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 updated CAD model into blender, retain existing surface materials and settings [duplicate]

Good day everyone. I am an Architect who primarily works in Archicad, Revit and SketchUp. I recently started to learn my way around Blender as I would like to use it as an Architectural visualization ...
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How do i unlink different parts of a 3d model?

Could someone tell me how to unlink parts of a 3d model to make changes on the separate parts? The model here was from an imported fbx file . I tried separating the highlighted part with the 'P' ...
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glb import error

I am trying to import a glb file exported from 3ds max using verge3d but getting a list of errors. Will appreciate any direction to solve this. Thanks! Errors: ...
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imported .obj isn't showing in view port

my imported .obj ( https://we.tl/t-fYIpf9R6z0 ) isn't showing in the view port. I've played around with scale and tried scaling the point up and down but still no luck. I'm really new to blender so ...
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unknown location when importing .obj

I'm completely new to blender but im trying to import an .obj( https://we.tl/t-X9g9ETJoBk ) into blender but I'm getting a 'location: : -1' message in the console when doing so. can anyone help me ...
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Importing .obj with .mtl

I downloaded a model from the web as .obj and .mtl. I understand from reading that the .mtl ...
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Imported meshes look faceted

I have bought a few files from turbo squid, unfortunately for my needs some of the files look faceted. Generally I will import them as OBJs. I have tried using the the smooth and relax tool, but ...
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Blender Python Scripts: How to import always the same file by pressing a UI button? [duplicate]

How to create an import button that loads always the same OBJ file? I'm creating a connection bridge between Blender and other software. I was able to create a button following the scripts templates....
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rigged model from maya to blender?

I have a rigged model in maya that I need imported intact into Blender 2.8. In Maya everything works (model from cgtrader), however when I do export all from Maya 2018, using either fbx or dae format, ...
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blender 2.8 FBX importing problem?

I am trying to load some scenes to blender from 3ds max when I try import fbx, these info showed up Traceback (most recent call last): File "C:\A Program\blender-2.81-windows64\2.81\scripts\addons\...
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My .fbx file is not appearing

This my first time using blender and I want to modify a VR Chat avatar. A friend made it for me and sent me the unity file. I've watched as many videos I could and read every similar question, yet no ...
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How to convert 3D pose sequences to the bvh format?

I am very new to animation and rendering softwares, so please let me know if I need to provide more information about this. I have a sequence of 3D positions of human joints (basically mocap data), ...
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Linked duplicated problem?

I have a building in scene_01.blend with many bricks linked duplicated. In another file, I have scene_02.blend with the same bricks linked duplicated as in scene_01.blend. Is it possible to import ...
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Import NodeTree from blender file during addon register [duplicate]

I have a blender file with several NodeGroups. I want to import those NodeGroups into other files using an addon. During the <...
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How to import SciPy in Blender?

I am trying to import the SciPy library inside Blender version 2.8 and I am having trouble. I can import SciPy outside of Blender. On my system Blender's Python is installed at ...
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OBJ files from Adobe Stock won't import

I get this Error each time trying to import Adobe Stock OBJ files in to Blender: ...
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Textures are inside the model

I've imported a FBX model (made by someone else in Blender), but the textures are inside the model. Recalculating your and reuploading the textures didn't help. UPD: the model itself https://drive....
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Blender IK armature rotation issue importing animation to Unity

I was making some animations and discovered strange artifacts when importing certain rotations to unity. When main body rotates while IK limbs move on their own, Unity seems to not compute correctly ...
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I imported an obj file into Blender and cannot add an uv wrap from a png file

I'm use to modeling in Fusion 360 and then export the file into an obj. I practically use Blender as a rendering tool because Fusion isn't as powerful. Overall still learning how to model in Blender ...
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Python Script - Addon; Bmesh Clean

I've purchased an Addon called 'Bmesh Clean' which basically systematically cleans up any selected mesh. I'm trying to write my own script that will automate a process, which will include using the ...
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Can only concatenate list (not“tuple”) to list /Error, while importing OBJ

I'm trying to import an OBJ format I exported from Rhino. It used to work without any troubles, but now this shows up. I went to the file and opened it with note++, but don't know hat to do next. ...
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FBX Import - What do these settings mean?

When importing an FBX file, most of the settings are self-explainable, however, there are some settings that I'm curious to know the meaning/use of. These are: (1) Import User Properties (what are ...
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Export menu problem in blender

When I want to import projects I click import button, then opens import menu, but when I press again for example folder to select in import menu then import menu changes in to export menu. Also when I ...
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How can I “normalize” the scale of what seems to be either an infinitely large or infinitely small object

I'm having issues with an obj file I've imported into Blender. At first I thought the import was broken in some way because the import would go smoothly, but there was no model to be seen. Eventually ...
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Is there a way to import Spark AR's example faceDistortionPack.fbx to Blender?

