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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Re-Import obj and replace existing

I have an obj created from Qubicle Constructor. I am able to import this into Blender just fine. The workflow I want is modeling in Qubicle and animation in Blender. I then try and make changes to ...
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How can I get my texture to show on an Imported file? [duplicate]

So I import a file from turbosquid but it doesn't have the texture. How do I add the texture? I already tried to do texture on it but doesn't work.
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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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Manipulate Vertex group names in the bmesh API

When importing an object with my own script (Yes, I need one, no functional script exists) I want to import it with help of the bmesh-module. It seems to be the ...
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Bake sound to F Curve giving square curves? [closed]

Just working my way through this tutorial . . . Got to about 5.55 in the video and hit a snag. My soundfile loads into the graph editor, but instead of appearing as a series of curves, it shows up as ...
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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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Import python modules [closed]

I am running Blender 2.49 with Python27 (for testing) and am trying to import webbrowser and os. When I try webbrowser the console returns "no module named webbrowser" when I try os it returns "no ...
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Convert imported SVG shape to Bézier/NURBS surface

I have a closed Bézier curve created in Illustrator which I've imported into Blender via SVG. I don't want to extrude it, but rather make it a filled surface (at the moment it's just a path) which I ...
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FBX Converter has no texture/animation when imported to Blender?

When attempting to import my FBX files to Blender, I received an error saying version 6100 not supported, use 7100 instead. At the suggestion of a forum thread I found, I am now using the official FBX ...
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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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SVG Model falling through the ground?

I'm trying to work with physics using an imported .SVG file (tried several files). Steps followed: Imported an .svg Extruded the .svg Converted curve (svg file) to mesh Created a plane. Applied '...
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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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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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Can I model imported CAD stl files [closed]

I want to import a CAD drawing in STL format, because it seems easier than trying to Model the drawing in Blender. I am unable to work with the surface textures, colors, and details to make it look ...
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File format for importing from Autodesk and Tinker CAD?

How can I import 3D models created in Autodesk and Tinker cad into Blender 2.69? What file format should they be saved in?
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Change imported model orientation

This is what I get when I import a character in Blender : As you can see the character is not in the right position. I would like to see it "standing". Can I rotate the camera like this ? (here I ...
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Operator doesn't work when invoked from Panel, but works when invoked using the spacebar

I have defined an operator, which is called from a button in another operator's panel. The called operator is supposed to import a ply file into the scene. This is the relevant code: ...
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Drawing in Blender

I'm a completely new blender user (just finished the beginer tutorials) and basically it's my first attempt in the world of CG creation and animation. One of my first goals is to create some 2D ...
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Working with a “reverse-rigged” model (bones rotating at tails instead of heads)?

I've been working on a hobby project where I've been trying to import rigged models from an old game. I've worked out most of the format details (animation is the last thing I have left to puzzle out),...
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What file formats preserve sharp edges?

I am collaborating on a project with another individual who uses 3DS Max. When he marks edges as sharp, exports the mesh as a .obj file and gives it to me, I don't see any marked sharp edges. Are ...
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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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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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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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Why is my object in blender bigger by approximately a factor 10 than in my CAD program?

I export my CAD models, which I create on Creo 2.0 (originally called Wildfire 5.0) as STL files, and import them into blender. But when I compare their sizes, ...
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Problems with Import images as planes. Display behaves randomly(artifacts) [closed]

I am trying to import jpg-images in Blender (Blender 2.69). I am using Multitexture and a Nvidia Quadro FX 1500. I am using the Add-on "Import Images as Planes". But I have a problem. The images aren'...
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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 ...
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How to Import a model with textures applied?

I have downloaded a model from this website. It comes with all the textures as .tga files. I want to import all the files into blender so it looks exactly as it ...
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Armature bones created in python disappear after exiting edit mode

I'm writing an importer for a file format with skeletal data, so I'd like to generate an armature with bones to represent it. I can put the object into edit mode and create EditBones without any ...
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C3D Importer does not work, Context is incorrect error

I'm trying to import a *.c3d motion capture file into Blender, but when I click the Import C3D button, I get the following error: What is wrong?
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Objects transformations wrong when importing from 3ds

When I import my tank file from 3ds format it appears in blender a little bit messed up like this: I selected all messed up tanktracks and did Origin to geometry. Then they became almost correct, but ...
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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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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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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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How to import AC3D files?

Using Blender 2.66 with Ubuntu 13.10. How to import AC3D files? I do not see an option for this under user preferences.
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Best practice for UV mapping buildings from CAD software

I have problems with importing revit models in my work, the model is made in revit and I after I render with blender. the most important problem is that when I attempt a brick texture to the walls, ...
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How can I import models from Anim8or into Blender?

I am using Blender since I never liked the camera angle in Anim8or. I recently picked up Blender and would like to use the wireframe model I had previously made. I have searched for a way to move ...
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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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Can't update / remove keyframe values from an imported Collada file

I'm trying to edit keyframes in an existing animation in a .dae file I have imported to Blender 2.68a, however none of the changes I make seem to stick. I select the bone in pose mode, change the ...
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Import camera information from Sketchup

Is there a way to import Sketchup scenes into Blender as cameras? I can get the geometry into Blender without any problems; my issue is that I'd also like to bring along the scene viewpoint as a ...
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Material assignment

I am new to Blender. I'm attempting to learn how to use it to render architectural models created in Sketchup or Rhino. One of the difficulties I'm having is figuring out an efficient way to assign ...
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Import camera animation from Maya 2014

There's a bunch of import/export formats common to both Blender and Maya, but which of them support animation? FBX is supposed to, but for now our addon doesn't support that yet. Specifically, I need ...
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Working with VRML 1.0 files in the current version of Blender

I have a set of VRML 1.0 files that have been exported from SolidWorks. I need to import these into Blender, work on them, and then export them back into new VRML 1.0 files. My predecessor had been ...
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Import file from Alias .wire

I was in need to know a good workflow to get alias files to work into blender (mainly for cycles rendering) What It's obivious to do is to export to some common format like .obj (or trought other ...
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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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Using wrl data in Cycles

I'm importing .wrl data from matlab that I would like to display. When I'm using the Blender render, I can see the colors as I wanted ( the object already has a ...
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Trouble importing STL produced by VTK

I am new to blender and am unsuccessfully trying to open an STL file. Our own visualization software offers STL export via a library called VTK, which we can import into other CAD software (e.g. to ...
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How to automate a script execution on import actions?

Basically, I would like a way to let the user select a file to import and then transparently execute a custom script. Most of the time, I use Blender in a work flow. When I do some changes on my ...
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How can I set the object origin for an armature?

After importing a .bvh file from Motion Capturing, the object appears translated and its origin isn't in the objects geometric center. I've tried several options from the Set Origin menu (Shift + Ctrl ...
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Limitations on .stl file importing [closed]

I have .stl data files that I'm trying to import into Blender. Large, over 100MB. I'm having trouble importing them, and I'm wondering if the size might be the ...
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Can themes be exported and imported?

If I create a theme, can I export it for import later or for distribution?