File Formats

Blender comes packed with import/export support for many different programs.


  • Image
    JPEG, JPEG2000, PNG, TARGA, OpenEXR, DPX, Cineon, Radiance HDR, SGI Iris, TIFF
  • Video
    AVI, MPEG and Quicktime (on OSX).
  • 3D
    Alembic, 3D Studio (3DS), COLLADA (DAE), Filmbox (FBX), Autodesk (DXF), Wavefront (OBJ), DirectX (x), Lightwave (LWO), Motion Capture (BVH), SVG, Stanford PLY, STL, VRML, VRML97, X3D.

Alembic support through import/export operators and data streaming through cache constraints and modifiers.

Features include export of linked dupli-groups, sub-frame sampling, face-varying vertex colors, child hairs and empties.

  • Import– reads an Alembic archive and creates objects in the current Blender scene, supporting Camera, Curve, Empty, Mesh, Point object types
  • Export– creates an Alembic archive supporting Camera, Curve, Hair, Mesh, NURBS, Particles object types
  • Cache File Datablock – stores various properties related to cache files, to help keeping modifiers and constraints referencing Alembic archives in sync
  • Mesh Sequence Cache modifier supports meshes and curves data animations, file sequences
  • Transform Cache constraint, allows to stream animations made at the transformation matrix level

Support for USD files for both import and export.