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I'd like to export my 3D models in Blender to .U3D file format so that I can place them inside PDFs. I could use this at work when I send reports to clients, in my resume, etc. There is an old plugin that does this, but it doesn't work anymore. Has anyone out there made a plugin/fixed the old one?


marked as duplicate by cegaton, Denis, Timaroberts, batFINGER, Ray Mairlot Jan 31 '17 at 11:41

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  • $\begingroup$ Requests to do work for you are considered off topic. You can try blenderartists.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?51-Jobs there are two forums there: one for paid work one for volunteer work. $\endgroup$ – cegaton Jan 31 '17 at 4:11
  • $\begingroup$ True. I changed the wording to reflect what I originally was looking for, to see if anyone had already made one/fixed the old one. I'll head over to the forum you linked next. $\endgroup$ – thefastlane Jan 31 '17 at 5:41
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    $\begingroup$ Also, this isn't a duplicate as I'm asking for an export to a specific file format (.u3d) that can be imported into a PDF. The other user seems to be looking for a "export screenshot of GUI to PDF" function. $\endgroup$ – thefastlane Jan 31 '17 at 5:43

I cannot see it in the the list of Import/Export. However, you can convert to another format, and use an additional tool. These formats can be read/written by Meshlab: PLY, STL, OFF, OBJ, 3DS, VRML 2.0, U3D, X3D and COLLADA. Export as one one of the highlighted formats, import it into Meshlab, and export to U3D.

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    $\begingroup$ That's exactly what I was able to do. Thanks for actually reading my question and taking the time to answer it, unlike the users that marked my question as a duplicate. $\endgroup$ – thefastlane Aug 1 '17 at 15:34

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