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How can I export baked fluid simulations that work in Xcode?

When I export a baked fluid sim to Alembic, it imports back into Blender just fine, but in Xcode, it's just a static mesh. I've tried a few dozen different combos of bake and export options, and they ...
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Exporting camera tracking markers from Blender

I am trying to use blender to do some matchmoving and then export the camera along with the tracking markers for use in other software. After getting a successfull track, I have created a vertex cloud ...
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Weird bug with Alembic & Blender 2.8 + Eevee

I am working on my second project with Blender and I have a very weird bug. I import Alembic files created with Quill and I time correct it with expressions to reproduce the stopmotion look (6fps or ...
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Exporting particle simulation as Alembic - animation issues

I need to export a particle simulation with an emission setting of 1000 particles and lifetime 50 as an Alembic file for Keyshot. The issue is when I import into Keyshot, it only imports a portion ...
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Converting particle simulation into meshes for Keyshot

I created a particle simulation that emits icospheres with 0 gravity, but affected by a wind force field, with the intent to make it look like it's being blown away by the wind. I'd like to render ...
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How to import Alembic Vertex Colors from Houdini correctly?

I've exported a simple scene from houdini with a few geometries, and written into the vertex colors, Cd, for each mesh a different gray value like: (.1,.1,.1)(.2,.2,.2) ... etc When I import this ...
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Workflow to get particle animation into 3rd party renderer

I've built a particle animation I like in blender... basically like dust falling through the air. I want to import this to KeyShot for rendering. I think I need to convert the particles to mesh, but ...
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Importing fbx materials for an Alembic object

I import Character Creator CC3 characters into a blender project. Since Alembic does not bring with it materials, I have to manually assign each material and all its nodes for each part of the ...
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Exporting shatter simulation as a single piece of geometry?

I'm working with a fellow animator who sent me a few different .abc files that all are a part of a simulation of 14,000 eggs being destroyed (IT'S AWESOME!). There is a ton of geometry in the scene, ...
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Blender exports Normals incorrectly

I have been using the remesh - blocks modifier and exporting it as an alembic format. However on export Blender seems to mess up the normals. This creates a sort of smoothing effect when programs such ...
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Is it possible to export a sequence .abc (Alembic) files and then reimport it with the Mesh Sequence Cache modifier?

I have a object that changes geometry each frame. Now I want to cache the mesh because the framecalculations are quite slow. My idea was to export the frames to separate Alembic files so that I can ...
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Transform Cache python question

I am not much of a scripter, so sorry if this is a simple question... But I would like to create a script that automatically imports and links an alembic file cache to an existing set of meshes in my ...
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Can you sculpt over a mesh sequence?

I was curious if there is anyway to sculpt on top of a mesh sequence imported into blender, and the file will remain a sequence and not a still frame. I think it would have some unique results. So far ...
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Loop alembic animation

I have an 4 frame animation made in Maya that i need in blender. Alembic wokres fine, but stops after frame 4, since there is no more animation. Is there a way i could loop the alembic file in blender?...
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Cant import .abc file from Maya to Blender without deformations

I have been working on this issue for a while, but still have not been able to fix it. You see, my goal here is to export an animated character into Blender while keeping its animations. I followed ...
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Replace Alembic Cache Files from py

I need to change the FilePath of an already imported Alembic File Cache. In the UI it is done from the Datablocks>Cache Files>File Path, but I need do it with PY + File Blend + New Path) Search all ...
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How to export Alembic Mesh Sequence Cache to FBX?

I am making demolition animation for a realtime render engine that does not support Alembic, so I am trying to convert Alembic import from Blender to FBX, but only the first frame of the animation ...
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Is Alembic the correct option for me?

