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

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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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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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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 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 ...