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The File Browser is generally used to read and write files. You can also use it to manage the entire file system and it also allows the internal structure of a .blend file to be browsed.

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How to pause or abort VSE import movie process?

I'm wondering what the best approach is to check video file properties, compare them to the projects settings, and if they do not match, ask the user if the projects settings should be changed to the ...
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Force uncheck “Relative Path”?

Is it possible to force uncheck with python the "Relative Path" checkbox in the filebrowser?
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file browser : how to always turn on the display thumbnail?

When trying to load image from file browser, the default mode always back to 'list' . Everytime i change it to thumbnail, it wail always go back to list mode . This is so annoying. Is there any ...
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File browser filter not working correctly

I'm writing a python script which can open multiple files and I want to filter certain file extensions. This code is working perfectly fine: ...
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How can I access Onedrive from within blender

I keep all my documents etc. in Onedrive. That way I have a copy on the PC and a copy in the cloud. When using a "normal" windows file selector you are offered the choice of onedrive for all loading ...
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File browser sorting [duplicate]

Is there a setting to make the file browser sort by date everytime. I want to see my most recent blend files each time but I always have tell the browser to sort by date
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Can't find Audiofile in the Filebrowser

I've written a script which creates an an audio visualizer. The python console gives me this error: ...
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Where is the Render animation default save?

I just ended a render and I can't find the file. I don't choose any folder/location for saving it, I just rendered with the default presets. Now there is a thing. I opened ANOTHER blender file and ...
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Python UI: How to load an image from drive and select it?

I am trying to create below UI panel to open the file browser and load / select the image into this field. Here is what I got so far, this opens the image and I can then select it from the available ...
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How to create a filebrowser in blender using python

This is my code it perform after click on button, but it show only file browser ui, it doent work. What is solution for that? ...
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File Search (File Browse) through all Sub-Folders

How can I Search Files through all Sub-Folders. By default Blender only searches the root folder. and I tried all given options, and couldn't see any icons that would allow me to search deeper. I ...
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How to batch rename embedded (linked) textures in a scene?

is there a way to batch rename all textures that are used by the all objects in a given scene? Background of this question is as follows: I'm creating a set of models that all will be textured (diff, ...
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Sort by Modification Time doesn't work

I just created a file in my computer "test-color.png" that I would like to Import as plane. On my Mac, the file is the last one modified in the folder "other-fabrice": However, when I click on "...
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Blender file Dialogue window always hides suggested folders, how to show by default?

Whenever I open up the file dialogue, to find an image, install an addon etc... Blender always has my suggested folders hidden, and i have to manually grab pane splitter, dragging down the bottom one ...
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I can't see my blend files on windows file explorer

So after creating my 3d model in blender i saved it and imported it as .obj in a folder named "Blender files". After looking at the folder "Blender files", the windows file explorer say that "the ...
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Some fonts are not showing up

I am trying to use a font called DIN Medium, which is a Postscript font, in Blender. However, when I browse, I cannot see the font listed in the folder: Are my eyes failing me, or are some font ...
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Blender lags when clicking open image button

I have been working with blender for over 6 months and experienced no problems. However, now, when I click the Open Image button, (which is there for background ...
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What is the difference between 'Save as' and 'Save copy'?

When I want to save a copy of my blend file, I know two options: File > Save as File > Save copy What is the difference of the two? And after I press them I see the same result, except difference ...
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How can I view OTF fonts?

The problem is Open Type Fonts are visible. Only True type font are showing in the list. How can I view Open Type Fonts? Tried viewing the fonts, and they are not visible.
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Does Blender have an asset library plugin?

Is there an addon or plugin to have a visual asset library to drag and drop onto the 3D view area other than the file open/browsing dialog?
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Recurring issue, Can anyone help me fix Blender hanging before the file browser appears?

I have been using Blender for a little over five years now and just recently it has started to freeze up or hang whenever I click any button that activates the file browser. Whether it be browsing for ...
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What does Save As Render do to the image when saving it?

So you render your image in cycles, and then go to save it, then in the bottom left corner is options, and both ticked are save as copy and save as render, and I'm wondering what "save as render" does?...
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How do I get blender to stop creating so many files?

I have a problem naming files. I tend to name them crazy things because I don't feel like naming them properly when in a hurry. Anyways, I am very used to photoshop, and just about every other ...
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Saved pictures do not appear in my folders

I have just recently started using blender and I am following a few tutorials to get a good idea of how to use the software. I saved a JPG file by selecting it and clicking save as but when I try to ...
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How to select the entire set of images to put into the video editor [duplicate]

I've seen videos on how all one has to do is press Ctrl + A to select an entire bunch of images to create/edit a movie in the VSE from images. However, that was in an older version then 2.77. There ...
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Is it possible to recover deleted files in the file browser?

