OSx install help please

I am trying to install Blender 2.28 on OSx. When I download the file the Mac doesn’t seem to know what to do with it. It tries to open it in Photoshop and fails. I can’t seem to get it to install. I don’t think it is compressed because stuffit can’t read it either. What am I missing here.

yo, holmes, did you grab the right file? blender-2.28-darwin-6.6-powerpc.dmg, available at ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/pub/blender.org/release/Blender2.28a/blender-2.28a-darwin-6.6-powerpc.dmg in the us? it is a .dmg disk image file, so Disk Copy in the Utilities folder should open it and mount it as a file system. typically, i then copy the whole disk to my Applications directory, open it up, and then fire up the blender(.app is hidden) application.


yea I found out what was happening. The file name was being cut off when I downloaded it. I renamed the file and it started working


Welcome to OS X Blender. It’s not the most mac-like program, but once you understand the interface you’ll find yourself wishing its command keys worked in other programs. :wink:

(I keep pressing “ctrl-DEL” to erase whole lines of text, and it doesn’t work. Heh.)

If you have questions after reading up on some tutorials, drop us a line here in this forum!