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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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Converting from Tree of Empty to Armature back to Tree of Empties

I'm writing an importer for an irregular model format. This is based on a 3dsmax script. The format stores the skeleton as a list of bones listing each bone's parents and two matrices, one called "...
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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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How can I convert the tree of created with Modular Tree Addon to single mesh? [duplicate]

I have a several tree I created in modular tree addon. I have to scatter this tree for a park scene. How can I do this use with the hair particle system.
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Python batch/script to convert x3d format to obj format

In a Blender context, do you have any idea on how to convert x3d format to obj format using python batch/script?
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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 ...
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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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Convert polygonal cube to solid primitive cube/box

I have a radiation analysis program (NOVICE by EMPC) that only accepts 3D models made up solely of solid primitives, such as cubes or "boxes". My strategy is to "voxelize" complex models using ...
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A quick way to convert 3D models into 2D

I'm trying to convert the 3D model of a humanoid mesh a 2D flat model,because I've thought : since I want to do the projection painting of an hand drawn image that's 2D,that you can see below : if I ...
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Attempting to convert a model with “bones” - how to find the coordinates of each rotation point?

I should explain that I've only just downloaded and installed blender maybe a week ago? There is a model I am going to use for a project and I have to convert it to a special format for the engine I'm ...
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How to apply axis conversion to quaternion keyframes

I'm trying to write an exporter for Blender, but i can't wrap my head around how to get the rotations straight. In the format I'm trying to export to, the initial orientation is always neutral ...
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Blender unit conversion without scaling relative to the scene?

I'm a fairly new employee and Blender user (long-time Maya user). I may have gotten myself into a bind and hoping you all can help me out... As a new employee, one of the first things I asked was ...
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Converting shape key vertex animation frames into armature poses, with bones assigned per vertex

Summary My current project requires the digital archival of vertex animation. I have exported the vertex animation frames in the Collada DAE format as shape keys, and imported that model into Blender....
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How can I import a set of OBJ files that represent animation frames for a mesh?

We need to convert a 4D (multi frame volumetric data) medical scan to an animated 3D mesh, for use in realtime 3D rendering. Some 3rd party medical software we use can extract polygonal meshes for ...
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How can I disable bpy.ops.convert objects sorting?

I would like to iterate through all objects in my scene and change their type to Mesh using script. It works, however after every iteration blender sorts all objects on the map (I've got over 130 000 ...
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Blender linear RGB to sRGB conversion

Does anybody knows what operation Blender does when it saves the image to .png file? I am interested in an exact formula, it might be also the source code. What I found in source till now is RGB->...
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Volumetrics data into mesh

Is there any way to convert volumetrics into mesh? I managed to recreate 3D structure from 177 serial images (confocal microscopy) using volumetrics, using guidelines found here I'm not satisfied ...
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Using Blender & Python for Batch Image Conversion, getting unexplained Runtime Errors

I need to import a bunch of models which use .dds textures, which are not supported by Cycles, but they are supported by Blender. I can open such a .dds in the image editor, and press F3(Save image as)...
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Convert OBJ files to FBX files pros and cons

I would like to know what happens when I decide to change my mesh in OBJ to FBX files. For example, I had make a retopo in topogun, which only supports OBJ and their respective files convention. When ...
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Convert Bsurface (without object) to mesh

I am trying to join 3 objects. They should be 3 meshes (which i created starting from bsurface). Somehow when i try to join them it says "Active object is not a selected mesh". Also the mesh icon does ...
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In VSE, how to change strip from movie to image (sequence) ?

I have edited a movie, however I decided to start using image sequences. I can easily change a movie to a different movie source, while preserving the edits. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find a ...
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Create a mesh from image with transparency (Redux)

I'm following @zeffii answer from Create a mesh from image with transparency but have the following error. "KeyError: 'bpy_prop_collection[key]: key "Ao8jf.png" not found'" The answer was posted in ...
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How to transfer an animation from a tree of empties onto an armature (space conversion)?

I'm writing an importer for a game format and everything is fully functional except for the animations, which are still not affecting the skeleton as intended. Note that the conversion from node to ...
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How do I convert blender render materials to cycles materials in 2.78c? [duplicate]

I have found the articles describing the python scripts to automatically convert, but the scripts seem to have been deleted, presumably because they have stopped working. For example, looking for ...
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Convert armatures to empties while retaining animation data

I have a fully animated model that uses armatures. However, in order for it to be exported (using a DTS exporter in specific for Blender 2.78), I need to use armatures instead of empties. Is there a ...
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Finding an object's location/scale with values set to zero?

