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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My mesh becomes messed up when I join different mesh. Why is this happening?

I am a beginner, started working on a model few weeks ago but i was using blender 2.8, when i came to know about an update, i quickly upgraded to 2.82a but my blend file got all weird after re ...
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Make linked or appended objects part of another blend file no strings attached. (Blender 2.82)

I have linked a separate blend file of a Claw for my character but can't join and edit it, I just need it to be unlinked and be part of the character blend file.
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how to merge and transfer files as one piece to other blender project

I want to add my robot model to the camera image with motion tracking, but I don't know how to add the model and rig files as one piece. And the robot is walking on the stage. I have to add this as an ...
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Projection Mapping - transparent faces

I'm trying to do as Ian Hubert does in his -now famous- blender speech at BCON19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whPWKecazgM At 3.47, he 'import images as a planes' then extrude it. I try to do the ...
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2.82a - Can't import multiple videos to sequence editor

maybe a dumb question, but has anyone else had issues importing multiple video clips to the sequence editor in 2.8? With the older versions, you could select all clips in a directory using the A-key ...
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When i Import an obj it imports far away from the origin [duplicate]

Title says all how do i make it so the obj is imported to the origin, it was working fine yesterday...
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How to import .dmx files (SFM sessions) into Blender

I downloaded a model for SFM but the model is in .dmx format instead of .mdl format. Is there any way I can get the model from the .dmx file?
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Problem in importing .svg files to blender

I am aware that this looks like a repost (and it probably is) but I just cannot seem to fix my problem with the post I have found on the topic. Here is my goal and the problem: I am trying to ...
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When i import an obj file from Roblox the obj turns into pieces.!

I am new to blender. I make Roblox renders such as my profile pic. but when i import an obj from Roblox the obj turns into pieces can anyone please tell me how to make it whole?
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SOLVED - Strange behaviour - object is hidden behind grey “wall”

I bought a model that has .obj, .fbx and .max formats. I use Mac, so I'm not able to use .max, so I decided to import .obj in Blender. After I imported the file, I saw that a part of it hidden as if ...
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Semi texture problem xnalara to blender

So I like to play with game characters and usually download them from deviantart which usually comes in Generic_Item.mesh format with textures however what I don't understand is those textures are ...
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Type: Screen bug. Did you now how to fix this error

When i installed blender i started to try to import one model but i depared whit this error.
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How do i convert/port .LIB4D to .BLEND? [duplicate]

Can somebody tell me an easy way to port .lib4d models(cinema4d) to .blend so i can use them on blender ?
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Imported fbx files look exploded in 2.82 but not 2.8

I was working on this scene in 2.8 but it kept crashing so I got 2.82 but when I opened the file, all the fbx objects looked exploded. Can you please help. 2.8 keeps crashing to the point where it ...
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FBX import error (Assertion Error, importing from 3ds Max)

FBX import stopped working for an unknown reason, reinstalled blender and made default system setup. Still, nothing changed.
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Vrml Import Errors [duplicate]

I’m getting errors when trying to import a 3D model in vrml file format (vrml 97). The 3D brain model was exported in vrml / .wrl from MatLab. I am very new to blender and 3D modelling and would very ...
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Animation import into Unity - mesh deform

I rigged some FPS hands and a gun and started make animations. I'm really struggling import my animation from Blender 2.8 to Unity. The Animations look fine in Blender like it should, but are messed ...
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Import Error Vrml [closed]

I’m getting an indexError when trying to import a 3D model in vrml file format (vrml 97). The 3D brain model was exported in vrml / .wrl from MatLab. I am very new to blender and 3D modelling and ...
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Blender 2.8 won't let me import reference images [duplicate]

I have returned to blender after 6-7 months of not using it, and wow has it gone through some changes. I've been re-teaching myself this program, and have ran into a problem that people online can't ...
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Inventor imported object has different reflective properties than blender made one

I've been using Inventor 2020 for some mesh design for different things and decided to test an imported object and how well I could create materials for it in Blender. For some reason however, the ...
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Import C4D or E3D files into blender [duplicate]

Is there a add-on for import C4D or E3D files into blender? I cannot convert with c4d demo.. thank you ;)
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Can't import DWF File. seems like python addon error

