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

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Appending rig without appending costum shapes of the bones as well

So I’ve created a rig with costum bone shapes. I can delete the shapes so they don’t show in the scene anymore as I’ve no use for them anymore. All is well when opening that rig’s file but if I want ...
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Linking appended objects

Newbie here. Is it possible to link an object after it has been appended into a scene? I Appended few objects to a new file, but now I think it would have been better to use link so to have the ...
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why can't i apply armature on mesh?

![in pose mode with armature selected ]1i'm trying to make many version of the same figure by, having a armature and setting it in different positions, and then making a new copy of both armature and ...
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How to make Blender respect object viewport visibility when appending or linking?

When you link or append a collection to a file, all objects become visible in a viewport, even if they were originally hidden in source file. Strangely enought, render visibility is respected, while ...
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Link only materials

Is it possible to link from another file only the materials, but not the rest, or append an object, but with link with only to the materials?
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How to import from .blend specific scene.world correctly? [duplicate]

The procedure should be fairly simple but it is giving me a hard time. Example: ...
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Re-import updated CAD model into blender, retain existing surface materials and settings [duplicate]

Good day everyone. I am an Architect who primarily works in Archicad, Revit and SketchUp. I recently started to learn my way around Blender as I would like to use it as an Architectural visualization ...
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How to add an picture next to my operator in my add-on (Blender 2.8)

Hi Blender users/developers, I am creating an add-on where I want to allow the user to append certain assets to there scene with a click of an button. I also want to have a picture of the asset in ...
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Respect unit scale when link or appending objects

Appending/linking the same object with the same metric size from Blender files with different unit scales in Blender 2.8 results in objects of different sizes. It seems, Blender respects only the ...
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Is there a way to append all materials in a Blender files with Python?

What I usually do is assign all my materials to a Cube and append it, and the materials just come with it. The problem is that bpy.ops.wp.append() require a ...
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How to avoid material duplicates when appending multiple assets?

i just found a really odd behavior in blender: Actions: 1) append an object that have the material named "Red" 2) append another object that have this same material 3) same with another.. ect.. ...
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Appended objects in a collection have different dimensions compared to the original (2.81)

Appending a collection from a different file works fine but unfortunately the dimensions of the result are different. Original: Appended version:
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Blender crash when running script bpy from python but run well in Blender's Text Editor

For last night, I can't use bpy.ops.wm.open_mainfile(filepath="/media/backup/blender/file.blend") from python using this to run my python script ...
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Change the default settings of File/Append operator in 2.8

I'd like to have operators's File/Append option Localize All uncheck by default. I work in a studio environment where several artists(~10) will need to do this operation on a regular basis. I've ...
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How To Append a Node group from another Blend file Using Python Script

How To Append a Node group from another Blend file that is Present in my D drive on my windows computer. I wan't to Append a Material and path to my material is - - D:\2.8\Test01.blend\Material\...
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Grayed out appended Hemi lamps from older blender with odd behavior

I'm new to blender and 3d rendering in general so the answer to this may be obvious but I could not find an answer online wherever I looked. I appended a satellite from one of NASA's blender files ...
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How can we 'attach' animation nodes to objects?

I want to find a way to attach the animation-node tree with a collection or an object. So that when I link/append the collection to other scene, the animation node tree also comes with it and ...
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Hair appended won't show in render 2.8

I can't get hair that been appended from 2.78 to 2.8 to show in render. I have converted the particle system as well converted object to mesh. I also added a material. And It appears that my hair is ...
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2.8 breaks hair particel edit appended from 2.79b

first time poster here. I hope you can solve my problem. I have some hair I did in 2.7 that I want to keep using in 2.8. Unfortunately it keeps breaking when I append the emitter object. The hair ...
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Getting the list of objects in another file to update for appending

I need to append a large number of objects from an external file. To facilitate that, I created a version of the file that is stripped down just to the objects I need, so I could just select all and ...
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Append python script for Blender 2.8

I'm trying to write a script to append an Object or a Collection from a blend file to a new file. Can someone please point what I'm doing wrong? ...
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Cannot select individual bones of armature appeneded from 2.80 into 2.79

for some strange reason I can't select bones in pose mode on an armature I've appended from 2.80 into 2.79. It looks like all of the bones are selected, however I can still rotate and move bones if ...
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Blend file size increase after append despite deleting the original geometry

I made a brick building, and wanted to make sections of the brick wall to help streamline buildings. I started with 1 segment, and added a skinny cube to act as the mortar. This file when saved was 7 ...
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Is there a way to prevent mesh editing when importing via the API?

When appending models to a scene via the API, is there a way to prevent the end users from editing the mesh? The use would only have access to the translation and material setting properties ideally. ...
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“Nothing indicated” error when trying to append all objects from a blend file with Python

I try to use bpy.ops.wm.append() to import everything from Objects section of a source *.blend file into my master *.blend file. Here’s my code: ...
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How to Link/Append collections from a different blender file in 2.8

im trying to link some collections from python, and i was following the example from this post : How to Link/Append a data-block using the Python API? but its not for 2.8 and it uses groups, how can ...
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importing (appending) materials from File

I am using Blender 2.8 and cycles render I wanted to download a few materials from websites like http://matrep.parastudios.de/ when I download the files I follow what others have said to do. select ...
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Appending multiple objects from multiple .blend files

I have around hundred objects in separate files. In each file there is a single object. I want to batch link/append all these objects to my scene. How can I do that?
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How to replace an existing material with one from other blend file with python?

Currently, I'm working on a lot of files imported from Autodesk Maya to be rendered in Blender 2.8 EEVEE. And of course, the material looks bad when rendered. And will be a lot of work to fix all of ...
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Mesh invisible only in render

Ill get straight to the point so as not to waste anyone's time. Im working in 2.8, appended a plane back into 2.79 to use the Graswald addon (basically a grass particle system) and appended it back ...
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How to Link/Append world using the blender Python API? [duplicate]

I'm searching a way to append a World in blender Python. I read the reference in How to Link/Append a data-block using the Python API? but that is for group append. is there a way to make that work ...
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How to join two vse video edit projects?

I have a second part for my video editing project in the VSE that I have edited separately. I would like to append it to the main part, so that I could combine the strips, cuts and so on. How can I do ...
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Can't manipulate linked or appended objects that were made with 2.79 inside 2.8

I'm using Blender 2.8 and my friend works in 2.79. Whenever I append or link his files there is something like a locked logo front of those objects and I can't manipulate these. What could be the ...
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Material libraries in Blender 2.8 for Eevee

Helo everyone! Is there any way to make or create a material library in the last version of blender (2.8)? I just figurate out how to append the materials into a new file but would b super cool if I ...
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Append options not available

I recently downloaded material files for some projects. Now, normally when appending, a series of folders should appear for you to select certain assets right? Well those folders don't appear for ...
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Object dimentions modified when append

I am trying to draw house plans with Blender 2.79. In order to make a new "clean" file, I append objects from the file made with my previous tentatives. Before to append to the new file, still ...
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Using append to bring a rigged character from one .blend file into another

What is the best way to bring your rigged character into another .blend file using append? Do you have to select both the object and mesh or rig? I tried selecting the object only (the name of my file)...
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Blender 2.8: Join doesn't work

In Blender 2.8 I tried to join several objects together using CTRL + J: function doesn't work and can't find it elsewhere. I want to join into 1 object so that I can append that file to a new one and ...
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How do I append an object from a python script in Blender2.8?

I'd like to Append an object using a python script, and do it in Blender2.8. I have found some code snippets to do this on 2.7x but having trouble on 2.8. Below is what I tried. I get this error ...
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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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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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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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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=...