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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Import and render raw volumetric data

Is it possible in Blender to import and render raw volumetric data (outcome of fluid simulator)? I have a set of 3d arrays of floats in C/C++ and I used to render it frame by frame with OpenGL using ...
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Copying FBX animation to armature

Here is the Unreal Engine mannequin and several animations: https://wiki.unrealengine.com/File:ThirdPerson_FBX.zip I am trying to have the mannequin use those animations. I tried copying the ...
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Help with Atomic Blender addon

When loading PDB files into blender with the Atomic Blender addon, only the atoms are present but no bonds, despite selecting sticks/bonds and varying a number of other settings.
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Visualizing 3D voxel data in Blender 2.8

right now I'm trying to visualize my scientific 3D data in Blender 2.8. So blenders built in textures or smoke simulations do not lead to the goal. I've read that older releases of Blender do support ...
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Trying to open unknown but simple looking (just geometry) ascii 3d model file.txt in blender

So I have this weird .txt file for a really old game project. I don't know what kind of file it is but it is a text file (.txt). It contains stuff like this. It should be 3d model in some weird txt ...
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bpy.ops.export_scene.fbx not working immediately after importing?

I have built the following script to import an OBJ file and then convert and export it as an FBX file: ...
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How to Import a Fire Simulation from One .blend to another

Say I made a really nice explosion in a .blend and then I want to take that same explosion and put it into another .blend file. I would need to copy all the involved objects, but would I also need to ...
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Wrong Size and Position After Importing in Cities Skylines

I used Blender in Mac OS to create a model for Cities Skylines game. The final model is like that. But when I import the model in Cities Skylines, the preview is like that. Any help? Thanks,
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Is there a way to make blender using slerp on quaternions?

I'm now working on a blender importer addon. I have managed to import models and animations extracted from some game into blender successfully. The pose looks perfect most of the time, but at some ...
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How to import procedural texture with nodes?

There are websites full of procedural textures and shaders which you can download, but using Append to bring in the files does not bring in a working material. Even though all the files appear in the ...
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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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Blender Failing to import FBX

I have an FBX file that is 9.36 MB When I try to import it into blender, blender maxes out my CPU and Memory (Blender is using almost 5GB of ram) for a few minutes then goes back to the scene without ...
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Import STEP file to Blender

I'm trying to import a STEP file to Blender, but it doesn't work! This is how I do: I open the STEP file in Freecad and I select everthing, then I export it as a .stl file, but when I import the file ...
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Can Pixar USD files be imported into Blender?

Can Pixar USD files (USDZ) be imported into Blender?
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Octane > Blender Materials Import / Conversion

I have a large file of materials saved as Octane Package Files or .orbx that make up my local materials database within Octane. I have changed my workflow and instead of Standalone Octane I've begun ...
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Import custom module not working (.pyd-file)

I have a file called cmake_example.cp37-win_amd64.pyd, which I've built using pybind11 (code below). It is located in Python\Python37\Lib\site-packages. I also have a file called test.py which is ...
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How can I import a set of OBJ files that represent animation frames for a mesh?

We need to convert a 4D (multi frame volumetric data) medical scan to an animated 3D mesh, for use in realtime 3D rendering. Some 3rd party medical software we use can extract polygonal meshes for ...
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importing .aep files in blender 2.79

I know someone asked this question... But mine is slightly different... I don't have after effects but I would like to use an .aep file (downloaded from internet) on Blender.. Is there a way I could ...
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How to create and import assets?

I'm a total beginner and I've tried four different tutorials on creating grass, but none of them go into importing the grass into Unreal Engine. The first couple of tries, I converted it, exported as ...
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Why do only some imported objects show textures in the viewport?

Ok so I'm kind of a noob at blender but I was getting into rendering Characters for people. Sometimes when I import 2 objects in (like a chair and a character) the character doesn't have a texture but ...
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Trying to add muscle to a 3d skeleton model

I have a 3d model of a atlasaurus that I imported to blender as a .obj file and it comes up, but I do not know how to add muscle to the existing static skeleton. I have searched online and all of the ...
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Exploded .obj import

I am new to Blender and tried to open a purchased .obj from TurboSquid. The model opens exploded... am I missing a setting during import to keep everything together? Reference to what the model looks ...
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Import of volume Data from Paraview for physical simulation

I'd like to ask : how can I import my volume data from Paraview to blender? Let me preface this with the fact that i just started using blender. To clarify, what i want to do is this. I have a fluid ...
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Downloaded Materials not working

When I download this LOMAR TOON MATLIB I open my project and go to file -> append and select the material I want to append. However, after doing so the material renders fine on the right in the ...
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Problem importing FBX animation from Daz3d

So I imported Daz G3F to blender before. It worked as you can see in the the first model on the left, then I tried again later this month with another model but same G3F, problems occurred. I tried ...
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How to transfer rigged model from Blender to Maya?

