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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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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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can we import the object of one blender file to another, if so how? [duplicate]

I am trying to import already saved glass mesh to my existing blender file
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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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how to render multiple of the same model

making an animation and I am using premade models, I tried to put model one in a group but it is tedious because the maker of the model just didn't organize it well enough for 1 drag and drop, and its ...
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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 ...
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Save a file with filename prompt from script?

I'm trying to write a simple script to save without Blender showing the confirmation popup. This works fine if the file already has a name, however, if I call ...
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Unit scale coherence in library .blend files

I want to work with libraries to model multiple objects of various sizes. I have a two libraries .blend files with only a cube in them. The difference between these two files is that the scene's unit ...
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How can I insert “blend_filename” into the output node?

One thing I often do is rendering via CLI, and I like to choose EXR format to have 32bit files ready for archive. I also like to have blender saving the jpg preview to quickly see it in OS filebrowser....
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“Appending” an animation from a DAE file (or importing just an animation from a DAE file)?

I have several DAE files, all of which are of an identical armature and model but have different animations for each one. I am trying to import each DAE's animation onto a single Blend file's (let's ...
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Animation Nodes: Save as Library/Asset?

I'm using Blender 2.79 with Animation Nodes on Linux. I have the Material Library add-on, but I'm looking to save Animation Nodes as a library I can import. Is there any add-on or particularly useful ...
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Exporting JPG images with 3D city

Hey I'm pretty new to Blender so I don't know all the ins and outs yet. But, My question is: I created a 3D city that I got from openstreetmaps. I am trying to export my 3D city and the JPG images ...
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How do I make a control blend file that can link to other blend files and save changes from the control to the external blend files?

I would like to add props, sets, and characters from external .blend files into a main .blend file scene but have it save to the external .blend files, rather than append which copys the files or link ...
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File Missing on Computer [duplicate]

I rendered a file and it is saved under a tmp file, but I can not find it on my computer. Is there any way to change the file location or another way to find it?
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Recent Scenes Drop Down

Is there any way to increase the number of recent scenes in the file>open recent drop down? Right now it gives me 10 but I could do with more.
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My hard drive with all blender files dissapeared, I recovered them but when opened, nothing is there

So after about five hours and 100 dollars, I finally got all my data back. Some are overwritten and contain corrupted data but a lot of it is still there. However, my blender files are acting weird. ...
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Cannot Save Blend File Says, “Cannot open file filename.blend@ for writing: Too many open files”

Today I saw something in Blender I've never seen before. It says, "Cannot open file filename.blend@ for writing: Too many open files". Which I'm confused on. It's the only Blender project open. I ...
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Export icons as images in a column

Does exist a script or a way to export blender's icons into some format organised in column? Like images separated by enter? I edited original SVG file and build blender with these new icons. I would ...
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Why Blender and git seems like working so well together?

Blender and git seems like working exceptionally well together! I took some tests with hundred of megabyte files and versioned these several times.. the result was a git folder of just a couple of MB....
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How to make local single-user copy in Python API

How to use this button via Python. bpy.ops.object.make_single_user(object=True, obdata=True) does not work for me at all, ...
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append entire scene python to current scene

ive been googling a bit already regarding this question. Ive seen the bpy.ops.wm.append() method as well as the bpy.data.libraries.load() method, but still cant figure this out. How can i merge an ...
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Which properties should I read in a Mesh struct inside the .blend file?

I wrote a custom parser for .blend files using some of the info found here. I can read the structs inside the file, one of these is a ...
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How big should i make my assets for a game [closed]

So, i am trying to make a small game level to test some stuff and I made a tree that is 4.7 million tris, is this way too much and do i need to reduce the size, or is this ok
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Blender file won't open

When I open my file, Blender opens for a second (as shown below) and then closes.
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Missing DNA Block: Strange behaviour [duplicate]

I was working on a character model on my laptop, I imported a skeletal mesh from Unreal, changed some stuff and then saved it on a pen-drive to move the project to my other computer since it's way ...
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after reset blender and when added new objects that could not been seen.

Hi can anyone helped to check out what's wrong on the script, thanks After reset blender and when added new objects that could not been seen. used the blender console implement the script it works ...
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Blender file size is getting high [duplicate]

I have imported assets in blender and saved it. After I have added some assets and deleted the old ones. But the file size keeps on increasing.
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Too big (in memory size) STL exports

I recently exported one of the Dota 2 characters after applying all the displacement masks to give all the skin and scale textures to the character. The whole character was divided into 6 parts and ...
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Unwanted Additional Application Instance

Somehow I ended up with a 'duplicate' instance. I must have accidentally pressed some key combination to get this. They appear to have different layouts (Check the bottom of the screen capture). ...
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rigged object is deformed when re-opening the file

I recently started using blender to create some animations for a small project I'm working on and I've seem to run into an issue when I save my blender files. Prior to saving the file everything works ...
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How do you combine two different blender files? [duplicate]

I have one file with a scene containing animation in one file and in the other file I have an object with armature. Is there any way I can bring the object with the armature into the file with the ...
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Exporting PBR material in obj format?

Frankly speaking, I don't know anything about.obj files.For participating in a competition I have to submit my 3D model in (.obj) format.But I don't know how to handle the blender material.The ...
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Is there a workaround for error: “Could not write image: Too many open files”?

I'm on windows 10, version 2.79 of blender. I've rendered a small (<1080p) image and when I attempt to save it it fails with error: Could not write image: Too many open files. I have tried saving ...
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In the folder how do I make blender files show a preview of themodel?

In the folder where my models are saved, it used to display an image of that model in the icon but after updating my computer, it just displays the blender icon. Does anyone know how to change it so ...
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How do I import a Blend file from another project without losing its materials,shapekeys in the imported version etc.

I download an eye from blendswap and tried to append it to another project but lost all the information on it except the mesh itself. What i really want is a way to import the model with its textures ...
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blender didnt save my animation to files, but i can see it in blender

i have problem, i rendered my water anim. for 10 hours and now when i look in the file its blank (just old animations), the new one isnt there, but when i look trough blender, i can see it there its ...
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How to append objects of a specific type from another blend file?

I try to load all armatures and their associated children from another blendfile into the current scene. I got it working with the following code: ...