Questions tagged [blend-files]

Blend files or .blend files are the zip like archive or format in which Blender stores data.

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How to open .blend file and continue on same script

I'm trying to open a .blend file via script and do edits on that file, but as I run the script and the blend file is loaded the script and all the variables are gone (as if I just open the blend file ...
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Impossible to locate missing files

I have a broken links in my blend, i tried to use the "find missing files" operator, however it systematically throw an error messages about missing jpeg or .blends, not even used in this ...
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Color automatically changes on Model when Zoom Out ,Blender

I created a UV Map by Using a Color Swatch PNG for a Lowpoly Model. When **I Zoom Back, the color of its Tale changes to yellow ** but in Close its Red and I think at the tale the Vertices are in ...
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Send blend file with vdb

I have a blend file set up with vdb clouds. Now I want to send it to someone. However, even though I packed the file and sent it, the vdb is not showing on viewport. It is appearing in the outliner. ...
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How do I change this add-on so it will automatically iterate over all diffuse textures in a.blend file

** It is a simple add-on that I paid the guy off fiver to make for me, and it's supposed just select all the diffuse image texture nodes in the file (the ones plugged into the principled BDSF base ...
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Meshes not showing up correctly in Blender when opening a blender file

I seem to be running into some trouble while using Blender. Whenever I try to open a blender file in my latest version of Blender, none of the meshes in the said file show up. I can see thin lines in ...
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Append an object from currently open Blender file into another Blender file using PYTHON script [duplicate]

I would like to know if it is possible to basically copy an object from currently open Blender file and append it to another Blender file that either already exist, or would have to be created ...
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Asset Browser broke all my blend files

I am having real trouble with Blender 3.3 LTS asset Library. Now that the asset library came out I thought to give it a shot and put all my assets into that library, which took some days. Now that I ...
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Blender file size doubles from 160MB to 370MB after saving in 3.3.1

I have a file that already is bloated to 160MB since I have packed all resources when I was on 3.2 and then I was trying to find a way to reduce it in Blender 3.2. When I opened the file in Blender 3....
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Decimation Modifier Not Reducing GLB Export Size

Hello Blender Community, Apologies for this probably basic question...but I decimated all of my objects to about half of the size and when I exported it was the same size file as before. I also ...
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How do i pack a video into blend file?

i'm using sheepit to render my project, which require for me to upload my file externally. but the problem is, i can't seems to find a solution on transferring the video into the blend file, even ...
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file insta crashes blender everytime I open it

My many hour project just started insta crashing blender, thought It might be because of the new version, but I went back and it's the same, I can open any other files. I think it got corrupted, is ...
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why are my project folders and .blend files larger than before when I actually decreased the stuff in it?

I've got a .blend file on my Mac for a 3d modelling project that I've been doing recently. I duplicated the file for safekeeping and only made extremely minor changes to the file such as moving ...
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Batch rename a .Blend file after the first object or mesh name in the file

After a data crash I have a couple of thousand files like this "f1288357332.blend". I'm not good at python but there must be a way to rename those files as batch after the Object or mesh ...
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Cannot read file / Operation not permitted 2.79

I can't open files from Blender 2.79. It says: cannot read file / operation not permitted when i click to select files in dropdown, it doesn’t open. I can edit / select objects in my files but I can’...
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How can calculate the geometry's file size

I want to display geometry's effect on file size. How can calculate geometry and animation data file size ?
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Blender 3.0 donut tutorial (Geo-nodes/weight painting problem)

I'm currently struggling with Part 9 of Blender Guru's donut series for blender (https://youtu.be/4WAxMI1QJMQ). Specifically at 22:00 or so! Here he manages get his sprinkle density value (based on ...
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Is there a way to recover data containers from the data that resides within the blend file outliner if the object was deleted in the View Layer?

My soft-body armature does not have a hierarchy and only exist as a target object under an armature modifier in the Outliner < View layer. I can only assume I accidentally deleted it but its data ...
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All objects are black in the render view port

The objects are black in render view port but when I render it I can see the color in the image. Can anyone please help. computer info: iMac garphic: Radeon Pro 580 8 GB memory 32 GB DDR4 processor: ...
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I need to get a maya file from Turbosquid to blender

I’ve tried finding online converters from .ma to .blend but none of them worked. The only thing that I’ve found that might work is an addon for blender that’s $28, but I don’t want to spend any money.
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Saving via python does not add file to Recent Files

I wrote my save function so it automatically changes its name based on the date and I want it to be added to the Recent Files menu. When I save my file via python like this: ...
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Imported PLY Vertex Need

Hi my need is I have ply points. But I want the points vertex value. Please anyone guide me. Need like this
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How to get return values when I run blender script from command line?

I've got these project structure: data.blend: Contains object and used by script.py script.py: Does some calculation with data.blend and return some_value ...
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How can removing faces increase file size?

This isn't so much a "how to do something" question, but the issue is: I was working on a model and deleted a bunch of faces that was overlapping with another mesh, and then I joined the ...
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How do I check for corrupt parts in my .blend file?

