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Process of including external data into the current .blend file for portability or distribution purposes by embedding things like textures and libraries

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UV Packing texel density

Is there any way to pack UV or organise UV islands without changing there UV scale? I'm trying to configure a whole scene with 20.48/cm UV texel density. But when i try to automate the storage of my ...
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How deep does Blender file packing go?

I recently (almost) completed a project and I am in the process of archiving about a hundred *.blend files having selected those used to ouput *.mp4 files for editing in Premiere Pro. I have gone ...
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How to attach all the textures in my scene to blender

I created a project on my computer but as my computer has trouble rendering heavy scenes I send it to a render farm, so it can be faster. The problem starts when the botaniq assets (the plugin I use ...
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Does blender support packing .vdb files?

Does blender support packing .vdb files? Also should Blender report if .vdb file is missing when you press ...
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Distributing objects with random rotation without clipping

I'm not sure if this is possible, but I feel it should be somehow, but I want to fill a volume with instances with random rotation without clipping. Ideally, if clipping occurs, objects would be ...
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Blender is locking the texture file

After editing the existing texture in Photoshop cant save over it its is locked by blender, Found that by LockHUnter app. Texture was Packed in in to the bledner file maybe thats what causing it ...
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Make path Relative fails because of copybuffer

I try to setup my scene for Renderfarm so i need to pack/unpuck all Resources and make them relative. When i try to make Path Relative it has lots of fails. I used ctrl+c(from old blend file) / ctrl+V(...
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Blender Unpack deletes image files with duplicate filenames

Inside a packed .blend file, images with same name are shown with different numeric suffixes. These come from files that have the same name but are in different paths in the filesystem. example: \..\...
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Does unpacking textures give better performance in viewport and render?

I've gotten used to automatically packing my textures into the blend file, but I wonder if that can make my viewport perfomance slower, (Rendering and not rendering in viewport) Should I unpack for ...
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Pack Addon or PointerProperty/PropertyGroup with Blend File For Cloud Rendering

I wrote an addon that takes a 3D-printing GCode file and turns it into a renderable object. I define a pointer property and then use members of that pointer property to drive the visibility of ...
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Packing libraries into Blend - again, but different!

so, I'm desperately trying to upload this Blend to Renderstreet. In order of appearance: IES won't pack. OK, figured how to integrate the code in scripting area. Not "user friendly", though....
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Is there a way to pack miscellaneous files into a .blend?

I would like to pack a Gimp ".xcf" file into a .blend file, rather than create a zip that includes this file, for example to include it in a blender.stackexchange answer via https://blend-...
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How to package all assets (image textures mainly) into a folder (not into .blend file)?

I have a model that I need to send to other people and I'd like to make a package with the blend file and all the textures. I need people to be able to easily access the image textures without ...
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How do i track down where image files are referenced from?

When packing external data into a blend file, it comes up with errors saying that several images are missing. I have tracked down some of the images to materials which came with purchased models (and ...
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Packed file is much smaller

Not a problem per se, but a client noticed a file I worked on was much smaller than the one they sent. I figured it was because I packed it, does packing delete stuff too?
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finding a link or material pointing to a missing file or path

In packing a blend file I get a report of 3 missing files (actually, only paths) from an FBX imported from a 3dsMax export: ...
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Transfer Blend files into a different location: How to avoid missing files/textures/etc? [duplicate]

I need to reorganise my blender folder and move it to another PC and I am afraid that i might lose some linked texture/image sequences/etc that are used in the .blend files. What should i do to avoid ...
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Packing all linked Files for Render Farm submission [duplicate]

So I want to submit a project to a renderfarm. I have multiple links to other .blend files in the project since this saves memory and speeds up the render a lot. The blend files are roughly 5 GB ...
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Pack instances of object on surface of mesh

I'm trying to achieve something like this (https://www.instagram.com/p/B9E5hH-oKi8/) with blender. Is there any way I can achieve something similar? Maybe by using a force field and a particle system? ...
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