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

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How can I reuse existing materials, objects, etc from an existing .blend?

I have created several designs for a particular project and they are related, but I don't want to have to keep recreating any similar elements, such as shared materials or textures. How can I use the ...
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How to add an object from another scene? [duplicate]

I'm am trying to create a scene in Blender, by adding in another object from a previously created scene that is on a separate .blend file. How can I do this? I have tried to append an object from one ....
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How to append parent object from an external file including all the children?

I would like to append a very complicated hierarchy tree from another file. The file has multi-level parent-children relations and I'd like to append the whole structure just by appending it's main ...
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What is the differance between Linking and Appending an external blend?

What is the differance between Linked and Appended data from external .blend files?
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How to Link/Append a data-block using the Python API?

I'm searching a way to append a group in Python. It should behave exactly like the Append function (ShiftF1) works, all objects should be local and editable. The idea is to append a character (with ...
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Particle Settings Link/Transfer

I'm just wondering, is there a way to transfer Particle System Settings from one .blend file to another? Something related to how appending and/or linking works. For example, I have x.blend which ...
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Append Texture Coordinates

I have a chessboard object that I've appended to the file. However, no matter what I do I can't edit the behavior of the texture coordinates. 3d Texture view and UV window clearly show the appropriate ...
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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 ...
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How to link/append with a Python script? [duplicate]

I want to append an element from another Blend file by a script. I found the Blender operator bpy.ops.wm.append which should do what I want. However, the API documentation is a bit unclear: ...
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Removing corrupt object

I have a corrupt object in my master scene. It can't be seen anywhere else than in the outliner. I can select it (in the outliner) but I can't delete it. It happen to be so that this corrupt/lost ...
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Appending an object brings duplicated objects

I have a scene with three sets of three bricks, nine in total. I created eight of them by duplicating the first one and modifying them. In another scene I append one of the bricks. I get the brick I ...
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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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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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How to get nodes from one .blend file into another? [duplicate]

I have two .blend files, and I want to get nodes from one into the other .blend file.
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Has appending lights and cameras been deprecated?

I find in recent versions (2.69a, 2.7, 2.71) of Blender that I cannot append lights or cameras from one ~.Blend file to another. The documentation suggests that this used to be possible in versions ...
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Problem appending a Node Group in Blender 2.71

I am currently having a problem while attempting to append a Node Group into a new file. I think I have followed the steps correctly; I created the node configuration, selected all the nodes, Ctrl + ...
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Animation not working after appending node group

I have a question concerning node groups and animation. I have a project in two files, both containing node animations. But, how can I merge the two node configurations together?. Of course I can re-...
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How to append many objects without appending materials [duplicate]

Is there any option, to append many objects without appending their materials? Example: I have scene1.blend with cube object ...
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Appending Materials

I am trying to append models from a separate blender file. The objects get appended but the associated material do not show up in the new blender file. The materials show up in the materials tab with ...
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Change linked object to appended?

I have linked maybe 20 objects into one blender file, but now I want to change it to appended objects. I want to use this blender file in Unity, and it seems the objects get broken if I include linked ...
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How to merge all identical materials into one?

I have made some trees to make a forest and each tree has its own file. Now I have appended them into one file and now I have like 40 unnecessary materials which are completely the same and each is ...
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How to add a custom object entry to the add menu?

Hello I am creating an addon for blender. I have rigged a character, with controller handlers, sliders to control the rig, etc. I need now to understand how to create a custom 3D menu to append the ...
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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 can I import BI materials from another blender file with python?

I have many files containing different parts of my blender internal material collection. How can I make a script which imports all of them into another blend file?
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Is it possible to append objects to the same layer as they are in the source file?

When appending objects to new .blend file, is it possible to make objects to retain their original layers?
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How do I rotate an object that already has keyframes?

I appended an object to my scene that already has the animation I want it to have, and I want to rotate it so that it's facing another direction. The problem is that after I rotate it when I go to ...
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Why have my appended objects lost their rigid body settings?

I am working on a scene in which a wrecking ball on a chain crashes through numerous glass cubes. I created the chain and ball in a different blender file to work more quickly, since the numerous ...
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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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Bringing in Multiple Animations of a Single Armature to Be Used For One Animation

I have created 3 animations using one rig in separate .blend files, a walk in place, run in place, and a simple front flip. If I were to create a new file with this rig in it, how would I go about ...
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How can I append a group after having it linked earlier?

I linked a group in from another file, it was a character with armature. After linking it I realize that I don't have control over the armature so I deleted it and decided that I want to append it in ...
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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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How do i copy material from one .blend file to another? [duplicate]

I have two different files (rigs) which I would like to append one to the other, I did this by appending the object of one. Although now the material of this object is missing. How do i append it?
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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 append an object and its material at once?

I'd like to append an object and its material at the same time. When I try to append an object then the material is not applied to object. How can I append both at once?
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Import several groups in one step

I try to append several groups from a .blend. At the moment, i use this code: ...
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How to append multiple materials from different blend files

I am making a material library file, how can I append multiple materials at once to the file? (each material is in a different file)
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Python Operator: Context is Incorrect

I currently am writing python operator whith the task of appending the current scene into a new file and then linking it back into the original file. There is one problem: When loading a new file the ...
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Appending an Object Without A Link

What: I am trying to append an object in a .blend file using. How: ...
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Appending with bpy.data.libraries.load and drivers

I'd like to append all objects from a specific blend file. Some objects in the blend file have drivers attached. For example z-coordinate of the Cube is equal to z-coordinate of the Empty. I used the ...
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Some materials aren't rendered in the Blender Game Engine

As I described in the title, some materials aren't rendered. I'm not sure, but I think it only happens if I "copy paste" or append objects with their materials. I can solve this problem by recreating ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...