I'm using macOS Catalina 10.15.3, Blender version is 2.82. I installed the addon via user preferences, and would like to import a dwf file. (I converted it from DWG using ODA File converter to 2010 ...
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No texture on mesh after import from mesh lab [duplicate]

After importing my cleaned up mesh from mesh Lab I have a solid color on it. Does anyone know why this happened? Thanks
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All Imports Wont Show

Any files I try to import don't show up, like at all. I've tried zooming in, I've tried opening different types of files as well, same problem. ( Blender Ver 2.79 )
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Organize imported objects by auto-generating similar named Collections and sorting

So I'm importing an obj file that comes in as hundreds of separate meshes in the default collection. Many of the meshes are imported with a similar name, but with a different ID number added in ...
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Exchanging objects between 2.78 and 2.80

So, I have a scene put together in Blender 2.78 and a model made with Blender 2.80 that I want to use together. I downloaded the scene (version 2.78 required) and made the model myself beforehand. ...
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How do I import a sketchfab model into 2.82 [duplicate]

When you download a model from sketchfab it saves as a .zip file with a folder for texture as .pngs and a folder for the model as a .fbx file. How do I import the model with the textures into blender? ...
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How to split .stl & .obj models equally from a similar process in Fusion 360

I need some help, I am kinda new to Blender but still not there yet. I try not to rely much on Fusion 360 but been wanting to know how to split .stl & .obj models equally from a similar process in ...
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need to import data from program called artpose

there is a great human anatomy program called Artpose. I want to import the figure I have modeled and then generate thin slices through the figure. Plan is to do a DIY 3d print of figure in foam. This ...
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Object with animation export/import problem - Blender generates large file size and it can't be imported into Unity

I'm trying to export a simple object (88,366 verts) with animation. There are 100 animated planes in the object. Each plane has 1100 keyframes. The wheel is also animated and that's it. Export (in ...
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Animimport and Animexport in blender

I am new to blender and was wondering is there any way of importing and exporting animations as we do in maya (.anim)
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I cant import my fbx model into blender

I had someone make me a custom model to use for gaming and they just sent me the FBX for it yesterday. I wanted to import the model to Blender, however, it couldn't do that and Blender suggested that ...
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rigged data and mesh data not getting correctly imported and exported in dae format in blender

i am completely new to blender, still i have to tried to rig already created model (only bike in below image) i have exported above data in .dae file and then again reimported back to blender, i ...
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Reverting shifts and rotations to an imported object

so essentially I have imported a model fetus to make a mold. At the very beginning, I shifted and rotated the object and the origin of the object to make it easier to manipulate the mold before I ...
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all Photoshop generated images (PNG, JPG, TIFF, PSD) show all black when loaded in Blender 2.8 as reference images

Big noob here getting started with this fine program. I'm currently having a problem I can't seem to solve: I've generated few reference images and saved them as PNG with Photoshop (CS6) but they all ...
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Issues with displacement and the displace modifier, exporting from ZBrush to Blender

I've been trying to follow this tutorial to have a displacement map work on my model that I sculpted in ZBrush- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjAEtZAluGo But for some reason it doesn't work. When I ...
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Weird behavior when importing a mesh in wavefront (obj) format with double-sided faces

Since the dataset I use, ShapeNet, contains a large number of obj files with double sides faces, importing it directly into blender and rendering image seems have incorrect materials. To verify this,...
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Faulty rotating bones in animations, when imported (from Blender) to Unity

I’ve been having trouble to import my latest quadruped animal based Blender model to Unity as FBX version 7.4. On Unity’s animation view, the animations have problems not present in Blender. On parts ...
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How to import/export geojson file in Bender

Trying to import geojson file containing buildings into Blender. How to do it?
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How to export MTree to UE4?

I'm using a plugin called MTree which basically allows you to create your own tree with the use of a tree node editor. The only problem is, though, even when I try joining the leaves and the wood ...
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How do I correct input videos that are flipped upside down in blender video edit mode

I just decided to give blender a try as a video editing tool. I have around 60 small clips that I want to mix together. I took these with my phone. The videos show correctly in other video players ...
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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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Incorrect scale when importing .Obj files

IM trying to import a character created in 3ds Max. It has 7 cm in Max, but when it is imported into Blender it interprets it as a 700 cm model. How does Blender handle scale?
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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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