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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How do I see the multiple animations from an FBX model I've imported?

So I'm trying to import a model into Blender, which contains all it's related animations inside the same FBX. Here you can see in Unity that the model contains many different animations: I'd like to ...
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Blender 3.0 files don't open/append in 2.93

I've been having a problem opening and trying to append a version of blender 3.0 blends into 2.93, it just gives a file format isn't supported. I didn't realise that modifying and saving in Blender 3....
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DXF import has artifacts

I'm tring to work in Blender using a DXF as a base, the original file is made in Autocad 2018, every object exploded, flatten, exported has DXF and imported in Blender 2.8 with the included DXF import ...
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X3d files don't get imported correctly

I have tested opening multiple .x3d model files in Blender and all have the same issue but when I open them in other software they work fine. I have edited the ...
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imported curves (.fbx) not visible [closed]

I drew a curve network of a car in alias and tried to import in blender in .fbx format, but upon importing it doesn't show the cures in blender. any help would be much appreciated. thanks
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Why i cannot import the dxf file? [closed]

I have dwg file, and save as in dxf file to import. Why im getting this huge error. DWG and DXF file (https://drive.google.com/.../1ukgyPvhprcu4...) or (Cad file download link) How to import the file ...
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Bulk Import Material Images [duplicate]

I have an object that has several materials, with several image maps. I store the mesh on my computer, but I store these images on an external HD with more space. Now, I'm editing the mesh and I want ...
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Imported Obj "Tears" visually but not in the mesh

Been having an issue with certain objects modelled in Sketchup and exported as Obj into Blender. On import faces occasionally have this bizarre visual tear that I cannot seem to get rid of. A ...
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Blender import - What's the difference between Wavefront and Alias Mesh?

I'm building a project that has a PCB (printed circuit board). I designed this using EasyEDA - Link to the project I exported the 3D model from it. This creates an ...
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Is it possible to import gltf in python using file-like objects?

I have encrypted and zipped gltf files on a server. I need to import them in blender directly. I found the way to load, decrypt and unzip the files to end-up with something like this : ...
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Particle aim direction geometry nodes

My goal is import crowd particle data from Maya to Blender, but I'm stuck at how to find aim direction from each particle, because all points not pointing at the velocity direction. I try this ...
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How can automate a specific process of importing, editing, and exporting scenes?

I have some pre-existing GLTF scenes (or objects) that I've been using Blender to modify and re-format so that I can export them as .FBX scenes that Unreal Engine 4 can import properly. While I've ...
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Access the original Props for exporting OBJ files

I recently wrote a script for batch exporting OBJ files. The problem is that for every export option I had to create a Custom property to "feed" the bpy.ops.export_scene.obj() in order to ...
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upbge 0.31 alpha character parent armature problem

While working on the UPBGE game engine, I naturally wanted to have a character. I imported my model in .fbx format. I changed the physics values ​​to 'No Collision'. I added this character to my ...
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Tris and quads in my mesh makes it look messy

I imported a building scene from SketchUp, so as to render it in blender, but if has too many tris in my mesh, and to unwrap the materials becomes a little too difficult, any solutions for me?
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Issue when importing an Adobe Fuse model

I'm trying to import a model that I made with Fuse. But everytime I try to import my .obj model I have this message. If you have any solution I would really apperciate ;)
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My donut is purple and I don't know how to get it back to normal? [duplicate]

I followed the Blender Guru tutorial to make my donut and after linking things together in the Shading menu I noticed that my donut turned purple and I can't get it back to my base texture. In the ...
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Open .SCB files from LoL

I am using Obsidian and lol2gltf to open League of Legends 3D Models with animations, however I would really like to be able to open the particles to have the full animations when attacking and ...
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glb file imported without armature

I am working with Amazon AWS avatars and I have been successful in importing/exporting them in blender fo use in my web project, however I've only worked with the female so far. On delving into the ...
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How to import DXF file in python script

I am trying to use the Blender Python API, bpy and I would like to import an Autocad DXF file. However, I cannot the find the way to do this properly. How can I import a DXF file in python script? or ...
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Importing multiple UDIMs

What's the most up to date process for importing textures for multiple UDIMs? When using NodeWrangler, is it common practice to have to select each image individually (baseCol, height, rough, etc) and ...
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Is it possible to re-import an stl over an existing object when I update the stl?

I am learning to use blender and OpenSCAD to make a textured model and render it. I have set created a simple transformer model in OpenSCAD and wrote this script to export the individual components ...
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Seperating object from each other [duplicate]

I'm a new blender user, and i would like to work on a motorcycle project. I downloaded a 3d model of an Honda Hornet in STL file, but I would like to be able to separate easily the different parts, ...
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Importing rigged Character has missing Animation and bad orientation

I have a problem importing an already animated Character to Blender. The task is simple, I have to add a single bone to the existing skeleton. After the import there is no animation but the Rig itself ...
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importing a model from max by .fbx?

when importing a model from max by .fbx it got triangulated. how can i have the same squared view as the max viewport? It also has a : empty associated with the model . How can I delete it without ...
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How to import a RDP or VNC desktop as a texture? [duplicate]

I want to texture an object of the scene with an incomming RDP or VNC network connection window, refreshing like a video in real time, is it possible? thanks Toni
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How to preserve origin in imported FBX

