Questions tagged [conversion]

Questions about converting different types of data to other types of data. Anything from file types to objects and values.

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Is it easier to convert Maya, Max or C4D files into Blender?

I'm purchasing a set of rigged hands from Turbosquid and don't know which original format will be easiest for conversion into .blend Any thoughts?
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Animation nodes texture value to vector

I would like to scale multiple instanced objects based on a BW texture so i can get random scale on objects. Can i do it with textures or is there any other way?
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Can I use a Max model with V-ray materials in Blender without too much trouble?

and sorry for the ultra noobie question but just learning to use Blender (or better said...a computer 😅) and I'm about to spend a rather steep amount of $ on a Max V-ray model from TurboSquid for my ...
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Can you easily export a .blend to a previous version of Blender? [duplicate]

I have 2 versions of Blender, 2.79 and 2.9. I edited a .blend file that was made in 2.79 today in 2.9, then saved. Now, I cannot open it in 2.79 anymore (it just crashes Blender). However, there are ...
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Converting bones transformation matrix from OpenGL to Blender

So, I'm trying to convert some transformation matrices from OpenGL to Blender but bone poses are wrong. I assume it's transformation matrix, I'm no expert in OpenGl but it's used in this function: <...
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How to Convert animated curve keyframes to Mesh or Grease Pencil

I have made a 3 second Text Converted to curves keyframe animation and now after 3 seconds I want convert the converted text curve to mesh or grease pencil preserving the curve keyframes The moment I ...
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About automatic blender Multiple 3D avatar changer mechanism

I like to know about replacing one human 3D avatar in one video animation by new avatar during different scenes as the new avatar movement and position be synced by the old avatar. this mechanism ...
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Is it possible to transform transparent noise material into geometry?

Do any of you know if it's possible to create geometry from an opaque part of a noise material like in the image? Thank you! :)
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2.8x - Recovering removed properties from 2.7x .blend files

I'm converting an add-on from Blender 2.79 to 2.8x (currently using 2.83.4), and unfortunately it relied on some properties tied to the Blender Internal render engine which were removed in 2.8. I've ...
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Using a .step file or other CAD files in blender

A while ago I tried to find out how to convert a .STEP file to a format that I could use in Blender and I noticed some people didn't think it was possible and some others gave links to blender addons ...
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How do I convert 2.8x scenes to 2.7x ones?

I am a researcher that has been coding on Python + Blender 2.78. I downloaded several 2.8x scenes from the web and want to render them with my scripts. I'm getting this error: ...
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Problem with imported SVG - cannot convert curves to mesh properly

I imported an SVG caption from CorelDRAW and all letters are fine and get converted nicely to mesh, except the first one - "S". When I convert it to mesh it disappears. Also, it's the only ...
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Export Material View OBJ for Reality Converter

Is there a way in Blender to directly export exactly what is displayed in the Materials View as a .obj file? I'm trying to load the file into Apple's Reality Converter with the material attached ...
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Convert Sphere UV Coordinates to Object Coordinates

I am trying to procedurally flatten out roughly one half of a sphere by using displacement. This would be easy to do by using Object or Texture Coordinates, but since I need these to be preserved for ...
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Opening a file from Version 2.83 in Version 2.49

I am attempting to make a mod for the game Fallout New Vegas... To do that, I need to make a model in Blender, then export it as a .NIF file, but this only seems to work in version 2.49, but I have no ...
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How to convert a multicolor 2D image to 3D 3MF file?

How do I convert a multicolor 2D image to a multilayer 3D file? I am trying to use my Prusa Mk3 to print historic heraldic crests with embedded magnets. To do this I need to assign a layer height ...
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*.JT CAD format direct import

Has anyone stumbled across a decent way of importing .jt CAD files into Blender? Direct import would be nice. Currently I am using CAD Exchanger (paid license) but if someone is using an different ...
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Converting metaball object to mesh in python returns empty mesh

In my script I'm trying to: Create a metaball object (works) Add metaball elements to it (works) Convert it to a mesh (returns empty mesh) Store the data in a bmesh (works, but is of course still ...
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How can I insert values at the start of an array of vectors in Blender 2.8 using Python

How can I insert a value in a array of vectors using Python 3.x? The full code is below. It is using Blender 2.82a: ...
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MAX to blender conversion trouble

I have a model of an oldtimer car that we're renovating. I'd like to try what colors we could use on the car and would like to do it in blender, but the model is in ...
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Converting a vector array to an array of quaternions to do calculations on in python

Converting a vector array to an array of quaternions to do calculations on in python. (Thanks to user batFINGER for getting me this far) I know I can convert a vector to quaternion with the example ...
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Looking for a conversion rig or a swimmer rig

For a personal project I looking for a male and female swimmer fully rig. I found some but for another software. 2 questions. - is there someone who has these kind of caractor already done? - is ...
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How to convert animation from Mixamo to Blender to MikuMikuDance

I am trying to convert animation from Mixamo to MikuMikuDance (MMD). First, I converted the Mixamo's rigs to Blender fbx using this Mixamo converter Then I stuck here. Is there any tool to convert? ...
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Converting mesh(not sure is it mesh) into object

I want to convert that highlighted green triangle "Torus.001" , which represents icing in my case, into object so I can hide it and work with Donut.002. First of all, is this icon representing a mesh ...
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How transform the emitted particles of a animation into a mesh? [duplicate]

