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questions about importing, exporting, or modifying files with the Scaleable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format

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Why do imported SVGs have weird scaling?

I have been experimenting with importing SVG files to use as Curves in Blender. However, when I import them using File → Import → Scalable Vector Graphics (.svg), ...
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Scaling SVG Strokes

I have imported a SVG File. I have generated a 3D object out of it and printed it on a 3D printer. But the Lines are too small (see gray area in the provided image). I have a lot of these line and I'm ...
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Export as grease pencil SVG showing up Blank

I'm trying to export an SVG so its visible in Inscape but the SVG that I open after exporting in Inkscape is just shadows. The render looks completely fine. I followed this tutorial but cant figure ...
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Creating 3D Hologram of Human Anatomy from 2D Image

I'm a beginner to Blender, and I've been struggling to create a 3D model of a human anatomy hologram from a 2D image. I've tried converting the image to an SVG and then editing & extruding it in ...
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Importing SVG as Grease Pencil

I am trying to import an SVG file and because when using the bpy.ops.import_curve.svg() the imported file seems not correct, I would like to use the ...
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Round out a complex face

I'm trying to model a sign with a complex, rounded face. The idea is to imitate the look of Neon tubes. The shape comes from an svg file. I was able to extrude it and convert to mesh. Now I want round ...
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Create curve with svg as curve object (spline)

Disclaimer: am new to blender and 3D modeling. I am modeling a candy cane in the shape of our company logo. Following this tutorial, i could create the same standard shape candy cane. However, when ...
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Cookie Cutter Rim & Bevel [duplicate]

My wife runs a bakery & I'm regularly making custom cookie cutters for 3D printing. I'd really love to figure out how to improve my workflow to add both a rim around the top (for better stiffness) ...
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How to develop a 3-D svg dynamic file using Blender

My challenge is not Swift. My challenge is the development of the 3-D svg dynamic file using Blender. I have worked with Blender a small amount and its use is currently intimidating I am developing a ...
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Import SVG - green icon

I've imported an SVG - all looks as expected but I can't make a mesh out of it - the icons look different - I can't reproduce this - can anyone work out what I've done?
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How to export line/edge to svg?

I am exporting a very simple scene to svg via the svg addon, this is my scene: And this is the output: My issue is that I want the line in the center to be visible (and dashed when occluded). I have ...
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Trying to delete bad face, can select edges but not face

I am using knife project onto an object to make recessed portions. On the edge of object, I would like to inset and do a negative extrude, however, I end up with a thin face I cannot get rid of with ...
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Freestyle SVG Export rendering lines that aren't there

I've got a mesh (originally curve but added depth and converted), which I'm trying to export as an SVG, however, Blender is rendering lines in the SVG that aren't there in the mesh. Does anyone know ...
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How to use an svg to cut *many* holes into a flat plane?

I am currently trying to 3D model a trophy for a film festival. Roughly speaking, the trophy will look like two people holding a large strip of film. For this model, i need to extrude the following 2D ...
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The outlined text trace is 0.01m below the other traced objects when importing svg in blender

I have traced an image and also added text and traced text outline in Adobe Illustrator. The output svg looks good but has a problem when import in blender. The text part is slightly below the other ...
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Recreate CSS effects in Blender? [duplicate]

I would like to do something like stroke-dashoffset in blender. You can see what I mean exactly here: https://svgartista.net/ Being able to define fill/stroke gradients and stroke-strength is a must. ...
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How to extrude an SVG but not equally?

I have a flat SVG imported right now. This shape has some kind of spikes on the edges (highlighted them with yellow colour). I wish the main body of this svg to have red height, but these spikes ...
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Can Blender export an colored SVG?

With Blender 3.4 I am trying to export an SVG image but i got an image without color only the lines. Although i am clicking on "fill Contours" under Freestyle SVG export. So is there a ...
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How do I extrude a flat image using Blender?

How to create an extruded image using Blender? Started with Inkscape and created the following .svg file: Then I tried to import the above .svg file via the Import menu and via drag-and-drop and ...
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"Export>GreasePencil as SVG" line thickness differs from Viewport

When exporting my GreasePencil object as an SVG I am getting a different thickness on my lines to what I see on the Viewport. As a minimal reproduction: I created a new .blend file, I used the 2D ...
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Glitches on curves when importing svg

I have a curve with the following modifiers added: Mirror Solidify Subdivision And I keep getting these glitches. If I remove the subdivision modifier then the glitches disappear. I sometimes get ...
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Is there a way to import .svg files into Blender so it honors the .svg layers and will look the same without plane collisions?

I have an SVG file that is all outlines and imports nicely into Blender EXCEPT that each segment imports into the same positional plane so what looks correct in the SVG file shows the letters merged ...
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Exporting wireframe - freestyle not generating desirable output

I want to do a wireframe render of a model I created, however the freestyle renderer is proving to be of a low quality that ignores many outlines. Compare the two images below. The freestyle renderer ...
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Import SVG to Blender and convert it to mesh gives strange result

I have a black&white-bitmap and wanted to import it into Blender to extrude and bevel it. I used Inkscape to vectorize the bitmap and save it as a svg-image (just simplified as an example): In ...
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Exporting a workspace wireframe (or something similar) as an SVG

I've tried freestyle, but the output is of a low quality and ignores many faces. Of course I can just screenshot the workspace wireframe, but that does not provide much fidelity. Any help is ...
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Cant Join Meshes ("Visible Mesh" with "Non-Visible" Mesh)

