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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What is this rainbow glitch and why is Blender 2.92.0 lagging so much? [closed]

Can anyone please explain what is this rainbow glitch when selecting something with rotate, move, and scale in Blender 2.92.0 and how to fix it? It’s lagging so much and some files crashes. I ...
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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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Help With Find Missing Files

I have a model that's portraying the purple material to show something is missing. So I thought "OK, whatever I'll just hit the 'Find Missing Files' Button," but for some reason even though ...
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items are gray even tho i pushed texture soild and inverts my other items

my objects are gray even tho they texture solid then my guns and car goes gray when I put my characters solid
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render output is weird [duplicate]

my render output has a weird looking shape and color which is different from what I see in layout. the version I am using is 2.92. does anyone know what's wrong with it and how to fix it? this is what ...
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How to make playhead / transport / cursor return to start position in Blender?

Like DAW does? I need this to be able to test animation comfortably. Or how do you do this?
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Backed-up Projects just show as default start-up file

I have these backup files on an internal SSD in my old computer, and they open up just fine. I transferred these files to an external drive on my new computer. This external drive is a network drive, ...
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How can I speed up my file?

so Ive imported alot of assets into my file to place it around the scene and noticed that my scene is becoming slow. This should be obvious but are there any ways to speed up the file? For example ...
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Export fluid simulation data INSIDE file

I am planning to use a render farm (render.st) to render an animation containing a mantaflow fluid simulation. Blender stores fluid simulation data outside of the .blend file, which I am unable to ...
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Cancel Blender Looking for Missing Textures

I have downloaded a blend file from the internet I hope to use in a personal project, everything is pink in the rendered scene (missing textures). I do not care for the textures, and I do not want to ...
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Remove modifier from linked object via Python [duplicate]

Blender version: 2.9 and above (but probably going back to 2.8). Workflow: Object linked from separate file. Library Override added to linked object Modifier added to override object Python Script ...
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Why does my blender crash when I open a file?

So I have an i5 8th gen mobile processor, a nvidia mx110, and 8gb of ram. I know the specs are laughable, but I used to be able to run blender without any problems a few days ago. Now when ever I ...
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Is it possible to get the path of a .blend file from within OSL?

I'm aware of how to do this with Python, that won't solve the issue in an ideal way for me. Introducing Python is uncomfortably outside of the scope of what I'm writing. I'm attempting to use a ...
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Serializing object hierarchies?

I realize that what I'm asking for is something that, by nature, converges on a re-implementation of the .blend file format (or a GLTF-style exporter that precisely ...
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Using blender API in python outisde Blender

I'm currently trying to create a python script that allows me to render multiple .blend files with multiple rendering options at once and in the non-GUI mode. So far I have the python script to run ...
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cant restore previous version of file [duplicate]

i accidently saved over an important blender file and don't know how to recover it I have already looked it up and cant find anything, if you know how to recover blender files then please tell me
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My scale bar in transform is in orange color [duplicate]

My scale transform is in orange color bar.If i apply the scale and save the project also,when i reopen it the scale is not applied and the orange color continues in the scale bar.I couldnt figure it ...
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How come files become so incredibly large in Blender [closed]

We are putting together a pretty large scene, approx 1km x 1km. On it we are placing piping and other industrial equipment. The question is how come a simple steel pipe of approx 1m diameter and 12 ...
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why are my materials showing as a solid color? [duplicate]

I have a model that has materials as textures. The materials show up in my older system, and whether I save as a .blend or .obj file, I get a solid color, in my newer Laptop. I use EEVEE, but it ...
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Are personal information stored in the project file?

How risky is it to share a .blend file? Does it hold a variable some where with your computer name? If Blender is installed through Steam does it hold your Steam username as a variable somewhere in ...
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Nothing is showing up on my compositing panel

I have the nodes turned on and have even added things to the space, anyone have any solutions?
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Plugin that does Animation Storage

You know how UE4 does a few things right? Year rare but it does. Here is the question. Is there a plugin that allows you to do what you can do with UE4 with animations? I.E import basically an ...
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Blender project opens with nothing but basic cube [closed]

I was doing a sculpt project. I tried to open it and after some waiting, there's only a basic cube in my project. Every other object gone. Blender had not crashed last time when I was working on it. ...
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Library Override loses position of instance

Use case: Link a collection from another file. Set resultant instance to arbitrary loc/rot/scale. Make Library Override. Result: The objects that created from the override are positioned at the origin ...
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Is it worst or not to have multiple linked blend files into my main project?

If I want to work with linked meshes, collections etc, what is better so to keep my main project "light"? To have one separate blend file where I'll keep all my prototypes in there, or to ...
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From where can I get reference images [duplicate]

I am very good at modelling but now I need T-pose male, female, animals and vehicles blueprint. Please suggest me websites to get a front and a side view of real-world objects. What I need right now ...
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How to use same asset multiple times in a shot

I am a beginner in blender, i am making a pipeline for blender projects at my studio and i am running down with a problem . The issue is with linking the same asset file multiple times.(eg: Ch_A in a ...
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How do I access the Save pop-up on older files

I just switched to Blender 2.91 and I am having a problem: when I close a project I did with 2.90 I do not get the option to save. Saving manually does work, but it adds a file called quit.blend every ...
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How to identify missing collections by Python?

I found a solution to the library link through other question, but I haven't found a solution to the collection link yet, so I wrote this more specifically in this question. If the name of the ...
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How to get the missing library and its collection with Python?

As my project folder structure and naming convention were reorganized, missing libraries and collections occurred. To recover them collectively, I'm trying append into list the missing libraries and ...
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link objects to scene without opening blend file

I'm using this line of code to write one or more objects to a new file bpy.data.libraries.write(self.filepath, datablocks, fake_user = True) When opening the ...
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Speed up my Rendertimes in cycles

I'm really new to blender but I did a lot of research and testing, but my render times are just bad. Or rather my rendertimes in a specific file that I created (my first project). For the scene I need ...

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