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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Composite cryptomatte video

I’m working on a small animation/film, I will render the frames out as PNG then sequence them together. How do I use the cryptomatte/render passes feature on this animation because when I add an ...
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I need help converting a .blend to a .mp4 [duplicate]

So I made a 2d animation in blender 2.8/9 and I don't know how to save it as an mp4 so I can send it to my client.
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Can I name an output file from an output node?

When I give a new name to a File Output, Blender ignores it. It is using this name to create a new folder instead in which it is saving the image. Can I give a name to an output files or can they only ...
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Need help with a .3dt File

3dt file that originated from blender... i opened it in Notepad++... it mentions in the text about export.mtl# Blender MTL File: 'Supra engine bay.blend'... the 3d model file could be opened in a ...
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.sd animation file-fromat support in Blender

I would love to import a rigid body simulation from RealFlow to Blender, which is a .sd file-format (exported rigid body as an alembic sequence from RF to Blender doesn't work). Is there a way to ...
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Importing EXR's Image Squence into Blender [duplicate]

How do I import an EXR image sequence? (assuming I'm doing it wrong). ie.Compositing tab-> Input> Image Sequence> Open etc? My .exrs are not displaying. I also tried in the Video Editing tab-&...
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Importing .fbx with Animation and Textures. Textures Broken

The original seperate .blend file looks good (first image). I need it in my NEW comp scene so I tried importing it in (second image). Example below. I AM ABLE to important textures/ animation. However ...
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importable CAD-format with material Information

I model a lot in Fusion360, because it is easy to use and offers workflow. However, it does not allow to export as .dae. It does offer the following: .dwg .dxf .fbx .igs/.iges .obj .sat .skp .smt .stp ...
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Export multiple .MDD at once?

I have 97 MDD files created from different meshes (armature deformed, cloth deformed etc). Is there a way to select multiple meshes and export them as individual <...
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How to add the measures of the single parts of a 3d object saved in STL format [duplicate]

I've downloaded the STL files of a puppet that should be ready to be printed with a 3d printer and I've used two 3d tools to display the relative components of the puppet's body. First of all I used ...
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Is there a plugin that records the entire build process?

I would like to know if such a feature/plugin exists: Record the entire build process - added & deleted vertices/edges/faces/meshes (ie "objects"), moved &| rotated &| scaled ...
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Weight painting on fbx does not translate into Unity

Workflow: -Weight paint and animate mesh in Blender -Export as FBX -Import in Unity Weight painted knee doesn't translate well. Is this a file format problem or a weight painting problem, In Blender: ...
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PC2 file format for Splines

I'm using a MeshCache modifier with the PC2 format to animate a NURBS curve. I'm having trouble figuring out the correct ordering of the data in the PC2 file format. I.e. is it ...
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Need Python script to render a Mantaflow domain (randomly accessed) sequence in an externally specified order from a defined camera path

I have a working animated Blender file that contains a Mantaflow domain and a camera path. The domain contains 15 states stored in a cache directory and the camera path (Bezier curve) has 180 ...
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How to import a STL file using the file browser?

I'm trying to import a stl file manually via python. My code below is pretty straight forward, but I'm struggling with the following line. I'm not sure about the syntax and format of the arguments: <...
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Is there a import addon for 4x4 Evolution 2 SMF 3D Models?

I have been trying to find a way to import an SMF 3D model from an old game of my childhood into Blender. The only reason why is that I want to remaster the model and make it more high-poly. And I can'...
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Why my highlights getting lost when re-importing a rendering into the compositor? [duplicate]

I noticed that I'm loosing colour information in the highlights after exporting and importing pngs from Blender. I know that the compositor works with linear space but something gets lost when saving ...
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can't open files .BLEND

i have problem can you help me? i have some .blend files from a few days ago; i Have Blender for Windows 10. My problem is that i wanna open the .blend files but when i double click to open the file, ...
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Grease pencil file size

So I started working on a traditional 2d horse gallop. Each horse has 12 frames of 4 layers and i have 6 horses over a 400 frames animation. However, my file size is 1.6gb ONE POINT SIX GIGABITES!!!!! ...
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Rendered Normals color getting distorted?

I am trying to render the Normal output of the geometry node, and then bring that back as a window projected texture. But when I do, the image is very different from the original socket output: Why ...
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utf-8 codec can't decode strings randomly

I am coding a binary format, and I am reading null-terminated strings with the following code: ...
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How to add a panel and an operator to Blender file browser

I'd like to modify Blender file browser UI via Blender python sdk, adding directory and file groups caching and importing... Is that possible? Thank you
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Blender 2.8 - show hidden files in file browser?

I'm working on Blender installed on Ubuntu 20.04. I installed my fonts using the Typecatcher in order to get Google Web Fonts. Typecatcher installs the fonts in a user home directory under ...
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How to load “.npy” file into Blender?

I have a 3-dimensional volume array of size (64, 64, 64) which has an extension of ".npy". I wanted to visualize in Blender so that I can do post-processing work from the software. I tried ...
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.mesh files in Blender

Does anyone know if there is a way to import a .mesh filo into blender? I got some files from a game and i would like to look at them and maybe edit them. I tried some things suggested on the internet ...
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How do I export as an .x file, without being saved as a text file?

