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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 can I decompose a matrix for use in DirectX?

I'm writing a custom exporter from Blender that will work with DirectX. I am using as a guideline the DirectX exporter found in Blender 2.76. The Blender export script for DirectX uses the following ...
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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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3x4 camera matrix from blender camera

In computer vision, the transformation from 3D world coordinates to pixel coordinates is often represented by a 3x4 (3 rows by 4 cols) matrix P as detailed below. Given a camera in Blender, I need ...
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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 batch convert between file formats?

I have about thousands of files I need to convert into from one format to another. Both formats are handled by existing add-ons.. I assume the script process would go something like this: Select ...
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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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Turning a 2D dwg into a basic 3D render

I currently have a task to turn several 2D dwg files into basic 3D renders (building layouts); I've purchased a plugin to import 2D DWG files into Blender but am at a loss as to how to easily turn ...
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Converting a mesh to voxels

Is it possible to convert a mesh into a voxel image? This operation would make white voxels inside the mesh, and black voxels outside the mesh, and would either: write a standard 3D image file ...
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Create a mesh from image with transparency

Is there a way to create a flat mesh from an image that has transparency, so that the mesh matches shape and does not include the transparency in the geometry? I have tried converting my image in an ....
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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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How can I convert paths into one plane

I'm trying to make a 3D version out of a logo, just for a bit of fun. I have an SVG of the logo which I've imported into blender and what I want is one surface where each closed path cuts into that ...
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What's the easiest format to use to create a mesh object?

I think that I have to create a beveled mesh 3D shape out of a stock image. (I am using 2.69 on Linux.) Say, it's a dollar sign. I was told to use an SVG curve image and convert it to mesh, and ...
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Fibermesh to Hair Sheets

Is there a tool that would convert fibermesh hair to game-ready usable hair sheets as shown here: http://udn.epicgames.com/Three/CreatingHairUsingAlpha.html Currently I have this: Or should I ...
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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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What is blender's camera projection matrix model?

I have question what is blender's camera projection model. I want to use blender to my computer vision experiment which need to compare real photo and CG. For real photo, I used camera matrix K for ...
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How to change the frame rate of video

I have some footage with a weird frame rate of 57.19 fps. Is it possible to convert the footage to a frame rate of 24 fps? I know Adobe Premiere has that feature but does Blender?
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How to convert image textures to different formats?

I used Blender to export a 3D model in X3D format. However, textures are automatically exported in TGA format. In order to print multicolor models in Shapeways (https://www.shapeways.com), the ...
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How do I import a Second -Life Avitar (XML file) into Blender?

I have recently downloaded Blender 2.71 as I thought maybe it would have the import/export option for xml that 2.70 did not. I have only been using blender for two months. I have not used any other ...
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3D printer file type support

For Blender 2.70, I'm trying to figure out: Which 3D printer file formats Blender natively supports Which 3D printer file formats Blender can support with the use of plugins/extensions/etc. Which 3D ...
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Convert from Blender rotations to Right Handed Y-Up rotations (Maya, Houdini, …)

Question: My question is, how can I convert a Blender Z-Up RH rotation to Y-Up RH (Maya, Houdini, etc.) rotation? (I believe Blender uses a Right-Handed Z-Up orientation... correct me if wrong) ...
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Convert imported SVG shape to Bézier/NURBS surface

I have a closed Bézier curve created in Illustrator which I've imported into Blender via SVG. I don't want to extrude it, but rather make it a filled surface (at the moment it's just a path) which I ...
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How do I convert a triangle mesh to a quads one?

I'm throwing a 3D triangulated mesh into an acoustic simulator. The simulator instructions say that ideally it wants quads. If it receives triangles, it will consider them as a degenerate quad (i.e. ...
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How to convert a text object directly to an ngon?

Is there a way to convert a text object directly into an Ngon? Very often when using text it's necessary to convert it to a mesh for further manipulation. However, the resulting mesh is full of ...
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How can a path animation be used as an action in the game engine?

I animated a rollercoaster using a Bezier Curve and a Follow Path Constraint affecting the vehicle. Then I tried to use the automatically created action in the game engine but the Action Actuator has ...
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How can curves be converted to meshes?

Is is possible to remove the curves and only have the mesh of a tree that was created with the saplings add-on? I'd like to apply a decimate modifier to have a few low-poly trees, but this doesn't ...
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Convert Cycles Hair Particle System to Mesh Object

I'm hoping this community can help me solve a issue. I have created a cycles hair particle system to render grass. This is successful in rendering and works great. However I want to convert this ...
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Convert large particle system(s) to one object efficiently

I place leaves on my trees with emitter particle systems. Then, to make a forest, I place those trees with another emitter (or hair) particle system. Problem is particles of particles don't work, I ...
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Is there a bpy function to convert from blender units to Imperial?

Is there a bpy function to convert from blender units to Imperial? something like: >>> blender_to_imperial(2.0) ... 6.562' This functionality is ...
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Is there a working extension to import Kinect skeleton data as animation into Blender?

I already tried Bloop which would end in rewrite lots of C++ and Phyton code. The issues with bloop are described here im-so-annoyed-im-resurrecting-this-blog. For other things like RGBDemo the ...
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How can I convert an SVG to a mesh?

In Blender, extruding and beveling of SVG imported objects, works very well when they are still bezier objects, but the conversion of a SVG path to a mesh is very ugly, with a lot of unnecessary ...

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