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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How would I import/export Blender's preferences?

I constantly stay up to date with each new release of Blender, but this means my preferences are wiped clean each time. How do I export/import these preferences to avoid loosing my carefully crafted ...
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How to render an animation as video in Blender?

Yesterday I was working on a simple animation, an animated logo. Here is an image of the progress: I already have the animation working and everything is okay with the project, but I can't figure ...
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Can blender export 2D curves to svg?

Is it possible to convert/export 2D curves to an svg? I know you could render it to a raster image and then convert it with inkscape/potrace, but it would be nice ...
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Can Blender export to the COLLADA format?

Can Blender export to the COLLADA format? I tried going to File → Export, but COLLADA was not an option. I'm using Blender 2.66.1 on Ubuntu 13.04.
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How can I use my Blender models in WebGL

I would like to create WebGL applications and use Blender as a modelling tool. I don't necessarily need to translate game engine functionality to WebGL but I would like to retain as much of the UV ...
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Export multiple objects to .obj

It is possible to export all object from a scene into different obj files (each object in a obj file separately)?
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Save all render passes to a single EXR image

I am having an issue with EXR file export that I did not encounter in previous versions of Blender. I used to be able to render a render layer with all its passes and get all the passes included with ...
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What exports does blender have for 3d printers?

What exports, if any, does blender have for 3d printers? It may be sort of a list question, but I feel it could be horribly useful.
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.fbx export why there are no materials or textures?

I used node textures in a mesh I exported to .FBX. I then imported it into Unreal Engine 4 and it didn't import any textures; I clicked the Upload Textures option in Unreal Engine. Is there ...
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Cycles generates distorted depth

The depth map generated by the Cycles rendering engine seems to have (radial) distortion, while the Blender renderer does not. However, I could not find anywhere information on the internal camera ...
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Does Blender support the glTF format?

Is the import/export of GLTF files is going to be supported or is there a python script that can handle that?
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Export cycles material to unity

I have been experiencing an issue that once I have a material created and looking the way I want it, I cannot seem to export it correctly with the textures mixed. I don't know the correct words to ...
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Is it possible to export a single object from an entire scene?

In a scene with more than one object, is it possible to export that one object without deleting every other object, exporting it, then undoing the deletes?
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How to get keyframe data from python?

I am looking for help on how to export armatures and their animations in a custom export script. I wish to have an animation format similar to BVH, i.e. a bunch of ...
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Convert particle system to animated meshes

I've started trying to make a 3D model that I will end up exporting to an augmented reality app but I've hit a problem in terms of the particle system. The app wants the 3D file in .dae(collada) ...
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Setting additional properties per face

I wish to use Blender to model a level for a 3D game. The level is a set of Meshes. I have to set special (additional) properties per face (triangle). These properties are integer number (TAG1), ...
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Create and export bounding boxes for objects

I am using Blensor v2.67. I have a camera and several objects in my scene. The camera follows a path and I would like to save what the camera sees for each frame. Among other things, I would like to ...
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How do I export a model to .obj format?

I use Blender to create my 3D models for my Android app that uses OpenGL ES. The default output format for a Wavefront file (.obj) is not compatible with my Wavefront file parser. How do I get Blender ...
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When exporting an H.264 video, why is the resulting file's extension .avi?

I have a client that wants the render in .mp4 format. Using the Blender VSE, I rendered the image sequence into a movie using H.264, which I understand is MPEG-4, but Blender outputs the .avi ...
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Write Apple ProRes files from Blender?

Blender can read Apple ProRes video files. Is there any way to write to that format? I use a video workflow with Final Cut Pro X and used Blender for some retouching and compositing and would like ...
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Animate MakeHuman character with BVH using Three.js

I'm trying to animate a mesh via it's skeleton on a webpage using a BVH. Here's the overall process of what I'm trying to do: Make a character using MakeHuman and export (mhx format? seems to work ...
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How to swap Y and Z axis on export to Collada

I'm using Blender as a modeling app and I need to export its data to Collada format for being consumed by a game engine. The thing is that Blender uses Z-axis to be the up-axis and the game engine ...
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Scale settings for exporting to STL (for 3d printing)

I've set my Units (in scene properties) to Metric, and the Scene Scale to 0.01 hoping to get the Blender dimensions it mm's. While the (normal) scale is 1 for x,y,z, the standard cube has the ...
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Blender units vs metric

I just started getting into 3d printing. At first I scaled my models down to a few cm tall in blender, but found them nearly microscopic at print time. After some fiddling with netfab, it seems like ...
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How to save animation as a video format [duplicate]

I am basically trying to make an intro for my youtube channel. I am sort of familiar with the program because I was playing around with it for a long time, getting the basics of it. With the help of ...
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Is there a way to create a Color ID map in Blender?

