Installing on macOS
Check the Downloading Blender page to find the minimum requirements and where to get Blender (if you have not done so yet).
Install from DMG
Blender for macOS is distributed as disk images (dmg-files).
To mount the disk image, double-click on the dmg-file.
Blender.app into the Applications folder.
Depending on the Security and Privacy preferences of your Mac, macOS will request your approval before opening Blender for the first time.
How to Make a Portable Installation
To keep all configuration files and installed add-ons inside the Blender application bundle,
create a folder named
config in the LOCAL directory.
Updating on macOS
On macOS there are various ways of updating Blender. This section covers the most common approach.
Updating with DMG
When an update for Blender is released, it can be downloaded directly
from the Blender website.
Install the new version by overwriting the current
Blender.app in the Applications folder.
You can rename
Blender.app or place it in a different folder to have more than one version at a time.
The Splash screen Defaults page for information about importing settings from previous Blender versions and other quick settings.