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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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Can BlendDataLibraries be used as 'slave files'?

I am using the load function from BlendDataLibraries a lot in scripting, but I can find very little on using BlendDataLibraries more broadly. Can the write function (and/or others) be used by one ....
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Blender 2.8 suddenly close on my 2019 MacBook Pro [closed]

Blender 2.8 suddenly closes on my 2019 MacBook Pro when adding a 15MB car model (.blend file) to a project. Im currently running OS Mojave on 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7; 16GB 2400 MHz DDR4; and a Intel UHD ...
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Can you email a blender model from one device and open it on another?

I created a chair model in blender on my MacBook Pro in hopes of using it on unity, which is the VR development software. My unity though is downloaded onto another device and I want to send my model ...
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Is there a way to pack all simulation results in to one file?

So I have a simulation that I will do on one computer then move to another to do the rendering.The reason is because computer A is faster at simulation but bad at rendering computer B is horrible at ...
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Where are .blend files saved?

I have looked everywhere on my computer, and I cannot find where the .blend files are saved. I try to Google this question, but I only get results for removing textures.
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I got so many .blend files in my C:/tmp folder…is it safe to delete some of them?

I just discovered C:/tmp folder that blender creates...but i see many .blend files from other scenes i've worked/working on. is it safe to delete some of these ? they take a lot of space.
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How do I open my .blend file as a folder?

I want to make my own folder of grouped objects where I store my assets. I then want to be able to drag and drop it into any blender file so i can use group instance to access that folder and import ...
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Open main blend file in child thread (multithread application)

Is it even possible to open main blend file in child thread ? Main thread does his own "work" and child thread needs to open main blend file, change some attribues and save the file. Only one thread ...
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Appending multiple objects from multiple .blend files

I have around hundred objects in separate files. In each file there is a single object. I want to batch link/append all these objects to my scene. How can I do that?
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Why can't I display this 3D scan correctly?

I downloaded this model from Turbosquid and I can't seem to get it to display correctly with textures in Blender (am using 2.8). Can anybody suggest a solution? This is how the model should look in ...
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Normal values not changing while chang normal in bmesh obje

I am using blender 2,79 and blender API to edit my mesh. Following is the my code.. ...
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Launch failure after Download of 2.80 & 2.79 on windows 10

Currently have 2.79 on windows 10. Previously also had 2.80 but got rid of it to download a later build. Now WHEN I download it I cannot launch it successfully: I proceed as normal to open it... ie ...
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Blender to Unity3D - Animation does not work!

Well.. I have an animation in blender.. when I try to export to FBX the animation disappears. For example if I add a X movement or Y movement to the animation the FBX file ignore the first frames but ...
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Blender STL mesh data

I have a model (surface) that I want to export from Blender in STL format. The problem is that the exported mesh is really bad and I want to know if there's a way to construct a better mesh for *.STLs'...
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How to pack images into blend file [duplicate]

Is there a way to pack all my images into the blend file so I can transfer it more easily? I'm using the version 2.8
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Open a supported 3d object file type

Complete re-edit of the question to make it less broad. How do you make a script when executing at blender start-up not throw any errors about scene context AttributeError: '_RestrictedContext' ...
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How to UV unwrap materials in the Material Library VX addon

I am applying the "Floor Wood" material from the Material Library VX addon to a box, but when I open the UV editor and unwrap my object I can't find the texture image to load into the background. I ...
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Do particle simulations in blender rebake the same if settings are not changed

I am getting ready to render a scene on a cloud computer that does not have opengl support and so I have to render the scene using the command line. So I cannot use GUI to reload cache of particles. ...
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What does “data” inside standalone game mean in the Blender License? [closed]

The Blender License says that games you create with blender are not covered by their license, however, any "data" inside "standalone" games are subject to the license. Games created in Blender (....
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Is there a method of opening a .blend file specifically as a library for editting?

I have a blend file that's accumulated a lot of junk like hundreds of unused materials and I just want to erase them all. Does blender have a feature similar to append where it opens a .blend file as ...
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Can I export game from blender to unreal?

Can I export my game made in blender from blender to unreal without any change?
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Material libraries in Blender 2.8 for Eevee

Helo everyone! Is there any way to make or create a material library in the last version of blender (2.8)? I just figurate out how to append the materials into a new file but would b super cool if I ...
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Append options not available

I recently downloaded material files for some projects. Now, normally when appending, a series of folders should appear for you to select certain assets right? Well those folders don't appear for ...
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Coat Clipping Through Mesh and Hair Issue

I've tried everything to fix this, but the Rigid Bodies on the coat don't seem to want to work properly and clip through the legs of the mesh. Also, the hair moves incorrectly rather than naturally. I'...
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Impossible to save file on external harddrive?

