I am trying to give Blender a second shot and learn the software to do some engineering modeling on it. The first time around I didn’t take it seriously, but now I feel the need to learn it.
Anyway, I am having problems with Blender right off the bet. I installed the software and and started to follow the Snowman Tutorial on Blender.org under “Getting Started” and as soon as I got to step 4 Blender crashed. I continuously try to complete this tutorial and I get a little bit further every time I open Blender but it then crashed again in 5 minutes of manipulating the software.
I have no idea what is causing it, it seems to be different things that are triggering the crashes. It has crashed when i added a cone, when I zoomed all the way in, rotating objects, selecting objects, flipping from front to side view and so on.
Any help would be fantastic! I’d really love to learn Blender if it didnt crash so much.
Process: blender  Path: /Applications/Blender/blender.app/Contents/MacOS/blender Identifier: org.blenderfoundation.blender Version: 2.48 (2.48, 2008-Oct-22, Blender Foundation) Code Type: X86 (Native) Parent Process: launchd  Date/Time: 2008-11-06 13:19:00.568 -1000 OS Version: Mac OS X 10.5.5 (9F33) Report Version: 6 Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV) Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x0000000017e80000 Crashed Thread: 0 Thread 0 Crashed: 0 ....AppleIntelGMAX3100GLDriver 0x121d3050 i965DrawPixels( GLDContextRec*, GLDVertex const*, int, int, unsigned int, unsigned int, void const*, unsigned char, GLDBufferRec*, unsigned char, int) + 4000 1 ....AppleIntelGMAX3100GLDriver 0x121d36fb glrDrawPixels + 75 2 GLEngine 0x12025f43 glDrawPixels_Exec + 995 3 libGL.dylib 0x9316daeb glDrawPixels + 59 4 org.blenderfoundation.blender 0x002703be 0x1000 + 2552766 5 org.blenderfoundation.blender 0x002705bb 0x1000 + 2553275 6 org.blenderfoundation.blender 0x00270ae0 0x1000 + 2554592 7 org.blenderfoundation.blender 0x001edffa 0x1000 + 2019322 8 org.blenderfoundation.blender 0x001f3a4c 0x1000 + 2042444 9 org.blenderfoundation.blender 0x000f2e57 0x1000 + 990807 10 org.blenderfoundation.blender 0x00217986 0x1000 + 2189702 11 org.blenderfoundation.blender 0x00022568 0x1000 + 136552 12 org.blenderfoundation.blender 0x000286a5 0x1000 + 161445 13 org.blenderfoundation.blender 0x00003591 0x1000 + 9617 14 org.blenderfoundation.blender 0x00002e02 0x1000 + 7682 15 org.blenderfoundation.blender 0x00002d29 0x1000 + 7465 Thread 1: 0 libSystem.B.dylib 0x9489168e __semwait_signal + 10 1 libSystem.B.dylib 0x948bc36d pthread_cond_wait$UNIX2003 + 73 2 libGLProgrammability.dylib 0x94215b32 glvmDoWork + 162 3 libSystem.B.dylib 0x948bb6f5 _pthread_start + 321 4 libSystem.B.dylib 0x948bb5b2 thread_start + 34 Thread 0 crashed with X86 Thread State (32-bit): eax: 0x00000000 ebx: 0x121d20e4 ecx: 0x019c8408 edx: 0x17e80000 edi: 0x01885600 esi: 0x00000002 ebp: 0xbffff0f8 esp: 0xbfffebf0 ss: 0x0000001f efl: 0x00010212 eip: 0x121d3050 cs: 0x00000017 ds: 0x0000001f es: 0x0000001f fs: 0x00000000 gs: 0x00000037 cr2: 0x17e80000
Model: MacBook4,1, BootROM MB41.00C1.B00, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4 GHz, 2 GB Graphics: kHW_IntelGMA965Item, GMA X3100, spdisplays_builtin, 144 MB Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 1 GB, DDR2 SDRAM, 667 MHz Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM1, 1 GB, DDR2 SDRAM, 667 MHz AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x88), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (188.8.131.52) Bluetooth: Version 2.1.0f17, 2 service, 1 devices, 1 incoming serial ports Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1 Serial ATA Device: FUJITSU MHY2250BH, 232.89 GB Parallel ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R UJ-867, 4.24 GB USB Device: Built-in iSight, Micron, high_speed, 500 mA USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, Apple, Inc., full_speed, 500 mA USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, Apple Computer, full_speed, 500 mA USB Device: IR Receiver, Apple Computer, Inc., low_speed, 500 mA
Hope that helps…