Files with blend extension are the default 3D graphic files created and saved in popular Blender, a 3D computer graphics software for Windows, macOS and Linux.

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Software that open blend file

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BLEND file extension - Blender 3D data file

What is blend file? How to open blend files?

File type specification:

3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type icon 3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type

blend file icon: blend filetype icon

File extension blend is associated with Blender, one of the most popular and used open source 3D graphics programs.

blend file is the major file format used by the program. Blender uses this format to save nearly everything including objects, scenes, textures, NURB objects, lightning data, vertexes, sounds and even last settings of user interface before the program is closed.

Updated: November 14, 2023

The default software associated to open blend file:

Blender icon

Stichting Blender Foundation logoBlender  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Stichting Blender Foundation

Blender is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films, visual effects, interactive 3D applications or video games. Blender's features include 3D modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging and skinning, fluid and smoke simulation, particle simulation, animating, rendering, video editing and compositing.

It is available in versions for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and FreeBSD.

Blender for Mac icon

Stichting Blender Foundation logoBlender for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Stichting Blender Foundation

Blender for Mac is popular free 3D modeling application. It can be used for modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, water and smoke simulations, skinning, animating, rendering, particle and other simulations, non-linear editing, compositing, and creating interactive 3D applications, including video games, animated film, or visual effects.

Blender for Linux icon

Stichting Blender Foundation logoBlender for Linux  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
Stichting Blender Foundation

Blender for Linux is free easy-to-use 3D modeling utility. It is used for 3D modeling, texturing, water and smoke simulations, animating, rendering, compositing, and creating interactive 3D applications.

Help how to open:

Use Blender to open and work with the .blend files.

How to convert:

Blender supports a huge number of various 3D graphics and can export its own files to many ofthem.

Find conversions from blend file:

blend to 3ds

blend to c4d

blend to dae

blend to dxf

blend to fbx

blend to glb

blend to obj

Find converter to blend file type:

3ds to blend

blend1 to blend

c4d to blend

lwo to blend

ma to blend

max to blend

obj to blend

File identification strings:

HEX code: 42 4C 45 4E 44 45 52 5F 76

List of software applications associated to the .blend file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open blend file, edit blend file, convert blend file, view blend file, play blend file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting blend files.

Software that open blend file - Blender 3D data file

Programs supporting the exension blend on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open blend file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with blend file by default:
Blender for Mac small icon Blender for Mac
Other suggested software:
Afanche 3D Viewer for Mac


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