I use Blender for Minecraft animations. I make my maps in Minecraft and export them with Mineways in OBJ format. I use quite big maps(around 3 GB). Blender can't open big files or takes a long time. ...
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Blender 2.79b Alembic (abc) export

I have installed Blender 2.79b on Dell AMD laptop with Ubuntu 18.04. There is NO Alembic export available in the export menu. Then I installed same Blender on Macbook Pro with OSX and Alembic export ...
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Active Rigid Body alembic sequence from RealFlow to Blender does not work

I have a problem with making certain .abc sequence work in Blender. Imported Soft Body .abc sequence from RealFlow to Blender works just fine. Imported Active Rigid Body .abc sequence from ...
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how to know what has been imported after alembic import

I am importing an abc file like so: bpy.ops.wm.alembic_import(filepath="myabc.abc") But I want to then get what I have imported and do stuff with it. I dont know whats in the file in advance - how ...
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obj sequence to alembic format

Hello I'm quite new in blender. I've been working on converting obj sequence to alembic format by using blender. I've used 'Stop Motion Add-on' and 'obj sequence as shape keys' , but it seems like ...
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How to export correctly mesh and armature of a character from blender to NUKE

I'm looking for a working way to export correctly a rigged character from blender to NUKE 11. I've tried a lot of formats,like : ALEMBIC : it worked partially. It means that the mesh is exported ...
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Can imported Alembic be set to collision and affect cloth?

I thought I could just import an abc file, set it to collision and have its movement affect my Cloth-Ball on collision. Just, it does not collide. Just goes through the cloth.
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How do I create an Alembic geometry Cache or animation from a series of meshes

I have a series of meshes that I would like to export to unreal and have them read as a geometry cache or animation. I have about 60 meshes and I would like each mesh to be a single frame of an ...
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Monolithic alembic animation file not playing smoothly

I am generating an ocean sim in houdini, and exporting it to a monolithic alembic file. When I load it back into houdini, it plays smoothly. i.e. it plays every frame. However, when I import it into ...
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Exporting bendy bones/shape key animations?

How can I export these animations into another program? I don't need the rig itself in these other programs, I just need the mesh's animations to be exported, if that makes sense. Is this possible, ...
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How to access an Alembic velocity attribute?

I'm trying to get motionblur to work on an imported Alembic mesh. I can see that the Color-Attribute ("Cd") shows up correctly inside Blender as vertex colors, but what about my velocity attribute ...
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Is it possible to use Alembic in BGE?

I am thinking to make some cool looping animation, bake it into Alembic and have it working as BGE demoscene animation (looping). But is it possible to use Alembic animation in BGE?
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How to make two alembic Mesh Sequence Caches working together

I would like to play two .abc sequences in one scene. However, they seem to be hating each other, so after importing second sequence, the first one stops playing. I've noticed that the object path is ...
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How to export Alembic in selection sequence or batch with Python script

Currently, I would like to automate some Alembic export tasks, by creating a script. How can I do this? I know this script (but not sure how to make it happen): ...
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Offset Transform on top of Alembic Transform Cache

I have a Blender scene in which it has Alembic Transform Cache constraining the object. Somewhat the constraint is locking all transform and I wanted to be able to offset the transform like rotating, ...
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How can I change the frame range in an alembic file?

How can I change the frame range in an alembic file? I have an alembic file from Houdini and I want to use only part of the simulation in Blender, so I can't figure out how to take the necessary part ...
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Camera imported from alembic does not follow it's parent transformations in 2.79?

I came across a problem when i was working with blender files created in older versions of blender. I currently use 2.79. In those scenes i have a camera sequence imported with alembic format. I ...
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I can't export the animation of the .abc file after having added a texture atlas?

I have an alembic scene (.abc) file from a butterfly with a wing animation. I did not make it myself. I imported it into blender to be able to create a Texture Atlas. When I create a Texture Atlas ...
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How to properly transfer Blender animation to Maya?

I found this Curiosity rover from NASA, which is actually animated and is in blender format. I want to use this rover in my personal student showreel. That's the reason I want it to export, along with ...
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How to wait for bpy.ops.wm.alembic_import to finish?

Quite a simple question I hope, I've been tearing my hair out with it for over a day now though. I'm trying to write a background python script that will import an alembic and then perform certain ...
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How to start imported Alembic animation at a specific frame

How to? Imported .abc file starts at frame 1. I want it to start later.
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Can Blender Alembic Export Out Animated Lines (Point and Edge, no Poly Face)?

I am trying to export (bake) out animated lines mesh that I generated using Sverchok using Blender Alembic. When imported the Alembic back, all I got back is points. Is this Blender known Alembic ...