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X3D .wrl file import failure
Confirmed, NormalPublicKNOWN ISSUE


System Information
Operating system and graphics card
Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit) running on AWS EC2 m4.xlarge instance. No graphics card.
Windows 10 Home Version 1607 (64-bit) and Intel(R) HD Graphics Family

Blender Version
Broken: 2.75 & 2.78
Worked: none

Short description of error
I am trying to import some .wrl files into Blender, but the models do not seem to be imported correctly.

I have three .wrl files to illustrate the problem. I have attached a .blend file for 952.wrl to illustrate some of the problems:

952.wrl Blender imports the mesh ok, but half of the model has no colour associated with the mesh.
661.wrl has the same type of cylinders and spheres used in 952.wrl, but doesn't import at all. Instead I get an error message (attached)
4oo8.wrl Blender imports the mesh ok, but again some parts of the mesh have no colour associated with it.

The .wrl files were all produced by JMol version 14.6.4_2016.10.02. All three wrl files import perfectly into Mesh Lab(v1.3.3, 64 bit), so the problem would appear to be with the Blender importer.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
On Windows:
File->Import->X3D Extensible 3D (.x3d/.wrl)
Select the .wrl file
Click the Import X3D/VRML2 button in the top right corner

On Ubuntu:
On the command line using the file:
blender -b /filepath/w1.blend -noaudio -nojoystick -P /filepath/ &

Based on a (as simple as possible) attached .blend file with minimum amount of steps

Event Timeline

Sergey Sharybin (sergey) lowered the priority of this task from 90 to Normal.

@Bastien Montagne (mont29), see you in the maintainer's list. Mind having a look here? Thanks! :)

Brendon Murphy (meta-androcto) changed the task status from Unknown Status to Unknown Status.Jun 11 2019, 11:03 AM

no activity 2016 closing as archived

Bastien Montagne (mont29) changed the task status from Unknown Status to Unknown Status.Jun 11 2019, 1:33 PM

@Brendon Murphy (meta-androcto) please stop closing tasks assigned to people without even checking whether they are still valid or not! Closing tasks for closing tasks is not useful at all, it just hides again known issues.

Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) renamed this task from io_scene_x3d/ - .wrl file import failure to X3D .wrl file import failure.Feb 14 2020, 2:38 PM
Richard Antalik (ISS) changed the subtype of this task from "Report" to "Known Issue".