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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.ALO/ALA file importing troubles

I am trying to import .ALO and or .ALA files that came from a .MEG file from the game 8-bit armies so I can edit the unit models or at least convert the file. I downloaded an .ALO/.ALA importer add on ...
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Blender error import fbx Couldn't open file [closed]

I try to import my models in fbx but I get this error and it is already activated the add-ons of import/export fbx. ...
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Multiple Mesh Instances - Reduce File Size for .glb export

I have a model where there are several instances the same of a mesh. This mesh has a fairly large image texture which I believe is causing a large file size when exported as as .glb (for use in Adobe ...
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Need help to convert a SKP file into an OBJ without having sketchup PRO

I would like to get an SKP object into my blender project but unfortunately I don't have a sketchup subscription, so I can't convert it in sketchup. So I wanted to ask if someone in this community has ...
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How to move a character rig file to another computer?

Every now and then I need to transfer files over from my work computer to my personal one when I'm working from home, but I've found that when I send over a file with a rigged character, it no longer ...
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Exporting Bevel weights

Is there a file format that includes Bevel weights in the model? I am trying to export a Blender model to 3dsMax and then add use the bevel weight the same way in Max(Using the chamfer modifier, Max's ...
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Blender for web design [duplicate]

I was wondering if you can use blender to make 3D components for website design? Can they be interactive? What file format should they be exported if you can? And if there is better alternative ...
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convert OBJ file to GLTF with only CLI [duplicate]

is there a simple TERMINAL ONLY way to convert an .obj file .gltf file using blender, with blender GUI i can do it like, file > import > .obj > [~/path/to/input.obj] > import .obj then:...
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multiple glTF files sharing the same textures

My question is about if there are export settings that will prevent duplicate texture maps when I import them into a game engine because glB files typically pack the textures into the file. Outside of ...
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Automatize conversion of .FBX to .OBJ/.MTL using Blender [duplicate]

I have a large number of files in .FBX format that I would like to convert to the Wavefront .OBJ/.MTL format. I can easily do this in Blender by Importing/Exporting but I need to be able to do this ...
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Obtain radiometric values from OpenEXR channels

Good morning everybody! I created a physically accurate scene and my aim is to study radiometric conditions over the rendered scene in order to obtain an illumination map in terms of [W/m^2]. I saved ...
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Save PNG with metadata

I want to implement somehow my object's name into the rendered PNG image's metadata. With every metadata input checked right now, I can't get any EXIF or XMP metadata. Can I somehow do it with mesh ...
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How to track multiple value changes of different properties as separate set of datasets?

I followed this tutorial to form a hexagon grids using geometry nodes. Now I've been experimenting with color, lighting, camera angle, materials and render engine to get a look that I feel seems best....
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Does blender support hap codec?

Can anyone tell me if blender supports hap video codec? I installed Quicktime and the hap Quicktime codec on Windows. I can set Blender's render output file format to FFmpeg Video the container to ...
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How to convert a .blend file to .md3 or .iqm format?

I have a thing I made in blender that I want to add to cube2 sauerbraten; that is a game similar to quake. My problem is, I can't export the file into either of those two formats, so I can't get it ...
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White outline on transparent render saved as TGA

I am trying to render an image that has a neutral colored background and an alpha channel (common technique to avoid halos around alpha cutout). The render and composite looks fine in the Viewer. But ...
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VFX Workflow - Color Grade

I am trying to incorporate a few VFX elements in a music video that we did recently. I am an enthusiast with no real VFX experience so I have a few questions that I hope you'll help me with. The ...
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Export as .vrm in Blender

I'd been trying to convert a model I have made in blender to a .vrm file. However, when I searched this topic on the internet, I just found out one way- using Unity. However, I want to make the ...
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Why does my render not show whitespot/overexposed part when i save it in OpenEXR format?

I've been wondering why this happens. When I save my rendered image (this is a smoke & fire sim) in OpenEXR format, it doesn't show any whitespot, instead it is full of a solid blue color, maybe ...
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Metallic effects not being exported with gITF 2.0 format

I'm trying to export my model to Sketchfab using the gITF 2.0/.glb file format. Basically, I created and painted my model in Nomad Sculpt, and exported the .glb from there into Blender. Then to get my ...
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Texture from .png>dds

Is there anyone of you who knows if this question is maybe already answered. All my textures in my .blend file are now .png is there any way i can change them from format with a little script to .dds ...
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How to taking c4d to blender?

What is the best format for c4d animation project files to be imported into Blender? What should I do with the skeleton files in it? Is there such a one-click interconductivity plug-in?
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save the image to "OPEN_EXR" format in "ZIP" compression via python scripts

Manually Adding a new "Image Texture" for Cube and: "UV Editing" >> "Image" >> "Save As" setting 1: ...
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Imported model as .fbx and exported to .ply, but UV (or s and t) coordinates are 0 and 1 respectively. Additionally, a texture map is required

I have a model (which I received, not created myself) in .fbx format and I want to export it to .ply format, with vertex color and UVs. Additionally, I want the texture as a texture map in .bmp or ....
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Blender 3.0 files don't open/append in 2.93

I've been having a problem opening and trying to append a version of blender 3.0 blends into 2.93, it just gives a file format isn't supported. I didn't realise that modifying and saving in Blender 3....
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How to open a XNB file

