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Sat, Oct 19

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T70936: Bug: Ubuntu Graphical Errors upon returning from pm-suspend.

It has been my experience on Linux that suspend often has trouble restarting graphics and audio. No idea where the problem lies. Your mileage may vary.

Sat, Oct 19, 8:31 PM · BF Blender

Tue, Oct 15

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T70809: 2D masks broken.

It does seem broken. Nvidia/Linux

Tue, Oct 15, 2:54 AM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) lowered the priority of T70818: Blender 2.8 64 bit crashes from Needs Triage by Developer to Needs Information from User.

Problems like this are commonly due to old video drivers.
As said above, please update your driver and let us know.

Tue, Oct 15, 2:44 AM · BF Blender

Fri, Oct 4

Stephen Swaney (stiv) closed T70526: [Natural Search] Write a basic query compiler as Invalid.
Fri, Oct 4, 5:48 PM · Blender Open Data
Stephen Swaney (stiv) closed T70527: [Natural Search] Add materialized views with full-text search indices for suggesting values. as Invalid.
Fri, Oct 4, 5:46 PM · Blender Open Data

Tue, Oct 1

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T70383: Bright Pink Material Preview.

Got a .blend for us?

Tue, Oct 1, 2:36 AM · BF Blender

Sat, Sep 28

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T70336: Trying to render on the GPU with tiles larger than a few hundred makes Blender crash.

/me guesses randomly: perhaps you are blowing out the GPU memory. Can you show us the error message? Also a .blend would be useful

Sat, Sep 28, 10:44 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T70309: I can't delete my default cube..

What action are you taking to make the cube go away?

Sat, Sep 28, 4:49 AM · BF Blender

Fri, Sep 27

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T70011: NVIDIA issue prevents full indirect draw call batching performance.

Happens here on Linux GTX 1660 with Nvidia driver

Fri, Sep 27, 7:19 AM · BF Blender, GPU / Viewport

Thu, Sep 26

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T70282: Visual artifacts only on this computer.

Seems fine here (Linux, Nvidia, binary driver).

Thu, Sep 26, 7:50 PM · BF Blender

Wed, Sep 25

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T70222: Bugs! .

Update your video driver.

Wed, Sep 25, 3:13 AM · BF Blender

Sep 20 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T70115: RENDERING RESULT: ALL MAGENTA.

/me guesses: you are in False Color mode
Render tab: Color Management: View Transform: False Color

Sep 20 2019, 9:56 PM

Sep 19 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T70026: Solidify modifier issue.

Do we know what the issue is?

Sep 19 2019, 8:11 AM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T70052: blender can't open on windows 10.

Update your video driver.
Tell us your operating system and graphics card.

Sep 19 2019, 8:07 AM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T70050: Unable to import svg..

Don't know anything about SVG format, but width="1.294ex" doesn't look like valid Python floating point.

Sep 19 2019, 8:03 AM · Add-ons
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T70049: Not Starting.

Try updating your video driver. From the manufacturer's site is best.

Sep 19 2019, 8:00 AM · BF Blender

Sep 17 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T69935: File Manager always pops up "no disk drives error" and closes itself upon first run on WIndows 10..

Popup basically says there is "No disk in device. Insert disk in drive F"

Sep 17 2019, 4:17 PM · BF Blender

Sep 12 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T69778: Images as planes not showing up.

There is something weird about your .blend.
If you do --factory-startup and enable Add Images, it shows up in File->Import->Images as Planes.

Sep 12 2019, 6:50 PM · Add-ons
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T69771: Blender Crashes on Startup.

That is your graphics driver.
First step is to update your graphics driver, preferably from the video card manufacturer's website.

Sep 12 2019, 3:34 AM · BF Blender

Sep 6 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T69555: not working.

Was there something in particular that is not working?

Sep 6 2019, 12:04 AM · Add-ons

Sep 5 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T69509: Quick Smoke is Broken.

Interesting. And good detective work!
Closing as Resolved.

Sep 5 2019, 6:43 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T69518: intersect boolean tool does not remove face of main object that is being intersected. .

Sounds like you want Difference instead of Intersect.
A .blend showing what you are doing would be nice.

Sep 5 2019, 5:20 AM · BF Blender

Sep 4 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T69509: Quick Smoke is Broken.

Today's Linux buildbot version seems to work OK.
commit date: 2019-09-04 09:55,
hash: 4d995527a9a1,
build date: 2019-09-04, 13:11:21

Sep 4 2019, 11:08 PM · BF Blender

Sep 2 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) raised the priority of T69420: Conflict with Trapcode Particular 4 from Needs Information from User to Needs Triage by Developer.
Sep 2 2019, 9:32 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T69418: Weird green/black/occasionally pink screen in rendered view.

