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

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Trying to make glossy volume shapes

I am trying to make a reflection on the outer rim of letters, as if they were embossed in the paper they're printed on, or written with paint/glossy ink. Such as this: Credit Alex Trochut or: Goal:...
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Smooth contours with grid lines

Total noob here. My goal is to be able to create figures in the following style (source): with a workflow consisting of Blender and Inkscape. I'm sufficiently skilled with Inkscape, but I'd really ...
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Is there a way to convert an imported svg into a grease pencil layer?

I have an svg path, made in illustrator that I would like to import into Blender and convert into a grease pencil animation. is this a thing that is possible?
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Fill along the front of a path of an SVG

I have an SVG logo, which I will import into Blender. I'm trying to think how to have the colour (not outline) fill up from left to right. I think the following steps put me on the right track, but ...
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SVG Curve Incorrectly Rendered

It should be noted that this question poses a similar issue to some other questions on SE, but (the ones that I saw) were caused by massively large scaling factors, which (as far as I can tell) isn't ...
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“Cutting” a logo into a rounded shape?

I'm new to Blender but not 3D modeling. I'm struggling to translate what I know to this interface, but I'm getting there thanks to all the tutorials and efforts this great Blender community has ...
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Selecting curve after importing svg using bpy

I'm importing an SVG file into my scene using bpy. But after importing, the curve is not selected nor active. Here is wat I am doing: ...
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Setup blender cycles so that it shows svg images as they would normally look

I have created an svg image in inkscape. In blender (cycles) I've imported the svg image but the colors are not ok: How do you setup blender cycles so that it renders the imported svg the same as in ...
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Is it possible to set material of one face only in Blender 2.45 (old version)?

I have to use an old version (2.45 - from 2007) of Blender*. I'd like to change the material on one face only on an object. I understand that this can be done by clicking Assign on the Materials tab ...
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How do I use the AI PDF SVG addon?

After reading howardt's answer here about cleaning meshes created from imported .svg curves, I installed the addon AI PDF SVG. But when I import a .svg file, I do not see the options described in "...
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Importing Adobe SVG cuts off half the image

how it looks in adobe illustartor how it looks in blender I've tried several things including expanding the objects, trying to upload parts of it without the others. but it always cuts off the image ...
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SVG file doesn't show up in blender

I made a vector image in Adobe Illustrator and exported it into a svg file.(I did my best to make the lines closed but please still check if there's any problem with the vector image.) But when I ...
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Overlapping structure when beveling (SVG) curve

I hope somebody can give me some tipps although I don't really know how to phrase my problem for a suitable title. I want to create a path in Inkscape and import it as an SVG to blender. When I ...
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Vector image as background

I am making a video using chroma key effect. The foreground would be a movie file and the background would be a vector image created with "pdflatex" (initially the image is a pdf), so it is a pdf file....
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problem using freestylesvg

My goal is to render the following blender template as svg via blender's built-in svg-exporter plugin: (zip file can be obtained here) The final svg file however doesn't look like the result shown ...
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Extruding imported svg does only translate curve

I created a svg in inkscape. and imported it in blender. Edit mode, with the display of handles turned off looks like Selecting the curve by selecting one vertex and and pressing ctrl-L and ...
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Freestyle render - Problems getting it right

I am trying to get the same result as: https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/_images/render_freestyle_export-svg_suzanne.svg From Render docs, freestyle SVG exporter. I have tried working with ...
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Blender isnt letting me import any SVG files [duplicate]

I'm very new to blender but I've recently watched hundreds of tutorials showing me how to import svg files. It seems very easy, a simple 1, 2 step posseces but for some odd reason I'm having no luck ...
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Importing SVG as a string using bpy

I was wondering if there is a way to import a raw SVG string using bpy rather than importing a file. The reason is that I have the data available in a database. I could write a file and import it but ...
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Create 3D world map from .svg file [duplicate]

So I'm trying to create a flat 3D world map from a .svg file which I grabbed from this site: https://www.vecteezy.com/vector-art/169563-vector-3d-global-world-map I've imported it to Blender and did ...
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Bending curve/object around another object

I'm trying to make some 3d fx and I imported my basic svg file. Now I want to wrap it around the top surface of the object but I don't know how. Can somebody help me accomplish this? Here's how I ...
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Strange lines displayed in Edit mode after importing SVGs into blender

I have a simple SVG file (plain, not Inkscape). I have imported it and scaled it up 2 or 3 times. When I switch from Object to Edit mode it seems like I have a ton of scattered points. Object mode: ...
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3D Earth using curve to mesh

I'm trying to make a globe model for earth using fairly accurate projections. I've been able to convert the SVG into mesh, then into a sphere using this guide with Simple Deforms. However, since the ...
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How to overlay image on extruded SVG?

So I just got into blender because I need a 3D object to animate in AE. I am having trouble adding a texture to my object. I don't know the terminology all that well, but I tried making a mesh and ...
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Freestyle Wireframe SVG Export Workaround?

