I have been unsuccessful at exporting models to Collada (.dae) for importing to Google Earth. Even the default cube doesn't export in a way that Google Earth can read it.

No matter what model I try to export I get an error in Google Earth that says:

Warning: COLLADA Primitive type [polylist] is not supported, and will not be drawn.

I've tried triangulating the default cube, but I always get the same error.

I am using the latest official build of Blender with Google Earth version

Thanks for any help anyone can provide.

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    $\begingroup$ Sounds like Blender exports as polylist even if it's a triangle. You could check the export code and try to change it. $\endgroup$
    – CodeManX
    May 6, 2014 at 14:24
  • $\begingroup$ Would you consider that to be a bug that I should log? $\endgroup$
    – D. Waschow
    May 6, 2014 at 15:05
  • $\begingroup$ no, it's a valid export. It's rather a shortcoming of google earth that it doesn't support all Collada features. $\endgroup$
    – jwenting
    May 7, 2014 at 4:59

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Had the same problem. The solution was changing <polylist> to <triangles> in source as CODEmanX suggested.


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