How to split a big '.blender' file into multiple files that are less than 500MB?

For instance, if I have a rigid body simulation that sits in a file that is about 1.5GB and consist of 4000 frames, is there a way to split it into 4 different files:

file 1: frames 1--1000

file 2: frames 1001--2000

file 3: frames 2001--3000

file 4: frames 3001--4000

The only related topics I could find are: Is it possible to split a .blend file?

Is it possible to compress or split '.blend' files within Blender? If so, how?

But I don't know how it can be done with a rigid body simulation

  • $\begingroup$ I guess the answer is No. However, you could try to zip the .blend - should make it pretty small. Also consider to split it up into several chunks using 7zip... $\endgroup$
    – brockmann
    Dec 6, 2020 at 16:24
  • $\begingroup$ The main goal is to send it to sheepit render farm and they have the 500mb constraint. Is there a way to convert the rigid body bake into a set of keyframes? Will it decrease the size when split? $\endgroup$
    – yossico
    Dec 6, 2020 at 17:31


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