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Fixed in 2019.3

Fixed in 2018.3, 2019.1, 2019.2



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Editor throws error when importing native 2.7x .blend file, imported file is not recognized

Asset Importers


To reproduce:
1. Open user's attached project ("Blank_Project_2019")
2. Reimport all Assets
-- Error in the console, file is not recognized

Expected: File is imported, no error is shown
Actual: File is not imported, error is shown

Reproduced with: 2019.1.0f1, 2019.2.0a11
Not reproduced with: 2017.4.25f1, 2018.3.10f1, 2019.2.0a10

- Issue is reproducible even with newly created .blend file
- An error is thrown in the console:
"Blender could not convert the .blend file to FBX file.
You need to use Blender 2.45-2.49 or 2.58 and later versions for direct Blender import to work."

Fixed in:

Fix note:
In order for the fix to be effective, Blender 2.8 instead of 2.79 must be set as default program to open native .blend files.

Comments (46)

  1. C8a6b7a592066688cc24a4915fd189f4?d=mm


    Jul 24, 2019 12:35

    Oh. The issue is already resolved. Thanks.
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  2. C8a6b7a592066688cc24a4915fd189f4?d=mm


    Jul 24, 2019 12:31

    Encountered an error. Blender 2.79.
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    Jul 22, 2019 14:05

  4. B4056c34977bfb97c1c90eddbd8172f8?d=mm


    Jul 18, 2019 16:38

    I noticed the same error. I uninstalled Blender 2.8 and installed an earlier version. It was eventually fixed then.
    Lauren |

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    Jul 18, 2019 08:00

    I also facing the same situation I lost my data after the update my system also when I tried to recover my all data then it shows an error, so I want a solution how to remove this error.

  6. 8887c425421dfec6b30b356b7f84fb91?d=mm


    Jul 09, 2019 15:56

    Blender 2.8 helped me solve/ troubleshoot this problem. Give it a try. :)

    B |

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