Questions tagged [import]

Questions involving import-compatibility with other graphics software. Importing involves converting an external file type into a Blender file, for the purpose of editing or otherwise manipulating that file.

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.obj file data imported for used in Remesh Modifier

I am using Blender software to voxelized a model. Hence, I am using the block function provided in the Remesh Modifier of this software. However, I am still struggling to understand how this block ...
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Use File Browser to select FOLDER not FILE

I'd like to use Blender to visualize several things that I have in a folder. I am visualizing a dataset which might contain a pointcloud, a 3D model, among others. I'd like to be able to select the ...
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is it possible make a blender render pipeline (server) [closed]

I’m a Web 3.0 developer specialized in NFT. I’m trying to make a rendering pipeline that enables these processes automatically. webapp make an image and download(or transfer to) in Blender Import ...
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Importing sharp edges from 3ds Max [closed]

Is there a addon for importing sharp edges from 3ds to blender? Edit: I tried exporting collada file from 3ds to blender, but it didn't work
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Appending bake smoke sim into another Blendfile lowers the resolution

for my animation project i've baked some smoke simulations wich i've made in another blendfile. When importing them, using the File->Append, the smoke sim has a lower resolution compaired to the ...
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Studio Environment Template setup

I do a lot of mechanical design in software packages like, Autodesk Inventor, Solidworks and Catia. I would like to build a portfolio on the web (in certain cases, my customers also want presentation ...
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best way of dealing with O(100K) exact positions

I need to render a particle system comprised of a few hundred thousand particles - but with X, Y, Z positions as given by a table (imported from outside blender in some way via the API). My question ...
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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 to smooth the edges after importing an SVG?

I have imported an SVG file to create a shape from it, selected 2D, and added bevel on my item. The problem is I get sharp edges which I am not able to get rid of, I need a nice round look. Any ...
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How do I change the position of the moving cursor for it to be over the object after importing that object to another blend file?

This is the upper part of the arm of a robot. In its original blend file the moving cursor is over the object. After exporting that object as obj, and importing that obj to another Blender File, the ...
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I can't use the modifier again to work on selected object, on imported blenderkit, on layer panel it shows link icon after the obj

I can't use the modifier again to work on selected object of imported blenderkit on the layer panel it shows link icon after the obj but how do i enable the layer collection so I can work on it. ...
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bisect not closing geometry at cut plane

I am doing a bisection with the blender API (i.e. python, not the GUI), but it seems that the region of the mesh that's cut by the plane isn't filled with a polygon (and there's also no N-gon there: I ...
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I downloaded some kitbash assets to use in my mech project but for some reason they look dark grey and there are no materials in that object either

I downloaded some kitbash assets to use in my mech project but for some reason they look dark grey and there are no materials in that object either. The problem is it looks darker no matter what I do, ...
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Apply scale factor to gltf import in python api

So, I am using the python interface to import a very complex model from a different application that uses cm and not meters, and I would like to downscale everything by 0.01 (still using python) to ...
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Issue with importing a Collada (.dae) File into Blender

I’ve created a simple Lego model in Studio (see pic) and have exported it in .dae format, then importing it into Blender. It imports, but the model is messed up (see pic). Would love some help, thanks....
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Use "selected_preview" from "Ui_previews_dynamic_enum" as an Operator

I'am working on an addon that imports "image as plane" with the help of the "Ui_previews_dynamic_enum" template included in Blender. everything works, i added an "import image ...
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IFC/OBJ Import doesn't show anything (scale is not the problem)

I asked the question a couple of days ago already but couldn't get a solution yet: I tried to import IFC 2x3 & 4.0 once its done importing (which takes up to 2h to read a 51MB IFC file, which is ...
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Preserving 3Ds Max Smoothing Groups - Importing a model from 3Ds Max to Blender

I'm trying to work out how feasible it will be to move a model created in 3Ds Max to Blender to test/compare some plugins only available in Blender. Unfortunately, this model uses a lot of smoothing ...
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I'm trying to import a file and it wont let me, no idea why

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Obj (Made with Inventor Profesional 2020) to Blender has problem with reflections

I want to make renders in blender with objects (with Texture) made with inventor,but when i do so, there are specular reflections everywhere. I tried to fix it but can't I have tried many things like ...
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IFC 4.0 Import - Can't display model

I'm fairly new to Blender. I got a Leapfrog ground model and want to import it to Blender but after long import time it simply doesnt show anything. I can see that its been recognized by blender ...
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Import data from multiple CSV files

I am trying to draw meshes in Blender by importing data from several CSV files at the same time. I could import the files one by one, but it would be quite a slow process, since there are so many ...
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How to insert keyframe data with python?