Little disclaimer: I don't have much experience with Blender or 3D modelling at all, just downloaded the program last week. My goal is to create polyhedra, then render out the wireframe as a SVG. I ...
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Bevel and Resolution Multiple Selected Curves

I imported an SVG Character and grouped/parented it in an empty object for easier positioning. I selected all (A+shift left click method) the character objects (hair, eyes, pants, etc:) However, when ...
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How to create a 'ribbon wrapped' sphere?

I am trying to turn the below 2D image of a "ribbon wrapped around a sphere" into a 3D model in Blender. So far, adding wire frame does not give the results I need. I can break the image into a "...
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Video Editor shows SVGs as transparent image - can this be fixed?

Summary: If I add an SVG as a track to the video sequence editor, it is recognized as Type: image. But the content is not visible, it is just transparent. This is shown on this screenshot: Details: ...
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How to create perpendicular edges along one direction?

I made path in Inkscape, import it to Blender and make it 3d. Now I need to bend it in one direction but wires connected to non-perpendicular points. Please look at image to understant what i mean.
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How to fill holes in Mesh from Curve from SVG

I am new to Blender but have been 3D printing for a while. I am trying to make my own model from an image to print a toy key for a piggy bank. I imported a SVG to get the shape of the key and ...
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How to Import a transparent .SVG file to blender, and convert it to a 3D object?

Hi friendly and helpfull people in here! I have a problem I am trying to solve for my company I am working at. The project is to make this pattern done in illustrator: https://we.tl/sr516OF9mD , to a ...
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Render plain SVG without shadow quickly

What is the best way to render a 2d animated video which is made of imported SVG files from Inkscape? I already set the Environment Lighting (to 1.250) and set the Gather to Approximate. This only ...
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After importing svg, [mesh from curve] creates annoying results?

I have created some top views of buildings from AI CC2015 with simple paths, exporting to SVG files. After importing in Blender 2.73, I want to extrude them to make buildings. I pressed Mesh to ...
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Resize UV map to real world dimensions using bpy (Blender 2.8)

I'm using bpy to script the export of uv maps to svg. Afterwards, I want to re-import said uv maps to generate flat models of my ...
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Render metal signs from svg files

I have 300 signs exported as a 2D svg file. I would like to build a scene in Blender and exchange the SVG in the background. Maybe build a script that change the SVG and than renders the scene with ...
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Points of vector in from .svg file imported to Blender become squished when imported

I have been running into an issue with importing .svg files into Blender. I created a vector shown below in Illustrator and saved it as an SVG 1.1 with all base settings. I then try to import it into ...
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Is there a way to export a blender grease pencil animation to svg?

I know that an svg file can come animated, either internally or via sprite sheets. is it possible to take a 2d animation made in blender and export an animated svg file, with all of it's frames?
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Unable to convert SVG into a mesh

I am trying to convert a simple logo from SVG into a blender mesh without any success. My logo contains a simple shape and Text. I converted the logo into SVG using both Inkscape and Adobe ...
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Export mesh as 2D svg file

With the reference link with the Top Addon. I have exported a simple cube with green color. I did not get the same result with the material and the shape (view) in Blender i have set. But the output ...
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Only 1 of my text letters turns black

I am creating a stack of 3 block letters on top of each other as a logo in Inkscape. When I save as .svg and open in Blender to make it 3d, 2 of the letters remain red with black outline. The 3rd ...
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UV Mapping to Imported svg Problems

I'm having a very difficult time properly texturing a tile floor mesh that I created from an imported SVG file. There are several points in the mesh where there appears to be a seam where there ...
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How to export whole scene so I can import it in Illustrator?

I am creating a book cover and I want a 3D illustration in it. My cover should display a 3D object exactly as it looks in design mode (surface view). This is my scene: I would like to be able to ...
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Construct objects from SVG silhouettes

If I have multiple SVG files forming (the outline of) the silhouette of an object from varying different angles, is there a simple way to combine these to create the object (to the limit of the ...
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Convert Curve (SVG) to Blender exact imperial units

As a test, I've created a 2D box in Inkscape with the dimensions 1' by 1' (Inkscape shows that 1' is 1080.000px). I import the SVG into Blender, and when observing the dimensions of the curve ...
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SVG Render (Freestyle) resulting in lots of open paths

I am rendering this design in Blender that is made of lots of Circles. Need to export it out to Illustrator, but realizing the resulting artworks having all open Circle path. Wonder if this is a known ...
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Export 3d model as SVG [duplicate]

I have made a complex 3d model in blender and I was wondering if it is possible to export it as SVG. Thanks!
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Extrude on Z axis

Apologies for not using the correct terms, but I am new to Blender and even though I searched a lot I cannot find the answer to my question. I have imported an svg file into Blender and want to ...
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importing a good mesh

Im importing and svg file and when i go to edit mode get some 1000's mesh and edges,etc. Is there a file to get a clean mesh. Image is attach object mode look fine but when turn to edit mode 1000's of ...
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Whats wrong with my faces

I have imported an svg file for the word media, however when I add faces to it, it also adds faces to the gaps in the letters "d" and a"". Why is this and how do I solve that ? Thank you. Amit
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Why are some edges not appearing in my Freestyle render?

I'm using the FreeStyle plugin to export/create SVG files from 3D objects. But, note that inside certain objects some lines do not appear. Look at the attached pictures. PS: I tried using only the '...