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Today

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?

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

Yesterday

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.
Wed, Aug 21, 10:19 PM · Animation, BF Blender

Tue, Aug 20

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?

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

Thu, Aug 15

Stephen Swaney (stiv) closed T68632: No Noodles in Node Editor as Resolved.
Thu, Aug 15, 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.
Thu, Aug 15, 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.
Thu, Aug 15, 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!

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

Sun, Aug 11

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

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

Sun, Aug 11, 5:21 AM · BF Blender

Wed, Aug 7

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.

Wed, Aug 7, 1:27 AM · BF Blender

Tue, Aug 6

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

Tue, Aug 6, 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?

Tue, Aug 6, 5:11 PM · BF Blender

Mon, Aug 5

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

Sun, Aug 4

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

geforce gt 610

Sun, Aug 4, 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.

Sun, Aug 4, 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

Sun, Aug 4, 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

Sun, Aug 4, 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.

Sun, Aug 4, 5:12 PM · BF Blender

Sat, Aug 3

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

Got a .blend with the particle hair?

Sat, Aug 3, 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?

Sat, Aug 3, 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?

Sat, Aug 3, 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!

Sat, Aug 3, 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!

Sat, Aug 3, 1:01 AM · BF Blender

Fri, Aug 2

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

Could be a broken download. Missing py files?

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

Please describe the problem.
Error messages are very helpful.

Fri, Aug 2, 6:01 PM · BF Blender

Mon, Jul 29

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

jsut says in the camera

Mon, Jul 29, 4:39 PM · BF Blender

Sat, Jul 27

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

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Sat, Jul 27, 10:06 PM · BF Blender

Fri, Jul 26

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.

Fri, Jul 26, 11:32 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) closed T67204: Blender is breaking my brand new computer as Resolved.
Fri, Jul 26, 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.

Fri, Jul 26, 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?

Fri, Jul 26, 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/

Fri, Jul 26, 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.

Fri, Jul 26, 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.

Fri, Jul 26, 3:59 AM · Add-ons

Thu, Jul 25

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

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

Thu, Jul 25, 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"

Thu, Jul 25, 7:28 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T67546: Eyedropper button on color select menu doesn't work.

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.

Thu, Jul 25, 3:53 PM · BF Blender

Wed, Jul 24

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.

Wed, Jul 24, 3:09 AM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T67546: Eyedropper button on color select menu doesn't work.

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.

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

Got a .blend showing the problem?

Wed, Jul 24, 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
David Allen Arteaga (Codename.REL.aitive) awarded T66253: Find him a Dislike token.
Jun 29 2019, 6:47 PM · Add-ons
Stephen Swaney (stiv) closed T66253: Find him as Invalid.
Jun 29 2019, 6:30 PM · Add-ons
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T66180: Blender 2.80beta - FBX import missing textures + deformed animations.

Do you have an .fbx showing the problem?

Jun 29 2019, 12:53 AM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T66201: Images dissappearing .

Without a .blend, it is difficult to debug the problem.
Try to create a minimal example .blend with different images.

Jun 29 2019, 12:50 AM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) closed T66190: Program launches but freezes and some panels are not shown as Resolved.
Jun 29 2019, 12:45 AM · BF Blender

Jun 24 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) raised the priority of T66013: Schrodinger's Animation errors from Needs Information from User to Waiting for Developer to Reproduce.
Jun 24 2019, 3:41 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T66031: Text Material Change.

Got a .blend showing the problem?

Jun 24 2019, 2:38 AM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T66059: Blender Crashes after opening it.

What version of Blender?

Jun 24 2019, 2:34 AM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T66068: Quick Explode blender 2.8 windows 64.

Works on Linux with the 22-June 2.80 daily.

Jun 24 2019, 2:31 AM · BF Blender

Jun 23 2019

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

From the error message, it looks like you are running the OBJ (Wavefront) importer.

Jun 23 2019, 10:41 PM · Add-ons

Jun 22 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T66013: Schrodinger's Animation errors.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Make an armature with several bones and create an action with keyframes for all of the bones.

Jun 22 2019, 7:04 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T66024: Blender just quits.

The .blend seems OK. /me bets on the Intel Graphics.

Jun 22 2019, 6:52 PM · BF Blender

Jun 15 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T65832: Cycles completely broken.

Seems to be working on Linux with latest daily build:
2.80 (sub 74), branch: blender2.7, commit date: 2019-06-14 23:24, hash: rB0fd96b4128ff

Jun 15 2019, 5:09 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) triaged T65830: Don`t work addon landscape. I can`t activate it. as Needs Information from User priority.

Please file a complete bug report using the template under Help->Report a Bug.
Include the name of the addon.

Jun 15 2019, 3:18 PM · Add-ons
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T65782: File browser scrolls to new folder.

