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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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Does the default setup of blender 2.82 look like this one from the video on how to achieve a gold foil texture? [closed]

Does anyone have a blend file that follows this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5pb6pjdgOE In the tutorial, the initial default material on the sphere is unlike the one that i get on ...
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Creating assets to export as Templates for mobile App

I have a strange question to ask and i hope i can be clear enough on this i would like to create assets in blender to use in a mobile app. I am skilled at modelling and animation in blender. i ...
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large file size

Every time I try different BlenderKit textures, my Blender file size seems to become very large. My file size is now 800MB after trying a number of floor and tile textures in BlenderKit. Am I doing ...
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Objects disappear when I start a .blend file

for some reason, whenever I start Blender and open a .blend file, it deletes most of the objects in the scene I selected the last time I used the file. If anyone knows why this is happening then let ...
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How to have color in your blend file preview

So I am suffering from a TREMENDOUS amount of Blender files! I currently have about 1000 on my machine and organizing these in certain folders helps a little but it does not really solve the issue. I ...
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Blender unwrapping problem

I had an unwrapped model, so i imported it to blender. But no seams are visible. But model is still unwrapped and unwrapped island are visible in image editor Image for reference. https://drive.google....
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Copying weight painted faces from one .blend file to another

So I have these two separate models, one is rigged and weight painted and another is just a copy with different bones and no weights. How can I copy the weights from the first model to the second one? ...
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How do I model a scene by using objects from other blend files? [duplicate]

So I am trying to get how to use Blender. But I don't get its 'file system'. For example, My approach used to be if I was modeling a bedroom, I would create the walls and I would place boxes instead ...
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Make linked data local for export

I have a blend file as a library of objects (Cube, Cylinder, Sphere...) that are linked to several files. Each of those files creates a scene with the objects (one scene containing a Cube and a ...
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batch generate previews blender 2.82 failure?

I have tried a few times to create a file and generate previews for an asset library file as I have not got an asset manager to work for me yet (not enough clarity on simple asset manager), and ...
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Blender doesn't launch

I recently installed Blender(2.82) on Steam and when I wento to run it, Blender simply flashed a grey window and didn't launch! Can someone please help me?
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Is there a setting to hide full file path in Blenders title bar and show only the file name?

If I'm working with multiple Blender files it clutters my taskbar and worse, I can't tell which Blender instances contains what project. That's because it shows full file path to my open .blend file. ...
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Blender file opening as new file

My computer crashed while I was working just a little while ago and now my Blender file will not open properly. It hangs a while before opening as if it is a completely new .blend file (cube, camera, ...
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Can Blender games be moved to other platforms?

With the removal of BGE from 2.8 and beyond, are there any platforms that can run these old blender games? I know that you can just redownload the old engines, but for someone trying to actually ...
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There is any way to use the same file from 2 PCs?

I want to "host" a blender file. I mean if antoher pc edit it I can see it from my PC. Is there any way to do that?
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How can I run old games from the game engine?

I have quite a bit of old games and projects designed for the Blender Game Engine. Now, with the removal of BGE, these games cannot be played or worked further upon. Are there any other platforms for ...
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KeenTools FaceBuilder for Blender Mac

I am having trouble installing KeenTools FaceBuilder Beta for Blender on my Mac. I am curious if anyone has been successful installing the Mac version yet? I have installed the windows version without ...
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pointing linked objects to a different file in 2.8+

I've got individual files for each asst in my scene, and one file for the master scene with everything in it. In the master scene I'm linking in objects from the individual files by doing "file > Link....
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How do i copy my user preferences settings and load them into an older version of blender?

Is there a way to copy blender config (user preferences settings) from blender 2.82 to 2.81 version? My blender keeps crashing randomly and i think switching to the stable version is my only option.
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How to remove duplicate image textures?

So I have appended a lot of characters into my scene from separate blend files which all use some identical image textures. My problem is that when they are appended each, the image textures are ...
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Why does memory and file size increase when objects are joined?

Why does memory file size increase when objects are joined? As you can see from the pic I am working on a building. When the objects are not joined file size is 50MB When I join them the file size ...
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Python script unable to import modules [duplicate]

I'm trying to follow the scripts from the book The Blender Python API by Chris Conlan, and I've been unable to import modules in Python from Blender (2.81) on osx 10.15.2. What file structure / ...
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Reload Links from a .blend Automatically

I´m working on a small project in Blender. In this projekt I linked an object from another blend file. The problem is that I can only manually reload the data from this other blend file. Is it ...
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Rigify and Linking Library Crash

I am currently working on an animated short with a few people, and we choose Blender 2.8. So far, it's a smooth ride. We approached everything similar to the workflow as described by the Blender ...
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Import NodeTree from blender file during addon register [duplicate]

I have a blender file with several NodeGroups. I want to import those NodeGroups into other files using an addon. During the <...
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Texture Painting is not working on ONE file only, other files work fine

I'm currently using Blender 2.8 In the file i'm working on, i unwrapped a mesh (Smart UV Project) -> Add base color in the "Texture Slot", but then i am unable to paint over it. Therefore, i tried ...
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Blender tries to open all my html files after DL-ing from Blendswap [closed]

After I downloaded some files from Blendswap (I asked them a couple times now, but got nowhere) EVERY html file I download or even bring on a removable drive from someone else's machine, my computer ...
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Blender Source File Path

How can I define path of source files such as video, image, etc relative to blend file instead of absolute path in Windows? In blender, when I want to define path of source files I use their absolute ...
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How to animate two seperate files with armatures?

