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

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Extruding an svg file is not working

I am using Blender 2.76 because I cannot download any os higher than MacOS Sierra right now. I have been trying to extrude an imported svg file, but when I try to use the extrude function in the ...
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How would I create curved badges like the Apple Watch fitness badges?

I'm looking for ways to be able to relatively easily produce badges like these Apple fitness badges: You can see they're also slightly bulging/curving outwards towards the camera. My initial attempt ...
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How does the spline-to-mesh conversion algortithm work?

I'm puzzled by the process that Blender uses to convert splines (from an imported SVG) to meshes. This is the original SVG: and as (Inkscape's) SVG ...
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How can I convert a Blender Bezier spline to its SVG equivalent with python?

I'd like to perform some fine-grained operations on splines like the ones described here or here using svgpathtools from within Blender. How can I convert (not export - as mentioned I want to perform ...
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Boolean modifier for 3d printing

I have a problem with custom dice for my 3d printer, when I print my numbers are all upside down. On the other hand, the letters are all in the place, I followed at least 15 guide made 15 tried ...
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Is there a way to render and export only the horizontal or vertical mesh lines to SVG using Freestyle?

I seem to be able to export the full (square) mesh to SVG using Freestyle, but I ideally only want to export the horizontal OR vertical mesh lines. Example image of successfully exported square mesh (...
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Modifiers dont work properly after SVG Import and Curve to Mesh

:) I try to make a 3D object from a vector logo. But when i try to use modifiers they dont work properly. Here my steps: import SVG ➔ origin to geometry ➔ scale all up, rotate z&y ➔ apply all ...
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Convert 2D SVGs to 3D Models not working correctly

I simply want to convert a SVG into a 3D Model. Steps: import SVG Convert it to Mesh Extrude everything Export The problem is that my SVG's are not displayed correctly.. Here is my SVG: https://...
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Export traced bitmap SVG from Inkskape and extrude+bevel

This has been discussed many, many times. I am trying to understand/follow what's in: Extrude and bevel an imported svg curve I also took a look at Correct way to create an extruded mesh from a simple ...
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Extruding an SVG with draft for mold making

Super new to blender and have tried to find useful tutorials on this problem but they are from 7 years ago and their screen doesn't look anything like mine. I am working on a project with a school to ...
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Extruding svg-created curves with holes

I am trying to get a workflow going for svg → 3d model in blender → cnc router mill. I hope to create a clean bevel on the outer and inner perimeters on the model after extruding the svg. I tried ...
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Importing an SVG file and cleaning up clipping mesh

I'm new to Blender and have been learning Modifiers - Boolean, Difference on two cubes. The technique works well and as intended. I'm trying to achieve a similar result for two 2D shapes imported as ...
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Compound paths invisible while imported in Blender

I'm doing a logotype for a friend and I wanted to print it in 3D but unfortunately my svg (created in illustrator) doesn't show some of my compound paths in Blender and I can't figure why.
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Procedural workflow from SVG to 3D-Blob

I'm currently trying to build a workflow which allows to import a SVG and render an beveled/inflated object from it. Illustrator now has something very close to what I want: "3D and Materials -&...
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How to draw or create a rounded rectangle in Blender using curves (not a plane/cube)?

I am interested in creating rounded rectangles from curves (not planes or cubes). I am aware of how to round a plane's corners using the bevel modifier. The best I have done for rounded rectangles ...
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Extruding a 2d vector is resulting in a object with gaps

I'm attempting to take a 2d SVG image into Blender to turn it into a 3d object but the Extrude Faces operation is resulting in an object that doesn't look complete. I'm wanting to use this 3d shape ...
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Correct way to create an extruded mesh from a simple SVG shape? ie. Without creating insanely complex nonsense polygons?

I have been using Blender about a year now and I am completely blown away by how hard it has been to make a simple extrusion and filled mesh from simple SVG shapes. I don't know what I'm dong wrong. ...
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SVG file and Shrinkwrap modifier not working properly [duplicate]

I imported an SVG file into my project containing a bottle. The SVG file is supposed to be the label of the bottle and wrap around it however it seems to take on weird shapes when I apply the ...
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I can't get a shape to properly follow the path

I am trying to rotate the green rectangle following the circular path. Here is what I've tried so far Why the rectangle doesn't rotate? What I am doing wrong?
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How to create an animation of a rotating shape?

I am very new to blender. I would like to animate this SVG file Below is the SVG file, and below is a screenshot of it: ...
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SVG to mesh convertion troubleshooting

I am importing a church plan from Adobe Illustrator / inkscape in svg. I want to convert it into Mesh to fill the walls. I converted it into a mesh I want to fill the walls in edit mode but without ...
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Boolean Difference subtracts empty areas

I'm trying to create a jigsaw puzzle from a 3d terrain by subtracting a "die" but instead of leaving the puzzle pieces behind, it erases the whole puzzle as seen in the linked blender file ...
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Cut out with correct UV/Material

I want to "cut out" a letter from a wooden material (image texture). I imported a letter as SVG and turned it into a mesh. Now I want the letter to look like it was cut out from the wooden ...
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When scaling vertices from an svg to 0 on the x so they are all lined up, it does not put them on the same position

I have imported a svg to blender and converted it to a mesh. I am trying to set all vertices on the same y position by scaling all to 0 on the y like you would normally do with a mesh created in ...
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SVG Extrude with closed faces

@MOD this is not the same question like this, I solved this one and faced a new issue which I am trying to get help here. When I'm importing my .svg into blender it looks like this: Edges and faces ...
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SVG Import Issue

I have been trying to work with svg data in blender but it so far there is always something wrong with the interpretation in blender as you can see in the following image. It's not only that there ...
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Subdividing Curves in Blender

I have a coil in my SVG and I cannot seem to undo it. When I try moving both handles of this segment, the curvature of does not respond! So, I selected both points and went to Curve Tools > ...
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Open-ended SVG import

I am trying to import a SVG from Illustrator. This SVG is simply an unstroked curve. This curve is open-ended: it does not form a closed "loop". Rather, it is more of a piece of rope. When I ...
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How do I indent a shape from an SVG file into the face of a cube (ie to make gaming dice)?

