I've been having a problem opening and trying to append a version of blender 3.0 blends into 2.93, it just gives a file format isn't supported. I didn't realise that modifying and saving in Blender 3.0 makes the file unusable in 2.93. Is this a temporary issue or is this going to split Blender into files before and after 3.0? I really hope not.


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Unfortunately, bad news. Release_Notes/3.0/Core

Forward Incompatibility Breakage: This means that loading blend files saved in Blender 3.0 in an older version of Blender will loose data (namely, inserted local modifiers, constraints etc. may be lost or misplaced).

  • $\begingroup$ In any case Blender 3 is still in final Beta so shouldn't be used to modify files from previous versions. $\endgroup$
    – John Eason
    Nov 27, 2021 at 11:56

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