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Blend files or .blend files are the zip like archive or format in which Blender stores data.

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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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Any recent project I have saved is deleted and is no longer accessible when I return to Blender, for the reason “Missing DNA block” [closed]

Why every single time I save a project on Blender, then leave, when I come back I can't open the project because "Missing DNA Block", then the project is deleted and no longer appears in &...
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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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Proxy vs Library Override

I'm after some guidance on best practice and options here. I have a character model in blend file A, it is a collection of separate objects. There is also an armature. The various objects which make ...
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Cannot copy paste collections anymore

I ran into a problem when installing the new blender 2.83. When copying a collection and pasting it, either in the same file or in another file, it doesn't work anymore. I get the notification that ...
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Blend file size is huge

After adding image as planes and use as a particle, size of File and used by ram is increased from 35MB to 568MB. Ram used 350MB to 10GB Even if i add ivy file size is 35MB. Only 3 textures are ...
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Changing Instance number of linked duplicate to change random colours and textures [duplicate]

I am building library of food product assets (bottles, cans, various packs etc) and have created node setups that randomly (object info node / random) change their material colors and labels ( UV ...
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Export to STL and tick the option selection only the file has zero bytes

I am new to Blender after using boolean and the model looks right, when i export to STL and tick the option selection only it does not always save the file and some times its zero bytes and other ...
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Convert Blend file to GLTF with baked materials

I am trying to convert MMD files into gltf files for use on the web. I use a plugin called https://github.com/powroupi/blender_mmd_tools to import them into blender, but when I export them, they don't ...
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Creating Override Library via script

I've been trying for days to create a script for my addon that does the following things: Open an existing file A. Link an existing B file using a Link link. Create an Override Library on this file. ...
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How to import python module from within the project in blender?

The problem: I've created two scripts in blender (importTest and loggingConfig), as shown in the following picture: But when I ...
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textures, shadows created in 2.8 look different in 2.82

When opening a 2.8 version file in 2.82, the rug became much darker. The rug texture and color are from a jpeg file. Please see attachments for details. The light and shadow on the left side on ...
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How can I send someone a .blend file with cache folder included?

I've been trying to send a person my .blend file with an external cache folder (.bphys format) to render a fire for me, and when he opens it, he can't connect the two. Any solutions?
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files created in version 2.8 look different in 2.82

When opening a 2.8 version file in 2.82, some textures appear darker in the new version, floor tile size changes, and the shadows look different too. Does anyone have tips on how to keep the files ...
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File view_ can not select folder to open any files

I Have Bledender installed on two PC's. The main PC can't open any files in Blender. I have Blender 2.82a. The other PC has installed the same Blender and can read files in Blender. I have ...
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how to export fbx file with hundreds of textures using blender? [duplicate]

I packed all my textures +400 texture before exporting my blend file to fbx and I selected the option path mode copy with embedded option but after exporting and re opening the fbx file on blender i ...
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Backup Blender addons and settings

I'm moving my current workstation files to a brand new machine. Is there an addon or feature within blender to pack all settings and many addons downloaded/purchased/enables into a single folder? ...
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Cannot Open 12 Hour Project!

So this is my first time playing around with video editing, and I have put a lot of time into the project. As I got further into the video however, crashes seemed to be happening with every edit. So I ...
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Lookdev mode crashed while using AMD ProRender

I have a problem while using Lookdev mode with AMD ProRender plug-in version 2.3.4 on Blender 2.82a on MacOS Catalina version 10.15.4. I am using a Razer Core X eGPU enclosure with AMD Radeon RX580 ...
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Why these two same projects, renders at different speeds?

I was having problems with rendering for a long time, which caused hours of rendering a single frame when the scenes weren't soo complicated. I was messing around with the settings yesterday until I ...
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Autosave stopped working

Autosave has been very reliable and saved my work many times but today I noticed that all autosaves are gone. All I have is quit.blend and copybuffer.blend. I haven't changed my settings. I cheeked ...
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Why do I get a 'missing DNA' error when trying to open projects?

