Data Previews

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File Browser Previews.

The File Browser supports many types of previews. These include:

  • Image and video formats
  • Blend-files
  • Internal Data-blocks
  • Fonts

Data-Blocks

Creating and Deleting Previews

Reference

Editor:Info Editor
Menu:File ‣ Data Previews

Previews can be created and deleted in many ways from Info Editor ‣ File ‣ Data Previews.

Refresh Data-Block Previews
Ensures that data-block previews are available and up to date.
Batch-Generate Previews

Generates previews for selected blend-files.

Scenes
Generates previews for scenes.
Groups
Generates previews for groups.
Objects
Generates previews for objects.
Material/Textures/...
Generates Previews for materials, textures, images, etc.
Trusted Blend Files
Enables Python evaluation for blend-files.
Save Backups
Enables backups in case blend-files become corrupt while generating previews. This can be useful when you are worried about large files or can be disabled to save drive space.
Clear Data-block Previews
Clears data-block previews.
Batch-Clear Previews

Clears previews for selected blend-files.

Scenes
Clears previews for scenes.
Groups
Clears previews for groups.
Objects
Clears previews for objects.
Material/Textures...
Clears previews for materials, textures, images, etc.
Trusted Blend Files
Enables Python evaluation for blend-files.
Save Backups
Enables backups in case blend-files become corrupt while generating previews.