Is there a way to find the exact location, rotation, and scale of an object that has these values set to zero, possibly through clear object transformations? I ...
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Get the inner shape of the object from a scan of mould

I have two scans of a hollow object which was cut into 2 halves. the object was a mold. Now i want get the inner shape from that mold in blender. Is it possible? Edit: That is a plaster cast (...
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fix HSV to RGB conversion

let's take the hsv color 0.4, 0.8, 1.0 everywhere I looked this converted to Hex 33FF85 - even in Blender when I convert it to RGB(using python colorsys, python ...
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Convert hair particles to mesh, while keeping them deformed by armature

I use a new workflow to map some fur on my characters using vertex weights, i wonder how i could convert the hair (or fur here) particles to mesh, while keeping them deformed by the armature i use ...
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How to convert images from logarithmic space to linear?

Some software have the ability to convert from/to Cineon logarithmic space to linear. It also appears that Blender had a node named log2lin in some point (in 2.4 maybe). Is there a way, addon or node ...
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Make a 2D sprite from an object's shape

This involves using GIMP to get the shape of objects from Blender. How do I get the shapes of my objects, as seen from the camera view, and make them a single colour, with an invisible background? Is ...
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How to convert a mesh model to a curve/surface?

So, I am modeling on a ship, and I wanted to know if there is a way, like I "think" I saw in Rhinoceros 3D. I basically want to convert my model from a mesh to a curve/surface/NURBS model or whatever ...
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Problem with particles, converted into mesh objects

I have an object with a particle system. The particle system emits another object as a hair. I use "Convert" button in modifers tab in order to turn the "particles" into simple mesh objects. But then ...
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How to convert linestrip into triangles

I have imported a SVG path: now I'd like to convert this path into triangles. For example below the path is converted into two triangles. How should I do? Thanks!
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Is it possible to export .MDL files?

I'm throwing this question out there if anyone is interested. I'm trying to build a simple rotorcraft model for a flight simulator. It has 10 engines and is a called a deca-rotor. I have a cheesy ...
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how to export correct file format from 3ds max to blender?

I tried to export a 3D model from .MAX file format in 3DSMax 2013 to obj file. when I imported the exported .obj file to blender 2.77 it dose not show/work correctly. problems: in converting ...
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Batch convert smd to fbx files

I have thousands of .smd files I need to convert to .fbx files. I have an add-on that lets me import .smd files, but going one by one will obviously take forever. I need the script to search the main ...
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How to import .anm, .anim or .dae_anim files into Blender?

Is there a way to import .anm, .anim or .dae_anim files into Blender and/or convert them to armature actions? I've imported the .dae (collada) rigged model, but it contains only a single armature ...
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How can I convert a file with the command line?

I want to convert a file from VRML to FBX without rendering the model using blender. Is this possible via command line? edit: I'm working on windows and tried the following: I added the blender ...
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Convert animated bones into empties

I just created a model (using for a game) that uses several unconnected bones within the same armature to animate the model. It wasn't until I spent several hours modeling, that I realized the ...
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How do I fix this Traceback error for Massive Material Nodes?

I'm trying to convert my material from Blender Render so it can be used in Cycles Render, but I get this error when trying to use the addon for this. Can this be fixed or is there a different addon I ...
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How do I convert a mesh and curve into just a mesh?

I have a cylinder that I made into a fish for a fountain ornament. I made it out of a cylinder and a parent curve. I want to make that into just a mesh now so I can import it into Unity. Currently ...
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How can I reduce the vertices on this converted file?

I have a file 500 MB in size with 4 million vertices that was converted to a .blend from a .ply. A large majority of the vertices really aren't necessary, as they are on the same plane. The file comes ...
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Bad quality mesh, Narrow tris as result of Ctrl+t (exporting stl file)

I am trying to make a relatively simple 3D-model. resulted quad mesh is very good (fig). however, when I convert the quads to tris I would get this very narrow triangles which I do not want. the only ...
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Converting light emitting objects from Cycles Render to Blender Render

After struggling a tiny bit with render durations on some low-lit Cycles scenes, I am trying to convert a Cycles render scene to a Blender internal scene and hopefully, get faster rendering times. ...