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Irishman

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I don't have a M1 Mac on which to test it, but do any of you have any experience with it?
 

ww1971

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I don't have a M1 Mac on which to test it, but do any of you have any experience with it?

it does run on Mac m1 Under rosetta 2. depending on computer specs results and outcome may vary. I have blender 2.91 running on a MacBook air base entry m1. There is also a test version of it for Mac m1 but it’s very early alpha version - I don’t recommend running alpha or beta versions of it though

renders ran a bit faster via cycles than on intel Macbook pro which I also have as well. I haven’t tried on eevee yet. But so far the intel version of blender ran well with no crashes or anything
 
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Irishman

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Thanks for that, I have become very dependent on Blender over the past few years, so if it didn’t work on M1 Macs, that would really be a blow for me.

Also, it’s good to see that the Blender Foundation is going ahead with a native version for M1 Macs. Thanks for your words of warning about running alpha and beta software willy nilly, I already learned that lesson back when still using 2.79. I have a 2.9 file that, to this day, will not open.
 

ww1971

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Thanks for that, I have become very dependent on Blender over the past few years, so if it didn’t work on M1 Macs, that would really be a blow for me.

Also, it’s good to see that the Blender Foundation is going ahead with a native version for M1 Macs. Thanks for your words of warning about running alpha and beta software willy nilly, I already learned that lesson back when still using 2.79. I have a 2.9 file that, to this day, will not open.

here is blender 2.91 intel running under rosetta 2 working on MacBook Air m1 256 gb SD / 8 gb RAM. It work fine
 

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