I'm not sure this counts as a bug. It is more a quirk of your setup. If you didn't have hundreds of files named Aclaim* in the same folder, Blender could create its 'New Folder' and scroll to it reasonably quickly.

Jun 15 2019, 6:42 AM · User Interface, BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) triaged T65820: Child Of constraint bug as Needs Information from User priority.

Got a .blend showing the problem?

Jun 15 2019, 5:51 AM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) triaged T65791: Smoke and Fire simulations not showing when "Link Empty To Track" has beed done. as Needs Information from User priority.

Got a .blend for us showing the problem?

Jun 15 2019, 3:35 AM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) triaged T65798: DXF import snap fail as Needs Information from User priority.

Can you attach the file with the imported dxf object? This makes it easier for others to replicate the bug.

Jun 15 2019, 3:33 AM · BF Blender

Jun 13 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) raised the priority of T65754: imported .obj file fails to show if it contains no faces from Needs Information from User to Waiting for Developer to Reproduce.
Jun 13 2019, 5:12 PM · BF Blender

Jun 12 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) triaged T65760: I cant open project as Needs Information from User priority.
  • MISSING INFO
Jun 12 2019, 4:36 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) triaged T65754: imported .obj file fails to show if it contains no faces as Needs Information from User priority.

import waveform obj file that has no face defined.

Jun 12 2019, 3:11 PM · BF Blender

Jun 10 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) closed T65700: Boxcutter Error as Invalid.

Boxcutter is a 3rd party addon. If you have problems, contact the developer.

Jun 10 2019, 11:40 PM · BF Blender

Jun 9 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T65656: Audio strip - SHIFT K crashes Blender.

Confirmed on Linux with 8-Jun daily build

Jun 9 2019, 3:04 PM · Video Sequencer, BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) closed T65649: download issues as Invalid.
  1. Try downloading again.
  2. Don't post javascript.
  3. if you are still having issues, include specific information like a date, the platform, and any error messages that will help us find and correct the problem.
Jun 9 2019, 2:50 AM · BF Blender

Jun 6 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) triaged T65541: Hair particles don't follow rigid body in animation as Needs Information from User priority.

Please attach a .blend showing the problem.

Jun 6 2019, 2:28 AM · BF Blender

Jun 3 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) closed T65463: Import-Export: Ice-Hail AddOn for Blender as Archived.

Since this is not part of the Blender distribution, you should contact the developer with any problems.
Be sure to include the exact error message.

Jun 3 2019, 11:41 PM · Add-ons
Stephen Swaney (stiv) triaged T65455: Hair particle gone wild as Needs Information from User priority.

Got a .blend for us?
And a better description of exactly what the problem is?

Jun 3 2019, 7:27 PM · BF Blender

May 30 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) triaged T65313: Video Sequencer doesen't render the sound as Needs Information from User priority.

We need a .blend to see what is going on here.

May 30 2019, 7:17 PM · BF Blender

May 29 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) triaged T65283: Rainbow fuzz as Needs Information from User priority.

Please include a .blend showing the problem.

May 29 2019, 11:30 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) triaged T65284: blender error as Needs Information from User priority.

Is the name 'repair' supposed to be defined?

May 29 2019, 11:27 PM · Add-ons

May 26 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T65119: Blender does not start!.

An error message is displayed, but it can not be read because the window closes too early for it,

May 26 2019, 5:43 PM · BF Blender

May 22 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) triaged T64971: about IK as Needs Information from User priority.

I hate to appear dense, but what are we looking at?

May 22 2019, 6:07 AM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) closed T64970: IK as Invalid.

No information provided

May 22 2019, 6:06 AM · BF Blender

May 18 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T64773: Blender doesn't open files on 32-bit.

Those look like out of memory errors.
"But I have 32 Gig!"
But 32 bit apps can only address 4 gig max. Disclaimer: I have no idea how Windows maps between 32 and 64 bit stuff.

May 18 2019, 12:05 AM · BF Blender

May 17 2019

Stephen Swaney (stiv) triaged T64769: Cannot Import Lightwave 3D Objects (.lwo) as Needs Information from User priority.

Got an .lwo file we can test with?

May 17 2019, 7:39 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) raised the priority of T64259: Crash on startup with NVIDIA Quadro 2000 from Needs Information from User to Needs Triage by Developer.

How can you ask which version of Blender if I told the latest of specific day?

Because finding out the specific version built on a specific day can be challenging.

May 17 2019, 4:10 PM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T64740: OBJ Import failure (works on 2.79).

I have 32 Gb of memory..

May 17 2019, 3:13 AM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T64740: OBJ Import failure (works on 2.79).

Sometimes you can trick Blender into revealing secrets by running it from the command line.

May 17 2019, 2:55 AM · BF Blender
Stephen Swaney (stiv) added a comment to T64740: OBJ Import failure (works on 2.79).

You wouldn't want to give us a hint and show us the error message?

May 17 2019, 2:26 AM · BF Blender