.BLEND File Extension

The Blender Foundation
File Type:
Blender 3D Data File

Having trouble opening .blend extension? Don't panic! This page explains what blend files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open blend files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a BLEND file?

Blend file extension has Blender 3D Data file type, developed by The Blender Foundation, which is associated with the "3d image files" category.

Any project created with the help of Blender – an open source program for modeling in 3D – has this extension attached to it. BLEND files are needed to save 3D mesh data, procedural textures, animations, vertex painting, lighting, layouts, and other essential elements for 3D modeling. One BLEND file may contain multiple saved scenes.


To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

blend file icon
The Blender Foundation
File Type:
Blender 3D Data File
3D Image Files

How to open BLEND file?

Double click the blend file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .blend extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the blend extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the blend file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open BLEND files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the blend file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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