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COLLADA (.dae) is a 3D content format based on xml managed by the Khronos Group. COLLADA was designed to act as an exchange format between different applications.

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Can Blender export to the COLLADA format?

Can Blender export to the COLLADA format? I tried going to File → Export, but COLLADA was not an option. I'm using Blender 2.66.1 on Ubuntu 13.04.
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Convert particle system to animated meshes

I've started trying to make a 3D model that I will end up exporting to an augmented reality app but I've hit a problem in terms of the particle system. The app wants the 3D file in .dae(collada) ...
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How to swap Y and Z axis on export to Collada

I'm using Blender as a modeling app and I need to export its data to Collada format for being consumed by a game engine. The thing is that Blender uses Z-axis to be the up-axis and the game engine ...
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Properly export COLLADA for use in SceneKit

What is the correct way to export meshes including textures etc for use in SceneKit of iOS 8 or even OS X? By the default options I can only export meshes - somehow I don't get textures to work. Also ...
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Why does the collada exporter not export texture references?

I've been having trouble exporting collada objects from blender, so I stripped everything back and textured a single cube, and exported it. This is a completely trivial model, one cube, with one ...
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What is the order of transformations when exporting to Collada?

When I export models to Collada format, some transformations (bone animations, mainly) use transformation matrices. In order to decompose these matrices in the target program that loads the Collada ...
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Exporting to Collada: Physics don't get exported

I added basic rigidbody characteristics to a default sphere in Blender and exported it to Collada but the physics information isn't exporting. How can I get the physics data to be exported along the ...
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Can't update / remove keyframe values from an imported Collada file

I'm trying to edit keyframes in an existing animation in a .dae file I have imported to Blender 2.68a, however none of the changes I make seem to stick. I select the bone in pose mode, change the ...
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Blender DAE Rejected by Google Earth

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 ...
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Is There a Way to let Blender Use More Memory? [closed]

First off, I'm not really experienced with Blender. Someone gave me a really large geometry designed with Blender (~135 Mbytes) which I need to export into the COLLADA format for my work on a thesis. ...
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How to make all polygons face outwards in an existing model?

I need to export some .blend files into COLLADA. Unfortunately, all polygons are designed double sided. In order to properly use culling within my 3D application, I need all polygons to face outwards. ...
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What's wrong with this Collada file? [closed]

I've generated this COLLADA file: http://ix.io/1kEL When importing to Blender, it says "Couldn't find a material by UID." 3 times, and I don't understand why. It doesn't show any other errors, but ...
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How to export a scene with Shape Keys Animation?

I have a scene with the cloth simulation, turned into shape key animation, using this method: http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?387461-Bake-Cloth-to-game-engine How to export the scene ...
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How do I get Blender to import a Collada file?

Collada is not among the import options, and not among the addons for import options. So is there a way to import a Collada file to Blender?
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How to prevent triangulation of models when importing models from sketchup to blender?

I want to import Sketchup models in blender. For that, I tried exporting models form sketchup in various formats using the built in exporter in Sketchup followed by import in blender. The model looked ...
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Exporting to Collada --> Loss of Transparency

I created an object with glass-like appearance upon rendering using raytracing in blender, but when I export to collada, the material's transparency doesn't seem to be transferred. Is there any way I ...
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Export to DAE with textures?

I'm having trouble in converting OBJ to DAE while retaining textures or at least the colours of the model. Note, this is a voxel model so I only need colours, not detailed textures. Anyway, I model ...
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Collada export breaks bones

I am trying to export a Model with a armature as .dae file to load it with Assimp into my game engine. The problem now is, Blender breaks the bones. This is how it looks when I am exporting. When ...
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Exported .dae models have a cube embedded in them

I've made a few models and when I import them into my game using assimp they all have what looks to be the starting cube in the model, usually poking out the side of the model. But when I open the ...
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Can Collada export vertex colors?

In order to demonstrate my problem, I created a simple scene with a cube and I used Vertex Paint to color one corner. When I export to COLLADA, I make sure that "Include Material Textures" is checked....
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Export rigid (non-skinned) animation from Blender for consumption by AssImp

I am trying to get simple animations to work, exporting from Blender and importing into my application. My first attempt was as follows: Open Blender at factory settings. Select the default cube and ...
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Animation smoothness and correctness when exporting

I have a very low-poly model with an armature, animated with 4 key-frames over a cycle that I want to repeat seamlessly and smoothly. In Blender itself, I get a mostly smooth rotation, but with a ...
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How to apply and export baked cycles textures.

so I have successfully baked a texture onto my object in cycles. Is this new image texture already applied as a texture? When exporting, for example, with collada, it's recommended to export from the ...
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Export simple model with texture to three.js [closed]

I am trying export Blender models to threejs.org as DAE model but have problem with models with texture. To make things simpler, here are the steps I perform (and fail) to add texture to simple "...
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Do not repeat the texture on Collada export?

