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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Can I open blender(.blend) files created on MacOS 12.1 (M1 chip) in Windows 10?

Can I open Blender files created on a MacOS 12.1, M1 chip Macbook Air, in windows 10? Can I render the blender files created on the Macbook air in AWS using a windows 10 instance?
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Why is there no "save over" popup?

I know that, the file name turns red when the file name is the same as an existing filename in the "save as" window. But that is not enough. It has happened to me repeatedly that I overwrote ...
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Trying to create property groups dynamically to store a list and access the strings

I'm trying to create property groups dynamically to store a list. When I loop through property groups all I get is the objects like the output code block below. When really what I want is the test ...
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Export as .vrm in Blender

I'd been trying to convert a model I have made in blender to a .vrm file. However, when I searched this topic on the internet, I just found out one way- using Unity. However, I want to make the ...
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Running rendering script on remote computer: Exception_Access_Violation (Win32 Error 127)

for each request getting, I am calling blender with a blend-script by the python call subprocess.run, in order to render an image of a stl-file. This works normally very well. Unfortunately, I am ...
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Moved my files - lost my progress

I'm just starting out and tried Blender Guru's Donut Tutorial and I was almost finished. Last night, I did a final render for the day and closed the project. I then realized that I hadn't created a ...
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How to set Temporary Files to a relative path?

The backup files are only stored if I replace Temporary files path // with e.g. /blenderFileLocation/. Otherwise I get ...
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Convert string to directory path

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Mesh Lagging Armature

I modelled a body to learn rigging then rigged the body but my model's fingers are lagging the armature bones in pose mode. When i check in weight paint mode everything seems to be correct to me. To ...
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Exporting file from Blender 3.0.0 to use in Blender 2.92.0

I've been working on a scene with the newer 3.0.0 version, but a custom plugin I need to use only works with 2.92.0. I still have the old version installed, so tried to open the .blend file with it ...
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How to see what is taking up what amount of space in my blend file

I would like to see what is taking up what amount of space, my blend files are getting quite big (over 3gb) even with having the textures not packed in the blend file. So I would like to know what are ...
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My skp file isn't imported into Sketch up correctly [duplicate]

I installed an add-on that allows you to import skp format of the Sketch up model, but the model is imported without textures
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How do I export my model with point light in gltf [duplicate]

i am trying to export a model in gltf but after export the point lights are not working after export : before export
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How Disable image preview blender files on windows 10?

I accidentally enabled the tool to provide blender image preview files in Windows 10 but wanted to disable it. (I've attached a picture of what I'm talking about) I've tried uninstalling blender and ...
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how do I copy armature with weights to another mesh?

I saw some other posts on here with similar questions but nothing exactly like what I'm facing here. I'm trying to copy specific bones of the main body armature of a mesh to a clothing article in a ...
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Blender 3.0 (or above) texture baking problems

I'm having several bugs when trying to bake textures in Blender 3.0 (or any version above that) for quite some time. I thought something was broken in the alpha version, so I kept using Blender 2.93 ...
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Blender Donut - Sprinkle clipping through Icing

I am Following Blender Guru's new " blender 3.0" Donut tutorial and on Episode 9, I have followed everything but IDK where I am Missing because My sprinkles are clipping through the icing. ...
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How do I move large manta flow files safely?

I have a blend file that has a really large manta flow fluid bake in it. It's saved in another folder. Currently I don't have the capacity to render it and I want to save it on an external hard drive ...
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How to import vdb sequences through python scripts in blender?

I have a sequence of openVDB file in a folder, I want to import them in my blender as a VDB sequence througn script. I find the py.ops.object.volume_import() ...
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How do I update to Blender 3.0? [duplicate]

I just found out Blender got an update and I'm still using 2.90.1. So how do I download it, or does it just automatically do it? And will I still keep all my current stuff I saved?
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How do I know what objects in a scene are linked? And how do I find their file locations on my computer?

I have a scene/animation that contains a bunch of linked-in objects from other files. My folder with my objects accidentally got duplicated to another area on my computer (i.e.: one in a "3D ART&...
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Blender 3.0 files don't open/append in 2.93

I've been having a problem opening and trying to append a version of blender 3.0 blends into 2.93, it just gives a file format isn't supported. I didn't realise that modifying and saving in Blender 3....
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Model explodes with Displace

Solution: My strength was too high. Past problem was my faces were facing the wrong way. So if you have this issue check your faces and strength! I am working on cleaning up a model for 3D printing, ...
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Mixamo walking animations, how do I stop them from resetting position?

I am adding some animations from Mixamo to my Blender project and am struggling to create a constant walk. To keep it simple, I have combined two animations in the NLA, idle which then moves in to ...
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Do I have to fix anything to move a model made in 2.7 to 2.8/2.9?

If I wanted to use a model made in Blender 2.7, would I have to fix anything to make it compatible with 2.8 or 2.9? (For example, Blender 2.8 removed the layers system, so would that have to be fixed?)...
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How to make a 2D eye attach with 3D model's face, then add a rig to the eyes so they are able to move around the face?

