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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Importing FBX Created in 3ds Max Rearranges Individual Models

I have been attempting to export a FBX file consisting of multiple models from 3ds Max 2019 and importing the FBX file into blender to make some changes. Every time I have attempted this, the models ...
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Traceback error trying to import open street maps add on for 2.8

Was trying to add open street map plugin for 2.7 and 2.8 but got this error. Anybody know how to fix this?
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Cannot See Pasted Object

When I copy/paste an object I want from one blender file to another (which normally works) I cannot see the pasted file. I have checked to see if it is on a different layer, and it is not. I have also ...
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How do i merge materials on a pre-textured model without breaking texture mapping

I've imported a model into Blender, which is already fully textured. It looks great in Blender, but in the game the textures are off, because the game doesn't support having multiple textures per ...
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How can I import a rigged model(Facial controls included) from SFM to blender?

Decompiling from Crowbar and using Source Tools, I got a the model into blender, and using nodes assigned the textures, but no matter what I try I get one of two outcomes, -the model is imported ...
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2.8 import scale bug?

I'm working in FormZ using Feet and exporting as such. In Blender 2.79, I have no issue changing units to Imperial/Feet... the objects import properly, e.g. a 20' cube exported from FormZ (.obj) ...
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How do I convert a simple Photoshop 3D obj which has 5 sides, into one object with one material in Blender?

In photoshop, whenever you export a 3D extrusion you wind up with the following materials: Front Inflation Material Front Bevel Material Extrusion Material Back Inflation Material Back Bevel ...
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Import Rhinoceros 5.4.1 to Blender 2.8

I wanted to export .OBJ file to keep layers from Rhino in Blender. But when importing to Blender nothing shows and layers don't work also. Here are screenshots of export process: https://i.redd.it/...
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JSON importer for Blender 2.79? [duplicate]

Hi is there any importers for blender 2.79 for importing JSON files? I have found an importer for 2.50 but this doesn't work for 2.79 nor does it work for 2.50 as after installing the addon on ...
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Imported OBJ Model doesn't render

i imported an .OBJ (C4D native) model of a car from turbosquid. Everything worked fine, changed some colours of textures, wanted click render - nothing happens. Either in rendered view, and also in ...
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Cant import .abc file from Maya to Blender without deformations

I have been working on this issue for a while, but still have not been able to fix it. You see, my goal here is to export an animated character into Blender while keeping its animations. I followed ...
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When importing models, do the bones and flexes stay intact when I bring them into crowbar again for compiling?

Say, for example, I port a model from Source Filmmaker into Blender by using Crowbar. As you can see in this picture, this Mallow model has shape keys, as well as the bones used in Source Filmmaker, ...
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Is there a way to import many objs and then move them 32 units additively?

I'm trying to make a scene from a game and the map is divided into chunks as per usual. But the problem is when i want to import the map i have to import each chunk individually and then move it ...
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Does Blender no longer support Make Human file format?

Does Blender no longer support the use of Make Human file format MHX1? The file type is changed from mhx to dae and the mhx file type no longer shows up in Blender as a supported file type. I ...
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Imported SVG shows circles instead of squares

I have some wierd issue with a .svg Import, here's the vectorized image on Illustrator: But when i import it on Blender, it looks like this: It transforms squares into circles. And i have no clue ...
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SVG file consisting of curves does not import into Blender

Importing https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/46/Bitcoin.svg, a file which looking at the source code appears to be made of paths and have no raster images in it, does not make any ...
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Is there a way to import .gr2 files to Blender?

I want to import some 3d models in .gr2 format to edit them in Blender. Is there any add-on that does this?
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Importing from SolidWorks and then using subdivision in blender

When I try to do this with an object that I've made in solidworks the mesh looks absolutely terrible, spikes, jagged edges etc. You know the deal. I have tried doings "Tris to quads" and "Limited ...
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Importing FBX and OBJ into Grease Pencil to use with grease pencil animation

I have imported OBJ files into Blender Grease Pencil, with the intention of using different OBJ poses for keyframes, I have even tried importing FBX animations with the intentions of tracing each ...
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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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Maya to Blender FBX Freeze Transformation Issues

I know this is pretty specific, but I thought some of you may have stumbled across this issue at some point. So when exporting from Maya to Blender I noticed, that when you hit the Modify >Freeze ...
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Importing and then sculpting onto a model from Solidworks?

I am interested in learning to use Blender. I currently use Solidworks at work and at home, but I occasionally want to add more organic elements which can be a pain in Solidworks. For this specific ...
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Imported a group but cant edit it?

Im trying to import some diamonds into my scene but cant edit them. Is it possible to import it and edit it? Here is the Is it possible to get the diamonds and use them too?
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How to make a simple Format Conversion Script?

