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Collada/Mixamo Importing Bug.
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System Information
Win7, Mac OSX, ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series

Blender Version
Broken: 2.65, 2.70
Worked: 2.49

Short description of error

Users have experienced a problem with importing certain Mixamo characters into blender while using the Collada format. Its been noted that these characters are usually made of multiple meshes, and these submeshes have multiple joints deforming the mesh. This means that submeshes with a singular joint skinning information (swords, shields, eyes) remain unaffected. These problems are also apparent while trying to bring in a file with animation as opposed to one with just a skeletal hierarchy.

Attached is an example .dae(demo_error_1.dae) with the problem shown. The walk cycle was created via Maya using the Mixamo workflow, and it successfully imports back into Maya without any problem. However, upon trying to bring the file into Blender, blender receives an error and will not bring neither the mesh nor the skeleton into the application.

Having talked with /Nathan, he mentioned that creating a bug log would be helpful. demo_error_1 is the scene as is straight from export. This scene created demo_error_1.txt log, which made the error sound like a text/material problem.

With this knowledge, I modified the mesh of demo_error_1's character to share one brand new diffuse texture, and I saved the new collada as demo_error_2.txt. Importing this new file into blender gave the log demo_error_2.txt.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error

(I received the log.txt's by opening Blender via cmd and exporting log file to my c:\\tmp folder. Not a necessary{F80576} step to get the bugs, but I guess it is to see the exact logs.)

  1. Open Blender 2.7
  2. Import either Mesh.




Event Timeline

Harry Boltz III (heboltz3) raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage by Developer.
Harry Boltz III (heboltz3) updated the task description. (Show Details)
Bastien Montagne (mont29) lowered the priority of this task from Needs Triage by Developer to Normal.Mar 10 2014, 11:40 PM

I was wondering about the status of this bug? Since posting we have been flooded with reports of this breaking workflow. We are desperately seeking a fix.