My friends, my deep love for Blender is going through some tough times recently.
I’ve been using blender since 2.8 Alpha. (On MacOS)
And all the versions I used, even Alpha and Beta versions were super stable. Which really impressed me.
Now this all changed completely with 2.83, all versions so far, (and 2.90 Alpha). Now I got more recent crashes.
But those would not bother me much, since I’m a super frequent saver.
What really bothers me is, that Blender starts to corrupt files (only in 2.90 Alpha). Sometimes it’s a collection which I can’t touch anymore - or Blender crashes.
Once a project crashed and then would instantly crash on every reload. Even when trying to append the collections into a new project file Blender instantly crashes.
Then I have objects which do not show after appending.
All things I have never experienced in earlier versions of Blender.
The problem is, these issues are very difficult to recreate. They seem random. It’s possible a collection got corrupted by simply renaming it. I also noticed some sort of memory leak. Projects growing to Pib sizes. (Which can be helped by restarting the project.)
But I have no idea what caused all the other issues.
And before I start to try to figure that out (which will be very time consuming) or file a bug report, I wanted to ask if anyone of you has experienced similar issues with 2.83 on Mac.
I have to add, that at a similar time I upgraded to MacOS Catalina. But I can’t imagine that the MacOs is corrupting files in Blender.
Did any of you experience similar issues?
Btw, I’m currently using Blender 2.83.2 on MacBook Pro 16" (64GB Ram, MacOs Catalina 10.15.5)