I have a project that I created in Blender. One day it was fine, and I tried to open it a few weeks later and I got the “render new prefs error.” Then the Blender file would open up to the page where you save a file, but it wont let me get to any other window. If I press F12, it renders the last thing that the camera was on, but that is it.
This was on Windows 7 for Blander 2.68b.
I just tried converting to 2.70a on the same computer to open the file. This time I do not get the render new prefs error, but the file still opens to the save page and does not allow me to get back to the modeling window.
Does anyone have any idea what is going on or how to fix this? I have a feeling it could be related to a directory issue, but I am not sure.
Sorry for the multiple posts. I was in different screens and didnt realize that nothing would show until it was approved. Anyway, I couldn’t get the file to upload or work, but I found a work-around.
Open a new Blender file (don’t delete the one that doesn’t work)
Go to File -> Append
Go to the directory with the “broken” file and click it
(I was concerned more about my meshes so I worked to get those back first) Click Mesh
Choose the ones that you want
Press Link/Append from library which is next to the bar with the file directory
Worked like a charm. I have my stuff back and saved
The only thing is, I think I still have to keep the other file for everything to keep working unless I make copies or something. I am not sure though. Anyway, it is something to start with.