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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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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Remove handler created in a different blend file [closed]

I've been slowly learning more about Blender's API and starting to get the hang of things. I'm getting an error that looks like this: Traceback (most recent call last): ...
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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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Parameterize Mesh or object imported from blender file?

I know how to link to an object or mesh inside of another blend file so that I can re-use parts or materials in other blend files. However, is there a way to create a parameterized family of parts, ...
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blender python insert keyframe matrix from exported data

I have default humanoid rig, and exported animation data using following code reference to csv file. NOTE: I am not using blender's in-built copy animation data as I am planning to modify code further ...
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Recover corrupt .blend file after power failure

I was working on my tutorial based project, when a surge in power made my computer shut down unexpectedly. When I open my .blend file, it is not showing me anything. It's as if all the objects inside ...
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Create new file in Blender 2.79

I'm an absolute beginner in Blender. I installed Blender 2.79, when I want to create a new 2D animation file I couldn't perform this task. I googled a lot but I couldn't find where is the problem. I'...
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How can I rename an armature that is being linked in another file without breaking the animation?

I have a an armature which was simply named "Armature". It's being linked into many animation .blend files as a linked library override. Now I need to rename it. When I do, the animation in ...
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error on file open: numpy f2py CR_BUILD_SYSTEM

It seems my blender file has some corruption after importing an FBX and am wondering if anyone else has seen the following or knows how to correct. Upon a subsequent session during file load I get the ...
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Script to convert obj files to .jt (Jupiter Tessellation)?

Is there an open-source script to convert obj files to .jt (Jupiter Tessellation) or better yet, a script that can read a .blend file and output all objects as .jt?
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How can I rename packed image files and then unpack all with new names?

I recently purchased a few scenes from BlenderMarket, but the textures all have nonsensical names, or names that would easily cause conflicts (like 002.jpg). I've been manually unpacking and renaming ...
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Blender keeps deleting linked libraries

I am working on a very big scene, therefore I have broken it down into smaller scenes, which then get all linked into one main file. It works for a while. I can save, edit, re-open and no problem. ...
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blender on server with command line : Calling operator “bpy.ops.import_scene.gltf” error

I am building a 3D web app with threejs, in javascript. For renders, i want to use a renderfarm, so : i save threejs scenes in .glTF i command line blender to import and save these scene in .blend ...
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blender deleting folders

I've noticed that when I stop/start blender all of my folders that are subfolders (of the following list) are getting wiped out, including contents I didn't want to lose. Do these folders need to be ...
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Embedding image sequences and video textures

Just wondering if there is a way to embed image sequences and video textures into a .blend file. I am working on a blender file for projection mapping so have animations stored as image sequences and ...
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How to Import Blender 3D Models into Webots

I am having trouble importing a Blender 3D Model into Webots. Currently, I am using Blender 2.79 and the most updated version of Webots. I am attempting to import the default cube model, but I am ...
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Linked Files Keep Disappearing From Library

I am working on a massive file, therefore it is broken down into smaller files, which are then linked in one main document. The problem is, for no apparent reason the linked files keep disappearing ...
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Missing textures in linked files using Botaniq/Graswald Addons

I am working on a pretty massive file, therefore I have broken it down into different files, all linked into one main file. I am using the Botaniq and Graswald addons in most of these linked files. I ...
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Library Override links broken, how to fix?

I was working in a scene last night in Blender 2.90.1, with 3 rigged characters I imported as library overrides. I created a brick wall behind them in the scene and posed them in front of it. Then ...
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How to change alpha value of all material in a single go?

I have a blend file in which all the materials alpha value is 0. There are too many materials for me to change the alpha value manually to 1. Is there a way I can change alpha valuec of all materials ...
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How do you change the materials of linked instances stored in another blend file?

I'm creating roughly 15 product models with several color variation as well as product sets. I am having a problem as one product can be used to sell in a set with other products for example, or one ...
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Prompt for saving modified images

Is there a way of seeing which modified images are unsaved? I modified one image, packed it and saved it, and it's still warning me about saving one modified image. I'd like to know which image is ...
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Pack textures (Extension changed)

I've been baking some textures in Blender, and somehow the result textures were created without extension, like this: Other softwares (like Unity) won't import those. To fix the problem, I unpacked ...
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How to replace images in blender file?

I downloaded a model from someone but noticed the textures take up way too much space. Is there a way I can replace this images with lower quality images without having to replace them in the shaders?
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Split big rigid body simulation file

How to split a big '.blender' file into multiple files that are less than 500MB? For instance, if I have a rigid body simulation that sits in a file that is about 1.5GB and consist of 4000 frames, is ...

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