I have blender 2.79 installed on my Windows 10 (build 1803) machine. I downloaded 2.8 beta and love it so far. I just noticed though that I cannot associate my .blend files to default to opening with 2.8 in windows 10 (windows 10 build 1803) apparently the new win default app setting menu removed the option of manually searching for an app on my computer to set as the default app – the only option Microsoft gives is to “search the app store” – which is an obvious dead end.
This article gives overview of this new problem MS created.
I have not installed the 3rd party app the article suggested to hack it to work and just noticed something else. If I right click on a blend file in Windows explorer, and select “open with” it does give me the option of searching my computer for the app I want to open the file with. I select the Blender 2.8 exe file but even after that, it still only opens it in 2.79?!
The only way I can get a 2.8 blend file to open is to launch 2.8 and then open it through the 2.8 application interface.
I realize the issues are probably because 2.8 is still beta and doesn’t have an installer, but curious if this is how everyone else (on Windows 10 1803) opens a saved file with 2.8?
Normally I wouldn’t mind starting 2.8 then opening my files through the app while I waited for a stable release of 2.8 with an installer, but the main reason I am learning blender is to make use of Verge3d plugin which opens up an easy way to add 3d content websites. (Verge3d is basically the successor of Blend4web)
Verge3d has been upgraded to run with 2.8 but the ‘app manager’ of the plugin (at least on my system) apparently uses whatever the systems default app for blender, which in my case, is 2.79. This disrupts my workflow.
I have posted this over on the Verge3d forum
but since this pertains to blender 2.8 + windows 10 in general, I wanted to poll the community here for possible solutions/work arounds.