The File Extensions Database

.BLEND File Extension

  • Developer by: The Blender Foundation
  • Category: 3D Image Files

What is an .BLEND file?

.BLEND is Blender 3D Data File

3D image or animation project created with Blender, an open source 3D modeling program; contains 3D mesh data, lighting information, vertex painting, animation keyframes, NURBS objects, procedural textures, uvmapping layout, and realtime interactivity data; may also store multiple scenes in a single file.

BLEND files contain all objects, textures, sounds, images, effects, and scenes used in an animation. Therefore, a BLEND file is a project file rather than a basic 3D image or animation file.

Programs that open Blender 3D Data File

How to solve problems with BLEND files

  • Associate the BLEND file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any BLEND file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.BLEND files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the BLEND file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .BLEND is Blender 3D Data File. Because only the current version supports the latest BLEND file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the The Blender Foundation manufacturer website after an available .BLEND is Blender 3D Data File update.
  • To make sure that your BLEND file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.