I've been trying to make back-ups of my Blender files (very important, I found out a while ago :( ), but when I use either "Save As" or "Save Copy" in Blender to save on my HDD, it doesn't exactly ...
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is .blend file size proportional to the unit settings?

i have created tire treads for my car.added bevel,subsurf,array and simple deform modifiers to it and saved it.file size shows 1286 kb. but when i applied all the modifiers to make it a single mesh ...
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Using append to bring a rigged character from one .blend file into another

What is the best way to bring your rigged character into another .blend file using append? Do you have to select both the object and mesh or rig? I tried selecting the object only (the name of my file)...
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Hidden objects in old scene?

I've got this old blender scene, last worked on it in 7.78 and I've opened it in 2.8 now to try and clean it up a bit. Basically, I've deleted most of the objects, as there were loads of instances and ...
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Is there hidden data in this .blend file? Trying to minimize the file size

I have this .blend file of a beard, and I'm trying to minimize the file size. I reduced the number of vertices from 30,718 to 88, but the file size only went from ~18MB to ~10MB. I can't figure out ...
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Unix Filemodes for bpy.ops.wm.save_as_mainfile()

Is it possible to save a blender file from python with certain file modes (e.g. the octal notation like 775)? I checked the documentation on save_as_mainfile() ...
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modeling in blender units

Does it make sense to simply model in blender units? My thinking is if I model in blender units and just think of them as inches, feet, mm etc. Now if I want to append a "blender unit" object into a ...
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Problems with pointers when parsing a .blend file

I'm trying to parse .blend file produced by Blender 2.79b and having problems with some pointers refer to memory outside of data present in the file. Here are examples of some fields I'm not able to ...
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Why my object is lying on the surface when I export file as OBJ?

I've made a 3D model (a snowman). I've saved it as a BLEND file and it was standing. After that I wanted to export it as an OBJ file. I viewed it in Microsoft Print 3D and it was lying. How can I fix ...
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Where is cell fracture in blender 2.8?

Where is cell fracture add on in blender 2.8 ? it is no longer available or have another name?
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Does after effect supports blender files same as cinema 4d?

I don't know much about after effect but I know there is a plug in for cinema 4D to import mesh into after effect I use PNG sequence to do compositing in ae
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Why does the FBX exporter sometimes work exponentially slower / potentially indefinitely?

Long story short: What could I be doing to my Armatures, meshes, etc, or maybe inside the FBX export settings, that could suddenly make the exporter exponentially slower / potentially indefinite? ...
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What are the human bone rotation limits for fingers?

Pose tool to aid in teaching animation using a non-traditional technique. Also to be used to speed up animations and walk cycles. I'm not blessed with wealth to give but I offer the gift of knowledge. ...
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Generated Previews - low-resolution and dark shading fix?

(2.79 - Blender Internal) Generated Previews is very handy feature for previewing assets when importing / linking, I would just like to know if there is a way to: Make thumbnails lighter to match ...
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Do I need to save the file so that I could edit my video sequence again?

I've already rendered it and got the output video but I need to edit it again. Can't find the file to edit the video.
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Importing meshes from other *.Blend files

I have found lots of solutions for importing meshes from other files in Blender. I have used this method from the official documentation: https://docs.blender.org/api/blender_python_api_current/bpy....
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.blend Files won't open but it asks me how i want to

^ This is my problem. ^ At first, it may seem innocent, like I can just press "OK" in order to open blender, but that's not the case. Instead, when I press the "OK" button, the prompt pops up again. ...
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I accidently saved a file

I was deleting some stuff because I wanted to export it one object but then I accidentally saved the file out of habit, and now all my other items are deleted.
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Moved folders, now PNGs are pink, how do I restore?

I decided to clean up my desktop and I moved all the folders into one folder, including the folder holding all my Blender files. I opened a Blender file and saw that the objects that are textured ...
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Mirror Modifier mirrors object incorrectly

I have encountered a problem. When I add the mirror modifier to my object, it does not mirror correctly as the mirror object is distorted (the sleeves of the shirt have been swapped) and therefore it ...
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How do resave a lib file with a more current version of blender

I am trying to append an old .blend file to my tire, I keep getting an error message saying Linking or appending from a very old .blend file format (247.0). no animation conversion will be done! ...
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.blend object appears black on Web4Web Fast Preview

So i got this .blend object from a website and i transported it into my blender file that I'm working. Everything works fine except when i go to blend4web and i pressed "Fast Preview", the object ...
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Is it OK to have huge object library for using with BlendDataLibraries?

I'm developing command-line scripts that would need to get and append some objects from library, and the library is going to have over 9000 objects. Will it overwhelm blender to have such huge library?...
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How can I dump and compare .blend files?

For understanding Blender better, I'd like to decode what's in a .blend file. If the output were usable as input to a text-based ...
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I can't switch from Blender render to Cycles render

I'm having problems by switching rendering. The problem is that Cycles render doesn't appear in the top. There's only Blender Render and Blender Game. Also when I run the program, a windows opens up ...
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Blender Autosave has failed to load

In blender, I have not saved the file because Blender crashed. So, I restart my computer and I open Blender again and go to "Recover Auto Save". I choose my file, however, it says that it fails to ...