Blend Swap V6 is finally here!

new homepage

Say hello to version 6 of Blend Swap! John has been working for the last year re-writing the site from the ground up. A lot of things have changed, so lets go over what is new.

New Site Changes:

  • Removed Questions
  • Removed Requests
  • Added 2.8 support
  • Auto blend file checking
  • All new UI
  • New donation option
  • General Asset License added

Auto blend file checking

The site can now parse your .blend files and tell if all textures are packed. Because of that, .blend files are now required for all uploads. The site will not allow you to upload .zip, .rar, or any other file type, only .blend files can be uploaded.

New donation options:

All previous subscriptions had to be removed because of this new change, YOU WILL HAVE TO MAKE A NEW SUBSCRIPTION. There are now only 2 donation types,

Supporter

This is basically the same as the old Associate Subscription, it is the same cost and has the same benefits.

Donation

You can now help support the site with our new Donation option, this is a one time payment of whatever you’d like. Buy us a coffee or help us develop the next version of the site.

All previous subscriptions had to be removed because of this new change, YOU WILL HAVE TO MAKE A NEW SUBSCRIPTION.

Added 2.8 Support:

With the 2nd Release Candidate of Blender 2.8 now available, we have now added support for Blender 2.8 files. Users need to go and check all of their blend's category and 2.8 blender version settings.

Search Issues:

Search is not initially working, it will be fixed soon.

Published July 22, 2019 by johnroper100

Comments:

  • hayone1 profile picture
    hayone1

    Hello BlendSwap. I've tried searching for a blend file with the keywords "flower" and "flowerpot" but nothing close to that came out as results but something entirely different. I know the exact model I'm looking for as I have downloaded it before now(but it's lost). Can you please fix this.

    Written July 22, 2019
  • johnroper100 profile picture
    johnroper100

    It is fixed

    Written July 25, 2019
  • Luthien profile picture
    Luthien

    Similarly, searching for "bike" returned a cannon, a female Santa, a wheelchair, several ancient wooden objects, a memory chip, a Star Wars light sabre, a Japanese piece of furniture, and some other things that were very decidedly NOT bikes. In fact, it looks almost as if it returns the negation of the query (let me try that ...) ;)

    EDIT - it must be something else yet ... searching for "Princess" returns some guns, a Viking helmet with the horns upside down, a cactus and a glass with ice cubes ... I REALLY would like to know how this works :D

    Written July 22, 2019
  • johnroper100 profile picture
    johnroper100

    Search is fixed

    Written July 25, 2019
  • mozzzca profile picture
    mozzzca

    Yes, the search engine is pretty broken... the new layout is great, but all my searches returned some completely unrelated blends.

    Written July 22, 2019
  • johnroper100 profile picture
    johnroper100

    Search is fixed

    Written July 25, 2019
  • devinwc profile picture
    devinwc

    Glad I'm not the only one! Searching for "animal" gave me a Flintstones-esque car, an armored car/tank, and the Colosseum. But it looks like it's consistent. I looked up "Princess" and also got some guns, a Viking helmet with the horns upside down, and a glass with ice cubes. Did the update to the site randomize how things are tagged?

    Written July 22, 2019
  • johnroper100 profile picture
    johnroper100

    Search is fixed

    Written July 25, 2019
  • sternmull profile picture
    sternmull

    John, your profile picture suggests you've been using an organ instead of a keyboard. Maybe this is what broke the search. Hope this helps. Thank you for your good work.

    Written July 22, 2019
  • RekinXXXL profile picture
    RekinXXXL

    I would prefer still having text next to pictures. Having to mouse over / or clicking on everything to know what exactly is it by title is downgrade to browsing experience in comparison to before.

    Written July 22, 2019
  • johnroper100 profile picture
    johnroper100

    This is now on the site

    Written August 15, 2019
  • TheBlenderBender profile picture
    TheBlenderBender

    Do the downloads still refresh every month? I can't see any countdown thingy anymore.

    Written July 22, 2019
  • johnroper100 profile picture
    johnroper100

    It's under stats in the header

    Written July 22, 2019
  • santabloep profile picture
    santabloep

    wow. didn't use this bad boy for a few months and I come back to this. nice.

