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Python API - append and rename material

I have a Python script to append materials from multiple .blend files, I also would like to rename them after append, but bpy.ops.wm.append doesn't have parameter ...
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Why is the generate rig button greyed out?

I have appended a Rigify metarig from the Armature category from an older blend file via the File > Append... main menu. In the older project, the metarig's (Re-)Generate Rig button is not grayed ...
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Error when copying/appending baked particle system from one project to another in Blender 2.9

I need to pre-bake a particle system outside of a complex project that is already struggling for resources. However, when I copy or append the object with a particle system attached, from one Blender ...
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What do I select in order to add this blend into another? (append)

Okay, so I need to add trees into a city build, but the append feature is not working. I believe I have done everything right, but when I select all the parts, nothing shows up except for that object (...
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Appending one object adds an extra object that shares a material [closed]

When appending an object into a fresh scene, a second object is also appended. I have a master asset scene with many objects that use a small number of master materials eg: "Metal MAT", &...
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Append Materials Using Python [duplicate]

Trying to append a material from one blend file to another but not having any luck. I've tried two methods so far. Method 1: ...
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Automatic weight painting failed to paint mesh correctly

I've replaced a mesh that was previously animated with an improved mesh. No custom weight paints were used on the previous mesh. Unlike the previous mesh, I appended the improved mesh without the rig ...
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Multiple Materials created when appending

I am a new Blender Convert. I have spent years using 3D Studio Max. I couldn't spend the big bucks to continue my license many years ago so I use the last version I paid for back in the 90's Max 3.1. ...
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3ds max: Copy, Instance, Reference - a similar function in the blender. An example of the 3ds max, is in the description

I have a question that I can't find an answer to anywhere. More precisely, I do not know how to ask such a question correctly in order to find an answer to it. I am interested in whether there is ...
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How to make a linked collection into an appended asset?

If I have linked a collection in my Blend file and now I want it to behave like I appended it... how would I do that? The collection in question contains many mesh objects. I have also parented the ...
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How can I change the location of the imported object without deforming the object?

I am new to Blender, and my mother language is not english so it is hard for me to find the answers I need. I have problem with moving an imported object to another place... When I appended or ...
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Why do I always have to reassign appended materials when starting blender?

I have appended some materials from blender file A to blender file B. In file B, I have assigned the materials to some objects and additionally added fake users just to be on the safe side. However, ...
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Append an object and all its children

I have some objects all parented to an empty: When I append them empty from another Blender file, only the empty is appended. All the children are missing: How could I append the whole hierarchy?
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Import materials from another blend file: how to deal with name issues?

I want to append a material from another blend file, but I have problems to get the appended materail: ...
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How to make a button link to a DataLibrary using python?

I have a random 3D model from a .blend file and I have been using Blenders Data Libraries to import it. Here is the code: ...
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Appending rig with constraints and drivers

i appended a rig from one blend file to current working one. the rig is transferred but the constraints are no more there and neither the drivers. How i transfer the constraints and drivers as well?
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Appending a Grease Pencil rig breaks it

I have a simple 2D Rig created with Grease Pencil and deformed by weights/lattices, this is what it looks like: But when I try to append it to another scene it looks like this: I'm not sure why this ...
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append shader⊶node group from another blender file - in update style

I created a lot of node group in file template.blend as template. Then, I created C1.blend, ...
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Apply Rotation on downloaded, appended eye model resets original rotation and it's driving me crazy

I’ve downloaded a very simple eyeball with a jpeg texture, and when appending to a file I am unable to apply the correction rotation. When I apply, the eyeball flips exactly 180 degrees. Thus I am ...
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How do I append an action into a new scene?

Would like to move, link, or append an action onto the same character in a new Blender v2.83 scene. My teacher moved a kick action I'd created on the first character but I must've not heard him ...
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Problem with appending model after previous linking

Just starting to add external models to my scenes. I first tried linking a model but found that it wasn't really suitable for what I wanted since I couldn't apply changes or edit the model. I deleted ...
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How to switch to "active" after append? [duplicate]

When I try to use bpy.ops.wm.append, the object appears "selected" with the red outline, but how do I switch it to "Active" with yellow outline? ...
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How to take an assest I made and group it together to Appended in another project?

all I am very new to blender. I have been googling but cannot seem to find anything. I made a dumpster for scenes to use in the future. I parented it to an empty, but I cannot figure out how to group ...
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rig character collection append problem

I downloaded a free rigged character and appended it to my blender file. it looks like this. on the right panel, some of the objects are active. however, the collection called 'BoneShapes' is not ...
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Camera moves location when rendered. Why?

