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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Linked Collection Does Not Import Texture Maps?

I'm still a bit new to linking files but when I tried to link a collection of objects, only the materials loaded and not the texture maps. I tried linking materials, textures and just about every ...
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Vanishing save files that both do and do not exist on hard drive for Mac, what is happening?

I am using the latest version of Blender (2.90.1) on an iMac pro with Catalina 10.15.7. I'm working on a project and I save the file in a save folder i created under the file name "Relax.blend&...
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Append function in menu is greyed. What can I do to fix it?

I'm trying to add an object from a previous project, but in the File menu bar the append option appears greyed out. If I press Shift + F1, I can browse between the folder of my PC, but when I click on ...
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blender keeps crashing when opening file [duplicate]

Almost finished a large interior project and suddenly when ever I open the specific file Blender keeps crashing. I've restarted my MacBook, reinstalled Blende, turned load UI off, then back on again, ...
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Adding meshes onto an existing mesh

Follow up of: How to remove duplicate verts after spin tool? How can I add bolts onto an existing mesh? If I create a separate object (as a single bolt) and duplicate it so that it looks like the ...
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What is the Blend file (1) that is generated automatically? [duplicate]

After I have been working on a project I notice that there is another file in the folder i.e. a blend1 file. This is the same size as the original blend file and doubles the amount of storage used. Is ...
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Problem : Character fbx export has weird animation becaus of IK

I made a character in blender and add few actions to that. Also i used IK for legs and every thing is okay in blender viewport and animations work well. But when i export it as *fbx , it’s legs ...
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I have no option to export my model as an FBX

I was told on a video to put your model in Unreal Engine, you must export the file as an FBX. However, I do not have this option like in the video. The video was made recently and I cannot find any ...
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How to remove duplicate verts after spin tool?

I'm trying to reproduce tank wheels ("ITALIERI" (LEAST PERSPECTIVE)): But there are too many vertexes and merging can lead to ngons. Edit: Second file: Edit #2: Made some progress with ...
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Can I make a file format which is possible to open in blender 2.8 and blnder 2.7? [duplicate]

I want to open the file which was made in 2.8, in blender 2.8. Is there any way to save the file which is possible to open in 2.8 and 2.7? The reason why I want to open the file in 2.7, I have to hand ...
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Blender won't open. The command window flashes but nothing else. I want to share my solution

Problem: Blender worked until I installed 2.90. It opened once then failed afterwards. When I tried to open Blender, the command prompt flashed and disappeared. Blender would not open. I don't like ...
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Blender does not open like recently

I downloaded new version of Blender (2.90.1) and now my files and program does not open correctly. What was I have: I have free versions of blender, and all be okay, I can opened program from "....
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File format is not supported in file -path-

796/5000 I wanted to open a blend file with 2.79, also made with 2.79 and saved, just a few days ago. The error message came along: File format is not supported in file -path-. In the meantime, I've ...
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can't open files .BLEND

i have problem can you help me? i have some .blend files from a few days ago; i Have Blender for Windows 10. My problem is that i wanna open the .blend files but when i double click to open the file, ...
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Grease pencil file size

So I started working on a traditional 2d horse gallop. Each horse has 12 frames of 4 layers and i have 6 horses over a 400 frames animation. However, my file size is 1.6gb ONE POINT SIX GIGABITES!!!!! ...
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Can´t open Blender scene and I could last night

I'm trying to open a .blend file I was working on last night. It was pretty big file but I was able to work on it. Now, I'm back to continue working on it and it crashes not being able to open the ...
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Blend Saves 2 Files? [duplicate]

Just wondering what is the purpose of the other file that is created with blender. It takes up the same disk space. Is it ok to delete it? Is it like an autosave file similar to ones Nuke produces?
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When I try to export a blend file to obj, the mesh is all wrong and disproportionate

I'm new here and my English is a little bad, so I'm sorry if I make a mistake. Today I went to the Gamebanana website and downloaded a mod, more specifically the source files for the mod "Star ...
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Unable to relink materials as Blender doesn't see them as missing!

Hi i'm struggling to relink a lost materials in Blender after doing a Save As in another location, whereby losing my references. I originally had linked to the materials and i'm stuck. I cannot ...
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The OS shows rendered files as TextEdit Documents instead of PNGs [duplicate]

Using the new 2.90 version, I made a simple animation using some cloths sims and rendered it out in PNG images. When I check the images inside my file browser (Both the Blender file browser and the ...
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Why the surface doesn't repeat perfectly the shape of Bézier curves?

The shoe created by Bézier curves, then surfaces were generated by Sverchok. So, in some parts the surface not corresponds to lines. The surfaces doesn't repeat perfectly the shape of lines. What the ...
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is there a problem with adding materials from materials library in blender 2.9

i can not add premade materials in blender is that 2.9 bug or what please refer to clipped screenshot
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My faces won't fill ( Blender 2.9)

Working on a human character and when i try to add faces to attach the body it wouldn't work .. Tried F , Alt + F. Relatively new to blender. Also tried on a basic cube still won't fill in faces.
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How to import an internal script

I want to work with multiple files but i can't find a way to import script that are inside the blendfile. I can do it , but it's annoying. I didn't find my answer anywhere.
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How to add a panel and an operator to Blender file browser

I'd like to modify Blender file browser UI via Blender python sdk, adding directory and file groups caching and importing... Is that possible? Thank you
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blend files open in 2.79 version instead of 2.83 when double clicked [duplicate]

I can't find an answer even tho I have solved this issue already once. For some reason when I double click .blend file it opens it in 2.79 instead of 2.83. All I remember that there are multiple ways ...
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Why does my autosave keep giving me an error saying it can't find the file?

