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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Blender will not append

When I hit append and select the mesh object nothing happens, link also won't work I even tried exporting the models I wanted to append to .OBJ and then importing them. One showed up but only in the ...
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How to make multiple copies of object without reloading

The following suffices to import and place multiple copies of an .stl . However it is somewhat inefficient, reloading the object multiple times. How do I place copies of the object , to avoid the ...
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Import Rhino into Blender - problem sculpting

(I'm new to the sculpting and Blender world, and need a bit of help) I'm currently working in Rhino and hoping to import some Rhino models into Blender for additional sculpting, then put back into ...
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Fix import from other software

So I downloaded this model from a game so I could toy with it. I tried importing it to Blender and felt a bit disappointing with the bones and some textures. I wasn't worried about textures because ...
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Can I import .bmd files? If yes, how?

I have been having trouble importing this type of files, as they are an advanced version of the .smd files. I've tried to change the name of the extension but it doesn't work either. What can I do?
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How to apply a glass shader on my imported geometry? [duplicate]

I'm new to Blender so I'm doing all my modelling in Maya and transfer to Blender using wavefront obj. I have create a simple wine glas, no texture applied, just geometry. I can apply color to it but ...
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Merge by distance messes up shading?

I have recently encountered the following problem: I am importing a model from WOW Model Viewer, but it is imported in such a way that faces are not connected, so in order to rig and animate it ...
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Blender Missing Import Options [duplicate]

I have been working on a Blender project for a couple of days and I want to import another image as plane. I got to File -> Import and only see options for importing "Collada" and "Alembic". How do I ...
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incomplete view? [duplicate]

I can and am importing a variety of file formats into Blender (OBJ, STL, PLY), but the geometry/part always looks like it is cross sectioned or incomplete. If I rotate the view, the sectioned/sliced ...
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How to examine a collada file loaded in blender ? (Python)

By doing various tests and using bpy.ops.wm.collada_import(), there are compatibility problems between some software with the ...
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What file format do I need to export as

I use Fusion360 to model and I would like to use Blender to render them. I just spent way too long trying to unwrap an imported STL file to apply a texture I just bought. Apparently it's impossible to ...
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Clean Up Imported Geometry

If importing Geometry (FBX) to Blender it will import triangulated, which doesn't work with Displacement / Subsurface Modifier. Is there any quick way to clean up imported Geometry without redrawing ...
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Is there any way to extract child models from 3d model binary file with python

I'm gonna Update my Question. I have the models of an old game that are serialised in to binary files.Game serialised bunch of SO1 files from the source code into single binary file to make a ...
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How to import and use C3D data in 2.8x?

I would like to apply a mocap animation onto my armature but I don't know what to import C3D files properly. Almost all of the search results yield a link to this post and my Problem is that I can not ...
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Unable to view double bonds from PDB file

Firstly, let me say that I am an organic chemistry graduate student and have very minimal experience with Blender itself. I am trying to use the atomic blender add on to make the molecules I have made ...
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Importing a .lwo (Lightwave 3D) file?

I've searched and searched looking for how to import a lightwave 3d object into Blender. I see posts about just select Add-ons and it'll be there, but it's not in 2.81a version. I have well over ...
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Trouble importing a directx file into blender

I am using blender 2.6 and want to import a x. file using the io_directx_bel - addon. I have placed the script in the addons folder of blender. However upon trying to import a .x file I get the ...
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FBX file objects importing as empties

Whenever I try to import an fbx file from Navisworks into Blender, it imports all of the objects as empties, so I can't see them. I've tried exporting the fbx to the 2018, 2019, and 2012 file versions,...
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FBX file not importing/invisible

I'm trying to import a FBX file from Navisworks into Blender, but whenever I do I can't see anything. I can see something in the menu to the right under Scene Collection, but all I get are these lines....
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import directx using blender 2.79 or 2.81

is there any way to import directx models into blender v. 2.79 or v. 2.81? Thanks for replies
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Importing animations in Unreal flickers

I have created a few actions in Blender and I'm trying to export them to Unreal. The problem is the zero frame in Unreal is the T-pose, which causes the animation to flicker when looping. I could ...
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How to Get Multiple Images as Planes at Once

I want to select multiple files in the Windows Explorer and drag and drop them into the blender to get multiple images as Planes. But I basically notice that Blender creates one Reference object at a ...
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Problem importing movie as plane

When I import a *.wmv movie using import image to plane in the 2d animation environment, it works correctly. When I attempt to do the same thing in the general workflow setup. the movie doesn't appear....
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Imported OBJ file is missing parts of the model - malformed?