I need help with animating. I have two seperate files bow with its own rig and chracter with its own rig. I want to create animations like walking,idling,running,shooting with the bow. I don't know ...
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How can I get Ubuntu to show the blend file thumbnails like they do in Windows?

I like being able to see a quick preview of what models i'm looking at and I was wondering if there's a setting anywhere in Ubuntu or the Nautilus file system to show them.
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Can I pin a custom startup file permanently?

I would like to create a start-up file that does not move from the menu, and disappear after I select and load a few different project files. I previously set up files but they keep moving out of the ...
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reference objects without materials

We are making our thesis film on maya for the rigging options, and prefer blender for the render, amongst other things because we want multilighting with ramp shaders. Our problem is that we want to ...
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What is the differece between Make Library Override and Add Library Override?

Blender 2.81 came with Library Override. We have Make Library Override in the Object menu. And we have Add Library Override in the Outliner. What is the differece between Make Library Override and ...
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Blender 2.81 crashes when trying to save a new file [closed]

I have an issue in Blender 2.81 in which it crashes whenever I try to open a file, save a new file, or try to edit the file paths in preferences, however, I can still drag and drop a file to open it ...
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How can I merge an animation (existing bones) with a model?

I imported a model and an .fbx animation file, which I downloaded from Mixamo. How can I merge these bones with the model?
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Construct a 3D-model from the real 2D-object with exact dimensions in blender

I have captured multiple images of an object from different views, I want to convert that object(images) into the 3D model with exact dimensions and send that 3D file to 3D-printer. I have an idea: ...
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Why does my blender file close a few seconds after opening it and how do I fix this?

When I open a blender file, my project is visible for a few seconds while I can't make any changes to it, and then it closes. Does anyone know how to fix this? This doesn't happen to all of my blender ...
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Blender 2.8 sometime I can not open my blender file by OpenGL 3.3 Error

Sometimes I can not open my blender file. I save the blender file and then I can not open it in next time. But I can open other blender file. graphic driver is latest ver Blender file is broken ? I ...
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Problem with fluid simulation, cannot generate fluids through pipe

I have set up the scene and assigned inflow, domain and obstacle(pipe volume as a shell) and liquid not generating after complete bake
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SFM to Blender Conversion

I was wondering how to convert the files for sfm models, such as .vtx, .phy, .mdl, and .vvd into a Blender 2.8 compatible format.
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How can we convert a .blender file into URDF file?

I want to convert the .blender file into URDF file and further us it in gazebo. Please help for doing so.D related video or description would help a lot. Thank you.
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Grease Pencil and also curves don't appear

whenever i try to draw with the grease pencil or use a curve it doesn't show up in the view port, it dose shows up in the library. I have tried restarting and still nothing works. I would love any ...
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I can't add a New library in Blender 2.8

I want to create my own library in order to have access to very complicated shading materials in all my projects. So I go to materials, click "+" in Material Library VX, and then when I click "OK" an ...
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How to get a hover craft effect (Object over Landscape)?

I have made a hilly landscape using the Landscape addon in blender 2.8. I have an object which I want to animate across the landscape by following the surface contours and maintaining a small distance,...
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How can I create a library of animations?

I want to store animations (just the animation data itself) so they can be recalled and reused in other projects. How do I create such a library of purely animation data? (For instance if I have ...
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Save Backups to Subdirectory

Is there a way to set the backup directory for Blender 2.8? Previously, I used the addon from this question, but it is deprecated for 2.8. Has a builtin way been implemented?
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My mesh flips out whenever I move the timeline cursor

Here's the .blend file. https://www.dropbox.com/s/m8ka7jcygfijx4r/buggymusket.blend?dl=0 I really am clueless. Basically, I have two seperate bones attached to the mesh. The mesh has two vertex ...
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Blend-Files Preview Thumbnails with Background Images

in March 2019 when Blender 2.8 non-stable was released, there was a feature added which is apparently missing now from the 2.8 stable release. In the previous release you could see the camera ...
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Is it possible to replace/swap character and keep shape keys? 2.8

I got a character that is packed into .blend file on smutbase(is rigged with rigify). Already made shade keys for the head. Turned out it got some bugs and uploader now has fixed them. Is it possible ...
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Why does blender fail to load appended textures in the startup file?

I costumized my startup file by appending a collection of sculpting-brushes from another file. All the brushes, textures, and images have fake-users to prevent them from being deleted and are packed ...

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