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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.OBJ Import Error

I'm importing a .obj file from sculptris and the model comes out normal on one half and looking staticy on the other. I checked and there are no materials or textures connected to it, and creating a ...
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Tough time importing .dxf into blender [duplicate]

here's the file: https://mega.nz/#!OFo1QBgR!iECp6YBlRXYUVcdfEmoLO-w7g76yP6qfaRy8hbP9IZ8 I've fiddled with the settings, but everytime, it just imports as a bunch of plane axies, i've confirmed that ...
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Import animation of an FBX model

I've tried to import an animated FBX model in blender, but as result I've obtained just the model itself with its skeleton but without animation. How am I supposed to import the model so that I can ...
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Python importing nightmare

I'm having the hardest time trying to import a few things. I have an addon that has multiple files all under one folder with an __init__.py in the base. I'm ...
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Imported .obj just showing a black texture

I downloaded a 3d object online and when I imported to blender the whole object just has a black texture. I do have the correct textures in png but I don't know how to use them. Here are some pictures....
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How to properly set VERTEX_PAINT mode from a python script?

My goal is to get a rendered image of an PLY mesh from command line. I wrote this script: ...
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Models for 3D printing are sliced wrong, can't figure out optimal thickness

I have a 3D printer with 0.3mm and 0.8mm nozzles, and I am trying to figure out the optimal line widths for extruding some line art. Workflow I create the vector graphics in Illustrator, expand ...
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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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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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Calling a method from a string

I am trying to execute a line of code, such as: bpy.ops.object.modifier_add(type='SUBSURF') from a string of text. My code is: ...
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How long should a 10mb .svg import file take to load in Blender? [closed]

I am trying to load a 9.6Mb .svg file into blender and it is still working on it after 45 min. Hardware is a duel Xeon 32 core workstation, Titan X video, 128Gb Ram, 1Tb SSD
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When I Import Two Models Into Blender I Can Only Edit One at a Time

So I made a few models for a project I'm working on and I decided I wanted to certain parts individually and then import them in as a .obj file. So I did that and then when I tried to go into edit ...
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bpy.ops.view3d.view_selected() issue [duplicate]

I try to import an obj file and make a rendered image, by a python script. How to center the view to the mesh? I've tried bpy.ops.view3d.view_selected() but i get ...
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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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Apply Auto Smooth and its angles in a script

I am modifying an Import OBJ script. I want it to make all objects smooth, with Auto Smooth turned on, and with an auto_smooth_angle of 30º. My edit is as follows: after ...
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Importing 3DS Patron liquor bottle has no color, texture, glass material or label showing

I just bought a 3D stock file of a Patron bottle from Squid (http://www.turbosquid.com/FullPreview/Index.cfm/ID/779325) and I tried importing the 3DS format in. The bottle OBJECTS import fine and I ...
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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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FBX Importer AssertionError (unknown location -1) when importing .fbx from wow model viewer [closed]

Using version 2.75 I am unable to import .fbx files from WoW model viewer into blender. Attempting to do so throws an AssertionError. ...
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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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Import LDraw models into Blender

I have been making models using LDraw. What's the best way to import LDraw models into Blender?
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Help on weight painting and rigging .dae import from Google Sketchup

I created a 3D model with Google SketchUp (with default SketchUp textures) and exported it into a .dae with the export options: Export Two-Sided Faces, Export Edges, Triangulate All Faces, Preserve ...
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How to import blending animations into Blender?

I'm trying to import a js file with blending animations into Blender(v2.65) using the three.js(r66) importer, but it seems that the importer plug-in is not working properly, because nothing is shown ...
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Can I import DXF files,exported from Gerber? The DXF file is AAMA file

I am trying to import DXF files exported from Gerber but it is not importing the content. I used following settings: - Replace scene - Remove duplicates, Limit 1.00 - Merge All - Thick ON - Codec- ...
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Import vertices from .OBJ and then convert all to dynamically linked objects

I am generating a large network of vertices and edges in another app and exporting them into a Wavefront (*.obj) file for import into Blender. All the vertices are in a group, say "nodes". Is there a ...
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Import 3D model from CityEngine into Blender and edit UV Map

I really would like to learn about UV mapping and I presume this is the best community for me to ask about Blender. I have a 3D building model produced from CityEngine and when it was exported into ...
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From *3ds-file Imported objects have no extensiveness and are all locaed in the origin

Dear StackExchange Community, I am currently trying to import a 3ds file into blender. The Problem is, that all the objects get imported into the origin of the coordinate system and have no ...
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Is there a way to automatically add a photo texture to materials of the same name?

When using the smd import plugin, http://steamreview.org/BlenderSourceTools/, I am able to import the 3d model with the correct materials, but the materials are all blank. It is tedious to select the ...
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How can I import Gerber DXF pattern into blender? [duplicate]

I have DXF files from Gerber which I want to import in Blender for 3D simulation. How can I do that?
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How to import morph targets into Blender?