I want to import an OBJ model into Blender for rendering, but instead of the entire model, I only see three small submeshes of it: The OBJ file itself is here: case-on.obj.zip I used Apple's Model I/...
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How to reduce polygon count [closed]

I want to reduce the polygon count from a model of around 50,000 faces to exactly 1,000 faces. Give me the settings and numbers okay?
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How to do lz4 decompression in Blender import script

I have an import script that imports models and armatures from a binary file format. The latest update to this file format introduced compressed data using the lz4 compression algorithm, so now I ...
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Image as plane in 2.82 [duplicate]

Taking 2.82 for a spin and tried to both 'Add' Images as planes, and 'Import' Images as planes. Neither option is available. Will this option be back in when 2.82 has it's final release? Thanks!
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How can I export models along with its materials in order to sell them? [duplicate]

I have a doubt that I'm killing myself. Well, in Blender 2.81 I'm creating 3D models for asset stores, unreal market etc. When I try to export my models, all the materials created in the blender ...
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Importing OBJ Error w/Mat/texture slots

I cannot figure out how to solve this error. It happen when I import ANY obj into Blender. I use 2.72 and 2.79. This happens regardless of what file is open, even on the default startup screen. I ...
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What unit of measurement does Blender OBJ export?

I'm trying to export my model from the Blender Imperial Unit setup into Rhino 3D Imperial Unit file. There is no option in Blender export to determine the scale. I know I can manually scale the model ...
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Error when using changed import_obj script to import with color stored per vertex

I get this error when using blender 2.79 (not 27.9a/b) to load on .obj file with color stored per vertex. I changed the import_obj.py file with the script from here: https://blender.stackexchange.com/...
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Imported object is locked to world origin

I try to import an fbx file which I have done many times before. Now suddenly it is locked to world origin so I can't move it. It is getting deformed when I try to move it because it is locked there. ...
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Bad quality .stl imprt

I imported a .stl file into Blender and the resulting image looks fairly 'rough'. Any advice as to what can be done to improve the image quality? Daniel
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Re-import (replace) mesh, keeping materials and animations

I'm using Blender mainly to animate and setting up materials of models created in 3d's Max and then exporting them to .gltf I wonder, if it's possible to re-import external model (.obj) after ...
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How to insert a reference picture in 2d animation

I am trying to insert reference image to use in the 2D animation part of Blender. How can I get an image inserted?
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export as dae -> z_up

i have the vehicle apple example with their rc_car.dae file. I import this file in blender and just export it without change. Then i want to export it with apply orientation on and y up. If i then ...
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How can I import .dat files in scripts?

I want to import .dat files. I can import .dat files clicking option in menu, cause I've install an plugin from here. But I don't know how to import .dat files in scripts. I have tried read the ...
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Blender to Unity, Animations are exporting 2x

My animations are exporting under (armature | animation-name) and (animation-name). This goes for each animation I made so it takes double the space. Is there any way to export them from blender to ...
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Blender plug-in not working (KSP .craft loading plugin)

So wanto to import .craft files from KSP to blender and found this thread: https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/40056-12-17-blender-280-mu-importexport-addon/ And I am using this ...
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Re-import updated CAD model into blender, retain existing surface materials and settings [duplicate]

Good day everyone. I am an Architect who primarily works in Archicad, Revit and SketchUp. I recently started to learn my way around Blender as I would like to use it as an Architectural visualization ...
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How do i unlink different parts of a 3d model?

Could someone tell me how to unlink parts of a 3d model to make changes on the separate parts? The model here was from an imported fbx file . I tried separating the highlighted part with the 'P' ...
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glb import error

I am trying to import a glb file exported from 3ds max using verge3d but getting a list of errors. Will appreciate any direction to solve this. Thanks! Errors: ...
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imported .obj isn't showing in view port

my imported .obj ( https://we.tl/t-fYIpf9R6z0 ) isn't showing in the view port. I've played around with scale and tried scaling the point up and down but still no luck. I'm really new to blender so ...
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unknown location when importing .obj

I'm completely new to blender but im trying to import an .obj( https://we.tl/t-X9g9ETJoBk ) into blender but I'm getting a 'location: : -1' message in the console when doing so. can anyone help me ...
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Importing .obj with .mtl

I downloaded a model from the web as .obj and .mtl. I understand from reading that the .mtl ...
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Imported meshes look faceted

I have bought a few files from turbo squid, unfortunately for my needs some of the files look faceted. Generally I will import them as OBJs. I have tried using the the smooth and relax tool, but ...
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Blender Python Scripts: How to import always the same file by pressing a UI button? [duplicate]

How to create an import button that loads always the same OBJ file? I'm creating a connection bridge between Blender and other software. I was able to create a button following the scripts templates....
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rigged model from maya to blender?

I have a rigged model in maya that I need imported intact into Blender 2.8. In Maya everything works (model from cgtrader), however when I do export all from Maya 2018, using either fbx or dae format, ...
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blender 2.8 FBX importing problem?

I am trying to load some scenes to blender from 3ds max when I try import fbx, these info showed up Traceback (most recent call last): File "C:\A Program\blender-2.81-windows64\2.81\scripts\addons\...

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