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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Extrude and bevel an imported svg curve

I exported an svg 1.1 file from Adobe Illustrator CS6. I joined all the shapes by pressing Ctrl+J. I set the curve shape to 2D. Then I extruded using the right hand side panel: So far so good. But ...
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Why can't I import a SVG file from Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape?

I've tried multiple times to import a SVG file from illustrator CS5.5 to Blender 2.71 and 2.73. However, I do not see a mesh, curve, or anything pop up in my "Outliner" window. So I know its not so ...
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Importing OBJ with MTL and Image not working properly

I'm trying to import an OBJ file that has associated MTL and PNG files. There's a similar question here, but the answer is not very helpful, I just see a big blob. These are the files that I'm trying ...
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How would I import/export Blender's preferences?

I constantly stay up to date with each new release of Blender, but this means my preferences are wiped clean each time. How do I export/import these preferences to avoid loosing my carefully crafted ...
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How are texture maps imported into Blender?

How are various maps such as diffuse, AO, cavity, or displacement imported into Blender? I saw the Texture tab has import image, would you do this for all maps and connect them somehow?
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How to batch import Wavefront OBJ files?

Is it possible to batch import Wavefront .obj to blender? I'm working on 2.69. If I select multiple .obj files, only one gets ...
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Unable to see anything after importing .obj file

I try to import .obj files from this project: http://dbarchive.biosciencedbc.jp/en/bodyparts3d/download.html - the files contain Polygon Mesh Data. When I import the obj file into blender, the ...
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SVG Curve Incorrectly Rendered

It should be noted that this question poses a similar issue to some other questions on SE, but (the ones that I saw) were caused by massively large scaling factors, which (as far as I can tell) isn't ...
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Mesh imported to Unity is inside out

I'm importing a mesh i made into unity before exporting I always rotate it by -90 degrees in the X axis, then set the orientation to Y forward and Z up so when the object is imported to unity the ...
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Why when importing an obj file nothing appears even when zooming?

I have opened a new blender file and deleted the default cube, then imported an obj file . I did not see any thing so i selected it and i zoomed ,nothing appears.In the outliner i saw the object name ,...
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Extruding Vector Files in Blender

I am sure this has been discussed quite a few times, but I found a tutorial recently doing the exact same thing as I did, but in my case my logo is messing up! Here is the link to the workflow: https:...
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Blender isn't importing mtl correctly with obj?

I'm a new blender user, but have used other modelling programs before. I've downloaded a model file and unzipped it. When I import the obj into blender, it is my understanding (from here: How to ...
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Why won't Blender let me import .svg files?

I know this seems to be a repetitive question, but nothing seems to work for me. I am trying to make two ping pong paddles to put in Blender using Inkscape. I've watched the YouTube tutorials, and I ...
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Why are my SVG imports so small?

I'm definitely a newbie with blender still, as I've dipped my toe in a bit being a video editor. My issue is importing .svg saved from illustrator. Just simple vectors with not too many paths. Just ...
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Can blender use the Alpha channel of an image as transparency on a plane?

I was wondering if I used Photoshop to make a portion of my picture transparent, Would Blender be able to use those transparencies while importing the photo using the Import images as a plane Add-on
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How to import a .max model into Blender?

I've tried to import but I don't see the (.max) file as an option when importing. Is there another way to import the 3DMax model into Blender for rigging and animation?
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Import 3D XML in Blender or convert it with another tool

I would like to find a way to import 3D XML (zipped file with XML Data and textures) files into Blender or find a workaround without using 3dvia, or AutoDesk to convert it. I know there is a python ...
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Can one create a video from sequence of meshes that you already have using blender?

If I have a sequence of .obj (or any other readable format) files created from my own simulation code (say cloth simulation), can I use the rendering capabilities of blender to generate a video? Is ...
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Poly / Bezier curve from a list of coordinates

I'm trying to create curves from a list of points, I have the xyz coordinates in text files. I could make it manually via the python console for a single curve, but I have to do it many times and I ...
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Import PLY doesn't display vertex colors

I'm trying to import a .PLY mesh in Blender. I've troubles with colors: the mesh appear in a grayscale palette. Other softwares open it correctly (eg. MeshLab). This is the header of the PLY file: <...
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Imported .svg files does not show up [duplicate]

I'm new to Blender and trying to make a 3D model out of a 2D image. I made an inkscape 2D trace and saved as .svg file. When trying to import it to Blender, it does not show anything in the editor. ...
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How can I get a .MTL file to show on an .OBJ model I imported in Cycles?

I've downloaded & imported several .OBJ models into Blender but they don't always import with the textures automatically in place, even though the model came with them. Here's an example: https://...
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How to import a .mtl file?

I am new to Blender. I downloaded a .obj file of a plant model. When I unzipped it I found two files (.obj and ...
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Import SketchUp “.skp” files

I am new with Blender. I changed to it because now I am using Ubuntu. Previously on Windows I used to work with SketchUp, and I still have many projects, that I would like to import *.skp into Blender ...
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Can object parameters be set from data file?

