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Questions tagged [append]

Questions relating to appending assets from one .blend file to another .blend file.

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When I append in the new Black Plasma Studios Rig, Blender crashes

When I append The Black Plasma Studios Rig for a Minecraft animation, the scene crashes. I'm on windows 10 and my blender version is 2.78a CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO WATCH A VIDEO OF ME APPENDING ...
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How do resave a lib file with a more current version of blender

I am trying to append an old .blend file to my tire, I keep getting an error message saying Linking or appending from a very old .blend file format (247.0). no animation conversion will be done! ...
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Material only applies to some of the Mesh

Finished 60% of my character, I made the head separately from the body, I used "append" option to bring the head into the body scene and then merge it. For some reason, even after connecting the ...
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Model loses texture when appended?

I am trying to learn how to animate, and is currently working on a "casino themed video". However I am in general strugling a lot with colors & texture. Espeically understanding how it works with ...
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Problem Appending Armature Animation

So I am animating different exercises for multiple characters and my workflow is to append the armature into the mesh, weight it, then also append the action that I had previously animated resulting ...
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Blender link external scene in the existing scene

I have a wery complex scene with lots of objects, and I have to fragment my file in smaller parts to be able to work I have basic file in whitch I shoud import the other files as objects, or as ...
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Can I bake linked object via proxy?

So I was wondering if I can link a my character rig group and proxy it, how do I go about baking it? Or will I have to append it and then I will be able to bake it?
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Append scaling issues. When I append an object it's smaller than the original

I noticed that when I append an object from one blend file to another, the appended object is smaller than the original. I have an object measuring about 9.3 cm and when I append it to another blend ...
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Why can`t Blender move appended objects normally?

Every group of objects I append from another project can't be moved in a normal way. It CAN move normally only on X axis but if I want Y or Z, every object goes it's own way, moving away from each ...
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Blender 2.79b Crash: A single object causes the crash, no fix

I am working on a vfx creature for a movie, and I've run into a very specific issue. I haven't found anything on any forum that helps fix this issue. I modeled and rigged a topology version of a ...
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How to imitate Ambient Occlusion in Cycles?

I created an object with some basic shading and Ambient Occlusion switched on and thus getting the right look. Now that I need to paste it in my main project (through Append) I need the same effect ...
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How to make a Text File dependent of an Armature object so that it appends with it to other projects?

If you ever used BlenRig, you may have noticed that it pops up a text file in your text editor called "generate_customprops.py". This is a python script that the rig uses for various purposes such as ...
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Update an imported FBX file [duplicate]

In Blender there is the fabulous option to link or append objects across multiple .blend files. We're a small team and are working with Blender AND Maya. Is there any option to "link" objects from ...
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How to change the position of a Linked Object?

I've made multiple blendfiles with objects, curves and materials. Now I want to place these 'element'-blendfiles in one 'parent'-blendfile; building one scene to render. Because I am going to build ...
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Drag and Drop Alternative [duplicate]

How can I disable blender from restarting a scene when dropping a blender model onto it? I'm looking for a way to merge models into existing scenes without using the awkward append option.
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I can't append node groups

For some reason the node groups i try to append do not show up. what am i doing wrong? I linked a short clip of the group im trying to append and my problem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Blender how batch import all the objects from my old .blend projects into a new 'Library" project?

I know about appending, but it's slow and tedious to go one by one to each old Blender project file looking for objects I like. I wonder if there's an addon, or some known method for pointing to a ...
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Hundreds of orange squares after appending object

This book has been sitting there in my scene for many weeks now, and suddenly all those orange squares have appeared below it. I opened a new file and appended the same book, and that does not happen ...
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import objects from the last frame of a rigid body simulation?

Can I have 2 blend files, one with a rigid body of a bunch of objects falling into a bowl, bake that simulation, and in the second blend file import the bowl and objects from the first file with their ...
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On appended character keyframes are semi-visible and not saved

I have problem with my character, which I append to my file. Keyframes in Dope sheet are semi-visible as you can see in the image. When I change position of any bone of this character, keyframe ...
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How to combine two objects? Blending a face into an apple? [duplicate]

I'm trying to add two objects together, one being a face and the other being an apple. I have it all lined up so I can put them together but I can't edit more than one object at once to do so. Is ...
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Crowd Scene: Generating many characters with random clothing objects

I'm working on a small crowd scene and trying to figure out the best way to set it up from a workflow perspective. I have addons or particle systems to place the characters, but I need to generate a ...
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Materials from Openmaterial repository don't load

Good morning, I was searching some free material I needed, and found the openmaterial repository (http://matrep.parastudios.de/). The site seems a legitimate repository so I've tried to dowlonad ...
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Dockable Append window

Is there is a way to set a File browser UI pane to append mode or something of the like for a quick drag and drop Kit-bashing type of workflow? Even an addon would be nice. I did see the paid Asset ...
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Object Claims to be Appended But Not Showing Up in Viewport [duplicate]