I am looking for help to insert keyframes with python into my blender project. I already know, that it is possible to export keyframes via python. So it should be also possible to insert keyframes via ...
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Something seems to be wrong with my model and I can't figure it out

I recently started learning blender and made my first model. When I try importing my model to unreal engine I have all kinds of weird problems seemingly with scale and rotation. When I tried to apply ...
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bpy.ops.wm.open_mainfile and bpy.context issue

I am trying to run a script that reload a scene and import some fbx. The python script works wonderfully with blender in Background mode, but if I try to run the script from the blender text editor. I ...
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Importing Alembic from Mocha to Blender problem

Soo I am trying to bring a mesh from Mocha but when I bring the Alembic file to Blender the thing is not a mesh but separate vertices. After looking in the Blender manual it seems that Alembic files ...
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Imported model from daz3d has wierd glow around

When i try to import models using diffeomorphic from daz to blender they have wierd glowing outline (It's fine on cycles). Images: https://gyazo.com/ca027ed83e13fd8112fd9699946c58fd https://gyazo.com/...
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VSE Sequencer - imported strips go to random channels when DragnDropped

Sorry if this is a bit OCD but does anyone know how to select which channel an imported clip/sequence will appear on in the VSE Sequencer when dragged onto it from the file browser window? I know you ...
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usd import has no textures / materials

I've tried importing a few of https://developer.nvidia.com/usd#sample in particular the Kitchen Set and while the geometry works, the materials don't render in the ...
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Importing an STL and adding it to a project

I am creating a modern Queens Guard bandsman/lady. Can I import an stl file of an instrument for the musician, get the muso to hold it and scale it down to size, then save the muso with the instrument ...
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Model won't show up when imported

I've imported an .obj file but can't see the object. It shows up listed in the Outliner, but I can't see anything. When I press NumPad ., I see this shown in the screenshot instead, which is still ...
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SVG import: How to restrict material count to the SVG's palette colors?

I did an Image Trace in Adobe Illustrator and saved it as an SVG. The trace was restricted to a palette of just 6 colors. But upon importing into Blender, I end up with a separate material for each ...
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"Parsing error" When trying to import a DAE file I found on the internet

I found a file on a trusted site one the internet, but when I downloaded it and tried to import it to Blender 3.0, (Macbook) it says "Parsing errors in Document (see Blender Console)" I ...
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best parctises of placing objects on (uneven surfaces)

what is the easiest way of placing a car or a table on an uneven surface, I have downloaded a random car model from blender kit, it is in collection within a hierarchy of single meshes, I have found a ...
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Images imported as planes would only display content in the Display Render Preview

I have imported an image as Plane into my 3d view port, but it only displays the image content in the Display Render Preview. What do I do so that I can also see the image content in the Display Solid ...
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Blender (v3.2.1) does not load in DAE file (DAE v1.4.1)

I'm trying to import this DAE file into blender to view the normals of the mesh file. However, when attempting to import the above DAE file I get the following console log: ...
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Weird colors upon OBJ import

I imported this asset into blender as an *obj from the unpacked folder. https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/sony-trinitron-kv-13tr28-1995-3d-1564778 upon import it looked like this, however: Also, ...
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Extrude from PNG or SVG? [duplicate]

I'm very new to this. I need to create objects which seem to have solidity from imported images. I'm cutting out in Photoshop some original artwork and from these I'm trying to make them seem 'thick'. ...
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How can I import an .fbx with multiple animations, split them automatically, and view them individually in the Action Editor?

Currently I’m importing a file and getting one action with all the animations concatenated together. Armature.fbx (4.8 MB) That's a standard Unity model that comes with a project from Unity ...
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Organizing materials on a mesh alphabetically

Let me set this question up a bit to establish why you would even WANT to do this. When exporting from DAZ to Blender, I use the Diffeomorphic plugin and the Sagan Alembic plugin. Say I port a Genesis ...
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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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DAE Import Plugin Armature Question

I want to be able to import various Dae into a single session of Blender, but the problem is that if i do it manually, it adds each armature as their own, when all are the same armature it doesnt make ...
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Assign imported .obj file to variable Python API

I want to use scripting to import a .obj into an existing scene, then rotate and scale that .obj. Here's what I've been using to do that: ...
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How would I go about evaluating a mesh (applying modifiers) in a blend file without running blender?

I'm attempting to create a custom importer for .blend files in Unity. I've parsed the blend file and extracted all of the data into C#. The issue is that the .blend data blocks only contain the ...
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Missing import files

I've tried to download 3dMigoto which should allow me to import (.vb + .ib) files into Blender but when I go to import I don't see the option I'm looking for. What am I doing wrong? First image is ...
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Convert .usdc 3d model to .gltf using blender python API [duplicate]

I have 3d object models in .usdz format. I first changed its ending to .zip then extracted .usdc file. I can then view this file object inside blender 3.1.2 (using "Experimental USD Preview" ...
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Export and Import .fbx to blender: mesh with texture paint and armature [duplicate]

I try to export a figure with some armature and texture paint on it as animation. For export, I select the armature and the mesh. In the export settings i check "selected Objects". I select ...
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Graphics issue when importing OBJ

Having some trouble importing large obj. files into Blender. The file can be imported and viewed fine in Rhino, but when loaded in blender the model is glitchy and looks to be missing
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Why cant I import a simple class?

Im writing an addon and with all my code in an init.py file. It works without any problem. My issue is that I want to separate a lengthy class I've made into its own separate .py file to better ...
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Animate a specific object on a specific Action with python

I've been trying to add animations such as positions, rotations, scale and so on, you know, basic stuff, but i can't seem to apply this to a specific Action, or if i do, the values don't seem to be ...

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