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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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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 ...
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How to remove unused textures and materials [duplicate]

I have a lot of materials and textures in my scene that I don't use, but idk how to delete them. Could someone help me and tell me how to do that? 'Cause it eats up a lot of memory and crashes (._. ) ...
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Material not rendering properly in blender cycles

So I am trying to render a simple glass cube using a tutorial from youtube. I did exactly as shown in the video but i am not getting the desired image
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Can you download a version of blender and still have access to the previous version

I am considering downloading the blender 2.8 beta but I had a question first. One, can you still access blender 2.79 with the beta downloaded, and if so how? I don't want to download it, have it crash ...
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Can't load blend with a very dense mesh

I was working on a sculpture and subdivided the mesh one too many times. Blender became painfully slow after that, but I was able to save the file. Now the blender hangs indefinitely when I try to ...
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Why can I not save any files with Blender 2.8

When I try to save files I just get message Can not open file C:...\testi.blend@ for writing. No such file or directory. What went wrong?
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Blender crashes loading a large file without maxing out RAM nor using SWAP

I've run Blender 2.79b on Windows 7 (16 GBytes of RAM, CORE i7-5820k, two GTX770s in SLI) where, when loading a 24 G file, not using the GPUs, the RAM is nearly maxed out to 96% and then the swap ...
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Blender file size increses drastically after joning duplicated object and performs very slow

When i join (CtrlJ) duplicated (ShiftD) multiple object or mesh then blender performs very slow and file size increases too from 100mb to 1gb. Does anyone have solutions for this issue?
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What is a best way to organize my own kitbash library?

I do have assets that I made over the years, and when I need them, I link or append them 'norma' Blender way. However while the list of assets grows it is becoming more and more cumbersome. There is ...
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How to get information about linked files?

I have a scene with several objects and groups linked from other files. How to know what file contains my linked object or group?
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How do I delete unused data? [duplicate]

I want to quickly minimize the size of a Blender file. How do I delete any data that is not being used?
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Add-On Error issue

When ever i try to enable an add on it displays this I tried to uninstall blender and reinstall it but i get the same message. it all started when i tried to install an external plug in. And sorry ...
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Library Issues when trying to run blender game on different computers

I've made some games on my home computer (running Ubuntu) using blender (saving it using bpy.ops.wm.save_as_runtime()). When I try to run that file on my work ...
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What is the proper way of importing rigs from one blend file to another?

I bought a blend file which contains 3 rigs and I need to import one of them into my other blend file for animation. I know you can Link blend files together and I was wonder what do I need to link? I ...
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Blender 2.79b Crash: A single object causes the crash, no fix

I am working on a vfx creature for a movie, and I've run into a very specific issue. I haven't found anything on any forum that helps fix this issue. I modeled and rigged a topology version of a ...
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my huge file size is causing blender to freeze every few seconds

this is not normal and its a fairly simple low poly scene as well with no textures and materials yet. i have multi res for some sculpts but even when its off it lags like crazy. i have done far more ...