The title is pretty self-explanatory. When I append the object, the data seems to come through but it isn't showing up in the viewport. The original object was an imported .fbx if that makes any ...
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Deleting all groups with python API

Is there a way to delete all groups with the python API? What I want to do is delete all objects and groups in the current environment and then append groups from another file. I've figured out how to ...
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How to set directories of a file from which I append? [closed]

I am making a project where I use materials from an external file.Both my files are present in a folder. I append them. While scripting, I specified the absolute path of the file. But if I copy the ...
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How to Append the Select Grouped Menu

I'm trying to append the Select Grouped menu (Shift+G) but I'm having no luck. It looks like this menu is populated based on an enum in the object.select_grouped ...
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How To Prevent Appending An Object Changing Cycles Material

I'm new to Cycles. I have an object in one file with a material set: When I append this object into another file, the material changes: How do I prevent this from happening?
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Appended group opening in original location

So I appended a group of objects to my level in BGE, but every time I reopen it (the level) the appended groups go back to the location at which they are saved in their own individual files. How do I ...
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How to call a handler on starting a new file?

i am trying to make a brush library manager that automatically append brushes from arbitrary blend files. It's meant to be a module for a bigger add-on I am making. But I am having troubles to make ...
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append entire scene python to current scene

ive been googling a bit already regarding this question. Ive seen the bpy.ops.wm.append() method as well as the bpy.data.libraries.load() method, but still cant figure this out. How can i merge an ...
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How to ID NLA strips for appending elsewhere

I have a source file containing a character and its animated actions. This master file serves as a control repository for the character: All of its actions are kept here, stored as NLA strips. I give ...
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How can you append a material with nodes?

I made the lightsaber model below using nodes and I want to append it to another .blend file for an animation. However, when I append it, the nodes aren't included and it ends up looking something ...
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Having trouble linking file

Hello I seem to have lost my mesh data upon appending the file. The materials work and load correctly but the model itself is only a box now. I can view and edit the original model fine in the ...
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How do I import a Blend file from another project without losing its materials,shapekeys in the imported version etc.

I download an eye from blendswap and tried to append it to another project but lost all the information on it except the mesh itself. What i really want is a way to import the model with its textures ...
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Why does my appended object start to distort when I move it?

I'm appending a tree into another scene. After I try moving it to set up my scene, the branches start to distort. What am I doing wrong? http://g.recordit.co/rJuzSYSsHw.gif
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Is there a way to 'update' and see changes to an appended object?

The situation I have is that there is a blender file called scene1.blend which contains an appended object called box.blend. I have made some changes to box.blend, how do I see those changes in the ...
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How to append render layers from one scene to another?

I have two scene versions. The scene content of both are equal, but I have added some new render layers to the second version. Now I would like to append the render layers from version 2 -> version 1....
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Pose does not work after appending

I downloaded a character and when I open it the bones work. But after I append it to another project the pose seems not to go on. The skeleton is in pose position. Did I append in a wrong way or ...
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How do I remove node groups from start-up file?

I have been trying to find an explanation for the nodes either not saving after being appended, only some being saved, or all being appended when I only selected 1, and I've come up with nothing. I ...
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How to append an object and a script at the same time

I'm making a rig and I have a python interface. I want to know if there's a way to append the rig and the script at the same time.
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Downloaded Materials not working

When I download this LOMAR TOON MATLIB I open my project and go to file -> append and select the material I want to append. However, after doing so the material renders fine on the right in the ...
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Append group with Python API

I want to append a group with the Python API, like I would normally do with File > append. I already tested this solution: How to Link/Append a data-block using the Python API?, and this one: How to ...
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Append an object without its associated objects

When I append an object, it also appends a lot of other associated objects, such as it's rig, and even the rig's custom shapes. And if I append an armature object (not just the data), then i also get ...
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How do you merge linked or appended objects into a single layer?

After appending (not linking) a few objects from a different scene, the appended objects appear in all layers like this. How does one put the appended objects on a single layer to turn on/off? After ...
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Why does Blender crash when I append this group?

I have made a group composed of four mesh objects and a curve object. Two of the objects have array modifiers, one has a mirror modifier. I have tried several times to import it to another file, and ...
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Switch controlled drivers

I have a surface in an object that I want to be a light, one that can be turned on and off, not blinking, but more like a light switch. I have figured out how to drive the light, the emission value, ...
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Imported a .3ds model Can't append materials to it

Why can't I append a material into a blend file that I imported a .3ds model into? It has a bunch of materials under the materials panel, but, since I am using cycles, none of them have anything other ...
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Appended or Linked Hair Particles not like original Hair Particles

The hair of my character changes radically when brought into a new file, as either Appended or Linked - see images. As a work around I have created a new copy of the character and then rather linked ...