I would like to do 3D animations. M spheres appear moving around and rotating along N frames (all spheres will appear in every frame). For each sphere at every frame, these values are saved in a ...
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obj file not displayed properly [duplicate]

I've an issue with an obj file. Importing this file in blender: http://156.54.99.175/3d/model.obj the mesh not appear. Only by rotating and zooming-out something apperas, but not the whole geometry. ...
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When I save something as an OBJ file the texture does not save with it, why?

I use Blender to render objects as this makes them look better. The problem is when I export one of my characters as an OBJ file and then import it back into Blender to render, the textures seem to ...
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Blender script import model and render it

I know python well, but I'm not familiar with blender. Is it possible to use the blender API to do this? Setup: Create a scene in which the the lights and cameras are pre-arranged. Run a python ...
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How to import an FBX file into Blender

I am trying to import an FBX file from Unity into Blender. Does anybody know how to do that?
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Animate with position and orientation from txt file

I want to animate a body using an external file with x, y, z coordinates and quaternion data. In the file every entry [x,y,x,q0,q1,q2,q3] represents a frame to be ...
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Modify obj after import using python

I am trying to modify an object after importing it. This post is related to this question ...
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How do I extrude an imported svg along the z axis without clipping the original shapes?

I have imported an svg and I am using the tutorials here: http://spolearninglab.com/curriculum/software/3d_modeling/blender/blender_02.html and here: https://studiogreenleaf.wordpress.com/2013/11/23/...
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Sequentially importing .obj files becomes drastically slow very quickly

I have written a very straight-forward script that imports many obj files one-by-one and renders them. The imported meshes have ~10k to ~120k vertices. After rendering, I completely remove the ...
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Prevent Blender to add numbers behind materials when importing a FBX

is it possible that Blender don't add numbers behind the materials when I import a FBX? Because right now I have the problem, that I have to change the material for every window in the scene. For ...
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Is it possible to associate non-blend files with Blender?

Is there a way to make Blender auto import files that are not .blend when you open them? For example if you open a .fbx file by ...
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open .stl file with blender [duplicate]

I need to open .stl files with blender, without importing them! In the properties of my .stl file, blender is set as "open with", but when I double click on the file it just opens blender as my ...
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Convert CSV Latitude longtitude to Blender coordinates

I have a table of Earthquake data in CSV, that includes Lat Long coordinates. CSV file download I want to convert them to Blender coordinates (on sphere or flat it doesn't matter as I can fit them to ...
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What are the light blue lines on my imported objects

So recently, I have been noticing neon light blue lines on objects I import, in place of the the normal orange selection lines. Maybe I was supposed to be getting this variant of line before hand or ...
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How do I import a dxf?

I am a noob with blender. Please be as specific as possible. College students have been doing this for me, but I am unable to understand them.
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Importing trajectories to create an animation

I am using blender to model a robot in my own robot simulator. To create better videos of my simulation results, I would like to log e.g. the positions and orientations of all segments to a log file ...
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How to import brush sets?

A couple of tutorials I looked at said you had to turn on the import add on, but they're a little old, and I can't find that option in the add ons section. I'm guessing it's been made into a full ...
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How to prevent triangulation of models when importing models from sketchup to blender?

I want to import Sketchup models in blender. For that, I tried exporting models form sketchup in various formats using the built in exporter in Sketchup followed by import in blender. The model looked ...
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How to export a scene with Shape Keys Animation?

I have a scene with the cloth simulation, turned into shape key animation, using this method: http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?387461-Bake-Cloth-to-game-engine How to export the scene ...
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Python resize imported SVG

I'm using python for batch upload and rendering. I need to import many SVGs, resize them and place to required position. Import is OK, curve is named, I can read dimensions, but I can't write new ...
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imported .obj shows too small

Yesterday it was working fine and today it is not I imported my obj file and it is not showing up or it is too small I guess but I can see it on outliner.
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Imported object shows aligned to the wrong axis

I was doing fine with importing an obj I made in Marvelous Designer into Blender for rigging. The dress would settle nicely on my SL avi. Now when I import the object; it is perpendicular to my ...
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Import After Effects Camera Motion into Blender?

I just got Adobe After Effects CC with Cinema 4D lite. I use Blender for 3d animation and I don't want to switch to C4D. Is there any way to export After Effects camera movement to Blender?
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How do I get Blender to import a Collada file?

Collada is not among the import options, and not among the addons for import options. So is there a way to import a Collada file to Blender?
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How do I batch import one format, then export to another?

I'm hoping this question builds on a previous question, Batch import Wavefront OBJ. I'd like to batch import a bunch of .3ds files and export each of them to their own .js file (using the Three.js ...
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How do I turn my PNG Image into a mesh object?

I am new to Blender. I have a PNG image of a logo and would like to know how to make this 2D image into a 3D image in Blender so that I can animate it like any ordinary mesh object that I can add into ...