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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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Script to convert obj files to .jt (Jupiter Tessellation)?

Is there an open-source script to convert obj files to .jt (Jupiter Tessellation) or better yet, a script that can read a .blend file and output all objects as .jt?
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How can I rename packed image files and then unpack all with new names?

I recently purchased a few scenes from BlenderMarket, but the textures all have nonsensical names, or names that would easily cause conflicts (like 002.jpg). I've been manually unpacking and renaming ...
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Blender keeps deleting linked libraries

I am working on a very big scene, therefore I have broken it down into smaller scenes, which then get all linked into one main file. It works for a while. I can save, edit, re-open and no problem. ...
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blender on server with command line : Calling operator “bpy.ops.import_scene.gltf” error

I am building a 3D web app with threejs, in javascript. For renders, i want to use a renderfarm, so : i save threejs scenes in .glTF i command line blender to import and save these scene in .blend ...
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blender deleting folders

I've noticed that when I stop/start blender all of my folders that are subfolders (of the following list) are getting wiped out, including contents I didn't want to lose. Do these folders need to be ...
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Embedding image sequences and video textures

Just wondering if there is a way to embed image sequences and video textures into a .blend file. I am working on a blender file for projection mapping so have animations stored as image sequences and ...
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How to Import Blender 3D Models into Webots

I am having trouble importing a Blender 3D Model into Webots. Currently, I am using Blender 2.79 and the most updated version of Webots. I am attempting to import the default cube model, but I am ...
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Linked Files Keep Disappearing From Library

I am working on a massive file, therefore it is broken down into smaller files, which are then linked in one main document. The problem is, for no apparent reason the linked files keep disappearing ...
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Missing textures in linked files using Botaniq/Graswald Addons

I am working on a pretty massive file, therefore I have broken it down into different files, all linked into one main file. I am using the Botaniq and Graswald addons in most of these linked files. I ...
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Library Override links broken, how to fix?

I was working in a scene last night in Blender 2.90.1, with 3 rigged characters I imported as library overrides. I created a brick wall behind them in the scene and posed them in front of it. Then ...
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How to change alpha value of all material in a single go?

I have a blend file in which all the materials alpha value is 0. There are too many materials for me to change the alpha value manually to 1. Is there a way I can change alpha valuec of all materials ...
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How do you change the materials of linked instances stored in another blend file?

I'm creating roughly 15 product models with several color variation as well as product sets. I am having a problem as one product can be used to sell in a set with other products for example, or one ...
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Prompt for saving modified images

Is there a way of seeing which modified images are unsaved? I modified one image, packed it and saved it, and it's still warning me about saving one modified image. I'd like to know which image is ...
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Pack textures (Extension changed)

I've been baking some textures in Blender, and somehow the result textures were created without extension, like this: Other softwares (like Unity) won't import those. To fix the problem, I unpacked ...
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How to replace images in blender file?

I downloaded a model from someone but noticed the textures take up way too much space. Is there a way I can replace this images with lower quality images without having to replace them in the shaders?
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Split big rigid body simulation file

How to split a big '.blender' file into multiple files that are less than 500MB? For instance, if I have a rigid body simulation that sits in a file that is about 1.5GB and consist of 4000 frames, is ...
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Is there a plugin that records the entire build process?

I would like to know if such a feature/plugin exists: Record the entire build process - added & deleted vertices/edges/faces/meshes (ie "objects"), moved &| rotated &| scaled ...
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How Do I Rig This Model Using Rigify?

What Rigify says: bone heat weighting failed to find solution Link to Blender File: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AD9et6EeyW-XUqjdeScG14I_zQGboqWl/view?usp=sharing Can't connect the rig to the mesh ...
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Unable to reduce Blender file size for render farms?

I'm hitting a wall here. I have a 185-frames-long animation that I want to send to SheepIt for rendering but no matter what I do the file size stays around 1,5-1,8GB and the upload limit on SheepIt is ...
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Transfer Blend files into a different location: How to avoid missing files/textures/etc? [duplicate]

I need to reorganise my blender folder and move it to another PC and I am afraid that i might lose some linked texture/image sequences/etc that are used in the .blend files. What should i do to avoid ...
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! Going Back in Blender Project History?

I think I may have lost a lot of my work but I'm hoping someone here can help me find a way to recover it. I'm working on an animation project where when I make a new scene I usually make a copy of ...
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Project not exporting to unity as rest pose

I have a project for a FPS character. I set its rest pose to a standard, hands at sides pose. I selected everything and exported the project as an FBX. I clicked limit to "selected objects", ...
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Camera projection mesh doesnt affected by artificial light source like sun,point light,area light etc

Can anyone resolve this? I have done successfully camera projection in Blender 2.9..but whenever i tried to ad some lighting effects on the camera projected mesh,it doesn't affected at all.i do set my ...
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When moving objects to a collection, not all selected objects are moved. Why?

I am working on a fairly large scene that has a lot of mesh data, active booleans, and mirrors. I am trying to clean up the file so it's more easy to manage. What I have been doing is moving major ...
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why particle system doesn't collision in blend 2.9

can you help me?? I have Three Objects.. The first is plane object with particle System with velocity 0.1, frame started 1.000, frame ended 80.000 and life times is 50.000. the second, i have sphere ...
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Creating partially rounded meshes

In the image, I want to create the axis parts (red circle): I tried creating separate meshes with no modifiers (Cube.001 and Cube.003 (attached blend file)) but I wanted to make the top rounded by ...
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Is there any way in which one can delete an object in a .blend file without opening the file with Blender?

