Questions tagged [export]

Questions involving export-compatibility with other graphics software. Exporting involves converting Blender-native file into an external file type, for the purpose of editing or viewing that file in another program.

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Does a model exporter embedding materials as GLSL scripts exist?

as described in Blender Shader in OpenGL/GLSL, it is possible to export the (unoptimized) GLSL code generated by Blender for a given material. Since the viewport can use such GLSL for real-time ...
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help with exporting game as .exe

I've been working on a game with levels. I know how to use scenes and transferring to scenes for the levels but it's getting laggy and slow. I know I can just do 'Start Game From File'. That will ...
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Unable to export per vertex data to wavefront

I am trying to reconstruct a cube with normals that look like in the very first animation in the "Introducing normals" part of this article. If I start out with the default cube, smooth the faces and ...
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Export 3D model from Blender to .U3D for use in PDF file

.pdf files supports Displaying 3D models, you can view the model from any angle by mouse movements - sort of like looking through the viewport, only the object is fully rendered, "real", etc. This ...
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Converting an obj sequence to a .bobj fluid sim cache?

I'm wondering if there is any way to accomplish turning an obj sequence exported from realflow into a .bobj fluid cache that I could then trick blender into loading as a native fluid sim cache. So far ...
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Undefined normal vector by converting .blend file

I hope my first post here isn't that much off-topic. Well, I had some times ago an project with Ogre3d. My designer used Blender. When ever he made a model for me, it looked in the Blender window fine,...
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Exporting to Collada --> Loss of Transparency

I created an object with glass-like appearance upon rendering using raytracing in blender, but when I export to collada, the material's transparency doesn't seem to be transferred. Is there any way I ...
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How to convert .obj to .stl in blender via python script

I want to convert .obj to .stl in blender via python script.Here is my code. ...
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Animation smoothness and correctness when exporting

I have a very low-poly model with an armature, animated with 4 key-frames over a cycle that I want to repeat seamlessly and smoothly. In Blender itself, I get a mostly smooth rotation, but with a ...
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Avoid converting to tris when preparing file to 3D print

I created a low poly alien in blender and wanted to print it exactly the way I created it. It's modeled in quads which are converted to tris when exporting the stl. I know stl works with tris but it ...
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How to export ply file with RGB color

I want to export ply file of an object in a format like below. ...
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bpy.ops.export_scene.fbx not working immediately after importing?

I have built the following script to import an OBJ file and then convert and export it as an FBX file: ...
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map_Kd missing from MTL file

I am trying to add colours to a cube and export them as an OBJ file for use with a 3d printing program. When I do so, the MTL file is created, but the map_Kd file is not noted in the MTL and ...
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I can't export my BGE game as .app

I have created a game in BGE and I am trying to export it as an .app. I went into Add-Ons and activated Save Game As Game Engine Runtime. When I go to File > Export > Save As Game Engine Runtime, it ...
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FBX Export parented objects are missing

I have a Problem with the 7.4 binary FBX Export from blender that when I Import my FBX File in Unity or Substance that some objects what are parented are missing. When I unparent them and Export ...
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“Bake” curve modifier to use mesh & animation in Unreal Engine

Edit adressing duplicate..below the "Old" question I'm currently trying to create text animations in Blender which I later want to use in the Unreal Engine. As the text should not just follow a ...
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Invalid number of vertices on an edge - Error while exporting

I'm using the DFF Importer/Exporter. Using that I imported a player model from GTA and edited it (changed UV map, deleted some vertices, added some vertices). Now I can't export it. I just get this ...
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Is it possible to bake multiple emission materials to one single texture?

I am currently trying to export a Material ID texture to use with Quixel, however I have been unable to bake the material colors to one single texture as all the colors are a different material on the ...
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Open export file window using my operator

I want to know how I can call and open the bvh export menu from my python operator (button)? I've looked into it and I found that the ...
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How to Export a rendered image to RAW single channel

I am trying to create a height map that I can import in Supreme Commander Editor. Other software like softdesk and photoshop seem to manage this but I can't figure out how to do it with Blender. ...
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Wrong Size and Position After Importing in Cities Skylines

I used Blender in Mac OS to create a model for Cities Skylines game. The final model is like that. But when I import the model in Cities Skylines, the preview is like that. Any help? Thanks,
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How to export to FBX without baking animations?

I'm using Blender to make animations that I can use in a Monogame/XNA project. I'm trying to export only the keyframes I set, so I can make custom interpolations in Monogame. However, the FBX exporter ...
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Best lossless video output format for later conversions for web

I'm creating an animation (with sound) in blender that's gonna be an HTML5 video. As browsers are quite picky, I'll probably need to embed the video into the web page in multiple different formats for ...
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Export smooth SVG using Freestyle

I'm using Freestyle in Blender to export a drawing to an SVG file. The file can be found here: http://www.speedyshare.com/dxsfw/box.blend When rendered as a png it looks like this I was interested ...
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How to export blender material files to Unity

I made this car with blender and I used some materials in my design. I exported car and materials. When I use in unity I can't see the materials. I try a lot of way but I didn't fix this problem. ( I ...
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How can I export an FBX with Textures

I cannot seem to get my model to export as an FBX with the textures intact. Is there a tutorial that shows how to do this? Thanks!
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How to apply and export baked cycles textures.

so I have successfully baked a texture onto my object in cycles. Is this new image texture already applied as a texture? When exporting, for example, with collada, it's recommended to export from the ...
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Export tangent space FBX

I'm trying to get the tangent space information in my exported files, but it never seems to appear. I have a simple model with a UV mapping and export to FBX. The resulting file has no mention of ...
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How can I export Exact material name with FBX?