I am trying to apply a UV mapped texture to an object and export it in the Collada format. The result is not what I designed in Blender. Here's the simplest procedure that shows what I did. Start ...
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Downloaded DAE that's inside out, unable to export properly

complete newbie to Blender here. I'm trying to get 3D models into a WorldWind application. I'm not doing anything fancy with them (yet), all I want for the moment is to get models showing up correctly ...
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High to low poly count

I am trying to display a model from Blender in SceneKit. Exporting with .DAE (COLLADA). However, the CPU goes up to 100%+. The model is 122MB so i tried to lower ...
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Exporting cloth simulation to Collada results in static cloth instead of a waving one

I hope this thread is not a duplicate since I have been exploring the subject for a few days and found no solution that works for me. I have to export an animation in .dae format to use in SceneKit/...
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Can blender import collada files with external references?

I am trying to import a .dae collada file that contains external references in the form of: ...
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How to export Collada files in blender

Hey i have created an underground tunnel in blender and i want to export it in collada format in blender for using it in my scenekit project but when i export collada file in blender it losses all ...
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Export from Blender to Photoshop with same camera angle

I want to export 3d model from Blender to Photoshop - with same angle and position of camera. I exported as collada and obj, but when I import them in Photoshop, camera is not in same position. How ...
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Texture transparency problem when exporting collada file

I seem to be having problems with my dae objects. I have some space farms and the transparency on the glass is just made using a texture. It looks fine when rendered in blender: But it's for an iOS ...
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Collada Export confusion

I make a simple animation in Blender and export to Collada format. Everything looks the way I would hope for. There is 1 <animation> for each bone consisting of input/output/interpolation arrays....
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Blender as a Python Module: Import COLLADA

I followed this post to install blender as a python module. I realize that this isn't officially supported, but I thought I'd ask for help anyways. I'm trying to import a COLLADA (.dae) file. In ...
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Using 3D Warehouse models in Blender (Sketchup - Collada - Import)

There is an incredible wealth of 3D models available on Google's 3D Warehouse. Unfortunately these models come in Sketchup format. I have read a lot of tutorials on this, and everybody seems to praise ...
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Export to COLLADA with textures using Cycles renderer [duplicate]

I'm trying to export a Blender model which is created using the Cycles renderer in Blender. The problem is that it does not successfully export as a .dae file. The ...
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Collada exporter generates too many UVs

I have a model with only 98 vertices. When I export it to Collada with Blender 2.64, it generates a Cube_001-mesh-map-0-array with 768 entries, that is, 384 UVs. I've checked the UV map, but it doesn'...
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Exporting a material with multiple diffuse textures in COLLADA format

I need a Blender export format that handles materials with multiple diffuse textures in it. Specifically, I want to export a mesh with a single material and two diffuse textures and a single stencil ...
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Is Blender crashing because this file is too big?

Context: Noob here. I need to import a .dae file into blender but it weighs 2.22Gb. Suffice it to say, blender crashes when trying to open the file. Activity Monitor app reads an increase in memory ...
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Textures not showing after Collada Export

I am using blender 2.76b. I am trying to export my model to dae file. My model has an Icosphere and Sphere with image textures applied to both. I have checked the Copy and Include Material Textures ...
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How do I add the ability to import Collada files to Blender 2.76?

As you can see from this screenshot, there's no option to import Collada files. There IS such an option in this question here. Was this removed at some point? Is it not available on the Linux version?
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Collada .dae File rendering

I am trying to convert .blend model to Collada .dae format but after exporting to Collada .dae format my blender renderd model changed. How can i got same Model in Collada .dae format as it was in ....
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Keyframed UV map not exporting in .dae?

I've made an oversized UV texture and keyframed the mesh face position on the UV map using AnimAll in order to change the image during an animation. Rendering the animation confirms the texture change ...
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Blender 2.79b model export to Collada

I am trying to export from Blender to Collada .dae and seems that textures are not exported Here it is a video with the steps https://drive.google.com/file/d/11ELOeZovAhHoxm92P1poLjDk5EUdXZ8l/view?...
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Blender collada import export, sketchup comparison [closed]

I have building models (with no textures) in Sketchup (15 and 17, free and Pro) that I close into solids and export to Collada. However they appear to sometimes break and sometimes wont reimport into ...
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Exporting shape keys animation to .dae

Is there a way to do it? When I chech "export shape keys" and reimport the file after the export there's no animation or keyframes but the shape keys are there.
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Collada Import in 2.76

Just got blender and was going to get started trying my hand on some .dae files, however after trying several times to import them, nothing seems to happen. I get nothing. Am I doing something wrong, ...
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Setting up materials for export to Collada

I'd like to create some game assets that need to be exported in the Collada file format. I want to be able to create diffuse, normal and specular maps on my models and then export them to a single ....
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COLLADA export doesn't preserve animation for all bones

I'm trying to rig and animate a character for use in an OpenGL-based program. I found a simple character model on TF3DM and rigged him by following the excellent character rigging tutorial from ...
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How to export materials to collada file correctly?

I am now using Blender 2.8 and create my own model, I add a new material and link an image texture node to its color channel. However, when I try to export it to a collada file, and reimport it, the ...