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Exporting the CAD model to DAE format

asked 2019-02-05 03:36:39 -0500

pmuthu2s gravatar image

updated 2019-02-05 05:49:50 -0500

Hey guys,

I've developed my own robot model using Autodesk Inventor. I have added some color to the robot model. I convert them as follows:

Step -> VRML -> DAE.

When I import the VRML file in BLENDER, I lose color. Is there anyone, who have faced the same problem? Or am I doing something wrong?

Thanks!

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Blender allows to export materials in collada (DAE) files. Can you specify which Blender version you are using? Could you share an example part (*.blend file with us?). What do you mean by loose color, does it become black, grey?

VictorLamoine gravatar image VictorLamoine  ( 2019-02-05 05:39:07 -0500 )edit

Thanks for the response.

Yes, it turns into grey, when I import the VRML files into the BLENDER. When I open the same VRML file in FREECAD, the colors remain intact.

pmuthu2s gravatar image pmuthu2s  ( 2019-02-05 05:44:23 -0500 )edit

So the color is lost when opening the VRML file, not when exporting to collada?

VictorLamoine gravatar image VictorLamoine  ( 2019-02-05 05:47:50 -0500 )edit

Yes! Exactly! I have updated the question!

pmuthu2s gravatar image pmuthu2s  ( 2019-02-05 05:48:41 -0500 )edit

@VictorLamoine do you have any idea?

pmuthu2s gravatar image pmuthu2s  ( 2019-02-05 06:23:56 -0500 )edit
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With FreeCAD, export to PLY, OBJ (they are multiple exporters for the same format), these format retain colors, then import with Blender. Is it per object coloring, per face coloring, UV mapping textures?

VictorLamoine gravatar image VictorLamoine  ( 2019-02-05 06:50:37 -0500 )edit

Per object coloring !

pmuthu2s gravatar image pmuthu2s  ( 2019-02-05 07:01:03 -0500 )edit

The colors have been pre-added in autodesk inventor

pmuthu2s gravatar image pmuthu2s  ( 2019-02-05 07:08:30 -0500 )edit

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answered 2020-03-06 09:00:48 -0500

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The best way for this to be done is to export them into OBJ format and then use blender to convert them into the DAE format!

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