I have a corrupt .blend file that causes bugs, if I copy/paste into a new file its content will bring the bug along. The bug emerges in the time stretching, it isn't acting as it should. Time ...
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Will saving Blender files to HDD make a difference in performance?

maybe it is very entry level question but i want to know that... I have 250gb SSD & 1tb HDD on my laptop and struggle with space on sdd. and thinking of saving all .blende file to HDD. (blender ...
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Blender file size bloated after importing mocap data

This is not a question, just wanted to share something that I found out recently. Please do correct me if I'm wrong. So, our mocap result generated a bunch of actions, one action per bone. And actions ...
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Image could not be saved Python

I create a new image using ...
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How to Batch convert blend file and output as fbx files?

I have dozen blender models (1000 of them), and I wish to convert them automatically into individual fbx or obj file, how do I do just that? None of the code I searched on Google is working and I m ...
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Render output not in my file [duplicate]

I dont know what's going on but every time I finish a render, it wont show up in any of my files on my computer like its suppose to, I have the Output directed to the correct file but the render isnt ...
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IK Stretch problem with character's feet: mesh distorts when the bone moves, despite IK Stretch = 0

I was trying to fix this problem by myself 8 hours straight, but haven't succed. Your help really means a lot to me, if you'd decide to take a look: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LVfNcs-...
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Pack Addon or PointerProperty/PropertyGroup with Blend File For Cloud Rendering

I wrote an addon that takes a 3D-printing GCode file and turns it into a renderable object. I define a pointer property and then use members of that pointer property to drive the visibility of ...
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CAD file really slows down Blender file

I've started a new file and imported a relatively simple CAD file (DXF, 32Mb). After converting all to meshes and separating into individual elements, it's now got to the point where the file is ...
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Trying to do a Blender Guru Donut icing Tutorial but something is sticking out

I don't even know what to call this since I'm a noob, I was wondering if anybody can tell what I'm doing wrong so I can fix it.? But once I remove the icing layer on top of the donut the problem is ...
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File with links growing huge, even without edits

In my last few blender sessions editing a file with two linked character files (151M and 55M respectively), my resulting saved file size is blooming out of control (now at 525). My last save was to ...
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Thumbnail preview generation

Question: How can one autogenerate a thumbnail for a .blend file with a custom resolution TLDR: How does Blender generate a thumbnail of a .blend file? Blender has a tool called "blender-...
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Exporting Collada from Blender distorts model and animation

I am making an iOS AR app using Xcode and Swift. I am using a model (along with animations) created by someone else in Blender. They have given me the .blend file, but I need a .dae (collada) file to ...
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How to recover texture paths when opening autosaved files?

As Blender kept crashing on a project, I had to restart from autosaved files several times, a real hassle. Frankly I don't understand how they are supposed to work with attached textures. My ...
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Baked animation is totally destroyed

After baking the animation, rig and mesh are totally destroyed. It's a quadrupled rig. Both with and without clearing constrain, the result are same. But without clearing constrain, it's a bit better....
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2 differences between blender object and exported FBX file (in unity)

I made a race track part with blender. This is Unity view I have two different problems. As you can see some parts of race track is missing in Unity. Color is different in Unity. I changed Filter ...
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How to prevent bloated .blend files from storage of un-necessary internal python files

Note: This is a long read, and I've mostly resolved my problem. Your reasons for reading it will be curiosity about a limited critical analysis of blender, or the desire to set me straight if for ...
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How to create a .blend file with python

Consider this a continuation of my previous question. I found the following post in which is the following code: ...
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Why are these mesh objects visible in Blender File, but invisible in View Layer?

I've run into a situation I've never seen before: I deleted the Screws Kitbash Payware mesh objects from the View Layer display, but they are still visible in the Blender File display. Why? Is this by ...
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My render output become just a file [duplicate]

I've just render a animation scene for a day then this happen!!! Please help me fix this...
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Blender Script (bpy) to Change colours of Voxel Faces

I have a 3d voxel model of a human bust that looks very poor. Even after reducing the colour for each voxel face to a single colour, the resultant model does not look good. I want the model to have a ...
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How do you delete Screens from the .blend file?

Part of my code makes a new screen and so every time I test run my code it adds a new screen to this list. But I can't seem to delete them from the list? I highlight them and hit delete and nothing ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 32 Bits Blender Installation

Which blender version is compatible with windows 7 ultimate service pack 1 32 bits from where I will download it share link what is the procedure step by step to install blender.
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Textures from blend file not found

I am sorry as this is a pretty basic questions but I cant find the answer. I imported a model from a blend file through append. If I do the same with textures, materials or something else from the ...
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Whenever I transfer my blend files to another pc, there is always an issue with all the textures

Whenever I transfer my blend files to another PC, there is always an issue with all the textures. It appears pink all the time. What is the issue, please, and how to resolve it?
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All my characters have lost their bone vertex groups. Is there a way to bring them back?

I worked on my project on a different laptop yesterday, then took the new file back to my own computer today. While working on the other laptop i didnt do any character animation, only camera ...
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