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Vavrinec Foltan

Blender 2.79, the Application Templates

I have a question about the new feature in Blender 2.79, the Application Templates.

There is a documentation https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev/advanced/app_templates.html but I can’t handle it.

I think I have to put the template in this directory: C:\Users\[me]\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.79\scripts\startup\bl_app_templates_user

But copying a blend file into it does nothing. It seems as if a zip file should be in?

Thanks for any help.

  • Largecrew

    It did take some fiddling to figure out, but here's what worked for me: 

    1. Go to C:\Users\[me]\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.79\scripts\startup\bl_app_templates_user
    2. Create a new folder, and name it whatever you want your template to be called
    3. Paste in a .blend file and rename it to startup.blend
    Or:
    1. Save your blend file as startup.blend
    2. Zip it
    3. Rename the .zip to whatever you want your template to be called
    4. In Blender, go to File -> Application Templates -> Load Template From File
    5. Select the .zip
    Once you have it in Blender and your template is the active one, saving your startup file or user preferences will overwrite or create preferences for that template only. 
  • Large

    Thanks Jonathan for finding out. Both methods work. In the second method, you must still pack the blend-file into a directory and then zip it. Otherwise, it does not work.

    The userpref.blend file is also copied with, or almost all settings are lost.

    userpref.blend I found here:
    C:\Users\[me]\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.79\config

    I copied both files into this directory and it works:
    C:\Users\[me]\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.79\scripts\startup\bl_app_templates_user\Video Editing\startup.blend
    and the userpref.blend

    I believe this has helped.

  • Large

    For anyone who wants to change the splash screen.
    The images must be named in the following sequence and resolution.

    splash.png = 501x230
    splash_2x.png = 1002x460

    Just copy both files into the template folder.

    First, I have reversed both resolutions and it has not worked out.

    But for what the Python file is to be used, I have not yet figured out.

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