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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 file size bloated after importing mocap data

This is not a question, just wanted to share something that I found out recently. Please do correct me if I'm wrong. So, our mocap result generated a bunch of actions, one action per bone. And actions ...
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Image could not be saved Python

I create a new image using ...
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How to Batch convert blend file and output as fbx files?

I have dozen blender models (1000 of them), and I wish to convert them automatically into individual fbx or obj file, how do I do just that? None of the code I searched on Google is working and I m ...
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im making my portfolio, and my file size is too big, is there anyway i can reduce or is it normal that the size is big?

my im working with my porfolio its my first time to use blender the file is kinda big, its 3gb.. i use multires and some addon is it normal to be a one character modeling be 3gb or i should reduce the ...
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Render output not in my file [duplicate]

I dont know what's going on but every time I finish a render, it wont show up in any of my files on my computer like its suppose to, I have the Output directed to the correct file but the render isnt ...
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IK Stretch problem with character's feet: mesh distorts when the bone moves, despite IK Stretch = 0

I was trying to fix this problem by myself 8 hours straight, but haven't succed. Your help really means a lot to me, if you'd decide to take a look: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LVfNcs-...
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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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CAD file really slows down Blender file

I've started a new file and imported a relatively simple CAD file (DXF, 32Mb). After converting all to meshes and separating into individual elements, it's now got to the point where the file is ...
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Trying to do a Blender Guru Donut icing Tutorial but something is sticking out

I don't even know what to call this since I'm a noob, I was wondering if anybody can tell what I'm doing wrong so I can fix it.? But once I remove the icing layer on top of the donut the problem is ...
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File with links growing huge, even without edits

In my last few blender sessions editing a file with two linked character files (151M and 55M respectively), my resulting saved file size is blooming out of control (now at 525). My last save was to ...
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Thumbnail preview generation

Question: How can one autogenerate a thumbnail for a .blend file with a custom resolution TLDR: How does Blender generate a thumbnail of a .blend file? Blender has a tool called "blender-...
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Exporting Collada from Blender distorts model and animation

I am making an iOS AR app using Xcode and Swift. I am using a model (along with animations) created by someone else in Blender. They have given me the .blend file, but I need a .dae (collada) file to ...
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How to recover texture paths when opening autosaved files?

As Blender kept crashing on a project, I had to restart from autosaved files several times, a real hassle. Frankly I don't understand how they are supposed to work with attached textures. My ...
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Baked animation is totally destroyed

After baking the animation, rig and mesh are totally destroyed. It's a quadrupled rig. Both with and without clearing constrain, the result are same. But without clearing constrain, it's a bit better....
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2 differences between blender object and exported FBX file (in unity)

I made a race track part with blender. This is Unity view I have two different problems. As you can see some parts of race track is missing in Unity. Color is different in Unity. I changed Filter ...
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How to prevent bloated .blend files from storage of un-necessary internal python files

Note: This is a long read, and I've mostly resolved my problem. Your reasons for reading it will be curiosity about a limited critical analysis of blender, or the desire to set me straight if for ...
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How to create a .blend file with python

Consider this a continuation of my previous question. I found the following post in which is the following code: ...
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Why are these mesh objects visible in Blender File, but invisible in View Layer?

I've run into a situation I've never seen before: I deleted the Screws Kitbash Payware mesh objects from the View Layer display, but they are still visible in the Blender File display. Why? Is this by ...
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My render output become just a file [duplicate]

I've just render a animation scene for a day then this happen!!! Please help me fix this...
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Blender Script (bpy) to Change colours of Voxel Faces

I have a 3d voxel model of a human bust that looks very poor. Even after reducing the colour for each voxel face to a single colour, the resultant model does not look good. I want the model to have a ...
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How do you delete Screens from the .blend file?

Part of my code makes a new screen and so every time I test run my code it adds a new screen to this list. But I can't seem to delete them from the list? I highlight them and hit delete and nothing ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 32 Bits Blender Installation

Which blender version is compatible with windows 7 ultimate service pack 1 32 bits from where I will download it share link what is the procedure step by step to install blender.
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Textures from blend file not found

I am sorry as this is a pretty basic questions but I cant find the answer. I imported a model from a blend file through append. If I do the same with textures, materials or something else from the ...
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Whenever I transfer my blend files to another pc, there is always an issue with all the textures

Whenever I transfer my blend files to another PC, there is always an issue with all the textures. It appears pink all the time. What is the issue, please, and how to resolve it?
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All my characters have lost their bone vertex groups. Is there a way to bring them back?