I just spent a month rendering an animation, and in the process of importing all the images into the sequencer, I accidentally deleted all of them. Oops. I still have Blender open; is it possible to ...
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How to filter multiple file-extensions to limit which files display in an operator's file-selector?

I'm creating an image file importer based off the operator_file_import template. I want to set script so that it recognizes image files, because right now it's only recognizing text. How do I go about ...
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local vs remote image file path

I'm trying to upload my .blend file onto a render farm for rendering. The images referenced by the image nodes are on the remote server, however they have a different path structure than I have on my ...
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How can I compare already imported Fonts with the loaded filepath?

I'm working on a part of my plugin easyText. (http://ranincodes.wix.com/easytext) I want the import Font part to automaticly check if the Font is already imported. How do I get the name of the ...
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Why can't I drag files from File Explorer in VSE?

I am trying to drag files from a view with the File Explorer into the Sequencer view of the Video Sequence Editor. However, my mouse drag only selects multiple files instead of dragging. I've tried ...
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Interlace frame numbers with file output node

I have a setup in the compositor that takes a piece of footage, does some operations, and outputs 3 difference files. Let's call them output A, B, and C. I have the file output node with added sockets ...
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Ignore network drive in System list

Is there a way to ignore mapped network drives in Blender when saving/loading? I am using Blender at work and my work laptop has multiple drives mapped. When I disconnect from the corporate network (...
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Use Filebrowser in a node for the Animation-Nodes-Addon

I am working on a new node for myself for the Animation nodes Addon. I need to open a File-Browser via that node, similar with what happens in the "Bake Sound"-Node. I looked at the code and have ...
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How to programatically emulate bookmark selection?

I have created a button within the "fileselect" panel when selected goes off and allows the user to select a file in the "cloud" via another application. When the user selects the file in the cloud it ...
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Where did my file Save to?

I'm using the Blender Video Editor. I finished, rendered it, and went to open the file, but I do not know where my file saved to! I want it to be saved as a video file and I would like to know where ...
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Rendered files not visible in file explorers

I am trying to make an into for some short videos that I want to make. I am new to using blender so I am using a template to start off until I can make more customized intros. For this I am trying ...
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Custom Path for Save Versions

I love the save versions feature but not lovin' these versions to be saved next to my file.. I prefer them to be saved in another hard-drive or folder as well.. I can't find a configuration to change ...
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How to open a file from network location?

My working directory is on a network location. Within Blenders file browser I can only choose between hard disks at the moment: How can I access blend-files or images on a network location? I am ...
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File browser does not show up when operator is executed from a shortcut menu

I'm trying to create an action for the add menu in the video sequencer. I need it to open a file browser so the user can select a file to add. To do this I use ImportHelper, which works great if I ...
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How to use the File Browser's (with ImportHelper) execute function?

I now have the file browser, and I've found out how to load the texture into the node but not from the file browser. I have to type the file path in manually, and I had to put it in a different class ...
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UI, how to add a file browser to a panel

The link below by poor is very relevant. This is also related: How can i open a file select dialog via python to add an image sequence into VSE? The best source I have found in 4 days of search is: ...
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Scripting, panel , UI: button to load sound file, button to execute body of script

How to 1: Add a file browser to a a UI panel to get user selected file path & assign to var. Useful: How can i open a file select dialog via python to add an image sequence into VSE? 2: How to ...
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Blender 2.76 file browser slow [closed]

I recently tried the final release candidate of blender 2.76 and the file browser is extremely slow. Regardless of what opens the file browser, it will take 20-30 seconds to open up and freezes my ...
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Where's the textures folder?

At 13:05 in this video tutorial, Steve adds an image texture in node wrangler from a textures folder. I searched my computer for 2 hours in the Blender Foundation folder, and could not find any "...
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Blender 2.76 - Stop adding underscores? [duplicate]

I upgraded my version of blender to 2.76, and to my horror, quickly discovered it replaces spaces in the file names with underscores. Is there a way I can turn this off? Even a script would do!
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How can i open a file select dialog via python to add an image sequence into VSE?

The main goal is to load a sequence into the VSE and read the metadata of each image. Reading the metadata works fine but the fileselect_add returns me only one file. Please help me to add a sequence ...
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How use spaces instead of underscores in file names?

I'm referring to this "feature" https://developer.blender.org/T45900 It was not happening before, but it is now, and it is messing up the structure of some folders I previously created. Is there a ...
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Linking external data back to the blender file after moving [duplicate]

I want a friend to render my 6400 frame short film I made on blender... And it has a lot of image textures for materials... I have all the images, music, and pretty much everything that is in the ...
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Custom Font Thumbnail

Is it possible currently to replace the text in the Thumbnails font preview with a user defined text? Currently it displays default text that may not be helpful in searching for match for specific ...
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Options Missing from File browser

This has happened before, but I can't figure out how to fix it. Where are the options for the UV layout export that are usually on the left side of the screen?