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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.QC model not importing properly? (Unmatched VTA vertices, “master collection” error)

I'm very new to Blender (apologies for my lack of proper terminology) and have recently come across a problem that seems to be rather obscure. I was attempting to import the Dishonored 2 Delilah model ...
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Why is this Mesh broken up?

I'm practicing with a mesh body from a game. I'm using XPS to import it into Blender, but the body mesh appears to be separated and not one uniform object. I can't find the mesh listed as an object in ...
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Importing Objects as Empties

That may sound weird, but I want to import all the objects from an .OBJ file as dummies centered where the object's center would be for a little experiment involving game modding. I have no ...
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.STL import in blender

I want to import a .stl file in blender. I can view it in the standard windows 3d viewer (or how ever this thing is called..) but it doesn´t show up in blender. Also, the vertices counter shows 0 ...
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Import collada files with Script - Missing textures

I'm automatic some process using Python and Blender 2.8, but I'm having ussues importing Collada files. If I do it manually all works, but by using ...
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How to import materials to a downloaded model?

Beginner question here. I just downloaded this pokemon model from models resource https://www.models-resource.com/3ds/pokemonxy/model/9320/ and used Blender Source Tools to import it into Blender. ...
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League of Legends COLLADA import bug

I tried to import a model and animation from League of Legends using lol2dae (tool that converts the game character files to .dae format), the model itself imports fine but the animation is completely ...
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Exporting models to Adobe Dimension

I have a question about changing units when exporting to Adobe Dimension. When I export basic cube 2 m x 2 m x2 m from Blender 2.8. as a OBJ file and import it in Adobe Dimension, the cube has 2 cm x ...
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I can only find two formats in import/export

I can only find two formats in import/export: Collada & Alembic. I've checked the add-ons; all the add-ons like fbx, obj (wavefront) are turned on but still not showing in the import/export box. ...
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Python: After linking texture to material how do I add it to blenders texture list?

So I have created an image texture using python in 2.80, and linked it to the material and that shows fine. However in the property editor under texture it does not show up in the list. I tried many ...
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How do you save materials that you create to use them later, in a different project?

Say you download a texture files from some website. Then, in blender, use those images in node editor to create a material. ​Or you just use existing nodes in Blender to create your own material. ...
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IFC import to blender

My problem is involved with importing a IFC file into blender 2.79. After downloading the IfcOpenShell Add-on for importing-exporting IFC files to blender, i import my IFC file. After selecting my IFC ...
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Import/export 3ds format in Blender 2.8

First of all I want to thank to all the comunity for all the support and this great free software that Blender is. I have a serious problem with 2.8 because I need to import and expecially export in ...
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FBX option from import is missing

I have a blend file, But when I am trying to import the only options I have are collada and alembic. FBX, OBJ etc are all missing. I have enabled FBX add on in preferences. I have seen the options ...
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Hello, my question is why is there no longer an Autodesk 3DS import/ Export addon Listed?

my question is why is there no longer a Autodesk 3DS import/ Export add-on, like older versions of Blender used to have, I have checked the add-ons list and there is no longer a listed option for 3DS ...
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Can I Import a Photo?

Ok, so can I import a photo from my computer onto a canvas? I have a picture that I want to kind of trace over for the outline of a character in an animation. Am I able to import it so that I can do ...
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Help with importing 3ds files - no textures

So I know that Blender 2.8 no longer natively supports importing 3ds files. Kind of a bummer, but that's the way it is. Now for me I am wondering if there is any workable solution or if I have to stay ...
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What is the file equivalent of .OBJ files for animation and bone data?

I am using three.js in javascript. I have exported a mesh in a .OBJ file and I wanted to also export its bone and animation keyframe data. Since .OBJ files only contain v and f values, is there ...
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MTL materials are not being applied

I have some free downloaded OBJ 3D objects like this cat (http://www.cadnav.com/plus/download.php?open=0&aid=48009&cid=3). It have its material MTL file to give the cat a real appearance. (...
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Per-Vertex Color

There is already a post about this (reference: https://cvl-demos.cs.nott.ac.uk/vrn/index.php), but it hasn't been resolved and I'm evidently too much of a noob to even comment on it, but I'm having ...
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Colors after COLLADA import: “Viewport DIsplay Color” and “Material Color” not the same

After I import my COLLADA model, the colours are weird. The "Viewport Display Color" is the normal, deep orange. But the actual material color is washed out orange. Why are the two colors different, ...
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Keyboard and Mouse not working in Blender

I recently opened the first build of 2.8 for Blender and for some reason none of the keyboard keys work, nor the mouse. I can click all the side menus and different buttons but hitting hotkeys does ...
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PLY import with colour-per-vertex is far too dark

I import my models via two different importers: PLY and COLLADA. Even if I use the same RGB values, after import, the brightness is vastly different between the two. The PLY import has very dark ...
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No smoothing group information was found when importing obj file in UE4

When I try to import my obj file in Unreal I keep getting this error. "No smoothing group information was found in this FBX scene. Please make sure to enable the 'Export Smoothing Groups' option in ...
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Exporting to unity leads to wrong rotations

