Questions tagged [file-format]

A file format is a particular way that information is encoded for storage in a computer file.

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best output format [closed]

i'm working in the Video Sequencer and currently outputing using the H264 format. unfortunately it's far too compressed for final product. the AVI uncompressed is way to large. any advice would be ...
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OBJ import doesnt work

Since a few days my Blender fails to import .OBJ files and I don't know whats wrong. It worked fine 2 days ago and I did not change anything in this time. I tried everything now and even a ...
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When I enter sculpting mode I can not find m

I import .fbx file in this scenes,the other model is all right, just "H" I can not find in sculpting mode. I try to rotate\move\scale,but the "H" is still show in the sculpting
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Custom file output name format using incremental letters instead of numbers?

Lately I've been experimenting with importing rendered animation frames into a game engine which expects a very specific filename format consisting of four letters, followed by a fifth incremental ...
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What's the most lightweight format for textures?

I want to know what's the best image format to use on textures that consumes the least ammount of VRAM during render. I'm trying to render a scene in Blender 2.8 EEVEE but because of the textures, ...
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File format for importing triangle mesh

My experience with Blender is limited. I've gone through some tutorials but not used it for anything substantial. At one time, however, I was a dedicated user of POV-Ray. That use included writing ...
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FBX File not working when importing from Blender to Cities Skylines

I imported a FBX file model of a skyscraper from Blender to Cities Skylines but it wouldn't work. Is there any ways to make it work?
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My ongoing issue with 2.79b and makehuman,The MHX2 format (MakeHuman eXchange 2)

The MHX2 format (MakeHuman eXchange 2) My issue is the double instance error in my copy of Blender(even though I have removed and reloaded numerous times) I cant install the MHX2 plugin, not sure if ...
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Convert Iphone 3d Scan .usdz to stl for blender?

Is it possible to, using blender, convert a .usdz type file from the new iPhone ten scanning feature to create a mesh in stl or obj? If not, is there another way to convert it into an editable form in ...
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Python batch/script to convert x3d format to obj format

In a Blender context, do you have any idea on how to convert x3d format to obj format using python batch/script?
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Requiring OpenGL 3.3 for a Blender 2.8 scene but not the application

I finished working on a scene last night in 2.8. This morning I tried to open the file and got a "Blender requires a graphics driver with at least OpenGL 3.3 support." error. I am able to open other 2....
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Blender v2.79: Having trouble importing a specific version of .wrl file; inventor V2.1 ascii

I am having trouble importing this .wrl file into blender 2.79. I can open this one just fine. Reproduce problem by: Open blender -> File (upper left corner) -> Import -> .wrl/.vrml -> Find file ...
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Blender Win10 Pro no OTF fFnts

I can't find my OTF Fonts in Blender. I can use the Fonts in PS, Resolve, Affinty Designer but not in Blender. What can I do to use them?
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How can I get vertices as a .txt file in Blender 2.8? [duplicate]

I want to get all the vertices of a Blender object written to a .txt file. For example, a cube would have hte xyz coordinates of each vertex written to a text file. I'm not sure if this is possible, ...
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Saving collada file for other software

I'm totally new to Blender. I used following tutorial for combining two Mixamo animations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv2zrUJcTpE I saved it as a collada file to open it in Photoshop. It is ...
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Does Blender no longer support Make Human file format?

Does Blender no longer support the use of Make Human file format MHX1? The file type is changed from mhx to dae and the mhx file type no longer shows up in Blender as a supported file type. I ...
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Pink Textures on Every Startup

Every time I open up a file in blender, some of the files are pink. I know this means that it can't find the textures. I use find missing files to get rid of those pink textures and replace them with ...
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Can Pixar USD files be imported into Blender?

Can Pixar USD files (USDZ) be imported into Blender?
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Rendered as PNG, how to play it as a mp4

im new to blender and i need some help. i recently rendered a project that took 5 hours to render. i rendered it and it filled my folder with images. i can play the finished render in blender. but ...
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Exporting a GLB file to share it on Facebook

I have tried "glTF Blender Exporter", "blendergltf" and "glTF 2" to try and export a Cycles model I made to .GLB format for Facebook upload, however nothing I tried worked. Only "glTF Blender ...
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can anyone make me importer for this xml file type please?

so i need a simple importer and exporter for blender that can open these xml files.tried many different 3d xml file converters but non worked.i really appreciate it if anyone can make a one or suggest ...
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What are “Leaf” bones? (Collada import question)

I was wondering - there is an option called "Fix Leaf Bones" when importing Collada format. Do you know, what exactly these Leaf bones are? Also, if there is some expert able to tell me what the ...
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I bought a model on fiverr in .obj but it was sent as .txt

Does anybody know how to make this into an obj file? Am I just stupid?
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Possible or impossible to import 3D-models with correct UV-mapping and texture into Blender?

After a lot of searching and testing it seems like it's impossible to import an 3D-object with it's UV-mapping and texture from another 3D-software into Blender. Is this really true or is there a way ...
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object cannot be written into a 3ds file

I am a rookie user of Blender, my blender project cannot be exported to 3ds file. How to solve that? Error message Object %r can't be written into a 3DS file ...
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Is there any way to import a .json model into Blender?

