This is probably a silly question but I need some help. I opened a file that I've been working on for about a month in the new 2.8 version of Blender. However when I tried to reopen the file in version 2.79, the scene is completely empty. Here is where the problem lies for me, I accidentally saved over the original file save while in version 2.8 . Please help. Thanks!
You can copy the polygons from 2.8 to 2.79. You will lose your node setup but at least you will get back your scene. This happened to me just now - I couldn't find any answers anywhere, so i figured it out myself. I thought of this because you can do the same in Maya too, so I thought: "must work with blender too".
Not a way to open a file, but the ability to transfer objects:
Just try Ctrl+C Copy to bufer operator on selected objects and then Paste by Ctrl+V in another instance of Blender. Works both sides with nodes and other prorerties.
From the v2.79 Release Notes
When using add-ons in Blender 2.79 that take advantage of the new data-block pointer properties, the resulting .blend files can't be opened in earlier versions of Blender. Attempting to open such .blend files in Blender 2.78c and earlier may crash.
Blender 2.8 is very much under development. The download page states "Do not use in production nor save important files with it" for a reason. You'll probably need to recover your file from a backup like the xxx.blend1 file Blender creates before overwriting.
I first exported my model from blender 2.80 in .fbx format then imported it in blender2.79 and it worked.
hey you can always append things from 2.8 to 2.79. the best way is to export your meshes as fbx then import in 2.79. then append all the materials from the 2.8 file. reassigning is a little work but not too much.
Actually, exporting the files or projects as .fbx and re-importing in blender 2.79 or earlier works...Haven't tried the copy buffer stuff tho' but will....
While every layer is selected press Alt+H...let me know if it helped!
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