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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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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 BLEND file and it was standing. After that I wanted to export it as OBJ file. I viewed it in Microsoft Print 3D and it was lying. How can I fix that ...
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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 ...
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Python change of bone rotation is not update when export .bvh file

I want to write a function using python to modify the rotation_euler a bone in a frame, the next bones in that frame and the next frame it will automatically update under this change. Can anyone give ...
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change view of Batch-Generate Preview

Does a way exists to change the view of a batch render preview generated ? according to the documentation, It seems not but I missed maybe something ? Especially I would like to change to an ...
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How to get my file back in 2.79 after saving with 2.80 Aplha 2?

I was experimenting with a file in 2.8 and as habit of saving I saved the file. When I opened it back in 2.79 I can't see my model. It disappeared with the error " File written by newer Blender binary"...
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How to set the path for userpref.blend file?

After compiling Blender as a Python module I realized that userpref.blend does not exist in ~/.config/blender/2.79/config. I ...
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List blendfile.py fields for RenderData

I want to read various info from a blend file without opening it and know that blendfile.py is the way to go (to be found here on pypi and here on developer.blender.org. I managed to succeed in a ...
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Archiving blender files (long term) for later reuse

I've made a few basic blender animations. Now I want to store these animations in an archive in case I would need them again in 3 years or so (on maybe a different pc). Which settings should I apply? ...
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Daily Builds are no longer having an exectueable

Blender doesn't start. For the last two downloads on daily builds, including today's Friday Aug 31, when I untar them the executable are not coming up executable but as shard libraries. anyone else ...
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Blender 2.8 (crash) [closed]

My blender 2.8 29th august 32 bit version is not opening . whenever i try to open it, it crashes. Please help me figure it out . Do anybody have a way to solve it? Thank you.
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Turning off IK bones

I have a problem. There is this model whose legs has an IK bone but when I removed the IK bone, the the mesh doesn’t follow the regular foot bone anymore. It only followed the regular foot bone when ...
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Blender how batch import all the objects from my old .blend projects into a new 'Library" project?

I know about appending, but it's slow and tedious to go one by one to each old Blender project file looking for objects I like. I wonder if there's an addon, or some known method for pointing to a ...
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How to save blender project without the original files [Unable to pack file Warning]

I'm really new to blender here, and I was looking for an environment for import so I can render a picture of a room from a very specific POV to use in an After Effects project. So I downloaded a free ...
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How to render voxels?

I have a voxel representation of a model of the human body in numpy and would like to render it directly in Blender. Is there a file format for this? Most of the ...
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Is it possible to update link to a renamed armature?

I was curious to know if it's possible to update a link to an armature after you renamed it in the original .blend file. I had to change its name for the sake of organization, but I haven't been able ...
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When “is_library_indirect” property of ID's could be set to True?

Every ID datablock in Blender has an is_library_indirect property ( https://docs.blender.org/api/2.79/bpy.types.ID.html#bpy.types.ID.is_library_indirect) I wanna know after what user actions it could ...
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How to combine two Blender projects [duplicate]

I am making an apple with a face and I made the actual body and the face separate. Both parts are in different files and I was wondering how I can merge them into one file so I can attach them ...
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How to make blender confirm closing an unsaved file?

I know that this question has already been asked here, but it was 5 years ago, and I want to know if the answer has changed. Can I make blender confirm closing an unsaved file? (I am using ubuntu ...