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Import STEP file to Blender

I had good success with opencascade cad-assistant. I open the STEP and export as .glb or .gltf. This method has much better normals allowing for a coarser mesh that still looks good and also maintains ...
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How to open a .glb or .gltf file in blender?

Blender comes with glTF-Blender-IO pre-installed since 2.80. This is a refactoring of the original Khronos glTF exporter, combined with @Julien's importer. Both of the original projects should be ...
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2D solidify. Is it possible?

The easy way, which requires a bit (just a bit) of manual work: Install "Edit Tools 2" and "Loop Tools" addons. They're both available in basic blender 2.79/2.79a, so just find them in addons and ...
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Import STEP file to Blender

Another Free Option. Import STEP file into FreeCAD Export File from FreeCAD as OBJ / STL / gltf (.20 beta of FreeCad adds gltf support which maintains grouping / hierarchy of multi-part objects) ...
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Does Blender support the glTF format?

It looks like the Khronos Group also has an official exporter for version 2.0: https://github.com/KhronosGroup/glTF-Blender-Exporter
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How to import 3D buildings from OpenStreetMap to Blender

Here are some updates to the script https://github.com/vvoovv/blender-geo/blob/master/io_import_scene_osm.py Extruded buildings based on building:levels using a level_height setting in import. Also ...
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Select object and recalculate normals via script?

Making normals outside can also be done with the bmesh module operator recalc_face_normals(bm, faces) Sample script ...
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No smoothing group information was found when importing obj file in UE4

Set Smoothing under the Geometry tab to Face in the FBX export settings when exporting.
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Why does model look great and detailed in Daz but when I import it to Blender it looks bad?

notice the reflections on the daz scene. They are likely using an hdri in Daz. In the screenshots below I am using eevee whereas I think you are using cycles but the concept is the same. Edit: ...
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How to open a .glb or .gltf file in blender?

GLTF Importer for Blender - now in progress: https://github.com/ksons/gltf-blender-importer
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How do I prevent Blender adding an index-suffix to the objects' names?

When you delete an object, not all information about it will be deleted. Its mesh data will remain in the file. So if you want to delete the mesh data, open Outliner in Orphan data mode and click on ...
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2D solidify. Is it possible?

BMesh Approach Seems many moons ago now, I was dabbling with writing an OSM importer and came up with this script for roads. Basically it looks for intersections and creates an ngon intersection, ...
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Import STEP file to Blender

You can use the STEP importer Addon that was released for Blender 2.8x on January 27, 2020. It's a paid Addon, but it's not expensive and worth every cent. You may visit the support thread on ...
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When I save something as an OBJ file the texture does not save with it, why?

I also faced a similar issue. The issue is turned out in the .mtl file. it doesn't get map names correctly. I added my map name and then save the .mtl file. it's solved!!
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v2.80: Keyboard Shortcut for Import / Export STL Files

The fastest way is to Right Click on Export STL button and choose Assign a shortcut. You can press nothing and click outside the area to leave it as an empty keymap entry. After you assign a shortcut ...
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Can I import Autodesk Inventor 2016 models?

Between Inventor and Blender you can use the .STL file format. There are also paid addons for Inventor to export in .OBJ or other types (some have free Trial). Note that a parametric mesh from any 3D ...
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How to import 3D buildings from OpenStreetMap to Blender

Update 25 January 2017 The OpenStreetMap importer for Blender has been completely rewritten. Here is the link: https://github.com/vvoovv/blender-osm A large number of roof shapes is supported: flat, ...
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Blender 2.78 .obj import via script

You need to get the context selected object as shown below: ...
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Import data (x,y,z + attributes) from file into geometry nodes

Edit: This does not seem to work anymore with Blender/Geometry Nodes 3.0+. The csv file can be read into blender with python. By using the blender API the data can then be assigned to an attribute ...
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Can themes be exported and imported?

Open User Preferences, go to Themes, change stuff and then click on the plus symbol next to the theme selection button: Next, type in a name for the file (without extension): Click OK and you should ...
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Install Python module for Blender

You need modules that work with the same Python version as the one shipped with blender (currently, blender 2.78 is shipped with Python 3.6.0). My favorite Python distribution is anaconda. Here are ...
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Can object parameters be set from data file?

Using a data file to control position and rotation can be done using the animation nodes add-on. If this is not installed, then install it from the Git repository To install the animation nodes, see ...
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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 ...
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Scales importing .stl file

You should to know the scale used in the STL file, for example OpenSCAD uses millimeters for all, when you export your work from OpenSCAD to a STL file, the scale will be mm. So you should configure ...
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Select object and recalculate normals via script?

You can use bpy.context.selected_objects[:] to get all imported objects. Iterate through the list, set the select state of each object to ...
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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
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Does Blender support the glTF format?

Blender 2.80+ now ships with glTF-Blender-IO pre-installed. This is a combination of the original Khronos glTF exporter with Julien Duroure's glTF importer. The Blender Manual has documentation on ...
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