I am creating a dice for a board game, which needs to have a different icon indented into the surface of each face. I have icon files in SVG format and have tried to import these to blender, and have ...
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Automated import and translation of 600 SVG files

I would like to import a dataset consisting of 600 SVG files (sequential slices of a mouse brain). 000.svg would be the front of the brain and 600.svg the back. I’d like to incrementally translate ...
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SVG imports and Exporting STLs seem to be corrupt?

I've been trying doing models for 3d printing on my Any Cubic Photon Mono X resin printer. I found a workflow that works for me to get the super custom shapes I'm after, this process involves ...
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Striped obj/gltf

I am pretty new to blender.. I tried to make a logo from an SVG. I extruded the SVG and turned it into a mesh. But, I get this striped effect on the model when I export it... Why is this? I tried to ...
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Error while importing SVGs

I have the .svg addon enabled and wanted to import such files into Blender. Some files import normally, others display an error, like such: Here is the code for the SVG that imported just fine: ...
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Grease pencil to svg not exporting lines properly

I've been trying to export and import a grease pencil image as an SVG (vector image) for a bit now but I keep running into the same roadblock. Whenever I export the grease pencil as an SVG, it turns ...
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Imported svg converted to mesh shows original svg in render [closed]

I have imported two .svg files and converted them to meshes; have then animated these meshes. On rendering the original .svg files also appear, but without animation as shown here: The white circle ...
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Using svg freestyle addon, the svg is completly blank

I have tried on both windows and linux. I had seen a post saying it worked better in 2.79, but when I tried that, it crashed trying to load the file This is what I am trying to make an svg (this is ...
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How do I set Gradient Texture not to be global in an array?

I created a 3D model from an SVG and now that I set the material of the "play" button to a gradient and create an array, the gradient seems to be global and I want them to have the exact ...
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When importing an SVG file, there is no color

I have a question about importing SVG files to blender. I am a beginner and I've been watching this tutorial, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zthvZvw-yJE. And when he imports his SVG file into blender ...
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Reconnect curve segments of SVG

I've created a SVG to mimic a border on an image and it has come out rather damaged Ideally the SVG would perfectly capture the border but that doesnt seem to be possible, so how can I clean up these ...
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Weird shrinkwrap behavior with SVG [duplicate]

Context: I'm trying to place an SVG file to a non-flat surface using shrinkwrap. Problem: For some reason, the svg file gets deformed in a strange way, leaving black lines behind as if it wasn't flat.....
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How to extrude a complex drawing from an SVG file

I've just started using Blender. I'm trying to extrude drawings coming from an SVG file, such as the screenshot, to make stamp type of parts. The main issue is the holes. I've tried selecting each ...
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Import Svg files keeping track of hierarchy and name

I have the following frame in Figma, in which I have a frame containing three rectangles: the red one, called the Rectangle Top, which is the upper most in the "Hierarchy", meaning that it ...
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Blender imported svg (path numbering, polylines)

I'm working with a developer friend in order to create a script to make my repetitive work easier. To sum it up: I have dozens of SVGs, all of them with layers in the same order and same names. I want ...
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fSpy Camera Misalignment? Floorplan alignment to a 3D representation

Basically I'm having problems trying to align my floorplan to a 3D representation floorplan. I'm using fSpy and I'm pretty sure my lines match up closely. It's off by quite a lot in the second photo. ...
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I cannot fill the 2d svg image

I am following the youtube video below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeXu0Kkoaqg In video at 2:49 he fill the image with f I wanted fill the custom image like that way So I converted curve to mesh ...
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SVG: Convert to mesh and Edit Mode not appearing after Illustrator SVG Export

I want to import an SVG from Illustrator to Blender. This is what I did: In Illustrator I merged all paths (no gradients) and saved as SVG / Tiny 1.2. Then I went to Blender / import SVG. I can go to ...
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How can I get the outline of a shadow with Freestyle?

For a vector illustration project, I am looking for a way to extract the shadows of objects in Freestyle. Currently I am only able to export the object itself (with Freestyle Edge Marks and the ...
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Python API - Export Grease Pencil as SVG or as PDF

I know the new Grease pencil exports are written in C and just released in 2.93 but I was wondering if there is a python api to run these export commands or a workaround.
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.svg Files Made In Inkscape Won't Import Correctly Into Blender

I saved an SVG in Inkscape that had only text on it. When I import it into Blender, it will only create a collection, but no curves. I noticed something odd. I converted that SVG into a PNG. Then, I ...
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Importing a simple SVG logo from Inkscape into Blender and converting to mesh turns messy: zigzag lines going across the surface [duplicate]

I wanted to convert this path to mesh to extrude it and make it 3D. The resulting mesh is a mess when i look at it in edit mode. Check my screenshots. How could i avoid all those zigzags across the ...
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