I have an XNB file and Blender doesn't read it. Is there a plug-in (for free) so that I can read it or if there is a converter?
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using real world images to add textures to cad models

I have a 3d scanner that can also record texture, however if i have it set up to a resolution that provides the accuracy that i'm looking for then the file sizes are simply too big. Parts that i am ...
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Is there any way to export a model from Blender as an embeddable turntable? [duplicate]

My workplace is looking for a way to embed our 3D Blender models as turntables on a web page; they're adverse to hosting it on an external source like Sketchfab however and are trying to find a way to ...
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How to import DXF file in python script

I am trying to use the Blender Python API, bpy and I would like to import an Autocad DXF file. However, I cannot the find the way to do this properly. How can I import a DXF file in python script? or ...
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Exported FBX won’t write most textures unless embedded

I am exporting a model to FBX. There are a few objects and a few materials in it. All data is packed into the model, including textures. When exporting, I choose Path Mode > Copy, because I want to ...
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From avi to high quality gif

I have noticed that sometimes I can't get a smooth and high-quality gif after I exported an animation. I tried to export tiff or jpg or png and make the gif from Gimp, using some tips I have found ...
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Method for importing .py file to blender run script without adding it to scripts/startups?

I am somewhat familiar with the Blender api, but the directory stuff still confuses me a little bit. This is my current situation: I am running a python script ...
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How to import SLDASM file into blender?

I have downloaded what appears to be a really great M-Gerat heavy howitzer from grabcad. Unfortunately, this appears to have been created in Solidworks 2014 and I do not have solidworks. I'm running ...
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Multiple meshes with the same atomic index, Export will be invalid?

Im using the dragonff addon for blender 2.8 and i keep getting this error while trying to import multiple .dff files (it succesfully imports around 200 files than gives me the error) and i don't know ...
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Hex Colours in Blender Don't Match Rendered Output (Blender 2.79) [duplicate]

For some legacy reasons I'm using blender 2.79 to create some images and animations (using some scripts etc). I need these images to match colours I am using elsewhere in a design, so I thought I'd ...
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How to add color to .obj file for 3d printing service?

I am trying to add the texture to my .obj file properly so it can be printed by my 3d service, I am having a lot of trouble because it has a deadline. It's not a stamp texture, I have tried this in ...
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How to Convert particle actions to an animation so I can import it to unity

Currently I'm struggling with simulating particles in blender and render it in unity So here is the problem, I have a particle simulation in my scene with molecular addon activated (don't worry about ...
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Using .obj/.fbx 3D scenes in Blender

I am trying to use and control .obj/.fbx extension type 3D scenes bought from Evermotion in blender. But I noticed that the lighting information is not preserved or something when i open these files ...
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Blender color grading on output file [closed]

I'm having color banding on my output file, but not on my render. So you can see the render result: And my output file looks like this: For the purpose of my post, the file format is in PNG 16bit, ...
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Obj export : change mtl mapping path mode

I'm quite new to this, I tried to search for answer but I wasn't able to find a solution. I'm on Blender v2.83.1 and I want to export obj to upload into an other software, which seems to not know how ...
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Issues with Exporting Blender File/Not sure what to export final render as

I recently finished my first ever sculpt using Blender and now I want to export it with all its data onto an online 3D reader just to see if it reads correctly. This is what my final render looks like ...
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Export mesh with attributes (vertex\face\etc) to common 3D file format

Generalizing this question, there is away to export mesh from blender project to common 3d format such as FBX\USD\GLTF and preserve its mesh attributes ?
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Is there a way to convert blend's from 2.4 to 2.9x via CLI

As you can see im using linux and I have some addon for blender2.49 for opensource game and I have .blend files from 2.49 version of blender and when I open them in blender 2.5 everything is nice mesh ...
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How to reduce blender file size? (File over 1GB)

Context: I am doing an interior render for a store concept. I am working on a 1:1 ratio. This is my scene right now. Before I added the "Room 1 Installation" collection (which is in the ...
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Change model to separated parts that can be seen in usdz [duplicate]

I described what I want to to here. I found out that usdz files (used in iOS RealityKit) can have "children" (different parts of model). I am using this extension to export my model to usdz ...
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Gather several 3D objects with textures into 1 blender file [duplicate]

I'm a beginner. I have several .blend models with textures, saved separately. I would like to gather them all in a new file, with their textures properly applied. I thought this would be simple but ...
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How can i export a model on gltf format with texture?

I made a 3D model on Blender, where it shows the texture working without problem (psd file, i also tried with png format of the same image) But when i try to export it, the model can be seen on ...
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Suddenly I can not import neither *.pdb nor *.xyz files

So I was importing without any issue, molecules (pdb or xyz format) to blender, but suddenly this error message appears. Any idea?. I am using the most recent version of blender 2.93.1 Thank you in ...
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What settings to use on video rendering from image sequence?

So I exported my image sequence as 4k res png files from Eevee, 270 frames, and now I need to create a video from it. I couldn't find any reasonable information explaining everything about the process ...
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Export STEP file?

Hey there I have a client who wants a 10M triangle count mesh of a seamless pebble displacement model exported out as a STEP file. Has anyone had any success exporting this file format from Blender or ...
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