Weird display issues are usually a graphics driver problem.
Make sure your video driver is up to date from the manufacturer's site.

Sep 2 2019, 7:52 PM · Add-ons
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T69419: 【Bug Report】 The hair particles don't move with rigid body simulation.

Having a .blend would make this easier to debug.

Sep 2 2019, 7:51 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T69420: Conflict with Trapcode Particular 4.

Is this a bug report against Blender or against some After Effects plug-in?

Sep 2 2019, 7:49 PM · BF Blender

Sep 1 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) raised the priority of T69370: Particle Info data not processing from Needs Information from User to Needs Triage by Developer.
Sep 1 2019, 7:22 PM · EEVEE & Viewport, BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T69370: Particle Info data not processing.

It would be nice to have a .blend so we can see exactly what you are doing.

Sep 1 2019, 4:41 AM · EEVEE & Viewport, BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) closed T69367: Pressing A key to Unselect All Does Not Always Work as Resolved.
Sep 1 2019, 4:39 AM · BF Blender

Aug 30 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T69327: cannot find cycles render engine.

One cause of missing files is an incomplete download.
Make sure you downloaded the entire blender archive and unpacked it successfully.

Aug 30 2019, 5:41 PM · BF Blender

Aug 29 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T69309: constant crashing.

I open Blender and then try to create a new 2d animation file and about the second after I click it, it crashes.

Aug 29 2019, 11:26 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T69309: constant crashing.

How do you expect me to know how to fix this?

Aug 29 2019, 5:59 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T69301: Blender 2.8 crash when I am rendering a video.

Renders for me on Linux/GTX 1660 up until frame 157 when it quits with:
Error: CUDA error: Misaligned address in cuCtxSynchronize(), line 1800

Aug 29 2019, 5:18 PM · BF Blender

Aug 27 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) raised the priority of T69223: Cloth-Sim eats RAM like nothing (on selection change) from Needs Information from User to Needs Triage by Developer.
Aug 27 2019, 11:47 PM · Nodes & Physics, BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T69011: White screen on load up.

Usual answer is to update your video driver from the card manufacturer's website.

Aug 27 2019, 9:43 PM · GPU / Viewport, BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T69221: inconsistent handling of filenames derived from image names.

or always take care that no special characters can ever be used for filenames (let blender handle this)

Aug 27 2019, 6:24 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T69223: Cloth-Sim eats RAM like nothing (on selection change).

Do you have a .blend showing the problem?

Aug 27 2019, 5:57 PM · Nodes & Physics, BF Blender

Aug 24 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T69125: İnterface Problem.

Weird problems like this are usually video driver issues.
Make sure you video driver is up to date - preferably from the manufacturer's site
Make sure your graphics card is supported by blender.

Aug 24 2019, 9:00 PM · BF Blender

Aug 22 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T55787: Blender 2.8 Crash on start - wont event open.

I have windows 10 and blender 2.8 when I try to open to open it it opens some sort of black thing like a terminal for a few seconds then it crashes how cam I fix it?

Aug 22 2019, 12:36 AM · GPU / Viewport, Platform: Windows, BF Blender: 2.8

Aug 21 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) raised the priority of T68992: Animation not working using a file from version 2.79b to version 2.8 from Needs Information from User to Needs Triage by Developer.
Aug 21 2019, 10:19 PM · Animation, BF Blender

Aug 20 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T68690: Cut function in sequencer confused with copy and paste and should be renamed into Split.

Cut is a term of art in the film and video editing world.
Are we building a video editor or a word processor?

Aug 20 2019, 4:42 PM · User Interface, Video Sequencer, BF Blender

Aug 15 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) closed T68632: No Noodles in Node Editor as Resolved.
Aug 15 2019, 11:42 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) raised the priority of T68704: Documentation: explain that Blender 2.80 Exporting a textured OBJ with any shader other than Principled BSDF will result in an MTL without map_Kd pointing to texture file from Needs Information from User to Needs Triage by Developer.
Aug 15 2019, 8:18 PM · Documentation, Import/Export, Add-ons
Stephen Swaney (stiv) closed T68691: Can't animate object after characterising it as smoke flow emitter as Resolved.
Aug 15 2019, 8:09 PM · Physics, Animation, BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T68704: Documentation: explain that Blender 2.80 Exporting a textured OBJ with any shader other than Principled BSDF will result in an MTL without map_Kd pointing to texture file.

Don't forget to attach the attached .blend!

Aug 15 2019, 7:05 PM · Documentation, Import/Export, Add-ons

Aug 11 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T68529: Frequent crashes.

branch: master, commit date: 2019-07-18

Aug 11 2019, 5:21 AM · BF Blender

Aug 7 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T68345: Glitch on Blender Startup.

Looks like a video driver problem.
The 'Failed to set 44100hz, got 48000hz instead' message is just a warning about sound setup.

