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

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Auto-save is enabled at 2 minute intervals, but only auto-saves every 30 minutes

Does anyone know why Blender wouldn't auto-save at the given time interval? I couldn't recover about half an hour's work.
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How to clear out the asset libray entirely

How do i clear out the asset library, I know i can go to Edit > preferences and turn off the selected library but when i add another its gonna keep the categories and the files assigned to those. ...
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Cannot load .blend file from Python script

I am struggling to find out the source of the segmentation fault I get when I try to load a file from a Python script (specifically a production shot of Charge). I try to call: ...
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Can I import a separate blender file as a mesh?

I'm not sure how to really word this question but I am trying to make a low poly model in blender and I'm thinking of trying to make certain parts in a separate file (primarily the hair, as it's ...
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2 of my blender files that I have been working on crash as soon as i try to open them. My other files still open and i can open a new one as well

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How to save poses in pose library permanently in blend file? (Blender 4.0)

So I want to transfer my blend file to another computer and I already have my saved poses in my pose library, and I even auto pack resources before saving it. However, when I open the file to my other ...
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Clear Recent file history

I’ve moved a lot of files and blender doesn’t know the path for them now. Is there anyway to clear the recent list so I won’t get bothered by it saying file path is missing?
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Proportionally editing the highlighted area

I'm in the process if trying to create a screen for a project im working on but Im having trouble of proportionally editing. I just want the highlighted areas to be edited, so that the highlighted ...
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Realistic wrapped plastic

How can I make a transparent plastic texture like this?
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Transfer UV data from one mesh to another .blend

I want to copy a mesh's UV data (including 3 UV channels) to the same mesh but in another .blend. Both meshes are identical in vertex count. Is there a quick solution?
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How to import Krita art into Blender?

I downloaded Krita to create a 2d portal for a project. Now I can't figure out how to import the portal into Blender, because none of Krita's file types match any of Blender's import ones. Is an add-...
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I can't seem to get Blender 4.0.1 to be used as my default version

When I try to set Blender 4.0.1 to be used as my default Blender for opening files it keeps opening 3.6.5. The setting in preferences looks different now clicking "Register" doesn't seem to ...
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Blender File getting too large after workflow

i'm currently working on a visualisation for an event company. They want different spaces to be shown to a pending client. For this purpose i've built a file that i can create all these spaces in, but ...
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How to port 4.0 blend files to older versions of Blender

Due to my computer's graphics I am unable to use Blender 4.0+. Some models I am interested in are made in that version. Is there a way to port these models to an older blender version?
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Blender 4.0 Windows explorer thumbnail preview not working even after making it default version

Blender 4.0 Windows explorer thumbnail preview not working even after making it default version. It used to work properly, I don't know what happened and it is not working anymore. I've searched for ...
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Blender physics and constraints not working properly in a particular blend file

For some strange reason the same physics chain setup within a new .blend project works fine, but in my old blender project that I created 2 years ago the constraints do not work properly. Here is an ...
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Grey items in the blender file and orphan data which can't be purged and find in view layer

My project file has become bigger and bigger and I find a lot of stuff I can't purge and even can't find in the view layer tab, but they exist in the orphan data and blender file tab, what are they ...
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How to find specific bpy.types.CacheFile from specific object?

I'm looking for How to find specific bpy.types.CacheFile from specific object? here is my example, I imported two alembic file into the scene, from the object I would like to find what bpy.types....
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How do I open the same Blender file on two computers?

I am attempting to work on blend files at work and at home, by using the same file location for the PBR textures. Unfortunately, find missing files command is not very comprehensive and cannot locate ...
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Blender 3.6 transparency issue [duplicate]

I have problem with character hair. In Blender it looks fine and perfact but when I export glb it becomes like other image. I tried blending mode both alpha blend and alpha hashed. How to solve this ...
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How do I organize a character's modular equipment for a game engine?

Say that I want a character with many modular sets of clothing and weapons, I don't want them all to be loaded in at the same time as the character they're attached to in Godot (as I believe it would ...
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Did I break my .blend file by moving it? Can I fix it?

EDIT: See update below, posted based on results of two comments received. I finished Part 5 of the donut tutorial v4, and I think things looked pretty good: Original file location, Viewport Shading =...
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opening files from blender 4.0 to 2.79b

I mainly use the newest blender version (4.0) but my school uses 2.79b and can't update from that. What can I do to open files from the newest version to 2.79b
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How do I import materials, assets, textures to asset browser that are not .blend files?

I have a huge folder of materials I collected over the course of my blender journey and I want them to appear in the asset library so it's easy for me to pick them and apply. But they are not .blend ...
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Why the project file getting bigger and bigger [duplicate]

I have already tried to purge and clean. but the file still contains a lot of textures that belong to no meshes and there's no way to sort all those files at once but to delete them one by one. and ...
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The size of my blend file is larger than expected (>1 GB). How can I make it smaller?

