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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why does one side of the curve get this weird inflated look but not the other side?

I have made a wire-mesh usng verts, then converted it into a curve. I then tried applying some depth to it using the bevel option on the curve. On the curve however, one side of it has gotten this ...
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Converting .obj to .dae using subprocess or concurrent.futures?

I have tried quite a few ways to convert a few thousand .obj to .dae using various methods. Concurrent futures I assume does not work because bpy is not thread safe....
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Convert Compositing Node Group, to Shader Node Group

I have a paid for Compositing Group Node that has identical Shader Node equivalents. I was hoping for a way to import it as Shader Group Node. The node group has many connections between nodes. It ...
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How to convert Grease Pencil to Curves each frame?

I have based my script on this answer : How can I convert a Grease Pencil object to curve or mesh without operators? And the script works well when only converting the gpencil object to curves. But ...
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Importing a CATIA 3D Model file (*.model) into Blender

I'm hitting a brick wall trying to import a *.model file into Blender. The kind of model I tried to import is a file with the .model file extension. It's a kind of CAD model, CATIA 3D according to the ...
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Blender import obj, re-scale, and export fbx

Im making script for converting obj to fbx. In folder I have few obj files. What I need to achive. Ideally will be if blender will pick one obj file convert and export to fbx. Move fbx to another ...
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IFC to OBJ conversion

Afternoon Brand new to this, so apologies if I'm missing something obvious. I'm just trying to use Blender to convert an IFC to an OBJ, without changing any properties. I'm importing the IFC with ...
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Blender quits when running in background

I am trying to run Blender 3d in the background, as the memory is insufficient to run the GUI (it crashes the machine). I am gathering that the memory is simply insufficient for blender - is this true?...
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Missing point cloud from object - convert menu

I miss the option Convert > Pointcloud in the object dropdown menu in the layout of Blender 3.3. Do I need to enable something in the settings or is this feature no longer available in the released ...
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Triangulated mesh to Nurbs surface conversion

I am looking for a feature/workflow/add-on for blender to convert triangulated meshes into a nurbs surfaces. While looking on the internet for a solution I found this software that looks like it does ...
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Texture import from different formats

I had issues importing files to blender with the materials linked to different surfaces. I tried different file formats to have the different material textures retained, with very little success. Any ...
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how to make animation like in the video in blender [duplicate]

please help to make https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJQ6czHRiss this animation
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Is it possible to do integer math with nodes without casting to float?

Question is as the title says. Specifically, I was wondering if there is an integer variant for the Modulo Math node (and by extension all math nodes, I imagine integer division would be useful, for ...
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Preserving 3Ds Max Smoothing Groups - Importing a model from 3Ds Max to Blender

I'm trying to work out how feasible it will be to move a model created in 3Ds Max to Blender to test/compare some plugins only available in Blender. Unfortunately, this model uses a lot of smoothing ...
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Can I use/convert absolute normal maps in Blender?

I have a model I got from... a place (I'm not able to show the actual model). It came with normal maps, but it's an absolute normal map rather than the more typical relative normal map. IOW, rather ...
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I need to get a maya file from Turbosquid to blender

I’ve tried finding online converters from .ma to .blend but none of them worked. The only thing that I’ve found that might work is an addon for blender that’s $28, but I don’t want to spend any money.
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How to make Group Input node use angle with Degrees?

In the Shader Editor I have created A Node Group and within this group I want to get an angle from the group input and do something with it. If I simply create a new node input I am only allowed to ...
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Is it possible to use .trc, .trb or .cap files in blender?

I've recently recovered some mocap data files, but I do not have access to MoBu currently and was hoping to use Blender to display my data and attach to a rig to add to my portfolio. Unfortunately, I ...
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I need help with combining Voronoi texture and Noise Texture

I have this colored noise map I think I need to combine this Noise map and Voronoi Texture to get something like this How can I do this?
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CAD file really slows down Blender file

I've started a new file and imported a relatively simple CAD file (DXF, 32Mb). After converting all to meshes and separating into individual elements, it's now got to the point where the file is ...
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How does the spline-to-mesh conversion algortithm work?

I'm puzzled by the process that Blender uses to convert splines (from an imported SVG) to meshes. This is the original SVG: and as (Inkscape's) SVG ...
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Is there a way to convert edge strands into hair particle or curves?

I have purchased a hair asset that I wanted to modify for my purpose, but it came in a format where single hair strands are individual edges (without any faces). The object type still shows up as &...
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From Control-Rig to Standard Bones

To solve the problem described in the article "Fixing Descending Stairs Walk from Mixamo", I used the Mixamo Control-Rig addon. Everything is well fixed. In the next step, I am trying to ...
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zipimport.ZipImportError: can't decompress data; zlib not available when running script in Blender 2.43

when I try to execute an export script using Blender -P C:\Code\Code\Testing4Flt\Testing4.py in the cmd on Blender 2.43(Python 2.4), I get an error: ...
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convert OBJ file to GLTF with only CLI [duplicate]

is there a simple TERMINAL ONLY way to convert an .obj file .gltf file using blender, with blender GUI i can do it like, file > import > .obj > [~/path/to/input.obj] > import .obj then:...
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Automatize conversion of .FBX to .OBJ/.MTL using Blender [duplicate]

