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Convert Your 3D Mesh/Model BLEND Files to ABC

Our free and fast tool will convert most 3D mesh or BLEND (Blender) model files to a standard ABC (Alembic) file that can then be edited further in most popular 3D editing packages such as Blender or 3D printed without any further processing. Our conversion tool can also batch convert multiple BLEND files, up to 25 files at a time can be converted.

To convert your BLEND file click the Upload button above and select the file to convert. Once selected, the file will be converted to a ABC file and will ready for download shortly afterwards. For more information about the BLEND to ABC conversion process see the conversion information section below for more information.

How to Convert your BLEND to ABC Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your BLEND to ABC.

Upload a BLEND

Click the "Upload a BLEND File" button and select a BLEND to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your ABC

Click the download link once completed to receive your ABC file.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my BLEND file to ABC?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your BLEND file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the BLEND to ABC conversion has completed, you can download your ABC file straight away.

How long does it take to convert my BLEND to ABC?

We aim to process all BLEND to ABC conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger more complex files so please be patient.

How accurate is the BLEND to ABC conversion?

We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features and improvements being added every week.

Is it safe to convert my BLEND to ABC on ImageToStl.com?

Yes, of course! We do not store the BLEND file you submit to us. The resulting ABC file, once created is deleted 15 minutes after upload and the download link will expire after this time.

Can I convert BLEND to ABC on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our BLEND to ABC tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.

What if I am using an Ad Blocker, will that affect things?

Yes. Although you can use an Ad Blocker, if you like our BLEND conversion tool please consider white-listing our site. When an Ad Blocker is enabled there are some conversion limits on some of our tools and processing/conversion times will be longer.

What version of Blender file is supported?

We currently support all Blender files compatible with version 4.0. We monitor and update our tool as newer versions become available.

I have several BLEND files, can I batch convert my BLEND to ABC?

Yes! Our BLEND tool supports full batch conversions. You can upload up to 25 BLEND files at a time. Our tool will convert them all as quickly as possible. Once completed, you can either download the ABC files individually or download them all in a single ZIP file.

How does it work?

Converting from the BLEND file format to ABC can be a complex process and any tool used for this conversion process needs to be able to handle a variety of data conversion tasks as well as identify any defects within the 3D model and fix them. Here we will explain the conversion process used by our tool to accurately convert your BLEND file to a valid ABC 3D model. Lets start with the conversion process, which involves the following steps:

Step 1: Read the Source BLEND File

In its simplest form, an BLEND file is a binary data file containing 3D data such as vertices, faces, normals and more. When combined, these make up the 3D model you see on your screen.

When our tool reads in this 3D data all we are interested in are the vertices, faces and normals as this is the only data that can be accurately converted into the final ABC file.

The BLEND file can contain other data such as material definitions and textures that describe how a particular set of 3D geometry should be rendered. As we are creating an ABC file, which does not support materials and textures, we will be ignoring this data if it is present in the BLEND file.

Step 2: Process File Data

With the BLEND file data read, our tool generates an internal representation of the full 3D model and will attempt to fix any geometry issues encountered. Along with repairing any issues with the 3D model, the tool will remove any duplicated vertices and prepare the model ready for exporting to the ABC format.

Step 3: Saving to the ABC Format

With the conversion process entering its final stages, our tool now needs to take the in-memory 3D model we have created in step 2 and convert this to the ABC format.

File format information for BLEND to ABC

ExtensionBLEND
Full NameBlender
Type3D Model
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream
FormatBinary
ToolsBLEND Converters, 3D Model Voxelizer, Create BLEND Animation, BLEND Asset Extractor, Text to BLEND, View BLEND
Open WithBlender, DAZ Studio

Description

The BLEND file type is the native 3D graphics file format of the 3D modelling application Blender. Originally released in 1994 Blender has grown over the years and is one of the most popular 3D applications available.

BLEND files store 3D content such as 3D geometry, vertices, faces, normals, animations, materials and much more. Blender is free and open-source and contains many features you would expect in a high-end 3D editing application and is available for most current operating systems.

BLEND Notes

If your BLEND file contains texture files and other texture related data, these will be included in the conversion process.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Materials
  • Textures
ExtensionABC
Full NameAlembic
Type3D Model
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream
FormatBinary
ToolsABC Converters, 3D Model Voxelizer, Create ABC Animation, Text to ABC, View ABC
Open WithBlender, DAZ Studio

Description

The ABC (Alembic) file format is a graphics format containing 3D content which was originally developed by Sony Pictures Imageworks and Industrial Light & Magic and released in 2011. The aim of the ABC format is to enable the efficient interchange of 3D assets between different working entities.

The format can contain a variety of 3D object formats including polygon meshes, NURBS, parametric curves and more. The files can be opened by many 3D graphics applications including the popular open-source Blender application.

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