Blender open-source 3D computer graphics software tool uses .blend files and not .blender files actually. As far as we know, no such thing as .blender file exists.

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BLENDER file extension - Blender file

What is blender file? How to open blender files?

File type specification:

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

Main file type of Blender free and open-source 3D computer graphics software tool is actually .blend file, despite many users looking for .blender file that does not exist.

Updated: January 18, 2023

The default software associated to open blender 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:

Blender files are meant for Blender, but some alternative software support import of these files as well.

How to convert:

Blender offers modest export capability, typically to 3D exchange formats.

Find conversions from blender file:

blender to obj

blender to wrl

Find converter to blender file type:

c4d to blender

glb to blender

List of software applications associated to the .blender 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 blender file, edit blender file, convert blender file, view blender file, play blender file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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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 blender files.

Software that open blender file - Blender file

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

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Linux/Unix:

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