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.fbx export why there are no materials or textures?

This is a frequently asked question. TL;DR Most file formats just don't support exporting textures, let alone full blown material definitions or other application specific features. Also historically ...
Duarte Farrajota Ramos's user avatar
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What image format encodes the fastest, or at least faster? PNG is too slow

TL;DR If you want to work in a scene referred workflow you should use OpenEXR. It's also the quickest to save, especially for large renders. I'd recommend to use it with the ...
Robert Gützkow's user avatar
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Can Blender render animated gifs?

I created an addon that allows you to render or import animated GIFs with Blender. The addon is called Bligify. Render GIFs Import GIFs
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What does the compression setting do to a PNG?

No, the compression slider does not affect the image quality. PNG uses a lossless compression algorithm called DEFLATE (among some other things), which is the same as is used to produce .zip files. ...
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How do I get blender to stop creating so many files?

Any file with ".blend" and then a number is a backup file created by blender. This is not related to Save or Save As, which act the same as other program's implementations of them. Every ...
Ray Mairlot's user avatar
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.fbx export why there are no materials or textures?

When exporting to .fbx, you can't export materials, you'll have the surface color, but not other settings such as glossiness and reflection, for textures, yes you can, but you have to use blender ...
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How do I split a movie file in Blender?

Imho, just seeing how many answers and comments you got, should say something about why more detail are needed :) but, since currently the blender manual seems to be somehow missing examples and more ...
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Can Blender render animated gifs?

You can convert a .png sequence to gif with ImageMagick. Assuming you've already rendered your animation as a .png sequence, install ImageMagick and open up a terminal, go to your output directory, ...
Christopher Janzon's user avatar
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PNG animation render, saving images without a file type

In the Render panel in Input, check "File extensions" (They are saved without a file extension, which is not the same as a file type.)
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2.8 & 2.81 - WebM / VP9 Encoding error: Additional information: g_timebase.den out of range

The WebM/VP9 Container and Encoder only worked after I had selected a Dimension preset. Then afterwards readjust the render scale percentage and frame rate. Does this solution make sense? No. But it ...
Jedi Knite1101's user avatar
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is there a way to automate render file names and avoid accidental overwrites?

The following add-on generates a unique file path from a given directory and the current timestamp. It modifies both the output path (Output Properties > Output) and every base path of File Output ...
Robert Gützkow's user avatar
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How to import a .max model into Blender?

This is an older question, but there don't seem to be any truly satisfactory answers yet. The suggestion to use 3DS Max to export to .obj or ...
brandonmack's user avatar
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Is there any USDZ exporter for Blender?

You can export to a regular usd file, abc, fbx or obj (...
brockmann's user avatar
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Can Blender render animated gifs?

You specified you wanted an in-house solution. As it was stated that's not possible outside of addons that introduce outside elements. You can go the other route though and download the ffmpeg library ...
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How to import a .max model into Blender?

I use max converter to OBJ using this site https://anyconv.com/max-to-obj-converter/ tried several times, for simple 3d model it should work, the conversion sometimes takes a while like 3 minutes or ...
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Import/Export Rhino's 3DM format to/from blender

I have successfully imported a 3dm file into Blender on manjaro linux using following plugin : https://github.com/jesterKing/import_3dm
Cyril Waechter's user avatar
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Can I change the format of an animation while it's rendering?

no, this isn't supported, and likely wont be (does any software do this?). You may want to render images and encode after.
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Is it possible to save CMYK renders from Blender?

CMYK is a device-dependent color model. This means essentially that if we don't know the device where color will be reproduced, the values expressed in this model are meanlingless, as they aren't ...
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Export from Blender to Maya preserving Materials and Crease

Unfortunately, FBX is the only serious option currently (maybe with Collada, but that format is not much supported/developed nowadays…). FBX can support edge crease (...
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How to import ".off" object file using python code

You are under a misapprehension that you can not use the import OFF addon you posted. Get the name of the operator by mousing over the import menu ...
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Script for save camera position, to file

From the text_editor templates > python > operator_file_export.py . Changed the write_some_data function to export matrix_world location of active object. Just using ...
batFINGER's user avatar
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Is there a way to bake an array animation?

If the software you want to export it to supports alembic (i know for example that fusion does), you can use this fileformat. It was just added to Blender so it only works in the newest Versions. ...
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Why Blender and git seems like working so well together?

Blender saves a direct copy of its memory to the blend file. As a result, the file contents change little when you change a small thing in Blender. This allows tools that perform binary diffs (not ...
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How to render voxels?

While there are several file formats used for voxel data, they are used for volumetric data, such as smoke and fluid, which I doubt will help you. As you have the data in numpy, I would suggest ...
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Does Blender no longer support Make Human file format?

The MHX1 format is extremely old and has been deprecated (in favor of MHX2) for many years. MHX1 should not be used, and no modern version of MakeHuman supports it. Contrary to MHX1, MHX2 is an add-...
Joel Palmius's user avatar
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Blender to autocad

The Add-on that performs this export has a bug that stopped the dxf layer name being exported when I tried it. Everything was just being exported as layer 0. I really needed the layer info to ...
Dominic Goodwin's user avatar
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Metadata / notes / comments in .blend files?

You can add "Custom Properties" to Objects: These properties are accessible in the Python console.
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