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I try to import .obj files from this project: http://dbarchive.biosciencedbc.jp/en/bodyparts3d/download.html - the files contain Polygon Mesh Data.

When I import the obj file into blender, the outliner shows a new mesh added, but nothing is visible in the 3D viewport:

Import

Nothing Visible

Any help will be appreciated.

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    $\begingroup$ you might have to zoom in. In 3dview hit period (with the object selected) $\endgroup$ – zeffii May 31 '15 at 15:27
  • $\begingroup$ Got it. The problem was with "origin" of the mesh, which was way outside the actual substance of the mesh. As a result, I was seeing the origin in the center of the viewport while the mesh was way outside (and as a result not visible until I zoomed out considerably). $\endgroup$ – Ahsan Iqbal Jun 1 '15 at 11:16
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I imported several files from that project fine. As suspected they are really small compared to the default scene scale. To see them, use the outliner to select an object,

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then with the mouse in 3d view press the Numpad . (Period) key, to view selected. This will zoom in tightly on the selected object.

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