Well, I found it faster than I thought. I guessed that it was a Community addon and something that appeared in 3D view and so, by deactivating Animation : Timecode (https://github.com/RayMairlot/Timecode), it works.
Jan 26 2018
It crashes all the time. I renamed the 2.79 folder in C:\Users\Owners\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender so Blender starts without my usual addons and preferences and it works so you're right it comes from this. Do you have a clue where to looking for or there are too many parameters to guess what kind of addon could interfere with freestyle rendered mode ?
Jan 20 2018
F12 works well for me too, it's only Rendered mode that makes Blender crash.
I let you a simple file I created with a plane. On my computer, just going on Rendered mode makes Blender closing after 1 second of render. I also tried with the blender-2.79-42a5624-win64 build of yesterday. I doesn't crash if no geometry is there.
Jan 19 2018
Another Windows user can confirm this please ?
Jan 16 2018
I don't know how to launch Blender from "the command line". Perhaps, we should wait for any other Windows users ?
Sep 22 2017
Well, I got a clue : in my scene, I use Principled BSDF with Subsurface at 1.000. By turning down the Subsurface at 0, it works.
For me, it still even worse with 385.69 NVidia drivers. Blender crashes instead of giving the error and a file that worked with previous version of drivers crashes now :(.
Sep 19 2017
I don't know what to do with the link above. I guess I have to remove the part of the code that is highlighted but where I put the file after this ?
Sep 18 2017
Hi, I have this too.
I tried this :
Sep 16 2017
I did further investigations to help understand what happens.
Sep 15 2017
Hi, perhaps a clue if someone follows this : I changed the way I plug my monitors. Now, the 3 monitors are on the same graphic card (GTX 1060 6Gb). Blender always opens in the monitor that Windows 10 Pro x64 recognizes as the monitor "3" (whether I saved Startup file with Blender opened in monitor 1, 2 or 3). It was the same when this monitor was plugged in USB so it doesn't come from the way monitors are plugged.
Sep 13 2017
Hi again, could anyone take a look at this please ? It's very frustrating :(.
Jun 6 2017
I tested with Blender Render and same thing. So, I desactivated all add-ons installed excepted Cycles and it works so it seems it comes from an add-on, I have to find which one.
I made a screencast of what happens.
I've tested with the lastest build and it's the same thing.
Jan 18 2017
Hi all, I would like to know if there are news about it cause there are a lot of things in 2.78 that can't be done in 2.65 so it becomes hard to me to have a useful startup file :( ?
Mar 21 2016
My bad for wrong object selected for Domain and Flow but let's say you make settings for your Smoke Domain and click by mistake on "Flow" (or "None" or "Collision"), it surprised me to lose settings when you go back to "Domain". It was just a test so not a big deal, I'll pay attention next time ;).
It's under Windows 10 x64, Blender 2.77 x64 release (and last build). GPU for display : GTX 580, GPU for rendering : GTX 780 (used for smoke rendering).
Sep 25 2015
In my opinion, it would be better to back as it was before (if I remember well) : no options for render or at least a warning so no confusion is possible.
Or perhaps, put the Simplify option in Properties -> Render -> Render panel so when you click Render, you see immediatly that Simplify is checked or not.
Sep 24 2015
Here is a simple blend file : http://www.pasteall.org/blend/38231
Jul 25 2015
Feb 1 2015
Will there be a 2.73b release or should I use a build until the 2.74 release please ?
Jan 31 2015
I just tried the "blender-2.73-3f57714-win64" build briefly and it seems ok. Thanks !
Oct 8 2014
In fact not for me, I have to save the startup.blend with 2.65a cause if not, it doesn't save my screens configuration (a bug I reported but as it's a specific configuration, it's hard to find out why). I think as I guess I'm the only one who encounters this that I have to live with that :P.
Well, I tried to delete userpref.blend but that doesn't change anything. I tried to delete the startup.blend, launched Blender and saved user settings and it worked.
Oct 6 2014
Hi, no non-ascii character in my user dir (either the one where Blender is installed or the one which is "Users->Owners->AppData->Roaming".
Jul 2 2014
I understand. The only thing I can tell is that it worked with 2.65 and has been broken (for my step at least) since.
Apr 1 2014
I just tried with 2.69 but it doesn't work for me, Blender appears in my USB monitor (seen by Windows as my third monitor) instead of my 2nd monitor (where Blender is when I save Startup file).
Dec 20 2013
Ok so just to be sure, even if I enter 10000 for particles number to reach the effect I want and 5000 are displayed, it only takes in memory 5000 particles and not 10000 or as the computer generates 10000 first and removes hairs depending of the texture map, there are 10000 particles in memory ?