I am a newbie in Blender and have only basic knowledge of Python scripting. But I thought I could make this script on my own - but failed. My basic idea is to import the file with ...
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Blender character to unity scale problem

This has probably been asked many times before, but I can't find a solution to my problem. I have created a character in Blender, and when I import it into Unity by dragging in the .blend file, the ...
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Collada import has bones in wrong places

I've generated a .dae file with a skeleton, but the bones seem to be misplaced when importing into Blender. It looks like if "find bone chains" and "auto connect" are off, then only leaf bones are ...
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import 3ds files in Blender 2.80

I see there is no option for importing 3ds files in the File -> Import menu in Blender 2.80. Does this mean importing 3ds files will no longer be supported in Blender?
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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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Fbx Import Glitch?

Im trying to import this fbx model of a soldier, no errors come up when its loading but this is what i get when it opens.
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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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Importing SpeedTree file into blender

Thank you for taking the time to read my question post. I am wanting to convert a plant from The sims 3 to The sims 4. The outdoor plants in The sims 3 game use speedtree. I have the .spt file for a ...
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3D models show up as boxes

So I'm complete new to using Blender Cycles. I've seen others do it. I've watched tutorials. I've tried googling help. I've spent hours worth of time trying to figure this out, but I can't seem to ...
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Adding paths/vector lines to a 3D model

I am a surveyor looking to use drone generated point clouds or 3D pdf's of a landscape and add a visual path or vector to demonstrate an official route through the modelled landscape. Does Blender ...
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Blender screwing up normal maps from Substance Painter?

I have been using blender for a bit and ran into some weird issues when using Normal maps from Substance Painter and have no idea why. In software such as Sketchfab they show up perfectly fine with ...
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Blender export to babylonJS dark textures

I'm having problem with using imported .obj into blender and then exported to babylonJS. I've downloaded .obj model containing <...
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Can't export an OBJ

I use blender a lot to make people profile pictures for all different types of game, but mainly popular ones like Roblox and such. I'm not an expert however and I stick to simple designs like my ...
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Importing FBX Models

for some reason when I import FBX models (usually from sketchfab) - when I try to render them - the materials look like they are glass. But I finally realized its because it is turning on the mirror ...
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FBX Import / Export Robustness?

Does anyone know if there is a plan to update the FBX support to be at the same level as most other 3D apps? I think it would certainly help those who want to transition from another software. I ...
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Imported OBJ doesn't seem to render correct in object mode [duplicate]

i'm very new to Blender so keep in mind that this could completely be my fault ;). What am I doing wrong, i can't seem to fix this problem. To me it looks like it is a rendering problem, and not a ...
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Why are all the movie clips I import into the compositor not working?

When I import a movie clip into the compositor in blender, it shows up in the backdrop as completely transparent, showing the black and grey tile pattern to signify a transparent image. Anybody know ...
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can anyone make me importer for this xml file type please?

so i need a simple importer and exporter for blender that can open these xml files.tried many different 3d xml file converters but non worked.i really appreciate it if anyone can make a one or suggest ...
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What is the proper way of importing rigs from one blend file to another?

I bought a blend file which contains 3 rigs and I need to import one of them into my other blend file for animation. I know you can Link blend files together and I was wonder what do I need to link? I ...
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How do I import .c4d files on Blender?

How can I import a .c4d static model (Cinema 4d) on Blender? Is there any plugin could help me? I didn't notice anything on Internet.
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OBJ import disappears behind 'screen' when zoomed out

I'm a newbie but am familiar with CAD and modeling. I have a strange thing happening after I import a .OBJ file into Blender from IronCAD.There appears to be a vertical plane in the 3D modeling space ...
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Armature dissconnecting from mesh on export

My problem is simple (I hope). when I try to export as FBX, I get no errors or warning, however when I import the FBX into blender, UE4, or anything else, the armature is disconnected from the Mesh. ...
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E57 file import in to blender

I did't found answer for my question yet so I opening this topik here. I have a E57 file format and I need it to get some how in to blender. Do anybody had such a experiences before? Thank You guys ...
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It is an eyelash question when importing SFM(Source Filmmaker) characters into Blender

The eyelash part was strangely applied when importing the SFM(Source Filmmaker) character into Blender. The eyelash texture is supposed to be included in "face.png". I have not been able to advance ...
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How to import 2D/3D CAD drawing into Blender and how to convert wireframes to faces?

I'm trying to import CAD drawings into Blender. I have read and looked at some tutorials about this, but it's not working! I can use DraftSight to transform a .dwg file to .svg, but to transform a ....
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How to select last imported object with console?

I'm writing a script for fast importing with CSV file. There's a lot of things, like location, scale and quaternion rotation. Problem with the location I've already solved, but scale and rotation are ...
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Free 3d character models to edit in Blender [duplicate]

Rocmen here, a newbie. I was wanting to import 3d character model like a man and modify it and then animate it. Is that possible in Blender? Thanks for any help Rocmen