I'm trying to save an specific frame of an animation of emitted particles: But I can't save all those balls as an object. It only saves the emitter. I is there a way to transform all these particles ...
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Batch Convert Between fbx and dae

I tried this code (originally found in this forum, with other files extension). I want to use it between fbx and dae). Nothing seems to happen. My questions are: is the code correct? what needs to be ...
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Using object.convert function after creating object

I'm creating an object from code obj = bpy.data.objects.new("ObjectName", SomeMeshData) bpy.context.scene.collection.objects.link(obj) Now, i want to convert ...
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SFM to Blender Conversion

I was wondering how to convert the files for sfm models, such as .vtx, .phy, .mdl, and .vvd into a Blender 2.8 compatible format.
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Unable to make Addon Convert from Mesh to Curve

I am developing a game and wish to create borders for my different faces. I have created the current code which has been able to paste, but it does not seem to want to complete the convert function. ...
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Jet fighter imported from Maya

I have modelled this F-104 in Maya and now I am learning Blender instead. I am interested to hear what I can expect of functions to still work after conversion. Originally the model is based heavily ...
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Convert particle system to animated meshes Blender 2.8

We know the code below works in 2.79. But trying it in 2.8x it will not take effect and no error will be displayed. Anyone knows how what could be missing there? ...
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Converting geometry into Bones

Bones to mesh ISN'T what I'm hoping for. I thought this would be easy but I have Objects that follow simple rigid body physics and the lame fish shape. Can't I deform the fish using those box shapes ...
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Changing rotation_mode from `YXZ` to `XYZ` without changing orientation?

I am writing an importer in Blender that appends a object and then moves and rotates that object by some stored values I have created in Unity and saved to a Json file. I found that in order to ...
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Blender Internals to EEVEE?

I have this model of starship enterprise all textured and set up. I wish to move over to EEVEE but heard that there is 0 compatibility between internal and eevee. Is that true? How can the model be ...
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How Can You Turn a Low Poly Game Model Into a High Poly Model for a Cinematic?

I have extracted a couple models from Overwatch, and they are very low poly. My goal is to make the models look cinematic worthy I read in this as to how Blizzard made them look good for cinematics. ...
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How do I convert a MTL file to a OBJ file? [duplicate]

I was trying to make a snowman from scratch and when I tried to import the file into blender it showed the xyz axis thing but no object, so I checked the format and it was a .MTL file. I've been ...
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Can You Convert Hair Made From a Mesh Into a Particle System

I have been scouring the internet for an answer to this, but I can't seem to find one. I extracted a couple characters from Overwatch, these being: Mcree, Soldier: 76, Torbjörn, and Junkrat. In the ...
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Converting parent animation to keyframes

I currently have an empty object as the child of an animated object which gives it motion of its own. I was wondering if there was a way to remove the parent object while keeping the motion on the ...
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Convert .3ds to .fbx without losing scale

I'm trying to convert a bunch of .3ds files from a game to .fbx, so that I can import then into Unreal Engine. After the import into Unreal Engine all .fbx files have different sizes though. ...
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UNLINK does not work to convert particles into new/original meshes

I am converting a particle system (based on a collection of meshes) into new meshes. The 'new' meshes stay connected (as I can see in EDIT mode) to the original one. Setting every single mesh to an '...
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Converting Particles to Mesh not working (Blender 2.8)

I added some grass particles on a plane and want to turn it into a mesh. When I press the convert button in the Add Modifier menu, nothing happens. Does anyone have an idea how to fix this? I am ...
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Convert a circle face to a square?

I don't know how to make that transition from a circle to a square. Any ideea ?
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How do i convert .MAX into an .OBJ file?

I cannot afford 3ds Max, and refuse to waste my time trial sniping. Is there any program out there that can convert .max to .OBJ-.FBX, i ask because Yobi3D is gone, and the creator wont give people ...
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How do I fix bpy.ops.object.mode_set.poll() failed, context is incorrect?

I am trying to convert a metaball object to a mesh, but I cant pass this stage. I am basically stuck. I checked out all the bpy.context and context override and bpy.ops posts and documents and i ...
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Alt-C not working in Blender 2.8

I want to convert my text object to mesh. In 2.79 it was Alt-C, are the keys changed for 2.80? I browsed it externally and I got some thing like this image as answer.. but any shortcut-keys will be ...
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How can I make this airfoil/wing with the help of a Bezier curve without having to turn it into a mesh in Blender 2.79b?

Is there a way I can turn this airfoil here, into a wing? I made the wing by converting the curve into a mesh, and then extruding it, but of course I lost the very useful handes of the curve. How ...
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Blender 2.8 December 24 Grease Pencil convert to geometry is gray out and it's not working

Hi everyone I don't know if it's a bug or not but I'm using latest version of Blender 2.8 December 24 blender-2.80.0-git.4c5e76025d83-windows64 and I can't convert my strokes to geometry at all they ...
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How to convert physics animation to a curve/path?

Ok. I have a ball at the very top and a long curved tube leading down and I want to turn the ball's physics animation into a follow path animation. In order to do that I need to somehow make a path ...
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How to make a simple Format Conversion Script?

I am a newbie in Blender and have only basic knowledge of Python scripting. But I thought I could make this script on my own - but failed. My basic idea is to import the file with ...
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Converting particles (Render Type: Group) to objects is not working as expected

I have a Particle System with hundreds of particles. Their Render Type is set to Group. I want to convert such particles to separate objects. I tried "Make Duplicated Real" and clicking "Convert" in ...