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

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Append/Link - Material not correct

I have a Star Wars Star Destroyer in one blend file. The ship has 4 materials. I would like to use this model in a scene in a different blend file and I would like to have several Star Destroyers over ...
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How do I append a text file?

More precisely: what is the "directory" or "section" of a text file? This code is not working: ...
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How do I correctly append object constraints and keyframes?

When I append a landing platform that I animated and added object constraints to (child of) into a new file everything is there from textures, keyframes to object constraints, but when select ...
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Blend file is 1.89 gigs but when opened is just blank [duplicate]

I recently ported a .blend and .blend1 file I was working on from my mac to my PC using a USB. Here's what I did: Packed all ...
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How to import a rigged model into an other file?

I downloaded a 3d model and it is rigged, it has parameters and a lot of things to it. And now I would like to use it in an Blender file I'm working on and it would be great if I could use the ...
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how join fbx animations which are exported with different settings

I have a sequence of animations and I exported it in two diffrent .fbx file, one with armature and mesh and the other one with only armature. In another project, i´m trying to join those two ...
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Using python how do I append cameras and lights from another file? [duplicate]

Please note: this is NOT the same question - mine is about how one does the same thing with python. I am trying to use python to append cameras and lights from one .blend file to another, like this: <...
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With python how do I append cameras and lights from another file? [duplicate]

I am trying to append cameras and lights from one .blend file to another, like this: ...
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Linking to an existing blend file does not show the images/textures available in the existing .blend file

(Version of Blender I'm using is 2.79) I have the following .blend file which has a group datablock called "2d_baker" I then open a new blend file and try to link to the existing .blend ...
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Is there a way to merge multiple blend files?

I have around 100 separate .blend files that have one material each, is there a way to merge the materials from all of these blend files into one? I am trying to do this to add the materials into the ...
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How to make two Scenes visible at the same time

I made an append of an entire scene to another one in blender. The problem is that even when they are both present, I can only see one at a time, selecting the layers. How to make them both visible in ...
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Can I append a collection that contains linked objects and keep them as linked?

I am trying to append from a local file. The collections in the file have linked objects. When I append into my new file, anything that was linked in the original file are now appended in the new file,...
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Model separated from the skeleton after appending

I have dancing/walking characters in my first scene and try to append them into another blender file. But all characters appear out of the skeletons after appending in T-pose. How can I fix it?
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Missing assets after appending from other blend files

I want to use a render farm (concierge), but when I uploaded the file there were a lot of error messages because of "missing files". I work on a short movie and I got a lot of "appended ...
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How to join objects together for appending without messing up material settings

I need to append this eevee clay-like clock object I made into another blender project. To do that easily I need to join all the objects together, but when I do, the clay material's scaling and ...
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Instance Object Data option undo Append

Can someone explain what exactly does option "Instance Object Data" of the Append? From the manual "Create instances for object data which are not referenced by any objects", but I ...
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Append file from selected path [duplicate]

How to add append collection with button which selected on the prefrences tab of the addon? Addon installed successfully I have selected correctly path but get error when clicking import button Here ...
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Python API - append and rename material

I have a Python script to append materials from multiple .blend files, I also would like to rename them after append, but bpy.ops.wm.append doesn't have parameter ...
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Is appending a collection different from opening a .blend?

Ive downloaded a .blend file that has a rig in it. When I open the .blend file normally, the model imports fine with the rig intact. When I append the SAME exact file through collections, the entire ...
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Why is the generate rig button greyed out?

I appended a metarig from the armature category. The metarig generate rig button is not grayed out in the older project.
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Error when copying/appending baked particle system from one project to another in Blender 2.9

I need to pre-bake a particle system outside of a complex project that is already struggling for resources. However, when I copy or append the object with a particle system attached, from one Blender ...
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What do I select in order to add this blend into another? (append)

Okay, so I need to add trees into a city build, but the append feature is not working. I believe I have done everything right, but when I select all the parts, nothing shows up except for that object (...
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How to append an object including its materials after a main file is loaded using python?