What I have done: -I Have turned a SVG file into a Mesh hence the "First 5 Engraved Commands" -I Added a boolean to the "Stone Tablet" Mesh to get the "engraved" look you ...
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Importing my svg creates weird lines

When I import my svg file into blender some lines are gaps and some just aren't even there, is there a fix to this?
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Wrapping SVG map around sphere so indiviudal states can be selected

In Blender 3.4.1, how do I manipulate a vector image of a 2D world map (containing thousands of individual curves) around a sphere without joining them all together? I have succeeded at doing this (...
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Assigning mahjong tile faces from SVG

I'm working on a scene involving a Riichi Mahjong table. Here's what I got: All these tiles are linked duplicates of one mesh. Now before me is the most daunting task, which is giving all these tiles ...
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How to export an SVG with fill per material slot?

I am trying to export an SVG using multiple meshes with multiple material slots with the Freestyle SVG Export plugin: (using default settings for everything else with Freestyle) I can export with ...
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"Roughness" doesnt work on imported svgs

I have imported a svg where i want to change the roughness so that the object becomes glossy and reflects the objects in front of them. As you can see on the screenshot here the "phone" ...
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Why doesn't my .svg file render correctly and why are its groups not separated in the Scene Collection?

I imported a .svg file of my character into Blender but it is not positioned correctly (positioned correctly only on its Z axis), some parts are missing and the body parts are not separated (they had ...
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How to render point cloud into svg?

I recently created a point cloud in Blender and now I wanted to export/render it into svg. I tried it with a few Youtube tutorials and Adonis but none of them worked, because every time I render it, ...
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Is there a way to boolean difference curve objects?

I want to avoid converting my objects into meshes. Can I boolean from extruded curve objects? For example, here I am trying to boolean out the interior of the letter "a" from an extruded svg....
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How to fix broken lines in mesh object

I created a mesh object from a svg file. All seemed well until I transferred the resulting stl file to Flash Print. When I slice the model it creates two broken lines. Is there a way to prevent this? ...
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Batch exporting the render of the Freestyle SVG Export using python (to get a SVG vector file)

Batch exporting the render of the Freestyle SVG Export using python (to get a SVG vector file) I know how to export a JPG: ...
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Exporting outline of object with it's internal edges to svg

Exporting outline of object with it's internal edges to svg. I have an object that I created in Blender see image below (with internal edges) When I render using SVG I get the image below. I'm ...
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Transform splines like a mesh

I added wave modifiers to a mesh and want to have the same transformation to a imported svg respectively splines. I tried to add the same modifiers to the svg but of course this doesn’t do it as it’s ...
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Using svg to create a cookie cutter using regular modelling or Geometry Nodes

I'm trying to convert an imported SVG file to create a cutter (in a cube) using regular blender modelling or Geometry Nodes (to be used as a cookie cutter after 3D printing). I've looked at some of ...
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How to Highlight Countries Selectively on an EU Continent?

I have created a 3D terrain of the entire "European continent". You can see the elevation details. This is done already. Now I want to selectively be able to show individual countries. I ...
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Can I automatically extend lines from SVG?

I imported an SVG into blender. I have a bunch of lines that don't intersect that I would like to intersect. Is there a way to automatically extend these? And if not, how do I even manually extend ...
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How come I don't have vertices with import SVG?

I imported my SVG, but I don't seem to have any vertices that make sense (select all only selects some random points that don't even appear to be there when I select on the model. Please help anyone.. ...
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Create SVG "Scan" lines in freestyle / Replicating documented effect

I am observing the documentation page for the freestyle SVG exporter, and would like to know how to reproduce the effect demonstrated in the header image, shown below. I am specifically interested in ...
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How do I make glowing logo work in Eevee?

I have a logo that I imported into Blender as an svg. I just want to make it glow. When I use Cycles I roughly get the result I want, but in EEVEE it just appears as a big glowing box. Does anyone ...
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How to export an UV layout with the same size as the original 3D object

I'm using the UV unwrap function to get the 2D template of my 3D object. After this I export the UV layout as an .svg so I can reload this in blender and make a mesh out of it which can be used for 3D-...
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How to smooth the edges after importing an SVG?

I have imported an SVG file to create a shape from it, selected 2D, and added bevel on my item. The problem is I get sharp edges which I am not able to get rid of, I need a nice round look. Any ...
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Why is autosmooth not working? [duplicate]

For whatever reason, Auto Smooth is not working for me. See the gif below. The mesh in this gif is originally an Illustrator graphic SVG that was imported into blender and converted to a mesh. ...
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Boolean modifier difference doing nothing

I'm currently modeling a mask to 3d print, and I'm using an extruded SVG in order to cut out the eye holes, using the Boolean modifier on the difference. When I apply the modifier, Blender only adds ...
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How can I create a displacement map in SVG's feDisplacementMap format?

I would like to create a feDisplacementMap image. This would distort a flat image into a shape as specified by Blender. I bet this is easily accomplished in Blender, but I'm not sure how to do it. ...
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How to Convert Curves to Grease Pencil in Blender 3?

Using the Import-Export SVG addon, I imported an SVG as curves so I can make a 2D animation with it. Only problem is, curve layers don't evaluate in 2D-style top-down layer stack, so all the layers ...
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