What are BLEND files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a BLEND file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a BLEND file?

A .BLEND file is a Blender 3D Data file.

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open BLEND files

Important: Different programs may use files with the BLEND file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your BLEND file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 7 different BLEND openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: April 8, 2017

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of BLEND files. Remember, different programs may use BLEND files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

BlenderBlenderUser submitted
IllusionMageIllusionMageUser submitted
Canon Easy-WebPrint EXCanon Easy-WebPrint EXUser submitted
jass-pubjass-pubUser submitted
Jass-2-pubJass-2-pubUser submitted
jass-magicjass-magicUser submitted
3DMagix3DMagixUser submitted

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