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

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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 ...
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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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How do you import an object from another Blender file without losing textures?

I built an LP Record in another Blender project (including colors, textures, images, materials) and tried to bring it in to my current Diamond Head project: I appended the Diamond Head project with ...
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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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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-...