I'm trying to make 2D eyes on my model character's face. How do I stick on face and how to rig eyes on face. You know, moving up and down and side and move anywhere around on the face. Please answer ...
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How to read out every camera object from blend file? (with blendfile.py)

I have a multiple scenes in a blend file, each scene has multiple camera objects. Is there a way to read out every camera object for each scene? I can read every camera in the blend file, but I don't ...
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What's the easiest way to open a blend file through the Python API?

I am looking for the easiest way to open a *.blend file through the Python API. Do I need an operator for this command? Can anyone help out?
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How do I recover my corrupted blender file through reverse engineering?

The only thing that crashed is blender, and my C drive keeps running out of space. The crash was caused by adding a remesh modifier after a subdivision modifier. I saved the backup file that saved my ...
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How do I removed the stored vertices data in Blender 2.79?

Thank you very much for your time, any help would be appreciated. I have been using the code below to shrinkwrap an Icosphere onto my 3D models, then find the vertices coordinates of the Icosphere and ...
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Blender command line cli : create a new .blend from a normal 3d model like .obj, .fbx..... [[ FROM .OBJ -->> TO .BLEND ]] without a desktop

CONTEXT : I'm building a website where users can upload many files. [WEB SERVER, no gpu] WHAT I WANT : that an uploaded .obj => render an image preview as a .png WHY : to manage a library of ...
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Modify the Save project function

[Intro] I'm looking for the Python function (if it exists at all) that saves the .blend file in order to modify it. If it doesn't exist - Please continue reading. I'm opened to any suggestions! [...
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.blend file suddenly won't open [duplicate]

I was working in the same .blend file yesterday and today. I switched over to a different project momentarily, then tried to switch back. Blender asked me if I wanted to save the current file before ...
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Creating 3D Blender Objects using the Fibonacci Sequence or Math [duplicate]

I would like to create objects using the fibonacci sequence. such as the following: I have checked online and saw this add-on https://blendermarket.com/products/fibonarray It seems kinda outdated and ...
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Is there any way to purge EVERY unused data from a blender file?

How can I remove any mesh, texture, material and others from a Blend file? Now I have a single scene with one object that has no material, nothing is hidden, I am not in local mode, I tried every File/...
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Export .wrl file

I have a blend file that needs, specifically, to be converted to .wrl format. How can I do that? I read somewhere that x3d format might work but some say that wrl is necessary for old 3d printers for ...
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Cloth still going through with self collisions on

I'm trying to add cloth simulation a skirt that has 2 combined meshes in it, so I needed to use self collision so it wouldn't collide, but it still ends up colliding together, and then it ruins the ...
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Can you build in 2.93, and render in 2.92?

because Blender has decided to release 2.93 without Windows 7 support, I'm forced to use a PC with poor graphics. I still have 2.92 on a different PC with excellent graphics, which I'd like to use for ...
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No sound in Blender VSE, not a problem of volume or moved files. There's also a weird black line

I know you're gonna send me to a previous post but I tried them and it didn't work, also, my problem didn't seem to be similar. I noted that for people having the problem of not having sound in ...
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when i export my blend project to fbx it loses certain material properties like glow, transparency and glasss effect [duplicate]

When it gets exported the materials get "downgraded" and i dont know how to fix it. I have searched every where and tried diferent versions of blender still nothing. If you need any info ...
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I can't Export mesh to .fbx file [duplicate]

I'm a new blender and i made a low-poly sentry, but i can't export it to FBX file, can somebody help me?
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cannot select vertices in blender

I cannot do anything when I get into edit mode. Can't select anything. even when pressing a i cant move it. but I still can select the other vertex in the other vertex. here is a link https://drive....
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"Blend from shape" increased file size. How do I remove vertices from shape keys / optimize shape keys?

I have a blend file that has a huge number of shape keys. 20mb. That's fine. The problem is after I did some work on the shape keys and ended up screwing up ALL of them. That's fine. All I do is "...
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When I closed Blender most of my files self deleted themselves

When I closed Blender because it started lagging most of my files deleted themselves. I was working on a dragon wing i press separate on the armature bone. The blender app then started lagging so I ...
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Is there a way to convert blend's from 2.4 to 2.9x via CLI

As you can see im using linux and I have some addon for blender2.49 for opensource game and I have .blend files from 2.49 version of blender and when I open them in blender 2.5 everything is nice mesh ...
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Open 2.9 files to 2.8 blender issue

I tried to open a blend file in blender 2.8 that was made in blender 2.92 version. After opening the file,in the shader editor,the mapping node is displayed as undefined and has no effect.
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How to reduce blender file size? (File over 1GB)

Context: I am doing an interior render for a store concept. I am working on a 1:1 ratio. This is my scene right now. Before I added the "Room 1 Installation" collection (which is in the ...
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Why is the model being all glitchy after i open it?

This thing looks like it came straight out of hell, i don't know what is going on with Rain's model on the viewport, a glitchy black color appears on the mesh, and then when i try to orbit or move to ...
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I cannot fill the 2d svg image

I am following the youtube video below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeXu0Kkoaqg In video at 2:49 he fill the image with f I wanted fill the custom image like that way So I converted curve to mesh ...
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How to find the users of a material?

There are a few materials in a blend file I have that I don't think are necessary in the file. However, none of these materials show up in orphan data. I know something is using these materials ...

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