I need to find a way to import some .json models into Blender, and it seems I can't just import them the same way I can import a .obj model. So is there some way to convert a .json model to a .obj ...
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Blender:How to convert different 3D format to blend by python script? [duplicate]

I have successfully made preview of blend 3D format. The /1/ below is my working script. Since customer has other formats, for example obj, Aveva made 3D format files. How could I make a conversion ...
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Cannot Open start avi movie file

I am new to Blender. I have a new Macbook Pro 2018 with the highest upgrades in memory, speed and all. Running newest os. I watch a video about the fox logo from Matt Hoeker, and followed it to the ...
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How to export correctly mesh and armature of a character from blender to NUKE

I'm looking for a working way to export correctly a rigged character from blender to NUKE 11. I've tried a lot of formats,like : ALEMBIC : it worked partially. It means that the mesh is exported ...
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Exporting Images/Movies to Final Cut Pro X to apply LUTs

i want to export my blender renders (doesn't matter if videos or image sequences) to Final Cut Pro X to apply LUTs on it. Now I'm not quite sure which rendering and output settings give the best ...
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How to render voxels?

I have a voxel representation of a model of the human body in numpy and would like to render it directly in Blender. Is there a file format for this? Most of the ...
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Red Bar Appearing While Trying To Export

When I try to export an .obj file, there seems to be a red bar appear and it wont let me export. I tried changing the name of the file and it still wouldn't work. I'm getting very frustrated and I ...
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Scaling directly in obj file

I can scale my model in Blender at export, and that works perfectly fine. However, I need to do this automatically as I have many models which should all be scaled to 0.01 Can anybody tell me which ...
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Which file format represents surfaces with quadric equations?

EDIT: I realized NURBS is similar to the type of file format I'm looking for. However, it seems to specify 2-D curves, whereas I'm looking for a surface embedded in R3 ==============================...
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Can't open recently downloaded textures: “Cannot read…no such file or directory”

I recently bought the new updated textures from textures.com (cgtextures), and after more than an hour of intense download and sorting the textures, i get this annoying message: "Cannot read '//....\...
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How do I change the default output file format and location

So that when I start Blender the next time, it remembers. Also, seems odd that when I press render animation that it would output hundreds of .png files by default instead of some kind of default ...
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Video formats in Blender [duplicate]

I am new to blender and I am trying to create an intro video for my site. I have rendered the animation and want to compile the images for the animation so that I can use it in my video editor (...
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PNG animation render, saving images without a file type

So this is probably a simple solve and most likely due to me adding a setting that I shouldn't have. So for all of my other animations I have done, I render each step as a PNG image and then use the ...
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Difference between OpenEXR and OpenEXR Multilayer file format?

What's the difference between the two EXR file formats? When should I use one over the other?
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Why Blender and git seems like working so well together?

Blender and git seems like working exceptionally well together! I took some tests with hundred of megabyte files and versioned these several times.. the result was a git folder of just a couple of MB....
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How do i render animation?

I can not change the file to a Xvideo file which is the only movie file that seems that it would work. I have sound in my animation and already have it in the video sequencer editor. I also have ...
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Problem to export an DXF

I created a plan then I created circular holes on this plan. I exported the file in DXF format. When I open them with the Comsol software, I find that the plan is divided into parts like shown in the ...
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Dynamic generated json file read

I have an external script that generates a json file with rotations. I want to read this json file with blender, but it seems there is a problem with the json reading functions in blender. ...
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Huge size of .objs normal?

I had modelled two dolls in Maya and as I work now in Blender I passed the maya doll parts to objs, and this objs opened in Blender. Worked with them, and in order to be printed, sent again in .obj ...
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How to handle disabled layers in Multilayer EXR?

I prefer exporting frames in Multilayer EXR with turned off Compositor to save some RAM. When scene involves disabling render layers, Multi EXR just throws them out. Here you can see, that layer "2" ...
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Changing .avi file in to .mp4 file

So I've already rendered an animation as an .avi file, is there some way to change the file to .mp4 without rendering the animation again?
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How do I convert an stl to an mdd file so that I can use the mesh cache modifier?

I have multiple stl files that I am trying to show frame after frame so that it looks like the mesh is animated. I have tried to use the mesh cache modifier with stl's but it says "no such directory ...
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I need to make multiples of an object

I am making dominos and need to create each one with the right numbers on it is it best to create these in a separate file or can I make them on different layers to export to unreal.
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Using Blender & Python for Batch Image Conversion, getting unexplained Runtime Errors

I need to import a bunch of models which use .dds textures, which are not supported by Cycles, but they are supported by Blender. I can open such a .dds in the image editor, and press F3(Save image as)...
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Export ONLY face normals of a mesh

I'm very new to Blender and just trying to accomplish some simple meshes for my game project. In the process of developing some collision meshes I'm looking to create some meshes that ONLY export the ...