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

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 ...
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How to update appended object/armature, while keeping existing animation?

I've appended a character object(along with armature) to a project. After animating a bit, I found something I wanted to improve upon in the character armature. I have the orignal character object ...
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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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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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Premade Materials in Blender render?

Does Blender Render have pre-made material like a chromed/metal material like other 3D softwares like 3dsMax or Maya? I know that there are more options on cycles, but does the blender render have ...
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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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Appended layer not rendering any objects

I'm something of a noob to blender. I appended a model of an engine to the 2nd layer of my project, and for some reason, no objects from this model show up when I render. If I add a cube to the 2nd ...
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3d printing a part from Blender [duplicate]

PROBLEM SOLVED...THANKS PGMATH FOR THE HELP. I'm brand new to using Blender, and I'm trying to teach myself some basics to use in conjunction with 3D printing. To do that I'm trying to 3D print a ...
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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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Can i change the User an Action is associated with?

After appending an action into a blend file, is it possible to associate the appended action with a specific user? If I append actioned geometry or nodes, typically the action moves with them; but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...