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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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Blender crashes whenever I open a file. I use a MAC and Blender 2.79

I don't know what's happening, I'm a noob, and I learn only from MC animation tutorials, and trial and error.
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Can you download a version of blender and still have access to the previous version

I am considering downloading the blender 2.8 beta but I had a question first. One, can you still access blender 2.79 with the beta downloaded, and if so how? I don't want to download it, have it crash ...
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Can't load blend with a very dense mesh

I was working on a sculpture and subdivided the mesh one too many times. Blender became painfully slow after that, but I was able to save the file. Now the blender hangs indefinitely when I try to ...
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Why can I not save any files with Blender 2.8

When I try to save files I just get message Can not open file C:...\testi.blend@ for writing. No such file or directory. What went wrong?
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Blender crashes loading a large file without maxing out RAM nor using SWAP

I've run Blender 2.79b on Windows 7 (16 GBytes of RAM, CORE i7-5820k, two GTX770s in SLI) where, when loading a 24 G file, not using the GPUs, the RAM is nearly maxed out to 96% and then the swap ...
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Blender freezing with a .blend file

Good day, My daughter is using Blender as part of a school project. She has been working on a file for at least a few weeks without issue, but this week the file she has been working on seems to be ...
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Can't see .blend file in Finder on Mac

I'm using Blender 2.79b on an iMac [OS/X 10.11.6]. Sometimes when I save my file [myFile.blend], I subsequently can't find it in the Finder view of the folder where I know it resides. Steps: In ...
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Blender file size increses drastically after joning duplicated object and performs very slow

When i join (CtrlJ) duplicated (ShiftD) multiple object or mesh then blender performs very slow and file size increases too from 100mb to 1gb. Does anyone have solutions for this issue?
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How to get information about linked files?

I have a scene with several objects and groups linked from other files. How to know what file contains my linked object or group?
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How do I delete unused data? [duplicate]

I want to quickly minimize the size of a Blender file. How do I delete any data that is not being used?
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How to choose a directory using Python in Blender?

I'm creating a script, which sends user to the File Browser and lets him choose a single directory. Basic shape of the script looks like this: ...
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Add-On Error issue

When ever i try to enable an add on it displays this I tried to uninstall blender and reinstall it but i get the same message. it all started when i tried to install an external plug in. And sorry ...
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Changing from Blender Internal to Cycles

So I have built this huge neighborhood complete with butterflies flying by, birds, mailboxes, street numbers, etc. and it came out really realistic as I was hoping, and I had an idea to make a VR/360 ...
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Library Issues when trying to run blender game on different computers

I've made some games on my home computer (running Ubuntu) using blender (saving it using bpy.ops.wm.save_as_runtime()). When I try to run that file on my work ...
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What is the proper way of importing rigs from one blend file to another?

I bought a blend file which contains 3 rigs and I need to import one of them into my other blend file for animation. I know you can Link blend files together and I was wonder what do I need to link? I ...
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Recover the scene from before running the script

I have a script which I want to use like this: call it on the current scene and save it to another file. I don't want any changes in the original *.blend file. For ...
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Blender 2.79b Crash: A single object causes the crash, no fix

I am working on a vfx creature for a movie, and I've run into a very specific issue. I haven't found anything on any forum that helps fix this issue. I modeled and rigged a topology version of a ...
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my huge file size is causing blender to freeze every few seconds

this is not normal and its a fairly simple low poly scene as well with no textures and materials yet. i have multi res for some sculpts but even when its off it lags like crazy. i have done far more ...
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Python change of bone rotation is not update when export .bvh file

I want to write a function using python to modify the rotation_euler a bone in a frame, the next bones in that frame and the next frame it will automatically update under this change. Can anyone give ...
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change view of Batch-Generate Preview

Does a way exists to change the view of a batch render preview generated ? according to the documentation, It seems not but I missed maybe something ? Especially I would like to change to an ...
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can we import the object of one blender file to another, if so how? [duplicate]

I am trying to import already saved glass mesh to my existing blender file
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How to get my file back in 2.79 after saving with 2.80 Aplha 2?

I was experimenting with a file in 2.8 and as habit of saving I saved the file. When I opened it back in 2.79 I can't see my model. It disappeared with the error " File written by newer Blender binary"...
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How to set the path for userpref.blend file?

After compiling Blender as a Python module I realized that userpref.blend does not exist in ~/.config/blender/2.79/config. I ...
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List blendfile.py fields for RenderData

I want to read various info from a blend file without opening it and know that blendfile.py is the way to go (to be found here on pypi and here on developer.blender.org. I managed to succeed in a ...
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Archiving blender files (long term) for later reuse

I've made a few basic blender animations. Now I want to store these animations in an archive in case I would need them again in 3 years or so (on maybe a different pc). Which settings should I apply? ...
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Daily Builds are no longer having an exectueable

Blender doesn't start. For the last two downloads on daily builds, including today's Friday Aug 31, when I untar them the executable are not coming up executable but as shard libraries. anyone else ...
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Blender 2.8 (crash) [closed]

My blender 2.8 29th august 32 bit version is not opening . whenever i try to open it, it crashes. Please help me figure it out . Do anybody have a way to solve it? Thank you.
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Turning off IK bones

I have a problem. There is this model whose legs has an IK bone but when I removed the IK bone, the the mesh doesn’t follow the regular foot bone anymore. It only followed the regular foot bone when ...
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Blender how batch import all the objects from my old .blend projects into a new 'Library" project?