I'm trying to import a js file with morph targets into Blender(v2.65) using the three.js(r66) importer, but it seems that the importer plug-in is not working properly, because nothing is shown in the ...
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How can I import GEOTIFF raster data?

I have a terrain model in the form of a GEOTIFF raster which is from the SRTM (Shuttle Radar Technology Mission) data. Can this raster data be converted / imported into blender into a triangular ...
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Is there an OBJ Sequence import script or add-on? [duplicate]

An OBJ sequence is necessary for making complex animations using other 3D programs. I want to use blender and realflow together. Realflow particle simulations and meshed realflow simulations are in *....
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How to create/make UV coordinates for polyhedron

I am using Blender version 2.74 and I am using an OpenSCAD file someone else made. I am new to Blender. The OpenSCAD file comes from this website: http://kitwallace.co.uk/3d/solid-to-scad.xq?id=...
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Importing SVG images to Blender

I'm having trouble with imported images in Blender, they don't respond the same way as the native images on Blender do. I save .svg files with Illustrator and it is vector art. I'm just trying to get ...
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Why does my armature rig deform badly in edit mode?

Im fairly new to blender and am at the stage where i'm trying to figure everything out. Everytime I import a motion capture file the animations work and looks good. But when i go into edit mode to ...
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How to batch convert between file formats?

I have about thousands of files I need to convert into from one format to another. Both formats are handled by existing add-ons.. I assume the script process would go something like this: Select ...
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GIS data import

I used to work in the mapping industry and I'm interested in seeing what capabilities Blender has in importing GIS based data sets and blending them together. Ideally I would like to be able to ...
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Import DXF and make it fit work area

I feel like I've fallen at the first hurdle, importing a DXF file. By that I mean, I figured out how to enable the dxf import tool, and imported the file I had, but that's about it. I'm struggling ...
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Turning a 2D dwg into a basic 3D render

I currently have a task to turn several 2D dwg files into basic 3D renders (building layouts); I've purchased a plugin to import 2D DWG files into Blender but am at a loss as to how to easily turn ...
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Import/Export Rhino's 3DM format to/from blender

Is there a plugin to import/export rhinoceros' 3DM files to/from blender? If there's no plugin yet, would it be possible to write one or are there technical limitations to do such a thing? I suppose ...
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How to use different texture images

I want to import a '3ds' model into Blender. I have the '3ds' file and several 'jpg' files: image_bump.jpg image_color.jpg image_illumination.jpg image_specular.jpg Note: the website states that ...
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Animating Issue [closed]

I'm really new to blender and am using it to model and animate for a game i'm currently working on. Could someone please explain how to "properly" animate something in blender. What I do is go into ...
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Why does importing from a .dae or .fbx format result in loss of animation?

I've got a scene of about 30 nulls moving around in either LightWave or Softimage. I export either a dae or fbx file from one of those apps, import into Blender. The nulls are in the correct ...
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Import from CAD System

Which experiences and hints do you have when it comes to importing data from CAD systems like Siemens NX, SolidWorks, SolidEdge and so forth? I'm struggeling with this topic for one week now and ...
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Chaining multiple obj files and make them as a movie [duplicate]

I am trying to using blender to do scientific visualization. Currently, I have the obj files that changing over time (around 250 obj files). I want to change them in to a movie, so that each frame ...
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Why do I get a “Permission Denied” error when importing an obj file?

I'm extremely new to Blender. I literally just downloaded it, I was trying to import a .obj file however when I try I get the error message you see in the title. Any way to get around this? please ...
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SL Skeleton, Avatar Workbench, MH Avatar import problem

When I import my MH mhx2 into Avatar Workbench for SL, the worbench.blend file is in right ortho, so it faces right. When I import my MHX2 avatar from MH, it faces to the front, so I can't rig it to ...
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Applying a material to a model which has preassigned materials

I exported a model from Cinema4d into Blender. I exported it as an FBX file and in the file, there are already predefined textures: This is how the model looked when I imported it into Blender: Any ...
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Clear UV seams not clearing seams

I want to clear UV seams on a object and remake them myself, but neither UV Mapping > Clear Seams nor UV Mapping > Reset Seems to work. Please see attachment images. This is my mesh before i do UV ...
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Missing Faces when importing to Ue4 and Unity [duplicate]

So I just finished modelling my Scar H but I noticed this it has some blue and white parts in it and when I import it to UE4 and Unity half of the blue parts was gone am I doing something wrong? In ...
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How to import .dng files

I have to work with .dng files and it looks like you can do it in Blender, somehow. As stated in this question, it seems that you can import them but I don't know ...

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