Okey guys I know there are many questions many tutorials about that. Probably I have tried all of them. But if I model something like that. I mean if a model contains more than one parent its going ...
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Import pymesh issue

I want to use the pymesh library inside Blender because I think it could be fun to play with the functions of pymesh and model in blender in the same time. But I am having some problem... I managed ...
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Slow Playback of mocap data

I downloaded Animations from mixamo to import into my scene. In the mixamo webapp the animation plays back at 100fps. In Blender 2.8, its 7fps. Solid mode, no modifiers, no materials. No other ...
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Python Script to import obj and create collections [duplicate]

I’m having trouble updating a script that worked in Blender 2.7 over to 2.8. Since Scene Layers have been changed over to Collections. The script takes all the OBJ files from a location and brings ...
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Blender 2.8 fbx import/export not available in final version

Even in final 2.8 version of blender, still I don't have access to fbx import/export options. The only import/export options are ambelic and collada. how can I fix it ?
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Problem with armature when importing model - disconnected bones [duplicate]

I am working on an imported model I found (it's Machamp from Pokémon Sun and Moon). Of course, I am working on it for personal uses, nothing commercial. It's a .dae file, and it contains armature and ...
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daz character missing root bone in blender

I wonder if anyone knows why a rigged character imported to blender from Daz studio doesn’t have the ability to kneel. I don’t see the root bone, so I guess that may be the problem. Can anyone tell me ...
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How can I import .fbx animations into Blender?

I was just examining the Unity 3D Game Kit for best practices and was hoping to import the Ellen .fbx model with animations into Blender. While Ellen herself imports fairly well... ...her animations ...
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Bold Font in Linux

Re-Edit of the question for clarification: Blender only has one font and it doesn't turn bold. Any way to make easily make it bold? So, I am using the RC1 release of 2.8 right now to make a logo for ...
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Render metal signs from svg files

I have 300 signs exported as a 2D svg file. I would like to build a scene in Blender and exchange the SVG in the background. Maybe build a script that change the SVG and than renders the scene with ...
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Maya FBX and TGA to Blender 2.8

I have some models that were created in Maya 2016/2017 and exported into FBX format with .tga files. I'm using Blender 2.8 and can't figure out how to display the textures correctly.
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Convert out of glb format to view in Blender?

I have some compressed glb's that I can't import into Blender using https://github.com/KhronosGroup/glTF-Blender-Exporter because they were compressed with Draco compressor, which only uncompresses ...
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Imported Scene is Very Slow – Deleted and Undoing Takes Forever

After importing a model from Google Poly (via fbx), I have a scene with 8.8k tris 4.6k faces 24k vertices There are no modifiers active, and adding / editing / navigating are working very smoothly. ...
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Import an image with it's corresponding .npy or .tif file

I have an image called image.png. I have a .npy (or .tif) file called mapping.npy (.tif you get the idea i have both). The image.png is 1000x800, and the mapping.npy file contains the info for where ...
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Error exporting animation to Unreal 4

Before asking this question, I searched the site to see if anyone had the same problem as me. I saw a few questions, but none of them were the problem I'm having: Exporting a complex item to Unreal ...
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Can't Import .STL Files When in Binary Format

I keep running into a problem when dealing with some .stl files which are generated in binary format (There is no other option for the export setting on this digital 3D microscope). When I choose to ...
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How can i import *pmd models to blender?

I know about there is a option to import pmd. SCS files to blender but if I select the pmd. file blender says: SCS path does't exit! Please fix it! How can i fix this thing? I extracted the base.scs ...
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UV Mapping - During or After Building Process?

I'm in the process of modeling a stave church, I've built it [3] times already. I had to because I'm learning from my mistakes while learning new things about blender each day. My question is should ...
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Should the obj file always contain the keyword “mtllib” for textured models?

I've exported a model out and trying to import it into Blender. However, the Texture is missing. I manually looked in the obj file to find something regarding mtllib, but a search did not find this ...
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Weird artifacts after rendering also when imported

Does anyone know know what would be causing these artifacts in the mesh, only visible during rendering and when imported into UE4?.
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Problem with imported obj textures [duplicate]

Hello everyone (sorry if my english is not perfect), First, I just want to say that I did researches for my problem and I didn't find any solution, so thank you if you can help me :-). I use blender ...
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How to loop import vertex color to get the second one

I want to get some knowledge for fixing up my issue, which is I cannot import second vertex color. I'm using add-on to do so but it has not this feature. So what I am asking for is to make comments ...
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blender 2.8 obj or x3d import texture usage

I want to import obj or x3d files that have a texture encoded as vertex colors. In blender 2.79 my workflow is following the description of Jan in his answer described here: How to display and use ...
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How to get into second vertex color?

Edit: For all viewers which can have similar problem - if your addon is importing vertex color but you don't see second or another one then you should make sure that this script even has these kind of ...
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Blender Imported file.OBJ I not showing up

I got Blender a few hours ago, and I have been trying to import an .OBJ file, but it's not appearing. I have tried to rescale, fix clipping, outline is on, and it's not outside of the plate either.
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Do i Build Blender for every change I make in the code?

I want to see how the BVH import script in blender works. I was thinking if i could print the values of the variables at different points in the code to the console then it would help me a lot.(just ...