the Ubuntu community Thanks for reading my question :) Anyone know how to configure properly in Ubuntu 14.04 server and load a Beowulf Cluster process Blender 3D for ...
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How to add a Custom Openshot Blender Template?

After Creating the appropriate files and structure as listed ./blender/custom.xml ./blender/blend/custom.blend ./blender/scripts/custom.py ./blender/icons/custom.png and placed in the location ...
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CUDA conflict with Wine

Every time I install Wine on Ubuntu 14.04 my CUDA gets disabled, so I can't use GPU compute with Cycles in Blender. For some reason I can either use Wine or CUDA, not both. I forgot to mention that ...
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Cannot see anything in the viewport

Whenever I open blender I cannot see anything in the viewport: no grid, no objects, nothing. It was suggested that it might be a hardware issue, if so how do I fix it? This is what I see:
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How To Make A Song With Lyrics

Today I was trying to make a video using song lyrics but I couldn't find a way, I want to add some effects for text(Animation) and Slide(Animation) I know many programs Windows relative but I don't ...
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Were is the Debian package for Blender 2.70a?

In the official repository of Ubuntu and Debian is only the 2.6 version of Blender. I searched with Google to find a Debian package to download. But I found nothing.
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“cannot open file userpref.blend@ for writing: Permission denied” in blender

I'm using blender 2.69, installed via software centre, and when I save my user preference through File -> User Preferences and click on "Save User Settings" there is a message "cannot open file ...
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Couldnt find a way to open blender software [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu. I downloaded the latest version of Blender (2.70a) from official blender.org site as an tar.bz2 file. My Ubuntu OS is 14.04 LTS amd64 bit os, and I am sure that I have downloaded ...
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Maximize error with chrome and blender under Gnome 3

Images say a 1000 words: This happens after I maximize the window, the content of the window is moved a little to the right. This only happens with chrome and blender (didn't happen with older ...
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Blender 2.70 not installed, but can open it, yet can't find it in dash or add it to launcher [duplicate]

I have downloaded Blender 2.7 and moved it to folder /opt and yet I can't find it in dash or place it in launcher. I have searched for solutions on the net, but I don't quite understand those.
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How do I turn around my object in blender?

Everything worked in Fedora... but then I switched to Ubuntu. I got blender with apt-get and launched it. It's good, but I can't get one thing: I used the middle mouse button to turn while using it in ...
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How to run a software from other drives rather than the root?

I downloaded the blender software from its official site and I read the installation procedure. It stated that blender can be run from any drives/partition on Ubuntu and all we must do is extract to ...
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Blender - bad edge overlay AMD

have anyone seed this error before? When selecting vertex, instead of semi hightlighting adjacent edge, it hightlits whole or none of it. I tried to fill bug report but i was told that its not their ...
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How to disable all unity shortcut keys when using Blender?

I use Blender, and there are some key shortcuts that conflict with Unity 7, like Ctrl+Alt+NumPad0, disabled in the "shortcuts" menu (and sometimes, the shortcut is automaticaly (?) reactivated!). But ...
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Binary file wont run. How do i install it? [duplicate]

I downloaded the 2.70 release of blender from the blender website (blender.org) and extracted the file to /home. The instructions in the readme say that i need to simply run the executable binary. ...
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Blender with multiple monitors

I run blender with multiple monitors and each window creates a new Icon in my taskbar, in comparison Gimp which has multiple windows does not. is there a way to fix this? I am running KDE desktop. I ...
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Install Nvidia driver for CUDA to use “GPU” option in Blender (ubuntu (13.10-) 14.04)

Same question as on the Blender stackexchange site. As a recap: I have to install the nvidia driver but how to do it? (repository or manually? And I already had problems with both, as said) My ...
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Blender keyboard binding over written by Unity key bindings

I am trying to use Blender to do some 3D modelling. And there is Blender shortcut CTR+ALT+0 is supposed to move the camera to current view. But in unity this shortcut minimizes the current window. Is ...
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How to install Blender 2.6 on Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I'm a newbie to Ubuntu. I'm in love with Ubuntu now <3 I don't want to use another OS again! So, I downloaded Blender 2.6 on my brand new Ubuntu 13.10 and extracted. But I don't have any Idea how ...
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Blender causes my screen backlights to flicker

I am using a desktop with a Radeon HD 5xxx CGU. Every time I work with Blender (no matter the version), my screen flickers at what seems to be random times (meaning I don't feel I am doing anything ...
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Blender closes alone in ubuntu 13:10

I installed Blender 2.69 via ppa in ubuntu saucy salamander he closes anytime when I am using it. I was wondering if anyone has gone through this, was it because of the ppa?
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Error adding YafRay addon to blender 2.69

I can't install YafRay addon to blender 2.69. I go to user preferences, addons and when I select the file yafray.zip, the blender showed me an error message. Can anyone help me?
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Blender 2.62 not rendering objects

Installed Blender (2.62) from Software Center. The interface loads good but objects are not visible in any view. It shows that objects are selected but they appear no where. Even the default cube, ...
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Can't run any Blender version with Xubuntu 13.10

