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

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.blend file conversion to .blend.UAZQ file [closed]

When i save my blender project as .blend file type but later it automatically converting to .blend.UAZQ file format and when try to open this project in blender it says the file is corrupted or it ...
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Import/Export DirectX Models 4.0+

Is there any way to do it, I looked it up online a bit, but apparently a addon that existed for this (which I believe was export only) doesnt support newer blender versions. Does anyone know of how to ...
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Export vertex colors (color attributes) of Protein Model to .usd file to present in Keynote

I am a blender beginner and plan use blender to visualise protein structures. Currently my workflow will be: Protein database >.stl> PyMOL >.gltf> Blender >.usd> Keynote. This will ...
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Is it better to have one large VDB or a bunch of small ones?

While making a cloudscape I was wondering which would be the better way to go about it. Is better to have 1 large VDB with a bunch of dense spots for clouds but mostly empty space, or an individual ...
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Blender GLB format exporting issue

I want to export my animation in glb format. In this animation there is an object that will appear and disappears at certain time. But when i export this animation, and view it online the object will ...
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Does Blender not support the PSB format when Image texturing

A quick question. I'm currently editing textures, and the file has become so large that it's saved as a PSB document instead of PSD. When I try to input it into the image texture node in Blender, it ...
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MMD Models Materials/Bones/Joints all Disappear and model becomes invisible

I just opened blender so I can continue fixing another model unrelated to MMD, and decided to open one MMD Model for a reference then suddenly for no apparent reason the model loads in with nothing ...
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Blender, PNG renders and Davinci Ressolve. How to extract data?

I am confused on how to render a mist pass from Blender that I can use in DaVinci Ressolve. Everything I find is ussing that mist data to be comped within Blender. I know I can use OpenEXR file format ...
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Strange Color-Banding Problem

The color-banding is only in the image when saved from blender. I screenshot the render and it has almost no color-banding. How can I have no color-Banding when Saving from Blender? the images were ...
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Reliable upgrade for Blender 2.69 documents to Blender 3.4

How can I bring documents saved in Blender 2.69, and bring them forward to Blender 3.4, without losing anything? There are existing questions asking about (for example) materials that get disconnected ...
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USDZ: Are seperate Ambient Occlusion bitmaps supported?

I try to export my models to USDZ. All works well so far, but I've one question: Is there a way to export seperate Ambient Occlusion bitmaps, that are multiplied in the object material by using the ...
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Can't export textures of a Sketchfab model

I'm a blender beginner and since days I can't find a solution to my problem: I bought a Sketchfab model only available in .fbx format (made with UE) with all textures in another folder. I'm using ...
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Image texture with an alpha channel does not get packed

When I pack my blender project I have a texture that uses an image texture (video) as the base colour (with an alpha channel, making the background of it transparent) and when I pack it, that specific ...
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Can i convert zbrush brushes to blender?

I wanted to try to use some VBM maps in Blender and I found a few that I really like however, they are for Zbrush. Is there a way to convert these maps to something that works with Blender?
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Blender export for photoshop mockups

Context : I have a product model that I made on blender 3.5.1 of a glass jar. Objective : Create a .PSD template with an editable label and jar cap color for other users who don't know blender 3D ...
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3D scan data: Which format(s) most relevant for import to Blender?

I am using a 3D scanning app that can export to the following formats: FBX - Supported by most 3D software and game engines OBJ - Text-based 3D model format GLB - Open 3D format for the web (binary ...
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Saving selected vertices as a text file

As part of a larger add on, I need to save selected vertices as a text file in this format: [ x y z; x y z; x y z ] Where x y and z are the ...
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Exporting .blend file to .skp?

I have question. Im using blender 3.3.0 and i would need to export my .blend format to .skp(sketchup) format. Is this possible or how would i be able to do this?
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STL Refresh After Editing

I have two separate stl's I am "blending" in blender. #One stl stays the same while I adjust stl #Two in freecad to fit the curves of #One. The problem I am having is that I would like to ...
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How to convert mesh modeled in Blender to IGES CAD format or similar?

I used Blender to construct a very complicated geometry that I would now like to use for Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations. One of the Finite Volume meshers that I'm testing does not do a very ...
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Blender python non-english (Japanese) character in script

In blender 3.4+ When an object is named in Japanese, and is used as export path with its own name, the path becames unusable and returns error. ...
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Is there any way to read additional properties from PLY files?

The PLY format is very flexible, and it allows defining additional properties to the elements. For example, one could add a numeric, integer label to vertices. Is there any way to read and visualize ...
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Batch converter for lightwave models

Is there some way to batch-convert LWO models to Blender? I have thousands of interior models that I have to convert to Blender format.
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Blender won't open .blend file, gives an error that the file format is not supported

I’m experiencing an issue with a file not being able to open. I created a project in Blender back in July that I had spent many hours working on, but got busy and wasn’t able to finish. I came back to ...
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Exporting to mov file for transparency turn the smoke of a fire pixelated, how to avoid it?

I'm using Blender 2.93.4. I created a fire with a smoke using this tutorial, Blender Tutorial - Low Poly Fire Animation (2.91) Then, I exported a file to mov extension for having a transparent ...
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Exporting a PNG in Blender 2.79

I'm trying to export a render as just a PNG in Blender 2.79 (thats the latest one my Mac is capable of running). I have PNG specified in the dropdown (see my ...
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How to reduce render size?

i created an animation which is about 58 seconds, animation is mostly about rotating object 360 degrees 6 times and changing colour of one piece of the object 12 times. I wanted my animation to have ...
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Blender input file format: "File format is not supported in file" error

I have a file claimed to be Blender input. Perhaps it is only part of the input. I am having trouble running the blender GUI, so I am hoping to at least read the file into Blender on the command line (...
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import/export 3MF file by using script

I install 3mf add-on, and I use Python scripting as the following but it does not work. How can I write the script? ...
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Texture import from different formats

I had issues importing files to blender with the materials linked to different surfaces. I tried different file formats to have the different material textures retained, with very little success. Any ...
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How do I use .pic files as HDRIs in Blender / EasyHDRI

I'm trying to use some HDRIs from this website. All the files are in .pic format. The EasyHDRI Blender plugin does not read them. What's the best way to convert or use them?
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I cant select more than one object, or interact with it

So I've been using blender for a few months now, and I haven't ever had something like this... I cant select any object, through the viewport or heirarchy, nor can i interact with it or anything. I ...
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Is it possible to use .trc, .trb or .cap files in blender?

I've recently recovered some mocap data files, but I do not have access to MoBu currently and was hoping to use Blender to display my data and attach to a rig to add to my portfolio. Unfortunately, I ...
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Blender crashes when exporting large amounts of high poly models and 4K textures as GLTF. What is causing Blender to crash?

Setup: So I have a script running that exports thousands of models from Blender to a .gltf file(s). These models are big, about 200MB each, and the goal is to export about 6,000 of them. What my ...
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Banding in baked image texture

So I baked my image textures in 32bit float and exported 16bit PNG. And I'm getting banding when I apply those textures to the model... When I preview the images, it doesn't appear to have banding, ...
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Referencing files to shrink file size

Okay- DAZ user here, but this question should be accessible to people who don't use it as well. DAZ files are MUCH smaller than blender files and I realized that's because all the meshes and materials ...
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Why is exporting webm with transparency not working? [duplicate]

I have a scene in blender 3.2.1 with Properties Window > Render Properties > Film > Transparent checked Properties Window > Output Properties > ...
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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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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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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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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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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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