BLEND file format description
Many people share .blend files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .blend file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .blend files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.blend - Blender Data
BLEND file is a Blender Data. Blender is a free (GPL lincensed), popular Open Source 3D graphics application. Blender uses the BLEND file format to save nearly everything: Objects, Scenes, Textures, and even all your user interface window settings.
- .blend file format description:
- BLEND format
- Graphic files
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Naturally, other applications may also use the .blend file extension. Even harmful programs can create .blend files. Be especially cautious with .blend files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .blend file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
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