Where To Download Models For Blender

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He studied graphic design at Pikes Peak Community College. This article has been viewed 97,341 times. This wikiHow teaches you how to import and add 3D models and objects from saved files to a Blender project, using a computer.

You can import a variety of file formats to a Blender project, or import a single object from a blend file.

Open Blender on your computer. The Blender icon looks like a blue dot inside an orange circle with three arms.

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You can find it on your Start menu on Windows or in your Applications folder on Mac.

Click the File menu on the top-left. You can find this button on Blender's menu bar in the upper-left corner.

It will open a drop-down menu. Hover over Import on the menu. A sub-menu will pop up with a list of the compatible file formats.


Select the format of the file you want to import. This will open Blender's file navigator, and allow you to select the file you want to import.

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Each of the following formats are supported:Collada (.dae) This is the default format.Alembic (.abc)FBX (.fbx)Motion Capture (.bvh)Stanford (.ply)Wavefront (.obj)X3D Extensible 3D (.x3d/.wrl)Stl (.stl)Scalable Vector Graphics (.svg)glTF 2.0 (.glb/.gltf).
Collada (.dae) This is the default format.
Motion Capture (.bvh).
Stanford (.ply).
Wavefront (.obj).
X3D Extensible 3D (.x3d/.wrl).
Scalable Vector Graphics (.svg).
glTF 2.0 (.glb/.gltf).
Find and select the file you want to import.