All of the most powerful texturing applications require a color ID map (Substance Designer, Substance Painter, Quixel DDO). I've been using a Maya plugin called Nightshade Blockout to export color ...
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How can I export multiple animations into one .x file?

When I export my models and animations I use a .x (Direct X) format. I can see how this format could accommodate multiple animations. However, I can't get Blender to export anything other than the ...
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How can I upload Blender videos to Youtube?

So I'm trying to upload videos to Youtube, but it says it doesn't recognize the file format. I made a simple edit with the video sequence editor. I imported a picture and gave it a longer duration. ...
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Properly export COLLADA for use in SceneKit

What is the correct way to export meshes including textures etc for use in SceneKit of iOS 8 or even OS X? By the default options I can only export meshes - somehow I don't get textures to work. Also ...
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Why does the collada exporter not export texture references?

I've been having trouble exporting collada objects from blender, so I stripped everything back and textured a single cube, and exported it. This is a completely trivial model, one cube, with one ...
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Is there a way to export an object to Unity 3D while keeping any applied textures?

I exported a .fbx file to Unity 3D, but it retained none of the applied textures. Is there a way to create a textured model in Blender and export it into Unity ...
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Blender for CNC, what to export to?

Blender has 3d printing tools as well as STL exporter. That is good for both hobby 3d printers which all use programs which use STL (eg. Repetier-Host) as an interchangeable format as well as ...
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Can themes be exported and imported?

If I create a theme, can I export it for import later or for distribution?
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Render 3D mesh to 2D SVG export

So I came across this post about a new native method to render to SVG. That sounds great and all but how can it actually be done? Which buttons give me an SVG file at the end and where are they? It ...
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Blender is saving as a blend1 file, not blend

I teach Blender to classes of game design students in the University of California and a student came to me yesterday with a problem I haven't seen before. She's created a very simple file, but when ...
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Is there as way to export a blender object for cnc machining so it doesn't become a huge file size when converted to .stp?

I am a beginner. I want to export a blender object to be cut on a CNC machine, the workshop ask me for a .stp file or a .igs file. My blender object has 250,000 tris, when I export to .stl the file ...
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Save image as for example .png by a script

My export script should export all images that the user might have used as textures. I don't have problems collecting the images. I also don't have a problem emulating being in an image-editor. The ...
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Messed up Blender models when exporting to Unity3D

I have modeled a simple pocket watch in Blender. Every time I import it into Unity3D, regardless of whether I export it from Blender as an FBX or 3ds file, it always comes out missing faces! Why is ...
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Missing “encoding” panel/tab

I have recently installed the latest stable version of blender (2.75a) and used the video editor to join audio with a video. The problem is, when I click Anim to render the video, it generates a video ...
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How do you export bones relative to parent?

I'm currently writing an exporter script. So far, I can export meshes just fine, but I've got some problems with exporting the armature. According to the python api, there are three different types ...
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Exporting (bullet) collision shapes

I'm writing a scene exporter from blender to a format to be used by a game. I need to be able to export physics information the game needs, mainly the collision shape of every object (either the one ...
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Get indices of vertices of triangulated faces in python

I'm writing a python script to export triangulated meshes from Blender to an openGL application I am working on. I'm using text files, and I want to export my geometry data in the form of vertices, ...
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Why do I get weird rotations in exported FBX?

I have a simple, extruded cube model with two bones assigned to it. Now, when I export the model to FBX, the bones get weird rotations. I've checked that the bones have XYZ rotation of (0, 0, 0) in ...
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For which formats are Cycles materials completely and accurately exported?

I'd like to export my scene to one or more of the file formats listed in the File → Export menu: .3ds, .dae, ...
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Is it possible to export animations/actions separately from Blender to Unity

I want to have a 'master rig' file in Unity that I can plug a separate animation into. So then I can go and edit a single animation without having to re-import the whole FBX with the rig, mesh, and ...
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Exporting to Collada: Physics don't get exported

I added basic rigidbody characteristics to a default sphere in Blender and exported it to Collada but the physics information isn't exporting. How can I get the physics data to be exported along the ...
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How to save an audio file

I have a video where I deleted the animation part and I only have the sound. When I try to save the file it saves as .blend, how can I save it as an mp3 file. I ...
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Is there a way to save preferences for import/exporters?

I often use the .fbx export plugin in Blender, and every time I must disable the apply scale and enable selected only options. I realise that not everyone wants these settings enabled by default, but ...
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Can I export a PDF from Blender?

I would like to have a way of getting the design sheets(aka blueprints) like you can in CAD software. Is there a plugin or addon or some form of python script that can export a PDF(vector screenshot) ...
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Import camera animation from Maya 2014

There's a bunch of import/export formats common to both Blender and Maya, but which of them support animation? FBX is supposed to, but for now our addon doesn't support that yet. Specifically, I need ...