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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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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*.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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Something is wrong with io_export_md3.py

I try to export mesh to md3 format using script taken from here: http://www.katsbits.com/smforum/index.php?topic=326.0 The upper and middle part of the test model is exported without errors. The ...
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Coverting an appended object into a linked object?

"Is it possible to convert a previously appended object into a linked object. So as to retain the animation on the appended object after converting or replacing it with the linked proxy version?"
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How to easily convert and breakdown a text curve object into separated character objects?

How do i easily convert a text curve object into separated character objects? The characters should stay in place but the origin should be changed to a more convenient location, like a combination of ...
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morph target uv maps

Unreal Engine uses materials and UV maps for static mesh morph targets. Can I setup my model to facilitate this functionality? You can see the documentation page for Unreal Engine here. The ...
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Render Conversion (Cycles to Blender Render)

BIG EDIT: I have solved this. I just disabled the texture from Cycles and I am manually adding the correct ones. I have a Blender project I am working on for Christmas, and I had to rig many ...
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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...