Aug 7 2019, 1:27 AM · BF Blender

Aug 6 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T68151: Mesh triangulation is visible with specular lighting enabled in 3D viewport.

I can't reproduce. Linux, nvidia 1060, binary driver

Aug 6 2019, 6:29 PM
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T68318: Smoke Problems!.

This would be easier to debug if we had a .blend. Got one for us?

Aug 6 2019, 5:11 PM · BF Blender

Aug 5 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) closed T68233: blender shutdown as Resolved.
Aug 5 2019, 6:57 AM · BF Blender

Aug 4 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T68233: blender shutdown.

geforce gt 610

Aug 4 2019, 11:19 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T68229: Bug for missing a dll file. The program does not open..

We realize the bug is 'confirmed' on your particular computer system.
We need you to try updating your video driver.
Let us know how it goes.

Aug 4 2019, 6:38 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T68229: Bug for missing a dll file. The program does not open..

Looks like your graphics driver crashed.
Try updating the video driver for your card.
Generally, the card maker's driver is better than the one that comes with your operating system

Aug 4 2019, 6:33 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T68224: Fails to import STL file format..

One way to look at it:
Import/Export is a data transfer operation from one program to another
File->Open simply means you want to mess with the contents of a Blender file

Aug 4 2019, 6:29 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T68216: windows installer.

Maybe a bad download.
Try downloading again.
Make sure you get the correct version for your operating system - 32 bit vs 64 bit.

Aug 4 2019, 5:12 PM · BF Blender

Aug 3 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) closed T68037: Blender 2.8 Crashes while rendering in GPU as Resolved.
Aug 3 2019, 3:47 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T68157: Building BVH.

Got a .blend with the particle hair?

Aug 3 2019, 1:54 AM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T68151: Mesh triangulation is visible with specular lighting enabled in 3D viewport.

Got a .blend showing the problem?

Aug 3 2019, 1:17 AM
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T68153: Error.

The traceback is very useful.
Can you describe how you trigger the bug?

Aug 3 2019, 1:16 AM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T68156: "Help -> Report a Bug" throws "400 Bad Request" message.

You should report that as a bug. Oh, wait!

Aug 3 2019, 1:09 AM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T68155: function keys set in Blender are disabled on macOS desktop.

That age-old conflict over key-presses between the application and the window-manager and the operating system!

Aug 3 2019, 1:01 AM · BF Blender

Aug 2 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T68134: Opens but inteface is nowhere to be seen.

Could be a broken download. Missing py files?

Aug 2 2019, 6:03 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T68140: erro.

Please describe the problem.
Error messages are very helpful.

Aug 2 2019, 6:01 PM · BF Blender

Jul 29 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T67885: Wont let me render.

jsut says in the camera

Jul 29 2019, 4:39 PM · BF Blender

Jul 27 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T67766: Dynamic Paint not working .

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Jul 27 2019, 10:06 PM · BF Blender

Jul 26 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T67766: Dynamic Paint not working .

Which isn't required, as I described the exact steps needed in order to reproduce the error. You can try yourself on your end.

Jul 26 2019, 11:32 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) closed T67204: Blender is breaking my brand new computer as Resolved.
Jul 26 2019, 5:20 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T67710: Blender 2.80 RC1-2-3 Crash While Rendering - flicker, white blank screen, blue screen of death.

Cycles or EEVEE ? Sounds rather like an unsupported graphics card.

Jul 26 2019, 5:27 AM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T67708: Import FBX ValueError: not enough values to unpack.

That sounds like an error in the data file.
Could be a coding error, but we would need an .fbx file to debug it. Got one?

Jul 26 2019, 4:59 AM · Add-ons
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T67707: RENDER.

If you are looking for support or tutorials, you might try here: https://www.blender.org/support/

Jul 26 2019, 4:40 AM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T67705: Model blacked out in Look Dev mode.

Sounds like a video driver problem. You also might try a newer version of Blender. 22-Jun is about 400 bugfixes ago.

Jul 26 2019, 4:25 AM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T67701: Image as Plane.

Where are you looking for it?
After enabling the add-on, you should see an entries under File-Import-Images asPlanes and in the Add menu under Image-Images as Planes.

Jul 26 2019, 3:59 AM · Add-ons

Jul 25 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T67683: Material.

Can't reproduce here - Linux, GTX 1660, Nvidia driver.

Jul 25 2019, 9:03 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T67678: "QPixmap: Must construct a QApplication before a QPaintDevice".

"QPixmap: Must construct a QApplication before a QPaintDevice"

Jul 25 2019, 7:28 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T67546: Color picker eyedropper button not working from a popover.

Thanks. Changing color from the drop-down doesn't work.
I'm not sure if that is intended behavior. It seems a bit redundant since you can pick colors from the Material panel.
If so, you shouldn't be able to pop up a color picker.