Everytime my computer crashes while I am working on something, I click recover last session. Once I do that I get an error saying it can't find the file. I go into the autosave and there aren't any ...
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Why my object size has changed while appending?

I'm trying to follow an online course. I was creating my models on separate files and appending them to my scene. Until today, everything was working correctly. But now when I append my object, its ...
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Add-on - open_mainfile() always leads to segmentation fault

I've been struggling for making bpy.ops.wm.open_mainfile(filepath=PATH) work properly within an Add-on. No matter what I do and where I put it, I always get: ...
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How to fix my project to be correctly opened by Blender versions newer than 2.82a?

I had some issues with my project created in Blender 2.82a, which is not being correctly opened by newer versions. I created a ticket (https://developer.blender.org/T78960) and there it was told be ...
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Super elastic collision in Bledner-a smiluation

Can someone write for me a .blend file (i.e. a MWE) which would be a super-elastic collision either in 1D or in 2D or finally 3D of 2 elastic balls with ...
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All the images are pink

When I open an image in the blender, (reference, background, UV-editing, image texture) It always opens as pink colour. I also tried to find missing files option, but it didn't worked. I am desperate ...
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Compress vs Uncompress when managing blend files with GIT

As you all know, there is a compression option when saving blend files in Blender. I tested to commit the changes to GIT with a blend file consisting of 50 torus with 3 subdivisions applied. I thought ...
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2.8x - Recovering removed properties from 2.7x .blend files

I'm converting an add-on from Blender 2.79 to 2.8x (currently using 2.83.4), and unfortunately it relied on some properties tied to the Blender Internal render engine which were removed in 2.8. I've ...
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My point light doesn't appear in cycles render, why?

So I'm rendering in Cycles the DONUT, lately my renders have no light (the objects are not black but really dark) and the strange part is, that it doesn't matter what I do to my light in the viewport, ...
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What is the smallest possible .blend file size in 2.8x?

I'm trying to make a container library .blend file for common node groups and I cannot get the file to be smaller than 51.3 KiB (52 506). Can you do better?
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Cannot open blendfile after crash

I spent a few hours sculpting, then I set the view to render view button and blender instantly crashed. The blendfile is also refusing to open. I tried to remove "Load UI" but that didnt ...
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Coffee Texture as not Expected

Supposed done all things right, but it still showing some weird things on Coffee Part, What is the problem ? Thanks in advance! Supposed done all things right, but it still showing some weird things ...
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Transfering blender to new pc [duplicate]

How do i transfer everything from my old laptop to my new laptop? I want all my blender projects exactly like they where on my old pc. I tried transferring one blend file, but it ended up missing some ...
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How do I update old blender projects to the newest version of blender?

I have some unfinished projects I want to get done and I want to update to the newest blender version, but, when I install the new one, all my old files don't seem to update, they still say .81 when ...
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How do I transfer .blend files to a new PC and still keep all the materials? [duplicate]

I have been using my laptop for the longest time with blender. I recently got a new PC. When I copied the .blend file and dropped it in my new PC, no materials were on my mesh. How do I fix this??
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Blender 2.83 runs VERY SLOW: constantly accesses HDD even though it's installed on SSD

I have Blender 2.83 installed on my main C: drive, which is a SSD (Samsung 970 EVO Plus). I just installed 2.83 last week. I started with Blender last Sep with version 2.80. I installed 2.80 on my D: ...
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Why is my blender file 13GB?

I'm somewhat new to Blender and I've been working on a project for the past couple of months. However I've got to the point where the file is practically unable to be opened without crashing (I have ...
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Getting constant Unreal crashes when porting a blender model to it

I keep getting the error: LoginId:1978d23c4c338d46283e3c999ce73661 EpicAccountId:4036e797f1d047eba2e8cc9c84c55e1e Assertion failed: (Index >= 0) & (Index < ArrayNum) [File:D:\Build++UE4\Sync\...
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Move packed images to external library with Python

I have blend file with packed PBR materials loaded into node-groups. I'd like to transfer all images (about 2GB) to external file and only keep material + node groups + displace modifier with link to ...
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Is there any personal data saved inside a Blender file?

If I upload a file with an HDRI-map, will the others see it? And will the name of the folder in which it lies be visible in the file? Will my computer name be visible? In general, what are the ...
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Can I pack .blend files into my Blender add-on? [duplicate]

Can I pack my Py script and .blend file where I have some assets that the script is using into an add-on? ...
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Collection of .blend files [duplicate]

Where can I find some large and free collection of working .blend files for download and modification ?
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How do I get my files from 2.8 to 2.83 [duplicate]

So I updated Blender from 2.80 to 2.83. Now I have both versions on my computer but I recognized that i cant accsess my files when I work with Blender 2.83. They are nowhere. Can I import these files ...
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How to import a SVG file and scale it using latest version of Blender

I am a newbie with Blender (Version 2.83) on Windows 10. I want to do one simple job: import a SVG file and scale it in Blender. I downloaded a football image in SVG file format, its name is like: C:\...

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