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 can I take a snapshot of the last frame of a video?

I have a video clip and I would like export the last frame for further processing with Gimp. How can I extract or take a snapshot of the last frame of a video? I'm interested in solution on Mac or ...
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COLLADA export doesn't preserve animation for all bones

I'm trying to rig and animate a character for use in an OpenGL-based program. I found a simple character model on TF3DM and rigged him by following the excellent character rigging tutorial from ...
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Export a smoke simulation as a mesh

Please help me.... I am trying to export a smoke simulation as a mesh (I mean the smoke 3D volume) for 3D printing it! I cant find how to do that anywhere, does anyone know? Thanks a lot! Sorry if it ...
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Does exporting 3dsMax Student Edition meshes to an obj file remove the licensing information? [closed]

I'm trying to migrate my asset meshes from 3dsMax 2012 student edition to Blender so that I can ditch 3dsMax for Blender. I would like to do so legally for my non-commercial release of a future mod. I ...
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How can I get textures from Blender Render into Cycles? [duplicate]

If I made a model with lots of textures in Blender Render and then wanted to use the model in Cycles with all the textures in place, is there a way to export it from Blender Render with the texture ...
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Export face groups as paths(vectors)

I need to export the colored face groups below as vectors so that I can import them into photoshop. My first approach was to use different colored shadeless materials which I could then turn into ...
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Blender DAE Rejected by Google Earth

I have been unsuccessful at exporting models to Collada (.dae) for importing to Google Earth. Even the default cube doesn't export in a way that Google Earth can read it. No matter what model I try ...
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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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Create and manipulate height-map, save as greyscale texture

I need to create a height-map and pass it into a custom shader in Unity3D. I can pass it into the shader as a greyscale texture. I believe I can create a height-map in Blender by starting out with a ...
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Export to COLLADA with textures using Cycles renderer [duplicate]

I'm trying to export a Blender model which is created using the Cycles renderer in Blender. The problem is that it does not successfully export as a .dae file. The ...
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Help with exporting a 3d model in ~.stl format and adding colour data

I am using matlab for a university project to create a simulation of an aerial package drop using 3d models that I made in Blender. I am exporting from blender in ~.stl format (binary form) and ...
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Mesh file in Blender

I am trying to create a scene in SOFA (Simulation Open Framework ) in which I require to specify a .msh file(mesh topology) ...
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Is there an addon to enable export of Blender object to an Objective-C header?

I have used a third party addon script to do this, but it is throwing an error: AttributeError: Mesh object does not contain faces attribute. It complains about the line ...
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Export as .fbx with uv-mapped texture

I want to export my blender model as a .fbx file. The model (eg. a cube) has a material and a uv-mapped texture attatched to it. I can see the reference to the texture (.png file located seperately ...
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How do I export an OBJ to an .X file

I just downloaded blender 2.70 windows 64. I want to convert .obj files to .X files to use then in the pmd editor and MMD. I cant find an export to .x file. the tutorial that I am looking at is for an ...
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How to I subdivide a mesh so that it fits into a bounding box?

This is a python question. What I want is a function that takes a mesh M and a bounding box B (This bounding box can be axis aligned or on an arbitrary angle. This detail isn't important, which ever ...
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Good format for character mesh & animation export?

I've been trying all sorts of different formats but I can't find a decent exporter for character animation from Blender 2.69 which exports mesh, UV wrapped texture info (doesn't have to include the ...
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How to export with python a vertex's position before bone weights are applied

I have modified the obj export script for all my needs so far but I am having trouble with the Math in regards to how I get a vertex's position before you apply multiple bone matrix's (with their ...
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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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How to export to .obj with separate map-channels?

I'd like to export a .blend file with a UV-mapped texture, a displacement map and a normals map in 3 separate channels to an .obj file. Tried it with 3 UV Maps in 'Object data' but only 1 map will be ...
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How to export blender model to Metasequoia files(.MQO)

That pretty much all, I need to export the model to this type of model for a papercraft designer program that only uses this file format. Is there any way I can export it to this format or any plugin ...
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FBX Converter has no texture/animation when imported to Blender?