When I try and open recent projects to my computer I can't. It just comes up with a red flag at the bottom and says that it can't be opened and must have some missing DNA.
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Where can i get my old blender files?

I made some blends in blender 2.81 and i just changed to 2.82, but now all of my old work isn't showing in shortcuts and I don`t know where to find them.
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Where does MyProject 2.blend come from?

When I've been working with MyProject.blend for a while, I see several files in the directory where I saved it: ...
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Does blender 2.8 have an autosave feature?

For example, I would like to save work every 30 secs or so; in a file with name file-prefix_timestamp.blend
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Unity can't find my armature's Bones?

I just imported my character to unity and while change the Animation Type from Generic to humanoid it gives me an error saying that it cant find the left foot. Further more, when I go into the ...
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Creating assets to export as Templates for mobile App

I have a strange question to ask and i hope i can be clear enough on this i would like to create assets in blender to use in a mobile app. I am skilled at modelling and animation in blender. i ...
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large file size

Every time I try different BlenderKit textures, my Blender file size seems to become very large. My file size is now 800MB after trying a number of floor and tile textures in BlenderKit. Am I doing ...
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Objects disappear when I start a .blend file

for some reason, whenever I start Blender and open a .blend file, it deletes most of the objects in the scene I selected the last time I used the file. If anyone knows why this is happening then let ...
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How to have color in your blend file preview

So I am suffering from a TREMENDOUS amount of Blender files! I currently have about 1000 on my machine and organizing these in certain folders helps a little but it does not really solve the issue. I ...
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Blender unwrapping problem

I had an unwrapped model, so i imported it to blender. But no seams are visible. But model is still unwrapped and unwrapped island are visible in image editor Image for reference. https://drive.google....
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Copying weight painted faces from one .blend file to another

So I have these two separate models, one is rigged and weight painted and another is just a copy with different bones and no weights. How can I copy the weights from the first model to the second one? ...
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How do I model a scene by using objects from other blend files? [duplicate]

So I am trying to get how to use Blender. But I don't get its 'file system'. For example, My approach used to be if I was modeling a bedroom, I would create the walls and I would place boxes instead ...
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Make linked data local for export

I have a blend file as a library of objects (Cube, Cylinder, Sphere...) that are linked to several files. Each of those files creates a scene with the objects (one scene containing a Cube and a ...
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batch generate previews blender 2.82 failure?

I have tried a few times to create a file and generate previews for an asset library file as I have not got an asset manager to work for me yet (not enough clarity on simple asset manager), and ...
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Blender doesn't launch

I recently installed Blender(2.82) on Steam and when I wento to run it, Blender simply flashed a grey window and didn't launch! Can someone please help me?
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Is there a setting to hide full file path in Blenders title bar and show only the file name?

If I'm working with multiple Blender files it clutters my taskbar and worse, I can't tell which Blender instances contains what project. That's because it shows full file path to my open .blend file. ...
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Blender file opening as new file

My computer crashed while I was working just a little while ago and now my Blender file will not open properly. It hangs a while before opening as if it is a completely new .blend file (cube, camera, ...
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Can Blender games be moved to other platforms?

With the removal of BGE from 2.8 and beyond, are there any platforms that can run these old blender games? I know that you can just redownload the old engines, but for someone trying to actually ...
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There is any way to use the same file from 2 PCs?

I want to "host" a blender file. I mean if antoher pc edit it I can see it from my PC. Is there any way to do that?
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How can I run old games from the game engine?

I have quite a bit of old games and projects designed for the Blender Game Engine. Now, with the removal of BGE, these games cannot be played or worked further upon. Are there any other platforms for ...
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KeenTools FaceBuilder for Blender Mac

I am having trouble installing KeenTools FaceBuilder Beta for Blender on my Mac. I am curious if anyone has been successful installing the Mac version yet? I have installed the windows version without ...
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pointing linked objects to a different file in 2.8+

I've got individual files for each asst in my scene, and one file for the master scene with everything in it. In the master scene I'm linking in objects from the individual files by doing "file > Link....

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