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 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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How to open Blender 3.0 alpha files in Blender 2.9? [closed]

I am trying to open a file I downloaded online that was made in Blender 3.0 and I have Blender 2.93. I have Blender 3.0 but I don't see the rig layers option and so I am trying to open the file in ...
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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the following: I have checked online and saw this add-on https://blendermarket.com/products/fibonarray It seems kinda outdated and ...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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Generate a new PNG texture file after applying color ramp node

Does someone know if it's possible export/save the material PNG file with the ColorRamp node applied to it? I want to use the original .png file, apply the color ramp to it, and save it as a new .png ...
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How to find out what is using an image in a blend file

I downloaded a model and found some images that I don't think are needed, but the images do not show up in orphan data so something is using them. How do I find out what is using the image(s).
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My leg bones don't seem to be working properly? (from what I know)

I saw a nice model and I decided to check her out and animate her, but the legs weren't moving the way all the other models legs that I have imported looked like. (video) First off, her leg isn't ...
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Normal map cannot be baked properly

I am trying to bake normal map but this does not work. The half of map is broken. Please help me.
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Slowing down playback for realtime animation

So recently I have been looking into real time animating. More specifically VR animating and while I was looking I found this program called Tvori which allows you to basically just grab the object ...
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Is it possible to render a .blend file without having blender installed using python for use in a render farm

I'm trying to create a render farm hat works over wlan. how it will work is people download my software and then they become a node for the render farm and get rewarded in crypto it will not only work ...
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Is it possible to add blender's internal physics onto a model/object and then export it and import it back into blender with physics still enabled?

I'm sorry if it's confusing, but I'm trying to see if I could use multiple models with blender's physics already (mainly cloth simulation) so when I already have one with like cloth simulation on it ...
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How can I get a colored preview of all the blend files in the file browser?

Some of my blend file previews are shaded and colored. Most of them are just solid shaded: How can I get a colored, nice shaded preview for all of my files? fyi: i am using a mac...so a "windows ...
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A button that revert the current .blend [closed]

How can I create a button that calls "bpy.ops.wm.revert_mainfile()" when pressed?
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How can I know the size in kb/mb of each model or other element present in my file?

Can I read it somewhere in Blender or can I obtain a text file or whatever exporting the file in some format (maybe gltf)?
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"Snapshot" function that save a scene without creating a new .blend file?

In some software, e.g. Photoshop, one can save "snapshots" of a file that can be reverted to later, effectively doing version control without creating multiple ...
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Modeling a Product in blender [duplicate]

I got a problem while making a model of a product. I have tried a lot even seen lots of tutorial but did not get the thing that i want. I am using Blender 9.92 and I am just a beginner I got my hands ...
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New Blend File has A LOT of orphan data

Everytime i start a new blend file, i have orphan data. 3 materials that won't go away 99 meshes, and 99 objects. Tried purging them and resaving the startup default. But they come back everytime. ...
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save files vanishing

This is kind of complicated to explain, but i'll do my best. I'm running blender 2.92 on my imac and ive had this problem for quite a few versions now. when i save my file a what seems to be random ...
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How to convert a blender animation to .json?

I have some animations made with blender, and I have to export them in .json format. I tried some add-ons but they don't work with the latest version of blender. Can anyone help me?
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Why my particles do not appear on the top of the mesh?

So I was watching the Donut tutorial by Blender Guru and I added sprinkles as particles but it is not working as it did for him. My sprinkles spawn in the middle of the iceing and when I scale it, it ...
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How to build Blender 2.79b in Manjaro XFCE

I've found this link which explains how to build Blender in Arch Linux. https://wiki.blender.org/wiki/Building_Blender/Linux/Arch but most probably it will build the new version. But I want an older ...
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My texture won't show up on the object

I am designing a simple tent in Blender. I created a prism from a cube. Then, I added a material and a texture, and UV-unwrapped the prism. But the texture won't show up on the prism. I made double ...
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EEVEE renders blank frames

I'm trying to render an animation frame by frame in EEVEE for a personal project, this is the third shot so it has the exact same render settings as the previous 2 shots but when I hit render ...
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Can't save .blend on NAS

I have my blend files and texture on my NAS. I can use it and save it with Blender on windows. On Linux i can open my .blend but i can't save it. Blender say me : Version backup failed (file saved ...
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Creating a "library" of standard objects for use in multiple projects [duplicate]

I am assembling a "library" standard 3D parts that I will be using on various projects. What does Blender call a group or library of parts/objects, and where is this referenced in the ...
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The specific .BLEND file does not open, blender simply closes on execution

I have a problem that is bothering me. I use blender 2.79 and, when trying to open a specific .BLEND file, it just closes, without any explanation of the crash. I've tried to open it in several ways, ...
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Blender - MakeHuman - MakeWalk [duplicate]

I use Character From ( Make Human) and I imported to blender I try Add BVH File to my Character but I faced This problem I cant Import BVH File when I do it by Make Walk My Character *.MHX My Motion *....
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How much each data block weights in a blender file?

How can we know how the size of a blend file distributed? For instance, how would I know what percentage corresponds to mesh data and how much to animation data on the overall size of my blend file? ...
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Autosave has stopped functioning 2.91

Autosave worked fine. At some point today, it stopped saving files. All settings in preferences are as they should be. I have installed no new add-ons today. I have changed nothing in settings. ...
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Clearing the Rain model's pose doesn't reset it back to it's rest position

I've been messing around with the Rain model to practice animation, but tonight when I opened up the file and starting to pose the model I noticed the lower lip was doing something weird. I tried ...
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Traverse depsgraph in Python?

Context().evaluated_depsgraph_get() returns a Depsgraph() object. .debug_stats() and ...
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Visualize depsgraph?

Is there a convenient way to visualize the dependency graph of a Blender file? If so, does it provide granularity showing where and how the dependency occurs? If you create a dependency cycle, then ...
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Can I import .mtl file without the corresponding .obj file to a blender project (.blend file)?

I know that .mtl file containing textures is usually associated with .obj and Blender loads .mtl automatically (in most case scenarios) when corresponding .obj is imported. But is there any way to ...

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