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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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How to form a tapered stamp from an SVG

I am trying to make a stamp from an SVG. I have found a model on thingiverse that demonstrates the desired outcome well. Given an SVG, and a "body" mesh: I would like to make a stamp where the body ...
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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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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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Solidifying SVG remains 2 dimensional

I am attempting to import a basic SVG enclosed path into Blender (2.8) and extrude it so that it becomes a solid. From other website resources, it seems that the best way to do that is to import the ...
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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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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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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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How to get topographical contour lines like shown in manual? Analogous to Rhino3D functionality?

The Freestyle SVG Exporter page in the manual shows this image: but doesn't really have any indication of how to achieve this contour line look... I did some more digging around and found an article ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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A quick way to convert 3D models into 2D

I'm trying to convert the 3D model of a humanoid mesh a 2D flat model,because I've thought : since I want to do the projection painting of an hand drawn image that's 2D,that you can see below : if I ...
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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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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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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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Import SVG option doesn't appear on the import menu

I am using Blender 2.81 and 2.82a. I want to import a SVG graphics, but the import SVG option doesn't appear on the import menu. I checked on both Blender 2.81 and 2.82a and it doesn't show. I checked ...
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How to get this type of relief?

i made this "3d" effect in photoshop, but i want to make it real 3d in Blender, how can i do that? i'm working with a SVG so i can import it in Blender, thanks! update >> using bevel and offset
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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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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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Why does cloth sewing not work correctly on this imported SVG?

I drew a body pattern for clothing simulation using Inkscape. Then I imported the pattern to Blender with .svg extension file. I filled the curve (when I import the pattern, it was curve type not mesh)...
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SVG contour style is missing

I have this SVG I'm trying to import to blender, but the thickness of the contour just doesn't show. Is there a way to import the svg exactly how is shown in the other softwares? This r the prints ...
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How do I delete the faces on this SVG?

So I uploaded an Illustrator SVG to Blender and opened it. The problem is that the SVG now got some extra faces i didn't need. I need only the outline/curves and also I can't find anymore the face ...
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Knife Project not available 2.8 (trying to cut two shapes out of one)

For some reason my knife project is not available when I search it, the only thing that comes up is knife, I am trying to cut one shape out of another shape but keep both shapes in tact so I would ...
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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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Displacement on a cylinder or creating a texture roller

I am a blender beginner and was wondering how to create a so called 3D printable (the mesh needs to be highres) texture roller as this one: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3029293 I first tried ...
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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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Why are there gaps in an imported .svg?

I've traced a bitmap of a political map in inkscape. I've even simplified the nodes of Russia and Canada to have less total nodes than e.g. Brazil. However, Russia and Canada can't seem to import ...
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How can I programmatically insert a new grease pencil object (svg) at coordinates/rotation

I'm trying to create and place a series of sketches from a tablet to a blender file. I know where they should go in 3d-space. I am trying to construct a python script to input a file name and ...
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How to create a material of horizontal black and white lines [duplicate]

I am trying to reproduce it by my own but I can not understand how to switch off vertical edges in render options inside of freestyle svg exporter? Any thoughts? Many thanks in advance! https://docs....
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clothing 2D pattern from Inkscape and simulate in Blender

I am doing the project that, drawing 2D pattern in Inkscape, and export it as SVG file, then import to the Blender and simulate the cloth with the human model. I draw the 2D patterns, and imported it ...
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How can I extrude two faces?

How can i make the hole in the letter
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Creating bumpy glass effect on an extruded path?

I want to make a glass material with specific bump pattern on an SVG image that I've extruded and converted to mesh.I've been using bump node and connected its normal output to the normal input of ...
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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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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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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 ...