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Import Shape Keys From SVG. Blender 2.8
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The add-on allows importing paths as shape keys from an SVG file (tested with Inkscape SVG editor).
It is also ported to Blender 2.8 Beta; please see

Github Page:


Video Tutorials:



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Brendon Murphy (meta-androcto) renamed this task from Import Shape Keys From SVG to Import Shape Keys From SVG. Blender 2.8.Feb 15 2019, 12:28 AM
Brendon Murphy (meta-androcto) triaged this task as Normal priority.

hi, thanks again for another useful looking addon. We will test this soon. It's good you are familiar with git and provide videos and docs.

I appreciate your taking the time to have a look at the add-on.
Do let me know if you need any further code-specific information from me or have any suggestions.

hi again, this took a while. I would like to see this addon in contrib addons to start with. It needs some formatting, reg at bottom, usual things.
Does the addon use the built in svg importer then add the extra functions on top or is it an importer in it's own right?

Hi, it's an importer by itself. The add-on uses svgpathtools (, an open source python svg library to do the parsing etc.

The functionality is very similar to the Assign Shape Keys add-on (it's actually SVG import [without material] + Assign Shape Key).
At the time I created this task, I had not yet thought of Assign Shape Keys. So maybe this task can be closed.
(Also I have not had a chance to test with SVG editors other than Inkscape, so not sure if it would be compatible with other SVG formats)

I am open to checking it into contrib though. Just let me know.

Way awarded a token.Jun 23 2019, 1:58 PM