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I am trying to export to .usdz. I am using Blender version 2.92+ and I need to export the model along with its animation and the textures into one single .usdz file. However, I couldn't find a plug-in that imports and exports .usdz files.

Is there any other file types that can do the same job? Is there any converter to convert my file into .usdz format because I need to use it in Apple's Motion.

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  • $\begingroup$ Does anyone have an update on the issue ? I currently work with Blender to provide animated objects/scenes for AR, on Android and iOs. The only issue is that animations don't work in iOs' AR. I tried to install ths usd_from_gltf converter, but I kinda got lost in the steps, and honestly I never have done any coding before... Is it really the only solution ? $\endgroup$
    – Staple7702
    Nov 29, 2022 at 10:33

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You can export to a regular usd file, abc, fbx or obj (for static meshes) and use Reality Converter which allows to convert any kind of file format to USDz (it's just a fancy/simplified GUI for a python library developed by Apple also available on developer.apple.com).

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Alternatively you can try BlenderUSDZ a simple Blender add-on which allows direct export to USDz (limited in functionality though) or export to gltf and then convert the gltf file to USDz using a converter developed by Google if you do not have access to IOS.

Note, all shaders should follow the Metallic/Roughness workflow to ensure interoperability.

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    $\begingroup$ @user126825: Please consider to accept the answer. How this site works: blender.stackexchange.com/tour $\endgroup$
    – Chris
    Jul 20, 2021 at 10:20
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks for your support @Chris, appreciated. The user is gone so I don't think this will happen at all. I hope this is going to help future visitors though, it's a valid list of all options we got. $\endgroup$
    – brockmann
    Jul 20, 2021 at 11:09
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    $\begingroup$ Try to apply the scale @KDP: docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/scene_layout/object/editing/… $\endgroup$
    – brockmann
    Jul 23, 2021 at 6:09
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    $\begingroup$ Blender 2.93? @KDP If so, see: github.com/robmcrosby/BlenderUSDZ/pull/62 $\endgroup$
    – brockmann
    Jul 23, 2021 at 19:51
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    $\begingroup$ Just click the fork, download from there, remove the old one and install the provided io_scene_usdz.zip via preferences > add-ons > install @KDP $\endgroup$
    – brockmann
    Jul 24, 2021 at 5:34
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In a terminal you can run unzip file.usdz to extract a folder containing the .usd file and a folder of other assets.

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