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

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Some modifiers don't work on appended object (Modifier's names are red highlighted)

When I append an object from a 'spare part' Blender file, its modifiers (SubSurf and boolean) don't work. Their names are highlight in red in the stack modifier. Even if I remove those modifiers from ...
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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 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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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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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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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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How to check if a texture is already in the blend file before importing it while appending an object?

Matthew here with yet another question :p Anyway...I found an answer by @zeffi on how to append an object using python, that's all goods, but the trouble is, every time I append that object, it ...
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Get filepath of appended object

Is it possible to get the filepath of a .blend where from we append an object to store it in a StringProperty ?
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Pack external data did not work?

on my project I've used some textures and now I have to render it but on another computer. Since I used a lot of textures, I packed them in my file (or at least I thought I did it) by choosing File->...
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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Texture Coordinate from object in linked material

I have an object that is being linked into a new file (Object A). Object A has a material that uses the Texture Coordinate node, and uses the coordinates of a separate object in the same base file (...
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Appending entire blend file into another?

Is there a way to append an entire blender file into another one? I can add everything from each folder with box select but is there a faster way to import everything from a blend file?
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problems with appending a node group

I have asked how I can make a node group a part of the blender star-up file, which turned out was already answered here But the thing is I'm getting lost between step 4 and 5 of this answer. On step ...
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Append Camera Tracking to a new file

I have done a camera track and saved the file. In a new file I have created a model. I want to append (or whatever) the camera move from the first to the second file and can't find the way. I have ...
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Coverting an appended object into a linked object?

"Is it possible to convert a previously appended object into a linked object. So as to retain the animation on the appended object after converting or replacing it with the linked proxy version?"
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Appending a scene and materials do not come through

So I spent several hours making this blender scene for school: I figured I would be able to append it into my current project: I entered a separate layer to try and add the text to the snow.blend, ...
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Object append. Location is random

Whenever I try to append an object the object generates in a totally random location. You'd think it would appear at the location of your 3D cursor. This is not the case. Is there a reason for this or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How to easily append complex model and all its objects?

I downloaded a semi-truck .blend file from a sharing site and tried to add the semi-truck to my scene. I used File -> Append and navigated to the truck .blend file and to the "objects" sub-folder. ...
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Just Appended Model! Only One Animation Works Now

I've been getting an error when trying to export my blend file from Blender to Unity and someone recommended I try appending everything in my model to a new file. So I tried that. I was able to append ...
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Issue when appending object from another file.

I am trying to append the sky object from here (warning clicking this will directly download the blend file). It is a BGE scene that I got from this post detailing Martin's work on an ocean shader. ...
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Cycles GPU doesn't render appended textures

I appended objects to a blender file, but render view doesn't see their textures. I checked all possibilities and I found out it's caused by GPU. When I set the device to CPU, render view sees the ...
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How do I open a file that has another Blender file Appended to it?

I have a landscape with a lighthouse appended into it. I saved the file and exited. Now when I try to open it the search window goes to the list of items to be appended. When I choose the ...