The final render is different than the camera view previous to rendering. Not sure where I went wrong. This is the camera view: This what the render spits out: Camera and Output settings: Through ...
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can't transform the object

I downloaded Minecraft blocks and append one of the objects to another blender file. but I can't move this yellow box which I appended from the file (I tried to move this with G from the keyboard as ...
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transfering compositing nodes with render layer nodes

I have two projects. In one I have a lot of compositing nodes including a lot of render layer nodes. I have found a way to append nodes but it does not work with render layer nodes. Is there a way to ...
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How to get rid of garbage data in blend file

I'm having a problem that by appending collections from scene to scene (or shot to shot) the blend files are inflating in size (well over 1GB already), although they contain more or less the same ...
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Rigged figure in one Blender file - when append to another Blender file, it shows Armature but cannot animate

First off, I have appended a number of other rigged objects via 'Collections' to Blender files before and they worked as expected. I fact, this human figure was appended before. But, during the course ...
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Rig hierarchy breaking when Appending into a file

I have a rig on a character and I have set up a simple soft body dynamic on it's hair geo (it's a carrot so it's hair is the green stalk). Works fine in it's original file, but when I bring it in (...
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Loading a collection with objects using bpy.data.libraries.load, to avoid using a bpy.ops operator

I want to append a collection and the objects within that collection from a blender file, using bpy.data.libraries.load. The reason to use ...
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How to get a blend file from a link and append it using blender python?

I want to be able to have a python script append a blender file from a link that it is housed in. I have the .blend file on my website and I want to be able to grab it from blender, and append it. Is ...
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How To Replace Data From New Data Coming From Another .blend?

Here's a simple example, I have a .Blend with 50 objects, all appended inside my .Blend, they each have their own materials. Now I created my scene with those assets and did some work etc... My ...
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The transforms of appended objects change during rendering

I have these teeth objects in a separate blender file that I plan to append to other files when I need them (I append them as "objects" because when I append the mesh they don't seem to show ...
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Append function in menu is greyed. What can I do to fix it?

I'm trying to add an object from a previous project, but in the File menu bar the append option appears greyed out. If I press Shift + F1, I can browse between the folder of my PC, but when I click on ...
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I have error in my python code(while producing a blender addon) which i couldn't figure it out. Can anyone please help me out?

So, recently I was planning on creating a 3D model pack for blender 2.9 in which my 3d models can be easily accessible within blender through addon. My plan was to make a small little tool shelf (at ...
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Why my object size has changed while appending?

I'm trying to follow an online course. I was creating my models on separate files and appending them to my scene. Until today, everything was working correctly. But now when I append my object, its ...
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Append Not Working - Copy and Paste between files not reliable

I have used append many times, but recently it refuses to work. I suspect I know why - it's a bug related to animation and/or armature. I would love to know if anyone has any secret workarounds. The ...
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Exporting FBX animations from Linked character rigs

I'm fairly new to Blender and have been using and made an animation to practice myself to get used to Blender and using the Rain v2.1 Rig, and I made the animation by Linking the character rig from ...
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I'm trying to append a Rig that is split up into collections, but whenever I append it, it breaks

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Facing Problem in drawing UI Previews Dynamic EnumProperty

I am trying to Draw Dynamic Enum property and I started using a one of the templates provided with the blender. What I am trying to do: I have a Folder Test 2 in which I have 2 Folders - Blends Icons ...
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Open .blend in different mode?

So I was in sculpt mode and I accidentally hit tab causing the mode to change to edit and this crashes blender. I cannot reopen the files because I assume they were autosaved in edit mode causing huge ...
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How to Append a world with HDRi and nodes from another blendfile?

I can Append things from another blendfile if they're in Collections or various other groupings, but when I do Append -> blendfile -> World and select the World object, I get nothing appended. ...
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Why is my blender file 13GB?

I'm somewhat new to Blender and I've been working on a project for the past couple of months. However I've got to the point where the file is practically unable to be opened without crashing (I have ...
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Appending Materials Automatically

I am relatively new to Blender. I come from Sketchup for modeling and Simlab Composer for rendering. In Composer there is a function to save the material palette. Then if I have a model that uses ...
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How to properly import matterial in to scene? - python

I'm trying to solve this hurdle > ...
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Appended material on object doesn't render

I'm a beginner in Blender and currently I'm working on an underwater project with a short submarine animation. The underwater scene and the submarine were made seperately, I later appended the ...
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How to append a scene from an existing .blend file to the current .blend file? [duplicate]

I just want to append a scene (named "fred" which is the ONLY scene in the file) to the existing open blend file. Seems like this should be easy, but I can't find out how to do this. So, after the ...
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How do I add to my scene a shader I downloaded?

I'm referencing this CC-0 shader: https://www.cyn-prod.com/projects/wood.php How do I add this to my scene? I've tried "appending" but Blender drills down into the Blend file's directory structure. ...
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Why do I get a "can't edit this property from a linked data block" message when trying to edit an appended object?

I'm trying to append a model from one file to the other but every time I try it's acting like it's linked but I cant even move it or scale it. If I try to I get the message "can't edit this property ...
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