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Failure to import .obj files without material data
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System Information
macOS 10.14

Blender Version
Broken: 2.80 b205cb369a8 built 2018-11-27, download from website
Worked: 2.79b f4dc9f9

Attempting to import .obj files results in the following error:

I verified that this fails not just on my own .obj files but on the teapot from this link as well.

Event Timeline

I can confirm this on the Windows build as well (failure to import OBJ files) - Windows 7 X64

Stephen Swaney (stiv) lowered the priority of this task from 90 to 50.Nov 28 2018, 1:07 AM

Confirmed with linux
build date: 2018-11-27
build time: 09:55:04
build commit date: 2018-11-27
build commit time: 07:43
build hash: 1944bca49a2

This appears to happen for .obj files which contain no material data. Starting with the sample capsule from this web pade, I noticed that it would import even if I removed the .mtl and jpeg files. Only after removing the lines with usemtl and mtllib could I replicate the issue.

Benjamin Humpherys (brhumphe) renamed this task from Failure to import .obj files to Failure to import .obj files without material data.Nov 28 2018, 3:00 AM