When you export a mesh as an FBX in Maya and then re-import it in a new Maya scene, the origin should be preserved. E.g. set to corner of cube. Question is, how do you preserve the pivot when you ...
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Importing animated FBX into Blender yields offset/exploded pieces

I'm sorry, I'm not having much luck googling whatever is going on I guess because I don't know what to call this problem. I'm importing an FBX with some minor animations into Blender 2.93.4 (I need to ...
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Open-ended SVG import

I am trying to import a SVG from Illustrator. This SVG is simply an unstroked curve. This curve is open-ended: it does not form a closed "loop". Rather, it is more of a piece of rope. When I ...
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Import data (x,y,z + attributes) from file into geometry nodes

I have some data with cartesian coordinates + some attributes (e.g. size, rotation, and/or color) outside blender and want to use that as basis for geometry nodes. For example, I want to use the ...
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Imported Meshes in a FBX comes in wrong Postion and Rotation

I bought this model from Unity Asset Store and imported it to blender. And here's what I get in Blender: It should be a Motorbike like this: Here's the FBX: https://mega.nz/file/7UVDxKKK#...
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Help i get this error RuntimeError: Operator bpy.ops.wm.alembic_import.poll() failed, context is incorrect [duplicate]

Can't seem to get this script to work please help. I think it's got some thing to do with opening a blend file and it not being able to carry on with the script. import bpy bpy.ops.wm.open_mainfile(...
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All Bone transformations are 0 on first frame of animation when importing FBX exported from 3dsMax

For our project we'd like to shift animating from 3ds Max over to Blender. Unfortunately, when importing the FBX files containing baked animations from Max in Blender (i.e. a walk-cycle), for some ...
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How do I improve the quality of imported OBJ objects and what blender processes or skills do I need to learn to fix them?

I'm learning how to create 3D models with drones. I have tried importing a 3d model obj from WebODM into blender, however once imported it loses a lot of the detail and it looks a mess. I have two ...
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Importing SVG squiggle inverts half the image [duplicate]

Anyone have any tips for solving this SVG import of a drawn squiggle, that I'd like to turn into a pipe mesh? Here's the original and the blender import. You'll see the bottom half doesn't go quite to ...
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Importing .bin files into blender

I have some nfs prostreet .bin files and im trying to import them into blender and i can't find anything to help me with it and there isn't many forums on this topic. It's a model of a car.
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SVG imports and Exporting STLs seem to be corrupt?

I've been trying doing models for 3d printing on my Any Cubic Photon Mono X resin printer. I found a workflow that works for me to get the super custom shapes I'm after, this process involves ...
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How to import SLDASM file into blender?

I have downloaded what appears to be a really great M-Gerat heavy howitzer from grabcad. Unfortunately, this appears to have been created in Solidworks 2014 and I do not have solidworks. I'm running ...
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Daz to Blender, full import or just bones and mesh?

What should I do if I want to pose and animate the "shape and face" of my Daz character in Blender? I hesitate between importing the character via the bridge/obj and, if it's possible, ...
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Blender 2.49b won't load external modules

I'm doing some modding on an older game, and mesh import\export scripts for it (https://www.nexusmods.com/dragonage/mods/268) were written for 2.49, and unfortunately were never updated for newer ...
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Why does Blender not load a textured PLY's texture?

I imported a .ply file and its texture as explained in the video Importing meshes with separate textures in Blender 2.80, for my Blender 2.93. For some meshes it ...
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Whenever I export my model to fbx and import it back to blender, it gets messed up

I have this very simple model which consists of 2 elongated cubes and some bones. As the title says, whenever I export it and import it back into blender, it gets messed up. here's the model before ...
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Camera position from FBX to Blender

I'm trying to import a scene originally made (by someone else) in C4D and exported in FBX. Everything seems ok, except for the position and settings of the camera. I've noticed that if I import the ...
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How do I stop all imported models coming in with blend mode set to 'alpha blend'?

Every OBJ or FBX I import seems to be set to 'alpha blend' inside of Blender by default. I have a lot of objects in an FBX file that I want to bring in, but they all come in as 'alpha blend'. I don't ...
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Difference between Alembic, MDD and PC2

To my understanding, these 3 formats are all for mesh animation (that stores vertex transformation instead of bone transformation). But what's the difference? Especially Blender uses Mesh Sequence ...
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Size of imported 3D-Mesh is not realistic

I imported a 3D-mesh of a coral fragment as an OBJ-file. The coral fragment is approximately 1cm x 2 cm. After importing it to Blender, I measured it and the size was way larger. The ruler function ...
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Why can I not add more Daz Content paths for Diffeomorphic addon

I was trying different versions of the addon Diffeomorphic. In the process, somehow I have limited the amount of Daz content to only two paths. I have tried to save a settings file, followed by ...
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blender model looks different in unity after exporting it

why is the model looking very different in unity?
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Error while importing SVGs

I have the .svg addon enabled and wanted to import such files into Blender. Some files import normally, others display an error, like such: Here is the code for the SVG that imported just fine: ...
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Blender command line cli : create a new .blend from a normal 3d model like .obj, .fbx..... [[ FROM .OBJ -->> TO .BLEND ]] without a desktop

CONTEXT : I'm building a website where users can upload many files. [WEB SERVER, no gpu] WHAT I WANT : that an uploaded .obj => render an image preview as a .png WHY : to manage a library of ...

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