I'm trying to edit the faceDistortionPack.fbx, that is used as an example for Spark AR face deformation. When I import into Blender (2.80), I see the various meshes, I don't see the deformations. I'...
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Importing inventor model into blender - problem with coloring separate parts [duplicate]

I am new with blender program. I have a need to render animation for a inventor model I have. I got stl. file from inventor which is an assembly. My problem is that I need to color that model before ...
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How to avoid material duplicates when appending multiple assets?

i just found a really odd behavior in blender: Actions: 1) append an object that have the material named "Red" 2) append another object that have this same material 3) same with another.. ect.. ...
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Is it possible to insert a 360° video or similar videos to the viewport?

Let's assume that I have an animated logo in blender or something like that. I want it to part of another scene. I would not like to copy and paste the objects of the logo. I would not like to use the ...
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MMD (PMX to Blender) - Armament/Bones: Different Deformation after Import

I found a model in .pmx format that I want to use in blender, so I used the mmd_tools plugin to import it. The model is already perfectly rigged, but in blender the model deforms different than it ...
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Blender crash when running script bpy from python but run well in Blender's Text Editor

For last night, I can't use bpy.ops.wm.open_mainfile(filepath="/media/backup/blender/file.blend") from python using this to run my python script ...
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GLTF export/import Sketchup 2017 to Blender 2.80 overrides origin and local axis orientation

I'm exporting a .glb file from Sketchup 2017 using the KhronosGroup GLTF exporter and importing it into Blender 2.80 using the KhronosGroup GLTF importer. Once the file is imported I get the ...
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Textures don't show in 3d view after loading them into node via python. Blender 2.66

Textures don't shows in 3d view after loading them into node via python. I can see them in render mode, but not in edit. Also after selecting image texture node they show-up in 3d view, but I can't do ...
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Blender 2.79 No smoothing Fix Error?

When I tried to import my created geometry shape from a plain and extruding it. I imported it to UE4 and told me there was no smoothing, so I tried to go to Geometry in the settings before importing ...
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How to display FBX data(using microsoft 3DViewer) same as Blender displays

Introduction Thank you for reading in advance. and I am sorry for my bad English. My problem is that an FBX file looks different when displayed with MS 3D Viewer and Blender. How to make it look ...
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Can't seem to make any format imports from 3ds Max work properly…?

nice to meet y’all. I’ve not used Blender for years. and a recent personal passion project of mine made me go back to it. but I’ve been having some troubles getting it to work because it seems that ...
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Is there any existing Universal Importing method

Currently, when importing you have to decide OBJ, DAE, FBX or maybe another format. Is there any reason it can't just search a folder for all the file-types you & your addons support? Is there an ...
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Why doesn't an imported STL object show up?

After importing a STL file, nothing shows up on screen, either in Object mode or Edit mode. I've tried it with other STL files where the object shows up without any issues. Are there some STL files ...
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Importing OBJ. FBX from MODO [duplicate]

I am trying to export a model from modo to blender and the polygons are coming in with a weird look. I am exporting out of Modo as a FBX & OBJ and I get the same result with both. The polygons ...
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Can't import .obj

I know how to import obj normally. how ever, if you direct your attention to the attached image you will see that the option to import an Obj is not there. I only have Collada and Alembic as an option ...
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Batch SMD to FBX script adjustments

Pretty much I have like 100+ SMD animations I need to convert into the FBX. After googling it I've found multiple scripts for doing so, to make it simple I'il give you an excample of the shortest one ...
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What is the best export format from AutoCAD -> Blender?

What format can AutoCAD export and Blender open in one go with no further conversion, just open it? I have a project at which one party uses AutoCAD and we use blender. There are plenty of ...
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Importing second model just duplicates the first one

I have two models, the first one imports fine and I would like to import the second one to scale it to be the same size as the first. The issue arises when I try to import the second model, as soon as ...
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How can I Import Houdini Pyro VDB Cache data to Blender

I wan't to Import Pyro simulation from houdini to Blender I tried to import VDB cache from houdini to blender but it was not compatible with blender and blender could not read it Is there any way to ...
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Export in three js Editor

I'm a new user of Blender and I've to use it to export a gltf file in Three js editor. I save materials and mapped textures but when I try to change an image texture in "Map" in Three js, new texture ...
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Importing LEGO scenes add-on error

I am following this tutorial to create my custom LEGO scenes & characters and render them out in blender but I am getting some errors. Basically, I have downloaded this software (Studio by ...
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Exporting and Importing x,y,z data of a mesh object created from curves to a file

I'm trying to use python to export the x,y,z vertices to a file and then import that file back into blender to recreate the same image using just the x,y,z data points. I can convert the curves to a ...
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import Mocap Json into Blender

I have a Json file that has, for each frame, a cam coordinate and the poistion of each bone from a skeleton (see screenshot). I was wondering what was the quickest way to import it into blender ( like ...
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My imported blender building in unity has loads with missing walls!

I have the frame of a building in blender, I imported it as a .fbx file and it comes out with missing walls! How do I fix this?!?!
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Blender 2.8: Pink from Missing Textures After an Import

I import various types of models into Blender 2.8. Sometimes, the textures show up as pink, while others appear fine. I understand that both the importers and exporters for Blender will generally ...
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Where Can I Download Import Image As Plane Add-On For v2.7?

I'm using Blender v2.7 (other program requires that version) and I need the Import Image As Plane, but I can't find the add-on for Blender v2.7. Where can I download the Import Image As Plane add-on ...

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