I would appreciate anyone's help with a nagging problem I have been trying to solve for quite a while.

I have posed a rigged armature in a specific pose whilst in pose mode and would like to export this posed model (i.e. the mesh of the posed model alone) to another blender file that contains a scene. This is a static scene - no animations are required.

For this project I thus do not need the rig. I just need the posed model as a mesh.

In earlier attempts I either did not manage to retain the changes or else failed in other ways.

Would really appreciate someone's assistance to enable me to proceed with my project.


2 Answers 2


First convert the model to a mesh, which will remove all modifiers, parenting, and such, then export the mesh.

  • Select the mesh.
  • Press alt+c.
  • Select 'Mesh from curve/meta/surf/text'.
  • Click 'File' -> 'Export'.
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you lots for your support Uncle Snail $\endgroup$
    – Cmcall
    Commented Feb 12, 2019 at 19:11

For everyone looking in 2022, there is an easier non-destructive method:

  1. select the frame you want to be exported as mesh only
  2. export and make sure only the object type mesh is active

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Now you have a file with just the mesh in its pose. I find it useful when working with Substance and posing it to make texturing easier. (eg. opening a creatures mouth)

  • $\begingroup$ That works perfectly, thanks a lot! $\endgroup$
    – Claus
    Commented Oct 30, 2022 at 12:49

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