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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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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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“Appending” an animation from a DAE file (or importing just an animation from a DAE file)?

I have several DAE files, all of which are of an identical armature and model but have different animations for each one. I am trying to import each DAE's animation onto a single Blend file's (let's ...
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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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MagicaVoxel to Blender to (.obj + .png + .mtl)

I used MagicaVoxel to make a simple character mesh. Unfortunately, since the program limits scene size to a cube of 126*126*126. I decided to split the character parts among three scenes. I then ...
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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 ...
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How to make a material a texture for use in other 3d applications [duplicate]

I have an asset I am selling, and I am using a material that has shaders only Blender has. Is there a way to make the material act as a texture so it can work in other 3D software like 3DS Max and ...
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How do I output to HDR10 Movie format in Blender?

Ok, so I have just purchased an HDR10 compatible 3840*2160 Display (4K), and I want to render some videos in Blender to look at in full HDR10 glory on it. However it's Roku TV based OS has ...
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animation of two object using csv file

i have two different mesh in blender and i want both of them move independently using different f-curve at same time and using different csv files but i am not able to do that. Is there any way to do ...
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Can I animate a mesh using raw vertex coordinates per frame?

I'm interested in creating an animation in Blender that involves an intricate and roughly-scientifically-accurate animation, that appears to be beyond the ability of Blender to perform easily and ...
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Convert OBJ files to FBX files pros and cons

I would like to know what happens when I decide to change my mesh in OBJ to FBX files. For example, I had make a retopo in topogun, which only supports OBJ and their respective files convention. When ...
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Exporting obj with f v/vt/vn instead of v//vn

I need to export a model to .obj-format for a school project. The faces must be defined like this f v/vt/vn but they are defined like this ...
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Does the Z pass works with OpenEXR?

the Defocus (with use Z buffer checked) works perfectly with a render layer node (tested on one frame per time). however when i rendered the whole sequence as an OpenEXR (Multilayer or not) and ...