I worked on my project on a different laptop yesterday, then took the new file back to my own computer today. While working on the other laptop i didnt do any character animation, only camera ...
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Blender turning blank after opening

No matter what I do after opening blender on the laptop or what the version of windows 10 it's even on (meaning 2.8 to 2.93.4) even if I open my Project or after blender starts running and scroll on ...
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Rig & Weights don't stay when uploading .blend file to friend

Me and a friend are trying to work on a model, I do the rigging, he does the modelling, and he was just polishing up a few parts of the model that wasn't done, but it had the working rig on it. ...
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Is there a way to merge multiple blend files?

I have around 100 separate .blend files that have one material each, is there a way to merge the materials from all of these blend files into one? I am trying to do this to add the materials into the ...
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Recover unsaved project I've been working on for months?

I misclicked save instead of save as due to jerking my mouse. I was planning to exit out of blender, so the project reverts to default. Lost two character models. Autosave was my backup plan, but it ...
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Blend file completely bricked, crashes when opening [closed]

I have a file that is completely bricked. It crashes when I open it and when I try to append it into another file. I have no back-ups and no autosave,it was last opened on Blender 3.0 and the debug ...
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How can you obtain collection names of blend files in a specific folder?

Hello I am currently trying to get collection names of blend files in a specific file without opening them. However I cannot find any resources around this topic. How can I achieve this? What needs to ...
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"File > External Data > Report missing files" reports dozens of "missing" .blend files?

I have a second Windows PC that I dedicate to rendering some of my Blender projects, so needless to say, managing dependencies (external textures, etc.) is an ongoing process. Here's something I'm ...
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Storing a CollectionProperty in the whole .blend file scope

I'm working on an addon where now I am trying to store a CollectionProperty (containing custom PropertyGroup class elements) in ...
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Daz not exporting hair

I have tried exporting a model from Daz to Blender. the model exports but the hair on the model does not. I have tried it with both the strand hair type and Toulouse hair and nothing. I have tried ...
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How do you reference a linked collection after renaming it, without losing local changes?

I frequently make use of linking collections from other blend files, so I can pose and do renders of characters without duplicating them in each project. Previously we used proxies for this, as of ...
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Can I open blender(.blend) files created on MacOS 12.1 (M1 chip) in Windows 10?

Can I open Blender files created on a MacOS 12.1, M1 chip Macbook Air, in windows 10? Can I render the blender files created on the Macbook air in AWS using a windows 10 instance?
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Why is there no "save over" popup?

I know that, the file name turns red when the file name is the same as an existing filename in the "save as" window. But that is not enough. It has happened to me repeatedly that I overwrote ...
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Trying to create property groups dynamically to store a list and access the strings

I'm trying to create property groups dynamically to store a list. When I loop through property groups all I get is the objects like the output code block below. When really what I want is the test ...
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Export as .vrm in Blender

I'd been trying to convert a model I have made in blender to a .vrm file. However, when I searched this topic on the internet, I just found out one way- using Unity. However, I want to make the ...
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Running rendering script on remote computer: Exception_Access_Violation (Win32 Error 127)

for each request getting, I am calling blender with a blend-script by the python call subprocess.run, in order to render an image of a stl-file. This works normally very well. Unfortunately, I am ...
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Moved my files - lost my progress

I'm just starting out and tried Blender Guru's Donut Tutorial and I was almost finished. Last night, I did a final render for the day and closed the project. I then realized that I hadn't created a ...
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How to set Temporary Files to a relative path?

The backup files are only stored if I replace Temporary files path // with e.g. /blenderFileLocation/. Otherwise I get ...
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Convert string to directory path

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Mesh Lagging Armature

I modelled a body to learn rigging then rigged the body but my model's fingers are lagging the armature bones in pose mode. When i check in weight paint mode everything seems to be correct to me. To ...
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Exporting file from Blender 3.0.0 to use in Blender 2.92.0

I've been working on a scene with the newer 3.0.0 version, but a custom plugin I need to use only works with 2.92.0. I still have the old version installed, so tried to open the .blend file with it ...
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How to see what is taking up what amount of space in my blend file

I would like to see what is taking up what amount of space, my blend files are getting quite big (over 3gb) even with having the textures not packed in the blend file. So I would like to know what are ...
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My skp file isn't imported into Sketch up correctly [duplicate]

I installed an add-on that allows you to import skp format of the Sketch up model, but the model is imported without textures
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How do I export my model with point light in gltf [duplicate]

i am trying to export a model in gltf but after export the point lights are not working after export : before export
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How Disable image preview blender files on windows 10?

I accidentally enabled the tool to provide blender image preview files in Windows 10 but wanted to disable it. (I've attached a picture of what I'm talking about) I've tried uninstalling blender and ...
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how do I copy armature with weights to another mesh?

I saw some other posts on here with similar questions but nothing exactly like what I'm facing here. I'm trying to copy specific bones of the main body armature of a mesh to a clothing article in a ...
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