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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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.PLY animation to alembic/cache

I know similar questions have been asked elsewhere here but, the most recent answer is over 3 years old and we've have b2.8 drop in the interim. I have captured some depth footage using an Intel ...
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exporting blender ABC to 3DsMAX with working Material ID

Well the question lives between blender and max community so I need to ask here just in case somebody also knows the answer. When exporting objects ( a cube ) with different 3 materials assigned to ...
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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 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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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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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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Add Shading and textures through Python Script Blender 2.8

I am exporting a character from iclone to blender in alembic format following the tutorial : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkbzAUJgi34 I have the mesh and the textures separately in alembic format ...
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What is an Alembic Cache and can it be converted to fbx or dae?

Can anyone help me understand what an alembic cache is? and can I convert it to any other format like fbx or dae? I am specifically looking to bring it on the web and play the animation online ...
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Maintaining Layer/ Collection structure when Exporting from Blender to Alembic

Good evening all. Could anyone shed some much needed light on how to maintain Layer/ Collection structure when exporting selected objects grouped as instances on separate layers/collections from ...
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Getting the context is incorrect error while importing alembics via python

I keep getting the context is incorrect error and the error is: Error: Operator bpy.ops.wm.alembic_import.poll() failed. Can someone tell me the right context or the way to figure it out? I am ...
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Can I use alembic characters from iclone as colliders?

If I export an iclone character wearing a simple skirt as alembic and import it into blender can I then run a cloth simulation on the skirt with the legs and hips as colliders? I tried it but it's ...
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Editing Alembic

I would like to edit the meshes of my Alembic animations, do you see a way to do it ? In blender it is possible to edit an Alembic object, but I loose animation. I would like to be able to edit each ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...