I exported from blender to a fbx file and I use a converter that convert to a custom format for game engine, but fbx export name of material with image name like this ...
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Export Paper Model addon installation problems in 2.8 Beta

I have tried to manually install the Export Paper Model addon to my copy of Blender 2.8 Beta, and it won't appear in the Add Ons section of my Preferences menu. Has anybody had a similar problem? ...
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Redefine numbering of frames in export animation

I have a single Blender Scene that consists of lots of scenes (in the movie/theatrical sense), so scene 1 consists of frames 1-1000, scene 2: 1001-3000, etc. But I'd like to redefine the numbering ...
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Grease pencil vector export

Is there a way to export the new and wonderful grease pencil in any vector format. This would be so nice for logos and graphical stuff!!!!
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Import STEP file to Blender

I'm trying to import a STEP file to Blender, but it doesn't work! This is how I do: I open the STEP file in Freecad and I select everthing, then I export it as a .stl file, but when I import the file ...
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Texture rendering looks different from preview

I created a 3d duck with png alpha feathers. I merged feathers to the body of the duck. Cycles rendered preview is cool but when I export the feathers take the unalpha texture of the body (not of the ...
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Is it possible to slice a 3d object into many 2d images?

I made a script that turns images into Minecraft .schematic files so they can be imported as pixel art. A simple modification would allow it to use several files stacked up to make a 3D object. The ...
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possible to export FBX with texture paths?

I switch between Modo and Blender in my pipeline and exporting from Modo FBX to Blender is no problem. Exporting from Blender as FBX and importing back into Modo however loses all the texture ...
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Exporting to .ac file using io_scene_ac3d folder files

I'm trying to modify a Blender file object (aircraft instrument) then export to an .ac file for use in Flightgear. Error script follows below. I've enabled the ac3d folder contents in separate ...
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Blender and Unreal Engine 4

What is the current progress on making Blender and the Unreal Engine 4 more compatible? Importing static meshes from Blender works satisfactory in most cases but rigs and animations are difficult due ...
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Exporting bendy bones/shape key animations?

How can I export these animations into another program? I don't need the rig itself in these other programs, I just need the mesh's animations to be exported, if that makes sense. Is this possible, ...
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Issues exporting large amounts of animations to Unity

I'm having a few issues I have been trying to work around for a few months now when I'm trying to export a large group of animation Actions or NLA animations. When I try exporting all my actions into ...
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How to export .anm files?

I've been trying to mod a game that uses .anm files for animations, and I can't seem to find any way to export .anm files in blender or convert COLLADA files to .anm Does anyone know how to do this? ...
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How to transfer rigged model from Blender to Maya?

What is the best way to export a rigged model from Blender to Maya? Which format is preferable, should some settings be tweaked? Or is the whole idea wrong and the rig won't work properly after ...
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Exporting Wave Modifier Animation into Unity

I've made this controller with a wave modifier. What would be the best way to export it into Unity? The animation doesn't need to be modifiable in Unity so i thought baking it to keyframes would be ...
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Positioning multiple objects at once

I am exporting some of my meshes, how can I position them to the center of the world all withouht having to set the position one by one ? I know I can select all of them and position them by eye-...
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Change rotation order of a matrix

So, I am writing an exporter to another scenegraph format. Trouble is I suspect it has a different order of rotation (not 'XYZ'). So how do I change a Blender Matrix 3x3 or 4x4 into one that has same ...
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Armature Root Bone in FBX Export

I've seen several posts on this topic, but I fear they are old and forgotten, so I decided to post a new one. I've been working around the armature being exported as the exterior-most bone in FBX ...
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Importing data to drive animation

Blender noob would like to know if it is possible to import data from a file (say tab delimited text or csv format) to set values for animated objects in Blender. Specifically, what I am trying to do ...
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Is there any way to export soft body simulation to Unity?

I have a mesh with soft body simulation. Is there any way to export it to Unity? So far I have baked the simulation into shape keys, and created key frames for shape keys values in every frame, using ...
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Recurring issue, Can anyone help me fix Blender hanging before the file browser appears?

I have been using Blender for a little over five years now and just recently it has started to freeze up or hang whenever I click any button that activates the file browser. Whether it be browsing for ...
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Blender to FBX animation export for use in 3ds max

Whenever i export a blender animation to FBX format, and then import it into 3DS Max, 3DS Max only shows 180 frames even though my animation is 600 frames long. I even tried changing the Timeline in ...