I have a large number of files in .FBX format that I would like to convert to the Wavefront .OBJ/.MTL format. I can easily do this in Blender by Importing/Exporting but I need to be able to do this ...
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Blender 2.7 models lose their textures in Blender 3.0 [duplicate]

I recently downloaded this model to make animations in Blender 3.0 https://www.deviantart.com/jorjimodels/art/Funtime-Freddy-Release-732345375 However upon loading it into Blender 3.0, all of the ...
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Converting Instances of Particles leads to Low Poly Mesh

I am using Grasswald and have created multiple Particle Systems for an object. I want to animate the object, so I need to convert the particles to a mesh first. The PC already gets a bit laggy with ...
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Converting poly curve to bezier curve drops tilt?

When i'm converting a poly type curve to a bezier type curve, the tilt of the vertices is dropped: Am i doing something wrong?
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conversion to blender

To give background: Back in 2007 I started working on a model of the Great Crystal area of Final Fantasy XII using a modeling program named MilkShape3D. I wanted to be able to allow people to view the ...
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Reverse engineering Bezier Curve

I am writing a script that involves creating bezier curves from poly curves. Is there any way to return the simplest bezier curve that can be made from a series of points? Basically I want to convert ...
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Converting Bezier to NURBS Curve

I was trying to convert a Bezier curve to a NURBS curve by clicking Curve->Set Spline Type->NURBS. But after the conversion to NURBS, the curve disappears. Is there any way to preserve the ...
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How can I convert a Grease Pencil object to curve or mesh without operators?

Geometry-holding objects have handy methods to get their data as an evaluated mesh : to_mesh method to get a mesh object to_curve method to get a curve object However these can't be used on Grease ...
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Do I have to fix anything to move a model made in 2.7 to 2.8/2.9?

If I wanted to use a model made in Blender 2.7, would I have to fix anything to make it compatible with 2.8 or 2.9? (For example, Blender 2.8 removed the layers system, so would that have to be fixed?)...
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Blender 3.0 alpha: Geometry Nodes deprecated node alternatives [closed]

I am working through geometry node tutorials and am finding nodes in version 3.0a that have already been deprecated within 2 weeks of a tutorial being uploaded along with, of course, the other 'legacy'...
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Align normals to shape surface

I have several shapes like this as a curves. Sometimes with a whole in it: As a next step I convert them to meshes. When i do this all my normals are looking in the upwards direction. But I want them ...
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how to lay cables onto a mesh and cut the cables in a specific way

i am making a model, my goal with the model was to replace his inner body into a span of cables like you would see in si-fi movies, or maybe games like fnaf so that the inner body even though replaced,...
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How would one take an object space normal map, and export a tangent space one?

I have a model that comes with object space normal maps, and I need to get them exported as tangent normal maps in PNG format. I've tried Handplane, but it causes ugly seams in the map. So, I'm kind ...
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Different euler rotation from same Matrice between Blender and Maya

My problem is the following: I start from the same matrix between Blender and Maya and I want to get the euler rotation in degrees of this matrix. The problem is that I don’t get the same results at ...
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Convert quaternion from Blender to Unity

I want to convert an euler or quaternion rotation from Blender to an euler or quaternion rotation on Unity. The goal is not to export an object from Blender to Unity, but only to convert the rotation ...
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How to extrude the Grease Pencil draw like in sketchup?

I drew some curves with the Grease Pencil, and I want to transform it into a 3d wall. I tried researching a lot of how to do it, but i was really not able to found nothing. In the object mode, with ...
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I made a pile of balls using particle system and physics and now i want to replicate and transform this pile as an object not a simulation

I tried going to modifiers tab and click convert on the particle system modifier, but that tries to convert the whole simulation and crashes my pc , I only want to convert one frame of the simulation ...
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Any way to convert STL to .max? [duplicate]

I can draw what I need on SketchUp (Maker free version of 2017). It can export on STL, which is fine for 3D printer, but now I need to feed my object into a ...
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How to convert vertex colors to materials

Title says it all How do I convert vertex colors into materials? I need this because .OBJ doesn't export the vertex colors with it it doesn't need to be 100% accurate, if there were dark red and ...
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Convert from Bezier surfaces RIB file into something Blender can import?

Can anybody recommend a free converter that’ll turn a Bezier surfaces RIB file into a mesh format that Blender can import? I have a RIB file of Ed Catmull's "Gumbo" that I’d like to use in ...
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What is the best way to convert VRay Reflection Maps to Roughness?

VRay uses a slightly different material workflow that makes use of reflection maps. I know that you can convert a gloss map to roughness by simply inverting it. However I've read that reflection maps ...
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Where is the options menu for Convert mesh to Grease Pencil? [duplicate]

I dont understand how to find the options menu for Convert to Grease Pencil. https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/scene_layout/object/editing/convert.html?highlight=convert%20grease Object ‣ ...
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"Bad number of vertex" when converting a model made in Blender

I would like to preface this by saying that I only use Blender for one specific activity: I make football football player face models for a football video game (something tells me you may have a had a ...
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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 ...