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Alembic Export of Metaball Particle System
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System Information
Windows 10 64bit : Nvidia 1070

Blender Version

Alembic Export of Metaball Particle System only contains a single frame of the mesh sequence

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Create a particle system, use a metaball object as the particle instance, cache the physics and export to Alembic, import result.



To Do

Event Timeline

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) lowered the priority of this task from Needs Triage by Developer to Needs Information from User.Apr 17 2018, 9:07 PM

Thanks for the report but it would be helpful if you add a blend-file to the report that demonstrates the issue at hand.

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Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) raised the priority of this task from Needs Information from User to Needs Triage by Developer.Apr 17 2018, 10:10 PM
Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) claimed this task.

Afaik, blenders alembic exporter does not support particle dupli objects and only exports points. (see the manual)
For mesh objects you can use a particle instance modifier [that will export OK], but unfortunately this is not available for metaballs.

I would say this is a known limitation not a bug, and close this as archived, unless @Sybren A. Stüvel (sybren) has something to add here?

I agree that this is not a bug but a known limitation.

Thank you for your time anyway.

not sure it's the best place, but also added to TODO here

Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) changed Type from Bug to To Do.Apr 18 2018, 1:05 PM