I tried a lot to decrease the file size even compressing the file, decimate method, but things didn't worked well. Even remeshed it but it created a problem of less detailing in the sculpting. Anyone ...
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Library Override Rig Only

I'm linking a character to a new file and I will be posing/animating it in that file. And that character will be duplicated many times and posed differently (like an army for example). My question is: ...
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Appearing of unkown file name in autosave recover

] I saved my file today with name riot face making.blend but i found i did mistake so i thought to recover the yesterday progress. So as soon i opened recover autosave i saw a file name copybuffer....
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Blender file not opening

I encountered an issue with a Blender project I was working on, where attempting to open it resulted in a gray screen with the Blender logo in the top left corner, followed by an eventual crash. I ...
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When trying to open a .blend file created on Mac on Windows, Blender always instantly crashes

When I try to open a .blend file on my Windows, one I've created on my Mac, it opens up and a grey screen appears shortly. In the top left corner you can read the file path but then Blender crashes ...
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How to edit multiple external reference paths

I have a large directory tree of an old project created by someone else that has been moved around. Now there are many blend files with broken absolute links to textures, alembic caches, render output ...
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How to attach all the textures in my scene to blender

I created a project on my computer but as my computer has trouble rendering heavy scenes I send it to a render farm, so it can be faster. The problem starts when the botaniq assets (the plugin I use ...
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How can I set the color/material of an object added/appended from another file?

It is not possible to set the color of the object added from the file. What am I doing wrong? ...
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Cant find backups of .blend files from months ago

So a couple of months ago I modeled a realistic human model but ended up redoing it in the same file, but looking back I wish I had the version of the model from 3 months ago, but in my autosaves ...
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Why in blender when I try to open a specific file it crashes? [closed]

If I open any other file and append an armature from the specific file, blender closes immediately, but I can import all the other object from the file.
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Can anyone tell me the best alternate to Geolayers addon for Aftereffects in blender

I want to animate maps as it is like in this video created using Adobe After effects and Geolayers Plugin. Maps with Malaysia highlighted I have searched through Youtube but failed to find the right ...
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is there a way to collect all filepath-information within a blender-file?

After a crash of a HD with lots of blend-files I only have files with no names and structure. I've got a little programm to check if it's a blend-file, made with this class: https://formats.kaitai.io/...
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Get access to images paths with external text editor (SublimeText for Example)

I want to quickly manipulate images paths in blender files with SublimeText as lists. Maybe I can open blend. files like Zip Archives and edit data-blocks as simple text files? Maybe I can quickly ...
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Blender 3.5 file crash after increasing subdivisions

I cranked up the subdivisions on a mesh in my scene and the file totally froze up - now any attempt at opening it will crash Blender. Is that scene just not workable anymore or is there a way to solve ...
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Putting huge blender folder from pc to external harddrive [duplicate]

I'm almost out memory on my computer. I just bought an external harddrive. I have a huge gb blender folder on my pc. is there a way to put this file on my external harddrive without losing all the ...
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Best practices for collaboration [closed]

We are working on an internal project with several people on a Blender file. This file serves as a template for a rendering pipeline in which various parameters, objects, etc. are adjusted during ...
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Imported .FBX file won't pack as resources

I downloaded a Free Wheat.fbx file and imported the content into blender. I have toggled the Automatically Pack Resources on. I try to save the file as a blend file, but it gives a warning that an ...
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.fbx imported in Blender won't show up in rendered image [duplicate]

I imported a .fbx Lavender plant and vase into blender. I scale it up and go ahead to render. In its rendered image, only the vase is displayed, the plant itself is no where to be found. What I have ...
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Why do my Blender files automatically import to Unity

I am making a game in Unity, and I am using Blender to make the 3d models. However, whenever I save one of my 3d models, even when it is unfinished, it gets imported to Unity without me doing anything....
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Orphan/lost data when renaming a property

I'm registering a property to the grease pencil: bpy.types.GreasePencil.old_property_name = bpy.props.PointerProperty(type=MyCustomClass) I've decided to refactor/...
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Refactoring a type (PointerProperty) and rename (old) data in .blend files

I have a little question. I registered this property in GreasePencil: bpy.types.GreasePencil.old_property_name = bpy.props.PointerProperty(type=MyCustomClass) I ...
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Blender API - Use data-block name as if condition

I'm trying to make a python script that searches for an existing camera data-block in the scene and creates it if not found. I've gone with a rather simple code: ...
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Mantaflow Fire Sim Apply And Move Blend

I have created a Manataflow Fire sim and have identified the frame I want from the sim. I need to take this object and import it into a different blend to incorporate into an animation. The issue I'm ...
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Bug for export my project

Good morning, One of my Blender project bug. I don’t have access to my main menu and therefore can’t export my project. Can you help me?
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Open a Blender 3.5 file in Blender 3.4 and earlier

Is there any way to open a blend file made in Blender 3.5 in older versions of Blender? I'd go the FBX route, but I want to preserve the rig.
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