    Written July 22, 2019
  • mofx profile picture
    mofx

    Welcome back.

    Written July 25, 2019
  • TheRedWaxPolice profile picture
    TheRedWaxPolice

    How to update an existing blend?

    Written July 23, 2019
  • johnroper100 profile picture
    johnroper100

    Do you want to update the file or the information?

    Written July 23, 2019
  • johnroper100 profile picture
    johnroper100

    Or the images?

    Written July 23, 2019
  • TheRedWaxPolice profile picture
    TheRedWaxPolice

    @johnroper100 I replied to your post above but it didn't show up. But yeah, I mean the file.

    Written July 23, 2019
  • johnroper100 profile picture
    johnroper100

    You can now do this on the blend edit page.

    Written August 15, 2019
  • tailsysmods30 profile picture
    tailsysmods30

    why you remove questions and requests?? it was helpfull...

    Written July 23, 2019
  • johnroper100 profile picture
    johnroper100

    There are sites better suited to them, try blender stackexchange or blenderartists for questions and requests.

    Written July 23, 2019
  • muratagawa profile picture
    muratagawa

    Honestly, I don't like UI changes. It is definitely more convenient to see the license on the thumbnail screen. Now it cost more time to get the license-free Blend files.

    Please add more information in the thumbnail screen as the previous version.

    Written July 23, 2019
  • olaf111 profile picture
    olaf111

    Yes, need more information to the thumbnails.

    Written August 07, 2019
  • sambler profile picture
    sambler

    Don't know if the site worked at first but I'm not seeing any preview images. I get a 500 error page if I try an image link manually. I also get a 500 error with the collections page.

    Static images in the categories list work.

    https://i.stack.imgur.com/v3TOy.jpg

    Written July 24, 2019
  • johnroper100 profile picture
    johnroper100

    This is working again

    Written July 25, 2019
  • input profile picture
    input

    Looks nice. One thing I'm missing: I liked the infos about likes, downloads and licence for every blend in the thumbnails. this was saving clicks in the end.

    Written July 24, 2019
  • johnroper100 profile picture
    johnroper100

    This is now up on the site.

    Written August 15, 2019
  • cryogenic profile picture
    cryogenic

    Don't like this at all. And search is not working right, I think much has just been lost!! Goodbye blendswap...

    Written July 24, 2019
  • johnroper100 profile picture
    johnroper100

    Search should be working correctly now

    Written July 24, 2019
  • cryogenic profile picture
    cryogenic

    @johnroper100: I just tried to reply to you but nothing happened, I'll assume the feature is broken and just reply with a comment instead: Basically the search is completely useless (you should really give it a try sometime). I am unable to find things I used to. This new search engine really blows; it delivers nothing but random results. Now I am forced to use Google advanced search (eg. inurl:"blendswap.com") to find actual usable results. Honestly, I tried all day to use this new layout but I can't use the site, I'm scrambling for alternatives here!!

    Edited July 24, 2019
  • johnroper100 profile picture
    johnroper100

    Search is working again

    Written July 25, 2019
  • panko10 profile picture
    panko10

    Why pending models section missing from new blendswap?

    Written July 25, 2019
  • johnroper100 profile picture
    johnroper100

    We removed pending models section because due to our new upload system, we don't need users to help moderate anymore

    Written July 25, 2019
  • olaf111 profile picture
    olaf111

    The old UI was better, faster and with good overview. Tiles design like windows 8 is horrible. It makes work harder. No information on thumbnails, wtf ?

    Written August 07, 2019
  • johnroper100 profile picture
    johnroper100

    The information is back up.

    Written August 15, 2019
  • joedee1 profile picture
    joedee1

    The new site is terrible. No information is shown about anything in the browse view anymore, just images. You can't see the title, the license, the size, nothing... Having to click down on every entry your interested in just to see license/size/creator is frankly ridiculous. Putting form over function is a horrible idea.

    Written August 15, 2019
  • johnroper100 profile picture
    johnroper100

    Hi, after some decision-making, we have put this feature back in the site

    Written August 15, 2019