How do I export as an .x file, without being saved as a text file?.
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How to export a file as .msh using the io_orbiter addon?

I tried the solution I found here (blender 2.6 is used here, I use blender 2.82) Mesh file in Blender to export a file as .msh. However I get the following error when I try to use this addon to export ...
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Is there a way to retain layer information from c4d, or get meshes from dxf import?

I have a scene provided by the client as .obj, .dfx and dwg. A coworker using c4d can open the .dwg directly, and has the scene organized in layers. I can either import the obj which is only one ...
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Is it possible to have separate output settings for preview/final renders?

For animation, I have the final output render to a PNG Sequence. I want to use the viewport animation feature to test my animation. Is there a way to have this independently set to render to an ...
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Trouble exporting in correct file format

I'm having trouble with exporting my animation. I'm trying to do a water simulation and export it as an image sequence but when it finishes all of the files are textedit files. I've gone to the output ...
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.stl files not appearing in import search window

Specifically I am trying to import a HeroForge digital miniature into Blender to manually edit. Literally downloaded blender just for this so forgive me if I'm missing something obvious, I'm new to ...
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.mp4 can be accessed normally outside blender but I can't make the sound work on blender vse preview or even render a video with audio

Pretty much self explanatory. As you can see in the screenshot, I am using a configuration that used to work really well in the past. But now it does not work anymore with this .mp4 file that I got ...
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Divide by zero error when importing PDB file to Blender

Just starting out in Blender, but have a reasonable background in programming. I want to import a crystal structure into Blender (v2.82), and I've been using a couple programs to generate PDB (Protein ...
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Frameserve to external ffmpeg?

I want to frameserve rendered images to an external ffmpeg binary for x264rgb/lossless encoding (its much faster/smaller/efficient than PNG/FFV1). In Blender 2.7x there was OUTPUT->FRAMESERVER that ...
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How to harness Facebook’s new 3D Photo feature?

So, like most of you, I’ve been seeing a lot of Facebook’s new 3D Photos feature sprouting up across my newsfeed—it’s a bit different than the typical 360/panoramic ones. From my research, it looks ...
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Export to STL and tick the option selection only the file has zero bytes

I am new to Blender after using boolean and the model looks right, when i export to STL and tick the option selection only it does not always save the file and some times its zero bytes and other ...
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*.JT CAD format direct import

Has anyone stumbled across a decent way of importing .jt CAD files into Blender? Direct import would be nice. Currently I am using CAD Exchanger (paid license) but if someone is using an different ...
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What 3d file format should I use to import low poly shapes?

I'm a metal artist and think I can learn blender enough so I can create my sculpture ideas, render them and submit them to sculpture jobs. Hoping I can shave off some time by importing 3d files that I ...
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Am I able to make such animation in Blender? Which file format to use for output?

Here is the example of animation. https://youtu.be/6YYgVNy40O8?t=47 0:49. There are 3D golden rings, photo of skyscrapers in it. I am not going to copy one to one this composition. I want to use ...
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Is there a way to open a .zprj file in Blender?

None of the Blender's importation options can take care of the .Zprj file that I have downloaded, as it is never displayed in the file browser. How do you proceed to open such files ? Thanks !
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Drag & Drop custom mesh formats into viewport

I have an add-on for importing/exporting a particular mesh format. Is there a way I can have drag & drop of this file type from the file browser into blender viewport automatically trigger my ...
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Why NLA animations are limited to 6 when exporting to FBX?

I'm getting this problem when trying to export from blender to any other program in Fbx format using NLA stacks for animation, when exported it only seems to save 6 out of 12 animations Don't know ...
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Blender takes a long time to/can't import my obj files

I want to import a ~190mb of obj file into blender, but after 10 mins and it still wouldn't load up. The obj was export from rhino model with only geometry and lines. Is there a way for me to load the ...
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Using Blender for Radio Frequencies

I'm a researcher interested into radio channel modeling and I'm currently working with a custom-built ray-tracer for such purpose. I would like, though, to have better performance, e.g., using GPU ...
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How do I install mmd tools on Blender

I am using version 2.82.7 and am trying to install mmd tools on Blender. It doesn't appear in the addon menu even though I have it in the program files. I used to have an issue where a copy of mmd ...
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When i import an obj file from Roblox the obj turns into pieces.!

I am new to blender. I make Roblox renders such as my profile pic. but when i import an obj from Roblox the obj turns into pieces can anyone please tell me how to make it whole?
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is there a way to automate render file names and avoid accidental overwrites?

is there a way to automate render file names and avoid accidental overwrites? E.G. add timestamp to filename? I find my workflow involves many fast test renders, and it drives me nuts that for each ...
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Export the Gun model for FPS game, but the texture was not exported

I tried to export through Cycles Render and set it to a pre-baked texture through Nodes Editor. As you can see in the image, the task is well applied, but I've tried the game engine(Roblox Studio) ...
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How to Create an Image Output Panel with the File Format Menu?

I want to incorporate an image output panel similar to the one below into a Blender addon. But I am not sure how to create it on my own (especially with different settings for different file types). ...
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PNG file saved by Blender was black and then became dithered off black. Not desired

GIMP images to compare settings 🍋. 🙌🏻🧼Apologies to WHO. Original problem and actions based on comments. Comment becomes official answer ‼ Original Problem. Posterized Image emphasizes small ...

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