Jul 25 2019, 3:53 PM · User Interface, BF Blender

Jul 24 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T67533: System wide halt upon starting a render..

Renders OK on Linux with a GTX 1660 + Nvidia driver, CPU and GPU.

Jul 24 2019, 3:09 AM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T67546: Color picker eyedropper button not working from a popover.

Choosing colors via the eyedropper from Properties->Material works. Are you trying to change the color from the dropdown in the header rather than the Properties panel?
From the manual:
Grease Pencil Materials can be created in the Material properties as any other materials in Blender.

Jul 24 2019, 2:54 AM · User Interface, BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T67550: Random Color with Arrays.

Got a .blend showing the problem?

Jul 24 2019, 2:30 AM · BF Blender

Jul 23 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T67254: Blender shuts down when I try to render a scene.

Renders here on Linux with the CPU with 16 GB memory.
Crash with a CUDA out of memory error on the GPU (GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB)

Jul 23 2019, 2:50 AM · BF Blender

Jul 22 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T67413: Materials do not apply to objects. .

Cannot reproduce.
Got a .blend showing the problem?

Jul 22 2019, 12:48 AM · BF Blender

Jul 21 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T67383: The clip sliders on the keying node do not work.

Can't reproduce.
Please attach a .blend so we can see your node setup.

Jul 21 2019, 4:46 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T67353: Cycles Volume rendering.

Oh, *that*! I was looking at the cloudiness.

Jul 21 2019, 3:14 AM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T67353: Cycles Volume rendering.

It seems to be working with the 19-Jul daily.

Jul 21 2019, 12:06 AM · BF Blender

Jul 20 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T67313: Wavelength Color not working.

Also, 380 nanometers is right on the edge of the visible spectrum.
Closing based on ronan's comment.

Jul 20 2019, 7:19 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T67316: CUDA does not work in Blender 2.80 with GeForce GTX 560M.

Based on Evan's comment, this is a hardware problem on the user side. Closing

Jul 20 2019, 7:02 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T67340: blender closes when it changes between workspaces.

Please tell us the following:

Jul 20 2019, 6:56 PM · BF Blender

Jul 18 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T67198: 3D coat Applink.

A bit of googling suggests 3D coat Applink is a 3rd party product.
Contact them for any problems.

Jul 18 2019, 10:53 PM · Add-ons
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T67189: Completely transparent object blocks light.

Do you have a .blend showing the problem?

Jul 18 2019, 10:50 PM · BF Blender

Jul 13 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T66867: Incorrect Output Frame Rate with avi container..

600 fps is impressive!

Jul 13 2019, 4:46 PM · BF Blender

Jul 12 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T66775: No export/import Dxf or Fbx.

Did you enable them in User Preferences -> Addons ?

Jul 12 2019, 4:09 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T66767: Import/export problems on macOS.

You will need to supply more information so we know what the problem is.

Jul 12 2019, 3:29 PM · BF Blender

Jul 10 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T66638: Вылет блендера при работе с системами частиц..

Pa angliskii, pazhalusta.

Jul 10 2019, 2:58 AM · BF Blender

Jul 8 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T66558: Imported files are too large exported are too small.

This would be easier to debug if we had the source files and a .blend.
Do you have files with a minimal amount of geometry that show the problem?

Jul 8 2019, 6:33 PM · BF Blender

Jul 7 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to D722: Game Engine Publishing | Assets paths listing upgrade.

Looking at the UpBGE github page, last commits were 7 days ago. It appears to be a working fork of Blender 2.7.

Jul 7 2019, 4:10 AM · Add-ons, Game Engine

Jul 5 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T66485: Import-Export AutoCAD DXF Format (.dxf).

Glad it's working. Blender on!

Jul 5 2019, 11:57 PM · Add-ons
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T66485: Import-Export AutoCAD DXF Format (.dxf).

In your addon screenshot, it says
Description: This script exports geometry to DXF format
Location: File -> Export -> Autodesk

Jul 5 2019, 11:53 PM · Add-ons
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T66485: Import-Export AutoCAD DXF Format (.dxf).

Looking at my 2.80 daily, I see TWO separate addons for DXF, one for IMPORT and one for EXPORT.
Each one shows up in the appropriate File->Import or File->Export menu.

Jul 5 2019, 11:07 PM · Add-ons

Jun 30 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T66033: blender error with addons "import images as planes".

The error looks to be an encoding issue with the path your loading.
If you import a file, eg /tmp/test.png does this work?

Jun 30 2019, 8:24 PM · Add-ons

Jun 29 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T66252: bug in sapling tree_gen.

Cannot reproduce on Linux with the 6-29 daily build.

Jun 29 2019, 10:36 PM · Add-ons