Here's how it went down: A .blend file of mine has an object that somehow was corrupted, it has a mesh that somehow stopped matching it, I can append that mesh into a new .blend file just fine, but I ...
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Pressed 1 or ` now mesh is gone

I think I hid a mesh (named "rims" in attachment) and then created a cylinder. After accidentally hitting 1 or ` (I'm not sure) the cylinder is gone even though appears as showing in the ...
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Joining objects glitch/bug/artifacts

I was modeling these flowers and I wanted to join the selected parts of each flower, so I can use them as a particle system. When I selected all parts and pressed Ctrl + j I get these strange ...
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How to open 2.90(2.80+) blend file in 2.79

I can't find solution how to open .blend file that are 2.80+ version, into 2.79 version. I tried with Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V -> it works only for object, the textures are missing. Any solutions?
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Linked Collection Does Not Import Texture Maps?

I'm still a bit new to linking files but when I tried to link a collection of objects, only the materials loaded and not the texture maps. I tried linking materials, textures and just about every ...
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Vanishing save files that both do and do not exist on hard drive for Mac, what is happening?

I am using the latest version of Blender (2.90.1) on an iMac pro with Catalina 10.15.7. I'm working on a project and I save the file in a save folder i created under the file name "Relax.blend&...
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Append function in menu is greyed. What can I do to fix it?

I'm trying to add an object from a previous project, but in the File menu bar the append option appears greyed out. If I press Shift + F1, I can browse between the folder of my PC, but when I click on ...
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blender keeps crashing when opening file [duplicate]

Almost finished a large interior project and suddenly when ever I open the specific file Blender keeps crashing. I've restarted my MacBook, reinstalled Blende, turned load UI off, then back on again, ...
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Adding meshes onto an existing mesh

Follow up of: How to remove duplicate verts after spin tool? How can I add bolts onto an existing mesh? If I create a separate object (as a single bolt) and duplicate it so that it looks like the ...
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What is the Blend file (1) that is generated automatically? [duplicate]

After I have been working on a project I notice that there is another file in the folder i.e. a blend1 file. This is the same size as the original blend file and doubles the amount of storage used. Is ...
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Problem : Character fbx export has weird animation becaus of IK

I made a character in blender and add few actions to that. Also i used IK for legs and every thing is okay in blender viewport and animations work well. But when i export it as *fbx , it’s legs ...
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I have no option to export my model as an FBX

I was told on a video to put your model in Unreal Engine, you must export the file as an FBX. However, I do not have this option like in the video. The video was made recently and I cannot find any ...
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How to remove duplicate verts after spin tool?

I'm trying to reproduce tank wheels ("ITALIERI" (LEAST PERSPECTIVE)): But there are too many vertexes and merging can lead to ngons. Edit: Second file: Edit #2: Made some progress with ...
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Blender won't open. The command window flashes but nothing else. I want to share my solution

Problem: Blender worked until I installed 2.90. It opened once then failed afterwards. When I tried to open Blender, the command prompt flashed and disappeared. Blender would not open. I don't like ...
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Blender does not open like recently

I downloaded new version of Blender (2.90.1) and now my files and program does not open correctly. What was I have: I have free versions of blender, and all be okay, I can opened program from "....
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File format is not supported in file -path-

796/5000 I wanted to open a blend file with 2.79, also made with 2.79 and saved, just a few days ago. The error message came along: File format is not supported in file -path-. In the meantime, I've ...
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can't open files .BLEND

i have problem can you help me? i have some .blend files from a few days ago; i Have Blender for Windows 10. My problem is that i wanna open the .blend files but when i double click to open the file, ...
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Grease pencil file size

So I started working on a traditional 2d horse gallop. Each horse has 12 frames of 4 layers and i have 6 horses over a 400 frames animation. However, my file size is 1.6gb ONE POINT SIX GIGABITES!!!!! ...
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Can´t open Blender scene and I could last night

I'm trying to open a .blend file I was working on last night. It was pretty big file but I was able to work on it. Now, I'm back to continue working on it and it crashes not being able to open the ...
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Blend Saves 2 Files? [duplicate]

Just wondering what is the purpose of the other file that is created with blender. It takes up the same disk space. Is it ok to delete it? Is it like an autosave file similar to ones Nuke produces?
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When I try to export a blend file to obj, the mesh is all wrong and disproportionate

I'm new here and my English is a little bad, so I'm sorry if I make a mistake. Today I went to the Gamebanana website and downloaded a mod, more specifically the source files for the mod "Star ...
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Unable to relink materials as Blender doesn't see them as missing!

Hi i'm struggling to relink a lost materials in Blender after doing a Save As in another location, whereby losing my references. I originally had linked to the materials and i'm stuck. I cannot ...
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The OS shows rendered files as TextEdit Documents instead of PNGs [duplicate]

Using the new 2.90 version, I made a simple animation using some cloths sims and rendered it out in PNG images. When I check the images inside my file browser (Both the Blender file browser and the ...
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Why the surface doesn't repeat perfectly the shape of Bézier curves?

The shoe created by Bézier curves, then surfaces were generated by Sverchok. So, in some parts the surface not corresponds to lines. The surfaces doesn't repeat perfectly the shape of lines. What the ...

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