I've been having this issue with my Macbook Pro from 2010, and I need some help.
So I have tried to resolve this issue by reinstalling blender multiple times.
so when I open it, this is what happens:
and when I try to run the CrowdRender addon, it spits this out:
now, of course, this is of no help to the developers, but it does this even though the app seems to work fine without the all of the text displaying. So this seems to me to be more a blender issue, but the addon doesn't work even when the one or two times blender worked properly. I would like some feedback on why this is happening. Could it be that the Kernel is messed up? maybe it's because I'm running 32 bit windows?
EDIT: I managed to snap a picture of the error using my canon, sorry about the light shadows.
Hi Timmy, ok, let us know how you go with your win 10 install. Crossing our fingers for you that you get it to work :)
Hey James, Thanks for the Info, I kind of suspected that it wouldn't work on 32-bit. Meanwhile, I'm trying to install Windows 10 64-Bit, and it's the most infuriating thing ever since I can't seem to get into the BIOS and boot from a USB device, since I installed it and the OS broke for some reason. Anyway, I'll keep you updated on whether or not it works out.
EDIT: that means you don't need to create 32-bit support except for those with REALLY old hardware. I have some hardware from 2005 that is still 64-bit, so this shouldn't be a pressing issue.
Oh dear, i've never seen such odd behaviour like that. Somethings to note about this, you seem to be running blender on windows 10 on a mac, correct? Have you tried running blender on MacOS on the same machine? It would be a good starting point to rule out hardware or OS. If the mac can run blender fine on its native operating system, then we can rule out hardware. If not then more tests would be required.
As for crowdrender...
hmmm, a couple of things, 1. the current alpha only supports windows 64 bit. But that is not what is likely causing the error you're seeing. The error is one we've seen a lot. It happens due to some windows system files that are not updated. Here's why.
Our software includes a library that is compiled using visual studio 2015. This library will only run when the windows system files are of a particular version that supports applications or libraries built with visual studio 2015. When a system file is not found to be of the correct version, you get the error seen in the last screenshot above.
The fix for this is to simply download microsoft's official patch which is the C++ redistributable install for visual studio 2015. You don't need to install visual studio its self, this is just an update. Here is the link for this update ->https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=48145
However, if you are using windows 10-32 bit version, our software most certainly won't work. The libraries I mentioned above currently don't include a 32bit version. We could look at supporting win 32 if you really need it, it would help to know that others are in this situation as currently any project to support windows 32-bit is on hold as we're working on making the addon more stable, more efficient, and not as anger inducing as it has been a few months ago (still working on that last part).
Hope this helps