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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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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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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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 ...