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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Is there a file format that contains bone/constraint information?

I'm working on a small game engine and want to be able to load in models exported from Blender. Ultimately, I want to be able to animate models at run-time from the engine code as opposed to storing ...
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OBJ Error on import

I created a 3D Title in Photoshop and exported it to an .obj file. I'm trying to import that file into Blender and I keep getting these errors. I've tried searching the forums for a solution but can'...
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How do you import .ANIM files into a blender project with a .MESH file

I'm making a model for a game mod and I'm trying to look at a current model I'm taking inspiration from, but I can't figure out how to import the .ANIM file attached to the .MESH file I imported. Any ...
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Importing textured model into Photoshop

I'm very new to Blender and have entered into the 3D world to mix it with my photography. I have made the following glowing torus and would like to import it as it looks on Blender into Photoshop. ...
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In Blender 2.8 can I render an image in SVG format?

I need to render an image in SVG format and I don't see the option any where but I know you can do this in 2.79 using freestyle or addons. How do you do this in 2.8?
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Do any filetypes lose geometric data?

I want to know if there are any file formats the lose geometric data (exact location of vertices, UV maps) when saved so that I can avoid them. I'm guessing .dae, .fbx, .obj, and .ply should be ...
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Show custom thumbnails in file browser for folders

Is there a way in the Blender file browser to show custom icons or thumbnails for folders? It bugs me when I'm browsing through textures and I have to open all folders containing a group of PBR ...
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What image format encodes the fastest, or at least faster? PNG is too slow

When rendering [in 2.80], I have discovered that video streams save much faster than rendering to PNG files. This is frustrating to me because I have learned that the safety of image frame rendering ...
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How do I save a blend in the 2.79 format in 2.8?

Files written in the 2.79 format are openable by Blender 2.8, but backwards isn't possible. Is it possible to save a file in 2.8 in the 2.79 format so that it is openable by both versions? I know ...
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What is the file equivalent of .OBJ files for animation and bone data?

I am using three.js in javascript. I have exported a mesh in a .OBJ file and I wanted to also export its bone and animation keyframe data. Since .OBJ files only contain v and f values, is there ...
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How does exporting a hierarchical model to obj manage coordinates?

I'm debugging an .obj parser a colleague of mine wrote for a simple Lua game, and I'm having trouble with understanding something. Since the ...
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Convert out of glb format to view in Blender?

I have some compressed glb's that I can't import into Blender using https://github.com/KhronosGroup/glTF-Blender-Exporter because they were compressed with Draco compressor, which only uncompresses ...
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How can you render out just the audio from a video in VSE?

Basically all I need to do is render out the track (the top most bar that appears when you drop a video in VSE). I am pretty new to Blender's VSE and I haven't been able to find anything about what I ...
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Any idea why my video file sizes are so heavy?

im sure this has come up before but I couldn't seem to find an answer to it. Basically, I want to render out a 1K, 1000 frame video while retaining the quality of the image. The problem is, the file ...
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How to render to a TIFF Float 32 output

How do we render to TIFF Float 32 output? I.e. 32 bits per channel (NOT 32 bits per pixel) TIFF file. Blender UI only seems to give me the option of choosing between 8 bit and 16 bit for TIFF. The ...
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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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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 ...