I know about appending, but it's slow and tedious to go one by one to each old Blender project file looking for objects I like. I wonder if there's an addon, or some known method for pointing to a ...
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How to save blender project without the original files [Unable to pack file Warning]

I'm really new to blender here, and I was looking for an environment for import so I can render a picture of a room from a very specific POV to use in an After Effects project. So I downloaded a free ...
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How to render voxels?

I have a voxel representation of a model of the human body in numpy and would like to render it directly in Blender. Is there a file format for this? Most of the ...
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Is it possible to update link to a renamed armature?

I was curious to know if it's possible to update a link to an armature after you renamed it in the original .blend file. I had to change its name for the sake of organization, but I haven't been able ...
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When “is_library_indirect” property of ID's could be set to True?

Every ID datablock in Blender has an is_library_indirect property ( https://docs.blender.org/api/2.79/bpy.types.ID.html#bpy.types.ID.is_library_indirect) I wanna know after what user actions it could ...
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How to combine two Blender projects [duplicate]

I am making an apple with a face and I made the actual body and the face separate. Both parts are in different files and I was wondering how I can merge them into one file so I can attach them ...
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How to make blender confirm closing an unsaved file?

I know that this question has already been asked here, but it was 5 years ago, and I want to know if the answer has changed. Can I make blender confirm closing an unsaved file? (I am using ubuntu ...
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Save a file with filename prompt from script?

I'm trying to write a simple script to save without Blender showing the confirmation popup. This works fine if the file already has a name, however, if I call ...
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Unit scale coherence in library .blend files

I want to work with libraries to model multiple objects of various sizes. I have a two libraries .blend files with only a cube in them. The difference between these two files is that the scene's unit ...
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How can I insert “blend_filename” into the output node?

One thing I often do is rendering via CLI, and I like to choose EXR format to have 32bit files ready for archive. I also like to have blender saving the jpg preview to quickly see it in OS filebrowser....
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“Appending” an animation from a DAE file (or importing just an animation from a DAE file)?

I have several DAE files, all of which are of an identical armature and model but have different animations for each one. I am trying to import each DAE's animation onto a single Blend file's (let's ...
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Animation Nodes: Save as Library/Asset?

I'm using Blender 2.79 with Animation Nodes on Linux. I have the Material Library add-on, but I'm looking to save Animation Nodes as a library I can import. Is there any add-on or particularly useful ...
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Exporting JPG images with 3D city

Hey I'm pretty new to Blender so I don't know all the ins and outs yet. But, My question is: I created a 3D city that I got from openstreetmaps. I am trying to export my 3D city and the JPG images ...
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How do I make a control blend file that can link to other blend files and save changes from the control to the external blend files?

I would like to add props, sets, and characters from external .blend files into a main .blend file scene but have it save to the external .blend files, rather than append which copys the files or link ...
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File Missing on Computer [duplicate]

I rendered a file and it is saved under a tmp file, but I can not find it on my computer. Is there any way to change the file location or another way to find it?
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Recent Scenes Drop Down

Is there any way to increase the number of recent scenes in the file>open recent drop down? Right now it gives me 10 but I could do with more.
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My hard drive with all blender files dissapeared, I recovered them but when opened, nothing is there

So after about five hours and 100 dollars, I finally got all my data back. Some are overwritten and contain corrupted data but a lot of it is still there. However, my blender files are acting weird. ...
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Cannot Save Blend File Says, “Cannot open file filename.blend@ for writing: Too many open files”

Today I saw something in Blender I've never seen before. It says, "Cannot open file filename.blend@ for writing: Too many open files". Which I'm confused on. It's the only Blender project open. I ...
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Export icons as images in a column

Does exist a script or a way to export blender's icons into some format organised in column? Like images separated by enter? I edited original SVG file and build blender with these new icons. I would ...
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Why Blender and git seems like working so well together?

Blender and git seems like working exceptionally well together! I took some tests with hundred of megabyte files and versioned these several times.. the result was a git folder of just a couple of MB....
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How to make local single-user copy in Python API

How to use this button via Python. bpy.ops.object.make_single_user(object=True, obdata=True) does not work for me at all, ...
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append entire scene python to current scene

ive been googling a bit already regarding this question. Ive seen the bpy.ops.wm.append() method as well as the bpy.data.libraries.load() method, but still cant figure this out. How can i merge an ...