When attempting to import my FBX files to Blender, I received an error saying version 6100 not supported, use 7100 instead. At the suggestion of a forum thread I found, I am now using the official FBX ...
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Blender not exporting mesh properly

I have just started using blender 2.66a. I was trying to model a chair. I used a cube to create the chair. I exported it as an .obj file. However when I tried to import it back in, it is just showing ...
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Exporting UV coordinates by face elements

I'm trying to write my own export script, and I'm not sure how to reference the uv coordinates as an element array, similar to how .obj format works (ie. you have a list of all uv coordinates "vt s t" ...
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How do I export my scene with the propper nodes to a Collada file from my cycles render [duplicate]

How do I export my scene with the propper nodes to a Collada file from my cycles render I am working on a spaceshipe but when i try to export it to a collada file the texteres are missing, I am using ...
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Importing a DXF into blender, exported from illustrator

I am exporting from Illustrator to a DXF, and when I open this in a DXF viever the lines are ok. Then I imported the DXF in Blender, but I see that many curves are flattened. See the images below. ...
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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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Exported STL is empty in Slic3r

I am having trouble exporting meshes as .stl files from blender, when I import the exported mesh into Slic3r nothing shows up. However when I import an already existing model into blender and then ...
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Export separate objects as separate .obj [duplicate]

I want to export a selection of objects as .obj. I want each object as its own .obj. Is there a way to export individual .obj for each object selected? There does not seem to be an python reference ...
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Animated mesh has incorrect transforms when exported to Unity

I am exporting a model to Unity 3d. Some parts of the model appear rotated 180/90 degrees. I have tried CtrlA and resetting the location/scale/rotation but to no effect. I am directly using the ....
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Save the 2D bounding box of an object in rendered image to a text file

I have a blend file with a moving object and want to save the object's bounding box positions (x, y, ...
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Save the bounding box position of an object in a text file

I have a .blend file found here and I'm asking if anyone could assist me to save the positions (x, y, width and height) of the bounding box of the moving object for every frame in the file attached, ...
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How can I triangulate a mesh without changing the object?

I have to triangulate the object's mesh because the format I export to only understands triangles. Now I not only want to export geometry but also the uv-mappings for the mesh. Let's call the ...
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How to create and export multiple animation/actions in blender?

I understand how to create animations, but can't seem to find a good tutorial on how to create, name, and export multiple animations into Wavefront OBJ. Do you know of any or can you please explain? ...
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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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Collada exporter generates too many UVs

I have a model with only 98 vertices. When I export it to Collada with Blender 2.64, it generates a Cube_001-mesh-map-0-array with 768 entries, that is, 384 UVs. I've checked the UV map, but it doesn'...
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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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Mesh has invisible parts after exporting [duplicate]

This is my mesh in Blender: And this my mesh when placed in UDK: As you can see it doesn't have the human head/chest part, parts of the hood are invisible, and it has some white lines. Why?
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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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how to export armatures

I used to export armatures in 2.49 using the following code: ...
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Problem when exporting from Blender to Unity 3D?

I'm having a problem when trying to import my character to the Unity Engine. It gives me message: ...
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Export modifier, not apply

I'm making an exporter for Blender to Metasequoia. (the import while come later) Metasequoia 3d file are compatible with modifier like mirror and subdivision surface I really don't want to apply them ...
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.obj export - moving the origin

I'm having trouble with the Wavefront .OBJ export script (using Blender 2.69). I can't seem to affect the origin of the exported vertices. I've seen other threads suggesting the origin is that of the ...
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Packing all UV Islands when Draw Other Objects is activated?

I wanted to pack all UV islands from separated meshes at the same time while the Draw other Objects function is activated. I already know the function to join the meshes with CtrlJ, but I get size ...
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Can Collada export vertex colors?

In order to demonstrate my problem, I created a simple scene with a cube and I used Vertex Paint to color one corner. When I export to COLLADA, I make sure that "Include Material Textures" is checked....
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How to make an object's texture conjoin when exported to Photoshop?

I have an object that I have created in Blender out of a bunch of cubes. When I export it .3ds into Photoshop, the cubes are each individually texturized, but I want them to all blend together as if ...
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'Mesh' object has no attribute 'faces'

I'm trying to do an export plugin for Blender 2.69 to metasequoia file (.mqo). Vertex is exported but i have some trouble with faces. I used this has a reference but it's for blender 2.5 so i think ...
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UVs button is missing

I want to export the UV layout of a mesh but I can't seem to find the UVs menu in the image window to save the UV face layout (according to the blender wiki). I could of course use the plain command ...
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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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Wavefront export with [Vertex/texture-coordinate/normal] face definitions

I downloaded wavefront obj model from this site http://tf3dm.com/3d-model/edward-kenway-23504.html. The model I downloaded (According to this wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...