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Blender OpenGL problem on MAC OS X 10.4.3


If you are a Mac user like me, you may be experiencing some OpenGL problems (no screen updates, no menus) under Mac OS X 10.4.3. From the reports it seems that this only happens on systems that have NVidia videocards. The problem seems to originate from the OpenGL drivers. Apple has been notified of the issue and hopefully it will be fixed in 10.4.4. In the meantime, people have reported a workaround: resize the Blender window to a smaller size and the menus will work again.

More information can be found on the Blender bugtracker and on the forums.

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.

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