Issues importing .blend files#

If a .blend file is not recognised by Unity, it likely is not correctly associated with Blender.


You must have Blender installed and set as the default application for .blend files.

In your file explorer or operating system, associate .blend files to open with Blender.


It is almost always preferred to export to a natively-supported model format like FBX due to the following reasons:

  1. Blender is required to be installed on contributors' machines.
  2. The same Blender version that authored a file can be required to import it.
  3. The dependency on Blender makes it difficult to use build automation tooling.