After upgrading to Xubuntu 13.10, I also got the new Blender 2.69. Didn't work. It opens an empty window and then shuts down. I tried the usual method (download, unzip, click executable), tried ...
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Nvidia driver install issue w/ 12.04 Quantal - shall I follow 12.10 instructions?

spent more than a week now, trying to install nvidia and blender on my Ubuntu 12.04 i7 processor with GeeForce 640. following several instruction here and at other forum still I am in the middle of ...
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GPU option is missing in Blender 2.69

I am new learner of blender3D. I installed Ubuntu two days ago, and was struggling installing my nvidia and blender on new OS. After more than 15 times fresh installation and following help forum I ...
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Can not properly install blender

I think its time to give up. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 two days ago. and wasted 36 hours on finding solution here at askubuntu and other forums, following them more than 4 times reinstalled Ubuntu but ...
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Installing Blender on Ubuntu [duplicate]

my version of blender is 2.69, Ubunto is 13.10, Processor i7 with Nvidia 640 Graphic card. i was running window,but changed my mind and want to use Lunix, i just installed ubunto first time today ...
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Why are PPA's designed for only latest version of Blender?

Why are PPA's set to only retain the latest version of the software? I ask because I just installed Blender 2.69 and it constantly crashes on me; I then decided to just install 2.68a but found that it ...
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Why do I have to access software through a folder rather than in the dash?

In this case, the software is Blender. I followed the instructions on Blender.org, and it all works. But, when I click on Blender in the dash, it runs version 2.62, which is what I got with apt-get. ...
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Double tapping same key in Blender not working (Ubuntu 13.10, 64bit)

working with Blender 2.68a noticed strange thing, there is some shortcut combinations to execute particular commands like edge slide for example where you should tap "G" key two times. What happens ...
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Blender is not running in Ubuntu 12.04

I have downloaded Blender 2.68 from official website. After extracting the zipped file,earlier I was able to run it by simply clicking the 'blender' executable file in the folder. But now, whenever I ...
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Openshot 1.4.3 no longer recognising blender when making animated titles

I was using openshot and blender to create some animated titles and it was working fine until openshot just started to cry out for blender for no apparent reason. The previews work fine, and some ...
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blender does not start after kernel update despite reinstall

Hi I recently updated my ubuntu 12.04.3 installation with the new kernel 3.8.0.30 After that blender did not start any more with the message that: /usr/lib/blender/blender: error while loading shared ...
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libpng15.so.15, cannot open shared object file

I recently downloaded a binary of Blender, and upon running it on got the following error: jdphenix@jdphenix:~/blender/blender_59865$ ./blender ./blender: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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Downloading Latest Blender Version from PPA [duplicate]

For a few days I've been looking for a trusted source for the latest version of Blender. I found two commands to download Blender, but the Launchpad page was like this: ...
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Blender 2.68 won’t start

I just downloaded Blender 2.68 from www.blender.org and 2.68.2 (Fedora 19) from www.graphicall.org. I unpacked each and double-clicked the "Blender"- application. However, nothing happens. How can I ...
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How to make a mesh by using python script on Blender

I want to know how to make a mesh having Vertices and Faces by using python script from mathematical equations, for example, spherical harmonics, and so on. If the sample code of an easy function is ...
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How to make a video from seperate frames

I used blender to create an animation, and i set the output to PNG. So i it is easier to analyse the animation. Now i want to turn those 180 png frames into a video. This is something that can be done ...
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I am very dizzy! Somebody help me with my Ubuntu

This is a pretty long question and is much of my 2 week history. Please bare with me and help me out of this. As the question states I am now feeling dizzy after struggling with my ubuntu machine ...
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Where to download the Cycles render engine?

I've installed Blender from Software Center, but it doesn't contain the Cycles render engine by default. Is it a different package or do I need to download Blender from a PPA?
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permanently configuring windows to ignore ALT

I use Blender a lot (not as much as I used to but still heavily at times). It relies on utilizing the ALT key to move around within a scene. Unity uses ALT to grab windows and allow you to move them ...
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How to install and keep updated most recent versions of blender in ubuntu

Blender is a perfect piece of software with many brillian changes in each minor release. But often most recent versions of ubuntu does not have latest versions of blender.
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How to enable the blender console?

I have installed Blender 2.65a from its official site but am unable to activate the console for python. I'm unable to run in terminal since it is not installed from Ubuntu Software Center because it ...
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How can I turn off alt-right mouse button function in 12.10?

By default the key-mouse combination activates the window menu. The "activate the window menu" shortcut is currently set to "alt+space." The Alt-RMB key combo is used in blender for selecting edge ...
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Can't disable Alt + mouse buttons combinations

I've already searched through the questions, and didn't find the same question as I want to ask. I'm working in blender and there are some combinations that I am used to and remapping them in blender ...
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Correct configuration of graphics card Nvidia GeForce GT 520MX Optimus on 12.10 x64 (ASUS K53S Laptop)

Recently I installed the latest version of Ubuntu in my laptop. I made the installation with the following guide. The graphic card works and the window displays optirun glxspheres in operation and ...