How do you correctly append an object to an open main file. I'm using Blender2.93.5. Currently my textures are not getting loaded correctly when i load the main file. However when i exclude the first ...
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How to append a rig? Specifically the Rain character, I can't get it working

I have followed all instructions that come with it like opening the CH Rain file in the collections folder, and saving and reopening. I also tried it in different versions of Blender, going back to 2....
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Appending one object adds an extra object that shares a material [closed]

When appending an object into a fresh scene, a second object is also appended. I have a master asset scene with many objects that use a small number of master materials eg: "Metal MAT", &...
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Append Materials Using Python [duplicate]

Trying to append a material from one blend file to another but not having any luck. I've tried two methods so far. Method 1: ...
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Automatic weight painting failed to paint mesh correctly

I've replaced a mesh that was previously animated with an improved mesh. No custom weight paints were used on the previous mesh. Unlike the previous mesh, I appended the improved mesh without the rig ...
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Multiple Materials created when appending

I am a new Blender Convert. I have spent years using 3D Studio Max. I couldn't spend the big bucks to continue my license many years ago so I use the last version I paid for back in the 90's Max 3.1. ...
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3ds max: Copy, Instance, Reference - a similar function in the blender. An example of the 3ds max, is in the description

I have a question that I can't find an answer to anywhere. More precisely, I do not know how to ask such a question correctly in order to find an answer to it. I am interested in whether there is ...
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How to make a linked collection into an appended asset?

If I have linked a collection in my Blend file and now I want it to behave like I appended it... how would I do that? The collection in question contains many mesh objects. I have also parented the ...
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How can I change the location of the imported object without deforming the object?

I am new to Blender, and my mother language is not english so it is hard for me to find the answers I need. I have problem with moving an imported object to another place... When I appended or ...
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Errors on Appending Character after Linking Environment

In Blender2.93(Windows10), appending only Characters First works fine ie EditToggle is allowed. However, once external Environment Objects like buildings,trees etc are 'Linked First' and then ...
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Why do I always have to reassign appended materials when starting blender?

I have appended some materials from blender file A to blender file B. In file B, I have assigned the materials to some objects and additionally added fake users just to be on the safe side. However, ...
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Append an object and all its children

I have some objects all parented to an empty: When I append them empty from another Blender file, only the empty is appended. All the children are missing: How could I append the whole hierarchy?
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How does the Blender User reuse a fluid simulation .. without an undesired cache delete?

Desired Scenario Create a fluid simulation once and use it multiple times with a different range of simulation frames using different Blender files. Cache should be read only. The fluid simulation ...
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Import materials from another blend file: how to deal with name issues?

I want to append a material from another blend file, but I have problems to get the appended materail: ...
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How to make a button link to a DataLibrary using python?

I have a random 3D model from a .blend file and I have been using Blenders Data Libraries to import it. Here is the code: ...
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Appending rig with constraints and drivers

i appended a rig from one blend file to current working one. the rig is transferred but the constraints are no more there and neither the drivers. How i transfer the constraints and drivers as well?
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Appending a Grease Pencil rig breaks it

I have a simple 2D Rig created with Grease Pencil and deformed by weights/lattices, this is what it looks like: But when I try to append it to another scene it looks like this: I'm not sure why this ...
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append shader⊶node group from another blender file - in update style

I created a lot of node group in file template.blend as template. Then, I created C1.blend, ...
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Apply Rotation on downloaded, appended eye model resets original rotation and it's driving me crazy

I’ve downloaded a very simple eyeball with a jpeg texture, and when appending to a file I am unable to apply the correction rotation. When I apply, the eyeball flips exactly 180 degrees. Thus I am ...
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How do I append an action into a new scene?

Would like to move, link, or append an action onto the same character in a new Blender v2.83 scene. My teacher moved a kick action I'd created on the first character but I must've not heard him ...
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Problem with appending model after previous linking

Just starting to add external models to my scenes. I first tried linking a model but found that it wasn't really suitable for what I wanted since I couldn't apply changes or edit the model. I deleted ...
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How to switch to "active" after append? [duplicate]

When I try to use bpy.ops.wm.append, the object appears "selected" with the red outline, but how do I switch it to "Active" with yellow outline? ...
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How to take an assest I made and group it together to Appended in another project?

all I am very new to blender. I have been googling but cannot seem to find anything. I made a dumpster for scenes to use in the future. I parented it to an empty, but I cannot figure out how to group ...
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rig character collection append problem

I downloaded a free rigged character and appended it to my blender file. it looks like this. on the right panel, some of the objects are active. however, the collection called 'BoneShapes' is not ...
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Camera moves location when rendered. Why?

The final render is different than the camera view previous to rendering. Not sure where I went wrong. This is the camera view (below) This what the render spits out (below) camera settings ...
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can't transform the object

I downloaded Minecraft blocks and append one of the objects to another blender file. but I can't move this yellow box which I appended from the file (I tried to move this with G from the keyboard as ...
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transfering compositing nodes with render layer nodes

I have two projects. In one I have a lot of compositing nodes including a lot of render layer nodes. I have found a way to append nodes but it does not work with render layer nodes. Is there a way to ...
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How to get rid of garbage data in blend file

I'm having a problem that by appending collections from scene to scene (or shot to shot) the blend files are inflating in size (well over 1GB already), although they contain more or less the same ...
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