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

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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 ...
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How to ID NLA strips for appending elsewhere

I have a source file containing a character and its animated actions. This master file serves as a control repository for the character: All of its actions are kept here, stored as NLA strips. I give ...
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How can you append a material with nodes?

I made the lightsaber model below using nodes and I want to append it to another .blend file for an animation. However, when I append it, the nodes aren't included and it ends up looking something ...
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Having trouble linking file

Hello I seem to have lost my mesh data upon appending the file. The materials work and load correctly but the model itself is only a box now. I can view and edit the original model fine in the ...
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How do I import a Blend file from another project without losing its materials,shapekeys in the imported version etc.

I download an eye from blendswap and tried to append it to another project but lost all the information on it except the mesh itself. What i really want is a way to import the model with its textures ...
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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 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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Pose does not work after appending

I downloaded a character and when I open it the bones work. But after I append it to another project the pose seems not to go on. The skeleton is in pose position. Did I append in a wrong way or ...
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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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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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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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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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Append an object without its associated objects

When I append an object, it also appends a lot of other associated objects, such as it's rig, and even the rig's custom shapes. And if I append an armature object (not just the data), then i also get ...
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How do you merge linked or appended objects into a single layer?

After appending (not linking) a few objects from a different scene, the appended objects appear in all layers like this. How does one put the appended objects on a single layer to turn on/off? After ...
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Why does Blender crash when I append this group?

I have made a group composed of four mesh objects and a curve object. Two of the objects have array modifiers, one has a mirror modifier. I have tried several times to import it to another file, and ...
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Switch controlled drivers

I have a surface in an object that I want to be a light, one that can be turned on and off, not blinking, but more like a light switch. I have figured out how to drive the light, the emission value, ...
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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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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 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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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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How do I append an object so it is still correctly connected to its armature?

What are the tips for appending so that it works well? I tried to append but when the object comes in to the scene it's fractured e.g. bones don't fit the object, there seems to be multiple meshes etc....
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Material appears flat in render

The material preview looks awesome, however the viewport render looks terrible I got the material online and appended it. The mesh is UV Mapped. What am I missing?
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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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Can't append in Blender

I have a problem and I don't know why. The append option for my file is gray and doesn't work, but, this problem is only for my file. The append button works for all my other files. This the file ...
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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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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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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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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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Appended Group Objects No Longer Work in BGE

I designed an automated garage door for the BGE that uses rigid body physics and logic bricks to open and close. I made it in one blend file and then added the objects that comprise it to an object ...
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How to append and swap materials with the same name?

Is there a way to swap material with the same name after appending the material from a different file? As default, when you have a material named 'Blue' and you append material from another file ...
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Cannot find camera after deleting and appending a new one with python

I run a background script that: deletes everything: override = {'selected_bases': list(bpy.context.scene.object_bases)} bpy.ops.object.delete(override) ...
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How to add a material to the active material slot with python

I currently have ...
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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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Problem with exporting a proxy object (to collada .dae) including texture, material and animation

i spent a lot of time on this topic and cannot find any solution. I linked my already rigged and textured character (as proxy) to a new blender file and created the animation for the proxy armature. ...
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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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Is it possible to append a camera?

Is it possible to append a camera from another Blend file? I have tried file > append > camera > camera and nothing happens.
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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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Blender can't open blend file using Append. Says “Listing Dirs…” but does nothing

Maybe I have a bug here or maybe someone has seen this before, which is why I am asking. I have a .blend file that I purchased, which has groups of trees in it. In the scene with my terrain, when I ...
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How can I make link group that look like this image, and how to make that group to my local asset so i cant edit mesh, material, texture of it

I'm blender beginner. I have a blend file called "final". And I have the other blend file call "origin". How can I link the group name beigeBook of the "origin" blend file and add it to the ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 ...