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I have to say the GiantCowFilms services are really amazing. It seems they are "official BSE .blend cloud", at least from my point of view (orthographic?). The ability to post a .blend file, link it to a question, etc, is amazing. (Did you try his .HDRs ?)
But how can a newcomer know that?
Asking a question allows many things but no link to this service.
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It seems we need a "post your blend" button. The blender icon should help newbies to find the good tool.
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Why not?
How to make newbies life easier? (and ours too!)
Do you have an idea ? (about that... :) )

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  • $\begingroup$ Well, we do have a user script to add such a button; however, only users familiar with blend-exchange install the user script, so it doesn't help much in this case. We are also running a community promotion ad that appears on the sidebar, which helps a little bit. Overall though, full integration would be nice. Even better, though, would be a stack-exchange guaranteed and funded (or even maintained) service. $\endgroup$ – GiantCowFilms May 27 '16 at 18:57
  • $\begingroup$ @GiantCowFilms 100% agreed. Very cool for everyone but newbs... $\endgroup$ – Bithur May 27 '16 at 19:01
  • $\begingroup$ Exactly the issue :/ $\endgroup$ – GiantCowFilms May 27 '16 at 19:06
  • $\begingroup$ @GiantCowFilms not about you hosting this, the future of this service if you leave us (please don't!!) but some questions could be asked. $\endgroup$ – Bithur May 27 '16 at 19:09
  • $\begingroup$ As far as the future, the code is open source, and as long as I give warning, someone else could take over the service. I'd only have to setup a redirect for the domain (which I don't intend to party with anytime soon). If I got run over by a bus (died suddenly), something might go wrong though. But I don't intend for that to happen any time soon either. $\endgroup$ – GiantCowFilms May 27 '16 at 19:12
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I want to officially endorse a proper built in integration (so any staff wondering across this post know that blend-exchange is ready).

Firstly, we already have an embed page (http://blend-exchange.giantcowfilms.com/eembedUpload/?qurl=[url of question])

which is ready for use for use in a popup window (I can easily add iframe support as well if need be). Also, the code is open source if any stack exchange developers would rather just make their own changes.

All that being said, I think we'd all prefer if SE acquired a proper file hosting service, this one has limited funds and limited space :/.

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  • $\begingroup$ I wonder if "I" can accept this answer. $\endgroup$ – Bithur May 27 '16 at 19:18
  • $\begingroup$ Sure, but wouldn't help much. SE is the one we need to be endorsing ideas. :/ $\endgroup$ – GiantCowFilms May 27 '16 at 19:21
  • $\begingroup$ wait and see... $\endgroup$ – Bithur May 31 '16 at 17:10

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