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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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 to import an AutoCAD DWG file into Blender?

I've tried converting the DWG into a DXF and importing it into blender using the preset plugin, but it completely twists and ruins the 3D model, there should be buildings and stuff but instead I get ...
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.anim Files Must Be Used in BrawlCrate

I use Windows (64-bit) (v10.0.19041.985). I want to import the .anim files in BrawlCrate (alternative version of BrawlBox), but it requires Blender. All that I have are the Unity .anim files. I want ...
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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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Imported MMD Models are grey, missing textures and cannot be converted because of it's texture nodes

Hello and thank you for reading. I'm using the latest version of Blender with the latest release of MMD Tools and NetImmerse Gamebryo. When I import PMD/PMX models, they are entirely grey and missing ...
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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 Blender. I'...
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Script to convert obj files to .jt (Jupiter Tessellation)?

Is there an open-source script to convert obj files to .jt (Jupiter Tessellation) or better yet, a script that can read a .blend file and output all objects as .jt?
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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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convert grease pencil into animated mesh with visibility keyed for each frame

so far i can do this manually, but it gets pretty labor intensive if you have more than 20 frames. Right now this is how im approaching this: Convert each frame into a polygon curve, adding 0.01 to ...
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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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*.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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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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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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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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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 '...