What is the best way to export a rigged model from Blender to Maya? Which format is preferable, should some settings be tweaked? Or is the whole idea wrong and the rig won't work properly after ...
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Error importing X3D file with blender 2.78c

Can anyone please help me with this? I cannot import X3D files with Blender 2.78c on one computer running Windows 10 Home 64bit and a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti video card. When I try to import the same X3D ...
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Buttons fall off & shirt opens during cloth simulation

I've loaded a figure and clothing from DAZ 3D via OBJ. I've assigned a cloth modifier to the shirt and set it to collide with the figure. The buttons are already part of the same object as the shirt. ...
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Importing data to drive animation

Blender noob would like to know if it is possible to import data from a file (say tab delimited text or csv format) to set values for animated objects in Blender. Specifically, what I am trying to do ...
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BlenderGIS shapefile import convert to sphere objects

I have imported a shapefile of XYZ coordinates into Blender using the BlenderGIS plugin. The result is a cloud of vertex points in space which looks great (see image) I would like to convert these ...
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Can't Import Large Obj or FBX files into Blender

I am trying to import some relatively large files into blender. I've tried both Obj and FBX formats to import a group of objects. The FBX file is only about 133 mb, but I get a traceback error. The ...
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How can I export a blender file into fbx and import it to unity so it will look and work the same way?

I have a model in blender with texturas, animations and multiple objects. When I put the blend file in the unity project it works just fine, but when I export it as fbx and import it into unity ...
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ZBrush with insert brush mesh won't import into Blender

I'm creating in ZBrush and then exporting as obj and importing into Blender for rigging and weighting. I can't seem to import mesh that has ZBrush insert brush on it. Blender pops up a window full ...
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Blender FBX Import transform/axis

I have an FBX file exported from 3DS Max. Using an FBX viewer, this is the model. While importing into Blender, these are my settings (default) When imported into Blender, this is the model. There ...
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Blender freezes when attempting to import FBX files

recently I started encountering an error - when I try to import .fbx files, Blender starts to eat more and more memory which causes the computer to freeze. It worked a week ago and I'm not aware of ...
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Mesh for each keyframe

Through the usage of a simulation framework, I have for each simulated time step a mesh (.ply format). This results in a collection of meshes. They represent an object deforming over time with each ...
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Importing an svg file doesn't work

I have bender version 2.76. I know this question has already been asked, I have have read the threads, but I still have the same problem. I have an svg file of a manta and I can't import it into ...
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Importing .obj from 3DS to Blender distortion issue

I want to export a mesh from 3DS to Blender, I currently use .obj format. My screenshots are taken from Unreal but the issue is the same on Blender. Here is my 2 floors superposed, one is selected in ...
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What's the correct way to import animations with node bones

I am coding a Blender Ogre importer for Ogre 1.10. I want to import the animations from the .skeleton but ogre and Blender bones are different: Ogre: A bone is a Node Have an offset from parent (...
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UV map doesn't work correctly

I recently made my UV in blender, after I finished it I exported my model as FBX. After I imported it in another program, but I don't no why.. it see just one part of my UV. Here it's result from ...
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Export 3D model from blender to .cad

I need to export my models to .cad format. But Blender has only one exporter for AutoCAD, but the file format is .dxf. My only idea is to download AutoCAD so i can import my model into it and export ...
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Using Blender to animate CAD mechanisms?

I want to try and use Blender to animate a CAD drawing that I've made (for a visualization). Is blender capable of this? I can get a CSV file with time and an angle from the differential equation ...
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Importing After Effects .aep file

Is there any procedure/plug-in to import .aep files into Blender?
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Blender as a Python Module: Import COLLADA

I followed this post to install blender as a python module. I realize that this isn't officially supported, but I thought I'd ask for help anyways. I'm trying to import a COLLADA (.dae) file. In ...
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Is there a file format with CSG operations that blender can import?

I misuse Blender as one possible editor for a 3D simulation program. The 3D simulation program also has other ways to create and modify geometries, among them are CSG operations. If there were a file ...
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Changing an MTL on an OBJ file

So I'm a bit new to Blender and I've ran into a bit of a problem. I modeled out an object and imported the OBJ file, which grabbed the MTL automatically, which is awesome. Now my problem is I ...
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OpenCTM import and output addon to work in recent Blender

The plugins included with the OpenCTM compressed triangle mesh format doesn't work out of the box with Blender 2.7. Has anyone managed to modify these to make them work with the latest Blender ...
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Using 3D Warehouse models in Blender (Sketchup - Collada - Import)

There is an incredible wealth of 3D models available on Google's 3D Warehouse. Unfortunately these models come in Sketchup format. I have read a lot of tutorials on this, and everybody seems to praise ...
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import X3D/VRML

Using Blender 2.70a-r3 importing an X3D file does not really work as expected. The groups are not imported and ElevationGrid is not imported, too. Is there any way to get better import support with ...
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New Import script: creating UV coordinates

I'm writing a new import script from DSON (DAZ Studio json-based format) to Blender. I've got the vertexes and faces in, but I'm having difficulty generating ...